All-carroll County

March 25, 2007

BOYS BASKETBALL

Player of the Year

Brett Burrier

Winters Mill

This senior forward raised his game to a new level for the Falcons by adding inside punch to his outside flair. Noted in past seasons mainly for his perimeter shooting, the 6-foot-5 Burrier this winter emerged as more of all-around threat, showing vast improvement in his play down low to average a Carroll County-best 20 points per game and rank among the county's leaders with 7.5 rebounds.

He also shot 51 percent from the field, including a county-best 46 percent from three-point range, and even filled in as the team's back-up point guard for a month. He finished his high school career as Winters Mill's all-time leading scorer, and will most likely attend a prep school next season in the hopes of eventually becoming a Division I college player.

Coach of the Year

Dave Herman

Winters Mill

What could have been a disastrous season for Herman's team turned into one to remember, with the Falcons (18-5) finishing 6-0 in Carroll County and claiming a Monocacy Valley Athletic League Piedmont Conference title. The season began with starting guard Devon Lesniak fracturing both wrists against Century in early December. He wound up missing a total of six weeks over two stints.

Then, in late January, Herman dismissed starting point guard Jimmy Dorsey, the reigning county Player of the Year, for violating a team rule. Despite all the adversity, the Falcons never stumbled, rolling to their third straight county title. Herman, who has coached Winters Mill since the school's opening in 2002, credited players who were able to adjust to multiple positions, helping fill the voids.

First Team

Name School Class Pos.

Chuck Andrews Century Senior Guard

Kevin Carr Westminster Senior Guard

Steve Janowitz North Carroll Senior Guard

Brett Burrier Winters Mill Senior Forward

Brandon Eckard F. Scott Key Senior Forward

Brett Harman Westminster Senior Forward

Colton Weaver Liberty Junior Forward

Cammeron Woodyard Winters Mill Junior Forward

Second Team

Name School Class Pos.

Devon Lesniak Winters Mill Junior Guard

Ryan Miller Liberty Junior Guard

Andre Powell F. Scott Key Senior Guard

Spencer Sleight Liberty Junior Guard

Brandon Beccio Century Senior Forward

A.J. Capece North Carroll Senior Forward

Cody Simmons Westminster Senior Forward

Matt Duerr Century Soph. Center

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

BOYS TRACK

Performer of the Year

Nick Hruch

Liberty

The versatile senior played a big role in Liberty's second-place finish in the Class 2A-1A state meet. Hruch won the state championship in the high jump, and gave the Lions important points with third-place finishes in the 500 and 800. He also ran on the 3,200-meter relay team that took third. And he did it all on a swollen ankle.

Hruch, who is headed to Bucknell next year, finished second in the state in the high jump last year.

Coach of the Year

Bobby Ward

Liberty

The Lions finished second to Poly by eight points at the Class 2A-1A state meet, which went right down to the end. The Lions tied Century for the county championship and then won the Class 2A-1A West regional title. Versatile athletes such as Nick Hruch and Eric Liberatore came through under pressure, and their versatility gave Ward a lot of options in each meet.

The Team

Name School Class

Erik Adami North Carroll Senior

Chris Antol Liberty Junior Ian Becker North Carroll Senior

Ben Burden North Carroll Senior Brent Dawson Century Senior

Brendan Dulaney Westminster Senior Nick Hruch Liberty Senior

Theron Johnson Century Junior Arthur Leathers F.S. Key Junior

Eric Liberatore Liberty Junior John Lopez Westminster Senior

Brendan Morales Westminster Sophomore

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

WRESTLING

COACH OF THE YEAR

David Dodson

North Carroll

Dodson's Panthers (16-1) were unbeaten against Carroll County in dual meets, earning both the league dual meet and 4A-3A North regional duals and tournament crowns. A 4A-3A dual meet state semifinalist for the second straight year, the Panthers rebounded from their county runner-up finish to South Carroll by qualifying 10 wrestlers out the 4A-3A North regional for states. Four of the Panthers' six regional finalists won titles. At 4A-3A states, Jason Thomen (215 pounds) was a runner-up, Tom Goretsas (125) was third, Kyle Lemmon (112) placed fourth and Jeremy Seipp (119) was fifth.

First Team

Weight Name School Class 103 Chris Antrobus Century Soph.

112 Kyle Lemmon North Carroll Soph. 112 Rion Reiter South Carroll Soph.

119 Jeremy Seipp North Carroll Soph. 125 Tom Goretsas North Carroll Senior

125 Alex Grassi Century Senior 130 C. J. Naper South Carroll Senior

135 Will Sharkey Winters Mill Soph. 140 Steve Willingham South Carroll Senior

145 Patrick Morris Century Junior 152 David Menasche Winters Mill Senior

160 Zac Stavish South Carroll Junior 171 Tyler Mullen South Carroll Junior

189 Shane Eyler F. Scott Key Senior 215 Jason Thomen North Carroll Junior

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