(Doug Kapustin, Baltimore Sun / November 18, 2011)

What a stretch run (Nov. 18)

Who would have thought it?

After a stunning 0-5 start, the last thing the Boys' Latin football team had to be concerned about was the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference championship game.

But when the Lakers strung together five straight victories in the second half of the season, they accomplished what might have seemed almost impossible.

Boys' Latin reached the final against Annapolis Area Christian School at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium.

Unfortunately for the Lakers, the Eagles' speed and big-play ability overwhelmed Boys' Latin in a 46-13 loss.

AACS (10-2) had scored 46 unanswered points.

AACS senior running back Joshua McPhearson had a memorable game. He rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries.

McPhearson also returned a kickoff 77 yards for a score.

There was one big positive for the Lakers: Senior Brandon Cherry led Boys' Latin with 142 yards rushing on 28 carries.

Boys Latin finished 5-7, but it's likely the Lakers will remember their great second-half more than anything.

Roland Park's dynasty continues (Oct. 21)

There's not many dynasties in the IAAM, but the Roland Park tennis team is one of them.

The Reds captured their fourth straight championship last fall thanks to some excellent depth.

Roland Park appears strongest at doubles. Both teams of Hera Koliatsos and Katie Tutrone (No. 2) and Heather Oros and Niccola Lynch (No. 3) won titles.

It marked the third straight league crown and undefeated season for each duo.

The No. 1 doubles team of Kelsey Dwyer and Kristin Polk finished second in the post-season tournament.

Audrey Todd won a No. 2 singles championship while teammate Ava Todd placed third overall.

Making Friends (Feb. 11)

There was no championship on the line, or anything to play for other than to send its senior star and the delirious "Quaker Crazies" — the moniker for diehard Friends basketball fans — home happy on Senior Night.