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Gators end Bladensburg’s state championship dreams

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DanielOladapo5COLLEGE PARK – Bladensburg Boys' Basketball Head Coach Antonio Williams walked by each one of his players, hugging them before they received their Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) State Finalist medals. As he accepted the trophy representing second place, the rugged Williams lifted it over his head and presented the prize to all the fans in attendance.

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Mustangs upset Raiders for 4A regional title

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Bladensburg team and fansGREENBELT – Bladensburg High School senior forward Daniel Oladapo stayed crouched down, saving his energy for one more play. With less than seven seconds remaining in the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) Boys Basketball 4A South Regional Finals, the six-foot-seven standout suffering from a lower back and right knee injury, was called upon to make one more defensive stop to lead the Mustangs to victory.

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Peterson leads Suitland to victory over Bladensburg

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BLADENSBURG – Coming off of a 78-33 blowout loss to Suitland High School on earlier this season, the Bladensburg Lady Mustangs were looking for redemption. Fast forward a month, Bladensburg did not want to have a repeat performance on Jan. 15 during senior night, but it seemed to be inevitable.

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Bladensburg girls stun High Point in first round of soccer play

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Rosa Jimenez 2BELTSVILLE – The Bladensburg girls’ soccer team managed only two wins for the entire 2017 regular season and earned the final seed in the 4A North Region bracket.

Very little was expected of the Lady Mustangs heading into their first-round match against third-seeded High Point, who soundly defeated Bladensburg 7-0 back on Sept. 25.

How things change in the playoffs.

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Good Coaching Has No Gender: Ocampos-Barry restores glory to Bladensburg boys’ soccer

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Juliana Ocampos BarryRIVERDALE – José Argueta lay motionless after being slammed to the ground following a hard challenge during the Bladensburg boys’ soccer team’s 2-1 loss at Parkdale on Sept. 22.

As Assistant Coach Craig Tupper yelled at one of the referees, Bladensburg Head Coach Juliana Ocampos-Barry rushed onto the field to check on her injured striker.

She helped Argueta up and walked him toward the sidelines. After a final check, Ocampos-Barry allowed him back onto the field before returning to a methodical, quiet stance and crossing her arms.

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