Brethauer is Carroll Christian's new boys basketball head coach

Carroll notebook

December 09, 1998|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF

Matt Brethauer has been named head coach for boys basketball at Carroll Christian High School, replacing Randy Peterson, current athletic director and head coach, who had submitted his resignation last month.

Brethauer moves up from coach of the school's junior high program, where he will be replaced by Peterson assistant Gary Clark.

Peterson will make his final home appearance Friday night when the Patriots (2-3) play Chapelgate. His last game will be Dec. 17 at Elkton. In his seventh season at the Westminster school, Peterson's record is 111-57, and for a 17-year career, 311-154.

Peterson and his family will leave later this month for Rockford, Ill., his hometown, where he will assume new positions as physical education teacher, assistant to the athletic director and coach of the girls basketball team at a two-year-old high school.

Mat talk

Four county wrestlers are included in the latest Maryland State Wrestling Association rankings: Fran Jackson, North Carroll sophomore, third at 125 pounds; Brian Hamper, South Carroll sophomore, sixth at 130; Kyle Burger, Westminster junior, fifth at 135; and John Muse, Westminster senior, third at 145.

No county schools made the list of top 10 teams.

All the county public schools will be in action tomorrow night, headed by South Carroll and Hammond at Glenelg. Francis Scott Key (Catoctin) and Liberty (Thomas Johnson) are at home, and Westminster is at Urbana. North Carroll will be in action Friday and Saturday at the annual McDonogh tournament.

Last weekend, in a 14-school tournament at Annapolis, Westminster's Burger (4-0) won the 135-pound title, defeating John Montgomery, of Altoona, Pa., 6-3, and Tony Russo of Calvert Hall won the 145-pound title with a 14-3 decision over Muse.

In the consolation round, heavyweight Greg Frech, a Francis Scott Key junior, earned third place with a pin, and teammate Clint Day was fourth at 140. Westminster senior Chris Reiter was fourth at 140.

DeMatha won the team title with 195.5 points, followed by Old Mill (173) and Mount St. Joseph (156). Westminster (115) was eighth and Key (84) was 11th.

In a 13-team tournament at Meade, Arundel collected the team title, 174.5 to 149.5 for runner-up South Carroll, the only county school present. Kevin Clark (135) and Brad Mann (160) earned titles; Dan Patterson (112), Josh Wampler (125) and Bryan Hamper (130) were finalists; and Mike Muller (152) and Chris Currence (171) placed third.

Lapato honored

Tom Lapato (South Carroll), a senior from Mt. Airy and a strong safety on the Western Maryland football team, is one of four finalists for the Burger King Scholar-Athlete of the Year award to be announced tomorrow night during a nationally televised college football awards program (ESPN, 8-10 p.m.) from Orlando, Fla.

The 6-2, 200-pound Lapato, a 4.0 student in high school and college, is majoring in mathematics with an emphasis on computer science and minoring in art history.

The honorees were chosen by a panel comprised of members of the American Football Coaches Association and the Burger King Corporation. Selection was based on outstanding athletic performance, academic achievement and commitment to the community from a group of 80 previously chosen as weekly scholar-athletes.

Burger King will set up a $100,000 scholarship endowment at the recipient's school. Lapato already has earned $35,000 for Western Maryland's scholarship fund, $10,000 for his Division III Scholar-Athlete of the Week award in September and $25,000 for his national Division III honor.

A Lapato teammate, Mat Mathias (Westminster), a 6-6, 260-pound tackle, is in Monterey, Mexico, preparing for an all-star football game Sunday. A first-team Coaches' All-American, Mathias is a member of a Division III All-Star squad scheduled to play Mexican All-Star team.

Alumni notes

John Ely (South Carroll), last year's county basketball Player of the Year, is averaging nine points and 27 minutes at York College (2-4), where he has started five of the six games.

A guard, he has scored in double figures twice, with 15 points against Susquehanna and 13 vs. Gettysburg.

Shanna Ziegenfuss (Liberty), a sophomore at Virginia Commonwealth University, was named to the Colonial Athletic Association first team for women's soccer. The midfielder had five goals, including three game-winners, and three assists.

Denny Bowers (Westminster), a junior defensive end at Susquehanna University, was named to the Middle Atlantic Conference first team in football. His brother, Matt (Westminster), a freshman tight end who started every game at Juniata (5-5), finished his season with 12 catches for 155 yards and one touchdown.

Pub Date: 12/09/98

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