June 22, 2018
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  • Shannon Garden Hired As Severna Park Field Hockey Coach

    By Colin Murphy
    A statement from Severna Park athletic director Dave Lanham on June 18 announced the hiring of Shannon Garden as the new varsity field hockey coach at Severna Park High School.

    The statement reads, "Severna Park High School announces Mrs. Shannon Garden as the new Varsity Head Coach for...

    • Docksiders gymnasts won a Level 9 state championship this spring, and Holly Snyder and Hailey Merchant went on to claim national championships in uneven bars in May.
      Docksiders gymnasts won a Level 9 state championship this spring, and Holly Snyder and Hailey Merchant went on to claim national championships in uneven bars in May.

    Docksiders Gymnasts Win State Crowns, Shine At Regionals And Nationals

    By Colin Murphy
    Merchant, Snyder Go On To National Titles In Uneven Bars

    It was quite the spring season for Docksiders Gymnastics athletes.

    Docksiders’ level 8, 9 and 10 teams first competed at the state championship meet in Fruitland, Maryland, in March with Docksiders’ level 9 team winning...

    • Elmer McPhail, shown at the 2018 Anne Arundel County championship meet, is retiring from his position as a teacher at Severna Park Middle School after having coached Severna Park track and field for the past 12 years.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Elmer McPhail, shown at the 2018 Anne Arundel County championship meet, is retiring from his position as a teacher at Severna Park Middle School after having coached Severna Park track and field for the past 12 years.

    Through Passion, Elmer McPhail Brings Out Students’ Best

    By Colin Murphy
    Elmer McPhail received a special sendoff from the track and field program he has helped coach for the past 12 years.

    On May 11, the Severna Park track and field teams claimed county championships on both the girls and boys sides, a feat not previously accomplished by Severna Park and not seen in...

    • The Falcons completed a dominant playoff run on May 26, defeating Northwest 13-0 to win the 4A state championship at the University of Maryland.Photo by Colin Murphy
      The Falcons completed a dominant playoff run on May 26, defeating Northwest 13-0 to win the 4A state championship at the University of Maryland.

    Champions Crowned: Severna Park Softball Soars To 4A State Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    Having made it all the way to the state final, the Severna Park softball girls had to play well to make the most of their opportunity and finish the job.

    They did so in historically dominant fashion.

    The Falcons completed a practically flawless playoff run in the 4A state championship game at...

    • The Howard baseball team came charging out of the dugout in celebration of its 5-4 walk-off win over Severna Park in the 4A state championship game on May 25.Photo by Colin Murphy
      The Howard baseball team came charging out of the dugout in celebration of its 5-4 walk-off win over Severna Park in the 4A state championship game on May 25.

    State Final Heartbreak, But Pride In Success, For Severna Park Baseball

    By Colin Murphy
    Maryland’s high school baseball state finals have a way of turning a sure-fire celebration into a garish nightmare.

    Just ask the 2012 Arundel Wildcats. They led 5-1 entering the bottom of the seventh inning against Northwest, only for a two-out dropped third strike to be the pulled...

    • Severna Park's Campbell Kline took infield practice during warmups prior to the Falcons' 10-0 win over C.H. Flowers in Wednesday's state semifinals. The Falcons will play for the 4A state championship on Saturday at the University of Maryland.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Severna Park's Campbell Kline took infield practice during warmups prior to the Falcons' 10-0 win over C.H. Flowers in Wednesday's state semifinals. The Falcons will play for the 4A state championship on Saturday at the University of Maryland.

    Severna Park Softball Advances To 4A State Final With 10-0 Win Over C.H. Flowers

    By Colin Murphy
    The Severna Park softball team will play for a state championship.
    The Falcons earned that right on Wednesday with a 10-0 win in five innings over C.H. Flowers in the 4A state semifinals at Bachman Park.
    PHOTO GALLERY: Severna Park softball vs. C.H. Flowers, warmups prior to 4A state semifinals,...
    • Severna Park head coach Eric Milton discusses his team's state semifinal victory over C.H. Flowers that put Severna Park back into the state final for the first time since 2015.
      Severna Park head coach Eric Milton discusses his team's state semifinal victory over C.H. Flowers that put Severna Park back into the state final for the first time since 2015.

    Severna Park Baseball Advances To State Final, 6-4 Over C.H. Flowers

    By Colin Murphy
    The Severna Park baseball team will play for a state title.
    The Falcons sealed that opportunity on Wednesday, getting an all-time clutch start from George Lesher, six runs from the offense and enough mettle down the stretch to defeat C.H. Flowers 6-4 at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda.
    Lesher,...
    • Severna Park's Mikey Harmeyer scored unassisted 1 minute, 22 seconds into overtime to lift Severna Park to an 8-7 win over Churchill and the 4A boys lacrosse state championship on May 23 at Stevenson University.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Severna Park's Mikey Harmeyer scored unassisted 1 minute, 22 seconds into overtime to lift Severna Park to an 8-7 win over Churchill and the 4A boys lacrosse state championship on May 23 at Stevenson University.
    • The Falcons celebrated a first-quarter goal against the Bulldogs. Severna Park took a 3-0 lead, fell behind 5-3 and rallied to win in dramatic fashion for a second straight year and third straight state championship.Photo by Colin Murphy
      The Falcons celebrated a first-quarter goal against the Bulldogs. Severna Park took a 3-0 lead, fell behind 5-3 and rallied to win in dramatic fashion for a second straight year and third straight state championship.
    • The Falcons piled on in celebration after Harmeyer's winning score.Photo by Colin Murphy
      The Falcons piled on in celebration after Harmeyer's winning score.
    • The Falcons are 2018 4A state champions after an 8-7 win over Churchill in the state final at Stevenson on May 23.Photo by Colin Murphy
      The Falcons are 2018 4A state champions after an 8-7 win over Churchill in the state final at Stevenson on May 23.
    • Severna Park's Jack Thomas held three fingers in the air and waved to friends in the crowd as the Falcons celebrated their third consecutive state championship with an 8-7 OT win over Churchill.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Severna Park's Jack Thomas held three fingers in the air and waved to friends in the crowd as the Falcons celebrated their third consecutive state championship with an 8-7 OT win over Churchill.

    One More Time: Severna Park Lacrosse Wins State Championship In OT Thriller Over Churchill, 8-7

    By Colin Murphy
    OWINGS MILLS, Md.— Churchill wanted redemption. Severna Park wanted history.

    Something had to give, and on Wednesday night at Stevenson University’s Mustang Stadium, the Falcons stamped their names in the record books once again.

    Mikey Harmeyer’s overtime goal was the...

    • The Falcons are 4A East region champions after Monday's wins over Glen Burnie and South River.
      The Falcons are 4A East region champions after Monday's wins over Glen Burnie and South River.

    What A Day: Severna Park Sweeps Doubleheader To Win 4A East

    By Colin Murphy
    Monday belonged fully to the Severna Park softball team.
    The Falcons scored a pair of wins, beating Glen Burnie 5-0 and South River 3-1 to defy all the logistical challenges a week of bad weather presented and claim their spot in the state’s final four.
    Marissa Heuer pitched an astounding...
    • Sophomore Evan Lewis was huge for the Falcons on May 19, scattering seven hits and keeping Leonardtown subdued as the Falcons defeated the Raiders 9-7 to win the 4A East region championship for the second straight year.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Sophomore Evan Lewis was huge for the Falcons on May 19, scattering seven hits and keeping Leonardtown subdued as the Falcons defeated the Raiders 9-7 to win the 4A East region championship for the second straight year.
    • The Falcons are 4A East champions once again, defeating Leonardtown 9-7 on May 19. Severna Park will face CH Flowers in the state semifinals on May 22.Photo by Colin Murphy
      The Falcons are 4A East champions once again, defeating Leonardtown 9-7 on May 19. Severna Park will face CH Flowers in the state semifinals on May 22.

    Severna Park Baseball Defeats Leonardtown For 4A East Region Crown

    By Colin Murphy
    The Severna Park baseball team is heading back to the state tournament.
    The Falcons are the 4A East entry to the state’s final four after Saturday evening’s 9-7 win over Leonardtown on a foggy night on the all-turf field at Blandair Regional Park in Columbia.
    Sophomore starting...
    • Jonah Amin (9) and Langston Sheppard (3) celebrate a second-half goal by Sheppard during a furious Indian Creek run that saw the Eagles overtake Annapolis Area Christian School and win the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association C Conference championship, 15-13, on May 18.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Jonah Amin (9) and Langston Sheppard (3) celebrate a second-half goal by Sheppard during a furious Indian Creek run that saw the Eagles overtake Annapolis Area Christian School and win the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association C Conference championship, 15-13, on May 18.
    • Sammy Carter (7) celebrated one of his six goals for Indian Creek that helped the Eagles overcome a five-goal deficit in the MIAA C Conference championship game.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Sammy Carter (7) celebrated one of his six goals for Indian Creek that helped the Eagles overcome a five-goal deficit in the MIAA C Conference championship game.

    Indian Creek Boys Win MIAA C Title In Comeback Over AACS, 15-13

    By Colin Murphy
    TOWSON, Md.—The Indian Creek boys lacrosse team picked quite the stage to pull off an all-time great comeback victory.
    The Eagles put together a furious second-half scoring burst to rally from five goals down and defeat Annapolis Area Christian School 15-13 in the Maryland Interscholastic...
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    • In just their second season playing in the MIAA, the Eagles won the program's first championship on May 15, coming from a run down to win 3-2 in extra innings over Concordia Prep.Courtesy photo
      In just their second season playing in the MIAA, the Eagles won the program's first championship on May 15, coming from a run down to win 3-2 in extra innings over Concordia Prep.

    Indian Creek Baseball Wins MIAA C Conference Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    It took a little over two years for the Indian Creek baseball program to go from a scrimmage-only club team to league debutants to Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association champions.
    The Eagles earned that title on May 15 by closing out a 3-2 victory in extra innings over Concordia Prep in...
    • Cam Clark was outstanding against Arundel in the 4A East Section I final on Tuesday, allowing only four hits and one run as the Falcons defeated the Wildcats 4-1 to advance to the region final once again.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Cam Clark was outstanding against Arundel in the 4A East Section I final on Tuesday, allowing only four hits and one run as the Falcons defeated the Wildcats 4-1 to advance to the region final once again.

    Playoff Baseball: Falcons Defeat Arundel 4-1 To Advance To 4A East Region Final

    By Colin Murphy
    The Falcons got the job done in every way on Tuesday.
    Starting pitcher Cam Clark threw a four-hit gem, Severna Park was sharp defensively, and the lineup produced enough run support for the Falcons to defeat Arundel 4-1 and advance into Friday’s 4A East region final.
    “We didn’t...
  • Severna Park Softball Advances With 10-0 Win Over Arundel

    By Colin Murphy
    The Severna Park softball team quickly dispatched its first playoff opponent by defeating Arundel 10-0 in five innings on Monday.
    Campbell Kline and Emma Hall had big days offensively to lead the Falcons. Kline belted two doubles and a home run and drove in two runs in a 3 for 4 afternoon, while...
  • Severna Park Baseball Walks Off With Amazing Win Over Old Mill In Extras, 13-12

    By Colin Murphy
    Down to their final strike, the Severna Park baseball team refused to let the season come to an end.
    Drew Jeffries made sure of it. Jeffries hit a two-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the eighth inning on Saturday to lift Severna Park to a positively insane 13-12 victory over Old Mill and...
    • Izzy Kintzley and Emily Knight competed in the 400-meter dash at the Anne Arundel County championship meet on May 10. The Severna Park girls and boys both won championships.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Izzy Kintzley and Emily Knight competed in the 400-meter dash at the Anne Arundel County championship meet on May 10. The Severna Park girls and boys both won championships.
    • Severna Park's Jonah Lane (red shoes) and Jack Finnerin competed in the 1600-meter run on May 10 at the county championships. The Severna Park boys and girls teams both won county titles.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Severna Park's Jonah Lane (red shoes) and Jack Finnerin competed in the 1600-meter run on May 10 at the county championships. The Severna Park boys and girls teams both won county titles.
    • Severna Park's Max Boettinger was individual county champion in 300-meter hurdles.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Severna Park's Max Boettinger was individual county champion in 300-meter hurdles.

    Severna Park Girls, Boys Win County Track And Field Championships

    By Colin Murphy
    The Severna Park track and field teams accomplished a feat not achieved in Anne Arundel County since 2010 by winning county championships on both the boys and girls sides at the two-day county championship meet that culminated on Thursday night at North County High School.
    The Falcon boys finished...
    • The Falcons defeated Arundel 12-9 to win the county title at Joe Cannon Stadium on May 8. Severna Park is the No. 2 seed in the 4A East and begins its playoff season on Saturday after a first-round bye.Photo by Colin Murphy
      The Falcons defeated Arundel 12-9 to win the county title at Joe Cannon Stadium on May 8. Severna Park is the No. 2 seed in the 4A East and begins its playoff season on Saturday after a first-round bye.

    Severna Park Baseball Defeats Arundel 12-9 For County Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    A county championship baseball game can be a strain on a pitching staff, a poker game in which neither team wants to show its hand, and an otherwise inconsequential appetizer for the main course of the region playoffs.
    Just try telling the Severna Park and Arundel baseball teams not to get hyped...
    • Severna Park softball players rejoice after the final out of Tuesday's 3-1 win over Chesapeake in the county championship game at Bachman Park. The Falcons are 19-2 overall and the No. 1 seed in the 4A East region tournament.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Severna Park softball players rejoice after the final out of Tuesday's 3-1 win over Chesapeake in the county championship game at Bachman Park. The Falcons are 19-2 overall and the No. 1 seed in the 4A East region tournament.

    Severna Park Girls Are County Champs With 3-1 Win Over Chesapeake

    By Colin Murphy
    It was the matchup they wanted, and the Severna Park girls made the most of it.
    In a two-hour display of poised play and steady execution, the Falcons combined strong pitching, timely hitting, sensational defensive playmaking and a team-wide burst of championship energy to defeat Chesapeake 3-1...
    • The Severna Park boys are Anne Arundel County champions after Monday's 9-7 win over Broadneck at Old Mill High School.Photo by Colin Murphy
      The Severna Park boys are Anne Arundel County champions after Monday's 9-7 win over Broadneck at Old Mill High School.

    Severna Park Boys Are County Champs With 9-7 Win Over Broadneck

    By Colin Murphy
    A one-off county championship game right before the playoffs could, in theory, be treated as a meaningless exhibition that two of the region’s top contenders would rather not play and should just coast through without exerting too much effort.
    Yeah. Right.
    The Severna Park and Broadneck...
    • Andrew Kilchenstein hit a forehand during a match against Northeast on April 19. The Falcons have won 150 consecutive county head-to-head matches through April 30 and are seeking county and region championships for the sixth straight season.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Andrew Kilchenstein hit a forehand during a match against Northeast on April 19. The Falcons have won 150 consecutive county head-to-head matches through April 30 and are seeking county and region championships for the sixth straight season.

    Whole Lotta Love: Severna Park Tennis Dominates County

    By Colin Murphy
    The Severna Park tennis team faced a stiff test in keeping its incomparable win streak alive when it squared off with Broadneck on April 13.
    Like they have been every time out on the court over the past 12 years, the Falcons were ready for the challenge.
    Severna Park defeated Broadneck 5-4 behind...
    • Severna Park's Kylie Dingess led off third base as Broadneck's Ryan Finazzo readied herself to field during the Falcons' 10-5 win over the Bruins on April 26.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Severna Park's Kylie Dingess led off third base as Broadneck's Ryan Finazzo readied herself to field during the Falcons' 10-5 win over the Bruins on April 26.

    Falcons Continue To Soar In Wins Over Broadneck, Arundel

    By Colin Murphy
    The Severna Park softball team didn’t let a closely battled, Friday-night defeat to Chesapeake on April 20 derail what is and continues to be an awesome 2018 season.
    Instead, the Falcons pounded out 39 runs in their next three games — all wins — to improve to 12-1 in the county...

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