Springbrook's Bob Milloy has been selected to coach the Maryland team in the Big 33 scholastic all-star football game against Pennsylvania. The game will be played in Hershey, Pa. on Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Maryland lost, 17-14, last year before a crowd of nearly 14,000.
Larry Johnson (McDonough), Doug DuVall (Wilde Lake) and Tim Ambrose (Middletown) were chosen to assist Milloy.
"This is certainly a great honor to be selected by your peers to coach in a great game like this," said Milloy, who has led Springbrook to four Class AA state titles in the past six years. "This will require a lot of work, but I'm really looking forward to it. The coaches met for the first time (last) Tuesday and we can't wait to get started."
Milloy said, however, that he almost didn't accept the Big 33 position.
"If (Montgomery County co-supervisor of athletics) Bill Kyle hadn't been able to work out things for me with summer school, I wouldn't have been able to coach in this game," said Milloy, a mathematics teacher. "But now I'll be able to take a few days of leave and that enabled me to accept."
Nearly 300 seniors from throughout the state have been nominated to play in the Big 33 game. That number will be whittled to 66 later this month by a coaches committee. Invitations then will be tendered to the best 33 scholastic players in Maryland.
The Maryland Challenge Cup, an intrastate postseason wrestling tournament that will be cosponsored by the Maryland State Wrestling Association and the Potomac Valley Wrestling Association, will be held on May 25. The University of Maryland has been chosen as the site of this all-star tournament, which will be limited to seniors.
The Potomac Valley Challenge Cup for teams from the District and suburban Maryland and Virginia is set for April 17 at Gonzaga.
Playing basketball requires commitment and a strong constitution at The Heights, a small private boys school located in Potomac. Unless there's snow or ice on the court or the temperature is bitterly cold, the Cavaliers (16-2) practice outside since they don't have a school gym. Frostbite aside, The Heights tries not to dwell on its lack of creature comforts, but focuses instead on players like 6-foot-7 Jerry Nash, a dominating center who towers over nearly all his opponents. The Heights plays its home games at the Silver Spring Boys Club.
All-Met punter Chris Baucia of DeMatha has accepted a football scholarship to Virginia Tech. Baucia, who started at quarterback for the Stags for the past two years, turned down offers from North Carolina and Missouri. Also a starting guard on DeMatha's basketball team, he refused several basketball scholarship offers.
The Capital Classic will move to Cole Field House after 14 years at Capital Centre, according to promoter Bob Geoghan. The inability to reserve a prime date was one of the reasons cited for the move. The basketball game will be played on April 12 at 8 p.m.