April 30, 2016
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  • Morgan Hired As New Girls Soccer Coach At Severna Park High School

    By Colin Murphy
    In an April 25 release, Severna Park High School Athletic Director Dave Lanham announced Brian Morgan as the new girls soccer head coach at Severna Park High School.
    The release reads:
    Severna Park High School proudly announces Mr. Brian Morgan as the new head coach for girls soccer at Severna...
    • Jessie Smith trotted the bases after her three-run home run during Severna Park's 14-2 defeat of Southern at Bachman Sports Complex on Friday night. Photo by Katie DeFeo
      Jessie Smith trotted the bases after her three-run home run during Severna Park's 14-2 defeat of Southern at Bachman Sports Complex on Friday night.

    Severna Park Softball Dominates in Rout of Southern

    By Katie DeFeo
    Video by Katie DeFeo
    Severna Park Softball Dominates in Rout of Southern
               
    After a disappointing finish in last year’s playoffs, the Severna Park softball team is having quite the season this spring. With an impressive 9-2...
    • Haley Simonds (Newberry College) and Nikki Burke (Millersville University) committed on Thursday to play softball at the college level.
      Haley Simonds (Newberry College) and Nikki Burke (Millersville University) committed on Thursday to play softball at the college level.

    Severna Park Softball Players Make College Commitments

    By Colin Murphy
    Two Severna Park High School softball players are the latest Falcon athletes to make the jump to the next level. On Thursday, the Falcons' Haley Simonds and Nikki Burke took part in a signing celebration at SPHS. Simonds, a pitcher, committed to Newberry College in South Carolina, and...

    SP Football Players Commit To Colleges

    By Colin Murphy
    Several Severna Park student-athletes recently committed to college football programs. From left to right are Andrew Haggart (McDaniel College), Jackson Neal (McDaniel College), Trevor Bates (Randolph Macon College) and Stephen Darley (Wesley College). They were joined by Falcon coach Will Bell for...
    • Spencer Dietrich threw four shutout innings in the Falcons’ 9-0 win over Northeast. “We’re very confident,” said Dietrich. “We have a ton of pitchers who can pitch and be successful against any team. We think we can go out there and shut anyone down, no matter who it is.”Photo by Colin Murphy
      Spencer Dietrich threw four shutout innings in the Falcons’ 9-0 win over Northeast. “We’re very confident,” said Dietrich. “We have a ton of pitchers who can pitch and be successful against any team. We think we can go out there and shut anyone down, no matter who it is.”
    • Welcome Home: The Severna Park baseball team watched Stephen Boushell cross home plate after his second-inning homer put the Falcons on course to a 9-0 win over Northeast.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Welcome Home: The Severna Park baseball team watched Stephen Boushell cross home plate after his second-inning homer put the Falcons on course to a 9-0 win over Northeast.

    Severna Park Baseball Off To Strong Start

    By Colin Murphy
    The Severna Park baseball team took care of business in no uncertain fashion in rolling to a 9-0 victory over visiting Northeast on March 31.
    A day after beating Meade 6-0, the Falcons moved to 2-0 in county play at 4-1 overall behind four shutout innings from starting pitcher Spencer Dietrich and...
  • Severna Park Softball Rallies Late To Top Northeast, Starts 4-1 Overall

    By Colin Murphy
    Campbell Kline’s three-run home run punctuated a five-run sixth inning and helped lift the Severna Park softball team to a 10-9, come-from-behind victory over visiting Northeast on March 31.
    Sophomore Jessie Smith added a solo homer for the Falcons, who got three hits and three runs scored...
    • Severna Park athletes competed at the All-Comers meet at Chesapeake High School on March 23.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Severna Park athletes competed at the All-Comers meet at Chesapeake High School on March 23.
    • Severna Park athletes competed at the All-Comers meet at Chesapeake High School on March 23.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Severna Park athletes competed at the All-Comers meet at Chesapeake High School on March 23.

    Back Outside, Falcon Athletes Warm Up The Track

    By Colin Murphy
    A number of up-and-coming track and field athletes got their first taste of outdoor competition this year when Chesapeake hosted the All-Comers meet during the school break on March 23.
    On one of the spring’s first gorgeous, sunny and warm days, the Falcons had several event winners on both...
    • The SP U15 Lasers went 4-0 and won the championship of the Baltimore Mania College Showcase over the weekend of March 25-26.
      The SP U15 Lasers went 4-0 and won the championship of the Baltimore Mania College Showcase over the weekend of March 25-26.

    SP U15 Lasers Win Baltimore Mania College Showcase

    By Colin Murphy
    The Severna Park Lasers U15 girls soccer team furthered the reputation of soccer excellence in Severna Park by defeating a handful of top regional teams at the Baltimore Mania College Showcase over the weekend of March 25-26.
    The Lasers went 4-0 to claim the tournament championship, outscoring the...
    • The API 10U Blue select 4-0 at the Showdown at the Shore tournament.
      The API 10U Blue select 4-0 at the Showdown at the Shore tournament.

    API 10U Blue Wins Showdown At The Shore

    By Anonymous
    A weekend of cold, rainy, snowy conditions couldn’t stop the API 10U Blue select baseball team from earning its first tournament championship of the 2016 spring season at the Lake Shore Showdown at the Shore tournament over the weekend of March 19-21.
    The API boys went 4-0 at the tournament...
    • The Blue Ninjas went undefeated to win the U10 Bucs-Elvaton championship.
      The Blue Ninjas went undefeated to win the U10 Bucs-Elvaton championship.

    Blue Ninjas Go Undefeated, Win Bucs-Elvaton Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    Competing against teams from Elvaton and Pasadena, the Elvaton U10 Blue Ninjas girls basketball team completed an undefeated season with a sweep of the postseason tournament and a championship of the Bucs/Elvaton U10 league.
    Blue Ninjas Hannah Baressi, Abby Kavanagh, Maggie Mullervy, Laci Petruccy...
    • Christine Safrit, left, and Rachel Shanks. Safrit is the the certified athletic trainer at Severna Park High School; Shanks is the sports medicine supervisor for the county high schools that employ ATI athletic trainers.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Christine Safrit, left, and Rachel Shanks. Safrit is the the certified athletic trainer at Severna Park High School; Shanks is the sports medicine supervisor for the county high schools that employ ATI athletic trainers.

    Athletic Trainers Help Student-Athletes Rehab Injuries, Maintain Health

    By Colin Murphy
    Many high school athletes take it for granted, but having the resource of a full-time, on-site athletic trainer is a privilege not extended to every county or high school in Maryland. Fortunately, every high school in Anne Arundel County has a full-time certified athletic trainer to help athletes...
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    • The Sharknado were undefeated champions of the Green Hornets 8/10 girls basketball club league in the "A" tournament bracket.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      The Sharknado were undefeated champions of the Green Hornets 8/10 girls basketball club league in the "A" tournament bracket.
    • The Falcons were champions of the GSPAA 8/10 "B" BracketPhoto by Judy Tacyn
      The Falcons were champions of the GSPAA 8/10 "B" Bracket

    Sharknado, Falcons Bring Home Crowns in Girls 8/10 Basketball

    By Anonymous
    The 8/10 girls basketball season in the Greater Severna Park Athletic Association’s club league concluded with the Sharknado and Falcons claiming championships in the “A” and “B” brackets, respectively.
    The 11-team league split into two separate postseason tournaments...
    • Severna Park junior Sarah Elms cut across center for her second goal of the game in the Falcons' 16-3 rout of Spalding on Monday.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Severna Park junior Sarah Elms cut across center for her second goal of the game in the Falcons' 16-3 rout of Spalding on Monday.

    Park Girls Dominate Spalding In Season Opener, 16-3

    By Colin Murphy
    Severna Park girls lacrosse coach Kaitlyn Hines made a polite attempt to answer the question of how her team can improve in light of a 16-3 dusting of Archbishop Spalding in the teams’ season opener at Kinder Park on March 21.
    After pausing to consider, Hines said, “I think we need to...
    • The Green Hornets were all over the competition at the Anne Arundel County youth wrestling championships at South River on February 21.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The Green Hornets were all over the competition at the Anne Arundel County youth wrestling championships at South River on February 21.

    Green Hornets Shine At Youth Wrestling Championships

    By Colin Murphy
    Green Hornets wrestlers completed a successful season with a strong showing at the Anne Arundel youth wrestling championship meet at South River High School on February 22.
    Severna Park produced five county champions on the day, as Hayden Haber, Aiden Wauters, Evan Bushman, Kellen Curtis and...
    • Erin Carroll pushed the pace in the first half of Severna Park's playoff game against Old Mill on March 1. The Falcons fell to the Patriots in overtime, 53-51, nearly pulling off a tremendous upset. "Everyone knew their role in this game, and everyone played to their potential, and we just did an awesome job as a team,” said Carroll.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Erin Carroll pushed the pace in the first half of Severna Park's playoff game against Old Mill on March 1. The Falcons fell to the Patriots in overtime, 53-51, nearly pulling off a tremendous upset. "Everyone knew their role in this game, and everyone played to their potential, and we just did an awesome job as a team,” said Carroll.

    Park Girls Fall Proudly In Playoff Classic

    By Colin Murphy
    Of course the Severna Park girls basketball team had no chance against undefeated Old Mill in a 4A East Section I semifinal matchup on March 1. Of course they didn’t.
    The 13-10 Falcons against the reigning region champions, the state-title-minded 22-0 Patriots? The same Patriots who handily...
    • The 12U select Green Hornets were champions in the Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks 12U Blue Jays league with a 10-1 record.
      The 12U select Green Hornets were champions in the Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks 12U Blue Jays league with a 10-1 record.

    12U Green Hornets Girls Go 10-1, Win County Title

    By Colin Murphy
    The 12U Green Hornets select girls basketball team went 10-1 to finish as champions of the Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks 12U Blue Jays league.
    Head coach Scott McConkey and assistant coach Steve Fletcher saw no shortage of winning characteristics in team members Jillian Murphy, Hailey...
    • The Sparks won the girls scrub league championship on February 14 with a 21-20 victory over the Sky.Photo by Katie DeFeo
      The Sparks won the girls scrub league championship on February 14 with a 21-20 victory over the Sky.

    Sparks Fly To Girls Scrub Championship Despite Late-Game Efforts From Sky

    By Katie DeFeo
    Severna Park’s boys scrub league has been a constant of winter in this town for years. With nearly 30 teams in the league and several local high schools represented, it has become a fun activity for high school athletes looking for a toned-down winter.
    When Dave Hemmerle started the girls...
    • (L-R) Kyle Craven (195), Trevor Bellotte (182) and McLean Linehan (132) all won county championships on February 20. Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      (L-R) Kyle Craven (195), Trevor Bellotte (182) and McLean Linehan (132) all won county championships on February 20.

    SP Wrestlers Excel At County, Region, State Meets

    By Colin Murphy
    The Severna Park wrestling team produced three champions at the county championship meet at South River High School on February 20, as Kyle Craven, Trevor Bellotte and McLean Linehan all took home titles.
    Linehan defeated Broadneck’s Owen Joyce 6-4 in overtime to win the individual county...
    • On February 11, the Falcons’ (l-r) Hailey O’Mara, Tara Register, Morgan Kline and Shannon Fletcher all signed on to play for Division III volleyball programs.
      On February 11, the Falcons’ (l-r) Hailey O’Mara, Tara Register, Morgan Kline and Shannon Fletcher all signed on to play for Division III volleyball programs.

    Pennsylvania Colleges Score Big With SP Volleyball Talent

    By Anonymous
    The Severna Park volleyball team has been a dominant force in Maryland for the past three seasons, so it’s no surprise that a crop of talented Falcons are moving on to play at the next level.
    On February 11, the Falcons’ Hailey O’Mara, Tara Register, Morgan Kline and Shannon...
    • Severna Park senior Fiona Schoener, with sprint coach Elmer McPhail (left) and pole vaulting coaching Brian Grubel, became the Falcons’ first two-time state champion in pole vault on February 23 when she cleared 10 feet to win the 4A title at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex. Schoener won the same event in the 2013-2014 season.
      Severna Park senior Fiona Schoener, with sprint coach Elmer McPhail (left) and pole vaulting coaching Brian Grubel, became the Falcons’ first two-time state champion in pole vault on February 23 when she cleared 10 feet to win the 4A title at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex. Schoener won the same event in the 2013-2014 season.

    Athlete Spotlight: Fiona Schoener

    By Colin Murphy
    When she began participating in gymnastics at age 4, Severna Park High School senior Fiona Schoener had no idea she was laying the groundwork to become a two-time state champion in pole vault.
    The Falcon senior accomplished that feat on February 23, clearing 10 feet at Prince George’s Sports...
    • Green Hornets 8/9 boys basketball players participated in a season-ending All-Star Game at Folger McKinsey Elementary School on February 27. Photo by Judy Tacyn
      Green Hornets 8/9 boys basketball players participated in a season-ending All-Star Game at Folger McKinsey Elementary School on February 27.

    Green Hornets Select 8/9 Boys All-Stars

    By Judy Tacyn
    Green Hornets 8/9 boys basketball players participated in a season-ending All-Star Game at Folger McKinsey Elementary School on February 27. The 8/9 boys All-Stars Noah Cover, Chase Meyer, Nolan Grizzle, Teagan McDonough, Carter Crivella, Tucker Moran, Landry Brittle, Brendan Abell, Joey Tomar,...

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