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March 26, 2009

BOYS BASKETBALL

Player of the Year

Will Barton, Lake Clifton

A transfer from National Christian Academy, the 6-foot-6 junior forward averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds and four assists to lead the No. 1 Lakers to a 28-0 season and the Class 3A state championship.

Along with impressive numbers, Barton's high energy, consistency and confidence set the tone.

In the Lakers' 75-50 win over Friendly in the state final, he scored 10 of his game-high 20 points in the first quarter. He also finished with nine rebounds, three assists and three steals.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Herman Harried,

Lake Clifton

In his 12th season at Lake Clifton, Harried got the absolute most from a talented team, guiding the No. 1 Lakers to a 28-0 season that ended with a 75-50 win over Friendly for the Class 3A state title.

Lake Clifton knocked off Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference and Baltimore Catholic League champ St. Frances, Class 2A state champ City and Class 1A champ Digital Harbor to capture a second straight Baltimore City championship.

Harried, a Dunbar and Syracuse graduate, is 237-78 in his 12 years with two state championships.

The team

Name School Cl. Pos.

Eric Atkins Mount St. Joseph Jr. G

George Jackson Digital Harbor Sr. G

Jason Sharp Lake Clifton Sr. G

R.J. Williams St. Frances So. G

Will Barton Lake Clifton Jr. F

Dante Holmes St. Frances Jr. F

Adam Johnson City Sr. F

Cleveland Melvin Lake Clifton Sr. F

Roscoe Smith Walbrook Jr. F

Terrell Vinson St. Frances Sr. F

Note: Team selected by Glenn Graham after consultation with The Baltimore Sun staff and area coaches.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Player of the Year

Asya Bussie, Seton Keough

The area's most powerful inside player, Bussie was always looking to go to the basket. The senior dominated opponents in the paint at both ends of the floor in leading the No. 1 Gators to their first Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship in nine years. She had 22 points and 14 rebounds in the tournament final, a 58-38 win over St. Frances that avenged two regular-season losses and gave the Gators the No. 1 ranking. Bussie, a 6-foot-4 center, averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks.

Coach of the Year

Jackie Boswell, Seton Keough

The Gators had some solid veterans in Bussie and point guard Katelyn Fischer, but they also lost some key seniors and most of their leaders. Boswell helped the veterans take on the leadership roles and helped the younger players establish their roles on the court. It all came together midway through the season. The team meshed and played unselfishly throughout the postseason as it won the IAAM A Conference title and the Bishop Walsh Girls Invitational Tournament title and took over the No. 1 ranking.

The team

Name School Cl. Pos.

Breaira Barksdale City Sr. G

Katelyn Fischer Seton Keough Sr. G

Shatyra Hawkes St. Frances Jr. G

Keirah Hicks Western Sr. G

Akeema Richards Western Sr. G

Amber Singletary Seton Keough So. G

LaShay Taft City Jr G

Briana Hutchen St. Frances Jr. F

Asia Logan Digital Harbor Jr. F

Asya Bussie Seton Keough Sr. C

Note: Team selected by Katherine Dunn after consultation with The Baltimore Sun staff and area coaches.

WRESTLING

WRESTLER OF THE YEAR

Karl Green, Mount St. Joseph

The junior heavyweight was named the Outstanding Wrestler in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament after pinning all four of his opponents. Green finished the season at 48-3 with 30 pins. In addition to winning his second consecutive MIAA title, Green was second at the National Preps after a fifth-place finish last season. He also played football for the Gaels. Green's goal is to wrestle in the Olympics.

Coach of the Year

Kirk Salvo, Mount St. Joseph

Salvo led a determined group of wrestlers to its 27th MIAA A Conference championship, dethroning McDonogh. Mount St. Joseph also ended McDonogh's three-year reign as champion of the Maryland Independent Schools state championships with a 275.5-230 victory. In that tournament, Mount St. Joseph had 14 wrestlers finish in the top seven in 14 weight classes. The victory also cemented Mount St. Joseph's status as the No. 1 team in the state. The Gaels finished 19-4.

the team

Wt. Name School Cl.

103 Kevin Johnson Mount St. Joseph So.

103 Vince Scarinzi Archbishop Curley So.

112 Tyler Goodwin Mount St. Joseph Fr.

119 Brett Przywara Archbishop Curley So.

125 Graceson Pastirik Mount St. Joseph Sr.

135 Tommy Faust Gilman Jr.

140 Danny Orem Mount St. Joseph Sr.

140 Lance McCoy Mervo Sr.

145 Ali Saadulaev Archbishop Curley Sr.

152 Lamont Butler Patterson Sr.

160 Daniel Johnson Carver Sr.

171 Jihad Stockdale Walbrook Sr.

189 Whitt Kelly Gilman Sr.

215 Dayon Nowlin City Sr.

285 Karl Green Mount St. Joseph Jr.

Hvy Sydney Suggs Patterson Sr.

Note: Team selected by Todd Karpovich after consultation with The Baltimore Sun staff and area coaches.

TRACK

Boys Performer of the Year

Michael Houston, Poly

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