GymnasticsSeven-year-old Angela D'Apice and 10-year-old April Marinelli...



Seven-year-old Angela D'Apice and 10-year-old April Marinelli won the Level 5 Maryland State uneven bar title in their age groups at the Maryland State Gymnastic Championships.

D'Apice and Marinelli, who compete for the Harford Gymnastics Training Center, outscored all other competitors with a 9.45 score.

Harford Gymnastics, which qualified 20 gymnasts, finished sixth overall in the team competition.

In the 7-8 age group, Kristen Speargas was Harford Gymnastics' leading all-around scorer with a 35.0 to take sixth place. She won the bronze medal on balance beam with a 9.0 and tied for ninth on floor with a 9.10. Teammate Kim Scheiner placed eighth in the all-around with a 34.95 and fourth on floor with 9.10.

Stacey Pokrywka tied for second place on uneven bars with 9.40. Ashley Busher placed sixth on balance beam with 8.90.

In the 9-year-old age group, Jocelyn Robertson tied for fifth on floor with a personal-best score of 9.20. Jessica Dalton took seventh on uneven bars with a 9.30 and ninth on vault with a 8.65. Bridget McCallion won eighth on floor with 9.10 and vault with 8.75.

Brandi Gibson took sixth place on balance beam with 8.75 in the 10-year-old division, and teammate Marinelli posted 9.0 to finish ninth on floor exercise and 10th all-around with 34.95.

In the 12-up division, Kim McNamee won the silver medal on uneven bars with 9.30. She won 10th on floor with 8.70, eighth on vault with 8.60 and ninth in the all-around with 34.60. Amanda Busher was fifth on balance beam with 8.65 and Amy Wooters was 10th on balance beam with 8.50.

Other Harford Gymnastics team members who qualified for the state championships are Sherry Watson, Sarah Dalton, Allison Neubeck, Amanda Thompkins, Tiffany Blair, Laura Pumphrey and Jessie Reeder-Blom.

Girls soccer

The Bel Air under-10 girls travel soccer team shut out Glyndon, 5-0. Kristin Ivy paced Bel Air with two goals and one assist. Angela Munro also scored two goals and Janice Hanfman one. Andrea Waldron had two assists and Katie Campbell recorded another shutout in goal.

Boys soccer

The Genstar Booters pulled away from a 2-2 halftime score to defeat Emmorton, 7-2, in Harford County outdoor league action.

The Booters' goals were scored by Steve Markiewicz (two), Alex Markiewicz, Brent Haberkam, Ryan Nayden and Chris Bland. Assists were by Nayden and Bland. Brandon Stewart defended the goal for the Booters.

Track and field

Several of the Harford County Gliders girls competitors ran at the Baltimore City Relays Meet at Forest Park High School in Baltimore.

In the 9-10 1,600-meter relay, Rachel Kesselman, Kristin Tourvile, Jessica Johnson and Beth Hulbert finished first in 5 minutes, 27 seconds, just three seconds off a qualifying time to the East Coast Invitational. This same group of runners also finished first in the 4 x 200 relay.

In other 9-10 competition, Kesselman and Johnson combined with two other non-Glider runners to place first in the sprint medley (200, 100, 100, 400).

In 13-14 competition, Amanda Laughton, Erin Chlumsky, Kim Helmers and Kristin Hulbert finished second in the 4 x 400 relay in 4:36. Teammates Amy Tolcin, Shea Cerveney, Katie O'Brien and another non-Glider runner combined to finish third in the 4 x 400 relay (5:25).

Cerveney, Tolcin, O'Brien and Hulbert ran together to earn a silver medal in the 4 x 200 relay.


Members of the Harford County Hurricanes swim team recently competed in the Maryland Swimming Junior Olympics at UMBC, a grand finale for this winter's YMCA long-course season.

The Hurricanes finished third in their division with a 3-2 record, an improvement over last year's 1-4 performance.

In August, several Hurricanes swimmers are expected to compete in the YMCA National Championships.

In the Junior Olympics competition, Kathy Rising won a gold medal in the 15-18 100-yard breaststroke in 1 minute, 9.65 seconds. She also finished in the top 20 in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.

Teammate Erin Greason earned a gold medal in the 10-under 100 breaststroke in 1:19.26. She was fourth in the 50 freestyle in 30.03 and seventh in the 50 backstroke (35.71).

Tina Woodward, Amber Moxey and Sara Dellone combined with Greason to take third in the 10-under 200 freestyle relay (2:08.21).

In the 15-18 200 relay medley, Amy Landis, Rising, Angela Cuneo and Anna DeMott combined to earn a third-place finish in 2:00.53.


The 13-14 Harford Sox (5-3) rebounded from a 15-3 loss on Monday to the Yankee Rebels to defeat the Baltimore Youth Baseball Club Wednesday night, 10-0, in a game shortened by darkness.

Matt Linz went four innings on the mound, allowing three hits and striking out four. Adam Hawkey got the save by pitching the last two innings, striking out three and giving up one hit.

The Sox got things going quickly. In the first inning, Dan Gittings doubled in Scott Schoendinest and Dale Berkey for two runs. Scott Taylor and Gittings also scored.

The Sox were consistent the rest of the way, getting two runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings.

During that span, Berkey tripled in B. J. Casserly and homered to drive in Allan Phillips. In the fifth, Scott Collins, Phillips and Schoendinest singled to score two more runs.

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