Girl ends her JV football career by scoring 2 TDs for Centennial Notebook

November 08, 1996|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

Sophomore Icyis Richardson completed her season on Centennial's JV football team yesterday by scoring two touchdowns as the Eagles defeated visiting Mount Hebron, 38-14.

Richardson, who missed three games because of a knee injury, played halfback and cornerback for the Eagles, who tied with Hammond for the county title.

"It was my idea," said the 5-foot-8, 148-pound Richardson, who now prepares for her true sport, basketball. "I'm really glad I did it. It was a lot of fun. The guys took care of me and really helped me."

Said Centennial quarterback Don Swan: "It didn't bother us. The whole team welcomed her. She stood up for herself, and we stood up for her. We treated her like anyone else on the team."

Richardson said she will not play football next season.

Hodges picks Furman

Oakland Mills senior center Kena Hodges has accepted a full basketball scholarship from Furman University in Greenville, S.C.

The 6-foot-2 Hodges, who averaged 17.8 points and 11.7 rebounds last year, made official visits to Georgia Tech, Florida State, Furman and James Madison.

Hodges said the decision not to play at an Atlantic Coast Conference school (Georgia Tech and Florida State) "was hard. But playing in a smaller conference [Southern] might be better for me. I might get more playing time."

All-State soccer selections

Four county girls soccer players -- Wilde Lake's Amanda Berman, Atholton's Julie Kapcala, River Hill's Caitlin Bair, and Centennial's Stacie Tokasz -- are among 25 players named first-team all-state by the Maryland Association of Coaches of Soccer. Kapcala, the only senior among the four, is on a recruiting trip this weekend at UCLA.

Five players made the second team -- Oakland Mills' Michelle Osterberger and Nyiesha Ford, Hammond's Emily Bielefeld, Glenelg's Carolyn Flowers and River Hill's Kathy Gaertner. Honorable mention honors went to Glenelg's Lauren Brown, Atholton's Kim Obst, Howard's Sarah Campbell and Wilde Lake's Bridget White.

Dolan picks N.C. State

Centennial senior Sara Dolan, a level 10 gymnast, has accepted a full scholarship to attend North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C.

"It came down to N.C. State and Penn State," said Dolan, who competes in the all-around. "It was a really close decision. I just went with my gut feeling. I liked the N.C. State coaching staff and girls, and I like warm weather and the state of North Carolina."

River Hill does well

"It's been a great experience," said River Hill field hockey coach Jodi Stone, who won't return next season because of her husband's job commitment in another state. "The kids have been great. They did a nice job pulling together."

The first-year school, which finished 4-4-4, was led by co-captains Holly Gick and Kristin Hooker, Jennifer Groves, Allison Bryan and Jessica Morrison.

Long Reach wins No. 1

Long Reach's volleyball team earned its only win of the season Monday, defeating Poolesville in five games in a Class 1A South region quarterfinal match.

"The kids never had a poor attitude," said coach Christine Ewing. "Everyday at practice, they learned something and always gave 100 percent."

Pub Date: 11/08/96

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