Baltimore Co. sees the light


New lights will be ready at Catonsville Community College in time for the state soccer regionals.

"We'll play a doubleheader under the lights at 6 and 8 on Nov. 3," said Ron Belinko, supervisor of physical education and athletics for Baltimore County.

"The new lights at Dundalk Community College are not quite ready, but we may be able to hold a regional football game there under the lights. We'll have to see which teams are involved and if the lights are hooked up in time."

Lighting for night football is great, but wouldn't it be greater if county politicians got together and put sufficient grandstands at the county high school fields?

Overlea clinched the Baltimore County Class 2A/1A boys soccer championship Friday night under the lights at Overlea-Fullerton rec center field.

About 600 spectators stood along the sidelines as the Falcons (9-0-1) downed Chesapeake. Small sections of bleachers on each side accommodated about half the spectators.

That same afternoon, nearly as many stood at Overlea's high school field as the football team downed previously unbeaten Dundalk, 40-22.

* Franklin coach Claude Darr reports that Kevin Anderson suffered a concussion and apparently will be fine in a week or so. Anderson lost consciousness following a hard tackle in Friday's game with Randallstown.

The 15-year-old sophomore was taken by helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center after the second-half tackle.

"Kevin was released yesterday [Saturday] and it looks as if everything will be OK," said Darr.

The game was called after a delay of nearly an hour as Anderson was being treated. Randallstown was declared the victor by virtue of its 19-0 lead.

* The Oakland Mills cross country team lost an agonizingly close call at the 20th annual Roy Rogers Classic at Georgetown Prep Saturday. In the seeded race that drew 23 of the best teams from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, the Scorpions were edged 142-143 by Robinson of Fairfax, Va.

Archbishop Curley, No. 2 in The Evening Sun rankings behind Oakland Mills, placed third with 160 points.

Centennial's Pat Rodrigues finished third. Curley's Matt Ciarpella was sixth in 16:17, and Oakland Mills' Joe Drissel was 12 seconds back, placing 13th.

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