Dougherty, Baker, Moyer still getting their kicks All-Metro players aid Puma Cup win

June 15, 1993|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

With the help of three Baltimore Sun 1992 All-Metro soccer players, The East Team won the Puma Cup title over the weekend in an event dubbed the first national high school All-Star tournament.

They scored just one goal among them in the three-day, four-team affair at the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, N.Y., but Shane Dougherty (Fallston); The Sun's All-Metro Player of the Year, Jeremy Baker (Calvert Hall); and Shawn Moyer (North County) demonstrated enough fancy footwork to prove they belonged among the nation's best.

"They played in almost all the games and they looked really good," said Matthew Bannister, the tournament's co-public relations director with Debbie Kealey. "I talked with their coach, Gerry Sharp, who said he had several players who were just head and shoulders above the rest -- and they were three of them."

The tournament began with a round robin against the Midwest, West and South squads, as the East (1-0-2) beat the South, 1-0, and tied both the Midwest, 0-0, and the West, 1-1. The South's 1-1-1 record earned it a title game rematch with the East, which won a thriller, 3-2.

Dougherty, who is headed for the University of Maryland, scored the East's lone goal against the West. The fourth Marylander from the East, Montgomery County's Devin Payton (Magruder), scored once in the title game.

Dougherty was a four-year varsity starter for the Cougars, leading them to a 1A state title with 36 goals and 11 assists. He was chosen the Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year and is a member of the Olympic Developmental Program's state and regional teams.

Moyer, also an ODP state and regional teamer, scored 24 goals and four assists this year and is headed for the Naval Academy. Baker (18 goals, six assists) led Calvert Hall to an 18-0, Maryland Scholastic Association title-winning season and is headed for the University of Richmond.

Maryland had the most representatives on the East, followed by New Jersey and Virginia (three players each), Massachusetts (two) and Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New York with one player each.

New Sherriff in town

In a ceremony beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Patterson Park's baseball diamond No. 1 -- near Utz Twardowicz stadium in Highlandtown -- will be dedicated to Sterling "Sherriff" Fowble, who died two years ago after establishing a near legendary reputation as coach of Harbor Federal's 14-to-16 baseball team.

Fowble, who was 75, began coaching the team in 1946 when it was sponsored by High's Ice Cream. It became Harbor Federal in 1981. Over his 46-year career, Fowble won over 1,600 games against approximately 100 losses -- an average of nearly 35 victories per 40-game season.

A former scout for the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets, Fowble's former pupils include past and present major-leaguers Ron Swoboda (Mets), Denny Nagle (Pittsburgh), Moose Haas (Milwaukee), Tim Nordbrook (Orioles) and Hall of Famer Al Kaline (Detroit).

His assistant of 12 years, Bill Becker, took over after his death. Fowble's wife and former scorekeeper, Virginia, is expected to be on hand for the dedication.

"Sherriff lived only about a block away from the field," said Nordbrook, 43, whose professional career lasted from 1964 to 1966. "This is a good call by the city, and we're extremely glad that it's happening. The Sherriff had no peers."

An inaugural July 4th All-Star game between Harbor Federal and several players chosen from around the city is scheduled to follow the 2 p.m. Baysox-New Britain contest at Memorial Stadium.

Tickets, which cost $5 and cover both games, will support Maryland Amateur baseball.

Future Olympian?

Calvert Hall graduate J. J. Kremer, The Sun's 1991-1992 All-Metro Player of the Year, has been selected to play with the East soccer team in the July 20-Aug. 1, 1993 U.S. Olympic Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Kremer, who will be a sophomore at UMBC, led the Retrievers in scoring last season.

Sunderland suits up

Mount St. Joseph graduate Dave Sunderland, who will spend his freshman season playing football for Lehigh University this fall, was chosen recently to play for the Maryland State Team against Virginia's All-Stars in the Chesapeake Football Classic on July 24 at the University of Maryland's Byrd Stadium.

The team began practicing Sunday at Frostburg State University.

A first-team All-Metro pick in both wrestling and football, Sunderland -- who maintained a 3.9 grade point average at Mount St. Joe -- was a two-year, two-way performer in football. As co-captain this year, he had 87 tackles, 48 solos and 10 sacks. He blocked two each in passes and punts.

On the wrestling mats, the 6-foot-4, 245-pounder was a two-time Maryland Scholastic Association champ, finishing with a 31-3 record (16 pins) and a No. 2 ranking in the state this year with no Marylander scoring back points against him.

Sunderland was chosen to the MSWA's All-Academic wrestling team and was a nominee for the scholar-athlete award from the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame.

Armstrong All-Stars

Baseball coaches from the Maryland Scholastic Association's Armstrong Division -- the equivalent of the B Conference -- recently chose an All-Star team, including Boys' Latin catcher Jon Armiger as the Player of the Year.

Other team members were pitchers Myron Hayes (Boys' Latin) and Joel Davis (Lutheran), outfielders Phil Booker (Boys' Latin), Jason Horich (St. Paul's) and Dan Gittings (Mount Carmel), first baseman Bryan Devaney (Boys' Latin), second baseman Matt Hassenine (Mount Carmel), shortstop Curtis Miller (Lutheran) and third baseman Carter Adkinson (Friends).

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