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Churchill boys basketball team beats Watkins Mill on the road

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CN9A3276aChurchill senior Martin Geenan (44) takes it to the basket after a fast break as Watkins Mill senior Markel Grant (1) tries to defend. PHOTO BY GEORGE SMITH  MONTGOMERY VILLAGE — Former Good Counsel assistant David Blumenthal picked up his first victory as head coach of the Churchill Bulldogs varsity boys basketball team Monday in the Bulldogs’ 56-26 road win over the Watkins Mill Wolverines.

“Anytime you can get a road win it’s huge,” said Blumenthal.

Churchill senior Jake Ruben scored a game-high 13 points as the Bulldogs improved to 1-1.

“Ruben is definitely a guy that we look to off the bench as a huge spark,” said Blumenthal. “He comes in, he’s full of energy, he’s all over the court and the kid can shoot so he comes in and he gets space and he hits that three, it seems to get everybody up. They start to steamroll once he hits one or two so he stepped up big.”

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Despite shaky start, Churchill defeats Watkins Mill in girls basketball, 53-27

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Churchill Bulldogs vs. Watkins Mill WolverinesPOTOMAC — It was an interesting turn of events to see the Churchill Bulldogs win Monday night, 53-27, against the Watkins Mill Wolverines in girls basketball, given the Bulldogs’ shaky start to the game.

The Bulldogs are now 3-0, while the Wolverines have yet to earn their first win.

The result was made even more interesting when it was found out that the Bulldogs squad is made up of almost all underclassmen, with the exception of senior guard Abby Mazer and junior forward Kamryn Testa. Meanwhile the Wolverines had a healthy mix of different age groups.

The first quarter showed a Wolverines squad that was in sync and in control, as they drained bucket after bucket to come ahead 11-8 by the end of the first quarter.

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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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Northwest Jags keep Watkins Mill Wolverines at bay, winning 59-52

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Northwest Jaguars vs. Watkins Mill WolverinesGERMANTOWN — The Northwest Jaguars had their work cut out for them as they eked out a 59-52 victory against the Watkins Mills Wolverines Friday night.

The Jaguars held the lead for most of the game as the Wolverines stayed close behind, at one point tying it up. But the Wolverines could never muster enough momentum to score enough and overcome the Jaguars.

Inopportune fouls and inaccurate shots held back the Wolverines, but what hurt the most were the missed free throw shots.

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Watkins Mill Wolverines stun Blake Bengals 20-13

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WM Wolverines vs. Blake BengalsSILVER SPRING — The Watkins Mill Wolverines knew just what they needed to do: come into Bengal Field Friday, ruin Blake’s Senior Night, close out the regular season with a win and hope for a playoff berth.

Mission accomplished.

The scrappy Wolverines took advantage of a stalled Blake offense and sent the Bengals into the postseason with a 20-13 loss.

In fact, the Blake offense didn’t score until the third quarter as the Watkins Mill defense forced a first half shutout.

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Poolesville Falcons beat Watkins Mill Wolverines in OT

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Poolesville vs. Watkins Mill

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE – Poolesville spoiled Watkins Mill’s homecoming Friday night and avenged last year’s loss in the process.

After suffering a one-point loss to the Watkins Mill Wolverines last season, the Poolesville Falcons had revenge on their minds.

Poolesville quarterback Ethan Gaddis connected with running back Connell Oberman on a short touchdown pass in overtime to lift the Falcons to a 48-41 victory over the Wolverines.

On the ensuing possession, Poolesville linebacker Colin Hemingway sacked Watkins Mill quarterback Markel Grant on third down but the Wolverines missed a scoring opportunity when Kaden Prather was stopped short of the end zone after catching Grant’s pass on fourth down.

“Last year was a bad loss,” said Hemingway, who led the Poolesville defense with 9.5 tackles including two tackles for a loss and a pair of sacks. “It’s a huge win to beat them this year.”

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Former All-Sentinel player makes WNBA history

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Lanay Montgomery made history in Montgomery County last week when the former All-Sentinel player was selected 30th overall in the third round by the Seattle Storm in the 2017 WNBA Draft.

Not only did the West Virginia University senior become the first Holy Cross graduate ever selected in the WNBA Draft but the 6-foot-5 center was also the first former Watkins Mill player ever picked in the draft.

On top of that, Montgomery also became the first player from Milton Kimbrough’s Germantown Lady Panthers AAU program ever selected in the WNBA Draft.

“It is truly an honor to have my name called at the WNBA Draft,” said Montgomery. “I started playing basketball my freshman year of high school; and now to be drafted is an amazing feeling. It shows the hard work and dedication I’ve put into this game. I’d like to say thank you to my dad Robert Montgomery for introducing me to the game and my AAU coach Milton Kimbrough for working with me and teaching me the game.”

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Northwest cruises to eighth LAX victory

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NW vs. WM LAX 1Watkins Mill’s Hezekiah Likekele (25) faces off against Northwest’s Cole Notari (7).        PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  

GAITHERSBURG – The Northwest boys varsity lacrosse team continued its history-making season Tuesday when it defeated the visiting Watkins Mill Wolverines by a score of 15-6 to improve to 8-1.

The win extended the best record the Jaguars have ever boasted in school history.

The 1-4 Wolverines fought valiantly in the penalty-laden bout, but the Northwest attackmen took nearly twice as many shots at the net as Watkins Mill did.

The extra effort paid off for Jaguars senior attackman Cole Notari, who registered a game-high four goals.

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Rule change will affect athlete’s religious freedom

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MONTGOMERY VILLAGE – The rule that forced Watkins Mill junior basketball player Je’Nan Hayes to sit out the Wolverines’ postseason game at Oxon Hill last month has been changed.

The 16-year-old Muslim wears a hijab because of her religion and had worn the garment all season long without opposition from game officials.

However, Hayes, a reserve who had already played in 24 games, could not participate in Watkins Mill’s regional championship contest against the Clippers on March 3 due to a rule that requires a state-approved waiver for religious garments.

“The rule is not clear as to what specific headgear should be worn or not be worn,” said Hayes.

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Watkins Mill takes Blake in overtime thriller

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Watkins Mill vs. BlakeRodney Opoku-Amankwah with a layup as Watkins Mill tops Blake, 83-72.             PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  

SILVER SPRING – It was a story of redemption and loss in boy’s basketball Tuesday night when the Watkins Mill Wolverines went to the home of the Blake Bengals and won, 83-72, in overtime.

The game was unpredictable and showed the volatility of sports, as the match started with a dominant performance by the Wolverines but dragged into one period of overtime, where the visitors dominated once more for the win.

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