Some of the area's top high school basketball players get one more opportunity to display their skills as the slate of postseason all-star games for seniors begins tonight.
The Prince George's County all-star boys and girls basketball games will be held tonight at Northwestern High School. The girls game will begin at 6. and the boys at 8.
Thirty-two boys have been named including: Bobby Richardson, Dion Moultrie and Ben Johnson of Crossland; Gary Botts and Oram Fields of Forestville; Ron Travers and Ron Stroud of Fairmont Heights; Levi Franklin and Ricky Byrd of Central; Reggie Newsome and Anthony Landry of Friendly; Ron Yelverton of Oxon Hill; Lou Harris, Marvin Gantt, Ricky Peters and Roddy Peters of Suitland; Robert Reynolds of Eleanor Roosevelt; Richard McLean of Largo; Gerald Warren and John Berry of Bladensburg; Vernon Pinckney of Bowie; Dwayne Martin and Miguel Palacio of High Point; Willie McCloud, Terrence Brown and Paul Beasley of DuVal; Mark Wright of Gwynn Park, and Mike Morrison of Northwestern.
Bladensburg's Dennis Cope will coach the North team and Fairmont Heights' George Wake the South.
The fourth annual Montgomery County Interscholastic Coaches Association all-star boys and girls games will be held at Rockville Friday beginning at 7 p.m.
In the boys game, the Hoopsters' roster consists of Springbrook's Kevin Joyce, Tim Lea and Mike Mundy; Seneca Valley's Bruce Baumgarten; Sherwood's Don Cox; Churchill's Mitchell Dove, Tom Ladd and Jeff Trudeau; Walter Johnson's Scott Hallenbeck; Blair's Shaun Lewis; Northwood's Orpheus Pierce and Poolesville's Irwin Smith. The team will be coached by Dean Weingartner of Rockville.
The Cagers' roster includes Wheaton's Tommy Addison; Damascus' Derrick Clipper; Wootton's Bill Copenhaver, Jack Lynch and Rob McGlothlin; Paint Branch's Jeff Parker and Mike Schmall; Magruder's Shawn Prather; Rockville's Mike Spieler and Andre Stewart; and Kennedy's Curtis Thornton and Mike Wills. The teaml will be coached by John Barrett of Springbrook.
Admission is $3 with proceeds going to charity.
The Anne Arundel County Coaches Association is sponsoring its second annual senior girls all-star basketball game tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Old Mill High School in Glen Burnie. The game will match the AA all-stars against the ABC all-stars. Proceeds will be divided between Special Olympics and a fund to engage clinicians for Anne Arundel girls basketball players.
Montgomery County's wrestling coordinator, Ed Masood, has been elected to the Maryland Wrestling Hall of Fame. Now the director of all public school health, physical education, interscholastics sports and driver education, Masood was formerly the wrestling coach at Richard Montgomery before assuming his administrative duties . . . Pallotti's boys and girls basketball teams won championships this year. The Panthers (20-4) won the Tri-State League regular-season and tournament titles. Brian MacLean was named the league's most valubale player for the regular season and teammate Steve Ambrosi took the tournament MVP award. The girls finished 19-7, but won the Catholic Girls Athletic Association tournament title by upsetting Holy Names. Suzanne Campbell, Maria Quisto and Shannon Conway led first-year Coach Karen Ryerson's team.