Arundel, Severna Park to decide volleyball title

SIDELINES

October 27, 2002|By Pat O'Malley

The Arundel and Severna Park volleyball teams are set to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Meade for the Anne Arundel County volleyball championship.

Fourth-ranked Arundel (13-0) took the regular-season meeting over No. 5 Severna Park (10-4) in a near three-hour marathon a couple of weeks ago that lasted five games.

The victory marked the Wildcats' first over the Falcons in more than 20 years.

"I remember my first year, we beat them in the first game we played, and I was like, `Oh, this is simple,' " said Greg Legrand, Arundel's fifth-year coach.

"We did that like four years in a row, and they beat us in four every single time."

No Arundel team has won a county title or been to the state tournament since it began in 1971.

Football highlights

In leading Severna Park to a 34-28 homecoming victory over Arundel on Friday, quarterback David Horn set a state record by throwing a 99-yard touchdown pass to receiver Tommy Zichelli.

Horn finished 10-for-18 for 260 yards and two touchdowns.

"David Horn was the MVP of the game and played as well as it goes for a quarterback," said coach J.P. Hines, whose Falcons (6-2) are fighting for a Class 3A East Regional playoff berth with No. 4 Annapolis (8-0).

"Yeah, you know it's hard to say. I don't want to look too far ahead. If we get past Glen Burnie [1-7] at home, then we've got to get past Annapolis, and they're an outstanding team."

Chesapeake's single-wing offense produced 441 rushing yards in spoiling Glen Burnie's homecoming yesterday, 43-28.

Nick Bowen ran for 186 yards and two touchdowns, Gary Townes ran for 150 yards and a score, and Lenny Hall had 105 yards and two scores for the Cougars (4-4), who set a state record with 577 rushing yards on Oct. 5 in a 53-20 romp over South River.

Sideliners

It's senior night Tuesday at Archbishop Spalding as the No. 11 Cavaliers' boys soccer team plays host to No. 8 Loyola (10-3-2) at 5:30. The game will air via tape delay on WNAV (1430 AM) at 8 p.m. Tuesday with Matt Diehl doing the play-by-play and Steve Peroutka the color. ... The program printed for the county boys and girls soccer championships Thursday omitted the first year of the county final, which was 1994. That year, Severna Park and Chesapeake were boys co-champs (3-3 tie in double overtime), and the South River girls nipped Severna Park, 1-0, in overtime.

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