Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a six-part series looking back at some of the biggest local, regional and national stories of 2011.
May 2 — In baseball, North Hagerstown rallies for 5-3 win over rival South Hagerstown. … Boonsboro’s girls win MVAL Antietam track & field team title.
3 — Smithsburg coach Joe Dietrich records 200th win in boys lacrosse. … Smithsburg’s Katie Sprecher and Boonsboro’s Ashley Smothers sign to play women’s basketball at Hagerstown Community College. … Chicago’s Derrick Rose is NBA’s MVP.
4 — In softball, Smithsburg beats Williamsport 9-1 to clinch MVAL Antietam title. … Tampa Bay sweeps Washington with a 4-0 victory in Game 4 of their NHL playoff series.
5 — Maryland’s Gary Williams retires after 22 years as Terps’ men’s basketball coach.
6 — In softball, North Hagerstown beats Brunswick 4-3 for its eighth win in nine games.
7 — Detroit’s Justin Verlander no-hits Toronto in 10-0 win. … Spanish golf great Seve Ballesteros dies at age 54.
8 — Blake Kelso’s grand slam lifts Hagerstown Suns past Lexington, 12-11.
9 — Maryland hires Mark Turgeon as its new men’s basketball coach.
10 — In prep baseball, North Hagerstown routs South Hagerstown 11-1 for share of MVAL Antietam title with Williamsport.
— Compiled by Herald-Mail staff writer Tim Koelble
11 — Suns’ Bryce Harper has 5 RBIs in 11-5 win over Delmarva.
12 — In prep track & field, Boonsboro’s boys and girls sweep Washington County team titles.
13 — In prep baseball, Hancock upsets Smithsburg 11-10 and Clear Spring beats Boonsboro 12-8 in Maryland Class 1A West playoff games.
14 — In prep lacrosse, Smithsburg beats Manchester Valley 12-6 in 2A/1A West playoffs. … Clear Spring’s Miranda Kearney upsets South Hagerstown’s Tinuke Adetunji for girls singles title at Washington County tennis tournament.
16 — In prep baseball, Clear Spring upsets Mountain Ridge 6-1 in 1A playoffs and Williamsport beats Hancock 12-4.
19 — In prep baseball, Williamsport beats Northern Garrett 12-3 and Clear Spring loses to Catoctin 10-3 in 1A playoffs. North Hagerstown loses to Middletown 7-5 in Class 2A.
20 — In prep baseball, Williamsport wins 1A West title with 13-0 win over Catoctin behind Brendon Colliflower’s 3-hit shutout. … In softball, Smithsburg loses 2-1 to Catoctin in 1A West final. … Boonsboro’s girls win 12 events to take team title in 1A West track & field.
21 — In track & field, North Hagerstown’s Anthony Winter wins three events in 2A West meet. … Washington County players win four of five titles in Region 1 tennis tournament. … Shackleford wins Preakness.