Key carries unbeaten record into tournament

Carroll notebook

December 24, 1997|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF

Francis Scott Key, the lone remaining unbeaten Carroll County boys basketball team, will put its 5-0 record on the line when it participates in the North Carroll Holiday tournament next week.

North Carroll will host boys and girls games with afternoon and evening doubleheaders next Monday and Tuesday. Key's boys, currently tied for first place in the Monocacy Valley Athletic League at 3-0, will play North Carroll (4-1 before last night's game at Glenelg) at 8 p.m., providing a matchup of two of the county's 20-point scorers, Josh Hollman of Key and Robbie Vaughn of North Carroll.

The earlier pairings are Key vs. Joppatowne at 2 p.m., and North Carroll vs. Damascus at 6 p.m., in the girls games, and Linganore vs. Centennial in the other boys game at 4 p.m.

On Tuesday, the consolation games will begin at 2 p.m., and the championship games at 6 p.m.

Westminster will be the only other county school in holiday basketball action, with the boys at home and the girls in Baltimore.

The boys tournament will be Monday and Tuesday, with St. Mary's vs. Gwynn Lake at 6, and Westminster vs. Glenelg at 8 on the first night, and consolation and championship games the second night.

The Westminster girls will be in the eight-team Poly tournament, with games Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday. The Owls will open the program against Park School at 2 p.m. The other schools involved are Milford Mill, Dunbar, Edgewood, Notre Dame Prep, and Ballou (D.C.).

All five wrestling teams will be active, but only F.S. Key will have a home tournament. Its 30th annual Christmas program next Monday (11 a.m) has teams from Bel Air, Catoctin, Roosevelt, Glenelg, Long Reach, North Hagerstown, and Old Mill.

Elsewhere, Westminster (6-0 in dual meets) and Liberty (2-4) are in the Damascus tournament Friday and Saturday; South Carroll (5-0) is in the Southern-AA tournament Saturday, and North Carroll (4-1) is in the Arundel tournament, Saturday and Monday.

Only one other event is scheduled prior to the schools' reopening Jan. 6. Key will be home for a wrestling meet with Jefferson, W. Va., Jan. 3, at 1 p.m.

MVAL all-stars

The recently announced Monocacy Valley Athletic League's all-league football team included Francis Scott Key players Jason Wiles, center; Kevin DeCarlo, tight end; Paul Mullens, linebacker; and Caleb Moser, defensive back.


Jim Stull (Westminster), an offensive tackle on the University of Delaware football team, has been named to the Atlantic 10 All Academic team, as chosen by the conference sports information directors. Stull has a 3.04 average majoring in physical 'u education. Sean Davis of Westminster saw his season-long consecutive free throw streak end at 12 when he missed one in his team's 60-49 win at Severna Park last Friday. The boys teams at F.S. Key and Westminster (5-1) are working on five-game winning streaks, a turnaround from their starts of a year ago when Westminster was 3-3 and Key, 2-3. Conversely, Liberty, 5-1 after six games a year ago, goes into the holiday break 0-6. When Middletown defeated Linganore, 73-51, in girls basketball

last week, it marked the first home loss for Linganore since South Carroll won, 63-61, in 1995.

Pub Date: 12/24/97

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