May 22, 2015
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  • [VIDEO] Severna Park Girls Lacrosse Wins State Championship: Highlights & Postgame Comments

    By Anonymous
    The Severna Park girls lacrosse team captured the program's 13th state championship with an 18-15 win over Bel Air on May 19 at Stevenson University.
  • Severna Park Baseball Back In Title Game After State Semifinal Win

    By Luke Jackson
    The Severna Park baseball team punched its ticket to the Class 4A Maryland state finals by defeating Perry Hall, 10-3, in College Park May 19. 

     

    Severna Park will take on Gaithersburg for the 4A title at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen on May 22. It'll be the Falcons'...

    • The Severna Park girls lacrosse team captured the program's 13th state championship by defeating Bel Air, 18-15, in the Class 4A final at Stevenson University on May 19.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The Severna Park girls lacrosse team captured the program's 13th state championship by defeating Bel Air, 18-15, in the Class 4A final at Stevenson University on May 19.

    Severna Park Girls Repeat As State Champions

    By Colin Murphy
    As is often the case this time of year, the trophy displays at Severna Park High School have another plaque to add to the collection.
    The Severna Park girls lacrosse team made sure of that fact on May 19, defeating Bel Air, 18-15, in the Class 4A state championship at Stevenson University to claim...
    • Spalding defeated Calvert Hall in the title game at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen for the second straight year. Photo by Luke Jackson
      Spalding defeated Calvert Hall in the title game at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen for the second straight year.

    Spalding Wins Second Straight MIAA A Conference Title

    By Luke Jackson
    Archbishop Spalding starting pitcher Jordan Carr settled in at precisely the right moment as the Cavaliers’ baseball team searched for its second consecutive Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship May 17 at Ripken Stadium.
    The first three hitters of the game...
    • Ryan Yesner pitched another gem for Severna Park, striking out 12 and allowing only three hits in a complete-game victory as the Falcons knocked out the defending state champion Chesapeake Cougars, 7-1, on Wednesday. Severna Park will face South River in Friday's 4A East region final.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Ryan Yesner pitched another gem for Severna Park, striking out 12 and allowing only three hits in a complete-game victory as the Falcons knocked out the defending state champion Chesapeake Cougars, 7-1, on Wednesday. Severna Park will face South River in Friday's 4A East region final.
    • High Fives: Severna Park's Trae Singleton and Brendan Clark were part of another solid offensive outing for the Falcons, who continue to put up impressive run and hit totals.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      High Fives: Severna Park's Trae Singleton and Brendan Clark were part of another solid offensive outing for the Falcons, who continue to put up impressive run and hit totals.
    • Andrew Anawalt smacked one of his two doubles in the Falcons' 7-1 win on Wednesday.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Andrew Anawalt smacked one of his two doubles in the Falcons' 7-1 win on Wednesday.

    Falcons Oust Chesapeake, Advance To Region Final

    By Colin Murphy
    The Severna Park baseball team continued its outstanding play and advanced deeper into the playoffs on Wednesday, relying on typically potent offense and stellar starting pitching to defeat Chesapeake 7-1 and earn a place in Friday’s 4A East final.
    Ryan Yesner pitched a complete game and...
    • The Severna Park bocce team captured the state championship on May 1 at Washington College.
      The Severna Park bocce team captured the state championship on May 1 at Washington College.

    SPHS Bocce Wins County, State Championships

    By Anonymous
    Severna Park High School’s unified bocce team added to a 4-1 regular season by winning the Division 1A county championship on April 23 at Old Mill High School and followed by winning the state championship on May 1 at Washington College.
    The team, comprising seniors Matt Valentine, Tommy...
    • Jenna Novosel slid safely into home to tie the Falcons' April 20 game with Old Mill at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning. Severna Park won on a 2-run, walk-off home run by Haley Simonds two batters later.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Jenna Novosel slid safely into home to tie the Falcons' April 20 game with Old Mill at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning. Severna Park won on a 2-run, walk-off home run by Haley Simonds two batters later.

    Severna Park Softball On Top Of County

    By Colin Murphy
    Haley Simonds had to think for a beat when asked if she had ever hit a walk-off home run in her life.
    “No, I don’t think so,” she finally determined.
    That all changed with one powerful swing on April 20, as Simonds’ two-run shot over the right-field fence capped a five-run...
    • Kyle Weiner has been part of a strong Severna Park pitching staff this season. The Falcons finished the regular season 16-4 overall and posted Anne Arundel County's best record at 13-3.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Kyle Weiner has been part of a strong Severna Park pitching staff this season. The Falcons finished the regular season 16-4 overall and posted Anne Arundel County's best record at 13-3.
    • Matt Thomas leads the Falcons with a .444 batting average.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Matt Thomas leads the Falcons with a .444 batting average.
    • Stephen Boushell has belted 3 home runs as the Falcons primary designated hitter.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Stephen Boushell has belted 3 home runs as the Falcons primary designated hitter.
    • Freshman Kody Milton has provided solid defense at first base and posted a .404 average with 10 RBIs.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Freshman Kody Milton has provided solid defense at first base and posted a .404 average with 10 RBIs.

    Severna Park Baseball Back In Anne Arundel’s Top Tier

    By Colin Murphy
    With playoff time upon us, the Severna Park baseball team has firmly established itself as a top contender for the region crown.
    The Falcons ran their record to 12-2 with a 2-1 win over Old Mill on April 20, and, after a pair of losses to Chesapeake and Southern, rebounded with big offensive...
  • Park Boys Drop Arundel And Annapolis, Prep For Playoff Run

    By Colin Murphy
    The rise of the Arundel boys lacrosse program over the past two seasons has come at the expense of traditionally stronger opponents, and when the Wildcats visited Kinder Park for a matchup with Severna Park on April 29, the Falcons were in search of their first regular-season win against Arundel...
    • Particpants in the county's Challenger Baseball program posed for a picture with members of the Severna Park baseball team on May 2. The program, run by Anne Arundel County Recs and Parks, gives special-needs athletes in the area the opportunity to play baseball on a specially-designed field and in a supportive environment. Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Particpants in the county's Challenger Baseball program posed for a picture with members of the Severna Park baseball team on May 2. The program, run by Anne Arundel County Recs and Parks, gives special-needs athletes in the area the opportunity to play baseball on a specially-designed field and in a supportive environment.
    • Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
    • Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy

    Challenger Baseball A Smash Hit For Area's Special-Needs Athletes

    By Colin Murphy
    Severna Park Baseball, Oriole Advocates Join Together For Challenger Baseball

    Over 70 athletes and their families gathered at Freedom Field at Lake Waterford Park in Pasadena on May 2 to take part in the Challenger Baseball, the county’s adaptive baseball program for children and young...

    • Eva Klaus led the Falcons with six goals in a 21-12 win over Arundel on April 28. The Lady Falcons are the no. 1 seed in the 4A/3A East and host their first playoff game at Kinder Park on May 8.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Eva Klaus led the Falcons with six goals in a 21-12 win over Arundel on April 28. The Lady Falcons are the no. 1 seed in the 4A/3A East and host their first playoff game at Kinder Park on May 8.
    • Angelica Jensen attacked the goal during the Falcons' 21-12 win over Arundel.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Angelica Jensen attacked the goal during the Falcons' 21-12 win over Arundel.

    Park Girls In Good Form On Eve Of Playoffs

    By Colin Murphy
    It’s playoff time, and the Severna Park girls lacrosse team is finding its familiar late-season form.
    That much was evident on April 28, when the Lady Falcons overcame an early deficit and a feisty start by the visiting Arundel Wildcats before exploding for 21 goals in a 21-12 victory at...
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  • Broadneck Softball Focuses On State Title Run After Successful Regular Season

    By Zach Sparks
    Heading into the District V Spring Break Tournament on April 6, the Broadneck High softball squad was reeling. They owned a 1-3 record after being outscored 19-3 during a three-game losing streak, and desperately needing a win, they quickly fell behind 6-1 to Centennial High School.
    But facing the...
    • The Gold Hornets presented their 2014 county championship trophy to the Severna Park Giant/PNC for display.
      The Gold Hornets presented their 2014 county championship trophy to the Severna Park Giant/PNC for display.

    14U Gold Hornets Present County Championship Trophy

    By Anonymous
    The Severna Park Green Hornets 14U Gold travel team presented its 2014 Anne Arundel County Championship trophy to the Severna Park Giant and PNC Bank for display. The championship is the second straight for the Gold Honrets. Pictured from left to right are PNC/Giant representative Devon Pearce and...
    • The Severna Park baseball team congratulated Colby Mueller after his 2-run homer in the second inning gave the Falcons a 2-0 lead. Severna Park rolled to a 16-1 victory to finish with the county's best record at 13-3.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      The Severna Park baseball team congratulated Colby Mueller after his 2-run homer in the second inning gave the Falcons a 2-0 lead. Severna Park rolled to a 16-1 victory to finish with the county's best record at 13-3.
    • Griffin Wild smashed a 3-run home run for Severna Park, his seventh homer of the season.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Griffin Wild smashed a 3-run home run for Severna Park, his seventh homer of the season.
    • Ryan Yesner went five strong innings to get the win for the Falcons.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Ryan Yesner went five strong innings to get the win for the Falcons.

    Severna Park Demolishes Arundel, 16-1, To Win County Crown (Video)

    By Colin Murphy
    Playing at home on senior day, the Severna Park baseball team romped to a 16-1 win over rival Arundel on May 4 to finish on top of Anne Arundel County at 16-4 overall and 13-3 in county play.

    Ryan Yesner pitched five strong innings to get the win for the Falcons, who got a 2-run home run from...

    • Kevin Cooley led the pack during a 1600m run heat at the All-Comers meet at Chesapeake High School on April 1.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Kevin Cooley led the pack during a 1600m run heat at the All-Comers meet at Chesapeake High School on April 1.

    Bruins, Falcons Shine At All-Comers Meet

    By Colin Murphy
    With members of all the county’s track and field teams variously in town or away on spring break vacation, many up-and-coming names and faces got the chance to shine at the All-Comers Meet at Chesapeake High School on March on April 1.

    Arundel High School won the meet on both the boys and...

    • The Spark Field Hockey Club’s U12 team went 5-0 at the National Indoor Tournament at the Spooky Nook Sports complex in Lancaster, Pennsylvania over the weekend of February 27-March 1.
      The Spark Field Hockey Club’s U12 team went 5-0 at the National Indoor Tournament at the Spooky Nook Sports complex in Lancaster, Pennsylvania over the weekend of February 27-March 1.

    Spark U12s Dominate At National Indoor Tournament

    By Colin Murphy
    The Spark Field Hockey Club’s U12 team competed in the National Indoor Tournament at the Spooky Nook Sports complex in Lancaster, Pennsylvania over the weekend of February 27-March 1. The team finished with a perfect 5-0 record, scoring 37 goals and allowing only two in victories over teams...
    • Severna Park’s Paul Kalafos with his state championship medal on campus this March. Kalafos defeated Damascus High School’s Owen Brooks in overtime, 9-7, at the University of Maryland on March 9 to win the 3A/4A state championship at 170 lbs.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Severna Park’s Paul Kalafos with his state championship medal on campus this March. Kalafos defeated Damascus High School’s Owen Brooks in overtime, 9-7, at the University of Maryland on March 9 to win the 3A/4A state championship at 170 lbs.

    Severna Park’s Kalafos Wins State Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    Unlike many wrestlers, Severna Park’s Paul Kalafos never dreamed of winning a state title.

    “I never thought to myself, ‘Hey, I’m going to go out and win a state title,”’ said Kalafos. “I just said, ‘I’m going to do the best I can and see...

  • Severna Park Tennis Continues Its Winning Ways

    By Colin Murphy
    The Falcons just keep on winning.

    Victorious over an astounding 101 consecutive regular-season county matches, the Severna Park tennis team reached the century mark this season with a 9-0 victory over Northeast on March 23 and surpassed it with a 9-0 win against Glen Burnie the following day...

  • Severna Park Walks-Off On Opening Day Vs. Southern, Starts 2-0 In County

    By Colin Murphy
    Severna Park senior third baseman Griffin Wild had made the play a million times in his baseball life. Infield pop-up. No problem. Done deal.

    Except this time—in the top of the seventh inning, leading visiting Southern 5-4 with a chance to escape a bases-loaded jam and make the game’...

    • Broadneck’s Bri Harris spun to avoid the defense of Severna Park’s Lauren Duvall as the Bruins’ Michaela Cassidy and Falcons’ Eva Klaus anticipated the play during Broadneck’s 14-6 win over the Falcons on March 25.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Broadneck’s Bri Harris spun to avoid the defense of Severna Park’s Lauren Duvall as the Bruins’ Michaela Cassidy and Falcons’ Eva Klaus anticipated the play during Broadneck’s 14-6 win over the Falcons on March 25.
    • Hannah Von Hollen sparked a fast break for Severna Park on March 25. Scoring chances were few and far between for the Falcons, who were held to one first-half goal by the Bruins.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Hannah Von Hollen sparked a fast break for Severna Park on March 25. Scoring chances were few and far between for the Falcons, who were held to one first-half goal by the Bruins.
    • Broadneck’s Taylor Sullivan led all scorers with four goals, and her side’s 14-6 victory over Severna Park gave the Bruins two wins over their fiercest rivals in less than 24 hours.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Broadneck’s Taylor Sullivan led all scorers with four goals, and her side’s 14-6 victory over Severna Park gave the Bruins two wins over their fiercest rivals in less than 24 hours.
    • Members of the Broadneck girls lacrosse team embraced following the final whistle of the team’s 14-6 win over Severna Park. The Bruins notched victories over their two biggest rivals, South River and Severna Park, to open the season 2-0.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Members of the Broadneck girls lacrosse team embraced following the final whistle of the team’s 14-6 win over Severna Park. The Bruins notched victories over their two biggest rivals, South River and Severna Park, to open the season 2-0.

    Bruins Notch Early Wins Over South River, Severna Park

    By Colin Murphy
    Lady Falcons Rebound With Wins Over Chesapeake, Severn
     
    Broadneck senior Anya Fisher knows what it feels like to drop one or both of her lacrosse team’s early-season matchups to South River or Severna Park.

    “I think, of the big teams in this county, we know how it feels to...

    • Broadneck’s Kevin Smith had the ball dislodged by Severna Park’s Cullen Joyce during the second half of Broadneck's rivalry win on March 24.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Broadneck’s Kevin Smith had the ball dislodged by Severna Park’s Cullen Joyce during the second half of Broadneck's rivalry win on March 24.

    Bruin Boys Top SP At Kinder, 12-8

    By Colin Murphy
    The Broadneck boys lacrosse team notched a statement win on March 25 with a 12-8 victory over host Severna Park at Kinder Park.

    A day after falling in overtime to reigning state champion South River, the Bruins were able to avoid going 0-2 by racing past their rivals on the strength of five...


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