All-harford County

March 25, 2007

BOYS BASKETBALL

Player of the Year

Jeff Pettiway

Joppatowne

The point guard is adept at passing as well as shooting. He led the county in scoring and assists for much of the season, finishing with averages of 19 points and six assists.

Pettiway also gave the Mariners a big assist with his on-court presence and was the catalyst to Joppatowne winning 17 games. Never losing his cool and always looking to lead, the 5-foot-9 senior is whom Joppatowne always looked to in times of trouble. Pettiway, who is undecided about college, impressed his coaches, teammates and opponents with his work ethic.

Coach of the Year

Chad Ritchie

C. Milton Wright

Ritchie turned around the Mustangs in just his second season. C. Milton Wright went 9-14 last year and lost some key players, but everything came together this winter as Ritchie emphasized fundamentals and defense.

Although Ritchie had just one starter back, he felt fortunate to have a roster full of unselfish players such as Jesse Volk, Adam Earle and Jeremy Rice. That trio formed the nucleus of a team that went 14-7 and just missed playing in the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference championship game, finishing a half-game behind Aberdeen in the Chesapeake Division.

First Team

Name School Class Pos.

Joe Becker North Harford Junior Guard

Donn Hill Bel Air Soph. Guard

Jeff Pettiway Joppatowne Senior Guard

Devon Saddler Aberdeen Soph. Guard

Josh Selby John Carroll Fresh. Guard

Isaiah Philmore John Carroll Soph. Forward

Jesse Volk C.M. Wright Senior Forward

Brandon Newell Aberdeen Senior Center

Second Team

Name School Class Pos.

Devin Ewing Harford Tech Junior Guard

Sean Kelly Fallston Senior Guard

Lionel Perkins Bel Air Junior Guard

Jeremy Rice C.M. Wright Senior Guard

Stan Budzynski John Carroll Senior Forward

Adam Earle C.M. Wright Senior Forward

John Grant Har. Christian Senior Forward

Morien Perry Joppatowne Senior Center

Note -- Teams selected by Jeff Seidel after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Player of the Year

Jess Harlee

Fallston

The freshman showed poise beyond her years as she led Fallston to the Class 3A state semifinals. Harlee, a guard-forward, averaged 12.8 points, eight rebounds and 4.4 steals per game.

Aggressive on defense, Harlee could muscle inside on the boards, had impressive shooting range and even helped bring the ball up against defensive pressure. Fallston coach Vern Brown said Harlee, 5 feet 9, already is getting interest from major Division I schools.

Coach of the Year

Vern Brown

Fallston

With just two starters returning from last season's team, Brown guided the Cougars to a 23-5 record and their first berth in the state final four in 10 years. Fallston won its third straight Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference championship and then turned in some impressive performances in the regionals, heading into the state semifinals on a 10-game winning streak. Brown said the turning point in the season was a lopsided loss to St. Mark's (Del.) at midseason. He said it showed the players that they had to play as a team - which they did from that point on.

First Team

Name School Class Pos.

Corey Donohoe North Harford Senior Guard

Jess Harlee Fallston Fresh. Guard

Sasha Matthew Joppatowne Senior Guard

Shannel Shivers Aberdeen Senior Guard

Arielle Townes Joppatowne Senior Guard

Lauren Houck C.M. Wright Junior Forward

Allison Humphries John Carroll Junior Forward

Kristin Steiner Fallston Senior Forward

Second Team

Name School Class Pos.

Michaele Dunn Edgewood Junior Guard

Destinee Macklin Joppatowne Senior Guard

Kimmie McDaniel Fallston Senior Guard

Jess Steiner Fallston Soph. Guard

Tiffany Taylor Aberdeen Fresh. Guard

Lindsay Howard Fallston Junior Forward

Arlana Roland Bel Air Junior Foward

Joanna Catalanal Aberdeen Junior Center

Note -- Teams selected by Jeff Seidel after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

WRESTLING

Wrestler of The Year

Matt Cross

Bel Air

The 140-pound junior went 39-4 with 19 pins, winning the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference crown after having placed third as a sophomore. He also was runner-up at the 4A-3A East regionals after having twice placed fourth, and he placed fourth at 4A-3A states. Cross has a 102-19 career record and 47 career pins, and has two career wins over Mardela's 2A-1A state champion Lester Andrews and one victory this season over Rising Sun's 2A-1A state champion Jamie Price. This season he also defeated Urbana's 4A-3A North regional champion Justin Krop, Pikeville's Baltimore County and 2A-1A North regional champion Corbin Ellis and Severna Park's Anne Arundel County runner-up Zach Shreve.

Coach of The Year

Keith Watson

John Carroll

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