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December 17, 1992|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer

Meet a success for Docksiders

Maryland Gymnastics in Millersville, "Home of the Docksiders," attracted more than 300 gymnasts for its annual Christmas in Annapolis Invitational last week.

The Docksiders entered two teams at Level 9 and captured the first-place and third-place team awards. Hampshire Gymnastics of Amherst, Mass., claimed the second-place team award at Level 9.

Team champions in other divisions included Harford Gymnastics of Joppatowne (Levels 8 and 7 Optional), Watkins Gymnastics of West Chester, Pa. (Level 7), Lescisin Gymnastics Academy of Stockton, Calif. (Level 6), and Delmarva Gymnastics of Salisbury (Level 5).

In the Level 9, 9-11 age group, Docksider Elise Ray of Columbia won the first-place all-around award with 36.4. Ray, a defending national champion, took first on bars (9.2), beam (9.35) and floor (9.2) and second on vault (8.65).

Teammate Ashley Powell of Pasadena took second all-around with 34.65. Powell placed first on vault (8.85) and second on bars (8.65), beam (7.95) and floor (9.2).

In the 12-14 age group, Krista Gole of Severna Park placed first all-around with 35.95. Gole placed first on bars and beam and fourth on vault and floor. Teammates Natalie Bracciale of Woodstock, Md., and Stacey Jewett of Severna Park also placed in all-around.

The Docksiders captured first and second in all-around in the 15-and-over age group. Kelly Duffy of Gambrills claimed first on bars with a 9.5, second on floor with 9.4 and first all-around with 36.15.

Leigh Cappello of Severna Park was second in all-around with 35.75. Teammates Megan Vernon of Severna Park, Stephanie Light of Pasadena and Gemma Robison of Millersville all placed in the top 10 in all-around.

Allan Bailey of Bowie won first place on balance beam with a 9.15.

In the Level 8 competition, the following Docksiders placed in the top 10 in all-around: Susan Sperduto of Glen Burnie (31.95), Sara Dolan of Ellicott City (34.75), Nicki Bracciale (33.45), and Candice Sakraida of Bowie (32.35).

Dolan won first place on the uneven bars in the 12-14 age group with a 9.0 and Bracciale took first on vault in the 15-and-over bracket with an 8.7.

Lindsey Stover of Severna Park and Nina McFadden of Pasadena placed in the top 10 in all-around Level 7 Optional competition.

The Docksiders captured second place in Level 7 Compulsory competition. Alicia White of Millersville won the first-place all-around award with 34.50, after placing first on floor and bars. Brooke Goodwin of Millersville, Joanna Perry of Arnold and Catherine Hawkins of Davidsonville also placed in the top 10 in all-around.

In the Level 5 competition, Melissa Powell of Pasadena placed second in all-around after taking second on bars, beam and floor. Andrea Petrocelli of Pasadena, Katie Bishop of Severna Park and Karen Kulesz of Glen Burnie also placed in the top 10 in all-around.

Junior wrestling

The Severna Park Green Hornets opened their Maryland Junior League schedule in Carroll County last week, falling to Manchester, 44-42, before defeating Parkville, 46-39, in a tri-meet.

Co-captain Josh White led Severna Park in the 130-pound bracket with two pins. Other dual winners for the Green Hornets were Mike Stewart (85), Eric Schaffer (95), John Horrigan (100) and Ernie Listman (130).

Flyweights Matt Eveleth, Jeff Eveleth and Soci Mamalis split their matches for Severna Park.

In the final match against Parkville, Severna Park's Gary Serego (115) won a close decision, and teammate and co-captain Brian Kingsbury (135) closed out the victory by recording a first-period fall.

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