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B-CC girls’ basketball defeats Kennedy for CKA Tournament championship

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Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School's Sophia James (#22) shoots over John F. Kennedy High School's Daiyana Ayala (#5) in the CKA SAVE Project 2017 Holiday Tournament Final played at Howard Community College Wednesday December 27, 2017. PHOTO BY GEORGE SMITHB-CC Barons' Sophia James (#22) shoots over Kennedy Cavaliers' Daiyana Ayala (#5) in the CKA Holiday Tournament. PHOTO BY GEORGE SMITH  COLUMBIA — From the opening tip to the final whistle of CKA SAVE Project 2017 Holiday Tournament championship game on Wednesday at Howard Community College, the Bethesda Chevy-Chase Barons girls’ basketball team dominated the Kennedy Cavaliers, whom they defeated by a score of 67-31.

The game’s result was clear from the beginning of the game, as B-CC began the methodical process of building their lead in the first quarter, with an 11-2 run in the first four minutes of the game. The Lady Barons never looked back as they continued to build their advantage, and by the end of the first quarter, they increased their lead to 20-7.

Kennedy narrowed its deficit to five points during the second quarter when B-CC rested its starters, but Kennedy’s efforts were fruitless as B-CC held a 33-15 lead at the half.

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B-CC boys b-ball team holds on to defeat Bullis, 58-53

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Bullis Guard Nendah Tarke uses the glass to avoid a block attempt by B-CC's Elijah Wood. PHOTO BY MIKE CLARKBullis' Nendah Tarke uses the glass to avoid a block attempt by B-CC's Elijah Wood. PHOTO BY MIKE CLARK  POTOMAC — In a Friday night public/private boys basketball matchup between two of Montgomery County’s better teams, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons held on late to defeat the Bullis School’s Bulldogs 58-53.

Both sides were without a star player in this game. Bullis’ leading scorer Vado Morse missed the game with a leg injury, while B-CC center Gordon Gibson was out for this game dealing with a shoulder injury.

It was clear right from the start that Bullis’ squad was not its’ usual self without Morse, while B-CC was able to better accommodate for Gibson’s absence.

“I knew I really had to step up on the boards, because missing our six-foot, eight-inch big fellow there in the middle is going to hurt if no one else is going in and rebounding,” B-CC forward Miles English said of Gibson’s absence for the lineup. “Before the game, we really put an emphasis on rebounding, and I think we did a good job.”

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Gaithersburg Trojans vanquish B-CC Barons, 76-57

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Jao3 EditJao Ituka makes a break down the floor after stealing the ball from B-CC's Miles English resulting in a dunk for two points by Ituka. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  GAITHERSBURG — Standout freshmen Jao Ituka and Jordan Hawkins combined for 41 points Friday night to lead the Gaithersburg Trojans to a 76-57 home victory over Bethesda-Chevy Chase.

Ituka, Gaithersburg’s leading scorer, finished with a season-high 24 points and Hawkins added 17 points, a season high for him as well.

Meanwhile, Kevin Neal, a talented senior guard, finished with 16 points to help lift the Trojans to a 4-0 record with wins over Wheaton, Rockville and Northwood in addition to B-CC.

“Kevin is the most under-looked senior in the county in my opinion,” said Gaithersburg head coach Jeff Holda. “He’s ridiculously talented.”

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Montgomery County’s high school wrestling preview

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Colonels’ C.J. Cramma aims for elusive state title, while Damascus goes for another team crown 

Magruder’s C.J. Cramma need no further inspiration than his past two meetings with Parkdale of Prince George’s County’s 4A-3A runner-up Axel Giron, who defeated the Colonels’ wrestler, 6-3, in last year’s 113-pound state semifinals, and, in triple-overtime at a summer wrestling camp at Landon High.

Giron lost his state title bout, 3-2, to repeat winner Brent Lorin of Harford County’s Bel Air, a junior like Giron, who has yet to lose a high school bout.

“We were tied 3-3 at states and Giron got back points,” said Cramma, who went 4-1 at states with two pins, a technical fall and a 9-5 decision to end the year with a mark of 41-6. “At Landon, we were tied 4-4 but went into triple-overtime and I lost on the ultimate ride-out.”

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Rucker leads Springbrook Blue Devils to victory over B-CC Barons, 82-72

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B CC Barons vs. Springbrook Blue Devils 12 8 17Springbrook's Xavier Harris and B-CC's Elijah Wood and Camilo Bascolo battle for the boards.   PHOTO BY MIKE CLARK  SILVER SPRING — In a varsity boys basketball showdown between the Springbrook Blue Devils and Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons, the top two teams in Montgomery County, Springbrook forward Cam Rucker stepped up to lead his team to a 82-72 win.

The Blue Devils started fast with Springbrook point guard and Quinnipiac commit Matthew Balanc in the game in the first quarter, during which he earned his first technical foul for an altercation with Barons forward Miles English. “He was frustrated,” Springbrook head coach Darnell Meyers said of Balanc’s foul. “He learned from this mistake, he’ll grow and get better from it.”

The tenacious Springbrook defense forced turnover after turnover, and capitalized on the offensive end. With the exception of English, B-CC struggled on the offensive end in the first quarter, and trailed Springbrook 25-13 as the game headed to the second quarter.

In the second quarter with B-CC behind seven points, Kevin McAuliffe, tried to make a run and come back for the Barons. However, just like in the first quarter, turnovers killed B-CC’s momentum, and the Blue Devils answered any Barons run with a run of their own to build the lead back up. Balanc was called for a second technical for hanging on the rim early in the second quarter, which led to his being ejected from the game. However, Springbrook still led 39-30 at halftime.

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Bethesda-Chevy Chase defeats Severna Park to win boys soccer state title

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B CC Barons vs. Severna Park Falcons

BALTIMORE – The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons boys soccer team defeated the Severna Park Falcons Saturday evening at Loyola University's Ridley Athletic Complex with the final score 1-0, as a last-minute goal by senior forward Liam Brocker gave the Barons their first Maryland 4A championship in ten years.

The game-winning goal came three minutes after a heart-stopping moment for the Barons, when it had looked like Severna Park senior midfielder Keaton Bathras had scored, breaking the 0-0 stalemate that had prevailed for the previous 77 minutes.

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B-CC defeat Sherwood 1-0 to advance to state final

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B CC Barons vs. Sherwood WarriorsUPPER MARLBORO — The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons boys soccer team advanced to the Maryland state championship came on Saturday by defeating Sherwood Warriors 1-0 in a semifinal match held at Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School.

Following a scoreless first half, the Barons scored once in the second half and held on to secure their narrow victory.

“My boys played with a lot of heart today, discipline but everything else heart and love of each other,” said B-CC coach Gui Melendez. “That’s why we won, that simple.”

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WJ makes state record in cross country, MoCo runners sweep 4A individual titles

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Green NakasakaSeen here in earlier races, Abbey Green led the WJ Lady Wildcats to a fifth state championship win while Adam Nakasaka repeated his winning performance from last week’s regionals to lead the B-CC Barons to a fourth-place finish. FILE PHOTOS

A Montgomery County cross country team made a new state record and three county athletes finished their high school careers as state champions in the 5-kilometer run Saturday.

The Walter Johnson High School girls cross country team overcame the loss of two top runners (who were both injured before Saturday’s meet) to win their fifth consecutive state championship – a state record according to the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association.

WJ head coach Tom Martin told the Sentinel that during a Friday night team meeting, he warned the healthy portion of his squad that they would have to run faster to win the race. But his team rose to the occasion, as the Lady Wildcats’ score of 83 points was sufficient to claim the state 4A crown.

Walter Johnson senior Janet Scott said she and her teammates each had to put in extra effort during their races to get the win.

“It’s been a lot of challenges, but it’s been a lot of us coming together and working really hard,” she said.

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B-CC boys soccer wins region with 3-0 victory over G’burg

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B CC Barons vs. Gburg TrojansROCKVILLE — The third seeded Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons boys soccer team advanced to the state semifinals Wednesday night at Richard Montgomery High School as they defeated the Gaithersburg Trojans 3-0.

Early on in the game, Gaithersburg controlled the pace of play. It was the Trojans who had the bulk of the early opportunities to score. However, each and every time that Gaithersburg launched an attack, the Barons defense stifled it.

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B-CC Barons defeat Churchill 2-0, advance to soccer regional finals

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B CC Barons vs. Churchill BulldogsROCKVILLE — The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons defeated the Churchill Bulldogs 2-0 in the third round of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association’s boys varsity soccer playoffs Friday evening at Thomas S. Wootton High School.

Battling for a place in the regional finals, the Barons took control with a goal early in the first half. As the Bulldogs searched for a way back into the match, the Barons doubled their lead in the second half to secure the victory to progress to the regional final.

“My boys came out hungry, came out disciplined, and they had a will that said ‘we’re not going to lose tonight,” said B-CC head coach Gui Melendez.

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