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Area Roundup

February 04, 2004

GIRLS BASKETBALL



Tussey Mountain 68 No. 9 Southern Fulton 37


SAXTON, Pa. - Southern Fulton never fully recovered from a 17-5 first-quarter deficit Monday in a Sideling Hill League loss to Tussey Mountain.

"We got out to a slow start, but we got the lead down to nine at half and seven with about four minutes left in the third quarter," Southern Fulton coach Mark Mellott said. "They're just too good for that. If we'd gotten off to a better start, we would've had a better chance."

Sam Cain had 16 points, three blocks and four steals for the Indians (15-4, 10-2), who missed a chance to move one-half game behind Tussey Mountain (16-3, 13-0) in the league standings.

Candace Bard grabbed 11 rebounds for Southern Fulton.

BRIEFS



Kolb breaks Hood scoring record


FREDERICK, Md. - Melissa Kolb inked her name in the Hood College women's basketball record book in the Blazers' 90-46 win over Wilson College on Monday night.

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Kolb, a Walkersville graduate, scored 19 points to become Hood's all-time leading scorer with 1,375 for her career. She hit a turnaround jump shot with 1:37 left to surpass Mandy South's record of 1,373 points.

"I never imagined coming in here that I'd break this record," Kolb said. "I was realistic, but as I got closer, it gained some attention."

Shipp's Escamilla, Lacy honored


SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Shippensburg University track and field athletes Adam Escamilla and Tunisia Lacy were given Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference player of the week honors.

Escamilla, a Brunswick graduate, was named men's Co-Field Athlete of the Week after a win at the Bucknell Bison Open with a shot put distance of 53 feet, 3 1/2 inches. The mark broke the Shippensburg school indoor record of 53-0, set by Glenn Thompson in 1984. The performance also leads all conference competitors and provisionally qualifies him for the NCAA Division II national championships.

Lacy, from Chambersburg, is a three-time PSAC Field Athlete of the Week. She won three events at the Bison Open, recording a triple jump leap of 38-0 1/4, topping her previous conference best. She also won the long jump (18-2 1/2) as well as the 60-meter hurdles (9.05 seconds).

Shippensburg's next meet is the Towson Invitational on Feb. 7.

Free umpires clinic


A District 1 Little League umpires clinic will be held at the Church of Christ on Leitersburg Pike in Hagerstown each Tuesday from Feb. 17 to March 9 at 7 p.m. The clinic is free and is open to prospective umpires, current umpires, parents and coaches. The clinic will cover the entire Little League rulebook in four two-hour sessions. For more information or to register your attendance, contact Denny Hockensmith at 301-416-2841 or Dave Grams at 301-791-1687.

Soccer league taking registrations


The Central Maryland Soccer Association is accepting team registrations for the spring Saturday and spring Sunday leagues. Both leagues offer boys and girls leagues for ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and high school divisions. The league is open to all recreation travel, club and school-sponsored teams. The season will run from mid-March to May, and games will be scheduled throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Registration is by mail only. Information can be accessed at www.cmsasoccer.com or by calling Steve Cammarata at 410-276-8466.

10th Annual BaySoccer Cup


Team registrations are being accepted for the 10th Annual Indoor BaySoccer Cup tournament Feb. 29 in Hampstead, Md.

The Cup is open to all school, recreation and club soccer teams in the mid-Atlantic region, with competition offered for both boys and girls in the 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 & Under age groupings. The tournament will feature a round-robin format and all teams will be guaranteed a minimum of three games.

Registration and roster forms are available on the tournament's Web page, www.usamateursports.com. For additional information, contact either Mike or Skip at 410-363-8610 or by e-mail at usamateursports@aol.com.

WVU baseball camps


West Virginia University is accepting applications for its spring Fundamentals Camps, which are designed to prepare players for their upcoming seasons.

The camps will take place March 21 and May 9. Each camp will follow a Mountaineers game, beginning at approximately 5 p.m. and running until 8:30 p.m. In the event of an extra-inning game, the camps will begin 30 minutes after the game ends. The camps will be held rain or shine.

For participants ages 6-12, the cost is $55 for one camp and $80 for both. For those ages 13-18, the camp costs $70 for one and $95 for both.

For a camp application, contact assistant coach Jeff Ditch at 304-293-2300, ext. 5558, or WVUBaseball@mail.wvu.edu.

Girls baseball


The Eastern Women's Baseball Conference, a charitable corporation, has been asked by the AAU to train a select girls' baseball team, ages 12-16, to represent the area in international baseball tournaments, starting in Fort Myers, Fla., May 28-31 and followed by tournaments in Canada, Washington, Rhode Island and Scotland.

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