The Retrievers sent four swimmers to the recent Eastern Zone championships at Princeton University. The four previously had qualified in various events at the Maryland zone championships.
In the Eastern Zone competition, attended by 1,000 swimmers from 12 states, each swimmer raced in a field of 24 in the individual events.
Marie Tomarelli was 13th in the 15-18 girls 100-yard butterfly (1 minute, 1.84 seconds).
Megan Straehle (11-12 girls) was 16th in the 200 freestyle (2:05.64). She also swam on the Maryland 400-freestyle relay squad, which placed 10th, and on the 200-freestyle team, which was 11th.
Jason Kay (9-10 boys) was 12th in the 100 freestyle (1:01.47), 11th in the 50 butterfly (30.63) and 50 backstroke (32.66), ninth in the 200 freestyle (2:12.88), ninth in the 100 butterfly (1:09.13) and fifth in the 50 freestyle (27.50, which was one of the top 16 finishing times in the nation for that age group and event in 1993-94.
Kay also swam on three Maryland relay teams. His 400-freestyle relay squad was fifth, the 200-freestyle team was fourth and the 200-medley relay team was fourth.
Matt Easterday (11-12 boys) was fifth in the 100-individual medley (1:02.49), fourth in the 200-individual medley (2:11.63), fifth in the 200 freestyle (1:58.09), sixth in the 500 freestyle (5:16.15) and fourth in the 50 freestyle (24.47, a top 16 national time).
Easterday was anchor swimmer on three Maryland swim teams. His 400-freestyle and 200-freestyle relay teams placed third. The 200-medley relay squad placed fourth.
Martial arts The Deer Park Recreation Council Tae Kwon Do class recently advanced numerous students in rank after their demonstrations of skill.
After a demonstration of forms, weapons, self-defense, sparring and board-breaking, the latter of which involved breaking a stack of five 1-inch boards, Michael Barbour and Randy Green were advanced to second-degree black belt.
Wesley Samosuk Jr. and Sean Javins were advanced to the rank of first-degree black belt.
In reaching that level, the 12-year-old Javins had the highest score ever awarded at Deer Park on a test for first-degree black belt.
Advanced to red belt was Cody Leppo; blue belt: Leon Diehl; green belt: Tony Hare and Charles Simpson; yellow belt, green stripe: Scott Elseroad, Marla Wood, Jim Wood and Steven Sikorski; yellow belt: David Bell and Katie Bell; white belt, yellow stripe: Tracey Hare and Michael Schultheis; white belt: Kevin Burdinski, Andy Carter, Bobby Carter, Brandon Haugh, Justin Haugh, Chris Payne, Joey Payne, Paul Stricker and Brendan Thompson.
* Under-17 boys -- Two local under-17 boys teams played to 1-1 ties last weekend in National Capital Soccer League play.
Deer Park's Seneca Force jumped ahead of the Vista (Va.) Blue Wave, 1-0, on a first-half goal by Todd Erpelding. The Wave knotted the count on a penalty kick with about 13 minutes remaining in the game.
The Seneca Greyhounds also pulled to a 1-0 halftime lead over Reston (Va.). Mike Ryan scored the Seneca goal on a cross from Mike Knoerlein. Reston tied the game with 10 minutes remaining. Greyhounds goalkeeper Steve Heller played an outstanding game.
* Under-14 girls -- The Freedom Thunder nipped Keith Van Eron, 1-0, in Baltimore Beltway League action. Brigit Becker scored with five minutes remaining in the game to break the scoreless tie. Fullbacks Erica Gordon, Heather Stoetzer, Meghan Bittick, Christina Voight and Jennifer Nee played outstanding defensive games.
* under-14 boys -- The Freedom United Football Club began its season by blanking North Carroll, 7-0. The winners, who led only 2-0 at halftime, exploded for five goals in the second half to pull away.
Jacob Abrams led the Freedom attack with four goals. Adam White and Anthony Prematta each added a goal. Ricky Wareham had a goal and an assist; Mike Golden and Micah Reese each assisted on a goal. Freedom keeper Josh Phelps had an outstanding game.
The Mason-Dixon Rugby Club split two matches with West Potomac.
The A side beat West Potomac, 15-3, to improve its record to 3-0-1. The B side lost, 10-0.
West Potomac's A side opened the scoring with a first-half penalty kick. Mason-Dixon shut down its opponent thereafter, and rallied for three second-half tries to win.
Todd Walters scored the first two tries on short runs. Ron Myers accounted for the final trie when he took a good pass from Jeremy Haack and ran 20 meters to score.
Gamber Optimist lacrosse * 11-12 boys -- Gamber's Midget B boys team held a 9-6 lead over St. James as the third quarter ended. But Monkton-based St. James scored four goals in the fourth quarter to edge Gamber, 10-9.
Gamber's Ryan Fisher scored five goals. Ryan Esposito added three scores for Gamber, and Mike Hecht, one.
It was much the same story in the Midget C game, as Perry Hall rallied in the game's late stages to overcome Gamber, 7-5. Gamber's John Evans, Drew D'Anthony, Jessie Byrd, Mike McCurry and Matt Booz each scored a goal. Defenseman Kyle Koslowski turned in a good back-line game for Gamber.
* 13-14 girls -- Rosedale beat Gamber, 11-4. Courtney Bierne provided a bright spot for Gamber with three goals. Abby Cooper had the other Gamber score.
* 11-12 girls -- Gamber's midget girls team erupted for seven unanswered goals in the fourth quarter to overcome a 5-2 deficit and beat Rosedale, 9-5. Rosedale had broken a 2-2 tie with three third-quarter scores.
Stephanie Roscher and Kelly Gombeski paced Gamber's attack with four and three goals, respectively. Claire Panek and Jessica Lehman had the other scores. Sara Sciaretta added an assist.
Sandymount basketball * Grades 3-5 boys -- Maroon completed an unbeaten championship season with a 31-27 victory over Red. Tim Love scored 10 points for Red. Matthew Thompson, who led all league scorers with 128 points this season, paced the Maroon attack with 15.
Jason Stevens scored 15 points, as his Black team out-pointed Blue, 30-26. Eric Dunn, Jason Gerrard and Eric Nixon each
scored six points for Blue.
* Grades 6-8 boys -- Black topped Blue, 69-56, despite a 26-point performance from Adam Reese. Reese was second-high scorer in the sixth through eighth-grade division this year with 217 points. Mike Wissinger threw in 24 points for Black.
In a season-ending battle for the championship, Green topped Gold, 66-39. Green finished at 9-2; the teams had been knotted at 8-2 entering the game.
Green's Nick Jenkins, who led the division with 273 points this season, scored 28 points. Mike Haskell had 14 for Blue.
Freedom Optimist lacrosse * 9-14 girls -- Red nipped Blue, 7-6, in their season opener. Sarah Norbeck and Tracey Schaffer each scored two goals for Red. Lauren George, Allison Smith and Heather Stoetzer each added one.
Jen Berarducci and Krista O'Brien scored two goals apiece for Blue; Mimi McGinn and April Shaw each scored one. Keeper Christina Voight had 14 saves.
Christine Worobytz and Leah Onda each scored five goals to lead White to a 15-8 victory over Green. Kara Choy and Brooke Maynard supported with two goals apiece; Cynthia Gorman had White's other score.
Kate Harmon and Gina Nardi paced the Green attack with three and two goals, respectively. Andrea Podobnik, Dani Rowley and Lauren Tupis each added one.
* 12-14 boys -- White beat Black, 11-1. Mike Robinovitz paced the winners' attack with three goals and an assist, and Tim Chairs had two goals. Pat Wynne, Ryan Wynne, Adam Reaver, Chris Heck, Doug Richmond and Kevin Roy each scored once. Roy also contributed an assist. Tim Schaub had Black's goal.
Rob Onda scored seven goals and dished off five assists, as his Orange team beat Maroon, 20-8. Drew Gibson, Mark Mager and Travis Spampinato each contributed three goals; Gibson also had an assist. Brian Foley scored twice for Orange, and Dave Robertson and Jay Surega each added one goal.
Evan Cunningham and Chris Sraver paced the Maroon attack with three goals apiece; Cunningham also had three assists. Brian Ruch scored twice for Maroon.
Gold edged Grey, 5-4. Ed Windsor scored four goals for Gold and Pete Shaffer had the other. Shaffer also had two assists, and Josh Phelps, one for Gold.
Tres Johnson scored two goals for Grey; Will Gunther and Jason Ruch added one apiece. Ruch assisted on three goals.
Gold's Joe Shaffer and Nick McCready of Grey both saved seven shots.
* 9-11 boys -- Eric Vizzini scored four goals and Jordan Bosley added two to lead Grey to a 10-7 verdict over Orange. Steven Robertson had a goal and assist for Grey, and Seth Perrine, an assist. Owen Hubbs, Chet Cairns and Dan Stansbury each added one goal for Grey.
Kevin Schreiner, Chad Parker and Chris Savorg scored two goals apiece for Orange, and Ryan Adams, one.