Ben Chisolm, Jr., South River, lacrosse
Like he's been all season, Chisolm was a force last week when the Seahawks needed him most. Chisolm scored his 10th goal in three days - and sixth on Friday - to put South River into the Class 4A/3A state final with a 10-9, double-overtime win against Bel Air.
The Seahawks' offensive leader, Chisolm scored two goals in a 10-7 win over Severna Park in the Class 4A/3A East Region semifinals before going for two more and three assists to beat Arundel, 9-2, on Wednesday. Two days after that, Chisolm gave the Bobcats all he could with six goals. His last shot of the first overtime period hit the post. During the second, he connected to put South River into the final for the second time in four seasons.
Darrian Johnson, Sr., Severna Park, track and field
In his last performance before the Class 4A state championships, Johnson won a pair of titles in the 110 and 300 hurdles at the East Region meet. Johnson, one of the Falcons' top track athletes over the last couple years, won the 110 hurdles in 15.11 seconds - beating Meade's Kevin Random by 28 hundredths. Johnson came out in the 300 hurdles and passed North Point's Kyle Jones to finish in first with a 38.40.
Morgan Torggler, Jr., Severna Park, lacrosse
Torggler picked up the pace a bit during the playoffs and is doing her best to bring the Falcons an 11th state title. She collected 12 goals to knock off three of the top teams to put Severna Park back into the championship game.
Torggler scored three goals during the Falcons' 8-5 win over South River on Monday before going for five more to lead a comeback for a 13-12 beating of Leonardtown to claim the Class 4A/3A East Region title. Torggler helped with another comeback in the state semifinal against Catonsville with four more goals in a 15-10 win.
Alexis Franklin, Sr., Old Mill, track and field
Franklin added two more first-place finishes to her collection during the Class 4A East Region meet on Saturday. The Patriots' top track athlete, Franklin set another national record in the 300 hurdles with a 41.25 - passing her own mark by 24 hundredths - and took the title in the 110 by clearing it in 13.40. Franklin also helped pull Old Mill's 1,600 relay team into second place with a 57.4 anchor leg, and her 23.7 in her part of the 800 put them into third.