Sherwood boys defeat Northwest to claim ice hockey championship

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Sherwood’s Joey Doris cuts hard behind the net to regain control of the puck. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFESherwood’s Joey Doris cuts hard behind the net to regain control of the puck.                 PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  ROCKVILLE — This is not the underdog ice hockey story you are looking for.

The Sherwood Warriors, who were at the top of the leaderboards with a 14-1-1 record, defeated the Northwest Jaguars 5-1 in the Maryland Student Hockey League championships.

The Jaguars were textbook underdogs. This season was the first season for their ice hockey team and they had a 4-9-1 record, good enough to land them second-from-last in the regular season table.

“Scoreboard doesn’t reflect it but they were in it until the very end,” said Jaguars head coach Ed Hughes on his team’s loss.


B-CC girls’ basketball defeats Kennedy for CKA Tournament championship

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Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School's Sophia James (#22) shoots over John F. Kennedy High School's Daiyana Ayala (#5) in the CKA SAVE Project 2017 Holiday Tournament Final played at Howard Community College Wednesday December 27, 2017. PHOTO BY GEORGE SMITHB-CC Barons' Sophia James (#22) shoots over Kennedy Cavaliers' Daiyana Ayala (#5) in the CKA Holiday Tournament. PHOTO BY GEORGE SMITH  COLUMBIA — From the opening tip to the final whistle of CKA SAVE Project 2017 Holiday Tournament championship game on Wednesday at Howard Community College, the Bethesda Chevy-Chase Barons girls’ basketball team dominated the Kennedy Cavaliers, whom they defeated by a score of 67-31.

The game’s result was clear from the beginning of the game, as B-CC began the methodical process of building their lead in the first quarter, with an 11-2 run in the first four minutes of the game. The Lady Barons never looked back as they continued to build their advantage, and by the end of the first quarter, they increased their lead to 20-7.

Kennedy narrowed its deficit to five points during the second quarter when B-CC rested its starters, but Kennedy’s efforts were fruitless as B-CC held a 33-15 lead at the half.


Bullis tops Georgetown Prep in the first round of the MD Elite Summer League playoffs

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ROCKVILLE — In the first round of the MD Elite Summer League playoffs, the Bullis Bulldogs beat the Georgetown Prep Hoyas, 63-45, in a rematch of the 2016-17 IAC boys basketball championship game.

Bullis received the fifth seed in the MD Elite Summer League playoff bracket, while Georgetown Prep was the 12th seed.

The game stayed very close in the early stages, both teams matching the other’s baskets. The lead swung back and forth on seemingly every possession. Bullis’ Louis Wilson converted an and-1 to give Bullis 13-11 lead about mid-way through the first half.


Landon defeats Bullis for IAC championship

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xLandon v. Bullis IAC 1bBullis’ Brendan Kazanjian (5), faces off against Landon’s Justin Shockey (19) on the dot. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  

BETHESDA—Considered this season the best team in the nation for boys varsity high school lacrosse, the Landon Bears (21-0) completed an undefeated season and IAC Championship, soundly defeating the Bullis Bulldogs (18-3), 18-7 at Landon High School on a rainy Friday afternoon.

The game could not have started off worse for the Bears. The Bulldogs scored at the 9:34 and 7:34 marks to take a 2-0 lead. This would be the high point for the Bulldogs.

Over the next 12 minutes, the Bears would score nine unanswered goals, never looking back. Complete domination was the name of the game for the Bears.

Bulldogs head coach Jeff Bellistri said, “First three or four minutes went Bullis’ way. That’s about it. Then Landon played to a level we couldn’t match...”


Quince Orchard Falls Short

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Cougars place second as Perry Hall takes boys basketball 4-A state title

QO vs. Perry Hall 1Quince Orchard’s Matthew Kelly drives the lane on Jason Newman for Perry Hall for two points. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  

COLLEGE PARK – Senior guard Mitch Czworka went for the pass, down 59-56 with a few seconds on the clock, in hopes of nabbing the championship for the Quince Orchard.

But forward junior Tyler Holley would have none of that, blocking Czworka and forcing a turnover that dashed the hopes of the Cougars, ending the game at 59-56 and crowning the Perry Hall Gators as state champions.

“We’ll look back and reflect, and it’ll be a great season in the end, but right now I’m just really disappointed we didn’t get the last one,” said senior Cougars forward Johnny Fierstein.


Seneca Valley falls short in bid for state championship

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COLLEGE PARK – Once again, Seneca Valley’s dream season came to a premature ending in a Maryland 3A state semifinal game at Xfinity Center.

Despite a valiant effort, the Screaming Eagles could not overpower Potomac and fell to the Wolverines, 66-59.

Brandon Simpson led three Seneca Valley seniors in double figures with a game-high 26 points; Tyran Crawford finished with 12 points and Kareem Matthew scored 10 points for the Screaming Eagles who lost in the state semifinal round for the second year in a row.

“A lot of these guys have been with us for three years and it’s hard to say goodbye,” Seneca Valley head coach Brian Humphrey said afterward. “We’re honored and we’re blessed for that.”


Out with a Bang!

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Georgetown Visitation beats Bullis in ISL AA final


POTOMAC – Georgetown Visitation senior captains Alexis Gray and Maddy Reed went out with a bang.

The dynamic duo helped lead the Cubs to a 55-36 win Sunday over host Bullis in the ISL AA championship game.

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