"Unbelievable" is how Patapsco's Tony Maggard described last week's four-game effort by junior third baseman Vincente Tiburzi. It was unlike any individual performance Maggard had seen in his six seasons as coach.
Tiburzi sparked victories by a combined score of 72-13 over Dundalk (twice), Chesapeake and Carver A&T, helping the Patriots clinch the Baltimore County Division III title.
Tiburzi went 8-for-12 with 24 RBIs, including three grand slams. Tiburzi scored 11 times and in the first win over Dundalk had seven of his 10 RBIs in one inning.
Tiburzi also had four putouts and five assists as the Patriots won for the 12th consecutive time and improved to 15-1.
A first-year starter who bats fourth in the Patriots' lineup, Tiburzi entered the week hitting .571 with seven triples, five home runs and 42 RBIs.
McDonogh offensive tackle Lane Clelland said the multiple football scholarships "made it tough on me to make a decision" about his college pick, which wound up being Notre Dame.
"All of the other programs did an awesome job recruiting me, and they were awesome schools. I had been thinking about it for the past four or five months," said Clelland, a 6-foot-6, 270-pounder whose first of 12 scholarship offers came from Maryland in January.
"I thought Notre Dame was a great program with phenomenal coaches, and the place where I thought I could do my best athletically and academically."
Milbourn aces career
Roland Park golfer Hayley Milbourn polished off the regular season at 9-0 this spring, giving her a perfect match record for her high school career.
Since the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland added golf as a varsity sport in 2005, Milbourne has been the Reds' No. 1 player and has gone 23-0.
Today at Longview, in the second day of the two-day IAAM championship event, she goes after her third straight individual title. Milbourn already has been named to the National High School Golf Coaches Association All-America team.
"She's so impressive because she brings to the table so much experience," Reds coach Tara Kramer said. "She is so mature in her play and is able to just be so poised on the golf course. Nothing rattles her and she fights till the end because that's how badly she wants to win."
Also a nationally ranked squash player and a tennis player for the Reds, Milbourn is headed to Amherst, where she will play golf and squash.
St. Frances guard LaKisha Walker has orally committed to Bowie State to play basketball.
The All-Metro first-team selection was the hero of the No. 1 Panthers' fifth straight IAAM A Conference championship with a steal and two free throws that clinched the overtime win against No. 4 McDonogh.
Walker will study child development, aiming to open her own day-care center.
Franklin senior Sydnee Chavis has received a $2,000 scholarship from the George E. Sonnefeld Foundation.
The awards are presented annually to Baltimore-area athletes who love golf. Chavis, headed for Maryland, played golf for the Indians and also is on the softball team.