HCYP girls run away with second place


March 18, 1993|By Rich Scherr | Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer

With two wins last weekend, the Howard County Youth Program 11-year-old girls travel basketball team came away with second place in the Arbutus Sunday League postseason tournament.

The team started the weekend with a 26-10 win over GORC, as Stacie Tokasz scored a season-high 12 points. Melissa Dugan added six, Terri Daniels four, Lisa Chapman three and Alexia Vogler one. Cindy Thomas excelled on defense for Howard.

On Sunday, the team pulled the upset of the tournament against Arbutus, defeating the previously unbeaten hosts, 30-24, despite dressing only six players.

Daniels led the charge with 13 points, Jennifer Westervelt and Dugan scored six each, Vogler and Chapman had two apiece and Tokasz added a free throw.

The win gave HCYP another shot at Arbutus in the title game. This time, however, Howard fell just short, losing, 30-25.

Daniels again led the scoring with 12 points, followed by Tokasz with eight, Vogler and Dugan with two each and Chapman with one.

Ice hockey

Not even the Blizzard of '93 could stop one local hockey team this past weekend.

The Howard Squirt A Huskies braved the snow and ice and came away with the first-place trophy after going undefeated at the Wintersport Ice Hockey Tournament in Bucks County, Pa.

The Huskies overpowered the host Royals, 14-3, in the opener, as Adam Levinson (four goals, two assists), Bobby Steen (three goals, four assists), Steve Blakely (three goals), Mike Millios (one bTC goal, two assists), Robby Falk (three assists) and T. J. Mathieson, Nick Zahrobsky and Cedric Cato (one assist each) provided the offense.

Goalie Greg Hendrix earned the win.

Then in the championship game against the Bristol Blazers, Howard's stingy defense, led by Falk, Zahrobsky, Cato and Jessie Kieffer, limited the opposition to six shots en route to a 2-0 win.

The Huskies' offense fired 37 shots, as Levinson scored both goals and Steen (two) and Kieffer came up with assists. Goalie Brian Moscoe's strong play in net helped ensure the shutout.

* Beginning tomorrow, some of the finest youth hockey teams in the eastern United States will converge on Columbia for the Mid-America U.S.A. Hockey Regional (Tier II) championships.

Competing in the Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget age groups, teams will play for the chance to advance to April's national championships, where they will compete against teams from seven other regions around the country.

To advance to this weekend's competition, teams first had to win their district championship. The Mid-America region consists teams from as far north as New Jersey, as far west as Indiana and as far south as Florida.

Local teams competing are the Montgomery Blue Devils and the Howard Huskies in the Pee-Wee and Bantam levels and the Bowie Bruins and Huskies in the Midget level.

The competition, played host to by the Howard County Youth Hockey Club, will last three days, with games played at the Columbia Ice Rink and the Washington Capitals' training facility in Piney Orchard.


Teams from Gymnastics Plus in Columbia recently competed in two meets.

The club's Class 1-IV gymnasts competed at the Parkettes International Boys Invitational, where a group led by David Scimonelli led the way.

Scimonelli, competing in Class IV, took third in the floor exercise, pommel horse and vault, second in the horizontal bar and first in the parallel bars and all-around.

Teammate Chris Stark had similar results, winning the pommel horse and taking second in the rings and all-around. Curtis Haines won the horizontal bar and Adam Frias took third on the floor.

Tom Kutz led Class III competitors by finishing second on the rings and third on the vault and horizontal bar. Adam Frias also placed third on the floor.

5l In Class II, Tim Bulleri and Wes Cress led the charge. Bulleri took third on the pommel horse and rings and won the vault. Cress took seconds on the floor and rings and third on the vault. Benjamin Hayward (second on vault) and Mike Ficca (fifth all-around) also competed.

The final two gymnasts competed in Class I Open Optionals, as Neil Niemi finished third on the rings and all-around and Josh Turner took third on the floor and vault.

Some of the club's Class IV, V and VI gymnasts made a strong showing at a U.S.A. Gymnastics designated qualifier at Gymnastics Plus.

Winners for the host club in Class VI competition included Matthew Barresi (first on rings, third all-around), Patrick Dulaney (first on pommel horse, second on parallel bars), Kellen Tucker (first on horizontal bar) and Nicholas Cambo (first on parallel bars).

In Class IV, Brian Frank stole the show with wins on the pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar for a winning all-around effort of 34.7.


To submit Howard County recreation information, call or fax (410) 521-0505.

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