Local Sports: Carroll County Amateur golf washed out

Local Sports: Carroll County Amateur golf washed out
A photo of hole No. 1, a par 4, at Piney Branch Golf Club in Upperco. (Jen Rynda / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

The Carroll County Amateur golf tournament dealt with a rainout Monday for the second time in as many years, but unlike last summer a makeup date is in place.

The 18-hole stroke-play tournament at Piney Branch Golf Club is reset for Aug. 6.


Piney Branch head pro Jeff Zachman said this year’s tourney was set to include more than 50 players (he had about 40 ready to play last year). But after more than 6 inches of rain fell on the course over the weekend, Zachman said, Piney Branch was closed Monday.

The amateur will feature four flights — men’s championship, men’s amateur, men’s senior, and women’s amateur.

Zachman said the tournament has extended the deadline for entries, and anyone interested in playing has until July 31 to sign up.

Entry fee is $70 and includes golf, carts, prizes, and lunch. Call 410-239-7115 for more information.

Pair of Owls land on all-state lax teams

Westminster’s boys lacrosse team garnered some representation on the Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches Association’s all-state teams.

Senior midfielder Christian Etchison and junior goalie Logan Covey each earned spots on the MLSCA public school all-state squad.

Etchison, the reigning Times Player of the Year, had 36 goals and 34 assists to finish second in scoring for Westminster. Etchison added 56 ground balls for the Owls, who won county, region, and state championships this spring.

Covey earned Times first-team all-county honors this spring after leading Carroll with 201 saves. Covey crafted a .630 save percentage, and made 11 saves in the Class 3A state final.

Covey is the lone incoming junior to make the public school all-state team.

Four County reaches 8-10 Little League state final

Four County’s 8-10 All-Stars were two wins away from capturing a state championship before falling short against Conococheague on Sunday at South Baltimore Little League.

The All-Stars won their first two tournament games, 9-2 and 16-1. Pitchers Kyle Humbel and Aidan Nilan combined on a no-hitter.

Four County lost to Conococheague 3-0 in the next round, but battled back with an extra-inning victory after that to stay alive and earn a rematch with Conococheague in the finals.

The game was set for Saturday but got postponed because of rain and rescheduled for Sunday morning. Conococheague topped Four County 1-0 to take the state

Noah Poe hurled a complete-game no-hitter for the victors.


Carroll’s representatives on the Four County squad were Humbel, Brody Green, Caleb Kearns, and Cody Rogers.