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MoCo athletes win state titles in track and field at championship meets

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BALTIMORE – Montgomery County Public Schools athletes earned multiple titles in track and field at the State Championship Meets at Morgan State University Friday.

Walter Johnson junior Abbey Green (10:46 minutes) beat her long-time distance rival Annapolis High School senior Maria Coffin (10:56 minutes) to become state champion.

It was her second track and field state title, her first for the outdoor season. Green said she and Coffin became friends during the last few years as they competed in track and field and in cross country.
Poolesville sophomore Nandini Satsangi came in first place in the 3A 3200m race (11:07). Satsangi held the second-place spot for most of the race, and then she led the final two laps. Her legs suddenly gave out a couple of feet from the finish line and she fell, but she won the race by finishing a few seconds ahead of Northern-Calvert junior Abby Sweeney (11:12).

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Widenhofer’s frozen rope leads Poolesville over B-CC 4-2

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xBCC vs Poolesville 3Poolesville’s Zach Widenhofer (12) gets a base hit. He would later hit a three-run homer that helped Poolesville win the game. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  

POOLESVILLE – Poolesville Falcons junior first baseman Zach Widenhofer stole the show with his three-run sixth inning home run to lead the Falcons varsity baseball team (12-2) to a 4-2 win over the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons (10-7) at Poolesville High School on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

Falcons head coach Steve Orsini explained that hit one could not script, saying, “No … that would be the ‘Casey At Bat’…. I was saying go over, go over. That kid was back there. That was a shot. He got all of it that time.”

Widenhofer believed it might be the biggest hit of his career, saying, “It might be…. That was my first home run.”

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Penn relays bring out the best in high school athletes

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Bullis track teamMembers of the Bullis 4x400m relay teams pose with their coveted "Penn wheel" after winning their race at Penn Relays. Left to right: Ashton Allen, Jalen Hill, Eric Allen and Austin Allen. COURTESY PHOTOAthletes from the Bullis School and from Poolesville and Richard Montgomery high schools ran against hundreds of top U.S. and international high school athletes and finished first, second or third in the country.

Girls from the Bullis School (45.87 seconds) took second place overall for the small school girls 4 x 100m relay, sandwiched between two teams from Jamaica: Hydel (45.52 seconds) took first place and St. Jago finished six-hundredths of a second behind the Lady Bulldogs for third (45.93 seconds).

The top eight times of the small school and large school relays qualify for the Championship of America races, and the Lady Bulldogs were in the top eight.

“They actually made it back to the Championship in America, and they ended up running the fastest time of any American team,” head coach Joe Lee said. “I was very proud of them and proud of the way they compete.”

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MoCo wrestlers learn value of hard work and discipline at USMC wrestling clinic

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xWrestling Clinic 1 - Sgt. Cameron McNeill U.S. Marine Sgt. Cameron McNeill from the Rockville Recruiting Substation speaks to the athletes at the USMC Sports Leadership Academy Wrestling Clinic at Magruder High School. PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH  

C.J. Cramma was Magruder’s best wrestler this past winter, but the Colonels’ junior lost more than he won against a visitor to his home gymnasium during a clinic on April Fools’ Day.

Competing at 113 pounds, Cramma won county and regional crowns and finished third at the Class 4A-3A state tournament to improve on the previous year’s placements of second, third and fourth in each.

But during a free clinic co-sponsored by the Marine Corps’ Sports Leadership Academy at Magruder on April 1, Cramma often partnered with Bethesda-Chevy Chase sophomore Eli Guttentag, who finished third at counties at 120 pounds a year after going 44-1 and winning county and regional titles before finishing third at states as a 106-pound freshman.

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County runners fare well in Jim Vollmer meet

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xJim Vollmer Invite Track - JSean WilliamsSeneca Valley’s J'Sean Williams ran an 11.32 on the preliminaries and a personal record of 11.02 in the finals to take first place in the 100m run. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE – Local track and field athletes won several events and placed in others, including relays, sprints, distance and jumps at the second annual Jim Vollmer Invitational Saturday, which was hosted by Watkins Mill High School.

Members of the Quince Orchard girls 4x200 meter relay team won first place in the event but said the finish was so close they didn’t realize they had won. The Cougars finished the race in 1:47.83 minutes, just five-hundredths of a second ahead of Frederick High School (1:47.88 minutes).

“I didn’t think we won at first, so I was shocked,” said anchor leg Kyra Lyles, a freshman. “I thought she (Frederick’s anchor) leaned but she didn’t.”

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Damascus boys start off with convincing victory over Poolesville

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POOLESVILLE – The Damascus varsity boys’ lacrosse team kicked the 2017 season off with a bang on Tuesday after defeating Poolesville, 12-9.

Hornets junior midfielder Ryan Lawrence and sophomore attackman Nick Mohardt both made their presence felt on opening night by breaking through Poolesville defenders for multiple goals.

Lawrence finished the evening with a game-high four goals. Mohardt wasn’t far behind as he contributed a hat trick of his own.

The score was tied up at two goals apiece by the end of the first quarter. The Hornets, however, were just getting warmed up.

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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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Macklin helps lead Damascus to 115th straight dual win

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Damascus vs. Poolesville WrestlingT.J. Macklin wins in overtime against Brian Truppo. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  

T.J. Macklin’s overtime takedown won a clash of 120-pound seniors, 3-1, over Poolesville’s Brian Truppo on Saturday as Damascus won its 114th and 115th straight dual meet matches over the host Falcons and Richard Montgomery.

A third-year starter who improved to 19-2 on the year, Macklin has returned to the weight class where he placed fourth in last year’s county and regional tournaments after having been runner-up in both as a 106- pound sophomore.

“You feel a little more pressure because we know that our team has a big target on our backs,” said Macklin, part of a program in pursuit of its third straight and sixth overall Class 4A-3A state tournament crown, an unprecedented sixth straight state dual meet championship and their 15th county tournament title.

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County student-athletes shine at Bowie Classic indoor meet

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Local athletes placed in several track and field events during the Ed Bowie Classic Indoor Track Meet, which spanned from Thursday afternoon through 1 a.m. Friday at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex.

Poolesville junior Ryan Lockett completed his first indoor meet of the season by winning the boys 1600-meter run with a time of 4:28. Lockett, a 3A cross-country 5-km state champion, had been recovering from cross-country season and sat out the first couple of meets.

“For Ryan, he definitely wants to be in the 4:20 range,” Poolesville Head Coach Prasad Gerard said.

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