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VARSITY WRESTLING ENDS REGULAR SEASON WITH WIN
2/11/2016

Varsity Wrestling defeated Boys' Latin 52–15 in its final regular season meet on Feb. 10, bringing the team's dual meet record to 13-4. Sophomore Ryan Thomas and seniors Greg Amaral, Kevin Wenger, and Nick Moreno each recorded pins, while freshman Ben Breschi recorded a decision. Next stop is the MIAA Tournament this Friday and Saturday at Mount Saint Joseph.

 

VARSITY ICE HOCKEY GETS A SHOT AT MIAA CHAMPIONSHIP
2/11/2016

Varsity Ice Hockey defeated Sts. Peter & Paul High School 5–2 in an MIAA 'B' Conference semifinal matchup on Feb. 10 at the Reisterstown Sportsplex. Goals were scored by Joey Wolfgang '18, Andrew Weigman '16, Luke Ankeny '19, and Charlie Skinner '18 (2). Austin Foster '18 had 23 saves on 25 shots in net. With this win, the Dons advance to the MIAA 'B' Conference Championship on Friday, Feb. 12, against Gilman at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel at 4 p.m.

 

 

SOCCER & FOOTBALL DONS SIGN NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT
2/3/2016

Congratulations to the following student-athletes who signed letters of intent on Feb. 3:

Soccer:
Evan Novian (Bloomsburg University)
Carson Hunt (Villanova University)
Sean Clarke (University of Cincinnati)

Football:
Gavin Rowley (Bryant University)

 

National Signing Day - February 3

SWIMMING READY FOR MIAA CHAMPIONSHIPS AFTER GOING UNDEFEATED IN DUAL MEETS
2/2/2016

Varsity and JV Swimming ended their dual meet seasons undefeated on Monday with wins over McDonogh 97–64 and 95–70 respectively. The varsity team celebrated its senior day with wins in the 50m Free, 100m Free, 100m Back, 100m Fly, a 1-2-3 finish in the 200m Free, and 1-2 finishes in the 200m IM and 500m Free. Next up are the MIAA Championships at McDonogh this Saturday, Feb. 6.

 

VARSITY BASKETBALL ADVANCES WIN STREAK TO FIVE WITH VICTORY OVER BOYS' LATIN
2/2/2016

Varsity Basketball lengthened its late-season win streak to five as the team defeated Boys' Latin 47–37 Monday night. The Dons stayed out in front for most of the game, taking a 22–20 lead into halftime. In the third quarter, Loyola outscored Boys' Latin 16-3 to take a 38–23 lead and never looked back. Sophomores Cameron Shaw (15 pts) and JJ Halaby (12 pts) led the Dons in scoring, while Loyola's defense held Boys' Latin to 36% shooting from the field and outrebounded them 34–19.

The Dons only have two games left, including their senior day game at home on Feb. 7 at 1:45 p.m. against Gilman.

 

SWIMMING & BASKETBALL GET BIG WINS OVER THE WEEKEND
2/1/2016

SWIMMING
Varsity and JV Swmming put on stellar performances Friday night to defeat arch-rival Calvert Hall 90–75 and 90–72 respectively. Coach Matt McDonough had this to say after the meet, "Tonight was a big reason why I wanted to come to Loyola Blakefield...to jump head first into the rivalries, to watch your sons race, to compete against another school with an equally competitive swimming program and coaches, and to learn how we can keep getting better." The teams takes on McDonogh today for Senior Day.

BASKETBALL
Varsity Basketball defeated McDonogh 47–43 on Saturday with a fourth quarter come-from-behind thriller. McDonogh led 21-20 at the half and took a 37-30 lead after three quarters. The team extended its lead to 11 (42-31) with 4 minutes left in the game, but Loyola stormed back. Three pointers by Cameron Shaw, Kenny Lewis, and Andrew Fava tied the game with 1:30 remaining. After a Bruce Moore free throw, senior Cole Williams knocked down a three pointer with 30 seconds remaining to give the Dons a 2-point lead, 45-43. Williams then blocked a shot by McDonogh guard Damien Chong-Qui with 10 seconds left. Fava grabbed the rebound and passed ahead to a streaking Shaw for the layup that sealed the win. Shaw led the Dons with 11 points, Fava added 10, and Lewis had 9. JV lost its game 58–50.

 

DONS PLACE 2ND OVERALL AT MIAA INDOOR TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS
2/1/2016

Thanks to some stellar performances, the varsity indoor track team finished 2nd overall at the MIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Jan. 29. Congratulations to the following champions and medalists:

300m Run: 1st Place - Brodie Holmes

4 X 200m Relay: 1st Place **New School Record** - Biafra Okoronkwo, Jeff Moran, Rick Nickel, Michael Bell

300m Dash: 1st Place (Brodie Holmes) & 2nd Place (Jeff Moran)

4 X 800m Relay: 2nd place - Dan Quets, Cole Crampton, Austin Eby, Danny Vinton

55m Dash: 2nd Place - Brodie Holmes

1600m Run: 3rd Place - Frankie Legambi

500m Run: 2nd Place (Jeff Moran) & 3rd Place (Austin Eby)

3200m Run: 2nd Place (Frankie Legambi) & 3rd Place (Kevin Wegner)

4 X 400m Relay: 2nd place - Andreus Price, Austin Eby, Brodie Holmes, Jeff Moran

View full results from the competition here.

WEEKEND SPORTS RECAP (1/15 – 1/17)
1/19/2016

BASKETBALL
Varsity Basketball went 2-for-2 this weekend with victories over Glenelg Country School (60–57) on Friday and Archbishop Spalding (95–73) on Sunday. For the first game, Loyola was led by Kenny Lewis with 27 points and Andrew Fava had 17. Williams followed with 8 points. In the Spalding game, the Dons were led by Andrew Fava’s 25 points and Kenny Lewis’ 20 points. Cameron Shaw, Cole Williams, and Cortland Nelson all had 12 points apiece. Loyola shot 31-41 from the free throw line. JV Basketball also won both its games against Glenelg and Spalding 46–37 and 70–38 respectively, while the freshman team defeated Spalding 58–42.


SWIMMING
Varsity and JV Swimming both earned victories in the pool against Archbishop Spalding on Friday. Varsity swimmers won 5 out of 8 individual events, placing 2-of-3 in the 200 Medley Relay and finishing first and second in the 200 Freestyle Relays. The team as a whole (varsity & JV) dropped 95.47 seconds in our individual events. Congratulations to Bret Legambi who made his first National Catholics time with a 5:19.61.


WRESTLING
Varsity Wrestling finished in 4th place on Sunday at the Cavalier Duals hosted by Archbishop Spalding. Read more here.

SQUASH
Varsity Squash lost to Boys' Latin 4–3 on Friday. JV defeated Boys' Latin 5–2.


INDOOR TRACK
Varsity Indoor Track finished in 3rd place at Friday's fourth MIAA meet of the season.

 

VARSITY BASKETBALL EDGES SPALDING
1/4/2016

Junior Kenny Lewis scored a game-high 26 points, including a 13-for-17 performance from the free-throw line, that lifted the Dons to an exciting 63–62 win at Archbishop Spalding on Saturday in a MIAA 'A' Conference battle. Loyola trailed by 3 points at the half, 27–24, but outscored Spalding 13–7 in the third quarter for a 3-point lead heading into the fourth. Loyola led by as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter before Spalding rallied to make it a 2-point game with one minute remaining. Two free throws by Kenny Lewis extended the lead to 4 and after Spalding made basket, 2 free throws by Will Clark gave the Dons a 4-point lead with 0.6 seconds remaining. Spalding made a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the final 63–62. Assisting Kenny Lewis in scoring were Andrew Fava with 15 points and Cole Williams with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

 

SWIM TEAMS WIN FIRST DUAL MEET OF THE SEASON
12/16/2015

On Tuesday, the varsity swim team defeated a competitive Gilman team 95-60 in the first MIAA dual meet of the season. JV also won its meet 96-65. Both teams will take on Mount Saint Joseph next on Jan. 5, after Christmas break.

 

TWO DONS TAKE PART IN BALTIMORE TOUCHDOWN CLUB ALL-STAR GAME
12/14/2015

Congratulations to Darren Seward '16 and Biafra Okoronkwo '16 who represented Loyola on Team Baltimore in the Baltimore Touchdown Club's Senior All-Star Game on Saturday. They helped lead the team to a 31-26 victory over the Metro Team. 

 

 

VARSITY & JV BASKETBALL DEFEAT CRISTO REY
12/14/2015

Varisty Basketball defeated Cristo Rey Jesuit High School 72–35 at home last Friday. Andrew Fava had 12 points, Cameron Shaw had 11, and Cole Williams had 10 points and 8 rebounds. JV Basketball also grabbed a win, defeating Cristo Rey's squad 64–25.

 

INDOOR TRACK TEAM BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD
12/14/2015

Congratulations to the 4 X 1 ½ lap ( 4 X 240 meter) relay team of Biafra Okoronkwo '16, Jeff Moran '16, Brodie Holmes '18, and Michael Bell '16 who broke both the school and the fieldhouse record with a time of 1:58.0 at the second MIAA meet of the season on Friday. They are the first team to ever go under two minutes in that event.

VARSITY ICE HOCKEY ROLLS PAST GLENELG COUNTRY SCHOOL
12/8/2015

Varsity Ice Hockey (8-5, overall) defeated Glenelg Country School on Monday by a score of 10-1. The high-flying offensive attack was led by Charlie Skinner who had a three-goal night. Matthew Blodgett followed with two goals, while Austin Kesselring, Andrew Weigman, Will Regler, Logan Simmons, and Wyatt Melocik all added one to the pot as well. Austin Foster had a great day in net, saving 10 of 11 shots.

 

VARSITY ICE HOCKEY GOES 3-0 ON THE WEEK
12/5/2015

Monday (11/30) vs. Centennial High School

After a nice holiday break, the Dons defeated the Centennial Eagles on Monday, Nov. 30, at the Reisterstown Sportsplex with a final score of 7-3. Charlie Skinner led the way with two goals, followed by Joey Wolfgang, Logan Simmons, Austin Kesselring, and Andrew Weigman with one a piece. Austin Foster had an amazing game, saving 28 of 31 total shots.

Wednesday (12/2) vs. Boys' Latin

Varsity Ice Hockey claimed its second win of the week on Wednesday against Boys' Latin by a score of 10-2. Charlie Skinner led the team in scoring with a hat-trick, followed by Logan Simmons (2), while Austin Kesselring, CJ Spallitta, Matthew Blodgett, and Jason Tucker added one each. Austin Foster saved 15 of 17 shots in net.


Thursday (12/3) vs. Saints Peter & Paul High School

After the big win over Boys' Latin, the Dons traveled down to Easton to take on Sts. Peter and Paul High School for their second game in two days and third and final game of the week. The Dons came out victorious with a final score of 10-6. Charlie Skinner produced a season-high five goals, Logan Simmons scored two, and Austin Kesselring, Jason Tucker, and Wyatt Melocik had one each. Austin Foster had a rough start in the beginning of the game, but battled through adversity and did not let up any goals in the second period. He had 18 saves on 24 shots.

 

CROSS COUNTRY RUNS IN 2015 NXN SOUTHEAST INVITATIONAL
12/2/2015

Congratulations to our Dons who competed in the Nike Cross National Southeast Invitational on Saturday in Cary, North Carolina. Frankie Legambi '16 finished 20th overall in the varsity race (15:41), earning 3rd team All NXN Southeast honors. Additionally, Camden Gilmore '19 placed 9th in the freshman race (16:56).

 

VARSITY BASKETBALL CAPTURES SEASON OPENER
11/24/2015

Varsity Basketball (1-0) defeated Archbishop Curley 64–35 in their season opener at home. The Dons held a 38-22 lead at the half and a 51-26 lead at the end of the 3rd quarter. Loyola had a balanced attack offensively and played swarming defense. All 11 players on Loyola’s roster scored with sophomore Courtland Nelson leading the way with 12 points. Senior Will Clark had 11 and Cole Williams and Andrew Fava each had 8 points. JV Basketball also defeated Curley by a score of 59–39. Next up, the Dons travel to St. Frances Academy on Thanksgiving-eve to take on the 2-1 Panthers.

 

DONS NAMED ALL-MIAA FOR FALL SPORTS
11/24/2015

Congratulations to the following student-athletes who were named MIAA All-Conference for fall sports:

Cross Country – Kevin Wegner, Kenny Rowe

Water Polo – Sammy Logue, Ben Brown

Volleyball – Joey Staab, Michael Surine, Liam Hogan, Alex Harmon

Soccer – Shane McWilliams, Sean Clarke, Carson Hunt

Football – Gavin Rowley, Darren Seward

 

ALEX BALOGA '16 COMMITS TO SWARTHMORE COLLEGE FOR BASEBALL
11/19/2015

Congratulations to Alex Baloga '16. He has committed to play DIII baseball at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania next year.


NATIONAL SIGNING DAY
11/12/2015

Congratulations to the following student-athletes who signed their letters of intent on Nov. 11, National Signing Day, to play DI lacrosse next year:

Brendan Doyle - Mt. St. Mary’s 
Luke Hurley - Drexel University 
Alex Pfaff - Drexel University
Eric Stout - Towson University
Cole Williams - Johns Hopkins University

Also, congratulations to all of our DIII lacrosse commits:

Cormac Bateman - Catholic University
Nick Goles - Dickinson College
Nate Leishear - York College
Emmett Warner - Catholic University 
Cullen Kuhn - College of Wooster
Alex Caltrider - Randolph-Macon College 
Ryan Gochar - United States Coast Guard Academy
Devon Maranto - McDaniel College

 

JV CROSS COUNTRY WINS MIAA CHAMPIONSHIP
11/5/2015

JV Cross Country won the MIAA Championship on Wednesday afternoon at Stevenson University by beating out two teams they had lost to during the regular season. At the end of the day, the Dons prevailed by one point over Gilman and three points over Mt. St. Joseph. The seven scoring runners for Loyola were Neil Blanchard, Kyle Clarke, Connor Verrett, Dan Quets, George Welsh, Ben Breschi, and Spencer Varzendeh. Blanchard, Clarke, and Verrett finished in the top ten and Welsh passed three runners in the last 50 yards to seal the win for the Dons.

Varsity Cross Country put up a strong fight as Kevin Wegner (16:10.1) finished 2nd overall, followed by Kenny Rowe (16:34.2) in 4th place and Max Barbour (17:00.1) in 9th place, but the team fell short to Mt. St. Joseph by two points and was not able to claim its 7th consecutive title.


VARSITY ICE HOCKEY SKATES PAST DULANEY
11/4/2015

Varsity Ice Hockey (2-1, overall) nabbed its second win of the season last night by defeating Dulaney High School 6-1 at the Resistertown Sportsplex. Just 1:23 into the game, the first goal was scored by sophomore Charlie Skinner. Roughly a minute later, senior Wyatt Melocik was standing on the back-post and received a pass from sophomore Logan Simmons to put the Dons up by two. The Dons took a minor penalty in the first, but were able to kill the penalty off. In the last few seconds, Dulaney scored their first goal at the end of the first period making it 2-1.

The Dons kept up the momentum during the second period as Charlie Skinner scored his second goal of the game, getting an assist from his line mate freshman Luke Ankeny. The fourth goal was scored by senior CJ Spallitta, assisted by Jason Tucker.

In the third period, Luke Ankeny had a break away, scoring the fifth goal for the Dons. Minutes later both teams took minor penalties creating a 4-on-4, and Charlie Skinner scored his third and final goal of the game.

Sophomore Austin Foster had a great game in net, saving 29 shots.

Conference play will start next Friday, Nov. 13, against Gilman.

 

 

 

WEEKEND SPORTS RECAP (10/30 - 11/1)
11/2/2015

VOLLEYBALL
Varsity Volleyball (18-0, MIAA) capped off their undefeated season Friday night by defeating Gilman 3-1 and capturing the MIAA title. Joey Staab led the Dons in scoring with 10 kills, followed by Liam Hogan and Phil Gould with 7 kills each. This is the program's third undefeated season in five years and 7th MIAA championship. Watch the final moments of the championship match below:



FOOTBALL
Varsity Football (1-4, MIAA) lost to Mount Saint Joseph (4-1, MIAA) 28-7 on Saturday afternoon. Watch a replay of the game here. The Dons' final regular season matchup comes this Saturday as they host Riverdale Baptist School at 1 p.m. on Hargaden Field. The Loyola Patriots' Club will be hosting their Salute to Service event by honoring veterans at halftime.


SOCCER
Varsity Soccer (9-7, MIAA) captured the #4 seed in the MIAA playoffs after defeating Mount Saint Joseph (8-8, MIAA) by a score of 2-1 on Saturday in both teams' final regular season match. After a scoreless first half, sophomore Alex Reid scored a nice left-footed shot from the left side from about the 12-yard box with the assist from Tyler Lynton on a nice through ball. The Gaels scored the equalizer with 18 minutes left, but committed a costly penalty as Tyler Lynton was taken down in the box with three minutes left. Senior Sean Clarke stepped up and converted the penalty kick for the 2-1 victory. Carson Hunt had six saves in net for Loyola. Loyola will host the fifth-seeded Gaels at 3 p.m. today in the quarterfinals.

 

VOLLEYBALL SWEEPS CALVERT HALL IN SEMIFINALS
10/29/2015

The crowd was electric in the Joseph E. Peters '55 Performance Gym on Wednesday night as the #1 seeded Dons (17-0, MIAA) played host to the #5 seeded Cardinals (10-7, MIAA) in the MIAA Volleyball Semifinals. Loyola protected its undefeated season and brought the number down to one with a clean 3-0 sweep over Calvert Hall. Throughout the first two sets, Loyola kept a steady lead and outplayed the Cardinals to win 25-21 and 25-18. As for the third set, Calvert Hall led by as many as four points throughout, but the Dons fought back to win 26-24, sweeping the Cardinals for the second time this year.

The Dons spread out the scoring as Phil Gould led the way with 11 kills and 3 blocks, followed by Alex Harmon and Joey Staab with 10 kills each. Michael Surine posted 40 assists and 3 blocks.

Prior to the match, the JV team was awarded their plaque for winning this year's title.




In other MIAA semifinal action last night, #2 seeded Gilman (13-4, MIAA) swept #3 seeded Archbishop Spalding (11-6, MIAA) to move on to face the Dons in the finals on Friday at 7 p.m. at Mt. St. Joseph.

 

WEEKEND SPORTS RECAP (10/23 - 10/25)
10/26/2015

SOCCER
Varsity Soccer (8-7, MIAA) lost to undefeated McDonogh (13-0-1, MIAA) 2-0 at home on Friday with the Eagles' two goals coming in the first half.  Loyola pressed for much of the first half forcing the Eagles keeper to make some good saves. The second half saw most of the play in the midfield with neither team able to create quality shots. The Dons' final regular season game is at Mt. St. Joseph this Saturday at 11 a.m.


WATER POLO
Varsity Water Polo defeated Mt. St. Joseph 10-7 in the semifinals on Friday, but could not capture the title on Saturday at McDonogh after falling to Calvert Hall 11-8 in the championship match. 


Prior to the varsity championship match, JV Water Polo defeated Calvert Hall 16-10 to win the MIAA JV Championship.

VOLLEYBALL
JV Volleyball blanked Gilman 2-0 to win the MIAA JV Championship on Friday.

Thanks to their undefeated season, Varsity Volleyball has a bye for today's quarterfinal round and will continue play on Wednesday in the semifinals. 

FOOTBALL
On Saturday, Varsity Football defeated St. Frances Academy 30-17 on Hargaden Field. Read more about the game here.

DESORMEAUX NETS TWO AS SOCCER HOLDS OFF ST. PAUL'S
10/22/2015

Varsity Soccer (8-6, MIAA) defeated St.Paul's (5-7-1, MIAA) 3-1 at home yesterday. St. Paul's scored first just five minutes into the game off a free kick that was cleared then sent back into the box and found Crusader Will Ponsi on the back post for the finish. The Dons evened the score off a cross from Sean Clarke the was headed in by Marci Desormeaux at the 20-minute mark of the first half. Loyola scored its second goal of the game when Clarke netted a free kick from 20 yards out to close the first half. Desormeaux scored the insurance goal in the second half thanks to a well-timed through ball from Brandon Pryor. Carson Hunt had a strong game in net with 3 saves, thwarting Crusader Jordan Brown on the counter attack a few times. Another big game tomorrow as Loyola hosts an undefeated McDonogh team (12-0-1, MIAA) at 4:15 p.m.

 

WATER POLO DEFEATS CALVERT HALL IN OVERTIME TO CLAIM #2 SEED
10/21/2015

On Senior Day, the final game of the season, Varsity Water Polo (5-3, MIAA) defeated archrival Calvert Hall (6-2, MIAA) 14-13 in overtime to capture the #2 seed for the playoffs. Tied 2-2 at the end of the first period, Calvert Hall took the lead 7-5 going into the half. After three periods, the game was tied 10-10. Each team netted two more goals in the fourth and headed to overtime. In overtime, which consists of two 3-minute periods, the Cardinals went up 13-12 in the final seconds of the first overtime period. The Dons rallied in the second period, putting in two great goals within the first minute and a half. With 1:48 left on the clock, in what must have seemed like forever, the Dons held onto the lead with solid defense to win the game 14-13. Goal scorers were Ben Brown (5), Tiernan Brunner (2), Sammy Logue (5), Michael Pierce (1), and Teddy Turrall (1). Colin Lagator made 4 saves, while Brandon Elliott made 16 saves through the game.

As the #2 seed, Loyola will travel to McDonogh on Friday to play #4 seed Mount Saint Joseph at 5:30 p.m. If they win, they will face either Calvert Hall or McDonogh in the finals on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at McDonogh.

The JV team finished their undefeated season with a big 16-5 win over Calvert Hall on Tuesday afternoon. Goal scorers were Reb Bole (2), Matt Clark (2), Dante Copertino (1), Graham Lindner (2), Will Pelton (8), and Jackson Turrall (1). Jack Mehr had 5 saves, while Wolfie Thompson made 3 saves. JV will play the winner of the coin flip between Calvert Hall and McDonogh in the finals on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at McDonogh.

 

 

WEEKEND SPORTS RECAP (10/16 - 10/19)
10/20/2015

SOCCER
Varsity Soccer (7-6, MIAA) remains in the playoff picture after a big 3-1 win Friday afternoon over a struggling John Carroll team (2-10-1, MIAA). Sophomore Alex Reid opened up the scoring for the Don 15 minutes into the game on an assist from Tyler Lynton. John Carroll tied the game up on a penalty kick, but the Dons rallied as Evan Novian scored off a corner kick by Sean Clarke, and Sam Shnitzner sealed the game with a nice give and go with Jason Kolbe.

VOLLEYBALL
Varsity Volleyball (15-0, MIAA) captured the #1 seed for the MIAA playoffs this weekend with two big wins. The first one came with a sweep over fourth place Boys' Latin (10-5, MIAA) on Friday night and a big 3-2 win yesterday against third place Gilman (11-4, MIAA). One regular season game remains for the Dons at second place Archbishop Spalding (11-4, MIAA) on Wednesday. 

CROSS COUNTRY
Varsity Cross Country won the 2015 Georgetown Prep Classic on Saturday. Kenny Rowe (16:36.0) led the way finishing third overall, followed by Kevin Wegner (16:39.0) in 5th place and Frankie Legambi (16:43.0) in 6th place. View full results from the meet here.

 

VOLLEYBALL MOVES TO 13-0 ON THE SEASON
10/15/2015

VOLLEYBALL
On Wednesday evening, Varsity Volleyball (13-0, MIAA) defeated John Carroll (2-12, MIAA) in three straight sets for the second time this season. With only three games left in the regular season, next up is a competitive Boys' Latin team (10-3, MIAA) tomorrow night at 5:30 p.m. at Loyola.


SOCCER
In a defensively well-played game, Varsity Soccer (6-7, MIAA) lost to rival Calvert Hall (8-2-1, MIAA) off a questionable penalty kick call with 40 seconds left Wednesday afternoon. Carson Hunt made 4 saves for the Dons, while Sam Loeffer had 8 for Calvert Hall. Loyola outshot Calvert Hall 13-6. The team travels to John Carroll (2-8-1, MIAA) tomorrow at 4 p.m.

 

 

WEEKEND SPORTS RECAP (10/9 - 10/11)
10/12/2015

SOCCER
Varsity Soccer (6-4, MIAA) lost to Gilman (4-5, MIAA) on Friday afternoon. Gilman scored the only goal of the game off a throw-in midway though the first half. Loyola forced the action on the offensive end all game, but could not find the back of the net. The Don had 23 shots and 13 corners kicks but were unable to score.

CROSS COUNTRY
Varsity Cross Country traveled to Oakland Mills High School in Columbia, MD, on Saturday for the annual Scorpion Crawl Invitational. The team placed second in the race, losing by only one point to Mount Saint Joseph. Kenny Rowe (16:34.6) and Frankie Legambi (16:36.7) finished first and second place overall. View individual and team results here

VOLLEYBALL
Varsity Volleyball (12-0, MIAA) swept Curley (0-12, MIAA) on Friday night for a second time this season and is only four wins away from an undefeated season. Colin Clothier had 8 kills, Liam Bateman had 7 kills and 3 aces, and Alec Mamo recorded 26 assists. 

FOOTBALL
Varsity Football (3-4, overall) fell to McDonogh (3-2, overall) under the lights on Friday evening by a score of 30-17. The Dons have a bye this coming weekend and will return against St. Frances Academy on Oct. 24 at home.

 

VOLLEYBALL WINS 11 STRAIGHT
10/8/2015

VOLLEYBALL
Varsity Volleyball (11-0, MIAA) swept St. Paul's (3-9, MIAA) last night for a second time this season. Joey Staab scored 10 kills, Danny Bacon with 5 digs and 3 aces, and Robbie Olsen with 4 kills and 3 blocks. Volleyball will host last-place Curley (0-10, MIAA) tomorrow night at 5:30 p.m.


SOCCER
Varsity Soccer (6-3, MIAA) lost to Curley (4-5, MIAA) yesterday as the team remains in third place in the division, trailing both Calvert Hall and McDonogh by four points. After a scoreless first half, Curley got on the board first from a free kick from midfield. Curley scored their second goal five minutes later on a counter attack. Loyola poured the pressure on for the last 25 minutes, and Sean Clarke won a penalty kick and scored it with 15 minutes left. The Dons kept the pressure on Curley, but could not find the equalizer. Carson Hunt had 5 saves for Loyola and Mannarelli had 10 for Curley. 


WATER POLO
Varsity Volleyball (3-3, MIAA) could not hang onto the lead against last-place Gilman (1-4, MIAA) in a 13-10 loss last night. A strong first half put our Dons up 8-4 with great defense and giving up very few opportunities during the first half, but during the third period, the Hounds were able to put up 7 unanswered goals in the shallow end and pull away with the win. Goal scorers for Loyola were Ben Brown (4), Tiernan Brunner (1), Quinn Hopkins (1), Sammy Logue (2), Michael Pierce (1) and Teddy Turrall (1) .Sammy Logue had two assists while winning all four swim-offs. Brandon Elliott had 3 saves. With just two games left in the season, Loyola is tied in 2nd place with Mount Saint Joseph, while Calvert Hall (5-1) remains two games up. Next up is McDonogh at home on Monday at 5:15 p.m.

 

 

CROSS COUNTRY DEFEATS CURLEY & ST. PAUL'S IN TRI-MEET
10/7/2015

Varsity Cross Country won both races against Curley and St. Paul's in a tri-meet on Tuesday afternoon at home.

Loyola: 21 - Curley: 38
Loyola: 15 - St. Paul's: 50 

 

VOLLEYBALL & SOCCER NOTCH WINS
10/6/2015

VOLLEYBALL
Varsity Volleyball (10-0, MIAA) swept Gilman (8-2, MIAA) on Monday night to remain comfortably in first place in the MIAA standings, while Gilman was knocked down to third behind Boys' Latin. Joey Staab led the scoring with 16 kills, Liam Hogan had 6 kills, Cormac Bateman had 9 kills, and Michael Surine posted 38 assists. The Dons travel to St. Paul's (3-8, MIAA) on Wednesday.

SOCCER
Varsity Soccer (6-2, MIAA) stayed in the thick of the race for first place in the MIAA 'A' Conference standings Monday evening as the Dons traveled to Archbishop Spalding (1-8, MIAA) and scored a 2-0 victory over the host Cavaliers. Brandon Pryor scored the only two goals of the game in the first half to lead the way. The first goal was scored after Sean Clarke bent a free kick around the wall that hit the post and Pryor was there to follow it up. The second was scored of a nice run by Andrea Bearzi down the left side of the field.  Bearzi beat his player down the left side of the field and delivered a great ball into the box where Alex Reid let  the ball pass between his legs to Pryor who finished from 12 yards out. Carson Hunt made 6 save on the night to get the clean sheet. The Dons face Curley (3-5, MIAA) at home on Wednesday.

WATER POLO
Varsity Water Polo lost a close one to out-of-conference opponent Gonzaga College High School on Monday night. Loyola kept this game close the entire time by the energy that they put into their collective play. Although the Eagles were able to have a number of man-up situations in the first period, the Dons held them tight at 3-3. As the half was closing, Loyola took the lead with 2:45 to go, but three great shots put Gonzaga back on top by the half 7-5. In the third period, both teams put in two goal apiece keeping the Eagles' lead to two. The Eagles were able to capitalize on having a lead and controlled the clock till the end. Goal scorers for Loyola were Ben Brown (2), Tiernan Brunner (2), Patrick Elfert (1), Sammy Logue (1) and Michael Pierce (2). Brandon Elliott had 16 saves in the game. The Dons are back in MIAA action on Wednesday at Gilman (0-4, MIAA).

 

VOLLEYBALL WINS 9TH IN A ROW; WATER POLO LOSES CLOSE MATCH
10/1/2015

VOLLEYBALL
Varsity Volleyball (9-0, MIAA) sweeped Mount Saint Joseph (2-7, MIAA) last night. This team has not lost a set in four matches now. Joey Staab scored 15 kills, Alex Harmon had 7 kills and 2 aces, and Phil Gould had 5 kills and 3 aces. Next up, in what might be their toughest match of the season so far, is second-place Gilman (7-1, MIAA) at home next Monday.


WATER POLO
Varsity Water Polo (3-2, MIAA) fell to Mount Saint Joseph (3-2, MIAA) in a close contest last night by a score of 11-8. The Dons struck first late into the first period, but the Gaels tied it 1-1 at the end of the first period. Then, with some great defensive play by the Gaels creating more possessions and taking advantage of the Dons being out of position, the Dons ended the half down 6-2. Loyola closed the gap and pulled ahead 8-7 by the end of the third after ripping in five goals, but after three more tough kick-outs on the Dons in the fourth, the Gaels took the lead and closed out their senior day with the win. Goal scorers were Alex Blair (1), Ben Brown (1), Tiernan Brunner (1), Sammy Logue (4) and Michael Pierce (1). Brandon Elliott had 13 saves in the game. The Dons take a break from MIAA play next Monday as they host Gonzaga College High School.

 

VOLLEYBALL SOARS TO 8-0; SOCCER BACK ON TOP OF MIAA
9/29/2015

VOLLEYBALL
Varsity Volleyball (8-0, MIAA) continued its conference dominance last night after sweeping St. Paul's (3-5, MIAA) 3-0 at home. Joey Staab recorded 9 kills, while Alex Harmon produced 4 kills, and Michael Surine had 38 assists and 3 aces. Next up in the fourth of a five-game home stand is Mount Saint Joseph (2-6, MIAA) on Wednesday night.

SOCCER
Varsity Soccer (5-2, MIAA) defeated Spalding (1-5, MIAA) at home with four goals and a clean sheet. Sean Clarke opened up the scoring midway through the first half with a nice finish from 16 yards out. Shane McWilliams scored with about 10 minutes left in the first half for a 2-0 halftime lead. Danny Vinton scored the 3rd goal of the game early in the second half, while Jason Kolbe scored the final goal of the game for the Dons with 10 minutes left in the match. Brandon Pryor had 2 assists, while Sean Clarke and Marci Desormeaux added 1 assist each. Carson Hunt, Gavin Dembeck, and Chris Karpovich combined for 2 saves for the shutout. Sandro Ertel had 8 saves for Spalding. Next up is Mount Saint Joseph (2-3, MIAA) at 4:15 p.m. this Friday at Loyola.

WEEKEND SPORTS RECAP (9/25 - 9/27)
9/28/2015

VOLLEYBALL
Varsity Volleyball (7-0, MIAA) continues to roll after sweeping Archbishop Spalding (5-3, MIAA) Friday evening at home. Senior Joey Staab led the way with 14 kills, while Alex Harmon had 8 and Liam Bateman followed with 6 kills. The Dons will try to keep their streak going as they host St. Paul's (3-4, MIAA) tonight at 5:30 p.m.


SOCCER
On Friday night, Varsity Soccer (4-2, MIAA) traveled to McDonogh (4-0-1, MIAA) to play under the lights. Read the full recap from The Baltimore Sun here.

FOOTBALL
Varsity Football (3-2, overall) lost to Gilman (4-1, overall) at home by a score of 48-10 in both teams' MIAA opener. Read the full recap from The Baltimore Sun here.

CROSS COUNTRY
Varsity Cross Country competed in the 2015 Bull Run Invitational in Parkton, MD, over the weekend. Senior Kenny Rowe (16:36.40) finished the 3-mile course in the top ten, while Kevin Wegner (17:04.60) finished in the top 25. Collectively, the team finished in 6th place out of 16 teams.





VOLLEYBALL SWEEPS CALVERT HALL - WATER POLO CANNOT HANG ON
9/24/2015

WATER POLO
Varsity Water Polo (3-1, MIAA) lost its #1 spot atop the MIAA with a heart-breaking loss to rival Calvert Hall (3-0, MIAA) last night. A strong offensive Calvert Hall team was able to draw multiple ejections against our starters, leaving the Dons trailing 1-4 at the end of the first. At the half, the Dons trailed 3-7. During the second half, the Dons created a lot of opportunities that they were not able to capitalize on. Goal scorers were Ben Brown (1), Quinn Hopkins (1), Gabe Moreno (1) and Michael Pierce (2). Takeaway steals from Ben Brown and Michael Pierce. Brandon Elliott had 8 saves in the game. 

The JV team improved to 4-0 in the MIAA with a decisive 14-6 win over Calvert Hall's squad, putting up six unanswered goals in the first period with an additional four at the end of the half leading Calvert Hall 10-0. Goal scorers were Matthew Clark (4), Dante Copertino (4), Graham Linder (2), Will Pelton (3) and Jackson Turrall (1). Great job by Wolfie Thompson on creating some great offensive opportunities while only allowing 6 goals in the game.

VOLLEYBALL
Varsity Volleyball (6-0, MIAA) remained undefeated last night with a convincing 3-0 sweep over Calvert Hall (4-4, MIAA) at home. Joey Staab (17) led the scoring with 10 kills, while Cormac Bateman (16) posted 8 kills, and Liam Hogan (16) had 6 kills and 3 aces.

 

WATER POLO AND VOLLEYBALL REMAIN UNDEFEATED
9/22/2015

WATER POLO
Varsity Water Polo (3-0, MIAA) defeated Mt. St. Joe (1-2, MIAA) 13-6 to remain undefeated in the MIAA. Mt. St. Joe struck first, but the Dons were able to tie the game 2-2 by the end of the first period. Then, with some great defensive play creating opportunities, the Dons put up four goals to the Gaels' one to end the half 6-3. Loyola played to their strengths the rest of the game, no matter what the pool depth, to finish strong putting in seven additional goals to the Gaels' three. Goal scorers were Jake Breshi (1), Ben Brown (7), Tiernan Brunner (1), Sammy Logue (3), and Michael Pierce (1). Assists by Jake Breschi, Ben Brown, and Michael Pierce. Takeaway steals from Jake Breshi, Ben Brown, Sammy Logue, and Gabe Moreno. Brandon Elliott had 14 saves in three periods, while Colin Lagator had 4 saves in the fourth.

JV Water Polo (3-0, MIAA) also remained undefeated against the Gaels after posting a 16-3 win last night. The team put up 10 goals in the first period, racking up the other six in the second half of the game. Goal scorers were Reb Bole (1), Matthew Clark (3), Dante Copertino (6), Graham Linder (3), and Will Pelton (3). John Mehr and Wolfie Thompson split goalie time only allowing 3 goals in the game.

VOLLEYBALL
In a battle between two unbeaten teams, varsity volleyball (5-0, MIAA) came away with the win over Boys' Latin (5-1, MIAA) by 3 sets to 1. Senior Opposite Liam Hogan led the way with 16 kills, while outside hitter Joey Staab had 14 kills.

WEEKEND SPORTS RECAP (9/17 - 9/20)
9/21/2015

WATER POLO
Varsity Water Polo (2-0, MIAA) defeated Gilman (0-1, MIAA) by a score of 12-6 Thursday evening at home. A tied game 3-3 at the end of the first period, the Dons were able to find some open water and rack up five goals against the hounds, leading 8-3 by the half. The team's defensive effort only allowed three additional goals by Gilman, sealing the game 12-6. Goal scorers were Ben Brown (4), Tiernan Brunner (3), Quinn Hopkins (1), Sammy Logue (3) and Michael Pierce (1). Assists by Jake Breschi, Ben Brown, Sammy Logue, Michael Pierce and Teddy Turrall. Takeaway steals from Ben Brown, Tiernan Brunner, Quinn Hopkins, Sammy Logue, Ben Shropshire and Teddy Turrall. Brandon Elliott had six saves in the game.

VOLLEYBALL

Varsity Volleyball (4-0, MIAA) continued to dominate Friday evening at home with a 3-0 win over John Carroll (1-5, MIAA). Joey Staab had 10 kills to pace the Dons, while Phil Gould had 6 kills and 2 blocks. The team is back in action today at Boys' Latin.

SOCCER
Varsity Soccer (4-0, MIAA) defeated John Carroll (1-4, MIAA) Friday afternoon at home by a score of 2-1. Senior Sean Clarke scored both goals for Loyola. The first goal was in the first half on a nice individual effort beating two players and sliding home a left footed shot. He was assisted by Shane McWilliams. John Carroll tied the match in the second half, as Jake Dengler scored a penalty kick, but once again Sean Clarke responded by scoring the game winner on a penalty kick after Alex Reid was taken down in the box. Carson Hunt had 4 saves for Loyola and Daniel Robinson had 8 saves for John Carroll. 


FOOTBALL
Varsity Football (3-1, overall) won its home opener against Landon (2-1, overall) on Hargaden Field Friday afternoon by a score of 19-14. Senior Biafra Okoronkwo rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns, while senior Rick Nickel secured a last-minute interception in the Dons' end zone to seal the game. Next up for the Dons is Gilman (3-1, overall) this Friday at 4:30 p.m. on Hargaden. This will be the first MIAA matchup of the season for both teams.

 



VARSITY SOCCER, WATER POLO, AND VOLLEYBALL UNDEFEATED IN CONFERENCE PLAY
9/17/2015

SOCCER
Loyola (3-0, MIAA) defeated a veteran Calvert Hall squad (2-1, MIAA) on the road Wednesday afternoon in overtime by a score of 3-2. Senior Sean Clarke scored off of two penalty kicks, one in each half. Danique Parker scored the winning goal in the first overtime on an assist by Tyler Linton.


WATER POLO
Varsity Water Polo (1-0, MIAA) began conference play at McDonogh (0-3, MIAA) on Wednesday evening under new head coach Matt McDonough. They won 9-8 in a close contest. JV beat McDonogh 10-1.


VOLLEYBALL
Varsity Volleyball (3-0, MIAA) sweeped Archbishop Curley (0-3, MIAA) Wednesday evening by a score of 3-0.

 

VARSITY FOOTBALL COACH BRANT HALL '98 NAMED BALTIMORE TOUCHDOWN CLUB COACH OF THE WEEK
9/16/2015

After ending Archbishop Curley's 11-game win streak (the longest in the Baltimore area) last Friday night with a thrilling 33-32 finish, as well as ending a two-season losing streak to the Friars, the Dons earned their head coach, Brant Hall '98, Baltimore Touchdown Club Coach of the Week honors.

Learn more about the Baltimore Touchdown Club via their website.

Varsity Football hosts its home opener against Landon this Friday at 4:30 p.m. on Hargaden Field.

WATER POLO WINS THREE AT BATTLE OF THE BELTWAYS SERIES
9/14/2015

Varsity Water Polo came away with three wins at the Battle of the Beltways series this weekend hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy. Here were the final results:

Saturday
vs. Landon (12 - 7 loss)
vs. Whitman (21 - 6 win)

Sunday
vs. Greenwich (8 - 7 win)
vs. Gonzaga College High School (7 - 5 win)

The team starts MIAA conference play at McDonogh on Sept. 16.

VARSITY FOOTBALL UPSETS CURLEY IN FINAL MINUTES
9/14/2015

Despite trailing by two touchdowns on two different occasions, the Dons (2-1) refused to quit and rallied past the Friars for a thrilling 33-32 victory in East Baltimore. After surrendering a go-ahead touchdown to Curley with 4:25 to play, the Dons blocked their second extra-point kick of the night to stay within six, at 32-26. After returning the kickoff to its own 33, Loyola went on to drive 67 yards in nine plays and junior Azende Smith tied the game with a 14-yard touchdown run with just 46.2 seconds to play. Senior Gavin Rowley then followed with a successful extra-point try and the Dons led for the first time all night. The Loyola kickoff team then sealed the deal as it covered a Curley fumble on the kickoff. Azende Smith finished with 85 yards rushing for the Dons on 12 carries, while Jason Smith rushed for 94 yards on 15 carries, and passed for 70 yards (4-for-19).

VARSITY SOCCER BLANKS GILMAN IN HOME OPENER
9/14/2015

Varsity Soccer defeated Gilman 3-0 on Friday, Sept. 11, in their home opener. All the scoring happened in the first half. Senior Sean Clarke led the way with one goal and two assists. Sean open the scoring up with a beautiful curling shoot from the right side from 20 yards out. Tommy Dendrinos headed it home with a cross from Clarke to make it 2-0. Dendrinos scored the third and final goal of the game on a through ball from Clarke to end the first half. Carson Hunt and Chris Karpovich combined for two saves to get the clean sheet.

SCHERTLE TO FINISH COACHING CAREER AT OLYMPIC TRIALS IN JUNE 2016
7/13/2015

Retiring Head Swimming & Water Polo Coach Keith Schertle has one last big national meet in him. In June 2016, Coach Schertle will be attending the 2016 USA Swimming Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska with Loyola Blakefield Aquatics (LBA) Club Swimmer Hannah Gouger (Dulaney HS '16) who qualified for Olympic Trials in the Women's 100m Backstroke this past weekend.

"I couldn't think of a better way to exit coaching than coaching at Trials," said Schertle.

Last summer, Coach Schertle attended Junior Nationals with Zachary Hoelting '15 and Hannah. Zach has now graduated and is currently enjoying Plebe Summer at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Congratulations to both Coach Schertle and Hannah!

DONS MAKE ALL-MIAA TEAMS
5/29/2015

Congratulations to the following student-athletes who earned All-MIAA status this spring:

Golf

Will Koras
Luke Knott

Track & Field

Kenny Rowe (400m)
Michael Wegner (3200m)
Biafra Okoronokwo, Brodie Holmes, Michael Bell, Ryan Floyd (4x100m)
Dan Vinton, Kenny Rowe, Austin Eby, Michael Wegner (4x800m)
Kyle Albornoz

Rugby

Greg Amaral
Marc DeCesare
Ryan Gallagher
Griff Gilmore
Matt Harmon

Tennis

Jacob Morrison
Will Ball

Baseball

Chris Girken

Lacrosse

Ryan Conrad
Alex Roesner
Cole Williams

FRESHMAN & JV LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
5/8/2015

JV and Freshman Lacrosse were crowned 2015 MIAA Champions on May 7 with wins over Calvert Hall (JV) and St. Paul's (Frosh).

 

 

 

 

VARSITY RUGBY CROWNED 2015 MIAA CHAMPIONS
5/8/2015

To cap off an undefeated season, varsity rugby won the 2015 MIAA title on Wednesday as they defeated Calvert Hall 13-12 in the finals.

VARSITY TRACK & FIELD WILL MAKE A RUN AT TITLE THIS YEAR
5/8/2015

A perfect day for the varsity track team has them poised to make a run at the title on Saturday. 

Loyola started the day with setting a school record in the 4 x 800m (7:48) thanks to Mike Wegner, Austin Eby, Danny Vinton, and Kenny Rowe. That race was followed by Biafra Okoronkwo, Jeff Moran, Brodie Holmes, and Michael Bell setting a new school record in the 4 x 200m. Senior Matt Strickland then set a new school record in the 110m high hurdles (15.8) as he qualified for the finals. The running closed with Michael Wegner winning the 3200m run in an MIAA meet record time of 9:20. Teammates Frankie Legambi and Kevin Wegner followed closely helping Loyola score 17 points in that event. In the field, senior Marcellus Brown jumped a school record 43-03 in the triple jump to score for the Dons. 

The team has multiple finalist in each of the running events to be contested Saturday, with the favorite to win in two of them and one relay, according to head coach Jose Albornoz. "We also have multiple scorers in the long jump, high jump, and the vault as well. All to be contested Saturday."

The junior varsity team also qualified multiple athletes for Saturday's final as well and is presently favored to win the meet.

The finals will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday at Calvert Hall.

TRACK & FIELD AT PENN RELAYS
4/27/2015

Members of of Track & Field team competed at Penn Relays in Philadelphia on April 26. The event brought together over 500 high schools, the best college athletes in the nation, and U.S.A. vs. the World Relay races that feature Olympic athletes.

Our 4x100m relay team of Biafra Okoronkwo, Ryan Floyd, Brodie Holmes and Michael Bell won their heat and set a school record of 43.83, while our 4x400m relay team of Brodie Holmes, Austin Eby, Kenny Rowe, and Dan Vinton won their heat and earned Penn Relays medals. They ran the fastest time Loyola has ever run in this event in the Penn Relays.

TRACK & FIELD HAS STRONG SHOWING AT LOYOLA RELAYS
3/30/2015

Varsity Track & Field finished 2nd to Gilman by just 2.5 points at the Loyola Relays on March 28. The team won the 4x200m, 4 x 400m, 4 x 800m, and placed 2nd in the 4 x 100m, shuttle hurdles, sprint medley relay, and long jump. Great performances by all, including Kenny Rowe (1:54.5 split 800m) and Ryan Floyd (20-08, long jump).

TRACK & FIELD SEASON KICKS OFF
3/22/2015

Yesterday, in some pretty harsh conditions, the varsity track team came up just short against Northwest and Gilman; two of the top teams in the state. Finishing third, Loyola scored in all but three events.

Special recognition to Marcellus Brown who tied the school record in the high jump at 6-0 ft. and to the 4 x 200m relay team of Biafra Okoronkwo, Brodie Holmes, Austin Eby, and Michael Bell who won the event in a meet record time of 1:33.36.

The track team is very strong in just about every event this season and has a real chance at the MIAA title. The team runs at home at the Loyola Relays this weekend and then the MIAA season starts on April 1.

 

 

2015 NEW BALANCE NATIONALS INDOOR
3/16/2015

The Indoor Track team traveled to the 2015 New Balance Nationals on Friday, March 13 at The Armory in New York City to compete against high schools from all over the country. Senior Michael Wegner won the Emerging Elite Two Mile run in 9:14.04, which was a meet record and is currently the fastest time in the state of Maryland. The sprint medley relay team of Biafra Okoronkwo, Michael Bell, Danny Vinton, and Kenny Rowe placed 12th in the nation with the fastest time in the state and school record. Lastly, freshman Brodie Holmes placed 6th in the freshman 400 meter run to medal and earn Freshman All-American status. Brodie joins Matt Jablonski '11 and Michael Wegner who have earned Freshman All-American status at this meet.

 

 

2015 INDOOR TRACK JESUIT CHAMPIONSHIPS
2/24/2015

The following students had outstanding performance at the Jesuit Championships on Feb. 20 at Georgetown Prep:

4 X 200m Relay (1st Place) 
Biafra Okoronkwo, Jeff Moran, Colin Horne, and Michael Bell

1600m (1st Place)
Michael Wegner

4 X 400m Relay (1st Place & Meet Record)
Brodie Holmes, Austin Eby, Kenny Rowe, Dan Vinton

1000m (1st Place, Meet Record, School Record, Fastest Time in State)
Kenny Rowe

Next up for the team is the New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City from March 12-14.

LOYOLA WRESTLING QUALIFIES EIGHT FOR NATIONAL PREP TOURNAMENT
2/23/2015

Our #6 ranked wrestling team competed against 36 other private schools in the Maryland Independent State Tournament this past weekend at McDonogh. Eight Dons placed, including #2 ranked senior Jake Nordhausen who defeated #1 Mike Smith of McDonogh 3-2 to become Loyola’s first state champion since David Mohler accomplished the feat in 2011. Below are the other wrestlers who placed at the tournament and qualified for the prestigious National Prep Tournament at Lehigh University this weekend:

Ryan Thomas - 106 lbs. (6th place)
Dominick Reyes - 132 lbs. (4th place)
Marcellus Brown - 138 lbs. (7th place)
Nick Moreno - 160 lbs. (3rd place)
Greg Amaral - 170 lbs. (6th place)
Alex Caltrider - 195 lbs. (7th place)
Jake Nordhausen - 220 lbs. (State Champion)
Austin Hurdle - 285 lbs. (8th place)

U.S. HIGH SCHOOL TEAM SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIPS
2/9/2015

The squash team traveled to Connecticut over the weekend to compete in the 2015 U.S. High School Team Squash Championships. After defeating Greenwich High School and Lancaster County Day School on Saturday, the team faced off against Canisius High School in the Divison 7 Championship on Sunday morning at the Freeman Athletic Center at Wesleyan University where they won 4-3.

See the full results at www.ussquash.com/championships.

SWIMMING & DIVING CAPTURES MIAA CHAMPIONSHIP
2/9/2015

The Varsity and JV Swimming & Diving teams both won MIAA championships Saturday night at McDonogh. At the JV level, Loyola accrued a total of 613 points, outperforming the 2nd place team which finished with 371. Varsity, which was led by record-breaking senior Cole Buese, scored 530 points to Calvert Hall's 2nd place finish of 389. Loyola has won this title every year except one since 1995. Read more about the meet from The Baltimore Sun here.

Two weeks ago, the team won the National Catholic High School Swim Championship at Loyola University Maryland. On Feb. 20, they will go for the triple crown with their final meet of the season at the Eastern Swimming & Diving Championship hosted by Germantown Academy, which they placed first in last year.

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY FOR FOOTBALL AND SOCCER
2/4/2015

Today is the National Signing Day for High School Football and Soccer recruits. Please congratulate our student-athletes who have committed to the following schools.

Football:

Ben Evans (Villanova University) 
Patrick Eby (Columbia University)
Austin Hurdle (Dickinson College) 

Soccer:

Gavin Barger (University of Pennsylvania)
Riley Collins (UMBC)

2015 NATIONAL CATHOLIC SWIMMIMNG & DIVING CHAMPIONS
1/27/2015

On Saturday, January 24, Loyola Blakefield Swimming and Diving won the 2015 National Catholic Championship at Loyola University Maryland with a total of 416 points, advancing three swimmers into five of nine individual event ‘A’ finals to overwhelm second-place Georgetown Prep (354) and third-place Gonzaga (328).

Standout performances were had by Male Swimmer of the Meet Cole Buese '15 in the 200m Free and 100m Back, setting new school and meet records for both. The following are potential All-American swims, but will not be confirmed until the high school swim season finishes in California as it is a spring sport there:

Cole Buese, Alex Blair '17, Mitch Williams '15, Sammy Logue '16
200m Medley Relay 
1:35.03

Cole Buese
200m Free 
1:38.31

100m Back 
49.69 

Cole Buese, Mitch Williams, Zach Hoelting '15, Kevin Zgorski '15
400m Free Relay 
3:08.21

View photos of the meet here, thanks to parent Don Hoelting. 

KENNY ROWE BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD AT MONTGOMERY INVITATIONAL
1/12/2015

On Saturday, the varsity indoor track and field team competed at the Montgomery Invitational Indoor Track Meet. This is the biggest and best meet in the area with 100 teams from Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

Junior Kenny Rowe won the 800 meter run in 1:56, which is the best time in the state this year and he broke Joe Orsulak’s '08 school record. Kenny joins Matt Jablonski '11 and John Davenport '09 as the only Loyola athletes to win a gold medal at this meet. Senior Michael Wegner placed in the 3,200 meter run and qualified for New Balance Indoor Nationals.

Additionally, freshman Brodie Holmes, sophomore Austin Eby, Rowe, and junior Dan Vinton placed 4th in the 4 X 400 relay and were within a couple tenths of a second of the school record. View the entire meet results here.

WRESTLING SETS TOURNAMENT RECORD AT FALCON INVITATIONAL
1/5/2015

Loyola Wrestling had another strong performance this past weekend at the Falcon Invitational at Winters Mill High School. After overcoming some illness during the holiday break, they had a complete lineup and the team did outstanding, winning the tournament for the second year in a row. Last year, the team placed 8 wrestlers in the finals, while this year they had 11. They outscored 2nd place Curley by over 250 points for a tournament record. The following Dons placed in their respective weight classes:

106: Ryan Thomas (1st)
113: Alec Feurer (2nd)
120: Matt Callahan (3rd)
126: Cody Shumacher (1st) 
132: Dominic Reyes (1st)
138: Marcellus Brown (1st)
145: Jason Litvak (3rd)
152: Tavion Bell (3rd)
160: Nick Moreno (1st)
170: Greg Amarol (1st)
182: Nick Nordhausen (1st)
195: Alex Caltrider (1st)
220: Jake Nordhausen (1st)
285: Austin Hurdle (2nd)

STUDENT-ATHLETES RECOGNIZED AT ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT CEREMONY
11/17/2014

Congratulations to the following 13 student-athletes who were honored at our Athletic Achievement Ceremony on Nov. 12. They have been recruited by Division I, II, and III colleges for lacrosse, swimming, baseball, and football.

Lacrosse:
Grant Gilmore- Sewanee                             
Tyler Covey – Florida Institute of Technology
Jake Nordhausen – US Military Academy Prep School                           
Michael Colgan – Mary Washington University                             
Peter Juzwiak – Messiah College
Alex Roesner – University of Pennsylvania
Jack Lombardo – St. Joseph’s University
Jake Barwick – Shenandoah University                

Swimming:
Luke Musselman – Rider University
Cole Buese – Princeton University
Mitch Williams -  Denison University
       

Baseball:
Chris Girken – University of South Carolina-Aiken
Joe Dinoto – Bates College                             

Football:
Jake Barwick – Shenandoah University                           

NO. 4 DONS DEFEAT NO. 18 GAELS 2-1; TIED FOR FIRST IN MIAA
9/23/2014

Varsity Soccer held out to win 2-1 against Mount St. Joseph on Sept. 22. The Dons had their hands full for the entire match against the determined Gaels. The Dons scored their first goal midway through the first half on a nice finish from Colin Horne. Horne received a pass from Sean Clarke and beat an MSJ player and bent in a beautiful shot far post. The Don scored the second goal of the game off a cross from Avionne Flanagan to David Mangione.

MSJ scored their only goal of the contest from a cross that defected off a Loyola defender to Matt Whelan who chested it into an open net to cut the lead in half. The Gaels made a strong push during the last 10 minutes of the match, but Loyola's defense held tight.

The Dons (6-2, 5-1) and McDonogh are tied for first place in the MIAA 'A' Conference. Both teams have 15 points, but the Eagles remain undefeated following their 4-0 win over Gilman on Monday. Loyola's lone league loss came against Calvert Hall (3-0-1). Loyola will host the Eagles on Saturday morning at 10 a.m.

Goals:
L - Horne, Mangione
MSJ - Whelan 

Assist:
L - Clarke, Flangan 

Saves: 
L - Hunt (5)
MSJ - Shorkey (5)

 

VARSITY SOCCER TAKES DOWN GILMAN 4-1
9/22/2014

Varsity Soccer defeated Gilman 4-1 on Friday, Sept. 19. The Dons weathered an early push by Gilman as Clayton Heubert score on a well-placed volley from 25 yards out. Loyola's defense shut Gilman down for the rest of the game while scoring four straight, including two goals in the first half.

Ryan Conrad's first goal was from a left-footed volley with the assist from Shane McWilliams. The second Conrad goal came from a very nice passing sequence ending with Sean Clarke centering a cross on the ground for Conrad to run onto and bang it home.  

In the second half, the Dons scored their third goal of the game when Avionne Flanagan, Sean Clake, and Brandon Pryor worked a nice combination to free Flanagan who bent in a shot on the far post. The team's final goal for the Dons was scored by Sean Clarke. Clarke tucked away a rebound shot off the crossbar by Shane McWilliams.

Carson Hunt and Adam Dueber combined for 6 saves for the win. Jake Young had 10 saves for Gilman. 

 

 

VARSITY FOOTBALL BOUNCES BACK; DEFEATS NORTH HARFORD 32-8
9/22/2014

WATCH THE ENTIRE GAME HERE

Last fall, Loyola Blakefield needed overtime to survive a tough challenge from North Harford on the road in Pylesville. This past Friday afternoon at Blakefield, the Dons went into overdrive early in posting a 32-8 non-conference win over the visiting Hawks.

Loyola (2-2 overall) bounced back from consecutive shutout losses to St. John's College (D.C.) and Archbishop Curley by scoring 18 first-half points and closing out the Hawks with two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Senior quarterback John Goska opened the game with a 2-yard touchdown run and then scored on a 38-yard run in the fourth quarter. He also tossed a 21-yard TD pass to Will D'Angelo midway through the second quarter.

Goska had 176 total yards, completing 5 of 7 passes for 103 yards and ran 11 times for 73. D'Angelo finished with five catches for 83 yards.

Gavin Rowley also had a nice day for the Dons, converting four extra-point kicks and nailing a 27-yard field goal on the final play of the first half. Loyola's final score came on a 60-yard run by Mike Bell.

Loyola out-gained the Hawks, 489-269. Biafra Okoronkwo and Isaiah Hayes combined for 133 yards rushing.

North Harford (1-2) got its only score in the third quarter when Braden Stinar threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Jack Schrof. Stinar also passed for a two-point conversion to Clayton Hood.

Darren Seward led the Dons' defense with 15 tackles. Ben Evans finished with 10 stops, caused a fumble, and intercepted a pass.

The Dons open MIAA 'A' Conference play Saturday afternoon at Hargarden Field against undefeated #6 Mount St. Joseph.

 

VARSITY SOCCER DEFEATS ST. PAUL'S 4-1
9/15/2014

Loyola's varsity soccer team defeated St.Paul's 4-1 on Friday, Sept. 12. With a great  team defense performance Loyola held St. Paul's to only three shots on goal. Loyola scored three first-half goals, the first was by David Mangione assisted by Gavin Barger, the second was a penalty PK by Barger after Ryan Conrad was taken down in the box on a break away. The third was a goal by Avionne Flanagan on a great through ball from Grant Robinson. The fourth goal was scores by Sean Clarke with the assist going to Shane McWilliams. St.Paul's got on the board with 12 minutes left in a great finish from Brady White. Carson Hunt and Adam Dueber combined for two save for the win. 

Shots: Loyola 14; St.Pauls 3

 

 

 

WATER POLO DOMINATES AT 2014 PHILMORE CUP
9/2/2014

Varsity Water Polo began its season this past weekend facing off against three teams from the Philadelphia area in the annual Philmore Cup hosted by McDonogh.

Loyola won its first game against Episcopal Academy by a score of 16-8. Eight different Loyola players scored at least one goal. Senior Zachary Hoelting led the charge with 5 goals.

Loyola was victorious in its second game with a convincing 25-3 win over Germantown Academy. A total of ten different players scored for Loyola and all three goalies played outstanding defense.

In the final game, Loyola was behind 4-0 against William Penn Charter School before the team settled down. A better defensive effort and some quick transition goals helped Loyola tie the game and go on to win 13-9. Again, Loyola had eight players notch at least one goal and seniors Luke Musselman, Jack Pierce, Kevin Zgorski, and Zachary Hoelting had at least two goals each. Senior Patrick Lagator was outstanding in goal for Loyola and senior Jeffrey Godwin played extremely strong two-meter defense.

It looks like the start of another successful year for water polo. Varsity plays its first MIAA match against Mount Saint Joseph on Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. Check out their entire schedule here.

 

 

2014 MIAA TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: DAY 2 RECAP
5/13/2014

After a successful first day at the 2014 MIAA Track & Field Championships, more great performances came in the second and final day: 

Long Jump - 3rd Place
Connor Cunningham 

1600 Meter Run - 3rd Place
Michael Wegner

800 Meter Run - 3rd Place
Dan Vinton

Varsity finished 3rd overall in the MIAA Championships behind Gilman and McDonogh who are the 1-2 teams in the area. JV finished 3rd as a team also with Max Barbour as an individual champion in the 3200m.

2014 MIAA TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: DAY 1 RECAP
5/9/2014

Please congratulate the following students for outstanding performances on day one of the MIAA Championships at McDonogh on May 8th:

Varsity 4 X 800 Meter Relay - 1st Place
Michael Wegner, Tyler Spear, Kenny Rowe and Dan Vinton

Varsity 3200 Meter Run - 1st Place (Meet Record)
Michael Wegner

Varsity 3200 Meter Run - 2nd Place
Tyler Spear

Varsity Pole Vault - 2nd Place 
Justin Ferrens

JV 4 X 200 Meter Relay - 1st Place (Meet Record)
Alex Gloth, Jack MacErlean, Duncan Woodward, and Andreus Price

JV 1600 Meter Run - 1st Place
Max Barbour

JV Pole Vault - 1st Place
Mark Grothman

Day two of the championships will be this Saturday, May 10 at Archbishop Spalding.

VARSITY RUGBY DEFEATS CALVERT HALL IN SEMIFINAL; VARISTY & JV HEAD TO CHAMPIONSHIPS
5/8/2014

A motivated Dons Varsity Rugby team took on Calvert Hall last night for the second time in as many weeks. Although they came up short in the final regular season game, the earned a berth to the championship game in a close, back-and-forth 19-17 semifinal win. The Dons will take on Archbishop Spalding in a rematch of last year’s championship game on May 14th at 7:00 p.m. The JV ruggers will take on Calvert Hall in the JV championship game at 5:30 p.m. the same night. Both games will be played at Archbishop Spalding.

VARSITY TENNIS UPSETS MOUNT ST. JOE AND HEADS TO MIAA SEMIFINALS
5/8/2014

For the first time since the late 1970s, Varsity Tennis will host an MIAA semifinal. McDonogh and Gilman have dominated the tennis scene for decades, but the Dons have broken through with an exciting 3-2 win yesterday over defending champions Mount Saint Joseph to earn the #2 seed. Jacob Morrison brought home the winning point and Grant Palmer, Chris Paszkiewicz, and Ray McDermott also won for the Dons. Mark your calendar for next Tuesday, May 13, to come out to the match. "If you are going to watch one Loyola tennis match in your life, I ask you to consider coming to this one," said Coach Kraft. "We are playing for a shot at the MIAA title; tennis’s promised land."

FRESHMAN LACROSSE NAMED 2014 MIAA CHAMPS
5/8/2014

Loyola's Freshman Lacrosse team was named MIAA Champions last night, beating Gilman in the title game 14-8. The boys played as a team all year, led by their captain, Colin Clothier. The coaches—Sebastian Price '02, Matt Enoch '95, and Sean Radebaugh '90—helped build a championship caliber team. The team finished 8-2 on the year, proving the future is bright for Loyola lacrosse. Coach Price attributes his team's success to the unselfish team play on all ends of the game.

 

 

VARSITY TENNIS DEFEATS CALVERT HALL; LOOKS TO UPSET DEFENDING CHAMPIONS NEXT
4/30/2014

Varsity Tennis defeated Calvert Hall for the 13th straight year, shutting them out 5-0 yesterday at the Greenspring Racquet Club. This puts the varsity team tied for second place with a 5-1 record in the MIAA with defending champions Mount St. Joe to face at home for Senior Day this Thursday at 3:45 p.m. Also, the JV team is undefeated coming into the home stretch before playoffs.The coaching staff is very proud of all the players in the program, for the way they represent Loyola, their dedication, and their skillful play.

JACK CAHILL '14 FINISHES FIFTH IN MIAA INDIVIDUAL GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
4/30/2014

Yesterday, in unfriendly conditions on the West Course at Baltimore Country Club, the third round of the MIAA Individual Golf Championship was played. The 54 hole event was shortened to 45 holes due to the harsh conditions. Loyola golfers Jack Cahill and Luke Knott made it through a field of 81 golfers who started out three weeks ago in the first round, to be a part of the 21 golfer in round three who fought for the title on Tuesday. Jack Cahill shot a 192 (76, 77, 39) to finish tied for fifth place. The Loyola team now continues its match play in pursuit of the team playoffs later in May.

2014 RUGBY PREVIEW
3/11/2014

There is a lot to live up to as Loyola Rugby enters its 14th year of competition this season. Once again they are defending MIAA champions. Captained by seniors Cole Boozer, Liam Fitzgerald, Chase Harman, and Ekene Nkem-Mmekam, the team returns half of the starters from last year and has high hopes to repeat as champions this year. Other players to watch are Tyler Cole, Richie Garry, and Jake Oliver.

With an expanded series of games leading up to the MIAA schedule, the Dons plan to be prepared to make another run at the championship.

Loyola will host Baltimore Polytechnic Institute for their first regular season game of the season on March 17th at 5 p.m. For the full season schedule, visit the Loyola Rugby page.

Also, be sure to read how a few varsity rugby players prepared for the upcoming season by participating in the High School Rugby Academy this past winter.

DONS PREPARE FOR SEASON THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL RUGBY ACADEMY
3/4/2014

Varsity Rugby seniors Tyler Cole, Connor Henderson, Liam Fitzgerald and James Banta put in some extra time training during the off-season this past fall and winter by attending the High School Rugby Academy.

The High School Rugby Academy is an independent rugby development program for high school rugby players in the Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia area. The camp just finished its 6th year, running every September to mid January.

According to RugbyMag.com, the goal of the Rugby Academy is to provide high school rugby players an opportunity to develop their full potential by providing a holistic development program. Specifically, the Rugby Academy works to provide players with the tools to develop as both rugby players and students in order to go on to play rugby at university level, as well to enhance the enjoyment of their rugby experience.

This year, there were roughly 60 student-athletes involved including four of Loyola's own.

"This was a great chance to play at a high-performance level and really hone my skills. It was a privilege to play with top rugby players and work with some of the best and most dedicated coaches around," said senior Tyler Cole.

Other student-athletes came from Gonzaga High School, Archbishop Spalding, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Rugby Club and many more. According to RugbyMag.com, players are nominated by their club or school coaches based on both their past performance and potential.

The Rugby Academy brings in both local and international coaches and technical experts including ex-U.S. rugby players to provide current best practices and information as well as communicating and connecting with university coaches and programs around the country to assist players with finding potential universities to apply to. The ten sessions include both on-field technical and tactical activities such as tackling, ball passing, and positional skills and off-field lifestyle/college preparation classes (i.e. goal setting, nutrition, applying to universities, and time management).

The Academy also holds a “College Day” to allow students to interact with university rugby program representatives. In addition, the Rugby Academy facilitates and provides coaching clinics and workshops for the regional rugby community.

2014 TRACK & FIELD PREVIEW
2/26/2014

The varsity and JV Track & Field programs will begin the season coming off very strong 3rd place finishes indoors. With some of the top distance runners in the metro area, Loyola hopes to again be among the top three in the very competitive MIAA 'A' conference.  

Loyola seniors Tyler Spear (3200m,1600m, 800m) and Connor Cunningham (long and triple jumps and sprints) lead the way for the Dons as two of the top athletes in their events in the league. Loyola will be very strong in the pole vault as well with four 12-ft. pole vaulters—Kyle O’Mally, Kyle Albornoz, Justin Ferrans, and Spencer Schenking. Seniors Matt Azzaro (jumps/sprints), Sean Duffy, Chris Filar, and Danny Finley (400m, 800m) and junior Michael Wegner (3200m, 1600m) should be top scorers for the Dons.

Coach Albornoz and Coach Cucuzzella also have some young talent in distance running with sophomores Frankie Legambi, Kevin Wegner, Danny Vinton and Kenny Rowe and in the sprint events with freshman Jack McErlean and sophomores Alex Gloth, Duncan Woodward, and Austin Eby. Sophomore Declan Aroh, a 19-ft. long jumper and 40-ft. triple jumper, should also be a scoring threat for the Dons.

The first meet of the season will be the Loyola Relays at home on Saturday, March 22nd at 10 a.m. Visit the Track & Field page for the entire season schedule.

2014 TENNIS SEASON PREVIEW
2/25/2014

In 2013, Varsity Tennis had another great season, earning a 8-4 record and making the MIAA semifinals for the 12th time in the last 13 seasons. For the first time in program history, Loyola had three All-MIAA players (Reid Burch, Grant Palmer and Brendan Galloway). With Galloway off to Notre Dame, Coach Don Kraft is counting on Burch and Palmer to be strong in singles. They will be joined by sophomore Ray McDermott, junior Jacob Morrison and seniors Chris Paskiewicz and Mitch Butler. Nick Hardebeck and JP D’Anna are expected to do well in doubles.

2014 LACROSSE SEASON PREVIEW
2/25/2014

Loyola Blakefield's defending MIAA 'A' Conference Championship Lacrosse team is back and ready for a repeat after upsetting Boys' Latin last spring during the the MIAA Championship at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md. An extremely talented and well-coached team, Boys' Latin was undefeated before the championship game and was the top-ranked high school lacrosse program in the country. This was Loyola's head coach Jack Crawford's fourth appearance in the MIAA finals and third championship since he took the helm in 2003.

The roller-coaster season of 2013 provided an exhilarating but bumpy ride for the players, coaches, and spectators. The Dons finished a demanding pre-league schedule with seven wins and two defeats. They proceeded to lose their first three MIAA games to St. Mary's, McDonogh, and St. Paul's and then went on to win three straight against Severn, Mt. St. Joe, and Spalding. The regular season ended with losses to Gilman, Boys' Latin, and Calvert Hall. The Dons owe a tip of the cap to Mt. St. Joe and their coach, Dave Slafkosky, because it was their upset win over St. Mary's that allowed the Dons to qualify for the playoffs. The Dons beat Gilman in the quarterfinals and went on to defeat McDonogh in the semifinal game. 

For 2014, Loyola coaches, players, and fans hope for a season showing steady progress rather than such peaks and valleys. The Dons would like to continue their success in their pre-league schedule, then compete well in the always tough MIAA 'A' Conference, make the playoffs, and have a good run in the final games.    

The Dons will be led by many returning players including junior Acie Newton, a bulwark in the goal, who will be starting for his second season. Senior Parker Sessions returns at close defense and senior Michael Meurer returns at long-stick midfielder. Juniors Ryan Conrad and Jack Lombardo return from last year's first offensive midfield. Sophomore lefty Cole Williams has moved from midfield to attack, and junior righty Alex Roesner returns at attack.

The Dons will scrimmage Bullis School on Hargaden Field, March 1st at 10 a.m. and will take on Landon School for their first regular season matchup at home on March 4th. Visit the Loyola Lacrosse page to stay current on all things lacrosse at Blakefield.

LOYOLA SWIMMING & DIVING CAPTURES 2014 EASTERN PREP CHAMPIONSHIP
2/24/2014

Loyola Swimming & Diving won the 114th Annual Eastern Prep Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championship held at LaSalle University Feb. 21-22. The score was one of the closest ever with Loyola Blakefied outscoring perennial power house The Peddie School from Hightstown, N.J. 375 to 367.5. Loyola once again showed its dominance with its extreme depth, getting more swimmers into the scoring top 18 than any other team.

Some of Loyola's top performances were had by Dan Moreno (200m I.M.), Trey Perry (50m Free), Elijah Wright (1m Diving), JP Clancy and Trey Perry (100m Fly), Cole Buese (100m Free), Mitch Williams and Zach Hoelting (500m Free) and Cole Buese (100m Back). Loyola's 200m Free Relay of Moreno, Buese, Clancy and Perry placed 2nd with a School Record and All-American automatic time of 1:24.27, while the 400m Free Relay, swam by the same crew, narrowly missed a school record and placed 3rd with a time of 3:06.05, also an All-American automatic time. 

Loyola finished with numerous top 25 all-time school times and more guys in the final session and point scorers than any other team. Earlier this year Loyola Blakefield won the Eastern Prep Water Polo Championships earlier this year with many of the same athletes. Congratulations to coaches Keith and Brad Schertle and Patrick Brugh and all the students-athletes on their very successful seasons this year.

Full results from the 114th Annual Eastern Prep Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championship can be seen here.

Pictures from the championship can be found here, thanks to Mr. Don Hoelting, P '15.

 

FRESHMAN AND JV BASKETBALL MOVE ON IN BCL PLAYOFFS
2/18/2014

Both JV and Freshman Basketball played on Monday, Feb. 17th in the BCL playoffs. The freshman team beat St. Frances Academy 57-48 at home in the semifinals, while JV had a tougher time taking care of St. Maria Goretti High School in a quarterfinal matchup. With just 1.8 seconds left and down by 2 points, Loyola's Nate Leishear threw the ball in to Omari Watson, who shot from 3/4 court and made the game-winning 3-pointer for a outstanding 66-65 win. You can watch the last seconds of the game here. JV will play the winner of tonight's Calvert Hall/Spalding game later this week.