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Basketball

* 14-and-under boys -- The Linthicum-Ferndale Yellow Jackets raised their Calbert Cheaney League record to 6-0 with a 36-27 victory over the Anne Arundel Optimists last week at George Fox Middle School.

The Yellow Jackets took a 13-1 lead in the first quarter behind five of Rich Wiseman's seven points. Chad Brown stepped up for the Yellow Jackets in the second quarter and tallied all nine of his points to extend the halftime lead to 26-7.

Mario Proserpi played well on both ends of the floor for Linthicum-Ferndale and finished with 10 points. Rick Anarino scored three points and grabbed numerous rebounds for the victors. Bryan Ashburn added three points.

Rounding out the scoring for the Yellow Jackets were George Shorter and Jason Ashburn, with two points each. Anchoring the defense for the winners were Will Klemkowski and Tim Brogunier.

The Yellow Jackets improved their Rebels Sunday League record to 5-0 by claiming a forfeit win over North County.

* 13-14 boys -- The Linthicum-Ferndale Suns defeated Klem's, 34-21, in intramural action last week at Lindale/Brooklyn Park Middle School. The victory improved the Suns' record to 7-0.

The Suns dominated the offensive boards in the first quarter and opened a 12-0 lead before extending that margin to 20-6 at the half. Jeff Care led the way with 19 points, and Chad Brown contributed eight points and 10 assists.

Cody Gales added four points for the Suns, and Eric Schonbachler and Brian Webb chipped in two points and one, respectively. Also playing well were Neal Conlon, Frankie Carter and Andrew Showalter.

Klem's was led by Donovan Fox with seven points, and Will Klemkowski and Scott Foster added six points apiece.

The Suns also won their opening-round game of the Linthicum-Ferndale Intramural Tournament by defeating Murph's, 50-13.

The Suns, who opened a 15-5 first-quarter lead, were led by double-doubles by Brown and Care. Brown's double-double was points and 11 assists, and Care's was 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Schonbachler and Conlon scored 11 and five points, respectively, and Webb and Gales pitched in four and two

points, respectively.

Bryan Ashburn led the way for Murph's with five points, and Brad Wisniewski added four. Justin Blick and Sean Williams scored two each in the losing cause.

* 10-and-under boys -- Crofton Red saw its record fall to 1-5 after a 27-16 loss last week to Phil Gibson's UYC squad in Michael Adams League action at Southern High.

Nick Viola and Michael Zurflah led Crofton with six points apiece, and Alex Boyd contributed with four points and 14 rebounds. Bobby Goldbeck and David Erculiani had seven rebounds each for Red.

"The time off we had because of the snow really hurt us," said Crofton coach Jay Vargo. "We're a young team, and we were just coming together when the snow hit. We're slowly getting back to where we were, and I'm pleased with how hard the kids have been playing."

* 8-10 boys -- The 24-member Severna Park Green Hornets select county team (43-4 overall) won six games and lost two last week.

In Anne Arundel County League action last Saturday, Severna Park downed Lake Shore, 23-16, and beat GORC, 39-22.

David Williams led Severna Park in its win over Lake Shore with nine points, followed by Deon Gough with six and Jon Garritt with four.

Severna Park split into three teams and played six games in the Libby Southworth Tournament in Camp Springs.

Severna Park's 1983 contingent defeated Kettering, 48-24, Saturday and edged Clinton (Va.), 30-26, Sunday to advance to next weekend's championship round.

Gough led Severna Park in the two games with 16 points, followed by Williams (15), Lionel Jennings (14), Gavin Floyd (11), Trevor Quinn (nine), Bobby West (eight) and Garritt (six).

The Green Hornets 1984 team lost its opener to Kettering, 18-16, Saturday, before defeating Landover Hills, 34-14, in its second and final game of the tournament.

Tysheem Jones had 14 points in the two games for Severna Park, followed by Travis Jones with 10, Todd MacMullan with nine, Kevin Camponeschi with eight, Jon Taylor with three and Tim Pollock, Monte Lawson and Antwan Thompson with two each. Taylor led all rebounders with eight.

Severna Park's 1985 team lost its opener to Silver Hill, 13-8, Saturday but came back on Sunday and nipped Kettering, 19-18.

For the two games, Chris Mercer had 11 points, Matt Latonic had 10, Jacob Baxter scored four and Scott Gauthier, Carrol Hicks and Pat Grace had two each.

* 12-and-under boys -- Eddie Veder's 28 points weren't enough as the Bullets lost to the Celtics, 31-30, in a Greater Glen Burnie Junior Sports League matchup last week.

Monte Cross led the way for the Celtics with 13 points, but it was Michael Gray who made two clutch free throws in the waning seconds of the contest to ice it. Gray finished with 10 points and Carl Dempsey added a season-high eight points.

Joe Stone rounded out the Bullets scoring with two points.

* 12-and-under boys -- Police Youth Activity raised its Hakeem Olajuwon League record to 5-0 by defeating GORC, 28-24, Saturday at Marley Middle School.

Kevin Moone paced the winners with 10 points, followed by Damont Keemer and Datren Awkard with six each and Gerald Brown, Kean Mallett and Lloyd Carter with two apiece.

"We blew a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter, but I think it was kind of good for us because it opened the kids' eyes," said Police Youth Activity coach Joe Hatcher. "Now they know they can be beat."

Hatcher's charges will take on the undefeated Anne Arundel Rebels at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in a battle of unbeatens at Marley Middle School.

Swimming

The Naval Academy Junior Swim Club played host to more than athletes from 20 clubs from Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Virginia in the inaugural Valentine Senior Classic last week at Lejeune Hall.

Navy swimmers swept all but 12 of the 34 events, as Joan Chidester of Crofton won four events, including the 400-meter individual medley (4 minutes, 35.41 seconds), 200 freestyle (1:54.41), 500 freestyle (5:05.86) and the 1,650 freestyle (17:34.62).

Dual winners for Navy were Amy Betz of Annapolis and Natalie and Maggie Phillips of Millersville. Betz took first in the 100 butterfly in a winning and Nation Junior Cut time of 58.29 and was first in the 200 IM in 2:12.58.

Maggie Phillips won the 50 freestyle in a national Junior cut time of 24.47 and the 100 freestyle in 53.59. Her sister, Natalie, won the 200 butterfly with a National Junior Cut time of 2:08.63 and took first in the 200 backstroke (2:08.53).

Single-event winners for the Navy Juniors were Billy Schultz of Bowie, Rich Slingluff of Annapolis, Patrick Donlin of Hillsmere, Erin McCauley of Arnold, Travis Brandon of Hillsmere and Eric James of Bowie.

Schultz took first in the 400 IM in 4:18.93 and Slingluff won the 1,000 freestyle in 10:12.79. Donlin placed first in the 500 free in 4:49.21 and James won the 1,650 freestyle in 18:00.86.

Second- and third-place winners for Navy were Megan Melgaard (1,650 free, 200 back), Betz (400 IM, 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 200 butterfly), Donlin (400 IM, 200 backstroke, 1,000 free), McCauley (100 breast), Travis Brandon (100 breast, 100 butterfly), Natalie Phillips (100 fly, 200 IM) and Chidester (100 free, 200 IM).

Also placing in the finals during the three-day meet were Navy's Annamarie Lyst, Kirra Brandon, April Pish, Robert Fowler, Whitney Raven, Kristie Kroliczek, James Miante, Erin Golaboski, Ali Calcaterra, Adam Vorhauer, Connie Dalton, Catharine Von Schwarz, Robin Betz, Robin Godfrey, Olivia Stewart, Lisa Dillinger, Caitlin O'Brien and Kyle Montgomery.

The Navy "A" men's and women's relay teams won all three of their relays.

The women's team of Natalie and Maggie Phillips, Amy Betz and Chidester recorded a Nation Junior cut time of 7:48.38 in the 800 freestyle relay (4:08.99), 400 medley relay (3:42.11) and in the 400 free relay.

The men's team of Donlin, Brook O'Neill, Fowler and Brandon won the 800 freestyle relay in 7:40.03, the 400 medley relay in 3:46.35 and the 400 freestyle relay in 3:34.87.

The Navy Junior Swim Club will compete March 4-6 at the 1994 Maryland All-Star Meet at Towson State.

Note: You can fax us your Anne Arundel recreation results to (410) 783-2518. Please include first and last names of all participants.

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