Calvert Hall midfielder Tony Nugent was honored with the Kelly Lacrosse Award at the C. Markland Kelly banquet last night at Martin's Eudowood. The annual award goes to the best lacrosse player in the Maryland Scholastic Association.
Nugent, who scored 32 goals and had 18 assists in his fourth varsity season for the Cardinals (5-5), was also the team's top defensive midfielder. "It's really an honor," said Nugent, who will attend Virginia in the fall on an athletic scholarship.
"He's the reason we won lacrosse games this year," said Calvert Hall coach Mike Thomas. "I always knew he had the potential."
Awards were also given in each conference of the MSA. McDonogh attackman Spencer Rice was the BB winner; Leroy Albert Tyler, a midfielder/attackman from Poly, was the B winner; Forest Park goalie Sean Green was the C winner; and Nugent won in the A Conference.
* Fallston distance-running star Jenny Howard and C.M. Wright football and lacrosse standout Israel Sostrin were the winners at the Al Cesky banquet in Fallston last night, honoring the top female and male scholar-athletes in Harford County.
Each will receive $5,000 scholarships. Howard will attend the University of Wisconsin this fall, and Sostrin plans to attend either Bucknell or the University of Ithaca.
* Invitations are in the mail to all winners of The Evening Sun Athlete of the Week honors since September. They will be honored at the 25th annual High School Athlete of the Year banquet, set for Wednesday, June 5, at the Towson Sheraton.
For the first time, weekly winners may bring two parents as well as their coach to the luncheon. The final weekly winners will be named next Thursday for their performances this week. Nominations (call 332-6669) will close at noon Monday.
* Glen Burnie expected to open play in the state Class 4A softball playoffs today, minus its top hitter, second baseman Michelle Ackerman (.492 average). She injured her knee last week against Severna Park.
* Chesapeake's All-Metro wrestler Brian Eveleth, a fifth-place finisher in the national championships last month, will wrestle for Penn.
* Northeast-AA's Steve Strauss, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, planned to sign today to play basketball at Allegany Community College next season. He averaged 19.2 points and set school marks for three-point shooting (84 career; six in a single game).
* Gilman junior Justin Klein established a three-round record in the MSA golf tournament, shooting 73-74-71--218 for a 14-stroke victory ahead of his nearest competitor, Calvert Hall's Mike Hartman (79-78-75).
* Loch Raven's Mike Chattin tossed a no-hitter at Milford Mill last week, striking out 10. He also had a home run in his only at-bat in a loss to Hereford.
* Glen Burnie's Melanie Scharf hurled 10 innings of no-hit softball last week. She faced only 31 batters in that span, striking out 14. Teammate Erin Sutton went 9-for-11 with a double, two triples, six RBIs, seven stolen bases and eight runs scored.
* Loch Raven's Missy Compton, a midfielder, had three goals, four assists and nine interceptions in victories over Dulaney and Towson.
* Liberty's Julie Cox won back-to-back events in the Carroll County track championships, taking the high hurdles (14.9) and the 100 meters (12.1), both county records. She set another county mark in the 200 (25.4).
* Hammond's Kisha Jett won four events at the Howard County track championships. She took the 400-meter -- in an area-best 58.1 seconds, and won the 100 (12.2), 200 (25.2) and long jump (17-8 1/2 ).
* Old Mill's Karen Sanders and Meade's Molly Bell tied for all-around honors in the Anne Arundel County gymnastics championships.