The Harford Gymnastics boys team began its season last week in Columbia with gymnasts competing in Classes II through VI.
Kevin Jans, competing in Class VI in the 7-9 age group, won the floor exercise with a 9.2, rings with 9.6 and parallel bars with 8.6. He also placed third on horizontal bar (8.0), fourth on vault (8.9), fifth on pommel horse (9.2) and second all-around (53.5).
First-year competitors Andrew Burgard and Eric Schmitz finished fifth and sixth, respectively, on floor.
Scott Childs and Justin Dillon were participating in their first competition.
In Class VI, ages 10-up, C. J. Neff won on the horizontal bar with 8.8 in his first competition for Harford Gymnastics. He also placed fourth on parallel bars (8.2) and pommel horse (9.3), fifth on vault (8.7) and sixth on floor exercise (8.6). He finished with a 51.5 for sixth in the all-around.
Also providing tough competition for Harford were the Class V gymnasts. In the 10-12 group, Bret Bailey finished first on vault with 9.7, second on parallel bars (9.1), third on horizontal bar (8.6), fourth on floor (8.9), sixth on rings (8.8) and third all-around (53.6).
Jon Wainwright won on parallel bars with a 9.2 score and finished second on vault (9.6), fourth on rings (9.2), fifth on pommel horse (9.4) and floor (8.8) and fourth all-around (53.5).
Kevin Joyce had a second-place finish on rings (9.5) and finished fourth on pommel horse (9.4) and fifth on vault (9.3), horizontal bar (8.1) and all-around (53.1). Also competing in Class V were Jamie Dull and Tony Cross.
Brian Cubbage made his debut for Harford as an optional gymnast in the Class IV all-ages group. He placed second on floor (8.9) and vault (8.0), third on pommel horse (7.5) and rings (8.5) and fifth on horizontal bar (7.1) and all-around (46.1).
In Class III competition ages 12-13, Ron Weber placed first in all events, including floor (8.7), pommel horse (6.4), rings (7.3), vault (8.1), parallel bars (6.4), horizontal bar (7.1) and all-around (43.7).
In Class II action, Dave Huber took second in floor (7.1), pommel horse (5.8), rings (6.5), vault (7.7), parallel bars (6.0), horizontal bar (7.0) and all-around (40.5).
The Harford/Baltimore Football League recently crowned champions in A and B Division title games. The results:
A Division -- 6-8 -- Middle River 31, Cockeysville 18; 7-9 -- Parkville 6, Overlea 0 (OT); 8-10 -- Bel Air 22, Middle River 0; 9-11 -- Cockeysville 21, Middle River 0; 10-12 -- Middle River 28, Edgewood J/T 6; 11-13 -- Middle River 31, Overlea 8.
B Division -- 6-8 -- Bel Air 24, Parkville 6; 7-9 -- Jarrettsville 26, Edgewood J/T 6; 8-10 -- Towson 12, Cockeysville 6; 9-11 -- Edgemere 6, Bel Air 0 (2 OT); 10-12 -- Fallston 24, Overlea 18 (2 OT); 11-13 -- Aberdeen 12 (3 OT), Cockeysville 6.
The under-10 Greater Harford Strikers defeated Towson, 5-1, to win the under-10 championship of the Pikesville Invitational soccer tournament.
Two goals by Sean McAvoy and a goal each from Chris Schneider, Brian Kemper and Jeff Kocher complemented strong play by keeper Chris Smith to lead the Strikers.
Assists were credited to Schneider (three), McAvoy and Kemper.
In preliminary play, the Strikers beat North Carroll, 5-2, and South Carroll, 9-0, and tied host Pikesville, 1-1.
McAvoy paced all scorers with six goals, with other goals scored by Schneider and Kemper (four), McAvoy (three), Mike Costello (two) and T. J. Gugerty (one).
Also contributing were Luke Meissner, Joey Meise, Doug Hentz, Corey Bolchoz, Matt Wood, Brandon Lijewski and Robby Singer.
To report recreation games, scores and results, send detailed information to: Sports Department, Harford County, Baltimore Sun, 15 Churchville Rd., Suite 112, Bel Air, Md., 21014. Deadline is noon Thursday.