Despite a hurried, almost frantic effort to finish the basketball season before the City Title game, Interhigh Athletic Director Otto Jordan is pleased with the D.C. Public Schools' first venture of scheduling boys-girls doubleheaders at night.
"We got backed up because of the weather and lack of transportation a little bit, but we weren't too tired to defeat the Catholic schools in both the preliminary and championship game for the second straight year," Jordan said.
"Our first year of night basketball received nothing but positive vibes overall, but we are in the process of evaluating everything. We may begin league play a week earlier next year, but I don't foresee too many other major changes right now."
Chiefly because of poor weather some schools were forced to play as many as seven or eight games over a two-week period, including Saturdays, to make up for postponements. The league standings were tight and, going into the final week, as many as nine of the 11 schools had a chance to earn one of the eight tournament playoff spots.
"It turned out all right, but we don't want to go through this sort of thing again," Jordan said.
JoJo Rein of National Cathedral was among five unanimous selections by the 11 coaches to the Independent all-league team. The other four first-team members were Michaela Carroll of Immaculata, Maggie Vaughan of St. Agnes, Robin Marino of Holy Child and Juliane Rolapp of Bullis Prep.
The second-team members were Meredith Binder of National Cathedral, Sara Strike of Georgetown Visitation, Lisa Schule of Maret, Jean Davin of Georgetown Visitation and Kathleen Kadow of Immaculata.
The Saints Athletic Club is looking for players for its men's softball team. Practice sessions will be held at Watkins Playground in Southeast Washington on Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The team will compete in the D.C. Sunday Softball League during the week and on weekends. For further information, contact Manager Billy Redmond at 248-5255.
The Potomac Valley Athletic Conference boys all-tournament team: Queen Anne's Devon Kelly and Frank Kratovil, St. Andrew's Steve Bellis, Georgetown Day's Brian King and Jewish Day's Aaron Katz. Named to second team were St. Andrew's John Dunn, Queen Anne's Josh Bullock, Burke's Jason Epstein and Georgetown Day's Michael Jacobs and Gary Bellamy. The PVAC girls first team: St. Andrew's Liz Regan, Queen Anne's Lori Clow, Hebrew Academy's Stephanie Pastor, Model's Phyllis Brooks and Jewish Day's Sarit Fishman . . .
The Christian Schools Athletic Association boys team: Grace Brethren's Chris Webb and Don Darr, Calvary Baptist's Troy Fenton, Southern Maryland's Ricky Castis and Camp Springs' Gerald King. The second team: Grace Brethren's Paul Taylor, Annapolis' Jim Ropee, Full Gospel's Daryle McGhee, Camp Springs' Sean Cran and Montrose's James Dawkins. The CSAA girls team: Calvary Baptist's Becky Morgan and Michelle Wittig, Grace Brethren's Donna Potts, Capitol Christian's Karen Brown and Evangel's Valerie Galahan. Girls second team: Annapolis' Debbie Brown, Grace Brethren's Heather Holaday, Camp Springs' Krista White, Calvary Baptist's Jennie Francis and Montrose's Greta Pittman.