Thursday, May 16, 2013
The 6-5 loss to North County marked the end of the season for the Wildcats.
The Arundel Wildcats' dream of another regional baseball championship ended in extra innings Wednesday. Arundel fell 6-5 in 10 innings to North County in the regional semifinals of the MPSSAA Class 4A baseball tournament. North County will next host the regional championship game against South River, which won 4-0 Wednesday over Broadneck. South River Boys Move on in Lacrosse The South River boys lacrosse team won the Class 3A/4A East regional title with a 10-3 win over Chesapeake on Wednesday. The Seahawks will next play Howard High School in the state final four. The South River girls lacrosse team, however, fell 14-13 to Broadneck.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Anne Arundel County Great Give kicks off Wednesday night. Nonprofits participating including the Arundel Instrumental Music Association
Several local nonprofits have signed up to receive donations through the GreatGive of Anne Arundel County, which kicks off Wednesday evening. Beginning at 7 p.m., anyone can hop online and donate money to a wide range of causes. The GreatGiveAAC runs for 24 hours. The program is being run by Razoo, an online movement allowing groups to set up online fundraising. The group claims to have helped raise more than $150 million for various nonprofits. Here's a look at the organizations in the Odenton and Severn area seeking donations through the GreatGiveAAC. Arundel Instrumental Music Association - The music program at Arundel High School is seeking funds for instruments. The group is about 20 instruments shy of what it needs for the 2013-14 …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Patch caught up with the authors of @Love4Arundel and @ArundelLove Twitter Accounts, who have been spreading cheer throughout the school
On Monday, Patch highlighted a pair of new Twitter feeds that that have been injecting some good vibes into the Arundel High School community. As it turns out, the Twitter feeds are part of a broader effort by several students to promote positivity throughout the school. Patch spoke by email with one Arundel junior who authors the Make Arundel Smile (@Love4Arundel) feed, as well as a sophomore and junior involved in the Arundel Love (@ArundelLove) account. All three are honors students, and requested anonymity because they believed the accounts would have greater impact if people did not know who were behind them. According to these authors, the push for positivity began earlier this year when students attended an assembly featuring the…
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Arundel and Old Mill baseball teams faced off in the MPSSAA Class 4A playoffs. Follow the recap of our live game log on Patch.
Arundel hosted Old Mill in the second round of the Class 4A East region baseball playoffs on Monday. Arundel prevailed 1-0 behind a strong pitching performance by Cooper Hibbs. The Wildcats will next play the winner of the Meade-North County game. You can look here for a recap of the game. Also check Patch later for a gallery of photos, video and some reaction from players and coaches.
A pair of Twitter feeds are offering frequent words of encouragement and inspiration to students.
Much has been written about the potential destructive power of social media, but there are at least two Twitter feeds dedicated to bolstering the spirits of those at Arundel High School. The feeds Arundel Compliments (@ArundelLove) and Make Arundel Smile (@Love4Arundel) offer frequent words of encouragement and compliments in 140 characters or less. Many of the comments are general, but often are directed at individual students. "Never forget you are all beautiful!" came a Tweet from @ArundelLove on May 1. Another message on May 10 offered encouragement to those students taking Advanced Placement tests: "It's Friday!!!! hope everyone has a good last day of testing for the week! Finish strong. Y'all are amazing." The Arundel Compliments …
The Wildcats will look to avenge a loss to the Patriots in April. First pitch is 5 p.m. at Arundel.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The superintendent for county schools has recommended approval of $350,000 for repairs of middle school lot.
MacArthur Middle School will get a newly paved parking lot if the County School Board approves a $370,000 contract to complete the work. The Anne Arundel County Board of Education will vote Wednesday on a contract with Espina Paving to carry out parking lot repairs. Espina had the lowest bid among the eight companies vying for the contract. The Board has placed the contract in its "consent agenda" for Wednesday's meeting, indicating that it will likely be approved. Also on Wednesday, the Board is expected to approve a contract for roof repair and resurfacing at the Center for Applied Technology North. Cole Roofing Company has been indentified as the winning bidder for the $495,000 contract.
Meanwhile, several local baseball teams move on
It was a tough Friday for the Arundel lacrosse teams, as both the girls and boys fell in the MPSSAA state tournament. The Arundel boys were upset 11-9 by Chesapeake, while the girls fell 14-9 to top-seeded Huntingtown. South River, however, remains alive in the tourament with both its teams advancing. The Seahawk boys topped Broadneck 11-7 and will play at Huntingtown on Monday. The girls secured a big 19-1 win over Northern High on Friday, and will next host Huntingtown. Arundel to Host Old Mill in Baseball The Arundel baseball team earned a first-round bye in the state tournament, setting up a second round matchup against local rival Old Mill on Monday. Old Mill moved to the second round by beating Glen Burnie 7-4 on Friday. South …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Patch rounds up the top stories from around the county this past week.
Friday, May 10
Here are top headlines from the eight Patch sites in Anne Arundel County. Click each headline to read the full story. Flats170 in Odenton Now Accepting Leases It's now possible to secure a lease at the Flats170 at Academy Yard apartments offered by Bozzuto Group. Read more on Odenton-Severn Patch. Rocker Launches Worldwide Art Tour in Annapolis The drummer from the 1970s rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed music on Tuesday but you can see his artwork at a local gallery through the month of May. Read more on Annapolis Patch. Skylar Marion Donated Organs After Still Unsolved Hit-and-Run It has been more than three weeks since a fatal hit-and-run in Pasadena took the life of 15-year-old Skylar Marion, and still there are no leads on …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The 2013 rankings came out Monday with four Anne Arundel County schools in the top 2,000.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek ranked three high schools in Anne Arundel County among the top 1,000 in the country, with Arundel High School coming in at 840. Broadneck High School is highest on the list, ranking 722, followed by Arundel High School and then South River High School at 938. Annapolis High School was ranked among the top 2,000, coming in at 1,843. You can see the details about the four ranked schools in Anne Arundel County, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in this interactive map. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools, with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several …