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  • Owens carries Glenelg football past Oakland Mills in 2A South semifinals

    Owens carries Glenelg football past Oakland Mills in 2A South semifinals

    En route to crushing Howard County’s all-time career rushing record, breaking the county’s single-season touchdown mark and running for 2,193 yards over 11 games this fall, Glenelg senior running back Wande Owens has always credited his offensive line. Their blocks, he said, are the key to his...

  • Mervo football stuns Howard, 48-21, in 4A North region semifinal

    Mervo football stuns Howard, 48-21, in 4A North region semifinal

    Mervo coach Patrick Nixon considers himself a historian. He’s aware of Howard’s recent success and that the Lions have won four straight 4A North regional titles. He also knows they have ended the Mustangs season twice over the span — in 2015 and 2016 — and that his team managed just six points...

  • Howard County varsity roundup, Nov. 9

    Howard County varsity roundup, Nov. 9

    Here’s a roundup of the varsity action around Howard County on Friday, November 9, 2018: FOOTBALL: 4A North region semifinal: Mervo (9-1) — 48, Howard (9-2) — 21 Click here to read about this game. 2A South region semifinal: Glenelg (11-0) — 42, Oakland Mills (7-4) — 0 Click here to read about...

  • Glenelg football beats Wilde Lake to win first county title since 2013

    Glenelg football beats Wilde Lake to win first county title since 2013

    It’s been known for weeks now what football team is the best in Howard County, but Glenelg made sure Friday night that the 2018 squad will be remembered in the record books. And, like he did on Oct. 19 when he broke the county career rushing record, senior running back Wande Owens etched his name...

  • Howard County varsity roundup, Nov. 2

    Howard County varsity roundup, Nov. 2

    Here’s a roundup of the varsity action around Howard County on Friday, November 2: FOOTBALL: Glenelg (10-0) — 33, Wilde Lake (6-4) — 7 Click here to read about this game. Howard (9-1) — 38, Atholton (2-8) — 7 Ho — 17 21 0 0 — 38 A — 7 0 0 0 — 7 Scoring plays: First quarter Ho: Team safety [2-0]...

  • Long Reach football beats Marriotts Ridge to clinch playoff berth

    Long Reach football beats Marriotts Ridge to clinch playoff berth

    Long Reach coach Jamie Willis entered the 2018 season with many unknowns about his football team. Who was the starting quarterback? Who would carry the rushing load after the graduation of All-County running back KaDarrian Booker? Was the senior leadership going to step up and continue the newfound...

  • Howard County varsity roundup, Oct. 26

    Howard County varsity roundup, Oct. 26

    Here’s a roundup of the varsity action around Howard County on Friday, Oct. 26: FOOTBALL: Long Reach (6-3) — 18, Marriotts Ridge (4-5) — 0 MR — 0 0 0 0 — 0 LR — 0 12 0 6 — 18 Click here to read about this game. Howard (8-1) — 28, Reservoir (4-5) — 6 Re — 6 0 0 0 — 6 Ho — 7 14 7 0 — 28 Scoring plays:...

  • Glenelg senior Wande Owens breaks Howard County career rushing record

    Glenelg senior Wande Owens breaks Howard County career rushing record

    Glenelg senior running back Wande Owens has heard plenty about the Howard County all-time career rushing record the past week or two. Fullback Sam Alsheimer texted Owens about it ahead of Friday’s home game against River Hill, letting Owens know he was a proud teammate and that Owens deserved to...

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  • Marriotts Ridge boys lacrosse cruises past River Hill on senior night, 15-3

    Marriotts Ridge boys lacrosse cruises past River Hill on senior night, 15-3

    Colin Kelley’s smile remained wide throughout the post-game celebration, and it seemed to widen a bit more as he joined his Marriotts Ridge senior teammates for a photo op that will likely be framed forever. The Marriotts Ridge senior goalie had just polished off another sterling defensive effort...

  • Howard County varsity roundup, April 25

    Howard County varsity roundup, April 25

    Here’s a roundup of the varsity action around Howard County on Thursday, April 25, 2019: BASEBALL Oakland Mills — 7, River Hill — 6 For the first time since 2013, Oakland Mills defeated River Hill in Howard County baseball action on Wednesday. River Hill junior starting pitcher Shaun Davis was...

  • Reservoir softball plates three in seventh, defeats Howard 6-5

    Reservoir softball plates three in seventh, defeats Howard 6-5

    What a difference a month can make. After losing 12-0 against Howard during the first week of the regular season, Reservoir came out on Wednesday afternoon and showcased just how far it has come since its most lopsided defeat of the season. Kylee Gunkel set the tone in the pitching circle and the...

  • Howard County varsity roundup, April 24

    Howard County varsity roundup, April 24

    Here’s a roundup of the varsity action around Howard County on Wednesday, April 24, 2019: GIRLS LACROSSE: Glenelg (3-1, 8-2) — 16, Howard (2-2, 3-5) — 6 It was a tale of two completely different halves on Wednesday for Glenelg, as the Gladiators found a different gear after intermission to pull...

  • PhilmLand 24 event returns, this time showcasing local girls soccer talent

    PhilmLand 24 event returns, this time showcasing local girls soccer talent

    Just months after an inaugural soccer showcase event was held for some of the area’s top boys soccer talent during November, another showcase in partnership with PhilmLand is slated for this Friday — this time giving local girls their chance in the spotlight. The event, set up in a nearly identical...

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