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.”


MoCo fans mourn the loss of two local sporting greats

We lost two individuals with deep roots in Montgomery County athletics during the past two months, a former athlete, and an alum and coach.
Eric Nichols, the popular Gaithersburg quarterback who guided the Trojans to their first state championship in 1986, died in August at the age of 48.
Nichols was also the DC Touchdown Club’s Maryland High School Player of the Year in 1986 and led Maryland to a victory over Pennsylvania in the 1987 Big 33 All-Star football game.
Maryland’s 26-22 victory over Pennsylvania at Hersheypark Stadium marked the first time in history that a team from Maryland had beaten Pennsylvania in that game.
“That was one of the baddest quarterbacks I’ve ever seen in this area,” said former Seneca Valley standout Wayne Turner, “[He’s in the] top ten.”


Paint Branch clinches 4A North division title with 22-20 win over Sherwood

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PB Panthers vs. Sherwood WarriorsOLNEY — The 4A North division championship title was on the line Friday at Caruso Memorial Field when the Paint Branch Panthers clashed with the Sherwood Warriors on Sherwood’s Senior Night.

Both teams entered the game with a 6-1 record. The Panthers hoped to avoid a repeat of last year’s game when Sherwood orchestrated a fourth quarter comeback and yanked the win away from Paint Branch.

This year, however, the Panthers knew that the fourth quarter push was coming and seized the division title by holding off the Warriors, 22-20.


Sherwood’s second half shutout leads to 42-18 victory over RM

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Sherwood Warriors helmet logoSANDY SPRING – The Sherwood Warriors varsity football team orchestrated a second half defensive shutout to put away the Richard Montgomery Rockets 42-18 Friday at Caruso Memorial Stadium.

The Sherwood offense fired on all cylinders as senior receiver Aubrey Hobbs registered three touchdowns and 87 yards in the first half alone. Senior Michael Mbony, an Army commit, continued to prove that he is a dual-threat quarterback by passing for 350 yards and making plays with his legs, including a six-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.


New student board member lays out education agenda

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MoCo BOEThe new student member of the Board of Education laid out his plans for his term in office to tackle some of the major issues facing Montgomery County’s school system.

“It really is humbling to have the trust and support of so many amazing students and the scope of this job does not escape me but I’m going to work every day to make sure that I make our students proud,” said 17-year-old Matthew Post, a rising senior at Sherwood High School in Olney, whom middle school and high school students elected to the position April 26 and began his term July 1.

Post, who previously served as the as the vice-president of the Montgomery County Regional Student Government Association, is the first to hold the position from his school. He said his priorities are closing the achievement gap, destigmatizing mental health issues and expanding career training programs.


Sherwood farming project plants students in the soil

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farm pictureStudents work on a Sherwood High School garden. PHOTO BY CAROLYN KOMATSOULIS  SANDY SPRING — Tucked away on the grounds of Sherwood High School, lies a 1/3-acre farm surrounded by dense tree cover. There, science teacher Jill Coutts uses what used to be a failed tree nursery to teach students how to grow food, and connect with nature,

“I think connecting with the soil is important for kids,” Coutts said, “our students need to go outside and grow things because it is very satisfying.” 

So What Else, a local charity focused on providing after-school programming for underserved kids, partnered with Sherwood to help organize the horticulture program.

“This is an experimental garden, where we are looking for long-term food solutions,” said Eric Lewis, a youth educator from So What Else.

The resource-heavy nature of modern food production is one problem that Lewis and the other volunteers are trying to solve. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, food production uses up 10 percent of the energy budget, accounts for 50 percent of land use, and 80 percent of the freshwater consumption in the United States.


Chillious named assistant coach at UConn

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xChillious picRaphael Chillious. COURTESY PHOTO  

Olney native Raphael Chillious has been named associate head coach of the University of Connecticut men’s basketball program.

Chillious, a Sherwood graduate, has served as an assistant coach at the University of Washington for seven of the past eight seasons and was promoted to associate head coach at UW last year. He replaces longtime UConn assistant Glenn Miller, who was recently let go.

“We are very fortunate to be able to add Raphael Chillious to our coaching staff,” said UConn head coach Kevin Ollie. “He is a high-level recruiter, but that is far from the only thing he brings to us. He has been involved in many aspects of the college game and has so much experience – he’s been a coach for a long time, he’s worked with Nike … I love his energy, his developmental skills and his knowledge of the game, offensively and defensively. Wherever he’s been, he’s created a culture that is a winning culture.”


Flowers hires Sherwood Alum

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A graduate of Montgomery County Public Schools has been named the new head football coach at a public school in Prince George’s County.

Dameon Powell, a former standout at Sherwood, has accepted the head coaching position at Charles Herbert Flowers High School in Springdale.


Davis Long lives up to his name: hits 'em LONG!

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DSC 1548Davis Long won the three-point competition during the Annual Capital Classic at Catholic University. PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTHWASHINGTON – Sherwood sophomore Davis Long took home top honors in the DMV 3 Point Shootout during halftime of the 43rd Annual Capital Classic on April 28th at Catholic University’s Dufour Center.

The 6-foot-2 guard had to beat out Churchill senior Jonathan Wilson and St. Andrew’s junior Dominic Doyle in order to take home the first place trophy.

“It feels good,” said Long. “I put a lot of practice and time into this competition because it means a lot.”

The skills competition featured three players from Montgomery County all vying for the top prize.

“It was very friendly but at the same time it was competitive,” said Long. “Everyone was trying to win.”


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What’s in the water over at Sherwood High School?

Are they feeding the student-athletes some sort of high octane fuel?

Obviously I’m joking about the fuel but there’s something going on at Sherwood that has sparked a string of success on the Sandy Spring public school’s athletic fields.

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