Softball, baseball teams weather storm to earn key wins | Howard County sports roundup

Coaches and umpires huddle together in a steady rain after the game between Atholton and Long Reach baseball was suspended in the bottom of the fourth inning on Monday, May 24.
Coaches and umpires huddle together in a steady rain after the game between Atholton and Long Reach baseball was suspended in the bottom of the fourth inning on Monday, May 24. (Israel Carunungan)

Storms rolling through the region on Monday afternoon forced the postponement and suspension of several softball, baseball and tennis matches around Howard County. There were, however, a handful of teams that managed to finish their contests before conditions became unplayable.

Here’s a look at the action around the area:



Reservoir 16, Centennial 0

The Gators (8-0) remain the county’s only undefeated team, getting a combined one-hitter from Kylee Gunkel (5 strikeouts, 1 hit in 2 innings) and Maggie Frisvold (8 strikeouts, 0 hits, 1 walk in 3 innings).

Offensively, Reservoir scored nine runs in the first inning and seven in the second to account for the team’s offense. Clare Andrews (2-3, 2 RBI), Alyssa Kelly (2 RBI), Courtney Johnson (double, 2 RBI), Frisvold (triple) were among the offensive standouts for the Gators.


.. 123 45 R-H-E

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Glenelg 12, Oakland Mills 5

The Gladiators (6-2) won their fifth straight game, scoring nine runs in the top of the first to create a comfortable lead they rode to the five-inning victory over the Scorpions (0-7).


Emily Piwowarksi (3-4, RBI) led the way offensively as the only Glenelg player with multiple hits, while Haley Markel went 1-1 with a team-high 2 RBI. Lily Oaks, Serafina Tinio (3 walks) and Jordyn Woodling scored two runs apiece.

Oakland Mills, meanwhile, scored multiple runs for the first time all season with two in the third and another three runs in the fourth.

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Mt. Hebron 15, Hammond 10

Even with the heavy rains, the Vikings (6-2) and Golden Bears (3-5) finished a full seven innings and Mt. Hebron prevailed thanks to a seven-run bottom of the sixth.

Emma Behel got the win at pitcher with 10 strikeouts in the complete-game effort, while the Mt. Hebron offense mustered 11 hits. Alex Wendt led the way by going 3-3 with a double, 4 runs scored and 3 RBI. Erin Behel (2-4, 2 runs), Ashley Cheung (2-2, 4 runs, RBI, 3 stolen bases) and Emma Behel (2-3 3 RBI) joined Wendt with multi-hit days.

Hammond had taken the late lead, 10-8, with four runs in the fifth inning highlighted by RBI hits from Kaylee Beahm (5-5, 4 runs, 2 RBI) and Maddi Berning (3-3, double, triple, 4 RBI). Abbie Weirich (2-3, double, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases) also added a multi-hit day for the Golden Bears.

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Ha 302 140 0 10-13-3

MH 303 207 x 15-11-2

Long Reach 10, Atholton 0

The Lightning (2-6) earned their second win and second shutout of the season, beating the visiting Raiders (0-8) on senior day.

Long Reach scored multiple runs in four out of five plate appearances.

Amelia Bross pitched for the Lightning, striking out six, walking two and allowing just one hit. She also added two important bunts that helped advance runners.

Taylor Slovak (3-4, 2 stolen bases), Jules Dadurka (3-4), Sierra Sims (3-3, double, triple) and Brittney Dix (2-3, double) all contributed multi-hit days in the winning effort.

Morgan Ryan had the lone hit for Atholton and also added five strikeouts at pitcher.

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Wilde Lake 10, River Hill 4 (SUSP. Bottom 3)

The game is scheduled to resume on Wednesday (May 26).

Howard at Marriotts Ridge PPD (to May 26)


Hammond 8, Mt. Hebron 6

The Golden Bears (3-5) scored four in the sixth and one in the seventh to earn the win over the Vikings (3-5). Anthony Cline struck out five and allowed six runs in four innings, while Aiden Harris went 2-for-3 at the plate for Hammond.

Box score:

Ha — 000 304 1 — 8 2 3

MH — 000 060 0 — 6 7 2

Centennial 4, Reservoir 0

The Eagles continue to shut out opponents as they improved to 7-1 with the win over the Gators. Centennial pitcher Conarie Steinbach allowed no runs and struck out seven in six innings, and Zachary Harris then tossed a scoreless ninth and punched out one to clinch the Eagles’ fifth straight shutout. The outing is Steinbach’s second straight stellar performance, as the senior righty last Monday struck out 11 in a shutout. Reservoir (3-4), meanwhile, was handed its third straight loss.

Centennial’s other four shutout wins in the last two weeks are: 2-0 over Mt. Hebron, 7-0 vs. Marriotts Ridge, 14-0 over Hammond and 3-0 vs. Glenelg. Steinbach earned the win over the Mustangs, Drew Buckmaster registered the victory against Hammond and freshman Cadeyrn Ahearn won the games against Mt. Hebron and Glenelg.

With the bats, the Eagles were led by Chris Betler (3-for-4, RBI), Jack Pistner (two hits, RBI) and Qwynn Ahearn (two hits, RBI). The highlight for the Gators was junior pitcher Justin Gutierrez, who struck out five in 4 1/3 innings of relief.

Box score:

C — 111 001 0 — 4 11 1

Re — 000 000 0 — 0 2 2

Glenelg 9, Oakland Mills 0

Gladiators pitchers Andrew Johnson, Jackson Kelley and Zach Jaap combined for the five-inning no-hitter in the rain-shortened game. Johnson and Jaap both tossed two innings apiece, while Kelley threw one frame. Braeden Sumpter led Glenelg (5-3) at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a home run, a double, two walks, three runs and three RBIs. Gavin Henley also had two hits, while Todd Calhoun smacked a solo home run. For Oakland Mills (0-7), Chance Meadows struck out seven on the bump.

Box score:

G — 430 11 — 9 5 0

OM — 000 00 — 0 0 1

Atholton 10, Long Reach 8 (SUSP. Bottom 4)

The game is scheduled to resume on Wednesday, May 26.

Howard at Marriotts Ridge, PPD (to May 26)


The Howard County track and field teams were back in action Saturday, May 22. The 12 county teams were split between two different meets at Howard and Long Reach. Oakland Mills’ boys and Howard’s girls won the meet at Howard High, while Reservoir’s boys and River Hill’s girls won at Long Reach High.

Howard’s Ibrahim Khariat swept the jumps for the Lions as the only boy triple winner, while the River Hill girls team had a trio of triple winners — Larasia Buckner, Janasia Buckner and Araoluwa Omitowoju.


Howard meet

Boys team results:

1. Oakland Mills 186

2. Howard 124.5

3. Mt. Hebron 88

4. Centennial 57.5

5. Marriotts Ridge 50

6. Hammond 39

Girls team results:

1. Howard 197

2. Mt. Hebron 128

3. Oakland Mills 93

4. Centennial 69

5. Marriotts Ridge 28

6. Hammond 24

Boys individual winners:

100 dash: Justin Evans, Mt. Hebron, :11.42

200 dash: Judson Lincoln IV, Oakland Mills, :22.55

400 dash: Judson Lincoln IV, Oakland Mills, :49.73

110 hurdles: Isiah Rucker, Oakland Mills, :15.11

300 hurdles: Isiah Rucker, Oakland Mills, :42.37


800 run: Baidy Ba, Oakland Mills, 1:52


1,600 run: Fernando Duraes, Centennial, 4:21

3,200 run: Baidy Ba, Oakland Mills, 9:11

4x100 relay: Oakland Mills (Trevin McHargh, Quincy Julien, Malachi Rogers, Shane King), :44.39

4x200 relay: Oakland Mills (Malachi Rogers, Quincy Julien, Kanye Holland, Shane King), 1:32

4x400 relay: Howard (Kendall Phillips, Joseph Raudabaugh, Eian Butler, Christian Randolph), 3:28

4x800 relay: Hammond (Josh Speich, Sebastian Hurt, Charles Bierce, Benjamin Johnson), 9:15

High jump: Ibrahim Khariat, Howard, 5 feet-10 inches

Long jump: Ibrahim Khariat, Howard, 22-3

Triple jump: Ibrahim Khariat, Howard, 44-7

Shot put: Liam Lovering, Centennial, 53-8.5

Discus: Liam Lovering, Centennial, 160-11

Pole vault: Justin Martin, Hammond, 8-6

Girls individual winners:

100 dash: Garcelle Pierre, Mt. Hebron, :12.65

200 dash: Sameena Mathew, Mt. Hebron, :24.55

400 dash: Sameena Mathew, Mt. Hebron, :58.16

100 hurdles: Morgan Lane, Hammond, :16.40

300 hurdles: Arayana Ladson, Mt. Hebron, :50.82

800 run: Hannah Schwab, Howard, 2:26

1,600 run: Elizabeth Holcombe, Howard, 5:19

3,200 run: Nimrit Ahuja, Howard, 11:12

4x100 relay: Mt. Hebron (Lauren Madden, Jordan Foster, Jadyn Hughes, Arayana Ladson), :50.84

4x200 relay: Howard (Michaela Greene, Olivia Hammond, Kiara Murray, Dakota West), 1:48

4x400 relay: Howard (Kiara Murray, Hayley Long, Michaela Greene, Nimrit Ahuja), 3:28

4x800: Oakland Mills (Marina Blackman, Lily Decker, Kathryn Rogan, Ella Harris), 11:12

High jump: Ruth Smith, Howard, 5-0

Long jump: Kiara Murray, Howard, 17-3

Triple jump: Tahlea Murray, Howard, 35-3

Shot put: Liv Ragonese, Centennial, 30-3

Discus: Liv Ragonese, Centennial, 97-11

Pole vault: Rosalie Rosenberg, Oakland Mills, 8-6

Long Reach meet

Boys team results:

1. Reservoir 133

2. Atholton 125

3. River Hill 94

4. Glenelg 70

5. Long Reach 67

6. Wilde Lake 50

Girls team results:

1. River Hill 132

2. Atholton 121

3. Reservoir 116

4. Glenelg 103

5. Wilde Lake 33

6. Long Reach 31

Boys individual winners:

100 dash: Jalen Booth-Mitchell, Reservoir, :11.18

200 dash: Jaylen Myers, Long Reach, :22.66

400 dash: Julian Vissering, River Hill, :51.13

110 hurdles: Bryant Langham, Reservoir, :16.78

300 hurdles: Conlan Pierre, Wilde Lake, :44.64

800 run: Bryce Handa, River Hill, 1:57

1,600 run: Cameron Hindle, Long Reach, 4:20

3,200 run: Henry Hopper, Wilde Lake, 10:59

4x100 relay: Atholton (Joshua Ruley, Jamel Mins, Darian Tarver, Andre’ Richmond), :43.29

4x200 relay: Long Reach (Divine Rice, Larry Brent, Jaylen Myers, Jaylen Etheridge), 1:32

4x400 relay: Glenelg (Timothy Cherry, Matthew Finnan, Everett Stimler, Ian Higgins), 3:41

4x800 relay: River Hill (Kian Mostoufi, Kevin McAllister, Daniel Wang, Kevin Sanchez-Velazquez), 8:54

High jump: Adrian Nwakalor, Atholton, 5-10

Long jump: Ian Higgins, Glenelg, 21-5

Triple jump: Kevin McAllister, River Hill, 36-8.5

Shot put: Miguel Moran, Atholton, 41-1

Discus: Miguel Moran, Atholton, 112-7

Pole vault: Alec Zaller, Atholton, 11-0

Girls individual winners:

100 dash: Janasia Buckner, River Hill, :12.40

200 dash: Araoluwa Omitowoju, River Hill, :25.43

400 dash: Farah Nasir, Atholton, :58.96

100 hurdles: Jannah Hall, Reservoir, :16.53

300 hurdles: Alysia Zulu, Glenelg, :52.73

800 run: Faith Meininger, River Hill, 2:24

1,600 run: Faith Meininger, River Hill, 5:26

3,200 run: Brooke Birckhead, Glenelg, 12:51

4x100 relay: River Hill (Larasia Buckner, Janasia Buckner, Teniola Adejana, Araoluwa Omitowoju), :49.53

4x200 relay: River Hill (Khadijah Mumuney, Janasia Buckner, Teniola Adejana, Araoluwa Omitowoju), 1:48

4x400 relay: Reservoir (Isabella Pham, Lillian Baumann, Caroline Rosenberry, Leilah Clark), 4:42

4x800 relay: Glenelg (Kailey Kasbeer-Betty, Sierra Rohmann, Kara Rivenbark, Amelia McCarthy), 10:22

High jump: Larasia Buckner, River Hill, 4-8

Long jump: Kiersten Jewell, Reservoir, 16-5

Triple jump: Larasia Buckner, River Hill, 32-5

Shot put: Annabelle Gannon, Glenelg, 25-5

Discus: Katherine Wood, Atholton, 71-6

Pole vault: Olivia Struble, Atholton, 7-6

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