Professional boxing returns to Glen Burnie in February

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January 07, 1996|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

Promoter Scott Wagner of Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie and his matchmaker Josh Hall have announced three pro boxing dates for the New Year with the possibility of Home Team Sports showing some of the action on a delayed broadcast basis.

Pro boxing returns to Michael's on Feb. 15 and Wagner announced that arena style shows also are scheduled for April 11 and June 20.

"Josh and I want pro boxing to succeed and believe there is enough interest in it to pursue a set schedule for this year," said Wagner. "I've talked to Home Team Sports and there is a possibility they may come in and film one of our shows and broadcast it later."

Alfonzo Daniels and Bobby Haarhoff, proteges of Crofton trainer/manager Jeff Novotny, have become popular local favorites and are the caliber of pro boxers Wagner and Hall hope to showcase in the weeks to come.

For ticket information, call Michael's at (410) 768-7901.

Light turns 'em on

Arundel's junior right-hander, Kurt Light, the only sophomore on last spring's All-Metro baseball team after leading the Wildcats to the 4A state championship, made quite a showing in Melbourne, Australia last month.

Selected as the only pitcher from the Eastern part of the United States, Light started the final game for Team America in the recent Goodwill Games. Light worked the first four innings against Japan and left with the USA leading 1-0.

Light yielded only one hit and struck out six in his four innings, but his team eventually lost, 6-2, to finish 3-3.

Earlier in the round robin, Light notched a save in a 9-6 victory over host Australia by retiring the final four batters in a row, two via strikeout.

His performance has earned him an invitation to this summer's Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif.

"Kurt was impressive," said Bob Williams, president and founder of the Area Code Games, a national showcase for high school players.

Storm warnings

In the event of any bad weather this week resulting in the postponement of basketball games, county coordinator of physical education Rick Wiles had better think twice before creating another schedule with three games in three days as he did last week.

Wiles could find himself in the middle of more than one storm and a snow shovel might not be enough to dig him out.

Most county coaches were not happy with Wiles ordering the schools to make up the postponed games of Dec. 19 last Thursday with games already scheduled Wednesday and Friday.

"NBA teams don't play three days in a row and those guys can sleep all day," said Annapolis coach John Brady. "Playing three days in a row is pretty tough on the kids who have to be at school 7:30 in the morning."

Brady said his Panthers were fortunate to play all three of their games at home, but the 7:30 tip-offs made it a tough grind in terms of performance in the classroom.

Records

Ryan Dacey's six three-pointers for No. 6 Annapolis (7-2) Thursday in the Panthers' 91-86 loss to No. 15 Arundel (6-2) tied the school record set by Rob Wooster in the 1991-92 season.

Wooster, two-time county Player of the Year, now plays at St. Francis College (Pa.). He holds the Annapolis single season (56) and career (103) records for three-pointers.

Brady corrected himself after first telling reporters Thursday that the 91 points by Arundel was the most his team had given up other than Annapolis' 106-102 4A state championship victory over High Point in 1990.

It was actually the most a Brady-coached team has ever given up to a county team.

Annapolis gave up 101 in December 1990 on the night Dennis Edwards scored 50 points for the Panthers in a 110-101 victory over eventual state champion Parkdale of Prince George's.

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