Prince George's County Supervisor of Athletics Earl Hawkins said there are no plans for the county to play football games this weekend after meeting with athletic directors from the county's 21 public high schools last night.
Hawkins said the County's Schools' Office of the Chief Executive will decide this afternoon if football teams would be allowed to practice, either indoors or outdoors, the latter of which teams have not been able to do since Oct. 5. Hawkins said the county has not found venues that could be secured in the wake of the recent sniper shootings, and said he expects the county to make a formal decision regarding this weekend's football games by Wednesday afternoon.
"The biggest issue right now is finding places for the teams to practice and to play games," said Hawkins, who will not recommend to County Schools Chief Iris T. Metts to permit football games if teams have not had at least a couple of practices outside. "But right now, everything is up in the air." Prince George's County football teams have not played since Oct. 4-5, and would have as many as two games to make up, should county officials find a way to hold football games.
South River Prevails
South River's golf team rebounded from its poor showing last month in the Maryland District 5 championship by capturing the Anne Arundel County championship at Eisenhower Golf Club in Crownsville last week.
Senior co-captains Randy Sroka and Nick Johnson shot 78 and 80, respectively; sophomore Eddie Milligan fired a 79, and junior Chris Wolf had an 83 to give the Seahawks a winning total of 320 and a seven-stroke victory over second-place Severna Park. Of the top-10 individual finishers, five were from South River, with sophomore Ryan Moreland's 84 filling out the list.
In a preview of Thursday's Anne Arundel County girls' soccer championship, the top two undefeated teams -- Severna Park (10-0-1) and South River (10-0-1) -- played to a scoreless tie yesterday at Severna Park. Only one 10-minute overtime was permitted because all games must conclude by 6 p.m. because of the recent sniper shootings.
The two teams will meet again Thursday at 4 p.m. for the championship. Last year, South River was the only team to beat the Falcons.
After watching her team squander a substantial lead in the third game of last night's match with Georgetown Day, Wilson girls' volleyball coach Perette Arrington called a timeout and asked for a sideout and three points. Her team immediately delivered to wrap up a 30-25, 30-24, 30-28 victory.
Indeed, since the Tigers suffered their first loss of the season -- to Maret on Oct. 11 -- they have won four straight matches. Now Wilson (10-1) will set its sights on a fifth consecutive District public school championship.
Last night, junior middle hitter Janet Bunning had a team-high 12 kills and junior setter Emily Jacobson had 13 assists to lead the Tigers. Sophomore Amarachi Umez-Eronini added six kills. . . . .
Senior setter Stacey Carroll had 31 assists and sophomore Connie Pikounis had 18 kills as Mount Hebron defeated No. 9 Centennial, 15-11, 8-15, 15-12, 15-10, for the first time in four years. The victory gave Mount Hebron (10-2, 9-2 Howard County) the upper hand in qualifying for the county championship game next Wednesday.
Jon Gallo, Jake Schaller, Dave Yanovitz, Todd Jacobson and Heather A. Dinich contributed to this report.
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