February 10, 2012
Hard work and sweat on the wrestling mats that started in mid-November paid off Feb. 1 as the Laurel Boys and Girls Club captured the program's first-ever Southern Maryland Junior Wrestling dual meet championship. The squad overcame adversity with dedication and determination while forming a winning bond that peaked at the right time. "Our youth worked very hard to achieve this measure of success," coach Steve Overton noted. In the tournament, held at Patuxent High School, Laurel defeated Calvert, 80-60 in the first round, and Glenarden, 76-71 in the second round.
July 29, 2011
Pointers Run, 335; Dorsey's Search, 284 Medley Relays 15-18M: 1. PO (Gabel, Latzko, Bryant, Wolter), 1:54.33. 9-10M: 1. DS (Windley, Beck, Schulze, Swain), 1:20.29. 11-12M: 1. PO (Liu, Burns, Bazell, Wolter), 2:21.43. 13-14M: 1. DS (O'Neill, Swain, Ingham, Pavao), 2:22.27. Individual Medley 15-18B: 1. Kogan, PO, 1:01.06; 2. Wolter, PO; 3. Sham, DS. 15-18G: 1. Frey, DS, 1:06.39; 2. Carpenter, PO; 3. S. Laper, DS. 9-10B: 1. Swain, DS, 1:26.15; 2. Loudin, DS; Windley, DS. 9-10G: 1. Schulze, DS, 1:26.88; 2. Lopez, PO; 3. Masood, PO. 11-12B: 1. Propst, PO, 1:11.61; 2. Liu, PO; 3. Diven, DS. 11-12G: 1. Bazell, PO, 1:12.85; 2. Lazris, DS; 3. Sullivan, PO. 13-14B: 1. Liu, PO, 1:17.
July 10, 2011
The Stoneleigh Sharks scored a 286-173 victory over the Pine Ridge Piranhas in a Freestate Swim League contest July 6. The victory helps the Sharks stay tied atop the Red Division of the FSL with the Hampton Hammerheads. Both teams have one loss on the season, although Stoneleigh prevailed in the dual meet between them. York Manor, which topped Stoneleigh a couple of weeks ago, fell to Campus Cabana and is now one game off the lead. The top-three individual Stoneleigh finishers against Pine Ridge were: GIRLS Cristiani Salvatori-1st, 15-18 100-meter freestyle; 1st, 100 individual medley Marley Swisher-2nd, 15-18 100 free; 2nd 100 IM Margaret McElroy, 1st, 13-14 100 free; 1st, 100 IM Emma Jablow, 3rd, 3-14 100 free; 2nd, 100 IM Marsi Salvatori-1st, 11-12 50 free; 1st, 50 breaststroke Lindsay Wiglesworth-2nd, 11-12 50 free Siena Twiss-3rd, 9-10 50 free Laney Cornelius-1st, 7-8 25 free; 2nd, 25 breast Madeline Till-2nd, 7-8 25 free Amelia Rhea-1st, 6&U 25 free; 2nd 25 backstroke Samantha Briggs-1st, 15-18 50 breast Anna Sillars-1st, 13-14 50 breast Alexandra Roseborough-2nd, 13-14 50 breast Lindsey Dowdy-2nd, 11-12 50 breast Elizabeth Swift-1st, 9-10 25 breast Beri Pinkett-3rd, 7-8 25 breast Natalie Marx-2nd, 11-12 100 IM Genevieve Schwenke-3rd, 11-12 100 IM; 3rd, 50 back Hannah Rhea-2nd, 9-10 100 IM Molly Farrugia-1st, 15-18 50 back; 1st, 50 fly ...
March 23, 2011
Mike Laidley Archbishop Spalding A decade ago, Mike Laidley simply wanted his two sons, Mike and Chris, to be able to wrestle at Archbishop Spalding. It was a wish, he found, that would require his own contribution. "My oldest, Mike, was a freshman and the coach was leaving," said Laidley, 51, a commercial landscaper. "I told athletic director Lee Dove that I would volunteer to help whoever came on as the new coach. But no one answered the ad for a coach, and he asked if I'd take it on. With no experience, I said I would try. " Said Dove: "I was about to shut the program down for a couple years when Mike agreed to take the job. He said he'd find good assistants with the technical background and that he'd give it his best.
May 14, 2010
A leaning pile of empty pizza boxes sat on one desk. Uneaten cake remained on another. Most of the Cardinal Gibbons track and field team had left the party last week celebrating their wins in both the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference dual meet and team championships, but those who remained laughed and shared the latest prom gossip while also planning ahead for the MIAA Conference Championship meet, which concludes Saturday at...
February 24, 2010
With his team in a close contest with Glenelg going into the final match of the Class 2A-1A dual-meet state championship at North County, Bel Air's Tom Kuegler knew he had to do something against Glenelg's Matt Gochar to secure the win. "I knew I could beat this kid," Kuegler said. "I just knew I had to work my moves, and fortunately for me it worked out for the best." Kuegler pinned Gochar, helping Bel Air hold on for a 32-23 win despite a late charge from the Gladiators.