Glenelg ballplayers were the boys of spring this year WEST COUNTY -- Clarksvill * Highland * Glenelg * Lisbon

NEIGHBORS

July 22, 1993|By SALLY BUCKLER

It was the midsummer classic in Baltimore last week. Folks flocked to Oriole Park at Camden Yards to see some great ballplayers and to watch the annual All-Star game. Here in western Howard County, we have baseball stars, too.

At the top of the list of local heroes is third baseman Brian Boteler, who just finished his junior year at Glenelg High School. Brian won kudos from the local newspapers and he was the outstanding player on the Glenelg High School varsity baseball team, which won the state championship in its 2A Division.

Names of Glenelg players dominated regional all-star teams. Brian says that Glenelg coach Terry Coleman knows how to win games and has always had winning records, but the thrill of the season for this young team was winning the state championship.

Can they repeat next year? Boteler thinks they have a chance, since most of the top players are coming back and returning seniors Matt Morraye and Kevin Curtin will be leaders on the team. They were both named all-county players this past season, as were fellow juniors Mike Goldberg, Sean Lookingbill and Mike Deming.

The team lost a top pitcher when Jeff Lewis graduated. The team also lost the speedy outfielder Jamie Brinker and outfielder Dave Gunter to graduation.

Brian, who is the son of George and Marcie Boteler of Marriottsville, is modest about his accomplishments. He sees baseball as a team sport and takes care to mention his teammates by name during an interview. His baseball season didn't stop when the Glenelg team won the state championship. He is finishing a summer season with the Liberty Road team in the Baltimore Metro League. His team is in first place with three games to go.

In the fall, Brian and Glenelg sophomore Mike Goldberg will play for the Frederick Oriolanders, a team coached by Tom Gilbert, an Orioles scout. So the next time you want to see some baseball stars, you don't have to make the trip to Oriole Park. Just look around the corner for Brian Boteler and his teammates.

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Are you looking for a way to express your musical talents? Then Linden-Linthicum Methodist Church in Clarksville may be looking for you. The church is interviewing musicians for the positions of choir director and organist.

For more information or to make an appointment for an interview, call the church office at 531-5653. Experienced and inexperienced musicians are welcome to apply.

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"The excitement continues to grow," says Mount View Middle School Principal Marion Payne. Contractors are nearly finished with the building, the department of education has named an exemplary staff for the school, and Mrs. Payne has planned some exciting kickoff activities for the Mount View students. The staff will hold orientations for all students Aug. 26.

Community residents can tour the new school at the open house scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29.

For information about the school and its activities, please call 313-7149.

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Every school needs a mascot and school colors. Because the students expressed interest in endangered species, the Peregrine Falcon was selected as Mount View's mascot.

The official school colors of silver, deep purple and black match the colors of the new Colorado Rockies major league baseball team.

Mount View PTA officers announce that the first PTA fund-raiser will be a magazine subscription drive, held Sept. 10 through Sept. 28. The PTA needs many volunteers to make this first year run smoothly. Mount View families have already received two newsletters in the mail.

The PTA hopes that parents will fill out the PTA membership form and respond to the request for information for the school directory and to volunteer.

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Need a car wash? The members of the St. Louis Catholic Youth Ministry will gladly wash your vehicle Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. behind the church on Route 108.

There is no charge to wash your car, van, or truck, but you may make a donation if you wish. All proceeds will help pay for the activities of the busy group. The last time these ambitious teen-agers scheduled a car wash, they were rained out. This time they're hoping for better weather and lots of vehicles to wash.

Call 410-531-6668 for more information.

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Our car needed more than a wash last Saturday. Our 10-year-old Oldsmobile decided to quit near Columbia. As the car choked to a stop, we knew that our cooling system was the culprit. Don Calp of Columbia was mowing his lawn, but he graciously came to our rescue with a good sense of humor, energy, water and expertise. He epitomized the good neighbor spirit that we see so often in Howard County. Thanks, Don!

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For a real old fashioned family fun day, try the Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church Fair Sept. 11. Chairman Dave Slick says that the whole community is invited to the eighth annual day of entertainment and activities. To be held on the church grounds on Burnt Woods Road in Glenwood, the action starts at 10:00 a.m., with games, picnic food, pony and hay rides and music from the band "Just Friends."

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