December 18, 2014
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    • 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...
    • Competitors warm up and stretch while watching a traditional Korean drum performance at the first Anne Arundel County Taekwondo Championships at Severn School on November 15.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Competitors warm up and stretch while watching a traditional Korean drum performance at the first Anne Arundel County Taekwondo Championships at Severn School on November 15.

    First Anne Arundel County Taekwondo Championship Is Huge Success

    By Colin Murphy
    The first Anne Arundel County Taekwondo Championship took place on Saturday, November 15 at the Severn School in Severna Park. Over 300 competitors from all over Maryland ranging in age from four to adult competed in individual form, sparring, board-breaking and group form. The event was co-hosted...

    U15 Elite Win SAC Tournament Title

    By Colin Murphy
    The Severna Park U15 Elite went 3-0-1 and won the tournament championship at the Soccer Association of Columbia tournament over the weekend of November 22 and 23.
    The Elite outscored the opposition 11-1 in four games, notching victories over the Reston Soccer Association Riot and the Thunder...
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    • The St. John the Evangelist Middie field hockey team defeated GORC 3-0 to claim the Anne Arundel Recs and Parks Charging division championship at Annapolis High School on November 9.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The St. John the Evangelist Middie field hockey team defeated GORC 3-0 to claim the Anne Arundel Recs and Parks Charging division championship at Annapolis High School on November 9.

    St. John Girls Win Middie Championship Over GORC, 3-0

    By Colin Murphy
    With a 3-0 win over GORC at Annapolis High School on November 9, the St. John the Evangelist Middie field hockey team won the Charging division county championship. The team went 9-0-1 in the regular season and 3-0 in the playoffs, beating Slade 2-1 and South River 1-0 en route to the championship...
    • The Elvaton U10 girls soccer team went undefeated at 9-0-1 and won the league championship in its first season competing in the county league.
      The Elvaton U10 girls soccer team went undefeated at 9-0-1 and won the league championship in its first season competing in the county league.

    U10 Elvaton Girls Win League Title In First County Campaign

    By Colin Murphy
    After many years producing strong soccer players at the club/recreation level, the Elvaton U10 girls soccer team entered the county U10 league this season to unprecedented success, going undefeated on the season at 9-0-1 and winning the U10 county championship.
    The team used a stout defense,...
  • 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.

    “...


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