Bad weather was the winner over the Easter weekend as most baseball and lacrosse tournaments were postponed with the exception of the boys and girls North County Lacrosse Classic.
Host North County ran its record to 3-0 by winning the boys' part of the Knights' inaugural event, 6-2, over Old Mill (2-2). Seton-Keough of Baltimore (3-0) tookthe girls tourney, 21-9, over Old Mill (1-3).
Broadneck's baseball and lacrosse tournaments will be played today, while North County will be the site of a softball tourney. Also, the baseball clubs from Arundel, Annapolis, Northeast and Glen Burniewill play on the road today in Easter tournaments.
All those events were postponed from Saturday after the downpour Friday afternoon and evening.
Apparently not as much rain fell at North County High,or the field there drains better than most. Athletic director Mike Baker and his coaching staff managed to get a game in on Saturday.
In the boys final, North County got two goals from junior attackman James Meyer. Returning All-County goalie Tim McGeeney rejected seven Patriot shots, and fellow senior defenseman Karl Wick sparkled on defense.
Coach Paul Shea's Knights advanced to the final with a 10-2 rout of Archbishop Spalding on Thursday as four different players tallied a pair of goals each and had one assist each in Meyer, Joe Wojociechowski, Andy Ross and Bob Wolfe.
Old Mill got to the final with a 6-5 victory over St. Ignatius High of San Francisco. Junior attackman Mark Zaetz, who had one of the Pats' goals in the final, scored three goals against the Californians.
The visitors from the West Coast took the consolation Saturday, 4-3, over Spalding (0-3).
After hammering host North County, 13-5, in the girls opener Thursday, Old Mill ran into a buzz saw in Seton-Keough in the North County Classic finale. Seton-Keough had bombed Spalding in its opener, 18-6, and came back Saturday to belt Old Mill, 21-9, with Kim Wilson and Erin Welsh combining for 11 of the goals while Michelle Salmon and Alison Zaetz teamed up for eight Patriot goals.
Senior Stephanie Meyer, who has been on an incredible scoring binge for the Knights, notched the game winner, her seventh of the game, with time running out, to give the host squad a 12-11 decision over Spalding (0-3) in the consolation.
The seven goals gave Meyer a total of 10 for the two-day tournament and 19 in her first three games for coach Tom Taylor's 2-1 Knights.
Today, the second-annual Al Laramore Memorial Lacrosse Tournament continues at Broadneck High with St. Mary's (3-0) taking on Annapolis (2-1) at 5 p.m. and host Broadneck (1-1) hoping for an upset of Severn School (10-0) in the 7 p.m. contest.
On Thursday, David Jones had three goals and one assist as St. Mary's held off Broadneck, 8-4, and Severn School stopped Annapolis, 13-9, as Jason Wade and Matt Long pumped in three goals each.
Broadneck's baseball field also will showcase four of the top boys teams in the area as its eighth-annual Bruin Holiday Tournament gets under way at 1 p.m. with two games.Playing on adjacent fields, the host Bruins (0-1) will meet Loyola (1-1) of Towson, and defending champion Old Mill (1-0) goes against Archbishop Curley (2-0) of East Baltimore.
The championship and consolation games follow at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Coach Bernie Walter's Wildcats of Arundel baseball team (2-0) plays on the Eastern Shore in the Salisbury Tournament vs. James M. Bennett High of Wicomico County at 11 a.m. and Towson of Baltimore County at 1:30 p.m.
CoachLarry Brogden's Annapolis (0-1) will be at the Brother Joe Weber Tournament at Cardinal Gibbons High in Southwest Baltimore vs. Southern of Baltimore at 11:30 a.m. The first game gets under way at 10 a.m. with host Gibbons playing Centennial of Howard County.
The winners meet for the championship at 3:45 p.m. today, and consolation is set for 1:30 p.m.
Northeast (2-0) plays Patterson High of East Baltimore at 9 a.m. today in the Glenelg Tournament in Howard County. If Coach Harry Lentz's Eagles make it to the title game that would be at noon vs. the winner of host Glenelg and North East of Cecil County. Theconsolation will be played at the same time.
Glen Burnie's Gophers (0-1) take on host Mount St. Joseph in the Gaels' Lead-off Tourney at 10 a.m. If Coach Bruce Sider's club gets by the Gaels, it will play the winner of St. Maria Goretti (Hagerstown) and Chesapeake (1-0) at 3 p.m. The consolation game will be played at 12:30 p.m.
And in softball, North County (1-1) plays host in the school's first tourneyas the Knights play Spalding (3-0) in the second game at 1 p.m. The first game at 11 a.m. pits Chesapeake (1-0) vs. Glen Burnie (0-1).
The championship will be played at 3 p.m.