Latest from Kyle Melnick

Seneca Valley, once Maryland’s premier football program, tries to recapture its glory

Seneca Valley football has won a Maryland-best 12 state championships but zero since 2002. The program is trying to recapture its traditions while building new ones in the modern era.
  • Oct 21, 2021

Girls’ soccer Top 10: Good Counsel is No. 1; Broadneck, Marriotts Ridge join

Broadneck reclaimed Anne Arundel County supremacy after a few inconsistent seasons.
  • Oct 19, 2021

Northwest thumps Sherwood in a battle of Montgomery County unbeatens

The Jaguars knock off the Warriors for the first time in school history and improve to 6-0 with a 37-14 win.
  • Oct 8, 2021

Cam Whitmore, Spalding’s five-star basketball prospect, commits to Villanova

The senior, known for his highlight dunks, averaged 22 points and 12 rebounds last year while lifting the Cavaliers to a rare playoff berth.
  • Oct 7, 2021

Crofton, a new program, is learning what it takes to win even as it suffers another loss

The school opened in 2020, and the Cardinals, in their first season with varsity football, dropped to 1-4 after a loss to Northeast.
  • Oct 1, 2021

Back at Northern following a fling with DeMatha, Zach Crounse has offense humming in 4-0 start

Crounse followed his father to the WCAC powerhouse last year but decided he wanted to spend his senior season with his friends on the Patriots.
  • Sep 24, 2021

Long Reach, an unlikely contender in Howard County, stays unbeaten with win over Mount Hebron

An 18-6 win Friday night improves the Lightning to 3-0 as it stays atop the county during a season in which the typical pecking order has been disrupted.
  • Sep 17, 2021

After he committed to Clemson, this local football star’s family decided to go with him

Going away to college is a rite of passage for many young adults. But some athletes, such as Clemson's Tristan Leigh, prefer having family nearby.
  • Sep 16, 2021

Quince Orchard, still trying to fix its 2019 issues, holds off Paint Branch

The Cougars have had nearly two years to stew over their last loss. Against the Panthers, issues lingered, but not enough to prevent a 20-13 win.
  • Sep 10, 2021

Spirit-Thorns match postponed after four Washington players test positive

Details about rescheduling the match against the Thorns will be announced by the NWSL.
  • Sep 4, 2021