November 26, 2014
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  • Severna Park Volleyball Wins 4A State Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    COLLEGE PARK, Md.—A year ago, the Severna Park volleyball team watched its fairytale run to the 4A state final twist suddenly to a nightmarish ending.
    This year? It’s the Falcons’ turn to live the dream.
    Severna Park (20-0) put the finishing touch on an undefeated season in the...
    • Severna Park swept its way into the state final with a 25-17,25-18, 25-18 win over Sherwood in the Class 4A semis at the University of Maryland on Wednesday night.Photo by Luke Jackson
      Severna Park swept its way into the state final with a 25-17,25-18, 25-18 win over Sherwood in the Class 4A semis at the University of Maryland on Wednesday night.

    Severna Park Volleyball Sweeps Into State FinalExclusive

    By Luke Jackson
    The Severna Park volleyball team could have easily dropped the second game of its best-of-five against Sherwood in Wednesday night’s Class 4A state semifinal at the University of Maryland.
    Already leading the Warriors 1-0 after winning the first game, 25-17, the Falcons suddenly found...
    • Ryan Church (5) was mobbed by teammates after scoring a penalty kick that gave Indian Creek a 0-0 (4-2) shootout win over Mount Carmel in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association C Conference championship game at Stevenson University on November 9. The title is the first in program history for the Eagles.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Ryan Church (5) was mobbed by teammates after scoring a penalty kick that gave Indian Creek a 0-0 (4-2) shootout win over Mount Carmel in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association C Conference championship game at Stevenson University on November 9. The title is the first in program history for the Eagles.
    • Patrick Fleming saved two shots in the penalty-kick shootout to help the Eagles to victory.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Patrick Fleming saved two shots in the penalty-kick shootout to help the Eagles to victory.
    • Andrew Hamill and the Indian Creek defense never cracked under intense pressure from Mount Carmel, eventually playing to the Cougars to a 0-0 draw after 100 minutes.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Andrew Hamill and the Indian Creek defense never cracked under intense pressure from Mount Carmel, eventually playing to the Cougars to a 0-0 draw after 100 minutes.
    • Senior Mitchell Love converted his penalty chance to help Indian Creek to its first MIAA title.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Senior Mitchell Love converted his penalty chance to help Indian Creek to its first MIAA title.
    • (L-R) Indian Creek captains Mario Carneiro, Mitchell Love, Ryan Church and Brandon Lacey accepted the MIAA C Conference championship plaque.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      (L-R) Indian Creek captains Mario Carneiro, Mitchell Love, Ryan Church and Brandon Lacey accepted the MIAA C Conference championship plaque.
    • The championship is the first in program history for the Indian Creek boys soccer team.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The championship is the first in program history for the Indian Creek boys soccer team.

    Indian Creek Boys Defeat Mount Carmel On Penalties For Program’s First Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    OWINGS MILLS, Md.—Add the Indian Creek boys soccer team to the Crownsville school’s growing list of sports programs to win a varsity championship.
    The Eagles accomplished that feat in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association C Conference title game against Mount Carmel at...
    • Severn's Alex Luscher celebrated his second-half goal that gave the Admirals a 1-0 lead over Gerstell in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference championship game at Stevenson University on November 9. The Admirals went on to win, 2-1, to claim the program's fourth MIAA title.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Severn's Alex Luscher celebrated his second-half goal that gave the Admirals a 1-0 lead over Gerstell in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference championship game at Stevenson University on November 9. The Admirals went on to win, 2-1, to claim the program's fourth MIAA title.
    • Severn senior Jon Garske attacked the Gerstell defense during the second half. Garske assisted on the Admirals' first goal and captained the team throughout its championship season, in which the Admirals went unbeaten against MIAA competition and 19-1 overall.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Severn senior Jon Garske attacked the Gerstell defense during the second half. Garske assisted on the Admirals' first goal and captained the team throughout its championship season, in which the Admirals went unbeaten against MIAA competition and 19-1 overall.
    • Keith Singletary cut back across a Gerstell defender during the first half of the Admirals' 2-1 victory on Sunday.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Keith Singletary cut back across a Gerstell defender during the first half of the Admirals' 2-1 victory on Sunday.
    • The Admirals are MIAA champions for the first time since 2002.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The Admirals are MIAA champions for the first time since 2002.
    • The Admirals are MIAA champions for the first time since 2002.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The Admirals are MIAA champions for the first time since 2002.
    • The Admirals are MIAA champions for the first time since 2002.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The Admirals are MIAA champions for the first time since 2002.

    Severn Boys Win MIAA B Championship Over Gerstell, 2-1

    By Colin Murphy
    OWINGS MILLS, Md.—Everything Severn boys soccer head coach Mike McCarthy had to say about his team following its performance in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference championship game against Gerstell Academy at Stevenson University on November 9 suggested there had...
    • The Phantoms’ Caitlyn Boucher battled with a Lee-Mt. Vernon player during Severna Park’s recent game at Kinder Park on October 18.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The Phantoms’ Caitlyn Boucher battled with a Lee-Mt. Vernon player during Severna Park’s recent game at Kinder Park on October 18.
    • (L-R) Ava Schultz, Chloe Gamber Caitlyn Boucher and Kasey Thompson mounted an offensive threat for the Phantoms during an October 18 game at Kinder Park.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      (L-R) Ava Schultz, Chloe Gamber Caitlyn Boucher and Kasey Thompson mounted an offensive threat for the Phantoms during an October 18 game at Kinder Park.
    • The Break Is On: (L-R) Chelsea Wood, Chloe Gamber, Alaina Minefski and Francesca Dunoyer started the fast break for the U9 Phantoms during a recent Saturday afternoon game at Kinder Park.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The Break Is On: (L-R) Chelsea Wood, Chloe Gamber, Alaina Minefski and Francesca Dunoyer started the fast break for the U9 Phantoms during a recent Saturday afternoon game at Kinder Park.

    U9 Phantoms Win SAC Columbus Day Tournament

    By Colin Murphy
    The Green Hornets U9 Phantoms girls soccer team has experienced tremendous success this season playing in the Washington Area Girls Soccer league Elite Player Development League (WAGS EDPL), and the team recently won the Soccer Association of Columbia’s Columbus Day Tournament championship...
    • The U14 Revolution were runners-up at this year's Arundel Cup tournament.
      The U14 Revolution were runners-up at this year's Arundel Cup tournament.

    U14 Revolution Boys Having Strong Season

    By Colin Murphy
    A 2-0 win over Arundel Soccer Association on October 18 on goals by Daniel Ashbeck and Connor Coleman was one recent highlight in a strong season for the Green Hornets 14U Revolution boys soccer team.

    In addition to posting a 5-1-1 record in the 13U county league, the Revolution finished as...

  • SEVP U14 Lasers Having Strong Season In WAGS, Tournament Play

    By Colin Murphy
    With a week to go left in the season, the Severna Park U14 Lasers girls soccer teams is in a fight for second place in the super-competitive Washington Area Girls Soccer league with a record of 4-1-3.

    The Lasers’ successful league campaign followed a strong appearance in the Spirit Kickoff...

    • The Green Hornets’ Andrew Trott blocked a Panther lineman as teammate Sean Murray turned up-field with the ball during a 40-0 Severna Park victory on October 18.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The Green Hornets’ Andrew Trott blocked a Panther lineman as teammate Sean Murray turned up-field with the ball during a 40-0 Severna Park victory on October 18.
    • A Panthers defensive player attempted to tackle the Green Hornets’ Sean Murray during a 40-0 Severna Park victory on October 18.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      A Panthers defensive player attempted to tackle the Green Hornets’ Sean Murray during a 40-0 Severna Park victory on October 18.
    • The Green Hornets’ Burke Webb blocked for quarterback Sam Nock, who had three touchdown passes in Severna Park’s 40-0 victory over the Panthers.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The Green Hornets’ Burke Webb blocked for quarterback Sam Nock, who had three touchdown passes in Severna Park’s 40-0 victory over the Panthers.
    • Severna Park’s Sam Shirley coasted into the end zone for one of his three touchdown receptions from quarterback Sam Nock in a 40-0 win by the Green Hornets over the Panthers on October 18.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Severna Park’s Sam Shirley coasted into the end zone for one of his three touchdown receptions from quarterback Sam Nock in a 40-0 win by the Green Hornets over the Panthers on October 18.

    Varsity U National Green Hornets 'Peaking At The Right Time'

    By Colin Murphy
    The Varsity U National Division Green Hornets football team reached the end of a strong regular-season campaign with a 35-0 defeat of Southern on October 25 to improve to 6-3.

    With a 40-0 win over the Panthers at Kinder Park the previous week, the team believes it is growing stronger.

    “...

    • Brit Lilly, a 2004 graduate of Old Mill High School, won the Offshore Powerboat Association Super Vee Light World Championships in Solomons, Maryland on October 5.Photos courtesy of Tim Sharkey / Sharkey-Images.com
      Brit Lilly, a 2004 graduate of Old Mill High School, won the Offshore Powerboat Association Super Vee Light World Championships in Solomons, Maryland on October 5.
    • Brit Lilly (blue cap), a 2004 graduate of Old Mill High School, posed with friends, family and Lilly Sport Boats team members after winning the Offshore Powerboat Association Super Vee Light World Championships in Solomons, Maryland on October 5.Photos courtesy of Tim Sharkey / Sharkey-Images.com
      Brit Lilly (blue cap), a 2004 graduate of Old Mill High School, posed with friends, family and Lilly Sport Boats team members after winning the Offshore Powerboat Association Super Vee Light World Championships in Solomons, Maryland on October 5.

    Local Wins Powerboat Racing World Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    With a first-place finish in the Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA) World Championships in Solomons, Maryland on October 5, Brit Lilly of Lilly Sport Boats in Arnold won his second consecutive OPA Super Vee Light World Championship.
     
    Lilly, 28, the son of Art and Renee Lilly and a 2004...
    • (L-R) Severna Park graduates Mark Frye (lacrosse and football) and Josh Banks (baseball) were inducted into the Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame at a dinner and ceremony at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie on October 5.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      (L-R) Severna Park graduates Mark Frye (lacrosse and football) and Josh Banks (baseball) were inducted into the Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame at a dinner and ceremony at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie on October 5.

    Severna Park Natives Banks, Frye Inducted In AA County Sports Hall Of Fame

    By Colin Murphy
    Two of Severna Park’s own were recognized for their athletic achievements on October 15 when Josh Banks and Mark Frye were inducted into the Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame.

    Banks was a star pitcher at Severna Park High School and went on to have a stellar collegiate career at...

  • SPHS Senior Earns Scholarship For Wheelchair Basketball

    By Colin Murphy
    Seamus McNally has learned not to let people tell him what he can’t do.

    McNally, a senior at Severna Park High School, was born with arthrogryposis, a congenital shortening of muscle tissue that causes joints to become contracted and prevents joints from achieving full contraction or...

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    • The Broadneck 18UC Dragons softball team, comprised of Severna Park and Broadneck players, went 5-0 and outscored the opposition 33-8 in winning the United States Specialty Sports Association Fall Brawl tournament championship in Columbia.
      The Broadneck 18UC Dragons softball team, comprised of Severna Park and Broadneck players, went 5-0 and outscored the opposition 33-8 in winning the United States Specialty Sports Association Fall Brawl tournament championship in Columbia.

    18U Dragons Win Fall Brawl Title

    By Colin Murphy
    It has been a successful fall season for the Broadneck Dragons 18UC travel softball team, which captured the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Fall Brawl championship in Columbia.

    The Dragons displayed strong pitching, outstanding defense and clutch hitting in posting a 5-0...

  • Rockbridge Runners Push XC Program To New Heights

    By Colin Murphy
    The Rockbridge Academy cross country runners have continued to build a successful legacy in just the third year of the program.

    On October 23 the Rockbridge girls cross country team repeated as Maryland Independent School Athletic League (MISAL) champions by thoroughly outrunning second-place...

    • The Lady Scots defeated Calverton 7-1 on October 27 to claim the program's first-ever championship.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The Lady Scots defeated Calverton 7-1 on October 27 to claim the program's first-ever championship.
    • It didn't matter how many defenders pursued Rockbridge's Mayowa Taiwo; the freshman striker exploded for four goals and an assist in the Scots' historic championship victory.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      It didn't matter how many defenders pursued Rockbridge's Mayowa Taiwo; the freshman striker exploded for four goals and an assist in the Scots' historic championship victory.
    • Rockbridge's Emma Feeney led a suffocating defensive effort that limited Calverton to only three shots.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Rockbridge's Emma Feeney led a suffocating defensive effort that limited Calverton to only three shots.
    • After scoring the game's opening goal in just the second minute, Mamie August broke away for two goals over a three-minute stretch to open the second half to finish with a hat trick and two assists in the Scots' championship win.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      After scoring the game's opening goal in just the second minute, Mamie August broke away for two goals over a three-minute stretch to open the second half to finish with a hat trick and two assists in the Scots' championship win.
    • The Scots were celebrating goals early and often, and Rockbridge's victory breaks Calverton's vice grip on the league trophy. The Cougars had won six consecutive league championships prior to Monday night's 7-1 defeat.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The Scots were celebrating goals early and often, and Rockbridge's victory breaks Calverton's vice grip on the league trophy. The Cougars had won six consecutive league championships prior to Monday night's 7-1 defeat.

    Rockbridge Girls Dominate MISAL Final, Win Program’s First ChampionshipExclusive

    By Colin Murphy
    LARGO, MD—The Rockbridge Academy girls soccer players and coaches exuded nothing but confidence prior to the start of Monday night’s Maryland Independent School Athletic League (MISAL) championship game against Calverton at Riverdale Baptist.

    Once on the field, everyone in attendance...

    • Henry Brown (15), Bill Watts (4) and Alec Ruden (85) celebrate Watts' touchdown that gave Broadneck a 14-7 lead in the first quarter. The Bruins scored 35 consecutive points en route to a 42-14 victory to remain undefeated at 8-0.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Henry Brown (15), Bill Watts (4) and Alec Ruden (85) celebrate Watts' touchdown that gave Broadneck a 14-7 lead in the first quarter. The Bruins scored 35 consecutive points en route to a 42-14 victory to remain undefeated at 8-0.
    • Sophomore Chris Watts reeled in an incredible one-handed touchdown grab in the fourth quarter to put Broadneck up, 42-7. The Bruins went on to defeat previously unbeaten Arundel, 42-14.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Sophomore Chris Watts reeled in an incredible one-handed touchdown grab in the fourth quarter to put Broadneck up, 42-7. The Bruins went on to defeat previously unbeaten Arundel, 42-14.
    • The Bruins were all smiles following the win.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The Bruins were all smiles following the win.
    • Bruin nation was out in full force for Broadneck's dominant victory over the Wildcats.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Bruin nation was out in full force for Broadneck's dominant victory over the Wildcats.

    Broadneck Reaches 8-0 With 42-14 Demolition Of Arundel

    By Luke Jackson
    When Arundel senior quarterback Anthony Messenger hit fellow senior James Taylor for a game-tying 19-yard score against Broadneck early in the first quarter Friday night, it looked like the packed house at Arundel High was in for a stirring back-and-forth affair between two 7-0 teams battling for...
    • Kevin Hines (469) finished first overall to lead the Severna Park boys cross country team to a fourth straight county championship on October 23 at South River High School.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Kevin Hines (469) finished first overall to lead the Severna Park boys cross country team to a fourth straight county championship on October 23 at South River High School.
    • The Severna Park boys cross country program has won seven of the last eight county championships and notched a perfect score of 15 in sweeping the October 23 championship meet at South River.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The Severna Park boys cross country program has won seven of the last eight county championships and notched a perfect score of 15 in sweeping the October 23 championship meet at South River.
    • The Falcons clustered at the front of the pack from the race's early moments and never relented, earning the top five finishes and seven of the top 10.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The Falcons clustered at the front of the pack from the race's early moments and never relented, earning the top five finishes and seven of the top 10.
    • The Falcons clustered at the front of the pack from the race's early moments and never relented, earning the top five finishes and seven of the top 10.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The Falcons clustered at the front of the pack from the race's early moments and never relented, earning the top five finishes and seven of the top 10.

    Severna Park XC Boys Dominate, Win Fourth Straight County Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    The Severna Park boys cross country team produced the top five runners and seven of the top 10 at the Anne Arundel County championships at South River High School on Thursday afternoon, netting the program’s fourth consecutive county title.

    Falcon senior Kevin Hines was the individual...

    • Broadneck's Tyler Gabarra scored in the tenth minute to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. The Bruins and Falcons played to a 1-1 draw in a weather-shortened county championship game at Broadneck High School on October 21.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Broadneck's Tyler Gabarra scored in the tenth minute to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. The Bruins and Falcons played to a 1-1 draw in a weather-shortened county championship game at Broadneck High School on October 21.
    • Daniel Kwon (center) high-fived teammate Miseker Wingate after taking a pass from Wingate and scoring to even the county championship with rival Broadneck at 1-1 in the first half.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Daniel Kwon (center) high-fived teammate Miseker Wingate after taking a pass from Wingate and scoring to even the county championship with rival Broadneck at 1-1 in the first half.
    • Severna Park’s Augie Pasquale and Broadneck’s Bryce Ziemer battled for a header in the second half.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Severna Park’s Augie Pasquale and Broadneck’s Bryce Ziemer battled for a header in the second half.
    • Broadneck’s Kieran Schnell dribbled through a pack of Severna Park defender’s during the October 21 county championship game.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Broadneck’s Kieran Schnell dribbled through a pack of Severna Park defender’s during the October 21 county championship game.
    • Broadneck’s Bryce Ziemer looked for an open teammate against the defense of Severna Park’s Miseker Wingate.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Broadneck’s Bryce Ziemer looked for an open teammate against the defense of Severna Park’s Miseker Wingate.
    • Broadneck’s Nate Watkins battled in the air with Severna Park’s Evan Monseu during the teams’ 1-1 tie in the county championship game on October 21.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Broadneck’s Nate Watkins battled in the air with Severna Park’s Evan Monseu during the teams’ 1-1 tie in the county championship game on October 21.
    • Broadneck's Tyler Gabarra scored in the tenth minute to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. The Bruins and Falcons played to a 1-1 draw in a weather-shortened county championship game at Broadneck High School on October 21.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Broadneck's Tyler Gabarra scored in the tenth minute to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. The Bruins and Falcons played to a 1-1 draw in a weather-shortened county championship game at Broadneck High School on October 21.

    Bruins, Falcons Play To 1-1 Draw In Weather-Shortened County Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    Tuesday’s Anne Arundel County championship game in boys soccer at Broadneck High School had just about everything a fan could ask for.

    Well, except a winner.

    First-half goals by Broadneck’s Tyler Gabarra and Severna Park’s Daniel Kwon highlighted an action-packed contest...



    Bruins Remain Unbeaten With 39-7 Rout Of Southern

    By Luke Jackson
    After a half full of missed opportunities, the Broadneck football team scored 25 unanswered second half points – 22 in the third quarter – en route to a 39-7 victory over Southern on a warm Saturday afternoon in Annapolis on September 27.
    Senior running back Bill Watts keyed the Bruins...






    SP Volleyball Rolls To 5-0 Start

    By Colin Murphy
    Consider this reality from a humble sports photographer’s perspective: if you have no clue where the ball is going to go, you’re going to have a tough time getting the shot.
    So just as the Meade volleyball team lucked into a few points against the mercilessly disguised and...




    Instant Rivalry: Severn, Indian Creek Square Off In Field Hockey For First Time: Leavitt’s Hat Trick Helps Admirals Maintain Pecking Order—For Now

    By Colin Murphy
    After guiding the Indian Creek field hockey team to the semifinals of the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference playoffs last seasons, Eagles head coach Emily Bartz knew she had to make a change.
    “Historically we’ve always played C Conference teams in the early...
    • Rockbridge Academy’s Jay Wallen battled with a CHEN defender in the middle of the field while defenders Eben Mitchell (21) and Emery Lease (6) backed up the play during the Scots’ 7-2 victory at Arden Park. Photos by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Rockbridge Academy’s Jay Wallen battled with a CHEN defender in the middle of the field while defenders Eben Mitchell (21) and Emery Lease (6) backed up the play during the Scots’ 7-2 victory at Arden Park.
    • Rockbridge’s James Mackes had two goals for the Scots’ in a September 16 win over CHEN. The Scots are 4-1 through September 26 and in pursuit of a second straight league championship.
      Rockbridge’s James Mackes had two goals for the Scots’ in a September 16 win over CHEN. The Scots are 4-1 through September 26 and in pursuit of a second straight league championship.
    • Nifemi Taiwo skied for a header during a 7-2 win over CHEN on September 16. Taiwo scored two goals for the Scots in the victory.
      Nifemi Taiwo skied for a header during a 7-2 win over CHEN on September 16. Taiwo scored two goals for the Scots in the victory.

    Rockbridge Academy Boys Soccer Looking Strong In Bid For Second Straight Title: Lady Scots Sit Atop League, Eye Return To Championship Game

    By Colin Murphy
    Champion of the Maryland Christian Athletic League a season ago, the Rockbridge Academy boys soccer team has gotten off to a strong start in its pursuit of a second straight trophy, going 4-1 through September 26 in the newly formed, 12-team Maryland Independent Athletic Conference.
    On September...

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