No. 5 River Hill at States: Each of the past three years, River Hill senior Sebastian Ames came to Cole Field House for the state wrestling tournament and watched his teammates chase a spot on the podium.

This year, Ames is helping lead the Hawks' charge to a 4A-3A state tournament title.

"Last year, sitting here, I couldn't believe I'd be wrestling in the semifinals," said Ames, who scored an overtime takedown to defeat Northwest's Jeff Moreno, 3-1, in the quarterfinals. "It's awesome, I'm excited. Hopefully we can do what we need to do."

Ames will be joined in the semifinals by teammates Michael Beck (120), Logan Kirby (195) and defending state champion Cory Daniel (220), giving River Hill a strong chance to win its first state tournament title since 2012.

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The tournament resumes today. Finals begin at 6:30 p.m.

—Andrew Conrad,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

Boys lacrosse

Loyola 7, Penn Charter (Pa.) 1: The defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champion Dons started their season with a win over the host Quakers (0-1).

Ryan Conrad and Jack Lombardo each scored twice for Loyola, which led 3-1 at the half.

Severn 15, Archbishop Curley 8: The host Admirals (1-0) used a 6-0 run in the third quarter to pull away from the Friars (0-1).

Graham Davis led Severn with six goals and an assist.

Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article.