December 4, 2013
1. Aberdeen Coach: Amber Milnes Last season: 25-3, ranked No. 2 Postseason: Class 3A state champion Outlook: Versatile All-Metro sophomore Stephanie Jones leads the way as the two-time defending state champs bring back three starters - none of whom is a senior. After going a combined 52-4 the previous two years with their only losses to nationally ranked opponents, the Eagles should continue their reign if they can replace the senior leadership that graduated and get solid minutes from the bench.
September 17, 2013
By most accounts, this has been a good year for eating Maryland blue crabs - just not by human beings. The Chesapeake Bay crab harvest is down, in part because of predators and cannibalism, but that's not the whole story. In 2011, Maryland officials reported a record year for blue crab reproduction. It was such a successful spawn that most people in the seafood industry were licking their lips with anticipation. Surely, harvests would rise as those baby crabs matured into adulthood in late 2012 and the first half of 2013.
September 6, 2013
Defending Howard County champion: No. 2 River Hill The Howard County picture is clear going into the season: It's River Hill and then the rest. The Hawks, led by the dynamite one-two scoring punch of 2012 All-Metro forwards Sheridan Street (first team) and Alex Hamer (second team), return the brunt of last year's 19-0 team that captured the program's eight state title. Reservoir coach Josh Sullivan recently put it best: “To beat River Hill, you're going to have to bring your absolute best and hope to catch them off their game some.” There are plenty of quality teams to provide a push.
September 4, 2013
1. McDonogh Coach: Harry Canellakis Last season: 16-3, ranked No. 4 Postseason: IAAM A Conference finalist Outlook: The Eagles' bid for a wire-to-wire No. 1 ranking last season was foiled by Archbishop Spalding in a loss on penalty kicks in the IAAM A Conference title game. With nine starters returning - including five sophomores - McDonogh is poised to achieve the feat this year. 2. River Hill Coach: Brian Song Last season: 19-0, No. 1 Postseason: Class 3A state champion Outlook: After capturing the program's eighth state title with an undefeated 2012 season, the Hawks have all the ingredients to continue their success.