Nine county swimmers to compete in Eastern Zone All-Star meet in Buffalo

April 04, 1993|By Mike Jefferson | Mike Jefferson,Contributing Writer

Nine Harford County swimmers representing four different teams have joined the Maryland All-Star Zone team to compete this weekend in the Eastern Zone All-Star Swimming Championships in Buffalo, N.Y.

The swimmers, who placed in a zone qualifier March 5-7, are Omar Fraser, Jodi Encapera, Katy Novotny, Jeff Warwick and Chris Holloway (Edgewood Aquanauts), Natika Dannenfelser and Amber Hays (North Baltimore Aquatic Club), Erin Greason (Harford County YMCA) and Justin Werner, representing Knights Columbus Orchard.

In the 15-18 age group, Holloway qualified in the 100 butterfly and the 50 and 100 freestyle. Warwick will compete in the 500 freestyle. Werner will compete in the 100 and 200 in dividual medley.

In the 13-14 age group, Encapera will compete in the 100 and 200 butterfly and the 50, 100, and 500 freestyle races. Novotny will swim the 50 and 100 freestyle and 100 and 200 backstroke.

Hayes will swim the 100 backstroke and NBAC teammate Dannenfelser will compete in the 50 and 100 breaststroke, 100, 200, and 500 freestyle.

Fraser will race in the 50 backstroke and 50 freestyle in the 11-12 bracket.

OC Erin Greason, a 9-10 competitor, will swim the 50 breaststroke.

Boys basketball

In the Harford County Boys Basketball Tournament, Aberdeen won the 9-10, 11-12 and 15-17 championships, and Forest Hill won the 13-14 championship.

In the 9-10 final, Aberdeen edged Edgewood of the Aberdeen Proving Ground area, 43-40.

The 11-12 Aberdeen team won its championship game with a 60-41 win over Forest Hill. The team was undefeated throughout the tournament with wins over North Harford, Forest Hill and Havre de Grace.

Forest Hill defeated Fallston, 58-52, to win the 13-14 championship. Forest Hill was undefeated with earlier tournament wins over Bel Air Gold, Fallston, Havre de Grace and Bel Air Blue.

Earlier last month, the 15-17 Aberdeen team won its championship with a victory over the Harford County Boys and Girls Club.

Girls soccer

* Under-14 -- The Harford United Flash opened its spring outdoor season with matches against quality opponents from the East Coast during the prestigious Jefferson Cup Tournament, March 27-28, at Striker Park in Richmond, Va.

The Flash earned the championship with a 2-0-1 record in a blind draw that featured six teams, including three state champions, two state runners-up and a former two-time state champion.

The Flash's first game was played in a torrential downpour. The team beat state champion Connecticut Yankee United on a goal left wing Jen Coulsen in the first half. Keeper Tina Steck had four saves for the Flash.

In the second game, the Flash tied the Raleigh Spartans, 1-1, on a goal by Haley DeLaurence.

The title was earned with a 1-0 triumph over the Virginia state champion Springfield Legend.

The winning goal was set up by right wing Jenn Cook's corner kick, which was headed from DeLaurence to Coulsen, who kicked in the winning score.

* Under-10 -- The Bel Air travel soccer team defeated Cockeysville, 4-0, in its spring Baltimore Beltway League season opener. The scoring was spread among Angela Munro, Jennie Weber, Shannon Bumpus and Lauren Moore. Janice Hanfman recorded the shutout in goal.

Boys soccer

The Greater Harford Scorpions defeated the Junior Outlaws, 7-2, in recent indoor action at the Maryland Sports Arena.

Derrick Snyder (two goals), James Sonnichsen, Aaron Sherwood, Jordan Green, Tim Bowman and Jason Kemper (one each) scored for the Scorpions, and Bowman (two), Eric Heisey, Eric Syphard, Nate Goulden, Sherwood, Sonnichsen and Green (one each) added assists.

Defenders Larry Stevenson, Tony Joynes, Brian Dempsey and Mike Coughlin, and goalie Jim Kopp kept the Outlaws in check.

Girls basketball

The Bel Air 13-14 team defeated North East of Cecil County to win the Eastern County Basketball Championship Thursday night in Bel Air.

Bel Air (14-6 overall), runner-up in the Harford County tournament, also competed in the Catonsville St. Patrick's Day tournament, defeating Glen Burnie, 34-12, but losing a tight game to Severna Park, 28-27, and close game against host Catonsville, 19-13.

Eastern League 13-14 championship team members include Kate Blaney, Erin Lesh, Britney Whitehurst, Paige Lozoskie, HTC Nicole Kontrabecki, Heather Russell, Nicole Muhler, Stephanie Novak, Jenny Dauphinais and Amanda Herzog.

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