All-carroll County

December 17, 2006

FOOTBALL

OFFENSIVE PLAYER

Ryan Pentz

Century

This senior running back was the most dangerous offensive threat in Carroll County, whether carrying the ball or catching passes out of the backfield. Playing on a team that won just one game a year ago, Pentz gained 1,011 yards on 194 carries with eight touchdowns, adding another 260 yards on 27 receptions. In total, he scored 11 touchdowns and four two-point conversions. He was responsible for more than half of Century's total offense, helping the Knights improve to 5-5, including 4-2 in the county. Perhaps most impressively, Pentz, also a standout defensive back, committed just one turnover all season despite touching the ball 238 times among rushing, receiving and kick returns.

First-team offense

Name School Class Pos.

Colton Weaver Liberty Junior QB

Garrett Hill Winters Mill Senior RB

Brad Martz F.S. Key Junior RB

Ryan Pentz Century Senior RB

Jared Heffler Liberty Senior WR

Ryan Miller Westminster Senior WR

Brett Baer Westminster Soph. OL

Trevor Felkner F.S. Key Senior OL

John Hopkins Winters Mill Senior OL

Brandon Kunert North Carroll Senior OL

Matt Saur Century Senior OL

Josh Edmondson F.S. Key Senior K

Second-team offense

Name School Class Pos.

Nick Brunner Westminster Senior QB

Chris Kolb F.S. Key Senior QB

Matt Greene South Carroll Senior RB

Jeremy Ritz North Carroll Junior RB

Dan Cremens Westminster Senior WR

Jesse Meetre South Carroll Junior WR

Mike Roberts North Carroll Senior WR

Allen Strzelczyk Liberty Senior TE

John Bassler F.S. Key Junior OL

Ben Burden North Carroll Senior OL

Sam Issermoyer Liberty Junior OL

Theron Johnson Century Senior KR

DEFENSIVE PLAYER

Matt Hyson

Francis Scott Key

The senior linebacker wasn't flashy, but he always found a way to get the job done for the Carroll County champions. Hyson finished with a county-best 166 tackles from his position at inside linebacker, anchoring a defense that held five teams -- North Carroll, Frederick, Century, Walkersville and South Carroll -- to two touchdowns or less. Hyson, 5 feet 11 and 175 pounds, approached the game in a business-like manner, excelling at making reads at the line of scrimmage, then allowing his talented defensive line to free him up to make plays. He had standout performances in wins over Frederick, Century and Liberty, then racked up 18 tackles in a Class 2A West playoff game against North Hagerstown.

First-team defense

Name School Class Pos.

Jeff Braun Winters Mill Junior DL

Josh Cole F.S. Key Senior DL

Steve Komaromy Century Senior DL

Quintin Miller Bowling Brook Senior DL

Kawaan Tucker Westminster Junior DL

Shane Eyler F.S. Key Senior LB

Matt Hyson F.S. Key Senior LB

Chris Monteil Century Senior LB

Trevor Terpening South Carroll Junior LB

Andy Bowersox Winters Mill Senior DB

Alex Harpine Liberty Senior DB

Nick Hanson F.S. Key Senior P

Second-team defense

Name School Class Pos.

Brandon Fringer F.S. Key Senior DL

Jason Thoman North Carroll Junior DL

Luke Benko Winters Mill Senior LB

Jeremy Hines Westminster Senior LB

Brad Hoover North Carroll Senior LB

Paul McDonald Winters Mill Senior LB

Scott Placide Westminster Senior LB

Brian Walker F.S. Key Senior LB

Kevin Hennigan North Carroll Senior DB

Jermaine Higgins Bowling Brook Senior DB

Jimmy Gilford F.S. Key Senior DB

Bobby Krauk Westminster Junior P

Note -- Teams selected by Rich Scherr after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Tony Shermeyer

Century

Under Shermeyer's direction, Century improved from 1-9 in 2005 to 5-5 this season, including a 4-2 mark in Carroll County to tie Winters Mill for second place. It was a most dramatic turnaround for the Knights, who scored as many points (86) in back-to-back wins over rivals Liberty and South Carroll as they did in all of 2005. They also overcame a 2-4 start to win three of their last four, including a 13-7 win over Westminster, a team that had routed them, 58-0, a year ago. This was the second year as coach for Shermeyer, a native of Hanover, Pa., who briefly played linebacker at Kutztown University before spending five years as Century's defensive coordinator. Now, he's hoping to use the first non-losing season in school history as a springboard to future success.

VOLLEYBALL

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Melissa Stansbury

Liberty

After growing up two doors down from Lions coach Dave Trumbo, Stansbury spent her senior season helping keep Liberty atop the area rankings for much of the season. She averaged a county-best 3.0 kills per game for the Lions, who finished 16-2 and won the Class 2A West regional title. She also averaged 5.3 digs and served at an 80-percent clip, racking up 56 aces by using a jump serve that she has cultivated since her sophomore year.

She finished her career with 138 aces, making her the school's all-time leader. Stansbury, 5 feet 10, was also an All-County shot put and discus thrower in track, and has the best all-around skills of any volleyball player in the county.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Mindy Minchhoff

Francis Scott Key

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