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Churchill Bulldogs maul Wheaton Knights 50-20 in girls basketball

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Churchill High School freshman Parker Hill (#33) stuffed Wheaton High School's Caroline  Djukduel (#15) as she went up for a layup in the game played at Churchill Tuesday, January 2, 2018 which the Lady Bulldogs won decisively by a score of 50-20.  PHOTO BY GEORGE SMITHChurchill's Parker Hill (#33) stuffs Wheaton Knights' Caroline Djukduel (#15) as she attempts a layup.The Churchill Bulldogs won by a score of 50-20. PHOTO BY GEORGE SMITH  POTOMAC — It was over for the Wheaton Knights girls basketball team Tuesday night by the end of the first quarter as the Churchill Bulldogs started strong and never let off. In the end, the Bulldogs emerged triumphant against the Knights, the final score 50-20.

The night was a rough one for the Knights. They didn’t reach double digits on the scoreboard until the fourth quarter and made a total of nine points in the first three quarters of the game.

Up until a drastic about-face in the fourth quarter, the Knights scored two, three and four points in the first, second and third quarter, respectively. High pressure from the Bulldogs and missed buckets shackled the Knights throughout the game, but the turnovers fatally dented their armor.

The Bulldogs, on the other hand, were coasting throughout most of the game. By neutralizing the Knights’ star senior point guard Crystal Jones, they were able to maneuver more freely and leave the visitors scrambling to come up with a different plan of attack.

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Wheaton girls neutralize Blake in basketball 50-41

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Wheatons Crystal Jones 13 drives the lane past Blakes Alexandra Konzmann 11. PHOTO BY GEORGE SMITHWheaton's Crystal Jones (13) drives the lane past Blake's Alexandra Konzmann (11).    PHOTO BY GEORGE SMITH  SILVER SPRING — The Wheaton Knights held down the Blake Bengals in girls’ basketball to finish 50-41.

It was neck and neck throughout the entire game, as both teams had trouble putting points on the board. The Bengals had open shots in abundance but missed enough of them to impact their game.

“Shots are like rain, sometimes it drips, sometimes it pours, and we’re going to start having some things pour,” said Blake head coach Christopher Towle.

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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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Gaithersburg dominates in 71-59 win over Wheaton

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GAITHERSBURG — Starting off the boys’ basketball season with a win, it was a battle of endurance at Gaithersburg High School where the Gaithersburg Trojans triumphed over the Wheaton Knights, 71-59.

The game also featured 13-year-old Gaithersburg freshman shooting guard Jao Ituka in his first high school game. Ituka scored only eight points, but Trojans head coach Jeffrey Holda expects some growing pains to help him improve.

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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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