Anne Arundel County basketball coaches have chosen Ahmed Middleton (Annapolis) and Elise Maccubbin (North County) as the first recipients of the Dick Hart Award.
The award, started by county coordinator of physical education and athletics Paul Rusko, is sponsored by the school board and is given to players deemed to exemplify what the late Andover coach represented.
Hart died at age 53 on Feb. 2 after a long battle with brain cancer. During his 29-year career as Andover's only head coach, Hart's teams were noted for their work ethic, consistency and perseverance.
Middleton, known best as a running back until this year, excelled inside (averages of 8.2 points, 8.3 rebounds) although he is just 6 feet 1. Maccubbin is a forward who averaged 5.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists.
A basketball doubleheader to benefit the Dick Hart Scholarship Fund will be held at North County on April 10, starting at 6 p.m.
Alumni from the former Andover and Brooklyn Park high schools will play in the first game. The second will pit the WMAR TV-2 All-Stars, including Andover alumnus Keith Mills, and a team from the coach's parish, St. John's Lutheran Church.
Tickets are $5, and anyone interested in playing should call the school at 859-5400.
Also, the first Dick Hart Golf Classic will be held June 21 at Bear Creek Golf Club in Westminster. Call 859-5400 for details.
Three former football coaches at area schools have been chosen for induction into the Maryland Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
They are: Vic Woods (Mount St. Joseph and Atholton, 1947-78), the late Jerry Mears (Arundel and Meade, 1968-87) and the late Howdy Myers (St. Paul's, 1935-45).
The induction ceremony will be held during the University of Maryland Spring Football Clinic on May 5. The ceremony will begin at 8:30 p.m.
Also, the Jerry Mears Special Service Award will be presented to Suter Kegg, a longtime sportswriter at the Cumberland Times.
Maryland will participate for the second time in the Sun Belt Classic Baseball Series on June 18-24 in Stillwater, Okla. Patterson coach Roger Wrenn has been chosen as the head coach for Team Maryland. He will be assisted by Jim Miller (C. Milton Wright) and Jeff Smoot (J.M. Bennett).
Teams from Oklahoma, Florida, California, Ohio and Georgia also will compete. Last year Maryland finished 1-6.
Team Maryland will be chosen in May through tryouts that will coincide with the tryouts for the Crown High School All-Star Game.
For the first time in at least 10 years, there is a three-way battle for the Anne Arundel County 4A All-Sports Trophy.
Only Old Mill and Severna Park have won the trophy, but Broadneck is running a close third.
Broadneck teams have 82 points to 86 for Severna Park, which holds a 9-7 lead in the all-time standings. Old Mill leads with 90.
South River (21) leads Northeast (19) and Southern (13) in the chase for the 2A-3A trophy.
Records, streaks, milestones: Southern of Baltimore's Jerry Fischer pitched a no-hitter yesterday, striking out 15, as the Bulldogs defeated Annapolis, 12-0, in the opening round of the Brother Joe Weber Tournament at Cardinal Gibbons. Fischer struck out 11 straight. . . . Friends played its first varsity baseball in five years last week, defeating Arlington Baptist, 4-1, in a Maryland Scholastic Association C Conference game. Ben Jones struck out 11 and Justin Reis drove in two runs, including the game-winner in the eighth inning. . . . Old Mill and Chesapeake-Anne Arundel played into a county-record fifth overtime Tuesday before the visiting Patriots won the boys lacrosse game, 4-3, on Christian Spears' third goal of the game. . . . St. Paul's School for Girls will play host to the Heaton Mersey lacrosse team from England in a scrimmage today at 3:45 p.m.
Overtime: Steve Miller, resigned at Archbishop Spalding last week before coaching a baseball game, citing a conflict with his work in sales. Named to the position was Tom Lind, a longtime American Legion coach in Cheverly. . . . John Carroll reports that Bernie Mullin has resigned as boys basketball coach.