Northeast lacrosse shops for new coach

Loss of Kramer leaves vacancy

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February 28, 2007|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,Sun Reporter

Tomorrow is the first day of practice for spring sports, and Northeast still has a coaching vacancy for boys lacrosse.

The opening was created when Larry Kramer, who had been the Eagles' coach the past two seasons, left to replace Jim Beardmore as coach at Severna Park, a move that will be officially announced today.

Northeast athletic director Marianne Schulz posted the opening for a boys lacrosse coach last week and hopes to have the position filled by tomorrow.

For that to happen, Northeast will have to be granted an exemption from a county rule requiring that job openings must be posted for two weeks. Schulz said she has spoken about the matter with Greg LeGrand, the county administrator of athletics.

"Losing a coach this late is difficult because it's not great timing," Schulz said. "But we're always looking for opportunities, and there are a lot of quality coaches out there looking for jobs. Hopefully, we can get one of them."

The chain of events was put into motion when Beardmore's contract at Severna Park was not renewed over an incident that was equated with being "team building" out of season, which is a county violation.

Beardmore, who led the Falcons to two state championships in his three seasons, was unsuccessful in his bid to reapply for the job.

Williams moves up

Annapolis senior swingman Lateef Williams has moved into eighth place on the school's all-time scoring list. He is the 11th player in school history to score 1,000 points, and enters this week's 3A East regional playoffs with 1,019 points.

Williams trails Dale Solomon (1974-76), who had 1,075 career points and is a member of the Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame. Marcus Neal, who played from 1997 to 2001, is the Panthers' all-time leading scorer with 1,744 points.

Quick hits

Broadneck boys basketball coach Johnny Williams has been named to coach the County All-Stars against the Baltimore City Stars in the seventh annual Charm City Challenge at Towson Center on April 1. It will be the fourth-year coach's first appearance in the event. For more information on the Charm City Challenge, call 410-605-9381 or visit www.charmcitychallenge.com. ... Despite being upset by Severna Park in the Class 4A-3A East wrestling regional, No. 4 Old Mill remains a contender for its eighth state title in this week's tournament. Old Mill is led by defending 125-pound champion Greg Saumenig (35-3), Tim Lobuglio (130, 25-4) and Justin Faithful (285, 35-0). The Patriots own a state-record 28 individual champions.

pat.omalley@baltsun.com

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