Roosevelt volleyball defeats Northwestern to win regional title

GREENBELT - The top two Prince George’s County volleyball teams, Northwestern and Eleanor Roosevelt, battled in the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association 4A playoff bracket last Friday for a chance to become the queens of the county and move on to the state semifinals.

Roosevelt, who dominated opposing teams throughout the season, reminded Northwestern just how good it is by sweeping the Lady Wildcats, 25-9, 25-10, 25-11 on Nov. 10 to win the regional championship.


Gwynn Park survives Red Storm, moves on in 2A bracket

BRANDYWINE – The opening 2A regional semifinal matchup between Gwynn Park and Edmondson-Westside was a battle until the very end.

A 15-yard touchdown catch from Gwynn Park wide receiver Devin Curry, which happened early in the second quarter, proved to be the game-winner against the Red Storm. Despite the win, Gwynn Park Head Coach Danny Hayes still wanted more out of his team’s 8-2 victory on Nov. 10.


McDonald leads Raiders past Flowers

Elisha McDonald MSSPRINGDALE – As Eleanor Roosevelt running back Elisha McDonald prepared to receive the handoff, a short gentleman wearing a brown, light jacket paced up and down the sidelines, shouting at the top of his lungs the running back’s height and weight.

As McDonald received the ball, the 5-foot-10, 215-pound senior running back ran through a hole for a 58-yard gain. For the first 15 yards, McDonald’s older brother, Quran Neischer, ran with the senior, screaming “feed him!” repeatedly as he flew down the sidelines.


Booker's saves push Lady Raiders to state semifinals

2 ER PhotoGREENBELT – Jasmine Booker was trained in a manner that most goalkeepers do not experience playing in the United States.

Five years ago, the Eleanor Roosevelt senior spent time in a Central American country when her mother, Carmen, was hired for work the U.S. Embassy. Booker spent time playing with a semi-pro women’s side affiliated with Costa Rican professional team Club Sport Herediano.


Boys' soccer wrap-up: Bowie, IHSLP win regional titles, head to state semis

IHSLPsoccerHYATTSVILLE – Two weeks ago, Bowie High School and the International High School at Langley Park (IHSLP) battled in a back-and-fourth match for the boys’ soccer county championship. Despite the result, a 3-1 victory for the Bulldogs, both teams aspired to compete for a state title.

This weekend, they will get their chance.


Eleanor Roosevelt volleyball crowned county champs

Jourdan Page MSSPRINGDALE – The Prince George’s County volleyball regular season came down to two combatants fighting for the right to become the best high school team in the area.

Already champions in their respective divisions, Frederick Douglass and Eleanor Roosevelt fought for a new banner on Nov. 1 during the Prince George's County Volleyball Championships at Charles H. Flowers High School.