Churchill has been the dominant school in Montgomery County AA league sports since 1974. This year, the Potomac high school had the best overall athletic record in the region.
The Bulldogs, winners of the last four Montgomery County Athletic Supremacy Awards, finished up the 1977-78 campaign with a remakable 145-42 won-loss slate, for a 775 winning percentage.
The Bulldogs, who dethroned last year's overall winner St. John's, also ran off with top honors in the state cross county meet and amassed eight county titles.
Completing the list of top five major area high schools by winning percentage are Bowie (109-33,.767), Wootton (146-45-1, .763,) Ballou (101-37-1, .730) and Robinson (133-48-3, .730.)
The athletic records for boys and girls in Montgomery, Prince George's Interhigh, Northern Virginia, Metro and Intersttate Athletic Conference competition were provided by athletic directors, coaches and league offices. The results were then tabulated and are listed in chart from a page D4.
Also included are several top independent schools.
Each varsity sport is included in the listing. But several sports, such as cross country, indoor and outdoor track, gymnastics and crew, have incomplete league schedules and are recognized only by asterisks, donoting a league or state title.
Last year, Bowie finished seventh overall with a 111-51 mark and a 685 percentage. This time, the Bulldogs of Prince George's County enhanced their showing with a 17-1 baseball record, an 11-0 mark in wrestling, a 9-0 soccer slate and an 18-0 season in girls softball.
For the second straight year, Wootton finished directly behind Churchill in Montgomery County. But its .763 percentage represented a 45 point increase from 1977. The Patriots' state champion basketball team finished 25-2, the golf team 17-3 and wrestling 11-2. Girls and boys tennis combined won 24 of 26 matches.
This year's Interhigh winner, Ballou, grabbed four league titles: wrestling (10-1) tennis (20-4), girls basketball (14-1) and softball (12-0).
Robinson topped all Northern Virginia schools with 133 wins and .730 percentage.