Gymnastics* February was a busy month for...


* February was a busy month for Pasadena resident Stephanie Neutze.


Neutze, who competes for Rebounders Level 9 gymnastics team, attended three competitions last month, including the Sunshine Cup, in Nassau, Bahamas. There, Neutze placed eighth on bars with a score of 8.525.

Competing in the 14-15 girls division at the Level 9 sectionals, she finished tied for first on bars with a score of 8.95.


Neutze finished the month by taking third on bars in the East Coast Classic, presented by Fairland Gymnastics. She scored an 8.95 on bars in the first day of competition and recorded an identical score in the finals of a tournament that featured 90 Level 9 gymnasts.

Neutze wasn't the only Anne Arundel gymnast who excelled at the East Coast Classic.

County residents Cathy Schnell, Kimberly Jewell and Kristina Macey -- all members of Top Flight Gymnastics in Columbia -- were others. Schnell, a 10-year-old Level 7 gymnast, was first on uneven bars (9.05), second on beam (8.85), fifth on floor exercise (8.85) and sixth on vault (8.6), earning her second all-around with 35.35.

Jewell, a 12-year-old and a member of Top Flight's Level 8, was second on bars (9.05), sixth on floor (8.90), seventh on vault (8.65) and third all-around (35.30).

Macey, competing for Top Flight's fourth-place Level 5 team, finished seventh on beam, eighth all-around and ninth on bars.


* 7-8 boys -- The Lightning downed the Hornets (16-7) and the Bombers (11-10) to advance in the winner's bracket in last weekend's Linthicum-Ferndale Pinto League Tournament.

Kenny Kelly led the Lightning with five points in Saturday's win over the Hornets and Craig Brocious and Keith Kirby added four points apiece for the victors.


Brandon Schwarzenberg led the offense with three assists and two key free throws and Steve Smith rounded out the scoring for the Lightning with one point. Kim Proctor contributed three rebounds in Saturday's win and Alex Hrbyk had two steals.

Jordon Young led the way for the Hornets with four points and Keith Watkins rounded out the scoring with three.

Ryan Burns and Mack Kim each had two rebounds for the Hornets and Andy Blahut had four steals.

Kirby led all scorers in Sunday's win over the Bombers with seven points. Schwarzenberg and Kelly each had a basket and Brocious had three assists. Steve Smith chipped in with four rebounds for the Lightning.

The Bombers were led by Joey Pohlman with eight points and Zach Whiting added two.

* 8-10 boys -- The Severna Park Tar Heels and GORC are both 8-0 and atop their divisions in the Mark Price League. The Rebels and GARCI share the lead in the Blue Division with 6-2 records.


The BW Suns are 8-0 and in first place in the Mitch Richmond League Red Division standings while the UYC Bulldogs and the UYC Wildcats are tied for first in the Blue Division.

Davidsonville leads the Nick Anderson League and Lake Shore (8-0) is in control of the Tim Hardaway League.

* 12-and-under boys -- The Annapolis All Stars remained in first place in the Stacey Augmon League Red Division at 8-0 while the Anne Arundel Optimists lead the Blue Division with a 7-1 record.

The All Star-Bullets are the only undefeated team in the Larry Johnson League as they lead the Red Division at 8-0. The Trail Blazers and GARCI lead the Blue and Green divisions, respectively, both with 7-1 records.


* The undefeated Stingers showed off their winning form in downing the Hornets three straight last weekend in Winter Coed Volleyball League action.


With Jean Brissey doing the setting and George Firstbrooks providing the spikes, the Stingers (21-0) cruised past the Hornets, 15-4, 15-3, 15-1. Sarah Chapin played well in a losing cause for the Hornets (9-12).

The second-place Bombers (15-6) took three from the Avalanche, 15-2, 15-9, 15-4, thanks to strong serving by John DiBenio. Brent Kelly played well for the Avalanche (8-13).

Brad Myer and Lisa Peslow led the third-place Orange Crush (14-7) to a three-game sweep of Bad News, 15-5, 15-1, 15-1.

Debbie Moffit had a strong game for Bad News (4-17).

The Buccaneers improved to 12-6 by downing Ta'Boot, 15-4, 15-1, 15-3. Jeff Rothstein and Daphne Rivera led the Bucs and Joyce Underwood paced last-place Ta'Boot (3-18).

The National News Wingers defeated Chaos, 15-10, 15-7, 15-6. Lynn Dwyer and Chris Kintop were unstoppable for the New Wingers (12-9) and Larry Slattery played well in a losing effort for Chaos (4-14).



* The Navy Junior swim team recently participated in the Greater Baltimore Swimming Association's February Swim Festival at Catonsville Community College.

Megan Donohue won the 9-10 girls 200-yard IM in 2 minutes, BTC 49.76 seconds. She finished second in the 100 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke.

Greg Mitas won the boys 9-10 100 IM in 1:21.23, placed second in the 200 free and third in the 100 free.

Other first-place finishers for Navy were Sarah Mooney (11-12 girls, 500 free), Jonathan VanderVliet (boys 9-10, 100 breast) and Joe Donohue (11-12 boys, 100 breast). VanderVliet also took second in the 200 IM and Betsy Seeger was runner-up in the 9-10 girls 200 IM and third in the 50 fly.

Also finishing third for Navy were Scott Clempner (9-10 boys, 100 back) and Kim Love (11-12 girls, 200 free, 50 back and 100 back).


Ice hockey

*The Chesapeake Bay Chiefs Bantam A wrapped up their second league championship Saturday with a 6-0 victory over the Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Comets. The win gave the Chiefs a 21-1 record and the title in the Delaware Valley Hockey League.

Brian Rice had one goal and two assists and Diron Insley, Derek Wade, Dom DeSantis, Gene Battista and Peter Bafkas each had a goal. Goalie Geoff Willis stopped all seven Comet shots and earned his 11th shutout.

The team already had won the Capital Beltway Hockey League and heads into postseason play with a 28-game unbeaten streak. The Chiefs' first postseason action will come at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Benfield Pines Ice Rink where they will face the Bowie Bruins in the CBHL playoff game.

Both the Chiefs and Bowie, which finished second in the regular season, will represent the CBHL in USA Hockey's Southwestern District playoffs March 10-12 in Huntsville, Ala.

Et cetera


* The Cape St. Claire Wave, an under-16 boys travel soccer team, still has openings for the spring season. Call Peter Klisas at (410) 381-3900 (day) or (410) 531-6723 (evenings).

* Entries are being accepted for 12-and-under and 14-and-under teams interested in participating in the Gambrills Baseball Preseason Tournament, which will take place the weekends of April 23-24 and 29-30. The cost is $125 per team. Call Jeff Lloyd at (410) 674-7260.

* The Peninsula Pirates will conduct baseball registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the McDonald's on Bay Ridge Avenue. Teams will be formed for children ages 8-16. Call (410) 263-0751 or (410) 721-7295.

* The Yankee-Rebels Baseball Club will conduct tryouts for its 13-14 team from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Burdick Field, located on the corner of Walther Boulevard and Glenmore Avenue. Call Preston Nash at (410) 461-3992 or Michael Ey (410) 661-0518.


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