Tuesday, May 14, 2013
No. 1 Gaithersburg was eliminated in the regional quarterfinal by No. 9 Wootton. Quince Orchard's boys and girls lacrosse teams fall short in regional semis.
With a No. 1 seed comes lofty expectations, and unfortunately for the Gaithersburg High School varsity baseball team they were unable to be met. After a first-round bye to the 4A West region quarterfinals, the top-seeded Trojans were eliminated by No. 9 Wootton, 7-3. Gaithersburg squandered a potentially easier opportunity to advance through the regional bracket. Wootton will host No. 12 Northwest in the 4A West semifinals opposite No. 2 Bethesda Chevy Chase and No. 11 Churchill. Quince Orchard Lacrosse Falls to Northern Rival The Quince Orchard boys lacrosse season came to a close Monday, and it's bookended by losses to Urbana. After dropping a tight 7-6 affair in the season opener to Urbana, the Cougars again fell—this time on the road—…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Boy's and girl's lacrosse and softball teams from Gaithersburg area schools struggled in the first round of the state tournament.
State title dreams ended for a number of Gaithersburg area teams in the first round of their respective state tournaments. The boy's lacrosse, girl's lacrosse and softball teams from Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill high schools posted a combined 2-3 record in round one. Boy's Lacrosse No. 6 Gaithersburg High School was upset by No. 11 Thomas Johnson, 13-4. Thomas Johnson travels to Gaithersburg Friday to challenge No. 3 Quince Orchard at 7 p.m. The Cougars advanced to the regional quarterfinal with a first-round bye. No. 4 Watkins Mill hosts No. 5 Tuscarora Friday. Tuscarora defeated No. 12 Northwest 8-7 in the first round. Watkins Mill had a first-round bye. Girl's Lacrosse No. 10 Gaithersburg upset No. 7 Magruder, 22-15. …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Gaithersburg High School is the No. 1 seed in the 4A West region. Quince Orchard, and Watkins Mill (3A) also qualified.
They say to be the best, you have to beat the best, and in the Maryland state baseball tournament, the 4A West region goes through Gaithersburg. The Trojans earned the No. 1 overall seed in the bracket—released Wednesday by the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association—and nearby Quince Orchard High School is the No. 4 seed. Watkins Mill High School is the No. 11 seed in the 3A West division bracket. Gaithersburg secured a first-round bye and will face the winner of No. 8 Walter Johnson and No. 9 Wootton in the regional quarterfinals. Quince Orchard will face No. 13 Northwest in the 4A West region's first round, with the winner slated to challenge the winner of No. 5 Montgomery Blair and No. 12 Clarksburg. The full 4A Division…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The first round is slated to begin Thursday.
As Maryland state lacrosse tournament games get underway Wednesday, local varsity softball teams have to wait an extra day to kick off their 2013 run to the state championship. The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association announced the brackets Tuesday for its 2013 softball tournament, and a number of local schools are in the dance. 4A West Bracket The 4A division's West region hosts a majority of local teams, with two from the Gaithersburg area going head to head in round one: The full 4A bracket can be viewed here. 3A West Bracket The full 3A bracket can be viewed here. Add photos of your local softball team to the gallery and wish the girls from Gaithersburg, Northwest, Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill good luck in the …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The boy's and girl's varsity lacrosse teams from Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill high school's all qualified for the state tournament.
When the Maryland boy's and girl's state lacrosse tournaments get underway Wednesday, Gaithersburg area schools will be well represented in both tournaments. Both the boy's and girl's varsity teams from Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill high schools qualified for their respective tournaments, with four of the six teams earning a first-round bye. Boy's Bracket View the full boy's bracket here. Girl's Bracket View the full girl's bracket here. Add photos of your local lacrosse team to the gallery and wish the boys and girls from Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill good luck in the comments!
Monday, October 22, 2012
Six golfers from Gaithersburg-area high schools qualified for the 4A/3A MPSSAA golf semifinals, held Monday in College Park.
(Update, 10:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22): Three of six Gaithersburg-area high school golfers participating in Monday's state semifinal round have qualified for Wednesday's championship. Quince Orchard's Jun Ahn (77), Ryan Leavy (80) and Jared Swick (80) made Monday's cut. Gaithersburg's Peter Galvin (96) and Quince Orchard's Michael Bushman (87) and Colton Christenson (84) were eliminated. (Original Post, 11:43 a.m., Monday, Oct. 22): Six Gaithersburg golfers teed off Monday morning with hopes of qualifying for the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association's state championship round on Wednesday. Gaithersburg High School's Peter Galvin and Quince Orchard's Jun Ahn, Michael Bushman, Colton Christenson, Ryan Leavy and Jared Swick …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Testimony will be considered as part of a report to Maryland's State Board of Education.
Update, Nov. 1, 2012: The Maryland State Department of Education’s Traumatic Brain Injury/Sports Related Concussion Task Force's public hearing on traumatic brain injuries and concussions among interscholastic athletes in Maryland public schools has been rescheduled, the State Department of Education announced Wednesday. The hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 5 in the state school board meeting room at 200 W. Baltimore St., in Baltimore. The rescheduling of the hearing, which was originally set for Monday, Oct. 29, is due to Hurricane Sandy. Original post, Oct. 17, 2012: As football season brings the dangers of head injuries into sharper focus, the Maryland State Department of Education announced plans Tuesday to hold a …
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 …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Gaithersburg High School's varsity baseball and softball games for Monday have been postponed along with Quince Orchard's varsity baseball game.
Monday's steady rain has prevented some county sporting events from getting underway. Gaithersburg High School's varsity baseball and safeball games have been postponed, along with Quince Orchard's varsity baseball game. The Trojans' No. 9-ranked baseball team was set to face No. 1 Whitman at 6 p.m. in Bethesda. The school's No. 4-ranked softball team was also preparing for Whitman, the No. 5 seed, at Gaithersburg at 4 p.m. QO's No. 2-ranked baseball team was set to host No. 7 Churchill at 4 p.m. All games have been tentatively rescheduled for Tuesday, May 15 at the same time and location, pending weather. At the time of this post, QO's top-ranked girl's lacrosse team was yet to find out if its 5:15 p.m. game against No. 4 Howard is …