North Carroll's softball team has hands full in tournament

March 26, 1997|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF

How's this for an early-season test?

When the North Carroll Panthers (2-0) travel to the Calvert High School Softball Tournament on Saturday, they'll take on Northern-Calvert at 10: 30 a.m., followed by McDonough, from Charles County, at 3.

Northern-Calvert has won 69 straight games and three straight Class 4A state titles. McDonough is the defending Class 3A state champ.

Another highlight over the holiday break will be the first Eagle Baseball Showcase, featuring three county teams -- South Carroll, North Carroll and host Francis Scott Key.

The first-round games start at 11 a.m. with South Carroll opening at Key and North Carroll taking on High Point at Taneytown Memorial Park, where the rest of the tournament will take place. The consolation game is set for 3 p.m with the championship to follow at 6.

Panthers end slide

The North Carroll boys lacrosse team ended a 20-game losing streak on Monday with a 13-7 win over visiting Wilde Lake.

Senior midfielder Shane Lettau scored four times and senior attacker John Dwyer added two goals and four assists. Second-year coach John Piper said it was vital for his senior-led Panthers (1-1) to get a couple of early-season wins before they head into county action.

W. Maryland updates

The Western Maryland College baseball team had its most successful trip to Cocoa, Fla., in the seven seasons the team has traveled down south, finishing with a 6-2 mark.

The Green Terror was led by junior Brian Miller, who went 10-for-20 in the six games with three doubles and four runs scored. He also was the winning pitcher in a 10-4 win against St. John Fisher.

In outdoor track and field, Donte Abron broke a long-standing school record in winning the long jump at Saturday's Franklin & Marshall Invitational. His effort of 22 feet, 5 1/2 inches broke the previous mark of 22 feet, 1 inch set by Tom Knieriem in 1978. Abron also won the 100-meter dash Saturday with a time of 10.8 seconds.

For the Green Terror women, Kerry Wilson was a double winner, capturing the 100 hurdles (15.6 seconds) and the 200 dash (26.7 seconds).

Lacrosse standouts Bo Schrott and Matt Hoppe have enjoyed their own race in leading the Green Terror men's lacrosse team to a 4-0 start after yesterday's 18-15 victory over Widener. Schrott (105) and Hoppe (102) are the ninth and 10th players in the program's history to reach 100 career goals.

Hoppe scored six times and added four assists in a 16-11 win at Randolph-Macon on Saturday, moving into seventh place all-time with 166 career points.

Yaz on a roll

Midfielder Ross Yastrzemsky (Liberty) has been a model of consistency for the Army lacrosse team, off to a 3-1 start.

The senior co-captain leads the team in scoring (14 goals, one assist) and has the game-winning goal in each of Army's three wins -- including a four-goal, one-assist effort in a 14-3 win over Bucknell on Saturday. Last season, he had 28 goals and 20 assists.

Pub Date: 3/26/97

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