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HSFB 7-on-7 notes: Wootton football takes step in changing its culture

Follow @_bwarren ROCKVILLE — The Wootton football program isn’t exactly known for its winning tradition, finishing .500 or worse the past eight seasons. But on Saturday, the Patriots took a step forward in changing their […]

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MSA high school football recruit watch

Follow @MDSportsAccess We’re pleased to launch a high school football recruiting page that lists every Division I and Division II prospect on our record. Our motive is to be the go-to spot for Maryland high […]

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Inside the rapid rise of 2020 Damascus defensive end Bryan Bresee

Follow @k_fadd One year ago, Bryan Bresee had just wrapped up middle school formalities and prepared to set out for the high school venture. A spot on the Urbana High School varsity football squad that […]

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Highlight Video: Ravens 7 on 7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour

BALTIMORE — Highlight’s from the Ravens 7-on-7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour held at St. Paul’s School on June 4 .

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2017 MSA public school boys’ basketball awards

Follow @MDSportsAccess PAGE 2 — Player of the Year presented by Rehab 2 Perform, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Team of the Year and MSA All-State team  PAGE 3 — MSA […]

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2017 Ravens 7-on-7 high school football passing tournament preview

Follow @k_fadd The 2016-17 high school sports season ended a week ago, so that means it’s the “offseason,” right? Wrong! This Sunday — June 4 — the 2017-18 high school sports is officially (but yet unofficially) […]

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Highlight Video: MPSSAA boys lacrosse 4A/3A 2017 state championship

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Northwest secures second baseball title in school history with dominating 8-0 win over Howard

Follow @Reese_Levin19 ABERDEEN — Northwest senior pitcher Michael Yuille pumped his fist as he trotted around the pitcher’s mound after striking out another Howard batter. The senior went on to finish with eight strikeouts in six innings, […]

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Last-second goal lifts Severna Park to second straight 4A/3A boys’ lacrosse state title

Follow @k_fadd OWINGS MILLS — There was 9.1 seconds left in the Class 4A/3A boys lacrosse state title game between Churchill and Severna Park at Stevenson University, and Falcons’ attack Jack Thomas — positioned behind […]

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Late goal by Julia Henry lifts Bel Air over Severna Park for 4A/3A girls lacrosse state crown

Follow @Reese_Levin19 OWINGS MILLS — When Bel Air and Severna Park faced off in the Class 4A/3A state championship on Tuesday night at Stevenson University, both teams came into the game virtually untested. Both skated past […]

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MPSSAA boys’ and girls’ lacrosse state title recaps

CLASS 3A/2A GIRLS STATE FINAL: GLENELG 12, C.M. WRIGHT 3 By Reese Levin OWINGS MILLS — When having the opportunity at a free position chance, most teams would love to break free and have an open […]

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Revered coach John Cooper leads Frederick County to Roundball Classic win

Follow @k_fadd HAGERSTOWN — There’s no such thing as a storybook signoff for John Cooper. At least, that’s what the 58-year-old discerned over the last few months. The well-known Maryland high school basketball coach has […]

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Highlight Video: MPSSAA boys basketball state championship recaps

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Boys hoops: No. 7 Patterson outlasts No. 20 Century for Class 2A crown

COLLEGE PARK — As soon as the celebration subsided, Patterson finally took a minute to soak it all in. The Baltimore City high school just won its second state title since 2012 and cemented themselves as […]

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Boys hoops: No. 3 Perry Hall outduels No. 13 Quince Orchard in OT, wins Class 4A state title

Follow @k_fadd COLLEGE PARK — The mild-mannered George Panageotou waved both arms up and down, signaling the Perry Hall faithful on the other side of the court to crank up the decibels. Perry Hall’s seven-point […]

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Boys hoops: No. 10 Baltimore Poly staves off Potomac to capture Class 3A crown

Follow @StevenD_UMD COLLEGE PARK — Early in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Maryland Class 3A boys’ title game, Baltimore Polytechnic built a comfortable 10-point lead. But with less than seven minutes left in regulation, their […]

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Boys hoops: Fairmont Heights pulls away from Edmondson to take Class 1A crown, first state title since 1981

COLLEGE PARK — Fairmont Heights last won a state championship in 1981, and based off the first four minutes of Saturday’s MPSSAA Class 1A state final against Edmondson-Westside, it appeared the championship drought would continue […]

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Boys hoops: No. 20 Century rides Tucker’s 34 to down No. 18 Central, into Class 2A final

COLLEGE PARK — Just one week after cutting down the nets for the Class 2A West region title, Zach Tucker and Century found themselves in their first state semifinal since 2009. Tucker stepped to the […]

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Boys hoops: No. 7 Patterson puts away Harford Tech, into Class 2A final

COLLEGE PARK — Harford Tech came out of the gates fearlessly, knowing that in their first final four berth in program history they had to play loose, but with energy. It was the mindset of […]

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Boys hoops: Fairmont Heights pummels No. 25 Kent County to reach Class 1A final

COLLEGE PARK — Coming into their biggest game of the season on the hardwood of Xfinity Center, Kimani Benjamin and Fairmont Heights wanted to make this a playoff run to remember. A program rich with […]

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Boys hoops: No. 13 Quince Orchard does the improbable, sinks No. 1 Wise in Class 4A semifinals

Follow @k_fadd COLLEGE PARK — Select few — only those in the program — gave them a chance. Even after holding a three-point edge at the end of the first quarter, there was no way. […]

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Boys hoops: No. 1 Wise stunned in Class 4A semifinals by No. 13 Quince Orchard

COLLEGE PARK — Stunned. “It really hasn’t hit me yet, [just] shocking,” Wise senior guard Michael Speight said after the No. 1 Pumas were shocked by No. 13 Quince Orchard in the Class 4A semifinal […]

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Boys hoops: No. 3 Perry Hall overwhelms Annapolis with length to advance to Class 4A final

COLLEGE PARK — Boasting a 6-foot-9 frame, La’Quill Hardnett played with tenacious energy and filled the stat sheet as No. 3 Perry Hall advanced past Annapolis in Thursday night’s MPSSAA Class 4A state semifinal game […]

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Boys hoops: No. 10 Baltimore Poly hammers No. 2 Decatur 74-44 to reach Class 3A final

Follow @k_fadd COLLEGE PARK — De’Vondre Perry sat back on the red padded chair in the northwest corner Xfinity Center, pumping his fist in the air while a team trainer plopped bags of ice on […]

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Boys hoops: MPSSAA region title results and final four schedule

Class 3A: No. 2 Stephen Decatur vs. No. 10 Baltimore Poly on March 9 at 3:00 p.m. Class 3A: No. 4 Seneca Valley vs. Potomac on March 9 at 5:00 p.m. Class 4A: No. 3 […]

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Boys hoops: Potomac throttles Magruder for 3A South title

Follow @_bwarren OXON HILL — With euphoria abuzz and smiles abound, Gary Robertson lifted up the Class 3A South region title plaque high in the air as his teammates all made a W sign with their […]

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Boys hoops: No. 20 Century advances to final four with 64-48 win over Williamsport

Follow @JoeSchillerr When Zach Tucker climbed the ladder to cut down the nets, he knew his team had just accomplished something special. The “MVP” chants filled the gym as the senior guard worked his way […]

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Boys hoops: No. 1 Wise overcomes 10-point deficit, puts away No. 5 Eleanor Roosevelt in OT

Follow @_bwarren UPPER MARLBORO — On the first possession of overtime, Wise senior guard Brent Pegram was issued his fifth and disqualifying foul. Before stepping off the court, he had a message for his teammates “I […]

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Boys hoops: MPSSAA region championship schedule

High school basketball’s version of the Elite Eight tips this Saturday. Here’s the docket of region championship games. Winners will move on to next week’s state tournament at the University of Maryland, where it’ll be […]

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Boys hoops: No. 4 Seneca Valley rallies to upend No. 8 Oakdale in dramatic fashion

Follow @k_fadd GERMANTOWN — They never lost hope. Even after trailing by 13 in the waning minutes of the third quarter, and failing to secure a sliver of momentum as each possession subsided, Seneca Valley […]

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MSA Top 25 scoreboard: MPSSAA region semifinals

Follow our reporters: Kyle McFadden (@k_fadd) — No. 4 Seneca Valley vs. No. 8 Oakdale (6:00 p.m. tipoff) Evan Engelhard (@Evan_Engelhard) — No. 11 Tuscarora vs. Linganore (6:00 pm tipoff) Ben Spector (@bspec21) — No. […]

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Boys hoops: No. 11 Tuscarora imposes will, stays discipline to sink Frederick

Follow @k_fadd FREDERICK — Coming off the heels of their worst outing of the season last Tuesday, Tuscarora knew the roadblock that deterred offensive ineptitude in the CMC championship loss to Oakdale was only a […]

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Boys hoops: No. 17 Dunbar clamps down defensively to upend No. 12 Lake Clifton

Follow @Evan_Engelhard After Andre Rafus sank Dunbar three weeks ago with 30 points, including the game -3-pointer, Dunbar knew they would have their hands full with the blue chip 6-foot-10 forward the second time around […]

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Boys hoops: Rasmussen powers Linganore past Thomas Johnson, into region semifinals

Follow @JoeSchillerr When Harry Rasmussen started the game 3-for-3 from the floor, it was clear he was feeling it. After splitting the regular season series against Thomas Johnson, the hot start from the senior forward […]

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MSA Top 25 scoreboard: MPSSAA section semifinals

Follow our reporters: Kyle McFadden (@k_fadd) — No. 11 Tuscarora vs. Frederick (6:00 pm tipoff) Evan Engelhard (@evan_engelhard) — No. 12 Lake Clifton vs. No. 17 Dunbar (4:30 pm tipoff) Joe Schiller (@JoeSchillerr) — Linganore […]

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Boys hoops: Veterans carry Gonzaga (D.C.) to WCAC title

Follow @_bwarren WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference boys basketball title game between Gonzaga and Paul VI, the Purple Eagles were keenly aware of what was at stake. For the emotional Myles Dread, it […]

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Boys hoops: WCAC semifinals recap

Paul VI (Va.) 59, DeMatha 55 First up in semifinal action was the matchup between No. 1 seed Paul VI and No. 4 seed DeMatha Catholic. In the first half it was all DeMatha. The Stags […]

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Linganore basketball must remain true if they want to make another state title push

Follow @k_fadd Tom Kraft doesn’t say a word about last year or what that group accomplished in their high school careers, simply because there’s no going back. All that’s left are a residue memories, the […]

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Highlight Video: Prince George’s County Championship

No. 1 ranked Wise defeated No. 6 Douglass 60 – 57, on Wednesday, Nov 22, winning the Prince George’s County Championship.  

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Boys hoops: No. 8 Oakdale routs Damascus in first round of playoffs

Follow @JoeSchillerr IJAMSVILLE — Terry Connolly and the Oakdale Bears boys basketball team are no strangers to success in the MPSSAA playoffs. Connolly has led the Bears to the state semifinals three out of the […]

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Boys hoops: WCAC quarterfinals recap

DeMatha 79, Bishop O’Connell (Va.) 76 Led by the supreme efforts of Ryan Allen (game-high 26 points), DJ Harvey (20 points) and Josh McCrae (12 points), the Stags took one more step toward gaining another WCAC […]

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Boys hoops: No. 2 Stephen Decatur overpowers No. 25 Kent County for Bayside title

Follow @BaysideHoops When it comes to Bayside Championship games and Stephen Decatur, memories of 2014 and 2016 are probably ones most Seahawks fans would rather leave behind. More specifically, in their Bayside Championship game appearance […]

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Boys hoops: No. 3 Perry Hall rides second quarter surge to Baltimore County title

Follow @gregwatkins830 For the past two seasons, Perry Hall junior forwards La’Quill Hardnett and Anthony Higgs have spurred the Gators’ quick ascend to the top of the Baltimore basketball landscape. Last year, they led the school […]

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2017 MPSSAA boys basketball rankings: End of regular season

Every Monday, team records and resumés are compiled and ranked based on how MSA feels where each team stands to date. Feel free to send us an email at info@marylandsportsaccess.com. NOTE: team records as of […]

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Highlight Video: Quince Orchard Vs. Tuscarora

Tuscarora defeated Quince Orchard, 54-46, on Thursday, Feb. 16, improving the Titans to 18-2 on the season.

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MPSSAA boys’ basketball playoff preview: Complete team-by-team and region breakdown

Follow @k_fadd The high school winter sports season can be a tiring trek. It lasts from late November to the beginning of March. And if you account offseason workout programs, it’s even longer. Take a […]

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Boys hoops: DeMatha gets revenge, tops Gonzaga on senior night

HYATTSVILLE —  As soon as Carsten Kolgenik’s 3-pointer banked in at the end of the first quarter, fans and students alike knew the soldout contest between Gonzaga and DeMatha would once again unfold as a classic. “They’re […]

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MPSSAA boys basketball region championship predictions

Follow @k_fadd Eleven weeks are down, which means the high school basketball playoffs are right around the corner. With the regular season officially coming to a close on Monday, February 20, and the official playoff […]

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Boys hoops: No. 7 Seneca Valley suffocates Magruder to clinch home-court in playoffs

Follow @k_fadd ROCKVILLE – Seneca Valley manifests their brand of basketball like no other. The Screamin’ Eagles don’t care if they only have one forward on their 14-man roster, or that their tallest player is […]

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2017 MPSSAA boys basketball rankings: February 12-19

Follow @k_fadd Every Monday, team records and resumés are compiled and ranked based on how MSA feels where each team stands to date. This week: One-loss Quince Orchard, coming off their first win against a […]

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St. Frances upset Mount Saint Joseph, on Friday, Fed. 10, clawing back from a twenty point deficit to win in overtime, 69-67.

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Boys hoops: Wise outduels Rock Creek Christian in battle of Maryland’s top two teams

RIVERDALE — In the marquee matchup of the DMV Classic between the top two teams in the area, Rock Creek Christian Academy and Wise, all Brent Pegram and his teammates could think about are the […]

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Boys hoops: No. 10 Douglass-PG beats Potomac in wire-to-wire fashion

OXON HILL — Against fearless Potomac, Zion Cousins and his Douglass teammates knew they couldn’t allow themselves to relax or else the Wolverines could upset them. “We knew we had to come out with fire because […]

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Boys hoops: No. 12 Quince Orchard picks apart No. 22 Kennedy for intra-region win

Follow @k_fadd NORTH POTOMAC — Johnny Fierstein tumbled to his backside and pumped his fists back and forth as soon as he hit the deck. The 6-foot-3 senior forward didn’t mind that he was blanketed […]

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Boys hoops: De’Vondre Perry’s monster night lifts No. 5 Baltimore Poly over No. 10 Patterson

BALTIMORE – De’Vondre Perry corralled a loose ball and didn’t hesitate what to do next. All he saw was the rim. Nothing else. Baltimore Poly needed a spark, clinging to a two-point lead not even […]

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Boys hoops: Balanced offense fuels Blair in upset win over No. 17 Kennedy

SILVER SPRING — Heading into their rematch with Kennedy and its vaunted full-court press, Blair was keenly aware of the importance of ball security. That awareness paid off on Friday night, as the Blazers stunned […]

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Baltimore Poly is geared to run the table after completing one of the toughest treks since old school Dunbar

Follow @k_fadd Sam Brand was blunt: No shortcuts. Since the first recorded Maryland public school athletic season in 1947, a basketball state title has yet to be won at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. In fact, the […]

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Boys hoops: No. 1 Wise uses 20-0 run, Howell’s unconscious shooting to dismantle No. 6 Bowie, 73-49

Follow @k_fadd UPPER MARLBORO — Brandon Howell backpedaled to half-court with a sly grin. The senior guard couldn’t help it. “I knew I was on,” Howell said when he drilled a 3-pointer five feet past the […]

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MSA Top-25 boys basketball watch: Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Follow @MDSportsAccess As the MPSSAA boys basketball season progresses, MSA will be posting scores and notes from every top-25 team right here. Check back for updates throughout the week. Games in bold are top-25 match-ups. […]

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2017 MPSSAA boys basketball media poll: Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Every Monday, team records and resumes are compiled and ranked Associated Press style based on how the panel feels where each team stands to date.     This week: Stephen Decatur rises to No. 2 […]

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Boys hoops: Jaden Faulkner powers No. 4 Eleanor Roosevelt past No. 6 Douglass-PG, 63-59

Follow @_bwarren LAUREL — Behind a monster third quarter performance from Jaden Faulkner and stifling team defense on the other end, No. 4 Eleanor Roosevelt held off No. 6 Frederick Douglass in the Prince George’s […]

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Boys hoops: Defense bails out No. 19 Whitman in 44-43 win over rival Bethesda-CC

Follow @k_fadd BETHESDA — Max Oppenheim and Walt Whitman were in this exact position before. Flashback to last March, and the Vikings were duking it out with Clarksburg for the 4A West region title. The […]

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MSA Top-25 boys basketball watch: January 22-28

As the MPSSAA boys basketball season progresses, MSA will be posting scores and notes from every top-25 team right here. Check back for updates throughout the week. Games in bold are top-25 match-ups. RV means […]

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2017 MPSSAA boys basketball media poll: January 22-28

Follow @MDSportsAccess Every Monday, team records and resumes are compiled and ranked Associated Press style based on how the panel feels where each team stands to date. This week: Baltimore Poly jumps three spots to […]

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Boys hoops: Behind Chris Lykes’ 23 points, Gonzaga (D.C.) rolls past rival DeMatha, 76-63

WASHINGTON, D.C. — All night long, University of Miami recruit Chris Lykes gashed DeMatha with theatrical layups and pulverizing 3-pointers. But no sequence dazzled more than the behind-the-back pass the 5-foot-8 point guard performed that […]

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Highlight Video: No. 9 Seneca Valley Vs. No. 12 Quince Orchard

No. 9 Seneca Valley defeated  No. 12 Quince Orchard, 65-60, on Thursday, Jan. 18, improving the Cougars to 13-1 on the season.

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Boys hoops: No. 10 Baltimore Poly puts away No. 4 Lake Clifton, 68-61

BALTIMORE — Rahim Ali is numb to the burdensome weight that looms over his role. When Friday night’s game between No. 4 Lake Clifton and No. 10 Baltimor Poly was gridlocked at 37 apiece with […]

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No. 9 Seneca Valley outlasts No. 12 Quince Orchard, 65-60

Behind its stifling defense and gutsy offense, No. 9 Seneca Valley outlasted No. 12 Quince Orchard on Thursday night, 65-60, spoiling the Cougars’ undefeated season. “Coming into a game like this, going against an undefeated […]

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Boys hoops: No. 24 Old Mill stays unbeaten with 56-48 win over Meade

Follow @k_fadd With his imaginary bow in his left hand, Avion Robinson cocked his right arm back and released a make-believe arrow to the sky. Not even six minutes into Old Mill’s pit with defending […]

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MSA Top-25 boys basketball basketball watch: January 15-21

As the MPSSAA boys basketball season progresses, MSA will be posting scores and notes from every top-25 team right here. Check back for updates throughout the week. Games in bold are top-25 match-ups. RV means […]

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2017 MPSSAA boys basketball media poll: January 15-21

Every Monday, team records and resumes are compiled and ranked Associated Press style based on how the panel feels where each team stands to date.   This week: Stephen Decatur moves into the No. 2 […]

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Highlight video: Lake Clifton vs. Perry Hall

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Boys hoops: Potomac rolls over Middleburg (Va.) in Baltimore’s Basketball Academy, 77-47

BALTIMORE — Jason Newman (17 points) and Travis Henson (16 points) powered Potomac past Middleburg (Va.) in the Baltimore City Public School Basketball Academy at the Talmadge Hill Field House at Morgan State University on […]

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Boys hoops: Shorthanded No. 4 Perry Hall finishes off No. 2 Lake Clifton in overtime

Follow @k_fadd BALTIMORE — Perry Hall point guard Aaron Butler turned to 6-foot-8 forward La’Quill Hardnett and said it was “time to turn it up.” With each dwindling second, hope seemed to fizzle for Perry Hall, […]

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Boys hoops: Largo hands No. 17 Woodlawn first loss of the year

Follow @k_fadd BALTIMORE — Behind Kendall McGill’s game-high 15 points, Largo rolled to a 49-39 win over No. 17 Woodlawn on Friday night at Morgan State University. The Lions (4-3) staked an 18-16 halftime lead […]

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Boys hoops: No. 10 Tuscarora outlasts No. 22 Oakdale for another region win

Follow @k_fadd FREDERICK — The resounding words of Tuscarora forward Jaylen Washington resonated instantly with his Titan teammates.  With eight lead changes in the first six minutes of the fourth quarter, and after Oakdale’s Cory Schlee put […]

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MSA Roundup: Navy men down Loyola, Maryland women win behind Jones’ 42, Trimble named to Wooden 25

STORIES Ovechkin scores twice, surpasses 1,000 points in 5-2 win over Pens ICYMI: Maryland men put away Indiana for another gritty Big Ten win ICYMI: No. 3 Clemson dethrones No. 1 Alabama in epic comeback to capture […]

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MPSSAA Top-25 boys basketball watch: January 8-14

As the MPSSAA boys basketball season progresses, MSA will be posting scores and notes from every top-25 team right here. Check back for updates throughout the week. Games in bold are top-25 match-ups. RELATED: 2017 […]

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2017 MPSSAA boys basketball media poll: January 8-14

Follow @MDSportsAccess Every Monday, team records and resumes are compiled and ranked Associated Press style based on how the panel feels where each team stands to date. Previous No. 25 Oakdale down No. 22 Linganore, […]

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Highlight Video: No. 22 Linganore vs. No. 25 Oakdale

No. 25 Oakdale defeated  No. 22 Linganore, 56-44, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, in a Central Maryland Conference matchup, improving the Bears to 7-1 on the season. RELATED: Cory Schlee carries No. 25 Oakdale past No. 22 […]

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Football: Team Maryland-BIG 33 player nominations

Follow @k_fadd Team Maryland and the BIG 33 executive board announced the 2016 Senior Under Armour ELITE 100 postseason honors on Monday, January 2, highlighting the top senior high school football players in Maryland and […]

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Boys hoops: Cory Schlee carries No. 25 Oakdale past No. 22 Linganore, 56-44

Follow @k_fadd IJAMSVILLE — Nothing was going to stop 6-foot-5 forward Cory Schlee when Oakdale coach Terry Connolly told him to take over Tuesday night’s game against crosstown rival Linganore. All night long, even in […]

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2017 MPSSAA boys basketball media poll: Jan. 1-7

Every Monday, team records and resumes are compiled and ranked Associated Press style based on how the panel feels where each team stands to date.   Last week, four of the top five teams went […]

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Boys hoops: No. 6 John Carroll rides top recruit Quickley in 48-42 win over Sidwell Friends (D.C.)

SALISBURY — John Carroll coach John Zito doesn’t have any reasons to fret in toughluck moments. Though it’s his first year at the helm after spending eight seasons as an assitant at UMBC, and with […]

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Boys hoops: Oakdale mutes distractions to thump North Caroline, 79-38

Follow @bspec21 SALISBURY — There was no way around the unusual circumstances Oakdale faced at this year’s Governor’s Challenge. All the Bears could do was “control what they could control,” according to Coach Terry Connolly. […]

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Boys hoops: No. 10 Tuscarora throttles No. 4 Seneca Valley in region final rematch, 65-53

BETHESDA — Since February, Tuscarora coach Darryl Whiten couldn’t get the collapse in the Class 3A West region out of his head. The Titans squandered a late lead to Seneca Valley in February, and their […]

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Governor’s Challenge scores, stories, notes and more

Follow @MDSportsAccess The largest high school basketball tournament on the East Coast, the Governor’s Challenge, returns to Salisbury, running from Dec. 27-30.  In its 36th year, the four-day event features over 100 teams from nine […]

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Boys hoops: No. 5 Bladensburg downs No. 16 Richard Montgomery, 67-62

Follow @k_fadd SILVER SPRING — No. 5 Bladensburg downed No. 16 Richard Montgomery during holiday tournament action, 67-62, on Monday, Dec. 26, in a potential Class 4A semifinal meeting in March. Daniel Oladapo’s 11 first […]

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2017 MPSSAA boys basketball media poll: Dec. 25-31

Every Monday, team records and resumes are compiled and ranked Associated Press style based on how the panel feels where each team stands to date. This week: Perry Hall moves into the No. 2 spot […]

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Boys hoops: No. 3 Perry Hall thumps No. 2 Baltimore Poly in 83-60 statement win

Follow @k_fadd BALTIMORE — Anthony Higgs and LaQuill Hardnett are fed up with the stigma surrounding Perry Hall basketball. Since the beginning of last season, they’ve tried to prove the abysmal history is in the rear […]

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Boys hoops: No. 2 Gonzaga (D.C.) handles No. 18 Georgetown Prep, 70-48

BETHESDA — In a sold out and raucous gymnasium, the Gonzaga Eagles (D.C.) and Georgetown Prep Little Hoyas met to renew one the DMV’s most underrated rivalries. In a showcase of offensive brilliance and gritty […]

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2017 MPSSAA boys basketball media poll: Dec. 18-24

Follow @MDSportsAccess Every Monday, team records and resumes are compiled and ranked Associated Press style based on how the panel feels where each team stands to date. Richard Montgomery continues to surge through the ranks, […]

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Boys hoops: No. 12 Tuscarora surges past No. 14 Linganore, 61-52

Follow @k_fadd FREDERICK — All Tuscarora needed was a reminder of their capability. Trailing to Linganore at halftime, 29-27, and right after an 8-0 Lancers run, Titans coach Darryl Whiten fired an energizing but simplistic […]

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Wise wins an emotional contest against Eleanor Roosevelt, 48-45

UPPER MARLBORO — Led by its trio of seniors, Mike Speight, Brent Pegram and Brandon Howell, the Wise Pumas were able to pull off a well-earned victory on Friday night, 48-45, in what has become […]

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Highlight Video: MPSSAA Class 4A football state championship

ANNAPOLIS — Wise defeated Quince Orchard in the MPSSAA Class 4A football state championship, 42 – 7, on Friday, Dec. 9, winning their third state title in the past five seasons.

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Boys hoops: No. 5 Seneca Valley fends off No. 24 Sherwood, 62-57

Follow @k_fadd SANDY SPRING — Even after a testy 62-57 road win against No. 24 Sherwood, the sorrow still lurked beneath the trembling words of Seneca Valley point guard Triston Price. The No. 5 Screamin’ […]

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Gallery: No. 14 Linganore beats Walkersville in boys hoops, 54-41

Follow @MDSportsAccess FREDERICK — No. 14 Linganore downed Walkersville in boys basketball action, 54-41, on Tuesday night at LHS.  The Lancers (3-0) led at halftime, 26-20, and sparked a 15-2 run to open the second […]

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Football: Sherwood RB Travis Levy, St. John’s (D.C.) QB Kasim Hill named Gatorade players of the year

Follow @mdsportsaccess The Gatorade Company announced Sherwood running back, Travis Levy, and St. John’s (D.C.) quarterback, Kasim Hill, as its high school football Player of the Year’s for Maryland and the District of Columbia on […]

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2017 MPSSAA boys basketball media poll: Dec. 11-17

Follow @mdsportsaccess Last year, Maryland Sports Access launched the “Power-5 Hardwood rankings,” ranking the top-25 public school boys basketball teams from the county’s and regions of Baltimore, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s. We have […]

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Boys hoops: No. 7 Bladensburg downs No. 9 Douglass-PG in renewed rivalry, 66-62

Follow @k_fadd UPPER MARLBORO — With one brief phone call, a long-time Prince George’s County rivalry was renewed. Outside of Bladensburg coach Antonio Williams and Frederick Douglass coach Tyrone Massenburg, it probably didn’t mean a lot […]

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Gallery: Scenes from the MPSSAA state football championships

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Poll: Who is your MVP of the state football championships?

FINAL RESULTS 1. Brayden Brown, Fort Hill (11,072 votes) — 133 rushing yards, 1 TD, 1 interception, 1 blocked field goal and 1 pass break-up 2. Colby Starheim, Damascus (6,642 votes) — 3 interceptions, 3 […]

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Football: Walkersville gets redemption, captures Class 2A title in 33-6 rout of Elkton

Follow @k_fadd ANNAPOLIS — Chad Gleason lowered his shoulder as he crossed into the black and yellow checkered end zone, then pumped his fist across his chest twice and pointed to the sky. He was […]

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Football: Fort Hill pulls away from Havre de Grace to capture historic fourth straight state title

Follow @k_fadd ANNAPOLIS — Fort Hill captains Brayden Brown, Brayden Conley, Nathaniel Graves and Richard Hess knelt at midfield following the coin toss, praying their final high school football game would conclude at a historic pinnacle. […]

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Football: Wise rocks Quince Orchard in Class 4A final, 42-7

Follow @k_fadd ANNAPOLIS — The Wise football team took a knee on the turf at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for one final time, fixing their eyes on Coach DaLawn Parrish. Fresh off their second straight […]

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Highlight Video: MPSSAA Class 3A football state championship

ANNAPOLIS — Damascus defeated Franklin in the MPSSAA Class 3A football state championship, 14 – 12, on Thursday, Dec. 8, winning their second consecutive state title.

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2017 MSA boys basketball private school media poll: Preseason

Follow @MDSportsAccess Last year, Maryland Sports Access launched the “Power-5 Hardwood rankings,” ranking the top-25 public school boys basketball teams from the county’s and regions of Baltimore, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s. Along with […]

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2017 MPSSAA boys basketball media poll: Preseason

Follow @MDSportsAccess Last year, Maryland Sports Access launched the “Power-5 Hardwood rankings,” ranking the top-25 public school boys basketball teams from the county’s and regions of Baltimore, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s. We have […]

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Highlight Video: Dunbar vs. Walkersville

Walkersville won their 13th consecutive game of 2016, beating Dunbar, 12 – 7, on Friday, Nov. 25, advancing the Class 2A final against Elkton on Dec. 10 at the Naval Academy.

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Football: Quince Orchard’s all-around team performance earns a trip the Class 4A final

QUINCE ORCHARD — From the first whistle to the last, Quince Orchard played dominant football on both sides and decisively beat Annapolis, 42-15, on Friday night. In a game marred by flags, the Cougars were […]

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Football: Big-play Wetzel, sturdy defense launch Walkersville into Class 2A final

Follow @k_fadd WALKERSVILLE — There isn’t even the slightest glitz in Jacob Wetzel’s personality. In fact, the premier three-sport athlete is one of the quieter kids in the confined town of Walkersville. But as coach […]

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High school football score updates and blog: Nov. 25-26

Follow @MDSportsAccess In the state of Maryland, 16 football teams remain to vye for a state final berth. Tonight and tomorrow, eight will advance to the MPSSAA state finals slated for next week (barring a […]

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Highlight Video: 2016 WCAC Football Championship

DeMatha erased a 15-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat St. John’s in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship, 34 – 29, on Saturday, Nov. 19, winning their fourth consecutive title. ARTICLE: DeMatha avenges 15-point fourth […]

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Football: DeMatha avenges 15-point fourth quarter deficit to capture fourth straight WCAC crown

Follow @k_fadd COLLEGE PARK — DeMatha coach Elijah Brooks was trying to process the feat that seemed impossible not even an hour ago. Standing before a crammed locker room of astonished reporters and emotional football players, all […]

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Football: Motivated offensive line paves Damascus to third straight 3A West region title

Follow @k_fadd DAMASCUS — After a considerable drop-off in performance from the first nine weeks of the regular season, Damascus coach Eric Wallich needed to give his team an extra jolt of motivation, hoping the […]

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High school football score updates and blog: Nov. 18-19

Follow @MDSportsAccess Once again, MSA will provide live game updates of every Maryland high school football playoff game on this blog post as well as our Twitter feed. Make sure to follow along with our regional […]

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MSA high school football playoff pick’em: Nov. 18-19

Follow @MDSportsAccess For the remaining three weeks of the high school football season, MSA reporters and special contributors will predict the outcome of every playoff game. This week: Regional championships and the WCAC championship Next […]

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Highlight Video: Tuscarora Vs. Oakdale

Oakdale defeated Tuscarora, 40-28, on Friday, Nov. 11, in the 3A West semifinals, advancing to the 3A West region final next Friday against Damascus in the program’s first playoff victory.

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MPSSAA playoff football score updates and blog: Nov. 11-12

Follow @MDSportsAccess Every single Maryland high school playoff result from Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 are listed below as well as next week’s WCAC championship and region title match-ups. WASHINGTON CATHOLIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS No. […]

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Football: Damascus takes care of business against Linganore, 21-7

DAMASCUS — Behind their potent rushing attack and stifling defense, Damascus (11-0) took care of business in their playoff opener against Linganore (7-4), 21-7. Hornets running back and University of Richmond commit, Markus Vinson, rushed for 179 […]

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Maryland remains a front-runner for highly regarded DeMatha RB McFarland

Follow @k_fadd The University of Maryland football program has undergone substantial reconstruction over the past few years. From rehauling the coaching staff, to campaigning “The Movement” — DMV recruits siding with one another at UMD […]

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Football: MPSSAA Class 4A playoff schedule and projections

Follow @mdsportsaccess REGIONAL SEMIFINALS (Nov. 11 — Nov. 12) 4A West No. 4 Montgomery Blair (8-2, 9.00) at No. 1 Quince Orchard (9-1, 11.00), Nov. 11, 7:00 pm No. 3 Northwest (7-3, 9.20) at No. […]

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PNC agrees to extend sponsorship of Lacrosse Invitaitonal

Follow @TPeace19 On Monday, PNC Bank announced a three-year deal to continue its support of regional high school lacrosse with the extension of its role as title sponsor of the PNC Invitational. The annual showcase […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 10

Follow @k_fadd 1. DeMatha (10-0) LW: 1 County: Prince George’s, WCAC Last week: Win, No. 14 Good Counsel by 14 This week: vs. No. 13 Good Counsel (-25) in the WCAC semifinals, TBA Record vs MSA […]

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Highlight Video: DeMatha Vs. Good Counsel

No. 1 ranked DeMatha defeated No. 14 ranked Good Counsel in the final week of the regular season, 21 – 7, on Friday, Nov. 4.

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Football: No. 12 Fort Hill flexes muscle to power past No. 25 Allegany, 48-13

Follow @k_fadd CUMBERLAND — With cameras clicking away, Fort Hill football players posed for photo ops as they gathered at midfield. Celebrating their ninth straight victory over Allegany High, “The Kettle” was passed throughout the […]

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Football: No. 1 DeMatha grinds out 21-7 win over No. 14 Good Counsel

Follow @k_fadd OLNEY — Talk to anyone inside the DeMatha football organization, and they’ll say this year’s group is built different. Sure, it’s the same program that’s produced Hall of Fame worthy running back Brian […]

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MSA high school football games to watch: Week 10

Follow @MDSportsAccess Nine weeks are down, and there’s one week to go. Tonight and tomorrow will mark the end of the regular season for every public school team in the state of Maryland, and there’s […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 9

Follow @MDSportsAccess 1. DeMatha (9-0) LW: 1 County: Prince George’s, WCAC Last week: Win, Archbishop Carroll by 42 This week: at No. 14 Good Counsel (-23), Friday at 7:00 pm Wins: Oscar Smith (Va.) by 35, […]

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Highlight Video: Seneca Valley Vs. Damascus

Damascus defeated Seneca Valley, 59-21, on Friday, October 28. Damascus head coach Eric Wallich reached a coaching milestone earning his 100th career win.

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Football: No. 4 Damascus pummels No. 25 Seneca Valley on senior night, 59-21

Follow @k_fadd DAMASCUS — After an emphatic 50-yard interception return to slam the door on any sort of Seneca Valley comeback, Cedric Cole darted down the Damascus sideline, ripped off his helmet and gazed at […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 8

1. DeMatha (9-0) LW: 1 County: Prince George’s, WCAC Last week: Win, Archbishop Carroll by 42 This week: Bye Wins: Oscar Smith (Va.) by 35, Avalon by 35, Bishop McDevitt (Pa.) by 28, No. 2 McDonogh by […]

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Highlight Video: Long Reach Vs. Howard

Howard defeated Long Reach, 14-7, on Friday, Oct. 21, handing the Lightning their first regular season loss, as the Lions remain undefeated.

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 7

Follow @MDSportsAccess 1. DeMatha (8-0) LW: 1 County: Prince George’s, WCAC Last week: Win, No. 6 Gonzaga (D.C.) by 10 This week: vs. Archbishop Carroll (-42), Friday at 7:00 pm Wins: Oscar Smith (Va.) by 35, Avalon […]

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Highlight Video: Eleanor Roosevelt Vs. Wise

Wise defeated Eleanor Roosevelt, 38-8, on Friday, Oct. 14, remaining undefeated on the season, all while earning their 21st consecutive win.

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Football: No. 3 Wise sends resounding statement across the state in 38-8 win over No. 14 Eleanor Roosevelt

Follow @k_fadd UPPER MARLBORO — After a historic 2015 season in which they buzz-sawed through Maryland’s top-tier classification, Wise has backed it up with another state championship crusade in the making. After winning their first six […]

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MSA high school football games to watch: Week 7

Follow @MDSportsAccess For eight public school teams in the state of Maryland, this week marks the halfway point in the season. Of the previous six weeks, no slate of games appear more significant than Week 7. […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 6

Follow @mdsportsaccess   1. DeMatha (7-0) LW: 1 County: Prince George’s, WCAC Last week: Win, No. 15 Bishop McNamara by 37 This week: at No. 6 Gonzaga (-17), Saturday at 2:00 pm Wins: Oscar Smith (Va.) by […]

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Highlight Video: Linganore vs. Oakdale

Oakdale defeated Linganore, 36-0, on Friday, Oct. 7 for the first time in program history. Article: Oakdale leaves no doubt this time around, stomps Linganore, 36-0

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Football: Franklin knocks off undefeated Milford Mill on homecoming, 24-20

Follow @TPeace19 The old sport cliché, “It’s not how you start, its how you finish” rang true on Friday night for Franklin. The Indians first quarter, on homecoming night in front of alumni, had their […]

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Football: Oakdale leaves no doubt this time around, stomps Linganore, 36-0

Follow @k_fadd FREDERICK — Pounding his fist across his chest in enthrallment, a feat that had never been accomplished before finally resonated with Percy Agyei-Obese. After squandering a 13-point fourth quarter in a 21-20 loss to […]

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MSA high school football games to watch: Week 6

Follow @MDSportsAccess Nursing a 13-point lead entering into the fourth quarter, Oakdale appeared it would finally break through in a “big game” to upend Linganore for the first time in school history in 2015. Two turnovers inside […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 5

Follow @mdsportsaccess   1. DeMatha (6-0) LW: 1 County: Prince George’s, WCAC Last week: Win, No. 2 St. John’s by 1 This week: vs. No. 15 Bishop McNamara (-28), Friday at 7:00 pm Wins: Oscar […]

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Football: Behind a stingy defense and potent offense, No. 11 Mount St. Joseph storms past Gilman, 34-20

Follow @k_fadd BALTIMORE — Heading into Saturday’s contest against Gilman, the entire Mount St. Joseph football team had only one thing on their minds. And that was to halt their losing streak against the Greyhounds […]

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Highlight Video: St. Johns Vs. DeMatha

No. 1 ranked DeMatha defeated No. 2 ranked St. Johns in dramatic fashion, 14 – 13, on Friday, Sept. 30.

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Football: No. 1 DeMatha stuffs two-point try to upend No. 2 St. John’s, 14-13

Follow @k_fadd LANDOVER — Despite suffering what presented itself as a detrimental breakdown, the moment was built for them. After St. John’s brought the game to within one point, DeMatha was flagged for too many […]

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Football: No. 18 St. Frances flexes defensive muscle in 14-0 shutout of No. 19 Calvert Hall

Follow @TPeace19 BALTIMORE — The St. Frances Academy football team sent a loud message to the rest of the MIAA competitors when they shutout Calvert Hall, 14-0, on Friday night at Morgan State University. The […]

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MSA high school football games to watch: Week 5

Follow @MDSportsAccess The hype for tonight’s showdown between No. 1 DeMatha and No. 2 St. John’s began many months ago. Though the Cadets haven’t claimed the WCAC title since 1989, and their last victory against […]

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MSA football power rankings: Week 4

Follow @MDSportsAccess   1. DeMatha (5-0) LW: 1 County: Prince George’s, WCAC Last week: Win, St. Mary’s Ryken by 44 This week: vs. No. 2 St. John’s (D.C.) (-12) Wins: Oscar Smith (Va.) by 35, Avalon […]

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Highlight Video: Tuscarora vs. Thomas Johnson

Tuscarora defeated Thomas Johnson, 42-29, on Friday, Sept. 23, capturing the Frederick Spires Football Championship.

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Football: ‘Real deal’ Dorsey steers Tuscarora to Frederick Spires Football Championship in 42-29 win over Thomas Johnson

Follow @k_fadd FREDERICK — Tuscarora head coach Vince Ahearn has seen his prized playmaker Rodney Dorsey put on some remarkable performances in his two years at the helm. Through two and a half quarters of […]

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MSA high school football games to watch: Week 4

Follow @k_fadd Our Game of the Week last Friday didn’t live up to the hype as No. 1 DeMatha used a 21-point second quarter to roll past previous No. 2 McDonogh, 49-28. This week, Tuscarora […]

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Football: ‘Play selfless, not selfish’ motto paying dividends for Tuscarora

Follow @k_fadd Over the summer and through the first three weeks of the season, the Tuscarora football team has sculpted a selfless demeanor with efforts in translating it to success on the field. “The big motto […]

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Highlight Video: DeMatha vs. McDonogh

Follow @Evan_Engelhard No. 1 DeMatha defeated No. 2 McDonogh, 49-28, on Friday, Sept. 16, in a WCAC vs. MIAA match-up.

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 3

Follow @mdsportsaccess   1. DeMatha (4-0) LW: 1 County: Prince George’s, WCAC Last week: Win, No. 2 McDonogh by 21 This week: at St. Mary’s Ryken Wins: Oscar Smith (Va.) by 35, Avalon by 35, Bishop […]

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Highlight Video: Gonzaga Vs. Georgetown Prep

Gonzaga defeated Georgetown Prep in dramatic fashion, 21 – 20, on Saturday, Sept. 17, erasing a 17-point second half deficit to claim their fifth straight Coupe-Kozik Cup.

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Football: Mitchell’s dramatics, Randolph’s playmaking, leads No. 7 Gonzaga past No. 25 Georgetown Prep, 21-20

BETHESDA — After being down 17-0 in the third quarter on a day where seemingly nothing could fall their way, Gonzaga head coach Randy Trivers kept ushering his weathered Eagles through the mid-game crisis. “Never […]

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Football: English dazzles as No. 1 DeMatha topples No. 2 McDonogh, 49-28

Follow @k_fadd BALTIMORE — With reporters crowded around him, rattling off comments and questions after completing all 15 pass attempts for 219 yards and four total touchdowns, Beau English chuckled and had only two words […]

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Football: Dozier, Georgetown Prep tune out distractions in quest to upset Gonzaga on Saturday

Follow @k_fadd T.J. Dozier is the quintessential definition of a student-athlete. As a football player, he’s a well-rounded athlete, but most importantly, he’s an intellect student in the classroom who garners the attention of Ivy […]

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MSA Game of the Week preview: No. 1 DeMatha vs. No. 2 McDonogh

Follow @k_fadd Injuries are inevitable in football, and DeMatha fell victim one week before the regular season when prized running back Anthony McFarland suffered a broken fibula. McFarland, a 4-star running back set to pick […]

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High school football games to watch: Week 3

Follow @MDSportsAccess Don’t blink, because another week of football will flash before your eyes. For private schools, Friday night and Saturday afternoon will mark the fourth week of the regular season. Public schools are one […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 2

Follow @MDSportsAccess 1. DeMatha (3-0) LW: 1 County: Prince George’s, WCAC Last week: Win, Bishop McDevitt (Pa.) by 28 This week: at No. 2 McDonogh Wins: Oscar Smith (Va.) by 35, Avalon by 35, Bishop […]

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Highlight Video: Northwest vs. Seneca Valley

Northwest defeated Seneca Valley, 35 – 23, on Friday, September 9, to reclaim the Kings Trophy.

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Football: Ibrahim, No. 3 Good Counsel runs past No. 8 Archbishop Spalding, 20-14

Follow @TPeace19 SEVERN — When a team rises to victory and cements their head coach’s milestone in number of wins, usually the next game is a let down. That was not the case on Friday night as Good […]

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Football: Owens fulfills dream, powers No. 9 Northwest past No. 22 Seneca Valley, 35-23

Follow @k_fadd GERMANTOWN — Khalil Owens had seen this script before, not from prior experiences, but from a dream the night before. He fantasized a career showing, capped with The King’s Trophy in Northwest’s possession. […]

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MSA Game of the Week preview: Battle for The King’s Trophy, No. 9 Northwest vs. No. 22 Seneca Valley

Follow @k_fadd Fred Kim has endured his lumps since taking over the Seneca Valley coaching job in 2003. Though the Screamin’ Eagles shot-caller has fell short more times than envisioned, every hardship over the years […]

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High school football games to watch: Week 2

Follow @MDSportsAccess After a wild and action-packed Week 1, filled with upsets, come-from-behind victories and triumphs, Week 2 sets up for even more fireworks. Last week, No. 7 Damascus used Markus Vinson’s 278 yards and three […]

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Highlight Video: Good Counsel Vs. Mount Saint Joseph

Good Counsel defeated Mount Saint Joseph, 23-21, on Saturday, September 3. Good Counsel head coach Bob Milloy reached another milestone when he became the first head coach in Maryland high school football history to win 400 games […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 1

Follow @MDSportsAccess After a the first week of Maryland high school football in the books, not much has changed in our second edition of gridiron rankings. In our Game of the Week, No. 7 Damascus […]

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Football: Good Counsel head coach Bob Milloy gets historic 400th win

Follow @k_fadd BALTIMORE – Good Counsel football coach Bob Milloy knows the roots of every successful venture. For over 45 years, the blue collar demeanor Milloy has abided by has sparkled a resume that’s earned […]

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Highlight Video: No. 7 Damascus vs. No. 8 Quince Orchard

Damascus defeated Quince Orchard, 21-13, on Friday, September 2, in the Maryland high school football season opener. Damascus running back Markus Vinson totaled 278 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

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Football: No. 7 Damascus rides home run hitting Vinson past No. 8 Quince Orchard, 21-13

Follow @k_fadd Trailing in a regular season game for the first time in two years, Damascus stared at 13-7 deficit deep into the third quarter amid a stalling offense and a muddled defense. After a […]

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Football: No. 11 Bullis completes fourth quarter comeback against Pallotti, 22-21

The Bullis Bulldogs came from behind in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter on Friday night to down St. Vincent Pallotti, 22-21. With 38 seconds left, quarterback Tucker Strachan hammered home the game-winning touchdown […]

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MSA Game of the Week preview: No. 7 Damascus vs. No. 8 Quince Orchard

Follow @k_fadd For the second straight year, these two Montgomery County powerhouses clash from the get-go. Though both belong under different classifications, with No. 8 Quince Orchard being Class 4A and No. 7 Damascus being […]

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Football: Middletown aims to get back to winning ways

Follow @bspec21 MIDDLETOWN — The three towns that make up the Middletown High community — Middletown, Myersville and Wolfsville — are not accustomed to losing when it comes to Middletown High athletics. All of the […]

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High school football games to watch: Week 1

Follow @MDSportsAccess Finally, the nine and a half month wait is over. Summer passing leagues and offseason workouts have subsided, and live high school football with ramifications is upon us. Last week, 12 private school […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 0

Follow @MDSportsAccess The top spot shouldn’t be a surprise as Elijah Brooks has articulated yet another nationally ranked DeMatha team this fall. After a convincing 32-29 win over Gonzaga (D.C.) Saturday afternoon, McDonogh locks down […]

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Football: Ellis gets last laugh, leads No. 3 McDonogh to staple win over No. 5 Gonzaga, 32-29

Follow @k_fadd WASHINGTON, D.C. — With a sopped rag draped over his head, McDonogh quarterback DeJuan Ellis sat hunched over on the metal bench, aching in the sweltering Saturday afternoon atmosphere. Moments removed from his […]

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Preseason high school football: Brown, trench play fuels Fort Hill to 28-24 win over Tuscarora

Follow @k_fadd CUMBERLAND — Coming off their third consecutive Class 1A state championship, Fort Hill returns 13 of 22 total starters from the dominant campaign in 2015, setting themselves up to be the favorites yet again […]

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Maryland high school football rankings: Preseason media poll

Follow @mdsportsaccess “FREDERICK, Md. — The Maryland High School Football State Poll, in its 27th year, is based on a statewide voting by sports reporters. Schools are ranked by points received. The number in parenthesis reflects […]

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Q&A: Five questions with Linganore slotback Zamarre Snowden

Follow @mdsportsaccess For Zamarre Snowden, it’s heart over height. Despite standing at 5-foot-5, Snowden wreaks havoc on the football field. As a sophomore at St. John’s Catholic Prep, the Class of 2018 slotback amassed 797 […]

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Q&A: Five questions with Watkins Mill quarterback Markel Grant

Follow @mdsportsaccess After leading Watkins Mill football to its first playoff appearance since 1993, junior quarterback Markel Grant is primed build on the 5-6 mark from a year ago. Standing at 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, […]

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Q&A: Five questions with Bullis running back Devin Darrington

Follow @MDSportsAccess Devin Darrington has made numerous stops across the east coast during his football career. Born in Georgia, he spent most of his childhood there before moving to Alabama. Right before high school started, […]

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Oakdale High 2016 football preview: ‘Enthusiastic’ Bears are ready to make another push in the Class 3A West

Follow @MDSportsAccess Location: Ijamsville, Frederick County 2015 record: 8-3 (Lost in MPSSAA Class 3A West region semifinal to Damascus, 44-21) 2016 projected record: 8-2 (Miss the Class 3A West playoffs in a tiebreaker) Head coach: Kurt Stein (sixth year, […]

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Preseason high school football: Passing attack charges Seneca Valley to win over Sherwood, 3-1

Follow @k_fadd GAITHERSBURG — It’s no secret that Adrian Feliz-Platt and Darius Golston will be a forceful duo in the backfield for Seneca Valley football in 2016. But what’s unanswered is the supporting cast around […]

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Walkersville High 2016 football preview: Lions aim to sequel ‘magical’ playoff run

Follow @k_fadd Location: Walkersville, Frederick County 2015 record: 11-3 (Lost in MPSSAA Class 2A state title game to Patuxent, 21-20) 2016 projected record: 14-0, Class 2A state champions Head coach: Joe Polce (seventh year, 44-25 […]

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MSA high school football preseason tour schedule

We’re walking up to the line of scrimmage, and, like a quarterback, surveying the talent right in front of us. Once again, it appears abundant with a blank chapter ready to be written. High school football practice […]

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Football: Eley, Good Counsel seeking redemption in tough WCAC

Follow @k_fadd Ayinde Eley’s final memory of last season still burns in the back of his mind nearly nine months later. A 31-point thumping from DeMatha in the WCAC championship, plagued by turnovers and defensive breakdowns, […]

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Big 33 Football Classic: Pierce leaves his mark, ends storied career in Maryland’s 26-14 loss

Follow @k_fadd HERSHEY PARK, Pa. — Mark Pierce has a lot to be proud of. A garnered legacy, which includes two state championships and rewritten record books, has been inked for decades to come. For the final […]

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Football: Butler eager to carry on Linganore tradition and follow predecessors

Follow @k_fadd Through the years, Rick Conner has churned out many college-bound running backs that have shaped the landscape of Linganore football. The list glamours with names, highlighted by Penn State’s Zach Zwinak, Maryland’s Joe […]

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Football: After a long journey, Agyei-Obese is set to be the igniter for Oakdale

Follow @k_fadd Percy Agyei-Obese has come a long way since he discovered football in eighth grade. Then, with no pads or equipment, but in flag football games during gym class, he whizzed past classmates to […]

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Highlight Video: Ravens 7 on 7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour

BALTIMORE — Highlight’s from the Ravens 7-on-7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour held at St. Paul’s School on June 5.

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Football: Vinson ready to lead Damascus with loss of core leadership

Follow @k_fadd Damascus football steam-rolled opponents last year like it was a video game. By halftime, games were typically well out of reach and rarely did the starters play a snap past the third quarter. “It […]

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Football: Brown, Fort Hill focusing on present, accolades later

Follow @k_fadd BALTIMORE — When asked about the rarity of winning a fourth consecutive state championship, Fort Hill’s Brayden Brown pushed the dreamy idea away while cracking a wide smile. “I don’t like to talk […]

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Football: C.Gleason, Walkersville hoping to see results from tireless work

Follow @k_fadd BALTIMORE — The magical run woven together by the Walkersville football team last year seemed along the lines of a Cinderella story scripted on the gridiron. To an outsider, that may be so, […]

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Prep football 7-on-7 notes: Seneca Valley is eager to end title drought

Follow @k_fadd GERMANTOWN — When Fred Kim walked off the field for the final time in 2015, and after Damascus handed Seneca Valley a 45-3 loss in the 3A West region championship, he knew what […]

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Ravens 7on7 high school football passing league tournament preview

Follow @k_fadd EVENT: Ravens 7on7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour WHEN: Sunday, June 5, 9:30 AM start WHERE: St. Paul’s School (Baltimore, Md.)   The official start of the high school football […]

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Baseball: MPSSAA state championship recaps

CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: BEL AIR 8, QUINCE ORCHARD 1 Article: Bel Air uses monster sixth inning to seize 4A state crown over Quince Orchard   CLASS 1A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: BRUNSWICK 4, PATTERSON MILL 0 ABERDEEN […]

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Baseball: Bel Air uses monster sixth inning to seize 4A state crown over Quince Orchard

Follow @k_fadd COLLEGE PARK — Clinging to a one run lead in the bottom of the sixth inning, and with the bases loaded, Bel Air center fielder Liam Bowers dug into the batters box, unfazed with […]

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Highlight Video: Linganore defeats Mt. Hebron in MPSSAA 3A/2A state championship

Linganore boys lacrosse defeated Mt. Hebron Tuesday afternoon, 9-7, to be crowned the 3A/2A state champions, earning the second championship in school history.

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Boys/Girls lax: MPSSAA state championship recaps

Class 2A/3A girls lacrosse state championship: Glenelg 14, Oakdale 1 The Glenelg Gladiators (17-3) won the Class 1A/2A state championship in dominating fashion over Oakdale Tuesday evening, 14-1. Sophomore attack and John’s Hopkins commit, Georgia […]

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Boys lax: Severna Park meets effort with execution, captures 4A/3A state crown

OWINGS MILLS — When Ethan Carr came into high school as a freshman, his peers inflated expectations for his graduating class at Severna Park. Not one, not two, not three, but four state championships were deemed possible […]

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Boys lax: Fallston leans on experience to take 1A/2A state crown over Liberty

Follow @k_fadd The experience that Fallston head coach Matt Parks has under his belt, 15 years at the helm to be exact, is invaluable to a championship caliber lacrosse team. When player’s routine seems a […]

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Boys lax: Ross goes out with a bang, leads Linganore to 3A/2A state crown

Follow @k_fadd OWINGS MILLS — When the five year layoff between school state championships came to a glorious halt, the Linganore boys lacrosse team unhesitatingly bolted to the student section as if it were instinctual. Adrenalized to […]

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Soldier of faith: The story of Linganore’s prolific attackman, Daniel Ross

Follow @k_fadd It was a starry July night at Lake Champion, a 370-acre Young Life Christian camp plopped in the foothills of the southern New York Catskill Mountains. Overlooking the vast lake bordered by towering pines, Daniel […]

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Column: Don’t take life’s priceless wonders for granted

Follow @k_fadd There are so many reasons why I pour countless hours into this site to just keep it treading above water. First, sports and writing are two of my passions. And this, a platform that […]

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Boys Lax: Damascus High’s Joey Salisbury commits to Ohio State

Follow @willarmstrongiv Damascus senior defenseman and long-stick midfielder, Joey Salisbury, announced his commitment to play lacrosse at The Ohio State University on Tuesday morning, via Twitter. Salisbury, a 6-foot-1, 195 pound high school senior, chose […]

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Highlight Video: Linganore def. Oakdale in boys lacrosse playoffs

Linganore boys lacrosse defeated Oakdale Monday afternoon 10-6 to move on to the 3A/2A West region championship against Middletown on Wednesday night.

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Q&A: Five questions with Damascus athlete Joey Salisbury

Will Armstrong caught up with his teammate and schoolmate — multi-sport athlete, Joey Salisbury — to discuss his athletic experience at Damascus High as well as future plans. Armstrong and Salisbury both played on the […]

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Q&A: Six questions with Seneca Valley guard Tyran Crawford

The 2015-2016 basketball season was a landmark year for Seneca Valley as the Screamin’ Eagles won 21 games, earning a state tournament appearance in the MPSSAA Class 3A Final Four. Tyran Crawford (Class of 2017 […]

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Boys lax: Army commit Daniel Ross powers Linganore past Urbana

URBANA — With hair sopped and thickly coated eye-black smeared all over his cheekbones, Daniel Ross stood on the turf field of rival Urbana High, putting perspective on what has been accomplished. “This is about what I pictured,” […]

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Former Damascus standout Jalen Christian to move closer to home after transferring from S.Carolina

Former Damascus standout and redshirt freshman wide receiver Jalen Christian is set to transfer from the South Carolina football program, Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp reportedly announced after practice on Thursday. Christian also took to […]

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Frederick boys Roundball Classic: City fends off County in OT, 84-83

Follow @k_fadd Very rarely do high school basketball players get to end their careers with a magnified state championship. And if you do, it’s an illustrious way to end an era. On top of the […]

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MSA Thursday sports notebook: DeMatha’s Fultz competes in McDonald’s All-American game, Wizards playoff hope sinks, & much more

Follow @MDSportsAccess DEMATHA’S FULTZ SCORES 10 POINTS IN MCDONALD’S ALL-AMERICAN GAME DeMatha guard Markelle Fultz participated in Wednesday night’s prestigious McDonald’s All-American game where he registered 10 points on 4-for-12 shooting, six assists, four rebounds […]

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MSA Wednesday sports notebook: Capitals clinch Presidents Trophy, premium HS basketball exposure & much more

Follow @MDSportsAccess CAPITALS CLINCH PRESIDENTS TROPHY IN 4-1 WIN OVER BLUE JACKETS The Washington Capitals used a dominating third period on Monday night to best the Columbus Jackets and clinch the franchise’s second ever Presidents […]

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3A Basketball State Championship: C.M Wright Vs. Stephen Decatur

Mustangs – 51 Seahawks – 49 Final

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Middletown escapes Queen Anne’s press en route to 2A championship

  Follow @bspec21 COLLEGE PARK — The Middletown Knights have seen the press. They saw it in their most recent game — the regional final against Oakland Mills, a team that not only presses, but presses […]

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New Town guts out resilient win over Gwynn Park in 2A semifinals

COLLEGE PARK — Competitive nature. It’s the engine behind every successful team, no matter how big or small, college bound or a high school one-and-done. Mike Daniel knows such fieriness wakes himself up, and his New […]

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Pocomoke uses signature style in 1A semifinal win over Clear Spring

COLLEGE PARK — The Pocomoke Warriors are doing something that very few high school basketball teams are able to do over the course of the season. They have developed a style of play which works […]

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Lake Clifton’s second half surge launches them into 1A final

COLLEGE PARK —  Herman Harried isn’t a stranger to stages like the state basketball tournament at the Xfinity Center. In his 19 years at the helm of Lake Clifton basketball, he has four state championships […]

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Meade runs over Walt Whitman in 4A semifinals

COLLEGE PARK — Defending 4A champions, No. 8 Meade, had 12 of their 13 players register into the score column to rout No. 13 Walt Whitman, 61-35, and advance to Saturday’s championship game against Eleanor […]

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Naji Marshall’s big second half lifts Eleanor Roosevelt over Perry Hall

Follow @bspec21 COLLEGE PARK — Eleanor Roosevelt senior guard Naji Marshall is used to being the playmaker for the Raiders. When the Raiders offense is clicking, Marshall is usually the one doing the majority of […]

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Stephen Decatur gets redemption in comeback victory over Seneca Valley

COLLEGE PARK — Exactly one year ago, in the very same game, Torrey Brittingham found himself in a situation that he would soon come across once again. At the time, he didn’t know if he […]

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C.M. Wright seizes swinging momentum to best Huntingtown in 3A semifinals

COLLEGE PARK — The first half of the 3A boys basketball state semifinal saw the No. 7  C.Milton Wright Mustangs and the No. 12 Huntingtown Hurricanes exchange the lead nine different times with no team […]

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Boys hoops: State tournament Xfinity power rankings

Follow @MDSportsAccess The high school basketball season has officially hit it’s final destination. Like a point guard scouting his personnel, we’re surveying this year’s state tournament field. As expected, the story-lines, potential Cinderellas, and talent […]

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From bottom-feeders to the Final-Four, Middletown basketball hopes to continue improbable run

It was the tail-end of the 2013 basketball season and the Middletown Knights were about to hit one of the lowest points in program history. They already had 20 losses chalked up in as many […]

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Boys hoops: Quentin Twyman, Seneca Valley persevere on road to state tournament

Follow @k_fadd With his back against the white painted cinder-block wall, Quentin Twyman sat sapped outside an office door around over a dozen schoolmates, agonizingly waiting for an answer he’s been anticipating since he first […]

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Highlight Video: 3A West Regional Championship

Titans – 59 Eagles – 61 Final  

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MSA Top-25 boys basketball rankings: March 6th – March 12th

Every Monday, Maryland Sports Access will provide boys basketball rankings from the regions of Baltimore, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s. Teams from those regions are compiled and ranked Associated Press style based off of […]

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Diboti-Lobe’s late charge propels Whitman past Clarksburg in 4A West finals

Follow @bspec21 SILVER SPRING — Both the Walt Whitman Vikings and the Clarksburg Coyotes fearlessly responded to each other’s punches. When the Coyotes landed a jab, the Vikings followed it with a jarring hook. In the end, […]

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No. 20 Middletown upsets reigning 2A champs, No. 6 Oakland Mills to take 2A West title

Senior sharp-shooter Matt Considine scored 16 points in a full 32 minutes of work, converting five of his 11 shot shot attempts (three 3-pointers) while hauling in eight rebounds as No. 20 Middletown upsets the […]

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No. 15 Seneca Valley avenges No. 16 Tuscarora, triumphantly takes 3A West crown

Follow @k_fadd GERMANTOWN — Teary eyed and with a glimmer smile, Brian Humphrey climbed the latter, step by step, with scissors in his right hand and a photograph of his dad in his left until he reached […]

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MSA Top-25 boys basketball rankings: Feb. 28th – March 5th

Every Monday, Maryland Sports Access will provide boys basketball rankings from the regions of Baltimore, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s. Teams from those regions are compiled and ranked Associated Press style based off of […]

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Highlight Video: Central Maryland Conference Championship

No. 9 Linganore 53 No. 18 Middletown 49   FREDERICK – Thomas Lang made six of his 13 shot attempts and finished with 19 points, six rebounds while swiping four steals to lead Linganore (21-1) […]

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MPSSAA Class 3A basketball playoff preview

Follow @MDSportsAccess Note: Computer projections are from USA Today 3A East Visit bracket here Computer favorite: Stephen Decatur Contenders: Stephen Decatur, Centennial, Hammond Upset pick: No. 2 Glenelg over No. 1 Centennial in the Section […]

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MPSSAA Class 4A basketball playoff preview

Follow @MDSportsAccess 4A East Visit 4A bracket here Computer favorite: North Point Contenders: North Point, Meade Upset pick: No. 3 Old Mill over No. 1 Meade in the Section 1 finals Sleeper: No. 3 Old […]

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MPSSAA basketball playoff preview

Follow @MDSportsAccess Almost three full months of high school basketball have come and gone, which means the season is nearing end. Or is it? Over the course of the next couple of days, many teams […]

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No. 6 Poly routs No. 21 Dunbar in the Baltimore City boys hoops championship

Follow @MDSportsAccess BALTIMORE – De’Vondre Perry scored 17 points, making five of his 10 shot attempts and five of six from the free throw line, and No. 6 Baltimore Polytechnic Institute routed No. 21 Dunbar […]

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No. 2 Eleanor Roosevelt downs No. 5 Gwynn Park to take PG County boys hoops crown

Follow @k_fadd UPPER MARLBORO – Coming off their first loss in over two months, and first loss of the entire year to a public school basketball team, Eleanor Roosevelt had to take a back seat […]

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MSA Top-25 boys basketball end of regular season rankings: Feb 23rd – Feb 27th

Follow @MDSportsAccess Every Monday, Maryland Sports Access will provide boys basketball rankings from the regions of Baltimore, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s. Teams from those regions are compiled and ranked Associated Press style based […]

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No. 8 Quince Orchard grinds out win over No. 16 Tuscarora

Follow @MDSportsAccess QUINCE ORCHARD – Before and after every game, all the members of the Quince Orchard basketball team slap the red and black “Play like a champion” Cougar logoed sign as they exit the […]

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Maryland Big 33 football roster announced

Follow @MDSportsAccess On Tuesday morning, February 16th, Team Maryland announced their roster that will compete in the 58th annual Big 33 football classic in Hershey Park against Team Pennsylvania. Headlining the list of participants are […]

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Highlight Video: St. Johns Vs. DeMatha

Cadets – 61 Stags – 54 Final  

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MSA Top-25 boys basketball rankings: Feb. 14th – Feb 20th

Follow @MDSportsAccess Every Monday, Maryland Sports Access will provide boys basketball rankings from the regions of Baltimore, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s. Teams from those regions are compiled and ranked Associated Press style based […]

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Fed up with outside noise, Cowan, St. John’s flip it to pivotal road win against DeMatha

Follow @k_fadd HYATTSVILLE — When Anthony Cowan meanders around the halls of St. John’s College High School, you would think he’s the popular name buzzing through the air. He certainly is one of the well-known […]

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MSA Top-25 boys basketball rankings: Feb. 7th – Feb 13th

Every Monday, Maryland Sports Access will provide boys basketball rankings from the regions of Baltimore, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s. Teams from those regions are compiled and ranked Associated Press style based off of […]

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Thomas Lang’s late second heroics vault No. 7 Linganore past Oakdale

By Ben Spector IJAMSVILLE- After seeing their undefeated season coming to an end with a 54-49 loss to the Tuscarora Titans just three days before their contest Friday night against Oakdale, the Linganore basketball team […]

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No. 3 Oakland Mills put up video game numbers in thumping of Mt. Hebron

By Ben Spector COLUMBIA — When the Mt. Hebron Vikings took on the No. 3 Oakland Mills Scorpions on Thursday night, both teams were playing in real life. There was a game that actually happened […]

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No. 20 Tuscarora Titans outlast No. 7 Linganore, hand Lancers first loss of year

By Kyle McFadden Follow @k_fadd LINGANORE – The light at the end of the tunnel appears vividly to one Rhashad Johnson. He knows that he’s not going to get there overnight and instead it will […]

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MSA Top-25 boys basketball rankings: Jan. 31st – Feb. 6th

Follow @MDSportsAccess It wasn’t the most ideal week for athletes across Maryland as Winter Storm Jonas dumped nearly three feet of snow throughout the state. And though that was the case, cleanup crews were able […]

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With no signs of slowing down, No. 10 Quince Orchard throttle past Seneca Valley

By Kyle McFadden GERMANTOWN- For an average high school student, snow days are always a breath of fresh air. This past week, as a blizzard dumped two to three feet of snow across the state […]

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MSA Top-25 boys basketball rankings

Follow @MDSportsAccess Every Monday, Maryland Sports Access will provide boys basketball rankings from the regions of Baltimore, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s. Teams from those regions are compiled and ranked Associated Press style based […]

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MSA Top-10 football plays of 2015

By Evan Engelhard Follow @Evan_Engelhard

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Oakdale rolls roars past Urbana, 55-31

By Ben Spector IJAMSVILLE- The schedule that many teams across Frederick County face could be compared to a gauntlet. Although the quality of play might not be the same as the quality of play in […]

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Roosevelt puts on offensive show, blows past Bladensburg, 74-47

By Ben Spector GREENBELT-During a game which wasn’t even the biggest contest in Prince George’s County on Tuesday evening, the Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders Boys Basketball team decided to put on a show that was worthy […]

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No. 6 Gwynn Park stays perfect as they down No. 1 Douglass, 72-67

Follow @k_fadd BRANDYWINE- When Michael Glick sits down to formulate a specialized weekly game-plan, he doesn’t cut any corners. The Gwynn Park head basketball coach knows that the luxury of having all the experience a coach […]

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Anthony Higgs’ buzzer-beater downs No. 7 Poly, puts No. 10 Perry Hall on the map

Follow @k_fadd BALTIMORE- Just minutes removed from a dog-pile celebration that seemed improbable not too long ago, Perry Hall guard James Rider held a golden, blood stained rag that draped over top of his head […]

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MSA Top-25 Power-5 Hardwood Rankings: Jan. 10th – Jan. 16th

Follow @MDSportsAccess 1. Douglass Eagles (8-0) LW: 1 (-) Last week: WIN, Oxon Hill by 5; WIN, Fairmont Heights by 56 County: Prince George’s, 2A Notable wins: #10 Poly by 16, Northwestern by 43, Clinton […]

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Thomas Lang’s late heroics power Linganore past Oakdale

By Kyle McFadden Follow @k_fadd LINGANORE- The folklore assumption of judging an individual based off cover appearance never seems to die as it still ripples on into the year of 2016. Being nestled in-between a series […]

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MSA Power-5 Hardwood Rankings: Jan. 3rd – Jan. 9th

Follow @MDSportsAccess Maryland Sports Access ranks each basketball team from our Power-5 regions (Baltimore County/City, Frederick County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s)   Baltimore County  Rk  Team (Top-25)  Games   Wins  Losses Win % […]

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MSA Power-5 Hardwood Rankings: 2016 first edition

Follow @MDSportsAccess Every Monday, Maryland Sports Access will bring you “Power-5 Hardwood Rankings” of the top prep basketball teams from the counties of Baltimore/City, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s. The five regions that feature […]

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IDEA Charter presses Friends School to defeat

By Ben Spector SALISBURY- IDEA Charter School from the District of Columbia bumped their record in DMVelite.com Showcase Games up to 2-0 during the 2015 Governor’s Challenge with an authoritative 80-50 win over the Friends […]

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Wise answer wake-up call, take down Kent County, 70-48

By Ben Spector SALISBURY- After a 3-3 start to the season, Dr. Henry A Wise Jr. Pumas head coach Rob Garner felt as if some of the players in his starting lineup had become complacent […]

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Roughriders run over Rams, rush to win

By Ben Spector SALISBURY- In a game where calling the offense fast-paced would most likely be a gross exaggeration it came down to which team could execute around the rim better. That honor went to […]

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Kempsville puts little things together, beats Mardela

By Ben Spector SALISBURY-From the beginning, of Game #2 of the 2015 Governor’s Challenge the Kempsville Chiefs out of Virginia Beach, Virginia had the number of the Mardela Warriors. Kempsville was rebounding just a little […]

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King’s Christian and Sauls hold off Worcester Prep late

By Ben Spector SALISBURY-For both the King’s Christian Academy Eagles and the Worcester Prep Fighting Mallards even if it was a 10 AM tip-off, a time when both teams players might usually be sleeping on […]

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Ranking the most memorable football games from 2015

By Kyle McFadden Follow @k_fadd After a successful football season, in which Maryland Sports Access covered 27 football games, we have whittled down to the 10 most memorable games that many will look back on […]

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Considine, Middletown stave off Williamsport in cardiac fashion

By Ben Spector Follow @bspec21 WILLIAMSPORT- After the Middletown Knights come-from-behind victory against the Williamsport Wildcats, one Middletown parent waiting outside the Williamsport gymnasium for his son to come out of the locker room pantomimed […]

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Lang, Linganore just keep winning as they down Tuscarora

By Kyle McFadden Follow @k_fadd BALLENGER CREEK- It wasn’t too long ago, Tom Kraft stood deflated in front of his young knitted group of kids, grimacing through a melancholy post game speech. Repeated growing pains […]

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Despite stiff start to the young season, Seneca Valley rolls over Rockville

By Ben Spector GERMANTOWN- For a team that had started off their season with just one win in three games, the Seneca Valley Screamin’ Eagles really hadn’t played like their record indicated. A 69-67 win over […]

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Lang leads Linganore to another impressive victory

By Kyle McFadden WALKERSVILLE- Jogging off the hardwood midway through the third quarter, Thomas Lang was addressed by his head coach, Tom Kraft, in which the two exchanged a casual handshake and a coach patting […]

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Highlight Video: 4A State Championship

Howard – 6 Wise – 55 Final

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Fort Hill completes the trifecta, captures 1A state championship

By Kyle McFadden BALTIMORE- After accomplishing what many programs fail to obtain just once, Todd Appel stood tall and calm at the podium. Instead of rambling on how successful the football program that he built, […]

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Highlight Video: 3A State Championship Dundalk Vs. Damascus

Dundalk – 14 Damascus – 55 Final

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Rainey, Wise throttle Howard in 4A state championship

By Kyle McFadden BALTIMORE- After the 20-14 first round playoff loss to Dundalk a little over a year ago, DaLawn Parrish was left with a sour taste in his mouth. He knew deep down inside […]

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Funk carries Damascus to glory, 3A state championship

By Kyle McFadden BALTIMORE- As Jake Funk walked off the turf field at M&T Bank Stadium 365 days ago, he was clouded with many daunting questions. What went wrong? Why did this have to happen? How […]

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Highlight Video: WCAC Championship

Good Counsel Falcons – 17 DeMatha Stags – 48 Final

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Funk, Damascus cruise to 3A state final

By Ben Spector If you had showed up to the start of the state semifinal round of the 2015 Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (M.P.S.S.A.A.) 4A Football Tournament between the Reservoir Gators and the […]

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Wolfolk brings the goods as Wise drub Northwest in 4A semifinal

By Kyle McFadden UPPER MARLBORO- Before Myles Wolfolk shuttled on to what he was saying, he paused and stared up into the Friday night dark sky. Flashing back to the sweltering summer workouts that aided […]

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Tuscarora basketball 2015-2016 season preview: Revitalized culture has Titans hoops buzzing

By Kyle McFadden Usually, when a head coach packs together his chalked-up playbook, collective memories and feast or famine resume to seek a new journey on the coaching carousel, the organization that he or she […]

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Funk, Vinson back Damascus in rout of Seneca Valley

By Kyle McFadden DAMASCUS- With celebratory festivities rambling on, each member of the Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets, one-by-one, got a hand on the shiny wood-backed 3A West region championship plaque. Grinning from ear-to-ear, they stood for […]

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Behind 5-foot-6 Anderson, Howard rolls over Sherwood

By Ben Spector HOWARD- Coming into the regional final round of the 2015 Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association 4A Football Tournament the Sherwood High School Warriors and the Howard High School Lions, were virtually […]

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Highlight Video: Seneca Valley Vs. Linganore

By Evan Engelhard Seneca Valley – 30 Linganore – 27 Final

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Sherwood survives; Warriors hang on in the final seconds

The Sherwood Warriors (10-0) came into Friday night’s playoff matchup against Bel Air (9-1) thinking that it would be a much easier game than it ended up being. The Warriors have a much more difficult […]

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Fort Hill’s victory over Northern sets up rematch with Allegany

On a night that was otherwise dry, there sure was a lot of Raen at Greenway Avenue Stadium for Fort Hill’s 1A Region Semifinal matchup with Northern Garrett. The Sentinels (9-1) defeated Northern (6-5) to […]

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Behind Platt’s monster night, Kim, Seneca Valley fend off Linganore

LINGANORE- Staving off slight tears of wonderment that were trickling down his face, Seneca Valley head coach Fred Kim took a moment to gaze off into the Friday night cool sky. Just moments removed from […]

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Previewing the wild, wild 3A West gridiron

Every kid that plays the game of football dreams about glorified moments on the big stage and doing whatever possible to boast their respected team to a level above the rest. The backyard dirt-patches that […]

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Highlight Video: Good Counsel Vs. DeMatha

Falcons – 23 Stags – 28 Final

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No. 2 Dematha edges out No. 7 Good Counsel

The lights shined bright Friday night at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex with a great rivalry between Dematha and Good Counsel producing an instant classic. Dematha jumped out to an early 14-0 lead […]

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Musselman carries burden in Linganore’s retainment of I-70 Trophy

LINGANORE- As Nathaniel Musselman jogged off the field after a muffed snap that was turned over and slammed the door on a momentum building Lancer drive, he shook his head in exasperation and murmured a […]

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Battle for I-70 Trophy: Urbana eyes to pull off the improbable – No. 5 Linganore looks to stay undefeated

For the past three years, Parker Mellott has not batted an eye to the seemingly everlasting hourglass that dropped each grain of sand, one by one, that represented the timetable of his high school football […]

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Highlight Video: Damascus Vs. Seneca Valley

Damascus – 21 Seneca Valley – 3 Final

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Funk stings Eagles as Damascus pummels Seneca Valley

GERMANTOWN- With the roarant echoes “You can’t stop him! You can’t stop him! You can’t stop him!” from the Swarmin’ Hornet faithful behind him, Jake Funk reached down to pick up his helmet that launched […]

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Preview: #3 Damascus vs. #5 Seneca Valley

Another week down and another routine week where the Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets and Seneca Valley Screamin’ Eagles are coming off of throttling victories. This Friday night, the two traditionally rich, undefeated 8-0 football programs that […]

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Highlight Video: Paint Branch Vs. Sherwood

Paint Branch – 21 Sherwood – 42 Final

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Levy’s grit propels Sherwood over Paint Branch

ASHTON-SANDY SPRING- Lying down on the dormant pale-green grass and with a trainer attending to his ailing right ankle that swathed in grass-stained athletic tape, Travis Levy stared up into the fridgid Friday night sky grimacing […]

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Highlight Video: Gonzaga Vs. DeMatha

Eagles – 24 Stags – 14 Final

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Turnovers, penalties doom DeMatha in upset loss to Gonzaga

HYATTSVILLE- Before his team left the field on Friday night to pack up their belongings after a 24-14 loss to rival Gonzaga on national television, DeMatha head coach Elijah Brooks firmly said “this is all […]

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Damascus RB Jake Funk commits to Maryland

BREAKING: Damascus running back Jake Funk commits to the University of Maryland Jake Funk was unsure of where his football career was going. College coaches would contact him, say he’s a well-rounded player with a […]

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Grateful Jake Funk receives offer from Maryland

Leaning back in his chair, Jake Funk sat in his Literature Film class with eyes peeled on the screen in front of the classroom, jotting down notes on a movie like every other classmate would. Anxiously waiting for the […]

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Highlight Video: Linganore Vs. Oakdale

Linganore – 21 Oakdale – 20 Final

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Musselman crusades fourth quarter comeback as Linganore upends Oakdale

IJAMSVILLE- Football is a simple sport in Linganore head coach Rick Conner’s eyes. To play your game, make adjustments if needed and always bring relentless toughness to keep the word “possible” alive. And if nothing works, then […]

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Linganore vs. Oakdale complete game preview

A pair of Frederick County unbeaten’s collide this Friday night in a forceful clash between state ranked opponents separated by seven miles apart that may have 3A West ramifications in the foreseeable future. No. 8 Linganore hasn’t lost […]

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Highlight Video: Northwest vs. Sherwood

Northwest – 13 Sherwood – 16 Final

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Simms’ playmaking ability leads Sherwood over Northwest

GAITHERSBURG- As Sherwood head coach Chris Grier walked off the wet turf field for the final time on Saturday night, he was as calm as one could be. Nonchalantly with his hands nestled in his rain coat pockets, […]

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Linganore squeaks past Walkersville in dramatic fashion

LINGANORE- The soaked black jerseys with rugged football pads underneath them lied on the slippery tile floor outside of the locker room halls of Linganore High School. Rained-on equipment bags were being packed away in storage closets […]

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Highlight Video: Urbana Vs. Oakdale

Urbana – 7 Oakdale – 35 Final

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Fast, physical Bears too much for Urbana

IJAMSVILLE- The Oakdale Bears football team huddled around each other – taking a knee as they focused their eyes on head coach, Kurt Stein. Some had a fiery demeanor while others were ruminating about the past. Stein […]

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MSA Gridiron Rankings: Week 3

Rk. Name Record Last Week This Week 1. Dematha 3-0 1 St. Mary’s Ryken (19) 2. Gilman 3-1 2 Loyola (NR) 3. Damascus 3-0 5 Poolesville (NR) 4. Good Counsel 2-1 4 St. John’s (DC) […]

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GALLERY: Bullis vs. Woodberry Forest

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Highlight Video: Woodberry Forest Vs. Bullis

Woodberry – 66 Bullis – 65 Final

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Highlight Video: Boys soccer, Linganore vs. Urbana

Linganore – 1 Urbana – 2 Final

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Haskins, Bullis magic runs out in shootout thriller

POTOMAC- “Let them score! Let them score! Let them score!” Those were the words that Bullis head coach Pat Cilento feverishly relayed to his defense with 1 minute and 45 seconds remaining. Oddly enough, it […]

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Gridiron: Week 3 schedules and projections

MSA Game of the Week Line Woodberry Forest (VA) at 10 Bullis Bullis (-1) MSA Top 25 Line 1 Dematha vs. La Salle College (PA) Dematha (-7) 2 Gilman at Paramus Catholic (NJ) Gilman (-7) […]

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Boys soccer: Hawks stay composed, squeak past Linganore

URBANA- The Urbana Hawks boys soccer team know where they stand as a unit. That they have the talent to win any game on their schedule and be state championship contenders in class 3A, but […]

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Gridiron: No need to push the panic button on Northwest

When his Northwest team turned the ball over on downs after sustaining a five minute, 17 second drive down to their opponents 13 yard line last Friday, head coach Michael Neubeiser was more than frustrated about his teams […]

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MSA Gridiron Rankings: Week 2

State rankings (scroll left to right in mobile view) Rk Name Record This Week 1. DeMatha 2-0 La Salle College (PA) 2. Gilman 2-1 Paramus Catholic (NJ) 3. McDonogh 2-0 Mallard Creek (NC) 4. Good […]

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Highlight Video: Seneca Valley vs. Northwest

Seneca Valley – 14 Northwest – 7 Final

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Seneca Valley upsets Northwest, capture The Kings Trophy

GERMANTOWN- As time was winding down, Seneca Valley head coach Fred Kim hunched over and put his hands on his knees, taking in the moment from the sideline. He believed what he was witnessing, but […]

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Prep hoops: 2015 DMVelite 80 awards

UPPER MARLBORO- Even though high school basketball is out of season, that doesn’t mean there isn’t hardwood action taking place throughout the area. This past Saturday, the 3rd annual DMVelite 80 showcase brought in over […]

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Highlight Video: Quince Orchard vs. Damascus

Quince Orchard – 17 Damascus – 39 Final

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Damascus handles Quince Orchard – Jake Funk runs wild

DAMASCUS- If Damascus head coach Eric Wallich had the chance, he’d hand the ball off to his tailback workhorse Jake Funk, on every single offensive play. And who would argue with that? He’s coming off […]

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Oakdale football 2015 season preview: Year of the Bear

Since taking over the Oakdale football organization after they broke ground in 2011, head coach Kurt Stein has always approached tough situations with an optimistic manner. In his first season, he knew there would be […]

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Seneca Valley football 2015 season preview: Eagles are primed to soar

After Seneca Valley head coach Fred Kim walked off the field for the final time last November, he faced many daunting questions. When will he ever catch a break? When will the roadblocks be knocked down? When will […]

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Linganore football 2015 season preview: Laser focused Lancers hunt for sixth title

As the Linganore football team stepped off the field for the final time last November after the 14-13 loss to Damascus in the 3A West region championship, they were left with a vacant feeling. Like […]

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Highlight Video: Franklin at Northwest scrimmage

Franklin – 21 Northwest – 14     Final  

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Preseason football action: Staub, Linganore start off on right foot

LINGANORE- Linganore head coach Rick Conner never abandons the little things that come with being a football coach. Such as reminding his team to go through their normal daily routines regardless if it’s game day […]

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Quince Orchard football 2015 season preview: Cougars eager to seek redemption

The Cougars 2014 run ended in utter heartbreak. They were so close. Six yards. That was the differential needed to send them into overtime with Northwest in the 4A West region championship. They were down […]

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Five questions with Oakdale quarterback, senior Sean McGaughey

What have you done this past off-season to make the change to the quarterback position after being a free safety last season?   I have been putting in work outside of our team practices dating […]

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Urbana football 2015 season preview: Mencarini has strategic plan to keep Hawks in contending form

The Urbana Hawks are faced with reality. Ray Gray, the programs all-time leading rusher, will never carry the pigskin again in a Hawk uniform. Standout quarterback Donovan Pannell will no longer be in the huddle […]

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Bullis football 2015 season preview: Haskins, Bulldogs seek third straight IAC crown

Not too many head coaches have the privilege of coaching one of, if not the top quarterback prospect’s in the nation. Bullis’ Pat Cilento has the bragging rights to say that he is one of […]

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Damascus football 2015 season preview: Funk determined to lead DHS to promise land

Jake Funk’s football career has been haunted by heartbreaking losses. In 2012 as a freshman, he watched his Damascus team suffer a 24-23 overtime loss to Urbana, a game that Urbana wasn’t supposed to win. […]

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Northwest football 2015 season preview: Jags eye for the trifecta

When Michael Neubeiser became head coach of the Northwest Jaguars in 2011, he was taking over a football program that was struggling to keep its head above water the past couple of years. From 2007 […]

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What’s on tap for 2015 & beyond after foreclosure of MVAL

Much like the NCAA’s conference realignment two years ago that shook up collegiate athletics, the western region of Maryland has seen theirs. The Monocacy Valley Athletic League (MVAL) that has been running strong since 1968 […]

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Five questions with Silas Kelly, South Carroll defensive back & UMD commit

How does your team look this year?   Our team is looking solid this year. We’ve got a lot of key guys coming back and some rising juniors that have been doing a lot of […]

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Linganore OL/DL Fleagle commits to Army

Linganore High School offensive lineman/ defensive lineman Tyler Fleagle announces Saturday afternoon via Twitter that he has committed to Army on a full football scholarship. Fleagle stands at 6’3″ 263 pounds and collected 90 total […]

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The revenant of Polo: Phillip Butler III’s long road back to football relevance

Editor’s note: This story was published on August 7, 2015, and edits have been made since then. Butler III totaled 448 yards and seven touchdowns on 75 carries in 12 games this past season as […]

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Linganore football: The Butler Dynasty

As Kendra Adams leaned against her front porch outside of where she currently resides in Mount Airy, she glanced up at the clouds in the sky, distraught about what life has put her family up against. Moving […]

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Photo Gallery: Ravens 7 on 7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour

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Highlight Video: Ravens 7 on 7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour

May 30, 2015- Ravens 7 on 7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour held at St. Paul’s School. 

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Ravens 7 on 7 HS football tournament review

BALTIMORE- High school football was officially back in action Saturday morning at the Ravens 7 on 7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour. And if it provided any indication on how the 2015 […]

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Preview for Ravens 7 on 7 HS football tournament presented by Under Armour

EVENT: Ravens 7 on 7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour WHEN: Saturday, May 30th, 9:30 AM WHERE: St. Paul’s School (Baltimore, MD)   High school football is officially back in action this […]

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