The spring was a season of numbers, regardless of the sport.
Bowie baseball coach Bill Seibert earned his 300th career victory, led his team to the county's first state title in that sport in 20 years, then announced his retirement.
Riverdale Baptist baseball coach Terry Terrill earned his 700th career victory.
Pitcher Brett Cecil, with one loss in two varsity seasons, led the DeMatha baseball team to its third consecutive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title. Along the way, the Stags -- who also featured pitcher Robbie Campbell, shortstop Joe Palumbo and third baseman Anthony Russell -- won a remarkable 18-inning game over St. John's.
The Gwynn Park softball team's league winning streak was stopped at 138 games by Crossland, which rolled through an undefeated regular season led by pitcher Kristen Sarandos. Eleanor Roosevelt won its fourth regional softball title in five years, but its Maryland 4A semifinal loss made it 15 years in a row that Prince George's has failed to produce a softball state champion.
In track and field, Largo's Michaylin Golladay won the 100, 200 and long jump in the county, regional and state championships, helping the Lions win the Maryland 4A girls' title. Sirdonea Davis won the triple jump, Vicki Collier won the high jump, and Largo also won the 400 relay.
C.H. Flowers finished second as Illinois-bound Tiffany Nesfield broke the state record in winning the 110 hurdles and also won the 300 hurdles. The Jaguars' other state champion was Sue Izevbigie in the shot put. Roosevelt's Takecia Jameson won the 400.
In the Maryland 4A boys' meet, Serge McGill won the 200 and 400 and finished second to Northwestern's Larrone Moore in the 100 to lead Suitland to a second-place finish.
DuVal's Aaron James won the 110 hurdles in the Maryland 2A meet.
"It was an excellent year for Prince George's on the track," said Eleanor Roosevelt coach Larry Colbert, who said he thinks summer track clubs and additional practice time during the winter at the Sports & Learning Complex in Landover have made an impact.
"There is no doubt that it has been a good year across the board. Take a look at Largo . . . Flowers, Northwestern. I could name a number of schools that had outstanding athletes this year."
DeMatha's tennis team won its third consecutive WCAC title as juniors Leon Vessells-Grigsby, Tsiyamo Sobukwe and Richard Samsky won singles titles. Led by Paul Rabil and Danny Gallagher, the Stags also kept their winning streak going in lacrosse, winning their sixth consecutive WCAC title. DeMatha's Dominic Berger, one of the nation's top high school hurdlers, won the 100 dash and 100 and 300 hurdles at the WCAC championships.
Of all the accomplishments, however, Bowie's baseball title probably will go down as the most memorable. Led by pitcher Adam Donahue, catcher Bryan Trotter, shortstop Shane Kogok and left fielder Jeff Casey, the Bulldogs went 25-1, scored a state single-season record 325 runs and won the county's first state title since Gwynn Park and Bowie prevailed in 1984.
"To be able to compete at that level is difficult, with the facilities we have and issues we have, the non-stadiums and lack of lighted fields," High Point Athletic Director Ernie Welch said. "I think that is a big deal."