Perryville ends Douglass' run in volleyball semifinals

COLLEGE PARK – A high school volleyball battle ensued at the Ritchie Coliseum between the Frederick Douglass Eagles and the Perryville Panthers with a chance to advance to the 1A girls’ state finals.

With a win-or-go-home scenario in place, both teams left it all out on the hardwood. Despite Douglass’ best efforts, Perryville was too much for the Lady Eagles to handle as the Panthers won in three consecutive sets (25-4, 25-7, 25-15) on Nov. 15 to move on to the state championship.


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.