9 of 10 Anne Arundel Raiders place in tourney


Nine of 10 members of the Anne Arundel Raiders junior wrestling team placed last weekend in a tournament at Laurel High School in Laurel, Del.

Spike Stinchcomb took first in the 70-pound Midget division. Carl Chiccetti captured first in the 98-pound Intermediate division.

In the 70-pound Bantam division, Joe Fold of the Raiders placed second. Teammate Eric Willey was runner-up in the 125-pound Junior division.

Robert Byrd took third in the 60-pound Midget division and Robert Marsh placed third among the 80-pounders in the same division.

In the Intermediate division, Wesley Muhl (84 pounds) and Raymond Rogers (91 pounds), both placed fourth.

The Raiders will travel on Saturday to Harford County for the Aberdeen Invitational.

* Sixteen members of the Arden Attackers wrestling team came away with awards by finishing in the top six at last week's Golden Ring Invitational Holiday Tournament in Rosedale.

Two Arden wrestlers, Ryan Herwig (65 pounds) and Dave Bryant (107), finished first, while second- place honors went to Jason Hefferman (90).

Aaron Herwig (60), Jim Foster (90) and Jim Chacon (122) each took third. Fourth-place finishes went to Ron Cooper (130) and Jason Miller (140).

Finishing fifth for the Attackers were Tony Cooksey (75), Jason Crawford (122) and Chris Bohlman (150). Rounding out the six-place finishers for Arden were Mark Sadaka (60), Steve Campbell (85), Mike Herman (95), Dave Andrews (130) and Jon Rober (140).

Junior ice hockey

The Chesapeake Chiefs Hockey Club's Pee Wee B team made two road trips to Pennsylvania to play teams in the Delaware Valley Hockey League.

The Chiefs started the road trip by dropping a 5-2 decision to the Bristol (Pa.) Blazers and then lost to the Pottstown (Pa.) Penguins, 2-1.

In the loss to the Blazers, Mike Casey and Jeff Morton provided the scoring for the Chiefs on assists from Ryan Hardy and Ryan Oleszewski, respectively.

The lone Chiefs' goal in the loss to the Penguins was by Casey in the third period.

The Chiefs dominated the York Devils, 17-0, on their return to Pennsylvania the next weekend. Matt Morrison, Garrett Gray, Matt Webb, Jeff Morton and Ryan Hardy led the assault with multiple goals and assists.

Later that afternoon, the Chiefs beat Lehigh Valley Comets of Allentown, Pa., 5-1. Hardy opened the scoring for the Chiefs to tie the game at 1-1 and Jeff Morton followed with the winning goal.

The Chiefs suffered a 5-4 loss to the Bowie Bruins on Dec. 15, despite 18 saves by goalie Harely Jones.

In a Chesapeake Bay Hockey League game on Dec. 19, the Chiefs took a 2-0 decision over the Newcastle Hawks of Delaware. Morton scored first in the third period and Morrison later added the insurance goal.

Later that day, the Chiefs played Hampton Roads to a 3-3 tie. Morton, Colin Day and David Zwanetz provided the scoring for the Chiefs.


Two major-league pitchers, Mike Bielecki of the Cleveland Indians and Denny Neagle of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and ex-Baltimore Orioles' catcher John Stefero headline the inaugural Little Orioles preseason baseball clinic.

The clinic -- which will feature lectures and demonstrations by the pros on pitching, catching, hitting, fielding, base running and conditioning -- will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Jan. 25-28, in the gymnasium of Crownsville Hospital Center.

Bielecki, a graduate of Dundalk who pitched at Loyola College (1978) before going on to pitch nine years in the National League with Pittsburgh, Chicago and Atlanta (1992), recently signed a free-agent contract with the Cleveland Indians. The right-hander lives near Crownsville.

Neagle, an Arundel graduate who was the Anne Arundel County Sun Player of the Year in 1986, his senior year, starred at the University of Minnesota before signing a bonus contract with the Minnesota Twins in 1989. The left-hander joined the Twins in 1990, but was traded to Pittsburgh last season.

Bielecki and Neagle are both given good chances of being the No. 3 or 4 starters on their respective clubs this year.

Stefero, who grew up in Odenton and played at Mount St. Joseph, began his five-year major-league career with the Orioles in 1983.

The left-handed hitting catcher later played in the National League with the Montreal Expos before his career ended with the Indians.

Other ex-pros on the Little Orioles' clinic staff will be former Twins first baseman Gary Bishop and and ex-Milwaukee Brewers infielder Frank Thomas; Arundel High coach Bernie Walter, winner of five state titles, a world title (Team USA Juniors) and a National American Legion title (with Mayo Post 226); Baltimore Orioles scouting supervisor Jim Gilbert and his son, Tom, who is in the Mount St. Joseph Hall of Fame and manager of the Oriolelanders.

A fee of $50 is charged for the four-night clinic, and enrollment is limited. Registration ends Friday, Jan. 22.

For additional information or to register, call (410) 647-2499 or (410) 761-7517, or pick up a registration form at Joy's Sub Shop on Quarterfield Road in Glen Burnie.

* The Annapolis Baseball Club will conduct its general membership meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library on Hillsmere Drive.

Programs for 5- to 18-year-olds will be discussed; directors and volunteers are encouraged to attend.

* The Mago Vista Youth Sports Association is conducting baseball and softball registration from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Belvedere Elementary School in Arnold.

Boys ages 5-15 and girls ages 5-14 are eligible.

* Glen Burnie High School is looking for a head boys lacrosse coach.

Interested applicants may contact Bernard Buczynski at (410) 761-8950 (ext. 235).

Copyright © 2021, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad