Mt. Hebron track coach Reedy to call it quits

Glenelg Country lacrosse has top seed locked up


High Schools

April 29, 2004|By Edward Lee | Edward Lee,SUN STAFF

Mount Hebron three-sport coach Mark Reedy announced that he will step down as the school's indoor and outdoor track and field coach after this spring.

Reedy, who has been coaching the Vikings since 1999, said he will return to coach the girls cross country team in the fall before retiring.

Reedy, who informed the track and field team of his decision Tuesday, said juggling the coaching responsibilities, his sales job at Fireline Corp. and his duties as a father of two became too much to bear.

"I'm just kind of burned out on it all," said Reedy. "I don't feel I'm as effective as I was. If I'm not doing my job well, I shouldn't be doing it at all."

Reedy, who co-coaches the outdoor track teams with Tony Bell and Jill McClenney, has been instrumental in building a cross country and track powerhouse at Mount Hebron. Since 2000, the Ellicott City school has captured 13 county and region championships in the three sports. Before 2000, the Vikings owned only four such titles.

Mount Hebron athletic director Michael Duffy said he would try to convince Reedy to change his mind.

"The growth in both the cross country and track programs is hugely attributable to his work and the attitude he has brought to the kids," Duffy said. "If he does decide to leave, his loss will have a huge impact on Mount Hebron."

Glenelg Co. top seeded

Glenelg Country's 16-1 thumping of Mount Carmel cemented the Dragons' grip on the top seed in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland's C Conference lacrosse tournament, which begins Tuesday.

Annie Shippen scored a game-high five goals and Morgan O'Clair registered six saves for Glenelg Country (8-2 overall, 6-0 conference).

Even if the Dragons lose to Towson Catholic today, they still get the No. 1 seed because Oldfields (8-1, 6-1) suffered its only conference loss to Glenelg Country last Friday.

Hammond's special foe

The Oakland Mills softball team seems to bring out the best in Hammond.

The Bears have outscored the Scorpions 45-21 in two games. Against the rest of the county, Hammond (1-9 overall and in the county) has been outscored 82-25.

The Bears won their first of the year - a 27-2, five-inning rout of the Scorpions - to split the regular-season series.

Senior catcher Whitney Schrader led Hammond by going 3-for-4 with a grand slam, five RBIs and four runs scored.

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