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Carlin, Green lead Bulldogs to win

The Columbia Bulldogs 8-10 football team improved to 4-2 Saturday with a 12-6 win over Stembridge in a Pop Warner League game.

Columbia running back Ian Green helped set up both Bulldogs touchdowns with runs of 70 and 20 yards. Quarterback Jeff Carlin followed both runs with sneaks from inside the 5.

With the win, Bulldogs coach Anthony Moore extended his

winning streak over Stembridge to eight years.

Youth football

* 9-11 -- In a battle of undefeated Pop Warner divisional champions, the Columbia Bulldogs defeated Northwood, 13-6, Saturday.

The Western Division champion Bulldogs (6-0) neutralized the potent offense of Eastern Division champion Northwood with hard-nose defense. In the second half, close coverage by safeties Matt Shourds and Sean Aaron helped prevent Northwood from completing a pass.

The big play for Columbia, however, came after Northwood drove the ball the length of the field. On a fourth-and-goal at the 1, Nick Sabatini, Rick Hearn and Kyle Chiaverini combined to stop a run.

Myron Jones scored the Bulldogs' first touchdown on a 20-yard run in the first quarter to give Columbia a 7-0 lead. But Northwood answered early in the fourth quarter, scoring on a fake punt and a run of 45 yards to make it 7-6.

Late in the fourth quarter, however, Columbia put together a 10-play, 50-yard drive, and Jones scored from 3 yards out as time expired.

* The 9-11 Howard County Trojans saw their record fall to 1-5 Saturday with a 6-0 loss to Woodlawn.

The Trojans' defense, led by Brandon Hite and Larry Whiting played well.

* 10-12 -- The Columbia Bulldogs 10-12 finished the regular season at 4-1-1 Saturday with a 39-0 win over Dundalk.

For the second straight game, the Bulldogs didn't allow a first down, as Randy Curtin and James Stewart led a stingy defense. Stewart also recovered an onside kick.

On offense, running back Mark Hoffman rushed effectively all day, usually following the blocks of Abasi Clinton and Brian Muller.

The team now moves on to the state playoffs.

* 10-12 -- The 10-12 Howard County Trojans lost to Woodlawn, 24-0, Saturday dropping their record to 2-4.

Quarterback Eric Gibson had a good day, completing eight of 17 passes behind the pass protection of Justin Shannon and Ian Brown.

Defensively, Adam Evans and Jason Gordon led the way, each making a number of tackles.

* 11-13 -- In a showdown of inter-county rivals, the 11-13 Howard County Trojans came within a yard of tying the Columbia Bulldogs Saturday before dropping a 6-0 decision.

With Columbia leading late in the fourth quarter, Howard County, led by running back Quan Davis, drove to the Bulldogs' 1-yard line.

Columbia finally broke on top late in the fourth quarter. The teams will meet again Saturday in the first round of the Pop Warner playoffs.

Girls soccer

* Under-10 -- The Columbia Fury Soccer Association travel team defeated Bowie, 1-0, Sunday in a Washington Area Girls Soccer League game.

Katie Nelson, Candice Hills, Zhenia Bulawka and Jessica Coulson led a Fury offense that kept constant pressure on Bowie but couldn't capitalize. Molly Walker scored the lone Fury goal.

The defense was led by Rachel Stoutenborough, Alison West and goalie Diane Caporaletti.

* Under-13 -- The Columbia Courage Soccer Association girls travel team lost to MSI, 2-0, Sunday in a Washington Area Soccer League Division II game.

MSI scored its first goal in the first half on an indirect kick from inside the penalty box.

Fullback Maddy Driscoll and center-half Jenny O'Rourke played

strong defense for the Courage, and

keeper Nyiesha Ford made several outstanding saves in goal.

Boys soccer

* Under-13 -- Austin Smith's goal with five minutes remaining gave the Columbia Contact a 2-1 win over the Herndon (Va.) Hornets Sunday. Sam Salganik also scored for the Contact.

Saturday, the Contact lost 3-1 to the Seneca Stars. The first goal of the season was scored when Chris Ford's shot deflected in off a defender.

Boys soccer

* Middle School -- The Glenelg Country School A squad went 1-1 on the week, defeating Indian Creek and losing to Park.

Yesterday, the team defeated Indian Creek, 4-2, on two goals by Doug McKeever and one each from Tayseer Chowdry and Danny Liparini. Last Wednesday, Glenelg (3-1-1) lost its first game of the season when Park School won, 3-0.

* The B team played to a 1-1 tie with Indian Creek yesterday, with Kevin Eyre scoring the Dragons' lone goal. They lost to Park, 2-0, Wednesday to fall to 1-2-1.

Girls soccer

Under-15 -- The Columbia Spirit rolled to a 5-1 victory over the South Bowie Jaguars Sunday in a Washington Area Girls Soccer League Division I game.

The Spirit dominated, gaining an 11-1 advantage in corner kicks and a 20-3 advantage in shots on goal. Only a late Jaguar breakaway prevented the Columbia shutout.

Field Hockey

The Glenelg Country School girls A squad remained undefeated last week with a 4-0 win over Indian Creek in middle school field hockey.

Lauren Nopulos led Glenelg with three goals, and Jennie Logan added one. Allison Bryant and Sehla Ashai each had an assist.

In the B game, Glenelg dropped a 2-0 decision to Indian Creek.

To report or fax Howard County recreation information to Rich Scherr, call (301) 521-0505.

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