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April 26, 2009

BASEBALL

No. 14 Atholton:

at Centennial:

WHEN:: Monday

OUTLOOK:: Atholton is ranked second in the county with an 8-2 record (9-2 overall), while Centennial is seventh among the 12 teams. But the Eagles, 4-5, 4-6, have a couple of upsets on their resume, having beaten Wilde Lake, 13-2, and most recently No. 13 Marriotts Ridge, 8-0. The Mustangs have been in a season-long battle with Hammond and Atholton for county leadership. Centennial followed its shutout of Marriotts Ridge with an 11-0 shutout of Howard and could be rounding into playoff form as it meets Atholton, which is on its own hot streak with wins in eight of its past nine games.

The Sun's Pick:: Atholton

BOYS LACROSSE

No. 14 Glenelg:

at No. 4 Boys' Latin:

WHEN: : Tuesday

OUTLOOK: : Glenelg, 7-1 in Howard County and 8-2 overall, travels to Boys' Latin, 4-2 in the MIAA A-Conference, and 10-2 overall, in a rare out-of-conference game. Howard County teams are allowed just one out-of-county game a season, and when Glenelg coach Josh Hatmaker received a call from Boys' Latin offering the game, he jumped at it. "It's not very often a Howard County team gets to play a team of that caliber," Hatmaker said. "This is a great experience for our kids. It's a beautiful place to play lacrosse, and it will help prepare our kids for the playoffs."

The Sun's Pick:: Boys' Latin

GIRLS LACROSSE

Moorestown, N.J.:

at No. 8 Mount Hebron:

WHEN: : Saturday, 6 p.m.

OUTLOOK: : The Quakers are rolling through their New Jersey league the same way the Vikings have rolled through Howard County this season (with the exception of a one-goal win over Marriotts Ridge). When these two meet, the games are always close. The Vikings lost, 9-8, last season in New Jersey after winning, 11-7, at home the previous year. Ashley Bruns has been the big gun for the Vikings, contributing 13 points to Tuesday's 22-4 win over Reservoir.

The Sun's Pick: : Mount Hebron

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