Dietrich, Monroe on card for Golden Gloves event


April 20, 1999|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Patapsco High's Mike Dietrich and Western STES' Gary Monroe will be among 10 fighters from the Baltimore area who will compete in tomorrow's 7 p.m. Maryland Golden Gloves championships at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.

Dietrich, boxing at heavyweight, is a two-time silver gloves national champ and a one-time Police Athletic League national champ. He is 13-0 with 10 knockouts.

Monroe, competing at 147 out of the Arbutus Boxing Club, will be in only his third fight as he goes after the novice title. He has two knockouts.

Winners of the open class, which features boxers with 10 or more bouts, will advance to the May 1 regional championships at the Sugar Ray Leonard Gym in Palmer Park in Prince George's County.

Each winner in that event earns a berth in the May 9-16 nationals in Syracuse. A title in Syracuse earns the fighter the chance at making the U.S. Olympic Trials in March 2000.

Tickets for the event at Michael's are $15 for general admission and $20 for table seats. A table of 10 can be reserved for $150.

For more information, call Danny Kistner at 410-354-9360.

Babe's field

Cardinal Gibbons' baseball field will be named in honor of legendary baseball great Babe Ruth at a ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, prior to the Crusaders' 2 p.m. game against Lake Clifton.

Gibbons was built on the site where Ruth, born in Baltimore on Feb. 6, 1895, attended St. Mary's Industrial School for three years until 1913.

Ruth left the school, a reform program for boys, in 1913. He began his professional career with the Boston Red Sox in 1955.


Vicki Brick of McDonogh was voted the state's girls basketball Player of the Year, and Mervo's Marcus Hatten was named to the boys' consensus All-State Team by the Associated Press.

Brick and Hatten were The Sun's players of the year.

All-Metro picks Angie Creek of Meade and Mandakova Clark of Milford Mill also were voted to the girls' consensus team. Calvert Hall's Reggie Bryant joined Hatten on the boys' team.

Mavericks on move

First-year coach Barry Heddings has Eastern Tech's lacrosse team on the rise.

Under Heddings, who starred at Towson High and Towson University, the Mavericks are 5-2 with games tomorrow at Pikesville at 5: 30, and on Friday against No. 11 Dulaney at Eastern Tech at 5: 30.

The Mavericks' only losses this season have been to strong Harford County teams: No. 14 North Harford and Fallston. Eastern Tech had early leads in each of those games, said principal Bob Kemmery.

Defenseman Chris Markel is the team's only senior, but other key players include junior attackmen Justin Combs, Nate Andrew and Justin Spangler, along with midfielder Brian Johnson and defenseman Matt Alt, both juniors.

Et cetera

Mervo junior Norman Forrest, who is ranked No. 8 nationally in the triple jump, cleared 47 feet, 10 inches at last weekend's Friendly Invitational. The effort qualified Forrest for this weekend's prestigious Penn Relays.

Woodlawn junior lacrosse midfielder Terence Dorsey leads the 5-0 Warriors with 35 goals and seven assists. In wins over Sparrows Point and Owings Mills last week, Dorsey had a total of 14 goals and five assists.

Patterson baseball catcher Bobby Oxendine, the Clippers' batting leader with a .642 average, keyed wins over Edmondson and City. Oxendine was a combined 6-for-7 with five RBIs and five runs scored. He tagged out a runner at home in a 9-7 win over Edmondson, and was 4-for-4, with a double and four RBIs in a 16-6 victory over City.

Pub Date: 4/20/99

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