Softball* 14-and-under girls -- The Howard County...



* 14-and-under girls -- The Howard County Youth Program Hurricanes have been selected one of four Baltimore-area Amateur Softball Association Champions Teams of the Month for June.

The award, which gives players national recognition for achievements in league and tournament play, qualifies HCYP for the 1994 Team of the Year Award to be announced Oct. 1.

"I was really surprised," coach Steve Kunkel said. "It's great for the kids to really get recognized."

The Hurricanes went 38-11 this spring, claiming victories in the state ASA and National Softball Association tournaments and the Bob Hoffman Invitational in York, Pa.

The team includes Nicole Barnoski, Katie Elliott, Rebecca Hernandez, Carrie Kelehan, Lauren Merkle, Pam Sneddon, Stacie Tokasz, Kathleen Coolahan, Lisa Felker, Lisa Humphrey, Stephanie Kunkel, Heather Phipps and Julie Taury.


* 10-and-under girls -- The Columbia Magic tripled its pleasure at last week's MasterCard International Sister Cities Cup tournament in Louisville, Ky.

First, the Magic went 3-0-1 to win the under-14 championship, then they were awarded both the tournament's Sportsmanship and Outstanding Team awards.

The Magic opened play with a 3-0 win over the Lady Thunder. Lauren Molinari led the way with two goals and Sarah Tollick added the other.

The team then continued its dominating ways with a 3-0 win over Team Kentucky, as Bridget White, Megan Funches and Tollick each scored a goal.

The Columbia team's lone blemish came in its next game, a 1-1 tie against Winchester, Mass. The Magic scored its only goal when Thelma Napier tipped in a long shot by Kathy Gaertner.

In a rematch against Winchester in the final, however, the Magic's Molinari scored twice on penalty kicks and White added another goal in a 3-0 victory.

The team received its awards at halftime of a game between the U.S. National B Team and Limeno, El Salvador.

The tournament was part of the 1994 Sister Cities International Conference that brought together delegates from 2,448 sister cities in 111 countries.

* 10-and-under-boys -- The Columbia Thunder recently wrapped up its season with a 1-1 tie against the Laurel Wildcats.

Both teams scored on penalty kicks, with Columbia's scored by Matt Hashimoto.

Brendan Carlin anchored the Thunder defense with excellent play in goal and got support from Noah Berk, who used his body to stop two shots on goal. Vincent Chen, Derrick Jameson, Mark Johnson and Rustin Brown also played well.


* 8-9 boys -- The Junior Spurs improved to 2-0 with a 19-14 win over the Junior Nets (0-2). Anthony Gaither scored a game-high 14 points

for the Spurs, and Wylie Guinn paced the Nets with eight.

The Junior Warriors also ran their record to 2-0 with a 28-24 win over the Junior Sonics (0-2). Brian Cunningham scored 14 for the Warriors, and Brad Mandart scored 18 for the Sonics.

* 10-12 boys -- Scott Kincaid scored 15 points and Greg Mace added 12 to lead the Terps (2-0) over the Irish, 36-35. Corey Conaway scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Irish (1-1).

The Eagles improved to 1-1 with a 36-32 win over the Hoyas (0-2). Steven Payne scored 15 to lead the Eagles, and Jason Lewis scored 12 to pace the Hoyas.

* 13-14 boys -- Five players scored in double figures to lead the Knicks (2-0) over the winless Suns, 97-34. Leading the Knicks were Greg Kellett (24 points), Greg Gray (22), Michael Ralph (21), William Gray (17) and Thomas Browne (11).

The Rockets' Tim Frazier scored 27, Ryan Howard had 15 and Kirk Henlow added 14 to lead their team to a win over the Celtics.

* 14-18 boys -- The Razorbacks improved to 4-2 in The Supreme Sports Club High School Basketball League with a 72-68 win over the Blue Devils on Sunday.

Darnerien McCants led all scorers with 26 points, Mike Brown had 23 and Tim Cook added 12 for the victors. Sekou Hayes had 24 and Simon Bwalya had 14 for the Devils (3-3).

The Bruins (3-3) handed the Hoyas their first loss, 54-39. Tony Howard scored 14 and Sean Jefferson 10 for the Bruins, and Corey Butler paced the Hoyas with 11.

The Tar Heels (2-4) got 27 points from Troy Hines en route to a 60-44 win over the Terps (1-5). Bernie Dennison led all scorers with 28 for the Terps.


* Over-30 men -- The Columbia Cardinals split a doubleheader with Bethany Water Sports last Sunday at Meade High School, losing the opener, 5-2, and winning the nightcap, 3-2.

In the first game, Lou Caracci pitched a complete game to lead Bethany. Kevin Young hit a bases-empty home run for the Cardinals, and Tom O'Neill pitched well in defeat.

In the second game, Scott Porter won his sixth game by out-dueling Bethany starter Eddie Berger. Porter (6-1) pitched a complete game, getting plenty of help from a defense led by third baseman Jim Carney.

The Cardinals (8-8), sponsored by Rounding Third Sports Center, have won seven of their past 10 games in the Chesapeake Men's Senior Baseball League since beginning the season 1-5.

On Sunday, manager Joe Lomascolo's team completes its regular season with a doubleheader against the Arundel A's at noon at Joe Cannon Stadium in Harmans.

The playoffs begin Tuesday.


To submit information for the Howard County recreation roundup, call (410) 521-0505.

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