Glenelg, River Hill celebrate their victories


November 20, 1997|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

GLENELG AND River Hill high schools were caldrons of excitement Friday: Each school had teams vying for state championships Saturday.

At Glenelg High, the student body celebrated with a surprise schoolwide pep rally planned by Glenelg's Boosters' Club.

Students, faculty, and administrators, led by Principal Bonnie Daniel, cheered players from their girls' and boys' varsity soccer teams and volleyball team, all-regional champions and finalists for state championships.

River Hill Principal Scott Pfeifer introduced the varsity girls' and boys' Regional 2A soccer champions on the school's television station, while the marching band played the school fight song, parading through the building.

School was dismissed 10 minutes early so students could greet the soccer teams in the lobby, where the band continued to play.

On Saturday, the four soccer teams from the two schools emerged as champions.

Glenelg's teams and River Hill's boys' team won at the end of the regulation time.

River Hill's girls' team -- tied at the end of two overtime periods -- became co-champions with Anne Arundel County's South River High School.

The members of Glenelg High School's varsity boys' soccer team Division 1A state champions: Justin Benoliel, Chad Marshall, Brian Musgrove, Gregory Moore, Thomas Mazerski, Alex Blazek, Jason Weszka, Evan Lawrence, Ryan Bender, David Harris, Michael Farley, Eric Kuba, Jeremy Shry, Uri Itkin, Taylor Faris, and Kenneth Henderson.

George Lovera assists head coach Pete Klisas.

Steve Musgrove is the team manager.

Head coach Mike Williams, who is also Glenelg's athletic director, leads Glenelg's varsity girls' 2A-1A state champions. Dean Sheridan and Gary Ahrens assist Williams.

Team members are Leigh Bender, Christa Vent, Lauren Bender, Monica D'Angelo, Amanda Strandquist, Erin Kurtecamp, Kristin Smith, Layne Buckler, Becca Tillimans, Kristen Menz, Kelly Renfro, Malin Molstad, Meghan Francis, Lori Tvarkunas, Stephanie Howell, Melissa Wilder, Bibiane Warfield and Jamie Eperlein.

Coach Bill Stara leads River Hill High School's boys' varsity soccer team, the Division 2A state champions.

John Ensor assists Stara.

Team members are Mike DiBella, Brad Breen, Sam Salganik, Chris Hastings, Bryce Yetso, Brett Endler, Adom Crew, Aaron Pierce, DeForest McDuff, Aaron McKinley, Brent Tyson, Todd Tedrow, Randal Brown, Elliott Marquis, Justin Gotis, Scott Buescher, Billy Allen, Kyle O'Brien, Graham Summers, Clif Jackson, Matt Charamella and Rizvan Gill.

Coach Cynthia Odell, assisted by Joan Smedley, led River Hill's girls' varsity soccer team.

Team members are Megan O'Grady, Jennifer Pla, Kathleen Gaertner, Karla Killian, Krista Killian, Kerry McWhorter, Leilani Ho, Kerry Brown, Abbu Gardner, Natalie Klisas, Rebekah Murray, Natalie Cox, Caitlin Bair, Marielle Proia, Nicole Gavelek, Mary Pattillo, Katie McDermond, Jackie Burk, Leah Jones, Claire Blacerzak, Maria Masciantonio, Kathryn Deegan, Jessica Goertler, Megan Wright and Muneca Slade.

Glenelg's varsity volleyball team finished second in the state's Division 1A-2A. The team is regional champion and state championship finalist.

Young choristers

Natasha Polanski, Leah Feldman, Jemel Hayes and Vanessa James will represent Fulton Elementary School in this year's Howard County Children's Chorus.

Thanksgiving blessings

Folks from nine churches in southern Howard County will join for a Thanksgiving Eve Service at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fulton.

The gathering at 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday is a "traditional service to remember, celebrate, and give thanks for blessings," according to organizers.

The church sponsors -- Emmanuel, Hopkins, Linden-Linthicum, Locust, and Mount Zion United Methodist churches, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Louis Roman Catholic churches, and St. Mark's Episcopal and St. Paul's Lutheran churches -- invite all to attend.

Information: 301-725-0241.

Tatiana's new show

Tatiana's Gallery in Glenelg opens a new show, "Strategy: 5 Approaches," on Saturday.

The gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The exhibit includes Tatiana's pottery.

Information: 410-442-1144.

Holiday productions

Bushy Park Elementary School Thespians in the Drama Learning Center's program will present "The Artful Dodger" at 7 p.m. tonight and tomorrow.

Admission is free.

Information: 410-313-5500.

Make plans to take your tot to the Tiny Tots Concert at River Hill High School at 10: 15 a.m. Dec. 3.

This event is made to order for play groups, nursery schools and those who want to introduce children from preschool to third grade to live music.

River Hill's Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Steve Wampler, will perform for Hanukkah, Christmas and the winter season. Included will be "Peter and the Wolf."

One favorite children may enjoy at this concert is the "Grizzly Bear Rag," a piece in which the children are invited to make grizzly bear sounds as loudly as they can.

Admission is $2.50. Information: 410-313-6927.

Glenelg High School's Winter Concert is usually a sellout.

To ensure that you can attend the concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 17, purchase tickets now from a music student.

The Glenelg High School Symphonic Band, Madrigals, Choir and Strings Ensemble will perform.

Pub Date: 11/20/97

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