Five from area reach top of their game BTC

February 24, 1993|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

Two athletes each from Gilman and Randallstown and a McDonogh School graduate turned in top performances in their sports last week.

Although No. 7 Randallstown was dethroned by No. 4 Owings Mills, two of the Rams' three individual champions were Javin Rudolph (140 pounds) and Kent Morrison (160) in last weekend's Baltimore County wrestling tournament.

In his 6-1 title bout victory, Rudolph, who dropped from 145, beat Towson's top-seeded regional champ, Shawn Kopalchick. Rudolph, who was seeded seventh, avenged an overtime loss with a win over Perry Hall's Brian Yoakum after handing No. 2 seed John Fields (Overlea) only his second loss, 12-6, in the first round.

Morrison, a county runner-up last year, handed Hereford's third-ranked defending 2A-1A state champion, Jesse Channell, his first loss, 7-4, in the title bout. With 20 pins -- including 13 in the first period -- Morrison ranks second in the area with 82 points.

After consecutive runner-up finishes, Gilman's No. 2-ranked Gerard Harrison (119, 17 pins) won four matches and was named the Outstanding Wrestler for winning his Maryland Scholastic Association crown.

Harrison's cousin, Gilman junior point guard Jimmy Fields, also earned MVP honors -- but Fields did it by compiling 70 points, 22 assists and 20 rebounds to lead the Greyhounds to their fifth MSA Independent Schools Tournament basketball title in six years.

Fields averaged 18.1 points, scoring 525 for the season and raising his career total to 1,170. He is second on Gilman's all-time scoring list behind Matt Eastwick (1,244).

McDonogh graduate Brian Antonelli (160), a wrestler at Blair Academy (N.J.), scored a takedown against the Pennington School's Bruce Pashley with 40 seconds left in overtime for an 8-6 prep state title victory. The win, at the Peddie School in Heightstown, N.J., avenged a high school loss to Pashley.

Exhibition of excellence

Competing in the Maryland Scholastic Association B Conference diving championships as an exhibition entrant for the second straight year, Western junior Jenni Stewart turned in an outstanding performance.

Because Western is not an MSA school, Stewart's performances were not official.

But the three-time City-Wide champion amassed 375.15 points in the meet at Johns Hopkins last Wednesday -- .20 more than McDonogh's B-Division champion, Amanda Kuehl.

McKim's mat might

The McKim Center's junior league wrestling team, coached by Ron Jackson, captured the Maryland Duals title for the first time in 15 years in a quad meet at Overlea last weekend.

Going undefeated in three matches for McKim were defending state champ Kenwon Addison (55 pounds), state runner-up Doug Hampton (150), Danshawn Stukes (90), Angelo Harris (107) and Ronnie Powell (115).

McKim beat Carroll County teams the Warriors, 41-29, and Manchester, 46-24, in the semifinal and final, respectively. Manchester led McKim 24-7 but was shut out after getting an 85-pound fall.

McKim Center alumni include recent City-Wide champs Bruce Pendles (112, Dunbar), George Chandler (130, Walbrook), Maurice Simmons (135, Edmondson) and Jamil Stokely (160, Walbrook).

Kid gloves back on?

The ban on adhesive, sticky or tacky gloves in high school football, which was approved in a Jan. 5-6 meeting of the National Federation of State High School Football Associations, has been delayed until the 1994 season.

Because of the rule's impact on glove manufacturers, dealers and schools, the ban has been delayed a year to allow more testing on gloves.

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