SwimmingThe Retrievers sent four swimmers to the recent...


April 14, 1994|By Mike Nortrup


The Retrievers sent four swimmers to the recent Eastern Zone championships at Princeton University. The four previously had qualified in various events at the Maryland zone championships.

In the Eastern Zone competition, attended by 1,000 swimmers from 12 states, each swimmer raced in a field of 24 in the individual events.

Marie Tomarelli was 13th in the 15-18 girls 100-yard butterfly (1 minute, 1.84 seconds).

Megan Straehle (11-12 girls) was 16th in the 200 freestyle (2:05.64). She also swam on the Maryland 400-freestyle relay squad, which placed 10th, and on the 200-freestyle team, which was 11th.

Jason Kay (9-10 boys) was 12th in the 100 freestyle (1:01.47), 11th in the 50 butterfly (30.63) and 50 backstroke (32.66), ninth in the 200 freestyle (2:12.88), ninth in the 100 butterfly (1:09.13) and fifth in the 50 freestyle (27.50, which was one of the top 16 finishing times in the nation for that age group and event in 1993-94.

Kay also swam on three Maryland relay teams. His 400-freestyle relay squad was fifth, the 200-freestyle team was fourth and the 200-medley relay team was fourth.

Matt Easterday (11-12 boys) was fifth in the 100-individual medley (1:02.49), fourth in the 200-individual medley (2:11.63), fifth in the 200 freestyle (1:58.09), sixth in the 500 freestyle (5:16.15) and fourth in the 50 freestyle (24.47, a top 16 national time).

Easterday was anchor swimmer on three Maryland swim teams. His 400-freestyle and 200-freestyle relay teams placed third. The 200-medley relay squad placed fourth.

Martial arts The Deer Park Recreation Council Tae Kwon Do class recently advanced numerous students in rank after their demonstrations of skill.

After a demonstration of forms, weapons, self-defense, sparring and board-breaking, the latter of which involved breaking a stack of five 1-inch boards, Michael Barbour and Randy Green were advanced to second-degree black belt.

Wesley Samosuk Jr. and Sean Javins were advanced to the rank of first-degree black belt.

In reaching that level, the 12-year-old Javins had the highest score ever awarded at Deer Park on a test for first-degree black belt.

Advanced to red belt was Cody Leppo; blue belt: Leon Diehl; green belt: Tony Hare and Charles Simpson; yellow belt, green stripe: Scott Elseroad, Marla Wood, Jim Wood and Steven Sikorski; yellow belt: David Bell and Katie Bell; white belt, yellow stripe: Tracey Hare and Michael Schultheis; white belt: Kevin Burdinski, Andy Carter, Bobby Carter, Brandon Haugh, Justin Haugh, Chris Payne, Joey Payne, Paul Stricker and Brendan Thompson.


* Under-17 boys -- Two local under-17 boys teams played to 1-1 ties last weekend in National Capital Soccer League play.

Deer Park's Seneca Force jumped ahead of the Vista (Va.) Blue Wave, 1-0, on a first-half goal by Todd Erpelding. The Wave knotted the count on a penalty kick with about 13 minutes remaining in the game.

The Seneca Greyhounds also pulled to a 1-0 halftime lead over Reston (Va.). Mike Ryan scored the Seneca goal on a cross from Mike Knoerlein. Reston tied the game with 10 minutes remaining. Greyhounds goalkeeper Steve Heller played an outstanding game.

* Under-14 girls -- The Freedom Thunder nipped Keith Van Eron, 1-0, in Baltimore Beltway League action. Brigit Becker scored with five minutes remaining in the game to break the scoreless tie. Fullbacks Erica Gordon, Heather Stoetzer, Meghan Bittick, Christina Voight and Jennifer Nee played outstanding defensive games.

* under-14 boys -- The Freedom United Football Club began its season by blanking North Carroll, 7-0. The winners, who led only 2-0 at halftime, exploded for five goals in the second half to pull away.

Jacob Abrams led the Freedom attack with four goals. Adam White and Anthony Prematta each added a goal. Ricky Wareham had a goal and an assist; Mike Golden and Micah Reese each assisted on a goal. Freedom keeper Josh Phelps had an outstanding game.


The Mason-Dixon Rugby Club split two matches with West Potomac.

The A side beat West Potomac, 15-3, to improve its record to 3-0-1. The B side lost, 10-0.

West Potomac's A side opened the scoring with a first-half penalty kick. Mason-Dixon shut down its opponent thereafter, and rallied for three second-half tries to win.

Todd Walters scored the first two tries on short runs. Ron Myers accounted for the final trie when he took a good pass from Jeremy Haack and ran 20 meters to score.

Gamber Optimist lacrosse * 11-12 boys -- Gamber's Midget B boys team held a 9-6 lead over St. James as the third quarter ended. But Monkton-based St. James scored four goals in the fourth quarter to edge Gamber, 10-9.

Gamber's Ryan Fisher scored five goals. Ryan Esposito added three scores for Gamber, and Mike Hecht, one.

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