Athletes Of The Week

Athletes of the Week

December 07, 2005

BOYS

South Carroll's Burns shows his versatility

Sport Football

South Carroll's Jason Burns had a big game in last week's Class 2A state semifinal, leading his then-No. 15 Cavaliers to a come-from-behind, 27-16 victory at then-No. 8 Milford Mill. The win was the fourth straight and the eighth in the past nine games for the Cavaliers, who improved to 10-3 and earned their first-ever state title game berth, against defending champion Potomac of Prince George's County.

Against Milford Mill, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Burns went 9-for-15 passing for 101 yards and his 11th and 12th touchdown passes, respectively, to Ryan Hash and Jason Bartee. Burns, 17, also grabbed his seventh and eighth interceptions of the year and led the Cavaliers defensively, with 10 tackles.

He has passed for 1,302 yards and rushed for 328 yards and four scores. As a safety, Burns has 95 tackles, recovered two fumbles and forced two fumbles for the Cavaliers.

Others considered: Ryan Callahan, Old Mill, football; David Johnson, Gilman, basketball; Ben Levin, McDonogh, wrestling.

GIRLS

Kalkstein is catalyst in Roland Park wins

Sport Basketball

Senior Brittany Kalkstein got off to a quick start, leading No. 15 Roland Park to two victories as the basketball season got underway last week. The 5-foot-10 guard scored 16 points in a 54-43 victory over St. Mary's. She then had eight points and five assists while hitting six of eight free throws down the stretch as the Reds (2-0) defeated Georgetown Visitation, 46-42, at the Gator Tip-Off tournament over the weekend.

An All-Baltimore City selection last winter, Kalkstein is a versatile player who can play all five positions - sometimes in the same game.

That versatility carries over to other sports, too. Kalkstein also plays field hockey and lacrosse for the Reds. She signed early to play lacrosse at Virginia.

This fall, Kalkstein scored 21 goals for the Reds hockey team, leading them to their second straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship.

Others considered: Brittany Mallory, McDonogh, basketball; Allee Pagnotti, Notre Dame Prep, basketball; Haliena Snowden, Seton Keough, basketball.

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