Howard County Times sports podcast Oct. 6, 2016

Howard County sports reporters Monica D'Ippolito, Brent Kennedy and Tim Schwartz recap the week that was and the week ahead for Howard County high school athletics.

In the intro, Tim talks volleyball – specifically Mt. Hebron beating Centennial behind 31 kills from Elayna Williams in a tight match on Oct. 4, Howard and Reservoir remaining undefeated in county play, and more.

Monica talks girls soccer at the 5:17 mark. She breaks down the Atholton versus River Hill game on Oct. 4 and how the Hawks pulled out a late 2-1 win, how the county championship race is still undecided with the River Hill, Atholton, Reservoir, Howard and Centennial still in the mix, and more.

Brent sits down with Glenelg boys soccer senior Guy Mobeka at the 10:48 mark to discuss the wild county season so far. Guy provides his perspective on some of the top teams, including Mt. Hebron and Hammond. He also talks about some of the newcomers for the Gladiators that have made the team's strong start possible.

At the 21:48 mark, Brent sits down with Glenelg field hockey players Paige Reese and Grace Olson to talk about the team's 9-0 start. They discuss the benefits of playing Anne Arundel County teams this fall, the transition to a new coach, their lengthy playing career together and what it's going to take to reach the team's ultimate goals.

At the 32:33 mark, Tim talks about Howard football and its big win over Oakland Mills on Sept. 30, Long Reach starting to find an identity as a balanced team offensively and defensively, River Hill improving week by week with so many young starters, what to expect from the meeting between the Lightning and the Hawks on Oct. 7, and to keep an eye out for a Varsity Q&A with Glenelg senior lineman Dakota Davis.

Find out more about our coverage plans for the rest of the week at the 42:22 mark.

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