City Paper is not for tourists
The Washington Post published a special section for its 2008-2009 winter All-Met teams in today’s paper.
As has been the case for several years, DC Public Schools were barely represented.
Not a single male athlete from DCIAA was honored, nor was a single DCIAA coach.
In fact, of the 88 kids named First Team All Met in the various sports, only one was from a DC public school: Ronika Ransford of H.D. Woodson’s city champion girls basketball squad.
The biggest mystery to me: Ransford’s teammate, Jeniece Johnson, a 6’6″ center with a made-for-tv-movie life story and easily the most dominant player during Woodson’s title run, wasn’t even named second-, third-, or fourth-team All Met.
Johnson was even left off the honorable mention squad. That means Johnson, who had accepted a scholarship offer from N.C. State, wasn’t among the top 80 girls in the market.