Todd Corron has stepped down as Rising Sun wrestling coach, the school's athletic director George Hildebran confirmed Tuesday afternoon.
Hildebran said Erick Brown, an assistant principal at RSHS and a former Elkton wrestling coach, will oversee practices until a new coach is hired.
Hildebran said he hopes to have a new coach in place by Thursday, December 5 when the Tigers open the season against North Harford. Hildebran emphasized that the program will continue this season.
Corron guided the Tigers for one season after replacing legendary coach Dean Cox. Corron coached at North East before returning home to the Rising Sun program. Corron was a state runnerup while wrestling for the Tigers in 2002.
It wasn't shocking that Cambridge-South Dorchester defeated the visiting Perryville football team in the region title game Friday night.
But the way it happened was.
Perryville failed on a fake punt and came up short on another fourth down try near midfield in the first half.
Cambridge took over on their own 49 following the fake punt. An 18-yard screen pass from Brian Lindsay to Terry Wilson took the ball to the one and Lindsay scored on the next play to put Cambridge up 7-0 with 9:43 left in the second quarter.
The Perryville football team downed visiting Kent County 56-28 Friday night in the region semifinals.
The two-time defending region champion Panthers will travel to Cambridge-South Dorchester for the region title game. Cambridge topped Bohemia Manor 49-28 Friday night.
It will be the third straight season the Panthers will play the Vikings with the region crown on the line.
Against Kent County Friday, Perryville scored on the first play from scrimmage when Eathen Griffin burst up the middle for a 58-yard TD jaunt.
Kent countered quickly with a 46-yard run for a score but tried a fake PAT for a two-point conversion and failed leaving the Panthers with a 7-6 edge.
Elijah Johnson's four-yard TD upped the lead to 14-6. After Kyle Savick made a tackle on a fourth down screen pass, quarterback Cam Cunningham hit Tyrell Hollingsworth in stride down the left sideline for a 48-yard scoring strike to make it 21-6.
Hollingsworth had an interception to give Perryville the ball back and Cunningham's two-yard plunge extended the advantage to 28-6 with 10:43 left in the second quarter.
A Jeff Pollard sack forced a punt and Griffin ran two yards for a score to make it 35-6. Kent County got within 35-14 before Johnson scored on a two-yard run with 20 seconds left in the half to put Perryville ahead 42-14 at the break.
Johnson scurried 70 yards for a TD to raise the lead to 49-14 midway through the third quarter. Johnson added another TD with a 20-yard run sandwiched between two Kent TDs.
The Perryville volleyball team's dream of winning a state title ended at the hands of a west squad for the third straight year.
Fort Hill downed the Panthers 25-12, 25-19, 25-17 Thursday evening at Ritchie Coliseum on the campus of the University of Maryland.
Perryville had fallen to Smithsburg in the last two state championship matches. This year, the brackets changed so that the east region champs faced the west champs in the semifinals.
Fort Hill defeated Smithsburg in the region title match and was also too much for Perryville.
Morgan Tennant paced the Panthers with 16 assists, nine digs, seven service points, and three aces. She also added four kills. Emily Merklinger collected 13 kills and 11 digs. Teri Wennersten and Jillian Miller each recorded four blocks. Caitlin Davidson supplied 12 digs and Kaylan Smith provided eight.
The complete story and photos will be published in the November 19 edition of The Herald.
Poolesville swept the Rising Sun volleyball team in the state semifinals Monday night at Ritchie Coliseum on the campus of the University of Maryland.
The undefeated Falcons prevailed 25-19, 25-15, 25-12.
It was the first loss of the season for the Tigers (18-1).
Poolesville jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the opening game and never trailed in any game throughout the entire match.
Behind 10-5 in game one, Rising Sun rallied to tie it with freshman Lacey Swartout contributing three kills in the 5-0 spurt. But with the game tied at 10-10, the Tigers committed a serving error. It was the first of several times Rising Sun's momentum was halted by a serving error.
The Tigers tied it at 16-16 before another service error started a string of six straight Poolesville points.
The Falcons led 14-12 in game two before tallying seven straight points.
Rising Sun trailed game three 8-7 before Poolesville scored six points in a row.
The Perryville boys cross country team captured its first state title Saturday afternoon at McDaniel College in Westminster.
The Panthers (55) downed second place Southern (Garrett) by 12 points with Bohemia Manor (80), led by a second straight state title from Ty Franks, was third.
Adam Thornton paced Perryville with a third place finish. The Panthers placed three runners in the Top 10. Caleb Stevens was sixth and Tyler McCall finished eighth.
Shawn Montz, who was resting an injury when Perryville finished two points behind Bo Manor in the region meet, was 11th and Justin Harreld was 29th to round out the scoring.
Matt Salvatore was 33rd and Ryan Kiger was 54th.
The Eagles' Chandler Brooks (fourth), Jake Trybus (15th), and Luke Salata (16th) each earned a medal.
Other state meet highlights: Jordan Dodson was fifth overall to lead the Perryville girls to a fourth place finish in the team standings.
Allison Morris (11th) and Aleah Losoya (17th) each also earned a medal.
Rising Sun was 16th in the girls 2A race led by a 64th place finish from Autumn Russell.
Elkton's Lena Muldoon was 59th and North East's Kaitlyn Henderson was 88th, one spot behind the Tigers' Emma Wheeler.
Elkton was 15th in the boys race led by a 65th place finish by Seth Martinez.
Rising Sun placed 18th with Phil Hurm (79th) their highest finisher.
Complete story and photos will appear in the November 12 edition of The Herald.
The Perryville football team snapped its four-game losing streak with a 49-36 triumph over visiting North Harford Friday night.
Eathen Griffin scored four touchdowns for the Panthers (6-4) and Cam Cunningham, Elijah Johnson, and Tyrell Hollingsworth each added a TD. Hollingsworth also recorded an interception in the end zone.
Perryville is in the playoffs for the third straight season. The opponent and location have not been finalized as of Fridat night.
Rising Sun captured its 10th region title and first since 2008 with a come-from-behind five-set victory over visiting North Caroline Friday night.
The undefeated Tigers (18-0) prevailed 25-19, 22-25, 21-25, 25-18, 15-8.
"From a coaching perspective you're always happy but you're never satisfied," Rising Sun coach Rich Wilson said. "I'm glad the fifth game is over. I would've liked to have gotten back the second and third games because our serving was just terrible in those games. It was our strength over the last part of the season but I don't know where it went. Going into the fourth game I told them, 'You've got to get your serves in the court'."
The Perryville volleyball team won its third straight region title with a 25-9, 25-10, 25-12 triumph over visiting Colonel Richardson Friday night.
Morgan Tennant tallied 24 assists, 13 service points, three kills, and three digs. Emily Merklinger collected 16 kills, 11 service points, six aces, and four blocks. Teri Wennersten recorded five blocks. Rachel Bell had 11 service points and Kaylan Smith supplied five digs.
"I am so proud of our team and the way we played," first-year head coach Matt Borrelli said via email. "From the beginning of the game we had excellent passing, serving, setting and hitting. Everyone worked so well together and I couldn't be happier with our performance. This is a very special team and I am lucky to be their coach."
The state semifinals will be held Thursday night at Ritchie Coliseum on the campus of the University of Maryland. Perryville will face Fort Hill at 6 p.m. Fort Hill knocked off Smihsburg, the team that defeated Perryville in the last two state title games.
The Panthers are seeking a third straight trip to the state title match and a first-ever state championship in volleyball.
The Rising Sun volleyball team posted a 25-22, 25-18, 25-11 triumph over visiting Harford Tech in a region semifinal match Wednesday night.
The Tigers fought off a furious Tech rally to win the first game and then had slightly easier sledding the rest of the way.
Rising Sun led game one 19-9 before the Cobras mounted a comeback. Tech got within a point at 22-21 and the Tigers called a timeout. Rising Sun got a break when the Tech server let the ball drop to the ground without serving for a second time during her run. Servers are only permitted to do that once a rotation.
That gave the Tigers a 23-21 lead and they went on to take the game.
Bailey Hook paced Rising Sun with 11 kills and Lacey Swartout added nine.
Reserve setter Sarah Williams did a good job of running the offense in the third game.
Serving was the difference for the Tigers with Hook serving 14 points and Marie Hyman serving 12.
Victoria Werner added a team-high 14 digs.
The Tigers will host North Caroline Friday night at 6 in the region title game. Two-time state champion Rising Sun is seeking its 10th region crown and first since 2008.