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Calvert Hall's Green named U.S. Army Impact Player of Month

By Anthony Saleiro Michael Green, a member of the Varsity Volleyball team at Calvert Hall College High School, is the U.S. Army Impact Player of the Month! Green, who is in his junior year, was nominated by Danielle Hladky, the school's director of communications and marketing, and Michael Clark, an assistant coach for the varsity volleyball team
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October 17th, 2018

Coach's Corner - Caroline Cochran, South River Girls Lacrosse

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Coach's Corner". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various coaches from around Maryland to learn more about their coaching processes, and why they love coaching. Today we're featuring Caroline Cochran, who coaches lacrosse at South River High School in Anne Arundel County!
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July 24th, 2018

Coach's Corner - John Furgeson, Damascus Wrestling

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Coach's Corner". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various coaches from around Maryland to learn more about their coaching processes, and why they love coaching. Today we're featuring John Furgeson, who coaches wrestling at Damascus High School in Montgomery County! Coach Furgeson
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July 19th, 2018

Coach's Corner - Matt Borrelli, Perryville Volleyball

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Coach's Corner". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various coaches from around Maryland to learn more about their coaching processes, and why they love coaching. Today we're featuring Matt Borrelli, who coaches volleyball at Perryville High School in Cecil County! Coach Borrelli
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July 18th, 2018

Coach's Corner - Antonio Williams, Bladensburg Boys Basketball

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Coach's Corner". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various coaches from around Maryland to learn more about their coaching processes, and why they love coaching. Today we're featuring Antonio Williams, who coaches basketball at Bladensburg High School in Prince George's County! Coach
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July 10th, 2018

Coach's Corner - AJ Stuart, Urbana Field Hockey and Tennis

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Coach's Corner". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various coaches from around Maryland to learn more about their coaching processes, and why they love coaching. Today we're featuring AJ Stuart, who coaches at Urbana High School in Frederick County! Coach Stuart spoke
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July 9th, 2018

Coach's Corner - Corey Goodwin, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Baseball

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Coach's Corner". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various coaches from around Maryland to learn more about their coaching processes, and why they love coaching. Today we're featuring Corey Goodwin, who coaches baseball at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in Baltimore City! Coach Goodwin
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July 6th, 2018

Coach's Corner - Bobby Gibbons, Northern Volleyball and Baseball

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Coach's Corner". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various coaches from around Maryland to learn more about their coaching processes, and why they love coaching. Today we're featuring Bobby Gibbons, who coaches at Northern High School in Calvert County! Coach Gibbons spoke
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July 2nd, 2018

Coach's Corner - Meredith McAlister, Severna Park Softball

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Coach's Corner". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various coaches from around Maryland to learn more about their coaching processes, and why they love coaching. Today we're featuring Meredith McAlister, the softball head coach at Severna Park High School in Anne Arundel
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June 29th, 2018

Coach's Corner - Kelli Cofield, Long Reach Girls Basketball

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Coach's Corner". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various coaches from around Maryland to learn more about their coaching processes, and why they love coaching. Today we're featuring Kelli Cofield, the girls' basketball head coach at Long Reach High School in Howard
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June 28th, 2018

Coach's Corner - Lori Sexton, Sparrows Point Girls Soccer

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Coach's Corner". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various coaches from around Maryland to learn more about their coaching processes, and why they love coaching. Today we're featuring Lori Sexton, the girls' soccer head coach at Sparrows Point High School in Baltimore
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June 25th, 2018

Coach's Corner - Tony Incontrera, Marriotts Ridge Boys Lacrosse

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Coach's Corner". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various coaches from around Maryland to learn more about their coaching processes, and why they love coaching. Today we're featuring Tony Incontrera, the boys lacrosse head coach at Marriotts Ridge High School in Howard
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June 22nd, 2018

Coach's Corner - Mike Bonavia, Einstein Football

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Coach's Corner". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various coaches from around Maryland to learn more about their coaching processes, and why they love coaching. Today we're featuring Mike Bonavia, the football head coach at Einstein High School in Montgomery County! Coach
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June 22nd, 2018

Coach's Corner - Jackie Stevens, Westminster Girls Lacrosse

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Coach's Corner". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various coaches from around Maryland to learn more about their coaching processes, and why they love coaching. Our first post in this series will feature Jackie Stevens, the girls' lacrosse head coach at Westminster
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June 20th, 2018

Rachel Fleig Named US Army Impact Player of the Month

Rachel Fleig, who plays three sports for Chesapeake High School in Anne Arundel County, is the U.S. Army Impact Player of the Month! Fleig, who just completed her junior year, was nominated by Joan Johnson, the head coach for Chesapeake's field hockey team. "Rachel was selected last summer to participate on the Region Seven team selected
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June 14th, 2018

North Squad Wins UCBAC Baseball Senior All-Star Game

Photo courtesy of Mike Warden On June 11, the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference hosted its fifth annual Senior All-Star baseball game! The North team, comprised of players from Edgewood, C. Milton Wright, Bohemia Manor, Rising Sun, Fallston, Bel Air, and Harford Tech, won the game by the final score of 6-4. The group finished with 11
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June 13th, 2018

Dave Earl of Severna Park Boys Lacrosse Named Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month

Dave Earl, who coaches the Severna Park High School boys' lacrosse team in Anne Arundel County, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month! Coach Earl, who is in his fourth season at Severna Park, led the program to a 17-2 record this season and its third straight MPSSAA state championship. "Our kids come
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June 5th, 2018

Defense Leads Thomas Johnson Baseball to State Title

The foundation for Thomas Johnson's run the MPSSAA 3A baseball state championship was laid at the end of the program's 2017 season. The Patriots enjoyed a deep run in the 2017 state playoffs, topping South Hagerstown and Linganore before bowing out in the 3A West regional final to Poolesville, the eventual state champion. When the team
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June 1st, 2018

2018 Montgomery County Boys Volleyball All-County Selections

Congratulations to the 2018 boys volleyball all-county selections from Montgomery County! The teams are listed below. A couple things of note: 1- The teams were selected by the volleyball coaches from Montgomery County Public Schools. 2- The teams are not sponsored directly by Montgomery County Public Schools. Player of the Year - Francesco Sani, Walter Johnson First Team Lucas Frassrand (Richard
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May 24th, 2018

Montgomery County Baseball Honors

Congratulations to the 2018 baseball all-district selections from Montgomery County, as well as the all-division teams! CSZ would like to thank Farron Riggs, the baseball sport director for Montgomery County, for supplying us with this information. A couple things of note: 1- The teams were selected by the baseball coaches from Montgomery County Public Schools. 2- The teams
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May 21st, 2018

Mya Lowe Named US Army Impact Player of the Month

Mya Lowe, who pitches for the Charles Herbert Flowers High School softball team in Prince George's County, is the U.S. Army Impact Player of the Month! Lowe, a senior, was nominated for the award by Molly Bender, the head coach for CH Flowers' softball team. "Mya's dedication has been evident to her teammates and in
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May 17th, 2018

Julie Frisvold of Reservoir Softball Named Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month

Julie Frisvold, who coaches the Reservoir High School softball team in Howard County, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month! Coach Frisvold, whose players call her "Friz," was nominated for the award by a pair of seniors on her team: first baseman Breann Smith and right fielder Abby Wang. "Some other coaches my
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May 16th, 2018

Q&A with Mt. Hebron Wrestler, Cassy Lopez

Cassy Lopez, who finished 29-19 this past winter for Mt. Hebron's wrestling team while competing in the 106-pound weight classification, made history last week when she signed a National Letter of Intent to compete collegiately for Presbyterian College in South Carolina. When Lopez put pen to paper she became the first female to sign a
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May 9th, 2018

For Chesapeake Softball Team, 'It's All About May'

Chesapeake head softball coach Don Ellenberger has enjoyed plenty of success during his 17-year tenure at the Anne Arundel County school. The Cougars won back to back Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association state championships under Ellenberger from 2007-2008, and claimed seven regional MPSSAA titles with Ellenberger at the helm. But Chesapeake's championship pedigree didn't start when
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May 2nd, 2018

Marc Stevens of Randallstown Baseball Named Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month

Marc Stevens, who coaches Randallstown High School's baseball team in Baltimore County, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month! Randallstown has enjoyed a successful first half of the season. The Rams hold a 7-1 record, which includes a 7-0 mark in their division. "The players have committed themselves to maximizing their athleticism and
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April 20th, 2018

Huntingtown Softball Enjoying Fast Start to Season

Huntingtown's softball team has started the 2018 season strongly, though that shouldn't come as a surprise. The Hurricanes have become regulars in the final four of the MPSSAA 3A state tournament in recent seasons. The Calvert County School has made the 3A state final the past two years, coming up short in the championship against Westminster
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April 9th, 2018

Tyson McDuffy Named US Army Impact Player of the Month

Owings Mills High School senior wrestler Tyson McDuffy has been named the U.S. Army Impact Player of the Month. McDuffy was nominated for the award by Owings Mills wrestling head coach Shawn Girch. "Tyson is a part of Future Business Leaders of America, the school store, SGA, and he's just one of the students that every
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March 30th, 2018

Registration Open for Crab Claw Classic, College Baseball Recruiting Event

Registration is open for the 16th annual Crab Claw Classic. Hosted by Diamond Recruiting, the event is set to happen from August 3-4, and is eligible to Maryland baseball players graduating in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Lou Holcomb is the President of Diamond Recruiting. He has years of experience in the world of college baseball
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March 28th, 2018

Maryland Basketball Coaches Association to Host Inaugural Senior All-Star Games

The Maryland Basketball Coaches Association is set to host its first ever Senior All-Star Game on March 24 at River Hill High School! Tip-off for the girls game is scheduled for 4:30 PM, followed by an awards ceremony at 6 PM. The boys game will follow at 7 PM. Admission will cost $5, and doors will
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March 22nd, 2018

Fred Swick of Poolesville Girls Basketball Named Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month

Fred Swick, who coaches Poolesville High School's girls' basketball team in Montgomery County, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month! Poolesville enjoyed a dream season, finishing 27-0 and outscoring its opponents on average by just over 28 points per game. The Falcons' final win was a 63-23 victory over Queen Anne's High
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March 16th, 2018

Maryland Basketball Coaches Association Postseason Awards

Below you can find a press release from the Maryland Basketball Coaches Association, which includes All-State Teams, All-Academic Teams, and Mr./Ms. Basketball. CSZ received the press release from Kathy Stoudt, the MBCA Secretary. mbca final press release 2018
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March 19th, 2018

Gaithersburg Boys Basketball Wins First Regional Title in 20 Years

Finishing strong has been one of the main themes of this season for the Gaithersburg boys basketball team. The emphasis came as a result of last season, which was a rare down year for the program. That campaign started on a difficult note when the Trojans lost two players who were expected to play important roles
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March 7th, 2018

Courtney Shaw of Perry Hall Girls Basketball Named US Army Impact Player of the Month

Courtney Shaw, who plays basketball for Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County, is the U.S. Army Impact Player of the Month! Shaw, a senior guard, was nominated for the award by Linda Caccavalla, the head coach for Perry Hall's girls' basketball team. "Currently Courtney takes six AP classes and is on honor roll at Perry Hall.
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February 27th, 2018

After Capturing County Title, Old Mill Boys Basketball Eyeing State Championship

Few teams are entering the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association boys' basketball state tournaments with as much momentum as Old Mill. The Patriots (19-4) have not lost since a 48-32 setback against Dunbar Jan. 13. Their win streak spans 13 games, the most recent of which was a 44-39 victory against Southern in the Anne
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February 23rd, 2018

William Yeo of Hammond Wrestling Named Buffalo Wings Coach of the Month

William Yeo, who coaches Hammond High School's wrestling team, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month! Coach Yeo, who is also the Special Education Department Chair at the Howard County school, was nominated for the award by Bill Smith, Hammond's assistant coach. "Coach Yeo is a tremendous technician and leader, who has definitely
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February 16th, 2018

Maryland High Schools Host First All-Girls Wrestling Tournament

Maryland high school sports experienced a historic event on the wrestling mat at Northeast High School Feb. 3, when girls from across the state descended on the Anne Arundel County School to attend a high school wrestling tournament exclusively for girls, the first of its kind in Maryland. For the full results from the tournament, click
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February 9th, 2018

Pikesville Girls Basketball Ready to Further Breakout Season

It'll be tough to find a team this winter season that has improved as much as the Pikesville girls' basketball team. Last season was a tough one for the Panthers, as the group finished with just five wins. The team's fortunes have completely reversed this season however- Pikesville is 13-1, including an unblemished mark in Baltimore
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February 2nd, 2018

Oakland Mills to Host Larry Aaron Benefit Game on Feb. 2

Oakland Mills will be hosting a benefit game for Larry Aaron, a former three sport athlete for the Scorpions who played football at Marshall University, on Feb. 2 when the boys basketball team plays against Hammond. On New Year's Eve, Aaron was struck by a stray bullet while attending a party in Severn. He is currently
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January 26th, 2018

Amber Milnes of Aberdeen Girls Basketball Named Buffalo Wings Coach of the Month

Amber Milnes, who coaches the girls basketball team at Aberdeen High School, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month! Aberdeen is in the midst of a sensational start to this season, opening with an 11-game winning streak. Over that span, the Eagles have beaten their opponents by more than 33 points per
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January 20th, 2018

PressBox Best Of Baltimore Sports Edition

County Sports Zone's partner, PressBox, released its Best of Baltimore issue today! The paper covers a variety of Baltimore sports topics, including high school athletics. The Best of Baltimore edition is available in print, but also online. For shortcuts to the high school selections, as well as a link to the homepage of the issue, check
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January 19th, 2018

Long Reach Girls' Basketball Has Found Winning Formula

The Long Reach girls' basketball team is in the midst of the strongest era in its history. After finishing a combined 36-12 the past two seasons, the Lightning have started this season 8-0! To read more about the Lightning, read PressBox's article written by our very own Wick Eisenberg!
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January 18th, 2018

Andrew Chavarria of Tuscarora Wrestling Named the US Army Impact Player of the Month

Andrew Chavarria, who wrestles for Tuscarora High School in Frederick County, is the U.S. Army Impact Player of the Month for December! Chavarria, a junior who competes in the 170-pound division, was nominated for the award by Trey Coates, the head coach for Tuscarora's wrestling team. "He not only works hard and sets an example for
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January 16th, 2018

Paint Branch Boys Basketball Enjoying Eight Game Win Streak

It's looking like this will be another strong season for the Paint Branch boys basketball team. The Panthers are coming off an exciting campaign in which the group finished 18-7. The team even enjoyed some postseason success, topping Digital Harbor and Springbrook before falling to eventual MPSSAA 4A state champion Perry Hall in the 4A North
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January 8th, 2018

Harford Tech Boys Basketball Looks To Build On Historic Success

A year removed from its best ever season and Harford Tech's boys basketball team is off to a 7-1 start. Harford Tech has already beaten UCBAC rival Aberdeen, as well as JM Bennett and Archbishop Curley at the Governors Challenge. To read more about the Cobras read PressBox's article which was written by our very own
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January 5th, 2018

US Army Impact Player of the Month 2017 Roundup

The Impact Player of the Month award enjoyed an exciting 2017! The US Army and County Sports Zone continued to highlight student athletes from all across Maryland who create a positive impact both on and off the field of play. Our December recipient of 2017 is Andrew Chavarria from Tuscarora Wrestling in Frederick
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December 28th, 2017

Emma Kirts of Towson Girls Soccer Named the US Army Impact Player of the Month

Emma Kirts, who plays soccer at Towson High School in Baltimore County, is the U.S. Army Impact Player of the Month. Kirts was nominated for the award by Brendan McFadden, an assistant coach for the Generals' girls' soccer team. "On the soccer field, Emma is the ideal leader," McFadden wrote in his nomination email. "She leads by
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December 26th, 2017

Loyola Football Temporarily Leaving MIAA A Conference

Loyola's football team has decided to temporarily leave the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association "A" conference. The Dons have a tremendous tradition in the conference, winning seven league championships, most recently in 2008. The decision was made public in a letter from the institution's president, Anthony Day, which was addressed to alumni and friends of the Loyola
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December 22nd, 2017

Young Kent Island Girls Basketball Enjoying Fast Start

Kent Island has become a contender at the state level for girls basketball the past couple seasons. The Buccaneers, who had not won a regional title before 2016, enter this season after claiming consecutive 2A East championships. Last season Kent Island finished its season 24-2. Many of the girls who comprised those talented teams are gone
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December 20th, 2017

Rick Conner of Linganore Football Named Buffalo Wings Coach of the Month

Rick Conner, who coaches the Linganore football team in Frederick County, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month! 2017 was a banner season for the Lancers. Linganore beat Milford Mill in the MPSSAA 3A state title game to finish with a 12-2 mark. In the state title game Linganore fell behind 19-0 but
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December 14th, 2017

Results from Grindstone Duals and Knightmare Invitational

The winter season is in full swing though many contests were affected by the snowy weather that descended on Maryland. The Grindstone Duals at Winters Mill High School and the Knightmare Invitational at Parkville High School still took place, both of which featured some fantastic wrestling! Grindstone Duals Winters Mill went undefeated to win the Grindstone Duals,
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December 11th, 2017

2017 Montgomery County Volleyball All-County Selections

Congratulations to the 2017 volleyball all-county selections from Montgomery County! The teams are listed below. A couple things of note: 1- The teams were selected by the volleyball coaches from Montgomery County Public Schools. 2- The teams are not sponsored directly by Montgomery County Public Schools. Player of the Year:Jenaisya Moore, Northwest First Team Sarah Bowers (Damascus) Olivia Fagan (Damascus) Janiece Jefferies (Northwest) Jessica
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December 8th, 2017

Digital Harbor Boys Basketball Enjoys Excellent Start to Winter Season

Few teams had a better opening day than Digital Harbor's boys' basketball team. The Baltimore City School picked up an 85-81 victory on the road against Patterson, the defending MPSSAA 2A state champion. To read more about the Rams and the season they are hoping to have, head over to PressBox, where our very own Wick
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December 7th, 2017

Lori Knights of FSK Field Hockey Named Coach of the Month

Lori Knights, who coached the Francis Scott Key High School field hockey team to its first MPSSAA state final game in 21 years, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month for October! After falling short in the regional final games in both 2015 and 2016, Coach Knights said she wanted to change
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December 2nd, 2017

Preview of the Four MPSSAA Football State Championships

Congratulations to the eight teams still vying for a 2017 MPSSAA football state championship! All state championship contests are taking place at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis. 3A State Championship:No. 2 Linganore (8-2, 9.00) at No. 1 Milford Mill (9-1, 10.80) When: Nov. 30, 7 PM The only match-up not featuring a 2016 state champion, Linganore and Milford
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November 30th, 2017

2017 Baltimore County Cross Country All-County Teams

Below are the All-County teams for cross country from Baltimore County. The teams were selected through nomination, discussion and voting of all head coaches in Baltimore County. Congratulations to all who got selected! Here are the lists:2017 Baltimore County All County Cross Country Teams.
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November 28th, 2017

Grace Ambrose Commits to Towson

Grace Ambrose, a goalie for Towson High School's girls soccer team, has committed to continue her playing career at Towson University. Ambrose is the daughter of Towson University's head coach for football, Rob Ambrose. To read more about Grace's commitment, check out this fantastic article written by our friends at PressBox, click here! Congratulations to Grace!
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November 24th, 2017

Four MPSSAA Playoff Games to Watch: State Semifinals

Let's be clear- all eight games this weekend should be excellent contests as Maryland's best compete to get to Navy. Here are four of those games, all of which should be exciting contests. 4A:No. 3 Quince Orchard (9-1, 11.30) at No. 2 North Point (10-0, 11.50) Quince Orchard looks to qualify for its second straight state final
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November 21st, 2017

Great Mills Boys Soccer Looks to Cap Off Historic Run with State Championship

When the Great Mills boys soccer team takes the field at Loyola University's Ridley Athletic Complex this Saturday for the MPSSAA 3A state championship, the group won't just be making school history, but St. Mary's County history. After beating Centennial 3-1 in the state semifinals, Great Mills became the first boys soccer team from St. Mary's
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November 16th, 2017

Four MPSSAA Playoff Games to Watch: Regional Finals

Congratulations to the teams still in the hunt for a football state championship! While every game this week should be extremely exciting here are four games, one from each classification, that you'll definitely want to keep an eye on. 4A South: No. 3 Roosevelt (8-2, 8.03) at No. 1 Wise (10-0, 12.23) Two-time defending state champion Wise
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November 14th, 2017

Justin Bolton of North County Unified Tennis Named the US Army Impact Player of the Month

Justin Bolton, a member of the unified tennis team at North County High School in Anne Arundel County, is the US Army Impact Player of the Month! Bolton, a sophomore, has survived two bouts of brain cancer. He was nominated for the award by his coach, Lisa Magness. "He's playing unified tennis and it's amazing to
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November 9th, 2017

Five MPSSAA Playoff Games to Watch: Regional Semifinals

Congratulations to all MPSSAA football teams that still have games to play! The playoffs begin this Friday, and while you should keep an eye on every game that's taking place, here are a few that should be particularly exciting. 4A East: No. 3 Arundel (8-2, 10.00) at No. 2 North Point (10-0, 11.50) North Point looks to
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November 7th, 2017

Francis Scott Key Field Hockey Wins First Regional Title Since 1996

This year, there was no heartbreak in the regional final for Francis Scott Key field hockey. The Eagles have made reaching the MPSSAA 1A regional title game a habit, qualifying for it the past three seasons. 2015 and 2016 both provided difficult endings for FSK though- in 2015, the Eagles were eliminated on penalty strokes by
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November 4th, 2017

Five MPSSAA Football Games to Watch: Week 10

It's the final week of the MPSSAA football regular season! Here are five contests you'll want to check out. Allegany (8-1) at Fort Hill (8-1) One of the fiercest rivalries in Maryland takes place this week as Allegany and Fort Hill battle each other at their shared home field of Greenway Avenue Stadium. Allegany enters the contest ahead
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October 31st, 2017

Team First Approach Benefiting Whitman Field Hockey

With the MPSSAA field hockey state playoffs in full swing, Whitman's group is one you'll want to keep an eye on. The Vikings enter the postseason with as much momentum as any team in the 4A field. Whitman has won four straight contests by a combined score of 22-1, with the last three contests being shutouts. The
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October 25th, 2017

Five MPSSAA Football Games to Watch: Week 9

North Point (8-0) at Northern-C (8-0) The final undefeated teams in the SMAC square off in this Week 9 tilt. North Point is yet to get seriously tested in 2017, with the team's closest contest being a 19-7 decision against Huntingtown. The Eagles' defense has been particularly superb- North Point has allowed less than 10 points six
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October 24th, 2017

North East Girls Soccer Wins UCBAC Susquehanna Division Crown

For the third year in a row, the North East girls soccer team has won the Susquehanna Division in the UCBAC. The Indians clinched this year's title by topping Rising Sun 2-1 one Tuesday. The win was North East's seventh straight, and also gave the Cecil County School an undefeated record in division contests. "Our girls are
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October 19th, 2017

Five MPSSAA Football Games to Watch: Week 8

Suitland (7-0) at CH Flowers (7-0) Two unbeaten groups from Prince George's County and the MPSSAA 4A South region square off in this Week 8 tilt. Suitland has been playing some of its best ball in recent weeks, topping a talented Douglass bunch on the road in Week 6 21-8 before rolling past Largo 54-7 last Friday.
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October 17th, 2017

Undefeated International High School-Langley Park Boys Soccer Excelling Both On and Off the Field

The boys soccer program at International High School-Langley Park may only be in its second season, but it's already extremely successful. Last year the Prince George's County School went 8-3 in the regular season before topping McDonough and Fairmont Heights to reach the MPSSAA 1A North regional final. In the final, the Phoenix lost to Patterson
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October 13th, 2017

Five MPSSAA Football Games to Watch: Week 7

Franklin (5-1) at Milford Mill (5-1) Two rivals that sit atop the MPSSAA 3A North regional standings square off in this Baltimore County tilt. Franklin has won four straight contests since losing to DeMatha in Week 2. The past three games have been particularly dominant displays by the Indians- they've outscored their opponents 132-9. Quarterback Larry Smith
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October 10th, 2017

Buffalo Wild Wings September 2017 Coach of the Month: Rob Kurtz, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Girls Soccer

Rob Kurtz, who has coached the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School girls soccer team to an 8-0 start this season, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month for September! Coach Kurtz is a native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He played multiple sports in high school, as well as college baseball at Rutgers
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October 6th, 2017

C. Milton Wright Boys Soccer in Search of More than Postseason Success

C. Milton Wright's boys soccer team has the look of a team that can make a deep run in the state playoffs. The Mustangs have raced out to a 6-0-2 mark to start the season, outscoring opponents 29-5 in the process. Last week, C. Milton Wright scored an impressive 2-2 draw with MIAA powerhouse, Archbishop Curley. The
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October 4th, 2017

Five MPSSAA Football Games to Watch: Week 6

The second half of the MPSSAA football regular season gets underway this Friday. Here's five games you'll want to keep an eye on! Paint Branch (5-0) at Quince Orchard (4-1) This Montgomery County tilt features two teams that sit atop different MPSSAA 4A regional standings. Paint Branch has managed to beat Blair and Springbrook the past two weeks
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October 3rd, 2017

Fast Start has North Hagerstown Volleyball Primed for Big Season

Another year of high school sports is well underway, and it looks like it'll be yet another strong season for the North Hagerstown volleyball program. The Hubs have become one of the gold standards in Maryland in recent seasons. The peak of North Hagerstown's powers came from 2011-2014 when the program won three state championships in
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September 29th, 2017

Five MPSSAA Football Games to Watch: Week 5

Walkersville (4-0) at Linganore (4-0) The defending MPSSAA 2A state champions travel to undefeated Linganore in a big tilt out in Frederick County. Walkersville is yet to be seriously tested in 2017, outscoring opponents 253-6. The defense has registered three shutouts, and seen standout play from Christian Policelli, who leads the Lions with 26 tackles. Tyler Gleason
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September 26th, 2017

Magruder Volleyball Looks to Continue Excellent Tradition in 2017

It's tough to find a volleyball program anywhere in Maryland as consistent as Magruder's. When the Colonels finished last year 18-4, it marked the 20th straight season in which Magruder finished with a winning record. That's the longest current streak among Montgomery County teams, but throughout this run Magruder has not won a state championship. The program
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September 22nd, 2017

Putty Hill Baseball Hosting College Showcase on October 1

Admittedly, this post is more personal for me than what I usually write on here. The Putty Hill Panthers organization, the select baseball program I played for every summer throughout high school, is hosting a one-day college showcase camp at Calvert Hall on October 1. The event has been organized by my old coach, and
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September 21st, 2017

Five MPSSAA Football Games to Watch: Week 4

Chopticon (3-0) at Northern-Calvert (3-0) The winner of this Southern Maryland Athletic Conference tilt will be the lone unbeaten team in the 3A South region. Chopticon has topped Oxon Hill, La Plata and Thomas Stone to get to this point. Senior quarterback AJ Hunt has played a big role in the team's two most recent wins, throwing
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September 19th, 2017

Charles Taylor Named the US Army Impact Player of the Month

Charles Taylor, a member of the football team at Annapolis High School in Anne Arundel County, is the US Army Impact Player of the Month for August! Taylor, a senior captain, was nominated for the award by Nick Good-Malloy, the Panthers' head football coach. It was during a team activity this past Spring that Taylor's leadership
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September 14th, 2017

Five MPSSAA Football Games to Watch: Week 3

Meade (2-0) at Old Mill (1-1) An unbeaten Meade side travels to take on traditional powerhouse Old Mill in an early season contest that could impact the postseason come November. Meade is looking to make reach the postseason for the first time since 2013. The Mustangs are on their way to doing that in 2017 by shutting
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September 11th, 2017

Extra Motivation Leading to Results for North Harford Girls Soccer

Few teams will have as much purpose and motivation when they take the field this Fall as the North Harford girls soccer team. The Hawks are dedicating this season to Tom Berg, who was the only girls soccer coach North Harford had until the Fall of 2016. Berg found out he had a rare blood cancer
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September 8th, 2017

Five MPSSAA Football Games to Watch: Week 2

Calvert Hall vs. Wise Wise, which has won two straight MPSSAA 4A state titles, squares off with private school powerhouse Calvert Hall this weekend. Not only have the Pumas gotten to the top of Maryland's high school football mountain two years running, but Wise hasn't lost in the process. The Pumas have won their last 29 games,
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September 6th, 2017

Buffalo Wild Wings August 2017 Coach of the Month: Rob Moy, Atholton Volleyball

Rob Moy, who coached the Atholton High School volleyball team from Howard County to the MPSSAA Class 3A state championship in 2016, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month for August! Coach Moy became interested in volleyball during college when he took classes that taught the sport. He began to play on
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August 29th, 2017

Five MPSSAA Football Games to Watch: Week 1

The Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association football season gets underway with a full slate of games this Friday! Here are five games that promise to be exciting contests to watch this opening weekend! Glenelg vs. Howard Two state semifinalists open against each other this Friday in Howard County. Howard will look to win its second county regular
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August 28th, 2017

David Johnson to Enjoy NFL Hall of Fame Weekend as an Award for Excellence Finalist

David Johnson, a rising senior at Calvert High School in Calvert County, has been named as one of 25 finalists for the US Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award. The award is open to any high school sophomore, junior or senior in the country. The finalists are selected from a pool of hundreds of applicants. They
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August 4th, 2017

Ask the AD - David Deutsch, Harford Tech High School

This summer, just like we did last summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today
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August 3rd, 2017

Katie Dustin Named the US Army Impact Player of the Month

Katie Dustin, a member of the softball team at Glenelg High School in Howard County, is the US Army Impact Player of the Month! Dustin, a rising senior who plays catcher, was nominated for the award by Glenelg's head coach, Ray Gerstner. "She is a 3-year starter for the team and has been a team captain
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July 19th, 2017

Ask the AD - Heather Podosek, Paint Branch High School

This summer, just like we did last summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today
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July 18th, 2017

New Recruiting Rules For Division I Lacrosse Impact Local Coaches

(Photo courtesy of Kenya Allen/PressBox) By: Todd Karpovich, PressBox College lacrosse is reining in some of the madness that goes with recruiting student-athletes. Earlier this year, the NCAA passed a rule that prohibits Division I lacrosse coaches from speaking with a prospective student-athlete before Sept. 1 of his or her junior year in high school. The new rules
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July 18th, 2017

Ask the AD - Jeff Patnode, Central High School

This summer, just like we did last summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today
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July 17th, 2017

Ask the AD - Derek Maki, Dundalk High School

This summer, just like we did last summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today
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July 14th, 2017

Ask the AD - Jason Gordon, Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School

This summer, just like we did last summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today
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July 13th, 2017

Ask the AD - Linda Mitchell-Holmes, National Academy Foundation

This summer, just like we did last summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today
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June 29th, 2017

Towson Names Shawn Burke as New Head Coach of Boys' Lacrosse Program

Towson High School boys' lacrosse, a program which has as rich a tradition as any in Maryland, has named Shawn Burke as the school's new head coach. The Generals have won four state titles during the MPSSAA era, with the most recent coming in 1997. "I'm ecstatic. It's not often that one of the head coaching jobs
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June 27th, 2017

Ask the AD - Jeff Markle, Parkville High School

This summer, just like we did last summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today
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June 26th, 2017

Ask the AD - Kyle Hines, Glen Burnie High School

This summer, just like we did last summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today
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June 21st, 2017

Ask the AD - Reggie Spears, Watkins Mill High School

This summer, just like we did last summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today
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June 20th, 2017

Ask the AD - Bill Sterner, Hancock High School

This summer, just like we did last summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today
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June 19th, 2017

A Conversation with Russ Morgan, Bohemia Manor Softball Coach

Bohemia Manor softball head coach Russ Morgan has accomplished a feat few can claim to have pulled off. When Bohemia Manor's softball team defeated Allegany for the MPSSAA 1A state title last month, it was Morgan's second state championship in his coaching career, but first for softball. Morgan led the Eagles to a state championship on
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June 16th, 2017

Ask the AD - Richard Jackson, Benjamin Franklin High School

This summer, just like we did last summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today
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June 14th, 2017

C. Milton Wright Softball Head Coach Russell Kovach Stepping Down

When the C. Milton Wright softball team takes the diamond next March it'll be the first time since 2008 the program will have someone other than Russell Kovach as head coach. Kovach, who teaches biology, has decided to leave C. Milton Wright to teach in Wicomico County. He is unsure if he will continue to coach
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June 12th, 2017

George Petrides Stepping Down as City College AD, to be Replaced by Rolynda Contee

For the first time in 46 years, Baltimore City College will have someone other than George Petrides leading its athletic program. Petrides, who is also an alum of City, has decided to retire after a storied career in high school athletics that few can match. He's coached a plethora of sports for the Knights, most famously
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June 8th, 2017

Buffalo Wild Wings May 2017 Coach of the Month: Becky Groves, Century Girls Lacrosse

Becky Groves, who coached the Century High School girls lacrosse team to a 17-3 record and the MPSSAA 2A/1A state championship, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month for May! Coach Groves is a native of Eldersburg and played lacrosse for Liberty High School. After playing collegiately at Towson, Coach Groves decided
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June 7th, 2017

Northwest Softball Wins First State Championship

Northwest's softball team entered 2017 in the same spot as all softball teams in the MPSSAA 4A classification- trying to catch up to Sherwood. The Warriors have been the gold standard of softball in Maryland, winning state championships from 2012-2016. In addition to the state championship streak, Sherwood entered the season with another impressive run going
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June 1st, 2017

Baltimore City Baseball All-District Team

Baltimore City Public Schools recently came out with their All-District selections for baseball! The teams were selected by the baseball coaches of Baltimore City. Baltimore City College, which won its first city championship since 1994, received the most first team selections with four. Joining senior outfielder Keon Williams and junior infielder David Sanders were the only
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May 31st, 2017

MPSSAA Baseball 1A and 2A State Finals

2A Middletown won its first ever state championship in baseball behind a complete game shutout from Matt Dillard, who scattered 5 hits and struck out 10 batters, as the Knights cruised to an 8-0 win against Fallston. The Knights also got two-RBI games from Robbie Houck, Jacob House, and Andrew Wenner as Middletown unleashed a 10
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May 27th, 2017

MPSSAA 4A Baseball State Championship

Northwest won its second state title in baseball, its first since 2012, by topping Howard, 8-0. The Jaguars got an excellent effort from pitcher Michael Yuille, who threw six innings and struck out eight, while scattering two hits. He also came up with two hits, which included an RBI double. Northwest scored first when Howard's starting
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May 26th, 2017

MPSSAA Lacrosse State Finals Day 2

Boys 4A/3A Severna Park only led Churchill for three seconds, but it was the most important three seconds of the game. Jack Thomas scored right before the final buzzer went off to give the Falcons their seventh state championship, and second in a row, with a 7-6 victory Each team took a turn to shut out its
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May 25th, 2017

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 78

PressBox comes out with a high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!
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May 24th, 2017

MPSSAA Lacrosse State Finals Day 1

Girls 4A/3A Julia Henry scored the deciding goal with 11 seconds remaining in the game to win it for Bel Air. The Bobcats claimed the 4A/3A state title in a thrilling 10-9 victory. The first half saw the lead change five times. Severna Park first took the lead in under two minutes when Claire Domshick scored, but
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May 23rd, 2017

2017 Montgomery County Boys Volleyball All-County Selections

Congratulations to the 2017 boys volleyball all-county selections from Montgomery County! The teams are listed below. A couple things of note: 1- The teams were selected by the volleyball coaches from Montgomery County Public Schools. 2- The teams are not sponsored directly by Montgomery County Public Schools. Player of the Year:Liam Morris, Walter Johnson First Team Jack English - Richard Montgomery Payton
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May 21st, 2017

Sherwood High School Recognizes College Bound Athletes

This past Tuesday, Sherwood High School in Montgomery County honored 19 of its seniors that will play a sport in college. 10 different sports were highlighted- baseball, dance, field hockey, football, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and volleyball. Baseball had the most players getting highlighted with six. Softball, which will play in the MPSSAA 4A North
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May 18th, 2017

Battle-Tested Southern Boys Lacrosse in Midst of Another Deep Playoff Push

The Southern boys lacrosse team from Anne Arundel County has made it a habit of making deep runs in the postseason, and 2017 is no different. The Bulldogs square off with Queen Anne's today in the MPSSAA 2A/1A East regional final today. It's a rematch of last year's regional final, which Southern won 10-2. A win
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May 17th, 2017

Bianca Borda Named April 2017 US Army Impact Player of the Month

Bianca Borda, a member of the softball team at Paint Branch High School in Montgomery County, is the US Army Impact Player of the Month for April! Borda, a senior, also plays volleyball and basketball for the Panthers. She was nominated for the award by Paint Branch's softball coach Cari Huffman, who referred to Borda
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May 12th, 2017

Buffalo Wild Wings April 2017 Coach of the Month: Mary Hain, Western Girls Lacrosse

Mary Hain, who coached the Western High School girls lacrosse team in Baltimore City to an 8-2 record during the regular season, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month for April! Coach Hain has coached lacrosse since 1984. She had stints at Friends School of Baltimore and Roland Park Country School before
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May 10th, 2017

After Winning First Ever Championship, Century Baseball Eyes Further Success

It's been an historic season for the Century baseball team. The Knights are 15-3, including an unblemished 12-0 mark in Carroll County play, which was good enough to earn them their first County championship in program history. It is the program's first championship of any kind. Despite the big accomplishment, Century has not held a major
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May 8th, 2017

DuVal Baseball in Midst of Dominant Streak

Few teams in Maryland can say they've enjoyed as much success as DuVal's baseball team in recent weeks. The Prince George's County School is on a nine game winning streak that dates back to Apr. 10 when the Tigers beat Fairmont Heights 19-1. The win against Fairmont Heights isn't the only lopsided result DuVal has enjoyed
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May 5th, 2017

Loud Bats Getting Results for Ben Franklin Softball

Ben Franklin's softball team is thriving under its first year head coach, Rhonda Waller. The Bayhawks are 11-1 this season behind an incredibly potent offense. The Baltimore City School is averaging just under 18 runs a game, and have reached double digit runs in every game. The team has also been firing on all cylinders in recent
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May 2nd, 2017

Whitman Girls Lacrosse One of Montgomery County's Best in 2017

Few girls lacrosse teams in Montgomery County can claim to be playing as well as Whitman at the moment. The Vikings are riding high on a seven game winning streak, outscoring opponents 91-40. Whitman is 8-1 as a result, the lone team in Montgomery County to not suffer multiple defeats. The team is also unbeaten against
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April 28th, 2017

Northern Garrett Baseball Looking to Repeat Postseason Success

Exciting things are happening on the baseball diamond at Northern Garrett High School. A year removed from finishing 15-7 and reaching the MPSSAA 1A West regional final, where the team lost 6-3 to eventual state champion Brunswick, the Huskies are at it again. Northern Garrett is 10-3 this season, including a 6-1 record against MPSSAA opponents. "We
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April 25th, 2017

Pitching, Defense Bringing Bohemia Manor Softball Success

There's a commonly used saying in softball that pitching and defense wins championships. If that line is indeed true, Bohemia Manor could be winning some postseason hardware this year. The Eagles are 11-0 in the highly competitive UCBAC, racking up two wins against the defending MPSSAA 1A state champion, Perryville, as well as Bel Air, which
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April 22nd, 2017

Kenneth Sumpter Jr. Named March 2017 US Army Impact Player of the Month

Kenneth Sumpter Jr., a member of the basketball and football teams at Havre de Grace High School in Harford County, is the US Army Impact Player of the Month for March! Sumpter, a senior, is the third recipient of the award from Harford County. He was nominated for the award by Brian Eberhardt, who coaches both
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April 21st, 2017

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 73

PressBox comes out with a high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!
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April 19th, 2017

St. Michaels Baseball in Midst of Another Standout Season

It looks like it will be another strong season for the St. Michaels baseball team. A young Saints team enjoyed a terrific campaign in 2016, finishing 19-3 and winning the MPSSAA 1A East title. The Talbot County School would see its season end in the MPSSAA state semifinal round in a close 6-5 contest against the
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April 18th, 2017

Wilde Lake Coaching Legend Doug DuVall Named DC Touchdown Club's Circle of Legends Member

Doug DuVall, who won five football state championships and 308 games at Wilde Lake High School in Howard County, was inducted into the DC Touchdown Club's Circle of Legends last night. The ceremony was held at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, and honored the region's top players and coaches as well. Also celebrated at the
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April 14th, 2017

Young Churchill Girls Lacrosse Begins Season 4-1

Pictures courtesy of John Shimbukuru 2016 was a standout season for Chuchill girls lacrosse. The Bulldogs, led by a large and talented senior class, finished the year 12-3, winning the MPSSAA 4A/3A West championship along the way. Chuchill's campaign ended in the state semifinal round against Leonardtown in a 17-10 defeat. With losing six senior starters and only
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April 12th, 2017

Buffalo Wild Wings March 2017 Coach of the Month: Ashley Bush, Frederick Girls Basketball

Ashley Bush, who coached the Frederick High School girls basketball team to the MPSSAA Class 3A state championship this season, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month for March! Coach Bush is a 2001 graduate of Frederick. She's been involved in coaching girls basketball at the school for eight years, the past
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April 7th, 2017

Team Chemistry has Carver Girls Lacrosse Off to Winning Start

To understand how Carver's girls lacrosse team in Baltimore County has been able to succeed, one should look at the team's practices. Practices are admittedly a little more difficult for head coach Carrie Voycheck than for the average coach. The majority of Carver's players have significant lacrosse experience, but a good portion of the group are
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April 5th, 2017

Westminster Boys Lacrosse Undefeated Early in 2017

The Westminster boys lacrosse team suffered a difficult end to 2016. The Owls had a terrific regular season campaign, finishing 9-5 and earning the number one overall seed in their section of the MPSSAA 4A/3A North region. After dispatching Sherwood 20-1 in the team's first game, Westminster faced Howard in the sectional final. In a
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April 4th, 2017

Randallstown Baseball Off to Flying Start in 2017

What a difference a year makes. Last season was a frustrating campaign for the Randallstown baseball team. The Rams finished 5-8 with an abundance of bad weather preventing the team from getting to play their full schedule. It was also a tough campaign for the group's seniors, who failed to make the positive impact the team
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April 1st, 2017

Blair Softball Thriving Early with 4-0 Start

Last season was an exciting one for the Blair varsity softball team. The Blazers finished the year 16-5 and emerged from the highly competitive MPSSAA 4A West region in the playoffs, topping Clarksburg 3-0 in the final. It was Blair's third regional title since 2011. As fantastic a season as it was for Blair though, it
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March 28th, 2017

Big News For CSZ

We usually post news about others on WICKipedia, but today we have big news about us. County Sports Zone has expanded into Illinois! The Northern Illinois Big 12 has become the first conference outside of Maryland to sign up with CSZ. They join every public high school in Maryland in using our service, which we believe is
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March 24th, 2017

Great Mills Baseball Enjoying Fast Start

The spring season is only a couple days old and the Great Mills baseball team has enjoyed a fast start. The Hornets have been a dynamic group thus far, picking up wins against St. Charles and Westlake, outscoring their Southern Maryland Athletic Conference opponents 23-2 in the process. It's been a welcome sight for head coach
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March 24th, 2017

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 69

PressBox comes out with a high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!
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March 22nd, 2017

Haley Tiller Named February 2017 US Army Impact Player of the Month

Haley Tiller, a member of the girls basketball team at Reservoir High School in Howard County, has been named the US Army Impact Player of the Month for February! Tiller, a senior shooting guard, is the second recipient of the award from Howard County. She was nominated for the award by her coach, Deb Taylor. "Haley
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March 17th, 2017

Selfless Play Leads Fairmont Heights Boys Basketball to First State Title Since 1981

Fairmont Heights boys basketball coach Chuck Henry was confident his group was going to be special this past winter season. Henry recalls verbalizing at a meeting for his coaching staff last March that he thought the group could be good enough to win the MPSSAA 1A state title, despite having an extremely young roster which featured
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March 16th, 2017

Buffalo Wild Wings February 2017 Coach of the Month: Robert Youngblood, Northwest Boys Indoor Track

Robert Youngblood, who has coached the Northwest High School boys indoor track team in Montgomery County to four straight MPSSAA Class 4A state championships, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month for February! Coach Youngblood, who also oversees the girls indoor team, coaches both outdoor teams and cross country at Northwest, has
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March 15th, 2017

New Town Girls Basketball Aiming for First State Title

First year New Town girls basketball head coach Richard Hibbert says he's been getting compared a lot to Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr lately. The comparison comes as a result of both coaches taking over programs that were already succeeding before they arrived there. When Kerr replaced Mark Jackson, many of the pieces Golden
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March 9th, 2017

Stephen Decatur Boys Basketball Back in MPSSAA State Semifinals

With the MPSSAA basketball state playoff semifinals scheduled to start tomorrow, there's plenty of teams that will find playing on such a large stage unfamiliar. Stephen Decatur's boys basketball team is not one of those groups. The Seahawks reached this stage of the 3A playoffs last year and were successful, topping Seneca Valley 66-61 in front
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March 8th, 2017

Gaithersburg High School to Host Pass-A-Thon and Lacrosse Clinic on March 25

For the second straight year, Gaithersburg's boys lacrosse team will be hosting a Pass-A-Thon fundraiser, and a free clinic for kids from first to eighth grade. The event will take place March 25 from 6 AM to 6 PM at Gaithersburg High School. During that time, members of the Gaithersburg boys lacrosse team will keep a
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March 2nd, 2017

MPSSAA Swimming Championships

4A/3A Girls Walter Johnson won its first MPSSAA state championship in girls swimming by finishing with 292 points, besting defending champion Sherwood which ended with 246 points. The Wildcats' biggest haul for bringing in points came in two relays- the 200 yard medley and 200 yard freestyle. The two wins, which gave Walter Johnson 40 points each,
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February 27th, 2017

Fallston Boys Basketball Earns First Round Bye

The MPSSAA basketball playoffs kick off in full force tonight with a big slate of games for both boys and girls. While a lot of teams around the state will be competing to keep their dreams of winning a state championship alive, a few lucky teams will enjoy having earned a first round bye. One such
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February 24th, 2017

MPSSAA 3A and 4A Indoor Track State Championship Results

3A Girls Franklin sped past the rest of the competition to win its second state title in three years, accruing a total of 73 points. Urbana placed second with 66 points, while Northern-Cal finished third with 59 points. The Indians won four competitions, and in two of those events had a second place finisher as well. Franklin
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February 22nd, 2017

MPSSAA 1A and 2A Indoor Track State Championship Results

1A Girls Boonsboro from Washington County won the 1A girls state title by some distance, registering 160 points while second-place Smithsburg got 77. Snow Hill and Pikesville tied for third place with 46 points. The Warriors had five first place finishes, two of which came in the relays. Boonsboro's team of Bethany Wallace, Ella Mannix, Ainsley Plumadore
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February 21st, 2017

Marriotts Ridge Girls Basketball Enjoying Breakout Season

For the Marriotts Ridge girls basketball team, this has been as exciting a season as the program has had in recent memory. The Mustangs had struggled in recent years, only winning five games in each of the past two seasons. To head coach Caitlin Reese, the Mustangs were improving from her first season at Marriotts Ridge
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February 17th, 2017

One Loss Walkersville Girls Basketball Ready for More Success

For Walkersville head coach Rick Little, his first year in charge of the school's girls basketball program could not be going much better. The Lions are 19-1 this season, outscoring opponents by an average of 25.2 points per game. Though it's Little's first year coaching this group, it isn't his first time coaching at the school.
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February 14th, 2017

Depth Paying Dividends for Old Mill Boys Basketball

It was at an impromptu meeting back in September in Old Mill's weight room that head coach Mike Francis got an early indication of just how committed his team was planning to be this winter. The Patriots were coming off a respectable campaign in which they finished 16-8, a solid finish in Francis' mind considering how
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February 13th, 2017

Buffalo Wild Wings January 2017 Coach of the Month: Ryan Arist, Patterson Mill Wrestling

Ryan Arist, who coached the Patterson Mill High School wrestling team to a 29-2 record and a berth in the MPSSAA dual meet regionals this season, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month for January! Coach Arist was nominated for the award by Angelita Crowley, whose son wrestles for the Huskies. "Coach Arist
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February 11th, 2017

Damascus Wrestling in Search of Fifth Straight Dual Meet State Title

The Damascus wrestling team will be in a familiar position this Saturday when it competes in MPSSAA 4A/3A dual meet state tournament at North Point High School- the Hornets have won the last four MPSSAA dual meet crowns. Combine that with the group's back to back state titles in the MPSSAA individual state tournament, and
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February 10th, 2017

Catonsville Girls Basketball in Midst of Another Strong Season

Catonsville's girls basketball team has been one of the top programs in Baltimore County for quite some time, but the team has been enjoying a particularly strong spell in recent years. The Comets have hit 20 wins in each of the past three seasons and reached multiple MPSSAA 4A North regional championship games during that
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February 8th, 2017

Hunter Lowe of Winters Mill Wrestling Named January 2017 US Army Impact Player of the Month

Hunter Lowe, a member of the wrestling team at Winters Mill High School in Carroll County, has been named the US Army Impact Player of the Month for January! Lowe, a junior who predominately competes in the 182-pound weight class, is the first recipient of the award from Carroll County. He was nominated for the
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February 3rd, 2017

Unselfish Play has Gwynn Park Girls Basketball Reaching for Postseason Success

Last season was a mixed bag for the Gwynn Park girls basketball team. The Yellow Jackets finished the season with a superb 20-5 overall record, but didn't make a big impact in the MPSSAA 2A state playoffs. The team lost 75-63 in a south regional semifinal to Largo, which went on to win the state championship
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January 31st, 2017

Aberdeen Boys Basketball Finding its Identity

Aberdeen boys basketball head coach Johnny Brooks admits he didn't know what to expect entering the regular season back in December. The Eagles finished 12-9 last season and were supposed to be returning a lot of talent from that group, but due to late transfers and players' families moving, Aberdeen ended up losing a lot more
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January 30th, 2017

Paint Branch Girls Basketball in Scintillating Form

It was a tough start to the season for the Paint Branch girls basketball team, dropping three of its first four games. The Panthers managed to keep the games close, losing the three games by a combined 11 points, but still were struggling to close contests out. To head coach Rochelle Coleman, the team's difficult start
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January 27th, 2017

Lackey Boys Basketball Program is on the Rise

The Lackey boys basketball team has turned into one of the teams to watch in the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference. The Chargers have enjoyed a magnificent first half of the season, compiling a 12-2 mark. For head coach Sean Fox, it's a continuation on an encouraging campaign last season. A young Chargers team finished that season
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January 25th, 2017

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 65

PressBox comes out with a high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!
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January 25th, 2017

Celeste Davis of Severna Park Girls Basketball Named US Army Impact Player of the Month

Celeste Davis, a member of the girls basketball team at Severna Park High School in Anne Arundel County, has been named the US Army Impact Player of the Month for December! Davis, a senior who plays point guard for the Falcons, was nominated for the award by Severna Park's girls basketball coach, Lisa Magness. "Celeste suffered
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January 23rd, 2017

Youthful Thomas Johnson Boys Basketball Getting Results

Last season was a difficult one for the Thomas Johnson boys basketball team. The Patriots struggled to perform in clutch situations, finishing the season 7-15 despite being in many close games. This season has been a different story for Thomas Johnson. The Patriots are 9-3 despite having one of the youngest rosters in Maryland. Thomas Johnson
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January 20th, 2017

Smithsburg Girls Basketball Excited for Big Friday Night

This upcoming Friday has the potential to be the biggest night for Smithsburg's girls basketball program in quite some time. The Leopards, who are 9-2, are hosting Williamsport, Washington County's top team in recent years. In addition to the big game, the program is honoring its 1975-76 girls basketball team which won Smithsburg's first girls basketball
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January 18th, 2017

Resilient Southwestern Boys Basketball in Midst of Excellent Run

The Southwestern boys basketball team did not get its 2016-17 season off to the best start. The Sabers struggled initially out of the gate, dropping double digit losses to Mervo and Edmondson-Westside to start their season. Though many coaches would have been frustrated by the team's lackluster play, second year head coach Marc Lester and assistant
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January 17th, 2017

Long Reach Girls Basketball Aiming for First State Title

[caption id="attachment_2999" align="alignnone" width="300"] Courtesy of Maurice Butler[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3000" align="alignnone" width="300"] Courtesy of Israel Carunungan[/caption] The Long Reach girls basketball team was the surprise team in Howard County last season. Little was expected of the Lightning, especially coming off a season in which the team finished with a losing record and had a roster filled with inexperienced
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January 13th, 2017

Uptempo Approach has Harford Tech Boys Basketball Excelling

It's been a special start to the season for the Harford Tech boys basketball team. The Cobras are 9-0, which is the best start to a season the program has enjoyed in a long time. The streak includes two wins at the famed Governor's Challenge on the Eastern Shore against St. John's Catholic and SEED School
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January 11th, 2017

Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month: Chad Goodnight, Dundalk Wrestling

Chad Goodnight, who has coached the Dundalk High School wrestling team to a 6-2 record in Baltimore County duals this season, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month! Coach Goodnight first got exposed to amateur wrestling in second grade. A highly regarded lightweight wrestler at Bullock Creek High School in his hometown
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January 10th, 2017

Richard Montgomery Girls Basketball Reaping Benefits of New Culture

The Richard Montgomery girls basketball program is dramatically improving. In years past, the Rockets have struggled to string wins together. That all changed last season when the team finished 10-13. Although the team had a losing record, the 10 victories were the most the program had accrued in a single season in the past decade. The success
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January 9th, 2017

Central Boys Basketball Program Continues to Thrive

Central's boys basketball team in Prince George's County is one to keep an eye on. The Falcons are flying high this season with a 6-0 mark, having already beaten Tall Oaks, Surrattsville and Fairmont Heights. It's a continuation from last season when Central finished 15-6 and picked up a win in the MPSSAA state playoffs against
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January 5th, 2017

Francis Scott Key Girls Basketball Enjoying Turnaround Season

One of the most improved girls basketball teams in Maryland this season is Francis Scott Key. The Carroll County School endured a difficult campaign last year, finishing 2-21 and dropping its final 16 games, including a 66-28 defeat to South Carroll in the MPSSAA 2A state playoffs. This year has been a completely different story for the
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January 3rd, 2017

Dundalk Boys Basketball Holiday Tournament Round-Up

Dundalk High School's well-attended two day holiday basketball tournament came to a conclusion yesterday. The tournament had 16 participating teams that represented four separate school districts- Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Prince George's County. Multiple teams with recent successes in the MPSSAA state tournaments attended including Baltimore City College (2014 state champion), DuVal (2015
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December 28th, 2016

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 64

PressBox comes out with a high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!
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December 28th, 2016

Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month: Lawrence Watson, Parkdale Girls Basketball

Lawrence Watson, who last season coached the Parkdale High School girls basketball team to the MPSSAA Class 4A South regional title, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month! The Panthers, of Prince George's County, finished last season 18-8 and have gotten off to another strong start this year, winning four of their
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December 22nd, 2016

Team Chemistry Helping Kennedy Boys Basketball Thrive

It looks like it could be a special year for Kennedy's boys basketball team. The Cavaliers are 5-0 in this young season, which includes lopsided victories against Wootton, Wheaton and Churchill. Last night, Kennedy beat Einstein 86-61. The team's other win was an 80-72 win against Gaithersburg, which knocked Kennedy out of the MPSSAA state
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December 20th, 2016

North County Defends Home Turf, Wins 2016 Keaser Classic

The eighth annual Keaser Classic was won by hosts North County, which finished the two day tournament with an 8-0 record. The tournament was affected by this past weekend's snow, as River Hill, Perry Hall and Wilde Lake were all unable to participate on Saturday due to weather cancellations by Howard and Baltimore Counties. North County
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December 19th, 2016

Broadneck Girls Basketball Displaying Composure in Opening Contests

Last season was a frustrating campaign for the Broadneck girls basketball team. The Bruins struggled to excel in close games and as a result, finished 6-15. This year has been a different story. Broadneck is 3-0, racking up victories against Southern-AA, River Hill and Severn School over the past week. The nature of the games the
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December 15th, 2016

Back to Back Road Wins has Franklin Girls Basketball 2-0

A year removed from finishing 10-11 and the Franklin girls basketball team is off to a fast start. The Indians are 2-0 with a pair of road wins against Owings Mills and Century. Franklin has two more road contests against Pikesville and Parkville before having its home opener with Fallston on Dec. 20. The team's improvement
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December 14th, 2016

Joppatowne Boys Basketball Enjoying 3-0 Start

For a team that is used to winning, the Joppatowne boys basketball team has entered this season with plenty of motivation. The Mariners were in the midst of a sensational season last year, enjoying an 18-3 regular season mark and splitting the county championship with eventual MPSSAA 3A state champion, C. Milton Wright. The team's success
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December 13th, 2016

Leonardtown Wrestling Wins 2016 Grindstone Duals

Leonardtown from St. Mary's County finished 8-0 at the Grindstone Duals wrestling tournament to win the competition. The Grindstone Duals, which is hosted by Winters Mill in Carroll County, was also won by Leonardtown in 2015. This year the Raiders were truly dominant, outscoring opponents 502-110 over the course of the competition. The team began brightly
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December 12th, 2016

Walkersville Claims MPSSAA 2A Football State Championship

Walkersville High School from Frederick County scored the final 33 points to pull away from Cecil County's Elkton High School in a game that was tied at halftime to win the MPSSAA 2A state championship by a final score of 33-6. Walkersville was led by Chad Gleason, who ran for 125 yards and three touchdowns on
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December 10th, 2016

Fort Hill Wins Fourth Consecutive MPSSAA 1A Football State Title

Fort Hill from Allegany County won its fourth straight MPSSAA 1A state championship by beating Harford County's Havre de Grace 35-14. It was a rematch of the 2015 state final, which the Sentinels won 44-14. Fort Hill got a monstrous effort from Troy Banks, who finished the game with 189 yards on 25 carries and four
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December 10th, 2016

Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr High School Wins MPSSAA 4A State Title

Henry A. Wise High School from Prince George's County won its second straight MPSSAA 4A state championship by topping Quince Orchard of Montgomery County 42-7. For the second straight season, Wise finishes 14-0. The Pumas' defense was the key early on, forcing and recovering three fumbles in the first half. Wise also kept Quince Orchard out
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December 10th, 2016

Damascus wins Class 3A FB title

Colby Starheim picked off three passes to lead Damascus to a 14-12 victory over Franklin and their second straight MPSSAA Class 3A state championship Thursday night at a chilly Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The Swarmin' Hornets of Montgomery County made two first-half touchdowns stand up. Senior Markus Vinson scored on a 15-yard run in
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December 8th, 2016

Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month: Brenda Strohmer, Liberty Field Hockey

Brenda Strohmer, who coached the Liberty High School field hockey team in Carroll County to the 2016 MPSSAA 1A state championship, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month! The Lions finished with an overall record of 16-2. It's the first field hockey state title for Liberty since 1982. "This team was so well
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December 2nd, 2016

2016 Montgomery County Volleyball All-County Selections

Congratulations to the 2016 volleyball all-county selections from Montgomery County! The teams are listed below. A couple things of note: 1- The teams were selected by the volleyball coaches from Montgomery County Public Schools. 2- The teams are not sponsored directly by Montgomery County Public Schools. Player of the Year: Jenaisya Moore, Northwest (pictured below)   First Team Kaiya Howard, Sherwood Janiece Jefferies,
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December 1st, 2016

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 63

PressBox comes out with a high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!
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December 1st, 2016

Travis Levy of Sherwood Football Named US Army Impact Player of the Month

Travis Levy, a member of the varsity football team at Sherwood High School in Montgomery County, has been named the US Army Impact Player of the Month for November! Levy, who plays running back on offense and strong safety on defense, was nominated for the award by Sherwood's athletic director, Kathy Green. "His work ethic on
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November 30th, 2016

MPSSAA Football State Championships Pushed Back a Week

The four MPSSAA football state championship games, originally slated to take place from Dec. 1-3 at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, have been pushed back a week due to a conflict with Navy's football schedule. The Midshipmen originally did not have a home game scheduled for this upcoming weekend, but after a terrific 2016 campaign in which the
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November 28th, 2016

Resiliant Williamsport Triumphs in MPSSAA 2A Volleyball State Championship

After a disheartening 3-0 loss to Smithsburg on Oct. 10, Williamsport's volleyball head coach Karen Moyer knew her team needed to find a way to pull together and refocus. The Wildcats had entered the 2016 season with big hopes. Williamsport had a large amount of talent returning from a 2015 campaign which saw the team reach
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November 22nd, 2016

MPSSAA 2A Soccer State Championships

2A Girls Two first half goals were enough for River Hill to win its eleventh MPSSAA state championship. This is the fourth title for the Hawks in girls soccer since 2012. River Hill got on the board first with 25:10 left in the first half when Brigette Wong teed up a beautiful pass for Ashlee Hamer. Hamer
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November 19th, 2016

MPSSAA 1A Soccer State Championships

1A Boys Pikesville won its first state title in boys soccer by topping Pocomoke 1-0. The goal came less than 30 seconds into the game when Dennis Nazarov ripped a left footed effort that got past Pocomoke goalkeeper Ethan Peterson. Benjamin Romalis picked up the assist. It almost got worse for Pocomoke a few minutes later when Nazarov
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November 19th, 2016

MPSSAA 4A Soccer State Championships

4A Girls It required overtime, but Walter Johnson's girls soccer team won the 4A state title 3-2 over Perry Hall. It completed a 4A sweep for the Wildcats, whose boys team won the state championship earlier in the evening. Ryleigh Fachler of Perry Hall had the first scoring opportunity of the game when her shot from outside
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November 18th, 2016

MPSSAA 3A Soccer State Championships

3A Girls Urbana's girls soccer team made it a sweep for the Frederick County School, winning the 3A title 1-0 over Northern from Calvert County. The goal came with 20:28 left in the first half. Junior Caitlin Shepherd was able to latch onto a corner delivered by sophomore Isabelle Eskay to push the Hawks ahead. It was
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November 18th, 2016

South River Field Hockey Wins MPSSAA 4A State Championship

It's been an exciting couple of days for South River's field hockey team. On Saturday, the Seahawks topped Churchill 6-0 to claim the MPSSAA 4A state championship. South River, which was also co-champions for Anne Arundel County with Severna Park, finishes the year 18-1-1, and with the program's fifth state title. The entire Edgewater area has embraced
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November 15th, 2016

Stout Defense Leads Churchill Field Hockey to MPSSAA 4A State Title Game

What a difference one year makes. In 2015, Churchill's field hockey team finished the regular season a respectable 8-3-1 before being bounced from the playoffs by Richard Montgomery in the first round. Fast forward to one year later and the Bulldogs find themselves in the MPSSAA 4A state final with a 16-0 record. To head coach Cay
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November 11th, 2016

Battle-Tested Bel Air Boys Soccer Wins MPSSAA 4A North Region

Few teams have traveled as challenging a road to winning a regional championship as Bel Air's boys soccer team has this season. On Nov. 7, the Bobcats ended a game drawn 1-1 with Sherwood High School by burying all five of its penalty kicks in a shootout. Sherwood wasn't able to do the same, which gave
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November 9th, 2016

After Five Straight Regional Titles, Perryville Volleyball Pushing for First State Championship

Few programs can boast the same amount of consistent success as Perryville's volleyball team. The Panthers have reeled off five straight MPSSAA 1A East regional championships. Over that span, Perryville has reached the 1A state championship game three times. "We've been very fortunate to have such a talented, hard-working, and committed group of players over the last
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November 8th, 2016

Queen Anne's Field Hockey in Search of First State Title

This past Wednesday, the Queen Anne's field hockey team must have been having a serious case of deja vu when the 1A East regional final got underway. The Lions were in the same position last year- making the 1A East regional championship against Pocomoke. In 2015, Pocomoke played Queen Anne's off the park, running away with
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November 4th, 2016

Five Football Games to Watch: Week 10

Annapolis at Old Mill Anne Arundel County's championship, as well as the top spot in the 4A East region, will be on the line when these two unbeaten teams battle it out. Old Mill has been a traditional power in Anne Arundel County for some time, qualifying for 18 straight MPSSAA postseasons. The Patriots have won two
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November 2nd, 2016

Frederick Douglass Volleyball Set for Postseason

The Frederick Douglass volleyball team is ready to make some noise in the postseason after having a breakout regular season. After finishing 2015 with a 3-9 record, the Eagles have been in scintillating form this year, completing the regular season with a 12-1 mark. That includes a 10 game win streak to start the year, racking
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November 1st, 2016

Miranda Keaton of Linganore Girls Soccer Named US Army Impact Player of the Month

Miranda Keaton, a member of the girls soccer team at Linganore High School in Frederick County, has been named the US Army Impact Player of the Month for October! Keaton, a senior, was nominated for the award by her coach at Linganore, Howie Putterman. "She is a leader off the field, creating unity for our team and
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October 27th, 2016

Five Football Games to Watch: Week 9

Seneca Valley at Damascus Seneca Valley will look to give Damascus its first loss of the season when it goes on the road to face the Hornets this weekend. Damascus, winners of the MPSSAA 3A state title in 2015 and finalists in 2014, looks prepped for another deep postseason run this year. The Hornets were pushed in
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October 27th, 2016

After Capturing CMC Title, Urbana Field Hockey Looking to Win More Hardware

This past weekend was a very good one for Urbana Athletics. Multiple Hawks' teams flourished, with boys soccer, girls soccer, volleyball and field hockey all winning Central Maryland Conference championships. The final team to win a championship on Saturday was field hockey. The victory was a 1-0 decision against Linganore, which had beaten the Hawks during
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October 25th, 2016

La Plata Boys Soccer Riding Nine Game Win Streak into Postseason

A year removed from reaching the MPSSAA 2A state finals, and La Plata's boys soccer team looks prepped for another deep playoff push. Few teams will enter the MPSSAA playoffs this season with more momentum than La Plata. The Warriors are on a nine game winning streak which dates back to Sept. 16 when La Plata
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October 21st, 2016

Five Football Games to Watch: Week 8

Long Reach at Howard Howard County's remaining undefeated teams square off in a match up featuring two schools that are within a ten minute drive of each other. Long Reach has been the surprise team in Howard County this year by starting the season 7-0. That's a stark contrast from 2015 when the Lightning finished 2-8. The
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October 19th, 2016

Northwest Girls Soccer Eyes Strong Finish to Standout Season

Northwest's girls soccer team is in the midst of yet another strong season. The Jaguars are 11-0-1 this year, which comes on the back of a 2015 campaign in which the team finished 10-5-1, and reached the MPSSAA 4A West regional final. The team's lone draw came against Marriotts Ridge on Sept. 3- since then Northwest
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October 18th, 2016

Five Football Games to Watch: Week 7

Sherwood at Blair Montgomery County's lone undefeated 4A teams square off in a high anticipated contest this weekend. The Blazers from Blair have won a couple of closely contested games to remain undefeated. In Week 3, Blair won a shootout against Northwest 40-36, while in Week 5 the team got past Paint Branch with 28-21. The most
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October 14th, 2016

New Coaching Staff has Elkton Field Hockey Undefeated in 2016

Elkton has been the surprise team in the UCBAC's field hockey division this season. After finishing 7-6 in 2015, the Elks have jumped out to a 10-0 mark this season. The biggest change that has come with the program is the coaching staff. It's been entirely overhauled, with Renee Dunn leading the way as the new
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October 12th, 2016

Buffalo Wild Wings September 2016 Coach of the Month: Jamie Willis, Long Reach Football

Jamie Willis, who has coached the Long Reach football team in Howard County to a 6-0 start, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of Month for September. The team's fast start represents a seismic change in fortunes for the Lightning. Long Reach is not known for being a perennial powerhouse in Howard County, and
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October 11th, 2016

Five Football Games to Watch: Week 6

Milford Mill at Franklin Milford Mill puts its undefeated mark on the line when it travels to Franklin, the Baltimore County team which most recently won a state title, this weekend. The Millers have beaten a plethora of difficult teams en route to their 5-0 mark, including Dundalk and Parkville. The win over Dundalk in Week 2
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October 7th, 2016

Dalton Webber of Poolesville Golf Named U.S. Army Impact Player of the Month

Dalton Webber, a member of the golf team at Poolesville High School in Montgomery County, has been named this month's CSZ/US Army Impact Player of the Month! Webber, who is a junior, was nominated for the award by his coach, Michelle Hunsicker-Blair. "What makes Dalton so special is his ability to be calm and level-headed in golf
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October 6th, 2016

Buffalo Wild Wings August 2016 Coach of the Month: Jeff Vincent, South River Boys Soccer

Jeff Vincent, who coached the South River boys soccer team to an Anne Arundel County championship in 2015, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of Month for August. The Seahawks finished 12-2-2 in 2015. The county title was the second for Coach Vincent in his 10 years at the helm of the program, with
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October 5th, 2016

North County Field Hockey Enjoying Bounce Back Season

After suffering through years of uncertainty, North County's field hockey program seems to have found some stability. When head coach Carly Tacka took over for the Knights last season, she was the program's fourth head coach in four years. The team hadn't enjoyed much success as a result, having to constantly adjust to new playing styles
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October 3rd, 2016

Fast Start Has Mervo Volleyball Eyeing First Baltimore City Title

A strong start by Mervo's volleyball team has head coach Chanel Young thinking a Baltimore City title could be well within the Mustangs' grasp this season. Mervo is 6-1, including a 5-0 mark against Baltimore City opponents. In those five contests, the Mustangs have dropped just one set. Despite the team's early success, Young insists the key
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September 30th, 2016

Five Football Games to Watch: Week 5

Blair at Paint Branch Blair puts its unblemished record on the line when it travels to 3-1 Paint Branch this weekend in a big Montgomery County battle. The Blazers, who have qualified for two straight postseasons, have enjoyed a dream first half of the season thus far. Blair is 4-0, which includes three lopsided wins over Northwood,
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September 29th, 2016

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 61

PressBox comes out with a high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!
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September 28th, 2016

Senior-Driven Watkins Mill Boys Soccer Playing with Big Expectations

A year after finishing 10-4-1 and reaching the MPSSAA 3A South regional final, it looks like the Watkins Mill boys soccer team will have another strong season. The Wolverines are one of Montgomery County's best units thus far, holding a 5-1 mark and already beating tough opponents like Damascus and Wheaton. Watkins Mill's lone loss is
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September 27th, 2016

Five Football Games to Watch: Week 4

Old Mill at Arundel Old Mill travels to Arundel for a battle with one of its biggest county and 4A East region rivals. Both teams sit at 3-0, meaning the winner has a good chance of having home field advantage should the two teams meet again in the playoffs. If recent history is any indication, the chance
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September 23rd, 2016

Sports Teams a Big Part of Bel Air's Bicentennial Celebration

Bel Air High School is celebrating its 200 years of existence with a series of events scheduled to take place throughout the year! The Bobcats' first celebration is set for the second weekend in October, the 7th and the 8th. The 7th is set to be a triple header of JV action, including the boys and
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September 22nd, 2016

Patapsco Boys Soccer in Midst of Five Game Win Streak

Patapsco's boys varsity soccer head coach Larry Fulton is quick to comment that his team's identity is very simple. To him, the Patriots' approach to the game reflects the blue collar community his players have been raised in. "They play very hard, physical and disciplined," Fulton said. "They do not mind grinding out a result, and
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September 21st, 2016

Strong Start has Southern Volleyball Aiming to Win Regional Title

In 2015, the MPSSAA 2A South regional finals was a repeat of a nightmare the Southern (Anne Arundel) volleyball team had experienced too often. The Bulldogs struggled to get in a rhythm in a hostile environment on the road at Patuxent and got swept in three sets. While many teams would have viewed a 15-3 mark
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September 20th, 2016

Five Washington County Schools Set to Join Central Maryland Conference in 2017

After existing for just one year, the Central Maryland Conference is already expanding. The conference, which was previously comprised of the 10 public high schools in Frederick County, will be welcoming five new members in 2017 from Washington County. Those schools are Boonsboro, North Hagerstown, Smithsburg, South Hagerstown and Williamsport. Washington County's two other schools- Clear
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September 19th, 2016

Five Football Games to Watch: Week 3

Annapolis at Broadneck A battle of Anne Arundel County unbeatens is scheduled to take place this weekend at Broadneck when Annapolis visits the Bruins. Broadneck had an excellent 2015 season, finishing 8-2 in the regular season. The Bruins had a big postseason too, topping North Point and Old Mill to claim the highly competitive 4A East crown
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September 15th, 2016

Williamsport Boys Soccer Set to Defend Washington County Championship

Few teams have been as busy as Williamsport's boys soccer team in this young season. Today is just the twelfth day of the MPSSAA fall regular season, and the Wildcats are already 4-0. The team opened with a 3-2 win over its main rival Clear Spring, and hasn't looked back, beating Walkersville then Francis Scott Key
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September 13th, 2016

Calvert Girls Soccer Looking to Maintain Recent Success

Calvert's girls soccer team has established itself as one of the top teams in both the MPSSAA 2A South region, and the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference. The Cavaliers have had a tremendous string of success in recent season. In 2014, Calvert won the 2A state title, the first for the school in the sport. Last year,
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September 12th, 2016

Eastern Tech Field Hockey Begins Year with Overtime Win

2015 was a dream season for Eastern Tech field hockey. The team went 11-0 in regular season play, registering wins over North County, Carver and Aberdeen in the process. The Mavericks earned the number one overall rank in the team's section of the MPSSAA 2A North region for the playoffs, where it fell in its first
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September 9th, 2016

Five Football Games to Watch: Week 2

Milford Mill at Dundalk Milford Mill travels to Dundalk in a 3A North battle that could prove to have big implications once the playoffs roll around in November. Dundalk shocked many in the Maryland high school football community by qualifying for its first MPSSAA state final in 2015, where it fell to Damascus. One of those teams
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September 8th, 2016

Blake Girls Soccer Off to Fast Start Under New Head Coach

This past weekend couldn't have started any better for Blake's new girls soccer head coach Jenna Essenmacher and her Bengals. Blake won both games at the Oakland Mills tournament, including a 3-2 triumph in the championship game against La Plata. It was a complete turnaround from the team's start in 2015, when Blake lost both of
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September 7th, 2016

Opening Day Musings

After more than three weeks of preseason, the MPSSAA fall regular season is finally here! The only sport that doesn't debut today is golf, which started its season a couple weeks ago. Whenever a new sports season starts, I am always reminded of this famous Joe Dimaggio quote: "You always get a special kick on opening
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September 2nd, 2016

Five Football Games to Watch: Week 1

Damascus at Quince Orchard For the second straight year, these two Montgomery County powerhouses open the year by playing each other. Damascus won this match-up last year 39-17. For Damascus it's a tough way to start its defense of its 2015 MPSSAA 3A state title. Quince Orchard won all of its regular season home games last year,
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September 1st, 2016

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 60

Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!
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August 31st, 2016

Ask the AD - Teresa Bachtell, Smithsburg High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Teresa Bachtell from Smithsburg
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August 30th, 2016

Casey O'Grady of Dulaney Field Hockey Named U.S. Army Impact Player of the Month

Casey O'Grady, who is a member of the field hockey team at Dulaney High School in Baltimore County, has been named this month's County Sports Zone/US Army Impact Player of the Month! O'Grady, a junior, was nominated for the award by Dulaney's field hockey coach, Kellie Fialcowitz. In her nomination, Fialcowitz referred to O'Grady as a
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August 25th, 2016

Ask the AD - George Awkard, Quince Orchard High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring George Awkard from Quince
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August 24th, 2016

Ask the AD - Joe Sargent, Milford Mill Academy

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Joe Sargent from Milford
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August 23rd, 2016

Ask the AD - Michael Lerner, Hammond High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Michael Lerner from Hammond
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August 22nd, 2016

Ask the AD - Stephen Speck, Francis Scott Key High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Stephen Speck from Francis
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August 17th, 2016

Ask the AD - Dave Lanham, Severna Park High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Dave Lanham from Severna
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August 16th, 2016

MPSSAA Football State Finals Moved to Naval Academy for 2016

The MPSSAA state finals for football have been moved from M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for 2016. The finals had been held at M&T for 14 straight years. The primary reason for the move is the new natural grass the Ravens put in at their home stadium, changing
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August 15th, 2016

Ask the AD - Elizabeth DeFrances, Atholton High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today, we're featuring Elizabeth DeFrances from Atholton
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August 12th, 2016

Ask the AD - Karl Heimbach, Magruder High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today, we're featuring Karl Heimbach from Magruder
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August 11th, 2016

Ask the AD - Ryan Hines, Urbana High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today, we're featuring Ryan Hines from Urbana
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August 9th, 2016

Ask the AD - Dan Cunningham, North Hagerstown High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Dan Cunningham, the new
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August 8th, 2016

Ask the AD - Todd Hawkins, Lansdowne High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Todd Hawkins from Lansdowne
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August 5th, 2016

Ask the AD - Tina Queen, Reginald F. Lewis High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Tina Queen, the newly
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August 4th, 2016

Maryland Black Ice Softball Team Hosting College Skills Clinic

The Maryland Black Ice, an elite fast-pitch softball organization based out of Cockeysville, will be hosting its sixth annual college skills clinic for high school aged players from August 19-20. The event will take place at Warren Place Park. Last year's event saw coaches from 27 different college programs attend. The group was made up of
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August 2nd, 2016

Aldrin Garriques of Patapsco Football Named US Army Impact Player of the Month

Aldrin Garriques, who is a member of the Patapsco varsity football team in Baltimore County, has been named the County Sports Zone/US Army Impact Player of the Month! Garriques was a big time performer for the Patriots on both sides of the ball in 2015. He was first on the team in overall touchdowns, and
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August 1st, 2016

Kincaid "unretires" and will coach Wilde Lake FH

Ginger Kincaid, who coached Glenelg's field hockey team for 39 years and had announced her retirement last fall, has changed her mind and will coach rival Howard County school Wilde Lake this year. Monica D'Ippolito of theThe Howard County Times has a nice story about the move. According to the story,Kincaid won nearly 73 percent of
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July 27th, 2016

Ask the AD - Joe Doody, Damascus High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Joe Doody from Damascus
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July 22nd, 2016

Ask the AD - Chris McGuinness, Patapsco High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Chris McGuinness from Patapsco
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July 21st, 2016

Ask the AD - Ken Kazmarek, Broadneck High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Ken Kazmarek from Broadneck
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July 20th, 2016

Ask the AD - Dana Johnson, Dunbar High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Dana Johnson from Dunbar
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July 19th, 2016

Aaron Velky Hired as New Dulaney Girls Soccer Head Coach

Aaron Velky has been announced as the new girls soccer coach at Dulaney High School. Velky has been around the sport of soccer for a long time. He played at High Point High School in Prince George's County before playing at the collegiate level for University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC). He currently coaches multiple teams at
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July 19th, 2016

Ask the AD - Stephen Nibbs, Thomas Johnson High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Our final post of this week features
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July 15th, 2016

Ask the AD - Rita Boule, Montgomery Blair High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Rita Boule from Montgomery
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July 14th, 2016

Ask the AD - Michael Duffy, Howard High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Michael Duffy from Howard
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July 13th, 2016

Ask the AD - Terry Molloy, Westminster High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Terry Molloy from Westminster
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July 12th, 2016

Ask the AD - Alan Holmes, Digital Harbor High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Alan Holmes from Digital
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July 11th, 2016

Ask the AD - Dave Klingel, South River High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Dave Klingel from South
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July 8th, 2016

Ask the AD- Brian Moore, Parkdale High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. For today's second post, we're featuring Brian
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July 7th, 2016

Ask the AD- Mike Gelman, Randallstown High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Mike Gelman from Randallstown
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July 7th, 2016

Ask the AD - Anne Rossiter, Northwest High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Anne Rossiter from Northwest
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July 6th, 2016

Ask the AD - Lisa Shives, Clear Spring High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today, we're featuring Lisa Shives from Clear
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July 5th, 2016

Fallston Graduate Chase Kalisz Qualifies to Swim at 2016 Olympics

Chase Kalisz, a graduate of Fallston High School in Harford County, became the first swimmer to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Team by winning the 400-meter individual medley at the US Olympic Qualifiers in Omaha, Nebraska. He finished the race in 4:09.54, which is the second fastest the event has been completed in the world
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June 27th, 2016

Ask the AD - Mike McEwan, Loch Raven High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today, we're featuring Mike McEwan from Loch
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June 24th, 2016

Ask the AD - Dan Sageman, Glenelg High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today, we're featuring Dan Sageman from Glenelg
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June 23rd, 2016

Free Camp for Volleyball Coaches at University of Maryland

This year, in addition to the University of Maryland's volleyball camp for athletes, a free one-day camp will also be offered for coaches. The camp will be held on Saturday July 16 from 12:30-3 at the Xfinity Center, and will be hosted by the UMD volleyball coaching staff. After a catered lunch, there will be a
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June 23rd, 2016

Ask the AD - Keith Adams, Wheaton High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today, we're featuring Keith Adams from Wheaton
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June 22nd, 2016

Ask the AD - Jim Tapley, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Our first post in this series features
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June 21st, 2016

Carolina Villatoro of Northwood High School Named US Army Impact Player of the Month

Carolina Villatoro, who is a member of Northwood's girls lacrosse, field hockey and indoor track team in Montgomery County, has been named the County Sports Zone/US Army Impact Player of the Month! Villatoro, a senior who recently graduated, was nominated for the award by Jennifer Buckley, who coaches both field hockey and lacrosse at Northwood. Buckley
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June 20th, 2016

All-Conference Selections for Carroll County Athletic League Boys/Girls Tennis

Carroll County Public Schools recently came out with their All-Conference selections for both boys and girls tennis! Both groups were selected by the coaches of CCPS, and are the first spring All-Conference selections in the history of the Carroll County Athletic League. Congratulations to all athletes on getting selected! Boys - Two singles players and three doubles teams
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June 16th, 2016

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 57

Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!
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June 16th, 2016

Perry Hall Softball Coach Brian Radcliffe Retires After 21 Years

Brian Radcliffe, who has coached Perry Hall's varsity softball team for the past 21 years, has decided this past season will be his last with the team. The Gators finished 12-4 this season, and reached its sectional final in the MPSSAA 4A North bracket. "I have worked with wonderful people. The athletes have been great people
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June 15th, 2016

Montgomery County Baseball All-Division and MSABC Division 2 Selections

Congratulations to the baseball players from Montgomery County who received honors for their play this season! A couple things of note: 1- The teams were selected by the coaches from Montgomery County. 2- The teams are unsanctioned by Montgomery County Public Schools. 3A Five different teams were represented in the first team selections. Damascus, which won the MPSSAA 3A West regional
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June 14th, 2016

All-County Selections for Anne Arundel County Boys/Girls Lacrosse

Anne Arundel County Public Schools recently came out with its All-County selections for both boys and girls lacrosse! Both groups were selected by the coaches of AACPS. Congratulations to all athletes who got selected! Boys Lacrosse Four schools were represented in the All-County first team: Severna Park, Broadneck, Annapolis and Chesapeake. Severna Park, which won 2016 MPSSAA 4A/3A state
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June 13th, 2016

All-County Selections for Anne Arundel County Softball and Baseball

Anne Arundel County Public Schools recently came out with its All-County selections for both softball and baseball! Both groups were selected by the coaches of AACPS. Congratulations to all athletes who got selected! Softball Eight different schools were represented on the first team, with Northeast, which won the MPSSAA 3A East title, nabbing the most selections with three.
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June 9th, 2016

All-Conference Selections for Carroll County Athletic League Softball and Baseball

Carroll County Public Schools recently came out with their All-Conference selections for both softball and baseball! Both groups were selected by the coaches of CCPS, and are the first All-Conference selections in the history of the Carroll County Athletic League. Congratulations to all athletes on getting selected! Softball Liberty, which reached the MPSSAA 2A West championship game, placed
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June 8th, 2016

Sarah Moore of Wilde Lake Girls Lacrosse Named US Army Impact Player of the Month

Sarah Moore, a senior who plays in attack for the Wilde Lake varsity girls lacrosse team in Howard County, has been named the County Sports Zone/US Army Impact Player of the Month! Moore was nominated for the award by Wilde Lake's varsity girls lacrosse coach, Mike Rhodovi. "Ms. Moore is an excellent example of an impact player
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June 7th, 2016

UCBAC Baseball Postseason All-Star Game/All-Division Teams

Senior All-Star Game The Upper Chesapeake Athletic Baseball Conference hosted its 3rd annual Senior All-Star Baseball Game this past Friday. The game was played at Harford Community College, and ended in 2-2 tie after seven innings of highly competitive baseball. The South team received a boost in the first inning from catcher Andrew Cotton (Bel Air),
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June 6th, 2016

All-County Selections for Montgomery County Boys Volleyball

Congratulations to the 2016 boys volleyball all-county selections from Montgomery County! The teams are listed below. A few things of note: 1- The teams were selected by the coaches from Montgomery County 2- The teams are unsanctioned by Montgomery County Public Schools 3- These teams are solely for boys volleyball, no players from coed teams were eligible Player of the
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June 4th, 2016

All-Conference Selections for Carroll County Athletic League Boys/Girls Lacrosse

Carroll County Public Schools recently came out with their All-Conference selections for both boys and girls lacrosse! Both groups were selected by the coaches of CCPS, and are the first spring All-Conference selections in the history of the Carroll County Athletic League. Congratulations to all athletes on getting selected! Girls Lacrosse Five different schools were represented in the
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June 3rd, 2016

Patterson Mill Students Receive Leadership Lessons from US Navy and Baltimore Ravens

On June 1, Patterson Mill High School in Harford County welcomed members of the US Navy, as well as employees of the Baltimore Ravens, to speak to student athletes at the second annual Captain's Clinic about various leadership techniques. 123 student athletes completed online courses organized by the National Federation of High Schools, and
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June 3rd, 2016

All-County Selections/Postseason Accolades for Baltimore County Baseball and Softball

Baltimore County Public Schools recently came out with their All-County selections for both baseball and softball! Both groups were selected by the coaches of BCPS. Softball Eastern Tech had the most selections to the first team with a whopping five selections. The Baltimore County champions swept the selections for infield with Allison Meyers (senior, 1B), Brooke Retkowski
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June 2nd, 2016

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 56

Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!
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June 1st, 2016

MPSSAA Baseball State Finals

3A Huntingtown scored all of its runs in the seventh inning to come from behind to beat Chesapeake 4-3 to win the MPSSAA 3A state championship. The Hurricanes struggled for the first six innings, only managing two hits off Chesapeake's Joe Seidler, but managed to get to the right hander in the final frame. The big rally
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May 30th, 2016

MPSSAA Softball State Finals Day 2

CLASS 3A Powered by a six-run fifth inning, Westminster High School won the MPSSAA Class 3A state championship with a 10-5 victory over Huntingtown High School. The Owls (16-5) sent 11 batters to the plate in the top of the fifth, scoring their runs with the help of two singles in the inning by sophomore catcherOlivia Herman(the
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May 28th, 2016

MPSSAA Softball State Finals Day 1

CLASS 4A Fired up by the ejection of catcher Brittany Mathis, Sherwood High School scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning to defeat Chopticon High School 7-2 and win its fifth straight MPSSAA Class 4A softball title. It was also the 103rd consecutive victory for the Warriors of Montgomery County, who finished this season
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May 27th, 2016

MPSSAA Lacrosse State Finals Day 2

BOYS CLASS 4A-3A Severna Park High School used a suffocating defense and timely scoring from Trevor Patschorke to defeat Howard High School, 9-3, to win the MPSSAA Class 4A-3A Boys Lacrosse championship. The Falcons (17-2) were never able to make it comfortable for themselves, but Howard (14-5) was never able to cut the margin to less than
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May 25th, 2016

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 55

Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!
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May 25th, 2016

MPSSAA Lacrosse State Finals Day 1

4A/3A Girls Dulaney won its first state championship in lacrosse since 2008, and its first in girls lacrosse since 2006, as the Lions beat Leonardtown 15-10 to win the 4A/3A state championship. "These girls have worked really hard to get the program back to this position," Dulaney head coach Kristi Korrow said. "Early on in this season
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May 24th, 2016

UCBAC Boys Lacrosse All-Star Team Selections

The UCBAC has released its all division first and second team selections for boys lacrosse. Both the Susquehanna and Chesapeake Divisions have their own first and second team all-stars. All four teams have 11 players on their rosters, and the roster were constructed by UCBAC coaches. The first team for the Susquehanna division is dominated by
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May 23rd, 2016

Leonardtown Girls Lacrosse Primed for First State Semifinal Appearance

Just because Leonardtown's girls lacrosse team will be playing in its program's first MPSSAA state semifinal on Saturday doesn't make the Raiders underdogs. The St. Mary's County School is undefeated this season, winning all 18 games it's played. In fact, the Raiders haven't lost to a Southern Maryland Athletic Conference foe in over nine years. Despite
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May 20th, 2016

John Kampes Recovery Fund

John Kampes, who coaches baseball at Rising Sun High School in Cecil County, was injured in a car accident on May 7. Kampes was rear ended while attempting to make a left turn and pushed into oncoming traffic, which caused him to be ejected from his vehicle. He suffered injuries to his neck, back, clavicle, shoulder,
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May 18th, 2016

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 54

Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!
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May 18th, 2016

Rosters for UCBAC Baseball Senior All-Star Game Announced

Today, the UCBAC announced the players who will take part in the league's senior all-star game. The event, which will be held May 25 at Harford Community College, is in its third iteration. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 PM. Players are split up into a North team and a South team. In 2015, the North squad
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May 17th, 2016

Eastern Tech Softball Gearing Up for Another Deep Playoff Run

Eastern Tech has become the gold standard for softball in Baltimore County. Last week, the Mavericks defeated Lansdowne in the Baltimore County Championship 7-5 to claim their sixth straight county title. This year's group of seniors went undefeated in Baltimore County play throughout their four year varsity careers, amassing a record of 55-0. "Every year we go
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May 13th, 2016

Jack Jenkens of Bel Air Baseball Named US Army Impact Player of the Month

Jack Jenkens, a senior pitcher/first baseman from the Bel Air High School varsity baseball team in Harford County, has been named the County Sports Zone/U.S. Army Impact Player of the Month! Jenkens was nominated for the award by John Swanson, Bel Air baseball's head coach. "Jack Jenkens is an outstanding young man who displays qualities and characteristics
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May 12th, 2016

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 53

Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!
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May 11th, 2016

Strong Pitching Rotation has Bohemia Manor Baseball Ready for Postseason

After the first game Bohemia Manor baseball played this season, head coach Gary Johnson knew 2016 had the potential to be special. The Eagles were paired against Rising Sun, a team Bohemia Manor had not beaten in recent years. The game was close, but the Eagles were able to flip the narrative, pulling out an
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May 10th, 2016

Baltimore City College Girls Lacrosse Claims Fifth Straight City Title

Baltimore City College girls lacrosse has established itself as the premier public school program in Baltimore City. The Knights finished this season 10-0, which was enough to capture their fifth straight city title. City hasn't lost to a Baltimore City opponent the past two seasons. "All of our conversations to start the season were about getting
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May 6th, 2016

With Regular Season Over, Boonsboro Softball Looks Ahead to Postseason

Photo courtesy of Melanie Anderson After a strong season in 2015, Boonsboro softball is looking to take it a step further in 2016 with a deep postseason run. The Warriors finished 15-6 last season, the first winning season under head coach Mark Wadel. The team was also MVAL Antietam Conference Co-Champions, and advanced to the second round
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May 5th, 2016

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 52

Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!
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May 4th, 2016

Churchill Boys Lacrosse Aiming to be First from Montgomery County to Win States

The boys lacrosse team from Churchill High School in Montgomery County are as motivated a group as there is this season. The Bulldogs had a dream season in 2015, which ended with the team making a run to the MPSSAA 4A/3A state championship game. The team came up short against Howard in that title game, leaving
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May 3rd, 2016

Games to Keep an Eye on This Weekend

Here's a list of a few big games scheduled to happen this weekend (if the weather cooperates): Boys Lacrosse: Annapolis vs. Chesapeake-AA- Two of the top teams in Anne Arundel County square off in this one tonight at 7 PM. Annapolis has won eight straight, while Chesapeake has won five of its last seven contests. Annapolis
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April 29th, 2016

Laurel Softball In Midst of Standout Season

Big things are happening on the softball diamond at Laurel High School in Prince George's County. The Spartans are 9-2 this season, and have been dominant in many of those wins. Laurel has scored double digit runs in most of their games, and at least 30 on three separate occasions. "This year's group is really unlike any
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April 27th, 2016

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 51

Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check it out!
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April 27th, 2016

Annapolis Boys Lacrosse Enjoying Seven Game Winning Streak

After a slow start to 2016, it looks like this season could be a memorable one for the Annapolis boys lacrosse program. The Panthers began the season 1-2, giving up 12 goals to both Severn School and Broadneck in losing efforts. Annapolis hasn't lost since then though, reeling off seven straight wins to give them an
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April 26th, 2016

Tyson Tran Named a Finalist for the US Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award

Tyson Tran, a senior at Northern High School in Calvert County, has been named as one of 20 finalists for the US Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award. The award is open to any high school sophomore, junior or senior in the country. The 20 finalists are selected from a pool of hundreds of applicants.
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April 21st, 2016

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 50

Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check it out!
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April 20th, 2016

Senior-Laden Kenwood Tennis Enjoying Banner Season

Kenwood's tennis team is playing as well as anyone in Baltimore County this season. The Bluebirds are 6-1 this year, which includes victories against Owings Mills, Lansdowne and Dundalk. In recent years, Kenwood's team had struggled to pick up wins, but the Bluebirds are changing that narrative this season. "We've struggled the last few seasons, but most
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April 20th, 2016

Depth Leading Quince Orchard to Winning Season

Quince Orchard softball is proving to be one of the top teams in Montgomery County this season. One year removed from being a promising young side that recorded nine wins, the Cougars have been excelling on the softball diamond in 2016. Quince Orchard is 8-2, and currently riding a four game winning streak. The team's two losses
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April 19th, 2016

Jillian Miller of Perryville Basketball Named US Army Impact Player of the Month

Jillian Miller, a senior from the Perryville High School girls basketball team in Cecil County, has been named the County Sports Zone/US Army Impact Player of the Month! Miller was nominated for the award by Mary Dunman, the girls lacrosse coach at Perryville. "I have no link to Jillian except for coaching at the same school. I
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April 18th, 2016

Middletown Girls Lacrosse Eyeing Return Trip to MPSSAA Final Four

2015 was a banner season for Middletown girls lacrosse. The Knights reached the final four of the MPSSAA 3A/2A state tournament, which is the deepest run Middletown has ever enjoyed in girls lacrosse. Fast-forward to this season and the Knights have their eyes set on making another trip to the final four. The team graduated 10
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April 13th, 2016

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 49

Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check it out!
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April 13th, 2016

Bruce Hart to be Honored Before Patterson Mill v Bel Air Boys Lacrosse Game

Bruce Hart, the man credited with bringing interscholastic lacrosse to Harford County, will be honored before tomorrow night's varsity boys lacrosse game between Patterson Mill and Bel Air. Hart, who passed away on March 22, was a hugely influential figure within Maryland's lacrosse community. In Harford County, he coached at Bel Air High
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April 12th, 2016

St. Charles Baseball Records First Win in School History

Zach Bush, the head coach for the St. Charles varsity baseball team, is going to be spending more money than usual on dinner this Tuesday. That's because Bush will be taking his entire team out on his dime to celebrate the team's 8-5 win over Lackey last Friday. While a win may seem like no big
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April 11th, 2016

Northwest Boys Indoor Track Wins Three Straight MPSSAA State Titles

The Northwest boys indoor track team has a tradition they've been doing for years. A few days before the MPSSAA state championship 4A meet, the Jaguars all get together to hike up Sugarloaf Mountain. The tradition was particularly challenging this year because of frigid temperatures, but each Jaguar managed to get through the woods and make
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April 8th, 2016

Pikesville Softball Riding Explosive Offense to Winning Start

It hasn't taken long for first year head coach Max Cookinham and the Pikesville Panthers softball team to start winning together. Pikesville had jumped out to a 3-0 record to start 2016, but took a step back by losing 18-17 to Carver yesterday. For Cookinham, he thinks the team will be able to use the loss
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April 8th, 2016

Frederick Douglass Boys Lacrosse Celebrating 20 Year Anniversary with Winning Start

It's been 20 years since lacrosse was introduced at Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore City. The school's program began in 1996 when Raymond Harcum started the team. Now one of Harcum's best players, John Robinson, is back at his alma mater to coach. Robinson played for the Ducks from 1996-97, and was one of the
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April 6th, 2016

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 48

Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check it out!
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April 6th, 2016

Trio of Starting Pitchers Has Einstein Baseball Poised for Memorable Season

It's been quite some time since the baseball team from Einstein High School in Montgomery County has had a winning season. The team's head coach, Pat Berbakos, estimates it's been 20 plus years since the Titans finished a season above .500 on the baseball diamond. That looks like it might change this season. The Titans are
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April 5th, 2016

Team Chemistry Leading Bowie Softball into 2016 Season

Bowie softball has been hit by the graduation bug as hard as any team over the past two seasons. The Bulldogs have lost 11 starters to graduation since 2014, when the team won the 4A South regional title. Bowie had a rebuilding season last year in which the team surpassed expectations, but lost a few key
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March 31st, 2016

Century Girls Lacrosse Has High Expectations for 2016

Century's girls lacrosse team sets big goals every season, and this year is no different. After winning the 3A/2A championship last year, the seventh for the Knights since 2003, Century hopes to win its second straight this season. "It was great to get back and win a state title. It's always a disappointing season if it
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March 30th, 2016

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 47

Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check it out!
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March 30th, 2016

Chesapeake-AA Boys Lacrosse Faces Tough Week After Fast Start

The Chesapeake boys lacrosse team has begun the 2016 season brightly. The Cougars are 2-0 after picking up wins against MIAA schools Annapolis Area Christian and Glenelg Country School. Chesapeake has outscored their opponents 26-13. The pressure on the team will ramp up this week though, as the Cougars have a tough slate of games on their
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March 29th, 2016

North Harford Softball Off to Dominant Start

Few teams have enjoyed the first week of the spring season as much as the North Harford softball team. The Hawks are 3-0, outscoring their opponents 40-8 in the process. The team has scored double digit runs in each game, and in their last two contests, the Hawks have recorded shutouts. "It's what every coach wants, coming
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March 25th, 2016

Charles Herbert Flowers Baseball Building Off 2-0 Start

Charles Herbert Flowers baseball looks like it could be one of the teams to watch in Prince George's County. The Jaguars have jumped out to a 2-0 record to start the 2016 season, topping Eleanor Roosevelt 8-5 on opening day, before winning their home opener in a wild 15-14 game against Oxon Hill. "The team has worked
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March 24th, 2016

Wheaton Girls Lacrosse Opens Season on Winning Note

It's been a tough couple of years for the Wheaton girls lacrosse program, with the Knights posting consecutive two win campaigns. The team's prospects are looking up this season though, as the Knights opened their 2016 season with an 8-6 victory over Northwood behind three goals from Heven Haile and two from Mariam Alli. It was
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March 23rd, 2016

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 46

Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check it out!
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March 23rd, 2016

Williamsport Baseball Enjoys No-Hitter on Opening Day

Few teams had a better start to the 2016 spring season than the Williamsport baseball team. The Wildcats put together a complete performance against James Wood High School from Virginia, winning 8-0 on the strength of a no-hitter thrown by Matt Harsh and Camryn Keller. Harsh started the game and went five innings, striking out nine in
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March 22nd, 2016

Linganore Softball Enters New Season Searching for First State Championship

Linganore softball wants to change the story it has consistently written throughout its history. The Lancers have been regional champions five times since 2007 but despite its numerous triumphs in the postseason, the team has never won a state championship. The last two years have been particularly frustrating for Linganore, and its current crop of players.
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March 18th, 2016

Gaithersburg Baseball Has Sights Set on Consecutive State Championships

Gaithersburg's baseball team had a dream season in 2015. The Trojans finished 22-2 and won the MPSSAA 4A state championship, topping Severna Park 5-3 in that final game. "It was obviously a good year for us. We actually had a bunch of injuries during the year that we were able to overcome. Kids stepped up and
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March 17th, 2016

Sparrows Point Softball Gearing Up for New Season

Sparrows Point's softball enters the 2016 season on the back of a tremendously successful 2015 campaign. The Pointers finished with an 18-3 record last year, including a 3-1 win over McDonough to win the MPSSAA 1A North championship. In its following game, Sparrows Point beat Colonel Richardson 5-4 to earn a berth to the 1A state
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March 16th, 2016

PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 45

Sponsored by PNC Bank

Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check it out!
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March 16th, 2016

Tristan Easton of Meade Boys Basketball Named US Army/County Sports Zone Impact Player of the Month

Tristan Easton, a senior from the Meade High School boys basketball team in Anne Arundel County, has been named the County Sports Zone/US Army Impact Player of the Month! Easton was nominated for this award by Meade's head coach, Pete Corriero. "Tristan deserves this award for constantly demonstrating leadership qualities and maturity necessary to not only be
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March 15th, 2016

MPSSAA Girls Basketball State Championships

3A Glenelg won the 3A state championship in a thriller against Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, triumphing by a final score of 48-36. "This was our goal to start the year off, and I am so proud of my seniors and the team," head coach Chris Beil said. "I'm lost for words right now." Jess Foster led the way for
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March 13th, 2016

MPSSAA Boys Basketball Championships

CLASS 4A Eleanor Roosevelt High School sprinted out to an 18-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back, defeating Meade High School, 72-39, Saturday night to win the MPSSAA Class 4A boys basketball title. Senior guard Naji Marshall scored 21, sophomore guard Jaden Faulkner added 16 and senior forward Trent Bishop had 13 for the
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March 12th, 2016

Team-First Approach Sees Seneca Valley Boys Basketball Reach State Semifinal

You'd be hard pressed to find another team heading into the state semifinals with more momentum than the Seneca Valley boys basketball team. The Screaming Eagles enter their semifinal contest on Thursday with a 21-4 overall record. Making that mark even more impressive is that after three games this season, Seneca Valley was 1-2 meaning
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March 9th, 2016

Determined Largo Girls Basketball Excited for State Semifinal

If you want to find the motivation for this season's Largo's girls basketball team, all you have to do is look at the MPSSAA playoff brackets from the past two years. Both seasons ended with Largo losing in the 2A South regional final game, just one step short of making the final four. This year,
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March 8th, 2016

Clarksburg Boys Basketball Reaches 4A West Regional Final

Of the 32 teams left competing in the MPSSAA boys basketball playoffs across its four classifications, 27 of them were given first round ranks of either #1 or #2. That leaves just five schools which have defied the expectations of their ranking and are still playing postseason basketball. Clarksburg is one of those teams. The Coyotes
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March 4th, 2016

Head Coach Brendan Lees Guides Sherwood Swim to Banner Season

Ever since Brendan Lees came to Sherwood High School, the girls swim program has been one of the strongest in the state. Coming into this season, the Warriors had won four straight MPSSAA 4A/3A north region titles. In addition to the region titles, Sherwood had finished second at the 4A/3A state meet in 2013 and
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March 3rd, 2016

Chesapeake-BC Girls Basketball Winning the Right Way

Chesapeake of Baltimore County's girls basketball team opens its postseason in a spot they expected to be in. After being the #2 seed the last few seasons, the Bayhawks are the #1 seed in its section of the 2A North bracket and currently sport a 12-4 overall record. At the outset of this season, head coach
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March 1st, 2016

Clear Spring Boys Basketball Entering Postseason with High Expectations

Clear Spring's boys basketball head coach John Hutzell had big plans for his team at the outset of this season. Hutzell wanted to see his team go undefeated, winning section, regional and state titles in the process. The coach's confidence is understandable- the Blazers have seven seniors on their roster, six of which are four year
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February 26th, 2016

All-Montgomery County Swim and Dive Team for 2015-16 Season

Every year an All-MCPS team is compiled based off the best times from the season. The team is constructed like a regular line-up in which an individual can swim no more than two events. The teams are unsanctioned by Montgomery County Public Schools. On the boys side, the 3A/4A state champions Richard Montgomery made it in five
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February 25th, 2016

MPSSAA 3A and 4A Indoor Track State Championship Results

3A Girls Much like Hereford in the 2A girls meet on Monday, Northern from Calvert County won a state championship despite not winning a individual competition during the meet. The Patriots did just enough to beat out second place Urbana, scoring 39 points to Urbana's 37.50. Franklin and River Hill tied for third with 35. Northern's got
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February 24th, 2016

MPSSAA 1A and 2A Indoor Track State Championship Results

1A Girls Boonsboro won the 1A girls state championship by recording 127.50 points. Smithsburg finished second with 87.50 points, while Surrattsville rounded out the top three with 56 points. Boonsboro was led to the 1A girls state championship by runner Haley Wright, who won three individual state championships (800, 1600, 3200). Wright also anchored the Warriors' state
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February 23rd, 2016

MPSSAA Swimming State Championships

1A/2A/3A Meet For the second straight year, Poolesville swept the 1A/2A/3A meet, winning both the boys and girls competitions. It was an impressive display by the Falcons, who finished at least 100 points ahead of the second place finisher in both competitions. On the boys side, Poolesville finished with 325 points, while second place finisher Rockville ended
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February 21st, 2016

Mory Gould and Madeline Kline Win MPSSAA Diving State Championships

Mory Gould from Churchill and Madeline Kline from Damascus won the boys and girls MPSSAA Diving State Championships yesterday. Gould won a tight race against Joseph Canova from Quince Orchard, winning 514.05-512.25. Charles Bloomer fromWalter Johnson finished third with a score of 441.70. Gould and Canova went back and forth as the meet went on, neither able
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February 20th, 2016

Young Churchill Girls Basketball Excited for Postseason

Despite graduating a large and talented senior class from last year's 18 win team, Churchill's girls basketball team is having a lot of success this season. The Bulldogs are 14-4 this campaign, picking up wins over Montgomery County foes such as Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Rockville and Richard Montgomery. It's been an impressive season already considering it's the
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February 19th, 2016

Aidan Alston Named U.S. Army/County Sports Zone Impact Player of the Month

Aidan Alston, a volleyball, heptathalon and pole vault athlete at National Academy Foundation High School in Baltimore City, has been named the U.S. Army/County Sports Zone Impact Player of the Month! Alston, who is a senior and fourth recipient of the award, was nominated by NAF's indoor and outdoor track coach Delana Penn. "Aidan continues to build
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February 17th, 2016

Teresa Waters from River Hill and Lee Rogers from Arundel Reach 500 Win Milestone

Two girls basketball coaches from CSZ jurisdictions have recently reached the 500 win milestone: Teresa Waters from River Hill and Lee Rogers from Arundel. It has taken Waters 35 seasons to reach that mark, while it has taken Rogers 27. Some of Waters wins come from when she coached at Oakland Mills. Rogers has spent his
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February 16th, 2016

Middletown and Damascus Win MPSSAA Dual Wrestling State Championships

The day belonged to both Middletown from Frederick County and Damascus from Montgomery County at the MPSSAA Dual Wrestling State Championships yesterday. Middletown won its first dual state championship after losing in the state final to Oakland Mills last year. The Knights, who won the 1A/2A competition, topped Oakland Mills this year in the state semifinal,
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February 14th, 2016

Hammond Boys Basketball Enjoying Breakout Season

Under second year head coach Mike Salapata, the Hammond boys basketball program is enjoying its best season in recent memory. When Salapata took over, he was inheriting a program which had finished bottom of the county two seasons in a row. His first season in charge was much of what the previous two seasons had been.
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February 11th, 2016

Havre de Grace Boys Basketball Hitting Stride with Playoffs Nearing

A lot of coaches would panic if their team started the season 1-4, but Brian Eberhardt isn't one. Eberhardt's Havre de Grace boys basketball team started the season slowly, but he was confident his team would get better as the season progressed. Six of his players played football this past fall which was quite the time
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February 9th, 2016

FAET Girls Basketball Excelling Both On and Off the Court

Last season was a difficult one for the Friendship Academy of Engineering and Technology's (FAET) girls basketball program. The Grizzlies were inexperienced, lacked confidence, leadership as well as passion for the game. The end result was a disappointing four win campaign for the Baltimore City School. It's been a completely different story for FAET this season. Using
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February 8th, 2016

Defense Paving Way for Young Century Boys Basketball Success

It would have been understandable if the Century boys basketball team struggled this season. The Knights graduated seven seniors from last year's team which finished 22-3 and reached the MPSSAA 2A west region finals. Those seven players accounted for most of the team's offensive and defensive production, meaning Century head coach George Wunder was truly going
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February 6th, 2016

Whitman Girls Basketball Aiming for March Trip to Towson University

Whitman girls basketball thought last year was its year to win a state championship. The Vikings finished the regular season undefeated then breezed through three games in regional play, winning each one by double digits, to become the 4A West champions. The dream season ended in the state semifinals though, as Whitman lost 48-30 to
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February 3rd, 2016

Alyssa Parker, Glenelg Graduate, Named New United States Field Hockey Team Member

Alyssa Parker, a graduate of Glenelg High School in Howard County, has been announced as one of six new players to join the senior U.S. Women's National Team program for field hockey. Parker, who after graduating from Glenelg played for four years at the University of Maryland, will head to Lancaster, PA in September to
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February 1st, 2016

Senior Driven Towson Girls Basketball Ready for More Success

Towson's girls basketball team has looked like one of Baltimore County's best so far this season. The Generals are 10-2, with their two losses coming against undefeated Hereford, and a strong Perry Hall team. Other than those two losses, Towson has been a force, beating Loch Raven, Lansdowne and Patapsco among others. The team's season got
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January 29th, 2016

Young Northwest Wrestling Gaining Valuable Experience

Northwest wrestling had a banner season last year. The Jaguars exceeded all expectations, finishing 12-2 and qualifying for the MPSSAA 3A/4A regional dual tournament. Northwest then beat previously undefeated Walter Johnson to reach the regional final, where the Jaguars lost to eventual champions Damascus. The graduation bug has caught up to Northwest this season, though. The
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January 27th, 2016

Frederick Girls Basketball in Midst of Five Game Winning Streak

Frederick girls basketball is off to a great start this season. The team is sporting an 11-3 overall record mark and has been playing at a high level of late, winning five straight games. Even though the team already has double digit wins this season, head coach Ashley Bush doesn't want her team to focus
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January 26th, 2016

Fast-Paced Carver Vo-Tech Boys Basketball Off to Winning Start

Carver Vo-Tech boys basketball is enjoying one of their best starts to a season in recent memory. The Bears are 9-6 this season, having already enjoyed victories over Bluford Drew Jemison, Digital Harbor and Lansdowne. The team is a senior laden bunch, with seven of them on the roster. The seven seniors are joined by
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January 25th, 2016

Gutsy Severna Park Girls Basketball Finding Winning Formula

Severna Park girls basketball is proving to be one of the more versatile teams in Maryland. The Falcons have not started the same starting lineup in any of their 13 games. This is a result of the team returning just four players who played significant minutes for Severna Park last season. For head coach Lisa Magness,
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January 22nd, 2016

Lansdowne Boys Basketball Excelling Behind Stingy Defense

When the final whistle sounded on Lansdowne's boys basketball's season last year, head coach Greg Karpers had a challenge for his returning players. The season had been a frustrating one for the Vikings, which saw the team finish with just nine wins after starting the season 6-0. "I challenged the guys that were returning to
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January 20th, 2016

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Girls Basketball Already has Double Digit Win Total

Bethesda-Chevy Chase girls basketball is a program on the rise. This past Friday B-CC beat Richard Montgomery 64-35, improving the Barons' record to 10-2 with a whole month of the regular season to be played. Theteam is well on its way to besting its 13 win mark from last season, and already surpassed its six wins
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January 20th, 2016

Top Results for Harford County Swimming

The MPSSAA swimming and diving season is in full swing! There are lots of meets and competitions taking place so that the athletes can prepare for the MPSSAA state championship meets scheduled for Feb. 19-20 at the Eppley Recreation Center at the University of Maryland. One county where the sport has been having a lot of
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January 18th, 2016

Winters Mill Boys Basketball Off to Strong Start Under First Year Head Coach

Winters Mill boys basketball head coach Billy Mays is enjoying his first season at the helm of the Falcons' program. Mays, who served as an assistant at Winters Mill for 13 years before getting the head coach position, has a talented and experienced squad at his disposal. The team has played well for their new head
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January 15th, 2016

Deep Roster, Up-Tempo Playing Style Paying Dividends for Richard Montgomery Boys Basketball

After starting the season slowly with a 1-2 record, Richard Montgomery's boys basketball team has begun to hit its stride. The Rockets have reeled off six straight wins to give themselves a 7-2 mark. Head coach David Breslaw credits the slow start to the team not realizing how tough it would be to employ their fast
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January 14th, 2016

Western Girls Basketball Looking to be One of Baltimore City's Best

Last year, Western's girls basketball team had a breakout campaign, finishing the year 19-7 and reaching the Baltimore City Championship. Despite the strong season, head coach Tasha Townsend, who was in her first season of coaching at Western, still felt the team could have done better. After winning two games in the MPSSAA playoffs against Mervo
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January 13th, 2016

Dundalk Wrestling Wins Own Annual Dual Tournament

Dundalk wrestling (pictured above) won their own annual dual tournament this past weekend. The tournament, which was in its eighth iteration, featured 10 schools, nine of which were from CSZ's year-round jurisdictions. In total, six different CSZ year-round jurisdictions (Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Prince George's County and Washington County) were represented
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January 11th, 2016

Hereford Girls Basketball 8-0 to Start Season

The last two seasons have provided difficult endings for the Hereford girls basketball team. The Bulls have reached the MPSSAA 2A North regional final both seasons, only to come up short and just miss out on a trip the the state semifinals both times. "Losing two regional finals is a motivator, especially since we were so
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January 8th, 2016

Nine Basketball Players from CSZ Jurisdictions Nominated to Play in McDonald's All-American Game

Six boys basketball players and three girls basketball players from schools in County Sports Zone's jurisdiction have been nominated to play in the 2016 McDonald's All-American Game. Both the boys and girls games are scheduled to take place on April 1 in Chicago, Illinois at the United Center. The girls game is at 5:30 PM,
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January 6th, 2016

Young South River Wrestling Continuing to Thrive

Last season, South River wrestling was made up mostly of freshmen and sophomores. The team still had a strong campaign though, finishing the year 18-6. The Seahawks also qualified for regional play in the MPSSAA state tournament. It was a tremendous feat for the young Seahawks considering there were 24 teams in their region competing
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January 5th, 2016

Old Mill Girls Basketball Still Unbeaten After Winning Waldorf Tournament

Few teams have gotten off to a better start than Old Mill's girls basketball team. The Patriots are 8-0 and have already won some silverware, winning the Waldorf Holiday Hoops Tournament over winter break. In the championship game of that tournament, Old Mill topped North Point 74-56. It should come as no surprise that Old Mill
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January 4th, 2016

Damascus Protects Home Turf in Holiday Tournament

The Damascus wrestling team (pictured above) won their very own holiday tournament, finishing with a team score of 253. Cocalico from Pennsylvania finished second with a 179.50, while Virginia's Lake Braddock placed third with 129.50 points. The tournament had a total of 16 schools participate. The Hornets were led by Ryan Lawrence (138) and Collin McLaughlin
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December 31st, 2015

Nicholas Gumbs Named U.S. Army/County Sports Zone Impact Player of the Month

Nick Gumbs, a senior forward from the Damascus varsity boys soccer team in Montgomery County, has been named US Army/County Sports Zone Impact Player of the Month! A 1st team all-state selection, Gumbs led Damascus to a 9-3 overall record this past Fall, as well as to the 3A/4A West Division championship. Gumbs, who is the
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December 30th, 2015

Young Lake Clifton Boys Basketball Team Excelling

Last season was a banner season for the Lake Clifton boys basketball team. The Baltimore City School made the MPSSAA 1A state championship game, where they lost to New Town 55-51. It was a senior laden squad, with four of the team's starters from last year no longer being members of the team. Despite losing a
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December 23rd, 2015

C. Milton Wright Boys Basketball Off to Flying Start

Few basketball teams in the state of Maryland have been as busy as C. Milton Wright's. This is just the 18th day of the MPSSAA winter regular season, but the Mustangs have already played seven games. C. Milton Wright, which competes at the 3A level, has used this quick onslaught of games to get the season
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December 22nd, 2015

Elkton Girls Basketball Already Doubles Win Total from Previous Season

The 2014-15 season was a tough one for the Elkton girls basketball team. The Cecil County School finished the campaign with just two wins. Elkton had 17 freshmen on the roster, and the mindset that the season would be a good learning experience for the players. While it was a difficult season, the players bought
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December 21st, 2015

Poolesville Girls Basketball Unbeaten This Season

With their 65-39 victory over previously undefeated Montgomery Blair last night, Poolesville's girls basketball team improved to 4-0 this season. The Falcons have been in fine form so far this season, outscoring their opponents on average by 20 points a game. The team's success comes as no surprise to head coach Jamie Jamison. The Falcons have
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December 17th, 2015

Sherwood Boys Basketball Enjoying Early Success

Sherwood boys basketball team has bounced back from a defeat to Our Lady of Good Counsel in the team's opening contest of the season to win three straight games. The Warriors have reeled off their trio of victories against Montgomery County opposition Damascus, Watkins Mill and Seneca Valley. To head coach Tim Gilchrist, the team
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December 16th, 2015

Lansdowne Girls Basketball Off to Undefeated Start

Despite coming off a five win campaign last season, Lansdowne girls basketball head coach Nick Welsh was confident his team would have a strong start this year. Combining a favorable schedule with a much improved team meant the Baltimore County School had a chance to get their season on track early. Lansdowne has come through, starting
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December 16th, 2015

Big honor for Howard County's Carol Satterwhite

Carol Satterwhite, a legendary figure in high school athletics in Howard County -- and all of Maryland -- was inducted into the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association's Hall of Fame Tuesday night in Orlando. Carol, who was a physical education teacher at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia from 1971 to 2002, as well as the
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December 16th, 2015

Keaser Classic Wrestling Tournament Roundup

MIAA school St. Paul's won this past weekend's 7th annual Keaser Classic wrestling tournament hosted by North County. St. Paul's scored a 537.53. Whitman, who won the event last year, finished second with 466.43 points, while Broadneck came in third with a score of 450.27. 14 different teams from across Maryland participated in the
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December 14th, 2015

Glen Burnie Boys Basketball Off to Fast Start

Glen Burnie boys basketball is off to a flying start. The Gophers are 3-0, having beaten Northeast, Chopticon and Bluford Drew Jemison so far this season. Glen Burnie has outscored their opponents 199-147 over those three games. The team is an experienced bunch, featuring six seniors, seven juniors and just one sophomore. The Gophers are expecting
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December 10th, 2015

Elwood Townsend Accepts Football Head Coaching Position at Lewis

Elwood Townsend, who led the Douglass football team from Baltimore City to two straight MPSSAA 1A state finals appearances in 2013 and 2014, has accepted the head coaching position at Reginald F. Lewis High School. It's a big get for the Baltimore City School, as many different schools were in contact with Townsend about coming
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December 9th, 2015

Parkville's Knightmare Tournament Results

Parkville hosted their annual wrestling tournament, called The Knightmare Invitational, this past weekend. 18 different schools attended the event, including a few private schools and Langley High School from Virginia. Full results from the tournament are at the bottom of this post. Springbrook finished first in the team competition, winning the tournament with a team score
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December 7th, 2015

MPSSAA Football 2A State Championship

Patuxent came from behind to win the MPSSAA 2A football state championship 21-20 over Walkersville. The winning score came on a two yard run by Chris Long with 1:23 left in the game. It was their first lead of the night. After a first half in which they were shut out and turned the ball over
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December 6th, 2015

MPSSAA 1A Football State Championship

  Fort Hill High School won its third straight MPSSAA Class 1A state football championship Saturday by overwhelming Havre de Grace, 44-14, at M&T Bank Stadium. The Sentinels, from Allegany County, dominated the Warriors, outgaining them 468 yards to 264 yards in total offense. Only Frederick County's Urbana High School has won four consecutive state football championships. "I don't
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December 5th, 2015

MPSSAA 4A Football State Championship

Wise Coach DaLawn Parrish said he thought he saw it coming. "We kept watching film and we kept saying that if we execute, it could get ugly. And it did." Parrish's Pumas defeated Howard High School 55-6 Friday night at M&T Bank Stadium to win the MPSSAA Class 4A state championship. Senior CJ Rainey, who has committed to
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December 4th, 2015

MPSSAA 3A Football State Championship

Damascus 55 - Dundalk 14 The MPSSAA 3A football state championship was all about Jake Funk, who was selected as the Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year today, and the Damascus defense, as the Hornets beat Dundalk 55-14. Funk, who will play at University of Maryland next year, finished with 271 yards 31 carries. He had
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December 3rd, 2015

Montgomery County Volleyball All-County Selections

Congratulations to the 2015 volleyball all-county selections from Montgomery County! The teams are listed below. A couple things of note: 1- The teams were selected by the coaches from Montgomery County. 2- The teams are unsanctioned by Montgomery County Public Schools. Player of the Year: Janiece Jefferies, Northwest, Soph, setter (pictured below) First Team Gabby Bennett, Northwest, Sr, outside hitter Suzanne Brady,
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December 2nd, 2015

MPSSAA Football State Finals Information

Three straight days of MPSSAA football state championship action at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore begins this Thursday when Dundalk faces Damascus in the 3A final at 7 PM! An individual ticket costs $10. Up until Thursday at noon, fans may purchase a special Family Four Pack for $32. To purchase tickets in advance online, click
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November 30th, 2015

MPSSAA Football State Semifinals

CLASS 4A Howard 35, Broadneck 24 Last year, Howard High School knocked on the door of the state championship game. Friday night, the Lions kicked the door down with their 35-24 victory over visiting Broadneck. Running back Malik Anderson ran for 179 yards and scored two touchdowns for Howard (13-0), which last won a state football crown in
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November 29th, 2015

Patterson Mill Wrestling Hosts Annual Special Practice

With the MPSSAA winter athletic season fast approaching, teams all around the state of Maryland are getting together to practice and prepare for the season that awaits. Patterson Mill wrestling is one of those teams. The Huskies are a mix of experience and youth this season, boasting a strong senior class that will anchor
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November 24th, 2015

MPSSAA Volleyball Finals Day 2

Class 4A When both teams have 19-0 records, and it's the MPSSAA Class 4A state title game, something has to give. And Monday night at Ritchie Coliseum in College Park, Northwest High School stayed undefeated with a 3-0 victory over Dulaney High School for the Montgomery County school's first state volleyball crown. Northwest was led by senior Gabby
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November 23rd, 2015

Elwood Townsend Steps Down as Douglass Football Head Coach

Elwood Townsend, who led Douglass football from Baltimore City to two straight MPSSAA 1A state finals appearances in 2013 and 2014, has decided to leave the program. Towsend has stated that he felt he was not on the same page with the administration at Douglass over the direction of the football team, and thus decided
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November 23rd, 2015

MPSSAA Football Regional Championships Roundup

16 different MPSSAA football regional championships were played this past weekend! Here are a few games that stood out this weekend. 1A South FAET used six turnovers to beat Edmondson 18-14 to claim the 1A South Championship. It is the first regional championship for the Grizzlies, who have only had a varsity football program for three
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November 22nd, 2015

MPSSAA Soccer State Finals Day 3

2A Boys Middletown clinched the MPSSAA Boys Soccer 2A state championship by scoring three goals in quick succession early in the second half en route to a 4-0 win. The Knights finish the season 14-2-3. Middletown dictated proceedings in the first half, not allowing La Plata to get a shot off. The Knights' first good scoring opportunity
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November 21st, 2015

MPSSAA Soccer State Finals Day 2

4A Boys Perry Hall won their first boys soccer state championship by beating Meade 1-0 in the 4A final. Connor Gwin fired home the winning goal with 4:18 remaining in the first half. The Gators had to play the final 24 minutes of the game down a man after star midfielder Colin Weyant was sent off
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November 20th, 2015

MPSSAA Volleyball Finals Day 1

Class 3A Northern High School was stretched to the limit, but the Patriots finished their season undefeated by topping Damascus 3-2 in the MPSSAA Class 3A volleyball championship game Friday night at Ritchie Coliseum. Northern (20-0) won its 10th state volleyball title. Damascus finished its season 16-2. The Patriots won the first two sets, 25-20 and 25-23, before
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November 20th, 2015

MPSSAA Soccer Finals Day 1

3A Boys Oakdale won their second straight MPSSAA state championship on the strength of two goals from midfielder Brian Flatter, and their defense's fifth shutout in the playoffs. Making the Bears back to back state titles more impressive is that they won the titles in two different classifications, winning the 2A championship in 2014, and the
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November 19th, 2015

Broadneck Girls Soccer Looking to Win First MPSSAA State Championship

This Saturday at 5 PM, the Broadneck girls soccer team will take the field at Loyola Maryland's Ridley Athletic Complex in the MPSSAA 4A state final. The Bruins are looking to cap off an undefeated season with the program's first MPSSAA state championship. "We had high expectations entering the season. We believed a region championship was
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November 18th, 2015

MPSSAA State Final Cross Country Roundup

Cross Country runners from all across Maryland descended on Hereford High School in Baltimore County for the MPSSAA State Finals! To read a little bit about each race, as well as see the full results from each race, look below. Note: the teams pictured are the state champions from each race. The individuals pictured were the
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November 14th, 2015

MPSSAA Field Hockey championships

CLASS 1A Senior Lexi Butler scored two goals and assisted on another to lead Pocomoke High School to a 5-0 victory over Patuxent High School in the MPSSAA Class 1A state field hockey title game. Senior Mckenize Beauchamp also scored twice for the Warriors, who won their 19th state title. Butler opened the scoring at 7:12 of the
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November 14th, 2015

Regional Semifinal Friday Football Roundup

The MPSSAA playoffs got underway tonight, with 27 games occurring all over Maryland! The WICKipedia highlighted a few different games, read all about them below! South Carroll 21 - Marriotts Ridge 0 South Carroll progressed to the 2A West regional final by shutting out Marriotts Ridge, 21-0. The Cavaliers are now 10-1, and riding an eight game
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November 13th, 2015

Wootton Field Hockey Hoping for State Championship Glory on Saturday

Wootton's field hockey team will take the field at Washington College this Saturday against Anne Arundel County powerhouse Severna Park hoping to capture the MPSSAA 4A state championship. While it would be the first state title for this set of players, it would not be the first for coaches Kearney Blandamer and Lesley Stroot. Blandamer
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November 12th, 2015

Battle Tested Patterson Mill Girls Soccer Aiming for Regional Championship

Patterson Mill's girls soccer team is one of eight teams left vying for the MPSSAA 1A state championship. It's been a remarkable playoff run for the Huskies, who've outscored their first three postseason opponents 20-0. "We are playing good soccer, but know that it will continue to become more difficult to win games as we continue
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November 9th, 2015

Perry Hall Boys Soccer Looking to Win 4A North Title on Tuesday

Perry Hall's boys soccer team is in a familiar situation. After beating Baltimore County rival Catonsville 2-1 in double overtime yesterday, the Gators have qualified for the MPSSAA 4A North regional championship game. The last time the Gators made it to this stage of the postseason was in 2013, where they lost to eventual
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November 7th, 2015

Myron Williams Jr. Named U.S. Army/County Sports Zone Impact Player of the Month

Myron Williams Jr., quarterback for the Edgewood High School varsity football team in Harford County, has been named the U.S. Army/County Sports Zone Impact Player of the Month for October! Williams, a senior, is the second recipient of the award. He has been described as a humble person who excels even when he has to deal
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November 4th, 2015

MPSSAA Golf State Finals: Gray, Shah Capture Individual Titles, while Churchill and Marriotts Ridge Win Team Championships

After a long day of exciting MPSSAA state finals golf, fans and spectators were treated to an extra couple holes as the boys individual title required a playoff to decide who would be champion. Last year's winner Graham Hutchinson from Whitman and Churchill's Adam Gray both shot 70's in the semifinal round, and 69's on
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November 2nd, 2015

Springbrook Girls Soccer has Best Record Since 1999

Springbrook's girls soccer team is in the midst of their best season since 1999. The team is 7-5 and beaten Montgomery County rivals such as Blake, Wheaton and Einstein. Tomorrow, they'll square off with Paint Branch in their first game of the MPSSAA playoffs. All this success Springbrook has had may have been difficult to imagine
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November 2nd, 2015

Week 9 Saturday Football Roundup

Chesapeake-AA 49 - Southern-AA 19 Chesapeake improved to 6-3 in 2015 behind a five touchdown performance from Jason Sutton. The Cougars won the game 49-19. After Chesapeake fell behind early in the first quarter, Sutton got the Cougars on the board in dramatic fashion, returning a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown. Sutton was far from finished
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October 31st, 2015

River Hill, Centennial win HoCo Cross Country titles

River Hill and Centennial won the boys and girls team titles, respectively, at Thursday's Howard County Cross Country Championships, held at Centennial. Oakland Mills' Britt Lang won the girls individual title in 18:28.14, more than a minute faster than runner-up Alexandra Banham of Mt. Hebron, who ran 19:43.77. Centennial runners finished seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th,
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October 30th, 2015

Undefeated Northwest Volleyball Eyeing Return Trip to State Finals

Northwest came up one game short of the ultimate prize last year, losing to Severna Park in the MPSSAA 4A state finals. Coming into this year, head coach Stephanie Blake expected this year's team to replicate that success. The Jaguars did not graduate anyone from last year's team, and added a few promising underclassmen who have
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October 29th, 2015

MPSSAA Golf Semifinals: Marriotts Ridge, Middletown and Fallston All Qualify for Finals

Marriotts Ridge shot the best team score on Day 2 of the MPSSAA semifinals, easily qualifying for next Monday's state final with a team score of 294. Middletown and Fallston rounded out the top three. The Mustangs' Bennett Buch and Courtney Jackson had the two top scores for all competitors. Buch shot a 67 to finish
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October 27th, 2015

MPSSAA Golf Semifinals: Five Montgomery County Schools Place in Top 6 in Day 1

Montgomery County had a strong showing as a county on the first day of the MPSSAA golf semifinals, claiming five of the six top spots. Churchill, Walter Johnson, Wootton, Whitman and Sherwood all still have a chance to advance. Linganore from Frederick County also placed in the top six, finishing fourth. Churchill had the
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October 26th, 2015

Week 8 Saturday Football Roundup

Springbrook 30 - Einstein 11 The Blue Devils improved to 5-3 by winning their homecoming game against Einstein 30-11. With the victory, Springbrook snapped a two game losing skid. Quarterback Lawrence Cadet spread the ball around to multiple receivers, with three different receivers catching touchdown passes thrown by him. Cadet completed 18 of 31 passes
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October 24th, 2015

Week 8 Friday Football Roundup

Richard Montgomery 20 - Clarksburg 13 The Rockets are now 7-1 this season after winning a close game against Clarksburg 20-13. Daniel Alexander provided the key plays late in the game for Richard Montgomery on both offense and defense. A wide receiver, Alexander hauled in three catches for 72 yards, including a 15 yard touchdown reception. Alexander
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October 23rd, 2015

Blake Field Hockey Looking to Continue Turnaround Season in Playoffs

Blake's field hockey team has had one of the best turnaround seasons for any high school sport in Maryland. The Bengals officially flipped their 2014 record of 3-9 this past Wednesday when they beat Sherwood in overtime 1-0 to finish the regular season 9-3. While some may think a turnaround of this magnitude could not have
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October 23rd, 2015

Churchill's Girls Soccer Coach Haroot Hakopian Reaches 200 Win Mark

Haroot Hakopian, the longtime varsity girls soccer coach at Churchill High School in Montgomery County, won his 200th career game at the school on Monday when the Bulldogs beat Whitman 5-0. It was Whitman's first loss since October 9, 2013. Churchill, which picked up Hakopian's 201st victory in a win against Gaithersburg yesterday, is 9-1-1
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October 22nd, 2015

Woodlawn Boys Soccer Exceeding Expectations in 2015

Woodlawn's first year head coach for boys soccer, Chris Harter, was a little nervous at the beginning of the 2015 season. Harter had been an assistant in 2014 when the team finished 2-9. "I actually was concerned that we were going to do worse this year because we lost two very strong players," Harter said. "Although
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October 22nd, 2015

Bohemia Manor Boys, Rising Sun Girls Win Cecil County Cross Country Invitational

The Cecil County Cross Country Invitational took place yesterday at Bohemia Manor. The complete race results can be seen below! The boys race was won by Bohemia Manor, who scored a 23. Elkton, who came in second, finished with a 70. The top three runners in the race all came from Bohemia Manor. Grant Franceschina finished first
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October 21st, 2015

Blake Boys Soccer in Midst of Best Start to Season Ever

The Blake boys soccer team from Montgomery County is 11-1 in 2015, the best record the team has ever had through 12 games. The team has beaten tough competition like Magruder, Watkins Mill and the 2014 MPSSAA 4A state champions, Whitman. The accomplishment is impressive- Blake has a tradition of producing talented boys soccer teams, winning
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October 20th, 2015

Week 7 Football Roundup Part 2

Walter Johnson 24 - Northwood 10 The Wildcats won their second game of the year, topping Northwood 24-10. It was a come from behind victory for Walter Johnson, as they trailed 10-0 after the first quarter before shutting out Northwood for the rest of the game. Walter Johnson got back into the game when quarterback
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October 17th, 2015

Week 7 Friday Football Roundup

Bel Air 23 - Aberdeen 0 Bel Air improved to 6-1 in 2015 with a dominant win over Aberdeen, shutting out their Harford County rival 23-0. The Bobcats defense was led by Jack Jenkens who was making plays all over the field. He finished the game with seven solo tackles and seven assisted, as well as three
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October 16th, 2015

Week 7 MPSSAA Football Games to Watch

Northwest at Quince Orchard The two top teams in the 4A West standings square off in this showdown. Quince Orchard is in first place with a 5-1 record, and a point average of 8.50, while Northwest has overcome two losses to be second place with a 7.67 point average. Quince Orchard lost their season opener to Damascus,
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October 15th, 2015

Baltimore County golf tournament results

Chase Wassel and Bobby Mulreaney each shot 70 Wednesday to lead the Dulaney boys to victory in the Baltimore County golf championships at Fox Hollow Golf Course. Below are team scores and top 10 boys and girls finishers. 2015 Baltimore County Golf Championships Team Results: Dulaney Boys 299 - Chase Wassel 70, Bobby Mulreaney 70, Jackson Kazlow 79, Jack Herman
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October 14th, 2015

Senior Night a Unique Occasion for Jacobson Family

Senior night has always been an emotional tradition. For players, it's the night that their team will honor them and say thank you for the many hours they've put towards the team. For parents, it's another benchmark that shows their child is ending high school soon. For coaches, they are saying thank you to players
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October 14th, 2015

Broadneck boy, Mt. Hebron girl win District V golf titles

Connor Jaenke of Broadneck High School beat Jackson Courtney of Marriotts Ridge High with a par on the first playoff hole to win the boys District V golf tournament Monday at Fairway Hills Golf Club in Columbia. Jaenke and Courtney both shot 72 for 18 holes, one shot better than Courtney's Marriotts Ridge teammates Bennett Buch
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October 12th, 2015

Dulaney boys win Glory Days Grill Invitational

Dulaney High School placed five runners in the top 44 finishers to capture the Varsity "A" boys title of Saturday's Glory Days Grill Invitational at Bull Run Regional Park in Manassas, Va. The Lions' top finisher was Eric Walz, who finished third in 15:59, 10 seconds behind winner Tyler Cox-Philyaw of Millsbrook High. Severna Park's
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October 12th, 2015

Week 6 Football Roundup Part 2

Wootton 28 - Rockville 18 Wootton picked up their second win of 2015 in impressive fashion, topping Rockville 28-18. It was the Patriots' first win since Week 1. Wootton's offense was centered around Brent London, who ran for 214 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. Dean Spitz also had a strong game, rushing for 25
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October 10th, 2015

Week 6 Friday Football Roundup

For the second straight week, the weather was the dominant theme for MPSSAA Friday night football. Lots of storms in the the Maryland area forced teams to have their games postponed. Some teams were able to play though! Walkersville 27 - Catoctin 0 The Lions bounced back from a tough overtime loss in Week 5 against Linganore,
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October 9th, 2015

Week 6 Football Games to Watch

The second half of the MPSSAA football season gets underway tomorrow! Here are a few Week 6 games that you should keep an eye on. Mervo at Patterson This is a big game for both of these unbeaten teams from Baltimore City. Mervo is 5-0 but the Mustangs are about the start their toughest stretch of the
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October 8th, 2015

Melvin Kiah Named First Recipient U.S. Army/County Sports Zone Impact Player of the Month

Melvin Kiah, who plays center on the Dunbar High School varsity football team in Baltimore City, has been named the U.S. Army/County Sports Zone Impact Player of the Month for September! Kiah, who is a junior, is the first person to receive the award. He has been described as a quiet, but natural, leader for the
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October 6th, 2015

Week 5 Football Roundup Monday Night Football Edition

The weather-related postponements meant less football this past weekend. This gave a few teams around Maryland to get to play the rare high school Monday Night football game today! Here are a couple of games of note around Maryland. Dulaney 20 - Parkville 14 Dulaney won their second straight game today, topping Parkville 20-14. The Lions are
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October 6th, 2015

Week 5 Football Roundup Part 2

With numerous games getting pushed to Monday, WICKipedia will be doing a Week 5 Football Roundup Part 3 on Monday, so keep an eye out for that! Howard 29 - Oakland Mills 22 In a battle of Howard County heavyweights, Howard was able to do just enough to come away with the victory, winning 29-22. Entering last
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October 3rd, 2015

Week 5 Friday Football Roundup

Glen Burnie 24 - South River 13 Glen Burnie (pictured above) picked up their first win of 2015 on homecoming weekend, beating South River 24-13. With the tough weather conditions today offered, the Gophers decided to keep the ball out of the air, and they did an excellent job of it. Glen Burnie ran for over 300
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October 2nd, 2015

Week 5 Football Games to Watch

With Hurricane Joaquin bearing down on Maryland, some schools have been forced to change the start time, and date, for their football games. Hopefully the weather is not as bad as predicted and we can see a full slate of MPSSAA varsity football games played this weekend! With that being said, here are a few exciting
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October 1st, 2015

Liberty Volleyball 9-1 in 2015

Liberty's volleyball team has been sensational in 2015, jumping out to a 9-1 start, including a 6-0 record in non-tournament games. The Lions have beaten Carroll County rivals like Manchester Valley and Century, as well as private schools like Archbishop Spalding and Bishop O'Connell. Their one loss was to the Academy of the Holy Cross. In
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September 30th, 2015

Derek Gold, Josephine Jung Win Howard County Championship Golf Tournament

Derek Gold of River Hill won the boys Howard County Championship Golf Tournament with a score of 27. It is the first high school varsity postseason championship for Gold. The junior was able to beat out Bennett Buch and David Polefrone, both from Marriotts Ridge, who both kept it close by shooting 25. Nick Mejia
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September 30th, 2015

Bull Run results

One of the biggest cross country meets of the season was held Saturday at Hereford High School. The Severna Park boys edged Dulaney to win the Elite Division;andBethesda-Chevy Chase beat Dulaney to win the girls Elite race. The Howard High boys and Severna Park girls won the Large Division. To check out allthe individual and team scores, click
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September 28th, 2015

Week 4 Football Roundup Part 2

North Harford 32 - Winters Mill 29 North Harford (photos above courtesy of Kimberly Iddings) won a back and forth game on the road against Winters Mill to become 3-1 in 2015. The final score was 32-29. Running back Jeff Mergler was the star of the show for the Hawks on offense, finishing with 269
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September 26th, 2015

Week 4 Friday Football Roundup

Annapolis 20 - South River 12 Annapolis bounced back from a Week 3 loss to Broadneck with a 20-12 win over South River. The Panthers are now 3-1. They registered wins over Meade and Southern in the first two weeks of the season. Trey Gross had an excellent game for Annapolis, recording two interceptions on defense. He
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September 25th, 2015

Hometown sports exhibit

If you're in Ellicott City over the weekend, you should check out the Howard County Historical Society's exhibit, "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America," which runs through Nov. 7. The exhibit, open Friday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., is part of the Smithsonian Institution's "Museum on Main Street" program and celebrates how sports
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September 25th, 2015

Week 4 Football Games to Watch

Week 4 is offering up a lot of exciting games around the state of Maryland! Here are a few games to really keep an eye on: Arundel at Old Mill This is a battle of the two remaining undefeated squads in Anne Arundel County. Both teams have won all their games by large margins and both teams
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September 24th, 2015

Magruder Girls Soccer Undefeated in 2015

The Magruder High School girls soccer team has enjoyed a great start to the 2015 season. The Colonels are 6-0, and have scored multiple goals in every game they've played. The team has had seven different players get on the score sheet, and has scored a total of 27 goals. "We have been creating a number
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September 23rd, 2015

Tuscarora Volleyball Thriving in 2015

With their 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-23) victory over Urbana last night, the Tuscarora volleyball team improved to 4-1. In addition to Urbana, the Titans have beaten Middletown, South Hagerstown and Westminster this year. Their lone loss was a 3-1 decision against North Hagerstown. Tuscarora volleyball is a blend of youth and experience this year. The Titans
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September 22nd, 2015

Week 3 Football Roundup Part 2

Richard Montgomery 54 - Rockville 26 Richard Montgomery (pictured above) beat rival Rockville High School 54-26 in a battle of two teams from Rockville. The Rockets are now 3-0. Richard Montgomery were led by quarterback Spencer Silverstein's four touchdown passes. Silverstein threw for 298 yards, completing 17 of 22 passes. He also had a rushing touchdown on
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September 19th, 2015

Week 3 Friday Football Roundup

Poolesville 24 - Winters Mill 13 In front of a packed house, Poolesville (pictured above) delivered a complete performance in their 2015 home opener, beating Winters Mill 24-13. The win gave first year head coach Dave Murray a win on Poolesville's home field in his first try. John Hetrick led the Falcons on offense with 209 yards
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September 18th, 2015

Week 3 Football Games to Watch

Week 3 is offering up a lot of exciting games around the state of Maryland! Here are a few games to really keep an eye on: Northwest at Blair- Blair has gotten off to a flying start and is 2-0 after wins over Northwood and B-CC. The Blazers have been scoring in bunches, putting up 48
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September 18th, 2015

Montgomery Blair Boys Soccer a Team to Watch in 2015

The fall season may still be young, but it isn't too early to realize Montgomery Blair's boys varsity soccer team is in the midst of a special season. The Blazers are 5-0 so far, picking up wins against Montgomery County rivals Northwood, Springbrook and Gaithersburg. Blair has also beaten a pair of Howard County schools,
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September 17th, 2015

Maddy Foltz Makes North Hagerstown History

Maddy Foltz, a sophomore kicker for North Hagerstown High School in Washington County, made history this past weekend. Foltz became the first female to play and score in a varsity football game when she converted all three of her extra point attempts in the Hubs' 33-21 loss to Tuscarora. Foltz is also the first female to
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September 15th, 2015

Howard County Invitational XC

In Howard County, the Howard County Invitational was held at Centennial High School on Saturday. Lots and lots of results, sliced just about any way you'd like them! Take a click! PDF:boys_a_indiv EXCEL:boys_a_indiv (1) PDF:boys_a_team PDF:boys_b_indiv EXCEL:boys_b_indiv PDF:boys_b_team PDF:boys_c_indiv EXCEL:boys_c_indiv PDF:boys_c_team PDF:girls_a_indiv EXCEL:girls_a_indiv PDF:girls_a_team PDF:girls_b_indiv EXCEL:girls_b_indiv PDF:girls_b_team PDF:girls_c_indiv EXCEL:girls_c_indiv PDF:girls_c_team
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September 14th, 2015

Maryland Track & Trail

It was a big weekend for Cross Country in the CSZ coverage area. The Maryland Track and Trail was held at Fair Hill in Elkton, Md. Wootton of Montgomery County won the team championship of the large school boys meet, while Rohann Asfaw of Richard Montgomery High School won the individual Rohann Asfaw of Richard Montgomery wins
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September 13th, 2015

Week 2 Football Roundup Part 2

Seneca Valley 14 - Northwest 7 Seneca Valley (pictured above) topped Northwest High 14-7 on Friday in a battle of two teams from Germantown. For winning this big rivalry game, Seneca Valley will have the coveted Kings Trophy in their possession for the next year. Northwest has been the state champion at the 4A classification for
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September 12th, 2015

Week 2 Friday Foootball Round Up

Clear Spring 28 - Brunswick 10 Clear Spring (pictured above) picked up their second win of the season to stay undefeated, beating Brunswick 28-10. The Blazers were led by running back Joe McCoy, who had 29 carries for 197 yards and two touchdowns. McCoy will clearly be an important player for Clear Spring in 2015-
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September 11th, 2015

Both Patterson Mill and Watkins Mill Field Hockey Record Shutouts; High Point JV Girls Soccer Wins Big

Varsity Field Hockey: Patterson Mill 9 - Aberdeen 0 The Patterson Mill field hockey team turned in a dominant display in their game yesterday against Aberdeen, winning 9-0. It was a team effort for the Harford County School, which had seven different players get on the score sheet. Mia Godbey and Sydney Beck each had two
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September 11th, 2015

Churchill Has Early Lead in Montgomery County Golf Season

Churchill's golf team has set the pace for the rest of the competition in Montgomery County. The Bulldogs are the only team to shoot under 180 in a round. The team has actually done it twice, shooting 179 at Worthington Manor in their first round, only to do better in their second match at Northwest
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September 9th, 2015

High Point Girls Soccer Stages Comeback; North Harford Girls Soccer Stays Undefeated; UCBAC Cross Country

Girls Varsity Soccer: High Point 3 - Charles Herbert Flowers 2 High Point girls soccer (pictured above) was in a tough spot at halftime of their game against CH Flowers today. CHF were in control of the game, leading 2-0 through goals from Kaiseray Kargbo and Laura Kelly Bryant. High Point coach Jenna Essenmacher made a tactical
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September 8th, 2015

Week 1 Football Roundup Pt. 2

Springbrook (pictured above) pulled off a big win yesterday against major rival Blake, winning 30-22. In Coach Jason Lomax's first game as head coach, the Blue Devils did not commit a turnover, and had 331 total yards of offense. Springbrook relied on running back Shawn Cazeau to lead them to victory. Cazeau had a monster
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September 5th, 2015

Week 1 Friday Football Roundup

Unfortunately, the main talking point of the first night for MPSSAA high school football was the rain. Multiple games had to get called early, or pushed to Saturday as a result of the weather. Affected games included Middletown vs North Carroll, Watkins Mill vs Frederick and Rockville vs Walter Johnson. Despite the rain, there were
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September 5th, 2015

Non-Football Roundup for 9/4

Varsity Volleyball Perryville 3 - Elkton 0. Perryville beat Elkton in straight sets by a score of 25-13, 25-14, and 25-12. It was an all around team effort for the Panthers. Bekah Hanshaw had 14 digs, 12 service points and 7 aces while Rose Porch had 25 assists. Hailey Jones chipped in 11 service points and
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September 4th, 2015

MPSSAA Fall Sports Begin Today!

Whenever a new sports season starts, I am always reminded of this famous Joe Dimaggio quote: "You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen." I can't help
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September 4th, 2015

Sherwood Wins Golf Match at Bretton Woods

Sherwood's golf team won in Montgomery County play at Bretton Woods Golf Club yesterday. In an extremely competitive match, the Warriors shot 190 as a team, finishing ahead of Whitman, who finished with 196. Bethesda-Chevy Chase shot a 198 and Quince Orchard shot a 205 to round out the field. Matt Ervin of Sherwood and Brendan
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September 3rd, 2015

Friday Night Lights Returning Brings Excitement

The NFL regular season may not begin for another 11 days, but that doesn't mean we have to wait as long for the MPSSAA high school football season! The regular season, along with most other fall season sports, begins this Friday. All across the state of Maryland football teams will finally get the chance to
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September 2nd, 2015

Speedy Damascus Field Hockey Looking to Succeed in 2015

The Damascus field hockey team is expecting to use their speed to beat opponents in 2015. Last year's squad made their sectional final in the MPSSAA 2A State Tournament, where they lost to Poolesville, 5-0. This year's team will bring back eight seniors from that team, as well as a few younger players who were
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August 31st, 2015

Scrimmage Season Prepping Teams Around Maryland

The fall season for high school athletics is right around the corner, with the exception of golf which starts earlier than every other sport. That means that we are in scrimmage season! All around the state of Maryland, teams are breaking up the monotony of practicing by playing each other in controlled games which do
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August 28th, 2015

Female athletic participation

There was an excellent article written by Jonathan Pitts for the Baltimore Sun about how high school female athletics has progressed since Title IX was introduced in the 1970s. To read the article, click here. We at County Sports Zone have always been strong supporters of high school athletics. That's one of the core values that
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August 28th, 2015

South River Golf Wins Match at Crofton Country Club

South River's golf team won in Anne Arundel County A Conference play yesterday. The Seahawks as a team shot 160, beating second play Broadneck who finished with 169. Severna Park shot 172 and Arundel finished with 181 to round out the field. The top individual scorer was Cameron McCartney of Broadneck, who shot a 35. South
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August 27th, 2015

Kennedy Field Hockey Preview

The Kennedy field hockey team is looking to cut down on their mistakes this upcoming season. The Cavaliers are coming off a 2-10 season in 2014, with the two victories coming against Northwood and Seneca Valley. This year, the team is hoping to become a mistake-free unit. "If we lose the other team must beat us.
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August 26th, 2015

Linganore Girls Soccer Expects to Do Damage in 2015

Linganore's girls soccer team finished one game short of having the perfect season in 2014. The Lancers finished 17-1, with their one loss coming in the MPSSAA 3A state championship against River Hill. They outscored their opponents 70-5. The team lost five players to graduation, but are returning eight seniors, as well as eight starters. "We
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August 24th, 2015

Abel Ameyaw Named to TopDrawerSoccer.com All-American Watch List

Abel Ameyaw, who will be a senior at Frederick High School this year, has been named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com All-American Watch List. If selected, Ameyaw would have the opportunity to play for the East team in the East vs. West all-star game, which will take place at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, NC on
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August 21st, 2015

Magruder JV Field Hockey Hoping for Continual Improvement

Magruder's JV field hockey team is hoping to see their players flourish and grow this season. The girls will have many opportunities to do that- the Colonels are only fielding 13 players on their JV team, a small number, meaning that every girl will get a good amount of playing time. "We teach dynamic field hockey
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August 21st, 2015

Clarksburg Field Hockey Looking for More Success in 2015

Clarksburg field hockey finished the 2014 season on a high note. The Coyotes reached the sectional final in the west region of the 4A MPSSAA state tournament. It was the deepest the team had gone in the tournament in school history. The team finished with an overall record of 11-5. This season, the Coyotes are hoping
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August 20th, 2015

Lansdowne Football Promises Excitement and Drive in 2015

Lansdowne football is on the rise. After winning two games in 2013, the team pulled off a three win season in 2014. For 2015, the Vikings have two goals: record five victories, and make the MPSSAA playoffs. What makes achieving these goals more difficult than in past years is that Lansdowne will be playing in
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August 19th, 2015

Gehrdes resigns as Annapolis girls lax coach

Dave Gehrdes has resigned as the girls lacrosse coach at Annapolis High School after 23 seasons and three state titles. Gehrdes will remain as the Panthers' athletic director. He has named Traci (Phipps) Nelson, who played for Annapolis from 2000-2003 and has been a volunteer assistant with the team, as his successor. Bob Hough of
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August 19th, 2015

Poolesville Field Hockey Preview

After a magical season in 2014, Poolesville field hockey is hoping to obtain the same success with a different group of players. The Falcons graduated seven seniors, six of whom were starters, from last year's team which made it to the semifinal round of the MPSSAA 2A state tournament. "This year we will be a very
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August 18th, 2015

Experienced Catonsville Football Looking to Qualify for MPSSAA Playoffs

Catonsville's football team is hoping to improve upon its 6-4 record in 2014 and qualify for the MPSSAA playoffs. The Comets will be an experienced bunch this season, which should help. They are returning seven starters on offense this year, and six on defense. "Our skill position players should be our strength," said head coach Rich
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August 18th, 2015

Tenacious Watkins Mill Field Hockey Expecting More Success in 2015

The Watkins Mill field hockey team has big hopes for the 2015 season. 2014 was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Wolverines after seeing 13 seniors graduate from the previous season. What ended up happening instead was their young team was more prepared for the varsity level than expected, reaching the 3A West regional
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August 17th, 2015

Young Rockville Field Hockey Ready to Win in 2015

Rockville High School's young field hockey team is looking to continue to continue to grow in 2015. 2014 was a learning year for the Rams- fielding a JV team fully comprised with freshmen meant that a lot of underclassmen players had to make the step up to the varsity level. Although the team had a slow
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August 18th, 2015

Tiffany Byrd Named Coordinator of Interscholastic Athletics in Baltimore City

Tiffany Byrd has been named the Coordinator of Interscholastic Athletics in Baltimore City, taking over for Bob Wade and Jessica Ivey. Both Wade and Ivey were laid off earlier in the summer by Baltimore City Public Schools, along with over 150 other employees. Wade is a legendary coach in the Baltimore area, having coached basketball at
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August 16th, 2015

Maryland Ranks 23rd in High School Athletics Participation

The National Federation of High School Associations recently released their annual statistics for participation in high school athletics. Across participation from both public and private institutions, Maryland had the 23rd highest participation in terms of number of students, a spot lower than the state finished last year despite having more athletes competing. For public schools, an
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August 14th, 2015

First Day of Fall Season Practices Filled with Excitement and Conditioning

Today is the first official day of fall season practices for many teams around Maryland, which signals the beginning of a new year for high school athletics. CSZ has gone to a couple different schools to gauge what the atmosphere has been like on the first day. One word that has gotten repeated
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August 12th, 2015

Tony Griner Named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Maryland Coach of the Year

Tony Griner of Century High School in Carroll County has been named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Maryland Coach of the Year. Griner, who coaches both for the indoor season in the winter and the outdoor season in the spring, led the 2A School's boys and girls teams to big years. During
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August 10th, 2015

Reginald F. Lewis Football Excited for Upcoming Season

Most coaches would view a 2-8 season as a disappointment, but not Donte' Foster, head coach of the football team at Reginald F. Lewis High School. The Falcons were young last year, coupled with a young coaching staff, which made the 2014 season a learning experience for all. "Having a team full of underclassmen allowed us
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August 7th, 2015

Patapsco Football Hoping to Build Off Best Ever Season

Patapsco's football team surprised a lot of people last year, finishing 9-1 and just missing qualification for the MPSSAA playoffs. Riding a defense that only allowed seven points per game and recorded three shutouts, the Patriots had the best record in school history in 2014. "Obviously we expect our defense to be a big strength once
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August 6th, 2015

George Petrides Stepping Down as Baltimore City College Football Coach

George Petrides, Baltimore City College's football coach for the past 40 years, has stepped down as the school's football coach. He has only ever coached at City. Petrides plans to remain the school's athletic director. He is unsure if he will continue to coach the girls basketball team. For more on this story, check out Katherine Dunn's
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August 6th, 2015

MPSSAA Student-Athlete Leadership Conference Aims to Promote Good Decision Making

400 student-athletes athletes from across the state of Maryland went to North County High School today to attend the MPSSAA's Student-Athlete Leadership Conference. Sponsored by the Allstate Foundation and DavCo Restaurants, which has more than 150 Wendy's restaurants in the DMV area, the summit was hoping to educate the student-athletes on how to be strong
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August 5th, 2015

Perry Hall Football Expects to be One of Baltimore County's Best

Perry Hall's football team is expecting to maintain their high standards of excellence in the 2015 season. Perry Hall finished the regular season 7-3, qualifying for the 4A MPSSAA playoffs, where the Gators were knocked out in the first round by Howard. The team is confident they will come back even stronger in 2015. "We will
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August 5th, 2015

New Look Sparrows Point Football Excited for 2015 Season

After a disappointing 2014 campaign, the Sparrows Point football team is looking to improve in 2015. Last year the team struggled to make an impact, finishing with a record of 3-7. "I believe all of our games will be big games this season after the realignment. If we have any chance of making a playoff run,
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August 4th, 2015

Dundalk Football Gearing up for 2015 Campaign

The Dundalk football program is hoping to improve upon their 2014 season. Despite picking up wins over rivals East Baltimore County Patapsco and Kenwood, the Owls finished the season with a 4-6 record. "Our goals are to play with more consistency on both sides of the ball and to eliminate the mental mistakes that plagued us
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August 3rd, 2015

Ned Sparks Steps Down as Executive Director of the MPSSAA

After 34 years of being one of Maryland's most important figures in high school interscholastic athletics, Ned Sparks has decided to retire. Today is Sparks's final day. "Obviously there comes a time in your life when you need to take stock of where you are, where your family is, and what you want to have time
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July 31st, 2015

Andy Warner Named New Executive Director of MPSSAA

When Ned Sparks announced this part March that he would be stepping down as Executive Director of the MPSSAA, it began the difficult process of finding someone who was capable of replacing Sparks. It wasn't an easy task finding that certain someone- Sparks had been Executive Director of the MPSSAA for 34 years, is a
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July 29th, 2015

Janet Hardy Memorial Scholarship Fund

When Janet Hardy was killed in a car crash involving a drunk driver in 2003, her mother Deb wanted to do something which would honor her memory. Janet, who was 13 at the time, was a talented soccer player, and had played on the JV girls team at Perryville that fall. "The Janet Hardy Memorial Scholarship
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July 20th, 2015

South River Assistant Coach Up for Nationwide MLS Award

Marlyn Argueta, an assistant coach for the South River boys' varsity soccer team, has been nominated for the MLS WORKS Community MVP Contest. The Major League Soccer award is a nationwide process that looks for an individual who best uses soccer to make a difference in their community. Every club in the league has a
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July 17th, 2015

Tim Small Named Head Coach of Williamsport Football

Tim Small has been promoted from assistant coach to head coach of the Williamsport varsity football team. Small, an alum of Williamsport, is excited to become the head coach of the Wildcats. "I have a natural affinity for the school and this community. I was raised here and am actually raising my own family in this
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July 16th, 2015

Montgomery County Hires Four New Athletic Directors

Montgomery County has added a few new athletic directors for the upcoming school year. There will be four new athletic directors in the area: Tom Rogers at Walter Johnson, Walter Hardy at Kennedy, Keith Adams at Wheaton and Dan Feher at Springbrook. "There is a system wide hiring process for athletic directors," Jeff Sullivan, Athletics Specialist
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July 15th, 2015

Gaithersburg Hires Eric Cava to Take Helm of Boys Soccer Program

Gaithersburg has added Eric Cava to their coaching staff, hiring the Annapolis native to be the head coach of their boys' soccer program. "I feel that Montgomery County has one of the strongest youth development soccer programs in the state," Cava said. "When the position opened at Gaithersburg, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to partake
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July 14th, 2015

Albert Jones Returns to Meade

Summertime means lots of coaching changes at the high school sports levels. It's a constant carousel of coaches leaving, and new ones filling the open positions left behind. Meade High School in Anne Arundel County has just gone through that process, with Albert Jones being hired as the head football coach, filling the position left
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July 14th, 2015

Frank Hood Hired as Next Baseball Coach for Arundel

When the opportunity arose for Frank Hood to be able to coach baseball at the school where he graduated from, whose community he lives in and where he already teaches, it was too good to turn down. Hood, who has led Southern-AA to the last two MPSSAA 2A state championships, is leaving the Bulldogs to
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July 10th, 2015

Westminster Promotes Matt Study to Varsity Football Head Coach

When head coach Brad Wilson left the Westminster football program at the end of last season, athletic director Terry Molloy decided to promote from within, naming assistant coach Matt Study to the head coach of the varsity. "The transition has gone very smoothly, as I have been prepared by Coach Wilson for such a move," Study
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June 26th, 2015

Urbana Hires Ann Eickelberg

Urbana High School in Frederick County has recently appointed Ann Eickelberg to coach their varsity girls lacrosse team. Eickelberg coached at St. James School in Hagerstown last year, leading the Saints to the IPSL championship. "It was an exciting season where the girls got a chance to grow as a program, as individuals, and as lacrosse
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June 24th, 2015

Manchester Valley Girls Lacrosse Pulls Off Perfect Season

The Manchester Valley girls lacrosse team went unbeaten in 2015, finishing the season 19-0. The Mavericks finished their campaign with a 16-5 victory over Queen Anne's in the MPSSAA 2A/1A State Final, winning their second straight state championship. The other major highlight on the season for the Mavericks was beating Baltimore City private school powerhouse
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June 24th, 2015

Team Pennsylvania Tops Team Maryland in Big 33 Classic

Team Pennsylvania beat Team Maryland, 20-3, in the 58th Big 33 Classic this past Saturday. The game was stopped at halftime due to severe thunderstorms in the Hershey, PA area, where the showcase was being held. "We struggled because we weren't firing on all cylinders quite yet," Team Maryland linebacker Amir Fenwick (Douglass-PG), who registered a
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June 22nd, 2015

Baltimore Sun Names All-Metro Teams

Earlier this week, the Baltimore Sun named their all-metro teams for the Baltimore-metro area. Many of the athletes selected were from CSZ's jurisdictions. For every spring sport, the Sun picks one player to be their player of the year. There were multiple player of the year selections who were from CSZ's jurisdictions, including Jordan Leon (Milford
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June 19th, 2015

Big 33 Football Classic Preview

Maryland's best high school football seniors have been put together on an all-star team to play against Pennsylvania's best seniors in the Big 33 Classic. The game is scheduled to take place this Saturday at 7 PM at HersheyPark Stadium in Hershey, PA. The Maryland roster includes players from public and nonpublic schools. Many of
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June 18th, 2015

Roger Dawson Surpasses 300 Career Wins

It was a special season at Brunswick High School for the baseball program. The Frederick County School won the MPSSAA 1A State Championship, capping off a season that saw the Railroaders go 23-2. Those 23 victories are the most for a single season in the history of the school, Frederick County and the entirety of
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June 16th, 2015

Poolesville Football

The Poolesville High football team is looking to continue its string of successful seasons, despite having the added challenge of moving up a classification. The Falcons have finished three straight seasons with a 7-3 record at the 2A level and have sent multiple players to college programs, including five last year. Next season, Poolesville will be
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June 15th, 2015

Washington Post Make All-Met Selections

The Washington Post announced their spring selections for their All-Met teams. The teams featured numerous athletes from CSZ's jurisdictions. For every sport, the Post selects one player to be their player of the year and have a first team selection. In some cases, they include a second team and an honorable mention distinction as well. Nicole Stockinger
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June 15th, 2015

Arundel Softball

The softball team at Arundel High School in Anne Arundel County had a breakout 2015 campaign. After finishing 7-11-1 in 2014, the Wildcats put together one of the program's strongest seasons, finishing 18-5. It was a streaky season for Arundel. They jumped out to an 8-0 start before dropping four in a row. After that four
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June 12th, 2015

Reservoir's Morris Drafted by Orioles

Cody Morris, who just graduated from Reservoir High School in Howard County, was drafted in the 32nd round by the Baltimore Orioles. The 6-foot-4, 200 pound pitcher was projected to be selected on the first day of the draft before he had to have Tommy John surgery late last month. Morris had one of the more
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June 11th, 2015

Perry Hall Wrestling

The wrestling team at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County had a successful 2014-15 season. The Gators finished 21-2, improving on their 19-4 overall record from the previous season. Perry Hall also won the Baltimore County team title for the first time in 21 years, and won the Best of the Nest tournament, which
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June 9th, 2015

Sherwood Softball Star Named Gatorade Maryland Softball Player of the Year

Nicole Stockinger, shortstop and center fielder for Sherwood High School, has been named the 2015 Gatorade Softball Player of the Year for the state of Maryland. The 5-foot-8 Stockinger put together a strong senior season for the Warriors, batting .610with 41 RBI's, 39 runs, 19 walks while striking out only once. Stockinger also set the Maryland
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June 5th, 2015

Kieran Garner

One of the top baseball players in the state of Maryland for the class of 2017 is Kieran Garner of River Hill. Garner made the River Hill varsity as a freshman, and has started his career off with two superb seasons for the Hawks. As a freshman, Garner finished with a 4-0 record, had 27 strikeouts
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June 5th, 2015

Westminster Owls Volleyball

The Westminster Owls volleyball team is coming off one of the strongest seasons in the history of their program. The Owls finished with a 10-9 overall mark, with four of those wins coming in the MPSSAA playoffs. During that playoff run, Westminster topped the highest ranked team in their section, Towson. After the upset over
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June 5th, 2015

Baltimore County All-Stars Win Battle of the Counties Baseball Tournament

The Baltimore County baseball squad won the four team all-star tournament called Battle of the Counties this past weekend. Baltimore finished first ahead of all-star squads from Howard, Anne Arundel and Montgomery Counties. Baltimore won their opening game against Montgomery 9-7. Brandon Frasier (Sparrows Point) led the way for Baltimore. Frasier smacked a triple, contributed
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June 5th, 2015

Rich Holzer Leaves Meade

Rich Holzer's successful tenure at the helm of the Meade varsity football program has come to an end this week. Holzer, who amassed a 33-13 overall record and two regional titles in his four years at Meade, accepted the position of football head coach at Mount St. Joseph earlier this week. "I am proud of everything
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June 5th, 2015

Catonsville Baseball

The future looks bright for Catonsville's baseball program. At the JV level, the Comets went undefeated and won the Baltimore County Division 1 title for the sixth straight season. At the varsity level, Catonsville finished 9-8. A young team that had four sophomore in their starting lineup, it is a mark Coach Rich Hambor is
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June 5th, 2015

ACCE Baseball

The baseball team from the Academy for College and Career Exploration (ACCE) put together another strong season on the diamond. The Eagles finished 12-3 and made it to the Baltimore City Championship game at Orioles Park at Camden Yards, where they lost to Digital Harbor 16-7. ACCE relied on a strong offense this season. The team
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June 5th, 2015

UCBAC Baseball All-Star Game

The Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference held an all-star game for baseball on May 26. The game featured players from every team in the league. The teams were separated into two teams for a North vs South contest. Th e North squad consisted of players from Rising Sun, North Harford, Patterson Mill, Perryville, Elkton,
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June 5th, 2015

Southern Wins Second Consecutive 2A Baseball Title

Southern of Anne Arundel County repeated as 2A Baseball Champs, defeating Eastern Tech 6-1. The Bulldogs were led on the mound by ace Truman Thomas. Thomas struck out 10 Maverick hitters in six innings of work, walking three and allowing two hits. The one run he allowed was unearned from a pair of Southern errors. At
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June 5th, 2015

Brunswick Claims 1A Baseball Crown

Andrew Wanger struck out 13 McDonough Rams batters in a complete game shutout to lead the Brunswick Railroaders to the Class 1A Baseball State Championship. The Railroaders won by a score of 4-0. Wanger allowed just four hits and did not walk a single batter throughout all seven innings. In four innings, he did not
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June 5th, 2015

Gaithersbug Wins 4A Baseball Title

Gaithersburg defeated Severna Park 5-3 to win the MPSSAA 4A Baseball State Championship. It is the first baseball state championship in the program's history. Anthony Felitti overcame a rocky first couple innings to lead the Trojans on the mound. Felitti gave up six hits and allowed three walks in the first three innings, but
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June 5th, 2015

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