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The year in review: April 2010

Sports spring into action in April

December 21, 2010

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

1 — Williamsport’s Zach Shoemaker was named The Herald-Mail Wrestler of the Year. ... Williamsport’s Mike Rechtorovic was named Coach of the Year.

2 — South Hagerstown’s Alex Silva was named The Herald-Mail Girls Basketball Player of the Year. ... Smithsburg’s Katy Barnhart was named Coach of the Year.

3 — Clear Spring’s Brandon Glazer and Goretti’s Nic Martin were named The Herald-Mail Boys Basketball Co-Players of the Year. ... Williamsport’s Scott Mowbray was named Coach of the Year. ... Butler beat Michigan State and Duke beat West Virginia in the Final Four men’s basketball games.

5 — Duke beat Butler 62-60 for the NCAA men’s basketball title. ... The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 11-1 in a season opener.

6 — Clear Spring named Ryan Grabill its new boys basketball coach. ... The UConn women won their 78th straight game and second straight NCAA title with a 53-47 win over Stanford. ... The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 in a season opener.

7 — In baseball, Clear Spring rallied to beat South Hagerstown 6-5, and North Hagerstown rallied to beat Williamsport 5-4.

8 — The Hagerstown Suns opened their season with a 1-0 win over Hickory Crawdads at Municipal Stadium. ... In his return to golf, Tiger Woods shoots a 4-under 68 in the first round of the Masters.

11 — Phil Mickelson won his third Masters title; Tiger Woods finished in a tie for fourth.

12 — Tampa Bay beat Baltimore 5-1 in front of 9,129 fans, the smallest home crowd ever at Camden Yards.

14 — The Clear Spring baseball team remained unbeaten at 8-0 with a come-from-behind 8-7 win over Smithsburg.

15 — The Washington Capitals began the playoffs with a stunning 3-2 overtime loss to Montreal.

16 — Hagerstown resident Dick Montgomery was inducted into the Maryland Softball Hall of Fame.

17 — Colorado Rockies pitcher Ubaldo Jiminez hurled a no-hitter, beating Atlanta, 4-0.

20 — St. Maria Goretti softball pitcher Caroline Rosenthal struck out 20 in a 7-6 loss to Maryland School for the Deaf.

21 — North Hagerstown defeated Clear Spring 11-4 in baseball and 7-3 in softball in heavyweight matchups.

23 — Luke Toms pitched 3 1/3 innings of one-hit relief to lead South Hagerstown over Smithsburg, 8-7, in baseball.

24 — In track & field, the North Hagerstown girls won the Chuck Zonis Invitational.

27 — In softball, North Hagerstown won its seventh straight game, beating Williamsport 9-4.

28 — The Washington Capitals lost 2-1 to Montreal in Game 7 after leading the series 3-1. ... The North Hagerstown softball team extended its winning streak to eight with an 8-0 win over Boonsboro.

29 — Late goals lifted North Hagerstown to a 7-6 win over Smithsburg in boys lacrosse. ... Ben Stone’s walkoff single gave South Hagerstown a wild 19-18 win over Clear Spring in baseball.

30 — The North Hagerstown girls and Williamsport boys were the team champions at the MVAL Antietam Conference Track & Field Championships.

— Compiled by TIM KOELBLE, Staff writer

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