Howard County Times sports podcast Nov. 16, 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, we remind everyone who is still remaining – River Hill girls soccer, Mt. Hebron boys soccer, Atholton volleyball, Howard, Glenelg and River Hill football.

At the 2:28 mark, Monica talks about Centennial girls soccer falling short in a 1-0 loss to Urbana in the 3A state semifinal and the River Hill girls soccer team heading to its 11th state championship after a 1-0 win over Fallston.

At the 6:19 mark, Brent talks about the Mt. Hebron-Atholton volleyball regional championship game.

At the 7:18 mark, Tim talks about Atholton volleyball beating Towson in straight sets to advance to the state championship game for the first time since 1996.

At the 12:25 mark, Brent talks about Mt. Hebron boys soccer making it to the state championship game for the first time since 2011 and now trying to win its first state title since 2006. He talks about the emergence of players like Jared Simowitz and Trevor Namie and what the Vikings will need to do in order to be successful against Urbana.

At the 17:20 mark, Tim talks about River Hill football upsetting Long Reach in a 3A East region semifinal and what happened to Long Reach down the stretch of the season, as well as how River Hill picked up its play down the stretch and carried it into the playoffs. He also talks about what to expect for the River Hill-Glenelg regional championship game Friday night, Glenelg’s playoff win over Wilde Lake and running back Wande Owens breaking the county rushing record.

At the 25:22 mark, Tim talks about Howard football’s playoff win over Bel Air, gives a shout out to the Lions offensive line and running back Devin Dawkins and what to expect from Howard’s regional championship game against Mervo.

At the 31:22 mark, Monica talks about the River Hill boys cross country team winning its third-straight state title and touches on the rest of the top finishes from the state meet.

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