Attention student-athletes: We will soon be running the ballot for our 15th annual All-County Academic Athletic Team.
Once again, the 10 boys and 10 girls we select will be honored at a banquet in May. All high school students who reside in Anne Arundel County (you don't have to attend a county high school, though) and who play at least one varsity sport are eligible to apply.
The purpose of the team is to recognize the county's most well-rounded student-athletes who are not only good enough to play varsity sports but who are outstanding in the classroom, and in many cases, in the community.
Big games abound today
Baseball: No. 2 Chesapeake (5-2) visits No. 6 Severna Park (6-2) at 3: 45 p.m. Chesapeake was defeated, 8-4, by No. 3 Old Mill (9-0) on Monday, and Severna Park was stunned at Broadneck (4-3) on Wednesday, 10-9.
Softball (all games at 3: 45 p.m.): No. 2 Arundel (7-1) plays host to No. 5 Glen Burnie (4-2); No. 9 North County (4-4), coming off a 6-3 upset of No. 3 Old Mill (4-4), visits improving Severna Park (3-4); and No. 4 Chesapeake (5-1) visits No. 8 South River (7-1).
Coach Dennis Thiele's Chesapeake Cougars knocked off No. 6 Northeast (4-2) on Wednesday by 3-1. South River was humbled by Arundel, 15-3.
Boys lacrosse: No. 13 Chesapeake (5-3) visits unranked, but very good, Class 2A South River (6-1) at 7 p.m. No. 8 Severna Park (5-0) plays host to capable North County (5-3) at 5: 30 p.m.
Chesapeake is coming off a 7-5 loss to Arundel (6-1). South River lost to North County, 2-1. North County's sophomore goalie, Mark Bloomquist had 21 saves.
Coach Greg Manley's Severna Park crew just keeps rolling. The Falcons ripped Old Mill, 10-2, on Monday and Northeast, 19-1, Wednesday after beating Meade last Friday, 27-1.
Unranked Arundel, now 8-0, is a team to watch in girls' lacrosse after Wednesday's 12-7 victory over Chesapeake (1-5). Cougar coach Jim Buchan is impressed with the Wildcats.
"Head coach [Christina] Fellona and coach [Lee] Rogers are doing a fabulous job with them," said Buchan. "It's the most talented Arundel team I've seen in my 11 years coaching at Chesapeake."
In Wednesday's Sidelines, we should have mentioned that the Chesapeake boys lacrosse team, which had its first winning season (9-7) since 1988 last spring, also had .500 seasons (both 7-7) in 1993 and 1994.
Cougars junior midfielder Jason Gogolinski has never had a grade below an A in high school.
Jim Moorhead, who is 198-70 as No. 5 St. Mary's boys lacrosse coach, is finding that his 200th career win is not going to come easily. The Saints are 2-3 after being beaten by top-ranked Boys' Latin, 18-5, on Tuesday and visit No. 3 St. Paul's (5-2) at 4 p.m. today.
They play No. 6 Loyola (3-3, a 10-5 winner over St. Paul's) Tuesday and meet No. 8 McDonogh (8-2) next Friday.
After a slow start, former Chesapeake All-County left-hander Jason White has pitched well in three games for James Madison.
Salisbury State freshman right-hander Derek Loosararian, a 1996 All-County pitcher at Arundel, continues to throw with bad luck. He took a no-hitter into the seventh on Sunday against Wilmington, only to be victimized by errors and unearned runs and taken out in the ninth with the score tied. The Sea Gulls lost in the 13th.
Another 1996 Arundel grad, Dave Tilman, a second-team All-County outfielder, is playing at Mary Washington College. He had three hits for the Fredericksburg, Va., team in a recent game.
Severna Park resident Pat Bowen, who pitched at Mount St. Joseph, is 3-0 for St. Leo (Fla.) after going 7-0 last season.
Chesapeake's Jared Vogt, headed to Maryland on a scholarship, had a rather unique at-bat Wednesday at Northeast. The senior pitcher/first baseman, missed a homer to left by inches (a foul) and then homered to right, only to have the umpire rule the ball dead (on a balk) before the pitch.
A line drive by Severna Park's Keith Mankiewicz broke the collarbone of Southern junior pitcher Chris Parks Monday. "Chris will be out about five weeks," said Southern coach Gary Gubbings.
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Pub Date: 4/11/97