The year in review: Feburary 2010

Forecast called for title reigns, lots of snow

December 19, 2010

Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a 12-part series looking back at some of the biggest local, regional and national sports stories of 2010.

Feb. 2 — In boys basketball, Heritage Academy hands Broadfording its first MDCC loss with a 52-47 win. ... South Hagerstown upsets Williamsport 49-45 behind Andre Pierre’s 23 points.

3 —  Williamsport wins 10 bouts to beat Smithsburg 46-24 in prep wrestling.

4 —  Smithsburg star distance runner David Wilson signs a letter of intent to compete for Syracuse University.

7 —  Drew Brees is MVP as New Orleans beats Indianapolis 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV. ... The Capitals beat the Penguins 5-4 for their 14th straight victory. ... Maryland routs North Carolina 92-71 in men’s basketball.

10 —  The Capitals rally in regulation to force overtime, but their 14-game winning streak comes to an end in 6-5 loss to Montreal.

14 —  Jamie McMurray wins Daytona 500 auto race.

17 —  The North Hagerstown girls win the Maryland Class 2A West region indoor track and field title. ... The Williamsport boys and Smithsburg girls win 1A West team titles.

20 —  The Williamsport wrestling team wins its second straight Washington County tournament title.

22 — In indoor track and field, Clear Spring’s Paige Shirk wins a Maryland 1A state title in the shot put. ... Smithsburg’s David Wilson wins the 1A 3,200-meter run in a state-record time of 9:31.12. ... Williamsport’s Mark Oliver wins the 1A 800 and Smithsburg’s Johnny Karroll wins the 1A pole vault.

23 — In the first of back-to-back games, South beats North 61-49 in boys basketball and North edges South 60-58 in girls basketball.

24 — North beats South 42-37 in boys basketball, and the North girls beat South a second straight night, 51-48.

25 —  St. Maria Goretti’s Nic Martin scores 48 points in a 93-90 double-overtime victory over St. John’s Catholic Prep in boys basketball. ... Goretti athletic director Carol Brashears retires after 32 years.

27 —  South Hagerstown beats Linganore 50-47 in boys basketball as the Maryland playoffs begin.

— Compiled by TIM KOELBLE
Staff writer

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