Elkridge Hurricanes

The Elkridge Hurricanes 10U Tournament Team won the HCYP Invitational Tournament. Team members are: (front row) Will Walsh, Ally Widmaier, Cameron Carter, Cole Fleischer and Kevin Holderman; (second row) Justin Banks, Tony Smith, Matt O'Connor, Brendan O'Reilly, Andrew Kell and Andy Lotz; (third row) Coaches Jamie O'Reilly, Kevin Smith and Vince Widmaier. (Photo submitted by Vince Widmaier / July 23, 2013)

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Basketball

The Columbia Ravens 5th grade girls basketball team finished 12th at the AAU National Tournament in Tennessee.

The Raven Girls drew a tough pool and were one of the few teams playing in the medal round on the final day of the tournament. The highlight of the trip was defeating the SGV Blues from San Gabriel Valley, Southern California during the preliminary rounds. The Ravens were the only team to defeat the Blues up until the National Championship game, where they finished second.


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The team is currently 59-19 on the season.

Running

Oakland Mills hosted the third cross country race in the Summer Series put on by the Howard County Striders and Bullseye Running on July 19. Danny Rau was the winner and Gary Smolyak was second on a humid night. Rau and Smolyak are both former Howard County cross country champions.

Brit Lang made her Series debut, running on her home course, and led the way for the girls. The race on July 26 will be on Reservoir High School's course and the final race is Aug. 8 at River Hill. Races start at 6:30 p.m. and cost $5. All ages are welcome.

Top finishers:

1. Daniel Rau, 17:36; 2. Gary Smolyak, 18:10; 3. Joshua Wilkins, 18:24.25; 4. Rhema Wdjami, 18:24.84; 5. Doug Mock, 18:27.94; 6. Corey Hamilton, 18:48; 7. Mark Loeffler, 19:08; 8. Philip Rogers, 19:12; 9. Silas Buck, 19:14; 10. James Blackwood, 19:18.

11. Jushn Lui, 19:27; 12. Bandit Bandit, 19:36; 13. Paul Kirk-Davidoff, 19:42; 14. Adam McCaffery, 19:46; 15. Daniel Ballah, 19:58; 16. Lochlann Boyle, 20:28; 17. Trent Rose, 20:50; 18. Brady Dumonchelle, 20:52; 19. Aedan Hale, 21:02; 20. Mike Dulaney, 21:13.

21. Brian Mitchell, 21:21; 22. Stephen Allen, 21:33; 23. Britt Lang, 21:38; 24. LeMario Fauron, 21:51; 25. Karyn Dulaney, 21:57; 26. Shane McGovern, 22:03; 27. Chad Burger, 22:22; 28. Isaac Kirk-Davidoff, 22:35; 29. Eric Dong, 22:37; 30. Anders Chattin, 22:43.

There were 54 runners out for the Howard County Striders meet of the miles at River Hill High School. Despite the extreme heat and humidity many turned in impressive times. Lincoln Tripp and Carolyn Shadrick were the 100-meter dash winners. Michelle Weaver and Douglas Hines won the 400-meter run. Artem Talanov and Kendra Smith led the milers.

Top finishers:

Kids 5-U 100 meters: 1. Lincoln Tripp, 22.24; 2. Matthew Weaver, 28.31; 3. Carolyn Shadrick, 32.35; 4. Ellie Tripp, 34.90; 5. Sophia Dusenbery, 35.49; 6. Grace Mang, 36.45; 7. Maya Vecera, 38.96; 8. Keira Griffiths, 42.44; 9. Jeffrey Weaver, 43.60; 10. Eliana Hogan, 44.20.

Kids 6-10 400 meters: 1. Michelle Weaver, 1:32.35; 2. Douglas Hines, 1:35.23; 3. Ashley Jayne, 1:42.77; 4. Henry Kvech, 1:44.66; 5. Thomas Jayne, 1:48.03; 6. Heidi Kvech, 1:49.46; 7. Rebecca Weaver, 1:52.31; 8. Lincoln Tripp, 1:59.35; 9. Josh Rogan, 2:06.14; 10. Katie Rogan, 2:08.91.

Women's mile: 1. Kendra Smith, 5:42.65; 2. Faye Weaver, 6:46.68; 3. Lori Jayne, 7:15.30; 4. Cecilia Shadrick, 8:17.42; 5. Melinda Krummerich, 9:28.38; 6. Erin Blackwood, 9:48.29; 7. Arleen Dineen, 10:36.08.

Men's mile: 1. Artem Talanov, 5:00.13; 2. Brady Dumonchelle, 5:06.69; 3. Brian Shadrick, 5:07.41; 4. James Blackwood, 5:09.46; 5. Greg Hogan, 5:16.74; 6. Mark Loeffler, 5:26.88; 7. David Jun, 5:29.59; 8. Stephen Mang, 5:40.62; 9. Chad Burger, 5:41.84; 10. Steve Bohse, 5:42.30.

Golf

The Free State Seniors 2013 July Championship Tournament was held on July 15 at Sparrows Point Country Club. Joe LeFavor (U.S. Naval Academy GC) was the Low Gross champion with a score of 72. Neil McShane (Cattail Creek CC) was the Low Net champion with a score of 65.