Glenelg Country gave up a handball just outside the 18-yard box in the final minutes of the match against Indian Creek Sunday. The free kick resulted in the go-ahead goal for the Eagles, handing the Dragons a 1-0 loss in the boys soccer MIAA C championship game
Jen Giles' ends her girls lacrosse high school career at Mt. Hebron by leading the Vikings to two consecutive county championships. She has been named the Howard County girls lacrosse player of the year.
By Carol Gralia and firstname.lastname@example.org
Down by four goals with less than 14 minutes left against No. 5 Roland Park in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference final, the Eagles scored five straight to get back in the game and won it when Kelsey Cummings found Andie Aldave open on the crease with 5.9 seconds left. The Reds' Cameron McGee tied it with 23 seconds left before Aldave put it away, 15-14.
All season long, Wilde Lake coach Kareem Penn has been trying to patch enough pitching to buy his potent offense enough time to outslug the opponent. The plan has usually involved getting through the first three or four innings with a lead, then handing the ball over to lefty Michael Palasits to shut it down the rest of the way. On Thursday at Long Reach, Penn tried a different approach: he put his best pitcher on the mound to start the game, and Palasits delivered with an 8-1 complete game victory.
After his team's 4-3 walk off win over Hammond last week, Mt. Hebron baseball coach Brian Culley said that his team was giving him more gray hairs than he wanted. Apparently the Vikings think that the salt-and-pepper look suits Culley well. Mt. Hebron defeated visiting Howard, 3-2, on Wednesday afternoon on a two-out walkoff single to left by sophomore Jack Schroeder, the same player who delivered the clutch hit against Hammond last week.
Heading into the bottom of the ninth trailing Marriotts Ridge by one run on Monday, Wilde Lake senior Wyatt Oler told teammate Cuinn Mullins that if Mullins reached base, he would end the game with a walk off home run. It was a bold prediction, but it didn't take long for Oler to prove that he was a man of his word.
The Chapelgate baseball team got a strong complete game pitching effort from senior lefty Michael Patton on Tuesday against visiting Saints Peter and Paul, but the Yellowjackets were missing one fundamental element key to victory: an offense.
Glenelg Country School¿s field hockey team found the perfect way to initiate the school¿s newly completed Dragon Stadium. Friday, on a lovely fall afternoon, the Dragons defeated Annapolis Area Christian School, 2-0, in the opening round of the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference playoffs. It was the first game played on the Dragons¿ turf field since the press box and stadium seating were completed.
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Reservoir volleyball defeated Glenelg for the second time this season, 15-25, 25-19, 25-21, 29-27, on Tuesday night. The Gators (8-4) also beat Glenelg on the first day of the league season, back on Sept. 9, before the Gladiators (10-2) went on a 10-match winning streak which came to a halt at Reservoir's senior recognition night on Tuesday. "It's a great win. Hopefully it builds our confidence," Reservoir coach Jamie Bullock said. Glenelg "played hard, and teams have played us hard, so it's nice being in a county so strong."
As tempting as it is, Glenelg junior setter Rachael Girard is careful not to play favorites. While Girard's older sister, Sarah, is one of the top hitters in the state of Maryland, Rachael knows that sharing the volleyball with her other teammates will only make the Gladiator's offense more effective, and open up more hitting lanes for her big sister. In a three-set sweep of previously undefeated Centennial on Tuesday night at Glenelg, Rachael Girard spread the wealth to five different hitters.
The Glenelg volleyball team dropped the first set at Atholton Monday night, but rallied to win the match, 22-25, 25-20, 25-15, 25-15. The Gladiators were led by Sarah Girard (26 kills, 13 digs), Rachael Girard (39 assists, 17 digs), Kristen Thesing (19 digs, 6 aces), Elissa Dorsey (12 digs) and Maryellen Musselman (5 kills, 3 blocks). Glenelg improved to 2-1 with the win after losing to Reservoir in five sets in the first match of the season. Atholton (1-2) was coming off of a loss to defending county champion Howard.
Last year, the powerhouse teams in Howard County volleyball were apparent from the beginning of the season all the way until the end. Howard, led by eventual Player of the Year Sydney Biniak, and Glenelg, led by three-time first-team selection Morgan Perry, were tabbed as the favorites to contend for a county title entering the season, and that's exactly how things panned out. Howard defeated Glenelg in five sets for the county championship on the last day of the regular season. This fall, things appear much murkier as the season gets underway. "It's a new season. The majority of our county championship team has graduated. We will strive to achieve that same level of success, but we are not here to compare ourselves to the past," Howard coach Grant Scott said. "My bet is that it will be another very competitive season with multiple teams having a chance to win the county title."
When the season began, Glenelg Country School set modest goals - win at least half of its game, come up with more draw controls, win more ground balls and play as a team. The Dragons have achieved far beyond their original intent, however. Wednesdays 11-10 victory over Mercy puts Glenelg Country in Sundays Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference championship game. The Dragons will play top-seeded Friends at 4 p.m. at Stevenson University.
Since winning the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference championship in 2005, Glenelg Country has struggled to get past the quarterfinals. Monday¿s 11-6 victory over St. John¿s Catholic Prep makes the next game on the Dragons¿ schedule a conference semifinal appearance.
Six days after losing at Atholton, 3-2, on a walkoff single in the bottom of the seventh, Reservoir ace Cody Morris was determined not to sustain another loss. Under a steady drizzle at Marriotts Ridge on Monday, Morris pitched a complete game three-hitter, striking out 15 and walking two, to lead the Gators (13-1) to a 6-1 victory. The game was tied, 1-1, into the seventh inning, when Reservoir put together a 5-run, 2-out rally.
Less than favorable conditions left the Marriotts Ridge lacrosse field looking more like a swamp than a surface suitable for play, but it didn¿t matter. A little mud was not going to stop Friday¿s Route 99 boys lacrosse rivalry game against Mt. Hebron. Four different scorers gave the Mustangs the push it needed on offense, but it was the unwavering play of goalie Chris McTague, as well as the defense in front of him, that ultimately gave the home team the edge over the Vikings, 4-2.