Winter Sports Teams Bring the Heat

With this many strong teams, Mt. Hebron fans have a lot to look forward to this winter.

Allied Bowling — Coach Trish Ewart

No other team has more spirit or more enthusiasm about their sport than the Allied Bowling team. The team competes three times a week at Normandy Lanes.

“It looks like we’re going to have a really good season,” senior peer Sarah Seen said. “Everyone has so much fun at practice improving and beating his or her previous scores. The whole team is really excited to see how we do against other teams.”

With a team of 15, the bowlers should have a successful and competitive season. Allied sports programs are open to all HCPSS high school students with disabilities. Peers without disabilities are able to coach the players but do not participate.

Varsity Boys’ Basketball — Coach Mike Linsenmeyer 


Senior Aaron Smith prepares for a jumpshot at the Oakland Mills game on Dec. 8, where he finished the night with 13 points (Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Sun).

The Varsity Boys have already made a name for themselves with two impressive wins over River Hill and Altholton. Featuring a strong starting line up including seniors Aaron Smith, Nathan Stock, Mark Smith, Joey Trapuzzano and Connor Maloney, they hope to continue their win streak against upcoming opponents Marriotts Ridge and Hammond.

“We came off an improving season last year,” Stock said. “This team is the buildup year having six returning varsity players, including four returning starters.”

Varsity Girls’ Basketball — Coach Tony Bell

Varsity Girls’ Basketball is expected to have an excellent season with a great group of starters, including seniors Megan Konig, Meghan Doherty and Nia Crump and juniors Gabby Green and Peyton Leconte.

“I’m very confident in our team, and we have high expectations,” said Konig. “We want to get far this year, but we are going to take it day by day. I think we will have a really good season, maybe even better than last year.”

Boys’ Indoor Track — Coach Paul Ulrich

The Boys’ team had an excellent season last year finishing third overall in the county with a very young junior and sophomore team. The 2014-2015 team boasts a talented group of incoming students, several of whom have stepped up to make an impact on the team.

“We have had a strong 4X4 team for a while, and we still do,” said senior Nick Wardell. “Plus now we have even more people to run in other events. We are a family.”

The Boys’ team has already started the season strong, winning first place and breaking the school record in the 4×400 meter relay at the Howard County Winter Festival.

Girls’ Indoor Track — Coach Teyarnte Carter

The Girls’ team is a very young group, but that does not mean they will not be successful. The team has many girls who earned points or placed in the county, regional and state championships and will be returning to compete this year.

“Even though we lost a lot of seniors from last year, I believe we have the potential to be successful this season,” said junior Megan Benoit. “Everyone is very motivated and wants to improve for themselves and the team. I am excited to see what this season brings.”

Varsity Wrestling — Coach Todd Decrispino

The Varsity wrestling team should have a successful season for the 2014-2015 year. With a huge senior crew, the team should have a dominating and intimidating season. Seniors Connor Strunk, Jeff Hayden, Nick Suri, Matt Murphy and Austin Day will lead the team to an excellent season.

Sophomore Jimmy Hayden looks to recover after a takedown by an Oakland Mills wrestler (Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Sun).

Sophomore Jimmy Hayden looks to recover after a takedown by an Oakland Mills wrestler (Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Sun).

“We have a lot of returning wrestlers who are seniors this year,” Murphy said. “We expect to have a strong team as usual, especially with Jeff Hayden as last year’s State Runner-Up and Connor Strunk winning third place at States last year.”

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