Rising Sun wrestling team downed Elkton at home 67-6 on Wednesday, January 18.
"I think we were a little better off than we expected. Last week we had a real tough week coming out of Battle at the Bridge, going into John Carroll and Dunbar, then going into Bel Air. Coming out of the tri-meet with John Carroll and Dunbar with a win was a huge mark. So that kind of put us in a little better spot," said Rising Sun head coach Cory Hall.
The Tigers took the lead after Silas Filliaux defeated Garret Deleon by major decision 13-4 at 132. They held their lead after Noah Ulrich (138) and Caleb Kirk (145) both added pins.
After having a slow start to their season, Bo Manor boys basketball team captured a 62-58 victory over Rising Sun on January 17.
"It feels good to have a win, they've practiced hard. We are in a good spot right now and we always do our best in February," said Bo Manor head coach Sandy Grimes.
"The first win of the season feels really good. On a road game to come out and get the win, it felt good," said Bo Manor player Cameron Garcia.
The Tigers took control in the first when Casey Baker added eight points which gave them a two point advantage. In the second, Rising Sun held its lead over Bo Manor by scoring a total of 22 points, bringing the score to 38-30 at the end of the first half.
"I thought we were pretty much in control of the game and we just made some mistakes. Things happen and (we) made a few mistakes that just cost us in the end," said Rising Sun head coach Don Passenant.
Shannel Shivers love for basketball and her respect for her high school basketball coach led her to come back on the court and coach girls basketball.
"I like to play it but I also like to teach it and help them (Perryville) get better," said Shivers. "I love teaching fundamentals. I feel like basketball nowadays has lost the fundamentals. I like to take a couple steps back with the girls and show them things."
Mike Blizzard always wanted Shivers to help him coach but due to her job schedule, Shivers was unable to.
North East girls basketball team downed visiting Rising Sun 44-33 on Tuesday night, January 10.
"We are getting better every week. Today we played together as a team and everyone contributed," said North East head coach Chris Hadjis. "We were behind a little bit but we were able to comeback and they showed another great effort."
In the beginning it seemed as though the Tigers were in it to win it but when North East's top scorer, Janiya Bibbons came onto the court, things changed.
"She is really athletic, she was killing us on the board, in the paint. Even when she didn't get a rebound she was jumping up and tapping the ball out and she really hurt us," said Rising Sun head coach Kathy Stoudt.
The Indians struggled with Rising Sun's defense but were able to change the pace and scored 19 points in the first half.
Perryville boys basketball team is ready to take on Harford county after their 48-40 win over Bo Manor's Eagles on January 11.
"We played well enough to win, we do just enough to win. Bo Manor played very well in the first half. I thought they were going to run out of the gym with us, they didn't. We stayed close (within) one point," said Perryville head coach Charles Givens.
At the start of the game both Perryville and Bo Manor battled to take the lead. The Panthers scored ten points in the first and the Eagles scored eight. They were behind by three until Anthony Pompilli scored a three point basket, which pulled them ahead by one at the end of the first. The Eagles scored a total of 15 points and Perryille only scored 14, which allowed them to have a two point advantage at the half.
Perryville boys basketball had a slow start to their 58-49 win at home against North East on January 6.
Perryville head coach Charles Givens said his team may start out slow but once they begin they will be able to catch up.
The Indians were able to stay calm in the first half, which allowed them to score a total of 28 points. "We were being more patient and bringing in five, six, seven, baskets," said North East head coach Alan Foskey.
Even though the Panthers were unable to get ahead they were only down by one point at the end of the half.
Perryville's small defensive adjustments throughout the third period allowed them to take the lead over North East. "They started out hitting the shot and making some baskets and we were just steadily adjusting our defense, so eventually we adjusted to a point where we could make a few baskets," said Givens.
The Perryville Panthers girls basketball team soared to a 39-11 victory over visiting Rising Sun Tigers on Tuesday, January 3.
The Panthers took the lead after scoring 25 points in the first half while holding the Tigers to two points.
The Panther defense kept the Tigers from moving the ball allowing them to take the lead of 25-2 at the end of the half.
Rising Sun managed just one point, on a foul shot in the third period, while Panthers put 12 more on the board bringing the score to 37-3.
The Tigers outscored Perryville in the fourth, adding eight points but it was not enough to overcome the Panthers lead of 39-11.
After a slow start to the season and only winning two games before the Green-N-Gold tournament. North East head coach Chris Hadjis said it felt like Christmas all over again, when his team won.
North East battled Tome in the tournament at Cecil College on December 27. North East topped Tome with a score of 36-28.
He credited the Indians' success to the fact that they are playing as a team and many of their injured players are back.
The Elks didn't take a break over the Christmas holiday, capturing a win over Bo Manor in girls basketball.
Elkton defeated the Eagles 55-35 on December 27 during the Green-N-Gold tournament at Cecil College.
"We laid an egg with C.M. Wright last week and the girls learned from that. I was really happy with how they prepared for this game. They were fully prepared," said Elkton head coach Chris Dunn.
The Elks practiced hard for the tournament and used some new strategies. "Our offense against their zone that was something different that we put in this game and it worked really well," said Dunn.
Even though Edgewood girls basketball team defeated Rising Sun 49-25 on December 20, Tigers head coach Kathy Stoudt is proud of her young team for making an effort.
"At one point you could tell that we were deflated and we talked to them about we never quit," said Stoudt.
The Tigers played well as a team. "I think when we anticipated their (Edgewood) passes and got steals, that always helps create offense for us. In the fourth quarter we were able to push the ball a little bit more and we had more confidence and were able to score some lay-ups," said Stoudt.
The Tigers top player of the night both offensively and defensively was Maddie Foard. She made 11 points, four steals, and four rebounds.