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TOP MALE ATHLETE
Servinsky pulled off the upset of the weekend in high school sports by defeating heavily favored Doug Neagle of Arundel in the District V tennis tournament Saturday at Liberty High in Carroll County.
The Old Mill singles player eliminated Neagle in the semifinals, 6-1, 3-6 and 6-4, and then put away Broadneck's Wade Berusch in straight sets, 6-3 and 6-3, to win theDistrict championship.
It was an especially gratifying victory for Servinsky in that he had to withdraw from the county tournament theweek before due to illness.
TOP FEMALE ATHLETE
For a third year in a row, this standout junior windmiller pitched the Cavaliers to the Baltimore Catholic League Tournament Title. Sheridan (14-1) overpowered the Institute of Notre Dame on a two-hitter by 11-0 in the final on Thursday at McDonogh School.
Sheridan struck out nine batters and walked only onein the clincher.
Two days before, the Cavaliers' flame-thrower stopped Seton Keough, 5-0, on a no-hitter with 15 strikeouts. A walk inthe sixth inning prevented Sheridan from posting a perfect game.
Sheridan's final stats were awesome: 180 strikeouts and only seven walks in 96 innings, just 34 hits and only two earned runs for a microscopic 0.15 ERA.
"Kim just had an absolutely outstanding season for us again," said first-year head coach Jim Nemeth who led the Cavs to an overall 18-1 record.
Mocarsky was pretty much the lone bright spot in North County's 13-4 loss to unbeaten Dulaney (12-0, 36 in a row over three years) of Baltimore County in the state 4A-3A boys lacrosse championship Saturday at UMBC.
The Knights' sophomore attackman scored two of the four goals to go with two more he had last Tuesday in a 7-6 upset of Annapolis in the state semis at Annapolis.
North County finished its season at 15-2 under veteran coach Paul Shea.
Muhly's spectacular play in the cage enabled the Falcons (14-1) to reel off a fifth consecutive state 4A-3A championship in girls lacrosse and record eighth in 11 years since thesport began in Anne Arundel County.
Saturday's 9-5 state title-clincher over county foe Chesapeake (14-1) featured 15 saves by Muhly, who drew high praise from losing coach Jim Buchan.
"Seems like every time we needed a goal to draw closer, she made a big save to stop us," said Buchan. "Muhly played a fantastic game and their team and coaching staff deserves a lot of credit."
In the regular-season meeting between the two teams, Chesapeake emerged a 17-16 victor in overtime, so quite obviously Muhly was spectacular the second time around, giving up only five goals.
Last Tuesday, Muhly rejected eight shots in a 14-6 triumph over Dulaney of Baltimore County in the state semis.
Simms bounced back from last Monday's disappointment, the completion of a suspended game withNortheast, to pitch the Patriots (15-6) into yesterday's Class 4A Region IV championship at Arundel with a 6-2 win over Severna Park (13-6) in still another suspended game.
Last Monday, Simms and the Pats needed only three outs to deal Class 2A powerhouse Northeast (21-0)its first loss, 6-5, in the completion of a game suspended in the 13th inning back on April 19.
Simms got the first two outs in the bottom of the 13th only to give up a single and error on the play to put the runner Chad O'Brien on second, an intentional walk to Donnie Shump, and a two-run, two-bagger to Russ Curry for a 7-6 loss to the Eagles.
Simms put that aside in taking the mound Friday afternoon against Severna Park in the Region IV semis, and had a 4-2 lead on a four-hitter through three innings when lightning suspended play.
On Saturday, Simms responded to the pressure after giving up two singlesin the top of the fourth with one out -- the first inning upon resumption of play -- by getting the next two hitters. The senior lefty didn't give up another hit the rest of the way to post his seventh win against two losses.
His teammates put two more runs on the board in the fifth to give Simms a comfortable margin and the lefty mowed down the Falcons in rapid fashion.
Generette posted a county best time of 10.4 seconds inthe 100-meter -- Saturday at Annapolis High to win the Class 4A Region IV championship to go with his 200 gold medal.
The two first-place finishes proved to be an encore of his county meet performance the week before.