July 17, 2018
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    • Severna Park natives (l-r) Lauren Duvall, Maddie McDaniel and Ellie Harmeyer are all players for the James Madison women's lacrosse team, which won the NCAA Division-I national championship over Memorial Day weekend.Photo courtesy of Maddie McDaniel
      Severna Park natives (l-r) Lauren Duvall, Maddie McDaniel and Ellie Harmeyer are all players for the James Madison women's lacrosse team, which won the NCAA Division-I national championship over Memorial Day weekend.

    Severna Park Natives Power JMU Women’s Lax To NCAA Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    Not many people around the country expected the James Madison women’s lacrosse team to win the national championship when the season began back in February.

    The Dukes didn’t heed anyone else’s predictions, and they had a significant Severna Park presence help power them to the...

    • Severna Park rising sophomore Ella Grizzle set two American records and won three national championship medals at the USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships in Michigan in mid-June.Courtesy photo
      Severna Park rising sophomore Ella Grizzle set two American records and won three national championship medals at the USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships in Michigan in mid-June.

    National Champion: SP’s Ella Grizzle Soars To Youth Olympic Weightlifting Records

    By Colin Murphy
    The last time the Severna Park Voice brought readers news of Severna Park High School student Ella Grizzle, she was breaking state weightlifting records while winning the Baltimore Open Olympic weightlifting competition in Millersville.

    Turns out Maryland just isn’t a big enough stage for...

    • The U12 Venom won the Gettysburg Cup with a 5-1 record and a 2-1 win over Loudon Valley in the championship game.Courtesy photo
      The U12 Venom won the Gettysburg Cup with a 5-1 record and a 2-1 win over Loudon Valley in the championship game.

    Green Hornets 12U Girls Win Gettysburg Cup

    By Colin Murphy
    A group of rising soccer stars represented Severna Park in championship fashion over Memorial Day weekend as the Green Hornets U12 Venom girls soccer team defeated Lebanon Valley 2-1 in the championship game of the Gettysburg Blue Grey Cup tournament.

    The Venom, who are Parker Collins, Maddie...

    • The Green Hornets won a nail-biter 10-9 over Bethesda Lacrosse Club to finish the HoCo season undefeated with a league championship.Courtesy photo
      The Green Hornets won a nail-biter 10-9 over Bethesda Lacrosse Club to finish the HoCo season undefeated with a league championship.
    • Jack Fish scored a final-minute game-winner to seal the championship for Severna Park.Courtesy photo
      Jack Fish scored a final-minute game-winner to seal the championship for Severna Park.

    Green Hornets Fifth-Graders Win Lax Title In HoCo League

    By Colin Murphy
    The Green Hornets fifth-grade boys lacrosse team coached by Jon Kemezis had an outstanding season in the Greater Howard County Club Lacrosse Conference, going undefeated at 9-0 and winning the 2025 B league title in thrilling fashion with a 10-9 victory over Bethesda Lacrosse Club in the...

    Hornets 2027 Lax Boys Go Unbeaten In AACo, 15-2-1 Overall

    By Colin Murphy
    The 2027 Green Hornets boys select lacrosse team ended the season with a 15-2-1 overall record playing in both the Anne Arundel County and Howard County third-grade leagues. The team finished 10-0 in Anne Arundel County and went 5-1-1 in the HoCo 2027 club A Division. The team comprised players...
    • Morgan Scott (center) was one of 31 Green Hornets girls lacrosse players honored with the Terry E. Robinson Memorial Sportsmanship Award, which is given annually to the Green Hornets girls lacrosse players who best exemplify the ideals of sportsmanship. Scott and her fellow recipients received awards from Robinson's wife, Lorie Hankins (left) and Green Hornets girls lacrosse commissioner Kyndle Quinones (right) at a ceremony at Kinder Park on May 30.Courtesy photo
      Morgan Scott (center) was one of 31 Green Hornets girls lacrosse players honored with the Terry E. Robinson Memorial Sportsmanship Award, which is given annually to the Green Hornets girls lacrosse players who best exemplify the ideals of sportsmanship. Scott and her fellow recipients received awards from Robinson's wife, Lorie Hankins (left) and Green Hornets girls lacrosse commissioner Kyndle Quinones (right) at a ceremony at Kinder Park on May 30.

    Green Hornets Girls Recognized For Exemplary Sportsmanship

    By Colin Murphy
    On May 30, Severna Park Green Hornets girls lacrosse coaches and parents gathered at Kinder Park to recognize the 2018 Terry E. Robinson Memorial Sportsmanship Award winners. Now in its ninth year, this award is given annually to the Green Hornets girls lacrosse players who best exemplify the...
    • The 4A state-champion Severna Park softball team was honored on the field at Nationals Stadium in June as the Nationals welcomed team champions from around Maryland for a "Day of Champions".Courtesy photo
      The 4A state-champion Severna Park softball team was honored on the field at Nationals Stadium in June as the Nationals welcomed team champions from around Maryland for a "Day of Champions".

    Falcon Softball Represents at Nats' Day Of Champions

    By Colin Murphy
    The 4A state-champion Severna Park softball team was honored on the field at Nationals Stadium in June as the Nationals welcomed team champions from around Maryland for a "Day of Champions".
    • The Red Sox got contributions from everyone on the roster to defeat the Reds and win the Green Hornets Rookie 8 club championship.Courtesy photo
      The Red Sox got contributions from everyone on the roster to defeat the Reds and win the Green Hornets Rookie 8 club championship.

    Red Sox Win Hornets 8U Club Title Over Reds, 8-1

    By Colin Murphy
    The Green Hornets Rookie 8 Red Sox secured the league championship on June 4 with an 8-1 victory over the Reds at Cypress Creek Park.

    The Red Sox team of Trent Bray, Connor Cormier, Landon Drymala, Cooper Hanafourde, Owen Henry, Aiden Jones, Owen Keefe, Nathaniel Lourie, Nathan Lowman, Timothy...

    • The Cubs are 10U Green Hornets club champs after their championship win over the Pirates.Courtesy photo
      The Cubs are 10U Green Hornets club champs after their championship win over the Pirates.
    • The Pirates made a strong playoff run, winning two games to reach the final against the Cubs and finish the year 10-7 overall.Courtesy photo
      The Pirates made a strong playoff run, winning two games to reach the final against the Cubs and finish the year 10-7 overall.

    Cubs Top Pirates For 10U Hornets Club Crown

    By Colin Murphy
    The Green Hornets 10U Cubs capped a dominant club baseball season by topping the Pirates 6-1 at Kinder Park on June 6 to win the Minors club championship.

    The Cubs went 11-0-1 in the regular season and 2-0 in the playoffs to finish as undefeated club champions at 13-0-1 overall.

    The team of...

    • The 10U Fireballs scored a memorable win over Havenwood during the NCCGSL consolation tournament and have a solid foundation to build on moving forward.Photo by Colin Murphy
      The 10U Fireballs scored a memorable win over Havenwood during the NCCGSL consolation tournament and have a solid foundation to build on moving forward.

    Fireballs Lay Foundation For Future Growth And Success

    By Colin Murphy
    Sometimes, a season of trial by fire leads to a memorable end-of-season win.

    The Green Hornets 10U Fireballs softball team didn’t have the greatest season ever by record, but they did notch a big win come tournament time.

    Severna Park defeated the Havenwood Phoenix, 17-8, at Rock Creek...

    • The Elvaton 12U Explosion girls softball team dominated play in the North County Community Girls Softball League this spring, going 14-0-1 and winning the 12U championship.Courtesy photo
      The Elvaton 12U Explosion girls softball team dominated play in the North County Community Girls Softball League this spring, going 14-0-1 and winning the 12U championship.

    Elvaton Girls Go Undefeated For 12U NCCGSL Crown

    By Colin Murphy
    The Elvaton 12U Explosion softball team capped a dominant season in the North County Community Girls Softball League on June 9 by defeating Broadneck Maroon 11-1 in the postseason tournament championship game at Rock Creek Park in Pasadena.

    The NCCGSL championship completed an undefeated 14-0-1...

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    • The Green team defeated the Gold team 15-8 in a fun and competitive matchup on June 9 at Cypress Creek Park.Courtesy photo
      The Green team defeated the Gold team 15-8 in a fun and competitive matchup on June 9 at Cypress Creek Park.

    Green Tops Gold In Rookie 8 All-Star Game

    By Colin Murphy
    The Green Hornets’ cream-of-the-crop Rookie-8 baseball players were honored with season-ending selections to the All-Star team this spring, splitting into two squads for a Green vs. Gold showcase showdown.

    The Green team defeated the Gold team 15-8 in a fun and competitive matchup on June...

    • The Green Hornets Minors All-Star game was a back-and-forth battle that ended with the Gold team defeating the Green team 13-12.Courtesy photo
      The Green Hornets Minors All-Star game was a back-and-forth battle that ended with the Gold team defeating the Green team 13-12.

    Green Hornets Minors Show Out In Epic All-Star Battle

    By Colin Murphy
    The best of the best made their final season appearance in the 2018 Severna Park Green Hornets Minors (10U) All-Star game as the Gold team defeated the Green team 13-12 in an epic back-and-forth contest at Kinder Park on June 9.

    The teams were never separated by more than two runs, and the Gold...

    • The Gold and Green All-Star teams celebrated a successful season with an exhibition of talent at the annual All-Star game, which Green won by a 7-5 score. Courtesy photo
      The Gold and Green All-Star teams celebrated a successful season with an exhibition of talent at the annual All-Star game, which Green won by a 7-5 score.

    Green Hornets Majors All-Stars Put On Impressive Display

    By Colin Murphy
    Green Hornets 12U baseball players got a final chance to showcase their skills and enjoy some top competition in the annual Majors Green vs. Gold All-Star game.

    An early pitching duel turned into punch-for-punch offensive battle late as Green defeated Gold 7-5.

    The Green All-Stars drew from...

    JV Lady Falcons Lay Foundation With Strong Lacrosse Season

    By Colin Murphy
    There are many important links in the chain of successful sports and educational experiences of area kids, and one key piece of the girls athletics program at Severna Park is the JV girls lacrosse team.

    The JV Falcons had a strong year in 2018, going 9-3 overall and building a foundation for...

    • The BAYS Junior A girls defeated Severna Park 13-4 to finish the season undefeated at 12-0 and win the Anne Arundel County championship at Northeast High School on May 20.
      The BAYS Junior A girls defeated Severna Park 13-4 to finish the season undefeated at 12-0 and win the Anne Arundel County championship at Northeast High School on May 20.

    BAYS Girls Defeat Green Hornets For Jr. A County Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    The Broadneck girls lacrosse program is set to receive an infusion of proven champions over the next couple of years.

    The BAYS Junior A girls defeated rival Severna Park 13-4 in the Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks championship game to win the county championship and finish the season...

    • Severna Park goalkeeper Sam Farrell will continue his soccer career at Radford University.
      Severna Park goalkeeper Sam Farrell will continue his soccer career at Radford University.

    Radford U. Nets SP Goalkeeper Farrell

    By Colin Murphy
    Severna Park goalkeeper Sam Farrell will continue his soccer career at the Division-I level as he signed a letter of intent to play at Radford University on June 14. Farrell is pictured with Severna Park athletic director Dave Lanham and Falcon boys soccer coach Ryan Parisi.
    • The Green Hornets junior boys finished the year 11-1 overall and closed the season with a championship win over Andover.Photo by Colin Murphy
      The Green Hornets junior boys finished the year 11-1 overall and closed the season with a championship win over Andover.

    Green Hornets Juniors Defeat Andover For County Championship

    By Colin Murphy
    The Green Hornets Junior boys lacrosse team coached by Mike Ruppert used an aggressive ground game and an outstanding defensive performance to wear down Andover for a 7-4 win in the Anne Arundel County Junior C county championship game at Kinder Park on May 20.

    Three goals by Luke Durling, two...

    • A former varsity assistant coach at Archbishop Spalding, Shannon Garden has coached and refereed field hockey in Anne Arundel County for 18 years.
      A former varsity assistant coach at Archbishop Spalding, Shannon Garden has coached and refereed field hockey in Anne Arundel County for 18 years.

    Shannon Garden To Lead Severna Park Field Hockey

    By Colin Murphy
    Severna Park field hockey will enter a new era in the fall of 2018 with the recent hiring of Shannon Garden as varsity head coach.

    The school announced the hiring on June 18 in a statement from Athletic Director Dave Lanham.

    “Coach Garden is extremely knowledgeable and successful with...

    • Docksiders gymnasts won a Level 9 state championship this spring, and Holly Snyder and Hailey Merchant went on to claim national championships in uneven bars in May.
      Docksiders gymnasts won a Level 9 state championship this spring, and Holly Snyder and Hailey Merchant went on to claim national championships in uneven bars in May.

    Docksiders Gymnasts Win State Crowns, Shine At Regionals And Nationals

    By Colin Murphy
    Merchant, Snyder Go On To National Titles In Uneven Bars

    It was quite the spring season for Docksiders Gymnastics athletes.

    Docksiders’ level 8, 9 and 10 teams first competed at the state championship meet in Fruitland, Maryland, in March with Docksiders’ level 9 team winning...

    • Elmer McPhail, shown at the 2018 Anne Arundel County championship meet, is retiring from his position as a teacher at Severna Park Middle School after having coached Severna Park track and field for the past 12 years.Photo by Colin Murphy
      Elmer McPhail, shown at the 2018 Anne Arundel County championship meet, is retiring from his position as a teacher at Severna Park Middle School after having coached Severna Park track and field for the past 12 years.

    Through Passion, Elmer McPhail Brings Out Students’ Best

    By Colin Murphy
    Elmer McPhail received a special sendoff from the track and field program he has helped coach for the past 12 years.

    On May 11, the Severna Park track and field teams claimed county championships on both the girls and boys sides, a feat not previously accomplished by Severna Park and not seen in...


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