Five inductions to bring total in county Hall of Fame to 39

Ceremony set April 11 at community college


April 01, 2001|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

The Westminster Rotary Club will induct five new members into its Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame on April 11 at Carroll Community College.

The five - Dick Bauerlein, Ed Powelson, Leo Totten, Sam Case and Fred Baker, will bring to 39 the total number honored by the Rotary Club since it initiated the Hall of Fame seven years ago.

Bauerlein coached wrestling at Westminster and North Carroll high schools and produced 10 state champions. He is already a member of the Maryland Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Powelson was the first athletic director at North Carroll, a post he held for 37 years. He also coached gymnastics and soccer, winning 10 Carroll County gymnastics titles and 22 Carroll County boys soccer titles.

His soccer accomplishments also include three Central Maryland Conference titles, six regional titles and a 46-game winning streak against Carroll County opponents. His lifetime coaching record in soccer was 274-69, a winning percentage of .799.

Powelson is already a member of the Maryland Athletic Directors Hall of Fame.

Totten is the physical education chairman and athletic director at Francis Scott Key. He coached wrestling for two years and won one county title, and coached volleyball for four years, winning two county titles.

He's a former head coach of the U.S. national weightlifting team, and coached that team in the world championships in 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1993.

He also coached the U.S. gold-medal weightlifting team in the North America/Central America/Carribean championships in 1994.

And he was a three-time coach at the U.S. Olympic Festival.

Totten has written, "General Physical Conditioning For The Weightlifter," as well as numerous magazine articles on strength and conditioning.

Case coached wrestling at Johns Hopkins and at Western Maryland College, and was named Middle Atlantic States Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.

He developed a statewide system used for validation of high school weight allowances.

Case is a nationally acclaimed exercise physiologist and is internationally known for his work on physiological responses to extreme environment, conducting three different studies into Iditasport races.

Baker spent 37 years as athletic director at Mount Airy and South Carroll high schools.

He coached boys basketball for 15 years and was named Carroll County Coach of the Year seven times. He also coached boys soccer for seven years and baseball for five years.

In 1997, he organized the Maryland Athletic Directors Association, and in 1998 was elected to the organization's Hall of Fame.

Baker helped local athletic directors organize the Central Maryland Conference.

Tickets for the event, which will begin at 6 p.m. with the unveiling of plaques, may be purchased at the Boston Inn or at Carlson Wagonlit Travel.

For more information, call 410-848-3326.

Panthers unbeaten

A great week for North Carroll boys lacrosse featured a 10-9 overtime victory over Glenelg and an 11-2 win over Wilde Lake.

The Panthers (3-0) rallied from a 7-2 halftime deficit to defeat the Gladiators on a shot by Nick Thurston with two seconds left in the first overtime period. Brian Voight got the assist in transition.

"It was one of North Carroll's best wins ever," said coach John Piper, who played for North Carroll in 1985 when the team upset South Carroll in another great win.

Piper said he had looked forward to playing the Gladiators because Glenelg coach Rick Kincaid has been a mentor to him.

"I felt bad winning because one of your best friends is on the losing end, but it felt good to have your kids fight back," Piper said.

Jamie Masimore, who had missed two weeks with a pulled hamstring, sparked the team by coming off the bench with four minutes to play and Glenelg ahead 8-6.

"Jamie scored the next two goals and assisted on our ninth goal," Piper said. "My midfield was tired and beat, and he gave us a big lift."

Gloom everywhere

Coaches, athletes, athletic directors and parents are all frustrated by the rainy weather that has created numerous postponements.

Events on Thursday, Friday and yesterday were wiped out by the latest storms, marking the third, fourth and fifth days that weather has created postponements since the first scheduled play day, March 21. The first two days of the spring season were rained out, and some events have now been postponed twice.

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