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With Hugley not at play Q.O. takes title away

basketballhoopsPOTOMAC – For the fourth time in the last eight years the Quince Orchard boys basketball team is king of the summertime court.

Moments after the Cougars captured the inaugural St. Andrew’s Summer League championship with a hard-fought 48-40 victory over Magruder, longtime Colonels’ head coach Dan Harwood offered congratulatory praise to Quince Orchard head coach Paul Foringer’s club.

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Scott named as Terps new softball head coach

terps logoThe University of Maryland has hired a new head coach to lead the Terrapins’ softball program.

Maryland director of athletics Kevin Anderson has announced the hiring of Courtney Scott as head coach.

Scott, a former Maryland assistant in 2009 and 2010, has been part of coaching staffs that have made seven NCAA Tournament appearances in the last eight seasons. She replaces Laura Watten who stepped down in June after nine years at the helm.

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Spirit Reserves beat Jersey Valkyries

david photo - adelaide gay of the washington spirit reservesBOYDS - The Washington Spirit Reserves of the USL W-League ended their regular season as conference champions with a 3-2 win over the North Jersey Valkyries at the Maryland Soccerplex on Sunday.

The Reserves kept the Valkyries on their heels for the bulk of the game. Great field control by the Reserves midfielders forced the Valkyries into a nearly continuous defensive effort. The occasional successful Valkyrie attack into Reserves territory was quickly turned back, usually by Reserves defender Satara Murray or midfielder Maddie Huster.

Murray had the speed and ball control to handle anything the Valkyries brought to the pitch.  At times during the game Murray’s masterful ball-handling skills gave the impression she was toying with the Valkyrie offense.

Primary Reserves keeper Adelaide Gay held the Valkyries to one goal during her time in the match before she was substituted out in the 75th minute. Adelaide is ranked as No. 1 in goalkeeper wins and shutouts in the W-League.

Coach German Peri said he was pleased with the win. Peri said the tempo of the game was slow.

For the overall successful season, Peri said a portion of the credit goes to his star keeper Adelaide and the rest to everyone’s team effort. Peri said one obvious asset of the team is they play together as a team, not a group of stars doing their own thing.

The Washington Spirit Reserves’ next game will be the Northeastern Conference championship game on July 18 at 7 p.m. They will be playing the No. 2 Braddock Road Stars Elite at the Maryland Soccerplex in Boyds. The winner of the game will advance to the National Championships in Bradenton, Fla.

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