One of Howard County's top basketball players last season was charged with felony first-degree assault stemming from a fight at a party in Frederick County on Saturday.

Dallas Montana Davidson, an all-county player last winter and recent graduate of Glenelg, was arrested and accused of stabbing a 20-year-old man, according to a statement from the Frederick County Sheriff's Office. Davidson was also charged with three misdemeanors and is free on bond.

If convicted on all four charges, Davidson, a 17-year-old who has been charged as an adult, could face a maximum sentence of 40 years 60 days in prison and an $8,000 fine. The victim was stabbed in his right side at a party near New Market, Md., and was treated at Washington County Hospital. "It was a misunderstanding," said Davidson, who refused to comment further. The 6-foot-6 center averaged 12.1 points last season.

Judge Makes Ruling

A Howard County Circuit Court judge ruled that the county's superintendent's office must turn over nearly all of the documents that served as the basis for the recommendation Ken Hovet be fired as Oakland Mills's football coach and athletic director, his attorney, Thomas Bundy III, said.

Hovet, who was placed on unpaid leave in January for his alleged role in an improper grade change for a football player, filed a civil suit in April asking for the documents before his appeal hearing.

Judge Dennis M. Sweeney ruled that the county must turn over 26 of the 27 documents Hovet has requested by 11 a.m. today, a day before the hearing is scheduled to begin.

Former superintendent John O'Rourke, who recommended to the board of education in February that Hovet be fired, didn't want to comment. Leslie R. Stellman, the attorney for the superintendent's office, did not return phone calls.

May Leaving Spartans

West Springfield's Randall May, the All-Met boys' soccer coach of the year, said he will be leaving the Spartans at the end of the season.

May, a ninth-grade physical education teacher at West Springfield, will take a position teaching the same subject this fall at Stone Bridge, which is closer to his home in Ashburn.

In four seasons at West Springfield -- which will play Clover Hill on Friday in the Virginia AAA semifinals -- May has gone 72-7-5 and has won two state titles.

"If West Springfield were 10 to 15 minutes from my house," May said, "I wouldn't leave."

Stone Bridge has a boys' soccer coach, Jerry Bowman; May said he was interested in filling an open position coaching soccer at any school in Loudoun County.