* Over-30 men -- The Columbia Cardinals overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Bodkin Red Sox, 3-2, in their Chesapeake Men's Senior Baseball League season-opener Saturday at Meade High School.

Trailing, 2-0, in the seventh, the Cardinals scored two runs to tie the game. Andy Canterna opened the inning with a walk and scored on Scott Porter's double. Porter then scored on two wild pitches to tie the game.

Still knotted at 2-2 in the ninth, Tom O'Neill hit a one-out double to left center, and John Canterna was intentionally walked.

O'Neill then scrambled to third on a wild pitch and scored the game-winner when the catcher's throw bounced past third into left field.

O'Neill and John Canterna each had two hits.

Porter started the game and pitched five innings, allowing two runs and striking out five. Lou Caracci hurled the final four innings, allowing two hits and no runs to pick up the win.

The Cardinals continue their season tonight when they travel to Kent Island.


The finals are set in The Supreme Sports Club Basketball League after semifinal play on Sunday.

In the 8-9 division, the Junior Spurs and Junior Bulls each recorded victories.

The Junior Spurs (7-1) defeated the Junior Knicks, 22-8. Philip Boccuzzi scored 10 points to lead the victors, while Fana Walcott paced the Knicks (2-6).

Meanwhile, the Junior Bulls (5-3) pulled out a 20-12 win over the Junior Suns (3-5), as Dominic Uccellini scored six. Anthony Gaither paced the Suns.

The finals in the 10-12 division will pit the unbeaten Hoyas against the Hurricanes.

The Hoyas (8-0) had a tough time before outlasting the Wolverines, 36-30. Eliot Greene scored a game-high 16 points and Garth DeAngelis added 13 to pace the victors.

Wintley Phipps had 12 for the Wolverines (4-4).

The Hurricanes (5-3) were 36-24 winners over the Tar Heels (3-5). Cole Younger led the 'Canes with 12 points, while Thomas Browne threw in 10 to lead the Tar Heels.

In the 13-15 division, it will be the Spurs taking on the Warriors.

The Spurs (6-2) defeated the Magic, 68-48, behind Nick Green's game-high 23 points. Donald Wallace II added 21. Andy McShane had 19 for the Magic (1-7).

In the other semifinal, Troy Hines scored 24 and Tari Mitchell 16 to lead the Warriors to a 68-45 win over the Bulls. James Dulaney scored 14 and Carl Jackson six to lead the Bulls.

All finals will be played on Sunday at the club.

Youth soccer

* 6-7 girls -- Brittany Kompare scored three goals and Lindsay Thompson added another as the Blast shut out the Wings, 4-0, Saturday in the Western Howard County Youth Soccer League. Samantha Fobbs and Veronica Maunz were standouts for the Wings.

In other games, balanced scoring from Jennifer Wamsley (two goals), Kelly Clackon, Laura Heckman and Laura Ciborowski (one each) led the Bays to a 5-1 victory over the Sockers. Rachel Bounds controlled the defense for the victors.

Caitlin O'Grady scored the only goal for the Sockers and Sarah Simmons led the defense.

With Dora Tammaro and Kit Johnson pitching a shutout in goal, the Crunch blanked the Sting, 3-0. Danielle Devereaux scored two goals and Amy Kasakitis tallied the other.

* 6-7 boys -- Two goals by Josh Issacs and one each by Billy Dodd and Shane Vander-Eden paced the Cosmos to a 4-0 win over the Sting on Saturday in the Western Howard County Youth Soccer League.

In other games, the Crunch blanked the Kicks, 2-0, behind goals by Gary Amburn and Brad Robbins. Crunch goalies Paul Marcott and Jimmie McQuilken combined on the shutout.

In a tight match, the Stars fought past the Lazers, 2-1, on goals by Tim Mullinix and Richard Kotasak. The Lazers' A. J. Leishear scored his team's only goal.

Another tight game saw the Strikers defeat the Wings, 2-1. Kevin Conor's goal in the fourth quarter was the difference. Travis Hoffman of the Strikers and Jared Britcher of the Wings scored the other goals.

Mike Ryan, Vincent Cisca and David Marquart scored to lead the Rowdies over the Soccers, 3-1. John D'Angelo scored for the Soccers off an assist from Alex Dawson.

* 8-9 girls -- A long shot by rookie halfback Whitney Mershon and two goals by Bryn Buckler paced the Blast over the Wings, 3-0, in the Western Howard County Youth Soccer League on Saturday. Katie Krumpotich and Stephanie Dawson recorded the shutout in goal.

In other games, forward Amanda Moreland recorded a hat trick, and teammates Jackie Crumrine and Rosanna Drake added single goals as the Sting blanked the Crunch, 5-0.

Shana Myers scored two goals on assists from Tara Fadrowski and Rachel Smith as the Sockers posted a 2-0 win over the Bays. Sockers goalies Monica Marrie and Sarah Russell recorded the shutout with help from defenders Carla Horn and Diane Shaulis.

* 8-9 boys -- The Royals and Lazers played to a scoreless tie Saturday in the Western Howard County Youth Soccer League.

Royals goalies Zach Todd and Paul Pacious and Lazers goalies Michael Newbauer and Jamison Caldwell all played well.

In other games, aggressive midfield play pushed the Sting to a 5-0 win over the Stars. Andy Hoyle and Justin Orr each scored two goals for the victors, and Jared Hamsley added the other.

Erik Hill scored all the goals in the Manics' 3-0 win over the Rowdies. Matt Fallon and Nick Baker played well in goal for the Manics and got good defensive help from Josh Miles, Kevin Rodkey and Derek Banks.

Tim Phelps and Greg Koffel posted a shutout in goal as the Bays bettered the Blast, 3-0. Michael Kruger, Peter Ressler and Ricky Wilson provided the offense.

The Cosmos defeated the Wings, 2-1, as Adam Guiliford and Matt Magan scored for the winners. Mark Bauerungen scored the lone Wings' goal, assisted by Ryan Dymek and Andrew Appler.

A fourth-quarter penalty shot by Jonathan Menz was the difference in the Strikers' 2-1 victory over the Kicks. Eric Potocek scored the other goal for the Strikers, assisted by Curtis Mohammed. Michael Dauberman scored for the Kicks.

Ryan Barnosky scored for the Soccers and Bradley Constantino scored for the Crunch in a 1-1 tie.

* 10-11 girls -- Marielle Proia notched four goals, and Dana Zimmerman added two and Kerrie Brown one as the Blast defeated the Wings, 7-1, Saturday in the Western Howard County Youth Soccer League.

In other games, Bridget Willet made a tough save to preserve a 2-2 tie for the Soccers against the Sting. Willet and Becky Showman scored for the Soccers, and Kim Brosenne and Katie Nicol tallied for the Sting.

Kacie Norcutt scored a hat trick and Maria Masciantonio added another goal to lift the Crunch over the Bays, 4-2. Kelly Ryan and Natalie Klisas scored in defeat.

Goals by Erin Hollrah and Lindsay Vieser and a stingy defense led the Kicks to a 2-0 win over the Strikers.

* 10-11 boys -- Ben Dougherty scored on a pass from Sean Todd for the only goal in the Stars' 1-0 win over the Wings on Saturday in the Western Howard County Youth Soccer League. Casey Matthews and Patrick Scible earned the shutout in goal.

There were plenty of penalty kicks and direct kicks in the 4-4 tie between the Soccers and the Blast. Tom Graham and Steve Swech scored two goals each for the Soccers. Paul Brooks and Dominic Fisher each had two for the Blast.

Behind a hat trick from Tommy Mazerski and a goal by Brad Hanyock, the Lemanics topped the Strikers, 4-3. Joey Daxon, Tim Hardesty and Nick Rossetti scored for the Strikers.

The Bays clawed back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Royals, 3-2. Jeff Stockbridge and Tommy Kleindinst scored for the Bays, who also got offensive help from Steven Marshall and Harry Armstrong. Ian Hoffman and Adam White scored for the Royals.

* 12-13 girls -- Kerry McWhorter scored off a direct free kick and Kara Norcutt added a goal as the Blast defeated the Bays, 2-0, Saturday in the Western Howard County Youth Soccer League. Betsy Spies and Kelley Wilson got the shutout in goal, with defensive help from Melody Terry, Kathleen Connolly and Anne Marie Rosenberger.

Rachel Ford scored the only goal on a fast break to lead the Sting over the Wings, 1-0. Lauren Loveland, Deanna Nairns and Chris Larson paced the defense for the victors.

* 12-14 girls -- Ronny Appler blocked a direct kick to help the Crunch earn a 1-1 tie with the Rowdies on Saturday in the Western Howard County Youth Soccer League. Scott Buchanan scored for the Crunch while Ken Hutton tallied for the Rowdies.

The Lazers and the Kicks played to a 1-1 tie, with Charlie Whitaker scoring for the Lazers and Brett Cohen for the Kicks.

The Sting shut out the Cosmos, 2-0, behind goals by Brandon Sines and Peter Bourg. Chris Nolan and Philip Down also contributed offensively. Goalies Billy Parker and Justin Walker recorded the shutout.

* 16-year-old boys -- Coach Jim Carlin announced the players selected to the Columbia Storm. They are Rich Buehler, Brian Dietzel, Chris Donahue, Chris Folkemer, Scott Hammond, Damian Kapcala, David Koloski, Oliver Marquis, Jim Milne, John Moore, Brent Ormiston, Ryan Pollack, Ryan Rees, Joel Sackett, Brad Terrill and Tim Walton.

During the spring season, the Storm compiled an 18-4-5 record while capturing the National Capital Soccer League Division II title.

Men's softball

Bill's Towing of Ellicott City won the Class C United State Slowpitch Softball Association Regional last weekend in Lexington, S.C., beating out 102 other teams from six states.

The win gives Bill's a berth in the USSSA Class C Nationals later this month in Las Vegas. The team is managed by Ken Boone of Ellicott City and sponsored by Bill Cornell of Bill's Towing.


Note: To submit information for the Howard County recreation roundup, call (410) 521-0505.

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