Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association is launching a new initiative to teach parents, coaches and students the ins and outs of college athletics.
The state's governing body of high school athletics is striving to make the transition to college easier on student-athletes. The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association has put together a program to help families and schools better understand the process of college recruiting and eligibility. The service is provided through The Recruiting Education Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization. "We are happy to provide this informational program to our student-athletes and their families at no cost," MPSSAA Executive Director Ned Sparks said in a news release. "We highly encourage anyone who has aspirations of playing sports in college to watch this webinar. It is an outstanding first step in properly educating parents and …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Bringing more than two decades of combined playing and coaching experience to the table, Kyle Locke is set to take over school’s boys basketball program.
Looking to get its boys basketball team back on the winning track, Franklin High School’s athletic department announced this week that they’ve selected the man to lead them in that direction. Coppin State University alumnus Kyle Locke, whose career resume includes 15 years of coaching experience along with a prestigious collegiate and prep career, will pilot the Indians boys hoops program in the 2012-13 season. The 38-year-old takes over for previous head coach Kieran O’Connell, who—after five years at the helm—stepped down to pursue an administrative position, Franklin athletic director Rich Reed said. “We’re looking for coach Locke to get the boys program back in the right direction and rejuvenate excitement for winter sports,” Reed said…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Titans top Havre de Grace, Eagles knock off Lake Clifton to advance in postseason.
As an assistant coach on last year’s squad, New Town’s Gena Young remembers the anguish of last season’s first round playoff knockout at the hands of Patterson Mill. Handed the reigns as the head coach this year, Young is proud to say her girls won’t be one-and-done in 2012. Tuesday night, behind a quick start and a pressuring defense, the second seeded Titans cruised past Havre de Grace, 64-18, to move on into the Class 1A North semifinals. New Town will host the winner of Pikesville and Friendship Academy of Science and Technology. “It’s a wonderful feeling. Last year we were out. It was frustrating. [This year] it’s not a one-and-done,” Young said. “Our defensive pressure was much better, and we did a much better job making of layups…
Monday, February 27, 2012
Owings Mills wrestlers captured five of the 14 individual titles up for grabs in the 1A/2A North region tournament this weekend.
Suiting up in the friendly confines of its own gym, Owings Mills placed wrestlers in the top five of all 14 weight classes, including five individual champions, at the 1A/2A North Regional Championships on Saturday. Jacob Rendelman (106), Zach Shapiro (132), Adriene Hazel (138), Taran Carr (160) and Russelle Barnes (220) all took home titles for the Eagles who also boasted four runner-ups in the meet. Hazel, a senior, pinned Pikesville junior Travon Wright, who was an unbeaten 31-0 going into the championship match. The meet featured wrestlers from 21 different schools from Baltimore County and Baltimore city. Sparrows Point was next in line with three champions, including James Krug (182) and Teddy Cadd (152) who topped Eagles wrestlers …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
MPSSAA revealed the tournament pairings for boys and girls action on Sunday.
For the first time since New Town fielded a varsity basketball squad in 2005, the Titans boys won’t have to worry about facing off against Owings Mills in their regional bracket. After knocking off New Town in heartbreaking fashion last March, the Eagles moved up from Class 1A to Class 2A this year. However, if the second-seeded Titans (17-6) plan on making their first trip to College Park for states since they won it all back in 2007, a likely rematch on the road against top seeded Western Tech will be the true test standing in their way. The Wolverines topped New Town 60-57 back in December. The Titans face No. 7 Perryville in the 1A North quarterfinals Tuesday, February 28 and would advance to play the winner of Bohemia Manor and …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Owings Mills takes home its third consecutive Baltimore County title.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Here the end of the year standings for boys and girls basketball and wrestling.
Boys Basketball Although neither Owings Mills nor New Town will be competing in the Baltimore County Championship this year (the Eagles fell to Milford Mill in last year’s title game), both squads turned in impressive regular seasons. Owings Mills (8-2) and New Town (7-2) finished second and third, respectively, in the 2A/1A division and each could have competed for a county crown if not for the unbeaten divisional record turned in by Randallstown. Girls Basketball The Titans girls suffered a fate similar to that of their male counterparts at New Town and Owings Mills. The Titans (9-1) finished second in their division, just getting edged out by the perfect 10-0 season put together by Western Tech. Owings Mills performed admirably in its …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The Eagles will host Regional Dual Meeting Championships later this month.
The Owings Mills High School wrestling team will host two regional tournaments this month, after completing an undefeated season against Baltimore County competition. The Eagles will host the Regional Dual Meeting Championships on Feb. 8, the school's athletics newsletter said. Owings Mills will also host the 1A/2A North Regional Wrestling Championships from Feb. 24-25. The tournament determines which wrestlers qualify for the state championships. Read more in the attached newsletter. Follow Owings Mills Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Roman Braglio officially committed to play football at the University of Maryland Wednesday.
Roman Braglio, a McDonogh School defensive lineman, signed a National Letter of Intent Wednesday and will play football at the University of Maryland. Braglio, who verbally committed to Maryland in the spring, will attend on a full football scholarship. Braglio also received an offer from West Virginia University, according to ESPN. The defensive lineman is rated a three star recruit by ESPN.
Shawheem Dowdy may play defense for the Division I-AA school in Louisiana.
As Dari-Lee Barnes began to co-sign a National Letter of Intent for her son to play football at Grambling State University, the pen New Town quarterback Shawheem Dowdy used moments earlier abruptly ran out of ink. “Uh oh,” said Dowdy, playfully pretending to be worried. “Do we have a back-up pen?” Brief technical malfunctions weren’t about to bring Dowdy down on a morning that otherwise could not have gone much better for Dowdy and his mother. After three-and-a-half years of hard work at New Town High School—both in the classroom and on the football field—Dowdy agreed to attend Division I-AA Grambling State in the fall, on a full football scholarship. “The first thing that comes to mind is no tuition,” said Barnes, who couldn’t help but …