SwimmingEight swimmers from the YMCA Hurricanes have...


April 03, 1994|By Mike Jefferson


Eight swimmers from the YMCA Hurricanes have qualified to compete at the 1994 YMCA National Short Course Swimming and Diving Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., April 12-15.

The swimmers include, with qualifying times in parentheses: Jamee Eben, 17, 50-yard freestyle (25.14 seconds), 100 free (55.35), 200 free (1.59.63) and four relays; Beth Goodwin, 14, 50 free (24.75), 100 free (55.01) and five relays; Melinda Cattell, 16, 50 free (25.66), 100 free (55.42) and three relays; Amy Landis, 17, 100 backstroke (1:01.66) and three relays; Kathy Rising, 16, 100 breaststroke (1:08.09) and two relays; Brian Richardson, 15, 100 back (57.51); Kate Eyler, 15, one relay; Meredith Eyler, 13, two relays.

All of these swimmers are making their first appearances at the nationals except for Rising, who competed in the 100 breaststroke last year. Over 1,300 swimmers from 220 teams will compete in Florida.

The girls will team to compete in relay events, which include the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle, 200 and 400 medley. The swimmers are coached by Tim DeMott.


Under-10 -- Joppatowne defeated Kingsville, 5-4, at the Maryland Sports Arena. Natalie Terzigni led the scoring attack for Joppatowne with a hat trick, while teammates Willie Weber and Colleen Kretzschmar each added a goal. Assists were credited to Weber (two) and Garrett Schaikel.


The Harford Gymnastic Training Center in Joppa played host to teams from Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania for competition in compulsory Levels 4 through 7 in the annual Harford Gymnastic Trophy Meet.

The Harford Level 5 team won the first-place team trophy by more than three points over Watkins Gymnastics of Pennsylvania.

The team was led by top scorers Ashley Busher, Angela D'Apice, Amanda Tompkins and Valerie Johnson, who all posted all-around scores of 35 points or higher.

Busher, 9, placed first on vault (9.05) and floor (9.25) and earned silver on beam (9.05).

Tompkins, of Belcamp, posted a score of 35.75 to win second place all-around and was second on floor with 9.25, and third on vault with 8.75.

D'Apice of Fallston earned first all-around in the 7-8 age group with 35.75. She earned top honors on vault with 8.95, bars (9.30) and was second on floor with 9.05.

Seven-year-old Johnson of Street won second all-around in her age group with 35.70. She was first on beam with 8.85 and floor (9.25), second on bars (9.20) and vault (8.40).

Completing the sweep in the 7-8 girls age group was Sara Dalton of Kingsville, who scored a 33.70 for third place all-around and was tied for second for vault with Johnson.

Holly Weber was fifth all-around and Brianna Yapps placed eighth all-around. Ashley Levine won fifth on uneven bars with 8.70.

In the 9-11 group at Level 5, Jessie Reeder-Blom placed eighth all-around and Sherry Watson was seventh all-around. Jenny Scheiner placed 10th on balance beam and Jamie Stinefelt finished seventh on floor exercise.

In the 12-14 age group, Amy Wooters won top honors on balance beam with 9.10 and was fifth all-around and sixth on vault. Laura Pumphrey rounded out the team with a 32.85 all-around score.

In the Level 6 competition, Meghan Walrod and Bridget McCallion led the team with all-around scores of 35.15. This placed Walrod first in the 12-14 age group and McCallion fourth in the 8-11 age group. Walrod also won top honors on beam (9.05), and was second on bars (9.00) and floor (9.20).

Also in the 12-14 age group, Ashley Sebra won silver on vault with 8.85 and was third on bars (8.00).

Other winners in the 8-11 age group were Kristen Speargas, fifth all-around, seventh on floor and bars, and Tiffany Blair, who placed sixth on floor exercise with 9.10.

Other gymnasts who qualified to the Regional Optional meet based on performances at Novak's Gymnastics were Sarah Bowman, Shannon Canami, Kelly Evans, Jennifer Fisher, Kristy Patterson, Kelly Burgos, Stacey Murnyak, Erin Nett, Alison Sheets and Beth Walls.

Boys basketball

9-10 -- APG Edgewood defeated Aberdeen, 39-31, to win its division of the Harford County Boys Tournament. John Peterson, Chris Maurer, Tyson Lesesne, Jamal Largie, Rodney Ewing, David Scott, Paul Cottingham, Dejun Bright, Lee Montouth, Terry Allen all contributed in APG Edgewood's victory.

11-12 -- The Bel Air 11-12 travel team defeated North Harford, 69-60, to win the Harford County Boys Basketball Tournament.

Members of the championship team were Bryan Leone, Jordan Cudworth, Billy Rossi, Brad Glascock, Chris Frohn, Michael Coughlin, Eric Syphard, Mike Sedlak, Mark Plevyak, Justin Dominick, Greg Wyant and Jerrod Dennis.

Bel Air used an up-tempo, pressing defense and a team-oriented offense in posting a 13-2 record for the season, said head coaches David Coughlin and Joe Dominick.

13-14 -- APG Aberdeen defeated Aberdeen, 55-54, to win the Harford County Basketball Tournament.

Girls basketball

9-10 -- Fallston edged Aberdeen, 18-16, to win the Harford County Basketball Tournament.

11-12 -- Fallston battled back from an early deficit for a 31-29 victory over Bel Air in the Harford County Tournament.

* To report recreation scores and results send detailed information to: Sports Dept., Harford County, Baltimore Sun, 15 Churchville Rd, Suite 112, Bel Air, Md, 21014. Deadline noon Thursday. Fax # 893-3252.

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