City basketball coaches are in the process of forming a Metro Coaches Association, a non-profit group that will work toward funding its own charitable and educational programs.
First up is the Eastside-Westside all-star basketball games, set at Morgan State on April 13. Underclassmen will tap off at 6 p.m. and the senior all-stars will meet at 8 p.m.
Tickets ($3 advance/$5 at door) will soon be available at metro area schools. Proceeds will benefit the Scholarship Fund and the association's S.A.T. Tutorial Program.
* Fallston's Jenny Howard ran a personal best 10 minutes, 51.03 seconds in the 2-mile run at the National Prep in the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University recently. She placed fourth, with the winner being the first high school girl ever to run the distance under 10 minutes. Howard placed fourth and her time was the fastest ever by an area girl indoors or outdoors.
* Once again, the McDonald's Capital Classic, set for March 27 at the Capital Centre, has virtually snubbed Baltimore. Only Devin Gray of St. Frances has been selected to play for the Capital All-Stars against the U.S. All-Stars.
Two Maryland recruits, Johnny Rhodes of Dunbar, D.C., and Wayne Bristol of High Point, will be on the Capital All-Star roster.
Baltimore's Dunbar, ranked No. 3 nationally, should have had a representative, namely senior Terrance Alexander.