Basketball* 9-10 boys -- Chris Strachan scored a game-high...


June 09, 1994|By Rich Scherr


* 9-10 boys -- Chris Strachan scored a game-high 16 points and Brandon Orem added 12 to lead the Yellow team to a 38-34 win over the Red team last week in the Howard County Youth Basketball Association.

Greg White also contributed on offense for the victors. Tyler Enstice led the Red team with 14 points and Brad Loveless added 12. Howard Carolan also played well in defeat.

The Spurs broke into the win column with a 49-44 victory over the previously undefeated Predators. Brian Hedges led the winners with 14 points, Andrew Corrao added 11 and Joel Gruber chipped in with eight.

Philip Boccuzzi paced the Predators with 14, while Brian Thomas had 12 and David Freund added 10.

In the final game of the evening, the Green team got a game-high 29 points from Ryan Meehan en route to a 48-39 win over the Blue team.

Also for the victors, Kevin Laycock had nine and Greg Tiedemann added four. Scott Clipp led the Blue team, scoring 11 and playing a strong all-around game. Nicholas Morabito also had 10 and Andrew Cooke added six.


Ellicott City's Don Rice had two thirds, a sixth and an eighth in the 60-64 age group and Columbia's Carl Christensen had a fifth in the 55-59 group in the U.S. Short Course Masters Swimming Championships in Tempe, Ariz.

Rice and Christensen competed for Maryland Masters, a UMBC-based team that sent 24 swimmers to Tempe. The Maryland Masters women placed fifth in the small-team category in a field of 163 teams.

Rice, 60, was third in the 50- and 100-yard butterfly, sixth in the 200 backstroke and eighth in the 50 back. Christensen, 56, was fifth in the 50 back.

Zena Herrmann, 34, led the women with a first in the 50 back, seconds in the 100 and 200 back and thirds in the 200 and 400 individual medley.

Other Maryland Masters swimmers who contributed points included Krissy Corbett, Deborah Zimic, Sue Levickas, Marge Burley, Joe Ratcliff, Paul Frentsos, Elaine Fincham, Peter Oroszlan, Bob

Johnston, Jill Coleman, Sue Marinzel, Catherine Williams, Sarah Allnutt and Walt Sompayrac.

Frentsos was saluted as Maryland Masters Swimmer of the Year at the team's annual awards banquet. Others honored included Katherine Branch, YMCA Nationals Outstanding Swimmer; Patty Devanny, Coach's Award; Fincham, U.S. Nationals Outstanding Swimmer; Burley and Barb Protzman, Unsung Hero awards; Kevin Bonner, Most Improved Swimmer; Marilyn Lumpkin and Fred Forshey, both of Clarksville, Inspirational Swimmer awards.


* Under-12 girls -- The Columbia Eagles finished their season with a 3-0 victory Sunday over MSI Dynamite. Sara Gibbs (two) and Martha Bielefeld had goals for the Eagles, who received excellent defensive games from Nicole Petro, Carla Pistorio and Kai Freeman.

* Under-14 boys -- FC Columbia ended its season with a 2-1 win over the Bethesda Strikers at Worthington Elementary Sunday.

After a scoreless first half, Stuart Kessler put Columbia on the board by converting a penalty kick, set up when Billy Allen beat a defender and was pulled down. Bethesda equalized on a free-kick play, but Columbia got the game-winner a minute later when Mehr Dhillon headed home Matt Hewitt's cross.

Lars Berg, Tim Kaufman and Ryan Pflugrad led the defense.

Winning three of its last four games after a dismal start, FC Columbia, a SAC under-14 travel team, finished with a record of 3-4-2 in Division II of the National Capital Soccer League.

* Under-16 girls -- The Columbia Courage finished off their undefeated Washington Area Girls Soccer League spring season with a 3-0 win over the Vista Vision over the weekend.

Shanti Smith and Kristy Lanman each scored first-half goals, and Christina Eberhart scored in the second half off an assist from Kyle Rutkowski.

The Columbia team's defense kept the Vision from getting untracked on the offensive end.

* 10-11 girls -- Maggie Via scored the hat trick -- her third of the season -- Hope Zelinger and Laura Chwirut also scored goals as the Centennial Blasters defeated the Clarksville Lightning, 5-2, this past weekend in a matchup of unbeatens.

Also for the victors, midfielders Shelly Sinclair, Ali Woods and Tara Molesky provided offensive support, while fullbacks Cindy Briggs, Megan Houck and Kathleen Ryan led the defense.

Kerry Brown and Jennifer Katz scored for Clarksville -- both late in the second half -- and Marielle Proia also played well. The trio gave a strong test to Centennial goalies Sinclair, Woods and Zelinger, who were able to turn back several Lightning scoring opportunities and preserve the win.

* Under-10 girls -- The Columbia Dynamo suffered its first loss of the season in its final game this past weekend.

But despite a 1-0 setback to the Little River Stingers, the Dynamo still finished in first place in Division II of the Washington Area Girls Soccer League.

Allison Levine, Rebecca Valle, Samantha Test and Ashley Pollock led the defense, while Kimi Mongello, Ashley Hooper and Carolyn Schmid played a strong game in the backfield. The Dynamo got off nine shots on goal.


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