The year in review: November 2010

38-0! Leopards defend their volleyball title

December 29, 2010

Editor’s note: This is the 11th installment in a 12-part series looking back at some of the biggest local, regional and national sports stories of 2010.

NOV. 1 — San Francisco Giants defeat Texas Rangers 3-1 to win the World Series in five games.

2 — In boys soccer, Williamsport beats Allegany 2-1 on penalty kicks and Clear Spring beats Boonsboro 5-1 in Maryland Class 1A West quarterfinals. … In a 1A West girls soccer quarterfinal, Boonsboro nips Clear Spring, 1-0.

3 — The Hagerstown Community College women open their basketball season with a 50-33 win over Northern Virginia.

4 — In boys soccer, Clear Spring beats Fort Hill 3-1 in 1A West semifinals. … Former Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson dies at age 76.

5 — Greencastle-Antrim’s football team finishes the regular season 10-0 for the first time with a 41-3 win over Big Spring. … North Hagerstown’s Anthony Winter runs for 362 yards in a 35-26 win over South Hagerstown. … Ben Daniels runs for 242 yards to lead Smithsburg over Boonsboro, 35-13. … Williamsport beats Clear Spring, 34-21.

6 — Penn State beats Northwestern 35-21 to give football coach Joe Paterno his 400th victory.

8 — In Class 1A West volleyball quarterfinals, Smithsburg sweeps Clear Spring 3-0 and Boonsboro upsets Williamsport, 3-2.

10 — In Class 1A West volleyball semifinals, Smithsburg sweeps Boonsboro, 3-0.

12 — In Maryland Class 1A West football playoffs, Smithsburg loses to Fort Hill 42-6. … In PIAA District 3, Greencastle beats Hamburg 42-6. … In West Virginia Class AAA, Martinsburg rolls over Lewis County, 54-0.

13 — In Class 1A West volleyball final, Smithsburg sweeps Fort Hill 3-0. … In Class 1A state cross country meet, Williamsport’s Evan Hardy finishes second.

17 — Smithsburg beats Colonel Richardson 3-0 in Class 1A state volleyball semifinals.

19 — Smithsburg wins its second straight Class 1A state volleyball championship, sweeping Catoctin 3-0 to cap another 19-0 season. … In PIAA District 3 football, Greencastle loses to Conrad Wesier 34-20. … In West Virginia, Martinsburg beat Bridgeport, 31-7.

20 — Brian Dumm, of Colorado Springs, Colo., wins the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon.

21 — Jimmie Johnson wins his fifth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

22 — Prep basketball season opens with St. Maria Goretti winning boys and girls games in the Broadfording Lions Classic.

23 — Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton wins American League MVP. … Goretti’s boys and girls teams sweep Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy for Lions Classic titles.

27 — Martinsburg beat Morgantown 24-10 in West Virginia Class AAA state semifinals.

30 — Goretti girls win Grace Academy tournament with 40-27 win over host Grace.

— Compiled by TIM KOELBLE
Staff Writer

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