August 25, 2016
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  • Severn River Wins Overall Team Title At Summer Swimming Championship Meet

    By Colin Murphy
    The county’s summer swimming championship meet celebrated its 25th year this summer and was held once again at the Severna Park Community Center, drawing 12 teams from all over Anne Arundel County and hundreds of swimmers of all ages over July 12 and 13.
    Severn River put in a strong showing...
    • The Green Hornets 9U team went 1-1-1 at the Maryland State Rugby Tournament.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      The Green Hornets 9U team went 1-1-1 at the Maryland State Rugby Tournament.
    • The U11 Green Hornets opened the Maryland State Rugby Tournament with a 27-25 win over Washington, D.C.’s Reymond Rugby Club.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      The U11 Green Hornets opened the Maryland State Rugby Tournament with a 27-25 win over Washington, D.C.’s Reymond Rugby Club.

    Hornets Make Most Of Weather-Shortened Rugby Tournament

    By Judy Tacyn
    The Greater Severna Park Athletic Association hosted the Maryland State Rugby Tournament for a third straight season this July, drawing over 350 players from around Maryland to Kinder Park.
    Unfortunately, the weekend’s events were cut short by weather: Saturday’s games were played on...
    • The API 14U Elite Blue select baseball team went 5-2 at the Amateur Athletic Union National Championship tournament in Sarasota, Florida, over the week of July 11-17, winning the tournament championship. The team finished the season 27-11 overall and is a staggering 93-32-5 over the past two seasons combined. Courtesy photo
      The API 14U Elite Blue select baseball team went 5-2 at the Amateur Athletic Union National Championship tournament in Sarasota, Florida, over the week of July 11-17, winning the tournament championship. The team finished the season 27-11 overall and is a staggering 93-32-5 over the past two seasons combined.

    API 14U Elite Boys Win AAU National Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    The API 14U Elite Blue select baseball team added a crowning achievement to its tremendous two-year run of success in mid-July when it traveled to the spring training complex of the Baltimore Orioles in Sarasota, Florida for the Amateur Athletic Union National Championship and came home as national...
    • Brett Bedard (Severn School '13) was a key member of the Tarheels' national championship men's lacrosse team this past spring.Photo by Katie DeFeo
      Brett Bedard (Severn School '13) was a key member of the Tarheels' national championship men's lacrosse team this past spring.

    Athlete Spotlight: Q&A With UNC Lacrosse Player Brett Bedard

    By Colin Murphy
    Annapolis native Brett Bedard kicked off summer in grand fashion on Memorial Day, helping the University of North Carolina men’s lacrosse team to a 14-13 overtime win against Maryland in the NCAA Division I championship game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
    A 2013 graduate of...
    • Severn River Swim Club 13-14 divers Sarah Adams, Sarah Kalafos, Juliet Luers and Rhett Hopkins excelled at the CMDL championship meet.
      Severn River Swim Club 13-14 divers Sarah Adams, Sarah Kalafos, Juliet Luers and Rhett Hopkins excelled at the CMDL championship meet.
    •  Leah St. Lawrence was Severn River’s recipient of the Ruth L. Smith award for her dedication, tenacity, loyalty and a general love for the sport of diving.
      Leah St. Lawrence was Severn River’s recipient of the Ruth L. Smith award for her dedication, tenacity, loyalty and a general love for the sport of diving.

    Severn River Represents Proudly At CMDL Championship Meet

    By Colin Murphy
    Severn River Swim Club closed out the 2016 summer dive season on July 24 at West Howard Swim Club with nine divers attending the Central Maryland Dive League (CMDL) Championships. 
    The team competes in six meets from June to July. Divers must receive two qualifying scores at those meets to...
    • Severna Park resident Miller Ricker (center) won the MLB 8U Pitch, Hit & Run competition at Oriole Park on June 4 after winning local and sectional competitions earlier this spring.
      Severna Park resident Miller Ricker (center) won the MLB 8U Pitch, Hit & Run competition at Oriole Park on June 4 after winning local and sectional competitions earlier this spring.

    SP's Ricker Wins Pitch, Hit & Run Competition At Camden Yards

    By Colin Murphy
    This summer 9-year-old Miller Ricker of Severna Park won a series of MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competitions that carried him all the way to Oriole Park at Camden Yards and earned him a statewide championship in the contest.
    Ricker, who led the 9U Green Hornets select baseball team with 24 extra-...

    SPark U14s Top Region, Compete At Nationals

    By Anonymous
    The SPark Field Hockey Club’s U14 team attended USA Field Hockey’s National Club Championship (NCC) from July 7 to July 9 at the Nook in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, placing 11th in the country and finishing as the highest-ranking team from Maryland. The team had previously qualified for...
  • Parents Wanting Kids to Go Pro Should Draft Plan B

    By Josh Banks
    Gregory A. Dale, PhD, professor of sport psychology and sport ethics at Duke University, recently spoke at the Severn School to address parents and coaches about the importance of a positive supporting role in a young athlete’s life. The Fulfilling Ride: A Parent's Guide to Helping...

    Majors All-Star Duel Ends In Tie

    By Anonymous
    The 2016 Majors season came to a close on the Bronco field at Kinder Farm Park with the annual All Star game recognizing a selection of players from each team for their contributions to another year of exciting and successful Green Hornets baseball.
    The Gold Team was coached by Sean Abell along...

    10U All Stars Clash At Kinder

    By Anonymous
    This summer the Green Hornets Baseball Minors 10u Gold and Green All Stars played on the Kinder Bronco field. In a game that saw several lead changes, the Gold All Stars rallied in the top of the sixth inning and pushed the tying and winning runs home with two outs to defeat Green 16-15. Gold MVP...
    • The Green Hornets had a memorable experience at the Ripken Summer Kickoff National Tournament this June.
      The Green Hornets had a memorable experience at the Ripken Summer Kickoff National Tournament this June.

    11U Hornets Storm Ripken Stadium for Summer Kickoff Tournament

    By Judy Tacyn
    The 11U Green Hornets White baseball team began its summer tournament season with a trip to Aberdeen for the Ripken Summer Kickoff National Tournament over the weekend of June 11 and 12.
    The Ripken Experience complex hosts a wide array of youth tournaments in state-of-the-art facilities, including...
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    • The 16U Green Hornets finished as runners-up in a 17-team field in their final tournament of July.
      The 16U Green Hornets finished as runners-up in a 17-team field in their final tournament of July.

    16U Fast Pitch Girls Finish Season Strong

    By Anonymous
    The 2016 Severna Park Green Hornets 16U fast-pitch softball team finished strong in its debut season at the United States Specialty Sports Association B level, taking second place out of 17 teams at the Andrea Gantt Memorial tournament in Greencastle, Pennsylvania in a grueling run of eight games...

    API Girls Take Down England In International Lacrosse Matchup

    By Rob Odle
    On a blistering 90-degree day in July, API girls lacrosse took to the turf field of Severn School for a match against an opponent of unique makeup. As the API girls readied themselves, the girls of England’s U19 national team did the same, preparing for what would be an intense, hard-fought...
  • Comeback Kids: 9U Green Hornets Rally For CBA Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    The Green Hornets 9U select baseball team put together an impressive run in the Chesapeake Baseball Association tournament, going 5-0 overall and defeating GORC 17-15 in the playoff final on June 20 to win the tournament championship.
    Amazingly, all five of the Green Hornets’ tournament wins...
  • Green Hornets Girls Lacrosse Players Honored With Terry E. Robinson Sportsmanship Award

    By Colin Murphy
    Green Hornets girls lacrosse players, coaches and families gathered at Kinder Park on the evening of June 6 to celebrate the seventh installment of the annual Terry E. Robinson Memorial Sportsmanship Award.
    Established in 2010, the award is given each year to one player from every Green Hornets...
    • Tyler Blohm followed a championship season in which he was Archbishop Spalding's dominant top pitcher by winning a slew of awards and getting drafted by the Orioles.
      Tyler Blohm followed a championship season in which he was Archbishop Spalding's dominant top pitcher by winning a slew of awards and getting drafted by the Orioles.

    Athlete Spotlight: Tyler Blohm

    By Colin Murphy
    It’s been an eventful year for Severna Park resident Tyler Blohm.
    The recent graduate of Archbishop Spalding was a dominant pitcher this season for the Cavaliers, going 9-0 and posting a miniscule 0.66 ERA with 103 strikeouts in 66 innings in leading the team to a third consecutive...
    • After going 65-12-5 last summer, the API boys started the 2016 season 6-0.
      After going 65-12-5 last summer, the API boys started the 2016 season 6-0.

    API 14U Elite Boys Win Stars And Strikes Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    API’s 14U Elite Blue select baseball team went 6-0 and won the tournament championship in the A Division of the Maryland Stars and Strikes Tournament over Memorial Day weekend.
    The Stars and Strikes title is the second in two years for the API boys, who brought home trophies from the...
    • The Broadneck Baseball and Softball Club 10U Maroon Lady Bruins defeated GORC 7-1 on June 18 to in the North County Community Girls Softball League championship and finish the year 15-1 overall.
      The Broadneck Baseball and Softball Club 10U Maroon Lady Bruins defeated GORC 7-1 on June 18 to in the North County Community Girls Softball League championship and finish the year 15-1 overall.

    10U Lady Bruins Win NCCGSL Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    The Broadneck Baseball & Softball Club (BBSC) 10U Maroon Lady Bruins softball team followed an undefeated regular season with a 4-1 playoff run to finish the year as champions of the North County Community Girls Softball League.
    The 10U Maroon Lady Bruins, who are Samantha Waters, Mara Gilkey...
    • The Rays completed the season 13-0.
      The Rays completed the season 13-0.

    Minors Rays Complete Perfect Season With Title Win

    By Anonymous
    The Green Hornets Baseball 10U Minors championship took place on June 5 at Kinder Farm Park between the Padres and Rays, with the Rays cruising to 11-4 to finish the club season as undefeated champions.
    The Rays (13-0) overcame an early deficit ignited by the Padres’ Price Connor, who...
    • Including their Maryland State Cup championship, the ASA Premier 99s are 25-3-4 overall this season and champions of both the Region 1 and EDP leagues.Photo courtesy of Joe Hoffman
      Including their Maryland State Cup championship, the ASA Premier 99s are 25-3-4 overall this season and champions of both the Region 1 and EDP leagues.

    ASA Premier 99s Win Maryland State Cup

    By Colin Murphy
    In a rematch of the 2015 Maryland State Cup championship game, the Arundel Soccer Association Premier 99 girls soccer team took the field Sunday, June 5 and outplayed FC Frederick 1-0 to win the team’s first state championship. 
    ASA Premier 99 had to overcome adversity to come away...
    • The Diamonbacks defeated the Phillies 10-9 on June 5 to win the Green Hornets Majors club championship.
      The Diamonbacks defeated the Phillies 10-9 on June 5 to win the Green Hornets Majors club championship.

    Diamondbacks Go Undefeated, Win Green Hornets Majors Title

    By Colin Murphy
    A neck-and-neck battle in the Greater Severna Park Athletic Association’s Majors club baseball final ended with the Diamondbacks topping the Giants 10-9 to finish the season as undefeated league champions.
    Strong pitching performances by Matthew Hoyt, Michael Bowles and Sam Bradshaw...

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