Four Maryland high school basketball players, including three from Prince George's County, have been named as early selections to the Capital All-Star team for the Capital Classic scheduled for April 5 at University of Maryland's Cole Field House.
Eleanor Roosevelt's John Turner, Crossland's Mike Sumners, and DeMatha's Steve Hood have been selected to the 12-man squad, according to Capital Classic director Bob Geoghan.
Other early selections include Gonzaga's Mark Tillmon, Flint Hill's Sam Jefferson, Bethesda-Chevy Chase's Mark Karver and Coolidge's Derrick Davis.
Flint Hill's Stewart Vetter will coach the local team. Grover Kirkland from Northwestern High in Flint, Mich., will coach the U.S. team.
Six-foot-10 J.R. Reid has committed to play in the game, but Geoghan isn't sure which team he'll play for.
"It all depends on how much height we end up having on the local team," Geoghan said. "If the Washington area team is tall enough, he'll play for the U.S. If not, he'll be an at-large selection like Ralph Sampson and Quinton Dailey were when they played for the D.C. team."
After a disastrous 1-13 start, Regina's basketball team rebounded to win 10 of its last 13 games. The Reggies lost a one-point decision to Paul VI last Sunday at Good Counsel for the Catholic Girls Association Level 2 championship.
Latrece Quander led Regina in scoring with a 12-point average.
Gaithersburg High and the City of Gaithersburg are working on a plan to install lights at the school's field. A $30,000 loan from the city is being considered, according to athletic director Fran Edlovitch. If approved, the city recreation department would also use the field for its athletic activities.
Wilde Lake linebacker Jack Bradford has accepted a football scholarship to Maryland. Bradford, 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, helped lead Wilde Lake to the Class C championship this season. Teammate Joe Ellison, a 6-3, 235-pound offensive guard, has signed with Wake Forest.
Mount Hebron running back Daren Altieri, an all-purpose back who accounted for nearly 1,400 yards and scored 13 touchdowns last season, has accepted a scholarship to Boston University.
Atholton tight end/linebacker Steve Snyder has signed with Towson State.