Carroll has a contingent of players ready to compete at the annual state golf tournament, with a group from Westminster High School getting the county’s first crack at the University of Maryland course.
Sophomore Aaron Sorkin, junior Cory Campbell, senior Nate Burnett, and freshman Jennifer Sorkin take to the links Monday for the first day of Class 4A-3A action. The Owls qualified as a team by shooting a 308 and finishing second at the district tournament.
The first day of 2A-1A play is set for Tuesday. Winters Mill qualified as a team — senior Avery Serafin, juniors Brian Inglis and Emil Serafin, and sophomore Josh Popielski are the Falcons’ participants.
Carroll also has South Carroll’s Ryan Stankewicz, a senior, and sophomore Nick Amateau, Century junior Liam Wolf, and Liberty junior Gavin Greer in the boys field.
Century’s Suzanna Martin, a junior, is in the girls field.
Those who make the cut on each day return Wednesday for the championship finals, and the two-day totals are used to determine final scoring.
Last fall, Stankewicz placed ninth on the 2A-1A side with a 157 (80-77). Wolf finished 13th at 160 (82-78).
Golf begins Monday with a 9 a.m shotgun start.
The regional playoffs were set last week, and there’s a inter-county clash waiting in the opening round Tuesday.
Winters Mill (4-10) hosts Manchester Valley (4-8) at 3:30 p.m. in a 2A West Section 1 quarterfinal. The Mavericks edged the Falcons 2-1 in the regular season.
Century (11-3) has a bye in 2A West and hosts Middletown in the sectional semifinals.
Carroll County Athletic League champion Liberty (12-2) also has a bye in that region, and awaits the MV-WM winner in the sectional semifinals Thursday.
Francis Scott Key (7-5) will try to defend its 1A West championship, and the Eagles are one of only three teams in the region. They’re off until Oct. 29, the Section 1 final.
Meanwhile, South Carroll (6-8) has a bye and faces Pikesville on Thursday in a semifinal.
The Cavaliers clipped FSK 1-0 in the regular season.
Westminster (10-3) has a bye in 3A West, and the Owls host Frederick on Thursday in a Section I semifinal.
Carroll Christian won its third consecutive Maryland Association of Christian Schools Atheltic Conference championships with a 1-0 win over Harford Christian on Saturday in Frederick.
The Patriots (15-4) prevailed in double overtime when Ben Reede scored with less than 5 minutes to play.
Reede earned tournament Most Valuable Player honors, and Carroll had three all-tournament team selections in Jhon Alzate, Matt Brauer, and Noah Reynolds.
Carroll made it 17 straight MACSAC titles with a 3-0 sweep against Harford Christian on Saturday in Frederick.
Carroll won 25-20, 26-24, 25-21. Sydney Wooden earned tourney MVP honors, while Abbey Duncan and Emma Paul landed on the all-tournament team.