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The year in review: December 2010

December 30, 2010

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

3 — The HCC men’s basketball team beats previously unbeaten Frederick, 96-88.

4 — Shepherd University beat Mercyhurst College 49-14 in NCAA Division II football playoffs.

6 — North Hagerstown’s Aaron Staley is named The Herald-Mail’s Golfer of the Year. … In boys basketball, Williamsport opens its season with a 79-71 win over Frederick and North Hagerstown beats Thomas Johnson, 82-70.

7 — Boonsboro’s Sarah Zielinski is named The Herald-Mail’s Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.

8 — Williamsport’s Evan Hardy is named The Herald-Mail’s Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. … Boonsboro’s Becky Walter is the Cross Country Coach of the Year. … Boonsboro beat Liberty 52-51 in boys basketball to give Skip Chambers his first coaching win. … Clear Spring’s boys beat Manchester Valley 48-36 to give Ryan Grabill his first coaching win.

9 — North Hagerstown’s Beth Wagner is named The Herald-Mail’s Girls Soccer Player of the Year. … Boonsboro’s Chris Lantz is the Girls Soccer Coach of the Year.

10 — Broadfording’s Andrew Torres is named The Herald-Mail’s Boys Soccer Player of the Year. … North Hagerstown’s Glen Singer is the Boys Soccer Coach of the Year.

11 — Smithsburg’s Sara Rishell is named The Herald-Mail’s Volleyball Player of the Year for the second straight year. … Heritage Academy’s Young-Sook Anderson is the Volleyball Coach of the Year. … Martinsburg wins its first West Virginia Class AAA state football title, beating Brooke 30-0 …. Auburn quarterback Cam Newton wins Heisman Trophy.

12 — North Hagerstown’s Anthony Winter is named The Herald-Mail’s Football Offensive Player of the Year. … Smithsburg’s Ryan Delauter is the Defensive Player of the Year. … Clear Spring’s Craig Bathgate is the Football Coach of the Year.

14 — North Hagerstown sweeps Clear Spring in boys and girls basketball. … Cliff Lee signs a $120 million contract to pitch for Philadelphia.

15 — Smithsburg beat Brunswick 39-36 and South Hagerstown 58-20 in wrestling.

16 — West Virginia University announced it would hire Dana Holgorsen, from Oklahoma State, as its football coach-in-waiting to succeed Bill Stewart in 2012.

17 — Devon King scored 22 points to lead South Hagerstown over Smithsburg 74-63 in boys basketball.

18 — In prep wrestling, Williamsport beat Middletown 55-18 and North Hagerstown 63-12 to move to 6-0. … Washington Wizards trade Gilbert Arenas to Orlando Magic.

19 — Baltimore Ravens beat New Orleans Saints 30-24 to move into first-place tie in AFC North with Pittsburgh, which lost to the New York Jets.

20 — Maryland fires football coach Ralph Friedgen, effective after the Military Bowl. … In boys basketball, Williamsport rolls over North Hagerstown 62-36 and Clear Spring beats Hancock 80-72 in triple overtime.

21 — Katrice Dickson scored 19 points as South Hagerstown’s girls won their first game of the season, beating Clear Spring 53-42.

22 — In wrestling, North Hagerstown beat Smithsburg 54-27. … North’s Anthony Winter and Smithsburg’s Ryan Delauter are named to Maryland All-State second team in football.

27 — In boys basketball, Clear Spring beats Hancock and Southern Fulton rips Berkeley Springs in the Great Tri-State Shootout.

28 — In boys basketball, St. Maria Goretti stuns Middletown and Smithsburg and South Hagerstown win first-day games in the North Hagerstown Holiday Mixer.

29 — Maryland’s football team sends Ralph Friedgen out as a winner with a 51-20 pasting of East Carolina in the Military Bowl. ... Williamsport’s boys beat Greencastle-Antrim 59-46 to win the Richard E. Doub Classic.

30 — Smithsburg defeated Jefferson 50-32 to win the Pap Draper Classic in girls basketball.

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— Compiled by TIM KOELBLE
Staff Writer
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