This Saturday is Showdown Day for the Archbishop Curley cross country team.
The Friars, fresh from a weekend victory at the Bulldog Invitational at Bergen Community College in Paramus, N.J., are anxious to show the rest of the area teams what they're made of at the 20th and last Hereford Invitational.
The Scorpions of Howard County are currently No. 1 in The Evening Sun cross country rankings. Hoffman's bunch is No. 2, but they likely will not meet head-to-head since section races are set by school enrollment size. They may meet later this month at the Roy Rogers Classic at Georgetown Prep.
In New Jersey, Curley cruised to the championship in the 28-team field with 31 points. The Friars' top five finished 2-4-6-8-11.
Matt Ciarpella led the Curley contingent, clocking in at 16:10.
Gary Mryncza (16:48), Steve Daft (16:50), Doug Dorney (17:03) and Don Oakjones (17:30) crossed the line behind him.
* The Regala household down in Arnold was celebrating last week.
Football coach Pete Regala Sr. saw his Old Mill team score one of its biggest wins ever Friday as the Patriots ripped Annapolis, 28-0.
Old Mill, now 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the Anne Arundel County 4A League, hadn't beaten the Panthers since 1983.
Regala's son, Pete Jr., also enjoyed a winning week. He placed first in the Westminster Invitational at Wakefield Valley Golf Club last Monday.
Pete Jr. shot a 4-over-par 76 for the 18 holes, with five bogeys and one birdie.
* The Anne Arundel coaches will hold their second annual Texas Bull and Chesapeake Bay Oyster Roast at the Glen Burnie La Fontaine Bleu (1-6 p.m.) Sunday, Oct. 21. Contact any county high school for tickets.
* Chesapeake-BC needs varsity boys basketball opponents for Dec. 5, 7 and/or 11. Contact coach Lefty Elliott or athletic director Ken Johnson at 887-0100.