DCSAA all-star games slated

The D.C. State Athletic Association will feature local star athletes in a pair of games. First, the top softball players in the District will compete in an all-star game on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy. Then on Sunday, the top baseball players will face off at Nationals Park on Sunday at 3 p.m.

DCSAA spring title events set

The D.C. State Athletic Association announced the dates and details for its spring championships on Monday.

The DCSAA tennis tournament will feature boys and girls singles and doubles competition. The finals are slated for Friday at the Southeast Learning and Tennis Center, 701 Mississippi Ave. SE.

Meanwhile, the softball bracket features Visitation as the top seed in the eight-team tournament. The semifinals will be played Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, 375 Ely Place SE. The champion will be determined on Sunday at the same location.

In addition, the state baseball tournament features Gonzaga as the No. 1 seed. The semifinals will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, and the finals will be on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at Nationals Park.

Finally, the DCSAA will wrap up its offerings on May 24 and 25 with the outdoor track and field championships at Gallaudet University.

Special Olympics track events

The D.C. State Athletic Association will be teaming with the Special Olympics DC to host the first DCSAA Unified Track and Field Championship on May 24 at Gallaudet University.

“The District is one of the few jurisdictions in the country that doesn’t yet have a unified component and it is something we wanted to include,” DCSAA’s executive director Clark Ray said in a news release Monday. “So we reached out to Special Olympics DC and they were happy to participate.”

The event will be part of the DCSAA’s annual state championship meet. The unified competition will feature competition from Roosevelt, Eastern and H.D. Woodson high schools. The events will include the 100- and 200-meter races, a 100-meter relay race, shot put, long jump and javelin throw. The event will crown individual and team champions.

“Special Olympics DC is thrilled to have our athletes participate in the DCSAA state championships,” Nicole J. Preston, president and CEO of Special Olympics District of Columbia, said in the release. “Having our athletes compete on the same stage as the DC high school varsity athletes fulfills our mission to provide opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities to demonstrate their courage and strengths, and be fully included in the wider community.”