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Sprint to the Finish in Congressional Race A SALUTE TO O’CONNELL’S CLASS OF 2014
Democratic Field in 8th District Faces Final Verdict of Electorate SCOTT McCAFFREY Staff Writer
Kajae Jones, Annie Farrell and Maggie Goldsmith were among members of the Bishop O’Connell High School Class of 2014 who garnered diplomas during the school’s 54th annual commencement exercise, held May 29 at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. A total of 281 students received diplomas during the ceremony. For full coverage, see Page 3. PHOTO BY DAVE FACINOLI
Don Beyer, Lavern Chatman, Adam Ebbin, William Euille, Derek Hyra, Mark Levine, Patrick Hope.
WHAT Are seeking the Democratic nomination for the 8th District U.S. House of Representatives seat being vacated by Jim Moran, who has served since 1991.
WHEN The primary is being held Tuesday, June 10. Absentee voting runs through Saturday, June 7.
WHERE Voting on Election Day is held at normal precincts. Absentee-voting locations have been set by election officials in jurisdictions making up the district: Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church city and (portions of ) Fairfax County.
NEXT The winner of the primary faces Republican Micah Edmond and third-party candidates in the Nov. 4 general election. The district is reliably Democratic in its voting patterns.
Seeking the Democratic nomination are William Euille, Patrick Hope, Mark Levine, Lavern Chatman, Adam Ebbin, Derek Hyra and Don Beyer. The winner will face Republican nominee Micah Edmond and third-party candidates on Nov. 4.
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About 440,000 voters will have the opportunity to cast ballots in the 8th District Democratic primary. And even though that June 10 race, not the general election, is likely to determine who succeeds Jim Moran in Congress – possibly for a generation – turnout is not expected to be heavy. Arlington Registrar Linda Lindberg said absentee voting for the seven-candidate race has been running at less than 40 percent of the pace of the April 8 County Board special election, and at about the same rate as the 2012 congressional primary that pitted insurgent challenger Bruce Shuttleworth against Moran. “My best guess is we’ll likely end up with a little higher turnout than 2012,” Lindberg told the Sun Gazette on May 29. “That one had a 7-percent overall turnout, while we’ll probably be somewhere around 12 percent, maybe higher.” The number of registered voters changes, but in the most current statistics posted on the State Board of Elections site, there were 436,536 active voters in the district. Arlington comprises 32 percent of the total, the city of Alexandria 19 percent and the city of Falls Church 2 percent. The remainder is in the portions of Fairfax County that fall within the district.
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During her four years at Bishop O’Connell, Sydney Boll realized that high school became a place of “firsts” that evolved into a place of “lasts.” Some firsts she said could have been a date, a kiss, driving alone for the initial time, or attending a dance or school sporting event. A last might have been participating for the final time in the school’s widely-known Superdance. Boll shared those examples as the salutatory speaker during O’Connell’s 54th commencement ceremony, held May 29 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. “Four years ago, we walked through those O’Connell doors for the first time, anxious and as innocent freshmen,” said Boll, one of 281 who received diplomas. “As time passed, O’Connell impacted us on a variety of levels and showcased our exceptional talents. We learned so much. Eventually, high school will be a distant memory. But bonds we formed here will last forever. O’Connell is the place we can always call home.” The standing-room-only cer-
emony drew family and friends to celebrate the accomplishments of the seniors and wish them well. Catherine Keating, head of investment management Americas at J.P. Morgan, returned home to offer remarks as O’Connell’s guest speaker. She graduated from the school in 1980. Keating stressed that the seniors should build their reputations. “Résumés tell what you did. A reputation is what you stand for,” Keating said. “Reputations matter, so be careful with your reputations. Be someone of character, be kind, be someone who can be counted on, and help others.” Keating explained that it’s OK at this point not to have futures planned. She told the class that during her senior year at O’Connell she planned to be a lawyer working in Washington, D.C. Now she’s in finance working in New York City. “As it turns out, I did not have my future figured out,” she said. “I believe the best is yet to come for you. Don’t underestimate yourselves, and don’t underestimate your power to change the world.” Keating praised the 11 O’Connell graduates who have been accepted to the nation’s ser-
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Bishop O’Connell Grads Looking Toward the Future
Some members of the Bishop O’Connell High School Class of 2014 pose for a group shot prior to commencement exercises last week at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. PHOTO BY DAVE FACINOLI
vice academies. Alessandro Luna, O’Connell’s student-council president and the valedictory speaker, spoke of the important roles the graduates’ parents played in helping them get to this point. He urged fellow graduates to learn from challenges and hardships. “It’s our turn now,” he said.
“Failure is an opportunity to reinvent and to get a second chance. Class of 2014, we are about to receive our diplomas, but remember where you started.” During his welcoming comments, O’Connell head of school Joseph Vorbach recognized retiring teacher Richard Martin, who taught at O’Connell for 42 years
and in Catholic education for 50. A scholarship was presented in Martin’s name to Caitriona O’Connor. Various academic awards were presented prior to the ceremony. Luna, Paul Feghali, Rhys Bergeron and Catherine Irvin received the Principal’s Award for Outstanding Leadership.
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(Some) 8th District Candidates Express Regret Over Positions They Have Taken in Earlier Years SCOTT McCAFFREY Staff Writer
Regrets? They’ve had a few. But in some cases, too few to mention. Candidates for the Democratic nomination for 8th District U.S. House of Representatives were asked not once but twice during a May 30 debate whether there were political positions they had taken that they now believe were wrong. It was a change of pace from traditional questioning, and opened up a window into the psyche of those who seek to succeed U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th). Some took the bait, others did not. “You learn as you go,” acknowledged Patrick Hope, who said he has come to regret earlier support in the General Assembly for mandatory-minimum sentencing and for state tax credits. “I’ve taken thousands of votes in the General Assembly,” Hope said. When you change your mind on an issue, he said, “you try to keep going.” Adam Ebbin also voiced regret for his support in the legislature for mandatory minimums, while Don Beyer said his opposition in the 1990s to same-sex marriage has evolved. “I was wrong,” Beyer said. “I think I’m smarter now. I value consistency [in thinking], but I more value growth.” A crowd of 250 turned up in Ballston
that Friday night, their last chance among umpteen times that the candidates for Moran’s seat gathered to square off. Democratic voters will have their say in a June 10 primary; if past history is a guide, the general election will be a mere formality in the heavily Democratic 8th District, which includes all of Arlington, Alexandria and Falls Church and portions of Fairfax County. In the debate, sponsored by the Arlington County Democratic Committee, each of the seven was allowed to ask the other contenders one question. Two candidates – William Euille and Mark Levine – said they hadn’t taken any policy positions they later reconsidered. Each professed consistency on all policy issues through the years. Euille, the mayor of Alexandria, did acknowledge considering a run for General Assembly years ago as a Republican, but said he opted not to do it and came to regret even thinking about it. Lavern Chatman said her husband’s fatal illness led her to change her mind and support the use marijuana for medical use, while Derek Hyra said he is sorry he voted as a member of the Alexandria Planning Commission to support a massive redevelopment project that moved out low-income residents. Hope, who in recent weeks has lobbed attacks at Beyer, suggested Beyer should
Don Beyer, shown in a photo from his campaign Web site with Del. Bob Brink (D-48th) and Lynda Johnson Robb, told a debate audience last week that he regretted past opposition to same-sex marriage in Virginia.
disavow his support in the 1990s for reform of federal welfare programs, a cornerstone of the Clinton administration. “It hasn’t done what we thought it would,” Hope said. Beyer didn’t flinch. “I’m proud of the fact we tried to make welfare better,” he countered. Beyer also took incoming flak from Levine, an attorney and radio talk-show host, who criticized the former lieutenant governor’s support for changes in estate taxes. Both Beyer and Ebbin said they believed estate-tax rates should be reason-
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able, not excessive. For Hope, the debate meant a return to the campaign trail after breaking and cracking ribs while campaigning door-todoor a week before. Moran announced in January he would retire after 24 years in office. The resulting scramble ultimately led to about a dozen prospective candidates jumping into the Democratic primary, before several dropped out. The winner of the primary will face Republican Micah Edmond and several thirdparty candidates, but the outcome is likely not in doubt. Moran in recent races has run up 60 percent or more of the vowte. Find Results on Web: The Sun Gazette will have results of the 8th District race on the Web site at www.insidenova.com/news/ fairfax the night of June 10. Next week’s print edition goes to press prior to the election. Chatman Wins Straw Poll: Lavern Chatman was the winner of a straw poll held at a recent candidate forum sponsored by the African-American Leadership Council. The May 16 event was held at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Contenders for the Democratic nomination for the 8th Congressional District, as well as Republican nominee Micah Edmond, participated. “Voters of the 8th District believe it’s time for a fresh perspective in Washington,” Chatman said in a statement following the straw-poll results. Democratic voters will choose their nominee in a June 10 primary. The district is overwhelmingly Democratic. Beyer Wins Support from Humane Society: Don Beyer’s bid for the 8th Congressional District has been endorsed by the Humane Society Legislative Fund. The organization said Beyer was the best candidate in the Democratic field to “build on Jim Moran’s outstanding body of work on animal welfare.” “Voters who care about the humane treatment of animals should support Don Beyer for Congress,” the organization said. Najarian Drops Bid to Get on Ballot: Nancy Najarian has dropped her bid to be included in the June 10 Democratic primary for the 8th Congressional District. Democratic officials could not validate a sufficient number of her petition signatures.
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Opinion Our View: The Choice in the 8th District Race The campaign for the Democratic nomination in the 8th Congressional District is a prime example of what happens when legislative districts are gerrymandered, allowing one party to dominate. With the 8th District reliably Democratic in its voting patterns, the seven candidates in the June 10 Democratic primary have veered too far to the left in misguided efforts to scrounge up votes. With precious few exceptions, the main contenders are simply parroting positions they believe the voters want to hear. And that’s a shame, because the field that has survived to the finish is filled with interesting and, in many cases, accomplished candidates. Individually and collectively, they have more to offer voters than has been displayed in their consultant-vetted policy pronouncements. By most indications, Don Beyer is headed to likely victory, marking a return from the political wilderness since his loss to Republican Jim Gilmore in the 1997 gubernatorial race. If he does finish on top in the primary, then go on to win the general election, residents of the 8th District are likely
to have a competent successor to longtenured U.S. Rep. Jim Moran. Despite his efforts to rebrand himself as a champion of the left, Beyer in reality is a centrist Democrat who understands that complex issues cannot be solved with sound-bite answers and talking points. That may draw him flak from some further to the political left in this field, yet his overall record over the decades has been decidedly credible, and Beyer does himself a disservice by not embracing it. Beyer is one of four candidates in the race we feel represent good options for Democratic voters. Also on the list are Adam Ebbin, Patrick Hope and William Euille. Each has a track record of service to the community, and each has performed reasonably well, if far from perfectly, during a long primary season that seems to have worn out many prospective voters and a number of the candidates. Having to winnow the field, we believe that Hope and Euille, each in his own way a strong option, have not sealed the deal with the public. The candidates with most gravitas, and thus most likely to have an impact as a junior member of the minority
party in the House of Representatives, are Ebbin and Beyer. Neither is flashy. But each has been effective: Ebbin has won respect in the House of Delegates and state Senate, while Beyer’s business acumen, political contacts and leadership skills would serve him well in the halls of Congress. In what is a very close call, we give our endorsement to Adam Ebbin, due in large part to his effective service in the General Assembly. But at the same time, we acknowledge that Beyer (and, to a slightly lesser extent, Hope and Euille) would be Democratic nominees we could support in the general election. The winner of the June 10 primary has the formality of going up against Republican Micah Edmond and thirdparty contenders in the Nov. 4 general election, but the primary is the only race that really matters. It has been a generation since this seat last turned over, and it may be another generation before it does so again. This is an important choice that deserves serious reflection by those going to the polls.
Foust Is Responsive to Needs of Constituents Editor: I want to add my voice to the chorus of support for Supervisor John Foust. It’s a mystery to me that anyone in this region would ever call him unresponsive to the public. From the first day he began to serve, I’ve been aware that he’s honest, honorable, extremely hard-working and
devoted to his job. On several occasions, I’ve contacted him for assistance on some matter within his area of responsibility, and he has never let me down. In fact, I’ve been astonished by his immediate response to any question, and the rapid effort to correct any problem that arose. Most impressive of all is his fol-
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McLean, Great Falls, Vienna and Oakton - Because your home may well be your largest asset, selling it is probably one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. And once you have made that decision, you’ll want to sell your home for the highest price in the shortest time possible without compromising your sanity. Before you place your home on the market, here’s a way to help you to be as prepared as possible. To assist homesellers, a new industry report has just been released called “27 Valuable Tips That You Should Know to Get Your Home Sold Fast and for Top Dollar.” It tackles the important issues you need to know to make your home competitive in today’s tough, aggressive marketplace. Through these 27 tips you will discover how to protect and capitalize on your most important investment, reduce stress, be in control of your situation, and make the best profit possible. Signs at the boat launch of Riverbend Park in Great Falls lie halfway submerged in swift-flowing PHOTO BY BRIAN TROMPETER floodwaters May 17 following heavy rains earlier that week.
Riverbend Park in Great Falls offers a front-row view of the Potomac River, which thousands of hikers, naturalists and boaters enjoy each year. But that low-lying perch frequently is subject to flooding following major storms, said officials from the Fairfax County Park Authority, which operates the park. Visitors who came to the park May 17 saw the Potomac’s mocha-brown waters lapping at – and sometimes inundating – picnic areas by the shoreline. “No Swimming” signs near the water’s normal edge had most of their posts submerged by the raging river, which was mov-
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message. One man in the audience announced that the senator was named a “fiscal hero” by nonpartisan Campaign to Fix the Debt for his leading role in assembling a bipartisan coalition to address the nation’s deficit. Warner called himself “relentlessly bipartisan,” and joked, “That just means you take arrows from both sides.” The 59-year-old acknowledged that many Democrats do not want to talk about reforming entitlement programs and Republicans don’t want to talk about tax reforms but the solution for bringing down the nation’s $17 trillion in debt comes from addressing both issues. “I know these are kind of taboo topics – but if we can’t find a way to find some common ground on these then we’re going to leave our kids with a country that’s not able to make investments,” Warner said. “If we don’t want to go back to the stupidity of sequestration . . . we’ve got to step up now.”
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Low Profits Prompt Removal of Two McLean Recycling Bins BRIAN TROMPETER Staff Writer
Two paper-recycling bins at Cooper Middle School, which for years generated money to support the McLean Trees Foundation’s tree-planting efforts, were removed in mid-May because of insufficient profits, foundation officials said. “We didn’t have any written notice,” said foundation chairman Joyce Harris. “We weren’t able to prepare the community for [the bins’ removal].” Officials with the non-profit group announced May 26 that SP Recycling Corp., which managed the bins, stopped collecting and recycling newspapers, telephone books, junk mail and other paper products at the school because the effort no longer was profitable. The Manassas-based recycling company, a subsidiary of SP Fiber Technologies, “has begun to focus on recovering other grades of material in response to the decline in newsprint consumption,” said plant manager Christian Garrett, in a statement distributed by the trees foundation. “As a result, we have begun the process of reducing the size of the collection service we have provided schools and nonprofits,” Garrett’s statement read. Recycling began in McLean in the late 1960s and early 1970s when some McLean Citizens Association (MCA) members placed bins around the McLean area. The trees foundation, founded in 1970 as an MCA committee, was incorporated as a non-profit in 2004. It has no paid staff members and receives no money from Fairfax County. For many years, the foundation received $4,000 to $5,000 annually in profits from the bins and used them to plant and maintain trees on private and public property, Harris said. But profits gradually have dwindled, something she attributed to fewer people reading newspapers, fewer recycling bins available and Fairfax County’s provision
Bobbie Jackson of McLean deposits newspapers at the McLean Trees Foundation’s recycling bins at Cooper Middle School. The company collecting recyclable paper items at the site decided to remove the bins in mid-May because they were no longer profitable.
of curbside recycling. Foundation officials said they have not been able to find another recycling company that would give some of its proceeds to non-profit groups. “It’s very sad we’re ending the recycling,” Harris said. “But on the other hand, we’re growing, so we have to rely on donations and grants. It’s the end of an era.” The bins’ loss has not stopped foundation officials from planning further initiatives. This fall, the organization will implement a program to educate new homeowners on the benefits of trees and help the residents plant them, she said. Foundation officials said local residents who wish to volunteer their help, provide tax-deductible contributions or suggest projects should contact the group via its Web site, www.mcleantreesfoundation.org, or write to McLean Trees Foundation, P.O. Box 113, McLean, VA 22101.
Vienna Police Officer Awarded For Anti-Drunk-Driving Work The Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP) in Fairfax County and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) on May 2 honored Officer Conor Tracy of the Vienna Police Department for his enforcement efforts against drunk and impaired drivers. Tracy received the honor at the groups’ annual Awards for Excellence in Community Service and Safety ceremony at the Tysons Westpark Hotel in Tysons Corner. Every year since 1991, VASAP and MADD have honored area police officers, deputy sheriffs and others for their efforts in enforcing and prosecuting Virginia’s drunken-driving laws. Officer Tracy has been a member of the Vienna Police Department since 2011. In addition to his duties as a patrol officer, he also is an Intoxilyzer operator for Virginia, a Rape Aggression and Defense instructor, a patrol-rifle operator and a bicycle-patrol
officer. The Rotary Club of Vienna on April 24 gave Tracy an M. Jane Seeman “Service Above Self” Award for his work as a patrol officer.
Officer Conor Tracy of the Vienna Police Department, posing between Deputy Chief Daniel Janickey and Chief James Morris, on May 2 was honored for his effort to combat drunk and impaired drivers. PHOTO BYVIENNA POLICE
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Community Coalition and the Josh Anderson Foundation will present a Teen-toTeen Mental-Health Summit on Thursday, June 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Alden Theatre of the McLean Community Center. A panel of local teens from area high schools will share stories about living with anxiety and depression, and how they want to erase the stigma of talking about the issue among peers and the community. The event also will feature parent and teen breakout groups with discussion facilitated by educators and mental-health professionals. The event is free, but registration is required. For information, see the Web sites at www.safecommunitycoalition. net and www.joshafoundation.org. McLEAN LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS TO DISCUSS GUNS: The McLean unit of
the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area will meet on Wednesday, June 11 at 9:30 a.m. at StarNut Gourmet Café, 1445 Laughlin Ave. The monthly topic is “Firearms: The Method Most Often Selected for Homicides and Suicides in Fairfax County.” For information, call Peggy Knight at (703) 532-4417 or e-mail peggy. email@example.com. LANGLEY BANDS TO TACKLE MAJOR COMPOSITION: The Langley High School
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McLean & Great Falls Virginia will meet on Monday, June 9 to continue planning commemorative efforts for the Aug. 24 event marking the 200th anniversary of the burning of the nation’s capital during the War of 1812. The meeting takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the McLean Community Center. For information, call Carole Herrick at (703) 356-8223.
‘Celebrate Fairfax’ Event Arrives This Weekend The annual Celebrate Fairfax festival will be held June 6 through 8 at the Fairfax County Government Center. The 25-acre site will be filled with exhibitors, vendors, crafters and interactive activities. Hours are Friday from 6 p.m. to midnight; Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For information, see the Web site at www.celebratefairfax. com.
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County Chamber of Commerce has come out swinging against a proposed countywide meals tax. “This is not a time for rehashing failed policies of the past,” Chamber president and CEO Jim Corcoran said in a May 21 statement, criticizing the idea of the proposed meals tax or any single-industry tax in the county. “We have been down this road before in Fairfax, and in almost every case, voters continue to oppose such measures,” Corcoran said. “County leaders, the business community and citizens all need to work together to grow and diversify the economy in Fairfax County, not tax our way to a solution,” he added. In April, Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova (D) established a tax force, led by former board chairs Tom Davis and Kate Hanley, to consider whether to propose imposition of a tax on meals, as is levied in most of the surrounding jurisdictions. Virginia law requires Fairfax to win voter approval before imposing such a tax, and previous efforts have failed to win voter support. County officials estimate that a 4-percent meals tax would bring in nearly $100 million a year, which the Chamber of Commerce views as an excessive tax increase.
Metropolitan Airports Authority is responsible for more than 4.5 percent of the metro region’s annual gross domestic product, according to a report commissioned by the authority. Counting its airport operations, the Dulles Toll Road and the Silver Line Metro project, the airports authority generates $21 billion in business revenue and $1.9 billion in state and local taxes, according to the report. Willdan Financial and Economic Consulting Services was commissioned to look at 2012 data. The results are available on the authority’s Web site, www.mwaa.com. “Whether it’s tourism, business travel or the flow of goods and services, Washington’s airports are a vital component of the economy,” said Jack Potter, president and CEO of the airports authority.” The report found that Washington Dulles International Airport had 19,371 on-site jobs and generated support for a total of nearly 250,000 jobs across the region. At Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the numbers were 8,166 and nearly 124,000. Dulles generates approximately $1.2 billion in annual local and state taxes, with Reagan National just over half that much. The Dulles Toll Road and construction of the Silver Line added a combined annual tax revenue of nearly $83 million.
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Northern Virginia Media Services, the parent company of the Sun Gazette and other local newspapers and specialty publications, last week announced the purchase of Washington FAMILY Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches the entire metropolitan area. Washington FAMILY was founded in 1983 by Publisher Brenda Hyde and was co-owned by Hyde and her husband, Doug. Each month, 70,000 copies of the glossy magazine are distributed free to area parents at more than 2,900 locations. The magazine “will be a great addition to our lineup of products,” said Bruce Potter, chief operating officer of Northern Virginia Media Services. “It allows us to expand into new geographic areas, grow relationships with new and existing advertisers, and reach an important and growing audience – parents and families. The Hydes have done a great job developing the magazine, and we hope to build on their success.” After being at the helm of the magazine for more than two decades, Publisher Brenda Hyde said she counts herself lucky to have had such a great career and lasting success in business. “Publishing Washington FAMILY Magazine is a lot like parenting – very rewarding and a lot of work. FAMILY has been part of my ‘family’ for 23 years. I looked forward to each month’s issue and so enjoyed interacting with our valued readers and advertisers. I know I am leaving them in very capable hands.” The purchase also includes Washington FAMILY’s popular Web site and Facebook page. The www.washingtonfamily.com web site is a one-stop resource for camp information, fun things to do in the area, and more. Northern Virginia Media Services, based in Leesburg, publishes Leesburg Today and Ashburn Today in Loudoun County, Prince William Today, and the Sun Gazette newspapers in Fairfax and Arlington counties. The company also publishes a monthly newspaper, Middleburg Life, as well as the InsideNoVa.com and LeesburgToday.com Web sites.
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Local Book Sale Hosted By Tysons Library A book sale to benefit the TysonsPimmit Regional Library will be held on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, June 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the library, 7584 Leesburg Pike. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Library. For information, call (703) 790-4031 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 6.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000 units in April, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The gain builds on an upward revision of sales numbers reported for the previous month. “Builders are gradually increasing sales, but tight credit conditions, particularly for first-time home buyers, are impeding a more robust recovery,” said Kevin Kelly, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del. “In a positive development, builders are adding inventory in anticipation of a further release of pent-up demand,” said NAHB chief economist David Crowe. “We are only about halfway back to what could be considered a normal market, but relatively low mortgage rates and affordable home prices are other factors that should help keep starts and sales on a slow upward trajectory in the months ahead.” On a regional basis, new-home sales rose 47.4 percent in the Midwest and 3.1 percent in the South and held steady in the West. The Northeast, however, posted a 26.7 percent decline. The inventory of new homes for sale increased to 192,000 units in April. Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in May fell one point to 45 from a downwardly revised April reading of 46 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. “After four months in which the HMI has shown little signs of fluctuation, it is clear that builder sentiment is becoming more in line with the market reality of a continuing but modest recovery,” said Kelly. “However, builders expressed some optimism that sales will pick up in the coming months.” The index’s components were mixed in May. The component gauging sales expectations in the next six months rose one point to 57 and the component measuring buyer traffic increased two points to 33. The component gauging current sales conditions fell two points to 48. Looking at the three-month moving averages for regional HMI scores, the South rose one point to 48 while the Midwest fell a single point to 47 and the West posted a four-point drop to 47. The Northeast held steady at 33. Figures are derived from a monthly survey that NAHB has been conducting for 30 years.
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Fairfax Jobless Rate Follows Regionwide Trend Downward Fairfax County’s jobless rate dropped below 4 percent in April, part of a regionwide trend toward improving employment conditions. A total of 615,353 county residents were employed in the civilian workforce in April while 22,984 were looking for work, according to figures reported May 28 by the Virginia Employment Commission. The resulting unemployment rate of 3.6 percent was down from 4.1 percent recorded in March, and ranked Fairfax tied for fifth lowest among Virginia’s 134 cities and counties. Jobless rates also declined in most other Northern Virginia jurisdictions, dropping from 3.5 percent to 3.2 percent in Arlington and in Falls Church; from 3.9 percent to 3.6 percent in Alexandria; from 4.2 percent to 3.8 percent in Loudoun County; and from 4.8 percent to 4.2 percent in Prince William County. Across Northern Virginia as a whole, the jobless rate declined from 4.3 percent in March to 3.8 percent in April, with 1.52 million employed and just under 60,000 looking for work. The state jobless rate also was down, dropping from 5.3 percent to 4.7 percent, even though total employment declined slightly. “While non-farm employment has been below year-ago levels for two consecutive months, the yearago losses have been small, and these figures are subject to further revisions,” said Don Lillywhite, director of Economic Information Services Division of the Virginia Employment Commission.
Among Virginia’s cities and counties, the lowest jobless rates were reported in Arlington and Falls Church, followed by Greene and Madison counties (3.4 percent each) and Albemarle, Fairfax and Fluvanna counties and the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church (3.6 percent each). The highest rates were found in the cities of Martinsville (11.2 percent), Norton (9.7 percent), Petersburg (9.1 percent) and the city of Dannville and Buchanan County (8.9 percent each). Among Virginia’s metropolitan areas, Northern Virginia fell out of first place, bested by Charlottesville with a rate of 3.7 percent. Harrisonburg had the thirdlowest jobless rate at 4.1 percent. At the other end of the spectrum, unemployment rates were 6.9 percent in the Danville and 6 percent in Kingsport/Bristol regions. Nationally, the lowest jobless rates in April were reported in North Dakota (2.6 percent), Utah (3.2 percent), Nebraska (3.3 percent), Wyoming (3.6 percent) and, tied at 3.7 percent, South Dakota and Vermont. The highest rates were found in Rhode Island (7.8 percent); Michigan, Nevada and California (each 7.3 percent); and Kentucky and Illinois (each 7.2 percent). Virginia ranked 15th nationally for lowest jobless rate, tied with Texas. Full figures can be found on the Web site at www.virginialmi. com. D.C. Region Sees Lower Joblessness in April: The unemployment rate across the Washing-
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES, APRIL Data from Virginia Employment Commission, showing non-seasonally-adjusted civilian employment for April. “Previous” is rate for March.
Jurisdiction Alexandria Arlington Fairfax County Falls Church Loudoun Prince William Northern Va. Virginia United States
Employed 89,241 136,037 615,353 7,621 189,348 228,418 1,518,988 4,104,953 145,767,000
Unemployed 3,350 4,521 22,984 252 7,440 10,048 59,835 201,871 9,079,000
ton area dropped to 4.5 percent in April from 5.1 percent a year before, according to preliminary federal figures, part of a continued downward trend in joblessness. A total of 3.22 million residents of the metro area were employed in the civilian workforce during the month, with about 146,000 looking for work, according to figures reported May 28 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (The lower jobless rate was due in part to more people having jobs, but also to the number of those who have stopped looking for work and are no longer counted as unemployed.) Nationally, unemployment rates were lower in April, compared to a year before, in 357 of the nation’s 372 metropolitan areas. Rates were higher in 12 metro areas and unchanged in three. The lowest jobless rate was recorded in Midland, Texas, at 2.3 percent. The highest could be found in Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., at 23.8 percent and
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21.6 percent, respectively. In all 34 metro areas with populations of 1 million or more, the year-over-year unemployment rate declined. Of those regions, the lowest jobless rate was found in Austin, Texas, and Oklahoma City at 3.8 percent each. The highest, 8.3 percent, was found in Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif. Among Virginia metro areas outside the D.C. region, jobless rates were uniformly down from a year before. Unemployment stood at 3.7 percent in Charlottesville, 4.1 percent in Harrisonburg, 4.4 percent in Winchester, 4.8 percent in Roanoke, 5 percent in Richmond, 5.1 percent in Hampton Roads, 5.2 percent in Lynchburg and 6.9 percent in Danville. Full figures can be found on the Web site at www.bls.gov. Unemployment Rates Lower for Non-Native-Born: The unemployment rate among foreignborn workers in the South Atlantic region of the U.S. – including Virginia – remained below that of native-born workers in 2013, ac-
cording to new figures from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The regional unemployment rate for the year was 6.5 percent for those not born in the U.S. and 7.3 percent for those who were, down from 7.5 percent and 8.3 percent, respectively, in 2012. Figures represent employment conditions in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia. Nationally, the 2013 unemployment rate for the foreign born was 6.9 percent, down from 8.1 percent a year before. The jobless rate for those born in the U.S., which also stood at 8.1 percent in 2012, declined to 7.5 percent. While the unemployment rate among those born outside the U.S. was lower than native-born workers, the median weekly wage of $643 for immigrants compared to $805 for native-born counterparts. The gap closes significantly as educational attainment increases, with median income among those with a college degree essentially the same no matter where a worker was born. According to federal figures, there were 25.3 million foreignborn people in the U.S. labor force last year, or 16.3 percent of the civilian workforce. Hispanics accounted for nearly half that total, with Asians totaling another quarter. Figures are based on a monthly survey sample of about 60,000 households. Full figures can be found on the Web site at www.bls.gov.
Schools & Military n Gordon Brown, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Brown of McLean, earned a bachelor of arts degree in biology and environmental science during recent commencement exercises at Davis & Elkins College. n Monica Caluda of Oakton earned a bachelor’s degree in music therapy during recent commencement exercises at Elizabethtown College.
n Gillian Hunt of McLean earned a bachelor’s degree in global studies, cum laude, during recent commencement exercises at St. Lawrence University.
n Margaret Nelson earned a bachelor of arts degree in government during commencement exercises at Connecticut College. n Catherine Wang of Vienna earned a bachelor of science degree in biology, cum laude and with distinction, during com-
mencement exercises at Duke University. n Courtney Meadows of McLean earned a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, and Hans Banziger of McLean earned a bachelor’s degree during recent commencement exercises at Flagler College. n Odette Channell of McLean and Alexis Janka, Laura Lighty and Sumin Nam of Vienna earned degrees during commencement exercises at Pratt Institute. n Kathleen Altizer earned a bachelor of arts degree in English, magna cum laude, during recent commencement exercises at Bob Jones University. n Kristin Beckwith, Camilla Hundley, Laura Jameson, Danielle Lubin and Kelly Anne Tremaine of Great Falls; Leonardo Adams, Andrew Hunt Jr., Alexander Quoc Huynh and Alicia
Werner of McLean; and Rebecca Coleman of Vienna have been named to the president’s list for the spring semester at Clemson University. n Nathan Woods of McLean has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Southwestern University. n Cathryn Stikeleather of Oakton has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Messiah College. n Madison Martin of Vienna has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at York College of Pennsylvania. n The following local students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Clemson University: • From Great Falls: Nicole Burkart, Annemarie Crumrine, Nicole Dunne, Matthew Julyan, Kateryna Matijkiw.
From McLean: Catherine Flessas, Anna Houghton. • From Oakton: Lindsay Grasso, Eric Roland, Allison Yeates. • From Vienna: Robert Bussman, Oliver Carter, Emily Jensen, Christine Labarbera, Ryan Medric, Jessica Mollard, Hannah Picardi, Erica Schmidt, Courtney Schneider and Lisa Shade. n Eight more Fairfax County Public Schools students have been named winners of Merit Scholarship awards by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. The students are part of a group of more than 2,500 National Merit finalists chosen to receive scholarships. Winners of the scholarships, with their probable career fields in parentheses, are: Benjamin Espey of Langley High School (computer engineering), National Merit Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Scholarship; Timothy Sheridan of James Madison High School (economics), National Merit Uni-
versity of Oklahoma Scholarship; Samuel Clayton of McLean High School (mechanical engineering), National Merit Brigham Young University Scholarship; Ashwin Basana of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology (engineering), National Merit Northwestern University Scholarship; Eric Levonian of Thomas Jefferson (computer programming), National Merit University of Southern California Scholarship; Christine Nguyen of Thomas Jefferson (medicine), National Merit University of Central Florida Scholarship; Andrew Pan of Thomas Jefferson (engineering), National Merit University of Alabama Scholarship; and Tyler Shepherd of Thomas Jefferson (computer science), National Merit Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Scholarship. Each award provides between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the recipient’s scholarship.
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RECYCLING INITIATIVE FOCUSES ON AUTO ITEMS: Residents of the town of
Vienna can recycle used automotive items at the Northside Property Yard, 600 Mill St., N.E., on Saturday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Motor oil, antifreeze and car batteries can be dropped off to be recycled. The free service is for Vienna residents only. For information, call the Department of Public Works at (703) 255-6380 or see the Web site at www.viennava.gov. PROGRAM TO LOOK AT ROLE OF WOMEN IN NAVY: Shepherd’s Center of
Oakton-Vienna will host retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Kathleen Martin discussing the contributions of women in the Navy on Thursday, June 5 at 11 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road in Oakton. The community is invited. For information, see the Web site at www.scov.org.
HISTORIC VIENNA TO HOST USEDBOOK SALE: Historic Vienna Inc. will
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hold its annual Used Book Sale on Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 8 from noon until 5 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center. The sale includes thousands of books, including a huge selection of children’s books, just-like-new best-sellers, CDs and videos, and coffee-table volumes for every interest and taste. Books are priced at $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardcover, with children’s books and “treasures” priced separately. All proceeds of the sale benefit the programs of Historic Vienna Inc. There will be a members-only preview sale on Friday, June 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. Prospective members can join before entering the sale, and refreshments will be served. For information, call (703) 938-5187 or see the Web site at www.historicviennainc. org. ‘SUMMER ON THE GREEN’ CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES: Upcoming perfor-
mances in 2014 “Summer on the Green” concert series in Vienna include the Vienna Idol competition, June 6; Kingsley Winter Band (rock), June 8; and Annapolis Bluegrass, June 13. All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. on the Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave., E. Individuals should bring chairs or blankets; no alcoholic beverages are permitted, and patrons are asked to keep their pets at home. CHURCH SEEKS DONATIONS FOR ANNUAL YARD SALE: Vale United Method-
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7 p.m. The class will meet once a week for 75 minutes. Registration is a suggested donation of $50, which includes textbook. An advanced course will be offered later in June. The church is located at 1860 Beulah Road in Vienna. For information, call (703) 938-6753 or see the Web site at www. antiochdoc.org. AUDITIONS SET FOR YOUTH PRODUCTIONS: Auditions for the Vienna Youth
Players’ summer production of “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” will be held on Friday, June 6 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and on Sunday, June 8 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center. Youth ages 11 to 18 are invited to audition. For information and to set an appointment, call the center at (703) 2556360. ARTS SOCIETY TO OPEN TASTY EXHIBITION: The Vienna Arts Society will present
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ernment, with the support of local businesses, residents and organizations, has announced plans to create a permanent memorial to Mayor M. Jane Seeman, who died earlier this year. A committee has been established to determine the best way to proceed. Initial donations have been made by Benjamin Moore & Co. ($6,800) and PostNet Vienna ($1,000). Whole Foods in Vienna has announced plans to donate 5 percent of its proceeds on June 18 to the fund. Beginning July 1, donations from local residents and groups will be able to contribute to the initiative through the Web site at www.viennava.gov/mayorjanefund. Donation boxes will be located at a number of town businesses, including Vienna Paint and Decorating, PostNet Vienna, Caffe Amouri, the Vienna Inn and Victoria Station. Updates will be available periodically on the town government’s Web site, www. viennava.gov.
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A Typical Beginning of Another Legion Season
It happens each year. In the midst of the busy region high school baseball playoffs, the American Legion District 17 summer hardball season is set to begin across Northern Virginia this week.
Highlanders Led by Senior Righty
DAVE FACINOLI Staff Writer
Joey Sullivan believed he had something to prove to himself, his teammates, his opponents and his critics when he took the mound for the McLean Highlanders May 30. And prove the senior right-hander did in a huge way. Sullivan threw a one-hitter lead visiting BASEBALL to McLean to a 1-0 upset victory over the Oakton Cougars in a first-round game of the 6A North Region high school baseball tournament. McLean (13-1) was the No. 4 seed from the Liberty Conference, while Oakton (14-8) was the top seed from the Concorde Conference. Sullivan never let the Cougars get going in what the Virginia Tech-bound recruit and his team’s best player said was his best outing of the season. He struck out eight, walked two, hit a batter, threw 105 pitches, and retired the final seven hitters he faced. No Oakton runner reached third base. A two-out solid single to right-center by Dale Good in the fourth was Oakton’s only hit. “My curveball was working, and that was my out pitch and the key,” Sullivan said. “My fastball was good and I threw changeups well.” Sullivan said he had “something to
McLean High School senior right-hander Joey Sullivan pitched a one-hitter in his team’s firstFILE PHOTO BY DEB KOLT round region tournament victory over the host Oakton Cougars.
prove” because he didn’t believe he enjoyed the type of standout individual season he had hoped. He put too much pressure on himself and didn’t play loose enough. So Sullivan wanted to show his worth and silence some of the critics, who wondered if he was good enough to pitch at the Division I college level. “I wanted to prove I was still one of the best pitchers in this region, and that I could pitch at Virginia Tech,” Sullivan said. McLean coach John Dowling said Sullivan was able to keep his fastball low in the strike zone, and that made the pitcher hard to hit. “It has been the same all year. When Joey keeps his fastball down, that’s the most important thing. Then his other
pitches work off of that,” Dowling said. “That’s as good as he’s thrown this year.” McLean played solid defense behind Sullivan, making just one error. In the first inning, Sullivan fielded a smash up the middle by Joe Rizzo and started an inning-ending double play on the grounder. “We have the formula figured out and we know we can do well when we play good defense,” Dowling said. “Then we have to squeeze out a couple of runs.” McLean had seven hits. The Highlanders scored their run in the fifth when No. 9 hitter Matt Bielamowicz doubled, took third on Sullivan’s groundout, then scored on a single by Conor Grammes (2 Continued on Page 24
Highlanders Nip Warhawks in Conference Final A Staff Report
Leading McLean was Sabrina Sanchez with four RBI on two hits, including a double. Christi Geisler also had two hits and Bella Norton was intentionally walked three times. The winning run was scored on Maddy Witchey’s sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. Witchey pitched a complete game, allowing two earned runs. She struck out five, allowed seven hits and did not walk a batter. Good defensive plays were made by Norton, Geisler, Nikki Slade, Erin Calpin and Zoe Dobson. In the semifinals, McLean downed Fairfax, 9-5, and routed Yorktown, 11-1, in the first round.
Against Fairfax, Norton’s RBI double drove in the go-ahead run. She had two RBI and Eleanor Chinn had a two-run single. Chinn and Witchey had multiple hits. Sanchez shut down Fairfax in relief. Fairfax got only two hits off of Sanchez, who allowed no earned runs, and struck out three in 21/3 innings. In the win over Yorktown, Zoe Dobson had a three-run homer, Oliva Bravo had two RBI, and Sanchez and Calpin had multiple hits. Witchey pitched six innings and allowed no earned runs, five hits, fanned four and did not walk a batter. Madison (20-5) defeated Robinson, 4-2, in a first-round region game.
At least the season is supposed to begin. What happens most often, like this year, is that many of those initial games are rescheduled because numerous players are still involved with their high school teams. The season was supposed to begin with three games on Sunday, June 1, but some were postponed because of the player conflict situation. What’s the solution? There is none. The Legion season needs to get started this early because of the tight deadlines of district and state tournaments in July. So, what happens is some Legion teams get behind in the number of games played. Then, with summer weather issues forcing more postponements, it’s often a scramble until the end of the regular season to get all 28 games played. Usually, most games do get completed, with some teams playing nearly every night, including doubleheaders, over the final two weeks. When that happens, it’s usually all hands on deck as far as pitching. If a player has ever pitched, even if not in years, he will likely do so during those final games. There are just six District 17 squads this season, which is the lowest number in decades. So why just six teams this summer? There were supposed to be eight, but the Fairfax Post 177 and Chantilly Post 1995 squads could not get organized, so the teams fell apart in the final days. That’s too bad. Legion is a good brand of quality baseball. But unless team managers and organizers properly prepare and do year-long planning to assemble players and coaches, there can be problems. The six existing District 17 teams are strong, because the majority of those managers begin gathering and getting commitments from players months out, not waiting until May to compile a roster. Unfortunately, there aren’t more managers willing to do the same. So six it is this summer.
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The top-seed McLean Highlanders finished No. 1 in the Liberty Conference 6 Tournament with a 3-0 record. The girls high school softball team the No. SOFTBALL nipped 3-seed Madison Warhawks, 6-5, in the title game. Coupled with a 9-2 first-round win over Herndon in the 6A North Region Tournament, McLean (22-2) has won 17 games in a row. In the conference final, Madison took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, then McLean scored three in the bottom of the inning and two in the second.
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Marshall Wins First Softball Title Since the 1976 Season The Marshall Statesmen continued their strong play by winning the Capitol Conference 13 Tournament championship in girls softball with a 3-0 record. Marshall (19-5) defeated Mount Vernon, 6-1, in the championship game. It was the team’s first district/conference softball title since 1976. The Statesmen, who have won nine games in a row, Wakefield, 15-1, in the SOFTBALL routed semifinals and blanked Stuart, 10-0, in the first round. Against Mount Vernon, Madison Larsen struck out 11, giving up two hits and no earned runs. Larsen added two hits and an RBI with the bat. Ashley Stern got Marshall on the scoreboard in the first inning with a two-out single to score Kat Uher and Shelby Thomas. Marshall scored three in the fifth, aided by two walks and an error. Marshall had seven hits. Uher, Thomas, Celestina
The Marshall Statesmen gather with their Capitol Conference championship banner. PHOTO FROM MARSHALL
Dunavant and Amelia Ely had the other hits. In the win over Wakefield, Larsen and Avani Casey combined to strike out 12 and allow only two hits. Larsen pitched the first five, Casey the final two. Eight Marshall batters had hits and RBI in a balanced 14-hit attack. Marshall had six extra-base hits. Larsen was 3 for 4 with a double, triple and three RBI. Thomas was 3 for 5 with two doubles and three RBI. Stern was 2 for 3 with a triple and an RBI.
Marieka Pierce was 2 for 4 with a double and RBI; Dunavant had a hit and two RBI; and Jenny Rosenberg, Ely and Uher each had one hit and one RBI. Ely provided steady defense with seven assists at second base. Wakefield left fielder Allie Names made the defensive play of the game by reaching over the left-field fence to take a home run away from Thomas. In the win over Stuart, Larsen threw a no-hitter as she fanned 17 and walked two. Marshall pounded 13 hits, led by Ely’s three singles, Uher’s home run and a single, and Thomas’ two hits and an RBI. Larsen had two hits, Lindsay Charters doubled and had three RBI, Sami McPhail and Boyer singled and had one RBI, and Rosenberg doubled. As conference champion, Marshall gets a first-round bye in the 5A North Region Tournament, and was schedule to play June 2.
Statesmen Cap Perfect Season vs. Conference Opponents In the Capitol Conference 13 Tournament baseball final the Marshall Statesmen and Edison Eagles competed fiercely, almost resembling a prize fight. Finally, top-seed and host Marshall (14-6) seized the win on a two-run home run to right cenBASEBALL ter by junior catcher Mitch Blackstone in the bottom of the fifth inning en route to a 4-2 victory May 23 in the high school game. There were two outs and two strikes on Blackstone, the conference Player of the Year, when he connected on a curveball from Edison ace Conner Hall before a packed crowd. The home run was Blackstone’s fourth this season. Hall had struck out Blackstone on a curveball looking earlier in the game.
“I told myself I had to wait and sit on the curveball,” Blackstone said. “I knew it would be coming. I was trying to make contact and hit it hard somewhere.” Blackstone said he pressed a little bit and tried to do too much at the plate earlier in the game, because of the big crowd. “It was quite the environment and so many of my friends and people were there,” Blackstone said. His home run drove in Riley Cummins, who had walked. “He hung the curve a little and I caught it on the barrel,” Blackstone said. The district or conference tournament title was Marshall’s first since 1999 and the win was Marshall’s 12th in a row this season. Marshall was undefeated against
conference opponents this season. The Statesmen and No. 2 seed Eagles passed the lead back-and-forth four times, starting with Edison starting pitcher Tripp Phillips lining a single to right field in the second inning that turned into a two-base error and scoring on a ground out. Marshall came back with a run in the bottom of the fourth when senior Conor Boyle singled to center, moved up on a walk and a passed ball, and scored on an infield RBI single by senior left fielder Brian Lenert. Conference Pitcher of the Year Hall, who took the mound for Edison in the third inning, lifted a solo home run to lead off the top of the fifth inning to put the pressure back on the Statesmen.
After two quick outs, Hall walked Cummins, and set up the confrontation with Blackstone. Marshall added an insurance run in the sixth when junior third baseman Matt Borowski hustled to second on a dropped fly ball to right, took third on a short wild pitch, and pounced on the plate on a sacrifice RBI fly by Lenert. Senior right-hander Patrick Evans picked up the win for the Statesmen, allowing two runs, only one of which was earned, over five innings. Evans struck out six, walked two, surrendered four hits, and helped his own cause with a double. Junior Mark LeDuc pitched strong two innings for the save, giving up only one hit and striking out four.
He worked at the youth, high school and collegiate levels. Since 2005 he has worked with club teams in Pennsylvania and Florida, at the high school level he has been a head or assistant coach at two schools in Pennsylvania, one in Illinois and one in Florida. Collegiately, Porr assisted the men’s program at Eastern Illinois University in 2011 and Millersville University in 2012.
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tlefield. NOTE: Sullivan’s curveball worked well against Oakton. However, while warming up in the bullpen before the game, Sullivan was concerned because he bounced his first couple of curveballs. “By the end of bullpen, I had it working pretty well,” he said. n In another local first-round game May 30, the Langley Saxons (14-9) defeated the visiting Westfield Bulldogs, 5-2. Senior left-hander Jake McSteen (8-1) threw a complete game, with nine strikeouts to get the win. He walked two and allowed nine hits. The two runs he allowed were earned. McSteen threw 108 pitches. With the bat for Langley, Brian Anderson had a three-run double, Brandon Day belted a two-run homer, and Jordan Lopez had two of Langley’s five hits. “We only had five hits but we made them count,” Langley coach Kevin Healy
said. For Langley, the first-round region playoff win was its third in a row, the most by any of the old Northern Region teams. n Also on May 30, the Madison Warhawks (20-2) topped the Herndon Hornets, 3-1. Madison won despite getting just one hit. “We weren’t very good, but we were good enough,” Madison coach Mark Gjormand said. Madison trailed in the game, 1-0, then scored its three runs, without a hit, in the fifth inning when Herndon walked four batters and made one error. Jordan Ebersole had a key sacrifice fly in that inning for the Warhawks. Junior right-hander John DeFazio was the starting and winning pitcher in six innings of work. He allowed three hits. For a game story visit www.insidenova.com/sports/fairfax/.
High School Roundup MCLEAN SWIMMER PICKS AMERICAN:
Victoria Haviland, a four-year athlete and McLean High School varsity swimmer committed in March to swim at American University. She has been awarded a Merit Scholarship and will continue her studies at the School of Public Affairs. MARSHALL HIRES NEW HEAD COACHES: Marshall High School hired Taylor
Ohrwashel as its new cheerleading coach and Elijah Porr as its new girls volleyball coach. Ohrwashel attended Nazareth High School in Nazareth Pa., where she was a varsity cheerleader. Ohrwashel is a kindergarten teacher at Westgate Elementary in the Marshall High School pyramid. Porr brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the volleyball program.
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for 3). Sullivan, Grady Paine, Jesse Jones and Colin Morse had McLean’s other hits, all singles. Morse, Grammes and Jones had sacrifice bunts. Senior right-hander R.J. Gaines started and pitched six strong innings to take the loss. He allowed six hits, walked two and struck out one. “R.J. was very good for us, but it’s hard to be better than he was,” Oakton coach Justin Janis said about Sullivan. “He pitched a great game. It’s a disappointment not to be able to move on in the tournament.” So far, Sullivan is 2-0 in the postseason with two shutouts. He got the win in McLean’s 5-0 victory over South Lakes in the Liberty Conference 6 Tournament
R.J. Gaines pitched six strong innings, but took the loss for Oakton. PHOTOBY DAVE FACINOLI
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