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Spring 2009 Archives
European Style Soccer Comes to Dundalk

When it comes to soccer in America, how do we get better as a nation? Maybe the best answer is to bring in teachers from outside the country. That is what Back River and now Eastfield rec. councils have done by bringing European soccer players to the United States.
“We brought them over here to teach our kids on how they play in Europe. how to play the game properly,” said Mike Baxter, who has run the program the past six years. Baxter ran the program at the Back River Rec. Council for the first five years, but decidedto move the program down to Dundalk/Eastfield this year.
“I decided to bring this (program) down to Dundalk because Eastfield is a bigger rec. council and I knew we would get more kids to come out,” Baxter added.
He was right, as over 60 kids came out for the week long camp from July 6 - 10 on the field behind the North Point Government Center in Dundalk.

 Eastern Tech's Coach Joe Gast Inducted into Hall of Fame

He's a man for all seasons-sports, that is. On Tuesday, May 19  Joe Gast, championship coach at Eastern Tech, was inducted into Eastern Technical High School's Sports Hall of Fame. A pillar of Eastern Tech sports successes, Gast has taught Physical Education at the school for 37 of his 39 years in teaching. A graduate of Kenwood High School in 1965 and Marshall University in 1969, he later completed graduate work at Morgan.  He spent his first two years at North Point Junior High School. During his tenure, he coached soccer, cross country, baseball, lacrosse, football, and wrestling, for which he is best known.  His baseball and soccer teams were Regional Champions (once for soccer and three times for baseball). Gast was selected Baltimore County Baseball Coach of the Year in 1988.
At Eastern Tech Mr. Gast is referred to, however, as “Mr. Wrestling” because under his leadership his wrestling teams recorded 300 wins and only 91 losses, a 70 percent win rate-just  in wrestling. 

Eastern Tech Loses in 2A Title Game to River Hill

Eastern Tech was two outs away from their third Baseball State Title in the last five years. The only problem was the Mavericks were playing against their nemesis River Hill out of Howard County. River Hill had already crushed Eastern Tech’s dreams of winning  football and girl’s soccer titles over the past two years.
It was supposed to be different in baseball since Tech had won two previous championships and Maverick ace pitcher Don Guido was on the mound for the Tech in the bottom of the seventh with a 2-0 lead. Guido had only allowed one run and had four strikeouts in the first six innings.
Then it fell apart for Tech in the bottom of that last inning. Guido got the first batter out, but walked the next batter. Then after a hit, a double and another hit, River Hill found themselves celebrating at home plate in a 3-2 win over Eastern Tech. The Mavericks scored their first run in the third when Jerry Cooper got an infield hit.

Essex Soccer U10 Boys Win AISL Championship

The Essex Soccer U10 Boys completed an undefeated indoor season winning back-to-back U10 AISL Championships at Freestate Indoor Sports Arena. The team won every game of both indoor "A" bracket sessions, on their way to back-to-back championships. Congratulations to all of the kids and coaches, for their efforts and dedication. Team members: Matthew Brummet, Gavin Mooney, Matthew Hauf, Patrick Weaver, Caleb Hood, Gio Restauro, Mason Reuter, Zachary Owens, Brennan Lipski, Quentin Hager and Henry Long. Coaches: Mark Hauf and John Brummet.

High School Spring Sports

Baseball Season & Playoff Results

Softball Season & Playoff Results

Boy's Lacrosse Season & Playoff Lacrosse Results

  Girl's Lacrosse Season & Playoff Results

Patapsco Beats Eastern Tech, Both Teams Look to Win State Titles

When it comes to elite baseball teams, the fans in eastern Baltimore County can take pride that there is not one elite team, but two. Last year the Patapsco High School Center for the Arts Baseball Team lost in the 3A State Title Game and Eastern Tech won the 2A State Title in 2007. Both teams are strong again in '09 and since they play in two different classifications, both Patapsco and Eastern Tech have the opportunity to bring home two state titles to the region in May. These two juggernauts met last week and Patapsco was able to come out on top with a 9-6 win.
“It was a quality win for us. We have played some of the best teams in the county,” said Patapsco Head Coach Tony Maggard.  “Eastern Tech is a quality team. A victory against Eastern Tech proves to us that we can compete with anyone.”
The Patriots have started off 13-1 and are ranked #5 in this week’s Baltimore Sun poll. In addition to the Eastern Tech win, Patapsco had an impressive victory at Dulaney 10-2.

Chesapeake Lacrosse to Make a Run at Championship

In the 2005 season, John Baker's Chesapeake Boy's Lacrosse team went 0-15. His teams only won 18 games in eight seasons, so he decided to try something new.
“We knew we were going to lose some games no matter what, so I decided to play freshmen,” Baker said. “All that mattered was to get them to play together.”
Those five freshmen in 2006 were Michael Brooks, Will Daniels, David Kline, Brandon Stiffer and Sterling Teel. The Bayhawk coach's plan paid off as the team has gradually gotten better each year. They started off 3-13 in 2006, 6-8 in '07 and 12-3 in ‘08. With eight games so far this season, Baker's team is now a perfect 9-0. While the Bayhawk's success is a surprise to many, it's something Baker knew his team could achieve.
The Bayhawks have also gotten help from Sterling's brother Justin Teel, a transfer over from Eastern Tech, and from Attacker Joe Figas. “I told them that if they stayed together as a team I would take them to the promise land,” Baker said. “This is a very special group.”
Winter  2009 Archives 
Rosedale Boy to Play Soccer in Europe

Zac Herr is only an 11-year-old soccer player, but he will have the honor of representing his country this summer at the 2009 Youth Friendship Games in Vienna, Austria. Zac was selected for the U.S. Boys 11-13 soccer team as part of the Sports Ambassador Program.
“I was kind of excited and surprised,” Zac, a sixth grader at St. Clement Mary Hofbauer School in Rosedale said. “I never thought I would be picked to play soccer across the world.”
Zac's father Dan Herr said his son loves the sport of soccer and has played for the Baltimore Soccer Academy for the past three years.
“He is a very good offensive player and that's why we decided to sign him up for the Baltimore Soccer Academy. Soccer is the only sport he plays,” Dan said.
Fall  2008 Archives 
Four Lady Pointers Sign with CCBC-Essex Soccer
Following three trips to the state finals in the last four years, four seniors from Sparrows Point High School signed Letters of Intent to play soccer at CCBC-Essex. Lauren Miller, Melissa Wampler, Jakki Sites and Sarah Hoar all have committed to play in the fall of 2009 at CCBC Essex.
The Women’s program looks to follow the success of the men’s program, who earned a berth in the national tournament last year.  “I’m looking to build the East Side Dream Team of Women’s Soccer,” said CCBC Head Coach Geoffrey Holland.
“We are looking to provide a solid education and a top notch soccer program and we fully intend for our ladies to pursue their four-year degree and complete their soccer career at a university.”

Pictured signing their letter of intent, from l to r: Lauren Miller, Melissa Wampler, Sparrows Point Head Coach Conrad Snyder, Jakki Sites and Sarah Hoar.

Perry Hall Gets Revenge on Thomas Johnson 34-0

Perry Hall football team's season came to a quick end last year as Governor Thomas Johnson High School of Frederick shocked the Gators 35-3.This year, the Gators made it back to the 4A North Playoffs and opened up with a home game against Thomas Johnson in a rematch.The Gators were ready this time as University of Maryland-bound star David Stinebaugh led the team with two touchdown catches and had three turnovers in a 34-0 victory. 
"It was about finally putting together a full game.  Our team hadn't put a full game together all year until tonight," Stinebaugh said after the win.
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PH Rec Girls Field Hockey Goes Undefeated!
Perry Hall Girls' 5/6 Field Hockey Team ended their season undefeated and with two Championship wins when they participated in the Harford Hockey Tournament and the Harvest Hockey Tournament.  They won every game in each tournament! The final game of the season/tournament was won by the only goal scored with just five seconds left in the game!  Go Girls! The team will be competing in an indoor tournament in January - Good Luck Girls! Practice Hard and Play Harder!

Congrats to: Katelyn, Ally, Tori, Gabrielle, Lauren, Rebekah, Kiera, Erin, Logan, Kayla, Carly, Danielle, Lindsey, Kaitelyn, Hailey, Miranda and Kendall for a great season!  And a special thanks to coaches: Dawnie, Jan and Marka for taking the girls all the way! 

Chesapeake Holds on for a 26-22 Win Over Towson

The Chesapeake Bayhawks were one of the surprise football teams in the county as they went from a 2-8 record in 2006 to a playoff appearance in 2007 under first-year head coach Mark Junker.

The Bayhawks and Junker began their second season together with a dramatic 26-22 win over Towson High School. The game was played on Monday after it was postponed from Saturday due to the threat of Tropical Storm Hanna.
The Bayhawks racked up over 200 rushing yards and grabbed a 26-8 halftime lead. Chesapeake looked to be on their way to an easy victory, but Towson scored two touchdowns in the third quarter and cut the lead to four. Junker needed his defense to bail his team out as the offense scored no second half points.

Essex Resident Pitches for All-Star in Italy

Kayla Mohr has played softball since she was four years old and loves the sport. She plays for a travel team in Anne Arundel County called the Lady Orioles and is on the softball team at her high school, Institute of Notre Dame; but her great accomplishment at the age of 16 was being selected on a team that went to play in a softball tournament in Italy.
Tom Thompson, a coach at an Anne Arundel County High School, recruited the best 15 softball players in the Baltimore area. Mohr, an Essex resident, was one of the lucky girls to be selected. The girls played teams fromItaly in Milan, Rome and Florence.
“It was a little nerve-racking at first. We were a team that felt like we were representing our country,” Mohr said. “It was a lot of pressure on us.”
Spring  2008 Archives

Patapsco Baseball Loses in 3A State Title Game
For a second straight season, a local high school advanced to the baseball state title game and got to play for the state championship. Last year, Eastern Tech and their fans made a trip up to Aberdeen and watched their team win the 2A State Title with a 3-2 at Ripken Stadium.This year it was Patapsco’s turn as the team made the trip up to Aberdeen to play for the 3A MPSSAA State Title last Saturday night.

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Eastern Tech Softball Advances to State Semifinals
After watching their baseball and girls lacrosse team seasons ended by Loch Raven High School, Eastern Tech finally got revenge by beating Loch Raven in softball 5-3 to capture the 2A North Regional Title.

Gators Softball Defeats Pointers 6-5
Perry Hall’s Hillary Rice had been struggling for the past few weeks and was 0-for-3 in a big softball game against Sparrows Point. Then she came to the plate in the seventh inning and found a pressure situation. The Gators were down 4-3 with a runner on third, there were two outs and Rice faced a two-strike count. She was the Gator’s last hope.
Fall 2007Archives

Chesapeake Upsets Sparrows Point 8-6 Two Local Girls Soccer Teams Come Up Short in State Title Game
Mavericks defeat Clarksburg 35-0, will play for state title
Bayhawks lose heartbreaker in playoffs
Perry Hall falls yard short against Hereford
               Spring 2007Archives

Eastern Tech Softball beats Kenwood
Lady Owls Hold on to 9-5 Win Over Chesapeake

Kenwood Scores Four in the 7th to Beat Perry Hall Walker Scores With 22 Seconds Left
to Lift Overlea Over Chesapeake 12-11
Concordia Scores Five Goals
in a 15-6 Victory

Cal Ripken

The Road to Cooperstown and Back