16 city public schools to join MPSSAA

HIGH SCHOOLS

April 21, 1992|By SAM DAVIS

The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association has announced that 16 Baltimore City senior high schools will become members, beginning with the 1992-93 academic year. The MPSSAA released the following classifications for each:

Carver (3A), City (4A), Douglass (3A), Dunbar (1A), Edmondson (4A), Forest Park (2A), Lake Clifton (4A), Mervo (4A), Northern (3A), Northwestern (3A), Patterson (4A), Poly (4A), Southern (3A), Southwestern (3A), Walbrook (3A) and Western (4A).

The MPSSAA executive council plans to announce district and regional adjustments at Friday's Board of Control meeting.

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Perseverance paid off: Three years ago, coach Bill Nagle's Southern-Baltimore lacrosse team finished 0-10 in its first season of the sport in 10 years.

That beginning was the foundation for this year's team, which is 4-1 with a high-powered offense. The Bulldogs have four of the MSA C Conference's top scorers -- junior attackmen Chris Lewis (14 goals, 16 assists), David Gurry (20, 5) and Tom Fleming (9, 7) and junior midfielder Robert Turner (12, 12). Goalie Thomas Mannion also has been a key. The Bulldogs have outscored opponents 69-20.

"Their passing and ballhandling has really been good," Nagle said. "Most of them are the ones that started three years ago, and they have really stuck it out."

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Notable performances last week: Baseball -- Archbishop Spalding's Jeff Paxson led his team to three wins, going 7-for-14 with seven RBI and four doubles. He struck out 12 in 12 innings. . . . Roger Main powered Patterson to two victories, going 6-for-8 with five runs, four doubles, one home run and six RBI. . . . Lutheran's Kevin Karwacki batted .600, with two home runs and eight RBI, and earned a victory, as the Saints won two games. . . . Loyola's Jimmy Silvestri led his team to a win over Poly and victories against Broadneck and Archbishop Curley to capture the Bruin Holiday Tournament. He went 8-for-15 and scored five runs.

Boys lacrosse -- Severn's Court Durling, who has committed orally to Virginia, had 30 saves and allowed seven goals, as Severn won four games. . . . Friends' Spencer Deering had six goals and four assists in two games.

Girls lacrosse -- Atholton's Allison Valentino had 13 goals and two assists, as the Raiders won two of four games. . . . McDonogh's Sarah Hill had nine goals and two assists, as the Eagles won two games. . . . Spalding's Marie Jamison had 10 goals and an assist in a win and two losses. The losses were by a total of three goals. . . . Mount Hebron's Megan Drake had 15 goals and three assists in three wins, as the Vikings captured the Mount Hebron Spring Tournament championship.

Track and field -- In a quad meet at Perry Hall, Amanda White bettered her area record for 3,200 meters with a clocking of 10 minutes, 35.3 seconds. She ran the second-fastest 1,600 ever by an area girl (4:57.2) and won the 800 in 2:20.3. At the Towson Relays, she won the 1,500 in an area-leading 4:41.1, just .8 of a second off the area record. . . . Old Mill's Michelle Smith won the shot put (38 feet, 2 inches) and the discus (122-3) at the Meade Stampede and ran the first leg for the winning 400-meter relay team. . . . In a meet at Arundel, South River's Jason Fullmer set school records in the high hurdles (14.6) and the intermediate hurdles (39.7), won the 800-meter run and ran a 23.5 split on the winning 800-meter relay team.

Gymnastics: Chesapeake-Anne Arundel's Kim Johnson, in her first season, took first in all-around in a quad meet against Severna Park, Old Mill and Meade with a score of 33.7. In competition against two of Anne Arundel County's best -- Tracy Miller (Severna Park) and Molly Bell (Meade) -- Johnson placed first in floor (9.0) and balance (8.7), and second in bars (8.1) and fourth in vaulting (7.9).

Softball: Towson's Cory Siegman paced her team to three wins, going 5-for-8 with six runs and four steals.

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Overtime: Woodlawn track standout Erin Graham has announced she will sign a letter of intent with Virginia Tech. . . . Patterson baseball coach Roger Wrenn won his 250th game last week with a 9-3 victory over Gilman. . . . Tabitha Chambers, a 6-foot-6 Walbrook senior center who has committed orally to Clemson, was selected as a Joint Effort Education USA High School All-American. . . . Lansdowne High is looking for alumni to contribute to the purchase of bleachers for the athletic field. Call Ed Walker at (410) 887-1424 or (410) 744-7787, Donna Doyle at (410) 242-7859 or Mary Crough at (410) 247-0634. . . . Buzz Braman is back for the third year with his Sure Shot Basketball Camp for 11-18-year-old boys and girls. Among this year's staff is Andy Enfield, a former Johns Hopkins standout who set a record with a career free-throw percentage of .925. The camp will be held July 6-10 at Centennial High, July 13-17 at Good Counsel High and July 20-24 at Arundel High. Call Milt Kline (410) 730-1580.

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