Hawks' Gaertner picks Furman Howard notebook

May 01, 1998|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

River Hill soccer player Kathy Gaertner, the Howard County co-Player of the Year, has accepted a scholarship to attend Furman (S.C.) University.

"Furman was pretty much my first choice," said Gaertner, who scored the Hawks' only goals in their state tournament semifinal win over Loch Raven and their tie in the championship against South River. "The team, the coach were all very nice, and it's a good school."

Gaertner, a midfielder, had nine goals and 15 assists last year. A four-time All-County first-team selection, Gaertner was a defender at Glenelg for two years before going to River Hill.

White to Mary Washington

Wilde Lake's Bridget White, an All-County soccer and basketball player, has selected to attend Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., and will play soccer. Last year's Mary Washington team finished third in the nation in Division III.

White, who has a 3.6 grade-point average, wants to become a veterinarian and plans to major in biology.

"It's a good school and has a pretty campus," White said. "Staying close to home was important, and it's only 1 1/2 hours away. I wanted to stay close to my cat [Pepper Pot]."

Tennis

Centennial took a big step toward another county title Wednesday with a 6-3 victory over visiting Wilde Lake. The Eagles are 14-1 -- their only loss was to Wilde Lake, 6-3, on April 2 -- and lead Mount Hebron (13-2) and Wilde Lake (12-3) in the title race.

Centennial plays at River Hill today, plays host to Mount Hebron on Monday, then ends the regular season Tuesday at Glenelg.

The Eagles, who had won seven straight regular-season titles before Atholton broke the string last year, got wins Wednesday from Leigh Tillman, Alice Taylor, Charles Lin and Matt Lano in singles. The boys doubles teams of Babar Sultan-Mike Mayhew and Jimmy Choi-Mike Thomas also won.

Wilde Lake won the girls doubles matches behind Lauryn Taubman-Liz Richmond and Lauren Bondroff-Jackie Taubman. The Wildecats' Stephen Devito and Meredith Krill won the mixed doubles match.

The three-day county tournament begins next Thursday at the Wilde Lake Tennis Center. The quarterfinals and semifinals are scheduled for Friday, with finals at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Eagles earned their seventh straight Tournament Cup trophy last year and 11th in 13 years.

Dodson honored

Hofstra University freshman Kelly Dodson (Mount Hebron) has set the school's freshman women's lacrosse scoring record with 40 points (28 goals, 12 assists). The previous mark was 29.

Dodson, last year's Howard County Player of the Year, will be at Towson University for her team's America East Conference tournament game at 2: 30 p.m. tomorrow against the Tigers.

Softball no-hitter

Glenelg senior Shana Wyant no-hit Oakland Mills yesterday for the second time this season in a five-inning, 15-0 victory at Oakland Mills. Wyant gave up three walks and struck out three for the 11th-ranked Gladiators (15-3 overall, 13-3 league). Oakland Mills (1-17, 1-15) was coming off its first win of the seaosn Wednesday, a 12-1 decision over Hammond. Glenelg's Pam Goldberg went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.

Pub Date: 5/01/98

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