Chenier named coach of Wilde Lake varsity

He led JV boys basketball to 15-5 mark last year

OM well-rested in boys soccer


High Schools

September 27, 2001|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Wilde Lake will have its third boys varsity basketball coach in three seasons, as the Wildecats have promoted Phil Chenier, the junior varsity coach for the past two seasons.

He replaces Damon Sterling as head coach, although Sterling, who teaches in Prince George's County, will remain as a varsity assistant coach. The new junior varsity coach is DaLawn Parrish, a football and basketball standout at Howard who graduated in 1995 and played four years of football at Wake Forest.

Chenier, who teaches algebra at Wilde Lake, coached the junior varsity to a 15-5 record last season. He started four seasons at Howard University and was honorable mention All-MEAC his senior year. His father, Phil, played nine seasons with the Baltimore/Washington Bullets.

The Wildecats varsity had a disappointing season last year, but finished strongly by winning two playoff games.

"We will rely on each other and play team basketball," said Chenier, a 1991 graduate of Wilde Lake who led the Wildecats to the state semifinals that season. "We have only four returning players, but we look to be competitive."

OM soccer on hold

The Oakland Mills/Gwynn Park boys soccer game now has been postponed three times.

First, it was postponed because of the terrorist attack on New York and Washington.

That game was rescheduled for the Friday after the attack, but when that day was designated a day of national mourning , Prince George's County canceled all after-school activities. Postponement No. 2.

So the game was then planned for last Tuesday, the day after a tornado swept through Prince George's County and parts of Howard County. Both counties were declared disaster areas. Postponement No. 3.

Oakland Mills, the No. 1 team in the area, has played only one game in almost four weeks since the season began Sept. 4. The Scorpions' game against Elkton on Monday also was postponed by the weather.

Oakland Mills plays River Hill at home Friday.

The Gwynn Park game has been rescheduled for Oct. 3. The Elkton game will be played 9:30 a.m. this Saturday.

Busy Bears

Hammond's field hockey team had to play four games in four days because of a postponement for Rosh Hashana that pushed a Sept. 19 game with Seton Keough to last Monday.

The Bears played two games Saturday in the Towson Tournament, and also played against Centennial Tuesday, a disappointing 3-0 loss to a team they knocked out of the playoffs last season.

Hammond coach Gay Petrlik partially blamed fatigue for Tuesday's loss.

"We played in the rain on Monday at Keough. And then we had `Back to school' night after that game. The dance troupe performed at `Back to school night' and about a third of my players are in the dance troupe."

The Bears (3-2-1 overall, 1-1 league) came out of the four games with a win, two losses and a tie.

Howard Hall of Fame

Howard will induct four members into its Lion's Pride Athletic Hall of Fame at 1:45 p.m. on Oct. 6 before its homecoming football game.

The inductees: Mary Feaga Smith (Class of 1953, basketball, field hockey, volleyball and softball), Maryellen Scaggs Kane (Class of 1959, a captain in basketball, field hockey and volleyball), Tom McCord (Class of 1980, All-County in football, wrestling and lacrosse) and Rick Lewis (Class of 1976, All-County in football and lacrosse).

Hawks roll on

Fifth-ranked River Hill continued its strong play last night, downing visiting Hammond, 15-7, 15-7, 12-15, 15-9. Krystal Jacobson led the Hawks with eight kills and five aces. Megan Mitchell added seven kills and nine aces.

Weaver out for year

Glen Burnie junior Jessica Weaver, who was hospitalized in the Shock Trauma Unit Thursday night after injuring her spine against Severna Park last week, has been released but will not return to the girls soccer team.

Weaver has a spinal contusion and swelling of the spinal column. She must wear a neck brace for at least a month and cannot attend school for two weeks.

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