Harford teams win openers

December 13, 1992|By Mike Jefferson | Mike Jefferson,Contributing Writer

The Harford Gymnastics training center's Level 7 Compulsor and Open Optional team each finished first in the annual Harford Holiday Gymnastic season-opening competition last weekend.

In Level 7 Compulsory, Courtney Ness won first place on floor exercise with 8.9. She was third on beam (7.7), fifth on vault (9.3), and second all-around (33.95).

Cassie Demastus posted the highest score of the competition on vault with a 9.60 and was fourth all-around (32.6) and on bars (8.4). Emily Neubeck finished third on vault with a 9.35 and floor with 8.7.

In the Open Optional Junior Division, Mandy Naworol, 11, had 36.25 points to lead the team to victory and take the silver in the all-around.

Naworol completed a triple-twisting somersault and posted the highest floor score of the meet, 9.5. She earned her second gold medal on vault (9.35) and took the silver on beam (9.15).

Tracy Wolf earned the silver medal on vaulting (9.0), the bronze on beam (9.0), and finished fourth on floor exercise with 8.9 and all-around with 34.55.

Mandy Robinson of Forest Hill took fourth place on uneven bars and balance beam and fifth on vault with 8.85. Her 34.10 placed her sixth in the all-around.

In the Senior Division, Becky Robinson, 15, won the gold medal on vault (9.65), uneven bars (9.45), beam (9.05) and all-around (33.50). Kelly McReary placed third on floor exercise (9.05) and sixth all-around (33.50).

In Level 8 Optional Competition, Tracy Lauback was first in floor exercise (9.05), second in the all-around (33.50) and third on beam (8.0).

In Level 7-Optional, Harford Gymnastics placed second with a team score of 100.05 behind Paragon Gymnastics of New Jersey.

Kristy Heron took first place all-around (32.55) in the Junior Division. She also finished first on uneven bars (8.35) and fourth on floor (8.55). Sherrie Doyle took first on vault with 8.25, fourth on bars (8.1) and sixth on beam (7.9).

In Level 6, Kristen Stanley earned the bronze medal on bars and her 7.9 on beam placed her sixth. Kristy Collins tied Stanley on beams and finished fifth on bars with 8.45.

In Level 5, Harford Gymnastics' score of 101.95 tied Hagerstown Gymnastics for the bronze medal.

First-place awards were won by Stacey Pokrywka (9.25 on uneven bars), Kim Scheiner (8.75 on vault) and Kristen Speargas (8.9 on floor).

Speargas also won the bronze medal on vault with 8.5 and all-around with 33.85. Scheiner took sixth place all-around with 32.90.

Jocelyn Robertson finished fifth all-around with 33.10 and fourth on vault with 8.45.

Girls soccer

The under-16 Greater Harford Blazers finished second to the Parkwood Soccer Club (Pennsylvania state champions) in the Emil Schillinger Turkey Bowl in Philadelphia.

In advancing to the finals, the Blazers battled Mercer (New Jersey state champions) to a sudden-death penalty-kick situation.

After each team had made three of five shots, the Blazers' Tiffany Corsi scored and Blazers goalie Erin Updegrove made a diving save to secure the win.

During the tournament, the Blazers scored 25 goals, led by Beth Blasi (10), Lynn Wilkinson (five), Amanda Moculski (four), Nancy Tevault (two), Kim Kafka (two) and Laura Kreps and Nicki Kaminski (one).

The defense was led by Liz Batten, Jennifer Kuehn, Corsi, Becky Gerhart, Michelle Gayo and Stacy Gelhaus.

* Under-14 -- Bel Air Lazers won the Baltimore Beltway Division I and Baltimore Metro Club Division championships this fall. The Lazers scored a 1-0 win over Keith Van Eron Pros in the Beltway championship and beat Rosedale, 2-0, to win the Metro title.

The Lazers advanced to the final of the North County Fall Classic, losing 1-0 after winning their division with wins over Severna Park, North Carroll and Davidsonville. They also finished third in the 16-team Baltimore Metro Classic at Patterson Park.

The team was led in scoring by Katie Corbett, Nicole Scott, Erin Lesh and Shannon Cohen. Halfbacks Britney Whitehurst and Kate Blaney contributed with fullbacks Tara Schlerf, Kristen Schafer and sweepers Randi Cecil, Jessica Stephens and Gina Sloman in posting 13 shutouts. Kate Jenkins was the goalkeeper, while Erinn Ford, Paige Lozoskie, Cheryl Yankolonis, Bonnie Zilka and Casey Jacabowski also contributed.

Boys soccer

The under-13 Greater Harford Rockets fell to the Perry Hall Hawks, 11-3, in indoor soccer at the Maryland Sports Arena.

Steve Andon, Peter Howard and Greg Murray scored for the Rockets, and Adam Dorsey provided an assist. Ryan Ungeretti and Andy Horner combined for 26 saves.

* Under-12 -- The Greater Harford Rowdies routed an undermanned Our Lady of Victory, 18-0, in indoor soccer at the Du Burns Arena last weekend.

Chris Myers, Kevin Rosso, Rob Boyle, Rob Ivy, Steve Milano, Adam Gum, B. J. Prior, Mike Youngerman, Todd Strausburg and B. J. Casserly scored for the Rowdies.

* The Forest Hill Force (4-0-1) topped Kingsville, 10-1, in indoor soccer action Wednesday night at the Maryland Sports Arena.

Daniel Watts had four goals, Dave Michaels two goals, and Eric Blom, Anthony Collurafici, Mike Duncan, and P. J. Kline one a piece.

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