Gee brothers, Carnahan inducted by Scorpions

October 30, 1997|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Oakland Mills inducted Chet Gee, Darryl Gee and Steve Carnahan into its Sports Hall of Fame during halftime of its homecoming football game last Saturday.

Chet, who died in an automobile accident Feb. 28, led the Scorpions football team to its first winning season (8-2) in 1978 and to an undefeated regular season (10-0) his senior year in 1979.

Chet accepted a scholarship to Duke, where he was a three-year starter at defensive back. He then played professionally for the United States Football League's Jacksonville Bulls for five years.

His soccer-playing brother, Darryl, scored 74 goals from 1976-1979, including 27 (along with 13 assists) his senior year, when Oakland Mills won its first state championship, went 14-1 and was ranked No. 1 in the Baltimore area.

Darryl was the Dr. Pepper All-American High School Soccer Player of the Year and won the Hertz No. 1 Award as the nation's best high school athlete.

Darryl, who was on hand to accept his induction plaque, was captain of the U.S. youth national soccer team from 1978-1980. At 17, he was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1979-1980. He played professionally for the old North American Soccer League's New York Cosmos from 1980-1984, the NASL's Tulsa Roughnecks from 1984-1985, the Major Indoor Soccer League's Los Angeles Lazers from 1985-1986, the American Professional Soccer League's Washington Diplomats from 1986-1988 and the APSL's Maryland Bays, 1990 national champions, from 1988-1992.

Steve Carnahan began the Oakland Mills wrestling program in 1974 and was its coach until 1988. His teams won state titles in 1980, 1982 and 1986. He coached 10 individual state champions and 10 county championship teams. He was inducted into the state wrestling Hall of Fame in 1996.

He also has coached cross country since 1980. His teams have won eight state championships, including a record six straight years -- from 1985 through 1990.

Carnahan's ability to motivate athletes is legendary. His selection was kept a secret from him until it was announced at halftime, catching him by surprise.

Rivalry renewed today

One of Howard County's most exciting rivalries renews today when the county champion Mount Hebron girls cross country team tangles with Centennial in the Class 2A South region championships at Centennial.

Centennial defeated Mount Hebron at the Griffith and Howard County Invitationals and in a quad meet. Mount Hebron defeated Centennial in the Hereford Invitational and the Howard County championships.

Centennial's leading runner, Suzy McCulloch, was county champ. Mount Hebron's leading runner, Kate Frande, was county runner-up.

The fun won't end with Thursday's meet. The two will have one more shot at each other in the state championships.

Centennial also is hosting the Class 1A South region championships today at 2: 30 p.m., and it will be worth watching to see if Glenelg's Beth Santilli, last season's Howard County champ who finished third this season, can complete her comeback from a foot injury suffered last spring.

Coach of the week

Wilde Lake's Doug DuVall received a Coach of the Week Award from the NFL and Baltimore's WMAR-TV (Ch. 2) on Monday. DuVall was given a plaque, Wilde Lake received $500, and his players received free Baltimore Ravens T-shirts.

Pub Date: 10/30/97

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