Washington, DC – The District of Columbia State Athletic Association is proud to announce the selection of its Spring All-State teams.
The teams were selected by voting among the coaches in
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sam Himmelfarb, Wilson.
ALL-STATE TEAM: Colin Bosley-Smith, Wilson; Will Bouma, Wilson; Austin Burgess, St. Albans; Nick Escoto, Gonzaga; Declan Friel, St. Anselm’s; Jacob Hardney, Gonzaga; Alex Hill, Wilson;
Justin Hurley, Sidwell Friends; Steven Jimenez, Cardozo; Clark Klitenic, St. Albans; Carlo Pizzano, St. Anselm’s; Andrew Rabinowitz, Sidwell Friends; Solomon Redo, School Without
Walls; Marcus Reid, Maret.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jamie Wang, National Cathedral.
ALL-STATE TEAM: Aubrie Bauer, Model; Kiera Dent, Georgetown Visitation; Clare Fortier, National Cathedral; Ashleigh Fultz, St. John’s; Jordan Gasho, National Cathedral; Shelby Griffith, Washington Latin; Emry Hankins, Wilson; Emma Jacobson, Wilson; Ellie Kearns, National Cathedral; Emma Kreisberg, Maret; Gabby Micheli, Washington Latin; Bella Ronca, St.
John’s; Crystal Salit, Model; Kim Turcios, Bell.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The District of Columbia State Athletic Association High School Hall of Fame on Thursday night inducted 10 new members.
Headlined by basketball star Dave Bing, the induction class also included longtime administrator Frank Bolden; athlete, coach and administrator William G. “Billy” Coward; coach and athletic director Joe Gallagher; athlete and football coach Sylvester “Sal” Hall; athlete and media personality Robert “Glenn” Harris; administrator Edwin B. Henderson; coach and athletic director Joe Kozik; basketball coach and athletic director Anne Renninger; and athlete and administrator Aaron Webster.
Coward, Harris, Renninger and Webster were in attendance for Thursday night’s ceremony at the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment. Bing was out of the country and was represented by former Spingarn High teammate Donald Hicks. The other five inductees were represented by family members.
The inductees were celebrated by a group that included many of the inductees from the Hall of Fame’s inaugural 2017 class of inductees, including Allen Chin, Mason Clark, Adrian Dixon, Bob Headen, Lucille Hester, Butch McAdams and Wanda Oates.
Renninger, who was a star basketball player and continues to coach girls basketball at Sidwell Friends School, spoke on behalf of the inductees.
“It was awesome to look around the room and see the men and women who have done so much to advance high school athletics in the District,” DCSAA Executive Director Clark Ray said. “We know how much of themselves to people have given to shaping DC’s student-athletes and we salute them. We are humbled to honor such an impressive group.”
James Hampton, a 19-year-old basketball player from Washington, D.C. with an infectious smile and contagious laugh, did everything right, according to the people who knew him.
Growing up in the inner city, he was known for playing sports alongside a slew of friends at Beacon House, a Northeast D.C. education and youth development organization, or with the D.C. Owls, an elite basketball club. Known as “Jamo” or “Big Game James,” his jovial, laugh-out-loud attitude would take him to local gyms and AAU tournaments while transferring from high school to high school.
Wilson senior Isaac Frumkin competed throughout the outdoor track season with a hip injury, but as he held his team’s second straight D.C. State Athletic Association championship trophy Thursday night, any aches and pains he felt faded into the background.
“I knew I didn’t want to miss my senior year, and it was all worth it for this,” Frumkin said. “This is the best way to go out.”
After the raucous celebration had died down and the D.C. State Athletic Association championship trophy had been handed out, Wilson baseball Coach Jimmy Silk sat his entire team down in the dugout at Nationals Youth Academy field.
Parents clamored for pictures and friends wanted to celebrate, but Silk asked his team to pause for a second and think about what just happened. Senior Sam Himmelfarb had hit a walk-off single to win the game against St. Albans, 5-4, and the Tigers were crowned state champions for the first time. Wilson, a public school, was finally at the top of the high school baseball world in Washington.