Archive for February, 2013

February 19, 2013

Clarksburg Boys Take Class 4A State Indoor Track Title

Seniors Paul Joseph and William Bertrand led the Clarksburg High School boys indoor track team to their first-ever MPSSAA Class 4A state championship at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover on Tuesday. Joseph won the 300-meter dash and finished third in both the 55-meter hurdles and the 55-meter dash, while Bertrand had three second-place finishes in the 800, 1600 and 3200-meter runs.

Northwest finished second in the team standings, with senior Joshua McDonald winning the 500-meter run.

Individual highlights:

Class 4A Boys 55-Meter Hurdles

  1. Kevin Random, Meade – 7.71
  2. Devon Hairston, Kennedy – 7.79
  3. Paul Joseph, Clarksburg – 7.84

Class 4A Boys 55-Meter Dash

  1. Denzel Hill, North Point – 6.54
  2. Joel Thomas, Wise – 6.55
  3. Paul Joseph, Clarksburg – 6.59

Class 4A Boys 300-Meter Dash

  1. Paul Joseph, Clarksburg – 35.29
  2. Jalen Walker, Northwest – 35.75
  3. Joshua McDonald, Northwest – 36.25

Class 4A Boys 500-Meter Run

  1. Joshua McDonald, Northwest – 1:07.50
  2. William Parker, Broadneck – 1:07.60
  3. Dahri Jahn-Richardson, Northwest – 1:07.87
  4. Travis Holland, Clarksburg – 1:08.09
  5. Darius Oxley, Blake – 1:08.84

Class 4A Boys 800-Meter Run

  1. Sam Pershall, Severna Park – 1:57.98
  2. William Bertrand, Clarksburg – 1:59.99
  3. Oliver Lloyd, Paint Branch – 2:00.71

Class 4A Boys 1600-Meter Run

  1. Vincent Ciattei, Perry Hall – 4:14.61 (state record)
  2. William Bertrand, Clarksburg – 4:22.91
  3. Joshua Wilkins, Bowie – 4:25.14

Class 4A Boys 3200-Meter Run

  1. Vincent Ciattei, Perry Hall – 9:30.28
  2. William Bertrand, Clarksburg – 9:33.06
  3. Ryan Forsyth, Severna Park, 9:40.31

					
February 19, 2013

Poolesville’s Weaverling Wins 3200-Meter Run At State Championships

Poolesville High School junior Chase Weaverling finished 11 seconds ahead of the nearest competitor to win the boys  3200-meter run at the MPSSAA Class 2A indoor track state championships at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover on Monday.

Overall, Poolesville finished 12th in the boys competition while the girls finished 9th.

The boys team title went to Century for the second time in three years. Largo won the girls team championship after finishing second in 2012.

Full results are available here.

Individual highlights:

Boys 1600-Meter Run

  1. Terrell Green, Douglass – 4:27.524
  2. David Dorsey, Catoctin – 4:27.525
  3. Chase Weaverling, Poolesville – 4:29.39

Boys 3200-Meter Run

  1. Chase Weaverling, Poolesville – 9:46.81
  2. David Dorsey, Catoctin – 9:57.83
  3. Kevin Dorsey, Catoctin – 10:00.08

Girls 1600-Meter Run

  1. Julia Nardone, Glenelg – 5:09.75
  2. Alyssa Taylor, Owings Mills – 5:12.94
  3. Michelle Vanagas, Long Reach – 5:27.35
  4. Chelsie Pennello, Poolesville – 5:28.74

Girls 3200-Meter Run

  1. Julia Nardone, Glenelg – 11:19.54
  2. Jenny Breichner, Winters Mill – 11:25.60
  3. Claire Beautz, Poolesville – 11:30.48
February 17, 2013

Girls Basketball: Gaithersburg, Damascus Nab Top Regional Playoff Seeds

The Gaithersburg High School girls basketball team, in search of its third consecutive state title, was awarded the top seed Sunday in the 4A West region of the MPSSAA Championship Tournament. After a first-round bye, the Trojans will host either Wootton or Magruder in the second round.

Damascus is seeded first in the 3A West region, and after a bye will face either Watkins Mill or Tuscarora in the second round.

First round games begin Friday, and the tournament will run through March 9.

First round matchups for Montgomery County teams:

4A West

(1) Gaithersburg, (2) Whitman, (3) Walter Johnson – bye

(13) Churchill @ (4) Northwest

(12) Clarksburg @ (5) Bethesda-Chevy Chase

(11) Quince Orchard @ (6) Kennedy

(10) Blair @ (7) Richard Montgomery

(9) Magruder @ (8) Wootton

4A North

(2) Paint Branch – bye

(10) Kenwood @ (7) Springbrook

(11) Blake @ (6) Dulaney

(13) Sherwood @ (4) Poly

3A West

(1) Damascus – bye

(12) North Hagerstown @ (5) Seneca Valley

(11) Linganore @ (6) Rockville

(10) Einstein @ (7) Northwood

(9) Tuscarora @ (8) Watkins Mill

2A West

(2) Poolesville – bye

(11) Wheaton @ (6) Liberty

February 17, 2013

Boys Basketball: Magruder Earns Top Seed in 4A West Playoffs

The Magruder High School boys basketball team, looking to repeat as state champions after downing Eleanor Roosevelt in the title game last year, was named the top seed Sunday in the 4A West region of the 2013 MPSSAA Championship Tournament. The Colonels received a bye in the first round of the tournament, and will face either Northwest or Richard Montgomery in the second round.

First round games begin on Tuesday, Feb. 26, and the tournament will run through March 16.

First round matchups for Montgomery County teams:

4A West

(1) Magruder, (2) Churchill, (3) Quince Orchard – bye

(13) Bethesda-Chevy Chase @ (4) Kennedy

(12) Gaithersburg @ (5) Blair

(11) Whitman @ (6) Walter Johnson

(10) Clarksburg @ (7) Wootton

(9) Richard Montgomery @ (8) Northwest

4A North

(3) Paint Branch – bye

(9) Springbrook @ (8) Mergenthaler

(10) Blake @ (7) Catonsville

(11) Sherwood @ (6) Perry Hall

3A West

(12) Rockville @ (5) Northwood

(10) Watkins Mill @ (7) Einstein

(9) Seneca Valley @ (8) Frederick

(11) Damascus @ (6) Linganore

2A West

(2) Poolesville – bye

(10) Winters Mill @ (7) Wheaton

February 15, 2013

Einstein Boys Basketball Beginning To Stand Tall

by Eric Meany

Josh Ogburn

Senior Josh Ogburn leads the Titans in scoring for the second straight year.

KENSINGTON, Md. — Wins were hard to come by in Rich Porac’s first year as head coach of the Albert Einstein High School boys basketball team. Losing streaks of 12 and nine games were sandwiched around the Titans’ only two victories of the 2011-12 campaign, making losses like their 74-41 drubbing at the hands of Springbrook in the penultimate game of the regular season all too common.

“Trust me, it was hard last year,” Porac said. “When you win two games in a four-month sport, even practices are tough. It’s tough to motivate them every day.”

But even as the varsity squad took it on the chin, young players like Joe Bradshaw, Raheem Hayes and Gil Reynolds were gaining valuable experience in leading the junior varsity team to a 12-4 record.

This year those young players, along with varsity holdovers Josh Ogburn and Abraham Camara, have given Einstein new life, fashioning a 9-12 record (7-7 Montgomery 3A/2A) with one game left in the regular season.

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February 12, 2013

Boys Basketball: Einstein 56, Springbrook 55

Josh Ogburn’s long 3-pointer at the buzzer went off the glass and through the net to give the Albert Einstein High School boys basketball team a 56-55 win over visiting Springbrook on Tuesday.

Blue Devils forward Isiah Eisendorf missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 3.5 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and Springbrook holding a 55-53 lead. In the ensuing scramble for the rebound the ball ricocheted off Eisendorf and went out of bounds, giving Einstein one last possession.

With 1.8 seconds left on the clock, Joe Bradshaw heaved a long inbounds pass to Ogburn down the left sideline about 30 feet from the basket. Ogburn turned and fired, and when the ball caromed through the rim the Einstein student section rushed the court to celebrate the upset victory.

Ogburn led all scorers with a season-high 29 points, while Bradshaw added 19 for the Titans. Junior Andrew Robinson led the Blue Devils with 15 points.

The win was the fifth in six games for Einstein (9-12), and their second in a row against Class 4A competition. They will host Blair next Tuesday in their final game of the regular season.

Springbrook (12-8) will host Gaithersburg on Friday.

February 9, 2013

Wrestling: Dual Meet State Championship

@ North Point High School, Waldorf

Class 4A/3A

Semifinals:

(1) Damascus 33, (4) North Point 30

(2) Urbana 38, (3) South River 28

Final:

(1) Damascus 37, (2) Urbana 28

Class 2A/1A

Semifinals:

(1) Winters Mill 44, (4) Kent Island 24

(3) Glenelg 48, (2) Owings Mills 15

Final:

(1) Winters Mill 35, (3) Glenelg 30

February 6, 2013

Dual Meet Wrestling Regional Tournaments

Class 4A/3A West @ Damascus

Regional Semifinals:

(1) Damascus 33, (4) Wootton 30
(2) Bethesda-Chevy Chase 39, (3) North Hagerstown 30

Regional Final:

(1) Damascus 39, (2) Bethesda-Chevy Chase 30

Class 2A/1A South @ Glenelg

Regional Semifinals:

(1) Glenelg 69, (4) Surrattsville 6
(2) Oakland Mills 40, (3) Poolesville 34

Regional Final:

(1) Glenelg 40, (2) Oakland Mills 31