Falcons head south for soccer showdown

Severna Park's top-ranked girls' soccer team headlines today's sports smorgasbrowse.

The Falcons (4-0) put their unbeaten record on the line 4 p.m. Tuesday in Springfield, Va., against perennial Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) contender Bishop O'Connell.


Nothing was settled between the two teams last year, as they battled to a 0-0, double-overtime tie. Severna Park went on to a 16-1-2 mark, taking a share of its fourth state championship by tying Centennial in another 0-0 double-overtime game.

O'Connell was 18-2-3 and nationally ranked when they met Severna Park, but lost the WCAC to Good Counsel (18-4-3). O'Connell returns seven starters including its leading scorer, Amanda Gallen (18 goals). Gallen was a Washington Post All-Metro selection.


Severna Park is on a roll going into Springfield after ripping Meade, 3-0, and Old Mill, 5-0, this week. Freshman forward Holly Noga had one goal against Meade and two more in the Old Mill rout to run her team-leading total to six.

Life-safer at Meade

The quick thinking of a fan may have saved the life of a 2-year-old boy at Saturday night's Friendly-Meade football game at Meade.

Seventeen-year-old Rashawn Robinson, a senior at Friendly High, noticed the unidentified boy gagging on a piece of candy, with his desperate motions for help going unnoticed.

Robinson, a former emergency medical technician in Prince George's County, sprang to action.

"I just laid him on the ground and massaged his throat," said Robinson. "In a few seconds he started to cry, and he was fine."

Not many in the large crowd apparently noticed the incident, and no medical officials were dispatched.

The little boy left under his own power.


Phenoms on the greens

Junior Nick Rogers of St. Mary's carries a high average in the classroom (4.35 grade-point average), but a low average on the links and is a golfer drawing attention from Duke and other colleges. Richard Peroutka, an 11-year-old seventh-grader at Arthur Slade in Glen Burnie, won the Prince George's County championship with an 84 at Enterprise Country Club this summer. In August, Peroutka finished third with a 44 in the Jimmy Flattery Junior Tournament at Hunt Valley Country Club in the morning and won Chartwell's Junior Championship with a 43 in the afternoon.


The seven touchdowns by Aaron Thompson last week in top-ranked Mount St. Joseph's 55-48 win over Liberty tied the state record. St. Joe's Archie Wannamaker matched the mark last year, but it was first set by Arundel's Lou Carter in 1970 and duplicated by North County's Frank Brown in 1992. North County successfully ran the halfback-option pass for a touchdown or completion nine consecutive times over the last couple years before an incompletion last week at Crossland. John Zuger, former Northeast football coach and longtime CFL scout for the Hamilton Tigercats and now with the Montreal Alouettes, has retired after 41 years teaching physical education in the county. Matt Campbell, 1990 county boys' basketball Player of the Year who went on to play at Towson State, is back as an assistant to his old coach Ken Kazmarek at Broadneck. Kazmarek, also Broadneck's athletic director, says school renovations are going well and expects the Bruins to be in their new gym by 1997. Broadneck will play basketball at Anne Arundel Community College this season. Meade soccer coach Mike Dey says his senior sweeper Jon Purdy "can play Division I somewhere." Pride of Davidsonville -- the following seven girls from Davidsonville are away at college after playing with or against each other since 1984 in soccer, basketball and/or lacrosse -- Amanda Bourgeois (St. Mary's-James Madison); Megan Barry (South River-Yale); Tara Foran (St. Mary's-Rutgers); Kate Graw (Severn-Dartmouth); Jennifer Manning (St. Mary's-Boston U.); Jess Marion (South River-James Madison) and Amy Nye (South River-Brown). Foran, Graw and Manning were all members of the 13th All-County Academic-Athletic Team last year.

Terhes remembered

Archbishop Spalding football coach Paul Terhes passed away recently. Terhes, unable to begin his second season with the Cavaliers, died of cancer at age 57. He coached Surrattsville (1986-1990) before coming to Spalding as a history teacher.


Pub Date: 9/22/96