McLean Coaches Sport a Blue Do
In honor of their District 4 win, Paul Shiffman and Steve Bielamowicz, coaches of the 10-11 McLean American Little League team, dyed their hair blue after the players captured a 10-9 victory win back in July against Alexandria.
“It was a miracle game,” said Shiffman, regarding Alexandria’s 9-1 lead after the first two innings. This was the first McLean baseball team to win a District 4 title in five years. The team went on to compete at States, held in Virginia Beach, Va. this year, where they unfortunately cut their time short with a 2-2 record.
‘Football 101′ Reaches Out to Moms, Women
The Washington, D.C. regional chapter of the National Football Foundation will be holding a “Football 101: Women’s Clinic” on Saturday, Aug. 9 at James Madison High School (2500 James Madison Dr., Vienna) from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Learn some X’s and O’s from National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Coach Bill Ramseyer and his wife Mary. While the clinic is targeted at moms with football-playing sons, the 4-hour-long session is open to all women who are admittedly a little lost when it comes to watching the pigskin tradition. Attendees can expect coach-led demonstrations, a woman’s perspective on the game, how to watch the action and more. Registration costs $20 and includes a t-shirt and refreshments. For more information, contact Greg Oliver at 703-707-9414.
F.C. Poplar Heights Swimmer Snags Second
Beth Cashin, a 9-10 swimmer competing for the Poplar Heights Crush in Falls Church, dominated the competition at last Saturday’s All-Star Meet for the Northern Virginia Swim League a Little Rocky Run Pool. Cashin torched the 18-swimmer field in the 50-meter breaststroke for her age group, winning by over three seconds. Cashin then racked up a second-place finish in the 50-meter backstroke, while teammate Erin McFall finished fifth in the same event.