March 24, 2017Sports
By Colin MurphyEvery team wants to win it all, but even teams that win a state championship won’t have accomplished everything that the Chesapeake girls basketball program has accomplished in the past three seasons.
- Photos by Colin Murphy(L-R): Chesapeake's Mikaela Gray, Brooke Worrell and Hallie Persell have been part of a three-year build that has turned Chesapeake from a one-win team in 2013-2014 to a 19-4 county power this season.
One of the best teams in the region this season, the Cougars, who earned a first-round bye...
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By Colin MurphyThe 10U Lake Shore boys basketball team emphatically punctuated its season on March 4 with a 45-17 victory over Broadneck to finish the year 9-2 overall and win the county’s 10U B1 Division championship.
Lake Shore’s winter finale — its biggest scoring output and largest margin...
By Colin MurphyThe February 17 boys basketball game between Severna Park and Broadneck will be remembered for a long, long time.
- Photo courtesy of Paul JoyceThe Severna Park boys were all smiles following their epic four-overtime triumph against Broadneck. "It was comparable to the state championship for lacrosse junior year," said Cullen Joyce, who hit the game-winning basket at the buzzer, of the Falcons' emotional satisfaction following the game.
Falcon and Bruin players, students and families alike, formed a memory for the ages on that Friday night in Broadneck’s gym, staging a four-overtime classic ultimately decided on...
- Photo courtesy of Paul Joyce
By Colin MurphyLook out for Severna Park boys basketball over the next couple of seasons.
While the varsity team rebounded from a difficult 2015-2016 campaign to record six wins this season, tomorrow’s varsity players on the Falcons’ JV boys squad put together an impressive year, going 11-11 overall...
By Colin MurphyWith 51 total wrestlers, many of whom were first- or second-year wrestlers, the Green Hornets wrestling program competed mostly in the B division this season in order to build a foundation for future re-establishment of the A program.
While scores are not kept in the B meets, the Green Hornets won...
By Colin MurphyIt has been quite the winter for Severna Park track and field athlete — and newly crowned state champion — Emily Knight.
Knight clocked a 1:16.67 in the 500-meter dash at the 4A/3A championship meet at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex on February 21 to win the event...
By Colin MurphyBroadneck junior Jaren Baluyot can add a second state title to his resume.
A 4A state champion last spring in pole vault after clearing 12 feet, Baluyot improved on his own ability this winter by becoming indoor state champion at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex on February 21...
By AnonymousBy Bobby Zichelli
- Photo by Judy TacynThe Bulls won the scrub league championship by defeating the Spurs in the final on February 25.
- Photo by Judy TacynBob Zichelli has coached all five of his sons in the Green Hornets Boys Scrub league over 12 years. He's pictured above with Bobby, Bob Sr., Steven, Kevin, Michael, Tommy and grandson, Sebastian. Twins Michael and Steven, the youngest of Bob's children, will graduate from Severna Park High School this May; both will play lacrosse at UMBC in the fall.
In a thrilling Scrub league championship finale, the Bulls were victorious against the undefeated Spurs on February 25, defeating the Spurs 37-36 in overtime.
The Spurs and the Bulls typically play fast, high-scoring basketball, but this game proved that defense wins...
- Photo by Judy Tacyn
By AnonymousThe Green Hornets girls scrub basketball league concluded on February 12 with the Storm defeating the Sky 33-7 to win the league championship at Severn School. After finishing the regular season 6-4, Storm players Kiersten Crowley, Emma Hall, Emily Knight, Greer Long, Alexi Richardson, Julia Ryan,...
By Colin MurphyOn February 12 at halftime of the girls scrub league championship game at Severna Park Middle School, Green Hornets girls basketball commissioner Adam DeMella presented Severna Park High School senior Colleen Hemmerle with the Joe Gillespie Scholarship Award.
The $1,000 scholarship award is named...
By AnonymousTeam Lee/Urrea won the seventh- and eighth-grade Green Hornets girls basketball championship on February 25 with a score of 24-8 in the championship game. In the Finals, as throughout the season, Delaney Lee and Jordyn Urrea were the core of the team with leadership, unrelenting defensive pressure...
- The Sharknado girls were champions of the Green Hornets basketball 4th/5th-grade club basketball league.
- Team Lee/Urrea won the seventh- and eighth-grade Green Hornets girls basketball championship on February 25 with a score of 24-8 in the championship game.
- The third- and fourth-grade Lady Gators won the Green Hornets basketball championship on February 25 with a score of 10-9.
By AnonymousThe Green Hornets Boys 12/13 Basketball league expanded to 190 players on 19 teams this year due to the extreme popularity of the sport with seventh- and eighth-grade players. The league’s players represented 13 middle schools as well as home-schooled students. Area middle schools included...
By AnonymousThe Green Hornets 10/11 club boys basketball season concluded on February 25 at Severn School with the Thunder topping the Pelicans 23-22 and the Bucks defeating the Timberwolves 30-16 to win the league’s bottom and top bracket championships, respectively.
Following the regular season, the...
By AnonymousThe Elvaton 10U girls Blue Crabs capped a successful season by winning the intramural end-of-season tournament on February 25 at George Fox Middle School by defeating the Pasadena Bucs in the championship game 8-6. After a successful regular season, the team went 3-0 in the tournament to claim the...
By AnonymousThe 2016/2017 Green Hornets 8/9 boys basketball season concluded on Saturday, February 25, at Folger McKinsey Elementary School. For playoffs, the league was divided into two playoff brackets, an A and a B bracket, based on regular season records.
In a tough, defensive battle in the A bracket...
By Colin MurphyWALDORF, Md.—When it was all but over on Friday night, and it became clear that the Severna Park girls basketball team would not be advancing past North Point and into next week’s state tournament, the Falcons could only hug each other, smile, laugh and soak in the applause from the...
- Photo via Twitter @SPVoiceSportsThe Falcons bowed out of the playoffs to perennial state power North Point, then celebrated their outstanding season all the same.
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By Colin MurphyMarch 1 marked one year to the day that the Severna Park girls basketball team walked off the court at Old Mill with tears welling up in their eyes following a gutwrenching 53-51 overtime playoff loss that ended the Falcons’ 2015-2016 season.
- Photo by Colin MurphyThe third time was the charm for the Severna Park girls basketball team, which despite two losses to Old Mill in the past two weeks came up with the victory when it mattered most, defeating the Patriots 44-40 on Wednesday night to advance to Friday's 4A East region final.
On Wednesday night, the Falcons were once again...
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By Colin MurphySeverna Park super sophomore Emily Knight blazed her way around the track at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover on Tuesday night, clocking a 1:16.47 to win the state championship in the 500-meter dash. Full results
- Photo by Colin MurphySeverna Park's Emily Knight on the track during the county championships on January 24. On February 21 Knight won the 500-meter dash at the 3A/4A state finals on February 21.
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By Colin MurphyThere’s no glory in losing.
But in the absence of victory there can be class, dignity, grace, pride and even excellence, and the Severna Park girls basketball team exhibited those traits and many more in coming up just shy of a county championship on Tuesday night, falling in overtime to Old...
By Colin MurphyIndian Creek girls basketball coach Jamie Cook remembers a dozen years ago when the Eagles had just opened the doors to their brand-new high school in Crownsville, and the fledgling basketball program he headed was the cupcake on everyone’s schedule.
- Photo by Colin MurphyThe Indian Creek girls basketball team notched the program's first IAAM championship on February 19, defeating two-time reigning champion Garrison Forest 43-36 at Stevenson University.
“We lost one game 98-2,” said...
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By Colin MurphyAt last year’s county championships, Severna Park wrestler Patrick Hofstedt endured a disappointing finish by placing seventh after entering the tournament seeded third.
- Photo by Colin MurphySeverna Park's Pat Hofstedt defeated South River's Gage Kinohi for the county championship at 152 lbs on February 18 at South River High School and is now 37-8 on the season heading into next week's region tournament.
This year, seeded first, he ended up exactly where he wanted.
Hofstedt came out on top of a fiercely unyielding battle in...
- Photo by Colin Murphy