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Washington County players named all-state

November 08, 2002|by ANDREW MASON

andrewm@herald-mail.com

While the official list won't be announced until sometime later next week, it is official that six Washington County soccer players have been named to Maryland's all-state teams.

On the girls side, Clear Spring senior midfielder Lauren Ebersole is on the first team, North Hagerstown senior forward Michelle Fickes is on the second team and Smithsburg junior defender Cortney Kerns is an honorable mention.

In boys selections, North senior midfielder Ben McAbee is on the first team, while Hubs teammate Mikael Tigrett, a junior striker, and Williamsport junior midfielder Ben Jordan are honorable mentions.

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There are 25 players selected for each first and second teams and honorable mentions for each the girls and boys.

In case you were wondering

Try as we might, some key game results fall through the cracks and never appear in the paper, typically due to us not being there and them not being reported.

Here's what happened to these area teams in the postseason:

  • The defending PIAA District 5 Class AA champion McConnellsburg boys lost 3-1 to Conemaugh Township last week in the district quarterfinals. The Spartans ended their season at 12-7-1.

  • The No. 1 Thomas Johnson boys dropped their first game of the season Monday, falling 2-1 to Old Mill in the Class 4A East semifinals. The Patriots end their season at 15-1-1.

  • The No. 4 Frederick boys (13-3) also had their season come to a halt in the 4A East semis Monday, falling 4-2 to South River.

  • The No. 2 Middletown girls advanced to Thursday's 2A West final with a 3-2 overtime win over Century Monday. Down 2-1, the Knights tied it with 20 seconds left on a goal by Allie Shannon and won it in OT on penalty kick by Brenda Shakely.

  • Lindsey Gladhill's foot stayed hot in the 1A South semifinals Monday. The Catoctin senior's hat trick helped lift the No. 3 Cougars to a 5-1 win over Oakland Mills.

  • Poolesville knocked both the Brunswick girls and Catoctin boys out of the postseason Monday.

    After a scoreless game, the Poolesville girls prevailed 3-2 on penalty kicks over Brunswick (5-7-2).

    Meanwhile, the Poolesville boys shut out Catoctin (6-9), 4-0.



Bulldogs set for state semis


The No. 1 Martinsburg girls (18-2-1), fresh off their first ever Region II title in Saturday's 2-1 overtime win over Morgantown, will play in the West Virginia state semifinals today against Parkersburg South.

Game time is 4 p.m. at Schoenbaum Stadium in Charleston.

The winner faces today's Capital High-Sissonville semifinal winner on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Attention coaches


By now, you all should have received our All-Area selection form to rank the top local players. If you haven't please contact me ASAP. They're due by noon this Thursday at the latest.

Also, please send us your team's final season statistics (record; goals for and against; games, goals and assists for field players; and games, saves, goals allowed and shutouts for keepers) just as most of you did each week throughout the season. If it's not complete, please just send us what you have.

Thanks a bunch. It's been fun.

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