Thomas Wolfe never met Charles Givens Sr.
The noted author's 1940 posthumously published book was titled "You Can't Go Home Again".
Givens has proven to be an exception. He has gone back home for a second time.
The longtime Perryville High boys basketball coach is entering his first season at the helm of his hometown school, Elkton.
Givens coached a total of 40 years at Perryville, leaving for a six-year stint as an assistant principal at Elkton, before returning to Perryville to coach for four more campaigns.
Now, he's back in Elkton. "There was an opening and I live in the community," Givens said. "It's a good opportunity to coach kids from an area that I know. Some people always see change as something they try to resist but I didn't resist change."
Photos from Havre de Grace's 52-27 loss to Dunbar in a football state semifinal game Saturday, November 25.
Ryan Hartnett's legacy lives on and several Rising Sun High School graduating seniors benefit as a result.
The 3rd annual Ryan Hartnett Memorial Scholarship Alumni Soccer Games are scheduled for Saturday, November 25, at Calvert Regional Park.
Game times are 1 and 3 p.m. with the men's game starting at 1 and the women's game to follow.
They say a leopard can't change its spots.
One particular group of big cats has no intention of doing so.
The Smithsburg Leopards continued their mastery of 1A volleyball by sweeping Perryville 25-11, 25-18, 25-22 in the state title match Saturday at Ritchie Coliseum in College Park.
Havre de Grace claimed its third straight football region title by defeating Bohemia Manor 48-14 Friday night.
The Perryville volleyball team served up a shockingly lopsided 25-4, 25-7, 25-15 triumph over Frederick Douglass in the state semifinals Wednesday night in College Park.
The Panthers posted a whopping 29 saves – 14 by libero Hailey Jones. After scoring the first point of the match on a sideout, Jones served 16 straight points to put the Panthers ahead 17-0.
The Rising Sun volleyball team lost to La Plata in the state semifinals Monday night, November 13, at Ritchie Coliseum in College Park.
The Warriors prevailed 25-23, 26-24, 25-20.
Bohemia Manor's Zach Laird demonstrated the power of positive thinking.
Laird relied on some personal affirmation while traversing the (understatement alert) hilly terrain at bucolic Hereford High School Saturday afternoon,
"I'm winning this," he repeated to himself.
Laird was correct.
The Eagles' junior captured the individual Class 1A state crown while leading the Eagles to the team title.
The Perryville volleyball team captured its seventh straight region title Friday by sweeping North Dorchester 25-8, 25-12, 25-12.
It was the 11th region crown in program history for the Panthers who are seeking their first state title.
Perryville will face Frederick Douglass in the state semifinals Wednesday at the University of Maryland's Ritchie Coliseum at 8 p.m.
In Friday's region title match, Rebecca Holman had 12 kills and six blocks. Hailey Jones added six aces and four digs. Jordan Carr recorded 19 assists, five digs, three aces, and three blocks. Brooke Reynolds registered five aces, four digs, two kills, two blocks, and two assists.
Liz Zatalava rolled into last year's volleyball region title game in a wheelchair after undergoing surgery that day to repair her knee.
Friday night, Zatalava strolled out a region champion after contributing to Rising Sun's 25-15, 25-20, 25-9 victory over visiting Queen Anne's.