Best is yet to come this spring County teams wait for chance to shine


If it ever stops snowing and raining, high school sports fans in Carroll County can look forward to seeing the following things happen this spring:

Westminster center fielder Todd Dorsey turning his back to the infield and chasing down a long fly ball with ease. Dorsey working all kinds of magic with his bat.

South Carroll left fielder Charlie Kuykendall intimidating opponents with his strong left-handed bat.

Cavaliers catcher Brian Yanick throwing the ball to second base as if it were shot out of a cannon.

Francis Scott Key right-hander Dave Ruskey overpowering 1A hitters with a live fastball.

Westminster baseball coaches Bob Rihard and Guy Stull forming a perfect partnership, with Rihard making the silent decisions and Stull doing the talking during the game.

Liberty girls lacrosse goalkeeper Dani Fostik putting on a clinic every time she steps on the field.

Liberty coach Courtney Vaughan finding a way to keep the Lions on top in girls lacrosse for the fourth straight year.

Westminster attacker Tinah Houck ending her outstanding three-sport career in a blaze of glory.

South Carroll girls lacrosse coach Stacy Stem turning to some young and hungry players to make the Cavaliers a stronger team than last season's 6-6 squad.

Coach Gene Brown and his South Carroll boys lacrosse team continuing its dominance.

Cavaliers goalkeeper Chris Nave performing like a vacuum cleaner in the net.

South Carroll's depth at midfield wearing down opponents.

Liberty attacker Ross Yastrzemsky continuing his run as the top scorer in the county. Yastrzemsky is a three-sport athlete and lacrosse is his best sport.

Liberty softball star Amy Wolff again showing that she is the best hitter in the county and an outstanding catcher.

North Carroll's Michele Jeffery supplying the power from her cleanup position.

The Panthers turning in another outstanding softball season under Phil Bonnell, who took them to state titles in 1990 and 1991.

Westminster making a run at North Carroll for the county softball championship.

Francis Scott Key shortstop Erin Murphey wielding a hot bat in 1A competition. Eagles center fielder Damien Overholser displaying his power from the cleanup position.

The Westminster girls track team ruling the county behind defending state high jump champion Kenya Warfield, who also will compete in the long jump and the hurdles.

North Carroll making its presence felt in girls track with defending state long jump champion Francine Hewes.

Owls boys and girls track and field coach Bill Hill continuing his incredible string of success at the school. Hill has guided the boys to 11 straight county titles and the girls to five straight county championships.

It should all be a lot of fun.

Now all we need is the sun.

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