Ferrare, 9, earns a black belt
Jennifer Ferrare, 9, of Taneytown, won a karate black belt Tuesday night at Kim's Karate in Towson after demonstrating the necessary skills in kicks, sparring -- and board-breaking.
She began taking karate lessons when she was 4 and, in the past five years, has progressed through eight other levels to the prized black belt.
She plans to continue with karate.
The Taneytown Elementary School student spends her free time with flute lessons and Brownie Scout activities.
Northwest Area flag football
The Westminster Pit Bulls edged the Howard County Guttermasters, 7-6, Sunday at the Hannah More School in Reisterstown.
The Bulls trailed 6-0 with seven seconds left in the first half when quarterback Brent Fendlay hit John Hutchins with a 40-yard touchdown pass.
Randy Barton kicked the extra point for a 7-6 lead, which the Bulls' defense protected.
Mike Metzger intercepted a Guttermasters pass at the Westminster 15 late in the game.
Carroll County Football League
* Westminster swept three games from Winfield Saturday at Mayeski Park, taking the A game, 31-0, the B contest, 13-7 in overtime, and the C game, 21-0.
Casey Davis climaxed a seven-play, first-quarter drive with a 7-yard scoring run and scored on a 15-yard pass from quarterback Billy Mays in the second to put Westminster A up 12-0.
A recovered fumble led to a 25-yard Mays-to-Davis scoring pass later in the quarter, and Mike Buzzeo passed to Ray Henry for the point after, making the score 19-0 at halftime.
Westminster made it 25-0 in the third quarter after blocks by Ryan Banks and Jason Phelps led Buzzeo's 2-yard scoring dive.
Brandon Chase scored the final Westminster touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 45-yard end around.
Brooks Wagner and Tommy Herb played well at safety for Westminster, and Banks, Buzzeo and Bob Myer were also strong on defense for the winners.
Westminster's B's had struggled until Adam Tull ran 10 yards to clinch the overtime win.
Westminster took the lead on its first possession, when Chad Hayes scored on a dive play after a 60-yard drive and Trenton Reightler ran in the point after.
Winfield tied it at 7 in the fourth quarter on Brendon Floyd's 25-yard -- and Mike Hozik's run for the extra point.
Linebacker Hozik was also a strong tackler for Winfield, and Matt Merlo ran well for the Cavaliers.
Tackles Gordon Stebbings and Anderson Lucas, nose guard Jose Feliciano and linebacker Michael Nies played well defensively for Westminster as did linebacker Eddie Dill, whose pass interception stopped a Winfield drive.
The Westminster Green Terrors stayed on top of the C Conference's Division I, as Clipper Lennon scored on 55- and 14-yard runs and Collin Angell added a 6-yard touchdown run, all in the first half.
Fullback Rafe Bridges ran in two extra points and quarterback Angell one.
The Terrors (4-1) drove inside the Winfield 10 three times in the second half but were halted by the Cavaliers defense.
Westminster's defensive line of Brandan Strauss, Steven Moore, Shaun Myrick, Ryan Chaney, Curtis Parker and Justin Janowitz were instrumental in shutting down Winfield's attack.
* North Carroll won one of three games Saturday in Perry Hall.
The Gators blanked North Carroll, 38-0 and 19-0, in the A and C games, respectively. The Panthers, though, exploded for four second-half touchdowns to win the B contest, 26-0.
Rick Brown opened the scoring in the third quarter with a dive play, Chris Harrison scored on a 40-yard interception return and Mike Taylor kicked a two-point conversion to make it 14-0.
Brown raced 65 yards with a pitchout in the fourth quarter to make the score 20-0, and Greg Bair closed things out with a 45-yard touchdown on an end around.
North Carroll's Adam Boog carried 13 times for 91 yards and, as a linebacker, had 12 tackles.
Bill Steigerwald's pass interception at the North Carroll 10 preserved the shutout.
North Carroll soccer
* Under-10: First-place Dr. Kenney's (8-0) blanked LaMotte, 1-0, Saturday on a second-half goal by Eric Pannell.
D. J. Paul and Jeff Mech were outstanding for Kenney.
North Carroll Physical Therapy topped Manchester Pharmacy, 3-0, as Ryan Hoover, Eric Zimmer, and Mike Strauss tallied for the winners.
Bobby Smith's two second-half goals led Uniform Graphix to a 2-0 victory over Main Street Photographic.
* Under-12: Westminster Bank and Trust stayed undefeated with a 3-1 victory over Farmers and Merchants Bank.
Chris Gibbons, Matt Harlan and Mark Winemiller scored for Westminster (5-0-1), and Chris Glisson scored for Farmers and Merchants.
Bachman Valley Inn overcame a 3-1 deficit to edge Funtimes Partyland, 4-3.
* Under-14: Josh Bowie scored three goals and Jarred Browning two, leading Dean's Restaurant to a 6-1 win over Towne Pride.
Brian Osborne also scored for first-place Dean's (6-0-1).
Ray Bosley edged Towne Pride, 3-2, as Tim Steinmetz scored two goals for the winners and Eric Ford one.
Shawn Nobb scored twice for Towne Pride.