April 23, 2014
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    • Severn's Caroline Steele led all scorers with five goals in the Admirals' 14-6 win over St. Mary’s.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Severn's Caroline Steele led all scorers with five goals in the Admirals' 14-6 win over St. Mary’s.
    • Regan Leavitt posted three goals and two assists for the Admirals. Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Regan Leavitt posted three goals and two assists for the Admirals.
    • Annie Igler was one of three Severn players to score at least three goals in the Admirals’ win over the Saints, which pushed the team to 6-2 overall and 4-2 in IAAM A Conference play.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Annie Igler was one of three Severn players to score at least three goals in the Admirals’ win over the Saints, which pushed the team to 6-2 overall and 4-2 in IAAM A Conference play.
    • Kasie Lilly corralled a ground ball and pushed the fast break in the first half. Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Kasie Lilly corralled a ground ball and pushed the fast break in the first half.

    Lady Admirals Crush St. Mary's In Rivalry Matchup, 14-6Exclusive

    By Colin Murphy
    It didn’t take long for the Severn girls lacrosse team to take control of its annual matchup with archrival St. Mary’s on April 4.

    Led by Caroline Steele’s five goals, the Admirals improved to 6-2 overall and 4-2 in Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference...

    • Severna Park’s Eva Klaus (7) helped lead the Falcons to a thrilling, 7-6 victory over rival Broadneck on March 24. Photos by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Severna Park’s Eva Klaus (7) helped lead the Falcons to a thrilling, 7-6 victory over rival Broadneck on March 24.

    Another Barn Burner: Park Girls Edge Broadneck, 7-6

    By Colin Murphy
    To view a photo gallery from this game, click here.

    Bruins Rebound To Nip South River; Falcons Roll Chesapeake To Start 2-0
    With the annual turnover of players in high school sports, every season is a clean slate that brings new faces, new talent, new challenges and new contenders. The...

    • On February 22 the Green Hornets 11U girls select basketball team defeated Broadneck 23-18 to win the Anne Arundel County A League championship outright with an overall record of 10-2. The team finished the season with eight consecutive victories.
      On February 22 the Green Hornets 11U girls select basketball team defeated Broadneck 23-18 to win the Anne Arundel County A League championship outright with an overall record of 10-2. The team finished the season with eight consecutive victories.

    Green Hornets Win Anne Arundel County 11U Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    The Severna Park Green Hornets 11U girls select basketball team recently completed a very successful season by winning the Anne Arundel County 11U A League championship.
    Coached by Matt McLaughlin and Marilyn Cleary, the team started league play slowly, going 2-2 over its first four games. However...
    • (L-R) Local water polo players Max Bethel, Grace Doerfler, Jacob Whitaker, Ronan Williams and Claire Whitaker recently completed a four-month training regimen with the USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program.
      (L-R) Local water polo players Max Bethel, Grace Doerfler, Jacob Whitaker, Ronan Williams and Claire Whitaker recently completed a four-month training regimen with the USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program.

    Local Athletes Train With USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program

    By Colin Murphy
    On March 15 and 16, five local high school athletes took to the pools at Naval Academy Aquatic Club as part of a four-month training regimen with the USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program. High school sophomores Ronan Williams (Severna Park High School) and Max Bethel (Gilman), eighth-grader...
    • Chase Berquist (23) celebrated a first-half score during the Bruins’ 11-9 win over Severna Park on March 24.Photos by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Chase Berquist (23) celebrated a first-half score during the Bruins’ 11-9 win over Severna Park on March 24.
    • Broadneck’s Kevin Smith cleared down the sideline past Severna Park’s Trevor Bellotte.
      Broadneck’s Kevin Smith cleared down the sideline past Severna Park’s Trevor Bellotte.
    • Keegan McCormack (14) led all scorers with four goals.
      Keegan McCormack (14) led all scorers with four goals.

    Broadneck Boys Win Rivalry Clash Over Falcons, 11-9

    By Colin Murphy
    To view a photo gallery from this game, click here.

    Skid Continues As Falcons Get Nipped By Chesapeake, Bruins Fall To South River
    The Severna Park boys lacrosse team will have to wait until April 11 to get another crack at avenging last spring’s season-ending playoff loss to...

    • Broadneck infielder Sydney Bostrom had three hits in her team’s 16-14 win over Severna Park, including the go-ahead double in the seventh inning.Photo by Wayne Ramsay
      Broadneck infielder Sydney Bostrom had three hits in her team’s 16-14 win over Severna Park, including the go-ahead double in the seventh inning.

    Broadneck Softball Rallies For Win Over Severna Park As Both Teams Set Sights On State Championship

    By Zach Sparks
    To view a photo gallery from this game, click here.
    With Severna Park starting a sophomore on the mound and Broadneck relying on a freshman hurler, the softball game between the two rivals on March 24 was going to be decided by whichever team could take the pressure off its young pitcher by...
  • SPY Swimmers Shine At MD State Championships

    By Colin Murphy
    While the team’s contingent was relatively small, numbering only 29, the SPY swimmers made every swim count at the 2014 Short Course Maryland State Championships held March 6-9 at Lejeune Hall on the Navy campus in Annapolis. SPY left the meet with three individual-event state champions, four new qualifying times for YMCA Nationals, multiple finalists, and 56 personal best times. 

    The men’s breaststrokers excelled in every age group with Jackson Schultz winning the 11-12 50-yard title and Ryan Ordakowski taking home first in the 100-yard distance.  David Sears, a Maryland state record holder in breaststroke, took two second places for the 13-14 age group at 100 and...
    • Severna Park High School graduate Matthew McKenney took gold in the 200-yard butterfly at the CAA championships on March 1, breaking both school and CAA championship-meet records with a time of 1:46.14.
      Severna Park High School graduate Matthew McKenney took gold in the 200-yard butterfly at the CAA championships on March 1, breaking both school and CAA championship-meet records with a time of 1:46.14.
    • Severna Park High School graduate Matthew McKenney took gold in the 200-yard butterfly at the CAA championships on March 1, breaking both school and CAA championship-meet records with a time of 1:46.14.
      Severna Park High School graduate Matthew McKenney took gold in the 200-yard butterfly at the CAA championships on March 1, breaking both school and CAA championship-meet records with a time of 1:46.14.

    Where Are They Now? Matthew McKenney, SPHS ‘12

    By Colin Murphy
    On March 1, Severna Park High School graduate and current Towson University swimmer Matthew McKenney helped the Tigers swim team to unprecedented levels of success at the Colonial Athletic Association championships at the University of Maryland.
    McKenney, a sophomore at Towson who swam for SPY...
  • Green Hornets Opening Day Parade Set For April 12

    By Provided
    The Green Hornets baseball Opening Day Parade will take place from 9:00-10:30am on Saturday, April 12. The parade will start at Severna Park Middle School and end at Kinder Park. To accommodate the players, Lynwood Road will be closed from Lynwood Elementary School to Kinder Road, and Kinder Road...


    Hornets Crown 8/9 Boys Hoops Champions

    By Provided
    The 2013-14 Green Hornets 8/9 Year Old Boys Basketball League wrapped up its season on February 26 at Severna Park Elementary School. With 17 teams in the league, it was decided there would be two tournaments; Gold for the top eight teams and Green for the bottom nine.
    The Gold Tournament final...

    Knicks Win Green Hornets 13U Championship

    By Provided
    On March 6, the Knicks defeated the Suns to win the Green Hornets 12-13 boys basketball championship. The Knicks are Tristan Halloran, Bobby Ruppert, Jack Thomas, Taylor Hawkins, Michael Guldin, Joey LaRocque, Grant Frady, Jacob March and Stan Galloway. The team is coached by Joe Thomas.
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  • Bruins Jump All Over Falcons, Win 14-1Exclusive

    By Luke Jackson
    To view a photo gallery from this game, click here. 
    By the time Broadneck left-hander Tim Dold walked off the mound after the fourth inning, the Bruins’ season-opening game against Severna Park was well in hand. Dold had just recorded three outs on six pitches with Broadneck sporting a...

    11U Hornets Win Showdown At The ShoreExclusive

    By Colin Murphy
    The Green Hornets 11U select baseball team had a fantastic weekend at Lake Shore Baseball’s Showdown at the Shore tournament over the weekend of March 15-16, going 4-0 to win the tournament championship.
    Manned by Nick Marsella, Daniel Ashbeck, Michael O’Callaghan, Zach Plummer, Ben...
  • Severna Park’s Palmer Joins Elite Cycling TeamExclusive

    By Provided
    Severna Park High School senior Aidan Palmer, 18, is one of the new riders selected for Team Bike Doctor, the men’s elite bicycle racing team sponsored by the Bike Doctor chain. The youngest rider on the team, Aidan has been involved in the local Mid Atlantic Bicycle Racing Association (MABRA...
    • The Nelson Hockey Maple Leafs captured the Bowie Hockey Club’s Presidents Day Tournament championship in a shootout, 3-2, over the NOVA Ice Dogs on February 17.
      The Nelson Hockey Maple Leafs captured the Bowie Hockey Club’s Presidents Day Tournament championship in a shootout, 3-2, over the NOVA Ice Dogs on February 17.

    Nelson Maple Leafs Win Bowie Tournament In Shootout, 3-2

    By Colin Murphy
    The Nelson Hockey Association Metro Maple Leaf Squirt B team won the Bowie Hockey Club Presidents Day Tournament with an exciting 3-2 shootout victory over the NOVA Ice Dogs on Monday, February 17.
    Following shutout victories over the Frederick Freeze and Baltimore Stars in the tournament’s...
    • The 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.Photos by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The 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.
      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.



    Park Boys Dominate Way To County Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    Title Is First For SP Since 2004; Falcons Earn No. 1 Seed In Region Playoffs
    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...
    • The Bruins’ Connor Joyce took down Old Mill’s Jeff Glossner for the 132-lbs title.Photos by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The 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.
      Broadneck’s Shaine Middleton defeated Old Mill’s Alex Mina to win the county title at 170 lbs.



    Bruins Collect Titles At County Wrestling Championships

    By Colin Murphy
    The 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.
    Josh Lynch won the Bruins’ first county title on the day,...
    • The 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.Photos by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The 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.
      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.
      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.
      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.

    Mission Accomplished: Severn Girls Win IAAM B Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    Lady Admirals Get Back To Title Game, Complete Season With Crown And Undefeated Conference Record
    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...
    • The Storm defeated the Dream in the Green Hornets girls senior league title game on February 16.
      The Storm defeated the Dream in the Green Hornets girls senior league title game on February 16.

    Storm Are Champions In Inaugural Season Of Hornets’ Girls Senior League

    By Colin Murphy
    On 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...
    • After 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 Colin A.J. Murphy
      After 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.
    • Severna 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 Stern
      Severna 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.
    • Severna 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 Kerrigan Stern
      Severna 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.

    Sports Briefs: Severna Park Wrestling, Swimming, Track & FieldExclusive

    By Colin Murphy
    After 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...
    • The Severna Park U14 Gunners were deemed to display the best sportsmanship of all 75 boys soccer teams in the National Capital Soccer League.
      The Severna Park U14 Gunners were deemed to display the best sportsmanship of all 75 boys soccer teams in the National Capital Soccer League.

    Severna Park U14 Gunners Earn NCSL Sportsmanship Award

    By Provided
    At 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...

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