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Western Howard County
On March 11, the Western Howard County Force won the Montgomery County Rising Star basketball post-season tournament championship defeating Poolesville, 40-10. Members of the Force are Julianna Bonner, Mallory Conroy, Meg Graham, Ashlee Hamer, Julie Meissner, Caroline Morton, Ashley Molz, Leya Prezelski, Sydney Robinson, Fiona Rowan, Julia Smith and Maddie Southern.
Howard County Youth Program
Navy won the HCYP 13-year-old girls championship. The team posted a 12-1 record and was the regular season and tournament champions.
The Columbia Ravens (U-12 girls) won the Arbutus Girls Athletic Association 11-12 A League championship. The girls were also the undefeated regular season champion and league runner-up in the Carroll County Central Maryland League. This team was a new team added to the Columbia Ravens U-12 girls group.
Members of the team are Maya Allmond, Sarah Ayer, Cecelia Bartley, Katie Cardea, Courtney Furr, Claire Priestley, Emma Schettig, Peighton Stone and Madeline Winters.
Freedom Extreme travel
The Freedom Extreme (fifth-grade girls) won the Columbia Ravens League Tourament by defeating the tenacious Columbia Ravens, 22-21, in the finals. Freedom won the Columbia Ravens League regular season title with a 9-1 record, placed second in the Central Maryland League Tournament and posted a 28-5 overall record.
Members of the team are Tyra Echevarria, Mary Griffin, Kit Guillen, Logan Heydon, Kayleigh Hiles, Kelsey Jones, Isabel Kachik, Emily Oliver, Blair Pearre and Emma Tilson.
Soccer Association of Columbia
The SAC Girls U-9 Blue team won the Amanda Post Tournament in their age group last weekend. The girls had an exciting time playing soccer and growing as a team.
Members of the team are Gracen Albright, Danielle Campbell, Ally Clearfield, Demari Curry, Christina Gagnon, Devyn Greenfield, Jillian Ingram, Alayna Lynchard, Allison Peay and Mia Stamatakis.
Columbia Soccer Club
The CSC Storm Runners (U-16 girls) started their spring Baltimore Beltway Soccer League season with a 7-0 win over the St. Mary's Inferno. Goalkeepers Elaina Quinn and Kate Harkleroad were up to every challenge and Becca Riley, Tory LaFemina and Mackenzie Rynn supplied great defense in front of them.
The scoring started midway through the first half when winger Harkleroad took a through ball from midfielder Lilly Hermina and easily beat the Inferno goalie.
Like this initial score, the next two goals were the result of accurate passing. The Storm Runners' second goal came as a result of a cross from Natalie Chin that found Jonae Queen, who put the ball into the open net. On the next goal, Queen was the one making the pass — striking a low crossing pass to the far post where an on-rushing Selena Chin blasted home the goal.