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 briefly touches on which county sports teams are still remaining in the playoffs.
Howard boys lacrosse player Alex Stephanos joins us for a segment starting at the 1:43 mark. We ask him about his team’s playoff run; their big triple-overtime win over Westminster on Monday; expectations going forward against Bel Air in the state semifinals; and what he’s seen from the Howard athletic programs as a whole over his last four years.
Howard girls lacrosse player Ella Orzechowski also joins us for a segment starting at the 9:19 mark. We ask her about the Lions’ run so far and what has sparked them; expectations for their state semifinal game against Dulaney, which beat Howard in come-from-behind fashion early in the season; how a tough county prepared them for their run; and how last year’s state semifinal defeat is fueling them.
Brent Kennedy talks about Howard softball falling short to Sherwood in its 100th straight victory at the 17:51 mark; Mt. Hebron being the lone county team left after beating Long Reach in a tough game at the 19:21 mark; and the explosion of young talent, especially at Long Reach, in the league this season at the 21:40 mark.
Brent Kennedy touches on the three baseball teams remaining – Mt. Hebron, Marriotts Ridge and Howard – at the 25:51 mark and where and when they play their respective region finals on Friday.