* The Amateur Softball Association recently named the Chesapeake Chargers, an 18-and-under Pasadena-based softball team, as the Girls Fast Pitch Team of the Year as part of the ASA Champions Player Recognition Program.
The Chargers (49-6), managed by Larry Alvis, were selected because of their championship finish at the 1994 ASA State Tournament. The team, winners of the Carolina Classic, was also one of only 16 chosen from around the nation to participate in the annual Hall of Fame Tournament in Oklahoma.
The recognition comes as part of the ASA Champions program, the largest player awards program in softball history, which is designed to honor individual players and teams based on outstanding performance and achievement in ASA-sanctioned leagues and tournaments.
In the program's inaugural year, 73 teams and 1,152 individuals were honored for team sportsmanship, readiness, dedication, drive, spirit, performance and achievement.
"It was a surprise, we didn't expect anything like this," said Alvis, who has coached the Chesapeake squad for five years. "It's nice for the girls to be recognized because they give up so much of their summer time and they put in a lot of hard work."
Each player on the Team of the Year received a personalized certificate, an ASA Champions embroidered uniform patch and team recognition in USA Softball, the nation's most widely circulated softball publication.
Members of the Chesapeake Chargers included Nicole Trumpler (Linthicum), Christy Huber (Severna Park), Heather Travers (Owings Mills), Crystal Henderson (Severn), Joy Banares (Annapolis), Michelle Manner (Pasadena), Carrie Lycett (Pasadena), Michele Singer (Pasadena), Brandi Pennington (Millersville), Angela Mihalik (Severn), Amanda Melgaard (Severna Park), Leanne Jones (Linthicum), Jaime Long (Pasadena), Jenny Joyce (Ellicott City), Teresa Horney (Glen Burnie), Lori Lynch (Glen Burnie), Brianna Weidman (Severna Park) and Julie Green (Timonium).
* Tim Moore and Derek Wade led the Chesapeake Chiefs Bantam A team to
two more Capital Beltway Hockey League victories last weekend.
The Chiefs beat the Tri City Eagles, 4-1, Saturday on goals by Moore, Dan Green, Gene Battista and John Lee.
The Chiefs outshot the Eagles 39-22 with goalie Geoff Willis stopping 21 shots.
In Sunday's game, the Chiefs blitzed Northern Virginia, 12-3, with Wade scoring three goals and assisting on two others.
Moore, Brian Rice and Dom DeSantis each scored twice with Lee, Green and Peter Bafkas each adding a goal.
The two wins raised the Chiefs CBHL record to 11-1-1 with three league games remaining. The victories also ran Chesapeake's unbeaten streak to 21 games, its last and only loss of the season coming on Dec. 17.
In another weekend game, the Chiefs handed the Hershey Bears a 4-2 Delaware Valley Hockey League loss Friday night at the Hershey Park Arena.
The Chiefs rallied back from an early 2-0 deficit to tie the game on goals by Moore and Wade. Defenseman Adam Lewis later scored what proved to be the game-winner on a shot from the blue line.
Lee scored the other Chiefs' goal and goalie Adam Kerner stopped 24 Hershey shots. The Chiefs DVHL-leading record stands at 17-1.
The Anne Arundel Raiders recently attended both the Walkersville Holiday Tournament and the Severna Park Novice Tournament.
Rikki Henderson took third in the 75-pound Midget Division while Joe Fold finished third in the 80-pound class in Walkersville.
Timothy Milausdas finished third in the Intermediate Division's 130-pound weight class and Andrew Fleck took fourth for the Raiders in the unlimited class.
Adam Pandullo, competing in the 6-and-under division, was crowned champion of the 40-pounders at the Severna Park Novice Tournament and Johnny Pandullo (8-and-under, 50 pounds) and Jason Ledger (13-and-under, 75) finished as runners-up.
* 10-12 girls -- The Rivera Beach Bucs held off a late rally by Jessup-Province Youth Organization and escaped with a 21-20 victory last Saturday.
Kim Boltzer led the Buccaneers with 13 points and Katie King chipped in eight. Kristin Louk and Erica Gardiner turned in solid defensive efforts to thwart JPYO's second-half surge.
* The Stingers remained undefeated atop the Anne Arundel County Winter Coed Volleyball League standings after downing the Bombers last week, 15-4, 15-7, 15-7.
Joe Miklas and Jean Brissey led the Stingers (12-0) and Chris Schier registered numerous kills for the Bombers (6-6).
The Buccaneers took two of three games from the Hornets, behind Bill Addington and Debbie Sloat. The Bucs (6-3) trailed 13-3 in the first game before rallying to win, 17-15.
Carl Weisgerber helped the Hornets (6-6) win the second game, 15-4.
The Avalanche swept Ta'Boots, 16-14, 15-3, 15-7. Tracy Austin and Ken Metzbower led the Avalanche (6-6) and Tom Nolan served seven straight points for Ta'Boots (3-9).
Orange Crush took three games from Chaos, 15-4, 15-5, 15-3. Kris Wiechert was a force at the net for third-place Orange Crush (8-4) while Chip Snyder did most of his damage from the service line.
Diane Stromberg played well in a losing cause for last-place Chaos (2-7).
Julie Sheppard and Jim Haynes paced the Wingers (4-8) to a 15-2, 15-4, 15-2 victory over Bad News (4-8).
* The Broadneck Little League is conducting registration for baseball, softball and T-ball from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Broadneck Elementary School and from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at Broadneck Elementary and Magothy River Middle School. Call Debbie Basile at (410) 757-7307.
* The Chesapeake Bay Hurricanes will have tryouts for their 16-year-old Amateur Athletic Union girls basketball team from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 5 at St. Mary's High School in Annapolis. Call John Foran at (410) 721-2223 or (301) 441-2022.
Note: You can fax us your Anne Arundel recreation results to (410) 783-2518. Please include first and last names of all participants.