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County athletes set new school and personal records

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xViking Invitational 4Jamarcus Plato of Northwood crosses the finish line in first place with a personal best of 39.89.      PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  

BETHESDA – A Springbrook High School boys relay team replaced a 40-year-old school record as well as the meet record while other county athletes beat their personal best times during day one of the Viking Invitational Friday.

The Springbrook boys team finished first in the 4x100m relay Elite with a time of 42.83 seconds, a new school record, at the meet at Walter Johnson High School, hosted by WJ and Walt Whitman High.

John F. Kennedy’s team finished second in the boys 4x100m relay with a time of 43.03 seconds, followed by Richard Montgomery’s team earning a 44.03 second-time, finishing in third place.

Springbrook Blue Devils head coach Bryan Steele said the previous automatically-timed school record was from 2016, 43.74 seconds. However, the school record board on the wall at Springbrook indicated a relay team finished the 4x100m relay in 43 seconds flat in 1977, and the Blue Devils beat that time Friday.

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Blake runs through Kennedy in girls lacrosse

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SILVER SPRING—The Bengal Tiger may be endangered in the wild, but the Blake Bengals faced little danger as they carried a lead for the entire match against the Kennedy Cavaliers in a 14-4 win.

It was a resounding victory for a Bengal team that dominated the entire match and took advantage of a porous Cavalier defense. It used its speedy breakaways to get past defenders and either shoot from up close or pass to a teammate up close to cherry-pick.

However, the Bengals faced one threat: Kennedy junior midfielder Lina Randrianarivelo, as she ran through defenders to complete her hat trick.

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Mustamu leads Kennedy to victory over Poolesville, 77-33

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Kennedy v. PoolesvilleGoing for a layup, Kennedy's Jonathan Mustamu scored a game-high of 21 points, leading his team to victory. PHOTO BY M. MCKAY POETKER  

SILVER SPRING – Kennedy senior guard Jonathan Mustamu scored a game-high 21 points Friday to lead the Cavaliers to a 77-33 victory over Poolesville on Senior Night.

“It’s always good to win especially on Senior Night,” Mustamu said afterward.

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The Cavaliers have playoffs on their minds

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Bullis v. Sidwell FriendsKennedy’s Elyas Bisle skies down the lane for a layup. The Cavaliers went on to win easily, 90-67. PHOTO BY MCKAY POETKER  

SILVER SPRING – The Kennedy varsity boys’ basketball team is gearing up for the playoffs.

The second-seeded Cavaliers (18-3) are using their last few regular season games to iron out any issues and ride into the playoffs with as much momentum as possible.

Tuesday’s game against Clarksburg (10-11) was no different. The Cavaliers overcame a slow start to throttle the Coyotes, 90-67.

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Kennedy Cavaliers smoke Northwood 82-46

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SILVER SPRING — The Kennedy Cavaliers boys’ basketball team (15-1) powered past by the Northwood Gladiators (2-14), 82-46, on the evening of Friday, Jan. 27 in a game filled with superb offensive and defensive production from the Cavaliers squad.

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Kennedy stays undefeated after defeating Sherwood

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SANDY SPRING – The Kennedy Cavaliers toppled the Sherwood Warriors, 76-68, in boys’ varsity basketball to stay undefeated, moving to eight games without a loss.

It was no easy feat, however: The Warriors never let down, and junior shooting guard Davis Long annoyed the Cavaliers as he bombed precise three-pointers all game long.

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Boy cagers face challenges as hoop season begins

Seneca Valley came within a game of playing for a Maryland 3A state title last season but the Germantown public school has one of the county’s top returning players in senior guard Brandon Simpson.
A four-year varsity performer, Simpson averaged 13 points per game last season in leading the Screaming Eagles to a 3A state semifinal appearance.
Quince Orchard boasts perhaps the county’s top returning backcourt in seniors Johnny Fierstein and Matt Kelly who combined to average nearly 40 points per game last season.

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Wheaton wins rainy homecoming game against Kennedy, 21-6

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SILVER SPRING – The Wheaton varsity football team broke its three game losing streak during a rain-soaked homecoming Saturday, defeating winless Kennedy at Blair Stadium, 21-6.

Both teams struggled to hold onto the slippery ball as the steady rain saturated the field.

Kennedy’s six turnovers allowed the Knights (3-3) to recover from their own mistakes and start to pull away at the end of the third quarter. 

“The boys at Kennedy are having a hard time learning how to win,” said Cavaliers Head Coach Dan Makosy. “They hang in there the whole time and then they lose it in the end. They don’t know how to finish.”

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