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Gaithersburg Trojans edge out Wheaton Knights in boys soccer, 2-1

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Gburg Trojans vs. Wheaton KnightsGAITHERSBURG – The Gaithersburg Trojans managed a 2-1 victory at home over the Wheaton Knights in boys varsity soccer Saturday afternoon.

After neither team opened the deadlock in the first half, the Trojans pressed forward following the break and scored twice before conceding a late goal to the Knights.

“It wasn’t our best performance but we never gave up,” said Gaithersburg coach Eric Cava. “We always have heart but we needed to make more collective passes and we needed to finish when we get in front of the goal.”

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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.”

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Wheaton’s Henderson-Feist pulls reversal, wins regional crown

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There were plenty of reasons to doubt Delante Henderson-Feist’s chances of winning last weekend’s 285-pound Class 4A-3A North Regional title.

The undersized and inexperienced Wheaton senior only started wrestling as a junior “to try something new,” compiling a record of 22-12 at 220 pounds before missing weight at the county tournament and eliminating himself from the postseason.

This wrestling season didn’t get off to a great start either for Henderson-Feist, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound football linebacker, running back and tight end who was forced to wear a cast for two months after suffering a broken right hand in the last regular season game of 2016 against Watkins Mill.

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Lady Rams Romp

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Rockville — The home crowd went home happy as the Rockville Rams (4-4) girls’ basketball team came away with a thrilling one-point victory at home over the visiting Wheaton Knights girls’ basketball team (3-6).

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Wheaton’s Glory and Falcons’ Thomas win tournament titles

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Wheaton’s Clark Glory won a battle of 126-pound seniors, 10-4, over Blair’s Nauman Funyas in the title match of the Jan. 6-7 Falcon Invitational at Winters Mill High in Carroll County.

Glory pinned twice and won a pair of major decisions among his eight victories during the weekend, which culminated with his first-ever high school tournament championship and ran this season’s record to 15-3.

“It feels great, and it sounds awesome to be called a champion,” said Glory, who paced the Knights to 10th place behind sixth-place Blair in a 14-team event won by Marriotts Ridge of Howard County. “This shows my potential for improvement and to do better as the season goes along.”

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Wheaton overcomes Rockville in overtime 45-42 for first season win

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Rockville – Both teams battled like world-beaters. Both squads, young and at the bottom of their standings, put on quite a show.

Four quarters were not enough for these two teams as Rockville (1-9) junior guard Anthony McClean’s (10 points) shot rang off the rim, forcing overtime, 39-39.

“I knew it had a chance,” said Rockville Head Coach Todd Dembroski.

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Wheaton boys cross country team claims 3A South region title

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MONTGOMERY VILLAGE – The Wheaton High School boys cross country team won the 3A South regional meet after three of their runners placed in the top 20 at Watkins Mill High School Thursday. 

Wheaton beat Northern High School- Calvert County’s 55 points with a score of 49. 

Knights Head Coach Michael Trumbull said he aimed for his team to run as a pack to minimize the time between the first and fifth runners.

 “I knew going into it that if our guys could run together… they had a shot at winning it,” Trumbull said. “That was the game plan going in.”

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Rush, Wims lead Watkins Mill past Wheaton, 37-21

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MONTGOMERY VILLAGE – Three passing touchdowns from freshman quarterback Demetrius Rush and a determined defense led Watkins Mill to a 37-21 victory over visiting Wheaton Friday to close out the regular season. 

Rush also rushed in a fourth touchdown while senior Daquan Wims contributed to three touchdowns: throwing a 30-yard strike to senior wide receiver Moziah Cross, receiving a 24-yard pass in the third quarter from Rush and speeding to 65-yard run for the first score of the game.

Wims burned through the defense on his running score as a result of a key block from junior Markel Grant.

“Out of nowhere, a gap just came; and I hit it and just took off,” Wims said.

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Magruder one step closer to title

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DSC 5831Magruder's Jeffrey Ngoudjo scores the only goal of the game, giving the Colonels a playoff victory and place them one step closer to a regional title. PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH  

SILVER SPRING – The Magruder boys soccer team is one step closer to becoming the regional champion after beating Wheaton 1-0 Tuesday night.

“I think what led us to victory was playing fast and confident and getting the crosses,” said Nick Ratra, senior defender for Magruder.

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Montgomery Marty’s Weekly Picks for October 20, 2016:

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Montgomery Marty predicts the ‘Skins for Super Bowl Sunday

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Marty is ready to burst. The Big ‘Hawg fan has had enough of dissin’ the Hawgs.
Marty also wants to know what happened to the Packers last week. Aaron Rodgers looked like RGIII on the field and that ain’t a good thing.
The Green and Gold was supposed to whoop up on the Cow Pokes so the Hawgs could cruise.
Never mind, after winning four-straight The Sound and the Fury is waiting for Captain Kirk to cut loose with another “How you Like THAT!”
He’s earned it. And he earned Marty’s respect giving up his body rushing for a first down on a drive that led to a touchdown last week.
From Marty’s sideline seat, one could see Captain Kirk is the heart of this Redskin football team and Marty predicts a bunch of seasons ahead of this young man - eventually leading the Hawgs back to the Lombardi Trophy.
You heard it here first folks. Write it down and make book on it. The Big Cigar is never wrong. Speaking of which ole Marty was real close on a bunch of games last week and went 14-3. So let’s look ahead.

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