UPPER MARLBORO – Frederick Douglass Head Football Coach Julius Pinkney recently received a high honor.
Pinkney was inducted in the Maryland High School Hall of Fame for his time, service and dedication to the game of football on April 16 and was honored at the University of Maryland Gossett Field House. He has touched and motivated many athletes during his tenure at Douglass, which began in 1998.
“Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is such an honor, and I am truly humbled by this accomplishment,” Pinkney said. “I’ve coached at Frederick Douglass for almost 19 years and have forged close relationships with a lot of families in Upper Marlboro. The most rewarding part of my job is being able to see how my players progress as athletes and seeing how the sport of football has opened so many doors for them.”
In other news, DeMatha’s baseball squad shut out Bishop McNamara 10-0 on April 16. DeMatha’s Marcus Brown earned the win after he pitched five innings and struck out four batters. The sophomore also collected two hits and three RBI and stole three bags. DeMatha will face Paul VI on April 19.
Bowie State University’s softball program picked up two wins against Virginia State in a CIAA double-header on April 13. Nicoleen Ochoa led the Lady Bulldogs with four hits over the span of both games, while Stefanie Ray earned both wins in the circle.
Riverdale Baptist defeated Las Piedras High School 7-1 in Puerto Rico on April 14. Riverdale senior Adante Rhodes had one hit and two RBI. Senior Joey Mendez was productive at the plate with one hit, one run scored, an RBI and also accounted for a fielding assist as well. Riverdale will face NOVA HomeSchool (Lovettsville, VA) on April 19.
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