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RECREATION ROUNDUP

August 10, 1993|By John Harris III and Steven Kivinski

Water polo

The Annapolis Women's "A" water polo team recently finished third at the Senior Women's National Outdoor Water Polo Championships held at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.

Annapolis' 7-5 final win over Davis, Calif., marked the team's best-ever finish at Senior Nationals.

Vicki Gorman was high scorer with four goals, followed by Erika Bellish with two goals and Carrie Basye with one.

With three wins and one tie heading into the semifinal round, fifth-seeded Annapolis met up with California's top-seeded Sunset.

Despite four goals by Basye and single goals from teammates Maggie Phillips and Kelli Fitter, Annapolis bowed to Sunset, 8-6.

Earlier in the tournament, Annapolis was victorious over Bainbridge (13-2) and Moutain View and tied host Claremont, 9-9, as White scored the tying goal with nine seconds remaining. Other scorers for Annapolis were Basye (three), Gorman (two) and Billish Fitter and Von Schwarz with one apiece.

On Friday, Annapolis defeated Santa Barbara, 13-5, with the help of nine saves from goalkeeper Sandy Vessey.

Providing the scoring punch for Annapolis was Basye with five goals and Phillips, White, Bellish, Gorman, Fitter, Von Schwarz and Jenkins with one each.

In its first appearance at Senior Nationals, the Annapolis Women's "B" team was defeated by Modesto, Calif., 11-4, second-seeded Cal, 19-4, and the Bison, 8-4. High scorers for Annapolis were Serela Mansur and Shelley Martino.

Swimming

Sixteen-year-old Joan Chidester of Crofton set a Maryland state record in the 200-meter freestyle at the United States Swimming Junior National Long Course Championships held last week in Orlando, Fla.

Chidester, a member of the Naval Academy Junior Swim Club, finished fourth with a U.S. Swimming "Top 16" time of 2 minutes, 5.38 seconds, which qualifies her for the upcoming U.S. Open Swimming Championships.

Brook Wagner and Peter Ludham each captured first place in three events in leading Hillsmere Swim Club to a 263-246 victory over Davidsonville last week.

Wagner, competing in the 14-and-under girls division, took first in 50-meter breast stroke (38.39), 100 freestyle (1:10.16) and 100 .. individual medley (1:13.58).

Ludham, who was competing among the 12-and-under boys, finished first in the 100 IM (1:19.89), 50 breast stroke (41.61) and 50 butterfly (36.68).

Competing in the 18-and-under boys division for Hillsmere and taking first place in three events was Travis Brandon. Brandon held off teammate Joe Gruendl to win the 100 breast stroke (1:15.94), before taking first in 100 IM (1:02.99) and 50 butterfly (29.78).

Natalie Phillips picked up three gold medals in the 18-and-under girls division. Phillips took first in the 100 IM (1:05.49), 50 butterfly (29.43) and 100 backstroke (1:06.66).

The Hanley brothers -- Chris and Colin -- had a big day for Davidsonville as they combined for five first-place finishes and one third.

Chris Hanley was a triple winner in the 14-and-under boys division. He took first in the 100 IM (1:06.06), 50 butterfly (29.91) and 100 freestyle (57.77).

Colin Hanley, competing in the 10-and-under boys division, took first in 100 IM (1:26.09) and 25 breast stroke (21.40) and was third behind teammate Kurt Podrazik and Hillsmere's Aaron Rose in the 25 freestyle.

Senior softball

Betty and Jakes recently downed PBC, 11-3, to claim its second straight County 50-and-over championship.

Michael Dove provided a two-run homer to jump start Betty and Jakes. Jimmy "Puddin" Rice turned in an .800 batting average throughout the tournament, as teammate Gus Cesenaro finished behind Rice in hitting. The winners were led defensively by Dove and Grayson Ramsberg.

This was the third straight meeting between the two rivals in the county championship games, as Tony Campagna's team won both the Monday and Wednesday night league regular-season titles with records of 25-3 and 27-1, respectively.

Last year's nationally ranked (second in 50-and-over tournament play) contingent will now move on to compete in National and World Series play in Houston and Scottsdale, Ariz.

Arthur's finished third in the three-day playoffs, qualifying them for more postseason play in Scottsdale.

Betty and Jakes beat defending champ Danny's, 18-17, for the 55-and-over state title.

The win capped an undefeated tournament for B & J's which placed third in both the Tuesday and Thursday night leagues' regular-season standings with respective records of 15-8 and 17-7.

They had defeated Danny's in the semifinals of the double-elimination tournament, 11-2. Joe Anderson drove in the game-winner in the bottom of the sixth, driving in Jimmy Warren.

Pitcher Herbie Saffield knotched a win. Don Brooks batted .800 and made a running catch in the outfield for the last out of the game.

Frenchie Le Tan (four RBI), Hal Greer and Billy Lovelace all went 3-for-4 for Danny's, the regular season champs in both leagues (21-1, 18-2). Both teams will move on to postseason play. Ken Michael's third-place finish enabled the team to qualify for World Series play in Houston.

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