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Howard County varsity roundup, April 8

Howard County varsity roundup, April 8

Here’s a roundup of the varsity action around Howard County on Monday, April 8, 2019:

BOYS LACROSSE:Long Reach (1-3 county, 2-4 overall) — 16, Hammond (0-3, 0-5) — 3

Long Reach overcame a slow start and crushed Hammond, 16-3, on Monday to earn its first county victory. But this one was more than just a win for the Lightning, as it ended a 27-game county losing streak that dated back to April 17, 2015, when they beat Hammond, 14-0.

“It was a great feeling. The guys really came together,” Long Reach coach Josh Thomas said. “We started out real slow — Hammond put two in on us — so I called a timeout and regrouped everyone said this isn’t us, let’s play...