Bollinger, Sykes commit



Two more Winters Mill girls lacrosse players, seniors Katie Bollinger and Sydney Sykes, have signed letters of intent to continue their careers at the Division I level.

Both line defenders will attend Mount St. Mary's, a team in need of defensive help. The Mountaineers, who have allowed an average of 13 goals a game this season, are set to graduate five of their eight defenders, including former Liberty standout Kelsey Withrow.

"Katie's one-on-one defense has really improved over the years. She has a knack for knocking down passes," Falcons coach Courtney Vaughn said.

She also had high praise for Sykes.

"This is only her third year playing ... and her stick work continues to get better and better."

Winters Mill midfielders Katie Hertsch (Ohio) and Kristy Bosley (Hofstra) also will play Division I lacrosse next season, while attacker Ashley Collins will play for Division III Lycoming College in Pennsylvania. Senior attacker Sarah Bursey and goalie Leanne Hollinger also are likely to play at the collegiate level.


Two of the county's top baseball teams, North Carroll and South Carroll, will have to wait a while to finish their game from last week.

The squads played to a 2-2 tie on Wednesday through 12 innings before the game was called because of darkness. It is now scheduled to resume at 4:45 on April 26 at South Carroll.

Winter All-Conference

A county-high nine wrestlers from North Carroll have been named first-team All-Conference, the Monocacy Valley Athletic League recently announced.

Honorees in the MVAL's Chesapeake Conference included Jeremy Seipp (103 pounds), Josh Trainor (112), Tom Goretsas (125), Robbie Bell (135), Tyler MacLeod (140), Zach Forbes (145), Ryan Schroeder (152), Alex Smearman and (160) and Jason Thomen (215).

Century's Alex Grassi (119) and Stu Grantham (171), and Westminster's Mike Cain (heavyweight), also received first-team honors.

In the MVAL's Piedmont Conference, first-team honorees included: South Carroll's Steve Willingham (125), C.J. Naper (130), Ben Bechtel (145) and Tyler Mullen (152); Liberty's Sean McNellis (125), Crit Jennings (140) and Brandon Gervie (189); Francis Scott Key's Reuben Gill (119) and Sean Forney (160); and Winters Mill's Jake Pennington (103) and Dan Sharkey (145).

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