Western, Carver now names of two county high schools, too

August 18, 1993|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

Baltimore County has two new high schools, both with names similar to schools in the city.

Carver Center for the Arts and Technology, whose teams are nicknamed the Wildcats and use the colors green, white and black, may cause some confusion with the city's Carver Bears, whose colors are blue and white.

And Western School of Technology and Environmental Sciences, whose teams are nicknamed the Wolverines and use the colors Carolina blue, black and silver, is not related to the city's Western, whose Doves sport black and red.

Carver, located at 938 York Road, was formerly the Central School of Technology, Towsontown Junior High and Carver High. Western, in the Catonsville area at 100 Kenwood Ave., was formerly the Western School of Technology Center.

Western doesn't have a gymnasium or athletic center, so the Wolverines will play at Catonsville Education Center on Bloomsbury Avenue about two miles from the school.

Only freshmen and sophomores are presently enrolled in the two schools, which will be classified as 1A programs and play junior varsity schedules, offering all sports this year except football, which both programs hope to introduce in 1994.

County coordinator of athletics Ron Belinko said that the two programs "should eventually level off to be solid 2A schools."

For athletic directors, Carver has Stuart Tarleton, former AD at Beth Tfiloh, and Western has Barbara Parry, a former teacher/coach at Woodlawn.

Each is relatively young, with Parry, 25, being a 1985 Woodlawn graduate, and Tarleton, 33, a 1978 alumnus of Loch Raven.

"They are both two energetic people," said Belinko. "I expect they'll jump right in and do a good job."

Parry becomes the youngest AD in county history and currently is the only woman running such a department solo. She is a recipient of the McNeely Merit Award from the Maryland Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, for her work as vice president of athletics for that organization. She is secretary for the county Women's Coaches Association.

"It's a lot to do," she said. "but I like a challenge."

Tarleton, a 1982 graduate of Western Kentucky, ran cross country and track in high school, twice winning the 300 hurdles county title. He said he will run his cross country team on a varsity schedule.

"It looks like we'll go varsity in all sports next year, because of the county's rule that juniors can't compete on junior varsity," Tarleton said. While Tarleton's uniforms are coming in, Parry's are behind schedule.

"The orders were placed in June, and we have no equipment yet," said Parry, a 1990 Towson State graduate and a former field hockey and lacrosse player at Woodlawn who will coach girls soccer and softball.

"I come from a much larger faculty at Woodlawn, where there were five women and five men in the athletic department," said Parry. "But I've found a coach for every fall sport, with the exception of cheerleading. And I have several applicants for the winter sports, and they're very enthusiastic about it."

Tarleton is still searching for a couple of fall coaches.

"If the two leads pan out for girls soccer and field hockey, I'll be all right for the fall," Tarleton said. "I still need coaches for girls and boys basketball and a couple in the spring. About half of the coaches right now are from this school, but if I have to go to other schools, that'll be fine."

Tarleton will coach only cross country and possibly baseball in the spring, "taking off in the winter unless I have to fill a coaching vacancy."

"But basketball's a popular sport, so that shouldn't be a problem," he said.

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