Lansdowne scores trio of triumphs in Garrett wrestling

Sims and Watson take titles

Brown is named Outstanding Wrestler

January 08, 2002|By Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn | Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

Lansdowne's wrestlers Shawn Sims (112), Ryan Brown (125) and Tavon Watson (171) all won titles at last weekend's Northern of Garrett County Invitational wrestling tournament.

Brown, a Baltimore County runner-up, earned Outstanding Wrestler honors with his overtime victory over the host school's state champ, Pete Stein. Sims (14-0) won three bouts to raise his career school-record victories mark to 102, and Watson won his first high school tournament, pinning Francis Scott Key's previously once-beaten Mike Mayberry. He had three pins in the tournament.

In the finals, Sims beat a wrestler from Braxton County High School in West Virginia who placed third in his state tournament last year.

Freshman boosts Knights

Parkville freshman Patrice Griffin has been coming off the bench to give the Knights girls basketball team quite a boost.

Friday night, the 5-foot-6 guard scored 14 points to lead the Knights (9-0) to a 37-36 upset of then-No. 14 Milford Mill. She averages 9.8 points, 7.4 rebounds. 4 steals and 2 assists a game.

"As a ninth-grader, she's showing a lot of maturity and a lot of poise coming in and playing with a group of kids she doesn't know," said Knights coach Allison Shinners. "If she's not scoring, she's always creating something. She's a big asset to the team this year."

Griffin's contributions complement those of the Knights' top two veterans. Deshonda Barton, a 5-7 junior forward/guard, leads the team with 11.9 points and 8.8 rebounds a game while 5-5 senior shooting guard Michelle Manella contributes 10.2 points a game.

White shows might

Gilman All-Metro Defensive Player of The Year Stan White Jr. had nine tackles, six of them solo, and recovered a fumble from his linebacker position, and, as a fullback, was the only player on the East Team to play both ways en route to earning Co-Most Valuable Player honors in last weekend's U.S. Army High School All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

The West Team won, 26-6. White has accepted a full football scholarship to play at Ohio State.

Going the distance

Towson's girls indoor track team made the most of only its second meet of the season, edging Franklin, 96-93, to win Baltimore City/Baltimore County group competition Saturday at CCBC-Essex.

The Generals' strength in the distance events and relays gave them the edge over the Indians, who were strongest in the field events.

All-Metro senior Cori Koch won the 1,600 and 3,200 meters for the Generals. Towson also swept the relays: Anastasia Mukhina, Jocelyn Paul, Emily Kolarik and Laura Shane at 3,200 meters; Kolarik, Paul, Maggie Dolan and Katerina Horska at 1,600 meters; and Kolarik, Paul, Dolan and Emily Clinton at 800 meters.

The Indians also had four winners: Kellie McKay at 500 meters, Debbie Delaney in the shot put and Tredia Howell and Suzy Gill, who tied in the long jump.

Fallston faces tough tests

Fallston's girls basketball team heads into the heart of its Harford schedule this week as one of only two teams unbeaten in the county.

Aberdeen is also unbeaten, and Alice Puckett's Cougars (5-3, 3-0) need to get past North Harford on Thursday and defending county champ C. Milton Wright on Tuesday before they could face a showdown with the Eagles on Jan. 17.

Alison Dilworth, a 6-1 center, leads the Cougars with 12 points and nine rebounds a game while Corina Morga (7.6 points, 9 rebounds), Alison Kelly (7.4 points, 7 rebounds) and Amanda Andrews also have made key contributions.

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