Class 3A West

Linganore defeated Tuscarora, 35-83, to win the boys team title at Watkins Mill High School.

In the boys’ race, the Lancers’ Michael Belmaggio outdistanced Westminster’s Charlie Ferguson for the win. Belmaggio crossed the finish line in 17 minutes, 6.71 seconds. Ferguson ran a 17:41.77.

The Lancers’ Wil Cioffi and Carson Buck were fourth and fifth, respectively. Other scoring runners for the Lancers include Gunnar Eklund, 10th and Ben Dill, 15th.

Frederick’s Mario Martinez was sixth (18:15.44). For Thomas Johnson, Daveen Bavari finished seventh (18:16.51). Tuscarora’s Sean Heare was ninth (18:52.49). The Titans’ Jeff Young was 11th. TJ’s Gabe Caprarola-Bianco finished 13th.

Tuscarora’s Nicholas Hildebrandt was 16th. Teammate Nathan Usher was 18th. Frederick’s Amir King got 19th. TJ’s John Paul Carmona was 22nd.

Linganore, Tuscarora, TJ and Frederick qualified their complete teams for the state meet.

On the giris’ side, Linganore’s Khelsa Connolly finished third (21:33.6). The Lancers’ Caroline Perrone finished fourth. Teammate Rachel Hall was eighth.

Tuscarora’s Norah Jarrahi finished 10th (23:14.58, state qualifier). TJ’s Saoirse Conley was 11th (23:15.95). Frederick’s Rebecca Toms finished 15th (23:42.64, state qualifier). For the Patriots, Alexandra Cumber and Jada Fosberg were 17th and 18th, respectively.

TJ’s Jenna Dawson was 21st. Linganore’s Abigail Parker was 22nd. Frederick's top finisher was Rebecca Toms in 15th.

Linganore was second behind team-champion Westminster, 74-82. The Lancers, Patriots and Cadets qualified their entire teams for the state meet. 

Class 2A West

At Liberty High School, Oakdale’s boys defeated the host Lions on the sixth-runner tie-breaker.

Oakdale and Liberty each had 59 points, but the Bears’ sixth-runner, Spencer Buckwalter, got 24th place, edging out Liberty’s Gavin Edson, who was 25th.

Oakdale’s Kyle Lund won the race in 16 minutes, 38.8 seconds. Teammate Collin Dempsey got third. Other scoring runners for the Bears include Collin Shriner, 13th; Joshua Millikan, 20th; and Charles Parrott, 22nd.

Middletown’s Grayson Whitesell qualified as an individual to the state meet, finishing ninth (17:35.9). Walkersville’s Owen Welty was 44th.

In the girls’ meet, Oakdale finished second (76) behind team champion Poolesville (67). Middletown finished third (89).

The Knights’ Eleanor Stafford finished fifth in the girls’ race (21:28.8) with Middletown’s Campbell Caldwell sixth. For Oakdale, Aubrey Schaffer finished eighth (21:52.6). The Bears’ Madison Gamble was ninth.

Walkersville’s Megan Bertolette qualified for the state meet as individual, finishing 12th (21:59.2). Oakdale’s Haley Ross was 13th. Middletown’s Marin Bartman was 17th. The Bears’ Emily Baba finished 19th. The Knights’ Renee Washart was 24th.

Oakdale’s boys and girls teams, as well as Middletown’s girls team qualified for the state championships.

Class 1A West

At Allegany College, Brunswick edged reigning regional champion Boonsboro 48-49 for the girls team title.

The Railroaders’ Jena Rhodes finished third (21:57). Elizabeth Willman was seventh.

Catoctin’s Rachel Waldron earned a top 10 finish in eighth place (22:17.7). Other scorers for the Railroaders include Amy Tarcza, 12th; Alison Laverty, 13th; and Rebekah Shullenbarger, 21st.

Catoctin’s Emma Strickland finished 12th. The Cougars’ Brenna Williams got 20th.

Noah McGillivray led Brunswick’s boys in 15th (18:51.4). Caleb Shullenbarger finished 19th for the Railroaders. Colin Pelkey was 24th.

Brunswick’s boys and girls, and Catoctin’s girls qualified complete teams for the state meet, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at Hereford High School.

McCoy-Hatfield Series Race No. 3

Maryland School for the Deaf’s Cross Herpin ran a personal-best time of 19:08 to win the race.


Class 4A North, Section II Final

Urbana 4, Blair 0

Isabelle Eskay scored two goals for the Hawks (12-2-2), who face the Perry Hall-Dulaney winner for the regional championship on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Nyah Savage and Riley Johnson each had one goal. Grayson Jons had the shutout for Urbana.

Class 3A West, Section II Final

TJ 2, Linganore 1

Sara Hohn had one goal with one assist for Thomas Johnson (7-4-2), which advances to the regional championship on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Megan Wilson converted a penalty kick. Alayna Burgamy had five saves for the Patriots.


Class 3A West, Section II, First Round

Linganore 3, TJ 0

Scores: 25-19, 25-19, 25-16. Linganore leaders: Reagan Walsh, 11 kills, 9 digs, 3 aces; Lauren Ryan, 26 assists; Grace Coccagna, 3 aces; Emma France, 3 blocks; Julia Gladhill, 18 digs; Piper Shields, 11 digs. TJ leaders: Taylor Fleagle, 6 kills, 5 digs; Maddie Fernandez, 8 assists; Meghan Barr, 10 digs. Linganore record: 6-9. TJ record: 4-11. Notes: Linganore plays at Tuscarora in the sectional semifinals at 6 p.m. on Monday.

Class 2A West, Section II, First Round

Middletown 3, Seneca Valley 0

Scores: 25-22, 25-9, 25-18. Middletown leaders: Maura Doherty, 4 aces, 4 Kills; Grace Paulishak, 7 kills, 10 digs; Sydney Wilbur, 7 kills, 9 digs; Michele Newkirk, 22 assists. Notes: Middletown plays at Damascus in the sectional semifinals on Monday.

Poolesville 3, Walkersville 0

Class 1A West, Section II, First Round

Clear Spring 3, Brunswick 0


Hood’s Elisa Botten was chosen as an honorable mention on the All-Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth team in voting conducted by the league’s coaches.

The senior had career highs in goals, assists and points.

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