The D.C. Coaches Association will sponsor its annual Interhigh League boys and girls all-star games March 11 at Coolidge High school.
Prior to the girls game at 6 p.m., there will be a 60-second shootout for the girls and the boys will engage in a slam-dunk contest.
Each of the 11 schools will have one representative for each contest. Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers.
Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, W.Va., is probably of one of the few rural schools in the country that starts five players from one metropolitan area.
Presently 17-7 and in the middle of the pack of the NAIA West Virginia Conference, the Rams' starting five consist of Thomas Johnson's 6-foot-5 sophomore Terry Connolly (24.9 points, 12.8 rebounds), T.C. Williams' 6-3 senior Bobby Boyd (21.5, 8.7), Hayfield's 6-4 junior Bobby Chuey (18.8, 6.0 rebounds, 6.4 assists), Wootton's 6-2 junior Rob McGlothlin (9.0, 4.5, 5.3) and Washington-Lee's 5-10 freshman Warren Doles (6.8 points, 4.7 assists).
Alison Calabia, 11, a sixth-grader at Lafayette Elementary School in the District, won a silver medal recently in the under age 12 female foil fencers competition of the Alacazar Youth Challenge national open in Cleveland. She also finished sixth in the 14-and-under competition.
Calabia placed 26th out of 73 in the 17-and-under category. A member of the fencing club at Chevy Chase Community Center, she has won gold medals in other open tounaments in the Junior Olympics in St. Paul, Minn., in 1986 and in Orlando, Fla., in 1987.
Model's girls basketball team is enjoying its finest season ever, 20-1 going into this week's games.
Senior point guard Linda Hartzog, who had a single-game best of 45 points points, is averaging 19.3 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. She sat out last year with a broken ankle.
The Model boys team completed an outstanding season by winning the Tri-State Conference's regular-season title and the league tournament for the first time.
Led by football star Anthony Jones along with Roberto Colbert, R.J. Kauffman and Mike Kent, MSSD scored more than 80 points per game, had an average winning margin of 16 points and finished 23-1.
Devone Hines, a 6-foot freshman guard from McKinley Tech, was recently selected the Mason-Dixon Athletic Conference player of the week after averaging 21.7 points in three games for the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (Pa.).
Hines made 71.1 percent of his shots from the field during the week, but the Mountain Cats lost two of the games. His best performance came in a 74-63 victory over St. Vincent's in which he scored 23 points, had four rebounds and made nine of 10 field goal attempts.
Gonzaga is accepting applications for its head football coaching position until March 4, directed to Headmaster Joseph Ciangcalini.