Howard County sports reporters Monica D'Ippolito, Brent Kennedy and Tim Schwartz recap the week that was and the week ahead for Howard County high school athletics.
In the intro, Brent Kennedy sits down with Hammond baseball player David Hutchison to talk about the Golden Bears’ season so far, playoff expectations and what he’s seen from some of the other ball clubs around the county.
Tim Schwartz talks about the boys lacrosse playoff draws starting at the 8:13 mark; the pros and cons of the tiered scheduling on the playoff seedings; a big first-round match-ups between Glenelg and Marriotts Ridge; what to expect from the top teams – Mt. Hebron and River Hill – in the 3A/2A South Region; and Howard’s chances to make it out of the 4A/3A North Region for a third straight season.
Monica D’Ippolito discusses the girls lacrosse playoff draws starting at the 15:19 mark; who she expects to come out of the 3A/2A South Region featuring Marriotts Ridge, Glenelg and Mt. Hebron; and why Howard has another good chance to make it out of the 4A/3A North Region.
Brent Kennedy talks at the softball playoff seeds and goes over which teams got good draws at the 20:19 mark; if Mt. Hebron can stay hot and make it through the 3A East Region; what chance Howard has to end Sherwood’s long winning streak; and some breakout-player candidates – like Centennial’s Emily Allen – to keep an eye on.