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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | October 28, 1999
Enjoying one of its most successful seasons in recent memory, the Westminster girls soccer team can credit a large part of that good feeling to Mandy Komar.The senior midfielder and team captain has had 11 goals and seven assists to help propel the Owls to a 9-2-1 record and the No. 15 ranking in The Sun poll.Westminster clinched the county title with a 2-0 win against North Carroll on Oct. 15 and has not lost a game at home yet this season.Awarded a first-round bye in the Class 4A East Region playoffs, the Owls meet the winner of C. Milton Wright-Meade matchup and could face second-ranked Severna Park in the regional semifinals.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | October 1, 2003
From Carroll County to Happy Valley, Heather Tomko and Mandy Komar have traveled different routes to become part of Penn State's successful women's soccer program. Tomko, a freshman midfielder from North Carroll High, took the more traditional path. She just had too much talent and aggressiveness for Penn State coach Paula Wilkins to pass up. "Heather is a very passionate player whose work rate and determination are unmatched," Wilkins said. "She will get a chance to learn a lot this season, and be both an offensive and defensive threat."
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | September 23, 1998
Westminster, outplayed in the first half, rallied from a goal down in the second to get past visiting South Carroll, 2-1, on a penalty kick by Mandy Komar with three and a half minutes left yesterday.The win was the fourth in a row for No. 12 Westminster (4-3), but it did not come easily.South Carroll (3-2) playing for the first time in a week, got its goal from sophomore Jen Conaway 20 minutes into the action, and missed several other chances before intermission.Two different teams showed up for the second half.
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By Bill Free and By Bill Free,SUN STAFF | December 26, 2001
Keith Jenifer doesn't want this basketball fantasy to end. He has stepped right into a made-for-movie situation at the University of Virginia, getting significant playing time as a freshman point guard for a prestigious Atlantic Coast Conference school that is 8-0 and ranked in the top five in the country. Television sets in Baltimore will be tuned in to the two-time first team All-Metro pick from Towson Catholic every time Jenifer takes the court. Adding to the scenario is that Charlottesville is close enough for his family and friends to drive to games without too much trouble.
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By Bill Free and By Bill Free,SUN STAFF | December 26, 2001
Keith Jenifer doesn't want this basketball fantasy to end. He has stepped right into a made-for-movie situation at the University of Virginia, getting significant playing time as a freshman point guard for a prestigious Atlantic Coast Conference school that is 8-0 and ranked in the top five in the country. Television sets in Baltimore will be tuned in to the two-time first team All-Metro pick from Towson Catholic every time Jenifer takes the court. Adding to the scenario is that Charlottesville is close enough for his family and friends to drive to games without too much trouble.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | November 19, 1999
Sixth-ranked Westminter followed the lead of senior midfielder Mandy Komar (one goal, two assists) in defeating ninth-ranked Parkville, 3-1, in the Class 4A state championship game last night at UMBC in Catonsville.The victory propelled Westminster (14-2-1) to its first state soccer crown in school history -- which did not escape the notice of Amy Vagnoni."This is so great," said the senior forward. "We've been wanting this ever since our freshman year. This is heaven."Owls senior goalkeeper Amy Ridgely, who made eight saves, noted that the school celebrated its 100th anniversary last September.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1999
No one has to remind Westminster's Amy Vagnoni of what a difference a year makes.Last season, the Owls compiled a 6-10 record and were ousted from the regional semifinals by Severna Park.Last night, the sixth-ranked Owls followed the lead of senior midfielder Mandy Komar (one goal, two assists) in defeating ninth-ranked Parkville, 3-1, in the Class 4A state championship game at UMBC in Catonsville.The victory propelled Westminster (14-2-1) to its first state soccer crown in school history -- which did not escape the notice of Vagnoni.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1999
The clock struck midnight on Parkville's Cinderella season.Westminster senior midfielder Mandy Komar dashed the ninth-ranked Knights' hopes of capturing their first state girls soccer crown in school history by scoring a goal and adding two assists to lead the Owls to a 3-1 win in the Class 4A state championship game at UMBC last night.With the victory, No. 6 Westminster (14-2-1) claimed the school's first state title for girls soccer.Before this season, Parkville (14-3-1) had never made it past the regional finals.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | December 19, 2001
Kevin Braswell didn't just fall into Georgetown's lap. foot-2 guard since he was in the 10th grade at Lake Clifton and in AAU basketball. Esherick kept close tabs on Braswell. When the Georgetown coach couldn't watch the then-shooting guard play, AAU coach Anthony Lewis would keep him informed of Braswell's progress. All that close attention paid dividends when Braswell elected to attend Georgetown after high school and one year of prep school at Maine Central Institute. "I've never coached anybody who is more competitive than Kevin," Esherick said of the senior point guard from Baltimore.
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | September 25, 1999
Westminster coach Bryan Shumaker said after his team's 2-2 decision at No. 8 Mount Hebron yesterday that no one wants to end a game in a tie. But he wasn't complaining, either.That's because the Owls, who were beaten 5-0 two days earlier by fifth-ranked McDonogh, matched the Vikings step for step."We responded very well," said Shumaker. "I'm very proud of the way we played and the effort they put out for 100 minutes."Senior midfielder Mandy Komar, who scored the Owls' first goal, agreed. "We played really well compared to how we did against McDonogh.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | December 19, 2001
Kevin Braswell didn't just fall into Georgetown's lap. foot-2 guard since he was in the 10th grade at Lake Clifton and in AAU basketball. Esherick kept close tabs on Braswell. When the Georgetown coach couldn't watch the then-shooting guard play, AAU coach Anthony Lewis would keep him informed of Braswell's progress. All that close attention paid dividends when Braswell elected to attend Georgetown after high school and one year of prep school at Maine Central Institute. "I've never coached anybody who is more competitive than Kevin," Esherick said of the senior point guard from Baltimore.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | November 19, 1999
Sixth-ranked Westminter followed the lead of senior midfielder Mandy Komar (one goal, two assists) in defeating ninth-ranked Parkville, 3-1, in the Class 4A state championship game last night at UMBC in Catonsville.The victory propelled Westminster (14-2-1) to its first state soccer crown in school history -- which did not escape the notice of Amy Vagnoni."This is so great," said the senior forward. "We've been wanting this ever since our freshman year. This is heaven."Owls senior goalkeeper Amy Ridgely, who made eight saves, noted that the school celebrated its 100th anniversary last September.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1999
No one has to remind Westminster's Amy Vagnoni of what a difference a year makes.Last season, the Owls compiled a 6-10 record and were ousted from the regional semifinals by Severna Park.Last night, the sixth-ranked Owls followed the lead of senior midfielder Mandy Komar (one goal, two assists) in defeating ninth-ranked Parkville, 3-1, in the Class 4A state championship game at UMBC in Catonsville.The victory propelled Westminster (14-2-1) to its first state soccer crown in school history -- which did not escape the notice of Vagnoni.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1999
The clock struck midnight on Parkville's Cinderella season.Westminster senior midfielder Mandy Komar dashed the ninth-ranked Knights' hopes of capturing their first state girls soccer crown in school history by scoring a goal and adding two assists to lead the Owls to a 3-1 win in the Class 4A state championship game at UMBC last night.With the victory, No. 6 Westminster (14-2-1) claimed the school's first state title for girls soccer.Before this season, Parkville (14-3-1) had never made it past the regional finals.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | November 14, 1999
Westminster won't reach its 40-goal plateau this season, but a trip to the state championship game for the first time in school history should make up for it.The 10th-ranked Owls got an early first-half goal from senior midfielder Mandy Komar in the eighth minute and then shut down defending state champion Wootton for the remaining 72 minutes to earn a 1-0 victory in a Class 4A state semifinal in Severna Park last night.Extending a nine-game winning streak, Westminster improved to 13-2-1 and will meet Parkville -- which defeated Bowie, 2-0, in the other semifinal last night -- in the state final at UMBC next week.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | October 28, 1999
Enjoying one of its most successful seasons in recent memory, the Westminster girls soccer team can credit a large part of that good feeling to Mandy Komar.The senior midfielder and team captain has had 11 goals and seven assists to help propel the Owls to a 9-2-1 record and the No. 15 ranking in The Sun poll.Westminster clinched the county title with a 2-0 win against North Carroll on Oct. 15 and has not lost a game at home yet this season.Awarded a first-round bye in the Class 4A East Region playoffs, the Owls meet the winner of C. Milton Wright-Meade matchup and could face second-ranked Severna Park in the regional semifinals.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | October 1, 2003
From Carroll County to Happy Valley, Heather Tomko and Mandy Komar have traveled different routes to become part of Penn State's successful women's soccer program. Tomko, a freshman midfielder from North Carroll High, took the more traditional path. She just had too much talent and aggressiveness for Penn State coach Paula Wilkins to pass up. "Heather is a very passionate player whose work rate and determination are unmatched," Wilkins said. "She will get a chance to learn a lot this season, and be both an offensive and defensive threat."
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July 20, 1996
Chris Komar, 47, a dancer and assistant artistic director of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, died Wednesday of AIDS in New York.Komar joined the Cunningham troupe in 1972, creating roles in more than 45 dances. He retired from performing in 1993 but continued to work with the troupe until his death.In 1973, Komar began teaching at the Cunningham studio in 1973 and helped with repertory workshops throughout the United States and Europe. He staged dances around the world, among them the Theatre du Silence in France, the Ohio Ballet, American Ballet Theater, the Paris Opera Ballet and Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1999
Amy Ridgely made two wishes and got them both.The senior goalkeeper registered eight saves, and teammates Tricia Teal and Rachel Lindsay notched a goal each to help propel visiting Westminster to a 2-0 victory over North Carroll last night.With the win, the 8-2-1 Owls swept the two-game series against the Panthers and clinched the county title with a 4-0 county record. The victory also ended a string of frustrating losses to North Carroll."At the beginning of the game, I told Coach Shu [Bryan Shumaker]
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | September 25, 1999
Westminster coach Bryan Shumaker said after his team's 2-2 decision at No. 8 Mount Hebron yesterday that no one wants to end a game in a tie. But he wasn't complaining, either.That's because the Owls, who were beaten 5-0 two days earlier by fifth-ranked McDonogh, matched the Vikings step for step."We responded very well," said Shumaker. "I'm very proud of the way we played and the effort they put out for 100 minutes."Senior midfielder Mandy Komar, who scored the Owls' first goal, agreed. "We played really well compared to how we did against McDonogh.
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