St. Mark's (Wilmington, Del.)
rallied from a first-set loss to come away with a 3-2 upset victory over top seed and three-time defending champion Ursuline Academy (Wilmington, Del.)
in the DIAA Girls Volleyball Tournament.Stephanie Zampini
made 42 digs to lead the Spartans to their ninth state title and first since 2007. Abbie Mirabella
recorded 14 kills and 20 assists and Samantha Hall
had 11 kills and 30 digs.
* Loudoun County (Leesburg, Va.)
won its fourth consecutive Virginia Group AA state title with a 3-0 win over Grafton High School. Kellam (Virginia Beach, Va.)
(Group AAA), Nelson County (Lovingston, Va.)
(Division 1) and James River (Buchanan, Va.)
(Division 2) each won their first state crown.
* Smithsburg (Md.)
defeated Catoctin (Thurmont, Md.)
, 3-0, in the Maryland Class 1A volleyball state finals. Towson (Md.)
defeated Centennial (Ellicott City, Md.)
, 3-2, in the 3A championship.
The Class 2A final, Fallston (Md.)
vs. Marriotts Ridge (Marriottsville, Md.)
, and 4A final featuring Sherwood (Sandy Spring, Md.)
vs. Johnson (Bethesda, Md.)
will be decided Monday night.STATE FIELD HOCKEY TITLES DECIDED
At the 2010 Virginia High School League Field Hockey Championships, Kendal Combs scored all three of her team's goals to lead Lakeland (Suffolk, Va.)
to its first state title with a 3-0 win over Mountain View in the Group AAA final.
In Group A/AA, Krista Meyers' hat trick helped Tabb (Yorktown, Va.)
to its third straight state title with a 5-0 win over James Monroe.
* Second-half goals by Kelsey Doherty and Maxine Fluharty proved to be the difference as Sussex Tech (Georgetown, Del.)
rolled to its second consecutive state title with a 3-1 victory over Tower Hill. The loss was Tower Hill's (17-2) first of the season to a Delaware team.
* In Maryland, Taylor West's goal gave Pocomoke (Md.)
its eighth straight Class 1A state title with a 1-0 win over Patterson Mill.
Meagan Guthrie and Stephanie Asher each scored in a 2-1 win for Glenelg (Md.)
over Century in the Class 2A title game.
Pauline Shih's penalty stroke was the difference as River Hill (Clarksville, Md.)
defeated North Harford, 1-0, to claim the Class 3A championship.
Meghan Macera's overtime goal lifted Westminster (Md.)
over Dulaney, 5-4, in the Class 4A state final.RECRUITING NEWS
Delaware's reigning girls basketball player of the year, Betnijah Laney, has narrowed her college choices to Duke and Oklahoma. The 6-foot-1 wing guard is one of the top players in the country at her position in the class of 2011.