Crofton soccer team wins second place

NEIGHBORS

August 30, 1994|By SUE HALLER

Crofton's second annual Fall Soccer Shoot Out last weekend was a huge success, with more than 80 teams in all age brackets from all over the state.

Crofton teams played their hearts out, and the boys 14-and-under team walked away with second place.

Congratulations to team members Bobby Beals, Phil Bergner, Kevin Brennen, Mark Casler, Domenick Chiddo, Drew Clenndening, Nick Concepcion, Mike Deafenbaugh, Jeff Deck, Devin Flannery, Brian Goldbeck, Kevin Haller, Mike Hebb, Josh Koenig, Kevin McGrath, Joel Meaders, Matt Perry, Danny Vespi and Scott Wagner.

The team is coached by Dave Aldo.

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The Crofton cheerleading program is looking for someone to be assistant commissioner to oversee the basketball cheerleading program.

If interested in the job, contact Dee Dee Brown at 721-6475.

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The public library Summer Reading Program was a rousing success this year.

A total of 1,339 children registered at the Crofton Branch for the program, up from 973 last year.

Countywide, 12,500 preschool and school-age children signed up at the 15 branch librarys.

That's great news for the children and parents. The children spent the summer reading and should have an easy time of reading this year in school.

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The Bowie/Crofton Garden Club will meet at 7:30 tonight at Bowie City Hall.

Linda McKelvin of the Maryland National-Capital Park and Planning Commission at Watkins Nature Center will discuss establishing a Butterfly Garden.

Visitors are welcome and, as always, a plant exchange will be held.

For more information, call John McKenna, 464-2611.

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Call now about the Sept. 12 registration for Us Kids, a support group for children ages 6 to 15 who are members of families coping with separation, divorce or remarriage.

A parent is required to participate in a concurrent adult group.

The group meets 10 Monday evenings, beginning Sept. 19, at All Saints Lutheran Church, Bowie.

Contact Janis Thompson, director at 464-8385.

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Childen and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Crofton Elementary School on Duke of Kent Drive.

All parents, grandparents and teachers of children with the disorder are encouraged to attend the free monthly meetings.

Future discussions, about adults with ADD, will be held at Old Mill Middle School.

For more information, call 721-2468.

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The Crofton Running Club has completed its 1994 season and will resume its monthly runs in April after what everyone hopes is a mild winter.

The top two women finishers for the August races were Jessica Palatka of Crofton and Jessica Jackowski of Gambrills; for the men it was Devin Schar and Cullen Schar, both of Gambrills.

Winning the women's 5-miler were Lisa Costello of Crofton and Joan DeGarli of Bowie. Terry Shaner of Fort Meade beat out Mark Cerniglia of Crofton for the men's 5-miler.

Winners and runners-up in the various age brackets were:

* Ages 10 through 19: Kevin Case of Bowie and Jason Case of Bowie;

* Ages 20 through 29: Michael Pantalone of Crofton and Nathan Babcock of Crofton;

* Ages 30 through 39: Patrick Williams of Laurel and Fred Godart of Laurel;

* Ages 40 through 49: Walt Penny of Takoma Park and Greg Kirkbride of Crofton;

* Ages 50 through 59: Dick Miller of Bowie and Doug Robinson of Arlington, Va.;

* 60-plus: Tom Jones of Bowie and Bill Burlison of Odenton.

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