ADs come through for lacrosse makeup

SIDELINES

St. Mary's, Severna Park benefit from cooperation

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High Schools

April 19, 2000|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

The boys lacrosse showdown between No. 3 St. Mary's (5-3) and No. 6 Severna Park (8-0), postponed Monday because of bad weather, will be played this coming Monday at 7: 15 p.m. at Severna Park.

A makeup game was in jeopardy until yesterday, when it was made possible by the generosity of top-ranked Gilman (9-0).

The matchup between St. Mary's, a perennial Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference power, and defending state 4A/3A champion Severna Park had been tentatively rescheduled for next Tuesday.

But in order to play that day, St. Mary's athletic director, Fred Kramer had hoped that Gilman would agree to move its home A Conference game with the Saints to Wednesday, and the Greyhounds did.

"Dave Allan [Gilman coach] and those guys up there at Gilman are good people to work with and agreed to do it and help us out, " Kramer said.

Certainly, it would not have been fair for St. Mary's to play two such big games back-to-back and yesterday Severna Park agreed to play Monday night, much to the delight of Falcons coach Mike Bellotte.

"It was up in the air until then and I was worried that we wouldn't be able to come up with an agreeable date to play, " Bellotte said.

"It's a game we really want to play."

This is Jim Moorhead's 21st and final season as coach of the Saints, and, in his tenure, St. Mary's has not lost to a Maryland public school team in more than 100 games, as was reported here Sunday.

Severna Park has a legitimate shot at ending the incredible streak, and many who have seen both teams play predict the Falcons will prevail.

It would be another feather in the cap of Bellotte, a Moorhead protege who played at St. Mary's and has gone on to quick success in his three seasons as Falcons coach.

A Severna Park victory could shake up The Sun's Top 15, and look out if the Saints then turn around and upset Gilman on Wednesday. Gilman escaped with a 5-4 victory over the Saints in Annapolis on April 4.

Commitments

Two more Severna Park boys lacrosse players have received college scholarships: attack/midfielder Mac Chase (UMBC) and attack Jerry Cornett (Towson).

Chase, The Sun's Athlete of the Week on April 5 after scoring a career-high seven goals in a 14-9 victory over No. 8 Annapolis (8-2) on March 31, turned down a scholarship offer by the University of Denver to stay local with the Retrievers.

Cornett will be reunited with his brother, Josh, an All-County attack from Severna Park in 1998 who is a sophomore at Towson.

"It's going to be very exciting for us with Jerry joining his brother at Towson, " said dad Jim Cornett, who serves as public-address announcer at the Falcons' lacrosse games.

Sideliners

Severn's boys lacrosse team (3-8) got six goals and three assists from junior attack Brandon Wright on Saturday to rout Loyola of Chicago, 15-3. -- Joe Feldmann, a guard, received the Annapolis High boys basketball scholar-athlete award at the school's winter sports banquet. -- With 13 stolen bases this spring, Broadneck softball catcher Bryn Weller, who has signed with the University of Hartford, has 104 career steals and keeps adding to her state record. She also holds the state single-season record (35), set in 1998.

Huge loss

The Arundel High School community is mourning the unexpected death of Norris "Bubba" Roy Sr. of Gambrills.

The 47-year old Roy, who was a Digital Equipment Corp. executive, died Saturday at his home. The cause of death is not yet known.

"It's devastated our community," said longtime youth coach Chuck Morse. "Everybody loved big Norris and I just saw him Friday [April 14] at the Arundel baseball game. He told me was going up to see Norris Jr. play for Hagerstown Community College against Essex Saturday.

"I couldn't believe it [Roy's death] when I heard it."

Norris Roy Jr. was a three-year standout at Arundel High and was The Sun's All-Metro third baseman last year. He played on several of the youth football, basketball and baseball teams coached by his dad in the Crofton and Gambrills area.

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