This article was updated on March 19, 2014.
The International Junior Golf Tour kicked off its 2014 North East tour in Clifton with the Capitol Challenge at Westfields Golf Club on Saturday and Sunday. Golfers played 36 holes over two days and competed for IJGT merit points and national rankings, as well as an invite to the IJGT’s Bridgestone Tournament of Champions to be played at Grand Cypress Resort on May 24-26.
Davis Lamb of Potomac, Md., came from behind to win his first IJGT championship in the Boys 15-19 Division. After opening with a first-round 77, Lamb battled temperatures in the low 40’s to card a 1-under-par 70 in Sunday’s final round, earning him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.
West Shaw from Alexandria posted 80-83 to win the Boys 14 & Under Division by three strokes, also his first IJGT title.
The IJGT’s next event will be the Philly Challenge at White Manor Country Club on March 22-23. To sign up for the event, visit IJGT.com or call 843-785-2444.
Sam Jung, 14, of Chantilly, won the Boys 15-18 division of the Northern Virginia Junior Open last weekend. Jung played up a division and fired rounds of 71-68 to post a winning 3-under-par total in the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event at Laurel Hill Golf Club. Eli Newman of Leesburg won the Boys 11-14 division after carding rounds of 77-75.
Olivia Norman of Herndon, a Level 9 gymnast and South Lakes freshman, scored 9.425 to win the uneven bars competition in the 15-year-old group at the Virginia USA Gymnastics State Championships in Richmond last weekend. She also earned third place on the vault for her age group.
Norman qualified to compete in the Region 7 Level 9 championship meet in Hampton, Va., April 4-6. The championships will bring together the top gymnasts from Virginia, Maryland, DC, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Apollo Gymnastics from Woodbridge and Capital Gymnastics National Training Center from Burke each captured three team championships at the 2014 Virginia State Boys Gymnastics Meet March 8-9 in Chantilly, Virginia. Apollo gymnasts won at Levels 4, 6 and 7, while Capital gymnasts prevailed at Levels 5, 8 and 9. Gymstrada Gymnastics from Virginia Beach took first place in Level 10.
Boys ages 5-18 from Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Richmond, Charlottesville, and across the Northern Virginia area competed on all six Men’s Olympic apparatus - Floor Exercise, Pommel Horse, Still Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar. Their combined scores in all six events make up their all-around score.
Capital Gymnastics National Training Center served as host of the weekend’s meet.
“It was a great meet, and there were some really outstanding gymnastics,” said Barry Neff, Capital Gymnastics NTC owner. “I look at what our boys are doing across Virginia, in Region 7 and nationally, and I’m very optimistic about the future of USA Gymnastics to continue to compete and win on the world stage.”
Senator Bedewi, age nine from Capital, grabbed first place in Level 5. Capital’s Andrew Coffer, 10, also took first in Level 5, while Andrew Agustin took second. Britton Mace Edelin took second in Level 4.
The inaugural NOVA Challenge, a high school all-star game pitting Fairfax against Loudoun, is set for this Sunday at Centreville High.
The mission of NOVA Challenge is to bring together two neighboring counties in a friendly rivalry that showcases boys basketball talent in Northern Virginia and each year supports a new local charity. A selection of standout seniors from both counties will compete against each other in a dunk contest, three-point contest and all-star game. The three-point contest begins at 12:30 p.m. The dunk contest will happen after that, followed by a 2 p.m. tip for the all-star game.
The game will be hosted by Centreville High this year and then rotate accordingly in future years. This year’s charity is the Friends of the Wounded Veterans.
Fairfax’s roster includes Jordan Coneys (Falls Church), Kent Auslander (Herndon), Joe Bynum (Robinson), Matt Fall (Robinson), Nate Barrigan (South County), Spencer Marin (West Springfield), Jack Allsopp (Fairfax), Marcus Brumsey (Edison), Garrett Collier (Langley), Towner Hale (Marshall), Robert Bacon (Oakton), Clayton O’Neil (South Lakes), Dre Puryear (South Lakes), Bryce Washington (Mount Vernon) and Demornay Pierson-El (West Potomac).
The 10th Suburban Classic All-Star game sponsored by the Northern Virginia Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association is scheduled to tip off at 3 p.m. at Oakton High. The event is a showcase for senior players and a platform for the announcement of NWBCA scholarship winners. Any proceeds from the game helps the organization continue to provide scholarships in years to come.
The East team will be coached by Edison’s Dianne Lewis and will feature Michele Noel (Wakefield), Cami Prock (McLean), Tykera Carter (T.C. Williams), Angie Schedler (T.C. Williams), Amber Bryson (Lee), Samantha Porter (Mount Vernon), DJ Jean Pierre (Mount Vernon), Tatianna Torres (Edison) and Amy Berglund (West Springfield).
The West team will be coached by Madison’s Kirsten Stone and will feature Abigail Rendle (South Lakes), Alexia Johnson (Broad Run), Caitlin Jensen (South Lakes), Jenna Green (Centreville), Katie Blumer (Centreville), Bailey Dufrene (Osbourn), Arnelle Collins (Freedom-South Riding), Katie Kerrigan (Madison), Kayla Hix (Stonewall Jackson) and Nicole Zubovich (Freedom-South Riding).
Herndon High’s NJROTC cadets finished in third place in the Navy National Orienteering Championship in Georgia over the weekend of March 7-9. The rigorous event challenged competitors throughout the country to prove their mastery of off-path cross-country running and land navigation.
Standout individual competitors included Virginia Murphy (third out of 17 female varsity competitors), Marshall Wilkins (sixth out of 76 male varsity competitors), Joe LaRosa (18th out of 88 junior varsity competitors) and Joe Jackson (14th out of 69 intermediate competitors).
Orienteering coach Clay Wilkins helped his squad improve from a No. 11 national ranking in 2012 and No. 7 in 2013.
The Chantilly High girls basketball program has announced dates for its annual Chargers Girls Basketball Camp. The summer day camp runs from June 23-27 (ages 7-16), June 30-July 3 (ages 7-13), and July 7-11 (ages 7-15).
Additional information concerning times and dates can be found at the program’s website, www.chantillysports.org. Registration forms are available under the CAMPS and CLINICS tab. All sessions will be held at Chantilly High School from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. All campers receive a camp t-shirt. Discounts are available for multiple siblings. The camp schedule includes games, competition, skill work and team-building activities.