They finished the season with three wins and 21 losses — the last of 12 schools in the MIAA ‘B’ Conference. Things look a bit different for this year’s Falcons (7-9), however, and they have doubled their win total.
Junior guard Noah Riley led the Knights with 17 points and Wunder contributed 13. Owings scored eight points and added four rebounds and six blocks for the Knights (10-2, 5-1 CCAL), who won their third in a row and ninth in the last 10 games.
Junior guard Katelyn Heffner commanded the Falcons on offense with a game-high 14 points. Veronica Paylor scored eight, and Emily Kowalski and Sophia Barnes notched seven points apiece for the Falcons (4-7, 3-2 CCAL).
Stoetzer was recently named the National Sports Media Association Maryland Sportswriter of the Year for 2019. He is one of 110 state sportscasters and sportswriters of the year from 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, and will be recognized at the 61st NSMA awards banquet on June 29 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
The Owls had to pull themselves out of an 11-1 first-quarter deficit to finally find their rhythm, but their resiliency shined as they mounted a comeback to defeat the Lions 50-46, good for their fourth straight win this winter.
Sexton said he is most proud of his national championship-winning performance at the AAU Red-White-Blue National Championships that took place in Coral Springs, Florida, in May 2018. He dived using a platform to hit just the way he intended in order to capture the title.
Nov. 13 marked the first day that high school athletes could sign an NLI. Carroll County schools recognized numerous athletes that made their college commitments in signing day ceremonies throughout that week.
The Owls (9-2) have not lost since dropping their first two games of the season, and much of that can be attributed to a defense led by junior Erick Stranko and seniors Ethan Zepp, Matt Annulis, Haden Hoff, Jack Conrad and Tre Price.
The Owls got past a persistent Marriotts Ridge team 16-7, thanks to touchdown runs from running backs Nate Mattingly and Erick Stranko, and a strong defensive performance in Friday’s Class 3A East second-round playoff game at Ruby Field.