January 25, 2015
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  • Bruins Start 7-0, Sit Atop MSHL

    By Colin Murphy
    An 8-0 thrashing of Eleanor Roosevelt at Wells Ice Arena in College Park on January 9 was the latest show of force for a Broadneck ice hockey team that has started the season 7-0 and surged to the top of the Maryland Student Hockey League Eastern conference standings.

    A first-period hat trick by...

  • Park Girls D Up, Race Past Broadneck, 44-31

    By Colin Murphy
    Trailing 7-8 late in the first quarter of its January 10 matchup with rival Broadneck, the Severna Park girls basketball team was implored by head coach Lisa Magness to ramp up its defensive effort and push the pace in transition.

    On the Falcons’ next defensive possession, a steal by Erin...

  • Severna Park Ice Hockey Tops Arundel, Climbs In MSHL Standings

    By Colin Murphy
    The Severna Park ice hockey team took a positive step in its push for a playoff spot by topping Arundel 5-1 at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel on January 9.

    Two goals by Jonathan Seibel and scores by Wes St. Lawrence, Jessi Kuhlman and Jeffrey Zhou highlighted a strong performance by the Falcons...

  • Broadneck Boys Hold It Down At Home, Beat Severna Park, 45-38

    By Colin Murphy
    Roy Toomer’s 11 points and 11 rebounds, Will Schwob’s 11 points and nine rebounds and Austin Sym’s 12 points powered the Broadneck boys basketball team over visiting Severna Park on January 10, as the Bruins took a second-quarter lead they never relinquished and withstood every...
  • Severna Park Hires Will Bell As Football Coach

    By Colin Murphy
    Statement from Severna Park Athletic Director Dave Lanham:

    Severna Park High School proudly announces Mr. William Bell as the new Head Football Coach at Severna Park High School.  Mr. Bell is extremely knowledgeable in the sport and has been very successful in serving as an assistant coach on the Meade High School staff the last four years.  Mr. Bell earned his Bachelor’s Degree at East Stroudsburg University and played football there from 2005-09 after graduating from Bel Air High School. He is currently a teacher at MacArthur Middle School.  SPHS is pleased to have Mr. Bell join the proud tradition of excellence at SPHS as the newly named Head Football...

  • Severna Park Trio Carries Falcon Football Tradition To College Level

    By Colin Murphy
    Severna Park senior Chris Lee chuckles when he recalls a particular moment from early in his Green Hornets football days in which one of team’s coaches tried to encourage the then-10-year-old boys to keep fighting through a lopsided loss.

    “We were probably down 30 to some team from...

    • The Severna Park U12 Fury capped successful league seasons in the Washington Area Girls Soccer league and Eastern Development Program with a tournament championship at the Fallston Cup.
      The Severna Park U12 Fury capped successful league seasons in the Washington Area Girls Soccer league and Eastern Development Program with a tournament championship at the Fallston Cup.

    SP U12 Fury Premier Win Fallston Cup After Strong Season

    By Colin Murphy
    The Severna Park U12 Fury Premier girls soccer team capped a successful league season this past fall with a championship at the Fallston Cup in Fallston, Maryland.

    The Fury Premier went 3-0-1 in winning the championship, notching a trio of 1-0 wins over the North Carroll Nitro, Central Carroll...

    • The St. John the Evangelist U14 boys soccer team went 10-0 in county play and won the championship of the Mountain Road Soccer Tournament.
      The St. John the Evangelist U14 boys soccer team went 10-0 in county play and won the championship of the Mountain Road Soccer Tournament.

    St. John U14 Boys Win County, Mountain Road Titles

    By Colin Murphy
    It was an outstanding season for the St. John U14 boys soccer team, as the Eagles went undefeated at 10-0 in the Anne Arundel County Recs and Parks league and won the Mountain Road Soccer Tournament championship.

    The Eagles, comprised of Jake DeCicco, Liam DeCicco, Brendan O’Kane, Kellen...

  • Rockbridge Girls Start Strong In MIAC, Eye Conference Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    Mayowa Taiwo went off for 30 points and Olivia McCarrick poured in 18 as the Rockbridge Academy girls basketball team thumped Grace Christian Academy 62-36 at Leadership Through Athletics sports complex in Halethorpe on January 8.

    Emma Feeney, Dawn Bakare, Tia Bustanoby and Hannah Ball all had...

    • Indian Creek's Andrea McBride skied to the hoop for a basket during the Eagles' 28-23 win over visiting Oldfields on January 5.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Indian Creek's Andrea McBride skied to the hoop for a basket during the Eagles' 28-23 win over visiting Oldfields on January 5.
    • Abbi O'Neal leads the team in scoring at 17 points per game.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Abbi O'Neal leads the team in scoring at 17 points per game.
    • Senior Gaby Van der Westhuizen has controlled the boards for Indian Creek, posting a team-leading 11 rebounds per game while also chipping in eight points per contest, and her 15 rebounds against Oldfields were crucial in the Eagles’ 28-23 victory. Van der Westhuizen also had a season-high 16 boards against Garrison Forest.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Senior Gaby Van der Westhuizen has controlled the boards for Indian Creek, posting a team-leading 11 rebounds per game while also chipping in eight points per contest, and her 15 rebounds against Oldfields were crucial in the Eagles’ 28-23 victory. Van der Westhuizen also had a season-high 16 boards against Garrison Forest.

    Indian Creek Girls Hoping To Make Noise In IAAM C

    By Colin Murphy
    The start of the winter sports season brings a renewed pursuit of athletics history at Indian Creek.

    The Eagles’ girls basketball team hopes to join the ranks of the boys basketball, boys soccer, girls lacrosse and boys lacrosse teams as programs at Indian Creek to win a varsity...

    • Justin Williams had 22 points for AACS in a January 5 home matchup with Pallotti.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Justin Williams had 22 points for AACS in a January 5 home matchup with Pallotti.
    • James Foley scored 19 points for the Eagles against Pallotti at home on January 5. “He really threw himself into the game, and he was everywhere on the court,” said head coach Doug Scheidt.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      James Foley scored 19 points for the Eagles against Pallotti at home on January 5. “He really threw himself into the game, and he was everywhere on the court,” said head coach Doug Scheidt.

    AACS Boys Set To Challenge For MIAA B Crown

    By Colin Murphy
    A year removed from a 6-15 season, the Annapolis Area Christian School boys basketball team has started this season 10-6 overall and 4-3 in Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference play.
    The Eagles have notched a pair of wins of St. John’s Catholic Prep, Chapelgate...
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  • Top Scholar Athletes Abound At Severna Park HS

    By Colin Murphy
    In addition to tremendous success on the field, Severna Park High School proudly saw 93 students-athletes achieve Top Scholar Athlete status during the fall sports season. In order to be a Top Scholar Athlete, an athlete must earn at least a 4.31 grade-point average during the season.

    The...

    • The Severna Park boys cross country team placed five runners in the top 11 and claimed a third consecutive Class 4A state championship at Hereford High School on November 8.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The Severna Park boys cross country team placed five runners in the top 11 and claimed a third consecutive Class 4A state championship at Hereford High School on November 8.

    DYNASTY! Severna Park Boys Run To Third Straight State Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    Falcons Go On To Southeast Region Title As Club Team, Place 13th At Nationals
    The incomparable force that is Severna Park boys cross country capped yet another dominant season and carved its place ever deeper into the record books on November 8, placing five runners in the top 11 at Hereford High...
    • The Falcons capped a 16-2 season with the second of back-to-back titles on November 8, defeating Bethesda Chevy-Chase 4-1 in the Class 4A final at Washington College.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The Falcons capped a 16-2 season with the second of back-to-back titles on November 8, defeating Bethesda Chevy-Chase 4-1 in the Class 4A final at Washington College.

    Severna Park Field Hockey Upends BCC 4-1 For State Title No. 22

    By Colin Murphy
    The traditional order of Maryland high school field hockey has been properly and emphatically restored.
    The Severna Park field hockey team, long the state and country’s most successful high school field hockey program, is back on top of Maryland for a second straight season and a record 22nd...
    • The Severna Park JV football team went 10-0 for the only known undefeated season in program history.
      The Severna Park JV football team went 10-0 for the only known undefeated season in program history.

    Severna Park JV Football Goes Unbeaten

    By Colin Murphy
    The Severna Park JV football team had an outstanding season in 2014, going 10-0.
    The coaching staff, former coaches with the program and past and present athletic administrators believe it is the first undefeated season for a Severna Park JV football team.
    Head coach Mike Wright credited the...
    • The 100-lb Green Hornets captured a second consecutive county championship with a 24-6 defeat of GORC at Annapolis High School on November 16.
      The 100-lb Green Hornets captured a second consecutive county championship with a 24-6 defeat of GORC at Annapolis High School on November 16.

    Back-To-Back: 100-lb Hornets Win Second Straight County Title

    By Colin Murphy
    First-half touchdowns by Seamus Patenaude and Hunter Hoffman and a pair of second-half touchdowns by Parker Sealey powered the 100-lb Green Hornets to a 24-6 win over GORC in the Anne Arundel Youth Football Association Central division championship game on November 16 at Annapolis High School.
    The...
    • The GSPAA Cobracon captured the Anne Arundel County Recs and Parks Junior Striker division championship with a 2-1 overtime victory over Crofton at Annapolis High School on November 9. The Cobracon finished the season 12-1 overall, including 3-0 in the playoffs.
      The GSPAA Cobracon captured the Anne Arundel County Recs and Parks Junior Striker division championship with a 2-1 overtime victory over Crofton at Annapolis High School on November 9. The Cobracon finished the season 12-1 overall, including 3-0 in the playoffs.

    Cobracon Win Junior Championship Over Crofton In OT, 2-1

    By Colin Murphy
    The Greater Severna Park Athletic Association Cobracon Junior field hockey team came from a goal down to top the Crofton Red Hots 2-1 and claim the Anne Arundel County Recs and Parks Junior Striker division championship at Annapolis High School on November 9.
    A second-half equalizer by Kara...
    • The U13 Black Thunder went 6-0-2 in Washington Area Girls Soccer Division 2 play this fall and won two tournament championships. The Black Thunder earned promotion to WAGS Division 1 for the spring season.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The U13 Black Thunder went 6-0-2 in Washington Area Girls Soccer Division 2 play this fall and won two tournament championships. The Black Thunder earned promotion to WAGS Division 1 for the spring season.

    Black Thunder Earn Promotion With WAGS League Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    It was a superb fall season for the Severna Park U13 Black Thunder girls soccer team, which finished its Washington Area Girls Soccer (WAGS) league campaign undefeated at 6-0-2 to win the WAGS U13 Division-2 championship and earn promotion to Division 1 for the spring season.
    Comprised of Katie...
    • The 10U Green Hornets took first overall out of nine teams from throughout the mid-Atlantic region at the Cheer and Dance Extreme Kick Off Classic in Bel Air on November 2.Photo courtesy of Joe Cassano
      The 10U Green Hornets took first overall out of nine teams from throughout the mid-Atlantic region at the Cheer and Dance Extreme Kick Off Classic in Bel Air on November 2.

    10U Green Hornets Cheerleaders Place First At Kick Off Classic

    By Colin Murphy
    The 10U Green Hornets cheerleading team represented Severna Park proudly on November 2, winning first place overall at the Cheer and Dance Extreme Kick Off Classic 2014 at Harford Community College in Bel Air. The Hornets took first in a field of nine teams from throughout the mid-Atlantic region,...
    • The 6U Green Hornets topped teams from Westminster, Arbutus and all over Maryland with a score of 82.15 out of 90 to win first place at the Kick Off Classic Cheerleading competition in Bel Air on November 2.
      The 6U Green Hornets topped teams from Westminster, Arbutus and all over Maryland with a score of 82.15 out of 90 to win first place at the Kick Off Classic Cheerleading competition in Bel Air on November 2.

    Green Hornets 6U Cheerleaders Take First Place At Kick Off Classic

    By Colin Murphy
    Green Hornets cheerleading commissioner and 6U coach Michele Boyd has a simple mantra for her young cheerleaders.
    “The team motto is, ‘Bring it!’” says Boyd.
    The Green Hornets made good on that formula on November 2, besting a field of seven total teams to take first place...
    • The Severna Park United went 7-2-1 in the Anne Arundel Youth Soccer Association Division 2.
      The Severna Park United went 7-2-1 in the Anne Arundel Youth Soccer Association Division 2.
    • The Severna Park Venom finished tied for first place in the Anne Arundel Youth Soccer Association Division 1 and were champions of the Fallston Cup tournament in mid-November.
      The Severna Park Venom finished tied for first place in the Anne Arundel Youth Soccer Association Division 1 and were champions of the Fallston Cup tournament in mid-November.

    Green Hornets Girls U8 Select Soccer Takes County League By Storm

    By Colin Murphy
    The Severna Park Venom and Severna Park United—two newly-formed Green Hornets girls U8 select soccer teams—took the Anne Arundel Youth Soccer Association county league by storm this fall.
    The Venom finished the fall season tied for first place in Division I, winning every game in which...

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