You Should Have Seen
Senior Chrissy Starcher,
Glenelg girls' basketball
Glenelg Coach Ciaran Lesikar has seen Starcher play plenty of times, but in her four-year varsity career, Lesikar said she has never played as well as she did in the Gladiators 51-40 win over River Hill. The 5-foot-8 guard scored a career-high 26 points, including four three-pointers, and had seven rebounds and four steals as Glenelg ended the Hawks' 17-game county winning streak. She also had 10 points in Glenelg's 42-39 win over Mount Hebron Saturday. "It was as good as I have ever seen her play," Lesikar said. "She was absolutely on fire. She just stepped up and personally really wanted to win that game. She wasn't afraid to make a mistake."
You Should See
Sophomore Anthonio Josiah,
Oakland Mills wrestling
When Josiah was growing up in Ghana, most of what he knew about sports was limited to soccer, and most of what he knew about wrestling was limited to WWE. That all changed when he came to the United States in seventh grade. Two years later, he gave wrestling a shot, and at the Howard County wrestling tournament Saturday, he won his first county title. He upset top-seed Ryan Lauer of River Hill in the semifinals, 18-8, and beat Sean Smith of Hammond, 17-6, in the 119-pound championship using an aggressive take 'em down, let 'em up, take 'em down style. "I like soccer, but I love wrestling," said Josiah (13-8), who was hampered by the flu early in the year and was disqualified for what the referee perceived as eye gouging in a previous bout against Lauer. "Sometimes you see greatness from him," Coach Brad Howell said of his inexperienced champion, "and sometimes he turns the wrong way."
By The Numbers
4:17 Mat time needed by River Hill senior Jesse Fawcett to pin his way to the Howard County 215-pound championship Saturday. Fawcett notched pins in all three of his matches, decking Hammond senior Austin Merson in 2 minutes 49 seconds for his second consecutive title.
17 Consecutive Howard County wins for the River Hill girls' basketball team, dating from a loss to Mount Hebron on Feb. 14, 2002. The Hawks (18-2) won their first 16 county games this season and clinched their third county title with a 75-45 win over Centennial.
9 Years since Mount Hebron last won a boys' basketball title. The Vikings (16-3 overall, 14-1 Howard County) clinched at least a share of the county title this season by defeating Wilde Lake, 73-59, Monday. It was the Vikings' ninth county title and first since 1994.