GymnasticsPam Bradley of Columbia gave herself an early...

RECREATION ROUNDUP

December 21, 1993|By Rich Scherr

Gymnastics

Pam Bradley of Columbia gave herself an early Christmas present last week, capturing first place in the all-around and all four events in the Level 8, 14-15 division of the Docksiders Gymnastics Club's Christmas in Annapolis meet.

Bradley took top honors in the balance beam (9.05), floor exercise (8.9), uneven bars (8.55) and vault (8.3) for a winning all-around score of 34.80.

Another Howard County native, Ellicott City's Amy Walton, won the all-around gold medal in the Level 9, 16-up division with a 34.2.

She took first-place finishes in the floor exercise (9.05) and balance beam (8.35), a second place in the uneven bars (8.15) and a third in the vault (8.65).

Sara Dolan of Ellicott City finished fourth all-around in the 14-15 division with a 33.65. She took first-place honors in the floor exercise (9.05) and fourth place in the vault (8.5).

Basketball

13-year-old boys -- The Columbia Running Rebels won six of eight games to advance to the finals in the Gambrills Recreation Tournament over the weekend.

The Rebels' luck ran out in the finals, however, as they were defeated by a taller and more experienced Madison team.

Chris Smith, B. J. Romanoski and J. R. Parker led the Rebels in scoring. Gregory Gray, Juan Livues and Ryan Pflugrad controlled the boards. Gray also excelled on defense, blocking several shots.

Pat Lally helped the team's cause, scoring the game-winning basket with 10 seconds left to give the Columbia team an early-round victory.

8-10 boys -- The Trinity Boys B fourth-grade team improved to 3-0 over the weekend, scoring its first shutout of the season with a 12-0 win over the host St. Mark's A team in CYO league action.

Eddie Yanacek led the victors with six points. Teammates Chad Gillenwater, Andrew Milauskas and Kevin Hooper added two points each.

Trinity's backcourt of Yanacek, Gillenwater, Hooper and Mathew Barrett also had success on the defensive end, snatching 11 steals and forcing numerous jump balls.

9-10 girls -- Fana Walcott scored a game-high 11 points to lead West Virginia past Tennessee, 15-12, over the weekend in the Western Howard County Youth Basketball League.

Jenny Gilbert directed the offense for the victors, Rachel Johnson pulled down several key rebounds and teammate Emily Johnson added a basket.

Elizabeth Shields scored five points and Ashley Aronson added four to lead Tennessee. Ashley Hanes and Beth Hunt provided strong man-to-man defense.

Elsewhere, Beth Loveland scored nine points and teammates Alex Clark and Lori Wasilewski added four apiece to lead Michigan over Texas, 21-5. The victors also got superior play from guards Sara Miller, Meridith Hurd and Suzanne Thrasher -- whose aggressive defensive play caused numerous jump balls.

Julie Butler, Rebekah Hull and Kristi Johnson scored for Texas, and Christina Beitler provided strong defense.

In the other game, Michelle Coleman scored a game-high 16 points, mostly on shots from the perimeter, as Villanova defeated Virginia, 24-2. Jodie Renfro and Meghan Shipley added four points each, and Karen Hild contributed with strong rebounding.

Rosanna Drake scored Virginia's only basket, and Stephanie Ballentine and Allison Tarricone played well on defense.

Ice hockey

The Howard County Squirt A Huskies dropped a pair of tough games over the weekend in the Capitol Beltway Hockey League, losing, 4-2, to Northern Virginia and, 4-3, to Bowie.

Against Northern Virginia, Ryan Fenton's unassisted goal 20 seconds into the game gave the Huskies an early 1-0 lead. The Columbia team then allowed two unanswered goals, and trailed 2-1 at the end of the second period.

Mike Kelly's goal off an assist from Justin Bridle with 7:17 left briefly tied the game at 2 before the Virginia team scored two goals in 45 seconds to put the game on ice.

Against Bowie, the Huskies spotted their opponents a 3-0 lead before rallying to tie the score with 7:01 left to play after goals by Bridle, Matt Scott and Danny Fritz. But Bowie then scored the game-winner with 1:38 left in regulation.

Kelly, Derek Williams and Bridle earned assists for the Howard team, and Eli Martin and Adam Arnold played well on defense.

The Howard County Youth Hockey Club Bantam B team turned up its intensity in the late stages of Sunday's game against Chevy Chase to score an 8-4 come-from-behind win at Patterson Park.

Trailing 3-2, the Howard team rallied to take the lead, as Jory Rand (two goals, one assist) led the charge. Also scoring for the victors were J. C. Daughaday (two, two), Trevor Frey (two, one) and Flynn Einhorn and Jeff Burgoon (one goal each).

Harrison Budd and Nick Shertinger also had two assists each, and Justin Scruggs, Bryan Thompson and Jody Lanes had one each.

Note: To submit information for the Howard County Recreation Roundup, call (410) 521-0505.

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