SwimmingElizabeth Lavell of the Naval Academy Junior...

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Swimming

Elizabeth Lavell of the Naval Academy Junior Swim Club recently set three team records and won a share of the High Point Award at the Retriever Classic at UMBC.

Lavell, competing in the 11-12 girls bracket, won the 100-yard individual medley and the 200 IM in a record time of 2 minutes, 16.64 seconds.

She also finished second in the 50 freestyle with a record time of 25.89 and set the team standard in the 200 freestyle when she took second in 1:59.49.

Lavell capped an award-winning day with a second-place finish in the 100 breaststroke and third-place efforts in the 50 breast, 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke.

The 11-12 girls relay team of Heather Young, Lindsay Mathers, Alex Golod and Lavell won the 200 freestyle relay in a Navy Junior record time of 1:48.86 and the 400 freestyle relay in a record time of 3:58.19.

Michael Suriano won the 11-12 boys 100 backstroke, setting a team record of 1:02.20. He was also second in the 50 back and third in the 200 freestyle, 500 free, 100 IM and 200 IM.

Megan Melgaard won the 13-14 girls 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events and finished in a tie for first in the 100 backstroke with a team record time of 1:00.54. She was also second in the 200 backstroke.

Chris Hussey won the men's open 50 freestyle for Navy and the 10-and-under girls relay team of Betsy Seeger, Adrianne

Glascow, Abby Gaudette and Elyse Colgan won the 400 freestyle relay.

Gaudette took second in the 100 back and Paul McDonald was runner-up in the 13-14 boys 50 freestyle. Bill Schultz was second for Navy in the men's open 400 IM and Brian Bayse took second in the men's open 200 backstroke.

The 13-14 girls 400 free relay team of Melgaard, Erin O'Brien, Erin Montgomery and Anna Marie Lyst claimed second.

Third-place individual finishers for Navy were Bayse (men's open, 100 backstroke), Colgan (10-and-under, 50 free), Glascow (10-and-under, 100 butterfly), Lyst (13-14 girls, 500 free and 200 fly) and Bill Schultz (men's open, 500 free).

Seeger, Glascow, Gaudette and Colgan joined forces and took third in the 10-and-under girls 200 free relay while O'Brien, Lyst, Montgomery and Melgaard finished third in the 13-14 girls 800 free relay.

Bayse, Hussey, Schultz and Rich Slingluff rounded out Navy's top finishers with a third-place effort in the men's open 400 freestyle relay.

Ice hockey

The Chesapeake Chiefs Bantam A moved into the driver's seat of the Capital Beltway Hockey League race with a 4-3 victory over the Montgomery County Devils last Sunday.

Special-teams strengths and weaknesses played a big part in the game for both teams with the Chiefs scoring two power-play goals and giving up two while Montgomery was playing short-handed.

Brian Rice scored three goals for the Chiefs, including what proved to be the winning goal on a power play slap shot with 5:18 left. Chris Scott had the other Chiefs' goal and defenseman Gene Battista chipped in with two assists.

The Chiefs dominated the offensive action and outshot the Devils, 46-18.

The victory, coupled with a 9-1 win over the Baltimore Stars last Thursday night, gave the Chiefs an 8-1 CBHL record. Montgomery, one of their two closest rivals, has three losses, while the Bowie Bruins have suffered two losses and a tie.

Derek Wade led the Chiefs in the Baltimore game with five goals, while Diron Insley added two and Dom DeSantis and Peter Bafkas one each. Rice had four assists against the Stars.

In other weekend games, the Chiefs hammered the Springfield (Pa.) Quakers, 8-2, Saturday and shut out the Valley Forge (Pa.) Colonials, 4-0, Sunday morning to run their league-leading Delaware Valley Hockey League record to 16-1.

Wade also led the way in the Quakers game with two gaols and three assists. DeSantis, Battista, Ross Conn, Gabe Gresczky, John Lee and Tim Moore also scored goals.

In the Valley Forge game, goalie Geoff Willis got his ninth shutout by stopping all 20 of the Colonials' shots on goal. Chief goals were scored by Wade, Moore, Battista and Insley, with Dan Green contributing two assists.

The Chiefs have won 16 straight since suffering an early-season loss to Bowie.

Basketball

* 12-and-under boys -- The GARCI Gators bounced back from a one-point loss to Crofton last week by downing the B.W. Suns, 33-15, in an Anne Arundel County Stacey Augmon League matchup.

Gavin Floyd led the Gators (2-2) with 14 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal. Brandon Wright added seven points and five rebounds for the Gators and Matt Stover had six points and three boards.

Nate Poerio, Danny Dolan and Chip O'Hara scored two points each. O'Hara and Eric Ross shared team honors in rebounding, grabbing six boards apiece. Jeff Britton and Geoff Fernandez had three and two rebounds, respectively.

A tenacious press by the Gators caused the Suns (1-3) a lot of trouble, especially in the second and third quarters when GARCI outscored the Suns, 17-5.

* 8-10 boys -- The Severna Park Terps and the Severna Park Tarheels are tied for first in the Mark Price Red Division with 4-0 records. The Rebels (4-0) lead the Blue Division, followed by GARCI (3-1).

The Shady Side Tigers and the B.W. Suns sit atop the Mitch Richmond League Red Division standings at 4-0 and the UYC Bulldogs own sole possession of first place in the Blue Division.

Edgewater remains the only unbeaten team in the Brian Shaw League while the Mayo Pacers, Crofton and the Mayo Bullets all boast 3-1 records.

Davidsonville and Riva share the top spot in the Nick Anderson League standings and Lake Shore, which is also 4-0, leads the Tim Hardaway League.

The Kenny Anderson League has a tight race in the Blue Division with Meade Village, Pioneer City and JPYO all tied for first at 3-1, but the 3-1 Bucs are running away in the Red Division with the other three teams all boasting 1-3 marks.

* 12-and-under boys -- The undefeated Annapolis All-Stars remain in first place in the Stacey Augmon League Red Division with a one game lead over Annapolis Gardens (3-1) and the Anne Arundel Optimists lead the Blue Division at 4-0.

The All Stars/Bullets and Mount Olive share the lead in the Red Division of the Larry Johnson League and the Trail Blazers are out front in the Blue Division.

Volleyball

* Adult coeds -- The league-leading Stingers won three games over the National News Wingers, 15-7, 15-4 and 15-6, in an Anne Arundel County Winter Coed Volleyball League match-up last week.

Jennifer Dixon and Neal Hamrick led the Stingers (9-0) and Jim Haynes played well in a losing cause for National News (1-8).

The Bombers moved into second place in the league standings by taking three games from the Hornets, 15-7, 15-8, 15-9. Renee Peters helped the Bombers (6-3) with some sensational serves and Laurie Sutton showed off her setting skills.

Kiren Anderson played well for the Hornets (5-4).

Ta'Boots (3-6) took two of three from Chaos (2-4) and Avalanche (3-6) swept three games from Bad News (4-5), 15-10, 15-5, 15-10.

Joyce Underwood and Brenda Williams led the way for Ta'Boots while Beth Robertson and Michael Gaheen helped Avalanche secure its first game and series victory.

Et cetera

The Chesapeake Bay Hurricanes are conducting tryouts for their four select AAU girls basketball teams on Saturday and Feb. 4 at Glen Burnie and Seton Keough high schools. For more information call (410) 997-7988.

The Peninsula Pirates will conduct basketball registration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 4 at the Athlete's Edge in jTC the Bay Ridge Shopping Center. Call (410) 263-0751 or (410) 721-7295.

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

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