Top male athlete
In what ranks as the biggest surprise of all in Saturday's county track and field championships at Annapolis High School, Atwell took the discus throw with a county record throw of 169-11.
The discus event was expected to be taken by South River's Derrick Raikes (163-6) or John "Teddy" Jennings of Severna Park (155-10), but Atwell stole the spotlight on his last heave.
Top female athlete
This Old Mill junior set a school record to upset heavily favored Mattie Cymek of Chesapeake and win a county title in the discus, propelling the Patriots to their 12th consecutive county track and field championship.
Smith also took three seconds to pile up the points and enable Coach Ron Evans' girls to run away with the county team title by 158-102 over runner-up Meade.
"Michelle's throw was 134.5, and that is a school record, and not only did she upset Cymek, but she also took seconds in the shot put, high jump and triple to give us a lot of points," said Evans, who has been the school's only track and field coach since the doors opened 16 years ago.
Cymek, who set a county record last year with a heave of 142-10, tossed the discus 128 feet Saturday to finish runner-up to Smith.
Kelly fired a 7-2 no-hitter Wednesday to stop Class 4A Broadneck. It was the first regular-season no-hitter for the Class 2A Eagles of Coach Harry Lentz since All-County right-hander Paul Taylor did the trick back in 1972.
Kelly, a junior, walked seven but struck out as many in dealing the Bruins a tough loss in their fight for the final playoff berth in 4A Region IV.
Bostak twirled the fourth perfect game of the softball season Wednesday, overpowering Meade, 17-0, in a slaughter rule-shortened, six-inning game.
The Patriots' senior star fanned 13 of the 18 batters she faced and knocked in two runs herself. With Bostak a key contributor, the Pats started the week at 15-2 in hopes of dethroning defending state 4A champion Chesapeake (14-1) in the Region
After scoring one goal in a final regular-season loss by 5-3 to Class 4A contender Broadneck last Tuesday, Moreland, a senior attackman, notched a hat trick in the Dawgs' opening playoff victory Friday night in Harwood.
Moreland's three goals and two assists paced No. 2-seeded Southern (8-5) to a 10-5 triumph over No. 3 Easton (7-5) in the Region II Class 2A/1A semifinals.
"John also had 12 ground balls for us, which played a major role in our victory," said Southern assistant coach Ray Bowen.
Young rose to the occasion Friday as the Southern girls (9-4) opened up in the Region IV 2A/1A playoffs by humbling 5-6 Owings Mills of Baltimore County, 21-9.
The Bulldogs senior scored five goals and assisted on two others to lead the winners.
MATT PHARR, PHIL WHITE
With a 1-6, 6-4 and 6-2 victory Saturday at Chesapeake High Pharr and White copped the county boys doubles title.
The duo's triumph enabled the Patriots to win their first county team title since 1988, by 32-30 over Severna Park.
The Falcons had won it every year since 1989.