It was a Whitman sweep of the Montgomery County cross-country last week at Watkins Mill High School.
Whitman's Craig Lake won the girls individual title in a time of 19:07 as the highly regarded Vikings girls took the team title with 31 points. Churchill was second with 43 points, helped by Tina Brown's runner-up finish (19:41).
Pascal Dobert sprinted to the front late and held off a good field that included prerace favorite Matt Ellis leading Whitman's boys to a first-place finish with 39 points. Dolbert was timed in 15:44. Rockville's Charlie Wilson second in 15:48.
At the Catholic schools championship at Georgetown Prep, Gonzaga ran in a pack -- and stayed well ahead of most of the field.
Gonzaga placed four runners in the top 10 and took team honors with 44 points. Leading the Eagles were Tony Shields (third in 16:17); Shane McLaughlin (sixth in 16:37); Joel Harrington (eighth in 16:58), and Ben Busse (10th in 17:03).
Jama Bile won the 3.1-mile race in 16:12, helping Georgetown Prep finish second. . . .
Leonardtown's Matt Olson and St. Mary's-Ryken's Diana Gilliam remained undefeated as they captured their respective Southern Maryland Athletic Conference boys and girls cross-county championships, but La Plata's boys (45 points) and defending champion Leonardtown's girls (48) earned team honors at Laurel Springs Park last week.
Gilliam edged Leonardtown's Lisa Sullivan by 18 seconds and finished in 20:00.
"It seems that Diana prefers the flat race track course," said Leonardtown Coach Joe Krafty. "Lisa is more of a power runner and does well when the course is more up and down and hilly."
Olson had no problem winning the boys race in 16:29. McDonough's Mark Whidden was second (16:42).
La Plata placed five of its boys in the top 20 finishers, led by Jeff Stine (third in 16:51). Leonardtown's girls took five of the top 20 spots. Behind Sullivan was Kirstine Teglbjaerg, an exchange student from Denmark (eighth at 22:00).
Oakland Mills won the Howard County boys cross-country championships with 26 points. Sisters Kristina and Alicia Adams ran 1-2 to lead Glenelg to its first girls championship since 1984. The Gladiators finished with 34 points, nine more than Atholton. . . .
The first annual Washington Independent School League cross-country championships will be held at St. Anselm's on Nov. 6. Burke's Autro Martinez and Model's Karen Bush are the favorites. Madison Nets Two Titles
Madison High School's girls tennis team took the singles and doubles titles in the Great Falls District championships last week.
Daria Ivan defeated teammate Julie Seamon for the singles title, 6-3, 7-5. Seamon teamed with Leah Palmer to give the Warhawks the doubles championship. . . .
The Great Falls District field hockey title, and the top seed in next week's Northern Region tournament that goes to the champion, will be decided later this week in key matches involving Madison (8-1-1) and McLean (9-2).
Madison faced South Lakes last night and takes on Marshall Wednesday. McLean plays Chantilly Thursday. Cangiano Is Top Golfer
Poolesville's Jim Cangiano, who this summer proved to be one of the area's top junior golfers, continued his solid play with a 7-over-par 149 to win the Maryland State golf championship last week at the University of Maryland. Whitman's Oliver Coune was second with 155 and Howard's Steve Sutton third with 156.
Whitman captured team honors with a two-day total of 649. Damascus was second with 671. Extra Points
Glen Burnie had little trouble beating Anne Arundel County volleyball power Severna Park, 15-5, 15-3, 15-6, and snapping the Falcons' 87-match regular season winning streak. . . .
Meade's Amanda Simmons finished with 29 goals and six assists to lead Anne Arundel County girls soccer in scoring. Simmons, a junior, had 18 goals as a freshman and 24 last year. . . .
Wilson's boys basketball team is seeking to enter a Christmas tournament or find games during the holidays. If interested, contact Coach Bill Powell at the school.