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Commentary: Harford's fall season leaves halfway mark behind

BY RANDY McROBERTS, rmcroberts@theaegis.com

1:06 PM EDT, October 2, 2012

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This Fall sports season is clicking right along as we have passed the halfway point, if only by the week six football matchups this Friday.

Field hockey teams have just two weeks left in their regular season schedules and nothing has been settled among the UCBAC divisions.

C. Milton Wright appears to have the upper hand in the Chesapeake, having beaten Fallston last week. North Harford, which lost to Fallston, could still spoil the celebration as the Hawks and Mustangs still have a night match set for Friday, Oct. 12.

It looks like an all-Cecil County battle for the top spot in the Susquehanna as Perryville and North East each sit at 3-0 atop the standings.

The girls soccer divisions are shaping up to be some good ones, if Monday night's results were an indicator. Both CMW and Fallston were taken to the limit, but both escaped with 1-0 wins. North Harford is also lurking at the top after its 1-0 win over a pesky Rising Sun club.

One of the key games is on the schedule for today (Wednesday), as North Harford will visit CMW at 6:45 p.m. The CMW-Fallston contest is still a couple of weeks away.

In the Susquehanna, Edgewood has jumped out in front, winning a big game Monday night over Harford Tech. North East is the only other unbeaten in the division, while both Tech and Havre de Grace have 2-1 marks. Havre de Grace, a winner of three straight, won't see Edgewood for another two weeks. North East may also have something to say before this division is settled.

In the girls volleyball divisions, Bel Air is the team to beat period. The Bobcats are undefeated through nine games and are atop the Chesapeake at 6-0. CMW and Rising Sun will likely contend for the Chesapeake runner up slot.

The Susquehanna is in good shape to go down to the wire. North Harford (7-1) was cruising along at the top, unbeaten, until Monday when Perryville (6-2) knocked the Hawks off. Perryville, though, lost to Aberdeen (6-2) last week. Bo Manor, which was to play Perryville Tuesday, was also 6-2 entering that match.

The fact is there's much to be decided over the next 2-3 weeks in each of these sports that I handle. I hope to get out to a few of the key games, but only time will tell.

For those who watched Sunday's portion of the Ryder Cup, you know, it ain't over till its over. I think thousands of us might have said the same word at the same time Sunday evening. That word? Unbelievable.

Yes, I said it after Jim Furyk missed his putt and then a bit later, Martin Kaymer rolled in the dagger. Ugh.

Oh well, life must go on and if it must, get out and take in what the weather and sports have to offer.