With the spring regular season winding down, teams are beginning to secure their berths in the county championship games.

Carroll County Athletic League rules pit the first-place teams in the Hersh and Cowan divisions in a game for the county title at a pre-determined site.


On Monday, both lacrosse county championship games were set. They will take place in a doubleheader May 9 at North Carroll's Powelson Field.

On the boys side, it will be Liberty (11-0, 6-0 county) and South Carroll (6-5, 4-2). The two teams met on April 21, and the Lions won 11-8.

Liberty beat three-time defending county champion Westminster on Monday, 13-10, to secure its spot. South Carroll had a 14-13 comeback win over Century on Monday to get into the county title game.

On the girls side, it will be Century (10-2, 5-1) and Manchester Valley (11-1, 6-0). Both teams won state championships last season, and the Mavericks bested the Knights in 2015 to capture the county championship.

When the two teams faced off on April 15, Man Valley won 13-9. The county title game may not be the last time the teams face off either, as Century reclassified into Class 2A-1A this season meaning the teams could meet in the playoffs.

In baseball, Westminster (12-2, 10-2) clinched its spot in the county championship game with an 11-9 win Monday over Century. Francis Scott Key (11-4, 9-3) will earn a berth with its next win, but if the Eagles lose their last two county games, South Carroll (8-9, 7-5) could potentially sneak into the title game.

In softball, Liberty (14-1, 12-0) will be in the county championship game. The Lions will face either Manchester Valley (11-4, 9-3) or South Carroll (11-5, 7-4) for the county title.

The baseball and softball county championship games are set for May 6 at Manchester Valley.

The Liberty boys and girls tennis teams have both clinched a spot in the county championship match, which will take place at Winters Mill on May 2.

On the boys side, the Lions (13-0, 12-0) will face either North Carroll (6-8, 4-8) or South Carroll (4-8, 4-8).

On the girls side, the Lions (13-0, 12-0) will face either Manchester Valley (11-2, 10-2) or North Carroll (10-4, 8-4).

The annual county tennis tournament will be held May 6 and 7 at South Carroll and Liberty. The county track and field championship meet will be held at Century on May 12.

All-State basketball

The all-state basketball teams were recently released by the Maryland Basketball Coaches Association.


Manchester Valley's Mackenzie DeWees made the 1A/2A first team. The Times Player of the Year helped the Mavericks win the program's first county championship and reach the Class 1A West Region final.

Jayce Klingenberg (Manchester Valley) and Maddee Farley (Liberty) both made the 1A/2A third team.

Carroll also had representation on the All-Academic team.

The following players were represented on the girls team: Rosalia Cappadora (Manchester Valley), Jayce Klingenberg (Manchester Valley), Lindsay Seipp (Manchester Valley), Sammie Flater (Manchester Valley), Mackenzie DeWees (Manchester Valley), Storm Smith (Manchester Valley), Rayna Deltuva (Manchester Valley), Josey Klingenberg (Manchester Valley), Vickie Green (Manchester Valley), and Mackenzie Longest (Manchester Valley).

The following players were represented on the boys team: Michael Ros (North Carroll), Andrew Wilmer (North Carroll) and Todd Wilmer (North Carroll).

Changes at the top

As of July 1, there will be a new Supervisor of Athletics in Carroll County.

Jim Rodriguez, who has served in the position since 2006, will now be Supervisor of Physical Education and Health.

Dave Dolch will take over Rodriguez's position as county athletic director. Dolch has been the AD at Manchester Valley since the school opened in 2009. He is a McDaniel College graduate that has previously coached football at Francis Scott Key and served as coach/AD at Bowie State and Morningstar College.

Troy Warehime will take over Dolch's position as athletic director at Manchester Valley. Since 2001, Warehime has served as AD at North Carroll, which will close prior to the 2016-17 school year. Last year he was inducted into the Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame.