Northwest baseball team defeats rival Seneca Valley, 9-6

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SV Screamin Eagles vs. NW JaguarsGERMANTOWN — The storied rivalry between the Northwest Jaguars and the Seneca Valley Screamin’ Eagles varsity teams resumed on the baseball diamond Thursday at Northwest High School.

The “Battle of Germantown” is one of the top rivalries in Montgomery County and has featured some of the finest talent in the area over the years.

Behind the pitching of Bradley Kahalas, the Jaguars defeated the visiting Screamin’ Eagles, 9-6.

“He’s a tenth grader,” said Northwest head coach Todd Varesco, who seeks to capture the program’s third state championship in school history. “He pitched one hell of a game for us. We came out of the box not throwing many strikes at the beginning of the game but I’ll tell you Bradley stepped in and threw 72 pitches over five innings and that’s all we ask of these guys – ‘just throw strikes man’ – he did a great job.”


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.”


Undefeated Damascus team goes swarmin’, leaves Seneca Valley screamin’

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Damascus vs. Seneca Valley FB 10 27 17 1After a Seneca Valley touchdown late in the game, Damascus responds with wide receiver Dustin Kitzmiller returning kickoff for a 80-plus-yard touchdown. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  GAITHERSBURG — Now undefeated for nine straight games, the Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets dispatched the Seneca Valley Screamin’ Eagles 44-20 in a football match that was harder than the score implies.

The Swarmin’ Hornets going against the Screamin’ Eagles always makes for an exciting match, and this game was no exception. Both teams traded the lead for a while after Seneca Valley's Harold Dotson scored the first touchdown in the second quarter.

“We were used to that. Every year those guys are coming in and it’s the biggest game of the year,” said Seneca Valley head coach Fred Kim.


Seneca Valley football team flattens Gaithersburg, 42-2

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1000 20170908 Seneca vs GaithersburgSeneca Valley senior Harold Dotson evades a would-be Gaithersburg tackle to bring the Screaming Eagles a first down. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  

GAITHERSBURG — Seneca Valley (2-0) defeated Gaithersburg (0-2) 42-2, as the Screaming Eagles won their home opener at their temporary home field at John H. Harvill Stadium at Gaithersburg High School.

Running back Semaj Meannu’s first touchdown of the night was a good omen for the Screaming Eagles. On the only the second play from scrimmage to begin the game, Meannu, broke a 56-yard touchdown run, making one cut and going untouched through the heart of the Gaithersburg defense.

While Gaithersburg struggled early, their offense, led by senior running back Ofori Sidrick and senior quarterback Tyler Woodward, steadily took the Trojans on a nine-play drive that ended in a blocked-field goal attempt that Seneca Valley defensive back Harold Dotson returned for a touchdown.


Platt Back At Towson

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DSC 4802Adrian Feliz-Platt. FILE PHOTOA Towson University official confirmed on Wednesday that former Seneca Valley standout running back Adrian Feliz-Platt has returned to the football program.

“Adrian has rejoined the team,” John Brush, Director of Media Relations in Towson’s Department of Athletics wrote in an email message.

Platt told The Sentinel “I had left for a few days due to personal reasons. They ended up letting me come back though.”


Seneca Valley hosts last home game before rebuilding

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xKnights vs. SV Eagles LAX 3Seneca's Jamus Jupin faces off against Wheaton's Delantae Henderson-Feist.                 PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE 

GERMANTOWN — In the early game, the rain held off and the Seneca Valley Screamin’ Eagles girls varsity lacrosse team (1-7) picked up its first win of the season in a dramatic 6-5 win over the Wheaton Knights (4-6), while in the night cap, the rain came down as the Seneca Valley Screamin’ Eagles boys varsity lacrosse team (0-11) remained winless, losing to the Wheaton Knights (2-10) 14-4 at Seneca Valley field on Thursday evening.

The Seneca Valley field referred to as Death Valley, home to the Eagles since the 1970s, hosted its last games as the whole school will be rebuilt including the field.

For Seneca Valley girls’ lacrosse, the team was pleased that the final game for these Eagles was a win.

Eagles girls head coach Lindsay Harris said of the win, “At halftime, we also came together as a team and talked about how this was going to be the last lacrosse game played on this field. We wanted to win for our seniors. And all of the underclassmen really came together and said we need to come out full intensity and be ready to go. Said that this last game played on this field be a win for this school.”


Feliz-Platt scores 5 TDs as Seneca Valley buries Wheaton, 48-8

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DSC 4802Seneca Valley's Adrian Feliz-Platt evades tacklers from the Wheaton defense including defensive back Jahmally Willie. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  

GERMANTOWN – Senior running back Adrian Feliz-Platt led host Seneca Valley to victory as the Screamin’ Eagles swept the Wheaton Knights, 48-8.

Feliz-Platt scored five touchdowns Friday night in Seneca Valley’s homecoming game, scoring 35 points and adding to his season tally of 33 touchdowns, according to Head Coach Fred Kim.

“He’s our guy, and we’re going to get him the football. He’s someone that gets into the end zone,” said Kim.


NW reclaims King’s Trophy as Owens leads Jags past Seneca Valley, 35-23

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GERMANTOWN – The King’s Trophy is back at Northwest High School thanks in large part to Khalil Owens.

The Jaguars’ senior running back put on a performance for the ages Friday during Northwest’s 35-23 road victory over cross-town rival Seneca Valley, scoring four touchdowns and rushing for 164 yards.

“This is one of my best games,” said Owens.


Screamin' Eagles edge Magruder 53-49

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MP1 2105Seneca Valley’s Brandon Simpson makes a shot against Magruder. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  

ROCKVILLE -- Seneca Valley and Magruder came into Tuesday’s matchup undefeated in the Maryland Elite Summer League. It was a hard fought battle but the Screamin’ Eagles were able to edge out the Colonels, 53-49. 

“We are very gritty and don’t back down from nobody,” Seneca Valley assistant coach Ron Augustce said. “We are not as big as most teams but we don’t back down.” 

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