State-Pennsylvania football rivalry being renewed Notebook

January 15, 1998|By Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield | Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

For the first time in six years, an all-star game pitting Maryland's best senior football players against Pennsylvania's will be played this year.

The new game, to be called the Mason-Dixon Shrine game, will be the first involving Maryland since the Big 33 series ended in 1992.

The contest will be played July 11 at Carlisle (Pa.) High. That's two weeks after the sixth annual Chesapeake Classic (Maryland vs. Northern Virginia) and two weeks before the Big 33, which now pits Pennsylvania vs. Ohio.

A pool of Shrine game players will be nominated by coaches and then chosen by the media, said public relations director Robert Hutcheson.

Proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia.

Hutcheson said Pennsylvania's Shrine game players will not be able to participate in the Big 33.

Thomas Johnson coach Ben Wright will coach the Marylanders.

Academy's award

Talmudical Academy's basketball team, led by 6-2 sophomore guard Tamir Goodman, is 15-0 after Tuesday's 104-point victory over Christian Home Educators Network (CHEN), a game in which Goodman scored 41 points.

Sixteen of Talmudical's 70 students play basketball, the only interscholastic sport at the Jewish boys school in Pikesville.

It just takes four

McDonogh track coach Jeff Sanborn took just four girls to Saturday's Catholic League indoor meet, but the Eagles finished fourth.

Led by freshman Chanel Lattimer, who won the 60-yard and 300-yard dashes, the Eagles scored 57 points, only one point behind third-place Bryn Mawr. Catholic won the meet with 72 points with Mount de Sales second with 67.

The Eagles had two other individual winners -- Kacie Remeto in the mile run and Beth Hurtt in the high jump. The trio and Anna Edder won the sprint relay.

Going for seven

Garrison Forest's polo team is tuning up to go after a seventh straight Women's National Interscholastic Championship next month.

Veteran captain Melissa Riggs, a member of last year's national all-star team, along with Beth Supik, Annie Buck and alternate Cara Whelton, scored some striking wins during the fall season. They edged college women's teams from Cornell and Virginia by one point.

Both of those teams included Garrison graduates -- Sara Gompf at Cornell and Suzanna Lott at Virginia.

The Grizzlies have a new coach, Cornell graduate Kelly Wells, who was named the female college Player of the Year in 1992. Wells hasn't forgotten playing the Grizzlies.

"They had a reputation as high school girls for not being that strong," she said. "That's why I was so impressed with the number of college teams they've beaten this year. For them to go up to the Cornell arena with a lot of their fans and win is impressive, because they've only won there one other time. To win at Cornell is a phenomenal feat."

The Grizzlies' next home match will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 vs. Valley Forge. The national women's tournament final is scheduled for Feb. 14 at Cornell in Ithaca, N.Y.

Hannan on top

Mount St. Joseph's Tommy Hannan, who is bound for the University of Texas on a swimming scholarship, eclipsed two pool records in a meet at Calvert Hall last week to earn high school All-American status in both events.

Hannan, a 6-foot-2, 190-pounder, was clocked at 49.80 in the 100-meter butterfly and 50.3 in the 100-meter backstroke. His efforts eclipsed the old times of 50.25 in the 'fly and 51.1 in the backstroke and have him ranked Nos. 8 and 7 nationally.

Pub Date: 1/15/98

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