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November 10, 1992|By Rich Scherr | Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer

Columbia Bulldogs head to regionals

The Columbia Bulldogs 11-13 football team knocked off the defending Pop Warner national champion Northwood Rams, 16-6, Saturday in the finals of the Maryland Football Association tournament at Cedar Lane Park in Columbia.

The Bulldogs -- coached by Fred Brooks, Ed Sanford and Joe Bross -- earned the right to play in this weekend's first round of the Pop Warner regionals against an opponent to be determined.

Northwood (7-2-1) dominated play in the first half, controlling the ball with its run-oriented offense. The Rams took a 6-0 lead on a short run five minutes into the second quarter. The Bulldgos' Dain Lewis blocked the conversion kick.

Northwood kept its lead into the second half before Columbia (9-0-1) fought back.

On defense, the Bulldogs moved Chris Poling to right tackle, and began to shut down the Rams running game. On offense, running back Fardan Carter began to roll up yardage.

After fullback Sean Jefferson, subbing for the injured Scott Bross, picked up 25 yards on a run, Carter ran off-tackle for a 45-yard touchdown midway through the third quarter. Carter then kicked the two-point conversion to put Columbia ahead, 8-6.

After a David Murrell interception, the Bulldogs struck again. On a third-and-seven, quarterback Casey Moffett rolled left and scrambled for 35 yards to the Northwood 15. Carter then took an option pitch and raced 15 yards for a touchdown. He also kicked the two-point conversion to give Columbia a 16-6 lead with six minutes left.

The championship is the first in team history, and advances the Bulldogs into the Pop Warner regional tournament. The regional finals are set for Thanksgiving weekend in West Point, N.Y.

* 9-11 -- The Columbia Bulldogs fell to the Hanlon Park 49ers, 12-6, Saturday in the finals of the Maryland Football Association tournament at Cedar Lane Park in Columbia.

The Bulldogs (8-1) got their only score on a Myron Jones touchdown run. Carl Chiverini and Jimmy O'Connor led the defense.

Figure Skating

Tracey Tyson of the Columbia Figure Skating Club of Maryland had a strong showing last week at the prestigious South Atlantic Regionals in Tampa, Fla.

Tyson, 13, placed fifth overall in competition against 60 of the top age-group skaters from East Coast states. She performed a double-Lutz and a double-flip combination to score high marks with the judges in the Juvenile Class.

This weekend, several team members will compete at Autumnfest Skate, a lower-level competition in Wilmington, Del. The team also continues to prepare for its performances of The Nutcracker on Dec. 13 and 20. For tickets, call Paula Kampose at (301) 498-5953.

Girls Soccer

* Under-15 -- The Columbia Spirit premier travel team topped the Potomac Pros, 2-1, Sunday to finish the season as co-champions in the Washington Area Girls Soccer League Division I.

Potomac scored first, but Abby Bausman tied the score on a breakaway midway through the first half. She later converted a feed from Ashley Decker for the game-winner later in the half.

pTC The scoreless second half was highlighted by excellent defensive play by the Spirit's Tania Riismandel and outstanding play by sweeper Shannon Otto.

* Under-12 -- The Columbia Connection travel team is holding supplemental tryouts on Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-noon at Harper's Choice Middle School. For more information call Dona DeZube at (301) 596-0047. Players born after Aug. 1, 1980, are eligible.

Youth running

Nearly 50 runners in grades 1 through 8 competed in last weekend's Grade School Cross Country Series race at Centennial Park.

Boys winners included Cody Davidson (grade 1), Joshua Walters (grade 2), Andrew Marshall (grade 3), Wesley Lipple (grade 4), Victor Pressey Jr. (grade 5), James Deane Jr. (a fifth-grader competing on the grade-6 level), Matt Morrison (grade 7) and Tim Lee (grade 8).

Top girls finishers were Christina Crowley (grade 1), Kelly Hilliard (grade 2), Kelley Edwards (grade 3), Darlyn Hill (grade 4), Caitlin Marshall (grade 5), Laura Beverungen (grade 6), Sarah Cooke (grade 7) and Malika Rogers (grade 8).

Race distances varied, ranging from a mile for first- and second-graders to two miles for competitors in grades 6 through The series continues on Nov. 21 at Glenelg High School beginning at 10 a.m. Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to each race.

To submit Howard County recreation information, call (410)

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