Laurel club's Smith to fight for Potomac Valley...

Recreation roundup

January 21, 1993|By Rich Scherr | Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer

Laurel club's Smith to fight for Potomac Valley crown

Lonnie Smith of the Laurel Boys and Girls Club will take his first step toward a possible national boxing championship this weekend in Palmer Park.

Smith, 45-5 and a winner of his past four bouts -- all by knockouts in the first two rounds -- will take on Levon Seegers for the Potomac Valley Association Super Heavyweight championship, Open Division, Saturday at Sugar Ray Leonard's boxing facility.

With a win, Smith, a graduate of Meade High School and a junior at Towson State University, will advance to the United States Amateur Boxing Regional Championships in Hampton, Va., Feb. 4-7, with winners fighting for the national championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., March 1-7.

Smith, 21, is a strong jabber who has shown power with his right hand.

Swimming

A number of Howard County swimmers helped pace the Retriever Aquatic Club to a first-place finish in last weekend's First National Bank Retriever Classic at UMBC.

The Retrievers beat out 33 teams from New York to North Carolina to win the three-day event, outpointing the Poseidon Club, 3,730-2,573.50, with the Old Dominion Aquatic Club taking third and the Naval Academy Jr. Swim Club finishing fourth.

The Howard County YMCA took 16th with 272 points, and the Columbia Aquatics Association finished 30th.

Four swimmers from Columbia played large roles in the RAC's success. Twelve-year-old Laurie Felker won seven events and racked up 170 team points to lead all 11-12-year-old girls. Sixteen-year-old Elysia Moreland won five events.

For the boys, 14-year-old Pat McGonigal won four events and 12-year-old Michael Malchak won the 500 freestyle.

Overall, Retriever swimmers won 41 events.

Ice hockey

In Capital Beltway Hockey League action last week, the Howard Squirt A's came away with a win and a tie.

Howard built a 2-0 lead against Bowie on Tuesday only to be tied when Bowie scored two goals in two minutes.

Scoring for the Huskies were Bobby Steen assisted by Adam Levinson and Robby Falk, and Levinson assisted by Steen and Cedric Cato.

In its victory, Howard fell behind Chevy Chase by a goal before scoring five straight to win, 5-2.

Nick Zahrobsky had two goals and an assist, and Brian Moscoe had a goal and two assists. The other goals were scored by Steve Blakely and Steen, with assists going to Jesse Keifer, Blakely, Falk, Cato and Levinson.

Goalie Greg Hendrix stopped 14 Chevy Chase shots.

Girls soccer

The Oakland Mills Hornets Soccer Association of Columbia 1981 girls travel team won another game in the Winter League, defeating Severna Park, 7-2.

Tonya Dedmond scored two goals and Lan Gardner, Stacy Tokasz, Katie Manwiller, Kelly Schneider and Megan Moulding scored one each.

Jane Williams, Monica Serianni and Lizette Peasall keyed the defense.

Men's basketball

It was a good week for Northern Division teams in the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks Winter Men's Basketball League, Sunday Division I.

Northern teams won four of the week's five games -- all by at least 18 points.

Knudsen Homes improved to 3-0, beating The Burg, 112-81; Dawg Brick (3-0) defeated Glass Block, 85-36; Celtics-Not (2-1) beat Clyde's, 87-68; and Fred Frank Bailbonds (3-0) defeated Bode Floors, 72-54.

The lone Northern Division loss was by the Skins, who fell to 2-1 with a 55-48 defeat to Supreme Sports, who lead the division at 2-1.

Overall this season, the Northern Division is 13-2 against its Southern Division rivals.

* In the Sunday Division 2 League, the Irish Pizza Pub and K.A.O.S. both improved to 3-0 in the Northern Division. The Pub defeated Wilts, 69-57, and K.A.O.S. handled Pete's Raider, 62-33.

* The Southern Division saw the Dream On Team go to 3-0 with a 66-57 win over the Industrial Wastes. Bricks-R-Us and the Lakers, tied for second place at 2-1, also kept pace with wins.

* In the Eastern Division, Nutha's is alone in first place after a 55-51 win over Untouchables. Untouchables, Fitness Formula and Baltimore Aircoil are tied for second at 2-1.

* North American Mortgage and Team Ugly sit atop the Men's Tuesday League at 2-0, followed by HCPOA, Ryland Mortgage, Certified Packaging and the Rainmen, all at 1-1.

* In the Wednesday Men's League, there's a three-way tie for first with the Fast Breaks, the Razorbacks and Short But Slow all at 2-0.

* To submit information to the Howard County recreation roundup, call (410 ) 521-0505.

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