Watkins Mill girls lose season opener to Paint Branch

Watkins Mill Wolverines girls basketball season opener against a tough opponent Paint Branch Panthers. The Wolverines has 2 returning varsity starters #24 Josepha Mbouma, and #22 Jewell Johnson, this is their rebuilding year, as they lost two of their high scoring players and this is the 1st year they are with out 3 four-year varsity players.

After the first quarter of the game the score is 10-17 Panthers. Guard #15 Bridgette Ocran comes into the game with her mind on winning, she took control of the game in the beginning with 12 points and 2 assists for Paint Branch in the 1st half.  Watkins Mill had a rough start with 6 turnovers in the first half. At the end of the 1st half the score is 29-14 Panthers.

The Wolverines are starting to click, shortening Paint Branch’s lead by 8 points before the 3rd quarter ends. #24 Josepha Mbouma and her team is starts to work together and play defense. Score of the 3rd 32-40 Panthers. The Panthers pulls away with the win 53-42.

Wolverines coach Ivan Hicks prediction about how the rest of the season ” I think that we will have a successful season with improvement along the way”. Our team played against a tough team that took advantage of the game and we could have played better. We are rebuilding since we are in the 1st season without three of our prior four-year players.

Panthers coach Rochelle Coleman stated the difference was their team settled down and played defense. They came out nervous but came together when it was needed.

Top stats for each team

Watkins Mill  #24 Josepha Mbouma with 25 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals. #2 Danielle Durjan 9 points, 1 steal, #3 Dominique Walker 3 points, 5 rebounds

Paint Branch  #15 Bridgette Ocran with 17 points, 7  rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals, #44 Amaka Ezeani 8 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, #24 Kiara Colston 10 points, 1 assist, 3 steals, #12 Jasmine White 7 points, 3 rebounds

Story and Stats by Kyle Hall

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Battle of the Titans, Quince Orchard Loses in Overtime

The start of the of the game  red towels and white towels waving in the air. 7,000 fans screaming their chants , battling each other with their screams and chants.

Quince Orchard had the opening kickoff in the Battle of the Titans, in the 4A State Championship. Old Mill first series was stopped by the QO defense. With 3 minutes into the game # 7 Billy Plante throws a 47 yard pass to #1 Tyrell Williams to set up a 2 yard touchdown by #6 Mark Green. 7-0 QO.

In the start of the 2nd quarter the QO drove 72 yards for a #7 Billy Plante 2 yard pass to  #44 Marty Heyn on the goal line. Old Mill answers within 22 seconds left in the 1st half they scores by a 11 yard pass by #10 Deonte Shields to #2 Devin Salisbury. 14-7

To open the 2nd half QO #82 Devin Haywood catch the kickoff and fumbles the ball and #6 Torie Wagner picks the ball up and return it for a touchdown 21-14. Old Mill defense comes alive and  3 and out for QO. The score is 28-14 with 0:09 seconds left in the #10 Deonte Shields throws a 64 yard bomb for a touchdown to #6. Torie Wagner to end the 3rd quarter 28-21. At the end of the fourth with 0:52 seconds left #10 Deonte Shields throws a miracle touchdown pass to #23 Carl Chance to tie the game up 28-28. OVERTIME Old Mill won the toss, they chose to go on defense QO score with another passing touchdown. Old Mill set of downs, they in turn score with a run. Then decide to go for two #1 Rob Chesson runs it in for a two point conversion. QO fans was in shock!

Final Score Old Mill 36 Quince Orchard 35

#10 Deonte Shields was 18/195  passing 2/6 rushing , 2 passing touchdown #1  had 26 carries and 218 yards a rushing

#7 Billy Plante  5/18 with 67 passing yards and 1 TD, int
# 6 Mark Green had 42 carries and 216 yards and 3 TDS

Story and Stats by Kyle Hall

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Quince Orchard victorious over Flowers

Friday night, with a packed Cougar Dome. Flowers in the starting series made it look like it was going to be a tough game. They quickly marched down the field and made it to QO’s 12 yard line and then #1 Edwin Walker fumbled. The Cougars start out with 3 and out. The Cougars got the ball back and scored late in the 1st qtr with a 44 yd reception by #1 Tyrell Williams. Less than 2 minutes later Flowers #1 Edwin Walker broke free for a 66 yd touchdown, and they missed the field goal, score cut to 7-6. With 4 minutes into the 2nd qtr QO’s #6 Mark Green scored off a 14 yd run, cap by a field goal by #20 Chris McPherson, score 14-6. With 18 seconds remaining prior to halftime, QO’s #6 Mark Green scores on a 39 yd run, #20 Chris McPherson missed the field goal, score 20-6. Midway thru the 3rd qtr, QO score a 34 yd field goal by #20 Chris McPherson. 5 minute in the 4th, Flowers #6 Keith Payne scored on a 28 yd pass, they attempt a two point conversion and fail, score 23-12.

Stats QO: #7 Billy Plante 11/15 176 passing, #6 Mark Green 41/279 rushing, #1 Tyrell Williams 3/13 rushing and receiving 6/142 yds, #48  Laquan Wilkerson fumble recovery,

Stats Flowers: #4 Jonathan Holland 6/16 75 yds passing, 2 ints, #1 Edwin Walker 15/149 rushing yds

Story by Jeffrey Vogt ***** Stats by Kyle Hall

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Upgrading our Photo Galleries

We are switching our galleries from a in-house fulfillment system to an outsourced national fulfillment service with a larger selection of products. We will leave our “old galleries” up until all images have been uploaded to the “new galleries”. As of today we will no longer update or adding to the “old galleries” and will remove them once the uploading to the “new galleries” are complete. We hope to have the “new galleries” fully uploaded by December 1st.

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Quince Orchard vs Churchill Football 4A Round #2 Playoffs

Friday nights game turned out to be tough for both teams, it is about 40 degrees at the Cougar Dome. With about 10 minutes to the start, the stands on the Cougars sides was packed. Churchill fills up quickly with fans just prior to the kickoff. Churchill played a tough game and came up short in the final seconds of the 2nd round playoffs  QO stalled and had to punt five minutes into the 1st qtr. QO Mark Green had a 60 yard TD called back for a holding penalty. QO advance to inside the 10 and fumbles on the snap.Churchill has a 30 yd pass smacked into the hands of Kenny Lange. Mark Green scores TD on a 10 yd. Churchill runs up the middle for TD. QO 3rd and five from the end zone, Mark Green scores TD #2 for the night. QO 14 CHS 14 Halftime. QO scores in the 3rd tr and misses the field goal. QO 20 – CHS 14. Churchill scores 3 minutes into 4th qtr. QO 20-CHS 21. QO decided to punts on a 4th and 1 with 3 minutes remaining CHS played a more defensive with their offense was forced to punt a minute later. With 7 seconds left on the clock QO scores a field goal to take the lead 23-21. QO kicks off and CHS did a great attempt to make their way up the field with a run that included several hand offs and laterals. The official who was keeping the time in the booth did not stop the clock as he should have and the clock had to be reset several times in the 4th qtr. It looks like Churchill showed up to win, but came up just a bit short. Great Game for both.


Churchill # 7 Curtis Kamara 14 carries with 110 yds, 1 touchdown, #5 Lansana Keita 8 of 12 completions for 68 passing yds, 32 rushing and 2 touchdowns, Defense recovered 2 fumbles and had four 3 and outs.

Quince Orchard #6 Mark Green 28 carries and 186 yards and 2 touchdowns, #7 Billy Plante 10 of 15 completions for 97 passing yards and rushing touchdown. QO had 6 3 and outs. #9  D’Andre Johnson 62 punt return. #20 Chris McPherson Field Goal.

Story by Jeffrey Vogt ***** Stats by Kyle Hall

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Watkins Mill HS Claims 1st State Boy’s Soccer Title

Watkins Mill showed up to win at UMBC, and they arrived with 9 bus loads of support to help. Including the varsity cheerleaders and the marching band. It appeared to be about 3/4’s of the stands were covered by Watkins MIll fans. Mt Hebron started the game strong and jumped on the score board 11 minutes into the game with a score from Will Rice. WM goalie Rolando Alba save his 1st of many saves 13 minutes into the event. WM came alive 16 minutes into the game with a score from Obed Agyei. This appeared to be the real turning point of the game and the fans roared to life. MTH goalie Drew Staedell saved his 1st goal 25 minutes into the game. WM Sergio Mosquera scored 28 minutes into the 1st half. 47 minutes into the game, WM’s Oscar Carcamo scored the 3rd and final score. The goalie for WM had a total of 9 saves & MTH goalie had 7 saves for the game. This is Jeff Heckerts 11th year as the head coach of Watkins Mill, and has an overall record of 91-66-4. This is Watkins Mills 1st State Title since year 2000 with a Baseball title.

Coach Heckert stated “These guys didn’t seem fazed, and knew that there was a lot of time, and if we played our game the best team would win. We were the best team tonight.”

Tonight is appears that Watkins Mill made the difference with their speed and skill.

1st Half stats: Mt Hebron scores 11 minutes mark. Watkins Mill saves 13 minute mark. WM scores 16 minute mark. MTH saves 18 minute mark. WM saves 25 minute mark. WM saves 27 minute mark. WM scores 28 minute mark. WM saves 32 minute mark.

2nd Half stats: WM saves 1 minute mark. MTH saves 4 minute mark. MTH saves 5 minute mark. WM scores 7 minute mark. WM saves 9 minute mark. MTH saves 14 minute mark. WM saves 17 minute mark. WM saves 17 minute mark. MTH saves 28 minute mark. WM saves 34 minute mark. MTH saves 37 minute mark.

Story by Jeffrey Vogt ***** Stats by Kyle Hall

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Website Design

We are in the process of changing our site design. Some of the coming changes are notated below.

Change #1 From the prior format to the WordPress format which is more of a blog format. With the new format, it will flow better to cover games and have articles together.  We are going to start covering more games and events, with several photographers and writers in the future.

Change #2 Logo will change to a multi sport design and will feature several schools and sports.

Change #3 The gallery will go from our own personalized shopping cart to a national company that will handle printing, packaging and mailing all in one. We are hoping that some of the changes will be easier for our viewers.

Change #4 Each game or event attended, will have a couple of cover photos and a recap of the game including what happened and who did it with the final score.

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