Archive for December, 2012

December 19, 2012

Wrestling: Walter Johnson 69, Einstein 10

The Walter Johnson High School wrestling team won 12 of 14 weight classes in defeating visiting Einstein, 69-10, on Tuesday. The victory gave the Wildcats (2-0) their 22nd consecutive dual meet win dating back to December 15, 2011.

  • 106 Pounds: WJ 6 pts.  Josh Bernstein (Walter Johnson) won by forfeit
  • 113 Pounds: Einstein 4 pts. Girea Dirlik (Einstein) 14, Matt Masison (Walter Johnson) 4
  • 120 Pounds: WJ 6 pts. Nir Raviv (Walter Johnson) pinned Diego Panameno (Einstein) at  0:59
  • 126 Pounds: WJ 6 pts. Ugo D’Agnese (Walter Johnson) won by forfeit
  • 132 Pounds: WJ 6 pts. Tommy Branthover (Walter Johnson) won by forfeit
  • 138 Pounds: WJ 6 pts. Eli Marks (Walter Johnson) pinned Stephano Rodriguez (Einstein) at 2:55
  • 145 Pounds: WJ 6 pts. Connor Jobes (Walter Johnson) pinned Chris Vasquez (Einstein) at 1:48
  • 152 Pounds: WJ 6 pts. Jamie FitzPatrick (Walter Johnson) won by forfeit
  • 160 Pounds: WJ 6 pts. Alex Nickoloff (Walter Johnson) won by forfeit
  • 170 Pounds: Einstein 6 pts. Nick Delacroix (Einstein) pinned Patrick McKennirey (Walter Johnson) at 1:24
  • 182 Pounds: WJ 5 pts. Colin McCoy (Walter Johnson) 15, Jack Giblin (Einstein) 0
  • 195 Pounds: WJ 4 pts. Carl Newman (Walter Johnson) 10, Jack Bucheck (Einstein) 2
  • 220 Pounds: WJ 6 pts. Danny Parker (Walter Johnson) pinned Spencer Fue (Einstein) at 2:48
  • 285 Pounds: WJ 6 pts.  Innocent Okocha (Walter Johnson) pinned Khalia Rahim (Einstein) at 1:55
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December 18, 2012

Boys Basketball: Magruder 69, Sherwood 44


Senior guard J.J. Epps scored 17 points to lead the Magruder High School boys basketball team to a 69-44 win over visiting Sherwood on Monday in a rematch of last season’s MPSSAA state semifinal matchup.

Justin Witmer added 14 points while Brian Coleman and Nick Griffin each had 13 for the undefeated Colonels (5-0). Joey DeStefano and Brandon Loiocono each scored 10 points for the Warriors (2-3).

In their last meeting at the Comcast Center in March, Magruder topped Sherwood in overtime, 75-68, on their way to the 2012 Class 4A state championship.

December 12, 2012

Girls Basketball: Paint Branch 85, Einstein 18

Paint Branch High School sophomore Daisa Harris had a game-high 24 points, single-handedly outscoring her former team as the Panthers cruised to an 85-18 win over visiting Einstein on Tuesday. Harris started at point guard for the Titans as a freshman but transferred to Paint Branch earlier this year.

Senior forward Erin French scored 14 points and Kiara Colston added 12 for the Panthers (2-1), who will travel to face Richard Montgomery on Thursday.

Daiana Cadlett led Einstein (0-3) with 9 points. The Titans, who have lost their first three games of the season by a combined score of 200-53, will open their Montgomery 3A/2A conference schedule on the road against Northwood on Monday.

December 2, 2012

Softball: Former Damascus Standout Hired To Coach At Blake

Nicole Wallace

Nicole Wallace

The James Hubert Blake High School softball team will take the field in 2013 with a new coach, as the school has announced the hiring of former Gaithersburg junior varsity skipper Nicole Wallace to lead the Bengals in the spring.

It will be the first varsity coaching position for the 30-year-old Wallace (formerly Nicole Wilson), who played high school softball under coach Barb King at Damascus from 1997 to 2000. Wallace earned all-county honors four times with the Hornets before playing collegiately for the University of Massachusetts.

She replaces the co-coaching tandem of Jessica Garlick and Dave Schipani, who led Blake to a 10-8 record in 2012. The Bengals were 13-5 in 2011, and in 2010 posted a 15-4 record in making it to the Class 3A state semifinals.

Returning standouts for Blake in 2013 should include senior Colleen Burkhardt and junior Angie McCray.

“In speaking with others who are familiar with the program it sounds like I am coming in at a great time,” Wallace said. “It seems as though a great group of girls will be returning this year coming off of a successful season last year. I hope to start from there with them and raise the bar so we can continue to get better.”

Wallace’s sister, former Seneca Valley assistant Ashley Wilson, will also be joining the Bengals coaching staff.