Numbers show teams of decade


January 11, 1998|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

Stats and numbers can be fun. With that in mind, here's a little test to see how good of a county high school boys basketball fan you are.

With less than two years left in the 1990s, can you name, without peeking at the chart, the eight county teams that have won 100 games to date?

The same eight teams may not make the list during the next millennium because the pendulum is swinging. Such upstart programs as Archbishop Spalding (10-5), St. Mary's (8-6), Chesapeake (6-2), South River (5-3), and even Severna Park (3-5 but improving) could replace some of them.

Winning 100 games indicates a successful program, and if you got all eight, you are an avid Anne Arundel County hoops fan.

Annapolis, the leader, is the only one of the seven public schools with three appearances in the final four at Cole Field House during this decade.

The Panthers have been to Cole in their state championship year of 1990, as well as 1991 and 1996. The last appearance by Annapolis, in 1996, was a state record 23rd and the 1990 state title was the seventh and last by a county boys team.

Last season, for the first time since 1967, the county did not send one boys team to Cole in any classification.

Severn School is the county's only private school team among the 100-game winners.

As for the most 20-win seasons during the 1990s, Annapolis has six, Severn four and Broadneck three.

Interestingly enough, of the other five schools, only Old Mill and Southern-Harwood have not had a 20-win season but have averaged 13 wins a year.

Ross red-shirted

Tony Ross, a 6-foot-5 All-Metro forward who averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds at Arundel last year, was redshirted at C. W. Post College on Long Island this winter.

C. W. Post is expected to move to NCAA Division I next season.

"My days go quickly with three hours of practice, two hours mandatory study hall and 16 credits of college-level courses," Ross wrote this reporter. "I'm working hard on my outside shooting and am being trained for a No. 3 position on my team. Hopefully, someday I will be back in the Maryland area playing basketball."


North County's Mike Wooden, who was an All-Metro pitcher and The Sun's 1995 Anne Arundel County Baseball Player of the Year, could be headed to Alaska this summer. Wooden, in his junior year at the University of Maryland might be a draft pick in June, but if he decides not to sign, he will pitch this summer in the northwest.

Wooden was recruited by the Georgetown baseball coach, who runs a summer team in the Alaska League for college players.

"They draw a lot of players from California, and I've heard it's a very good league," said Wooden. "I thought it would be a chance to see what it's like to spend a summer away from home playing baseball, and the caliber of competition interested me."

Wooden was drafted in the 44th round by the Orioles after his senior season in high school but turned down a pro contract to accept a baseball scholarship to play for the Terps and coach Tom Bradley.

Chuck Manns, a Wooden teammate at College Park and an All-Metro outfielder at Old Mill, has decided to redshirt his second year with the Terps. Nagging hamstring and knee injuries have frustrated the smooth-fielding athlete, who was All-County in football and baseball at Old Mill.

The injuries have not effected Manns' performance in the classroom, where he continues to be an honor student.

Mike D'Archangelo, a second-team All-County shortstop at Broadneck last spring, made the Maryland baseball team in the fall as a walk-on.

Clint Holtz, a 6-foot-10 basketball player who graduated from Broadneck in 1987 and played at George Washington and Niagara universities, will play professionally in Australia this fall.

In case you missed it, Arundel's Rob Connolly, No. 2 ranked 160-pounder in the state by the Maryland Wrestling Association, pinned No. 6 David Young of McDonough in Charles County at 3: 26 of their bout last week.

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County's 100-game winners in the 1990s

Starting with the 1989-90 season, here's how the top boys

basketball teams rank through games of Jan. 9:

Rank Team, Coach, '90-'98 record, This season, In states

1. Annapolis, John Brady, 169-37, 7-1, '90, '91, '96

2. Severn, Three (a), 149-67, 2-7, --

3. Broadneck, Ken Kazmarek, 146-53, 3-5, 1995

4. Southern, Tom Albright, 112-82, 6-2, 1996

5. Arundel, Three (b), 110-83, 1-7, 1995

6. Old Mill, Paul Bunting, 109-85, 4-4, 1992

Meade, Butch Young, 106-89, 4-4, 1993

8. Glen Burnie, Two (c), 103-89, 3-5, 1994


a.) Severn has been coached by Jim Doyle (1990-93 and 1997-98), Tank Duckett (1995-97), and Wayne Fowler (1993-95).

b.) Arundel has been coached by Gerald Moore (1990-96), V.J. Keith (1996-97) and Hank Kuzma (1997-98).

c.) Glen Burnie has been coached by Terry Bogle (1990-96) and Mike Rudd (1996-98).

Pub Date: 1/11/98

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