The fall of the Severna Park field hockey team from first to third in this week's Sun Poll marks the first time in 49 polls that the Falcons have not enjoyed the view from the top.
Severna Park, which has won 16 state championships and seven of the last nine, not only has stiff competition in the state and Anne Arundel County for best field hockey program, but also nationally from the Walpole (Mass.) Porkers, who have captured 10 straight state titles.
By the way, the Porkers' nickname is apparently exclusive to the field hockey program, and has been in use for more than 40 years. That leads to the question: What, was Slobs not available?