White on national junior team Pan Am Jr. Games are her next stop

June 29, 1993|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

Distance runner Amanda White is still going.

The Dulaney graduate and The Baltimore Sun's two-time Female Athlete of the Year, was a 3,000-meter runner-up Sunday to the University of Arkansas' Shelly Taylor in the United States Track and Field Junior Nationals in Spokane, Wash.

The effort earned her a spot on the U.S. national junior team, which competes in the July 15-17 Pan Am Junior Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba. White, who captured 19 state titles in track and cross country, competed in the July 1992 Pan Am Games as a swimmer in the 200 and 400 individual medleys and the 100 and 200 breaststrokes.

She is headed for Stanford on a full scholarship and plans to swim and run.

Northwest bests nation

A week after winning the state freestyle championships at Bullis School in Montgomery County, the Northwest Wrestling Club got a lock on last weekend's Amateur Athletic Union Freestyle and Greco-Roman Grand Nationals at Hersheypark Arena.

With five champions in the freestyle competition, the club -- which trains at McDonogh School -- outperformed any state, including Iowa, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Leading the way was two-time All-American and Owings Mills graduate Grant Johnson (178), who had two pins and three technical falls. The three-time state champ and The Baltimore Sun's 1992-93 Wrestler of the Year is headed for Boston College.

All-Metro and three-time state champ Greg Kessler (132), also an Owings Mills graduate, was a champion as well.

Woodlawn senior heavyweight Darrell Mance, who last winter became the Warriors' first state champ, also won a title in Hershey. The previous week, he and Johnson won freestyle state titles.

The club, which is this year's East Coast runner-up to Newtown Square's (Pa.) Team Foxcatcher, also had titles from Bill Royer (149.5), an assistant coach at 1A-2A state champ Northeast, and Dunbar junior Martius Harding (171.5), a runner-up in last year's Baltimore City, Maryland Scholastic Association and the 1A-2A state tournaments.

For Royer, who competed in the open division, the effort included a 6-1 victory over Louie Lizario, a former world champion.

Harding nearly pulled off a double victory but was runner-up in theGreco-Roman competition, being pinned in a title bout after holding a 5-0 lead.

North Carroll sophomore Tommy Kiler (130.5) won a freestyle title competing for the Olney Wrestling Club, and Woodlawn senior David Plack (98.5) was a champion for the Southern Maryland Wrestling Club.

Northeast junior Chris Morrow (130.5) was fourth for Northwest.

Wojociechowski a shining star

Cardinal Gibbons senior guard Steve Wojociechowski was named outstanding player at last weekend's second session of the Five-Star basketball camp in Honesdale, Pa.

Wojociechowski, 5 feet 10, who was a second-team All-Metro selection, also received the Mr. Hustle Award and the Sean Mannion Sportsmanship Award.

Wojociechowski was also an All-Baltimore City soccer player.

Wojociechowski wasn't the only Crusader to star at the camp.

Seniors Ryan Beaumont and Jerard Rucker were named NBA all-stars, and junior Corey Butts was named an NCAA all-star.

City baseball champions

A team of fourth- and fifth-graders from Charles Carroll of Carrollton Elementary School, who train out of the McKim Community Center, downed Johnston Square, 8-1, Saturday to win the Baltimore Baseball League's 9-12 title.

The game, played at Druid Hill Park, featured Dominick Logan's 12 strikeouts and Kevin Newby's three-run double, as the team completed its first season with a 10-2 record.

Scoring for Carroll were Newby, Joe Robinson, Travon Davis, Roderick Davis, Thomas Dabney, James Murphy, Ken Sullivan and Ahmed Jackson.

"This team has had a positive attitude and energy level the whole year, and all the parental support has made it all worth it," said coach Joe McMonagle, still hoarse from yelling during Saturday's game. "The McKim Center's Kids Club provided us with transportation to the games all year."

Shawny Stukes (6-1) was the hero in Carroll's regular-season finale, a 13-0, no-hit victory over Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, which secured the regular-season crown.

Stukes, who struck out 14 and hit two home runs in that game, is among the team's top hitters.

Stukes, Logan, O. J. Walker and Darnell Williams batted over .600, combining for more than 30 home runs.

DeShawn Walters was chosen the scholar athlete for the team.

On the right track

Mervo sophomore Royston Little, competing for Ed Waters' track club, won three events at a meet last weekend at Lake Clifton, winning the 100 and 200 and running on the winning 400 relay team in the 15-16 age group.

The club's Alvin Hathaway, of the 9-10 age group, anchored the winning 1,600 relay and was a runner-up in the 400.

At the June 12-13 U.S. Track and Field regionals, Ed Waters' All-Metro sprinter Jim Banach (Perry Hall) tuned up for this weekend's national age group championships with a 10.32 in the 100. The finish is among the nation's top times for the 15-16 age group.

Banach, a junior, was a county and regional champion in the 100 and placed third in the 4A state meet.

Perdikakis Towson-bound

Loyola graduate George Perdikakis, who kicked an MSA-record 42-yard field goal in a loss to City, will play football at Towson State this fall.

At the Chip Lohmiller camp at Bridgewater College in Virginia over the weekend, Perdikakis kicked a 52-yarder for first place in a field-goal-kicking competition.

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