The Question

How do you plan to spend your summer vacation?

* "I'm going to try to walk on [next fall] at the University of Maryland, so basically I'm playing this summer [for the South County Sting] to keep sharp so I'll have a better chance at Maryland. Other than playing ball, I'm just getting ready for school. We're just playing so we can play somewhere; I'm like the only senior on the team. For the younger kids, it's for them to get experience. It's kind of a relaxed team."

-- Joey Reedy

Pallotti High softball catcher, who graduated from the Laurel private school May 21.

* "I have to work on my game some and beef up a little bit. I have to go to the gym and shoot 500 shots a day and work on my jumper. And I have to work on my free throws. I have all summer to do it."

-- Pierre Johnson

DuVal High senior, who played forward on the Lanham school's basketball team. He has yet to decide where he will go to school next fall.

Have Game, Will Travel

Michael Sweetney said playing in France (see The Rail in last week's Prince George's Extra) was similar to playing in the Oxon Hill gymnasium, other than the international court (with wider lanes) and international rules used in the Nike World Tournament that concluded last week.

"It wasn't really different," said Sweetney, an All-Met center who led the Clippers to the Maryland 4A championship game last season as a junior.

Sweetney said he was able to do a little sightseeing during the trip. He also averaged 17 points per game and helped his team, Nike Express of California, win three of its five games. However, there is one problem that plagued Sweetney throughout the trip and the recent holiday weekend: His bags were lost on the flight to France and again on the return trip, leaving him with a depleted wardrobe.

"That was kind of memorable," he said.

-- Josh Barr

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CAPTION: Joey Reedy

CAPTION: Pierre Johnson