Liberty claimed the Cup for the third time in school history, and the first in five years.
Friday, June 18 marked my last shift after a long, fulfilling run covering sports in Carroll County and sharing those stories with the community.
Sophomore attacker Riley Matthiesen led the way with five goals and junior midfielder Val Thompson added three.
Middletown (12-0) won 13 of 16 draws in the second half and outscored the Knights 10-5 over the final 25 minutes.
The Cavs sent 12 batters to the plate and scored eight times, then opened things up en route to a 15-6 victory.
The Knights were in control from the opening draw and cruised past the Vikings 23-0 to stay unbeaten and advance to the state semifinals, and despite the lopsided result they were doing their best to stay sharp in preparation for another game.
The Class 2A West Region 1 championship game last more than 3 hours before Grimsley gave Century (9-2) a walk-off win for the ages.
Jesse Jason finished with seven goals and fellow junior attackman Jason Wright added three.
Hunter Rose’s one-out single in the sixth — his third hit of the game — drove in the game-tying run, Adrian Auber scored the game-winner on an error, and Brody Comer pitched the Knights (8-2) out of the seventh despite the Cavaliers having the go-ahead run at the plate with one out.
Carroll County high school sports roundup for June 9, 2021.
Martin won 554 games over 37 seasons as the Green Terror’s coach, and took her team to 15 Centennial Conference tournaments. McDaniel won four conference titles and made six NCAA Division III postseason appearances, most recently in 2015.
The Cavs (6-3) led 7-2 at halftime and held on from there behind Langille’s big night at attack and three goals and two assists from senior midfielder Owen Bitner.
Carroll County high school sports roundup for June 7, 2021.
The Times caught up with Hertz to discuss what led him to McDaniel, and how much he’s looking forward to leading the Green Terror’s athletics program into a post-pandemic future.
Regional playoff seeds for baseball, softball, boys lacrosse, and girls lacrosse were released Friday by the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association.