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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Best of 2011: High school sports moments

Starting today, we’re asking you to rank the year’s biggest moment for boys and girls in high school sports. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for descriptions of the top moments.

In the box below, you have the choice of picking which of two moments from 2011 was bigger. Vote, and another comparison will come up. Repeat as long as you feel like it.

Also, if you think we missed a big moment, you can add your own (They will be looked at by a moderator before appearing as an option in the box.).

Which was the bigger moment for boys’ high school sports in the area in 2011?

Which was the bigger moment for girls’ high school sports in the area in 2011?

BOYS

FOOTBALL: DeMatha lineman Cyrus Kouandjio signs with Alabama just days after committing to Auburn on national television.

LACROSSE: Gonzaga’s Matt Borda scores an 80-yard goal in the WCAC final, and the video of the play goes viral on the Internet and becomes a mainstay on ESPN’s SportsCenter.

BASKETBALL: North Point goes 27-0 and wins the Maryland 4A title, becoming the first SMAC team to win a boys' basketball title since 1972. (Photo gallery here.)

BASKETBALL: Potomac Falls repeats as Virginia AA Division 4 champion when Pete Simoneau hits a three-pointer with three seconds left. (Photo gallery here.)

FOOTBALL: Old Mill wins the Maryland 4A title on an all-or-nothing two-point conversion in overtime. (Photo gallery here. Video can be found here.)

WRESTLING: Robinson wins the Virginia AAA team title, becoming the first team from the Northern Region to do so since 1985.

GIRLS

FIELD HOCKEY: Glenelg's Alyssa Parker becomes the second player in NFHS history to record 100 goals and 100 assists in a career. (Video here.)

SOFTBALL: Northern pitcher Kaitlyn Schmeiser becomes the first pitcher in Maryland history to win four state championship games. (Photo gallery here.)

BASKETBALL: Riverdale Baptist beats St. John’s in a highly anticipated matchup between the area’s top two girls’ programs.

SOCCER: Broad Run and George Mason win their fourth straight Virginia state titles within minutes of each other on adjacent fields.

TRACK: Northwest’s Olivia Ekpone wins four gold medals — setting two state records in the process — at the Maryland 4A outdoor track meet.

GOLF: All-girls’ Holy Cross beats some all-boys’ teams in WCAC league play. (Photo gallery here.)

Here are the link to the local pro sports polls as well:

Wizards

Capitals

Nationals,

Redskins

D.C. United.

By Washington Post sports editors  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/06/2011

 
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