North County High School athletic director Mike Baker announced overthe weekend that the school will officially name its gymnasium afterAndover High basketball coach Dick Hart.
Hart, who died Feb. 2 after a long illness, was the only boys hoops coach Andover had in 30 years. The Andover building now houses North County High after the merger with Brooklyn Park. Hart was to be the Knights' first basketball coach until his illness kept him off the sidelines.
"We are proud and happy in the North County community to announcethat on April 10 we will name our gymnasium Hart Hall, after Dick," Baker said. "The official ceremony will take place between the basketball games that night."
The school has established a scholarship fund in Hart's honor and will sponsor a benefit basketball doubleheader for the fund Wednesday, April 10. At 6 p.m. alumnus from Andover and Brooklyn Park will play, though not against each other.
At 7:30 p.m., sportscaster Keith Mills will lead the WMAR-Channel 2 TV All-Stars against a team of adults from Hart's parish church, St. John's Lutheran of Linthicum.
Meade senior Waddell Williams, a guard-linebacker on the Mustangs football team, has been named a high school All-American by Bigger, Faster, Stronger magazine.
Williams, who is 5-feet-9 and 205 pounds,won the designation in weightlifting by squatting 455 pounds, benching 375 and dead-lifting 605.
"Waddell is also a fine student, witha 2.7 GPA, and has been on the Principal's Honor Roll for the last two years," Meade football coach Hayse Henderson said.
"He hopes tocontinue playing football in college but has not yet decided on a school."
Williams was an Anne Arundel County Sun All-County second-team linebacker and was named to the Coaches First Team in the 4A League.