Tournaments bring home area wrestlers


Some of the state's best high school wrestlers in recent years are back for college tournaments this weekend.

Competing in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships at Navy are Syracuse's Matt Slutzky (Aberdeen), the state's first four-time champ, in the 142-pound class, Penn's Gary Baker (Old Mill) at 118 and Brian Eveleth (Chesapeake) at 126, Franklin & Marshall's Brendan James (Calvert Hall) at 150 and Harvard's Khris Reina (Mount St. Joseph) at 150.

Former Gilman standout Gerard Harrison is representing Virginia 118 in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships at Maryland and Grant Johnson (Owings Mills) will wrestle for Boston University at 167 or 177 in the Northeast Conference tournament at Coppin State.


Kisha Jett (Hammond), a Florida freshman, placed fifth in the Southeastern Conference Championships in the 55 meters (6.83 seconds) and 200 meters (24.01), qualifying for the NCAA championships in both.


David Cason (Southern-B), point guard on the Illinois State team that was 18-11 entering this weekend's Missouri Valley Conference tournament, was named to the coaches' all-conference second team. Although he averages only 4.5 points, Cason leads the conference in assists (6.8) and needs two more to become the third player in Illinois State history to compile 200 in one season.

* Senior Matt Seward (Loyola) finished his career as Mary Washington's all-time leader in three-pointers with 165, third in three-point percentage (.429) and free-throw percentage (.774) and ninth in scoring (966). His scoring improved from 7.4 as a freshman to 12.5 this year, third-best on the team.

* Since returning after missing five games with a broken hand, sophomore guard Erica McCauley (Mount Hebron) has averaged points, 3.3 assists and 1.8 rebounds to help Penn win nine of its past 14 games. She has scored a career-high 14 points three times.

* Senior Todd Kerr (Park) was named to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference all-tournament team after helping Hampden-Sydney win the championship. The victory over Roanoke in the final was the Tigers' 25th of the season, a school record.

They're scholars, too

Bridgewater's winter-term athletic honor roll (3.0 grade-point average or better) included: senior Christine Carroll (Aberdeen), field hockey; freshman Cynthia Katafiasz (Seton Keough), field hockey and lacrosse; freshman Brian Messley (Hereford), track; freshman Amy Rafalski (Bel Air), field hockey and lacrosse; and sophomore Edith Scouten (Towson), lacrosse.

Of Guilford's 79 honor roll athletes, these are from the Baltimore area: Sara Johnson (Wilde Lake), volleyball; Casey Lord (Roland Park), lacrosse, soccer; Ruth Scotti (Friends), lacrosse; Gigi Willard (Garrison Forest), lacrosse).

Et cetera

Redshirt sophomore right-hander Matt Weimer (Broadneck) is one of Penn State's three starting pitchers. . . . . Fort Hays State's Dennis Edwards (Annapolis) was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week on the strength of 34 points and 12 rebounds against Fort Lewis and 17 points against Adams State on successive nights. . . . . Senior Jen Kline (Franklin) anchors the defense on Gettysburg's women's lacrosse team and fellow senior Kristen Sadler (Centennial) is on the returning midfield unit that accounted for 36 goals and 14 assists last season.

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