GymnasticsThe Harford Gymnastics Training Center's Levels...


April 17, 1994|By Mike Jefferson


The Harford Gymnastics Training Center's Levels 8 and 9 Optional girls teams competed in the Maryland State Gymnastics Championships on April 9-10, presented by the Baltimore Gymnastics Club and Chesapeake High School.

Harford Gymnastics was well represented at the meet, as five gymnasts won state-champion honors in 10 categories. In addition to their individual accomplishments, the Harford teams brought home the second-place team trophy in both levels.

In the 14-15 age group, Theresa Dziwulski won the all-around competition, scoring 36.225 while Sherri Doyle placed second (35.75) and Kelly Storck placed ninth (33.35). Dziwulski also won gold on vault (9.20), bronze on bars (9.00), gold on beam (9.225) and placed fifth on floor (8.80). Doyle took the gold on bars with 9.40, silver on beam (9.15) and bronze on floor (9.05). Storck tied for bronze on vault (8.60), placed fifth on beam (8.60) and seventh on floor (8.65).

In the 8-11 competition, Laura Neumann placed seventh in the all-around with a 34.90 and Jill Weber placed ninth with a 34.75. Individual-event medal winners were Lindsay Robbins, 10th on vault (8.55); Neumann, seventh on bars (8.65), fourth on beam (9.20); and Weber, 10th on bars (8.60), eighth on floor (8.95) and 10th on beam (9.00). Cassie Demastus, Courtney Ness, and Erica Wilmoth also contributed to Harford's team score of 176.425.

In Level 9 competition, Harford's Kelly McCreary took top honors in the 16-and-over group, scoring 35.125 in the all-around. McCreary won gold on vault with 9.10, beam (8.725) and floor (9.00), and bronze on bars (8.30).

Mandy Robinson and Tracy Wolf each captured a state title in the 12-13 group. Robinson won the gold on bars with 9.10 and placed sixth on vault (8.95), fourth on beam (8.95) and eighth on floor (9.00). Wolf earned her gold on beam with 9.225 and placed sixth on bars (8.775) and fifth on floor (9.025). In the all-around competition, Robinson won the bronze with 36.00 while Wolf placed sixth with 35.625.

Kristin Grimmel, competing in the 8-11 group, placed fifth on beam (8.875) and on floor (9.00).

McCreary, Robinson, Wolf and Grimmel compiled a team score of 106.90 and qualified for the Region VII Championships for Level 9 at Salisbury State University next weekend.

Girls soccer

Under-19 -- The Joppatowne Thunder captured its second straight championship by defeating the Big Bears, 2-1, in overtime at the Maryland Sports Arena. Trailing 1-0 in the second half, the Thunder's Nikki Terzigni tied the score to force overtime. With 35 seconds remaining in overtime, Terzigni scored the game-winner on a pass from Eva Pierorazio.

The defense was anchored by Carrie Gorsch, Kelly Vandarwarka, Pierorazio, Holly Harris, Karen Lemley, Jamie Eng and Michele Zilka.

Also contributing to the offensive effort were Nina Pierorazio, April Metzer, Amanda Laughton, Nickole Simone and Brandi Frederick. Nicole DuVal recored eight saves for the Thunder.

Under-14 -- The Bel Air Blaze defeated Hereford, 2-0, in Baltimore Beltway league action. Both goals for the Blaze were scored by Rebecca Jones with an assist from MaryBeth Rollins. A strong Blaze defense was led by goalie Colleen McGrath.

Later, that same day, the Blaze defeated St. Joseph's Cockeysville, 3-0. Goals were scored by Jones (two) and Heidi Buchanan. Assists were credited to Buchanan and Candace Gischel.

Sharing the shutout victory in goal for the Blaze were Jenny Cook and McGrath. Strong defensive efforts by the Blaze came from Lynn Mann, Madeleine Thompson, Meghan Riesner, Shelly Ishmael and Nicole Thrift.

To report recreation scores and results send detailed information to: Sports Department, Harford County, Baltimore Sun, 15 Churchill Road, Suite 112, Bel Air, Md, 21014. Deadline is noon Thursday. Fax: (410) 893-3252.

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