‘Hawks-n-’Dawgs: A Roundup of South County High School Athletics
Fall high school sports at Southern and South River are well underway. Many will finish by the end or middle of October. We are taking a few minutes to see where the teams stand. Most of the information culled for this article was gathered either from the South River Athletics page or the Southern Athleticspage.
- Southern. New Principal Marc Procaccini said at the beginning of the school year that he hoped to see the football program at Southern post more wins. That request has been a struggle to fulfill. The ‘Dawgs’ record sits at 0 and 4. Last Friday, they faced Severna Park and lost by just three points, 17-14. The next home game is “Homecoming” against Glen Burnie at Wingate Field on Friday (Sept. 28). To prepare for the game, this week is Spirit Week, where each day has a theme:
- Monday – Pajama Day
- Tuesday – Decades Day
- (Wednesday, September 26th – School Closed)
- Thursday – Class Colors Day
- Friday – Blue & Gold Day and Pep Rally
The Southern High School homecoming dance will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the school in Harwood.
- South River. The Seahawks are off to a good—but not solid—start, winning two games and losing two. They will meet Annapolis in Annapolis on Friday (Sept. 28), then host Severna Park the next week. The Seahawks’ homecoming is the following week, Oct. 8-12. The Seahawks will have spirit week and then their homecoming game (Oct. 12) against Glen Burnie. Their dance will be on Saturday, Oct. 13. Here are the spirit week themes for the Seahawks:
- Monday (Oct. 8) – Manic Monday/Pajama Day
- Tuesday – Toga Tuesday
- Wednesday – Wild Wednesday (mismatched cloth, outrageous and wacky)
- Thursday – Theater Thursday (dress like your fave celeb)
- Friday – Spirit Friday (class with highest participation will get the coveted South River Spirit Cup!)
Girls’ Field Hockey
- Southern. Girls Varsity Field Hockey got off to a shaky start with three losses in a row (Northeast, 1-7; Glen Burnie 0-1; Old Mill 1-2). But in mid-September they started to turn things around with back-to-back wins against Meade (3-2) and Glen Burnie (1-0), both away. Next, they will host Chesapeake on Monday (Sept 24). Then on Thursday (Sept. 27), the ladies will meet Arundel in Gambrills. The South County rivalry game against South River is slated for Oct. 9 in Harwood.
- South River. The Girls Varsity Field Hockey team is currently 5-1 in county play. You know it is a good year when they have twice bested rival Broadneck High School. Last Thursday, they took on North County at home, winning 8-0. They will face Chesapeake High in Edgewater on Thursday (Sept. 27).
- Southern. The girls are having a strong start to the season, with a record of 5-1, including two wins at the weekend North Caroline Tournament. The boys are 3 and 2 with wins over Old Mill and Meade. On Monday, the Seahawks will travel to Pasadena to meet Chesapeake High School. Boys play at 5 p.m., girls at 7 p.m.
- South River. The girls team kick-started the season with a slough of wins, showing a record of 5 and 1 (the same record as Southern girls!). On Thursday (Sept. 20), the girls traveled to North County and slew the Knights, 5-0. The boys’ team record is 3-1-2. In their most recent game against North County, the Seahawks fell, 1-2. On Monday, South River will meet host Meade. The boys at 5 p.m.; the girls at 7 p.m.
- Southern. Early in the month, the team met six schools at the InterCounty Meet at Chesapeake on Sept. 5. The Southern Girls (35) fell by just two points to Chesapeake (33). The boys also came in second (52). Next up, they’ll be headed to the Doc Jones Invitational on Oct. 6 in Annapolis. Then to the next Inter-County Meet featuring Southern, South River, Arundel, Broadneck, Glen Burnie and Meade High Schools. That takes place on Oct. 9 at Arundel.
- South River. South River’s co-ed track team had a strong showing at their Sept. 1 Home Meet. The girls placed second among 16 teams. The boys suffered when one of the runners on the team, junior Trevor Denno, succumbed to a knee injurity during one race. But the rest of the boys rallied to place 5th among 18 teams at the Seahawk Invitational.