You Should Have Seen
Centennial's Wrestling Team
The Eagles tuned up for their dual meet date with River Hill on Tuesday with a fine performance over the weekend at the Franklin Tournament. Seniors David and Mark Nakasone and junior Dominic Ventura all won individual titles at the 18-team tournament. Centennial was second with 199 points behind winner Quince Orchard (217.5). At 152 pounds, David Nakasone pinned Quince Orchard's Will Brumby in 2 minutes 45 seconds to win his second tournament title of the season, and Ventura pinned Kenwood's Nick Pelekakis in 3:17. Mark Nakasone outpointed Hereford's Dan Fouts, 10-5. Senior Anthony Aiello took second at 171 pounds.
You Should See
Girls' Basketball Team
When Chapelgate won the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference title last year, it became official: The small Marriottsville school was no longer a secret. The Flames have kept up their torrid pace, and at 9-1 they are off to an even better start than last season despite losing an average of 30 points and 20 rebounds to graduation. Junior guard Heather Landis has been the constant, and the all-county selection is averaging 15.7 points and 6.3 assists through nine games. Junior Donna Geiger has chipped in with 11 points per game, and for anyone expecting a letdown once Landis, Geiger and the Flames' current cast graduates, consider this: In five years under Coach Jim Barber, the Flames are 98-30.
By the Numbers
On-ice losses in county competition endured by Atholton hockey seniors Colin Brumsted and Lark Creel and Chris and Pat Kevan during their careers. The quartet's record was blemished by a tie to Centennial their freshman year and an ineligibility scandal their sophomore year that forced the team to forfeit its undefeated season. With three games left this season, the Raiders' foursome is undefeated on the ice.
Consecutive boys' indoor track county titles won by Oakland Mills. The Scorpions will put their streak on the line at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Prince George's County Sports & Learning Complex. Glenelg is the defending girls' champion and should be tested by Mount Hebron and Long Reach.
Points Glenelg made up in the last three minutes of a 60-54 win over Wilde Lake on Friday. The Gladiators trailed the Wildecats by 15 at halftime and 19 with three minutes left before senior J.J. Marchany and junior Devin Keeny stepped up. Marchany had 10 of his 20 points in the fourth, and Keeny had seven of his 16 in the final frame as Glenelg beat Wilde Lake in Columbia for the first time in 12 years.