Football10-and-under boys -- First-place Sykesville improved its...


10-and-under boys -- First-place Sykesville improved its record to 5-0, by pounding Perry Hall, 33-0. The Raiders scored on their first play from scrimmage, as Ryan Sargent --ed 40 yards for a touchdown.


Quarterback Jeremiah Poehlman ran in the extra point to make it 7-0. Poehlman's 31-yard strike to Brandan Eckes, and his quarterback sneak for the extra point, increased the lead to 14-0 later in the first quarter.

Another Poehlman-to-Eckes connection made it 20-0. Sargent's 3-yard run and Poehlman's extra-point plunge increased the Sykesville lead to 27-0 at halftime. Ryan Arnold's 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter closed out the scoring.


Poehlman completed four of seven passes in the game for 141 yards and two scores. Sargent ran for 86 yards on six carries with two touchdowns. Eckes had three catches for 67 yards, scoring twice. Raiders ends Charles Gamber and Ryan Morley turned in fine games on defense, with Gamber getting two quarterback sacks. Steve McKenzie had two fumble recoveries for Sykesville.

Mountain-valley football league -- Gamber-Smallwood dropped three games to Thomas Johnson. The Mustangs lost the varsity contest, 13-6; the junior varsity game, 30-12; and the pony game, 33-14.

Gamber fell behind 6-0, early in the varsity game, but tied it at 6 on a 25-yard touchdown strike from quarterback Sean Davis to Sean Martin in the second quarter. Scott Riddle's pass interception had given the Mustangs possession at the Thomas Johnson 25.

Thomas Johnson scored its second touchdown on a second-half pass interception return. Safety Mike Weyant intercepted two passes, and played a strong defensive game for Gamber. Mustangs lineman Woykeem Harris also turned in an excellent defensive effort.

Thomas Johnson led all the way in the other two games. Michael Landow and Ryan Fisher scored for Gamber in the junior-varsity clash, on a 42-yard pass from quarterback Matt Parker, and on a 50-yard touchdown run, respectively.

Linemen Joshua Charlton and Tim Diegert turned in solid defensive efforts for the Mustangs' JV. Gamber's Todd Edmondson scored on a 50-yard run and ran in two extra points, and Ryan Baer had a 35-yard scoring run for the Gamber pony team.

Youth soccer

Westminster in-house -- The Westminster Force beat the Westminster Blast, 5-2.


Jacob Beamer scored three goals for the winners, with Roy Arce adding the other two. Matt Groves had seven saves for the Force. Jeremy Trippett and Ashley Van Dorn scored goals for the Blast, and Josh Phoebus had 10 saves.

The Westminster Stars shut out Taneytown, 4-0, as Josh Barbe paced the attack with two goals. Eric Stonesifer and Corey Knoedler also scored for Westminster.

Under-10 boys -- Masimore Contractors ran its record to 6-0 by topping Main Street Photographics, 3-1. Steven Chaffman scored twice for first-place Masimore and Matt Ayd added the other goal. Chris Jones scored for Main Street.

North Carroll Physical Therapy shut out Manchester Pharmacy, 5-0. Kyle Reese had two goals for the winners, and Ben Glisson, Jim Milesky and Dan Baumiller each added one.

J. T. Potter scored the game's only goals, as Uniform Graphix beat Vision Arts, 2-0.

Under-11 boys -- Ronnie Harris had three goals as his Green Dragons topped the Flames, 5-2. Josh Asbury and Brandon Wood added scores for the Dragons. Jason Gerrard scored twice for the Flames, and was named his team's outstanding player of the game.


James Morton and Jerry Laumann scored goals, as their Purple team edged the Blue Thunder, 2-1. Jason Holman scored for Blue Thunder.

Jared Imhoff had a big day, scoring eight times to lead the Orange to an 11-6 victory over the White Knights. Chris Firor scored twice for Orange, and Rachel Imhoff added a goal. Chris Saxton had four goals for the Knights, and Matt Thompson added two.

Kyle Zentz scored four goals for the Red Fireballs. But his performance was only good enough to gain a 4-4 tie with Lite Blue. Kevin Collins, Ryan Richards, Hunter Hart and Lauren Welsh scored for the Blue team.

Under-12 boys -- Sunshine Child Development moved into first place by edging Pizza Garden, 1-0. Shawn Frank's goal was the only score for Sunshine, now 5-1. Pizza Garden fell to 4-1-1.

Chris Blankenship scored for Funtimes Partyland in its 1-1 tie with Westminster Bank.

Farmers-Merchants Bank nipped Miller-Liberto, 2-1, on goals by Bryant Mann and Eric Pannell.


Under-14 boys -- Town Pride beat first-place Long & Foster Realtors, 4-2. Greg Horner's three goals paced the winners' offense, and Regis D'Angelo added the fourth score. Long & Foster still leads the division with a 4-1-1 record, and Town Pride is now 3-1-2.

Brian Gibson, Andrew McLean and Matt Nastorick provided the scoring punch in Lamotte Development's 3-0 shutout of Dean's Restaurant.

Senior -- Todd Chaney's two goals paced Red's 4-0 shutout of Gold in Sandymount youth soccer-league play. Red's D. J. Smith and Adam Barnett also scored.

In Mason-Dixon men's soccer, North Carroll nipped Hagerstown United, 2-1, on Dave Wisner's goal with 30 seconds remaining in the game.

Wisner tipped in a shot by Sean White, who had brought the ball downfield. White had scored the Arrows' first goal on a corner kick five minutes into the first quarter. Hagerstown tied the contest with seven minutes left in the game. North Carroll is 4-2.

Westminster dropped to 4-2 with a 3-1 loss to Williamsport. Ed DeVincent scored the Wolves' only goal in the second half.


North Carroll meets Westminster at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at East Middle School in Westminster.