Despite five players reaching double figures, Maryland couldn't get past its Pennsylvania counterparts, falling 104-101 in the Maryland-Pennsylvania senior all-star game at Harrisburg Christain Athletic Center on Saturday.
Going into his eighth year at Centennial, coach Chad Hollwedel, 43, saw potential for a special season and pushed the right buttons to make it happen.
With four local teams winning state titles and a fifth sweeping the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference and Baltimore Catholic League championships, a number of players stepped up this season.
McDonogh midfielder Danny O'Connell, who was injured during a helmet-to-helmet collision in the No. 1 Eagles' 13-11 win over Gonzaga on Sunday, was cleared to play in Thursday's home game against Culver Academy (Ind.).
The Maryland vs. Pennsylvania boys basketball all-star game, which features Maryland seniors from various local leagues, is set for 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harrisburg Christian Athletic Center.
The senior goalie was pivotal in helping McDonogh (3-1) claim the No. 1 spot in this week's Top 15 poll, highlighted by his performance in the Eagles' 13-11 win over Gonzaga on Sunday. Stover made timely saves throughout the tight game, and finished with 10. Going into the game, Gonzaga was...
After evenly played regulation time, one 10-minute overtime period and then sudden-death play, it was apparent that a special goal would be required from either the Blast or the visiting Monterrey Flash to take the first game of the Major Arena Soccer League's championship series.