HYATTSVILLE – Three players scored in double-figures to lead the Oxon Hill High School boys basketball team to their third victory in summer league action, defeating the Potomac School (McLean, Va.) 64-55, at DeMatha High School on June 25.
LANDOVER – Laronn Burton will never forget the date of December 21, 2005. It was the day she decided to leave her husband of 18 years due to the verbal and physical abuse that she had received more than half a decade.
UPPER MARLBORO – The Prince George’s County Organics Compositing Facility in Upper Marlboro has begun a $5.8 million expansion and, when completed, will become the largest green waste facility on the East Coast.
COLLEGE PARK – Entering Memorial Day weekend, both the University of Maryland men’s and women’s lacrosse teams were two victories away from repeating last year’s feat of winning their respective national championships.
GREENBELT – As her name was called, Heaven Perry gleefully strolled onto the red carpet in the middle of the Martin’s Crosswinds ballroom in Greenbelt. The audience gave the Tanglewood Regional School student a rousing ovation as she smiled and walked toward the front of the stage.
GAITHERSBURG – With rain splashing off his hat as time expired, Eleanor Roosevelt Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Scott Sorenson clapped as his players headed to the sideline. To his surprise, they were not upset. His players told him that this was a learning experience that they needed to go through that experience to complete their goal of winning a state title.
UPPER MARLBORO – Attacker Colby Cooper tried not to scream through the stinging pain, but her eyes were already filled with tears. The Dr. Henry Wise, Jr. High School sophomore was accidentally hit by an opposing stick on her head during a loose ball scramble in a Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) 4A girls lacrosse state playoff match against Bowie High School on May 11.
LARGO – Two first-half goals by senior attacker Anthony Draughn were enough to lead the Largo High School boys lacrosse team past Frederick Douglass High School on May 14 and advance into the 1A South Regional Finals.
GREENBELT – As Eleanor Roosevelt Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Scott Sorenson received the Prince George’s County Championship, he held it high for a few moments in front of his team before handing it off to senior captain Elias Kallon. As the handoff was completed, other members of the Raiders team showered Sorenson with a celebratory water bath.