On the 2011 championship team, Winchester was paired with Deb Malone while Corrie Christensen was paired with Roberta Lavin, and Kanya Sastura played with Susan Sosnowski.

"We were thrilled that we beat a very experienced team," Winchester said.

They also beat a very confident team, but the top-seeded Rolling Road squad was also brimming with confidence after dispatching Towson Golf and Country Club in the semifinals.

"The girls were really thrilled and so were the club members," said Winchester, whose squad was treated with three bottles of celebratory champagne, courtesy of Rolling Road head golf professional Bill Bassler Jr.


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Tandem sprints to stardom

Catonsville High sprinters, sophomore DeAndre Lane and junior Vincent Randlett-Tydings pulled off an unprecedented feat at the Baltimore County indoor meet at the Fifth Regiment Armory on Jan. 25.

The 1-2 finish in the shortest race at the championship meet — 55 meters — is believed to be a first for any Comet tandem.

Assistant coach Nate Dryer had a feeling Lane was primed for the upset in his first indoor season.

"I told him on the bus, 'If you get your start, you will win the 55,'" Dyer said. "Nobody knew he was going to do it."

Lane crossed in 6.60 and Randlett-Tydings, nicknamed "Bubba," closed strong in 6.70.

"You gotta go," Lane said. "If you mess up at the start, you are done."

Lane's seeding time in the event was 6.84 and Randlett-Tyding's was 6.94.

"He (Lane) is just an explosive, dynamic kid," Dyer said. "I was almost as proud that we finished 1-2 because 'Bubba' is a complete runner. His performance today with all the races he ran was just phenomenal."

Randlett-Tydings was also productive in the 300 (4th, 38.80) and helped Lane, Aaron Jones and Anthony Robertson-Wynn in the 800 relay (3rd, 1:39.80).

Randlett-Tydings led off with a sizzling first 400 meters in the 1,600 relay with the same foursome.

Catonsville goalie saves best for last in win over Dulaney

In one year, Catonsville senior goalie Hannah Jefferey went from not playing field hockey, to playing in one of the greatest games of her life.

Jefferey, who was a field player as a sophomore on the junior varsity, didn't play as a junior, but returned this year when the Comets needed a keeper.

Against Dulaney, she was in the cage making the final save during a stroke-off to earn the Comets a 2-1 victory over the visiting Lions.

"I was terrified the whole time," Jefferey said. "All the adrenaline kept me going and it was an incredible game. I think it was the biggest game ever, and it was the best game any of us has ever played."