March 09, 2014Sports
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By Colin MurphyTitle Is First For SP Since 2004; Falcons Earn No. 1 Seed In Region Playoffs
- Photos by Colin A.J. MurphyThe Severna Park boys basketball team improved to 21-2 overall with a 63-52 victory over Annapolis in the county championship game at Northeast High School on February 21.
- Severna Park’s Taylor Kitzmiller exploded for 20 points in the third quarter and finished with a game-high 28 in helping the Falcons to their first county title since 2004.
On February 21, the Severna Park boys basketball team emphatically cemented its status as the best team in the county in 2013-2014 by defeating Annapolis High School 62-52 in the Anne Arundel County championship game at...
- Photos by Colin A.J. Murphy
By Colin MurphyThe Broadneck wrestling team had a stellar weekend at the Anne Arundel County championships at Meade High School on February 21 and 22, with five Bruins emerging as individual county champions and the team placing fourth overall.
- Photos by Colin A.J. MurphyThe Bruins’ Connor Joyce took down Old Mill’s Jeff Glossner for the 132-lbs title.
- Broadneck’s Shaine Middleton defeated Old Mill’s Alex Mina to win the county title at 170 lbs.
Josh Lynch won the Bruins’ first county title on the day,...
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By Colin MurphyLady Admirals Get Back To Title Game, Complete Season With Crown And Undefeated Conference Record
- Photos by Colin A.J. MurphyThe Severn girls basketball team defeated Institute of Notre Dame 63-54 on February 16 to win the IAAM B Conference championship at Archbishop Spalding High School.
- Severn sophomore Maddie McDaniel had 24 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks in the Admirals’ 63-54 win over Institute of Notre Dame.
- Like she has all season, senior Emily Gibbons did a little of everything for Severn, scoring 18 points and grabbing 12 rebounds and playing strong defense as IND attempted to mount a comeback.
- The steady hand of point guard Caroline Steele helped Severn reclaim its spot atop the IAAM B Conference when the Admirals defeated Institute of Notre Dame 63-54 in the league final on February 16.
Last February, the Severn girls basketball team watched as archrival St. Mary’s hoisted the IAAM B Conference championship trophy following a 49-41 win over the Admirals in the league final at...
- Photos by Colin A.J. Murphy
By Colin MurphyOn February 16, the Green Hornets girls senior basketball league wrapped up its inaugural season with three very exciting playoff games and crowned the Storm as the league’s first championship team.
In the first of two semifinals, the regular-season champion Dream overcame an early run by...
By ProvidedAt the conclusion of every National Capital Soccer League (NCSL) game, referees rate parents, coaches and players separately on their sportsmanship during the contest. Those ratings are tallied and averaged for the season, and the team with the highest average score is awarded the Sportsmanship...
By Colin MurphyAfter taking third place at the county championships on February 22, Severna Park’s McLean Linehan rebounded to win a region championship on March 1. Linehan scored a 6-2 decision over Bel Air’s Gavin Rupprecht in the 113-lbs final to claim the region title. The Falcons’ Paul...
- Photo by Colin A.J. MurphyAfter taking third place at the county championships on February 22, Severna Park’s McLean Linehan (left) rebounded to win a region championship on March 1. Linehan scored a 6-2 decision over Bel Air’s Gavin Rupprecht in the 113-lbs final to claim the region title. The Falcons’ Paul Kalafos (right) was Severna Park’s other top finisher at the county meet, taking third in the 160-lbs weight class.
- Photo by Kerrigan SternSeverna Park’s Katie Parker is no stranger to swimming success, and the James Madison-bound senior closed her high school career with a state championship in the 100-meter breaststroke at University of Maryland on February 21. Parker, who won a state title in the event her freshman year, finished with a time of 1:05.67, setting a new state championship meet record.
- Photo by Kerrigan SternSeverna Park’s top pole vaulters both brought home an individual state crown. The Falcons’ Danny Stringer cleared 13’6” to best runner-up Timothy Santosa of Clarksburg High School by a full foot. Fionna Schoener made it a clean sweep for Severna Park when she cleared 9’0” to top runner-up Lea Carter of South River by six inches.
- Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
By ProvidedTwenty-nine teams and over 290 area boys competed in the Green Hornets 14-18 club basketball league this winter, and on March 2 the Heat defeated the Pacers 58-38 at Severna Park High School to win the “scrub” league championship.
The Heat grabbed an early 21-6 lead after the first...
By ProvidedOn February 3, County Councilman Dick Ladd presented citations to Severna Park cross-country runners Dillon Cooley, Jack Kiely, Ryan Forsyth, Rhys Burgett, Clay Whitney, Kevin Hines and JP Hussey and coach Josh Alcombright. The team was recognized for its achievement in December of becoming the...
By Colin MurphyThe Severn swimming program experienced a banner season in 2013-2014, with both the boys and girls teams winning conference championships.
Under captains Meredith Brown, Kate Bouchard and Anna Ballard, the Severn girls swim team held an overall record of 6-2 and an in-conference record of 3-1. The...
By ProvidedMr. Jeff Parsons ’95, Director of Athletics at Archbishop Spalding High School, announced the appointment of Mr. Joachim Walker as new head men’s soccer coach. Mr. Walker just completed his fourth year as an assistant coach at Mount St. Joseph High School. Coach Walker graduated from...
By Mitchell BodeAs one of four Severn School teams to win a championship this winter, the Admirals wrestling team made program history in winning the Maryland Independent Schools B Conference state championship at McDonogh School on February 16.
In addition, the four-year-old program headed by coach Art Saumenig...
By Colin MurphyWhen the Indian Creek boys basketball team trailed Beth TFiloh 24-18 at halftime of the MIAA C Conference championship game at UMBC on February 16, head coach Will Bartz knew that for the Eagles to claim a second straight conference championship, they would have to get back to basics.
- Photo by Colin A.J. MurphyThe Indian Creek boys basketball team defeated Beth Tfiloh 48-45 at UMBC on Sunday to win the program's second consecutive MIAA C Conference championship.
- Photo by Colin A.J. MurphySenior Keion Ulmer-Bostick had 10 of his 11 points in the second half to bring Indian Creek from behind and top the Warriors. "This is one of the best feelings ever," said Ulmer-Bostick.
- Photo by Colin A.J. MurphyJerrell Harrison was a catalyst for the Eagles at halftime, when they trailed Beth Tfiloh 24-18. "He was the only guy with a smile, saying, ‘Remember, we’re going to have fun today,’ and he really got us going in the halftime warm-up. I thought that was clutch for us," said Indian Creek head coach Will Bartz.
- Photo by Colin A.J. MurphySophomore Devin Garrett had seven rebounds for Indian Creek in the win.
- Photo by Colin A.J. MurphyDominique Maye had a team-high 14 points, including a series of clutch shots down the stretch, to help lift Indian Creek to victory.
- Photo by Colin A.J. MurphyDominic Day had seven points for Indian Creek in the Eagles' 48-45 win in the MIAA C Conference championship.
- Photo by Colin A.J. MurphyIndian Creek senior Derron Morgan scored seven points and had a game-high 10 rebounds for the Eagles.
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By Zach SparksFalcons Hold Position Atop County, Region
- Photos by Steve JohnsonTaylor Kitzmiller lofted a three-pointer over the outstretched arms of South River junior forward Aaron Anthony.
- Senior guard Taylor Kitzmiller led Severna Park with 15 points in his team’s 47-41 overtime win over South River.
- Jerrell Harris scored six points in the Falcons’ 47-41 overtime victory over South River on January 31.
After grinding through a physical struggle with South River for four quarters on January 31, the Severna Park boys basketball team got a game-clinching offensive rebound and putback from junior forward Chris Lee and shut out its opponent in overtime to...
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By Mitchell BodeLady Falcons Edge South River For Team Title; Falcon Boys Clipped By Arundel
- Photo by Walt WaymanSeverna Park’s Britini Shawen took eight points for her second-place finish in pole vault, part of a strong performance in the field events for the Falcon girls.
On a chilly January 28 afternoon, the boys and girls of the Severna Park and Broadneck track and field teams took shelter inside the Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex in Landover and ended their...
- Photo by Walt Wayman
By Colin MurphyExhibition Match Brings Area Girls Together; Cavaliers Carry Momentum Into MAGHL Championship Game
- The MSHL Eastern Conference’s Jessi Kuhlman (Severna Park) fired a slap shot against the heavy defense of Spalding’s Marisa Rubino on January 30. Kuhlman had four goals, but Rubino’s eight scores, including four in the third period, powered the Cavaliers to an 8-6 win.
- Andrea Sartori fired a shot towards goal during Spalding’s 8-6 win over the MSHL Eastern Conference girls on January 30.
- Maddie Pederson (Arundel HS) had 20 saves for the MSHL East girls, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Cavaliers from taking an 8-6 win.
- Spalding’s Kim Krueger passed to a teammate during the Cavaliers’ exhibition match against the MSHL Eastern Conference girls on January 30.
- Spalding senior Mariso Rubino fired a shot against the MSHL East on January 30. Rubino scored all eight goals in her team’s 8-6 win, and the Cavaliers gained momentum heading into their February 7 matchup with Holton-Arms School of Bethesda in the Mid-Atlantic Girls Hockey League championship game.
Girls ice hockey players from all over Anne Arundel County and Kent Island who regularly play for their high schools’ boys teams got the unique chance to play alongside one another in a...
By ProvidedSPark field hockey sent two teams to Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts in January to compete in qualifying tournaments and attempt to gain entry into this spring’s National Indoor Tournament, in which top teams and players from around the country will compete for an indoor field hockey...
- The SPark field hockey U16s went 7-1 at a regional qualifying tournament at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts in January. Both the U16s and U19s will compete for an indoor national championship this March at tournaments in Virginia.
- The SPark U19s went 6-1 and outscored the opposition 30-2 in qualifying for March’s National Indoor Tournament.
By Mitchell BodeOn January 23, the Severn wrestling team made school history by defeating the Saints of St. Mary’s, 52-30, for the first time in the schools’ four-year rivalry. Bragging rights and the coveted River Rivalry trophy have stayed Saints’ property over the past three seasons, but the...
By ProvidedOn January 18, two Severna Park High School graduates represented the proud tradition of lacrosse in Severna Park by earning induction into the Greater Baltimore chapter of the United States Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Mark Frye (SPHS ’95) and Betsy Grizzle (form. Betsy Elder, SPHS ’90)...
By ProvidedOn Thursday, February 20, the Touchdown Club of Annapolis will host its 60th-annual Football Awards Banquet at the Annapolis DoubleTree Hotel. Awards will be given for the Navy Player of the Year, Maryland Player of the Year, High School Team of the Year, High School Player of the Year, High School...
By Josh MagnessThe Severna Park Lady Falcons basketball team, under the direction of Head Coach Lisa Magness, exhibited great determination and talent to begin the new year, pushing its record on the season to 14-4 overall by going 8-3 in January.
- Photos by Steve JohnsonThe Falcons’ Erin Carroll skied for a rebound against South River on January 31.
The Falcons began 2014 with a heartbreaking 38-37 loss to the...
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By Josh MagnessMuch was on the line when the Severna Park High School Lady Falcons and Southern High School Lady Bulldawgs faced off in a heated intra-county battle on January 17 at Southern High School. The Falcons hoped to continue their impressive season by notching win number 11, and Southern Head Coach Linda...