Archive for November, 2012

November 30, 2012

Football: Quince Orchard Falls In Championship Game For Second Straight Year

by Eric Meany

BALTIMORE — The Quince Orchard and Henry A. Wise High School football teams both relied on run-heavy offensive schemes that complimented their relentlessly stingy defenses to dominate opponents all year long. But with time running out in the fourth quarter of the MPSSAA Class 4A State Championship Game at M&T Bank Stadium on Friday, each team placed its title hopes on the throwing shoulder of its quarterback.

Wise’s Isaiah Black lobbed a 24-yard touchdown pass to Micah Till with 2:14 left in the game and Joseph Shelton intercepted a pass from Quince Orchard’s Matt Choi on the goal line a minute-and-a-half later to give the Pumas a 12-7 victory and the first football championship in the seven-year history of the Prince George’s County school.

“They made a play and we didn’t,” said coach Dave Mencarini, whose Cougars (12-2) lost in the state final for the second consecutive season. “It’s not our defense’s fault. They’ve been stopping passing teams all year long.”

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November 29, 2012

Scoreboard: Thursday, November 29

Boys Basketball

Georgetown Prep 56, Loyola Blakefield 54

Edmund Burke 46, Sandy Spring 21

Landon 57, SEED 14

McLean School 59, Jewish Day 39

Girls Basketball

National Cathedral 55, Stone Ridge 39

Good Counsel 73, Bullis 43

Ice Hockey

Good Counsel 11, Georgetown Prep 0

November 27, 2012

Scoreboard: Tuesday, November 27

Boys Basketball

Georgetown Prep 64, Gilman 54

Jewish Day 52, Covenant Life 42

Montrose Christian 61, Grace Brethren 25

Girls Basketball

Stone Ridge 50, Maret 41

Boys Swim and Dive

Georgetown Prep 108, Bishop O’Connell 77

Girls Swim and Dive

Bishop O’Connell 102, Holy Cross 84

Stone Ridge 62, Georgetown Day 30

Stone Ridge 68, Flint Hill 23

Ice Hockey

Good Counsel 6, Mount St. Joseph 1

November 23, 2012

Football Playoffs: Friday, November 23

MPSSAA Class 4A Semifinals

Quince Orchard 21, Westminster 19

The Westminster High School football team missed a 37-yard field goal attempt as time expired to give visiting Quince Orchard a 21-19 win in the semifinal round of the MPSSAA Class 4A Sate Championship Tournament on Friday.

November 20, 2012

Swim and Dive Scoreboard: Tuesday, November 20


Bishop Ireton 131, The Heights 42

DeMatha 96, Landon 87


Holton-Arms 102, Holy Child 81

November 19, 2012

Girls Volleyball: Sherwood Tops Arundel To Take 3rd Straight State Title

The Sherwood High School girls volleyball team celebrates its third consecutive state championship.

by Eric Meany


The unmistakable roar from the Sherwood High School student section that accompanied every smash by senior Alex Holston filled the Ritchie Coliseum more often than the Arundel girls volleyball team would have liked on Monday night.

Four days after the University of Florida recruit set an MPSSAA tournament record with 42 kills in the semifinals, Holston had 25 more to finish off her high school career by leading the Warriors to their third consecutive Class 4A state championship with a 3-0 (27-25, 25-14, 25-13) victory over the Wildcats.

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November 19, 2012

Scoreboard: Monday, November 19

Girls Swimming

Stone Ridge 99, Sidwell Friends 84

Ice Hockey

Georgetown Prep 5, Mount St. Joseph 2

Sherwood 1, Good Counsel 0

Washington County 6, Whitman 2

November 18, 2012

Football: Good Counsel Takes Fourth Straight WCAC Title

Senior quarterback Brendan Marshall and receiver Kendall Fuller connected for three touchdowns and Dorian O’Daniel rushed for 144 yards to lead the Our Lady of Good Counsel High School football team to a 26-14 win over DeMatha in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Championship Game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis on Sunday.

The win marked the fourth consecutive year that the Falcons have won the WCAC title. They beat Gonzaga, 42-0, in last year’s championship game.

Marshall, a University of Virginia recruit, made the start after being listed as questionable during the week due to a knee injury suffered in Good Counsel’s semifinal win against St. John’s.

November 16, 2012

Football Playoffs: Friday, November 16

4A West Regional Final

Quince Orchard 41, Northwest 14

4A North Regional Final

Westminster 62, Sherwood 28

3A West Regional Final

Urbana 26, Seneca Valley 17

November 16, 2012

Boys Soccer: Wootton Tops Severna Park To Win 1st State Title

The Thomas S. Wootton High School boys soccer team got goals from Spiros Tsakos, Matt Hoy and Urgy Eado to beat Severna Park, 3-1, in the MPSSAA Class 4A Championship Game at UMBC Stadium in Catonsville on Friday. This was the Patriots’ first trip to the state finals, having made it as far as the semifinal round in 1973 and 1990.