Two June graduates have been selected to the girls U.S. national youth (under 19) soccer team after tryouts in Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 1-8.
Sweeper Terri Rich (Dulaney, University of Maryland) and midfielder Julia Malinowski (John Carroll, Arkansas) will attend two more training camps before the team embarks on an international tour next year.
Rich played defense for much of her high school career, but still finished with 74 goals for the Lions. Malinowski, John Carroll's third all-time scorer with 50 goals, switched to defense midway through her senior year to spark a seven-game, season-ending win streak and a second straight Catholic League championship.
Rich, Malinowski and Rutgers-bound goalie Kim Myers, who set the all-time Anne Arundel County record for career saves (464), while at Glen Burnie, are also members of the Region I Olympic Development team that will tour Italy next spring.
The three began playing soccer together on the Harford United Youth Club team.
Dunbar standouts Donta Bright and Keith Booth, along with Kwame Evans of Southern, head a squad of all-stars from the Craig Cromwell Basketball League who will participate in the Sonny Hill Tournament at Temple University Aug. 28-31.
Here is the rest of the roster: Kevin Simpson (Southern), Albert Battle (Douglass), Kevin Norris (Lake Clifton), Diego Jones (Dunbar), Cornell Ward (Lake Clifton), Shawnta Rogers (Lake Clifton), Derrick Watkins (Southern), Jermaine Porter (Walbrook), Maurice Blandon (Edmondson) and Eric Carroll (St. Frances).
The team is seeking contributions for travel expenses, estimated at $1,000. Contributions can be sent to: Craig Cromwell Basketball League in care of Melvin Vines or Bucky Lee, Oliver Recreation Center, 1600 N. Spring Street, Baltimore, Md. 21213.
Incidentally, Southern's Evans, a smooth 6-foot-6 shooting guard, has already scored the minimum 700 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, which is required for freshman eligibility. Evans, along with Dunbar's Bright and Michael Lloyd, are expected to be the area's top recruits, although none is expected to sign during the early period in November.
Dunbar basketball coach Pete Pompey has been named national high school basketball Coach of the Year by the Bob Gibbons All-Star Sports Report, which rates teams and players across the nation. Pompey's Poets were 27-1 and top-ranked in The Sun's final 1990-91 poll.
Ron Belinko has been promoted to coordinator of physical education and athletics for Baltimore County schools. He replaces Mildred Murray, who retired at the end of the last school year.
The county is expected to announce a replacement for Belinko as the county supervisor of physical education and athletics soon.
Meanwhile, Anne Arundel County will accept applications through tomorrow for a coordinator of physical education and a teaching specialist to replace Paul Rusko and Jean Boyd, who retired after the 1990-91 school year.
Roger Stitt, head of the social studies department at Northeast, has been named interim athletic director to replace Bob Grimm.
Grimm, who held the position for 15 years, and nine-year assistant Bart Rader were fired by new principal Joseph Carducci Jr. last May. Carducci, who became principal Feb. 1, cited "insubordination" after the pair refused to switch a lacrosse tournament from the Easter weekend.
Grimm and Rader reapplied for their positions and were interviewed by Carducci last week. Rader, who is also the school's head football coach, was rehired, but Grimm was not.
The situation at Northeast has sparked a furor in the Pasadena community. The Northeast Community Family Group is planning a rally in front of the school for Aug. 28 and intends to petition the state school board for Carducci's dismissal.
Stitt is a former track and cross country coach at Northeast.
Overtime: Perry Hall's Donny Burks, an All-Metro football football (quarterback) and baseball (shortstop) player, has signed a letter of intent with The Citadel. . . . Kobie Morgan, an All-Metro basketball second-team selection in 1989-90 from Oakland Mills, who attended Mercersburg Academy last year, has signed with Western Kentucky. . . . Ed Leibe is the new girls soccer coach at Glen Burnie. . . . Gilman lacrosse coach John Tucker will coach the soccer team this fall. . . . Hillory Dean is the new girls soccer coach at South River. . . . . Glen Burnie needs a head coach and XTC an assistant coach for girls basketball. . . . Old Mill needs an assistant football coach. . . . . Longtime Queen Anne's boys basketball and assistant football coach Merv Daugherty has been named athletic director.