Ice hockeyThe Carroll County Cougars, a high school ice...


January 05, 1995|By Jamison Hensley

Ice hockey

The Carroll County Cougars, a high school ice hockey team, is having trouble adjusting in their first year in the Maryland High Scholastic Hockey League.

With Tuesday night's 9-4 loss to Hammond, the Cougars remain winless with a 0-5 record in their 10-game schedule. Carroll competes against Spalding, Wootton and several Howard County teams.

The main problem is that the Cougars have only five players with any hockey experience and have limited practice time at the Frederick Sport and Ice Arena.

As a developmental squad, the Cougars are allowed to recruit members from all Carroll County high schools and three players from outside the county.

The two team leaders are Brice Murray of Liberty and Chris Makibbin (South Carroll), who each have 12 years of hockey experience.

Makibbin, who scored two goals against Hammond, leads the Cougars in scoring with 16 goals and six assists. He has topped Carroll in scoring in three of its six games.

Murray (two goals, one assist) is one of 11 players from Liberty.

The others from Liberty are Drew Tolson, Greg Tolson, Charlie Newell, Nick Repetti, Sean Loomis, Dave Berkau, Russ Mosley, Todd Sonnenleiter, Dawn Frantz and John Reichi. Brandon Bloomberg (South Carroll) and Brian Green (North Carroll) round out the county members.

The three out-of-county players are goalie Gil Min (Eleanor Roosevelt), Todd White (Old Mill) and Chris Manzini (Frederick). However, there are no seniors and three juniors.


Kerri Simpson of Mount Airy had a seventh-place finish at the Christmas in Annapolis Gymnastics Meet in Millersville.

Her team, the Frederick Gymnastics Club Level 8 Optional team, placed second in the competition.

Simpson, an eighth-grader at Mount Airy Middle School, grabbed second place in the floor exercise of the 12-age group with a score of 9.00. Her other events included: fourth on the vault (8.70), fifth on the balance beam (8.15) and ninth on the uneven bars (8.00). Simpson scored an overall score of 33.85 to place seventh all-around.

Another Mount Airy resident and Frederick Gymnastics club member, Jennifer Ross, also competed in the meet.

Ross, a fifth-grader at Mount Airy Elementary School, had her best showing on the balance beam. She scored an 8.50 for third place in the 8-11 age group.

Scoring an 8.10 on the vault, Ross took 10th place. In her other events, she recorded scores of 8.50 on the floor exercise and 7.30 on the uneven bars.


Note: You can fax us your Carroll County recreation results to (410) 783-2518. Please include first and last names of all participants.


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