In a girls lacrosse exhibition showcasing the top 46 incoming high school seniors, the Red Team defeated the Blue Team, 12-8, in the Starlight Express game on Saturday evening at Annapolis High School.
The game -- sponsored by Quick Stix and the Chesapeake Women's Lacrosse Association -- attracted more than 40 college coaches who witnessed balanced scoring on both sides.
Katie Hanburger (Arundel) had three goals and one assist for the Red Team, which was coached by Joanne Brew. Cristi Samaras (Annapolis) had two goals and one assist, and Patti Betz (Northeast), Mary Sutton (St. Mary's), Kari Sherbert (Southern), Jessica Rice (South River), Deena Alford (Broadneck), Stephanie Fallon (St. Mary's) and Colleen Gately (Severna Park) each scored once.
Laura Nutwell (Southern) and Erin Wylde (Severna Park) each had two goals for the Blue Team, which was coached by Tina Lewnes. Joanna Khouri (St. Paul's), Elizabeth Schaffner (St. Mary's), Kathy McCafferty (Severna Park) and Julie Kuehn (St. Mary's) each scored once.
"The exposure that these kids received was incredible," said Cathy Samaras, president of the Chesapeake Women's Lacrosse Association. "Everyone got equal playing time, which was pretty remarkable."
It wasn't just the offense that shined in this game. Defenders Sutton, Katy Kemerer (Broadneck) and Erin McNeally (Severna Park) of the Red Team, and Daria Kramer (Broadneck) and J.K. Schmidt (Broadneck) of the Blue Team, played exceptionally well. Red goalie Kate Brew (Annapolis) finished with 11 saves, and Blue goalie Amy Davis (South River) stopped nine shots, as both players displayed the skills that made them first- and second-team All-County selections, respectively.
"It was great," said Brew. "The girls got exposure that they'll never see again, especially with having refreshments afterward with the coaches and getting to talk to them. It was perfect."
After the game, the United States World Cup team -- which includes Severna Park coach Carin Peterson -- competed in a final exhibition before heading to Scotland to defend its World Cup title.
* 5-6 boys -- Harundale-White upended Harundale-Gray, 22-12, to capture the tournament title at last week's sixth annual Harundale Invitational T-Ball Classic at Corkran Middle School.
Harundale-White opened the tournament with a 20-18 victory over Fort Smallwood No. 1. Louie Franklin led the way for Harundale with three hits and four RBI. Also contributing offensively were Jonathan Jackson, Richard White and Joey Diserio.
That same evening, Harundale-White began to compose its 28-19 victory over Greater Glen Burnie, but had to come back the next evening to complete the chore. Alan Lazaro, Matthew Hamer, Aaron Wright and Brandon Colburn combined for 10 hits in the victory.
After completing the final two innings of its victory over the Greater Glen Burnie, Harundale-White took on a Harundale-Gray team that was coming off a victory over Greater Glen Burnie-B.
Franklin, Brandon Smith and Derek Harris paced the offense as they combined for six hits and 11 RBI.
Harundale-Gray battled its way out of the loser's bracket by defeating Lake Shore A and Greater Glen Burnie B, setting the rematch in the finals between the two Harundale teams.
Franklin finished the tournament with a 1.000 average that included four home runs and 16 RBI. Lazaro was also perfect from the plate, hitting two home runs and driving in eight runs.
Colburn hit .909 for the tournament and contributed with five RBI. Jackson and White combined for four home runs and 15 RBI.
* 18-and-under boys -- Gunther's Little Orioles (47-12-4) reeled off three more wins in the Connie Mack 18-and-under league (18-7) and two in the Mickey Mantle 16-and-under league (23-0) to tune-up for their trip to the Continental Amateur Baseball Association High School World Series in Euclid, Ohio, this week.
The Little Orioles will attend a Cleveland Indians' tryout camp in Euclid on Thursday morning and open in what is called "The Greatest Show on Dirt" at 8 a.m. Friday vs. Florida. South Carolina provides the opposition for the Little Orioles in the second game Friday at 11 a.m.
Saturday the Little Orioles play Hawaii (2 p.m.) and host Euclid (5 p.m.) followed by a single game (1 p.m.) Sunday vs. Seattle.
After completion of the round robin, the top three teams will qualify for the double- elimination championship round.
The championship round starts next Tuesday.
In Connie Mack action, the Little Orioles blanked Glen Burnie, 9-0, on a Jason White (6-2) three-hitter with 14 strikeouts. Mike Wooden and Nate Turner homered and Luis Falcon was 3-for-3.
The Little Orioles also routed Linthicum, 12-2, and the league-leading Pasadena Saints, 9-6, in the Connie Mack League. Bob Christopher (5-0) spun a two-hitter against Linthicum as Ryan Wood tripled, Mike Goldberg doubled twice and White was 3-for-3 with a double.
Joe York (3-1) gave way to Tweety Barton (3-0) who got the win in relief over the Saints to give the Little Orioles their third win in four games with the league leaders. Chuck Manns was 3-for-3, Wooden homered and pinch hitter John Bermudez delivered the game-winning hit in the fifth.
With Mayo Post No. 226 taking a doubleheader from the Saints Saturday by scores of 14-13 and 8-4, the Little Orioles moved within one game of the Saints and the two teams have one game left with each other.
In Mickey Mantle play, the Little Orioles drilled the Saints, 13-5, with Ken Pumphrey (8-2) notching the win with help from Barton, who also homered and knocked in three runs; Manns homered, Scott Shamleffer was 2-for-3 and Justin Godfrey drove in two runs.
Chuck Harris (6-1) combined with 14-year-old Jared Vogt to four-hit Severna Park, 8-0, in the Mantle League. It was the third consecutive time the Little Orioles shutout Severna Park this season and left the team as the only one unbeaten (23-0) in league play.
Bermudez had two hits, Goldberg two RBI and doubles were hit by Manns, Falcon and Jimmy Treen.
The Annapolis Water Polo Club competed in two divisions last weekend, going undefeated in Division IV and winning one of four in the women's division.
In Division IV competition, Annapolis opened by defeating Rockville twice by scores of 21-8 and 12-5 and the Albert Milkis Kingfish of West Lawn, Pa., 17-11 and 12-10. Annapolis completed its sweep by outlasting the Young Athletes of America of Norristown, Pa., 17-12.
Bill Bayly led the way in scoring for Annapolis with 14 goals, followed by Brian Bayse and Chris Sheehan with 12 each and Jason Golaboski with seven. Paul Rave tended the nets for AWPC and posted 31 saves.
In the women's competition, Annapolis bowed to The Phantoms of Toronto, 7-5, lost to Rockville, 6-3, and to Ste. Lambert of
Montreal, 9-7. Annapolis' lone win came in the form of a 13-0 victory over the Young Athletes of America.
Erin Golaboski posted the shutout in goal for Annapolis. Melissa White led the way in scoring with eight goals and Sercia Mansur and Maggie Phillips chipped in with seven and six, respectively.
The Waugh Chapel diving team extended its winning streak to 12 by defeating Severn River, 55-35, in Central Maryland Diving League action last week.
The meet was highlighted by the efforts of the Waugh Chapel 15-18 boys contingent that swept every event.
In addition, 18 members of Waugh Chapel qualified for the Individual Championships, which is the showcase of diving talent in the CMDL. This year's Individual Championships will be held Aug. 1 at the Padonia Swim Club in Cockeysville.
Waugh Chapel's Stephen Mlynarski took first in the 6-and-under boys competition and teammates Ashley Howard and Caitlin Reinhardt finished second and third, respectively, in the 8-and-under girls event.
The Zerrlaut family had a lot to cheer about as Eric took first among the 8-and-under boys and brother, Brian, took first in the boys 9-10 bracket. Meredith Carpenter took first in the 9-10 girls competition and teammates Kirsten Mack and Chris Kousin finished fourth and fifth, respectively, while qualifying for the individual championships.
Waugh Chapel swept the 11-12 bracket with Kirstan Starkey taking first among the girls and Joey Pizzino holding off teammate James Stanko for the boys title.
James Mlynarski and Joe Virtue finished 1-2 in the boys 13-14 competition and teammates Tom Hamblin, Darren Taylor and Mike Virtue finished 1-2-3 among the 15-18 boys.
Katie Barbour (15-18 girls) and Courtney Davis (13-14 girls) each took second place for Waugh Chapel.
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