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Pat Moore
Boys soccer: Dominant efforts lift Mt. Hebron, Marriotts Ridge into state semifinals

One team is back, the other never left. For Mt. Hebron and Marriotts Ridge, thanks to convincing victories Nov. 8 in their respective regional finals, it's on to the state final four. Marriotts Ridge, which cruised past Loch Raven 6-1 in the 2A North final, has now won four consecutive region titles. The last two years, the Mustangs went on to capture state championships as well. Mt. Hebron's region championship on the other hand, courtesy of beating top-seeded Stephen Decatur 4-0 in the 3A East final, is the program's first since 2006. Now that they're returning to the state's biggest stage, though, the Vikings have their eyes on that ultimate prize. ...