Hart Memorial scholarships going to Williams, Norris

SIDELINES

High Schools

March 30, 2003|By PAT O'MALLEY

Ray Williams of Meade and Severna Park's Jessica Norris have been named winners of the 13th Dick Hart Memorial Scholarship Awards.

Williams and Norris will each receive a $1,500 scholarship from the scholarship committee organized by former Andover players and students in honor of the late Hart.

The awards are annually given to the county boy and girl basketball players who best represent the virtues of character, leadership and team-first attitude that Hart, who spent 30 years as a teacher and coach at the now-closed Andover High, preached.

Each county team is encouraged to nominate a player on his or her team who best represents those qualities.

Williams, a second-team All- County guard for the Mustangs, and Norris, a first team All- County guard headed to Towson University, were unanimous choices of the seven-member committee.

The two will receive their scholarships at a presentation during the group's annual Dick Hart Golf Outing on June 23 at Bay Hills Country Club.

For more information on playing in golf outing or contributing to the scholarship fund, call Ken Larsen at 410-859-3810.

Hoops or shot put?

Joshua Johnson, the 6-foot-6 All-Metro senior basketball center for Annapolis who also is a shot putter for the outdoor track team, cannot play in the Charm City Challenge all-star game on April 13 at Towson University.

State public high school rules allow students to play in two all-star games. If they play a sport the following season, however, they are allowed to play in just one all-star game.

Last week, Johnson played in the Capital/Gazette Senior All-Star Classic.

Sideliners

Northeast High in Pasadena will rededicate its Harry Lentz Memorial Field on April 11 at 6 p.m. prior to the start of the annual Harry Lentz baseball tournament. Lentz, who was inducted posthumously into the Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame in 1995, was 348-200 (.635) with three state titles and a district title in 28 seasons at Northeast. For information on the event, call assistant coach Al Kohlhafer at 410-437-6400. ... Andrew Ferris, who is starting in the outfield for No. 2 Severna Park (3-0), is the son of former Northeast All-County (1974-75) outfielder, Dave Ferris. The latter went on to star at UMBC and is currently an assistant to Falcons coach Jim McCandless. ... Pitcher Tom Howell of Severna Park is headed to Salisbury University to play for coach Doug Fleetwood and could be joined by Falcons All-County and second-team All-Metro first baseman Alex Vitale. "I'm focusing mostly on Salisbury," said Vitale, who is also considering West Virginia. ... Seven members of the No. 4 Mount St. Joseph baseball team (7-0) live in Anne Arundel County: Robbie Burns (Linthicum), Steve Clevenger and Greg Menefee (Glen Burnie), Phil Kraska (Severn), Jimmy Drury (Crofton), Kyle Timme and Joe Norton (Pasadena). ... Freshman midfielder, Ally Flurry led the defending Class 4A-3A state champion Broadneck girls lacrosse team with six goals in a 14-3 win over Southern of Anne Arundel Friday. ... South River junior midfielder Kim Konston was another county girls lacrosse player with six goals on Friday, coming up big in a 16-6 romp by the No. 9 Hawks (2-0) over Meade. ... Arundel's Kristin Spann had five goals in a 13-12 loss to Northeast. ... Glen Burnie's Lee Schwarzenberg, new baseball coach at No. 10 Cardinal Gibbons (5-2), recorded his first Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference victory Friday, defeating Gilman, 10-1. ... Boys lacrosse coaches Brien McMurray (Severna Park) and Ryan Lanigan (North County) posted their first wins, as well. The Falcons beat Mount Hebron, 9-7, and the Knights topped Old Mill, 8-3.

Have a note? Call Pat O'Malley's 24-hour Sportsline at 410-647-2499 or send e-mail to patomalleysports@aol.com.

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