Brian Bogle of Old Mill and Southern's Caroline Duffy have been named the winners of the Award for high school basketball.
Named after the late Andover and North County basketball coach who died of cancer several years ago, the award includes a $1,500 scholarship to one boy and one girl basketball player from a county public high school.
County coaches had the opportunity to nominate a player from their teams who is an outstanding student and represents the qualities Hart stood for. Hart's dedication, determination and discipline set the standard at Andover High for 30 years.
Winners of the award are not normally All-County players but rather, in the words of tournament chairman Don Larson, "the unsung hero types."
Bogle, the son of Glen Burnie's retired basketball coach, Terry Bogle, and Duffy were such players for their respective teams, leading with hustle and unselfishly helping their teams by doing the intangibles that don't show up in the scorebook. Each also set a fine example in the classroom.
Duffy is the Southern valedictorian with a 4.30 grade point average and a Scholastic Assessment Test score of 1,340. She is considering the University of Rochester, Holy Cross and Western Maryland.
Bogle, a 3.5 student with an SAT score over 1,100, has committed to the University of Maryland at College Park to play baseball. He is Old Mill's third baseman and clean-up hitter in the spring.
4A East baseball
Last Sunday's lottery draw for the state's open baseball tournament eliminated any possibility of No. 1 Arundel and No. 2 Old Mill meeting in the region final.
Defending 4A state champion Arundel (17-3) drew the No. 10 seed and a first-round game in the 4A East region at No. 7 seed Severna Park (10-7) on Friday. The game figures to be a rematch of Arundel's Kurt Light (6-1) and the Falcons' Scott Vane (3-3), a duel which the Wildcats won, 2-1.
Last Friday, Arundel took the second meeting between the teams, 7-1, with Derek Loosararian (6-0) getting the victory.
The Arundel/Severna Park winner plays No. 2 seed Northern-Calvert County, which drew a first-round bye, in Monday's quarterfinals.
No. 2 Old Mill (18-2) drew a first-round bye and will play the winner of the game between 11th-seeded Annapolis and sixth-seeded Queen Anne's Monday. An Arundel-Old Mill match-up in Wednesday's semifinal is conceivable and would be the fourth meeting of the season between the two teams. They split in regular season and play for the county championship at 7 o'clock tonight at Northeast High.
No. 5 Chesapeake (15-5) is the dark horse at the top of the 4A East bracket with the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye.
The Cougars play the winner of the Glen Burnie-Meade first-round game on Monday in the quarterfinals.
North County (4) also plays Monday at home against (5) Calvert -- both drew first-round byes -- and the winner meets the Chesapeake/Glen Burnie vs. Meade winner in Wednesday's region semifinals.
"I think we got a good draw," said Chesapeake coach Jim Simms, finding a silver lining after losing the North Division to Mike Ziegler and Old Mill by 3-0 on Monday. Ziegler pitched a one-hitter.
"I'm giving the kids off [Tuesday] and the rest of the week, waiting to play Monday, we get to rest our pitching," Simms said. "You are allowed to have a scrimmage and that's what we hope to do to get ready. I don't see the layoff hurting us at all."
Around the horn
Top ranked Arundel is expected to pitch Loosararian (6-0) against No. 2 Old Mill's Craig Haney (4-0) or T.J. Antonacci (4-1) in tonight's championship game. Arundel won the South Division with a league record of 15-1, its only loss coming to North County, 12-9. Old Mill took the North with a mark of 14-2 (losses to No. 5 Chesapeake and Arundel). . . . Old Mill coach Mel Montgomery reminded his players before Monday's division clincher over Chesapeake that "all our wins don't mean anything unless you win championships." Montgomery also praised his team's defense, which did not commit an error.
Pub Date: 5/08/96