DAVE WALL, TIM COLLINS Broadneck
There was no way to split up these two double gold-medal winners in last week's Class 4A state indoor track championships at Baltimore's Fifth Regiment Armory. Each deserves to be the overall Male Athlete of the Week.
Wall won the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10 minutes, 11.8 seconds while Collins copped the 800 run in 2:06.1.
Then, the two teamed up with Derek Anderson and Joe Dugan to win the 3,200 relay in 8:26.3.
Wall and Collins were the county's only two double-winners as the Bruins of Coach Jerry Kiple took fourth place in the state meet with 35 points. Eleanor Roosevelt of Prince George's County won the state title with 56 points followed by Old Mill at 42.5 and Suitland, also of Prince George's, third, with 42 team points.
In the fall, Wall and Collins played integral parts in the Bruins' cross country county and region championships and second-place finish in the states.
TOP FEMALE ATHLETES
TWO-MILE RELAY TEAM
Chesapeake only finished sixth overall in theteam standings for the state 4A indoor track championships at Baltimore's Fifth Regiment Armory, but its 3,200-meter relay team gave the Cougars a lot to cheer about.
The long-distance juggernaut of Christi Bridgman, Monica Gibson, Jeanine Macmillan and Tracy Starke made it back-to-back state titles with a first-place clocking of 10 minutes, 10 seconds.
Edwards, the county's leading scorer with an average of 27.4 points pergame, poured in 71 points in two games as Annapolis (19-3) took the top seed in the Class 4A Region IV playoffs, which began last night.
With the top seed, the defending state 4A champion Fighting Panthers had a first-round bye last night and have the home-court advantagethroughout the playoffs. Annapolis plays its first game at 7 tomorrow night against last night's No. 5 seed Severna Park (10-12) at No. 4Meade (17-5) winner.
Edwards scored 30 last Tuesday night as Annapolis took a 98-84 sprint meet over Southern (12-10) that Coach John Brady called "better than NASCAR racing."
Friday night in the No. 1-seed clincher, Edwards scored 41 points in an 85-57 romp over Glen Burnie (5-17). In his two prolific games, the 6-foot-5 senior had allbut seven of his points via field goals.
Edwards bombed in 31 buckets from the floor, two from the three-point range.
Sisk led the Bulldogs (10-10) of Coach Linda Kilpatrick to the county 3A-2A League championship and fifthseed in the Class 2A Region III playoffs with a 69-39 rout of South River (9-13) Friday.
A 5-foot-9 junior forward, Sisk fired in a game-high 21 points to pace the Dawgs over the Seahawks to cop the 3A-2A title by a game over Northeast. Southern was 3-1 in county action while Northeast was 2-2.
Earlier in the week, Sisk bagged 14 pointsin a thrilling 45-43 victory over Annapolis in overtime.
With thetwo victories, Southern qualified for postseason play a 12th consecutive year under Coach Kilpatrick.
Selected by sports columnist Pat O'Malley for the week ending Feb. 23. Only players nominated by coachesand the public are selected for the Players of the Week column. Nominations must be phoned to Pat O'Malley's 24-hour Sportsline, 647-2499, absolutely no later than 11 p.m. Sunday for inclusion in Tuesday's paper.