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RECREATION ROUNDUP

August 17, 1993|By John Harris III and Steven Kivinski

Softball

The Anne Arundel Rebels 10-and-under girls fast-pitch softball team completed a perfect 43-0 season last weekend by winning the PONY National Championship in Marion, Ill.

Prior to qualifying for the nationals, the Rebels had won every tournament in which they competed including the Lake Shore Invitational, Delaware Invitational, Sterling Fireworks Classic, PONY Regional Tournament and the East Coast Zone Tournament.

In addition, the Rebels were the Anne Arundel County Select Softball League winners and the Maryland ASA state champions.

The Rebels opened the national tournament with a 21-20 victory over Evansville, Ill. Kristin Zaleski, Heather Petryczak and Meaghan Allan led the way offensively.

In Game 2, the Rebels defeated Herrin, Ill., 15-8, behind the pitching of Zaleski and the hitting of Allan and Tina Ryals.

Jamie Clingan pitched a two-hitter for the Rebels in a 17-2 victory over Mount Zion, Ill. Clingan and Linda Parks each knocked in four runs for the winner.

In the final game of pool play, the Rebels defeated Joliet, Ill., 12-1, behind Zaleski's three-hit pitching effort. Kristine Sims and Erin Riggins both shined offensively for the Rebels.

Allan scored what proved to be the winning run as the Rebels defeated Marion, 7-6, in the semifinals.

The Rebels capped the tournament and their season by defeating Herrin, 8-7, in the championship game.

Meghan Cowen drove in the winning run in the sixth inning.

Lacrosse

The Midget and Junior Anne Arundel County Youth Lacrosse Club squads recently completed an undefeated, two-week tour of England, battling that country's best youth lacrosse players.

In Midget league action, the local contingent finished 7-0, outscoring their opponents 105-14. Their two toughest tests came against Stockport teams, the Midgets and the Metro Club.

In their first game of the tour against the Stockport Midgets, Anne Arundel fought off a first-half deficit on its way to a 11-6 triumph. In its final game, it downed Metro, 10-6.

Brian Messineo (Davidsonville) led the scoring for Anne Arundel during the week with 13 goals and eight assists. Justin Mullen (Cape St. Claire) had 13 goals and four assists.

Arnold's Fred Hill and Severna Park's Bert Whitelock added 12 goals and eight assists each, Conor Hughes (Annapolis) registered 11 goals and six assists, and Jeff Small (Annapolis) led the team in assists with nine and scored 10 goals.

Sean Songer (Tracey Landing) scored seven goals and had seven assists, Jonathan Price (Annapolis) and Randy Newman (Severna Park) each had five goals. Price added two assists while Newman had one.

Defensive help came from Mike Garrott (Arnold), Andrew Galenga (Linthicum), Mike Donlin (Annapolis), Todd Simpson (Cape St. Claire) and Drew Samaras (Annapolis). Andre Larkin and Mark Bloomquist (both of Severna Park) took turns in goal.

Other members included midfielders Jeff Childs (Annapolis), Cameron Fawkes (Cape St. Claire) and Grant Kuchta (Cape St. Claire).

The Anne Arundel Juniors avenged two losses they suffered two years ago, defeating Mellor, 14-3, and the Metros, 12-2, in the last game. In its toughest game of the tour, the junior squad defeated the Timperley Lacrosse Club, 9-4. Timperley consisted of a group of 15-year-olds selected for next year's 19-and-under World Cup Lacrosse games in Manchester, England.

Josh Rudder (St. Mary's High) and Severn School keeper James Carter split time in goal, each collecting 33 saves and giving up nine goals.

Josh White of St. Mary's led the Juniors with 18 goals and 13 assists. Ryan Metzbower (Severna Park) had 14 goals and four assists.

St. Mary's Jamison Mullen (10 assists) and Marc Lachappelle (Mount St. Joseph) both scored 12 goals. Cape St. Claire's Pat Ware (four assists), Ben Marchant (Severna Park) and Jim Hardesty (Friendship) scored eight goals each. Chris Martin (Broadneck) and Josh Sims (Edgewater) added seven and six goals, respectively.

Defensive players John Svec (Broadneck), Kevin Schelenski (Severn), and Jason Langley (Davidsonville) each scored a goal. John Von Schwarz (Annapolis) added an assist, and Jason Mullin also provided defensive help.

In seven games, Anne Arundel outscored its opponents 105-18, outshot them 288-104, and handed out 59 assists.

Other Anne Arundel Junior team members included midfielders Bobby Lincoln (Glen Burnie), Sean Hogan (Davidsonville) and attackman Justin Nash (Cape St. Claire).

Swimming

Martha Harden of Whitehurst Swim Club set three team and pool records recently at a East Severna Park Swim League Gold Meet at Berrywood.

Harden, who was competing in the 10-and-under girls division, took first in the 100-meter individual medley (1 minute, 15.09 seconds), 50 freestyle (29.18) and 25 butterfly (14.31).

Kim Kessel was a triple winner and set two pool and team records for North Cape Arthur.

Kessel, competing in the 12-and-under girls division, captured bTC first in the 100 IM (1:08.57) before setting new pool and team standards in the 50 breaststroke (34.29) and 50 backstroke (32.20).

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