Corey Contee, Southern
Contee was busy Friday as Southern beat Broadneck, 39-0, to clinch the county Class 2A-3A title and set a school record for wins. The senior two-way back ran for 164 yards and a touchdown (4 yards) on 14 attempts, kicked three extra points and returned an interception 45 yards for a score on the first play from scrimmage to propel the Bulldogs to their fifth shutout.
Kristen Nicolini, Annapolis
Sometimes the expected doesn't happen, but this junior made sure it did, coasting to her second straight county girls cross country title by a whopping one minute, eight seconds over Glen Burnie's Becky McDivitt. Nicolini covered the course at Annapolis High in 18:53.
Jason Lilly, St. Mary's
Lilly ran for 110 of his 144 yards rushing on 30 carries, including a 5-yard touchdown run in the second half, as the No. 11 Saints showed they belong in the Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference with a 17-7 victory over Loyola of Towson. This is the Saints' first season in A Conference play.
Wayne Small, Southern
Small intercepted two passes to spark the Bulldogs' 39-0 defensive domination of the Bruins' normally potent run and shoot offense. Ryan, who entered the game averaging 231.5 yards passing and 2.3 TD passes, was blanked and held to only 103 yards passing, and his prime target, Jason Smith, was limited to six receptions and 32 yards.
The 5-foot-6, 135-pound senior, who also rushed for 63 yards and two touchdowns, was in on a host of tackles as the Bulldogs held the Bruins to 16 yards rushing in posting their fifth shutout.
Matt Swift, Severna Park
After firing in a pair of goals in a 3-0 win over Arundel earlier in the week, Swift added another in a scintillating 3-2 double overtime victory over previously unbeaten and then 10th-ranked Old Mill on Friday. The win left the then eighth-ranked Falcons at 10-2, setting up a rematch in the Class 4A East Region playoffs between the two tomorrow at Chesapeake High.
Lisa Gallichio, Old Mill
Gallichio assisted on two goals as the then seventh-ranked Patriots stunned previously unbeaten and then No. 2-ranked Severna Park, 3-0, on Tuesday and came back with one goal and an assist on Friday to knock Broadneck out of the Class 4A playoffs.
Amy Senger, Severna Park
This senior striker scored four goals in two games, including a hat trick in a 5-0 victory over Old Mill, as the top-ranked Falcons completed a perfect, unscored-upon season. The other win last week was by 4-0 over Meade to give Severna Park its second unscored-upon regular season (other was 1987) in the 19-year existence of field hockey.
Jen Jovan, Chesapeake
Jovan's serving led the Cougars to three victories last week, including a 3-2 upset of Glen Burnie by scores of 14-16, 15-10, 2-15, 15-9 and 17-15. The 5-foot-7 senior led Chesapeake to a season-ending, six-game winning streak, including a 3-0 triumph over Southern in which she was 16-for-16 with five aces.
Boys cross country
Geoff Warren, Arundel
The Wildcats' senior repeated as the county boys' champion at Annapolis High Friday with a time of 16:35, three seconds better than runner-up Jack Longley of South River. Warren's county title buoyed the Wildcats' first county cross country team championship in 20 years by 56-79 over second-place Broadneck.
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