A Reminder To Student-athletes And A Few Q's Without A's

SIDELINES

February 19, 1992|By Pat O'Malley

Today, a serving of Q's relating to student-athletes.

But first, a reminder to those applying for our 10th annual Anne Arundel County Sun Academic-Athletic Team: Get your applications in as soon as possible.

Deadline for entries is March 20; we run the ballot frequently onthese pages.

With that in mind . . .

* I'm sure you know Annapolis is 17-1 overall in hoops and has a school-record 23 consecutive wins over county foes. But did you know the average grade point average of the team members is 2.66, with the lowest GPA being a 2.16?

Did you know that Annapolis sophomore Larry Brown had a 4.0 GPA on his last report card?

Do you realize that a 2.66 GPA is well above the county required 1.66 for high school athletes, and also above the NCAA's new 2.50?

Obviously, Annapolis head coach John Brady and assistant Roy Brown are stressing more than X's and O's, aren't they?

* Have you ever seen a player take over a high school basketball game down the stretch as Rob Wooster did at Severna Park last Tuesday night, hitting a career-high 38 points and pacing the Panthers to a come-from-behind 76-69 victory over the Falcons?

* Is the 6-foot-5 Wooster the best all-around player Brady has had in his 15 years at Annapolis?

"Without question, Rob is the best of all time," said Brady. "The guy is so confident under pressure and can score from anywhere, any way."

Brady says that the late James Butler was the "best one-on-one player we've ever had," but Wooster is the best player, period.

* By the way, these eyes have been watching Wooster since his varsity career began three years ago, but did you know his fourth-period slam dunk against Severna Park was the first I can ever remember from him?

* Didn't Glen Burnie's Vernon Osborne have a great game Friday night in the Gophers' 73-66 mild-upset victory at Old Mill, with 28 points, including 14 of 18 from the floor and two slam dunks?

* Has a girls player ever had back-to-back games like Debbi Daddsof Northeast did last week with 70 points and 57 boards?

* Remember former Meade star and 1989 grad Jay Mouzon, who attended Anne Arundel Community College briefly before having a fall-out with ex-coach Mark Amatucci? Did you know that Mouzon is enrolled at Howard Community College and says he will play there next season?

* Whatever happened to Amatucci anyway?

* Wouldn't Archbishop Spalding make an excellent choice for its new head football coach by hiring long-time Annapolis and North County assistant Del Hughes?

* Is the boys enrollment at Spalding big enough to field a competitive football team?

* With the way her team's play has fluctuated this season and an admitted lack of intensity all too often, is veteran North County coachSally Entsminger pondering retirement?

* Could the county do any better than taking Chesapeake administrator Roy Skiles out of the school system and naming him to replace outgoing Recreation and Parks Director Joe McCann?

* Can you believe Paul's "B" team defeated Paul's so-called "A" team in the Anne Arundel County Billiards League last week?

* With Navy winning the Eastern Collegiate Division championship, 8-4, Sunday over West Chester at Dahlgren Hall, didn't the Mids show the University of Maryland club team, a 5-3 loser to West Chester in the semis, who should be going to the National Club Tournament at Penn State?

Maryland took two of three from Navy, including the Mids' coveted Crab Pot final, and thought it should be going to the nationals. But the bottom line is that Navy finished ahead of the Terps in the regular-season standings and won the league tourney.

Isn't the right team going? Wasn't it a fine gesture on the part of Navy hockey coach Jim Barry to present the league championship trophy to Mids' Sports Information Director Tom Bates?

* With Navy's hoop team at 6-17, what is Coach Pete Herrmann going to talk about on his new Thursday night radio show at Middleton's Tavern in Annapolis? Jerry Hardesty's oyster shooters?

* Can you believe the Baltimore Orioles are sending a hitting instructor to Northeast High on March 23 to work with the Spindler's 50-and-over men's softball team of George "Wacko" Kelch?

"We believe you're never too old to learn," said Kelch.

* Aren't the 50-and-over guys hoping the instructor will not be Brady Anderson?

* Have you pro boxing fans marked Thursday, March 26, as the next date for buffet and bouts at Michael's Eighth Avenue?

* Isn't it great that ex-Andover catcher Earl Williams, who was a surprise release of the Orioles a couple years ago despite a goodseason at Bluefield, is getting another shot at pro baseball in the Chicago White Sox organization?

Williams tried out for a couple ofclubs last spring, to no avail, and spent the summer playing for DanFielder's Arundel Stars unlimited team, hoping someone would notice.The guy has light-tower power, and Jim Gilbert, the Orioles scout who originally signed Williams, recommended him to the pale hose.

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