Streaking Westminster opens region play tonight

Carroll notebook

March 05, 1998|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF

Westminster (15-8), a boys basketball team on a four-game winning streak and the last remaining Carroll County unit in regional play, will be home at 7 o'clock tonight against Glen Burnie (10-14) in a Class 4A West semifinal matchup.

Annapolis (19-4) and Meade (17-5), the top two teams in Anne Arundel County, will meet in tonight's other semifinal. The regional championship game will be Saturday night.

Double-figure scorers Aaron Krug, Sean Davis, and Desmond Esteves, all seniors, are the Westminster leaders. Krug (15.4) is the Owls' top scorer; Davis, the top rebounder (6.7); and Esteves, the county pacesetter in assists (5.8) and steals (3.8).

Davis had three of his team's eight three-point goals on his way to a season-high 28 points in Monday night's 58-50 win at Old Mill.

For Glen Burnie, 6-foot-3 junior Owen Gaither comes in off a 23-point effort that helped his side beat North County, 53-50, in the quarterfinals. Luckey Williams, a 5-9 senior, added 17. The Gators start four seniors, including center Seth Murphy, at 6-4 the tallest regular.

Hall of Fame

The Westminster Rotary Club will honor five new members of the Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame at its fifth annual induction ceremonies and banquet on April 8 in the Carroll Community College atrium.

The class is comprised of Jim Hyson (three-sport standout at Francis Scott Key and a three-year starter for the University of Virginia football team); Elwood Myers (amateur boxing champion); and Melvin Myers (multi-sport athlete at Westminster and Bridgewater College, and later a high school and college coach).

Also, Jim Spencer (former major league baseball player); and the late Reese Starner (county Babe Ruth baseball program founder and coach). Ticket info: Harry Beard, 410-876-1832.

Western Maryland

Senior Steve Smiddy (134 pounds/30-12 record) and Andrey Brener (150/21-2), each of whom placed third in the last week's East regionals, have been elevated from alternate's positions to the championship field of the 25th NCAA Division III wrestling championships this weekend at Waterloo, Iowa.

The Green Terror will open its lacrosse season at 5 p.m. Saturday against Marymount in a game to played at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Sixth-year coach Keith Reitenbach has 21 letter winners returning from last year's 11-2 squad that wound up ranked 10th in Division III. The team placed eighth in the division in scoring (15.38 goals a game) and third in winning percentage (.846).

Sophomore Kerry Wilson won two events and had three other top-four finishes, leading the women's team to fourth place in the nine-team Centennial Conference indoor track meet at Dickinson College.

She defended her long jump title (16-9 1/4 ), won the 55-meter hurdles (08.54), and was second in the 400 meters and fourth in the 55-meter dash and triple jump. Swarthmore won the team title.

Among the men, Gavin DeFreitas was fourth in the 200 meters and 400 meters, and teammates Jarrod Gillam and Mike Cushwa were third and fifth, respectively, in the 800 meters. The team winner was Haverford.

Pub Date: 3/05/98

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