Basketball* 10-and-under girls -- After trailing the...

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* 10-and-under girls -- After trailing the Cape St. Claire Blue Devils, 6-4, at the half, the GARCI Bullets turned up the defensive heat and squeaked by with a 10-8 victory in Broadneck Peninsula League action last week.

Ashley Zaleski led the Bullets (2-0-1) with six points, 14 rebounds, 10 steals, two assists and one block. Katie Anne Dolan and Joann Southard rounded out the scoring with two points each. Dolan also had two rebounds, a steal and an assist while Southard collected one board and an assist.

Lindsay Wright didn't score for GARCI, but her six rebounds and five steals, and two boards each from Amy Strikus and Sadia Sorathia, proved pivotal in the win over the Blue Devils (1-2).

* 10-12 girls -- Laura Engelmeyer and Danielle Beatty scored four points each to lead the Buccaneers to a 15-12 victory last weekend over the Linthicum-Ferndale Youth Athletic Association.

Katie King contributed three points for the Bucs and Kim Blotzer and Erica Gardiner each had two. Jennifer Emge and Trisha Springston both played well defensively for the victors.

* 8-10 boys -- The Severna Park Tarheels, GORC and the Rebels are all 6-0 and lead their divisions in the Mark Price League.

The BW Suns are 6-0 and in first place in the Mitch Richmond League Red Division while the UYC Bulldogs lead the Blue Division at 5-1.

Edgewater and the Mayo Bullets share the lead for first in the Brian Shaw League -- both sporting 6-0 records. Davidsonville is 6-0 and in first place in the Nick Anderson League and Lake Shore (6-0) sits atop the Tim Hardaway League standings.

The Bucs led the Red Division of the Kenny Anderson League with a 4-2 record while Meade Village and Pioneer City find themselves tied for first in the Blue Division with 5-1 records.

* 12-and-under boys -- The Annapolis All Stars (6-0) and the Anne Arundel Optimists (5-1) lead their divisions in the Stacey Augmon League while GARCI, the Trailblazers and the All Stars-Bullets sit atop their divisions in the Larry Johnson League -- all at 6-0.

The Galesville Bruins (6-0) are in first place in the Latrell Sprewell League's Red Division and Lothian leads the Blue Division with a 3-3 record.

St. Andrews (6-0) leads a tightly contested Dominique Wilkens League, but not far behind and tied for second at 5-1 are Rolling Knolls and the Edgewater Knicks.

The Jessup-Province Youth Organization and the Rebels are tied for first in the Juwan Howard League Red Division and the Bucs and Maryland City share the lead in the Blue Division at 4-2.

Lake Shore and Meade Village share the top spot in the Donyell Marshall League, but not far behind are the Rebels with a 4-2 record.

Swimming

* The Naval Academy Junior Swim Club played host to the inaugural Carol Chidester Memorial Senior Classic last weekend at Lejeune Hall.

The event, in honor of Chidester, the Navy Juniors former senior age-group coach who died last July after a long battle with cancer, saw Chris Hussey qualify for the Junior National Championships in the men's 50-yard freestyle with his second-place finish of 21.65 seconds.

Hussey also won the 100 freestyle in 47.49, took first in the 200 free in 1:46.54 and was runner-up in the 500 free.

Bill Schultz won the men's 400 intermediate medley in 4:14.03 and the 500 free in 4:46.23. He also finished second in the 200 free and 200 IM.

Brian Bayse claimed first place in the 200 IM (1:59.87) and the 100 backstroke (54.99), was second in the 400 IM and 200 backstroke and finished third in the 500 free.

Patrick Donlin won the men's 200 back (1:56.58) and was second in the 100 backstroke. Rich Slingluff won the 200 butterfly and was second in the 100 fly.

Megan Melgaard finished first in both the women's 100 free (53.00) and the 50 free (24.75) and was runner-up in the 200 free and third in the 100 back.

Twelve-year-olds Elizabeth Lavell and Lindsay Mathers set team records at the Senior Classic. Lavell set team marks in the 400 IM (4:44.45), 500 free (5:15.79) and 100 free (55.57).

Mathers set a team record in the 200 fly (2:19.25) and the 200 breaststroke (2:36.60).

Ice hockey

* Not even sub-zero temperatures could stop the Chesapeake Chiefs Bantam A ice hockey team from marching its way to the Delaware Valley Hockey League's regular-season championship.

The Chiefs ran their DVHL record to 19-1 by beating host Pottstown (Pa.) Penguins, 7-1, in a game played at an outdoor rink on one of this winter's coldest mornings.

Gene Battista and Derek Wade led the Chiefs with two goals apiece, while Tim Moore, Ross Conn and Dan Green each scored once.

Goalie Adam Kerner stopped 13 of the 14 Penguin shots and was credited with his third assist of the year.

On Saturday, in an indoor rink in Cherry Hill, N.J., the Chiefs downed the Gladiators, 10-2. Wade and Battista also scored twice in that game, as did Diron Insley.

The other goals came from Moore, Brian Rice, Adam Lewis and Dom DeSantis.

Geoff Williams was in the goal for Chesapeake and stopped 15 shots.

The Chiefs, who play in two leagues and several tournaments, boast a 40-8-3 record.

Indoor soccer

* The Arundel Soccer Association Strike Force dropped a 4-1 decision last weekend to the Severna Park Sharks.

Nick Haramis scored for ASA on an assist from Chris Osborn. Also playing well in a losing cause was defenseman Franklin MacDonald, forward Patrick Whitmore and goalie Danny Korpon.

Volleyball

* The first-place Stingers downed the second-place Bucs, 15-5, 15-12, 15-7, in last weekend's Winter Coed Volleyball League action.

Annie Troshynski's setting and Dave Beebe's numerous kills helped the Stingers improve to 15-0 while knocking the Buccaneers, who were led by Jeff Rothstein, into fourth place with a 6-6 record.

The Orange Crush took over second place in the standings by winning three games from the Hornets, 15-8, 15-8, 15-10.

Player/coach Steve Camp scored 10 straight points during one game and Pete Squatrito was a solid back-line player for the Crush (11-4).

Dana Weisgerber played well in a losing effort for the Hornets (6-9).

The Bombers took sole possession of third place and upped their record to 9-6 with a three-game sweep of Bad News.

Howard Roelecke and Chris Schier led the Bombers while Greg Watson helped Bad News (4-11) stay competitive.

The National News Wingers (7-8) took three games from Ta'Boots (3-12), 17-15, 15-8, 15-2.

Scott Reilly led the Wingers at the service line and Lynn Dwyer was a defensive force.

After losing the first game to the Avalanche, 15-12, Chaos came back and won the next two, 15-9, 15-13. Chilton Hilton and Diane Stromberg led Chaos (4-8) while Lisa Bench had a strong performance for Avalanche (7-8).

Et cetera

* The Maryland Waves AAU Basketball Association is conducting tryouts for girls ages 10-18 on Sunday, Feb. 26 at Severna Park Middle School. Each individual age group will compete in numerous tournaments along the East Coast as well as the Maryland Regional Championships. Call (410) 647-4881.

* The Annapolis Baseball Club is offering baseball and softball for ages 5-16. Registration forms can be picked up at either the Annapolis Library on West Street or the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library on Hillsmere Drive. For more information, call (410) 626-0320.

* The Severna Park YMCA swim team coaches are offering two-week clinics designed for the swimmer who competes on local summer swim teams.

The clinics, which will be conducted March 30-31 at the Severna Park YMCA, will include 10 one-hour sessions of evaluation and instruction.

Interested swimmers should register at the YMCA before March 16. Sessions are limited to 25 swimmers.

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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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