Dominion junior Sara Hurwitch took sixth place at the Virginia AA golf championships yesterday at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal, finishing with a two-day total of 77-77 -- 154 on the par-72 course.

Hurwitch was tied with Virginia High's Daniels Triplett after 36 holes, and Triplett won a three-hole playoff to take fifth.

"I really wanted to play well this season and get to this point," Hurwitch said. "I'm happy with what I did."

Western Albemarle's Cory Amory won the individual title with a 146, and his teammate Chris Ray shot a third-place 150 as the Warriors won the team title with 618 strokes.

Courtland's Chris Hamm tied for 10th with a 157. Loudoun Valley senior Nick Kelley was 19th with a 160.

Connelly Guts Out a Win in Golf

Northeast senior Stephanie Connelly had one of her worst rounds in recent memory -- and still finished first at the Maryland District 5 golf tournament, encompassing Howard and Anne Arundel counties.

Connelly's 74 marked the best girls' score by six strokes, and Broadneck's Josh Peck shot a 76 to win the boys' tournament. Broadneck and Severna Park tied for first in the team competition.

A two-time state champion, Connelly dismissed her third District 5 title with a quick shrug.

"I played so bad," Connelly said. "I mean, it's nice to win, but I'll have to play a lot better than this to win state."

Bowie's Stoutsenberger Has Right Stuff

Bowie's Billy Stoutsenberger shot a 73 to take his third consecutive Prince George's County golf title, edging Douglass freshman Aaron Anderson by one stroke at Marlborough Golf Club.

"William Stoutsenberger has been a model of consistency," Bowie Coach Rodney Lathern said, "and I'm looking forward to his performance in the state championship."

The state championships are scheduled take place Oct. 26-28 at the University of Maryland.

Bowie won the team championship with a score of 311, ahead of second-place Douglass (341).

Oxon Hill senior Deztany Jackson won the girls' title with an 86, and Eleanor Roosevelt's Caroline Sweet was second at 91.

Allbrecht Boosts DeMatha in Soccer

Junior midfielder Kyle Allbrecht converted an indirect free kick in the 20th minute to give the DeMatha boys' soccer team a 1-0 victory over Bishop Ireton in a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference game at Trinity University.

The victory came the same day that DeMatha (9-0-2) moved into the top spot in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's rankings.

"I'm happy for the boys, but any kind of ranking in the middle of the season has its dangerous side," DeMatha Coach Daffyd Evans said. "We have to remain very cautious." . . .

Carroll senior forward Johnathan Orlando scored both goals in the Lions' 2-0 victory over WCAC foe Bishop McNamara, one in each half. Orlando has 12 goals this season, seven in the last three games. . . .

Episcopal freshman goalkeeper Zach Glubiak made five saves as the Maroon tied Woodberry Forest, 0-0. Glubiak has allowed six goals in eight games for Episcopal. . . .

After her team lost a one-goal lead in the second half, Elizabeth Seton junior Stephany St. Aubin scored her second goal of the game with a minute left, giving the Roadrunners a 2-2 tie with Holy Child in a WCAC girls' soccer game. Junior Marissa Diaz assisted on the tying goal.

Dozier Powers St. John's in Volleyball

St. John's junior middle blocker Kristen Dozier had 19 kills and 10 blocks as the Cadets defeated Good Counsel, 25-21, 11-25, 25-22, 28-26, in a WCAC volleyball game. Cadets senior hitter Jourdan Dozier had 30 digs, 17 kills and 8 blocks in the victory and senior setter Allison Way had 17 digs and 34 assists.

-- Sean P. Flynn, Eli Saslow and Chris Aguilar