STATE TRACK PHOTOS AND STORIES: Alex Longeway of Bohemia Manor wins two titles, Perryville's Ellie Kuhn captures pole vault
Sometimes it's not how you start, it's how you finish.
Alex Longeway of Bohemia Manor finished first again.
The Eagles' junior overcame a sluggish first 200 meters to capture the 1600 meter state title Saturday at Morgan State – his second championship of the meet.
Rising Sun softball coach Rusty Moore had a simple explanation for his team's 3-1 loss to La Plata in a state semifinal game Wednesday at Bachman Park.
Rising Sun's softball team heeded the advice of Spanish philosopher George Santayana.
Santayana once famously said, "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
The Tigers made certain the past was prologue.
A year after squandering a two-run seventh inning lead in the region title game, Rising Sun blanked host Queen Anne's 4-0 Monday, May 21, behind a complete game shutout by Molly Dill.
Reigning state champion Bohemia Manor captured the region title by winning two games in less than four hours Monday, May 21.
Rising Sun 6, North Harford 5
Rising Sun rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull out the victory Tuesday, May 15.
Trailing 5-3 with one out, Molly Dill singled and Mia Sexton, Emily Consiglio, and Mackenzxie Smith each reached on errors. Ally Bradford delivered the game-winning hit to score Marissa Cooper, who was running for Consiglio.
Dill was 4 for 4 and went the distance to notch the win. Bradford had three hits on the day,.
Rising Sun 9, North East 8
The Rising Sun softball team squandered a six-run lead before recovering to fend off a feisty North East squad Monday, May 14.
The North East baseball team advanced to the region title game with another come-from-behind victory over a county rival.
The Indians regained the lead with two runs in the top of the sixth and added three insurance runs in the seventh on the way to a 10-7 triumph over Elkton Tuesday, May 15.
Don't call it a comeback.
Call it a crazy comeback.
Blood dripping from his nose following a raucous celebration, while trying to choke back tears, North East's Colt Price understandably could not control his emotions as he attempted to describe his team's remarkable comeback victory over Rising Sun Saturday afternoon.
"We got down," Price said. "In baseball, you don't want to drop your head when you get down, but we got down a lot and it was looking rough for us. The last inning, these dudes, family, bro. They fought to the end, man. It's crazy."
Bigger, faster, stronger
The Havre de Grace boys lacrosse team was simply too much for a plucky Perryville squad.
The host Warriors limited the Panthers to one goal over the final three quarters en route to a 12-4 victory in the playoff opener Friday night at Harris Stadium.
Maddie and Jordan Carr each scored five goals to propel the Perryville girls lacrosse team to an 11-5 playoffs triumph over host Havre de Grace Friday.
The Perryville softball team advanced to the second round of the region tournament by nipping Havre de Grace 3-2 Thursday afternoon.