Klock is named AD at Reservoir

51-year-old has been in same role at Oak. Mills


High Schools

February 15, 2002|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

The first big piece of the Reservoir High athletic puzzle was put into place yesterday when principal Adrianne Kaufman announced that Ken Klock will be the school's athletic director.

Klock, 51, who has been the athletic director at Oakland Mills for the past 18 years, and has taught physical education there for 27 years, will switch to Reservoir, which opens next August.

"I've have had 27 wonderful years here at Oakland Mills and enjoyed great support from the administration, coaches, parents and players," Klock said. "But if you stay in one place long enough, you start to get a little stale. Starting over at a new school with new facilities, and being able to help select the staff, rejuvenates you. I'm fired up right now."

Klock coached many different sports during his years at Oakland Mills, including football as either the head or assistant for 23 years, boys and girls lacrosse, softball and gymnastics.

"Ken will attract a great coaching staff," said Kaufman. "I've had more calls of support for him than about any other applicant. They all talked about his impeccable integrity, loyalty and dedication."

Klock said he does not expect to be coaching a sport at Reservoir in the immediate future.

"I have a 7-year-old daughter and want to have some time to spend with her as she's growing up."

Klock said that any prospective coaches who desire teaching jobs must have a transfer form signed by their current principal by March 1.

Vikes win title

Mount Hebron won the Class 3A/2A West region girls track and field championship at Hagerstown Junior College last Saturday by edging Paint Branch, 69-61.

Individual wins by Melissa McCarthy in the 3200 and Jeanette Curtis in the 55 hurdles were highlights for the Vikings, who will vie for the state title Monday at Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex.

As sweet as the victory was for Mount Hebron and first-year coach Christina Rosendorf, the Vikings left with a sour taste in their mouths due to the disqualification of their 4x400 relay team in the last event of the day.

The meet was rushed to a hasty conclusion in order to accommodate a basketball game that was scheduled for 8 p.m., said Rosendorf. And in the haste to finish the meet and avoid having to return at a later date, one of the Mount Hebron runners wore shorts that didn't quite match.

"We have two sets of uniforms and the newer shorts have a white stripe down the side and the old ones are plain black," Rosendorf said. "We won and beat everyone fair and square, but a rule says the uniforms must all be the same color and the Linganore coach complained."

With Mount Hebron disqualified, Linganore moved into third place in the event, but finished 10th overall with just 10 points.

As a result, senior Heather Barnes, a member of that relay, will not be able to compete at the state meet.

The other three girls on the relay team, Darya Fakory, Ali Lemons and Jeanette Curtis, will be competing in other events.

Russo is acting AD

Joe Russo is the acting athletic director at Hammond, replacing longtime AD Bob Maxey.

Neither coordinator of athletics Don Disney, nor Hammond principal Sylvia Patillo nor Maxey will comment on why the change was made.

Centennial plays host

Centennial will play host to the county wrestling tournament today and tomorrow. There will be three sessions - today beginning at 3 p.m., and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (finals). The first two sessions are $4 and the third session is $5. A pass for all three sessions can be purchased for $10.

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