Boys from Bel Air, Fallston excel in Punt, Pass and Kick


Jeremy Burns, 12, of Bel Air, and Sean Ireland, 11, of Fallston, won the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick sectional competition last weekend at Patterson Park.

Each athlete will compete in the regionals against four other youths in his age group during halftime of the Dec. 26 Washington Redskins-Los Angeles Raiders game at RFK Stadium.

Distance for each punt, pass and kick is tabulated in feet and inches. Burns' score was 221 feet, 8 3/4 inches, and Ireland's score was 224 feet, 3 1/2 inches.

Fall baseball

* 11-12 Division: Bel Air defeated Fallston "B," 19-4, in a Greater Northeast Travel League contest last Sunday at the Fallston Recreation Complex.

Bel Air (7-2) took a 6-1 lead into the fourth inning and then scored nine runs to go ahead 15-1.

In that inning, Bel Air's Adam Bantner led off with a walk, followed by Joe Kiss' single. Kim Danielle (3-3) then singled in Bantner, and Chuck Pindell (3-3) singled to score Kiss and Danielle. Other RBI that inning came from Adam Letchin (two), Scott Schoendinst (two), Andy Givens and Jeremy Burns.

After a scoreless fifth inning, Fallston (6-1) outscored Bel Air 2-0 in the sixth.

Chris Kavanagh singled in Matt Worthington and Wayne Porter drove in Kavanagh to make it 15-3.

In the final inning, Bel Air scored four more runs. Fallston's John Lindhorst closed out the game with a solo home run.

Fallston's first run came in the first inning, when Porter singled in Greg Davis.

Boys soccer

* Under-16: The Lazers Soccer Club defeated previously undefeated Rox Soccer Club, 5-0, in a Baltimore City Sunday League contest.

Michael Piccolo scored an unassisted goal for a Lazers' 1-0 halftime advantage.

In the second half, Piccolo scored his second goal, followed by a score from teammate Ross Mickle, assisted by Howard Sullens. Chris Brush and Matt Goldsmith, assisted by Piccolo, scored the team's final goals.

* Under-14: The Fallston '79 travel team (5-0) defeated Reisterstown, 4-2, in a Baltimore Beltway League "A" Division contest. The team rallied from a 2-1 deficit with less than seven minutes left for the victory.

After Fallston took a 1-0 halftime lead, it fell behind, 2-1, but tied the game off Sean Brennan's throw-in. Center forward Joey Ercolano headed the ball to Ryan Tolson, who headed the ball into the net.

Two minutes later, David Baker charged in from the halfback position to kick in a loose ball for the winning goal.

With less than a minute remaining, Ercolano broke free and pushed a shot past Reisterstown's goalie into the upper left corner of the goal.

Fallston remains 2-0 in the Baltimore Metro Classic Tournament. The team's most recent victory came Wednesday, a 6-2 win over Towson Recreation Council. Ercolano scored a hat trick. Greg Miller, Tolson and Brennan also scored.

* Under-12: The Forest Hill Force remained undefeated in the Harford County Recreational National Soccer League with a 10-0 victory over Kingsville "B."

The Force's Justin Mast scored a hat trick in the first half, Daniel Watts scored twice and Anthony Collurafici scored once as the Force led 6-0 at the half.

In the second half, Mast scored twice more and Watts scored again for a hat trick. Justin Collins scored the team's final goal.

Assists were credited to Erica Myers, Collins, Collurafici, Mike Duncan and Watts.

* The Greater Harford Scorpions played the Harford Kicks to a 1-1 tie in a Saturday Beltway League contest at C. Milton Wright High School on Oct 17.

Right wing Aaron Sherwood scored on a chip shot with five minutes remaining to tie the Kicks. Scorpions keeper Jim Kopp had 10 saves.

Girls soccer

* Under-14: Forwards Adrian Justice and Julie Dorney each scored once to lead Bel Air (4-0-1) to a 2-0 win over Carroll Manor in a Baltimore Girls Soccer League match last Sunday.

Bel Air defenders Nicole Thrift, Nicole Muhler and Heidi Buchanan, along with goalkeepers Jenny Cook and Colleen McGrath, combined for the shutout victory.

* Under-12: Fallston and Emmorton played to a 1-1 tie in a Baltimore Girls Soccer League game last weekend.

Fallston's left wing Kelly Caine scored the game's first goal. With less than five minutes remaining in regulation, Emmorton's Mandy Doehring scored on a line-drive shot from the 18-yard line.

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