September 23, 2014
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  • Spalding Hires New Boys Lacrosse Coach

    By Colin Murphy
    Jeff Parsons ’95, Director of Athletics at Archbishop Spalding High School, announced the appointment of Brian Phipps as new head boys lacrosse coach. Mr. Phipps just completed his second year as an assistant coach at Georgetown University. Prior to that, Coach Phipps spent two seasons as a...
    • Olivia Reiter wound up for a pass through the purview of Broadneck’s Payton Barr (5), Regan Littell (14) and Carley Wilson (15) during the Falcons’ 3-0 win over the Bruins on Friday.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Olivia Reiter wound up for a pass through the purview of Broadneck’s Payton Barr (5), Regan Littell (14) and Carley Wilson (15) during the Falcons’ 3-0 win over the Bruins on Friday.
    • Broadneck goalkeeper Hope Renner (00, 14 saves) did everything she could to direct the Bruins’ D, but attacks from the wing, like that of Lindsay Ladas’ (31)—and just about every place else—had the Falcons’ offense churning all afternoon.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Broadneck goalkeeper Hope Renner (00, 14 saves) did everything she could to direct the Bruins’ D, but attacks from the wing, like that of Lindsay Ladas’ (31)—and just about every place else—had the Falcons’ offense churning all afternoon.
    • Lauren Duvall and the Severna Park midfield and defense were excellent in igniting transition breaks against the Bruins Friday.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Lauren Duvall and the Severna Park midfield and defense were excellent in igniting transition breaks against the Bruins Friday.
    • Jessica Valvano and the Severna Park offense were peppering shots on Broadneck goalkeeper Hope Renner throughout the afternoon.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Jessica Valvano and the Severna Park offense were peppering shots on Broadneck goalkeeper Hope Renner throughout the afternoon.
    • Bus Driver: School is now in session, and Beatrice Chaudoin and the Falcons obliged with a clinic in defense, transition, speed, passing and goal-scoring in a 3-0 win over Broadneck on Friday.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Bus Driver: School is now in session, and Beatrice Chaudoin and the Falcons obliged with a clinic in defense, transition, speed, passing and goal-scoring in a 3-0 win over Broadneck on Friday.

    Falcons Rock Bruins At Kinder, 3-0

    By Colin Murphy
    The defending 4A champions looked every bit like the team to beat on September 5, as the Severna Park field hockey team dominated from start to finish in a 3-0 thrashing of rival Broadneck at Kinder Park in the county opener for both schools.

    Goals by Jessica Valvano, Ellie Schepens and Eva...

    • Broadneck’s Josh Maisel helped his team to a strong start in county A Division play at Chartwell on August 27.Photos by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Broadneck’s Josh Maisel helped his team to a strong start in county A Division play at Chartwell on August 27.
    • Severna Park’s Jordan Strom helped his team to a strong start in county A Division play at Chartwell on August 27.Photos by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Severna Park’s Jordan Strom helped his team to a strong start in county A Division play at Chartwell on August 27.

    Bruin, Falcon Golfers Start Season On High At Chartwell

    By Colin Murphy
    Broadneck’s Cameron McCartney and Severna Park’s Jordan Strom posted nine-hole scores of 37 to lead their respective sides in a four-way match with Arundel and South River as the county’s A Division opened the 2014 season at Chartwell Country Club on August 27.
    Josh Maisel (38),...
    • The Maryland Rush 99 U15 girls soccer team went 5-2 on an overseas trip to England this summer and made the tournament final of the prestigious Liverpool Knowsley Cup Tournament. The Rush were celebrated by locals for playing outstanding soccer while conducting themselves with class and sportsmanship.
      The Maryland Rush 99 U15 girls soccer team went 5-2 on an overseas trip to England this summer and made the tournament final of the prestigious Liverpool Knowsley Cup Tournament. The Rush were celebrated by locals for playing outstanding soccer while conducting themselves with class and sportsmanship.

    Rush 99 Girls Win Games, Fans On Overseas Trip

    By Colin Murphy
    The Maryland Rush 99 garnered some international respect for Maryland girls soccer this summer when the team traveled to Liverpool, England to face top opposition in a pair of friendlies and compete in the prestigious Liverpool Knowsley Cup tournament.
    The U15 Rush girls went 5-2 overall during...
  • Champs Once Again, Park Girls Prep For Rivalry Showdown In County Opener

    By Colin Murphy
    Bruins Like Their Chances In Region
    There are no early-season cupcakes for the Severna Park field hockey team to enjoy as the program begins defense of its 21st state title.
    The Falcons traveled to Baltimore County twice during the week of August 25 to scrimmage top competition from the...
  • Severna Park Boys Set Out On Title Defense

    By Colin Murphy
    For many high school sports programs, the return of students to campus each fall is often accompanied by a renewed approach to success, a fresh sense of optimism for a winning season, an intent to make the adjustments needed to remain the last team standing by season’s end.
    So what changes...
    • Severna Park’s Ryan Hussey (right) evaded the tackle of a Good Counsel defender in the teams’ scrimmage at Kinder Park as teammate Janidy Madera trailed the play in support.Photo by Wayne Ramsay
      Severna Park’s Ryan Hussey (right) evaded the tackle of a Good Counsel defender in the teams’ scrimmage at Kinder Park as teammate Janidy Madera trailed the play in support.

    Back To Where We Once Belonged: Lady Falcons Expecting Greatness

    By Luke Jackson
    For the Severna Park High girls’ soccer team, the process of rectifying its 2-1 loss to South River in last May’s 4A East regional title game began this summer.
    The Falcons, who finished 13-4 last year, have bigger plans than regionals. They want to be one of the final four teams...
    • Nate Watkins (above) returns as one of Broadneck’s top scoring threats at the forward position, while Eric Hertel (below) will play up top alongside Watkins as the Bruins hope to challenge for the region title in 2014.Photos by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Nate Watkins (above) returns as one of Broadneck’s top scoring threats at the forward position, while Eric Hertel (below) will play up top alongside Watkins as the Bruins hope to challenge for the region title in 2014.
    • Photos by Colin A.J. Murphy

    Broadneck Boys Prep For Another Run At Region

    By Colin Murphy
    It’s easy to be overlooked when the state champion Severna Park Falcons loom justifiably as the presumptive favorite in the region, but don’t sleep on the Broadneck Bruins boys soccer team.
    The Bruins went 11-5-1 in 2013 and twice held leads over Severna Park in the county title game...
  • 2014 Broadneck Football Outlook

    By Anonymous
    Broadneck football went 8-2 last season and bowed out of the playoffs in a loss to Meade, but coach Rob Harris is excited to return most of his off ense intact and have a returning starting quarterback, wide receiver and running back for the first time in his four years at the helm. Coach Harris...
    • Kayla Harris (left) is one of several players returning from Broadneck’s 2013 regularseason county championship team.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Kayla Harris (left) is one of several players returning from Broadneck’s 2013 regularseason county championship team.
    • Lauren Fisher is one of several players returning from Broadneck’s 2013 regularseason county championship team.Photo by Colin A.J. Murphy
      Lauren Fisher is one of several players returning from Broadneck’s 2013 regularseason county championship team.

    Broadneck Girls Looking To Take Next Step

    By Colin Murphy
    Over the last two years, girls soccer in Anne Arundel County has belonged largely to Arundel and South River, and the Wildcat/Seahawk regime has risen at the expense of table-topping mainstay Severna Park and always-strong Broadneck.
    After winning last year’s regular-season county...
  • From Tee To Green: Severna Park Golf Roundup

    By Jim Adams
    We got through the first issue OK, although Hayley (the editor) said my article was too long and that she had to cut a few items. We got a half-page in color though, which I thought was pretty good. We’ll try to keep this one a bit shorter. Based on the response I’ve gotten, the first...
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    • The Severna Park U9 Phantoms went 4-0 and outscored the opposition 12-0 in winning the Labor Cup in Crownsville over Labor Day Weekend.
      The Severna Park U9 Phantoms went 4-0 and outscored the opposition 12-0 in winning the Labor Cup in Crownsville over Labor Day Weekend.

    SP U9 Phantoms Post Four Shutouts, Win Labor Cup Title In First Tournament

    By Anonymous
    The Severna Park U9 Phantoms picked up where they left off from last spring’s undefeated league season by sweeping the Labor Cup in Crownsville in impressive fashion over Labor Day Weekend.
    The tournament was the first ever for the budding group of youngsters, and the Phantoms seemed to...
  • Severna Park U18 Fever Boys Enter USYS National League

    By Anonymous
    The two-time defending Maryland State Cup champion Severna Park Fever boys U18 select soccer team has been accepted into the United States Youth Soccer National League, the country’s highest level of youth soccer competition, for the 2014-2015 season.
    The Fever is one of 16 teams across the...
  • Severna Park Welcomes UK Lacrosse Teams

    By Colin Murphy
    Many of the United Kingdom’s finest young lacrosse players left their homes in northwest England this summer in search of a challenging lacrosse experience, some authentic Americana and the memories that come from forming lifelong friendships.
    Naturally, the perfect place to find all of that...
  • Green Hornets Rugby Shines As Host Of Maryland Youth Championships

    By Colin Murphy
    Severna Park served as the epicenter of Maryland youth rugby on July 26 and 27 as Green Hornets Rugby hosted the 2014 Rugby Maryland Youth Tournament at Kinder Park.
    The annual tournament is the biggest youth rugby event in Maryland each year and serves as the de facto state championships. This...
    • Aidan McIntyre, 6, of Severna Park tried to get the ball over the outstretched arms of a defender during Navy Acquatic Club’s Learn To Play Water Polo Day at Whitehurst this July.
      Aidan McIntyre, 6, of Severna Park tried to get the ball over the outstretched arms of a defender during Navy Acquatic Club’s Learn To Play Water Polo Day at Whitehurst this July.
    • Meghan West, 9, of Severna Park corralled a loose ball during a Learn To Play Water Polo day held by Navy Acquatic Club at Whitehurst.
      Meghan West, 9, of Severna Park corralled a loose ball during a Learn To Play Water Polo day held by Navy Acquatic Club at Whitehurst.

    Kids Enjoy Foray Into Water Polo At Berrywood, Whitehurst

    By Colin Murphy
    Water polo made its mark in Severna Park this summer thanks to the well-received and much-enjoyed efforts of the Navy Aquatic Club Water Polo Program, which held several Learn To Play Water Polo days for area kids and swim teams at multiple community pools and will continue to offer opportunities...
    • The CFR Squeeze, comprised of players from Severna Park, Broadneck, Meade and Howard High Schools, finished as finalists in the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) 18U Mid Atlantic Recreation Open over the weekend of July 12-13 at Centennial Park in Ellicott City.Photo courtesy of Matthew Kubal
      The CFR Squeeze, comprised of players from Severna Park, Broadneck, Meade and Howard High Schools, finished as finalists in the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) 18U Mid Atlantic Recreation Open over the weekend of July 12-13 at Centennial Park in Ellicott City.
    • The Squeeze’s Brittney Barlow defended home plate and made a crucial out to save a run in a game the CFR girls went on to win against the SYC Storm, 4-3, in the USSSA Fast Pitch World Series in early August.Photo courtesy of Matthew Kubal
      The Squeeze’s Brittney Barlow defended home plate and made a crucial out to save a run in a game the CFR girls went on to win against the SYC Storm, 4-3, in the USSSA Fast Pitch World Series in early August.
    • Libbie French handled a bunt to end the inning against the St. Hugh Saints. The Squeeze went on to finish fifth in the USSSA Fast Pitch World Series.Photo courtesy of Matthew Kubal
      Libbie French handled a bunt to end the inning against the St. Hugh Saints. The Squeeze went on to finish fifth in the USSSA Fast Pitch World Series.

    CFR Squeeze Excel In USSSA Tourneys

    By Colin Murphy
    The CFR Squeeze fast-pitch softball team, made up of players from Broadneck, Severna Park, Meade and Howard High Schools, finished as finalists in the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) 18U Mid Atlantic Recreation Open over the weekend of July 12-13 at Centennial Park in Ellicott...
  • Anne Arundel County Increasing Concussion Awareness Among High Schools

    By Rachel Wallen
    One came from a dodgeball game at youth group in eighth grade. The second was a hit three months later on the lacrosse field that led to memory loss and a hospital stay. The third, an elbow to the face during a soccer game.
    When seventeen-year-old Drew Griffith, a rising senior at Rockbridge...
    • The 12U Orioles held on for a dramatic 13-12 victory over the Yankees in the Green Hornets 12U championship game at Kinder Park.
      The 12U Orioles held on for a dramatic 13-12 victory over the Yankees in the Green Hornets 12U championship game at Kinder Park.
    • The Yankees were one of the top teams in the 12U interleague and despite beating the Orioles during the regular season fell narrowly to the O’s in the playoff final.
      The Yankees were one of the top teams in the 12U interleague and despite beating the Orioles during the regular season fell narrowly to the O’s in the playoff final.

    Orioles Win 12U Green Hornets Baseball Title

    By Anonymous
    The Greater Severna Park Athletic Association 12U Green Hornets baseball club season ended this summer with the Orioles claiming a dramatic 13-12 victory over the Yankees in the playoff championship at Kinder Park.
    Throughout the regular season the Orioles and the Yankees were two of the top teams...
    • The Twins double-dipped on championship trophies this summer, winning the Green Hornets 10U club baseball title before topping a field that included Lake Shore and Pasadena Baseball Club champion teams at the 10U Tournament of Champions.
      The Twins double-dipped on championship trophies this summer, winning the Green Hornets 10U club baseball title before topping a field that included Lake Shore and Pasadena Baseball Club champion teams at the 10U Tournament of Champions.

    10U Twins Take Club, Tournament Championships

    By Colin Murphy
    The Severna Park Green Hornets 10U baseball club Twins capped a stellar year with two championships.
    First, the Twins took care of business against the 10U White Sox, notching a 17-7 victory on June 21 to claim the Green Hornets club baseball championship.
    The following day, the Twins hosted the...
    • Ed Purpura (center) was joined by State Senator Ed Reilly (back), Delegate Cathy Vitale (blue dress) and members of the Severna Park cross country and track teams when Purpura was honored for his 100 seasons coaching cross country and track teams in Anne Arundel County.Photo by Erin O'Neill
      Ed Purpura (center) was joined by State Senator Ed Reilly (back), Delegate Cathy Vitale (blue dress) and members of the Severna Park cross country and track teams when Purpura was honored for his 100 seasons coaching cross country and track teams in Anne Arundel County.

    SPHS Coach Ed Purpura Recognized For Long Commitment To Cross Country And Track Programs

    By Colin Murphy
    On August 4, State Senator Ed Reilly and Delegate Cathy Vitale presented a resolution from the Maryland General Assembly to Severna Park girls cross country and track coach Ed Purpura, who coached his 100th season of girls athletics in Anne Arundel County this past spring.
    In over 30 years of...

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