Football* 9-11 boys -- Halfback Matt Shourds...



* 9-11 boys -- Halfback Matt Shourds scored all three touchdowns as the Columbia Bulldogs rebounded from last week's loss with a 20-6 win over the Randallstown Panthers on Saturday.

Shourds scored two of his touchdowns in the first half, on runs of 26 and 58 yards, and halfback Chris Yetter ran in an extra point to give the Bulldogs (3-1) a 13-0 lead at halftime.

But Randallstown fought back, cutting the lead to 13-6 on Eric King's 45-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Columbia, however, then sealed the victory on Shourds' 25-yard touchdown run and Wes Lakenan's extra point, giving the Bulldogs a 20-6 lead in the fourth quarter.

The Bulldogs got outstanding play from several members of their "Green" team, including ends Jimmy Dean and J. W. Fleshman, tackles Steve Bock and Mike Buczkowski, guards Phil Luman and Jimmy DiPietro, center Chuck Fries, quarterback Jeremy Walter, halfbacks Jimmy Kinniry and Lakenan, and fullback Adam Snyder.

* 11-13 boys -- The Columbia Bulldogs dropped their second straight game on Saturday, falling to Randallstown, 14-8, to even their record at 2-2.

Early fumbles led to both Randallstown scores. After that, however, the Columbia defense stiffened, as Jim Stewart and Mike Smith helped shut down the Panthers. The interior line, led by T. J. Welch and Josh Hartrug, was especially effective.

In the second half, the offense also got untracked, and tried to stage a comeback.

Smith followed blockers Matt Teel and Matt Kolb into the end zone to cut the lead to 14-6, and J. R. Haas' conversion kick then made it 14-8.

But the Bulldogs couldn't get any closer, as dropped passes thwarted a late rally.

Youth soccer

Under-13 boys -- The Columbia Blaze defeated the Laurel Lightning, 3-1, on Sunday to remain undefeated in National Capital Soccer League play.

The Blaze got off to a quick 1-0 lead when Danny Liparini took a pass from Aaron McKinley and put the ball in the far corner of the net. Chris Hemerlein made it 2-0 minutes later, sliding to knock in Robby Falk's shot from the right side.

Laurel scored to cut the lead to a goal late in the first half, but the Blaze defense -- led by keeper Mike Martin and defenders Andy Hekimian, Matt Wallace and Terrell Gary -- took over from there.

The Columbia team added a late insurance goal when T. J. Clay and McKinley worked the ball upfield to Jeff Ebaugh, who found Kevin Lyons for the score.

Kenny Roberts, Patrick Thomas and Danny Dworkin also played well for the Blaze.

Under-14 girls -- The Columbia Courage scored a 4-2 win over the Potomac Express over the weekend to take over first place in its division of the Washington Area Girls Soccer League.

Christina Eberhart, Brooke James, Kristin Midura and Samm Oehl scored the goals for the Courage (3-0), and goalkeeper Aime Kellner anchored a defense that held Potomac scoreless in the second half, allowing Columbia to rally from a 2-1 deficit.

10-11 girls -- The Centennial Blasters remained undefeated in the Soccer Association of Columbia A League Saturday with a 2-0 win over the Blue Bombers.

Tara Molesky opened the scoring off a pass from Hope Zelinger, and Caitlin Curran made it 2-0 off a crossing pass from Maggie Via.

Ali Woods, Laura Chwirut and Heather Johnson also had strong performances on offense, and Cindy Briggs, Talia Morrison and Kathleen Ryan helped the Centennial defense preserve the shutout.

Under-15 1/2 girls -- The Columbia Cougars recorded a pair of wins over the weekend, beating the Vienna Voltage and the Louden Raiders by identical scores of 2-0.

In the win against Vienna, the Cougars dominated play in the first half but were locked in a scoreless tie at halftime. But after the break, it was all Columbia, as Paige Young, after faking two defenders, and Carolyn Flowers, on a penalty kick, scored goals.

Emily Bielefeld, Angela Trancucci, Lee Custer and Angie Jefferson also played well for the victors.

In the win against Loudon, Bielefeld put her team up 1-0 off a cross from Carrie Winkler, and Young added the second goal after a corner kick by Marissa Catalano.

Kate Macfarlane had an excellent game in goal for the Cougars, and was helped by the aggressive play of Michele Osterberger and Amy Richter.

Under-11 girls -- The Columbia Fury continued its winning ways over the weekend, defeating the Laurel Wildcats, 2-0, and remaining unscored upon for the season.

Sheena Alavi and Nicole Roy-Harrison scored Columbia's goals,

and Jessica Coulson, Candice Hills and Tara Murphy chipped in with solid play.

6-7 girls -- Forwards Danielle Devereaux and Amy Kasakitis showed the Bays what "Crunch time" was all about on Saturday, as they combined for three goals in the Crunch's 3-2 Western Howard County Youth Soccer League win.

Devereaux scored two goals and Kasakitis one to lead the offense, and Justine Mantua and Genevieve Jacobs anchored the defense.

Laura Ciborowski, Jennifer Wamsley and Laurie Grim stood out for the Bays.

Elsewhere, there was plenty of team play and hustle on both sides as the Wings outlasted the Soccers, 3-2. Megan Branthover, Samantha Fobbs and Elizabeth Penniman scored for the Wings, and Sonia Boras and Katelyn Swisher scored for the Soccers, with Caitlin O'Grady also contributing.

A late goal by Courtney Rocco capped a furious fourth-quarter rally as the Sting pulled out a 2-2 tie with the Blast.

Jaclyn O'Donnell added the other Sting goal with great defensive help from Grace Anderson. Brittany Kompare scored both goals for the Blast in the first half, and teammates Suzy and Claire Herlihy were outstanding on defense.

8-9 girls -- Two powerful kicks from Amanda Moreland -- one a late penalty kick -- led the Sting to a hard-fought 2-1 win over the previously unbeaten Blast in Saturday's action in the Western Howard County Youth Soccer League.

Katie Krumpotich had a phenomenal game in goal for the Blast, and Ellen Regenniter scored the team's lone goal.

Elsewhere, two goals from Shana Myers and another from Rachel DeHart helped the Soccers shut out the Wings, 3-0. Monica Marrie, Sarah Russell and Tara Fadrowski combined in goal for the shutout. For the Wings, Jennifer and Jackie White led the front line and teammate Amy Barkley saved several tough shots in goal.

Adrienne McGill scored on a direct kick and Kristen Folson provided a nifty assist to Jamie Goertler as the Crunch defeated the Bays, 2-0.

Slick passing by Kate Mazerski to teammates Lindsey Lewis and Jenny Grim highlighted the Bays' effort.

10-11 girls -- Goals by forwards Sara Keeton, Staci Wingate and Kate Nicol and halfback Monica D'Angelo led the Sting over the Blast, 4-1, Saturday in the Western Howard County Youth Soccer League.

Layne Buckler led the defense for the victors. Marielle Proia had a breakaway goal for the Blast, and Holly Barron led the defense.

In other games, Strikers goalies Jennifer Marsh and Jamie Epperlein and Soccers goalies Elizabeth Beck and Briget Willet each recorded shutouts, as their teams played to a scoreless tie.

Kathryn Deegan also played well for the Strikers.

A last-second save by goalie Anne Marie Lucas preserved the Kicks' 2-1 victory over the Crunch. Lindsay Vieser and Amanda Strandquist scored for the Kicks, and Lori Wasilewski stood out at midfield.

Traci Thompson scored for the Crunch, and Morgan Newell and Ashley Aronson stood out, defensively.

12-14 girls -- Strong defense and midfield play propelled the Blast to a 2-0 victory over the Sting on Saturday in the Western Howard County Youth Soccer League.

Kerry McWhorter and Lindsay Wilson scored for the victors, and Tiffany Williams and Kelley Wilson pitched the shutout in goal.

Deanna Nairns led the Sting defense, and Kristen Menz stood out on offense.

In another shutout, tough play by Bays goalies Julie Everett and Sara Aronson led their team over the Wings, 2-0.


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