Fourth-and-1 in overtime against Liberty with the Carroll County title on the line, the Owls looked to their senior running back to bring home the win. Mattingly came through with the 1-yard plunge to secure a 34-31 win. It capped a busy and productive performance for Mattingly, who ran the ball 21 times for 119 yards and three scores. Earlier in the game, he scored from 42 and 3 yards. In his second season on varsity, he has 513 yards and six touchdowns on 89 carries. Westminster (6-2) has won six straight and is 5-0 in Carroll County play.
Others considered: Elijah Alexander, Towson, soccer; Ben Bender, Calvert Hall, soccer; Deon Crews-Harris, Dunbar, football; Iriarte Herrera, Annapolis, soccer
Mount de Sales, volleyball
The freshman outside hitter saved her first varsity season’s best for the most opportune time in helping the No. 3 Sailors capture a third straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship Saturday. With the team trailing 11-6 in the decisive fifth set against Maryvale Prep, Onukwugha started the comeback with a couple kills. She added an ace and a couple service points to help close the championship. Mount de Sales made it three straight crowns — 25-21, 25-18, 24-26, 22-25, 15-12. For the match, Onukwugha finished with 19 kills, ten digs, two aces and was 100% on her serves. Throughout the Sailors playoff run last week — they also beat John Carroll in three sets in the quarterfinals on Oct. 22 and Notre Dame Prep in four sets in Thursday’s semifinals — she totaled 40 kills, 11 digs and six aces. This season, she finished with 194 kills, 83 digs and 58 aces as the Sailors finished 18-2 overall and 14-1 in league play.
Others considered: Madeline Lenkart, South River, soccer; Abby Meadows, Sparrows Point, soccer