Catonsville's Davies signs letter with UMBC

May 19, 1994|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer

Catonsville's Jamie Davies, The Baltimore Sun 1993 All-Metro Cross Country Runner of the Year, signed a letter of intent to attend UMBC, Retrievers coach Jim Pfrogner announced Monday.

Davies went undefeated in all eight races last fall and won the 3A state track title, posting the fastest time of any of the competitors in all four classifications.

Martin's mastery

On the baseball diamond, senior Harry Martin is unbeaten as the No. 2 hurler for 18th-ranked City (19-1).

But Martin has more trophies for moving chess pieces than for throwing or hitting a baseball.

Last year, Martin won a trophy for beating the state's top chess player -- the defending state champ -- in what was called the state's "high school upset of the year" by the Maryland State Chess Association.

Martin is the No. 1 player as a co-captain for City's chess team, and two weeks ago was one of four City players in the national high school championships in Michigan. Martin won four of seven games to help the Knights finish in 14th place.

Martin, a B student who scored 1000 on the Scholastic Assessment Test, received a congratulatory letter from Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke for his efforts on a City squad, which was a loosely organized team three years ago before winning the 1993 state championship and being runner-up this year.

The Knights are the only Baltimore City team with just one loss, and only other area team -- No. 6 Dundalk (18-1) -- entered this week once-beaten.

Martin is City's winningest pitcher at 6-0 with 52 strikeouts. Martin's two-year varsity record is 8-1, including last year when City was 5-8, and he went 6-0 on the Knights' junior varsity team.

No match for Mawrtians

Bryn Mawr's first-year badminton coach Maureen Sanborn, also the school's athletic director, and co-coach Carmen Sund, led the Mawrtians to the Association of Independent Schools' badminton title early last week.

The Mawrtians swept the singles and doubles. The singles champ was junior Rhonda Smith, and the doubles team winners were senior Aoife Cronin and junior Lindsey Corotis. They were undefeated in nine competitions.

"They were hard-working and very deserving of this championship," said Sanborn.

Soccer tournament drawing set

On Oct. 23, the blind drawings for next fall's pilot programs of the open state soccer tournament -- for boys and girls -- will take place at North County High School. The event, tentatively scheduled for 2 p.m., will be open to the public. The deadlines for regional and state tournament sites to be determined is Oct. 1, said organizer Steve Malone of North County.

Coaches needed at St. Joe

Mount St. Joseph lacrosse coach Drew Bowden -- an attorney -- is stepping down to devote more time to his law career.

Anyone interested in the coaching position may send resumes to Mount St. Joseph athletic director Paul Triplett at 4403 Frederick Ave, Baltimore, 21229 by June 1.

* Calvert Hall needs a varsity wrestling coach. Applicants may call athletic director Lou Eckerl at (410) 825-4266, or send resumes to him at Calvert Hall, 8102 LaSalle Road, Baltimore, 21286.

Something to cheer about

Kathy Jo Harris, athletic director and cheerleading coach at Catholic High, has been chosen one of 29 finalists for the 1994 National Cheerleading Coach of the Year award that recognizes outstanding contributions and professional achievement.

The winner will be announced at the May 27-30 National Cheerleading Coaches' Conference.

Layden to Harvard

All-City linebacker Mike Layden of McDonogh will play for Harvard next fall.

Strouse succeeds

Kevin Strouse, 14, an eighth-grader at Loyola, won last week's junior varsity Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association tennis title by dethroning Richie Granite of McDonogh, 6-1, 6-2.

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