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Rugby The Mason-Dixon Rugby Club finished third...


Rugby The Mason-Dixon Rugby Club finished third in a field of 16 Potomac Rugby Union Division II teams in last weekend's Rites of Spring tourney.

After losing its opener to Baltimore Rugby Club, 10-0, Mason-Dixon fell behind Doylestown, Pa., 7-0 at halftime. Ty Compton, though, began a Mason-Dixon comeback with a five-point try early in the second half.

Midway in that half, Scott Myers booted a three-point penalty kick to put Mason-Dixon ahead 8-7 and that lead held up. Late in the game, Nick Piavis made a key tackle during a Mason-Dixon goal-line stand that preserved its slim lead.

Mason-Dixon blanked Western Suburbs (Washington), 24-0, in the consolation game. Neil Myers scored two tries and Tony Gilbert and Scott Anderson had one apiece.

South Penn baseball The Cardinals' 26-game winning streak ended last week in a 4-2 loss to Thurmont.

Scott Thompson put the Carroll County squad up 1-0 with a first-inning homer, but Thurmont then went up 4-1 and the Cardinals were unable to catch up.

The Cardinals got back on the winning track Saturday and improved their record to 3-1 when they hit four home runs and buried Cashtown, 14-5.

Bruce Rupp had a three-run homer and Pierre Gomez, Steve Insley and Bryan Harman each hit a two-run shot to propel the Cardinals to a 9-2 lead midway in the game. Thompson added four hits and three RBI to the Cardinals' attack.

Winning pitcher Ron Sell pitched seven innings, allowing only two runs as his teammates turned three double plays behind him.

* The Westminster Elks evened their record at 2-2 when they topped Hanover (Pa.), 7-3. The winners scored all their runs in the third inning as Wade Smith and Billy Hebron each had two-run singles.

Winning pitcher Brad Beck went six innings, allowing only four hits and one unearned run, striking out five.

The Elks also dropped a game to Littlestown (Pa.), 3-2, in a contest shortened to six innings because of malfunctioning lights. Jeff Bruchey was the losing pitcher, but allowed only one earned run and four hits in five innings.

Freedom Optimist lacrosse * Circle Lacrosse -- Orange topped Gray, 5-2, behind three goals from Mike Gooding and two by Nick Berr. Jen Morganson and Gooding each had an assist. Seth Huddy had Gray's goals.

* Leah Onda scored three goals and Nick Deleonardi two to pace Green's 6-2 win over Red. Anne Foreman added a goal and B. J. Schwaab two assists for Green. Brian Phelps scored twice for Red.

* John Pocios scored all of the goals in Gold's 3-0 win over Blue.

* Girls -- Kari Evans scored three goals and April Shaw added two in Green's 5-4 squeaker over Purple. Brooke Maynard had two goals for Purple and Krista O'Brien and Cortney McCray, one apiece. Heather Leaf had 10 saves for Purple.

Boys 9-11 -- Evan Cunningham, Jason Veneziani and Josh Phelps each scored twice to lead Blue to a 7-5 win over White. Owen Hubbs had the seventh goal. Erik Fischer scored three times for White and Matt Seivold, twice.

* Adam White scored four goals to pace Grey's 9-0 win over White. Danny Stansbury and Luke Beam each had two goals for the winners and Denny Kosyjana added one. Tim Kosyjana had two assists for Grey and Seth Perrine one.

Orange rode four goals from Pete Schaeffer and three from Chad Parker for a 7-5 victory over Grey.

Boys 12-14 -- Andrew Bettis scored five goals as his Grey squad edged Orange, 9-8. Chaz Heller supported the winners' attack with two goals and Tres Johnson and Jason Weisenborn added one each. Colin Heidman had an assist for Grey.

Rob Onda scored four times for Orange and Jay Sweda twice.

* Onda had another big game against White, scoring five goals. But White's Kevin Roy matched that total and added an assist to lead his team to a 13-9 win.

Mike Rabinovitz had two goals and four assists for White, Tim Chains two goals and one assist, Zack Deitrich two goals and two assists, Sean Welch one goal and one assist, Pat Wynne a goal and Mike Heck an assist.

Jason Wilford had a goal and assist for Orange and Jay Sureja, Eric Rojves and Mickey Benham each added a goal.

* Gold ripped Blue, 9-1, behind four goals from Gunnar Burdt and three by Lee Windsor. Mike Nagel and Joe Smith each scored a goal for Gold and Ryan Blair and Kacey Norris each added an assist. Trey King scored Blue's goal.

* White beat Maroon, 9-7, behind Sean Welch's four goals. Mike Rabinovitz scored twice for White and Scott Zylka, Pat Wynne and Zack Deitrich each scored once. Deitrich had two assists and Kevin Roy, three.

Maroon's Nick Ingallina and Darren Starlings scored two goals apiece, and Brad Bantel, Erik Parrish and Dustin Hennehan each had one.


Three Perna Gymnastics Club boys competed in a recent regional tournament at West Point, N.Y. Chris Forman (Class III) earned 7.05 on floor exercises, 3.30 on pommel horse, 4.90 on rings, 7.20 on vault, 4.65 on parallel bars, 5.80 on high bar and 32.90 all-around.

Nick Willet (Class V) had 5.40 on floor, 5.10 on horse, 5.40 on rings, 6.80 on vault (first), 5.30 on bars, 5.70 on high bar (third) and 33.97 all-around.

Sean Ruth (Class VI) had 4.20 on floor, 5.30 on horse, 5.20 on rings, 4.90 on vault, 5.10 on bars, 4.80 on high bar and 29.50 all-around.

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