Brent Kennedy, Tim Schwartz and Kyle Stackpole discuss the latest in Howard County sports in this edition of Howard County Times Sports Podcast.
At the 0:50 mark, Kyle Stackpole breaks down the boys basketball landscape and touches on players who have made River Hill so successful so far and the emergence of senior guard Jacob Krause; the county’s only other undefeated team, Reservoir, and how coach Mike Coughlan has reaped the benefits of a deep and balanced roster.
At the 5:55 mark, Kyle discusses the best players in the county — Glenelg’s Ryan Davis, Centennial’s Sean Taylor and Oakland Mills’ Daeshawn Eaton.
At the 8:07 mark, Brent breaks down the girls basketball scene thus far, including the keys behind Long Reach earning a statement win over Howard at the beginning of January. He discusses what makes the Lightning so dangerous and the outlook looking forward for both Long Reach and Howard. The staff also discusses Oakland Mills’ turnaround season and the early standout individuals around the county outside of Howard and Long Reach — including Glenelg’s Jess Foster, Hammond’s Imani Reid, Mt. Hebron’s Tori Valentine and Wilde Lake’s Kalani Corkeron.
At the 16:03 mark, Tim talks wrestling, specifically how the county continues to look up at Glenelg atop the standings and a wide-open race for second place. He talks about breakthrough seasons for Hammond and River Hill and the parity of the county with Mt. Hebron, Marriotts Ridge, Oakland Mills and Atholton. He also talks about the top wrestlers in the county, specifically Centennial’s Jason Kraisser, Glenelg’s Jared Thomas, Atholton’s Sean Billups and Drew Pruett, Mt. Hebron’s Nick Nordhausen among others.