The Elkridge Hurricanes completed a sweep of the 8-U Machine Pitch Cal Ripken Maryland State Championships during the first weekend of July at Rockburn Park. Elkridge teams won both the A and B brackets. A second Elkridge Hurricane B team lost in the semifinals. Elkridge was the only organization to have one A and two B teams in the tournament, and this was the first time that one league has won both the A and B tournaments in the same year. Elkridge first won the B tournament in 2010, and won the A tournament in 2011.

The A team defeated Mount Airy, 10-3, and the B team defeated Prince George's County, 22-9, in the championship games. The tournament featured more than 20 teams from all over Maryland.

Lacrosse

Chesapeake Rock


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The Chesapeake Rock U-18 Premier boys lacrosse team won the Tri-State National Varsity A Championship in Princeton, N.J., July 8-9. Chesapeake Rock compiled a 10-0 record and beat Baggataway Lacrosse from Pennsylvania, 3-1, in the championship game.

Many Howard County players played a big part in reaching the championship game. Attackmen Garrett Christianson (Calvert Hall) and Stephen LaTona (Centennial) led the offense for the Rock while midfielder Jack Farrall (Oakland Mills), defender Jimmy Riss (Oakland Mills) and goalie Justin Brown (Long Reach) all played a key role in holding opponents to fewer than three goals in eight of the 10 games played.

Football

Bulldog Flag Football

The Baltimore Raiders defeated Organized Chaos, 13-6, to win the Big Dog Bowl XVI. Taywan Moore (five-yard run) and Omar Dowery (45-yard run) scored touchdowns for the Raiders. Kevin Gambrill made a one-point conversion after Moore's touchdown.

Steffen Wilkens scored on a 50-yard pass from Jared Jorgenson for Organized Chaos.

The Raiders received interceptions from Brian Holland, Malcolm Dowery and Gambrill. Organized Chaos had interceptions from Kenny Walston and Aaron Smith.

Bryan Braxton (BR) and Tony Cheatham (OC) made sacks.

Spring league awards went to Amjer Dwivedi (Organized Chaos, Coach of the Year), Jared Jorgenson (Organized Chaos, quarterback touchdown pass leader), Da'quan Smith (Organized Chaos, wide receiver touchdown pass leader), Malcolm Dowery (Raiders, interception leader, 4) and Wayne Martin (Organized Chaos, sack leader, 10.5).

Running

Friday Night Cross Country

The third race in the Friday Night Cross Country series was held at River Hill High School.

Top finishers: 1. Matt Pacheco, 17:31.4; 2. Connor Belson, 17:39.8; 3. Adam Wytko, 18:15.2; 4. Gary Smolyak, 18:22.2; 5. Justin Lui, 18:28.9; 6. Danny Rau, 19:34.1; 7. Luis Navarro, 19:34.9; 8. Steve Turner, 19:35.9; 9. Gulraize Khan, 19:41.6; 10. Mark Loeffler, 19:45.3.

11. Phil Rogers, 19:49.0; 12. Paul Kirk-Davidoff, 19:52.3; 13. Kevin O'Hara, 19:54.6; 14. Owen Pochettino, 19:55.7; 15. Ryan Hermstein, 19:57.2; 16. Tobius Hall, 20:02.2; 17. Danny Schofield, 20:04.5; 18. Silas Buck, 20:05.4; 19. Nikolas Harvan-Matosich, 20:05.6; 20. Marc Hermstein, 20:12.2.

21. Greg Schuler, 20:57.6; 22. Mike Feroe, 21:02.8; 23. Patrick Cristaldi, 21:03.3; 24. Craig Morgan, 21:03.9; 25. Lon Meier, 21:09.1; 26. Isaac Kirk-Davidoff, 21:12.8; 27. Tiffany Lang, 21:17.2; 28. Eric Haney, 21:23.1; 29. Nick Hagy, 21:28.8; 30. Mike Bohse, 21:32.8.

31. Greg MacPhee, 21:37.4; 32. Chris Choi, 21:43.8; 33. Hunter Kahn, 21:54.5; 34. Matthew Bernstein, 22:04.8; 35. Sundeep Patniak, 22:27.1; 36. Connor Bivens, 22:30.8; 37. Tom McManuels, 23:12.5; 38. Jason Schuler, 23:16.5; 39. Bill Stahr, 23:30.1; 40. Anders Chattin, 23:31.4.

41. Chris Chattin, 23:32.6; 42. Phillip Hilliard, 23:33.0; 43. Marc Burger, 23:35.0; 44. Andrew Cannarsa, 23:38.5; 45. Trent Rose, 23:40.2; 46. Amanda An, 23:47.5; 47. Aaron Kaplan, 23:56.5; 48. Tom Faucher, 23:59.6; 49. Jill Greenwald, 24:15.0; 50. Cindy Alms, 24:16.3.

51. Tammy Liu Hermstein, 24:17.4; 52. Phil Johnson, 24:19.7; 53. Ibrahim Jirdon, 24:26.8; 54. Chris Farmer, 24:39.4; 55. Steve Wright, 24:45.8; 56. Jun Ma, 24:57.4; 57. Alan Robson, 25:00.4; 58. Eric Johnston, 25:14.3; 59. Michael DeBenedetto, 25:14.7; 60. Rebecca Goodridge, 25:16.9.

61. Mark Sanetrik, 25:21.0; 62. Jenna Harrity, 25:23.4; 63. Jake VonNeida, 25:47.8; 64. Robby Groman, 25:48.3; 65. Karen Young, 25:51.3; 66. Ankur Holz, 25:51.7; 67. Maggie Nilano, 25:59.5; 68. Bailey Merrill, 26:05.5; 69. Justin Jones, 26:14.2; 70. Doug Dixon, 26:19.2.

Table tennis

U.S. Open

With Kanak Jha, of California, as his partner, Tong Tong Gong, 14, of Ellicott City, made the final of Cadet Boys doubles (Under 15) of the U.S. Open Table Tennis Tournament in Grand Rapids, Mich. Gong, who trains at the Maryland Table Tennis Center, also made the quarterfinals of the Cadet Boys singles.