It's time for a cab trip down Charley Eckman Lane

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May 11, 1994|By PAT O'MALLEY

Imagine calling a cab in Glen Burnie and telling the dispatcher to have the cabbie pick you up on Charley Eckman Lane.

Do you think the cab company will think you're pulling their leg? Of course, they will, but listen up.

As of next Tuesday, a road adjacent to Saw Mill Creek Park will be named Charley Eckman Lane after the notorious Mayor of Glen Burnie.

Sen. Michael Wagner orchestrated the honor for Eckman, who has been a Glen Burnie resident with his wife Wilma for over 40 years. Eckman, of course, is the popular sports broadcaster and former NBA referee and coach who was inducted into the Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame three years ago.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Charley Eckman Lane will be at 9:30 a.m. with a reception at Michael's Eighth Avenue to follow. Certainly it is a well deserved honor for Eckman, who is as feisty as ever despite battling cancer at age 72.

Charley just might "call two cabs" that day to get over to Michael's, where "it should be better than the movies."

Hall of Fame nominations

The Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for its fourth annual Induction Banquet to be held Oct. 17 at Michael's Eighth Avenue. Nomination forms are available at Michael's or by calling (410) 768-7901 or Vicki Bowen (410) 222-1148.

Applicants must have been a county resident for 10 years or maintained affiliation with the county while achieving prominence, preferably beyond the local level.

Academic honorable mention

Because of limited space last week, we were unable to run the honorable mention list of the athletes who didn't make our 12th annual All-County Academic-Athletic Team (10 boys, 10 girls) but were strong candidates.

No underclassmen made our team. Here is the list some of you called about recently on my Sportsline, (410) 647-2499.

The boys honorable mention: Steve Kane, Arundel, senior, soccer, indoor and outdoor track, 3.88 GPA; Matt Callaghan, St. Mary's, senior, soccer and lacrosse, 3.97; Mike Wooden, North County, junior, baseball, 3.30; Mark Chesla, Arundel, junior, soccer and wrestling, 3.50.

Mark Robinson, Glen Burnie, junior, cross country, indoor track and tennis, 4.00; Eugene Youn, Severn, junior, soccer, swimming and lacrosse, 3.70; Charles Krick, Glen Burnie, junior, soccer, indoor and outdoor track, 3.90.

Charles Derrick, Southern, junior, soccer and lacrosse, 3.92; Sean McNaboe, Meade, senior, football and basketball, 3.81; Cory Brown, Broadneck, junior, football and baseball, 3.77; and Keir Richter, Meade, senior, basketball and baseball, 3.30.

The girls honorable mention: Tara Foran, St. Mary's, sophomore, soccer, basketball and lacrosse, 4.00; Amy Senger, Severna Park, senior, field hockey and softball, 3.54; Jackie Bardelli, Old Mill, senior, soccer, basketball and tennis, 3.50.

Alyssa Omwake, Arundel, sophomore, soccer, basketball and track, 4.11; Mary Sutton, St. Mary's, senior, cross country and lacrosse, 3.80; Karen Wick, North County, senior, soccer and lacrosse, 3.42; Stephy Samaras, Annapolis, sophomore, soccer, basketball and lacrosse, 3.40.

Maleah Ray, Northeast, junior, soccer, basketball and lacrosse, 4.17; Erin Moorcones, South River, junior, cross country, indoor and outdoor track, 3.65; Amy VanFossen, Northeast, junior, soccer, basketball and lacrosse, 3.95; and Rebecca McDivitt, Glen Burnie, junior, cross country and track, 3.93.

Cavaliers honors

Congratulations to top-ranked Spalding's windmiller, Carrie Parsons, who was named Catholic League Player of the Year. Parsons' pitching is a prime reason for the Cavaliers' unbeaten 16-0 mark through Monday.

Parsons, who is headed for Anne Arundel Community College, was named to the All-Catholic League Team along with sophomore infielder Crystal Henderson and senior outfielder Kari Thompson.

Attention coaches

Response to the Dick Hart Scholarship Golf Tournament set for June 28 at Rocky Point Golf Club in Baltimore has been slow. Only three foursomes have signed up and organizers are getting concerned.

Proceeds will benefit the boys' and girls' basketball teams of all county public schools. Scholarships will be awarded to the boy and girl recipient of the Dick Hart Award (in honor of the late Andover coach) each year, that is, if the golf tournament is a success.

For more information or to sign up, call Ken Larsen at (410) 859-3810, Mike Gunther at (410) 761-8652 or Bruce Brown at (410) 859-5022.

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