Carroll County has 15 football seniors on rosters in preparation for the annual Baltimore Touchdown Club’s All-Star Classic, which is set for Dec. 8 at Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn.
The event features two all-star games, West vs. South at noon and East vs. North at 3 p.m.
Carroll’s players on Team West’s roster are Century wide receiver Aaron Wolcott, Manchester Valley defensive back Kyle Ringley, Francis Scott Key’s Kane Richardson (linebacker) and Will Sturdivant (offensive line), and Silver Oak’s Deshawn Grady (OL) and Desean Green (WR).
The county contingent on the North all-star team consists of Liberty linebacker Wes Kirin and O-lineman Braden Puller; South Carroll wideout Ryan Gallagher, quarterback Mason Gavin, and defensive end Max Moore; Westminster’s Owen Babylon (LB), Jake Busic (DE), and Joe Parry (DE); and Winters Mill’s Alex Barnes (DB).
South Carroll coach Mike Kraus and Westminster assistant Jim Stull are listed on Team North’s coaching staff.
Soccer players net all-state honors
The Maryland Association of Coaches of Soccer recently unveiled its 2018 all-state teams.
Manchester Valley senior midfielder Connor Allen earned first-team honors on the boys side, while Mavericks teammate Chase Estes, also a senior midfielder, and South Carroll senior mid Nick Simoncini each received honorable mention. Estes earned Times Player of the Year.
For girls soccer, Liberty senior Kasey Lamb and Winters Mill senior Erin Snyder, both midfielders, earned second-team all-state. Snyder is this year’s Times Player of the Year.
Westminster senior defender Caroline Zentz joined her county rivals on the team.
Century senior Megan Snyder and Man Valley senior Briana Bush, both midfielders, received honorable mention all-state honors.
Field hockey all-state has Carroll flair
Liberty senior goalie Grace Fenner — the Times Player of the Year — earned first-team all-state honors from the Field Hockey Coaches Association of Maryland. Heidi Ellis, a senior midfielder and Fenner’s Lions teammate, landed on the second team. So did Liberty junior defender Christine Goetz.
Westminster senior forward Haleigh Moore and South Carroll junior defender Meghan Radnoff each earned honorable mention status.
Gerstell trio earns private school accolades
Gerstell Academy had three fall sports athletes receive all-conference honors at the end of their respective seasons.
Max Friedman, a senior on the boys soccer team, earned all-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference honors. Friedman played defense and midfield for the Falcons (3-18).
In girls soccer, senior defender Gabby Manning earned all-Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference recognition. Manning is the first Gerstell athlete to earn IAAM postseason honors. The Falcons went 6-9-2 in their inaugural season in the league.