There will be a testimonial dinner for longtime high school coach Warren Schwartz, who is retiring, from 7 to 11 p.m., March 2 at the Overlea Caterers. For more information, call Bill Lewis (410) 486-7306 or Hy Zolet (410) 655-3100.
Schwartz has been with the Baltimore City school system for 33 years. He is currently the assistant football coach to George Petrides at City College. He previously served as head football coach at Forest Park and Southwestern, as head basketball coach at City, Forest Park and Southwestern and as track and field coach at Forest Park.
Another big week looms for Mount St. Joseph and seventh-year coach Paul Triplett.
Friday night against visiting and No. 11 Gilman, the former University of Maryland 190-pounder goes after the Gaels' 19th Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference crown, as well as career victory No. 99 -- assuming his top-ranked Gaels (8-0) get past unheralded John Carroll today.
Triplett, 32, has an incredible 80-3 record against dual-meet rivals, losing only to Gilman -- 29-28 in 1988 -- and to Pennsylvaniaschools Bethlehem Catholic and Altoona.
In his first two coaching seasons at Bishop Ireton (Va.), Triplett went 18-15 -- 5-11 the first year and 13-4 the second.
Favored in Friday's match are the Gaels' Jake Lissau (112), Russell Fecteau (125), David Inkman (130), Tyran Dungee (135), Paul Scott (140), Danny DeVivo (160-171) and Kenny Hunter (heavyweight). For Gilman, Greg Plitt (145) and Jamie Biddison (189) are favored, and Mike Kim (160) has a better shot if he's not matched against DeVivo.
Tom Knowles, a former junior leaguer, could pose problems for Inkman, as could Kirk Caldroney against Scott, who is recovering from a shoulder injury.
But to stay in contention, Gilman (8-0) must win pivotal bouts between Adam West (112) and Mount St. Joseph's Dan Mattson, and John Bond against the Gaels' Seth St. Vincent.
Rare loss for McDonogh
Linda Rothemund and Abby Bowers each scored unassisted goals Friday as Roland Park downed McDonogh, 2-1, in an Association of Independent Schools winter soccer league game.
McDonogh had won 44 straight games entering the contest. It went 19-0 to win the 1993 Catholic League title and ended last fall's season as the area's top-ranked team.
Roland Park (3-1) led, 2-0, before two-time All-Metro Allison Schroeder -- The Baltimore Sun's 1993 All-Metro Player of the Year -- scored for McDonogh (3-1).
"We usually rise to the occasion against McDonogh and just give them a good game," said coach Debbie Bloodsworth. "Everyone on our team stepped it up. It was a game played well by both teams."
Rothemund, Hedy Borne and keeper Kellie MacDougall all played well defensively for Roland Park.
Wrestling tournaments in Baltimore City, as well as Harford and Baltimore counties, will be held Friday and Saturday.
Dundalk High will be the site of Baltimore County's tournament, Harford County's is at Havre de Grace and Baltimore City's is at Mervo.
No. 8 Perry Hall and No. 12 Owings Mills are favored to dethrone Randallstown in Baltimore County, No. 13 Mervo, Poly or Southwestern could dethrone Walbrook in the city, and Aberdeen is expected to repeat in Harford County.