Championship Week, part 2
In one of tonight's Class 1A Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association volleyball semifinal matches, there's a potential "Hoosiers" story line afoot, as Havre de Grace, the No.7 seed in the East region arrives with a 5-12 record, but find themselves two matches away from a state title.
The Warriors, who were seeded seventh in the region in the random part of the draw, earned their way to tonight's 8 p.m.meeting with South Carroll, by beating the top three seeds in their region, namely No. 2 Colonel Richardson, No. 3 Perryville and No.1 Bohemia Manor, all on the road. On the other side of the 1A draw, Glenelg will meet Boonsboro.
River Hill will take on North Hagerstown in one 2A semifinal tomorrow, while unbeaten Poly will meet Rising Sun in the other match. On Wednesday, top-ranked and unbeaten Reservoir will take on Towson in one semifinal, with the winner meeting the winner of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase-Huntingtown match.
The semifinals will culminate Thursday with Broadneck and Dulaney meeting in one match with the winner taking on the winner of the Eleanor Roosevelt-Wooton match in 4A. All semifinals this week, as well as all four finals will be staged at the Ritchie Coliseum in College Park.
The overwhelming story in the field hockey finals is Severna Park's quest for a third straight state title, and its 16th overall, when the Falcons meet defending 4A titlist Quince Orchard tonight at South River in the 4A championship game. In the 2A game, also at South River, Century will meet Rising Sun tonight, while tomorrow's 3A game will pit Fallston, looking for its 10th title, against Bethesda-Chevy Chase, with Pokemoke going for its fifth straight title and 15th overall, when it meets Poolesville in the 1A match.
As reported today by The Sun's Katherine Dunn, tonight's field hockey finals were moved to South River because of vandalism over the weekend on Broadneck's turf field.
According to Andy Warner, assistant director of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association, Broadneck's field is under repair and the 1A and 3A finals scheduled for tomorrow night are still planned for Broadneck. Any change will be announced by noon tomorrow.