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The Herald-Mail 2006 sports year in review

December 31, 2006|by TIM KOELBLE

Dates listed are the actual days of events

January

Jan. 1 Ravens lose to Cleveland 20-16 Redskins beat Philadelphia, 31-20.

Jan. 2 West Virginia beats Georgia in Sugar Bowl 38-35 Ohio State beats Notre Dame in Fiesta Bowl 34-20 Five coaches fired in NFL.

Jan. 3 Penn State beats Florida State in Orange Bowl, 26-23 Brian Beck resigns as athletic director at Hagerstown Community College.

Jan. 4 Texas wins national championship with 41-38 decision over USC in Rose Bowl, snapping Trojans' 34-game win streak.

Jan. 5 Hedgesville beats Martinsburg and Jefferson beats St. Maria Goretti in girls basketball.

Jan. 6 Marcus Vick booted off Virginia Tech football team James Buchanan beats Greencastle and Jefferson beats Martinsburg in boys basketball.

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Jan. 7 Maryland's men's team loses to Miami 84-70 Redskins beat Tampa Bay in NFC Wild Card game, 17-10.

Jan. 8 West Virginia upsets Villanova 91-87 Steelers beat Bengals 31-17 in AFC Wild Card game.

Jan. 10 Bruce Sutter is lone individual elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.

Jan. 11 Mercersburg boys beat Martinsburg 65-61 Duke crushes Maryland men, 76-52.

Jan. 12 Orioles sign Kevin Millar.

Jan. 13 Hedgesville upsets No. 2 Jefferson 52-51 in boys basketball.

Jan. 14 Redskins lose NFC semifinal game to Seattle, 20-10.

Jan. 15 David Toms wins Sony Open in Hawaii Steelers beat Indianapolis 21-18 in AFC semifinals Maryland men beat Wake Forest, 90-86.

Jan. 16 Frank Cacciatore named manager of Hagerstown Suns Smithsburg boys and Williamsport girls win MVAL Antietam indoor track meet.

Jan. 18 Mercersburg Academy beats Goretti in boys basketball for third time in season.

Jan. 20 Alicia Myers records 1,000th point for James Buchanan in girls basketball.

Jan. 21 Orioles get pitcher Kris Benson from Mets Terps men beat Virginia, 81-72.

Jan. 22 Pittsburgh beats Denver in AFC Championship 34-17 Seattle beats Carolina 34-17 in NFC Championship.

Jan. 24 In boys/girls basketball, North sweeps South and Smithsburg girls upset previously unbeaten Boonsboro.

Jan. 25 Terps beat Georgia Tech 86-74 behind Nik Caner-Medley's career-high 33 points North crushes South in wrestling, 70-3.

Jan. 26 Chris Sellers resigns as Greencastle-Antrim baseball coach.

Jan. 27 Smithsburg boys and Williamsport girls win Washington County indoor track meet.

Jan. 28 Terps men lose to Temple 91-85 Amelie Mauresmo wins Australian Open when Justine Henin-Hardenne retires.

Jan. 29 Tigers Woods wins Buick Open in playoff Roger Federer wins Australian Open over Marcos Baghdatis.

Jan. 30 St. James sweeps Grace Academy in boys/girls basketball doubleheader.

Jan. 31 Greencastle edges James Buchanan 60-59 in boys basketball.




February

Feb. 2 North Carolina whips Terps men, 77-62.

Feb. 3 South Hagerstown boys upset Smithsburg 52-51 in basketball.

Feb. 5 Steelers win Super Bowl XL over Seattle 21-10 Rookie J.B. Holmes wins FBR Open while Woods wins Dubai Desert Classic N.C. State beats Terps 62-58 in men's hoops.

Feb. 7 St. Maria Goretti is upset by Bishop Walsh, 60-59 in boys hoops Maryland men defeat Virginia, 76-65.

Feb. 8 Gilbert Arenas scores career-high 45 points for Wizards in 129-124 win over Golden State.

Feb. 9 Maryland women upset top-ranked North Carolina, 98-95.

Feb. 10 Jefferson edges Hedgesville 48-46 with shot at the buzzer in boys basketball.

Feb. 11 Duke beats Maryland men, 96-88.

Feb. 12 NFC beats AFC 23-17 in NFL Pro Bowl.

Feb. 13 Duke tops Maryland women, 90-80 Villanova beats top-ranked UConn, 69-64.

Feb. 14 Maryland loses to Clemson men, 89-77 Heritage Academy beats Broadfording Academy 74-44 for boys regular-season MDCC basketball title.

Feb. 16 North rolls over South 84-71 in boys basketball.

Feb. 17 St. Maria Goretti sweeps Williamsport in boys/girls hoops doubleheader.

Feb. 18 Smithsburg wins Washington County wrestling tournament.

Feb. 19 Jimmie Johnson wins Daytona 500.

Feb. 20 North, Smithsburg boys tie for 6th place in Maryland 2A-1Astate indoor track meet.

Feb. 21 Hagerstown Community College men defeat College of Southern Maryland 88-82 in Md. JuCo Tournament.

Feb. 22 In battle of No. 1 and 2 boys basketball teams, top-ranked Mercersburg Academy drills Martinsburg, 75-48.

Feb. 25 Musselman's Dustin Haislip wins West Virginia Class AAA 125-pound wrestling title Boonsboro's Bret Nalley wins Maryland 2A-1A 135-pound region wrestling title.

Feb. 26 Matt Kenseth wins Auto Club 500 North Carolina men smack Maryland, 81-57.

Feb. 28 North, Smithsburg win boys basketball tournament openers Hedgesville girls beat Hampshire 55-45 for WV Region II title and trip to state tournament.




March

March 2 Southern Fulton boys beat Shanksville 61-52 for PIAA D-5 title Williamsport boys beat Smithsburg 46-39 for East Section title.

March 3 Martinsburg beats Hedgesville 53-48 in boys W.Va. basketball tourney.

March 4 Boonsboro's Nalley finishes 4th in Maryland 2A-1A state wrestling meet at 135 pounds Maryland women beat Duke 78-70 in ACC tourney HCC's men end season with 77-60 loss to Garrett College in Region XX tourney.

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