Several local members of the North St. John's swimming team received Maryland Amateur Athletic Union awards for their outstanding achievement and leadership last week at a banquet at Martin's West.
Jonathan Lang, a Loyola High student, was named the recipient of the 1992 Overall Outstanding Award, and Kurt Nordhoff, a Waverly Elementary pupil, won his second straight Swimmer of the Year Award.
Other Howard County swimmers receiving age-group Swimmer of the Year honors were Melissa McCarthy of Waverly, Katie Nordhoff and Matt Otto of Patapsco Middle and Tim Koenig of Mount Hebron.
Mike Koenig, Kensey Morris and Jessica Burkins also received honorable mention certificates.
* 13-14 boys -- Andy Lazarro scored three goals and Sean Hanyok added two to lead the Howard County Lacrosse Program Hawks to a 9-4 win over the Anne Arundel Shamrocks last week.
Todd Bryan, Brett Sherman, Gene Curtin and Andy Basso also scored for Howard.
The Hawks also beat the Red Raiders, 5-2.
Lazarro led the way with two goals, and Jeff Soule, Matt Mulhern and Sam Bettein added one apiece. The Raiders also dropped an 8-1 decision to the Rebels. Foster Gilbert led the victors with three goals, and McDowell scored the lone goal for the Raiders.
* 11-12 boys -- The Terps of the Howard County Lacrosse Program were fired up heading into their game last week against the Anne Arundel Shamrocks, and it showed.
Jeff Palmer and Jason Shipe scored three goals each, and Michael Wheat, P. J. Rahill and Mark Dorsey scored two apiece to lead the Terps, 15-5.
Billy Parker, Brian Schilling and Justin Clark also scored for the victors, and Mike Jackimowics excelled in goal.
Later in the week, the Terps came up short in a 6-5 loss to the Tar Heels. Chris Bowman scored four goals and Willie Heyser two to pace the Heels.
In other 11-12 action, the Green Hornets picked up two wins last week.
Justin Worley and Taylor Field had three goals each, and Ben Ryan added a goal and three assists to lead the Hornets to a 9-1 win over the Anne Arundel Shamrocks.
Matt Sniscak and Jimmy Dempsey also scored goals for the Howard team, and Jeremy Jestes had an assist.
The team also defeated the Hurricanes, 10-6, as Ryan and Dempsey each scored four goals, and Sniscak and Worley added one apiece. Field and Tom Kalynik had assists.
On defense, Evan Brooks and Mike Sachs teamed to hold the league's leading scorer, Drew Cothran, to two goals. Todd Yasbin, Drew Eaton, Wade Eybel and Tom Brown also scored for the Hurricanes.
* 9-10 boys -- Ryan Stevens scored two goals to lead the Greens over the Blue Jays, 7-3, last week in the Howard County Lacrosse Program.
Scott Kenworthy, Richard Cotton, James Hartner, Paul Turner and Jonathon Clark also scored for the Greens, and Mark Skakle added an assists. Nate Zachman scored two goals and Mike Flato one for the Jays.
In another game, the Cavaliers defeated the Blue Jays, 7-4, as Wes Lipple, David Loeffler and Corey Wood scored two goals apiece and Neil Halloron added one.
Mike Hanson paced the Jays with two goals, and Flato and Tim Chryssikos added one each.
* Under-9 boys -- Trailing 1-0, the Western Howard County Thunder scored six unanswered goals Sunday to defeat Essex, 6-1, in the Baltimore Beltway League.
Essex took the lead on a penalty kick early in the first half. But the Thunder came back to tie on a goal by Matt Tedrow near halftime.
The Howard team then began to dominate with crisp passing and accurate shooting, as Devon Keeney scored twice and Tedrow, Matt Boras and Joey Meyer once each. Boras and Mark Beverungen had assists.
* 11-12 girls -- A late rally by the Columbia Connection fell just short last week, as it lost to visiting Parkdale, 3-2.
The Connection trailed, 3-0, but came back with second-half goals by Stephanie Seuss and Syrita Simpkins. Kristina Schappeler, Nora Bachman and Lezette Pearsall also played well.
* Under-15 boys -- The Columbia Rangers, a newly formed Soccer Association of Columbia travel team, delivered two strong rounds of play in last week's Maryland Cup.
The Rangers defeated Severna Park, 1-0, on a goal by Giorano Filipponi and four clutch saves by Nathan Fitzgerald.
The Rangers then qualified for the semifinals with a 5-0 win over the Seneca Lions. Peter Bachman had two goals, and Andrew Peverley, Carl Jackson and Joey Mitchell added one apiece.
In National Capital Soccer League Division II play, however, the Rangers haven't been as successful.
They lost their opener to Severna Park, 1-0, then came back in the final two minutes to record ties with Prince William, 2-2, and the Arlington Eagles, 1-1.
* Under-11 boys -- The Columbia Rovers rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat the Reston Rangers, 3-2, last weekend in National Capital Soccer League Division I play.
The Rovers' Norman Dandridge scored the game-winner on a direct kick in the second half.
Other Columbia goals were scored by Bobby Ratcliffe and Christian Chacon. Chase Spence, Alex Bowman and goaltender Mike Di Bella also played well.
* Under-12 boys -- The Columbia Select remained undefeated in National Capital Soccer League Division I play Sunday with a 6-2 win over the Seneca Fury.
Scott Terrill put the Select on the scoreboard with a shot from 16 yards out, but Seneca answered on a penalty kick and a shot off the bottom of the crossbar to take a 2-1 lead at the break.
But the Select dominated play in the second half, as Sam Lipscomb and Mike O'Connor scored two goals each and Randall Brown added one.
Select's Mike Dramby had five saves.
* NCSL -- Several Howard County teams are off to strong starts in the National Capital Soccer League.
The Columbia Arsenal remained undefeated in Division 192 with a 2-1 win over the Fairfax Demons. The Arsenal (4-0-0) leads the division by five points over the Washington Lowe Ride.
In Division 171, the Olney Cobras (0-1-1) moved out of the cellar with a 3-3 tie against the Arundel Strikers.
The Columbia Diablos improved to 0-1-2 after a 4-4 tie with the Arlington Fury. They stand in third place in Division 173.
Two local teams, FC Columbia and the Olney Wildcats, met in Division 161 last week, with Columbia winning, 6-0. Columbia improved to 1-1-1; Olney is 0-2-0.
The Columbia Storm fell into a second-place tie in Division 162 with the Western Howard Wings after a 2-1 loss to the Wings.
In Division 163, the Columbia Eclipse fell to 0-1-3 after tying the Annandale Blaze, 4-4.
The Olney Internationals (3-0-0) stand alone in first place in Division 152 after their 8-1 rout of the Severna Park Stingers.
In Division 145, the Laurel Wildcats improved to 2-1-0 with a 3-0 win over the Mid-County Express. The Columbia Select beat Seneca Fury, 6-2, to stay in first place at 3-0-0.
In Division 111, the Laurel Wildcats also improved to 3-0-0 with an 8-2 win over the Washington Stars.
The NCSL consists of nearly 400 teams from Maryland, Washington and Virginia competing in 40 divisions.
* Under-14 girls -- The Columbia Courage split two games over the weekend.
The Courage beat Kings Contrivance, 8-1, in a Baltimore Beltway League game Saturday, as Christina Eberhart had three goals and Brooke James, Samm Oehl, Stephanie Wu, Katie Young and Kate Golding added one each.
On Sunday, however, the Courage lost, 1-0, to the D.C. Blue Streak in Washington Area Girls Soccer League play. The D.C. team scored with 1:30 left.
Shanti Smith, Julie Hastings, Kim Austin, Aimee Kelner, James and Kristin Midura played strong games for the Courage.
* 11-12 girls -- A rally by the Columbia Connection fell just short Sunday, as the visiting Parkdale Soccer Club held on, 3-2.
Down 3-0, Columbia battled back on second-half goals by Stephanie Seuss and Syrita Simpkins. Lezette Pearsall made several great stops in goal, and Kristina Schappeler and Nora Bachman also played well.
* Under-13 1/2 boys -- Columbia Contact (1-1-1) slogged to a scoreless draw with the Seneca Strikers on Sunday.
Goalkeeper Chris Moe and fullbacks Stephen Fedder, Louis Grimmel and Daniel Buchner sparked the defense in the shutout.
* Over 30 -- The Columbia Cardinals fought back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Gold team, 17-9, in Howard County Masters Baseball League action Sunday at Rockburn Park.
Billy Ray led the way with two homers and seven RBI, Tom O'Neill had two homers and four RBI, and Henry Wong added a bases-empty home run.
Joe Lomascolo picked up the win in relief for the Cardinals (2-0) by pitching three scoreless innings.
Jeff Patton led the Gold team with two homers and six RBI, and Jim Mowder added a bases-empty homer.
The Cardinals have outscored their opponents 32-12 in two games. They take on the Birds on Sunday at Rockburn Park.
* 13-14 -- The Atholton Reds won three games to take third place in the recent Doc O'Malley Tournament in Baltimore.
The Reds defeated the Yankee Rebels A and B teams and Lansdowne, losing to the Yankee Rebels B team and Gambrills. The Little Orioles A team won the tournament with a 7-2 win over Gambrills.
The Reds were led by John Verbos, who doubled and hit a 325-foot home run against the Yankee Rebels A.
Other key players were Blu Schmitz, who took a one-hitter into the seventh against Lansdowne; Andy Stockham, who two-hit the Yankee Rebels B; and Tony Jackson, who hit three doubles in the tournament.
With three wins last week, Foul Play moved into first place in the Howard County Recreation and Parks Co-Rec B Adult Volleyball League.
Foul Play (9-7) leads Nova (8-4), which was also 3-0 on the week. They are followed by Sunday Spikers (10-5), The Butler Did It (6-6), TRC Mallers (6-9), No Neds (6-9) and Chain Gang (2-13).