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Arundel girls’ basketball can’t keep up with North Point in 60-52 loss

By Savannah Brooks

As much as the Wildcats tried, no amount of their defense could stop North Point’s Natalie Johnson (Robert Morris University) and Analecia Hawkins. The duo fired three after three and floater after floater, responding to close-outs and hands in their faces with the seasoned air of two seniors with a lost season to make up for to lead North Point to a 60-52 win Monday night.

Junior Jordan Glover (1 rb) makes her way down the court (Photo by Roje Campbell)

Johnson (19 pts) and Hawkins (20 pts) weren’t the only seniors looking to make an impact – Arundel’s Heather Middleton finished with 23 points (14 more than Arundel’s second-highest scorer) and 13 rebounds. Middleton did what she does best throughout all four quarters – she created her own shot, most of her points coming from getting her own offensive rebounds and dribbling around North Point’s defenders. It wasn’t enough to make up for Arundel’s faults, however. The home team got off to a sloppy start, seeing multiple turnovers from bad passes and North Point’s senior Tayloni Ricks (11 pts) scoring with three Arundel defenders guarding her in the first minute of the game before head coach Lee Rogers called a timeout. Even once Middleton found her groove, knocking down elbow jumpshots with ease, Arundel just couldn’t catch up to North Point’s smooth and experienced play. Johnson was seemingly unguardable throughout the game – she put on a masterclass on three-point shooting, finishing in traffic, and even finding her post player (usually Ricks) for the layup. Even with Middleton’s skill driving Arundel forward, they just couldn’t match up. 

“Everybody’s just got to work together,” Middleton said when reflecting on the loss. “We need five players – not just one or two.” 

Freshman Jessica Gotshall (8 pts, 5 rbs) prepares to shoot a free throw (Photo by Roje Campbell)

This problem, in part, could be explained by Arundel’s low turnout this year – only 21 players tried out and, at the time of Monday’s game, they only had seven suit up for varsity. While North Point subbed almost their entire five out two or three times a quarter, Arundel barely made subs (Middleton hardly saw any time off the floor). Every emphatic possession or defensive go by Arundel (senior Nyla Laniyonu had a powerful block in the fourth quarter and Middleton had two in a row) was usually followed by slow travel back up the court – breakaways became less and less common as the game went on with so little subs, and the gap between the two teams grew larger and larger until the Eagles finished the game leading by 12.

“We want to work hard together and play together,” Middleton lamented. “We’re going to get back and practice and just keep working hard.”

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes club encourages open, faith-based discussion

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By Carmella DiLeonardi

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is an Arundel High School club that allows members of the student body to express their faith in a safe space amongst their peers. The group is run by Arundel seniors Jack Delaney, Lindsay Wingeart, Sydnee Fitzgibbons, and Melvin Santos, as well as junior Billy McDougall.  Continue reading “Fellowship of Christian Athletes club encourages open, faith-based discussion”

Field Hockey finishes season with victory, gearing up for playoffs

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By Hailey McDonald

The Arundel girl’s field hockey teams have just closed another successful season. Varsity has claimed a near flawless 11-2-2 record with their sole losses being against Severna Park High School. Even with two tie games against Archbishop Spalding and West Essex High School, the Lady Wildcats have still secured eleven wins this fall. A 2-1 loss against Severna Park ended their games in the County Championship. However, Varsity still has high hopes for their first playoff game on Wednesday, October 30th.

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Arundel Volleyball starts the season with a bang vs Towson 3-0

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By Savannah Brooks

After being the runner-up for last year’s regional championship, Arundel volleyball is back with a strong start to their season. Continue reading “Arundel Volleyball starts the season with a bang vs Towson 3-0”

Arundel Boy’s Basketball edged out in final minutes by South River

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By Savannah Brooks

Leading by eight going into the fourth quarter, the Wildcats’ fans were sure they would see a win at home on Friday night, especially after the Arundel varsity team had won their Overtime Holiday Live! tournament over break, but were disappointed.

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Varsity boys basketball struggles to produce in loss at Severna Park

By Savannah Brooks

The Wildcats were hoping to start a winning streak on Friday, December 14th, but they weren’t able to expand on their first win of the season against Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School the previous day. The final score was 60-40, Severna Park, after the Wildcats were outscored every quarter.

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Arundel Women’s Soccer surges past Old Mill to advance in their playoff run

By Connor Haynie

Coming off of a three-game winning streak and a first-round playoff win vs. the North County Knights , the Arundel Women’s Soccer team was looking to keep their playoff run alive against the Old Mill Patriots in the Regional Quarterfinal matchup.

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Arundel football looks to keep record up in coming weeks

By Alexa Baker, Alexa Hoyer, and Taj Wooten

Varsity Football won by 44 points against North County high school last Friday, October 5, with a final score of 56 to 12. Student athletes such as Jordan Andrews, who ran 84 yards, and RJ Chandler, who ran 120 yards, played a memorable game.

The game was representative of how most of their season has gone. At 5-1, the Wildcats are cruising. Continue reading “Arundel football looks to keep record up in coming weeks”

Arundel stomps North County for Homecoming

By Rianna Overton

On Friday, October 5th, the Arundel Wildcats came in and showed out in their homecoming game against North County High School, cruising through the opposing defense, resulting in a 56-12 victory against the Knights.

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UMBC lacrosse beats number 1 seed Albany for second historic win in a month

By Jordan Johnson

UMBC likes beating number 1 seeds. Once again the retrievers have pulled off another historic upset, this time in men’s lacrosse as they beat the top ranked Albany Great Danes 11-7 at home, on Friday night. Continue reading “UMBC lacrosse beats number 1 seed Albany for second historic win in a month”