Spalding tuning up for tourney

Softball team prepping again in Chambersburg


May 05, 2000|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF

After closing out the regular season this afternoon against Catholic, the No. 1-ranked Archbishop Spalding softball team will compete in the Chambersburg (Pa.) Tournament tomorrow to ready itself for next week's Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland's A Conference Tournament.

The Cavaliers (16-0) will open against Southwestern (Pa.) High in their tournament opener at 10 a.m. and are assured two more games. Last year, they won two of three games.

"It's a very good tuneup," said Spalding coach Linda Taylor, whose Cavaliers will be making their fourth trip to Chambersburg. "We always see three quality teams, and it always gets us primed and ready for the [IAAM] Tournament."

Spalding will be traveling short-handed, with six players not available because of other school activities or injury.

It's still unclear which teams will play in Thursday's county softball championship game at Randazzo Park.

First-place Northeast (15-3) is nearly a lock with a 13-2 county mark and has games remaining against Arundel and Southern. Glen Burnie, a 2-1 extra-inning loser to North County on Wednesday, is 12-3 overall and is in sole possession of second in the county at 11-3.

The Gophers have a key showdown at Severna Park this afternoon. The Falcons, along with Chesapeake and North County, all are still in the hunt with four county losses.

Round 2, Panthers-Falcons

If it's anything like the regular-season game, Tuesday's girls lacrosse county championship featuring No. 3 Annapolis and No. 5 Severna Park will be worth the price of admission, plus. Game time at Severna Park is 5 p.m.

In their first meeting, the Panthers won, 8-7, on junior Acacia Walker's goal with one second left.

The boys championship, also Annapolis at Severna Park, will follow at 7.

College for two 'Cats

Arundel senior guards Chanell Sutton and Keyana Washington -- both of whom were integral to the Wildcats' second Class 4A state basketball championship in March -- have decided on colleges.

Sutton, who averaged 5.4 points and 2.2 assists, received an academic scholarship at Vanderbilt, where she will try out for basketball as a walk-on.

Washingon, the Wildcats' top perimeter defender who averaged 5.7 points and 2.7 rebounds, chose Division III Wesley College in Dover, Del.

She is considering a major in psychology or pre-med. Wesley, which finished with a 19-11 mark this past season, was second in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference.

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