Hunt, Huber to receive Hart scholarships


May 02, 1999|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,Sun Staff

Annapolis' DeWayne Hunt and Severna Park's Lauren Huber are the recipients of the fifth annual Dick Hart Memorial Scholarships.

Hunt and Huber will receive $1,500 scholarships on June 28 at Bay Hills Country Club in Arnold at the annual golf tournament, the Hart group's main fund-raiser.

Hart, boys basketball coach at Andover High school for 30 years before dying of cancer in 1991, emphasized the intangibles of defense, discipline on and off the court, and teamwork.

A panel of six who either played for or coached with Hart, a member of the Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame, perpetuate the coach's name by raising money for scholarships. Hunt and Huber fit the mold of Hart-type players, unsung-hero types, who are also good students.

Hunt, a 6-foot, 185-pound All-County defensive back in football for the playoff Panthers, is a leader and defensive specialist on the basketball court. He was a major contributor for the county champions, and in the words of coach John Brady, "sacrificed his offensive skills for the betterment of the team."

Ranked fifth in The Sun's final basketball poll, Annapolis was 23-2 with Hunt's defense and diving for loose balls paramount.

"I know what my role is and love it," Hunt said frequently during the season. "It's important that I play defense and rebound when I'm in there if we are going to win. We have to play as a team, and that means I do those things."

Hunt, who carries a 2.5 grade-point average and scored 950 on his SAT but has not decided on a college, was a two-season starter for the Panthers and captain both times.

"DeWayne is the kind of kid [who] makes coaching worthwhile," said Brady.

Huber, a 5-6 guard for the Falcons, was also a two-year starter and noted for her defensive skills and work ethic.

"Lauren is very disciplined and a great example to the younger players," said first-year coach Bill Giblin. "She was a major contributor to what success we had."

Severna Park finished 17-7 overall and ranked No. 16, with Huber leading by work ethic.

With a 3.40 GPA and 1,110 SAT, Huber, who is also the top-ranked softball team's second baseman, is undecided on a college. When she decides, she intends to major in physical therapy.

Academic-Athletic team

About two weeks are left to apply for membership on the 17th All-Anne Arundel County Academic-Athletic Team. If you are a student/athlete who resides in the county and plays varsity sports while also doing the job in the classroom, you should apply.

Ten boys and 10 girls will be selected and honored with plaques at a banquet in June. The top boy and top girl from among the 20 team members will receive $5,000 scholarships from The Sun and Times Mirror.

The ballot is published frequently here in sports and in The Sun's Maryland news section for the county. Questions: 410-647-2499.

Down the stretch

County races in baseball and softball are heating up with No. 1 Severna Park (14-3, 11-2) and No. 7 Arundel (12-5, 10-3) the front-runners in baseball.

Also ranked No. 1 in softball, Severna Park (14-3) is in a dog fight with three other teams for the two spots in the county championship game May 11 at Randazzo Stadium.

Severna Park's softball team is 11-2 in the county league, as is No. 2 Northeast (14-2) and No. 3 Arundel (14-2). Sixth-ranked Chesapeake (12-3) is 10-3 in the 12-team conference.

Tomorrow's top game finds Northeast in Lake Shore to meet Chesapeake at 4 p.m. Northeast got a no-hitter from Radford-bound Deana Benner on Friday as the Eagles humbled Glen Burnie, 9-0.

Chesapeake scored a 4-3 victory over Kellie Evans and No. 7 North County (11-5, 6-4) on Friday with Erin Taylor getting the win and Katie Nelson a save.

Many avid high school sports fans are unhappy with the proximity of dates for the county championships: Baseball, 7 p.m. May 10 at Cannon; softball, 7 p.m. May 11 at Randazzo. The lacrosse finals are the same night at Annapolis -- boys at 5 p.m., girls at 7.

Oh, well -- you can't see them all.


Broadneck All-County football players, running back Martel Threadgill and QB-SE-DB Lehrman Dotson are headed to Towson University. Teammate Dan Burke, a 6-foot, 245-pounder All-County lineman who also is the baseball team's catcher, will attend Swarthmore (Pa.) College.

Two other All-County players, Severna Park lineman Nick Dewind and Old Mill pass receiver Brandon White, also have committed to Towson.

Have a note or idea for Sidelines? Call Pat O'Malley's 24-hour Sportsline, 410-647-2499.

Pub Date: 5/02/99

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