Howard's Parrish earns preseason honors


June 26, 1994|By RICK BELZ

Howard quarterback DaLawn Parrish heads to Penn State football camp today with All-America behind his name.

Parrish earned first-team preseason Superprep All-America honors from Bigger Faster Stronger Journal.

"College recruiters picked the team," said Parrish, who is being heavily recruited by major universities, including Maryland, Penn State, North Carolina, Michigan, Northwestern, Virginia Tech, Boston College and Wake Forest.

Parrish has a 4.0 grade-point average and already has surpassed the 800 qualifying score on the Scholastic Assessment Test.

Last season he led Howard to its first county football championship since 1975 by completing 55 of 108 passes for 727 yards and seven touchdowns. He also rushed 77 times for 513 yards and six touchdowns and was named first-team All-Howard County quarterback by The Baltimore Sun.

As a free safety he intercepted five passes, recovered two fumbles and made 38 tackles.

He is also nominated for Blue Chip Illustrated's All-America team and expects to hear in July whether he is All-Region or All-America in that publication.

Michaux to Allegany

Javier Michaux, Howard High's All-County forward, will attend Allegany Community College in the fall.

The 6-foot-4 Michaux averaged 21.2 points and 11.2 rebounds for Howard, which posted an 8-14 season.

Weitzel still undecided

Centennial's outstanding right-handed pitcher Kurt Weitzel is still undecided about his college plans.

Weitzel posted an 8-2 record and 1.00 ERA in 56 innings. He threw four shutouts, five complete games and two one-hitters.

The two-time All-County player's list of possibilities includes UMBC, Elon and Frostburg.

Busman's holiday

Do you think that Supervisor of Athletics Don Disney's secretary Ellen Lauer might want to get away from sports on her vacation? No way.

While her husband, Earl, the cross country coach at Atholton, is busy with National Guard duty in Louisiana, she plans to take their two children to visit the Football Hall of Fame in Canton and

the Cleveland Indians' new stadium.

Fields won't be ready

When Wilde Lake High School takes up temporary residence at the new River Hill High School this fall while Wilde Lake is being rebuilt, the Wildecats won't have the luxury of on-site athletic facilities.

The outdoor fields won't be ready until next fall, and the gym won't be ready until Nov. 15.

Tentative plans call for field hockey to practice at Harpers Choice Middle School; soccer, volleyball and cross country to practice at Howard Community College; and football to practice at the old Wilde Lake.

Soccer scrimmage needed

Mount Hebron's girls varsity and junior varsity soccer teams need a scrimmage. Call athletic director Mark Cates at (410) 313-2885 or soccer coach Warren Michael at (410) 442-1178.

Stromberg to Keough

Jim Stromberg, longtime scout and consultant to girls basketball coach Dave Greenberg at Mount Hebron, has been named head varsity coach at Seton Keough High School.

Hudson in Oklahoma

Dave Hudson, The Baltimore Sun's Howard County Baseball Player of the Year, is in Oklahoma this week playing with Team Maryland.

McDonald's hoop league

Howard Community College basketball coach Wheeler Brown will run a high school summer league basketball program that has McDonald's as its sponsor.

Brown hopes to have six boys teams and six girls teams from the county, and in future years he hopes to include teams from outside the county.

The league starts July 8 and teams will play 10 games on Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays and then have a single-elimination playoff. McDonald's will provide the uniforms. HCC will provide trophies.

"This is something we haven't had out here and we're trying to get it off the ground this year," Brown said.

Charm City Pro-Am

Those wishing to watch some top-flight basketball action this summer should catch some games in the 16-team Charm City Pro-Am league at Howard Community College on Wednesday and Friday nights and Saturday afternoons.

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