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WW H ') WW W II H W i W W W M W M M WW W 111 l W M H II l 111 III! M I l l I II I II I I I I I I I llll'llf ' ' ' ' ' ' t 4 ' i 4 " -r' ' , f I ' - f f t it- THE PALM BEACH POST TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 1998 5C Panthers Calendar In the Crease nil ii Upcoming garnet MatchApril "HIM nwirn jfi j jiihi .'Mil p. jiw i I uj--f-. M I ?M ,, sail 22 23 24 25 26 7:30 2' 28 3:00 Cudlw Bnikti SC FOX CHECKMATE: Stars coach Ken Hitchcock after a scoreless game Sunday with Pittsburgh: "It was like a chess match and we DO THE RIGHT THING: Calgary ; coach Brian Sutter on Jarome Iginla, who scored a goal against " the Blues after being benched for ( We just like to make it interesting for the fans." 29 3: 30 1 7:30 2 3 4 3:00 Cmlm nyn SC SC , FOX were just hoping they didn't have the king at the end." a game: "I don't know if it was " the right thing to do, but it ',J definitely wasn't the wrong thing to do." MIKE SILLINGER, Flyers, after Sunday's 5-4 overtime victory against the Rangers. REPORT I TV: SC - SportsChaiiiKtl. Shaded games at Miami Arena; All times EDT Summaries Hurricanes 5, Panthers 3 Ciccarelli appears gone Panthers notebook By Brian Biggane Palm Beach Post Staff Writer MIAMI Right winger Dino Ciccarelli appears to be the likliest Florida Panther to be traded before today's 3 p.m. deadline. Ciccarelli met with coach and General Manager Bryan Murray before Monday's game against Carolina at Miami Arena. Speculation is that Ciccarelli told Murray that if he is not traded, he would invoke his option to become an unrestricted free agent after the season. "He said that he'd really like to investigate the possibility as far as moving to a playoff team," Murray said. Rumors in Philadelphia indicate the Flyers might be interested in Ciccarelli, 38. But Murray said his only conversation with Flyers GM Bob Clarke concerned a possible trade of defenseman Dallas Eakins, who has been playing with the Panthers' AHL affiliate in New Haven. Murray plans to speak with Ciccarelli again this morning before making any move. "I want to talk to him, and then do a little talking myself to other people," he said. "He mentioned there are a couple of teams that he'd like to go to if they're interested, but nothing absolute." Ciccarelli has said his lone remaining goal in hockey is to win a Stanley Cup. Murray is interested in signing him to an extension beyond this season if he wants to stay. "This is a real hectic time for all of us," Murray'' said. "He has the option, but he also has a family and'; some concerns about moving. He certainly liked the" opportunity when he came here." Other Panthers on the trading block could be' Scott Mellanby (to Philadelphia) and Ray Sheppard (to Pittsburgh). Murray said there had been no interest in goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck. ' f "We got one phone call, but nothing's going on1.! there," he said. " 1 Carkner waived: Defenseman Terry Carkner,1' 32, who is in the first year of a three-year contract worth $4.8 million, was put on waivers Sunday, '-' according to a team spokesman. ' Carkner's plus-minus rating of plus-1 is the best among Panthers defensemen, but he has been a healthy scratch in three of the past five games. If he " clears waivers, the Panthers have 30 days to send him to the minors if they choose. . Conference standings EASTERN CONFERENCE ! Atlantic W L T Pts GF GA Home Away Div . x-New Jersey 42 18 9 93 194 135 26-7-1 16-11-8 20-4-4 Philadelphia 36 21 11 83 204 159 21-8-6 15-13-5 14-7-4 Washington 32 26 11 75 183 175 18-12-5 14-14-6 13-10-4 N.Y. Rangers 22 31 17 61 176 197 13-14-9 9-17-8 6-14-7 N.Y. Islanders 23 35 10 56 175 193 12-19-4 11-16-6 7-12-4 Florida 18 38 12 48 159 214 8-19-6 10-19-6 10-13-4 Tampa Bay 16 43 9 41 134 215 11-17-6 5-26-3 6-16-3 Northeast W L T Pts GF GA Home Away Div Pittsburgh 36 19 15 87 196 161 19-8-7 17-11-8 13-5-6 Boston 31 25 13 75 180 162 15-13-6 16-12-7 10-7-5 Montreal 32 28 9 73 198 175 14-15-7 18-13-2 8-12-2 Buffalo 28 25 15 71 173 159 15-11-8 13-14-7 9-7-5 Ottawa 27 30 12 66 163 174 17-14-5 10-16-7 5-11-5 Carolina 26 34 7 59 161 184 14-14-6 12-20-1 9-12-1 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central W L T Pts GF GA Home Away Div x-Dallas 42 16 11 95 210 137 20-6-7 22-10-4 10-8-4 Detroit 38 19 13 89 211 166 20-8-6 18-11-7 10-5-6 St. Louis 36 26 8 80 205 168 21-9-5 15-17-3 12-8-1 Chicago 28 30 11 67 169 165 12-14-7 16-16-4 6-12-4 Phoenix 27 31 12 66 189 197 15-14-6 12-17-6 9-8-4 Toronto 24 36 9 57 158 198 13-17-5 11-19-4 8-14-1 Pacific W L T Pts GF GA Home Away Div Colorado 36 19 16 88 209 17518-8-10 18-11-6 14-9-4 Los Angeles 32 25 11 75 197 179 20-12-3 12-13-8 14-7-2 Edmonton 27 34 10 64 179 199 14-15-5 13-19-5 9-15-1 San Jose 27 35 7 61 165 184 14-18-4 13-17-3 11-11-2 Calgary 22 34 13 57 185 209 15-14-5 7-20-8 10-9-3 Anaheim 23 37 10 56 171 217 11-21-4 12-16-6 9-14-2 Vancouver 21 37 13 55 195 242 12-17-4 9-20-9 9-11-6 x-clinched playoff berth Monday's results HIGHLIGHTS . Carolina at Florida, late Chicago at Detroit, late Today's games LATEST LINE Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey (- I-H2) Toronto at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Phoenix (- I-H2) Buffalo at Calgary, 9 p.m. Buffalo (-i-VE) N.Y. Islanders at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Vancouver (- I-H2) Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Los Angeles (-V2E) LEGEND: A (-2V4) next to one team means that team Is the favorite and the other team (2) is the underdog. To wager on the favorite, a victory by three goals is needed. To win on the underdog, the team must either win, tie, or lose by less than two goals. V l he move may mean tne jfantners will acquire defenseman today. Detroit forces tie with Chicago line went through Chris Chelios0' legs and deflected into the net of'1 Chicago goaltender Chris Terreri. '' Noteworthy: The Vancouver Canucks dealt left wing GinO', Odjick, their all-time penalty miiyr, utes leader, to the New York ls-i' landers for defenseman Jason ; Strudwick on Monday Dallas Stars right wing Todd Harvey was. , placed on injured reserve aftepp undergoing arthroscopic surgery,; to repair a cartilage tear in his.., right knee. He will be out 2-3 " weeks. . . . Washington Capitals goaltender Olaf Kolzig, who al-. lowed just one goal in three games ' last week, was named Player of the Week. Palm Beach Post Wire Services DETROIT Steve Yzerman scored two of Detroit's three third-period goals and assisted on the other Monday night as the Red Wings rallied from a 4-1 deficit for a 5-5 tie with the Chicago Black-hawks. The tie ended winning streaks for both clubs. Chicago had won its previous four and Detroit three straight. Detroit trailed 5-3 when Yzerman scored the Red Wings' third power-play goal of the game with 4:48 remaining. Yzerman tied it with 51.6 seconds remaining when his shot from just inside the Chicago blue County Athletic Conference winter teams in tora Mew spsi With a Title IX push, Leonard begins girls lacrosse Carolina Florida 2 2 1-5 0 1 1-3 First Porlod t, Carolina, Gelinas II, 6:18. 2, Carolina, Prlmeau 21 (Roberts, Leschyshyn), 15:35. Paramos-Dvorak, Fla (interference), 3:24; Burt, Car (Interference), 7:09; Svehla, Fla (holding), 8:01; Leschyshyn, Car (Interference), 13:09. Second Period-3, Florida, Washburn 10, 1:27. 4, Carolina, Keponen 25 (Chiasson, Prlmeau), 2:43 (pp). 5, Carolina, Grlmson 3 (Kapanen, Prlmeau), 6:30. Penalties Hiil, Car (high-sticking), 1:48; Gagner, Fla (high-sticking), 2:03; Jovanovskl, Fla (roughing), 2:22; Emerson, Car (hooking), 7:50; Fitigerald, Fla (hooking), 11:41; Chiasson, Car (tripping), 12:42. Third Perlod-4, Florida, Kozlov 12 (Dvorak, Svehla), 12:01. 7, Florida, Mellanby 12 (Murphy, Gagner), 18:31. 8, Carolina, Prlmeau 22, 19:52 (en). Penaifies-Washburn, Fla (high-sticking), 1:15; Manderyllle, Car (interference), 3:44; O'Neill, Car (Interference), 8:50. Shots n goal-Carolina 10-W-3-29. Florida 13-9-1638. Power-plays Carolina 1 of 6; Florida 0 of 7. Goalies-Carolina, Kidd 15-18-2 (38 shots-35 saves). Florida, Vanblesbrouck 16-27-9 ( 28-24). A-14,703 (14,703). Referee-Dave Jackson. Linesmen-Tim Nowak, Pierre Racicot. Late Sunday Flames 5, Blues 3 St. Louis Calgary 0 1 2-3 3 I 2-5 First Period-!, Calgary, Morris 9 (Fleury, Ny-lander), 9:44 (pp). 2, Calgary, Bure 11 (Fleury, Allison), 11:27. 3, Calgary, Iginla 13 (Cassels, Tltov), 17:06. Penalties-Vclnnis, Cal (hooking), :46; Con-roy, StL (hooking), 3:22; Pronger, StL (tripping), 7:52; Bergevin, StL, maior (fighting), 12:59; Ward, Cal, maior (fighting), 12:59; Fleury, Cal, double minor-misconduct (hooking, roughing), 13:20; Pronger, StL (holding), 15:05; Conroy, StL (interference), 16:01. Second Peried-4, St. Louis, Courtnall 25 (Duchesne, Maclnnls), 1:50 (pp). Penalties Cassels, Cal (hooking), 1:34; Cassels, Cal (unsportsmanlike conduct), 1:50, Courtnall, StL (elbowing), 15:47. Third Period-5, Calgary, Domenlchelll 8 (Iginla), 2:04. 6, St. Louis, Courtnall 26 (Maclnnis, Murphy), 7:07. 7, St. Louis, Courtnall 27 (Murphy, Yake), 8:15. 8, Calgary, Fleury 24 (Dowd), 19:56 (en). Penalties-Rivers, StL (high-sticking), 10:22; Titov, Cal (roughing), 10:22; McAlpine, StL (elbowing), 11:11. Shots on goal-St. Louis 4-17-10-31. Calgary 13-11-8-32. Power-plays-St. Louis 1 of 5; Calgary 1 of 5. Goalies St. Louis, Fuhr 23-20-6 ( 31 shots-27 saves). Calgary, Tabaraccl 11-19-6 (31-28). A-16,675 (18,742). Referee-Paul Stewart. Linesmen Lonnie Cameron, Brad Lazarowlch. Coyotes 3, Sharks 1 San Jose Phoenix 0 1 0-1 1 2 0-3 First Period-I, Phoenix, Ronning 8 (Tocchet), 4:30 (pp). Penalties Gartner, Pho (holding), 1:05; WacLean, SJ (tripping), 3:47; Matteau, SJ (hooking), 8:05; Isbister, Pho (holding), 10:41; Nozarov, SJ, major (fighting), 13:53; McKenzie, Pho, maior (fighting), 13:53; Stapleton, Pho (boarding), 14:40; Granato, SJ (high-sticking), 19:53. Second Perlod-2, Phoenix, Tocchet 22 (Carney, Roenlck), 4:59. 3, San Jose, Nolan 12 (Gill, Friesen), 13:07 (pp). 4, Phoenix, Gartner 12 (Ronning, Doan), 19:46. Penalties-Dlduck, Pho (unsportsmanlike conduct), 5:15; Granato, SJ (unsportsmanlike conduct), 5:15; Ronning, Pho (tripping), 11:49; Baron, Pho (high-sticking), 14:28. Third Period-None. Penalties MacLean, SJ (roughing), :21; Tocchet, Pho, double minor (roughing), :21; Zyuzln, SJ (hooking), 3:21; Carney, Pho (roughing), 14:54. Shots on goal San Jose 9-6-1025. Phoenix 11-14-530. Power-plays San Jose 1 of 7, Phoenix 1 of 4. Goalies-San Jose, Vernon 24-21-5 ( 30 shots-27 saves). Phoenix, Khebibulin 23-26-10 ( 25-24). A 15,308 (16,210). Referee-Paul Devorski. LinesmenJay Sharrers, Wayne Bonney. way down the field toward the wrong goal before she finally noticed she was headed for her own goalie and turned around. But despite dropped balls, missed shots and other minor mishaps, the Lancers have maintained a sense of humor and purpose. "We run into each other a lot and our practices probably aren't as serious as some others, but we're just out to have fun and not concentrate on winning right now," said Collins, who scored the school's first goal and leads the team with seven. "I'm sure they'll have a more strict setting later as they get better." Not only are the Lancers building the foundation for girls lacrosse, they are creating opportunity for more girls to play college sports. "They've picked it up so quickly. There are definite college scholarships out there for these girls," said assistant coach Rhonda Loos. Loos said most of her players had never participated in sports. Arismendy is a member of the band who said she would have never played a sport if it wasn't for lacrosse, in which no one player has more experience than another. She has learned teamwork, how to work hard and keep her mouth shut She's taking pride in "showing them we're a good team even though we just started." And because of lacrosse, she sees hers? If a bule differently. "Now I'm one of the peopte who says. 'I have a game tonight' " 5n'ife,a"lh-aaiij,,Jat. Jbk JAV Jkla- aAh I C . C A Mtk : i X ..Z I Summaries Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 5 Chicago Detroit 2 2 10-5 113 0-5 First Period I, Chicago, Krivokrasov 10 (Ler-oux, Johnson), 6:40. 2, Detroit, Pushor 2 (Lapointe), 9:17. 3, Chicago, Moreau 8 (Kilger), 14:12. PenaltiesSimpson, Chi (interference), :59; Russell, Chi (holding), 15:44. Second Period-4, Chicago, Amonte 26 (Suter, Terreri), :52 (pp). 5, Chicago, Moreau 9 (Kilger, More), 1:11. 6, Detroit, lidstrom 17 (Murphy, Yzer-man), 16:47 (pp). Penalties-Maltby, Det (high-sticking), :07; Fedorov, Det (high-sticking), 7:27; Suter, Chi (tripping), 11:00; Russell, Chi, maior (fighting), 14:49; McCarty, Det, major (fighting), 14:49; LaFlamme, Chi icross-checking), 16:10; La-Pointe, Det (hooking), 17:49. Third Period-7, Detroit, Fedorov 2 (Yzerman, Lidstrom), 2:48 (pp). 8, Chicago, Daze 30 (Weln-rich), 14:21. 9, Detroit, Yzerman 19 (Lidstrom, Shanahanl, 15:02 (pp). 10, Detroit, Yzerman 20 (Fedorov, Lidstrom), 19:08. Penalties Krivokrasov, Chi (holding), 2:27; Fetisov, Det (hooking), 7:50; La-flamme, Chi (cross-checking), 14:46. Overtime-None. Penalty-Chellos, Chi (slashing), 2:25. Shots on goal-Chicago 9-8-5-1-23. Detroit 12-1216-5-45. Power-plays-Chicago 1 of 4; Detroit 3 of 7. Goalies-Chicago, Terreri 8-9-1 (45 shots-40 saves). Detroit, Hodson (15-11), Maracle 2-0-1 (1:11 second, 8-7). A-19,983 (19,983). Referee-Terry Gregson. Linesmen Dan McCourt, Brad Ko-vachik. All-Palm Beach WRESTLING Clan 4A First team 103: Phil Baker (Santaluces); 112: Peter Testa (John I. Leonard); 119: George Cintron (Wellington); 125: Eric villacampa (Spanish River); 130: Casey Knudtson (Santaluces); 135: Blane Davis (Palm Beach Lakes); 140: Rodrigo Dos Santos (Santaluces); 145: Keith Hersh (Spanish River); 152: Marco Pena (Wellington); 160: Duane Love (Santaluces); 171: Marco Castillo (Lake Worth); 189: David Fried-berg (Lake Worth); 215: Rudy St. Louis (Atlantic); Heavyweight: Jonathan Gibson (Atlantic.) Second team 103: Joe West (John I. Leonard); 112: Jason Gibson (Santaluces); 119: Hayden Stumberg (Spanish River); 125: Chris Medaugh (Palm Beach Lakes); 130: Jeffrey Angottl (Wellington); 135: Chris Daley (Santaluces); 140: Frank Lalla (Palm Beach Lakes); 145: Randy Morrissette (Santaluces); 152: Daniel Chuha (Lake Worth); 160: Mark Marino (John I. Leonard); 171: Nathan De Graves (John I. Leonard); 189: Alson Jacquet (Atlantic); 215: Gene Balli (John I. Leonard); Heavyweight: Sean Kilby (Lake Worth ) Conference champion: Santaluces. Coach of the Year: Sam Agrestl (Santaluces.) Class 5A First team 103: Todd Anderson (Jupiter); 112: Jon Jonas (Boca Raton); 119: Chris Allan (Boca Raton); 125: Domian Tatar (W T. Dwyer); 130: Mike Lucerl (Boca Raton); 135: Andre Moise (W.T. Dwyer); 140: Luke O'Boca Ratonien (Boca Raton); 145: David McLeod (W.T. Dwyer); 152: Adam Klavon (Boca Raton); 160: Phil Antico (Olympic Heights); 171: Ryan Smith (Boca Raton); 19: Shane Todd (Boca Raton); 215: Pat Spirelli (Palm Beach Gardens); Heavyweight: Jeftersin Exil (Boca Raton.) Second team 103: David Rudnlck (Olympic Heights); 112: Paul Llmegrover (Jupiter); 119: Derek Holt (W.T. Dwyer); 125: Jason Cole (Olympic Heights); 130: Boca Ratonian Wade (W.T. Dwyer); 135: Kevin McDermott (Palm Beach Gardens); 140: Jason Locker (Olympic Heights); 145: Mark Cannava (Olympic Heights); 152: Ryan Sheppard (W T. Dwyer); 160: Tom Holden (W T. Dwyer); 171: Logan Stanko (Olympic Heights), It Ryan Scully (Jupiter); 215: Jose Lopei (Olympic Heights), Heavyweight: Daniel Berkeczi (Palm Beach Gardens.) Conference champien: Boca Raton. Caacti the Year: Howard Primous (W.T. Dwyer I Classes 4A3A First team 103 David Sanchet (Forest Hill); 111: Robert Vil-larreal (Cardinal Newman); 119: Jon Warren (Poyel Palm Beach); 125: David Neal (Glades Central); 130: Tim Nelson (Forest Hill); 140: Sidney De-samour (Glades Central I; 145 Dan Powell (Suncoast); 152 Dan Messina (Suncoast); 160 Roger Dondell (Glades Central); 171: Terry Maxwell (Royal Palm Beach); 119: John Matute (Forest Mill); 215: Tommy Teianos (Royal Palm Beach); Heavyweight: Andy Miller (Royal Palm Beach ) Secamlteain 103 Joe Neering (Cardinal Newman); lit- Clive Staple (Glades Centrall; 125 Branch Ferhuson .. . .. ... . . n. u.nksmwAr 1 1- r rt , - (Larainai iwwmam, ijw ,,.-,- -nil Newman), 145 Eric Rios (Forest Hill). 152 Eud-son Montunal (Glades Centrall; i0: Ralph Luna (Forest Hill); 171 Jesus Fernandei (Forest Milll, lit Dave Morrow (Royal Palm Beachl. 115 Ow.jrit Forde (Glades Centrall; Heavyweight jermam King (Glades Central I a NanaratMe mentlea , , 103 Brent Peterson IRoyal Palm Beach); 125 Danny Blom tRoval Palm Beachl, 152 Mont,,o iGiedes Central). 10: M.e Gouiet IRoyal Palm Beach I Catrtereoce chamatan: Cardinal Newman Coacft 1 me Year: Joe Dente, Cardinal Newman BOYS BASKETBALL Class t First Sean An-on Page (Wellington), Walter Brooms (Jon Leonard) L J Smi lianiaiuceli ran -towsai (Weti.ng'aol. Dioscra.de Aivaret (Lae vert i. Brandon Merdemon iLaae Worth l ele Caieman (Palm Be.cs, Laeil. OW Dxiten l5a"teiKC), L i,ii'H Ind LMtu Jmto &ee"w ISw' , . Dannv Wr.gM lUKXItl. J FreOer-ct tLee Wort I urine, cfcamfiaa: Late Wortst Cmx m fe Year: jay McCrtct (Well'ng'ori) OonU Fim team wara ifwe.w (Juel. Cf Jartson IP Bc Geraetnl. Tremen Halt tSore eol. Jay Peroeencti ica eto"i. r-.i O Nee I T p.rt,i, im wf -e i T Dwr. James De-iara tCt"Tac Mean) 0ks, A're' pew a 6a-a"i ra" vw e.m t'im men ; T Drnfi. Ostat we r vt ' ti rmct cttaiwpiaw T Orf Cace M Year trre ,N T c"wvr1 U puma. F-t C F - Po ir c 1 - t - Mh nkBaV -rflAV sBaV' jjRsV-sPi: b kr-bbdk, 4 LANNIS WATERSStaff Photographer John I. Leonard's Kelly Collins gets hit in the head with a stick by a St. Michael's Independent School player during Monday's match. St. Michael's, a Stuart school, was playing its first match. GIRLS SOCCER Class 6A J" First team v 1 Ashley Snell (Wellington), Michelle White (John, I. Leonard), Nicole Justice (Santaluces), Jessica Narvaez (Wellington), Laurie Menkhaus (Spanish River), Lindsay Kayal (Wellington), Maren Jafreet (Spanish River), Amy Grenier (John I. Leonard Laura Schneider (Spanish River), Lisa Gomei-(Spanish River), Amanda Hopkins (Wellington), jj ti u Second team , Krista Fine (Atlantic), Vanessa Vasquei (LaitM Worth), Christina White (John I. Leonard), Amber ' Tolletson (Spanish River), Meghan McCarthy (Spanish River), Lindsay Yonadi (Spanish River), Rachel Schroeder (John I. Leonard), Fiona O'NetU-(Palm Beach Lakes), Celina Murray (Santaluces4i Erin Redfield (Wellington), Rachel Elsby (Spanish . River). . " Conference Co-champions: Wellington and Spanish t River Coach of the Year: Brian Sfrfngo (Wellington) " '' Class 5A First team Liz Swtnson (Boca Raton), Kerr! Black bur (Boca Raton), Vanessa Randolph (Olympic, Heights), Becky Walker (Palm Beach Gardens), Nl--: cole Garvey (Jupiter), Kara Rao (Olympic Heights), Keili Partridge (Palm Beach Gardens r,-Kristina Hritz (Jupiter), Ashley Weeks (Jupiter), Tami Tringoli (William T, Dwyer), Jill Robe (Bec-Raton), Paula Hurley (Olympic Heights) i Second team Erin Pargerl (Olympic Heights), Carey Turner (William T. Dwyer), Kelly Saxe (Patm Beach Gardens), Courtney Lentz (Jupiter), Monique MilterM' (Boca Raton), Lisa Castio (Jupiter), Jade Jacobs? (William T. Dwyer), Sara Tacy (Boca Raton), Alj,) cia Burt (Boca Raton), Dana Bordes (Olympic Heights) Honorable mention Carli Hutton (Jupiter), Marisa Gill (Palm Beach Gardens), Mille Mazingo (Olympic Heights), Erica Echevarna (Jupiter) Conference Champion: Boca Raton Coach of th Year: Stan Lembryk (Jupiter) t Classes 4 A '3 A ' First team AHyssa Cunningham (Suncoast), Lynn Renkirr (Cardinal Newman), Lindsey O'Donnefl (Pope-John Paul), Erin Moylan (Pope John Paul), Tasha Naiywajko (Suncoast), Beatriz Mascaro (Pop John Paul), Melissa Martinez (Royal Palm Beach), Colleen Ford (Suncoast), Charlotte Vening (Cardinal Newman, Tiffany Milne (Pope John Paul), Jacki Frazier (Suncoast), Holland Harriss (Suncoast) Second team Oenise Vanson (Cardinal Newman), Kendra Green (Royal Palm Beach), Kimya Randolph (Suncoast), Marley Goodman (Cardinal Newman,), Mind! Scaggs (Cardinal Newman), Alicia Maidy (Forest Hill), Roxanne Juhus (Suncoast), Sheyna Gourgourinis (Pope John Paul), Bree Adamson (Royal Palm Beach), Pam Adeimy (Forest Hi Ik), Keily Miller (Suncoast), Kelly Herron (Pop John Paul), Angi Kyle (Cardinal Newman). Hnrabl mention Nichoie Peters (Royal Palm Beach), Stecey M otter (Forest Hill), Rene S'leo (Pop John PeuW. Kati Peacock (Forest Hill), Thus Kutshak (Cardinal Newman), Lon Chtsm (Cardinal Newman), Corey Roshkind (Suncoast), Diane Feur (Suncoast), Miryam St Fori (Glades Central), Dari.jjr Venal (Glades Central), Amanda Newhovs Ctternc ChampteR: Pope John Paul Caach at th Year: Dan Kreidler (Suncoast) 4 CHEERLEADING Class 4A First team Allison Stewart (Spanish River); Mayra Rodriguez (Spanish River); Mantsa Dauta (Atlantic). Darren Clayton (Santaluces), Lanss Frtfiner (Santaluc) " Mavra Rodriguez (Spanish Rivr). Allison Stew-prt I Spanish Rtwf ), Kim ChiodO I Atrc Coacft f th Yean jenmter Ptrio (Spomth R-y-' I Clau iA Firvt team Me ssa Roman (OtytTipic He.ghni; Jns Ws (Otvmptc Hghti). JOv ROU (JuD-'r), R'fckt B b n i Pim fteoch Grdem. jvnmter Hvgrttet (Paim Bcoctt &rdnt ) 4 i Aitev Rukeutui (Jupterl, Antfr C ' (0yrfp M.ghH) " Ignrk P-p. fteocA Gar-tesi d Wo Pam Bct &- ) Cct l ffw Vr- CJte ttobinaon M T Owy ) Cu A First team t Kriittn oe iSuvros), jvca Keorvv m? coas'i. VasHeni Tnpon iPatecti frm -. ton i9oai Paim Bea !. i't Carter t ft Ptm Beach I .1 r, -e fvJ Pat Devrnn 'eva p! ) ,m Cri e t Yr. jrrtt aAara ioi Bjoc man), Bernard Jackson (Pohokee), Bob St. Preux (Forest Hill), Jonathan Brown (Glades Central). Second team Qreg Collucci (Cardinal Newman), Anquan Bol din (Pahokee), Markus Emerson (Suncoast), Howard Osborne (Royal Palm Beach), B. J. Lovett (Glades Central), Kris Sewer (Suncoast). Conference champion: Glades Central. Coach of the Year: Floyd Henry (Pahokee). GIRLS BASKETBALL Class 6A First team Monique Leonard (Santaluces), Lauren Delaney (Wellington), Meghan Saake (Wellington), Noelle Griffin (Palm Beach Lakes), Janelle Antoine (Atlantic), Shatoya Coogle (Spanish River). Second team Marvelous Washington (Palm Beach Lakes), Keri Groover (Palm Beach Lakes), Letlcia Graham (John I Leonard), Natasha Crui (John I. Leonard), Franceta Rail (Lake Worth). Terrisha Kearse (Lake Worth). Conference champion: Wellington. Coach of the Year: Larry Griesemer (Wellington). Class 5A First team Laura Roth (Jupiter), Mogali Merat (Boca Raton), Melissa Anderson (Boca Raton), Stephanie In-fantino (Olympic Heights), Jessie Scale (Palm Beach Gardens), Tamia Williams (Palm Beach Gardens). Secend team Sue Burke (Jupiter), Shayla Thompson (Olympic Heights), Renee Stennett (Olympic Heights), Beth Byron (Palm Beach Gardens), Emily Traugh (Palm Beach Gardens), Erin McCue (W. T. Dwyer). Conference champion: Palm Beach Gardens. Co-coaches of the Year: Cassandra Rahming (Boca Raton) and Jim Traugh (Palm Beach Gardens). Class 4A First team Terah James (Suncoast), Exravia Cunningham (Suncoast), Jessica Beaver (Pope John Paul), Lauren Hills (Cardinal Newman), Robbie Banks (Pahokee), Kim Coleman (Glades Central). Secend team . , Tare White (Cardinal Newman), Natasha Jecinte IForest Hill), Brandi Pringle (Pahokee), Blair Parker (Pope John Paul), Tiffany Morgan (Forest H'll). Kenvatta Connaway (Suncoast). Conference champien: Suncoast. Coach et the Year: Tim Koerber (Pope John Paul). BOYS SOCCER Class A First team Dam. an Hurga (Palm Beach Lakts), Dana Richard (rteiiinoton,, Arturo Moraga (John I. Leonard), Jason Varsaije (Spanish Rir), Harold Lang (Spanish River), nan wonn (wnngigiif, t-i-m Viber (Atlantic), Brent Eggieston (Spanish River), jH Moses (Wellington), Shayn Logan (John I. Leonard), Chris Ktyes (Wellington). fecentf team B.iiv Hell (Wellington), Chris Zelaya (Atlantic), Rodngo Garcia (Wellington), Eff-an Gayt (Palm Beach Lafces). Jason Mendiguren (Palm Beach Laes. tan Wilson (Wellington), Edward Prtca (Senteluces), T J Beach (Wellington), Cory Allison (Wetngton). Aiei Bruno (Lake worth), Pablo Castro I John ( Leonard) Centereitcf Chamawtv Wellington Caacn af mc Tear: Jason Chung (Santaluces) Class SA First team John Sfcora (Olympic Heights), K C Hiltiker (Ju-p.ter) Hector Navarro (Boca Raton). Dan Skelton (OWmpic He-ghts), nk Gitter (Palm Beach Gardens), Jon Gen'tte (Jupiter), David Green (Jupiter,. Enrique Biao (Boca Raton), Is reel Manro (Jupiter), ivo Cetiheno (Boca Raton), Alfonso Oe-Ares lOlymptc He-ghts), .tract Garcia ( Jupiter). Sec team Pace Mento (Jupter), Robert Kvyper (Jupiter) josft Virkte- fPatm Beach Gardens), Ryan McOoneid (Otympc HeghH) Chrit Lewcjv Boca Raont, Kevn O ' WH-m T Dwyet, Rone Cota (Boca Rate), M-fce Leahy Oivm-p-c re gh?si. Steven Arbvrow (Pam Beech Gar-es) Loete 2agnt (O-irmp-C t-te'ghi, Jm Fncia vVH.am T Dwyffr j. Sr,, D'i lOymptc H-0t. Vtcwt A(b iBoca Vatant CaMHrtrKf CMmatM: Jup-ter Ceacft at if Tear: Sten Lempryt ( Jup ter) Ctattet 4A 1A Firsf teeow SwWt (Swvoas), RHet Supers (Sw-coas', Rutf G (ScoM, O" 'nS 1S-cs Dn.4 teft (Wncoastt. Stephen Gma fC":'e rww ). Jv Oufep iCad-") -mm. tW' Barrv iCar-n Nftwwl, Rod A-re4a pm jo. PauM. Crc (Pop Jwn pbm-i w w"3oc (Pop J PeHl. owtfrfm oo4or ' e Mfltw rRtyvat m vc?c Poe m eiK " "i cs ( en (Pop jo Pvm. f l (yn J iC'd V.t'' ' fa ' - L - Wct, Let s mrr tiKomvt j Wwi By Dani Davies Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Carla Arismendy faced the goal, about to take her first penalty shot, but her lacrosse stick still felt awkward in her hands. Three days before, still unsure of what lacrosse was, the John I. Leonard junior picked up the stick for the first time. Now she was playing in the Lancers' first game. Cradling the ball, she closed split second and . on EXTRA her eyes for took the shot. The referee's whistle blew, and she felt a passing feeling of perfection as she realized what she had done. i "I scored?" she thought 1 Two months ago, no player on the John I. Leonard girls lacrosse team had ever seen lacrosse. Some had never heard of it. '. But the Lancers became the first girls team from a Palm Beach County public school to play lacrosse, paving the road for a sport that might carve a niche for itself in the county's future. ' The sport was chosen by John 1. Leonard in an effort to satisfy Title IX regulations dealing with gender equity, but some other schools may follow suit Athletic directors from three schools .Santaluces, Spanish River and Olympic Heights have expressed interest in starting lacrosse programs next season. "Some schools created more junior varsity teams or freshmen teams, but the only way we're going to counter the numbers in football is to have a new sport for girls," said Linda Cowart, the program planner for athletics and physical education in Palm Beach County high schools. The same efforts that satisfied the Department of Education brought six girls who had never played lacrosse before out to John I. Leonard's first practice two months ago. They had 16 before the first game, and now there are 21 on the roster. The Lancers trek from Fort Lauderdale to Vero Beach to compete, mostly against private schcxJs, including St Andrew's and St Edward's. The only other public school they play is Sebastian River. s "Before the Sebastian River Lacrosse facts PLAYERS: 12 on a team. EQUIPMENT: A yellow rubber ball and a stick or crosse with a net at the top. All players can wear gloves, but only goalies wear protective gear. MATCH: Two 25-minute halves that feature continuous play. There is a 10-minute half time. SCORING: One point for a goal. KEY TERM: Cradling (keeping the ball moving in the net). SEASON: High school teams play in the spring. However, lacrosse is not sanctioned by the Florida High School Activities Association. game, none of us had seen a real field so the ref had to walk us around and show us the lines and everything," said Amy Collins, a senior who also plays soccer. The Lancers have endured embarrassing moments. "In the first game, we brought all white balls to the game and the ref came up and asked us for the regulation yellow balls, so we had to go on a hunt for yellow," said assistant coach Chris Holley. "Now our cheer before each game is "Yellow Balls!" Against Palm Beach Day. sophompre Cary Cocker ran half- lv.:V-Av,P PB V. ajkw fc

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