Submitted photo Kevin Capers, left, Tyler Kelly and 2010 Thomas Stone High School graduates Stephen Battle
“During their high school days, Stephen Battle and Bubby Johnson were in position to reach the promised land several times.
“As players on the Thomas Stone High School boys basketball team, they guided the program to three straight state tournament appearances, including two state finals in the Class 4A and 3A classifications, respectively.
“Though making deep playoff runs during those years, the former Cougars and their teammates ca…”
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Congratulations to two phenomenal wrestlers from Thomas Stone, Ryan Sharp (@N3VER_dull) and Big David Henderson. Last night, they both competed in the Maryland States — Ryan at 195# and David in HWT.
While this is only Henderson’s first year at wrestling, he placed THIRD in States! Wow — excellent job, David.
Sharp, meanwhile, continued his unbeaten streak and became the Maryland State Wrestling Champion. Congratulations to an outstanding athlete and all-around good guy.
David Henderson and Ryan Sharp, TStone Wrestling
Congratulations to Jordan White from Grace Christian Academy. In their recent game against King’s Christian Academy from St. Mary’s County, the 6-foot-5 junior guard scored his 1,000th career point.
The 1,000-point mark became reality when White caught an alley-oop pass from teammate Erik Perry with 4 minutes 59 seconds remaining in the second quarter and dunked the basketball to give his team a 19-12 lead.
See more at SoMdNews.com.
I’d like to highlight and celebrate a couple outstanding SMAC athletes:Marty Margolis from La Plata and Rachel Elmore from McDonough.
Margolis, a senior at LPHS set the all-time SMAC wins mark in wrestling.
Elmore, also a senior, is quite the athlete. She is on the Cross Country, Indoor Track and Field, Swimming, and Lacrosse teams at McDonough. She recently signed her letter of intent to play NCAA Division II lacrosse at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
Congratulations to these outstanding SMAC athletes (from SoMdNews.com):
Big school (MPSSAA 3A and 4A schools)
- DB Juwuan Briscoe, Thomas Stone
- DL Malachi Washington, Westlake
- LB Brian McCourt, Huntingtown
- DB Trey Lee, Thomas Stone
- QB: Brandon Battle, North Point; Donovyn Jordan, Chopticon
- RB: Deontez Fleet, Lackey; Tyrell Freeman, Leonardtown; Christian Houston, North Point
- OL: Josh Claggett, Huntingtown; Daryl Wills, Thomas Stone
WR/TE: Nick Gray, Chopticon; Jack Pilkerton, La Plata; Cortrelle Simpson, Lackey
DL: Deion Marshall, Lackey; Hassan Marshall, Thomas Stone
LB: Lamont Hill, Westlake; Ryan Sharp, Thomas Stone
Small school (MPSSAA 1A and 2A schools)
- LB: Geoff Ricker, Patuxent
- DB: Josh Teachey, McDonough
- OL: Mufu Taiwo, McDonough
- QB: Tyler Crounse, Patuxent
RB: Michael Caputo, Patuxent; MJ Wallace, Calvert
- OL: Talmage Lewis, Patuxent
- DL: Casey Phillips, McDonough; John Smith-Holmes, Patuxent
Private school (non-MPSSAA programs)
- WR: Camari Murray, Bishop McNamara (White Plains resident)
- OL: Baranbus Baning, St. Mary’s Ryken
AP: Kyle Goddard, St. Mary’s Ryken
- RB: Devin Montgomery, St. Mary’s Ryken
- OL: Matthew Hunt, St. Mary’s Ryken
K/P: Gene Blair, St. Mary’s Ryken
DL: Casey Bernard, St. Mary’s Ryken
Consensus All-State team (top 30 vote-getters from Big school, Small school and Private school teams)
Juwuan Briscoe, Thomas Stone
Defensive Player of the Year
Juwuan Briscoe, Thomas Stone