Washington Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld received a contract extension months before the team concluded its inconsistent 2017-18 season and bowed out in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs as the eighth seed.
On Wednesday, Poly's Will Henderson and Annapolis' Maria Coffin were recognized for their fine accomplishments by being named The Baltimore Sun's Male and Female High School Athletes of the Year at the 51st annual awards luncheon at the newspaper's downtown headquarters.
Dulaney High graduate Isabel Griffith won't be wearing the Lions' red uniform and mentoring her younger teammate when cross country season gets underway in August, but her leadership, competitive drive and poise will remain in all the returning Lions.
Leslie Gray, star athlete and honor roll student at Meade High School, will graduate Tuesday, June 10. She completed all requirements in the International Baccalaureate program and will receive her IB diploma in addition to her high school diploma. Avid cyclist Bill Berned will enjoy the scenic sites of New England, July 12-18, on his 550 mile trek for the New England 550 Tour de Cure to help raise money for the American Diabetes Association.
In just three years, Gruver, who also competes in the high jump, long jump and an occasional relay race for Franklin, has gone from being a novice pole vaulter to one of the best in the country. In her breakthrough indoor season, she set a Maryland record when she vaulted 13 feet to win the Class 3A state championship.