Carroll County Snapshots

December 07, 2005

BOYS

Dan Stone, Westminster

SPORT FOOTBALL

STATS -- A dominating presence on Westminster's offensive line, the 6-foot-3, 300-pound Stone has ably protected record-setting quarterback Kevin Clancy and opened holes for running back Ryan Finch this season, helping his team average more than 40 points per game. Defensively, he had 54 tackles, three sacks and two fumble recoveries despite usually facing double teams.

SIDELINES -- Despite Stone's accomplishments on offense and defense, coach Brad Wilson said that he was most impressed with the 300-pounder's ability to lead the way on Finch's 90-yard kickoff return in the regional finals against Seneca Valley. When Wilson took over the program in 2003, Stone, then a tight end, was forced to switch to tackle since his original position wasn't part of the team's new spread offense. Wilson was so impressed with Stone's quickness and soft hands, however, that last summer he considered using him as a slot receiver.

GIRLS

Sieara Saunders, Winters Mill

SPORT BASKETBALL

STATS -- The 5-foot-5 guard enters her senior season on the heels of a standout season . She led Carroll County by averaging 14.2 points per game, and also averaged nearly six steals and four assists. Her efforts helped the Falcons win 20 games and capture both county and Class 2A West regional titles in just their second season at the varsity level.

SIDELINES -- The Carroll County Player of the Year last season is one of four All-County players to return for Winters Mill, which is ranked No. 4 in the area. Saunders has made a habit of using her quickness to get past defenders, and she also possesses one of the county's best shooting touches from the perimeter. She's equally valuable at the defensive end, routinely anticipating passes and breaking on the ball to create fast breaks the other way.

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