Name: Matt Bair
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Getting eight hits and batting in four runs during the South Penn League finalsto help lead the Taneytown Cardinals past the New Oxford (Pa.) Twinsto win their second straight league title
Residence; hometown: Westminster
Occupation: Employed by National Building Leasing Inc. in Westminster
Education: Graduate of Westminster High School; graduate of East Middle School in Westminster; graduate of Robert Moton Elementary School in Westminster
Family: Mother: Tinia Byers, secretary at Carroll County General Hospital in Westminster; Father: Emerson, owner of the National Building Leasing Inc. in Westminster; Sister: Heather, senior at SalisburyState University in Wicomico County; Brothers: Jeremy, attends West Middle School in Westminster; Michael, attends Robert Moton Elementary School and Jon-David Byers, attends Charles Carroll Elementary School
Place of worship: Grace Lutheran in Westminster
Activities/hobbies: basketball, golf
Accomplishments: Earned two varsity letters in both baseball and basketball at Westminster High, participated on the Westminster High cross country team
Recipient's comments: "It was good to play well coming out of a slump in the middle of the season. I thought my defense was the best part of my game this season at third base. There is not much doubt we'll be back in the championship next year and maybe many years to follow."
Nominations: Call 876-8771, 857-0550 or (800) 829-8000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays; you also can FAX your information to 876-0233.