Severna Park wins cross country titles

Girls, boys take Anne Arundel team crowns

Fall sports

October 30, 2007|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,Special To The Sun

Severna Park didn't have much trouble pulling off a sweep in yesterday's Anne Arundel County cross country championships at South River.

Andrew Finlayson (third), J.P. Reddinger (fifth) and T.J. Cowing (ninth) helped No. 8 Severna Park win with 45 points, beating out South River (74). The meet had been scheduled for Friday, but bad weather postponed it.

Annapolis' Christian Smooth used a late kick to edge South River's John Brungot for the individual crown. Smooth got a few steps on Brungot heading toward the finish line and held on for his first county title in 16 minutes, 58 seconds. He beat Brungot by one second.

The No. 2 Severna Park girls placed all five scorers in the top 10 to finish with 32 points and repeat as champions. Liya Kasimova (second), Kelsey Hill (fifth), Sadie Dempsey (seventh), Kelsey Kenealy (eighth) and Jaclyn Gassaway (10th) helped the Falcons beat South River by 25 points.

South River's Hillary Lee won the race in 19:36, pulling away in the final 200 yards after she and Kasimova ran shoulder-to-shoulder throughout. Lee won by 16 seconds.

It was Lee's fourth victory of the season. Kasimova had beaten her by 12 seconds in last fall's county title meet.

Boys soccer

Redeemer 3, Greater Grace 0 -- Matt Tyrie scored two goals to lead the Royals (18-0) to the Maryland Christian Athletic League championship over the Eagles. "We started out slow but we came out strong in the second half. They never give us an easy game," Redeemer coach Dave Feeney said.

Girls volleyball

Fallston 3, North Harford 0 -- Becca Webb had 11 kills, four blocks and 14 service points to lead the Cougars (14-1) to the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference title over the Hawks (12-2). Rachel Kugler added 13 kills to the winning effort. "Her play was very consistent and she has played well all year," Fallston coach Nicole Hoover said.

No. 3 St. Paul's 3, Institute of Notre Dame 0 -- Bailey Webster had 17 kills and three aces as she led the Gators (17-1) to victory in an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland quarterfinal match.

Towson Catholic 3, Mount Carmel 2 -- Tyler Hale had 12 kills, was 15-for-15 serving and had three aces to lead the Owls (13-1) to an IAAM quarterfinal victory over the Cougars (6-9). "It was way too close. They gave us everything we could handle," Towson Catholic coach Charlie Loskarn said.

Sun reporters contributed to this article.

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