BFC seeking North American indoor soccer title

SIDELINES

March 14, 1997|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

The Bulgaria Futbol Club (BFC, that's what they're called), a local Under-14 boys team is headed for the North American Indoor Soccer Championships in Detroit March 14-16.

BFC won four straight to take the region qualifier in Columbia. Coached by Broadneck grad and physical education teacher at Arundel, Sean Tettemer, BFC won the Broadneck Sports Complex league with an 8-0 record and is loaded with county players.

Danny Dolan, Johnny Custer, Brandon Wright, Ian Breckenridge, Brad Martin, Rob Canter and Andrew Riggin are from Broadneck. Teddy Turnblacer, Sammy Klein and Chris Boyd are from Severna Park. Carlos Morales and Steve Abey are from Pasadena; Devin Barclay, Annapolis; Ryan Parisi, Millersville; and Ronnie Smith, Glen Burnie.

A Bruins?

While they have done well in other sports, Broadneck's staying in Class 3A rather than 4A, has probably cost the Bruins two straight trips to Cole Field House for the state boys basketball tournament. Broadneck will be a Class 3A school next year with over 1,700 students (1,100 currently) -- 4A numbers.

"The classification is determined by your 9th, 10th and 11th grade enrollment, " said Bruin athletic director and boys hoop coach, Ken Kazmarek. "Seems like we can't get it right in terms of basketball."

Broadneck, the county's only 3A school (Northeast will be 1997-98), has won the county boys basketball championship two consecutive years over such 4A powers as Annapolis and Arundel.

Since the county went to two divisions and a legitimate county league schedule, Broadneck boys have gone four straight sports seasons with a county champion -- basketball (winter 1995-96); lacrosse (spring 1996), soccer (fall 1996) and basketball (winter 1996-97).

Sideliners

Al Kohlhafer, who has been the Northeast coach for 23 years, was inducted into the Maryland Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Chad Hartman, ex-Annapolis infielder turned outfielder and a redshirt junior, is starting in left field for James Madison and is hitting .400, with two homers. Former Chesapeake lefty Jason White is the of the Dukes' top starting pitchers.

Scott Crandell, former Southern shortstop, had a dream debut at UMBC last week, hitting a home run against Manhattan in his first college at bat.

St. Mary's (No. 2), Broadneck (seven), Severna Park (13), Arundel (14) and Annapolis (15) are the county teams in the State Lacrosse Coaches' pre-season Top 20 that has Boys' Latin No. 1

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Pub Date: 3/14/97

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