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January 12, 2014

Sports Briefs - 01/13/14

Three inducted into Alco hall of fame

CUMBERLAND — The Allegany High School Sports Hall of Fame recently inducted its 33rd class, which included Jimmy O’Neal, Tonya Wharton and D.J. Jessie.

O’Neal was a three-sport athlete and a member of the 1989 Maryland Class 2A championship football team and a member of the 1989 and 1990 state baseball championship teams. He is currently in his eighth season as head coach of the Allegany girls basketball team.

Wharton was a four-year starter for the Lady Campers basketball team, earning All-City, WMIL and Area honors her senior year. She was named to the All-City squad for three years and is currently the Lady Campers’ seventh all-time leading scorer with 1,025 points.

Jessie led the Campers to the Maryland Class 2A basketball state championship during the 1992-1993 season and was named to the All-City, WMIL and Area teams for two years, being selected the Area Player of the Year twice. He currently ranks as Alco’s seventh all-time leading scorer with 1,140 points.

The newest members bring total membership to 111 inducted since the hall of fame was instituted in 1980.

Offstein leads Miners in track meet

LANDOVER — Molly Offstein won one individual event and one team event to highlight the Mountain Ridge Miners performance at the Prince George’s County Winter Track Invitational.

Offstein won the 1,600 meters with a time of 5:28.9, finishing 24 seconds ahead of runner-up Leigh Blackiston of Queen Anne’s.

Offstein was also a member of the 4x800 relay team that won first place with a time of 10:16.71. She was the third leg of a team that consisted of Madison Offstein, Casey Felker and Erica Wilson. They finished 16 seconds ahead of the second-place team from Parkdale.

Madison Offstein was also the fourth-place finisher in the 500 meters with a time of 1:21.9.

Tyler Sisler was the lone boys team member to place in an event in the 30-team meet, grabbing fourth in the high jump after clearing 5-feet, 10-inches.

The Miners will compete in the Dickinson (Pa.) College High School Invitational on Saturday.

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