September 10, 2015 at 11:20 am EDT | by Kevin Majoros
Local sports leagues ready to play
sports, gay news, Washington Blade

Larry’s Lounge wins the Summer of Freedom League championships. (Photo by Glenn Auve)

The competitive and club LGBT sports teams of Washington have had a successful summer season and are lined up for plenty of action in the coming fall months.

The Summer of Freedom Soccer League, hosted by the Federal Triangles Soccer Club, wrapped up in August with Larry’s Lounge winning the championship match. Also last month, the Triangles sent two teams to the 2015 IGLFA North American Championship II in Verona, Wis., and and won in the championship match.

On Sept. 19, the Triangles along with Team D.C., will host United Night OUT at RFK Stadium as D.C. United takes on Columbus Crew. Tickets are $25 and are available at

Chesapeake and Potomac Softball sent four teams to the 2015 Gay Softball World Series in August and the D.C. Union took third place in the B Division. This month, the D.C. Party Animals are competing in the Gotham Softball Classic in New York and the D.C. Raptors are taking on the Midwest Invitational Softball Classic in Cleveland.

D.C. Pride Volleyball hosted the inaugural Rehoboth Beach Open Volleyball Tournament on the sands of Rehoboth Beach last month. Twenty teams from the Mid-Atlantic States competed in the event. This month they kicked off the second season of their competitive league.

Washington Wetskins water polo captured fifth place in the competitive division at the 2015 EuroGames in Stockholm last month. Also last month, its women’s team, the WCAPS, grabbed second place at the Midwest Open Water Polo Tournament in Chicago. On Oct. 10-11, they will host teams from the eastern seaboard at the 2015 Wetskins Columbus Classic at Takoma Aquatic Center.

Last month, the Capital Tennis Association won the 2015 Atlantic Cup in New York just nipping Boston in the final match. This month they kick off their fall league and on Sept. 12-14 they will host the Capital Classic XXIII at Rock Creek and East Potomac Park. The event will be broadcast live on the CCE Sports Network.

Washington Scandals RFC has just wrapped up its three summer rookie camps and will be begin the fall season with a home rugby match against the Charlotte Royals on Saturday, Sept.12.

D.C. Sentinels basketball will be sending two teams to Dallas in October to compete in the Dallas Showcase Classic 2015 tournament. Its Washington D.C. Gay Basketball League registration will also open in October and play will begin in January.

The D.C. Gay Flag Football League is firing up its 11th season with 270 players on 20 teams. Play begins on Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Carter Barron fields.

The District of Columbia Aquatics Club had a successful trip to the 2015 Stockholm EuroGames in August winning 125 medals. On Oct. 10, they will host teams from the region at the 2015 Columbus Day Classic at the Wilson Aquatic Center.

Eighteen teams from the D.C. Strokes Rowing Club traveled to the U.S. Rowing Masters National Championships in Camden, N.J., last month and won a silver medal in the Men’s Open 8-plus. This fall they will continue to compete in the longer distance head races throughout the region.

Capital Area Rainbowlers Association began its fall season this month offering nine different leagues throughout the metro area.

Stonewall Kickball, Stonewall Darts and Stonewall Bocce all begin league action in September with Stonewall Dodgeball beginning its next season in January.


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