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County Sports Zone signed pitcher Wick Eisenberg in August of 2013. A St. Mary's College of Maryland alum, Wick enjoyed a collegiate pitching career in which he had a couple good games, and a few more bad ones.

After two years with CSZ, the company rewarded Wick by naming a blog after him and putting his face on the Internet. With the blog, Wick will highlight the many fantastic stories high school sports provides us with.

Have a story idea for Wick? Email him at WEisenberg@CountySportsZone.com.

Pitching, Defense Bringing Bohemia Manor Softball Success
There's a commonly used saying in softball that pitching and defense wins championships. If that line is indeed true, Bohemia Manor could be winning some postseason hardware this year. The Eagles are 11-0 in the highly competitive UCBAC, racking up two wins against the defending MPSSAA 1A state champion, Perryville, as well as Bel Air, which... Read More
April 22nd, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Kenneth Sumpter Jr. Named March 2017 US Army Impact Player of the Month
Kenneth Sumpter Jr., a member of the basketball and football teams at Havre de Grace High School in Harford County, is the US Army Impact Player of the Month for March! Sumpter, a senior, is the third recipient of the award from Harford County. He was nominated for the award by Brian Eberhardt, who coaches both... Read More
April 21st, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 73
PressBox comes out with a high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!... Read More
April 19th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
St. Michaels Baseball in Midst of Another Standout Season
It looks like it will be another strong season for the St. Michaels baseball team. A young Saints team enjoyed a terrific campaign in 2016, finishing 19-3 and winning the MPSSAA 1A East title. The Talbot County School would see its season end in the MPSSAA state semifinal round in a close 6-5 contest against the... Read More
April 18th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Wilde Lake Coaching Legend Doug DuVall Named DC Touchdown Club's Circle of Legends Member
Doug DuVall, who won five football state championships and 308 games at Wilde Lake High School in Howard County, was inducted into the DC Touchdown Club's Circle of Legends last night. The ceremony was held at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, and honored the region's top players and coaches as well. Also celebrated at the... Read More
April 14th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Young Churchill Girls Lacrosse Begins Season 4-1
Pictures courtesy of John Shimbukuru 2016 was a standout season for Chuchill girls lacrosse. The Bulldogs, led by a large and talented senior class, finished the year 12-3, winning the MPSSAA 4A/3A West championship along the way. Chuchill's campaign ended in the state semifinal round against Leonardtown in a 17-10 defeat. With losing six senior starters and only... Read More
April 12th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Buffalo Wild Wings March 2017 Coach of the Month: Ashley Bush, Frederick Girls Basketball
Ashley Bush, who coached the Frederick High School girls basketball team to the MPSSAA Class 3A state championship this season, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month for March! Coach Bush is a 2001 graduate of Frederick. She's been involved in coaching girls basketball at the school for eight years, the past... Read More
April 7th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Team Chemistry has Carver Girls Lacrosse Off to Winning Start
To understand how Carver's girls lacrosse team in Baltimore County has been able to succeed, one should look at the team's practices. Practices are admittedly a little more difficult for head coach Carrie Voycheck than for the average coach. The majority of Carver's players have significant lacrosse experience, but a good portion of the group are... Read More
April 5th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Westminster Boys Lacrosse Undefeated Early in 2017
The Westminster boys lacrosse team suffered a difficult end to 2016. The Owls had a terrific regular season campaign, finishing 9-5 and earning the number one overall seed in their section of the MPSSAA 4A/3A North region. After dispatching Sherwood 20-1 in the team's first game, Westminster faced Howard in the sectional final. In a... Read More
April 4th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Randallstown Baseball Off to Flying Start in 2017
What a difference a year makes. Last season was a frustrating campaign for the Randallstown baseball team. The Rams finished 5-8 with an abundance of bad weather preventing the team from getting to play their full schedule. It was also a tough campaign for the group's seniors, who failed to make the positive impact the team... Read More
April 1st, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Blair Softball Thriving Early with 4-0 Start
Last season was an exciting one for the Blair varsity softball team. The Blazers finished the year 16-5 and emerged from the highly competitive MPSSAA 4A West region in the playoffs, topping Clarksburg 3-0 in the final. It was Blair's third regional title since 2011. As fantastic a season as it was for Blair though, it... Read More
March 28th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Big News For CSZ
We usually post news about others on WICKipedia, but today we have big news about us. County Sports Zone has expanded into Illinois! The Northern Illinois Big 12 has become the first conference outside of Maryland to sign up with CSZ. They join every public high school in Maryland in using our service, which we believe is... Read More
March 24th, 2017By: Ed Waldman
Great Mills Baseball Enjoying Fast Start
The spring season is only a couple days old and the Great Mills baseball team has enjoyed a fast start. The Hornets have been a dynamic group thus far, picking up wins against St. Charles and Westlake, outscoring their Southern Maryland Athletic Conference opponents 23-2 in the process. It's been a welcome sight for head coach... Read More
March 24th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 69
PressBox comes out with a high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!... Read More
March 22nd, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Haley Tiller Named February 2017 US Army Impact Player of the Month
Haley Tiller, a member of the girls basketball team at Reservoir High School in Howard County, has been named the US Army Impact Player of the Month for February! Tiller, a senior shooting guard, is the second recipient of the award from Howard County. She was nominated for the award by her coach, Deb Taylor. "Haley... Read More
March 17th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Selfless Play Leads Fairmont Heights Boys Basketball to First State Title Since 1981
Fairmont Heights boys basketball coach Chuck Henry was confident his group was going to be special this past winter season. Henry recalls verbalizing at a meeting for his coaching staff last March that he thought the group could be good enough to win the MPSSAA 1A state title, despite having an extremely young roster which featured... Read More
March 16th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Buffalo Wild Wings February 2017 Coach of the Month: Robert Youngblood, Northwest Boys Indoor Track
Robert Youngblood, who has coached the Northwest High School boys indoor track team in Montgomery County to four straight MPSSAA Class 4A state championships, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month for February! Coach Youngblood, who also oversees the girls indoor team, coaches both outdoor teams and cross country at Northwest, has... Read More
March 15th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
New Town Girls Basketball Aiming for First State Title
First year New Town girls basketball head coach Richard Hibbert says he's been getting compared a lot to Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr lately. The comparison comes as a result of both coaches taking over programs that were already succeeding before they arrived there. When Kerr replaced Mark Jackson, many of the pieces Golden... Read More
March 9th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Stephen Decatur Boys Basketball Back in MPSSAA State Semifinals
With the MPSSAA basketball state playoff semifinals scheduled to start tomorrow, there's plenty of teams that will find playing on such a large stage unfamiliar. Stephen Decatur's boys basketball team is not one of those groups. The Seahawks reached this stage of the 3A playoffs last year and were successful, topping Seneca Valley 66-61 in front... Read More
March 8th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Gaithersburg High School to Host Pass-A-Thon and Lacrosse Clinic on March 25
For the second straight year, Gaithersburg's boys lacrosse team will be hosting a Pass-A-Thon fundraiser, and a free clinic for kids from first to eighth grade. The event will take place March 25 from 6 AM to 6 PM at Gaithersburg High School. During that time, members of the Gaithersburg boys lacrosse team will keep a... Read More
March 2nd, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Swimming Championships
4A/3A Girls Walter Johnson won its first MPSSAA state championship in girls swimming by finishing with 292 points, besting defending champion Sherwood which ended with 246 points. The Wildcats' biggest haul for bringing in points came in two relays- the 200 yard medley and 200 yard freestyle. The two wins, which gave Walter Johnson 40 points each,... Read More
February 27th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Fallston Boys Basketball Earns First Round Bye
The MPSSAA basketball playoffs kick off in full force tonight with a big slate of games for both boys and girls. While a lot of teams around the state will be competing to keep their dreams of winning a state championship alive, a few lucky teams will enjoy having earned a first round bye. One such... Read More
February 24th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA 3A and 4A Indoor Track State Championship Results
3A Girls Franklin sped past the rest of the competition to win its second state title in three years, accruing a total of 73 points. Urbana placed second with 66 points, while Northern-Cal finished third with 59 points. The Indians won four competitions, and in two of those events had a second place finisher as well. Franklin... Read More
February 22nd, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA 1A and 2A Indoor Track State Championship Results
1A Girls Boonsboro from Washington County won the 1A girls state title by some distance, registering 160 points while second-place Smithsburg got 77. Snow Hill and Pikesville tied for third place with 46 points. The Warriors had five first place finishes, two of which came in the relays. Boonsboro's team of Bethany Wallace, Ella Mannix, Ainsley Plumadore... Read More
February 21st, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Marriotts Ridge Girls Basketball Enjoying Breakout Season
For the Marriotts Ridge girls basketball team, this has been as exciting a season as the program has had in recent memory. The Mustangs had struggled in recent years, only winning five games in each of the past two seasons. To head coach Caitlin Reese, the Mustangs were improving from her first season at Marriotts Ridge... Read More
February 17th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
One Loss Walkersville Girls Basketball Ready for More Success
For Walkersville head coach Rick Little, his first year in charge of the school's girls basketball program could not be going much better. The Lions are 19-1 this season, outscoring opponents by an average of 25.2 points per game. Though it's Little's first year coaching this group, it isn't his first time coaching at the school.... Read More
February 14th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Depth Paying Dividends for Old Mill Boys Basketball
It was at an impromptu meeting back in September in Old Mill's weight room that head coach Mike Francis got an early indication of just how committed his team was planning to be this winter. The Patriots were coming off a respectable campaign in which they finished 16-8, a solid finish in Francis' mind considering how... Read More
February 13th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Buffalo Wild Wings January 2017 Coach of the Month: Ryan Arist, Patterson Mill Wrestling
Ryan Arist, who coached the Patterson Mill High School wrestling team to a 29-2 record and a berth in the MPSSAA dual meet regionals this season, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month for January! Coach Arist was nominated for the award by Angelita Crowley, whose son wrestles for the Huskies. "Coach Arist... Read More
February 11th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Damascus Wrestling in Search of Fifth Straight Dual Meet State Title
The Damascus wrestling team will be in a familiar position this Saturday when it competes in MPSSAA 4A/3A dual meet state tournament at North Point High School- the Hornets have won the last four MPSSAA dual meet crowns. Combine that with the group's back to back state titles in the MPSSAA individual state tournament, and... Read More
February 10th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Catonsville Girls Basketball in Midst of Another Strong Season
Catonsville's girls basketball team has been one of the top programs in Baltimore County for quite some time, but the team has been enjoying a particularly strong spell in recent years. The Comets have hit 20 wins in each of the past three seasons and reached multiple MPSSAA 4A North regional championship games during that... Read More
February 8th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Hunter Lowe of Winters Mill Wrestling Named January 2017 US Army Impact Player of the Month
Hunter Lowe, a member of the wrestling team at Winters Mill High School in Carroll County, has been named the US Army Impact Player of the Month for January! Lowe, a junior who predominately competes in the 182-pound weight class, is the first recipient of the award from Carroll County. He was nominated for the... Read More
February 3rd, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Unselfish Play has Gwynn Park Girls Basketball Reaching for Postseason Success
Last season was a mixed bag for the Gwynn Park girls basketball team. The Yellow Jackets finished the season with a superb 20-5 overall record, but didn't make a big impact in the MPSSAA 2A state playoffs. The team lost 75-63 in a south regional semifinal to Largo, which went on to win the state championship... Read More
January 31st, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Aberdeen Boys Basketball Finding its Identity
Aberdeen boys basketball head coach Johnny Brooks admits he didn't know what to expect entering the regular season back in December. The Eagles finished 12-9 last season and were supposed to be returning a lot of talent from that group, but due to late transfers and players' families moving, Aberdeen ended up losing a lot more... Read More
January 30th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Paint Branch Girls Basketball in Scintillating Form
It was a tough start to the season for the Paint Branch girls basketball team, dropping three of its first four games. The Panthers managed to keep the games close, losing the three games by a combined 11 points, but still were struggling to close contests out. To head coach Rochelle Coleman, the team's difficult start... Read More
January 27th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Lackey Boys Basketball Program is on the Rise
The Lackey boys basketball team has turned into one of the teams to watch in the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference. The Chargers have enjoyed a magnificent first half of the season, compiling a 12-2 mark. For head coach Sean Fox, it's a continuation on an encouraging campaign last season. A young Chargers team finished that season... Read More
January 25th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 65
PressBox comes out with a high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!... Read More
January 25th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Celeste Davis of Severna Park Girls Basketball Named US Army Impact Player of the Month
Celeste Davis, a member of the girls basketball team at Severna Park High School in Anne Arundel County, has been named the US Army Impact Player of the Month for December! Davis, a senior who plays point guard for the Falcons, was nominated for the award by Severna Park's girls basketball coach, Lisa Magness. "Celeste suffered... Read More
January 23rd, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Youthful Thomas Johnson Boys Basketball Getting Results
Last season was a difficult one for the Thomas Johnson boys basketball team. The Patriots struggled to perform in clutch situations, finishing the season 7-15 despite being in many close games. This season has been a different story for Thomas Johnson. The Patriots are 9-3 despite having one of the youngest rosters in Maryland. Thomas Johnson... Read More
January 20th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Smithsburg Girls Basketball Excited for Big Friday Night
This upcoming Friday has the potential to be the biggest night for Smithsburg's girls basketball program in quite some time. The Leopards, who are 9-2, are hosting Williamsport, Washington County's top team in recent years. In addition to the big game, the program is honoring its 1975-76 girls basketball team which won Smithsburg's first girls basketball... Read More
January 18th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Resilient Southwestern Boys Basketball in Midst of Excellent Run
The Southwestern boys basketball team did not get its 2016-17 season off to the best start. The Sabers struggled initially out of the gate, dropping double digit losses to Mervo and Edmondson-Westside to start their season. Though many coaches would have been frustrated by the team's lackluster play, second year head coach Marc Lester and assistant... Read More
January 17th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Long Reach Girls Basketball Aiming for First State Title
[caption id="attachment_2999" align="alignnone" width="300"] Courtesy of Maurice Butler[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3000" align="alignnone" width="300"] Courtesy of Israel Carunungan[/caption] The Long Reach girls basketball team was the surprise team in Howard County last season. Little was expected of the Lightning, especially coming off a season in which the team finished with a losing record and had a roster filled with inexperienced... Read More
January 13th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Uptempo Approach has Harford Tech Boys Basketball Excelling
It's been a special start to the season for the Harford Tech boys basketball team. The Cobras are 9-0, which is the best start to a season the program has enjoyed in a long time. The streak includes two wins at the famed Governor's Challenge on the Eastern Shore against St. John's Catholic and SEED School... Read More
January 11th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month: Chad Goodnight, Dundalk Wrestling
Chad Goodnight, who has coached the Dundalk High School wrestling team to a 6-2 record in Baltimore County duals this season, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month! Coach Goodnight first got exposed to amateur wrestling in second grade. A highly regarded lightweight wrestler at Bullock Creek High School in his hometown... Read More
January 10th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Richard Montgomery Girls Basketball Reaping Benefits of New Culture
The Richard Montgomery girls basketball program is dramatically improving. In years past, the Rockets have struggled to string wins together. That all changed last season when the team finished 10-13. Although the team had a losing record, the 10 victories were the most the program had accrued in a single season in the past decade. The success... Read More
January 9th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Central Boys Basketball Program Continues to Thrive
Central's boys basketball team in Prince George's County is one to keep an eye on. The Falcons are flying high this season with a 6-0 mark, having already beaten Tall Oaks, Surrattsville and Fairmont Heights. It's a continuation from last season when Central finished 15-6 and picked up a win in the MPSSAA state playoffs against... Read More
January 5th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Francis Scott Key Girls Basketball Enjoying Turnaround Season
One of the most improved girls basketball teams in Maryland this season is Francis Scott Key. The Carroll County School endured a difficult campaign last year, finishing 2-21 and dropping its final 16 games, including a 66-28 defeat to South Carroll in the MPSSAA 2A state playoffs. This year has been a completely different story for the... Read More
January 3rd, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg
Dundalk Boys Basketball Holiday Tournament Round-Up
Dundalk High School's well-attended two day holiday basketball tournament came to a conclusion yesterday. The tournament had 16 participating teams that represented four separate school districts- Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Prince George's County. Multiple teams with recent successes in the MPSSAA state tournaments attended including Baltimore City College (2014 state champion), DuVal (2015... Read More
December 28th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 64
PressBox comes out with a high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!... Read More
December 28th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month: Lawrence Watson, Parkdale Girls Basketball
Lawrence Watson, who last season coached the Parkdale High School girls basketball team to the MPSSAA Class 4A South regional title, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month! The Panthers, of Prince George's County, finished last season 18-8 and have gotten off to another strong start this year, winning four of their... Read More
December 22nd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Team Chemistry Helping Kennedy Boys Basketball Thrive
It looks like it could be a special year for Kennedy's boys basketball team. The Cavaliers are 5-0 in this young season, which includes lopsided victories against Wootton, Wheaton and Churchill. Last night, Kennedy beat Einstein 86-61. The team's other win was an 80-72 win against Gaithersburg, which knocked Kennedy out of the MPSSAA state... Read More
December 20th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
North County Defends Home Turf, Wins 2016 Keaser Classic
The eighth annual Keaser Classic was won by hosts North County, which finished the two day tournament with an 8-0 record. The tournament was affected by this past weekend's snow, as River Hill, Perry Hall and Wilde Lake were all unable to participate on Saturday due to weather cancellations by Howard and Baltimore Counties. North County... Read More
December 19th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Broadneck Girls Basketball Displaying Composure in Opening Contests
Last season was a frustrating campaign for the Broadneck girls basketball team. The Bruins struggled to excel in close games and as a result, finished 6-15. This year has been a different story. Broadneck is 3-0, racking up victories against Southern-AA, River Hill and Severn School over the past week. The nature of the games the... Read More
December 15th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Back to Back Road Wins has Franklin Girls Basketball 2-0
A year removed from finishing 10-11 and the Franklin girls basketball team is off to a fast start. The Indians are 2-0 with a pair of road wins against Owings Mills and Century. Franklin has two more road contests against Pikesville and Parkville before having its home opener with Fallston on Dec. 20. The team's improvement... Read More
December 14th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Joppatowne Boys Basketball Enjoying 3-0 Start
For a team that is used to winning, the Joppatowne boys basketball team has entered this season with plenty of motivation. The Mariners were in the midst of a sensational season last year, enjoying an 18-3 regular season mark and splitting the county championship with eventual MPSSAA 3A state champion, C. Milton Wright. The team's success... Read More
December 13th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Leonardtown Wrestling Wins 2016 Grindstone Duals
Leonardtown from St. Mary's County finished 8-0 at the Grindstone Duals wrestling tournament to win the competition. The Grindstone Duals, which is hosted by Winters Mill in Carroll County, was also won by Leonardtown in 2015. This year the Raiders were truly dominant, outscoring opponents 502-110 over the course of the competition. The team began brightly... Read More
December 12th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Walkersville Claims MPSSAA 2A Football State Championship
Walkersville High School from Frederick County scored the final 33 points to pull away from Cecil County's Elkton High School in a game that was tied at halftime to win the MPSSAA 2A state championship by a final score of 33-6. Walkersville was led by Chad Gleason, who ran for 125 yards and three touchdowns on... Read More
December 10th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Fort Hill Wins Fourth Consecutive MPSSAA 1A Football State Title
Fort Hill from Allegany County won its fourth straight MPSSAA 1A state championship by beating Harford County's Havre de Grace 35-14. It was a rematch of the 2015 state final, which the Sentinels won 44-14. Fort Hill got a monstrous effort from Troy Banks, who finished the game with 189 yards on 25 carries and four... Read More
December 10th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr High School Wins MPSSAA 4A State Title
Henry A. Wise High School from Prince George's County won its second straight MPSSAA 4A state championship by topping Quince Orchard of Montgomery County 42-7. For the second straight season, Wise finishes 14-0. The Pumas' defense was the key early on, forcing and recovering three fumbles in the first half. Wise also kept Quince Orchard out... Read More
December 10th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Damascus wins Class 3A FB title
Colby Starheim picked off three passes to lead Damascus to a 14-12 victory over Franklin and their second straight MPSSAA Class 3A state championship Thursday night at a chilly Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The Swarmin' Hornets of Montgomery County made two first-half touchdowns stand up. Senior Markus Vinson scored on a 15-yard run in... Read More
December 8th, 2016By: Ed Waldman
Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month: Brenda Strohmer, Liberty Field Hockey
Brenda Strohmer, who coached the Liberty High School field hockey team in Carroll County to the 2016 MPSSAA 1A state championship, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of the Month! The Lions finished with an overall record of 16-2. It's the first field hockey state title for Liberty since 1982. "This team was so well... Read More
December 2nd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
2016 Montgomery County Volleyball All-County Selections
Congratulations to the 2016 volleyball all-county selections from Montgomery County! The teams are listed below. A couple things of note: 1- The teams were selected by the volleyball coaches from Montgomery County Public Schools. 2- The teams are not sponsored directly by Montgomery County Public Schools. Player of the Year: Jenaisya Moore, Northwest (pictured below)   First Team Kaiya Howard, Sherwood Janiece Jefferies,... Read More
December 1st, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 63
PressBox comes out with a high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!... Read More
December 1st, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Travis Levy of Sherwood Football Named US Army Impact Player of the Month
Travis Levy, a member of the varsity football team at Sherwood High School in Montgomery County, has been named the US Army Impact Player of the Month for November! Levy, who plays running back on offense and strong safety on defense, was nominated for the award by Sherwood's athletic director, Kathy Green. "His work ethic on... Read More
November 30th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Football State Championships Pushed Back a Week
The four MPSSAA football state championship games, originally slated to take place from Dec. 1-3 at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, have been pushed back a week due to a conflict with Navy's football schedule. The Midshipmen originally did not have a home game scheduled for this upcoming weekend, but after a terrific 2016 campaign in which the... Read More
November 28th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Resiliant Williamsport Triumphs in MPSSAA 2A Volleyball State Championship
After a disheartening 3-0 loss to Smithsburg on Oct. 10, Williamsport's volleyball head coach Karen Moyer knew her team needed to find a way to pull together and refocus. The Wildcats had entered the 2016 season with big hopes. Williamsport had a large amount of talent returning from a 2015 campaign which saw the team reach... Read More
November 22nd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA 2A Soccer State Championships
2A Girls Two first half goals were enough for River Hill to win its eleventh MPSSAA state championship. This is the fourth title for the Hawks in girls soccer since 2012. River Hill got on the board first with 25:10 left in the first half when Brigette Wong teed up a beautiful pass for Ashlee Hamer. Hamer... Read More
November 19th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA 1A Soccer State Championships
1A Boys Pikesville won its first state title in boys soccer by topping Pocomoke 1-0. The goal came less than 30 seconds into the game when Dennis Nazarov ripped a left footed effort that got past Pocomoke goalkeeper Ethan Peterson. Benjamin Romalis picked up the assist. It almost got worse for Pocomoke a few minutes later when Nazarov... Read More
November 19th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA 4A Soccer State Championships
4A Girls It required overtime, but Walter Johnson's girls soccer team won the 4A state title 3-2 over Perry Hall. It completed a 4A sweep for the Wildcats, whose boys team won the state championship earlier in the evening. Ryleigh Fachler of Perry Hall had the first scoring opportunity of the game when her shot from outside... Read More
November 18th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA 3A Soccer State Championships
3A Girls Urbana's girls soccer team made it a sweep for the Frederick County School, winning the 3A title 1-0 over Northern from Calvert County. The goal came with 20:28 left in the first half. Junior Caitlin Shepherd was able to latch onto a corner delivered by sophomore Isabelle Eskay to push the Hawks ahead. It was... Read More
November 18th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
South River Field Hockey Wins MPSSAA 4A State Championship
It's been an exciting couple of days for South River's field hockey team. On Saturday, the Seahawks topped Churchill 6-0 to claim the MPSSAA 4A state championship. South River, which was also co-champions for Anne Arundel County with Severna Park, finishes the year 18-1-1, and with the program's fifth state title. The entire Edgewater area has embraced... Read More
November 15th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Stout Defense Leads Churchill Field Hockey to MPSSAA 4A State Title Game
What a difference one year makes. In 2015, Churchill's field hockey team finished the regular season a respectable 8-3-1 before being bounced from the playoffs by Richard Montgomery in the first round. Fast forward to one year later and the Bulldogs find themselves in the MPSSAA 4A state final with a 16-0 record. To head coach Cay... Read More
November 11th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Battle-Tested Bel Air Boys Soccer Wins MPSSAA 4A North Region
Few teams have traveled as challenging a road to winning a regional championship as Bel Air's boys soccer team has this season. On Nov. 7, the Bobcats ended a game drawn 1-1 with Sherwood High School by burying all five of its penalty kicks in a shootout. Sherwood wasn't able to do the same, which gave... Read More
November 9th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
After Five Straight Regional Titles, Perryville Volleyball Pushing for First State Championship
Few programs can boast the same amount of consistent success as Perryville's volleyball team. The Panthers have reeled off five straight MPSSAA 1A East regional championships. Over that span, Perryville has reached the 1A state championship game three times. "We've been very fortunate to have such a talented, hard-working, and committed group of players over the last... Read More
November 8th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Queen Anne's Field Hockey in Search of First State Title
This past Wednesday, the Queen Anne's field hockey team must have been having a serious case of deja vu when the 1A East regional final got underway. The Lions were in the same position last year- making the 1A East regional championship against Pocomoke. In 2015, Pocomoke played Queen Anne's off the park, running away with... Read More
November 4th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Five Football Games to Watch: Week 10
Annapolis at Old Mill Anne Arundel County's championship, as well as the top spot in the 4A East region, will be on the line when these two unbeaten teams battle it out. Old Mill has been a traditional power in Anne Arundel County for some time, qualifying for 18 straight MPSSAA postseasons. The Patriots have won two... Read More
November 2nd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Frederick Douglass Volleyball Set for Postseason
The Frederick Douglass volleyball team is ready to make some noise in the postseason after having a breakout regular season. After finishing 2015 with a 3-9 record, the Eagles have been in scintillating form this year, completing the regular season with a 12-1 mark. That includes a 10 game win streak to start the year, racking... Read More
November 1st, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Miranda Keaton of Linganore Girls Soccer Named US Army Impact Player of the Month
Miranda Keaton, a member of the girls soccer team at Linganore High School in Frederick County, has been named the US Army Impact Player of the Month for October! Keaton, a senior, was nominated for the award by her coach at Linganore, Howie Putterman. "She is a leader off the field, creating unity for our team and... Read More
October 27th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Five Football Games to Watch: Week 9
Seneca Valley at Damascus Seneca Valley will look to give Damascus its first loss of the season when it goes on the road to face the Hornets this weekend. Damascus, winners of the MPSSAA 3A state title in 2015 and finalists in 2014, looks prepped for another deep postseason run this year. The Hornets were pushed in... Read More
October 27th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
After Capturing CMC Title, Urbana Field Hockey Looking to Win More Hardware
This past weekend was a very good one for Urbana Athletics. Multiple Hawks' teams flourished, with boys soccer, girls soccer, volleyball and field hockey all winning Central Maryland Conference championships. The final team to win a championship on Saturday was field hockey. The victory was a 1-0 decision against Linganore, which had beaten the Hawks during... Read More
October 25th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
La Plata Boys Soccer Riding Nine Game Win Streak into Postseason
A year removed from reaching the MPSSAA 2A state finals, and La Plata's boys soccer team looks prepped for another deep playoff push. Few teams will enter the MPSSAA playoffs this season with more momentum than La Plata. The Warriors are on a nine game winning streak which dates back to Sept. 16 when La Plata... Read More
October 21st, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Five Football Games to Watch: Week 8
Long Reach at Howard Howard County's remaining undefeated teams square off in a match up featuring two schools that are within a ten minute drive of each other. Long Reach has been the surprise team in Howard County this year by starting the season 7-0. That's a stark contrast from 2015 when the Lightning finished 2-8. The... Read More
October 19th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Northwest Girls Soccer Eyes Strong Finish to Standout Season
Northwest's girls soccer team is in the midst of yet another strong season. The Jaguars are 11-0-1 this year, which comes on the back of a 2015 campaign in which the team finished 10-5-1, and reached the MPSSAA 4A West regional final. The team's lone draw came against Marriotts Ridge on Sept. 3- since then Northwest... Read More
October 18th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Five Football Games to Watch: Week 7
Sherwood at Blair Montgomery County's lone undefeated 4A teams square off in a high anticipated contest this weekend. The Blazers from Blair have won a couple of closely contested games to remain undefeated. In Week 3, Blair won a shootout against Northwest 40-36, while in Week 5 the team got past Paint Branch with 28-21. The most... Read More
October 14th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
New Coaching Staff has Elkton Field Hockey Undefeated in 2016
Elkton has been the surprise team in the UCBAC's field hockey division this season. After finishing 7-6 in 2015, the Elks have jumped out to a 10-0 mark this season. The biggest change that has come with the program is the coaching staff. It's been entirely overhauled, with Renee Dunn leading the way as the new... Read More
October 12th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Buffalo Wild Wings September 2016 Coach of the Month: Jamie Willis, Long Reach Football
Jamie Willis, who has coached the Long Reach football team in Howard County to a 6-0 start, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of Month for September. The team's fast start represents a seismic change in fortunes for the Lightning. Long Reach is not known for being a perennial powerhouse in Howard County, and... Read More
October 11th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Five Football Games to Watch: Week 6
Milford Mill at Franklin Milford Mill puts its undefeated mark on the line when it travels to Franklin, the Baltimore County team which most recently won a state title, this weekend. The Millers have beaten a plethora of difficult teams en route to their 5-0 mark, including Dundalk and Parkville. The win over Dundalk in Week 2... Read More
October 7th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Dalton Webber of Poolesville Golf Named U.S. Army Impact Player of the Month
Dalton Webber, a member of the golf team at Poolesville High School in Montgomery County, has been named this month's CSZ/US Army Impact Player of the Month! Webber, who is a junior, was nominated for the award by his coach, Michelle Hunsicker-Blair. "What makes Dalton so special is his ability to be calm and level-headed in golf... Read More
October 6th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Buffalo Wild Wings August 2016 Coach of the Month: Jeff Vincent, South River Boys Soccer
Jeff Vincent, who coached the South River boys soccer team to an Anne Arundel County championship in 2015, is the County Sports Zone/Buffalo Wild Wings Coach of Month for August. The Seahawks finished 12-2-2 in 2015. The county title was the second for Coach Vincent in his 10 years at the helm of the program, with... Read More
October 5th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
North County Field Hockey Enjoying Bounce Back Season
After suffering through years of uncertainty, North County's field hockey program seems to have found some stability. When head coach Carly Tacka took over for the Knights last season, she was the program's fourth head coach in four years. The team hadn't enjoyed much success as a result, having to constantly adjust to new playing styles... Read More
October 3rd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Fast Start Has Mervo Volleyball Eyeing First Baltimore City Title
A strong start by Mervo's volleyball team has head coach Chanel Young thinking a Baltimore City title could be well within the Mustangs' grasp this season. Mervo is 6-1, including a 5-0 mark against Baltimore City opponents. In those five contests, the Mustangs have dropped just one set. Despite the team's early success, Young insists the key... Read More
September 30th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Five Football Games to Watch: Week 5
Blair at Paint Branch Blair puts its unblemished record on the line when it travels to 3-1 Paint Branch this weekend in a big Montgomery County battle. The Blazers, who have qualified for two straight postseasons, have enjoyed a dream first half of the season thus far. Blair is 4-0, which includes three lopsided wins over Northwood,... Read More
September 29th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 61
PressBox comes out with a high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!... Read More
September 28th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Senior-Driven Watkins Mill Boys Soccer Playing with Big Expectations
A year after finishing 10-4-1 and reaching the MPSSAA 3A South regional final, it looks like the Watkins Mill boys soccer team will have another strong season. The Wolverines are one of Montgomery County's best units thus far, holding a 5-1 mark and already beating tough opponents like Damascus and Wheaton. Watkins Mill's lone loss is... Read More
September 27th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Five Football Games to Watch: Week 4
Old Mill at Arundel Old Mill travels to Arundel for a battle with one of its biggest county and 4A East region rivals. Both teams sit at 3-0, meaning the winner has a good chance of having home field advantage should the two teams meet again in the playoffs. If recent history is any indication, the chance... Read More
September 23rd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Sports Teams a Big Part of Bel Air's Bicentennial Celebration
Bel Air High School is celebrating its 200 years of existence with a series of events scheduled to take place throughout the year! The Bobcats' first celebration is set for the second weekend in October, the 7th and the 8th. The 7th is set to be a triple header of JV action, including the boys and... Read More
September 22nd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Patapsco Boys Soccer in Midst of Five Game Win Streak
Patapsco's boys varsity soccer head coach Larry Fulton is quick to comment that his team's identity is very simple. To him, the Patriots' approach to the game reflects the blue collar community his players have been raised in. "They play very hard, physical and disciplined," Fulton said. "They do not mind grinding out a result, and... Read More
September 21st, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Strong Start has Southern Volleyball Aiming to Win Regional Title
In 2015, the MPSSAA 2A South regional finals was a repeat of a nightmare the Southern (Anne Arundel) volleyball team had experienced too often. The Bulldogs struggled to get in a rhythm in a hostile environment on the road at Patuxent and got swept in three sets. While many teams would have viewed a 15-3 mark... Read More
September 20th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Five Washington County Schools Set to Join Central Maryland Conference in 2017
After existing for just one year, the Central Maryland Conference is already expanding. The conference, which was previously comprised of the 10 public high schools in Frederick County, will be welcoming five new members in 2017 from Washington County. Those schools are Boonsboro, North Hagerstown, Smithsburg, South Hagerstown and Williamsport. Washington County's two other schools- Clear... Read More
September 19th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Five Football Games to Watch: Week 3
Annapolis at Broadneck A battle of Anne Arundel County unbeatens is scheduled to take place this weekend at Broadneck when Annapolis visits the Bruins. Broadneck had an excellent 2015 season, finishing 8-2 in the regular season. The Bruins had a big postseason too, topping North Point and Old Mill to claim the highly competitive 4A East crown... Read More
September 15th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Williamsport Boys Soccer Set to Defend Washington County Championship
Few teams have been as busy as Williamsport's boys soccer team in this young season. Today is just the twelfth day of the MPSSAA fall regular season, and the Wildcats are already 4-0. The team opened with a 3-2 win over its main rival Clear Spring, and hasn't looked back, beating Walkersville then Francis Scott Key... Read More
September 13th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Calvert Girls Soccer Looking to Maintain Recent Success
Calvert's girls soccer team has established itself as one of the top teams in both the MPSSAA 2A South region, and the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference. The Cavaliers have had a tremendous string of success in recent season. In 2014, Calvert won the 2A state title, the first for the school in the sport. Last year,... Read More
September 12th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Eastern Tech Field Hockey Begins Year with Overtime Win
2015 was a dream season for Eastern Tech field hockey. The team went 11-0 in regular season play, registering wins over North County, Carver and Aberdeen in the process. The Mavericks earned the number one overall rank in the team's section of the MPSSAA 2A North region for the playoffs, where it fell in its first... Read More
September 9th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Five Football Games to Watch: Week 2
Milford Mill at Dundalk Milford Mill travels to Dundalk in a 3A North battle that could prove to have big implications once the playoffs roll around in November. Dundalk shocked many in the Maryland high school football community by qualifying for its first MPSSAA state final in 2015, where it fell to Damascus. One of those teams... Read More
September 8th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Blake Girls Soccer Off to Fast Start Under New Head Coach
This past weekend couldn't have started any better for Blake's new girls soccer head coach Jenna Essenmacher and her Bengals. Blake won both games at the Oakland Mills tournament, including a 3-2 triumph in the championship game against La Plata. It was a complete turnaround from the team's start in 2015, when Blake lost both of... Read More
September 7th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Opening Day Musings
After more than three weeks of preseason, the MPSSAA fall regular season is finally here! The only sport that doesn't debut today is golf, which started its season a couple weeks ago. Whenever a new sports season starts, I am always reminded of this famous Joe Dimaggio quote: "You always get a special kick on opening... Read More
September 2nd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Five Football Games to Watch: Week 1
Damascus at Quince Orchard For the second straight year, these two Montgomery County powerhouses open the year by playing each other. Damascus won this match-up last year 39-17. For Damascus it's a tough way to start its defense of its 2015 MPSSAA 3A state title. Quince Orchard won all of its regular season home games last year,... Read More
September 1st, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 60
Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!... Read More
August 31st, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Teresa Bachtell, Smithsburg High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Teresa Bachtell from Smithsburg... Read More
August 30th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Casey O'Grady of Dulaney Field Hockey Named U.S. Army Impact Player of the Month
Casey O'Grady, who is a member of the field hockey team at Dulaney High School in Baltimore County, has been named this month's County Sports Zone/US Army Impact Player of the Month! O'Grady, a junior, was nominated for the award by Dulaney's field hockey coach, Kellie Fialcowitz. In her nomination, Fialcowitz referred to O'Grady as a... Read More
August 25th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - George Awkard, Quince Orchard High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring George Awkard from Quince... Read More
August 24th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Joe Sargent, Milford Mill Academy
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Joe Sargent from Milford... Read More
August 23rd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Michael Lerner, Hammond High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Michael Lerner from Hammond... Read More
August 22nd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Stephen Speck, Francis Scott Key High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Stephen Speck from Francis... Read More
August 17th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Dave Lanham, Severna Park High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Dave Lanham from Severna... Read More
August 16th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Football State Finals Moved to Naval Academy for 2016
The MPSSAA state finals for football have been moved from M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for 2016. The finals had been held at M&T for 14 straight years. The primary reason for the move is the new natural grass the Ravens put in at their home stadium, changing... Read More
August 15th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Elizabeth DeFrances, Atholton High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today, we're featuring Elizabeth DeFrances from Atholton... Read More
August 12th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Karl Heimbach, Magruder High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today, we're featuring Karl Heimbach from Magruder... Read More
August 11th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Ryan Hines, Urbana High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today, we're featuring Ryan Hines from Urbana... Read More
August 9th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Dan Cunningham, North Hagerstown High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Dan Cunningham, the new... Read More
August 8th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Todd Hawkins, Lansdowne High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Todd Hawkins from Lansdowne... Read More
August 5th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Tina Queen, Reginald F. Lewis High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Tina Queen, the newly... Read More
August 4th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Maryland Black Ice Softball Team Hosting College Skills Clinic
The Maryland Black Ice, an elite fast-pitch softball organization based out of Cockeysville, will be hosting its sixth annual college skills clinic for high school aged players from August 19-20. The event will take place at Warren Place Park. Last year's event saw coaches from 27 different college programs attend. The group was made up of... Read More
August 2nd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Aldrin Garriques of Patapsco Football Named US Army Impact Player of the Month
Aldrin Garriques, who is a member of the Patapsco varsity football team in Baltimore County, has been named the County Sports Zone/US Army Impact Player of the Month! Garriques was a big time performer for the Patriots on both sides of the ball in 2015. He was first on the team in overall touchdowns, and... Read More
August 1st, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Kincaid "unretires" and will coach Wilde Lake FH
Ginger Kincaid, who coached Glenelg's field hockey team for 39 years and had announced her retirement last fall, has changed her mind and will coach rival Howard County school Wilde Lake this year. Monica D'Ippolito of the The Howard County Times has a nice story about the move. According to the story, Kincaid won nearly 73 percent of... Read More
July 27th, 2016By: Ed Waldman
Ask the AD - Joe Doody, Damascus High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Joe Doody from Damascus... Read More
July 22nd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Chris McGuinness, Patapsco High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Chris McGuinness from Patapsco... Read More
July 21st, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Ken Kazmarek, Broadneck High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Ken Kazmarek from Broadneck... Read More
July 20th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Dana Johnson, Dunbar High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Dana Johnson from Dunbar... Read More
July 19th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Aaron Velky Hired as New Dulaney Girls Soccer Head Coach
Aaron Velky has been announced as the new girls soccer coach at Dulaney High School. Velky has been around the sport of soccer for a long time. He played at High Point High School in Prince George's County before playing at the collegiate level for University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC). He currently coaches multiple teams at... Read More
July 19th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Stephen Nibbs, Thomas Johnson High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Our final post of this week features... Read More
July 15th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Rita Boule, Montgomery Blair High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Rita Boule from Montgomery... Read More
July 14th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Michael Duffy, Howard High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Michael Duffy from Howard... Read More
July 13th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Terry Molloy, Westminster High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Terry Molloy from Westminster... Read More
July 12th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Alan Holmes, Digital Harbor High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Alan Holmes from Digital... Read More
July 11th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Dave Klingel, South River High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Dave Klingel from South... Read More
July 8th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD- Brian Moore, Parkdale High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. For today's second post, we're featuring Brian... Read More
July 7th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD- Mike Gelman, Randallstown High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Mike Gelman from Randallstown... Read More
July 7th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Anne Rossiter, Northwest High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today we're featuring Anne Rossiter from Northwest... Read More
July 6th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Lisa Shives, Clear Spring High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today, we're featuring Lisa Shives from Clear... Read More
July 5th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Fallston Graduate Chase Kalisz Qualifies to Swim at 2016 Olympics
Chase Kalisz, a graduate of Fallston High School in Harford County, became the first swimmer to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Team by winning the 400-meter individual medley at the US Olympic Qualifiers in Omaha, Nebraska. He finished the race in 4:09.54, which is the second fastest the event has been completed in the world... Read More
June 27th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Mike McEwan, Loch Raven High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today, we're featuring Mike McEwan from Loch... Read More
June 24th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Dan Sageman, Glenelg High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today, we're featuring Dan Sageman from Glenelg... Read More
June 23rd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Free Camp for Volleyball Coaches at University of Maryland
This year, in addition to the University of Maryland's volleyball camp for athletes, a free one-day camp will also be offered for coaches. The camp will be held on Saturday July 16 from 12:30-3 at the Xfinity Center, and will be hosted by the UMD volleyball coaching staff. After a catered lunch, there will be a... Read More
June 23rd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Keith Adams, Wheaton High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Today, we're featuring Keith Adams from Wheaton... Read More
June 22nd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Ask the AD - Jim Tapley, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
This summer, CSZ will be doing a segment on the WICKipedia entitled "Ask the AD". In this feature, we'll be conducting Q&A's with various athletic directors around Maryland to learn more about how different high schools run their athletic programs, and what to expect from them in the future. Our first post in this series features... Read More
June 21st, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Carolina Villatoro of Northwood High School Named US Army Impact Player of the Month
Carolina Villatoro, who is a member of Northwood's girls lacrosse, field hockey and indoor track team in Montgomery County, has been named the County Sports Zone/US Army Impact Player of the Month! Villatoro, a senior who recently graduated, was nominated for the award by Jennifer Buckley, who coaches both field hockey and lacrosse at Northwood. Buckley... Read More
June 20th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
All-Conference Selections for Carroll County Athletic League Boys/Girls Tennis
Carroll County Public Schools recently came out with their All-Conference selections for both boys and girls tennis! Both groups were selected by the coaches of CCPS, and are the first spring All-Conference selections in the history of the Carroll County Athletic League. Congratulations to all athletes on getting selected! Boys - Two singles players and three doubles teams... Read More
June 16th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 57
Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!... Read More
June 16th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Perry Hall Softball Coach Brian Radcliffe Retires After 21 Years
Brian Radcliffe, who has coached Perry Hall's varsity softball team for the past 21 years, has decided this past season will be his last with the team. The Gators finished 12-4 this season, and reached its sectional final in the MPSSAA 4A North bracket. "I have worked with wonderful people. The athletes have been great people... Read More
June 15th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Montgomery County Baseball All-Division and MSABC Division 2 Selections
Congratulations to the baseball players from Montgomery County who received honors for their play this season! A couple things of note: 1- The teams were selected by the coaches from Montgomery County. 2- The teams are unsanctioned by Montgomery County Public Schools. 3A Five different teams were represented in the first team selections. Damascus, which won the MPSSAA 3A West regional... Read More
June 14th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
All-County Selections for Anne Arundel County Boys/Girls Lacrosse
Anne Arundel County Public Schools recently came out with its All-County selections for both boys and girls lacrosse! Both groups were selected by the coaches of AACPS. Congratulations to all athletes who got selected! Boys Lacrosse Four schools were represented in the All-County first team: Severna Park, Broadneck, Annapolis and Chesapeake. Severna Park, which won 2016 MPSSAA 4A/3A state... Read More
June 13th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
All-County Selections for Anne Arundel County Softball and Baseball
Anne Arundel County Public Schools recently came out with its All-County selections for both softball and baseball! Both groups were selected by the coaches of AACPS. Congratulations to all athletes who got selected! Softball Eight different schools were represented on the first team, with Northeast, which won the MPSSAA 3A East title, nabbing the most selections with three.... Read More
June 9th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
All-Conference Selections for Carroll County Athletic League Softball and Baseball
Carroll County Public Schools recently came out with their All-Conference selections for both softball and baseball! Both groups were selected by the coaches of CCPS, and are the first All-Conference selections in the history of the Carroll County Athletic League. Congratulations to all athletes on getting selected! Softball Liberty, which reached the MPSSAA 2A West championship game, placed... Read More
June 8th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Sarah Moore of Wilde Lake Girls Lacrosse Named US Army Impact Player of the Month
Sarah Moore, a senior who plays in attack for the Wilde Lake varsity girls lacrosse team in Howard County, has been named the County Sports Zone/US Army Impact Player of the Month! Moore was nominated for the award by Wilde Lake's varsity girls lacrosse coach, Mike Rhodovi. "Ms. Moore is an excellent example of an impact player... Read More
June 7th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
UCBAC Baseball Postseason All-Star Game/All-Division Teams
Senior All-Star Game The Upper Chesapeake Athletic Baseball Conference hosted its 3rd annual Senior All-Star Baseball Game this past Friday. The game was played at Harford Community College, and ended in 2-2 tie after seven innings of highly competitive baseball. The South team received a boost in the first inning from catcher Andrew Cotton (Bel Air),... Read More
June 6th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
All-County Selections for Montgomery County Boys Volleyball
Congratulations to the 2016 boys volleyball all-county selections from Montgomery County! The teams are listed below. A few things of note: 1- The teams were selected by the coaches from Montgomery County 2- The teams are unsanctioned by Montgomery County Public Schools 3- These teams are solely for boys volleyball, no players from coed teams were eligible Player of the... Read More
June 4th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
All-Conference Selections for Carroll County Athletic League Boys/Girls Lacrosse
Carroll County Public Schools recently came out with their All-Conference selections for both boys and girls lacrosse! Both groups were selected by the coaches of CCPS, and are the first spring All-Conference selections in the history of the Carroll County Athletic League. Congratulations to all athletes on getting selected! Girls Lacrosse Five different schools were represented in the... Read More
June 3rd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Patterson Mill Students Receive Leadership Lessons from US Navy and Baltimore Ravens
On June 1, Patterson Mill High School in Harford County welcomed members of the US Navy, as well as employees of the Baltimore Ravens, to speak to student athletes at the second annual Captain's Clinic about various leadership techniques. 123 student athletes completed online courses organized by the National Federation of High Schools, and... Read More
June 3rd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
All-County Selections/Postseason Accolades for Baltimore County Baseball and Softball
Baltimore County Public Schools recently came out with their All-County selections for both baseball and softball! Both groups were selected by the coaches of BCPS. Softball Eastern Tech had the most selections to the first team with a whopping five selections. The Baltimore County champions swept the selections for infield with Allison Meyers (senior, 1B), Brooke Retkowski... Read More
June 2nd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 56
Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!... Read More
June 1st, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Baseball State Finals
3A Huntingtown scored all of its runs in the seventh inning to come from behind to beat Chesapeake 4-3 to win the MPSSAA 3A state championship. The Hurricanes struggled for the first six innings, only managing two hits off Chesapeake's Joe Seidler, but managed to get to the right hander in the final frame. The big rally... Read More
May 30th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Softball State Finals Day 2
CLASS 3A Powered by a six-run fifth inning, Westminster High School won the MPSSAA Class 3A state championship with a 10-5 victory over Huntingtown High School. The Owls (16-5) sent 11 batters to the plate in the top of the fifth, scoring their runs with the help of two singles in the inning by sophomore catcher Olivia Herman (the... Read More
May 28th, 2016By: Ed Waldman
MPSSAA Softball State Finals Day 1
CLASS 4A Fired up by the ejection of catcher Brittany Mathis, Sherwood High School scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning to defeat Chopticon High School 7-2 and win its fifth straight MPSSAA Class 4A softball title. It was also the 103rd consecutive victory for the Warriors of Montgomery County, who finished this season... Read More
May 27th, 2016By: Ed Waldman
MPSSAA Lacrosse State Finals Day 2
BOYS CLASS 4A-3A Severna Park High School used a suffocating defense and timely scoring from Trevor Patschorke to defeat Howard High School, 9-3, to win the MPSSAA Class 4A-3A Boys Lacrosse championship. The Falcons (17-2) were never able to make it comfortable for themselves, but Howard (14-5) was never able to cut the margin to less than... Read More
May 25th, 2016By: Ed Waldman
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 55
Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!... Read More
May 25th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Lacrosse State Finals Day 1
4A/3A Girls Dulaney won its first state championship in lacrosse since 2008, and its first in girls lacrosse since 2006, as the Lions beat Leonardtown 15-10 to win the 4A/3A state championship. "These girls have worked really hard to get the program back to this position," Dulaney head coach Kristi Korrow said. "Early on in this season... Read More
May 24th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
UCBAC Boys Lacrosse All-Star Team Selections
The UCBAC has released its all division first and second team selections for boys lacrosse. Both the Susquehanna and Chesapeake Divisions have their own first and second team all-stars. All four teams have 11 players on their rosters, and the roster were constructed by UCBAC coaches. The first team for the Susquehanna division is dominated by... Read More
May 23rd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Leonardtown Girls Lacrosse Primed for First State Semifinal Appearance
Just because Leonardtown's girls lacrosse team will be playing in its program's first MPSSAA state semifinal on Saturday doesn't make the Raiders underdogs. The St. Mary's County School is undefeated this season, winning all 18 games it's played. In fact, the Raiders haven't lost to a Southern Maryland Athletic Conference foe in over nine years. Despite... Read More
May 20th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
John Kampes Recovery Fund
John Kampes, who coaches baseball at Rising Sun High School in Cecil County, was injured in a car accident on May 7. Kampes was rear ended while attempting to make a left turn and pushed into oncoming traffic, which caused him to be ejected from his vehicle. He suffered injuries to his neck, back, clavicle, shoulder,... Read More
May 18th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 54
Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!... Read More
May 18th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Rosters for UCBAC Baseball Senior All-Star Game Announced
Today, the UCBAC announced the players who will take part in the league's senior all-star game. The event, which will be held May 25 at Harford Community College, is in its third iteration. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 PM. Players are split up into a North team and a South team. In 2015, the North squad... Read More
May 17th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Eastern Tech Softball Gearing Up for Another Deep Playoff Run
Eastern Tech has become the gold standard for softball in Baltimore County. Last week, the Mavericks defeated Lansdowne in the Baltimore County Championship 7-5 to claim their sixth straight county title. This year's group of seniors went undefeated in Baltimore County play throughout their four year varsity careers, amassing a record of 55-0. "Every year we go... Read More
May 13th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Jack Jenkens of Bel Air Baseball Named US Army Impact Player of the Month
Jack Jenkens, a senior pitcher/first baseman from the Bel Air High School varsity baseball team in Harford County, has been named the County Sports Zone/U.S. Army Impact Player of the Month! Jenkens was nominated for the award by John Swanson, Bel Air baseball's head coach. "Jack Jenkens is an outstanding young man who displays qualities and characteristics... Read More
May 12th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 53
Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!... Read More
May 11th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Strong Pitching Rotation has Bohemia Manor Baseball Ready for Postseason
After the first game Bohemia Manor baseball played this season, head coach Gary Johnson knew 2016 had the potential to be special. The Eagles were paired against Rising Sun, a team Bohemia Manor had not beaten in recent years. The game was close, but the Eagles were able to flip the narrative, pulling out an... Read More
May 10th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Baltimore City College Girls Lacrosse Claims Fifth Straight City Title
Baltimore City College girls lacrosse has established itself as the premier public school program in Baltimore City. The Knights finished this season 10-0, which was enough to capture their fifth straight city title. City hasn't lost to a Baltimore City opponent the past two seasons. "All of our conversations to start the season were about getting... Read More
May 6th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
With Regular Season Over, Boonsboro Softball Looks Ahead to Postseason
Photo courtesy of Melanie Anderson After a strong season in 2015, Boonsboro softball is looking to take it a step further in 2016 with a deep postseason run. The Warriors finished 15-6 last season, the first winning season under head coach Mark Wadel. The team was also MVAL Antietam Conference Co-Champions, and advanced to the second round... Read More
May 5th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 52
Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check out this week's edition!... Read More
May 4th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Churchill Boys Lacrosse Aiming to be First from Montgomery County to Win States
The boys lacrosse team from Churchill High School in Montgomery County are as motivated a group as there is this season. The Bulldogs had a dream season in 2015, which ended with the team making a run to the MPSSAA 4A/3A state championship game. The team came up short against Howard in that title game, leaving... Read More
May 3rd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Games to Keep an Eye on This Weekend
Here's a list of a few big games scheduled to happen this weekend (if the weather cooperates): Boys Lacrosse: Annapolis vs. Chesapeake-AA- Two of the top teams in Anne Arundel County square off in this one tonight at 7 PM. Annapolis has won eight straight, while Chesapeake has won five of its last seven contests. Annapolis... Read More
April 29th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Laurel Softball In Midst of Standout Season
Big things are happening on the softball diamond at Laurel High School in Prince George's County. The Spartans are 9-2 this season, and have been dominant in many of those wins. Laurel has scored double digit runs in most of their games, and at least 30 on three separate occasions. "This year's group is really unlike any... Read More
April 27th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 51
Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check it out!... Read More
April 27th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Annapolis Boys Lacrosse Enjoying Seven Game Winning Streak
After a slow start to 2016, it looks like this season could be a memorable one for the Annapolis boys lacrosse program. The Panthers began the season 1-2, giving up 12 goals to both Severn School and Broadneck in losing efforts. Annapolis hasn't lost since then though, reeling off seven straight wins to give them an... Read More
April 26th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Tyson Tran Named a Finalist for the US Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award
Tyson Tran, a senior at Northern High School in Calvert County, has been named as one of 20 finalists for the US Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award. The award is open to any high school sophomore, junior or senior in the country. The 20 finalists are selected from a pool of hundreds of applicants.... Read More
April 21st, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 50
Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check it out!... Read More
April 20th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Senior-Laden Kenwood Tennis Enjoying Banner Season
Kenwood's tennis team is playing as well as anyone in Baltimore County this season. The Bluebirds are 6-1 this year, which includes victories against Owings Mills, Lansdowne and Dundalk. In recent years, Kenwood's team had struggled to pick up wins, but the Bluebirds are changing that narrative this season. "We've struggled the last few seasons, but most... Read More
April 20th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Depth Leading Quince Orchard to Winning Season
Quince Orchard softball is proving to be one of the top teams in Montgomery County this season. One year removed from being a promising young side that recorded nine wins, the Cougars have been excelling on the softball diamond in 2016. Quince Orchard is 8-2, and currently riding a four game winning streak. The team's two losses... Read More
April 19th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Jillian Miller of Perryville Basketball Named US Army Impact Player of the Month
Jillian Miller, a senior from the Perryville High School girls basketball team in Cecil County, has been named the County Sports Zone/US Army Impact Player of the Month! Miller was nominated for the award by Mary Dunman, the girls lacrosse coach at Perryville. "I have no link to Jillian except for coaching at the same school. I... Read More
April 18th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Middletown Girls Lacrosse Eyeing Return Trip to MPSSAA Final Four
2015 was a banner season for Middletown girls lacrosse. The Knights reached the final four of the MPSSAA 3A/2A state tournament, which is the deepest run Middletown has ever enjoyed in girls lacrosse. Fast-forward to this season and the Knights have their eyes set on making another trip to the final four. The team graduated 10... Read More
April 13th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 49
Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check it out!... Read More
April 13th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Bruce Hart to be Honored Before Patterson Mill v Bel Air Boys Lacrosse Game
Bruce Hart, the man credited with bringing interscholastic lacrosse to Harford County, will be honored before tomorrow night's varsity boys lacrosse game between Patterson Mill and Bel Air. Hart, who passed away on March 22, was a hugely influential figure within Maryland's lacrosse community. In Harford County, he coached at Bel Air High... Read More
April 12th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
St. Charles Baseball Records First Win in School History
Zach Bush, the head coach for the St. Charles varsity baseball team, is going to be spending more money than usual on dinner this Tuesday. That's because Bush will be taking his entire team out on his dime to celebrate the team's 8-5 win over Lackey last Friday. While a win may seem like no big... Read More
April 11th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Northwest Boys Indoor Track Wins Three Straight MPSSAA State Titles
The Northwest boys indoor track team has a tradition they've been doing for years. A few days before the MPSSAA state championship 4A meet, the Jaguars all get together to hike up Sugarloaf Mountain. The tradition was particularly challenging this year because of frigid temperatures, but each Jaguar managed to get through the woods and make... Read More
April 8th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Pikesville Softball Riding Explosive Offense to Winning Start
It hasn't taken long for first year head coach Max Cookinham and the Pikesville Panthers softball team to start winning together. Pikesville had jumped out to a 3-0 record to start 2016, but took a step back by losing 18-17 to Carver yesterday. For Cookinham, he thinks the team will be able to use the loss... Read More
April 8th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Frederick Douglass Boys Lacrosse Celebrating 20 Year Anniversary with Winning Start
It's been 20 years since lacrosse was introduced at Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore City. The school's program began in 1996 when Raymond Harcum started the team. Now one of Harcum's best players, John Robinson, is back at his alma mater to coach. Robinson played for the Ducks from 1996-97, and was one of the... Read More
April 6th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 48
Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check it out!... Read More
April 6th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Trio of Starting Pitchers Has Einstein Baseball Poised for Memorable Season
It's been quite some time since the baseball team from Einstein High School in Montgomery County has had a winning season. The team's head coach, Pat Berbakos, estimates it's been 20 plus years since the Titans finished a season above .500 on the baseball diamond. That looks like it might change this season. The Titans are... Read More
April 5th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Team Chemistry Leading Bowie Softball into 2016 Season
Bowie softball has been hit by the graduation bug as hard as any team over the past two seasons. The Bulldogs have lost 11 starters to graduation since 2014, when the team won the 4A South regional title. Bowie had a rebuilding season last year in which the team surpassed expectations, but lost a few key... Read More
March 31st, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Century Girls Lacrosse Has High Expectations for 2016
Century's girls lacrosse team sets big goals every season, and this year is no different. After winning the 3A/2A championship last year, the seventh for the Knights since 2003, Century hopes to win its second straight this season. "It was great to get back and win a state title. It's always a disappointing season if it... Read More
March 30th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 47
Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check it out!... Read More
March 30th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Chesapeake-AA Boys Lacrosse Faces Tough Week After Fast Start
The Chesapeake boys lacrosse team has begun the 2016 season brightly. The Cougars are 2-0 after picking up wins against MIAA schools Annapolis Area Christian and Glenelg Country School. Chesapeake has outscored their opponents 26-13. The pressure on the team will ramp up this week though, as the Cougars have a tough slate of games on their... Read More
March 29th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
North Harford Softball Off to Dominant Start
Few teams have enjoyed the first week of the spring season as much as the North Harford softball team. The Hawks are 3-0, outscoring their opponents 40-8 in the process. The team has scored double digit runs in each game, and in their last two contests, the Hawks have recorded shutouts. "It's what every coach wants, coming... Read More
March 25th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Charles Herbert Flowers Baseball Building Off 2-0 Start
Charles Herbert Flowers baseball looks like it could be one of the teams to watch in Prince George's County. The Jaguars have jumped out to a 2-0 record to start the 2016 season, topping Eleanor Roosevelt 8-5 on opening day, before winning their home opener in a wild 15-14 game against Oxon Hill. "The team has worked... Read More
March 24th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Wheaton Girls Lacrosse Opens Season on Winning Note
It's been a tough couple of years for the Wheaton girls lacrosse program, with the Knights posting consecutive two win campaigns. The team's prospects are looking up this season though, as the Knights opened their 2016 season with an 8-6 victory over Northwood behind three goals from Heven Haile and two from Mariam Alli. It was... Read More
March 23rd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 46
Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check it out!... Read More
March 23rd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Williamsport Baseball Enjoys No-Hitter on Opening Day
Few teams had a better start to the 2016 spring season than the Williamsport baseball team. The Wildcats put together a complete performance against James Wood High School from Virginia, winning 8-0 on the strength of a no-hitter thrown by Matt Harsh and Camryn Keller. Harsh started the game and went five innings, striking out nine in... Read More
March 22nd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Linganore Softball Enters New Season Searching for First State Championship
Linganore softball wants to change the story it has consistently written throughout its history. The Lancers have been regional champions five times since 2007 but despite its numerous triumphs in the postseason, the team has never won a state championship. The last two years have been particularly frustrating for Linganore, and its current crop of players.... Read More
March 18th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Gaithersburg Baseball Has Sights Set on Consecutive State Championships
Gaithersburg's baseball team had a dream season in 2015. The Trojans finished 22-2 and won the MPSSAA 4A state championship, topping Severna Park 5-3 in that final game. "It was obviously a good year for us. We actually had a bunch of injuries during the year that we were able to overcome. Kids stepped up and... Read More
March 17th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Sparrows Point Softball Gearing Up for New Season
Sparrows Point's softball enters the 2016 season on the back of a tremendously successful 2015 campaign. The Pointers finished with an 18-3 record last year, including a 3-1 win over McDonough to win the MPSSAA 1A North championship. In its following game, Sparrows Point beat Colonel Richardson 5-4 to earn a berth to the 1A state... Read More
March 16th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
PressBox High School Lacrosse Newsletter Vol. 45
Sponsored by PNC Bank
Every Wednesday PressBox comes out with their high school lacrosse newsletter, which brings you all the best in local lacrosse! The newsletter is put together by Todd Karpovich, sponsored by PNC Bank and covers teams in both the Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area. Click here to check it out!... Read More
March 16th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Tristan Easton of Meade Boys Basketball Named US Army/County Sports Zone Impact Player of the Month
Tristan Easton, a senior from the Meade High School boys basketball team in Anne Arundel County, has been named the County Sports Zone/US Army Impact Player of the Month! Easton was nominated for this award by Meade's head coach, Pete Corriero. "Tristan deserves this award for constantly demonstrating leadership qualities and maturity necessary to not only be... Read More
March 15th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Girls Basketball State Championships
3A Glenelg won the 3A state championship in a thriller against Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, triumphing by a final score of 48-36. "This was our goal to start the year off, and I am so proud of my seniors and the team," head coach Chris Beil said. "I'm lost for words right now." Jess Foster led the way for... Read More
March 13th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Boys Basketball Championships
CLASS 4A Eleanor Roosevelt High School sprinted out to an 18-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back, defeating Meade High School, 72-39, Saturday night to win the MPSSAA Class 4A boys basketball title. Senior guard Naji Marshall scored 21, sophomore guard Jaden Faulkner added 16 and senior forward Trent Bishop had 13 for the... Read More
March 12th, 2016By: Ed Waldman
Team-First Approach Sees Seneca Valley Boys Basketball Reach State Semifinal
You'd be hard pressed to find another team heading into the state semifinals with more momentum than the Seneca Valley boys basketball team. The Screaming Eagles enter their semifinal contest on Thursday with a 21-4 overall record. Making that mark even more impressive is that after three games this season, Seneca Valley was 1-2 meaning... Read More
March 9th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Determined Largo Girls Basketball Excited for State Semifinal
If you want to find the motivation for this season's Largo's girls basketball team, all you have to do is look at the MPSSAA playoff brackets from the past two years. Both seasons ended with Largo losing in the 2A South regional final game, just one step short of making the final four. This year,... Read More
March 8th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Clarksburg Boys Basketball Reaches 4A West Regional Final
Of the 32 teams left competing in the MPSSAA boys basketball playoffs across its four classifications, 27 of them were given first round ranks of either #1 or #2. That leaves just five schools which have defied the expectations of their ranking and are still playing postseason basketball. Clarksburg is one of those teams. The Coyotes... Read More
March 4th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Head Coach Brendan Lees Guides Sherwood Swim to Banner Season
Ever since Brendan Lees came to Sherwood High School, the girls swim program has been one of the strongest in the state. Coming into this season, the Warriors had won four straight MPSSAA 4A/3A north region titles. In addition to the region titles, Sherwood had finished second at the 4A/3A state meet in 2013 and... Read More
March 3rd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Chesapeake-BC Girls Basketball Winning the Right Way
Chesapeake of Baltimore County's girls basketball team opens its postseason in a spot they expected to be in. After being the #2 seed the last few seasons, the Bayhawks are the #1 seed in its section of the 2A North bracket and currently sport a 12-4 overall record. At the outset of this season, head coach... Read More
March 1st, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Clear Spring Boys Basketball Entering Postseason with High Expectations
Clear Spring's boys basketball head coach John Hutzell had big plans for his team at the outset of this season. Hutzell wanted to see his team go undefeated, winning section, regional and state titles in the process. The coach's confidence is understandable- the Blazers have seven seniors on their roster, six of which are four year... Read More
February 26th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
All-Montgomery County Swim and Dive Team for 2015-16 Season
Every year an All-MCPS team is compiled based off the best times from the season. The team is constructed like a regular line-up in which an individual can swim no more than two events. The teams are unsanctioned by Montgomery County Public Schools. On the boys side, the 3A/4A state champions Richard Montgomery made it in five... Read More
February 25th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA 3A and 4A Indoor Track State Championship Results
3A Girls Much like Hereford in the 2A girls meet on Monday, Northern from Calvert County won a state championship despite not winning a individual competition during the meet. The Patriots did just enough to beat out second place Urbana, scoring 39 points to Urbana's 37.50. Franklin and River Hill tied for third with 35. Northern's got... Read More
February 24th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA 1A and 2A Indoor Track State Championship Results
1A Girls Boonsboro won the 1A girls state championship by recording 127.50 points. Smithsburg finished second with 87.50 points, while Surrattsville rounded out the top three with 56 points. Boonsboro was led to the 1A girls state championship by runner Haley Wright, who won three individual state championships (800, 1600, 3200). Wright also anchored the Warriors' state... Read More
February 23rd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Swimming State Championships
1A/2A/3A Meet For the second straight year, Poolesville swept the 1A/2A/3A meet, winning both the boys and girls competitions. It was an impressive display by the Falcons, who finished at least 100 points ahead of the second place finisher in both competitions. On the boys side, Poolesville finished with 325 points, while second place finisher Rockville ended... Read More
February 21st, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Mory Gould and Madeline Kline Win MPSSAA Diving State Championships
Mory Gould from Churchill and Madeline Kline from Damascus won the boys and girls MPSSAA Diving State Championships yesterday. Gould won a tight race against Joseph Canova from Quince Orchard, winning 514.05-512.25. Charles Bloomer from Walter Johnson finished third with a score of 441.70. Gould and Canova went back and forth as the meet went on, neither able... Read More
February 20th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Young Churchill Girls Basketball Excited for Postseason
Despite graduating a large and talented senior class from last year's 18 win team, Churchill's girls basketball team is having a lot of success this season. The Bulldogs are 14-4 this campaign, picking up wins over Montgomery County foes such as Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Rockville and Richard Montgomery. It's been an impressive season already considering it's the... Read More
February 19th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Aidan Alston Named U.S. Army/County Sports Zone Impact Player of the Month
Aidan Alston, a volleyball, heptathalon and pole vault athlete at National Academy Foundation High School in Baltimore City, has been named the U.S. Army/County Sports Zone Impact Player of the Month! Alston, who is a senior and fourth recipient of the award, was nominated by NAF's indoor and outdoor track coach Delana Penn. "Aidan continues to build... Read More
February 17th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Teresa Waters from River Hill and Lee Rogers from Arundel Reach 500 Win Milestone
Two girls basketball coaches from CSZ jurisdictions have recently reached the 500 win milestone: Teresa Waters from River Hill and Lee Rogers from Arundel. It has taken Waters 35 seasons to reach that mark, while it has taken Rogers 27. Some of Waters wins come from when she coached at Oakland Mills. Rogers has spent his... Read More
February 16th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Middletown and Damascus Win MPSSAA Dual Wrestling State Championships
The day belonged to both Middletown from Frederick County and Damascus from Montgomery County at the MPSSAA Dual Wrestling State Championships yesterday. Middletown won its first dual state championship after losing in the state final to Oakland Mills last year. The Knights, who won the 1A/2A competition, topped Oakland Mills this year in the state semifinal,... Read More
February 14th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Hammond Boys Basketball Enjoying Breakout Season
Under second year head coach Mike Salapata, the Hammond boys basketball program is enjoying its best season in recent memory. When Salapata took over, he was inheriting a program which had finished bottom of the county two seasons in a row. His first season in charge was much of what the previous two seasons had been.... Read More
February 11th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Havre de Grace Boys Basketball Hitting Stride with Playoffs Nearing
A lot of coaches would panic if their team started the season 1-4, but Brian Eberhardt isn't one. Eberhardt's Havre de Grace boys basketball team started the season slowly, but he was confident his team would get better as the season progressed. Six of his players played football this past fall which was quite the time... Read More
February 9th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
FAET Girls Basketball Excelling Both On and Off the Court
Last season was a difficult one for the Friendship Academy of Engineering and Technology's (FAET) girls basketball program. The Grizzlies were inexperienced, lacked confidence, leadership as well as passion for the game. The end result was a disappointing four win campaign for the Baltimore City School. It's been a completely different story for FAET this season. Using... Read More
February 8th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Defense Paving Way for Young Century Boys Basketball Success
It would have been understandable if the Century boys basketball team struggled this season. The Knights graduated seven seniors from last year's team which finished 22-3 and reached the MPSSAA 2A west region finals. Those seven players accounted for most of the team's offensive and defensive production, meaning Century head coach George Wunder was truly going... Read More
February 6th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Whitman Girls Basketball Aiming for March Trip to Towson University
Whitman girls basketball thought last year was its year to win a state championship. The Vikings finished the regular season undefeated then breezed through three games in regional play, winning each one by double digits, to become the 4A West champions. The dream season ended in the state semifinals though, as Whitman lost 48-30 to... Read More
February 3rd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Alyssa Parker, Glenelg Graduate, Named New United States Field Hockey Team Member
Alyssa Parker, a graduate of Glenelg High School in Howard County, has been announced as one of six new players to join the senior U.S. Women's National Team program for field hockey. Parker, who after graduating from Glenelg played for four years at the University of Maryland, will head to Lancaster, PA in September to... Read More
February 1st, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Senior Driven Towson Girls Basketball Ready for More Success
Towson's girls basketball team has looked like one of Baltimore County's best so far this season. The Generals are 10-2, with their two losses coming against undefeated Hereford, and a strong Perry Hall team. Other than those two losses, Towson has been a force, beating Loch Raven, Lansdowne and Patapsco among others. The team's season got... Read More
January 29th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Young Northwest Wrestling Gaining Valuable Experience
Northwest wrestling had a banner season last year. The Jaguars exceeded all expectations, finishing 12-2 and qualifying for the MPSSAA 3A/4A regional dual tournament. Northwest then beat previously undefeated Walter Johnson to reach the regional final, where the Jaguars lost to eventual champions Damascus. The graduation bug has caught up to Northwest this season, though. The... Read More
January 27th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Frederick Girls Basketball in Midst of Five Game Winning Streak
Frederick girls basketball is off to a great start this season. The team is sporting an 11-3 overall record mark and has been playing at a high level of late, winning five straight games. Even though the team already has double digit wins this season, head coach Ashley Bush doesn't want her team to focus... Read More
January 26th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Fast-Paced Carver Vo-Tech Boys Basketball Off to Winning Start
Carver Vo-Tech boys basketball is enjoying one of their best starts to a season in recent memory. The Bears are 9-6 this season, having already enjoyed victories over Bluford Drew Jemison, Digital Harbor and Lansdowne. The team is a senior laden bunch, with seven of them on the roster. The seven seniors are joined by... Read More
January 25th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Gutsy Severna Park Girls Basketball Finding Winning Formula
Severna Park girls basketball is proving to be one of the more versatile teams in Maryland. The Falcons have not started the same starting lineup in any of their 13 games. This is a result of the team returning just four players who played significant minutes for Severna Park last season. For head coach Lisa Magness,... Read More
January 22nd, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Lansdowne Boys Basketball Excelling Behind Stingy Defense
When the final whistle sounded on Lansdowne's boys basketball's season last year, head coach Greg Karpers had a challenge for his returning players. The season had been a frustrating one for the Vikings, which saw the team finish with just nine wins after starting the season 6-0. "I challenged the guys that were returning to... Read More
January 20th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Girls Basketball Already has Double Digit Win Total
Bethesda-Chevy Chase girls basketball is a program on the rise. This past Friday B-CC beat Richard Montgomery 64-35, improving the Barons' record to 10-2 with a whole month of the regular season to be played. The team is well on its way to besting its 13 win mark from last season, and already surpassed its six wins... Read More
January 20th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Top Results for Harford County Swimming
The MPSSAA swimming and diving season is in full swing! There are lots of meets and competitions taking place so that the athletes can prepare for the MPSSAA state championship meets scheduled for Feb. 19-20 at the Eppley Recreation Center at the University of Maryland. One county where the sport has been having a lot of... Read More
January 18th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Winters Mill Boys Basketball Off to Strong Start Under First Year Head Coach
Winters Mill boys basketball head coach Billy Mays is enjoying his first season at the helm of the Falcons' program. Mays, who served as an assistant at Winters Mill for 13 years before getting the head coach position, has a talented and experienced squad at his disposal. The team has played well for their new head... Read More
January 15th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Deep Roster, Up-Tempo Playing Style Paying Dividends for Richard Montgomery Boys Basketball
After starting the season slowly with a 1-2 record, Richard Montgomery's boys basketball team has begun to hit its stride. The Rockets have reeled off six straight wins to give themselves a 7-2 mark. Head coach David Breslaw credits the slow start to the team not realizing how tough it would be to employ their fast... Read More
January 14th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Western Girls Basketball Looking to be One of Baltimore City's Best
Last year, Western's girls basketball team had a breakout campaign, finishing the year 19-7 and reaching the Baltimore City Championship. Despite the strong season, head coach Tasha Townsend, who was in her first season of coaching at Western, still felt the team could have done better. After winning two games in the MPSSAA playoffs against Mervo... Read More
January 13th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Dundalk Wrestling Wins Own Annual Dual Tournament
Dundalk wrestling (pictured above) won their own annual dual tournament this past weekend. The tournament, which was in its eighth iteration, featured 10 schools, nine of which were from CSZ's year-round jurisdictions. In total, six different CSZ year-round jurisdictions (Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Prince George's County and Washington County) were represented... Read More
January 11th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Hereford Girls Basketball 8-0 to Start Season
The last two seasons have provided difficult endings for the Hereford girls basketball team. The Bulls have reached the MPSSAA 2A North regional final both seasons, only to come up short and just miss out on a trip the the state semifinals both times. "Losing two regional finals is a motivator, especially since we were so... Read More
January 8th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Nine Basketball Players from CSZ Jurisdictions Nominated to Play in McDonald's All-American Game
Six boys basketball players and three girls basketball players from schools in County Sports Zone's jurisdiction have been nominated to play in the 2016 McDonald's All-American Game. Both the boys and girls games are scheduled to take place on April 1 in Chicago, Illinois at the United Center. The girls game is at 5:30 PM,... Read More
January 6th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Young South River Wrestling Continuing to Thrive
Last season, South River wrestling was made up mostly of freshmen and sophomores. The team still had a strong campaign though, finishing the year 18-6. The Seahawks also qualified for regional play in the MPSSAA state tournament. It was a tremendous feat for the young Seahawks considering there were 24 teams in their region competing... Read More
January 5th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Old Mill Girls Basketball Still Unbeaten After Winning Waldorf Tournament
Few teams have gotten off to a better start than Old Mill's girls basketball team. The Patriots are 8-0 and have already won some silverware, winning the Waldorf Holiday Hoops Tournament over winter break. In the championship game of that tournament, Old Mill topped North Point 74-56. It should come as no surprise that Old Mill... Read More
January 4th, 2016By: Wick Eisenberg
Damascus Protects Home Turf in Holiday Tournament
The Damascus wrestling team (pictured above) won their very own holiday tournament, finishing with a team score of 253. Cocalico from Pennsylvania finished second with a 179.50, while Virginia's Lake Braddock placed third with 129.50 points. The tournament had a total of 16 schools participate. The Hornets were led by Ryan Lawrence (138) and Collin McLaughlin... Read More
December 31st, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Nicholas Gumbs Named U.S. Army/County Sports Zone Impact Player of the Month
Nick Gumbs, a senior forward from the Damascus varsity boys soccer team in Montgomery County, has been named US Army/County Sports Zone Impact Player of the Month! A 1st team all-state selection, Gumbs led Damascus to a 9-3 overall record this past Fall, as well as to the 3A/4A West Division championship. Gumbs, who is the... Read More
December 30th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Young Lake Clifton Boys Basketball Team Excelling
Last season was a banner season for the Lake Clifton boys basketball team. The Baltimore City School made the MPSSAA 1A state championship game, where they lost to New Town 55-51. It was a senior laden squad, with four of the team's starters from last year no longer being members of the team. Despite losing a... Read More
December 23rd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
C. Milton Wright Boys Basketball Off to Flying Start
Few basketball teams in the state of Maryland have been as busy as C. Milton Wright's. This is just the 18th day of the MPSSAA winter regular season, but the Mustangs have already played seven games. C. Milton Wright, which competes at the 3A level, has used this quick onslaught of games to get the season... Read More
December 22nd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Elkton Girls Basketball Already Doubles Win Total from Previous Season
The 2014-15 season was a tough one for the Elkton girls basketball team. The Cecil County School finished the campaign with just two wins. Elkton had 17 freshmen on the roster, and the mindset that the season would be a good learning experience for the players. While it was a difficult season, the players bought... Read More
December 21st, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Poolesville Girls Basketball Unbeaten This Season
With their 65-39 victory over previously undefeated Montgomery Blair last night, Poolesville's girls basketball team improved to 4-0 this season. The Falcons have been in fine form so far this season, outscoring their opponents on average by 20 points a game. The team's success comes as no surprise to head coach Jamie Jamison. The Falcons have... Read More
December 17th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Sherwood Boys Basketball Enjoying Early Success
Sherwood boys basketball team has bounced back from a defeat to Our Lady of Good Counsel in the team's opening contest of the season to win three straight games. The Warriors have reeled off their trio of victories against Montgomery County opposition Damascus, Watkins Mill and Seneca Valley. To head coach Tim Gilchrist, the team... Read More
December 16th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Lansdowne Girls Basketball Off to Undefeated Start
Despite coming off a five win campaign last season, Lansdowne girls basketball head coach Nick Welsh was confident his team would have a strong start this year. Combining a favorable schedule with a much improved team meant the Baltimore County School had a chance to get their season on track early. Lansdowne has come through, starting... Read More
December 16th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Big honor for Howard County's Carol Satterwhite
Carol Satterwhite, a legendary figure in high school athletics in Howard County -- and all of Maryland -- was inducted into the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association's Hall of Fame Tuesday night in Orlando. Carol, who was a physical education teacher at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia from 1971 to 2002, as well as the... Read More
December 16th, 2015By: Ed Waldman
Keaser Classic Wrestling Tournament Roundup
MIAA school St. Paul's won this past weekend's 7th annual Keaser Classic wrestling tournament hosted by North County. St. Paul's scored a 537.53. Whitman, who won the event last year, finished second with 466.43 points, while Broadneck came in third with a score of 450.27. 14 different teams from across Maryland participated in the... Read More
December 14th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Glen Burnie Boys Basketball Off to Fast Start
Glen Burnie boys basketball is off to a flying start. The Gophers are 3-0, having beaten Northeast, Chopticon and Bluford Drew Jemison so far this season. Glen Burnie has outscored their opponents 199-147 over those three games. The team is an experienced bunch, featuring six seniors, seven juniors and just one sophomore. The Gophers are expecting... Read More
December 10th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Elwood Townsend Accepts Football Head Coaching Position at Lewis
Elwood Townsend, who led the Douglass football team from Baltimore City to two straight MPSSAA 1A state finals appearances in 2013 and 2014, has accepted the head coaching position at Reginald F. Lewis High School. It's a big get for the Baltimore City School, as many different schools were in contact with Townsend about coming... Read More
December 9th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Parkville's Knightmare Tournament Results
Parkville hosted their annual wrestling tournament, called The Knightmare Invitational, this past weekend. 18 different schools attended the event, including a few private schools and Langley High School from Virginia. Full results from the tournament are at the bottom of this post. Springbrook finished first in the team competition, winning the tournament with a team score... Read More
December 7th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Football 2A State Championship
Patuxent came from behind to win the MPSSAA 2A football state championship 21-20 over Walkersville. The winning score came on a two yard run by Chris Long with 1:23 left in the game. It was their first lead of the night. After a first half in which they were shut out and turned the ball over... Read More
December 6th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA 1A Football State Championship
  Fort Hill High School won its third straight MPSSAA Class 1A state football championship Saturday by overwhelming Havre de Grace, 44-14, at M&T Bank Stadium. The Sentinels, from Allegany County, dominated the Warriors, outgaining them 468 yards to 264 yards in total offense. Only Frederick County's Urbana High School has won four consecutive state football championships. "I don't... Read More
December 5th, 2015By: Ed Waldman
MPSSAA 4A Football State Championship
Wise Coach DaLawn Parrish said he thought he saw it coming. "We kept watching film and we kept saying that if we execute, it could get ugly. And it did." Parrish's Pumas defeated Howard High School 55-6 Friday night at M&T Bank Stadium to win the MPSSAA Class 4A state championship. Senior CJ Rainey, who has committed to... Read More
December 4th, 2015By: Ed Waldman
MPSSAA 3A Football State Championship
Damascus 55 - Dundalk 14 The MPSSAA 3A football state championship was all about Jake Funk, who was selected as the Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year today, and the Damascus defense, as the Hornets beat Dundalk 55-14. Funk, who will play at University of Maryland next year, finished with 271 yards 31 carries. He had... Read More
December 3rd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Montgomery County Volleyball All-County Selections
Congratulations to the 2015 volleyball all-county selections from Montgomery County! The teams are listed below. A couple things of note: 1- The teams were selected by the coaches from Montgomery County. 2- The teams are unsanctioned by Montgomery County Public Schools. Player of the Year: Janiece Jefferies, Northwest, Soph, setter (pictured below) First Team Gabby Bennett, Northwest, Sr, outside hitter Suzanne Brady,... Read More
December 2nd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Football State Finals Information
Three straight days of MPSSAA football state championship action at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore begins this Thursday when Dundalk faces Damascus in the 3A final at 7 PM! An individual ticket costs $10. Up until Thursday at noon, fans may purchase a special Family Four Pack for $32. To purchase tickets in advance online, click... Read More
November 30th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Football State Semifinals
CLASS 4A Howard 35, Broadneck 24 Last year, Howard High School knocked on the door of the state championship game. Friday night, the Lions kicked the door down with their 35-24 victory over visiting Broadneck. Running back Malik Anderson ran for 179 yards and scored two touchdowns for Howard (13-0), which last won a state football crown in... Read More
November 29th, 2015By: Ed Waldman
Patterson Mill Wrestling Hosts Annual Special Practice
With the MPSSAA winter athletic season fast approaching, teams all around the state of Maryland are getting together to practice and prepare for the season that awaits. Patterson Mill wrestling is one of those teams. The Huskies are a mix of experience and youth this season, boasting a strong senior class that will anchor... Read More
November 24th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Volleyball Finals Day 2
Class 4A When both teams have 19-0 records, and it's the MPSSAA Class 4A state title game, something has to give. And Monday night at Ritchie Coliseum in College Park, Northwest High School stayed undefeated with a 3-0 victory over Dulaney High School for the Montgomery County school's first state volleyball crown. Northwest was led by senior Gabby... Read More
November 23rd, 2015By: Ed Waldman
Elwood Townsend Steps Down as Douglass Football Head Coach
Elwood Townsend, who led Douglass football from Baltimore City to two straight MPSSAA 1A state finals appearances in 2013 and 2014, has decided to leave the program. Towsend has stated that he felt he was not on the same page with the administration at Douglass over the direction of the football team, and thus decided... Read More
November 23rd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Football Regional Championships Roundup
16 different MPSSAA football regional championships were played this past weekend! Here are a few games that stood out this weekend. 1A South FAET used six turnovers to beat Edmondson 18-14 to claim the 1A South Championship. It is the first regional championship for the Grizzlies, who have only had a varsity football program for three... Read More
November 22nd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Soccer State Finals Day 3
2A Boys Middletown clinched the MPSSAA Boys Soccer 2A state championship by scoring three goals in quick succession early in the second half en route to a 4-0 win. The Knights finish the season 14-2-3. Middletown dictated proceedings in the first half, not allowing La Plata to get a shot off. The Knights' first good scoring opportunity... Read More
November 21st, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Soccer State Finals Day 2
4A Boys Perry Hall won their first boys soccer state championship by beating Meade 1-0 in the 4A final. Connor Gwin fired home the winning goal with 4:18 remaining in the first half. The Gators had to play the final 24 minutes of the game down a man after star midfielder Colin Weyant was sent off... Read More
November 20th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Volleyball Finals Day 1
Class 3A Northern High School was stretched to the limit, but the Patriots finished their season undefeated by topping Damascus 3-2 in the MPSSAA Class 3A volleyball championship game Friday night at Ritchie Coliseum. Northern (20-0) won its 10th state volleyball title. Damascus finished its season 16-2. The Patriots won the first two sets, 25-20 and 25-23, before... Read More
November 20th, 2015By: Ed Waldman
MPSSAA Soccer Finals Day 1
3A Boys Oakdale won their second straight MPSSAA state championship on the strength of two goals from midfielder Brian Flatter, and their defense's fifth shutout in the playoffs. Making the Bears back to back state titles more impressive is that they won the titles in two different classifications, winning the 2A championship in 2014, and the... Read More
November 19th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Broadneck Girls Soccer Looking to Win First MPSSAA State Championship
This Saturday at 5 PM, the Broadneck girls soccer team will take the field at Loyola Maryland's Ridley Athletic Complex in the MPSSAA 4A state final. The Bruins are looking to cap off an undefeated season with the program's first MPSSAA state championship. "We had high expectations entering the season. We believed a region championship was... Read More
November 18th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA State Final Cross Country Roundup
Cross Country runners from all across Maryland descended on Hereford High School in Baltimore County for the MPSSAA State Finals! To read a little bit about each race, as well as see the full results from each race, look below. Note: the teams pictured are the state champions from each race. The individuals pictured were the... Read More
November 14th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Field Hockey championships
CLASS 1A Senior Lexi Butler scored two goals and assisted on another to lead Pocomoke High School to a 5-0 victory over Patuxent High School in the MPSSAA Class 1A state field hockey title game. Senior Mckenize Beauchamp also scored twice for the Warriors, who won their 19th state title. Butler opened the scoring at 7:12 of the... Read More
November 14th, 2015By: Ed Waldman
Regional Semifinal Friday Football Roundup
The MPSSAA playoffs got underway tonight, with 27 games occurring all over Maryland! The WICKipedia highlighted a few different games, read all about them below! South Carroll 21 - Marriotts Ridge 0 South Carroll progressed to the 2A West regional final by shutting out Marriotts Ridge, 21-0. The Cavaliers are now 10-1, and riding an eight game... Read More
November 13th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Wootton Field Hockey Hoping for State Championship Glory on Saturday
Wootton's field hockey team will take the field at Washington College this Saturday against Anne Arundel County powerhouse Severna Park hoping to capture the MPSSAA 4A state championship. While it would be the first state title for this set of players, it would not be the first for coaches Kearney Blandamer and Lesley Stroot. Blandamer... Read More
November 12th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Battle Tested Patterson Mill Girls Soccer Aiming for Regional Championship
Patterson Mill's girls soccer team is one of eight teams left vying for the MPSSAA 1A state championship. It's been a remarkable playoff run for the Huskies, who've outscored their first three postseason opponents 20-0. "We are playing good soccer, but know that it will continue to become more difficult to win games as we continue... Read More
November 9th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Perry Hall Boys Soccer Looking to Win 4A North Title on Tuesday
Perry Hall's boys soccer team is in a familiar situation. After beating Baltimore County rival Catonsville 2-1 in double overtime yesterday, the Gators have qualified for the MPSSAA 4A North regional championship game. The last time the Gators made it to this stage of the postseason was in 2013, where they lost to eventual... Read More
November 7th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Myron Williams Jr. Named U.S. Army/County Sports Zone Impact Player of the Month
Myron Williams Jr., quarterback for the Edgewood High School varsity football team in Harford County, has been named the U.S. Army/County Sports Zone Impact Player of the Month for October! Williams, a senior, is the second recipient of the award. He has been described as a humble person who excels even when he has to deal... Read More
November 4th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Golf State Finals: Gray, Shah Capture Individual Titles, while Churchill and Marriotts Ridge Win Team Championships
After a long day of exciting MPSSAA state finals golf, fans and spectators were treated to an extra couple holes as the boys individual title required a playoff to decide who would be champion. Last year's winner Graham Hutchinson from Whitman and Churchill's Adam Gray both shot 70's in the semifinal round, and 69's on... Read More
November 2nd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Springbrook Girls Soccer has Best Record Since 1999
Springbrook's girls soccer team is in the midst of their best season since 1999. The team is 7-5 and beaten Montgomery County rivals such as Blake, Wheaton and Einstein. Tomorrow, they'll square off with Paint Branch in their first game of the MPSSAA playoffs. All this success Springbrook has had may have been difficult to imagine... Read More
November 2nd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Week 9 Saturday Football Roundup
Chesapeake-AA 49 - Southern-AA 19 Chesapeake improved to 6-3 in 2015 behind a five touchdown performance from Jason Sutton. The Cougars won the game 49-19. After Chesapeake fell behind early in the first quarter, Sutton got the Cougars on the board in dramatic fashion, returning a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown. Sutton was far from finished... Read More
October 31st, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
River Hill, Centennial win HoCo Cross Country titles
River Hill and Centennial won the boys and girls team titles, respectively, at Thursday's Howard County Cross Country Championships, held at Centennial. Oakland Mills' Britt Lang won the girls individual title in 18:28.14, more than a minute faster than runner-up Alexandra Banham of Mt. Hebron, who ran 19:43.77. Centennial runners finished seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th,... Read More
October 30th, 2015By: Ed Waldman
Undefeated Northwest Volleyball Eyeing Return Trip to State Finals
Northwest came up one game short of the ultimate prize last year, losing to Severna Park in the MPSSAA 4A state finals. Coming into this year, head coach Stephanie Blake expected this year's team to replicate that success. The Jaguars did not graduate anyone from last year's team, and added a few promising underclassmen who have... Read More
October 29th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Golf Semifinals: Marriotts Ridge, Middletown and Fallston All Qualify for Finals
Marriotts Ridge shot the best team score on Day 2 of the MPSSAA semifinals, easily qualifying for next Monday's state final with a team score of 294. Middletown and Fallston rounded out the top three. The Mustangs' Bennett Buch and Courtney Jackson had the two top scores for all competitors. Buch shot a 67 to finish... Read More
October 27th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Golf Semifinals: Five Montgomery County Schools Place in Top 6 in Day 1
Montgomery County had a strong showing as a county on the first day of the MPSSAA golf semifinals, claiming five of the six top spots. Churchill, Walter Johnson, Wootton, Whitman and Sherwood all still have a chance to advance. Linganore from Frederick County also placed in the top six, finishing fourth. Churchill had the... Read More
October 26th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Week 8 Saturday Football Roundup
Springbrook 30 - Einstein 11 The Blue Devils improved to 5-3 by winning their homecoming game against Einstein 30-11. With the victory, Springbrook snapped a two game losing skid. Quarterback Lawrence Cadet spread the ball around to multiple receivers, with three different receivers catching touchdown passes thrown by him. Cadet completed 18 of 31 passes... Read More
October 24th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Week 8 Friday Football Roundup
Richard Montgomery 20 - Clarksburg 13 The Rockets are now 7-1 this season after winning a close game against Clarksburg 20-13. Daniel Alexander provided the key plays late in the game for Richard Montgomery on both offense and defense. A wide receiver, Alexander hauled in three catches for 72 yards, including a 15 yard touchdown reception. Alexander... Read More
October 23rd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Blake Field Hockey Looking to Continue Turnaround Season in Playoffs
Blake's field hockey team has had one of the best turnaround seasons for any high school sport in Maryland. The Bengals officially flipped their 2014 record of 3-9 this past Wednesday when they beat Sherwood in overtime 1-0 to finish the regular season 9-3. While some may think a turnaround of this magnitude could not have... Read More
October 23rd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Churchill's Girls Soccer Coach Haroot Hakopian Reaches 200 Win Mark
Haroot Hakopian, the longtime varsity girls soccer coach at Churchill High School in Montgomery County, won his 200th career game at the school on Monday when the Bulldogs beat Whitman 5-0. It was Whitman's first loss since October 9, 2013. Churchill, which picked up Hakopian's 201st victory in a win against Gaithersburg yesterday, is 9-1-1... Read More
October 22nd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Woodlawn Boys Soccer Exceeding Expectations in 2015
Woodlawn's first year head coach for boys soccer, Chris Harter, was a little nervous at the beginning of the 2015 season. Harter had been an assistant in 2014 when the team finished 2-9. "I actually was concerned that we were going to do worse this year because we lost two very strong players," Harter said. "Although... Read More
October 22nd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Bohemia Manor Boys, Rising Sun Girls Win Cecil County Cross Country Invitational
The Cecil County Cross Country Invitational took place yesterday at Bohemia Manor. The complete race results can be seen below! The boys race was won by Bohemia Manor, who scored a 23. Elkton, who came in second, finished with a 70. The top three runners in the race all came from Bohemia Manor. Grant Franceschina finished first... Read More
October 21st, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Blake Boys Soccer in Midst of Best Start to Season Ever
The Blake boys soccer team from Montgomery County is 11-1 in 2015, the best record the team has ever had through 12 games. The team has beaten tough competition like Magruder, Watkins Mill and the 2014 MPSSAA 4A state champions, Whitman. The accomplishment is impressive- Blake has a tradition of producing talented boys soccer teams, winning... Read More
October 20th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Week 7 Football Roundup Part 2
Walter Johnson 24 - Northwood 10 The Wildcats won their second game of the year, topping Northwood 24-10. It was a come from behind victory for Walter Johnson, as they trailed 10-0 after the first quarter before shutting out Northwood for the rest of the game. Walter Johnson got back into the game when quarterback... Read More
October 17th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Week 7 Friday Football Roundup
Bel Air 23 - Aberdeen 0 Bel Air improved to 6-1 in 2015 with a dominant win over Aberdeen, shutting out their Harford County rival 23-0. The Bobcats defense was led by Jack Jenkens who was making plays all over the field. He finished the game with seven solo tackles and seven assisted, as well as three... Read More
October 16th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Week 7 MPSSAA Football Games to Watch
Northwest at Quince Orchard The two top teams in the 4A West standings square off in this showdown. Quince Orchard is in first place with a 5-1 record, and a point average of 8.50, while Northwest has overcome two losses to be second place with a 7.67 point average. Quince Orchard lost their season opener to Damascus,... Read More
October 15th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Baltimore County golf tournament results
Chase Wassel and Bobby Mulreaney each shot 70 Wednesday to lead the Dulaney boys to victory in the Baltimore County golf championships at Fox Hollow Golf Course. Below are team scores and top 10 boys and girls finishers. 2015 Baltimore County Golf Championships Team Results: Dulaney Boys 299 - Chase Wassel 70, Bobby Mulreaney 70, Jackson Kazlow 79, Jack Herman... Read More
October 14th, 2015By: Ed Waldman
Senior Night a Unique Occasion for Jacobson Family
Senior night has always been an emotional tradition. For players, it's the night that their team will honor them and say thank you for the many hours they've put towards the team. For parents, it's another benchmark that shows their child is ending high school soon. For coaches, they are saying thank you to players... Read More
October 14th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Broadneck boy, Mt. Hebron girl win District V golf titles
Connor Jaenke of Broadneck High School beat Jackson Courtney of Marriotts Ridge High with a par on the first playoff hole to win the boys District V golf tournament Monday at Fairway Hills Golf Club in Columbia. Jaenke and Courtney both shot 72 for 18 holes, one shot better than Courtney's Marriotts Ridge teammates Bennett Buch... Read More
October 12th, 2015By: Ed Waldman
Dulaney boys win Glory Days Grill Invitational
Dulaney High School placed five runners in the top 44 finishers to capture the Varsity "A" boys title of Saturday's Glory Days Grill Invitational at Bull Run Regional Park in Manassas, Va. The Lions' top finisher was Eric Walz, who finished third in 15:59, 10 seconds behind winner Tyler Cox-Philyaw of Millsbrook High. Severna Park's... Read More
October 12th, 2015By: Ed Waldman
Week 6 Football Roundup Part 2
Wootton 28 - Rockville 18 Wootton picked up their second win of 2015 in impressive fashion, topping Rockville 28-18. It was the Patriots' first win since Week 1. Wootton's offense was centered around Brent London, who ran for 214 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. Dean Spitz also had a strong game, rushing for 25... Read More
October 10th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Week 6 Friday Football Roundup
For the second straight week, the weather was the dominant theme for MPSSAA Friday night football. Lots of storms in the the Maryland area forced teams to have their games postponed. Some teams were able to play though! Walkersville 27 - Catoctin 0 The Lions bounced back from a tough overtime loss in Week 5 against Linganore,... Read More
October 9th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Week 6 Football Games to Watch
The second half of the MPSSAA football season gets underway tomorrow! Here are a few Week 6 games that you should keep an eye on. Mervo at Patterson This is a big game for both of these unbeaten teams from Baltimore City. Mervo is 5-0 but the Mustangs are about the start their toughest stretch of the... Read More
October 8th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Melvin Kiah Named First Recipient U.S. Army/County Sports Zone Impact Player of the Month
Melvin Kiah, who plays center on the Dunbar High School varsity football team in Baltimore City, has been named the U.S. Army/County Sports Zone Impact Player of the Month for September! Kiah, who is a junior, is the first person to receive the award. He has been described as a quiet, but natural, leader for the... Read More
October 6th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Week 5 Football Roundup Monday Night Football Edition
The weather-related postponements meant less football this past weekend. This gave a few teams around Maryland to get to play the rare high school Monday Night football game today! Here are a couple of games of note around Maryland. Dulaney 20 - Parkville 14 Dulaney won their second straight game today, topping Parkville 20-14. The Lions are... Read More
October 6th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Week 5 Football Roundup Part 2
With numerous games getting pushed to Monday, WICKipedia will be doing a Week 5 Football Roundup Part 3 on Monday, so keep an eye out for that! Howard 29 - Oakland Mills 22 In a battle of Howard County heavyweights, Howard was able to do just enough to come away with the victory, winning 29-22. Entering last... Read More
October 3rd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Week 5 Friday Football Roundup
Glen Burnie 24 - South River 13 Glen Burnie (pictured above) picked up their first win of 2015 on homecoming weekend, beating South River 24-13. With the tough weather conditions today offered, the Gophers decided to keep the ball out of the air, and they did an excellent job of it. Glen Burnie ran for over 300... Read More
October 2nd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Week 5 Football Games to Watch
With Hurricane Joaquin bearing down on Maryland, some schools have been forced to change the start time, and date, for their football games. Hopefully the weather is not as bad as predicted and we can see a full slate of MPSSAA varsity football games played this weekend! With that being said, here are a few exciting... Read More
October 1st, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Liberty Volleyball 9-1 in 2015
Liberty's volleyball team has been sensational in 2015, jumping out to a 9-1 start, including a 6-0 record in non-tournament games. The Lions have beaten Carroll County rivals like Manchester Valley and Century, as well as private schools like Archbishop Spalding and Bishop O'Connell. Their one loss was to the Academy of the Holy Cross. In... Read More
September 30th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Derek Gold, Josephine Jung Win Howard County Championship Golf Tournament
Derek Gold of River Hill won the boys Howard County Championship Golf Tournament with a score of 27. It is the first high school varsity postseason championship for Gold. The junior was able to beat out Bennett Buch and David Polefrone, both from Marriotts Ridge, who both kept it close by shooting 25. Nick Mejia... Read More
September 30th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Bull Run results
One of the biggest cross country meets of the season was held Saturday at Hereford High School. The Severna Park boys edged Dulaney to win the Elite Division; and Bethesda-Chevy Chase beat  Dulaney to win the girls Elite race. The Howard High boys and Severna Park girls won the Large Division. To check out all the individual and team scores, click... Read More
September 28th, 2015By: Ed Waldman
Week 4 Football Roundup Part 2
North Harford 32 - Winters Mill 29 North Harford (photos above courtesy of Kimberly Iddings) won a back and forth game on the road against Winters Mill to become 3-1 in 2015. The final score was 32-29. Running back Jeff Mergler was the star of the show for the Hawks on offense, finishing with 269... Read More
September 26th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Week 4 Friday Football Roundup
Annapolis 20 - South River 12 Annapolis bounced back from a Week 3 loss to Broadneck with a 20-12 win over South River. The Panthers are now 3-1. They registered wins over Meade and Southern in the first two weeks of the season. Trey Gross had an excellent game for Annapolis, recording two interceptions on defense. He... Read More
September 25th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Hometown sports exhibit
If you're in Ellicott City over the weekend, you should check out the Howard County Historical Society's exhibit, "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America," which runs through Nov. 7. The exhibit, open Friday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., is part of the Smithsonian Institution's "Museum on Main Street" program and celebrates how sports... Read More
September 25th, 2015By: Ed Waldman
Week 4 Football Games to Watch
Week 4 is offering up a lot of exciting games around the state of Maryland! Here are a few games to really keep an eye on: Arundel at Old Mill This is a battle of the two remaining undefeated squads in Anne Arundel County. Both teams have won all their games by large margins and both teams... Read More
September 24th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Magruder Girls Soccer Undefeated in 2015
The Magruder High School girls soccer team has enjoyed a great start to the 2015 season. The Colonels are 6-0, and have scored multiple goals in every game they've played. The team has had seven different players get on the score sheet, and has scored a total of 27 goals. "We have been creating a number... Read More
September 23rd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Tuscarora Volleyball Thriving in 2015
With their 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-23) victory over Urbana last night, the Tuscarora volleyball team improved to 4-1. In addition to Urbana, the Titans have beaten Middletown, South Hagerstown and Westminster this year. Their lone loss was a 3-1 decision against North Hagerstown. Tuscarora volleyball is a blend of youth and experience this year. The Titans... Read More
September 22nd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Week 3 Football Roundup Part 2
Richard Montgomery 54 - Rockville 26 Richard Montgomery (pictured above) beat rival Rockville High School 54-26 in a battle of two teams from Rockville. The Rockets are now 3-0. Richard Montgomery were led by quarterback Spencer Silverstein's four touchdown passes. Silverstein threw for 298 yards, completing 17 of 22 passes. He also had a rushing touchdown on... Read More
September 19th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Week 3 Friday Football Roundup
Poolesville 24 - Winters Mill 13 In front of a packed house, Poolesville (pictured above) delivered a complete performance in their 2015 home opener, beating Winters Mill 24-13. The win gave first year head coach Dave Murray a win on Poolesville's home field in his first try. John Hetrick led the Falcons on offense with 209 yards... Read More
September 18th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Week 3 Football Games to Watch
Week 3 is offering up a lot of exciting games around the state of Maryland! Here are a few games to really keep an eye on: Northwest at Blair- Blair has gotten off to a flying start and is 2-0 after wins over Northwood and B-CC. The Blazers have been scoring in bunches, putting up 48... Read More
September 18th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Montgomery Blair Boys Soccer a Team to Watch in 2015
The fall season may still be young, but it isn't too early to realize Montgomery Blair's boys varsity soccer team is in the midst of a special season. The Blazers are 5-0 so far, picking up wins against Montgomery County rivals Northwood, Springbrook and Gaithersburg. Blair has also beaten a pair of Howard County schools,... Read More
September 17th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Maddy Foltz Makes North Hagerstown History
Maddy Foltz, a sophomore kicker for North Hagerstown High School in Washington County, made history this past weekend. Foltz became the first female to play and score in a varsity football game when she converted all three of her extra point attempts in the Hubs' 33-21 loss to Tuscarora. Foltz is also the first female to... Read More
September 15th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Howard County Invitational XC
In Howard County, the Howard County Invitational was held at Centennial High School on Saturday. Lots and lots of results, sliced just about any way you'd like them! Take a click! PDF:boys_a_indiv EXCEL:boys_a_indiv (1) PDF:boys_a_team PDF:boys_b_indiv EXCEL:boys_b_indiv PDF:boys_b_team PDF:boys_c_indiv EXCEL:boys_c_indiv PDF:boys_c_team PDF:girls_a_indiv EXCEL:girls_a_indiv PDF:girls_a_team PDF:girls_b_indiv EXCEL:girls_b_indiv PDF:girls_b_team PDF:girls_c_indiv EXCEL:girls_c_indiv PDF:girls_c_team... Read More
September 14th, 2015By: Ed Waldman
Maryland Track & Trail
It was a big weekend for Cross Country in the CSZ coverage area. The Maryland Track and Trail was held at Fair Hill in Elkton, Md. Wootton of Montgomery County won the team championship of the large school boys meet, while Rohann Asfaw of Richard Montgomery High School won the individual Rohann Asfaw of Richard Montgomery wins... Read More
September 13th, 2015By: Ed Waldman
Week 2 Football Roundup Part 2
Seneca Valley 14 - Northwest 7 Seneca Valley (pictured above) topped Northwest High 14-7 on Friday in a battle of two teams from Germantown. For winning this big rivalry game, Seneca Valley will have the coveted Kings Trophy in their possession for the next year. Northwest has been the state champion at the 4A classification for... Read More
September 12th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Week 2 Friday Foootball Round Up
Clear Spring 28 - Brunswick 10 Clear Spring (pictured above) picked up their second win of the season to stay undefeated, beating Brunswick 28-10. The Blazers were led by running back Joe McCoy, who had 29 carries for 197 yards and two touchdowns. McCoy will clearly be an important player for Clear Spring in 2015-... Read More
September 11th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Both Patterson Mill and Watkins Mill Field Hockey Record Shutouts; High Point JV Girls Soccer Wins Big
Varsity Field Hockey: Patterson Mill 9 - Aberdeen 0 The Patterson Mill field hockey team turned in a dominant display in their game yesterday against Aberdeen, winning 9-0. It was a team effort for the Harford County School, which had seven different players get on the score sheet. Mia Godbey and Sydney Beck each had two... Read More
September 11th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Churchill Has Early Lead in Montgomery County Golf Season
Churchill's golf team has set the pace for the rest of the competition in Montgomery County. The Bulldogs are the only team to shoot under 180 in a round. The team has actually done it twice, shooting 179 at Worthington Manor in their first round, only to do better in their second match at Northwest... Read More
September 9th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
High Point Girls Soccer Stages Comeback; North Harford Girls Soccer Stays Undefeated; UCBAC Cross Country
Girls Varsity Soccer: High Point 3 - Charles Herbert Flowers 2 High Point girls soccer (pictured above) was in a tough spot at halftime of their game against CH Flowers today. CHF were in control of the game, leading 2-0 through goals from Kaiseray Kargbo and Laura Kelly Bryant. High Point coach Jenna Essenmacher made a tactical... Read More
September 8th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Week 1 Football Roundup Pt. 2
Springbrook (pictured above) pulled off a big win yesterday against major rival Blake, winning 30-22. In Coach Jason Lomax's first game as head coach, the Blue Devils did not commit a turnover, and had 331 total yards of offense. Springbrook relied on running back Shawn Cazeau to lead them to victory. Cazeau had a monster... Read More
September 5th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Week 1 Friday Football Roundup
Unfortunately, the main talking point of the first night for MPSSAA high school football was the rain. Multiple games had to get called early, or pushed to Saturday as a result of the weather. Affected games included Middletown vs North Carroll, Watkins Mill vs Frederick and Rockville vs Walter Johnson. Despite the rain, there were... Read More
September 5th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Non-Football Roundup for 9/4
Varsity Volleyball Perryville 3 - Elkton 0. Perryville beat Elkton in straight sets by a score of 25-13, 25-14, and 25-12. It was an all around team effort for the Panthers. Bekah Hanshaw had 14 digs, 12 service points and 7 aces while Rose Porch had 25 assists. Hailey Jones chipped in 11 service points and... Read More
September 4th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Fall Sports Begin Today!
Whenever a new sports season starts, I am always reminded of this famous Joe Dimaggio quote: "You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen." I can't help... Read More
September 4th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Sherwood Wins Golf Match at Bretton Woods
Sherwood's golf team won in Montgomery County play at Bretton Woods Golf Club yesterday. In an extremely competitive match, the Warriors shot 190 as a team, finishing ahead of Whitman, who finished with 196. Bethesda-Chevy Chase shot a 198 and Quince Orchard shot a 205 to round out the field. Matt Ervin of Sherwood and Brendan... Read More
September 3rd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Friday Night Lights Returning Brings Excitement
The NFL regular season may not begin for another 11 days, but that doesn't mean we have to wait as long for the MPSSAA high school football season! The regular season, along with most other fall season sports, begins this Friday. All across the state of Maryland football teams will finally get the chance to... Read More
September 2nd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Speedy Damascus Field Hockey Looking to Succeed in 2015
The Damascus field hockey team is expecting to use their speed to beat opponents in 2015. Last year's squad made their sectional final in the MPSSAA 2A State Tournament, where they lost to Poolesville, 5-0. This year's team will bring back eight seniors from that team, as well as a few younger players who were... Read More
August 31st, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Scrimmage Season Prepping Teams Around Maryland
The fall season for high school athletics is right around the corner, with the exception of golf which starts earlier than every other sport. That means that we are in scrimmage season! All around the state of Maryland, teams are breaking up the monotony of practicing by playing each other in controlled games which do... Read More
August 28th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Female athletic participation
There was an excellent article written by Jonathan Pitts for the Baltimore Sun about how high school female athletics has progressed since Title IX was introduced in the 1970s. To read the article, click here. We at County Sports Zone have always been strong supporters of high school athletics. That's one of the core values that... Read More
August 28th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
South River Golf Wins Match at Crofton Country Club
South River's golf team won in Anne Arundel County A Conference play yesterday. The Seahawks as a team shot 160, beating second play Broadneck who finished with 169. Severna Park shot 172 and Arundel finished with 181 to round out the field. The top individual scorer was Cameron McCartney of Broadneck, who shot a 35. South... Read More
August 27th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Kennedy Field Hockey Preview
The Kennedy field hockey team is looking to cut down on their mistakes this upcoming season. The Cavaliers are coming off a 2-10 season in 2014, with the two victories coming against Northwood and Seneca Valley. This year, the team is hoping to become a mistake-free unit. "If we lose the other team must beat us.... Read More
August 26th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Linganore Girls Soccer Expects to Do Damage in 2015
Linganore's girls soccer team finished one game short of having the perfect season in 2014. The Lancers finished 17-1, with their one loss coming in the MPSSAA 3A state championship against River Hill. They outscored their opponents 70-5. The team lost five players to graduation, but are returning eight seniors, as well as eight starters. "We... Read More
August 24th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Abel Ameyaw Named to TopDrawerSoccer.com All-American Watch List
Abel Ameyaw, who will be a senior at Frederick High School this year, has been named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com All-American Watch List. If selected, Ameyaw would have the opportunity to play for the East team in the East vs. West all-star game, which will take place at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, NC on... Read More
August 21st, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Magruder JV Field Hockey Hoping for Continual Improvement
Magruder's JV field hockey team is hoping to see their players flourish and grow this season. The girls will have many opportunities to do that- the Colonels are only fielding 13 players on their JV team, a small number, meaning that every girl will get a good amount of playing time. "We teach dynamic field hockey... Read More
August 21st, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Clarksburg Field Hockey Looking for More Success in 2015
Clarksburg field hockey finished the 2014 season on a high note. The Coyotes reached the sectional final in the west region of the 4A MPSSAA state tournament. It was the deepest the team had gone in the tournament in school history. The team finished with an overall record of 11-5. This season, the Coyotes are hoping... Read More
August 20th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Lansdowne Football Promises Excitement and Drive in 2015
Lansdowne football is on the rise. After winning two games in 2013, the team pulled off a three win season in 2014. For 2015, the Vikings have two goals: record five victories, and make the MPSSAA playoffs. What makes achieving these goals more difficult than in past years is that Lansdowne will be playing in... Read More
August 19th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Gehrdes resigns as Annapolis girls lax coach
Dave Gehrdes has resigned as the girls lacrosse coach at Annapolis High School after 23 seasons and three state titles. Gehrdes will remain as the Panthers' athletic director. He has named Traci (Phipps) Nelson, who played for Annapolis from 2000-2003 and has been a volunteer assistant with the team, as his successor. Bob Hough of... Read More
August 19th, 2015By: Ed Waldman
Poolesville Field Hockey Preview
After a magical season in 2014, Poolesville field hockey is hoping to obtain the same success with a different group of players. The Falcons graduated seven seniors, six of whom were starters, from last year's team which made it to the semifinal round of the MPSSAA 2A state tournament. "This year we will be a very... Read More
August 18th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Experienced Catonsville Football Looking to Qualify for MPSSAA Playoffs
Catonsville's football team is hoping to improve upon its 6-4 record in 2014 and qualify for the MPSSAA playoffs. The Comets will be an experienced bunch this season, which should help. They are returning seven starters on offense this year, and six on defense. "Our skill position players should be our strength," said head coach Rich... Read More
August 18th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Tenacious Watkins Mill Field Hockey Expecting More Success in 2015
The Watkins Mill field hockey team has big hopes for the 2015 season. 2014 was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Wolverines after seeing 13 seniors graduate from the previous season. What ended up happening instead was their young team was more prepared for the varsity level than expected, reaching the 3A West regional... Read More
August 17th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Young Rockville Field Hockey Ready to Win in 2015
Rockville High School's young field hockey team is looking to continue to continue to grow in 2015. 2014 was a learning year for the Rams- fielding a JV team fully comprised with freshmen meant that a lot of underclassmen players had to make the step up to the varsity level. Although the team had a slow... Read More
August 18th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Tiffany Byrd Named Coordinator of Interscholastic Athletics in Baltimore City
Tiffany Byrd has been named the Coordinator of Interscholastic Athletics in Baltimore City, taking over for Bob Wade and Jessica Ivey. Both Wade and Ivey were laid off earlier in the summer by Baltimore City Public Schools, along with over 150 other employees. Wade is a legendary coach in the Baltimore area, having coached basketball at... Read More
August 16th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Maryland Ranks 23rd in High School Athletics Participation
The National Federation of High School Associations recently released their annual statistics for participation in high school athletics. Across participation from both public and private institutions, Maryland had the 23rd highest participation in terms of number of students, a spot lower than the state finished last year despite having more athletes competing. For public schools, an... Read More
August 14th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
First Day of Fall Season Practices Filled with Excitement and Conditioning
Today is the first official day of fall season practices for many teams around Maryland, which signals the beginning of a new year for high school athletics. CSZ has gone to a couple different schools to gauge what the atmosphere has been like on the first day. One word that has gotten repeated... Read More
August 12th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Tony Griner Named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Maryland Coach of the Year
Tony Griner of Century High School in Carroll County has been named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Maryland Coach of the Year. Griner, who coaches both for the indoor season in the winter and the outdoor season in the spring, led the 2A School's boys and girls teams to big years. During... Read More
August 10th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Reginald F. Lewis Football Excited for Upcoming Season
Most coaches would view a 2-8 season as a disappointment, but not Donte' Foster, head coach of the football team at Reginald F. Lewis High School. The Falcons were young last year, coupled with a young coaching staff, which made the 2014 season a learning experience for all. "Having a team full of underclassmen allowed us... Read More
August 7th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Patapsco Football Hoping to Build Off Best Ever Season
Patapsco's football team surprised a lot of people last year, finishing 9-1 and just missing qualification for the MPSSAA playoffs. Riding a defense that only allowed seven points per game and recorded three shutouts, the Patriots had the best record in school history in 2014. "Obviously we expect our defense to be a big strength once... Read More
August 6th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
George Petrides Stepping Down as Baltimore City College Football Coach
George Petrides, Baltimore City College's football coach for the past 40 years, has stepped down as the school's football coach. He has only ever coached at City. Petrides plans to remain the school's athletic director. He is unsure if he will continue to coach the girls basketball team. For more on this story, check out Katherine Dunn's... Read More
August 6th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
MPSSAA Student-Athlete Leadership Conference Aims to Promote Good Decision Making
400 student-athletes athletes from across the state of Maryland went to North County High School today to attend the MPSSAA's Student-Athlete Leadership Conference. Sponsored by the Allstate Foundation and DavCo Restaurants, which has more than 150 Wendy's restaurants in the DMV area, the summit was hoping to educate the student-athletes on how to be strong... Read More
August 5th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Perry Hall Football Expects to be One of Baltimore County's Best
Perry Hall's football team is expecting to maintain their high standards of excellence in the 2015 season. Perry Hall finished the regular season 7-3, qualifying for the 4A MPSSAA playoffs, where the Gators were knocked out in the first round by Howard. The team is confident they will come back even stronger in 2015. "We will... Read More
August 5th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
New Look Sparrows Point Football Excited for 2015 Season
After a disappointing 2014 campaign, the Sparrows Point football team is looking to improve in 2015. Last year the team struggled to make an impact, finishing with a record of 3-7. "I believe all of our games will be big games this season after the realignment. If we have any chance of making a playoff run,... Read More
August 4th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Dundalk Football Gearing up for 2015 Campaign
The Dundalk football program is hoping to improve upon their 2014 season. Despite picking up wins over rivals East Baltimore County Patapsco and Kenwood, the Owls finished the season with a 4-6 record. "Our goals are to play with more consistency on both sides of the ball and to eliminate the mental mistakes that plagued us... Read More
August 3rd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Ned Sparks Steps Down as Executive Director of the MPSSAA
After 34 years of being one of Maryland's most important figures in high school interscholastic athletics, Ned Sparks has decided to retire. Today is Sparks's final day. "Obviously there comes a time in your life when you need to take stock of where you are, where your family is, and what you want to have time... Read More
July 31st, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Andy Warner Named New Executive Director of MPSSAA
When Ned Sparks announced this part March that he would be stepping down as Executive Director of the MPSSAA, it began the difficult process of finding someone who was capable of replacing Sparks. It wasn't an easy task finding that certain someone- Sparks had been Executive Director of the MPSSAA for 34 years, is a... Read More
July 29th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Janet Hardy Memorial Scholarship Fund
When Janet Hardy was killed in a car crash involving a drunk driver in 2003, her mother Deb wanted to do something which would honor her memory. Janet, who was 13 at the time, was a talented soccer player, and had played on the JV girls team at Perryville that fall. "The Janet Hardy Memorial Scholarship... Read More
July 20th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
South River Assistant Coach Up for Nationwide MLS Award
Marlyn Argueta, an assistant coach for the South River boys' varsity soccer team, has been nominated for the MLS WORKS Community MVP Contest. The Major League Soccer award is a nationwide process that looks for an individual who best uses soccer to make a difference in their community. Every club in the league has a... Read More
July 17th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Tim Small Named Head Coach of Williamsport Football
Tim Small has been promoted from assistant coach to head coach of the Williamsport varsity football team. Small, an alum of Williamsport, is excited to become the head coach of the Wildcats. "I have a natural affinity for the school and this community. I was raised here and am actually raising my own family in this... Read More
July 16th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Montgomery County Hires Four New Athletic Directors
Montgomery County has added a few new athletic directors for the upcoming school year. There will be four new athletic directors in the area: Tom Rogers at Walter Johnson, Walter Hardy at Kennedy, Keith Adams at Wheaton and Dan Feher at Springbrook. "There is a system wide hiring process for athletic directors," Jeff Sullivan, Athletics Specialist... Read More
July 15th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Gaithersburg Hires Eric Cava to Take Helm of Boys Soccer Program
Gaithersburg has added Eric Cava to their coaching staff, hiring the Annapolis native to be the head coach of their boys' soccer program. "I feel that Montgomery County has one of the strongest youth development soccer programs in the state," Cava said. "When the position opened at Gaithersburg, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to partake... Read More
July 14th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Albert Jones Returns to Meade
Summertime means lots of coaching changes at the high school sports levels. It's a constant carousel of coaches leaving, and new ones filling the open positions left behind. Meade High School in Anne Arundel County has just gone through that process, with Albert Jones being hired as the head football coach, filling the position left... Read More
July 14th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Frank Hood Hired as Next Baseball Coach for Arundel
When the opportunity arose for Frank Hood to be able to coach baseball at the school where he graduated from, whose community he lives in and where he already teaches, it was too good to turn down. Hood, who has led Southern-AA to the last two MPSSAA 2A state championships, is leaving the Bulldogs to... Read More
July 10th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Westminster Promotes Matt Study to Varsity Football Head Coach
When head coach Brad Wilson left the Westminster football program at the end of last season, athletic director Terry Molloy decided to promote from within, naming assistant coach Matt Study to the head coach of the varsity. "The transition has gone very smoothly, as I have been prepared by Coach Wilson for such a move," Study... Read More
June 26th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Urbana Hires Ann Eickelberg
Urbana High School in Frederick County has recently appointed Ann Eickelberg to coach their varsity girls lacrosse team. Eickelberg coached at St. James School in Hagerstown last year, leading the Saints to the IPSL championship. "It was an exciting season where the girls got a chance to grow as a program, as individuals, and as lacrosse... Read More
June 24th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Manchester Valley Girls Lacrosse Pulls Off Perfect Season
The Manchester Valley girls lacrosse team went unbeaten in 2015, finishing the season 19-0. The Mavericks finished their campaign with a 16-5 victory over Queen Anne's in the MPSSAA 2A/1A State Final, winning their second straight state championship. The other major highlight on the season for the Mavericks was beating Baltimore City private school powerhouse... Read More
June 24th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Team Pennsylvania Tops Team Maryland in Big 33 Classic
Team Pennsylvania beat Team Maryland, 20-3, in the 58th Big 33 Classic this past Saturday. The game was stopped at halftime due to severe thunderstorms in the Hershey, PA area, where the showcase was being held. "We struggled because we weren't firing on all cylinders quite yet," Team Maryland linebacker Amir Fenwick (Douglass-PG), who registered a... Read More
June 22nd, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Baltimore Sun Names All-Metro Teams
Earlier this week, the Baltimore Sun named their all-metro teams for the Baltimore-metro area. Many of the athletes selected were from CSZ's jurisdictions. For every spring sport, the Sun picks one player to be their player of the year. There were multiple player of the year selections who were from CSZ's jurisdictions, including Jordan Leon (Milford... Read More
June 19th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Big 33 Football Classic Preview
Maryland's best high school football seniors have been put together on an all-star team to play against Pennsylvania's best seniors in the Big 33 Classic. The game is scheduled to take place this Saturday at 7 PM at HersheyPark Stadium in Hershey, PA. The Maryland roster includes players from public and nonpublic schools. Many of... Read More
June 18th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Roger Dawson Surpasses 300 Career Wins
It was a special season at Brunswick High School for the baseball program. The Frederick County School won the MPSSAA 1A State Championship, capping off a season that saw the Railroaders go 23-2. Those 23 victories are the most for a single season in the history of the school, Frederick County and the entirety of... Read More
June 16th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Poolesville Football
The Poolesville High football team is looking to continue its string of successful seasons, despite having the added challenge of moving up a classification. The Falcons have finished three straight seasons with a 7-3 record at the 2A level and have sent multiple players to college programs, including five last year. Next season, Poolesville will be... Read More
June 15th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Washington Post Make All-Met Selections
The Washington Post announced their spring selections for their All-Met teams. The teams featured numerous athletes from CSZ's jurisdictions. For every sport, the Post selects one player to be their player of the year and have a first team selection. In some cases, they include a second team and an honorable mention distinction as well. Nicole Stockinger... Read More
June 15th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Arundel Softball
The softball team at Arundel High School in Anne Arundel County had a breakout 2015 campaign. After finishing 7-11-1 in 2014, the Wildcats put together one of the program's strongest seasons, finishing 18-5. It was a streaky season for Arundel. They jumped out to an 8-0 start before dropping four in a row. After that four... Read More
June 12th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Reservoir's Morris Drafted by Orioles
Cody Morris, who just graduated from Reservoir High School in Howard County, was drafted in the 32nd round by the Baltimore Orioles. The 6-foot-4, 200 pound pitcher was projected to be selected on the first day of the draft before he had to have Tommy John surgery late last month. Morris had one of the more... Read More
June 11th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Perry Hall Wrestling
The wrestling team at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County had a successful 2014-15 season. The Gators finished 21-2, improving on their 19-4 overall record from the previous season. Perry Hall also won the Baltimore County team title for the first time in 21 years, and won the Best of the Nest tournament, which... Read More
June 9th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Sherwood Softball Star Named Gatorade Maryland Softball Player of the Year
Nicole Stockinger, shortstop and center fielder for Sherwood High School, has been named the 2015 Gatorade Softball Player of the Year for the state of Maryland. The 5-foot-8 Stockinger put together a strong senior season for the Warriors, batting .610 with 41 RBI's, 39 runs, 19 walks while striking out only once. Stockinger also set the Maryland... Read More
June 5th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Kieran Garner
One of the top baseball players in the state of Maryland for the class of 2017 is Kieran Garner of River Hill. Garner made the River Hill varsity as a freshman, and has started his career off with two superb seasons for the Hawks. As a freshman, Garner finished with a 4-0 record, had 27 strikeouts... Read More
June 5th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Westminster Owls Volleyball
The Westminster Owls volleyball team is coming off one of the strongest seasons in the history of their program. The Owls finished with a 10-9 overall mark, with four of those wins coming in the MPSSAA playoffs. During that playoff run, Westminster topped the highest ranked team in their section, Towson. After the upset over... Read More
June 5th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Baltimore County All-Stars Win Battle of the Counties Baseball Tournament
The Baltimore County baseball squad won the four team all-star tournament called Battle of the Counties this past weekend. Baltimore finished first ahead of all-star squads from Howard, Anne Arundel and Montgomery Counties. Baltimore won their opening game against Montgomery 9-7. Brandon Frasier (Sparrows Point) led the way for Baltimore. Frasier smacked a triple, contributed... Read More
June 5th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Rich Holzer Leaves Meade
Rich Holzer's successful tenure at the helm of the Meade varsity football program has come to an end this week. Holzer, who amassed a 33-13 overall record and two regional titles in his four years at Meade, accepted the position of football head coach at Mount St. Joseph earlier this week. "I am proud of everything... Read More
June 5th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Catonsville Baseball
The future looks bright for Catonsville's baseball program. At the JV level, the Comets went undefeated and won the Baltimore County Division 1 title for the sixth straight season. At the varsity level, Catonsville finished 9-8. A young team that had four sophomore in their starting lineup, it is a mark Coach Rich Hambor is... Read More
June 5th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
ACCE Baseball
The baseball team from the Academy for College and Career Exploration (ACCE) put together another strong season on the diamond. The Eagles finished 12-3 and made it to the Baltimore City Championship game at Orioles Park at Camden Yards, where they lost to Digital Harbor 16-7. ACCE relied on a strong offense this season. The team... Read More
June 5th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
UCBAC Baseball All-Star Game
The Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference held an all-star game for baseball on May 26. The game featured players from every team in the league. The teams were separated into two teams for a North vs South contest. Th e North squad consisted of players from Rising Sun, North Harford, Patterson Mill, Perryville, Elkton,... Read More
June 5th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Southern Wins Second Consecutive 2A Baseball Title
Southern of Anne Arundel County repeated as 2A Baseball Champs, defeating Eastern Tech 6-1. The Bulldogs were led on the mound by ace Truman Thomas. Thomas struck out 10 Maverick hitters in six innings of work, walking three and allowing two hits. The one run he allowed was unearned from a pair of Southern errors. At... Read More
June 5th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Brunswick Claims 1A Baseball Crown
Andrew Wanger struck out 13 McDonough Rams batters in a complete game shutout to lead the Brunswick Railroaders to the Class 1A Baseball State Championship. The Railroaders won by a score of 4-0. Wanger allowed just four hits and did not walk a single batter throughout all seven innings. In four innings, he did not... Read More
June 5th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg
Gaithersbug Wins 4A Baseball Title
Gaithersburg defeated Severna Park 5-3 to win the MPSSAA 4A Baseball State Championship. It is the first baseball state championship in the program's history. Anthony Felitti overcame a rocky first couple innings to lead the Trojans on the mound. Felitti gave up six hits and allowed three walks in the first three innings, but... Read More
June 5th, 2015By: Wick Eisenberg

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