Gymnastics* February was a busy month for Pasadena...


March 02, 1995|By Steven Kivinski


* February was a busy month for Pasadena resident Stephanie Neutze.

Neutze, who competes for Rebounders Level 9 gymnastics team, attended three competitions last month, including the Sunshine Cup, in Nassau, Bahamas. There, Neutze placed eighth on bars with a score of 8.525.

Competing in the 14-15 girls division at the Level 9 sectionals, she finished tied for first on bars with a score of 8.95.

Neutze finished the month by taking third on bars in the East Coast Classic, presented by Fairland Gymnastics. She scored an 8.95 on bars in the first day of competition and recorded an identical score in the finals of a tournament that featured 90 Level 9 gymnasts.

Neutze wasn't the only Anne Arundel gymnast who excelled at the East Coast Classic.

County residents Cathy Schnell, Kimberly Jewell and Kristina Macey -- all members of Top Flight Gymnastics in Columbia -- were others. Schnell, a 10-year-old Level 7 gymnast, was first on uneven bars (9.05), second on beam (8.85), fifth on floor exercise (8.85) and sixth on vault (8.6), earning her second all-around with 35.35.

Jewell, a 12-year-old and a member of Top Flight's Level 8, was second on bars (9.05), sixth on floor (8.90), seventh on vault (8.65) and third all-around (35.30).

Macey, competing for Top Flight's fourth-place Level 5 team, finished seventh on beam, eighth all-around and ninth on bars.


* 7-8 boys -- The Lightning downed the Hornets (16-7) and the Bombers (11-10) to advance in the winner's bracket in last weekend's Linthicum-Ferndale Pinto League Tournament.

Kenny Kelly led the Lightning with five points in Saturday's win over the Hornets and Craig Brocious and Keith Kirby added four points apiece for the victors.

Brandon Schwarzenberg led the offense with three assists and two key free throws and Steve Smith rounded out the scoring for the Lightning with one point. Kim Proctor contributed three rebounds in Saturday's win and Alex Hrbyk had two steals.

Jordon Young led the way for the Hornets with four points and Keith Watkins rounded out the scoring with three.

Ryan Burns and Mack Kim each had two rebounds for the Hornets and Andy Blahut had four steals.

Kirby led all scorers in Sunday's win over the Bombers with seven points. Schwarzenberg and Kelly each had a basket and Brocious had three assists. Steve Smith chipped in with four rebounds for the Lightning.

The Bombers were led by Joey Pohlman with eight points and Zach Whiting added two.

* 8-10 boys -- The Severna Park Tar Heels and GORC are both 8-0 and atop their divisions in the Mark Price League. The Rebels and GARCI share the lead in the Blue Division with 6-2 records.

The BW Suns are 8-0 and in first place in the Mitch Richmond League Red Division standings while the UYC Bulldogs and the UYC Wildcats are tied for first in the Blue Division.

Davidsonville leads the Nick Anderson League and Lake Shore (8-0) is in control of the Tim Hardaway League.

* 12-and-under boys -- The Annapolis All Stars remained in first place in the Stacey Augmon League Red Division at 8-0 while the Anne Arundel Optimists lead the Blue Division with a 7-1 record.

The All Star-Bullets are the only undefeated team in the Larry Johnson League as they lead the Red Division at 8-0. The Trail Blazers and GARCI lead the Blue and Green divisions, respectively, both with 7-1 records.


* The undefeated Stingers showed off their winning form in downing the Hornets three straight last weekend in Winter Coed Volleyball League action.

With Jean Brissey doing the setting and George Firstbrooks providing the spikes, the Stingers (21-0) cruised past the Hornets, 15-4, 15-3, 15-1. Sarah Chapin played well in a losing cause for the Hornets (9-12).

The second-place Bombers (15-6) took three from the Avalanche, 15-2, 15-9, 15-4, thanks to strong serving by John DiBenio. Brent Kelly played well for the Avalanche (8-13).

Brad Myer and Lisa Peslow led the third-place Orange Crush (14-7) to a three-game sweep of Bad News, 15-5, 15-1, 15-1.

Debbie Moffit had a strong game for Bad News (4-17).

The Buccaneers improved to 12-6 by downing Ta'Boot, 15-4, 15-1, 15-3. Jeff Rothstein and Daphne Rivera led the Bucs and Joyce Underwood paced last-place Ta'Boot (3-18).

The National News Wingers defeated Chaos, 15-10, 15-7, 15-6. Lynn Dwyer and Chris Kintop were unstoppable for the New Wingers (12-9) and Larry Slattery played well in a losing effort for Chaos (4-14).


* The Navy Junior swim team recently participated in the Greater Baltimore Swimming Association's February Swim Festival at Catonsville Community College.

Megan Donohue won the 9-10 girls 200-yard IM in 2 minutes, BTC 49.76 seconds. She finished second in the 100 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke.

Greg Mitas won the boys 9-10 100 IM in 1:21.23, placed second in the 200 free and third in the 100 free.

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