Coach pins history lesson on trip by Wisconsin's Carroll College

February 03, 1993|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

Here's one for the Carroll County history buff.

Western Maryland College's wrestling team will be playing host to Carroll College today.

The school, located in Waukesha, Wis., about 20 miles west of Milwaukee, is named after Charles Carroll of Carrolltown, a prominent landowner and at one point the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Western Maryland coach Paul Johnson got a call from Carroll coach Don Dietzler before the season. Dietzler's squad was heading this way and wanted another dual meet on the schedule.

"At first, he didn't know we were in Carroll County. Later, he sent me a blurb about the school and we found out it was named after Charles Carroll," Johnson said.

"We're going to make it an educational trip for them, as well. We're trying to find Carroll's birthplace, so we can get a picture of the team there."

The Green Terrors (6-4) are banged up a bit, with three starters out of the lineup.

Freshman Justin Mikulski improved to 10-0 in dual-meet action Saturday with a pin of Elizabethtown's Chris Rumbaugh at 118 pounds.

Elizabethtown came away with a 35-18 win.

Men's basketball

You have to wonder whether things can get any worse for the injury-filled Green Terrors.

Last Saturday, senior point guard Scott Lyon's career ended when he suffered a severely sprained left ankle in a 79-53 loss at Franklin & Marshall.

Lyon is the third starter gone for the season. Senior Paul Pawlowski and sophomore Tony Jenkins, both bothered by knee problems, are the others. Even assistant coach John Kovach has missed time after back surgery in January.

It has left the Green Terrors (4-13) with only 10 players on the bench, including career junior varsity senior point guard Burr Burker.

Lyon finished his four years at Western Maryland with 709 career points and 407 assists. In 12 games this season, he was averaging 12.5 points and 4.5 assists.

The Green Terrors hit bottom Monday when they fell to previously winless Gallaudet, 74-64.

Junior forward Rolando Welch continued to be a bright spot with 23 points and 13 rebounds. It was the 13th double-double for Welch this season and his fourth straight.

His 13 rebounds Monday gave him 240 for the season to assure him of averaging at least 10 rebounds. The last Green Terror to do that was Bob Kurzenhauser, in the 1974-75 season.

Swimming

Freshman Karen Alexander continues to rewrite the school record book in women's swimming.

Last Wednesday when the Green Terrors played host to Franklin & Marshall, she set a school and pool record in the 440-yard individual medley with a time of 4 minutes, 46.19 seconds.

The effort just about guarantees her a trip to the NCAA Division III championships at Emory University in Atlanta on March 11-13.

The swimming team split at Ursinus on Saturday, with the men claiming a 116-82 win and the women dropping a 115-72 decision.

Junior Mike Jekogian captured the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events and also swam a leg on the winning 200 freestyle relay.

The victory improved the men's mark to 4-5. Last year's win total was three.

Sophomore Buffy Burke came home with wins in the 50 and 100 freestyle races, but they weren't enough, as the women's team dropped to 6-3.

Both teams are approaching the last legs of their schedules, and they will be tough ones, starting today at Gettysburg.

The Gettysburg women have won eight straight Middle Atlantic Conference titles and 13 of the past 14. The men are three-time defending MAC champs.

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