Youth was served.
The "Young Boyz" (2012-2016) defeated the Old Dawgz (1997, 2004-2011) 7-4 in the inaugural Rising Sun High School boys soccer alumni game Saturday at Calvert Regional Park.
The idea came about shortly after the passing of former Rising Sun High soccer standout Ryan Hartnett.
It gained some steam when the Tigers' 2005 state finalist team was honored at a game last month.
On Saturday, November 28 at 1 p.m., the wish becomes a reality.
Rising Sun sophomore setter Mackenzie Blevins says it seems like the Tigers have played together their entire lives.
Now Blevins and her teammates will be linked together forever in Rising Sun volleyball history.
The Tigers captured the MPSSAA Class 2A title Monday night, November 23, with a sweep of Patuxent in Ritchie Coliseum in College Park.
Rising Sun prevailed 25-22, 25-20, 25-15.
The Rising Sun volleyball team will play for the MPSSAA Class 2A state title Monday night, November 23.
The Tigers will play Patuxent at 6 p.m. in Ritchie Coliseum on the campus of the University of Maryland.
Rising Sun is seeking its third state title, having won in 2006 and 2007.
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The Elkton football team lost 36-15 to host North Caroline in the region title game Friday night.
The Bulldogs built a 21-0 first-half lead and were never seriously threatened after that.
Rising Sun volleyball coach Rich Wilson did not shy away from assigning blame for his team's loss in the opening game of the state semifinals Thursday night at Ritchie Coliseum.
"So, a statement. How about I blew the first game? Entirely," Wilson said to start the post match press conference. "We've been working on matching up with their middle hitter so we flopped the rotation around a little bit. Want to know the difference between the first game and the last three? That was it."
After switching back to their regular rotation, the Tigers won the next three games to defeat Liberty 18-25, 25-14, 25-18, 25-17 to advance to the Monday, November 23, state title match.
The west was best. Again.
For the fifth straight season, the Perryville volleyball team was ousted from the state tournament by a team from the west region.
Smithsburg eliminated the Panthers on four of those occasions, the latest a 25-14, 25-14, 25-17 triumph in the state semifinals Tuesday night, November 17 at Ritchie Coliseum on the campus of the University of Maryland.
Led by Top 5 finishes from Elle Meyer and Grant Franceschina, Bohemia Manor placed fourth in the girls team competition and was fifth among Class 1A boys at Saturday's state meet at Hereford High.
The Rising Sun volleyball team showed it's not suffering from triskaidekaphobia – fear of the number 13.
On Friday the 13th, the Tigers won the 13th region title in school history by sweeping Kent Island 25-6, 25-6, 25-14.
The Perryville volleyball team captured its fifth straight region title with a sweep of visiting Pocomoke Friday.
The Panthers prevailed 25-13, 25-13, 25-20.