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Mains about to tackle a recordLinebacker leads...


Mains about to tackle a record

Linebacker leads Shippensburg

Shayne Mains, who was first-team All-Metro for Havre de Grace High, soon will become the all-time leading tackler at Shippensburg (Pa.) University.

The senior linebacker has 56 tackles this season and 431 for his career, and he needs just 25 more to move atop the Red Raiders' career list. Mains' total likely will expand tomorrow at Slippery Rock.

Shippensburg advanced to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals last year, losing to Pennsylvania Conference rival Indiana, Pa., its opponent for Homecoming Oct. 10, when Mains probably will get the record. Mains, 6 feet 2, 215 pounds, was a second-team all-star in the Pennsylvania Conference last year and a first-teamer as a sophomore.

Shippensburg's leading rusher also comes from Harford County. Brian Fordyce, a junior out of C. Milton Wright who transferred after spending two years at West Virginia, had 63 carries for 280 yards before leaving last week's game against Millersville with an injury. Chris Willing- ham, a freshman from Atholton, is Mains' backup.

The Red Raiders (2-2) opened the season with a 21-7 victory over Shepherd (W.Va.), which also has several players from the Baltimore area.

Brooks Bennett, a senior linebacker from Calvert Hall, had 23 tackles in last week's 35-29, overtime victory over West Liberty, giving him 391 for his career. That broke the Rams' record set by Eastern Vo-Tech alumnus Steve Borlie.

The secondary for Shepherd (2-2) includes Andy Bowling, a senior from Mount St. Joseph who has three interceptions. The Rams' leading receiver is Chauncey Winbush, a junior from Hammond, who last week returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown thanks to a key block from Jim Hopper, a junior from Old Mill, who starts at tight end.

Cross country

When the Virginia Invitational was rained out last Friday, it gave the next day's Georgetown Invitational a loaded field.

Senior Greg Keller won the 8-K race in Leesburg, Va., in 24 minutes, 10 seconds for second-place Navy. The No. 2 runner for fourth-place William & Mary was Pat Rodriguez, a sophomore from Centennial, who was 25th overall in 25:03.

Rodriguez, The Sun Runner of the Year in 1990, was the second finisher from the Colonial Athletic Association. James Madison's Matt Holthaus, a junior from Wilde Lake, was 52nd in 25:37. He's more comfortable at shorter distances, having grown into one of the East's better milers.

In the "B" race. Gavin McCarty, a James Madison freshman, was 13th, and his twin brother, Eric, now at Richmond, was 19th. The two were at Loyola High last year.


Two Woodlawn High grads have helped George Mason to an 8-3 record.

Senior Angie Smith, a 6-1 outside hitter, is leading the Patriots in kills for the third straight year, and stands atop the CAA in kill average with 5.44 per game. Junior Keisha Gallman, who finished eighth in the nation with a .351 hitting percentage last year, is back in the lineup after missing several early matches with a sprained knee.

Women's soccer

Brown's Mia Dammen, a sophomore who was an All-Metro player at Oakland Mills, leads the Ivy League in scoring with seven goals and an assist.


"College postcards" will appear every Friday, featuring notes on former Baltimore-area high school athletes at out-of-state colleges.

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