BaseballThe newly formed Howard County Babe Ruth League...


January 12, 1995|By Rich Scherr


The newly formed Howard County Babe Ruth League will begin its first season this spring -- not in future years as reported in last week's column.

This countywide league will be open to youngsters ages 11-18.

Bob Russell, a member of the league's founding Board of Directors, said that registration will begin with nightly sessions at Centennial High School on Jan. 18 and 25, at which time the league will also conduct community organizational meetings.

Open registration will continue in front of Woodies at the Mall in Columbia on Jan. 28.

Indoor soccer

* 15-and-under boys -- The Blue team from First Baptist Church of Guilford opened its Christian Fellowship Basketball League schedule with a 45-17 win over Wayland Baptist last weekend at Calverton Middle School.

Antwaun Oliver paced the victors with 11 points, while Greg Gray scored seven and Jabrell Jackson and Jamar Wise added six each.

Allan Smith scored nine points to lead Wayland.

In other games, Woodlawn defeated City Temple, 48-21; Banneker beat Bible Way, 35-17, and Mount Royal came from behind to upend First Baptist's Red team, 38-33.

* 16-18 boys -- Phil Mackey, Irving Conwell and Cory Britton came off the bench to lead First Baptist Church of Guilford to a 51-22 win over Gillis Memorial last weekend in Christian Fellowship Basketball League action.

New Creation, got off to a winning start with a 45-38 victory over First Abyssinia. Eugene Young, Robert Palmer and Lamont Fulcher led New Creation.

In other games, Isle of Patmos defeated Pleasant Grove Baptist, 63-21; Wheaton edged Brown Memorial, 55-44; Wayland Baptist upended the Woodlawn Spurs, 45-30, and the Woodlawn Warriors defeated City Temple, 46-34.

* 10-year-old boys -- The Howard County Youth Program Hawks continued their string of success in the Gray Charles Recreation League on Saturday with a 24-21 come-from-behind win over Catonsville.

Scott Clipp led the way with 12 points, Brad Loveless added four, David Freund played a good all-around game and Andrew McSkimming provided solid defense. The Hawks improved to 3-0 in the league.

On Sunday, the Hawks dropped a 42-20 decision to the Columbia Jaguars in the Catonsville League.


* Women -- A number of area gymnasts excelled at Sunday's Columbia Invitational at Columbia Gymnastics.

Ten-year-old Cathy Schnell of Top Flight led the way, capturing the Level 7 all-around title with 34.05. She won the beam, bars and vault and took second on the floor.

Stephanie Greenhalgh took second overall, winning the floor, placing second on the vault and bars and third on the beam.

Another competitor from the host team, Nicole Saddic, won the Level 6, ages 12-14 all-around, taking first on the vault, second on bars and floor and fourth on beam. Teammates Lindsay Derenberger and Katie Muth, in the 8-11 age group, took third and fifth, respectively, in the all-around.

Tara Lancaster, of Top Flight, also fared well in that division, placing second on the vault and seventh on floor.

Other Columbia Gymnastics competitors to fare well included Elizabeth Donnelly in Level 5, 7-8 (third on beam, seventh on floor, eighth on bars), Tessa Laidig (second on vault, fourth on bars, second all-around) and Jill Hurley in the Level 5, 9-11 group (seventh on vault).

Ice hockey

* 12-13 boys -- The Howard County Youth Hockey Club Pee Wee A's had a tough week, winning one of their three games.

Despite strong play from goalie Jason Milke and defensemen Jeff Dinoto, Robby Falk, Danny Fritz and Nick Zahrobsky, the Pee Wees dropped a 4-3 decision to the Baltimore Stars.

On Saturday, however, the Huskies downed the Cap Boys, 11-1.

Against Reston (Va.) on Sunday, though, it was a different story as the Pee Wees fell, 7-3.

After falling behind by three goals early, the Huskies rallied to pull to within one. But three late Reston goals then put the game out of reach.

Leading scorers for the week were Derek Williams (four goals, one assist), Chris Feeney (three, two) and Matt Scott and Philip Down (both two and one).

* 10-11 boys -- Josh Merson scored the winning goal as the Howard County Youth Hockey League Squirt A Huskies kept their Capitol Beltway Hockey League playoff hopes alive Saturday with a 5-4 win over Hershey (Pa.) at Columbia Ice Rink.

The Huskies scored three unanswered goals in the final period.

Other Huskie goals were scored by Wayne Lamanna, Thomas LaCour, Adam Levine and Dominic Uccellini, with assists going to Levine, Merson, Matt Pinto, Daniel Buswell, Lamanna and Chuck Henn.

Howard's defense, led by Merson, Pinto and Eli Martin, held Hershey to just three shots on goal during the third period.

On Saturday, however, the Huskies jumped out to a big lead on the same Bears team before settling for a 4-4 tie.

The Columbia team led, 3-0, and 4-1, before allowing three third-period goals off the stick of Hershey's Justin Cassel.

Levine, Michael Down, Lamanna and LaCour scored goals for the Huskies, with Josh Wesley, Uccellini, Levine Daniel Baron and Merson picking up assists.

* Note: Submit your recreation, league and game news to the Howard County Recreation Roundup by calling (410) 521-0505.

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