Curley's Frank joins baseball's 400 club


Archbishop Curley's longtime baseball coach, Al Frank, reached a milestone with career victory No. 400 in a 12-9 win over Archbishop Spalding on Tuesday.

Frank is the only baseball coach Curley has had. He started the program in 1963 on the junior varsity level and has coached varsity since 1964.

In 29 years, he has compiled a 400-290 record and won four Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference titles (1969, 1970, 1978, 1983). He has taken teams to the championship series eight times (1969, 1970, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1991).

Frank has coached several players who have gone on to play professional baseball, including Tim Norris, Bobby Jones, Rich Pfaff, Fran Sansoti and Brian Meyers.


Panthers win first MSA title: Beth Tfiloh, the newest member of the MSA, captured its first MSA title in its second year of competition, winning the B Conference tennis championship last week by finishing the season unbeaten.

Under coach Kathy Holleran, the Panthers compiled an 11-0 overall record and 9-0 mark in league play.

No. 1 singles player Michael Engles finished the season 7-1 and 5-1 in doubles. Auron Elbaum was 6-3 at the No. 2 singles spot. No. 3 singles player David Lowenstein was 9-0 and teamed with Engles for a 5-0 record in doubles. Andy Plimack was 9-4 in the No. 4 singles slot. Daniel O'Borin, Michael Rodbersk and Nathan Egorin combined for an 8-2 record at No. 5 singles.


Rusko, Boyd remembered: The Anne Arundel County Coaches Association has come up with a way to honor Paul Rusko and Jean Boyd, the retired supervisor and assistant supervisor of physical education and athletics for the county schools.

The coaches association will present an award to one male and one female athlete from each Anne Arundel County school at the end of each school year as the winners of the Paul Rusko and Jean Boyd awards beginning this year.

The winners must maintain a 2.5 grade-point average while lettering in two different sports and displaying good sportsmanship. Each winner and his or her school will receive a plaque.


New officers for MSFCA: The Maryland Scholastic Football Coaches Association has selected its new officers.

They are: president -- Roger Wrenn, Patterson; first vice president -- Joe Russo, Hammond; second vice president -- Bill McGregor, DeMatha; treasurer -- Bob Hampton, Wootton; secretary -- Chuck Markiewicz, North County; membership chairman -- Dan Rushing, Springbrook.

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