All right, sports fans, let me give you a break from all that hoop mania known as March Madness and get you focused on the local sports scene for a few minutes.
You can break away from the NCCA tournament to digest a couple of minutes of those "Questions without Answers."
Don't forget to give me a call during commercials or any time on the 24-hour Sportsline, 647-2499, with your comments, answers or questions.
* Have you student-athletes filed your All-County Academic-Athletic Team ballot? Did you realize today is the last day to do so?
If you have a problem getting yours into our office today by 5:30p.m. or having it postmarked by today, please give me a call on the Sportsline to see what we can do.
We will announce the 10th annualAnne Arundel County Sun All-County Academic Team -- 12 boys and 12 girls -- in April.
* How about applause for ex-Brooklyn Park lacrosse star of the late-70s Mark Gold, who will be inducted into the UMBCAthletic Hall of Fame on May 2?
Do you remember Gold, who played for Coach Rich Tom at Brooklyn Park, and went on to become a three-time All-America at UMBC, graduating in 1984?
If you knew Gold or played with him at Brooklyn Park and would like to attend his inductionceremony, just call the Retrievers at 455-2904 for information.
*Did you know that Arnold's Don Treacy, who is starring as a senior midfielder for Roanoke College (Va.), was cut all four years he went out for the St. Mary's High team? Is that an indicator of the high caliber of players who vie for positions on Jim Moorhead's perennial power?
* Have you heard that even Old Mill boys basketball coach PaulBunting agrees that his team's ragged uniforms, at least 10 years old, were the worse to ever grace the floor at Cole Field House? But byadvancing to the final four for the first time, didn't Bunting assure his team of new duds?
* How about congratulations to Annapolis senior Josh Gannon, who has been voted by the county hoop coaches as male recipient of the 1991-92 Dick Hart Award?
The Dick Hart Award perpetuates the memory of the former 30-year Andover/North County boys basketball coach who died of a brain tumor a couple of years ago.
Hart stood for hard work, unselfishness and loyalty, and the countycoaches felt that Gannon best typied those virtues among six candidates this year.
Also, did you students at North County High, not just the athletes, know that you could be eligible for the Dick Hart Scholarship Fund? For information contact either Steve Malone or Athletic Director Mike Baker at the school, or call 859-5400.
* Can you believe North County's veteran tennis coach Dan Krimmelbein puts his athletes through an aerobics routine in the gym after hitting balls outside?
"Julie Schubert, who is our field hockey coach and an up-and-coming young coach at that, directs the aerobics," said Krimmelbein. "Julie is my assistant coach and the aerobics routine is great forour players."
* While the North County boys basketball team got attention for going 0-22, how did the Knights' 0-14 wrestling team slip by with the usually gregarious Chuck Markiewicz at the helm?
Does that record explain why Markiewicz resigned as coach and to concentrate on football?
* Did you know that North County senior soccer star Tonya Kolodziejski is being recruited by Penn, Yale, UMBC, TowsonState, Delaware, Washington & Lee, and Tufts, but may end up at Boston University where they don't field a women's soccer team?
* We told you yesterday about ex-Severna Park soccer star Colleen Corwell being named head coach at American University in Washington, D.C., andmentioned that she runs an outstanding summer camp with George Washington University coach Shannon Higgins, but did you know that camp comes to Kinder Park in Severna Park, Aug. 3-7, and for information on the Lanzera Camp you can call (703) 698-7626 or (703) 698-9839?
* Wasn't it a great idea for Severn School and athletic director Fred Hewitt to inaugurate the first Betty Hallmark Girls Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday, April 18, at Severn School with the host Admirals, St.Mary's, Annapolis and Broadneck?
"I guess you could say it's the girls counterpart to the Al Laramore Lacrosse Tournament the four schools play," said Hewitt.
Hallmark, a longtime women's lacrosse coach and official, is a member of four Hall of Fames -- the Anne Arundel County, Anne Arundel Community College, Western Maryland and the Chesapeake Chapter of the Red Cross.
* Aren't Hewitt and Severn School relieved they didn't lose their excellent lacrosse coach Rob Whiteto St. Paul's in Baltimore County? St. Paul's was very interested inWhite as athletic director.
"The people at Severn have been good to me and it would have been really tough to leave," said White.
*With Severn School starting baseball this spring with middle-school students, will St. Mary's be far behind?
* Isn't it great to hear that St. Mary's basketball star Amy Mikula has been accepted to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore?