Howard County Snapshots

October 26, 2005

BOYS

SPORT FOOTBALL

B.J. Smoot, Hammond

STATS -- Selected to the All-County second-team offense the past two seasons at running back, the senior is enjoying another strong season running the ball for the Bears. In five games, he has 110 carries for 883 yards and seven touchdowns, also catching seven passes for 152 yards and a touchdown. Smoot didn't start playing football until his sophomore year, but quickly made up for lost time by running for more than 200 yards in the first game he ever played.

SIDELINES -- Smoot has been on the varsity basketball team at Hammond since his freshman year and started playing lacrosse last season. He maintains a 2.86 grade point average and is considering sports medicine or psychology as majors in college.

GIRLS

SPORT VOLLEYBALL

Julie Hollrah, Glenelg

STATS -- A three-year starter and captain, the 5-foot-10 senior hitter has been a dominating presence for the No. 3 Gladiators (10-2) this season. Hollrah is among the metro area leaders in kills (137, 3.1 per game) and digs (244, 5.5) and has a .926 serve percentage.

SIDELINES -- After injuring her shoulder playing volleyball in her sophomore year, Hollrah went through rehabilitation and found an interest in physical therapy. She is doing a mentorship at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore and plans to make physical therapy her major in college. Maintaining a 3.5 grade point average, Hollrah is a member of the National Honor Society among other school activities. She enjoys all music - country being her favorite.

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