A healthy Watkins, a happy Tuscarora
After struggling through a hazy few weeks from wisdom teeth surgery, a nagging ankle and a variety of other pesky issues, Tuscarora High School’s Rachel Watkins is back to full strength and the Titans have never been hotter.
With the extra pair of healthy legs they hadn’t had all season, the Titans have narrowly missed out on conference and county titles, finishing second in both meets. The senior indoor state champion in the 55-meter dash has not lost an individual race since coach Chris Babb deemed her “full strength” at the Monocacy Valley Athletic League Piedmont Conference championships two weeks ago.
She took county and conference titles in the 100- and 200-meter dash and contributed a leg for the 800 relay team which also captured crowns in both championship meets. Her fourth event, the 400 relay, settled for second at both meets.
Trio of girls lacrosse teams’ seasons end in region semifinals
After dropping a 20-19 decision to Westminster late in the regular season, the Urbana girls lacrosse team likely entered Monday’s 4A/3A North Region semifinal game against the Owls will high hopes. Instead the Hawks lost 18-7 to Westminster, which lost in the state title game last year.
Middletown’s season also came to an end Monday as it lost 18-3 to Century in a 3A/2A West Region semifinal. The Knights trailed 7-3 at the half.
Tuscarora held an early 5-1 lead at Damascus in a 3A/2A West Region semifinal, but lost 8-7. Damascus goalie Stephanie West was a major factor with 15 saves.
Frederick High hires boys basketball coach
Frederick High hired Greg Schreiber as its new boys basketball coach. Schreiber coached the Big Spring High School (Pa.) basketball team for three seasons before moving two years ago to New Market. He previously served as the lead assistant for Urbana and is a Frederick High physical education teacher.
— Compiled from staff reports