Eagles' Ulman chooses Brown

Doug Ulman, a first-team All-Metro soccer halfback from Centennial, will attend Brown University next fall.

Ulman, a senior captain who scored eight goals and had three assists, scored both goals over nationally ranked Walt Whitman in the state Class 3A semifinals. Centennial ended a 15-0-2 season ranked No. 10 nationally.


Ulman said he was offered a full scholarship to UMBC. "But Brown had the total package of academics, social life and soccer," he said.

Brown (13-4-1) won the Ivy League championship last fall and lost in the third round of the NCAA championships.


Two of Ulman's Centennial teammates, Brock Yetso (Virginia) and Kris Dramby (Towson), also will be playing Division I college soccer.

Tennis showdown

A key tennis battle takes place today at Centennial High when the defending county champion Eagles (6-0) take on Mount Hebron (3-2).

Centennial is expected to have a big edge in the girls division, but the boys division may be more competitive with defending county champion David Mitchel leading the Vikings -- the only team to have beaten Centennial in two years.

Centennial has 11 players who are undefeated, including senior Stephanie Knouse (6-0), freshman Katie Dougherty (6-0), junior Brian Ruppert (6-0) and senior Brett Bunche (5-0).

"We expect sort of a rough time at their place because they get to set the lineup," Mount Hebron coach Cliff Bernstein said. "But the last match of the season at our place might be different."

Bears win

Hammond started the baseball season by losing its first seven games, but broke that streak Friday with a 3-0 win over Mount Hebron on Kevin Mack's one-hitter.


The Bears came back Monday to defeat Oakland Mills on a two-run, last-inning rally, 4-3.

Chad Weiner hit his fourth home run, and Aaron Smith also homered for Hammond. John Sunderdick homered for Oakland Mills and was the losing pitcher despite striking out 12.

The winning rally consisted of two bunts, two walks and a game-winning single by Matt Nestor. James Gregory struck out eight in gaining the win.

College notes

Ryan Clark (Mount St. Joseph) of Ellicott City is George Washington's No. 1 starter in Atlantic 10 Conference games.

The senior has won three straight league games and is 4-2 overall, including a 2.82 ERA that is second best in the Atlantic 10.


In 44 2/3 innings he has allowed 41 hits and 20 walks while striking out 18. Opponents are batting .250 against him.

George Washington is 16-16-1 overall, and 10-4 in its conference.

* Freshman Joe Mellendick (Centennial) picked up his first college pitching victory last weekend as West Chester University defeated Delaware State, 6-4. In seven innings he gave up five hits and four walks and struck out five. He's 1-1 in 18 1/3 innings. West Chester is 10-15.

* Juan Dorsey (Glenelg) is batting .314 (32-for-103) for James Madison University. He has 14 RBIs and six doubles. Dorsey is a junior.

* Jason Pett, a senior whose brother, Conner, plays for Glenelg, has scored six goals and has one assist for the Notre Dame lacrosse team that is 5-3.

* Jason Mills (Atholton) is 3-5 with a 4.88 ERA for East Carolina State (22-12). In 51 2/3 innings, Mills, a senior, has struck out 45 and walked 21.


* Brian Dunn (Mount St. Joseph) of Ellicott City is 1-2 with a team-leading three saves for the University of Maryland (12-22) baseball team. The junior has a 2.89 ERA, and in 18 2/3 innings has struck out 18 and walked 10.

* Joe Nestor (Hammond) is 0-2 with a team-high three saves for Campbell University. In 24 1/3 innings the senior has allowed 14 hits and 19 walks and struck out 18. His ERA is 3.70. Campbell is 19-19.

* Freshman Shane Beaver (Atholton) picked up his first college victory pitching for East Tennessee State against North Carolina A&T; April 6. Beaver is 1-1 with 17 strikeouts and 13 walks in 20 innings.