July 09, 2009

Amateur lacrosse

Check-Hers beats Stars Gold to win championship in Bel Air

Top-seeded Check-Hers 2012, composed mainly of players from Carroll County public schools, cruised to a 19-12 win over 11th-seeded Stars Gold (Va.) to claim the US Lacrosse U-15 national championship trophy at Cedar Lane Sports Park in Bel Air. Madison Cyr, a rising sophomore at Winters Mill, scored six goals and added two assists to help her team finish three days of play unbeaten, and land herself a spot on the Lacrosse Magazine All-Tournament Team. While the teams finished with 15 draw controls apiece, Check-Hers controlled most of the clock in the second half, especially after quickly extending a 9-6 halftime lead. Stars Gold, composed mostly of rising freshmen at private and public schools in Northern Virginia, closed to within 13-9 when Kathleen Williams scored unassisted at 16:46, but four different Check-Hers players answered within seven minutes to seal the deal.

High schools: : The following local players received honorable mention on the US Lacrosse All-America team: Ashley Bruns (Mount Hebron), Julianne Giles (Mount Hebron), Chloe Heckman (Centennial), Elizabeth Johnson (C. Milton Wright), Katie Kiriazoglu (John Carroll), Nicole Lacey (Marriotts Ridge), Katie Levy (Friends), Amanda Mathews (Centennial), Taylor Virden (McDonogh).


Hopkins' Neuwirth, 2 others to compete in 18th Maccabiah

Johns Hopkins water polo standout Jamie Neuwirth and former Blue Jays standouts David Kraus (wrestling) and Mike April (baseball) are among the more than 8,000 athletes from approximately 60 nations who will participate in the 18th Maccabiah games in Tel Aviv, Israel, beginning on Friday. Sometimes referred to as the "Jewish Olympics," the games are held every four years in Israel and attract the top Jewish athletes from around the world. Neuwirth, Kraus and April will represent the United States in the two-week competition that will begin with opening ceremonies in Tel Aviv's Ramat Gan Stadium.

Track and field: : Former Frostburg State hurdler Sumer Rohrs has been selected as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's NCAA Division III Outdoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year. Rohrs graduated from Frostburg this past spring with a bachelor's degree in psychology with a 3.601 grade point average.

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