September 30, 2014Sports
By Colin MurphyJeff Parsons ’95, Director of Athletics at Archbishop Spalding High School, announced the appointment of Brian Phipps as new head boys lacrosse coach. Mr. Phipps just completed his second year as an assistant coach at Georgetown University. Prior to that, Coach Phipps spent two seasons as a...
By Colin MurphyThe defending 4A champions looked every bit like the team to beat on September 5, as the Severna Park field hockey team dominated from start to finish in a 3-0 thrashing of rival Broadneck at Kinder Park in the county opener for both schools.
- Photo by Colin A.J. MurphyOlivia Reiter wound up for a pass through the purview of Broadneck’s Payton Barr (5), Regan Littell (14) and Carley Wilson (15) during the Falcons’ 3-0 win over the Bruins on Friday.
- Photo by Colin A.J. MurphyBroadneck goalkeeper Hope Renner (00, 14 saves) did everything she could to direct the Bruins’ D, but attacks from the wing, like that of Lindsay Ladas’ (31)—and just about every place else—had the Falcons’ offense churning all afternoon.
- Photo by Colin A.J. MurphyLauren Duvall and the Severna Park midfield and defense were excellent in igniting transition breaks against the Bruins Friday.
- Photo by Colin A.J. MurphyJessica Valvano and the Severna Park offense were peppering shots on Broadneck goalkeeper Hope Renner throughout the afternoon.
- Photo by Colin A.J. MurphyBus Driver: School is now in session, and Beatrice Chaudoin and the Falcons obliged with a clinic in defense, transition, speed, passing and goal-scoring in a 3-0 win over Broadneck on Friday.
Goals by Jessica Valvano, Ellie Schepens and Eva...
- Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
By Colin MurphyBroadneck’s Cameron McCartney and Severna Park’s Jordan Strom posted nine-hole scores of 37 to lead their respective sides in a four-way match with Arundel and South River as the county’s A Division opened the 2014 season at Chartwell Country Club on August 27.
Josh Maisel (38),...
By Colin MurphyThe Maryland Rush 99 garnered some international respect for Maryland girls soccer this summer when the team traveled to Liverpool, England to face top opposition in a pair of friendlies and compete in the prestigious Liverpool Knowsley Cup tournament.
- The Maryland Rush 99 U15 girls soccer team went 5-2 on an overseas trip to England this summer and made the tournament final of the prestigious Liverpool Knowsley Cup Tournament. The Rush were celebrated by locals for playing outstanding soccer while conducting themselves with class and sportsmanship.
The U15 Rush girls went 5-2 overall during...
By Colin MurphyBruins Like Their Chances In Region
There are no early-season cupcakes for the Severna Park field hockey team to enjoy as the program begins defense of its 21st state title.
The Falcons traveled to Baltimore County twice during the week of August 25 to scrimmage top competition from the...
By Colin MurphyFor many high school sports programs, the return of students to campus each fall is often accompanied by a renewed approach to success, a fresh sense of optimism for a winning season, an intent to make the adjustments needed to remain the last team standing by season’s end.
So what changes...
By Luke JacksonFor the Severna Park High girls’ soccer team, the process of rectifying its 2-1 loss to South River in last May’s 4A East regional title game began this summer.
- Photo by Wayne RamsaySeverna Park’s Ryan Hussey (right) evaded the tackle of a Good Counsel defender in the teams’ scrimmage at Kinder Park as teammate Janidy Madera trailed the play in support.
The Falcons, who finished 13-4 last year, have bigger plans than regionals. They want to be one of the final four teams...
- Photo by Wayne Ramsay
By Colin MurphyIt’s easy to be overlooked when the state champion Severna Park Falcons loom justifiably as the presumptive favorite in the region, but don’t sleep on the Broadneck Bruins boys soccer team.
The Bruins went 11-5-1 in 2013 and twice held leads over Severna Park in the county title game...
By AnonymousBroadneck football went 8-2 last season and bowed out of the playoffs in a loss to Meade, but coach Rob Harris is excited to return most of his off ense intact and have a returning starting quarterback, wide receiver and running back for the first time in his four years at the helm. Coach Harris...
By Colin MurphyOver the last two years, girls soccer in Anne Arundel County has belonged largely to Arundel and South River, and the Wildcat/Seahawk regime has risen at the expense of table-topping mainstay Severna Park and always-strong Broadneck.
After winning last year’s regular-season county...
By Jim AdamsWe got through the first issue OK, although Hayley (the editor) said my article was too long and that she had to cut a few items. We got a half-page in color though, which I thought was pretty good. We’ll try to keep this one a bit shorter. Based on the response I’ve gotten, the first...
By AnonymousThe Severna Park U9 Phantoms picked up where they left off from last spring’s undefeated league season by sweeping the Labor Cup in Crownsville in impressive fashion over Labor Day Weekend.
The tournament was the first ever for the budding group of youngsters, and the Phantoms seemed to...
By AnonymousThe two-time defending Maryland State Cup champion Severna Park Fever boys U18 select soccer team has been accepted into the United States Youth Soccer National League, the country’s highest level of youth soccer competition, for the 2014-2015 season.
The Fever is one of 16 teams across the...
By Colin MurphyMany of the United Kingdom’s finest young lacrosse players left their homes in northwest England this summer in search of a challenging lacrosse experience, some authentic Americana and the memories that come from forming lifelong friendships.
Naturally, the perfect place to find all of that...
By Colin MurphySeverna Park served as the epicenter of Maryland youth rugby on July 26 and 27 as Green Hornets Rugby hosted the 2014 Rugby Maryland Youth Tournament at Kinder Park.
- Photo courtesy of Christina Dennison / Despina B PhotographyU9 Green Hornets co-captain Parker Smith carried the ball past a defender as teammates Chloe Gamber, Ashton Christallo and Braden Albrecht followed in support.
- Photos courtesy of Christina Dennison / Despina B PhotographyThe U9 Green Hornets’ Braden Albrecht races down the field with the ball, getting support from teammates (l-r) Toby Espinoza, Jaden Perez and Ashton Christallo.
- Photo courtesy of Jerry CalzadoMichael Morrison (center) and Ryan Harrington.
- Photo courtesy of Christina Dennison / Despina B PhotographyThe Green Hornets U9 rugby team went 2-1 in Saturday play at the 2014 Rugby Maryland Youth Tournament at Kinder Park.
The annual tournament is the biggest youth rugby event in Maryland each year and serves as the de facto state championships. This...
- Photo courtesy of Christina Dennison / Despina B Photography
By Colin MurphyWater polo made its mark in Severna Park this summer thanks to the well-received and much-enjoyed efforts of the Navy Aquatic Club Water Polo Program, which held several Learn To Play Water Polo days for area kids and swim teams at multiple community pools and will continue to offer opportunities...
- Aidan McIntyre, 6, of Severna Park tried to get the ball over the outstretched arms of a defender during Navy Acquatic Club’s Learn To Play Water Polo Day at Whitehurst this July.
- Meghan West, 9, of Severna Park corralled a loose ball during a Learn To Play Water Polo day held by Navy Acquatic Club at Whitehurst.
By Colin MurphyThe CFR Squeeze fast-pitch softball team, made up of players from Broadneck, Severna Park, Meade and Howard High Schools, finished as finalists in the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) 18U Mid Atlantic Recreation Open over the weekend of July 12-13 at Centennial Park in Ellicott...
- Photo courtesy of Matthew KubalThe CFR Squeeze, comprised of players from Severna Park, Broadneck, Meade and Howard High Schools, finished as finalists in the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) 18U Mid Atlantic Recreation Open over the weekend of July 12-13 at Centennial Park in Ellicott City.
- Photo courtesy of Matthew KubalThe Squeeze’s Brittney Barlow defended home plate and made a crucial out to save a run in a game the CFR girls went on to win against the SYC Storm, 4-3, in the USSSA Fast Pitch World Series in early August.
- Photo courtesy of Matthew KubalLibbie French handled a bunt to end the inning against the St. Hugh Saints. The Squeeze went on to finish fifth in the USSSA Fast Pitch World Series.
- Photo courtesy of Matthew Kubal
By Rachel WallenOne came from a dodgeball game at youth group in eighth grade. The second was a hit three months later on the lacrosse field that led to memory loss and a hospital stay. The third, an elbow to the face during a soccer game.
When seventeen-year-old Drew Griffith, a rising senior at Rockbridge...
By AnonymousThe Greater Severna Park Athletic Association 12U Green Hornets baseball club season ended this summer with the Orioles claiming a dramatic 13-12 victory over the Yankees in the playoff championship at Kinder Park.
Throughout the regular season the Orioles and the Yankees were two of the top teams...
By Colin MurphyThe Severna Park Green Hornets 10U baseball club Twins capped a stellar year with two championships.
First, the Twins took care of business against the 10U White Sox, notching a 17-7 victory on June 21 to claim the Green Hornets club baseball championship.
The following day, the Twins hosted the...
By Colin MurphyOn August 4, State Senator Ed Reilly and Delegate Cathy Vitale presented a resolution from the Maryland General Assembly to Severna Park girls cross country and track coach Ed Purpura, who coached his 100th season of girls athletics in Anne Arundel County this past spring.
- Photo by Erin O'NeillEd Purpura (center) was joined by State Senator Ed Reilly (back), Delegate Cathy Vitale (blue dress) and members of the Severna Park cross country and track teams when Purpura was honored for his 100 seasons coaching cross country and track teams in Anne Arundel County.
In over 30 years of...
- Photo by Erin O'Neill