Davidson leaves Potomac (Md.), replaced by assistant
Chris Davidson has resigned as the football coach at Potomac (Md.) and will be replaced for former assistant Ronnie Crump.
Davidson said that he left Potomac to take a position at Cape Hatteras Secondary School in Buxton, N.C. He will coach football, be an assistant athletic director and teach social studies there.
In two seasons at Potomac, Davidson guided the Wolverines to a 12-9 record and one playoff appearance. He previously had been the head coach at West Potomac and La Plata.
“A guy that I know who works down there contacted me – they had a vacancy and he knew I loved it down there,” Davidson said. “I applied for that job seven years ago when it was open. It the right time, right opportunity.”
Summer Sports Camps
The High School Sports season may be over until the fall, but with so many young athletes playing sports year-round these days,
SPORTS CAMPS are abundant in the Washington region.
Here on this blog you can find out information about SPORTS CAMPS that will be offered this summer. We will provide as much information as is provided to us by the camp director(s), including links, but we do not handle the registration for the camps themselves. Registration is to be conducted with the individual camp.
If you would like to have your camp listed on this blog, please send an email to email@example.com or fax the info to 202-334-7685, attention "High School sports - Camps"
High School Coaching Vacancies
With the 2009-2010 High School Sports season now complete, it is time to look ahead to 2010-11.
This blog will contain High School Coaching vacancies (and all pertinent information regarding those vacancies) as provided by the athletic directors looking to fill the positions.
Anyone wishing to send a "Coach Wanted" item to the Washington Post for publication in this blog, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 202-334-7685, attention High School Sports - Coaching Vacancy.
All submissions are subject to editing by The Washington Post sports dept.
Cooper named boys' basketball coach at Urbana
Urbana boys' basketball assistant coach John Cooper has been promoted to head coach, replacing Terry Connolly, who left to take over the head coaching reins at the new Oakdale High. Oakdale will open this fall in Ijamsville.
Cooper was Connolly's assistant for four years and coached the junior varsity as well. Urbana's JV lost only one game last season. The 51-year-old Cooper was an assistant coach at Magruder prior to joining Connolly at Urbana but this will be his first stint as a high school varsity head coach.
Glen Burnie names Good-Malloy football coach
Glen Burnie athletic director Bruce Sider announced Monday that Nick Good-Malloy has been named the Gophers' new head football coach. Malloy, a 2001 graduate of Annapolis High, takes over for Lenny Thomas, who was not retained as coach after a 5-35 record the past four seasons.
Good-Malloy, who played his college ball at Salisbury University and was an assistant football coach there the past two seasons, was an all-Anne Arundel county defensive lineman for Annapolis, and also played basketball for the Panthers under legendary coach John Brady. Good-Malloy earned a Master's degree in education at Salisbury while serving as an assistant.
Glen Burnie struggled mightily this past season, going 2-8 while scoring only 120 points in 10 games. The Gophers did, however, snap a three season, 28-game losing streak by beating Northeast, 32-22, on Sept. 25. Glen Burnie's last winning season came in 2001, when the Gophers went 6-4. The team is most well-known for having sent 2005 graduate Branden Albert, offensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs, to the pros.
Wrapping up the Maryland wrestling season
Let's take a look back at the season that was in Maryland public school wrestling, complete with everything that didn't make it in the print edition story on the state tournament this weekend.Continue reading this post »
Live Blog: Maryland State Wrestling Tournament
Update: Consolation finals, third-place bouts
Northern of Calvert County qualified four wrestlers for the state tournament, but the Patriots have had quite a strong showing at Cole Field House thus far as three Northern wrestlers will place in this year's tournament.
Senior Quentin Leadbeter wrapped up his high school career by pinning Atholton's Kevin Beck in 4:05 to claim third place at 125 pounds. It was satisfying redemption for Leadbeter, who lost to Beck in the quarterfinals 8-2. Leadbeter has placed in the state tournament every year of his high school career.
"It has to be one of the toughest weights in the state," said Leadbeter of the 125-pound class, which included Tyler Goodwin, Adam Krop, Alex Rice and Beck. "It's a great feeling to finish third....(Beck) gave me a whooping the first time, I came back and had my mindset in the consis and I knew I wanted to see him again."
Leadbeter knew he would need to be quicker on his feet, and try to be more aggressive offensively in his rematch with Beck and the decision paid off, allowing him to gain control before eventually turning the Raiders' senior to his back.
Freshman Eric Hoffman also captured third place, earning a 12-6 decision over Springbrook's Joseph Galeano at 140 pounds. Hoffman finished the season an impressive 36-3.
But the Patriots are still waiting for their third and final place-winner to wrestle and determine his finish. Freshman Brant Leadbeter will face Wilde Lake sophomore Alex Polonsky for the 103-pound crown.Continue reading this post »
Wrestling: Maryland state tournament
The Maryland state wrestling tournament kicks off Friday afternoon at the University of Maryland's Cole Field House. The two-day event begins with the preliminary, quarterfinal and consolation preliminary matches on Friday.
When the tournament resumes on Saturday, be sure to check out PrepsPost where I'll be live-blogging from the tournament starting with the semifinals at 11 a.m. There will be interviews, recaps of big matches and also -- assuming the technology cooperates -- video updates. You can also follow me on Twitter @WPKatieCarrera where I'll be posting throughout the day.
In the meantime, the MPSSAA website will have live updated scores that you can follow here. The state finals are slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, with 2A/1A matches starting at 103 pounds while 4A/3A bouts will start at 285.
Indoor Track: 4A/3A state championship wrap-up
Aurieyall Scott showed an uncharacteristic bit of emotion after crossing the line in the 55-meter dash Tuesday at the Maryland 4A/3A state championships. The typically reserved Eleanor Roosevelt senior pumped her arm and screamed after her state-record time froze on the big board. Scott had broken seven seconds, a rarefied time, for the second time in an afternoon.
“I’m just happy,” Scott said. “I wanted to break seven for the longest.”
Indoor Track: Damascus boys and girls clinch region titles
There was a time when you could point to Damascus’s distance contingent as the unquestioned strength of its indoor track team. It appears that time may be starting to slip away.
That's not because the quality of the Hornets’ distance program has diminished. In fact, at the 3A West Region championships Wednesday in Landover, Ben Constantinides and Thomas Arias went 1-2 in the 1,600; Arias and Jon Constantinides went 1-2 in the 800; and Ben Constantinides won the 3,200.Continue reading this post »