February 27, 2008
4 Seed for Centennial's 119-pound junior Dan LeRoy, who won the county tournament Saturday. He upset Glenelg's second-seeded Brendan Conway, 4-2, in overtime to claim his first county crown and also was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler. 22-0 Regular-season record of Mount Hebron's girls basketball team, which completed its first perfect regular season with a 50-47 win over Oakland Mills on Saturday. Junior guard Brittany Bowen scored 13 points to lead the Vikings, who were down by eight points in the closing minutes of the first half before rallying for the win.
January 7, 2008
This is not your father's pingpong game. Forget those skinny wooden rackets and one-on-one games to 21. Today's fast-paced table tennis matches feature paddles padded with sponge and covered in smooth rubber for greater spin control and speed. Players in singles or doubles face off in best-of-five games only to 11 points each. At the Maryland Circuit Table Tennis Tournament in Carroll County during the weekend, 36 enthusiasts competed for cash prizes as part of a monthly competition. Organizer Yvonne Kronlage said the purse would be 50 percent of the entry fees for the weekend.
February 13, 2007
Carroll County schools superintendent Charles Ecker said he told Kim Hobin in early December that a 45-day disciplinary suspension being served by her son, South Carroll wrestler Cam Hobin, would end in time for him to be seeded for participation in Saturday's county wrestling tournament. But this morning, Ecker said, he will have to sit Kim Hobin down in his office at the Board of Education and tell her that he was wrong. Ecker said he was informed of Hobin's ineligibility "about 10 days ago" by county athletics coordinator James Rodriguez, who cited rules in the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association's winter bulletin.
February 22, 2006
Success fails to elude Hammond's Taweel Sport Wrestling BOYS Hammond's Vince Taweel, a two-time All-Metro wrestler, went 5-0 last week to improve to 28-1 on the season and 103-7 for his career. The 140-pound junior won twice to pace the Bears to the Class 2A-1A state duals title on Tuesday, and won three more times during Friday and Saturday to earn his third straight Howard County tournament title along with the Bears' second straight county team crown. Taweel, 17, earned his 13th pin of the season in a state duals semifinal win over Liberty, followed by his 100th career victory, 8-7 over Hereford's state champion Josh Asper in the state duals final.
February 18, 2006
Paced by Mike Vakas (135 pounds), Abe Hunter (145), Xavier Rathlev (152), Mike Vandeven (160) and Tom Mulligan (215), first-place Broadneck had a 141.5-to-123 lead last night over Old Mill at Annapolis, which advanced Greg Saumenig (112), Dallas Evans (125), Tim Lubuglio (130), Justin Sobleskie (140), John Sillaman (215) and Justin Faithful (275) into today's Anne Arundel County tournament finals. Arundel (third) advanced defending Class 4A-3A state champ Justin Bowser (125), Nicole Woody (103)
February 15, 2006
12 Randallstown boys basketball players who scored in last week's 82-19 victory over Baltimore County rival Carver A&T. The Rams' top two scorers had 14 and 10 points, with no others scoring in double figures. 25 Pins in 28 bouts for Owings Mills' unbeaten state runner-up Ben McCree (160 pounds) heading into this weekend's Baltimore County tournament. The defending county and regional champion decked two 189-pounders in the Eagles' win over Milford Mill and loss to Hereford last week.