Retriever Aquatic Club qualifies record 18 for Eastern Zone meet

Recreation roundup

March 11, 1993|By Rich Scherr | Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer

Eighteen area swimmers from the Retriever Aquatic Club qualified last weekend for the prestigious Eastern Zone Championships April 2-4 at SUNY-Buffalo.

Dan Zohorsky, Jessie Goertler, Rachel Handshu, Mark Whitaker, Mark Zonarich, Sean Evans, Laurie Felker, Chris Franey, Pat Evans, Cedric Taylor, Pat McGonigal, Marci Malchak, Mickey Blakely, Deric Walters and Megan Roesch, all of Columbia, D. J. Heller and Michael Conti of Ellicott City and Brian Crawford of Laurel were among 27 Retriever swimmers to qualify -- the most in team history.

"We're bringing a well-rounded group," said coach Sid Burkot. "We have kids of all different ages. It's a nice team, top to bottom."

Five others from the county have qualified to compete in the Senior Nationals March 31-April 4 in Nashville, Tenn.

Ingrid Kilpe and Elysia Moreland, both from Columbia, will represent the Retriever Aquatic Club, and Mike Gibeau (Laurel), David Miller (Columbia) and Loren Siebert (Fulton) will swim for UMBC.

Burkot has been voted president of the Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming Association and also has been placed on the Senior Swimming Committee for U.S. Swimming.

Girls basketball

With two wins last week, North Carolina strengthened its hold on first place in the 10-11 Western Howard County Youth Basketball League.

The Tar Heels improved to 11-1 with a 16-6 win over Villanova and a 28-15 win over Michigan.

Michele Farace led her team with 10 points in each game, with Heidi Browning, Jessica Nicola, Brooke Kimball and Amy Kellinger assisting on offense.

Kara Henneman, Allison Ford and Melissa Moreland each scored two for Villanova, and Leah Jones (six) and Carolina Collinson (five) led Michigan.

* Notre Dame won two games last week. The Irish edged Duke, 25-24, then defeated Syracuse, 21-10.

Stephanie Howell scored seven in each of the wins, and Amy Taylor (four and seven), Kelly Renfro (seven and four) and April Barnard (four against Duke) also contributed.

Duke was led by Ann Miller, who scored a game-high 16 points, while Kelly Ryan led Syracuse with a career-high four points.

* In the other game of the week, Miller scored 15 as Duke edged Villanova, 19-16.

Diane Campanyola and Holly Barrow also scored two apiece for the Blue Devils. Anita Currano (five), Lisa Humphrey (four) and Ford (three) led the Wildcats.

Men's basketball

There are four teams left in the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks Men's Basketball League Tuesday "C" Division playoffs.

In Tuesday's quarterfinal round, top seed Team Ugly defeated No. 8 seed Laidlaw Environmental Services, 61-54, and No. 5 seed Ryland Mortgage prevailed against No. 4 seed North American Mortgage, 58-52, at Clarksville Middle School.

In the other bracket at Harpers Choice Middle School, No. 3 seed Certified Packaging held off No. 6 seed HCPOA, 66-60, and No. 2-seed Rainmen defeated No. 7 seed Clean Harbors, 51-46.

The semifinal round will take place Tuesday night at Clarksville Middle with Team Ugly playing Ryland Mortgage at 8:15 and Certified Packaging meeting the Rainmen at 9:15.

Volleyball

Team Franc stands alone as the only undefeated team in the Howard County Adult Volleyball leagues.

After seven weeks of regular-season play in the Co-Rec B Division, Team Franc leads the way at 21-0, followed by Foul Play (15-6), the TRC Mallers (13-8), No Neds (8-10) and The Butler Did It (9-12).

Only two other teams come close to matching Team Franc's record. In Co-Rec Division C, the Sunday Spikers stand at 20-1, and the Avalon Warriors lead the Co-Rec A Division at 16-2.

While the Spikers remained unchallenged in their division, the Warriors have been pursued for most of the season by the Jackelopes (13-5), TTGBITN (12-6) and the Blue Stars (10-8).

The most hotly contested division, however, has been the Men's.

J & D Deckcrafters and Gotta Be Da Shoes both stand atop the division at 17-4.

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

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