Each spring, as baseball diamonds around Howard County thaw out, hope is renewed that a local public school team will return to Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen for the state championship game. But each spring for the last five years, Howard County has come up empty-handed in late May. This spring, with talent spread deep throughout the area, Howard County baseball enters the season confident and hungry to be playing past graduation. "Out of all the counties, I think we have the most talent," said Atholton senior center fielder Brady Acker, a three-time all-county selection who will play for George Mason next year. "I'm surprised none of us have won it yet, but I feel like this could be the year."
The end of Shack Stanwick's career at Boys' Latin will mark the end not only of his stellar four-year career, but also of a family dynasty that has supplied two-plus decades of lacrosse excellence. He's the youngest of eight siblings, all of whom starred.
Sign up for Maryland City Recreation Council soccer and baseball teams with John Venit, email@example.com or 301-725-7711. West Arundel and Russett swimmers compete during the winter season for their high schools. Maryland City Volunteer Fire Department hosts its Longaberger and Coach bingo March 1. The "Legacy of the Moose Benefit" will take place March 1 at the Moose Family Center on Fort Meade Road.
Thursday's snowfall forced changes in area high school playoff games from private school basketball tournaments to the regional wrestling duals. Most events have been moved to Saturday, with championship finals moved to next week.
Mount St. Joseph may not always win its own wrestling tournament, the highly competitive Mount Mat Madness, but the Gaels at least seem to win the important ones. On Saturday evening at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County's RAC Arena, Mount St. Joseph raised the team trophy for the tenth annual Mount Mat Madness tournament.
After three seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Wyoming Seminary, a powerhouse program in Kingston, Pa., Andrew Lacroix became a head coach for the first time when he took over at St. Vincent Pallotti High prior to the 2012-13 season.
The CMW Mustangs came one step closer to a state tournament appearance on Monday, beating the visiting Bel Air Bobcats 4-0 in the 3A North Section II final. With the victory, the Mustangs move on to play in the regional title game with Section I champ Towson on Wednesday. Patterson Mill blanked Harford Tech 8-0 in the 1A North Section II final on Monday to also earn a berth in the regional championships.
For the third time in the last seven seasons, the Fallston and Aberdeen boys soccer teams met each other to play for the UCBAC championship game and, as in the previous two meetings, Fallston came out with a shutout victory, this time taking down Aberdeen, 3-0, Tuesday night at Bel Air High's stadium.