A season during which the Dundalk softball team won its second consecutive Baltimore County Division II title led to a strong representation for the Owls on the All-Division team.

Six Dundalk players were selected to the All-Division II team: four on the first team and two on the second team.

Alexia Fouts (third base), Abby Francazi (outfield), Kaitlin Ross (catcher) and Caylie Hafner (pitcher) were the Owls selected to the first team.

Katelyn Poling (first base) and Ariana Procopiou (shortstop) made the All-Division second team.

Dundalk was the top seed in the Class 3A North Region Section I, but was bounced in the second round after a first-round bye) by C. Milton Wright 16-0.

Sparrows Point, playing in the stronger Baltimore County Division I, had a losing record during the regular season but eventually reached the Class 1A state championship game, where the Pointers lost to two-time defending champion Bohemia Manor 8-0.

Two Pointers were named to the All-Baltimore County second team: Megan Hamp (third base)and Samantha Gamble (outfield).

Patapsco, wch also plays in Division I, had outfielder Melanie Vanbeber named an All-Baltimore County honorable mention.

Track and field

This is where local athletes received the most recognition, with five being named to the All-Baltimore County first team.

Taishaun Craddock and Thomas hamby, both of Dundalk, were name to the boys all-county team, while the girls’ all-county team featured Patapsco’s Erin Palmer and Sparrows Point’s Mya King and Makayla Westry.

King was also named the Baltimore County girls’ Field Athlete of the Year — odd, seeing as she won state titles in two track events.


Two Sparrows Point players were named to the All-Baltimore County first team: catcher Drew Gorsuch and pitcher/infielder Ben Hester.

The Pointers’ season ended with a disappointing regional quarterfinal loss at Randallstown.

One Dundalk player was named to the All-Baltimore County Division II team: infielder Henry Rolfes.


Despite reached the Class 1A state championship game, where it lost to defending champ Patterson Mill, the Sparrows Point boys were represented on the All-Baltimore County team by Ryan Merbach, an honorable mention.

That was a reflection of Sparrows Point playing in the extremely competitive Baltimore County Division I, where the Pointers are the smallest school.

For the Sparrows Point girls, midfielder Alaina Jacurak and goalie Ashley Richmond were named to the All-County second team, while attacker Sarah Hunter was an honorable mention.

The Baltimore County All-Division II and All-Division III teams were not available by press time. Patapsco won the girls lacrosse Division III title.


Sparrows Point won the Class 1A team title and had three doubles teams win regional championships. But it looks like Baltimore County does not chose an All-County tennis (which would probably just be the winners of the county tournament, anyway).

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