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The year in review: October 2010

Success gets measured in yards, feats

December 28, 2010

Editor’s note: This is the 10th installment in a 12-part series looking back at some of the biggest local, regional and national sports stories of 2010.

OCT. 1 — In prep football, Smithsburg stunned North Hagerstown 28-27 in overtime.

2 — The Williamsport boys cross country team won the small-school title at Boonsboro’s Frank Keyser Invitational. ... Former Daily Mail sports editor Larry Yanos passed away at age 65. ... South Hagerstown beat Williamsport 32-6 behind 207 yards and three TDs by Nick Stubbs.

3 — The Ravens beat the Steelers 17-14 on a TD with 32 seconds remaining.

4 — Europe beat the United States 14 1/2 to  13 1/2 to win the Ryder Cup.

6 — St. Maria Goretti recorded its first win of the year in girls soccer, beating Hancock 2-0.

8 — Williamsport beat Boonsboro 18-12 in prep football, while South Hagerstown, North Hagerstown and Smithsburg all lost by a combined 144-34.

9 — Saint James’ Mike Townes ran for 211 yards to lead the Saints over Maret School 24-21.

10 — The Redskins beat Green Bay 16-13 in overtime on a field goal by Graham Gano.

11 — The Catoctin football team was ordered to forfeit three games for playing with an ineligible player.

12 — In volleyball, Heritage Academy beat Grace Acdemy 3-0 to win regular-season MDCC title with unbeaten record.

13 — In girls soccer, Williamsport beat Smithsburg 1-0 on a goal by Erin Palmer.

15 — Williamsport’s Evan Hardy and Boonsboro’s Sarah Zielinski won individual cross country titles at the MVAL Antietam championships. ... North’s Aaron Staley shot a 77 to lead medalists, while Smithsburg won the team title in Antietam golf.

16 — Brunswick edged Smithsburg 14-7 in prep football. ... Clear Spring’s Mike Etzel rushed for four TDs in a 56-24 win over Bishop Walsh.

18 — In soccer, the Clear Spring boys beat Boonsboro 1-0 on a goal by Blake Vincent, and the Clear Spring girls beat South Hagerstown 1-0 on a goal by Megan Crowl.

19 — In boys soccer, North Hagerstown edged South Hagerstown 3-2. ... North’s Becky Gossad shot par 72 for medalist honors in Washington County golf tournament, while North won the team title.

20 — South Hagerstown’s Brandon Horning and North Hagerstown’s Emily Simmons were the individual champions at the first Hagerstown City Cross Country Championships at North. The South boys and North girls were the team champs.

21 — The North boys and Boonsboro girls wrapped up the MVAL Antietam soccer titles.

22 — Smithsburg scored 37 unanswered points to beat Clear Spring 44-12 in football. ... The Rangers beat Yankees 6-1 in Game 6 to win the ALCS.

24 — Denny Hamlin won at Martinsville for his third straight NASCAR Sprint Cup victory. ... DeAngelo Hall had four interceptions in Washington’s 17-14 win over Chicago.

27 — Smithsburg’s Kyle Huntzberry shot a 5-over 76 to finish 35th in Maryland state golf tournament, while North’s Becky Gossard finished with a pair of 79s.

28 — Evan Hardy and Sarah Zielinski won Washington County cross country titles.

29 — North Hagerstown’s Anthony Winter ran for 268 yards in a 33-20 win over Boonsboro. ... Clear Spring gained its sixth win, beating Randolph Macon Academy 41-6. ... Ben Daniels ran for 267 yards to lead Smithsburg over Williamsport 44-14.

31 — Lee Westwood took over as the No. 1 golfer in the world.

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— Compiled by TIM KOELBLE
Staff Writer
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