Under-15 -- The Columbia Spirit travel team advanced to the quarterfinal round in the A Flight of the Washington Area Girls Soccer League tournament last weekend before losing, 1-0, to WORCO (Mo.) 78.
The St. Louis team scored the winning goal on a header off a corner kick late in the first half. The Spirit had several good second-half scoring opportunities, including three corner kicks and an indirect kick in the box, but were unable to convert.
In the opening round, the Spirit beat the Cherry Creek (Co.) Lightning, 2-0, behind goals by strikers Abby Bausmann and Michelle Clare. The team then played to a scoreless tie against Midwest Regional champion Busch (Mo.) Hurricanes, as direct kicks by the Spirit's Shannon Otto and Katie Douglas hit the post.
To advance to the quarterfinals, the Columbia team beat the Virginia Beach Classics, 5-0. Clare scored twice, and Shannon Otto, Ashley Decker and Jamie Baier added a goal apiece.
* 11-year-old -- King's Contrivance No. 2 got a pair of goals from Katie Fine to defeat Wilde Choice, 5-0, in a Soccer Association of Columbia league game.
Crystal Driessen scored both Hickory Ridge goals in its 2-0 win over Centennial No. 1. In the other game, King's Contrivance No. 1 defeated Hickory Ridge No. 2, 2-1, on goals by Jenny Jones and Erin Davis.
* 11-year-old -- Centennial's No. 1 and 2 teams both recorded wins last weekend in the SAC league. Abe Schumacher scored both goals to lead No. 1 past Wilde Choice, 2-1. Graig Manchio scored the lone Wilde Choice goal.
* 9-under -- Despite the strong offensive play of Jimmy Garrett and Jonathan Menz, the Western Howard County Thunder travel team lost to KVE Pro Sports, 7-0.
* Under-13 -- Columbia Contact took runner-up honors in the Richmond Metropolitan Youth Soccer League Columbus Day Tournament, losing the final, 4-0, to the Greensboro (N.C.) Twisters.
The Contact, a SAC under-13 boys travel team, reached the final with wins over two Richmond-area teams and a tie with the MSI Green Dragons, of Montgomery County, Md.
Tim Fritz scored in a 1-1 tie with the Green Dragons. The Contact gained a spot in the final with an 8-0 win over the Chester-Enon Silver Bullets. Smith led the way with three goals
. * Middle School -- The Glenelg Country School A Squad lost to Jemicy School, 3-2, in a middle school soccer game.
Tayseer Chowdry scored for Glenelg (2-1-1) on a breakaway late the first half to tie the game, 1-1. Jemicy then scored two unanswered goals before Jay Gelletly scored Glenelg's final goal.
The B Squad improved its record to 1-1 with a 2-0 win over Jemicy. Kevin Eyre and Graham Summers had the goals, and goalie Danny Liparini recorded his first shutout.
* 7-9 -- The Howard County Trojans (1-2) posted their first victory of the season last Saturday with a 19-0 win over West Baltimore.
Mario Merrill led the offense with a 45-yard touchdown run. Running back Taurean Gary and quarterback John Machiron also scored touchdowns.
* 9-11 -- The Howard County Trojans fell to 1-4 Saturday with a 22-0 loss to the Columbia Bulldogs.
After falling behind at the half, 22-0, the defense, led by Johnathon Mathews and Curan Oares, shut out the Bulldogs in the second half.
* 10-12 -- The Columbia Bulldogs improved to 3-1 with a 34-0 win over Bannaker. Jeremy Lignelli led Columbia with a pair of touchdowns, and Kevin Hass, Theus Johnson and Rodney Rembert added one apiece.
Defensively, the Bulldogs were led by Gregg Kellett, who caused one fumble, recovered another and made several tackles for losses.
* 10-12 -- The Howard County Trojans improved to 2-2 last Saturday by shutting out Dundalk, 47-0.
* 11-13 -- The Howard County Trojans improved to 3-1-1 with a 25-12 win over the visiting Woodlawn Falcons on Saturday.
Rian Lemerise rushed for one touchdown and passed 29 yards to Adam Charity for another. Running back Greg Miller completed the Trojans' scoring with touchdown runs of 3 and 30 yards.
Ray Pugsley had never run a 10k before Sunday's 1992 Columbus Chase 10k at Howard Community College in Columbia. His first time, however, was the charm, as Pugsley surprised the field of 550 to win the race by 18 seconds.
On the women's side, the Striders' Dolly Ginter of Columbia took an early lead and cruised to an easy victory in 38:11. Barb Willig (Kingsville) and Joy Glass (Westminster) took second and third, respectively.
In the Corporate Team competition, First National Bank's group of Phil Lang, Steve Klose, Jim Hannon, Yousef Shahegh, Mimi McDonough, Bill Frank, Dave Rosato and Howard Sakia won top honors.
The Glenelg Country School A Squad defeated Key School, 4-0, in a middle school field hockey game last Monday. Sehla Ashai led the way with a pair of goals for Glenelg.
Tuesday, the team battled Roland Park to a scoreless tie. The B Squad lost to Roland Park, 1-0, Tuesday. The defensive play of Glenelg's Emily Chatterjee, Tiffany Robinson and Jenny Groves kept Roland Park scoreless until the final five minutes.
The Laurel Boys and Girls Club is looking for an experienced wrestling coach to help out the program one night a week. If interested call Jimmy at 286-2936 (office) or (301) 498-3578 (home).
* The Howard County recreation roundup is compiled by Rich Scherr. It appears Tuesdays and Thursdays. To submit information to Rich Scherr, call (410) 521-0505.