2021 MPSSAA 4A Softball Quarterfinal: Northwest vs Bowie

Northwest defeats Bowie 11-2, advances to State Semifinals

2021 DCSAA Softball Championship: Maret vs St. John’s

A seven-run rally helped Maret top St. John’s 7-6 to win its first D.C. State Athletic Association Softball Championship. Relive the game and the Frogs’ title-winning moment with photographer Michael … Read More

Maryland approves new early start high school winter athletics

HYATTSVILLE – Maryland public school student-athletes playing winter sports can start training on Dec. 7, a full two months earlier than planned.  The Maryland State Board of Education recently announced … Read More

Testing “a must” for return of D.C. high school sports

WASHINGTON – In a civil yet informative town hall conversation on Thursday, parents and students were alerted the risks of returning to high school athletics too early during the coronavirus … Read More

MPSSAA releases two-semester plan for return of Maryland high school athletics

High school students at Maryland public high schools can return to practice starting on Feb. 1, 2021, according to a new two-semester guidance plan released by the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) on Friday.

Maryland High School Athletics postpone fall, winter competitions

By José Umaña/The Sports Pulse Contributor WASHINGTON – When Maryland students begin classes at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year later this month, high school athletics will remain on … Read More

WCAC reschedules all fall high school sports to January

By Brooks Warren/The Sports Pulse Contributor WASHINGTON – The Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) is rescheduling its upcoming fall sports season to January 2021, becoming the latest interscholastic athletics association … Read More

High school sports round-up: MCPS cancels fall, winter season while PGCPS puts athletics on hold

By Jose Umana and Demetrius Dillard/The Sports Pulse Contributors BETHESDA — Two of the state’s largest school districts have announced the cancellation of fall sports for the 2020 season. Montgomery … Read More

DC-area high school associations delay start of fall sports season

By José Umaña/The Sports Pulse Contributor Three high school athletics associations in the D.C.-metropolitan region announced their decisions to delay the start of the fall sports season as schools prepare … Read More

DeMatha football standout Greg Penn III commits to LSU

By Demetrius Dillard/The Sports Pulse Contributor Four-star linebacker will take his talents to SEC football powerhouse  BALTIMORE — DeMatha linebacker Greg Penn III, a four-star recruit and highly touted prospect … Read More

Our favorite photos from the Spring Sports Season

Baseball: Photos by Cory Royster/The Sports Pulse The Coronavirus pandemic has swept the nation and has taken away sports altogether for us to enjoy. However, we wanted to showcase the … Read More

MoCo and PG County athletes win MPSSAA scholarship awards

By Harry Lichtman and Demetrius Dillard/The Sports Pulse GREENBELT — The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) has announced the winners of the 2020 Minds in Motion Scholar-Athlete scholarships, … Read More

MPSSAA awards remaining basketball schools official semifinalist titles

By José Umaña/The Sports Pulse Contributor HYATTSVILLE – The Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association (MPSSAA) will officially recognize the remaining 16 boys and girls basketball teams that advanced to … Read More

DCSAA joins Virginia, in canceling spring season

By José Umaña/The Sports Pulse Contributor WASHINGTON – With cases of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 growing in the metropolitan region, the District of Columbia State Athletic Association (DCSAA) announced … Read More

Looking back at the top performances of the inaugural girls wrestling championships

By Lem Satterfield/The Sports Pulse Wrestling Writer UPPER MARLBORO – Walt Whitman High School senior Stephanie Solloso was within 20 seconds of accomplishing her dream of winning a second consecutive … Read More

PGCPS coaches react as MPSSAA state semifinals are postponed until further notice

By José Umaña/The Sports Pulse Contributing Writer HYATTSVILLE – Louis Wilson watched as alerts began to flicker on his phone late Wednesday evening. The head coach of the Dr. Henry … Read More

Richard Montgomery tops Arundel to advance to state semifinals

By Harry Lichtman/The Sports Pulse Contributing Writer ROCKVILLE — The Richard Montgomery High School boys basketball team entered the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) state quarterfinals as the … Read More

Harris scores 25 as Flowers holds off Severna Park

By José Umaña/The Sports Pulse Contributing Writer SPRINGDALE – The Charles H. Flowers High School girls basketball team struggled early to find their shot in the state quarterfinal game against … Read More

Churchill blows past Paint Branch to advance to state semifinals

By Harry Lichtman/The Sports Pulse Contributing Writer POTOMAC — The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) 4A Girls Basketball state quarterfinals took place Friday night with one particular matchup … Read More

Potomac falls to St. Charles in regional championship (Photos)

The Sports Pulse photographer Michael R. Smith ventured to Waldorf to catch St. Charles High School in action against Potomac High School in the boys basketball regional championship. Potomac (18-3) … Read More

Anumgba exudes Mamba Mentality, drops 32 leading Paint Branch to regional title victory

By Harry Lichtman/The Sports Pulse Contributor BURTONSVILLE — Many girls’ basketball regional championship games took place Wednesday night as one of them featured No. 1 seed Paint Branch and No. … Read More

Oxon Hill dominates Huntingtown in first round of playoffs (Photos)

Oxon Hill High School’s boys basketball team dominated Huntingtown High School (15-5) 83-68 on Feb. 28. The Clipppers (16-3) will now go on and advance to face undefeated St. Charles … Read More

The PGCPS Boys and Girls Basketball Championships in Photos

Here are some of our favorite shots by The Sports Pulse photographer Michael R. Smith from the 2020 PGCPS Boys and Girls High School Basketball County Championships.

Polite leads Oxon Hill to historic county championship victory, Flowers wins second consecutive title

By José Umaña/The Sports Pulse Contributing Writer UPPER MARLBORO – With every touch of the ball, Ronald Polite commanded everyone’s attention. The Oxon Hill High School senior celebrated his 1,000th … Read More

A look back at the WCAC Girls Basketball Championship in Photos

Check out some photos from the 2020 WCAC Girls Basketball Championship held at Bender Arena in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 24, 2020 from The Sports Pulse Photographer Michael R. Smith.

The 2020 WCAC Boys Basketball Championship in Photos

Check out some photos from the 2020 WCAC Boys Basketball Championship from The Sports Pulse Photographer Michael R. Smith.

Stags take down Paul VI, win 41st WCAC title

By Brooks WarrenThe Sports Pulse Contributing Writer WASHINGTON – The DeMatha Catholic High School boys basketball team opened up the new decade on a high note as they held off … Read More

Bishop McNamara captures first WCAC Tournament title since 2008

By José UmañaThe Sports Pulse Contributing Writer WASHINGTON – After receiving the final inbound pass with 2.8 seconds remaining in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Girls Basketball Tournament Championship, … Read More

Bishop McNamara v. St. John’s in WCAC Girls Basketball Semifinal (Photos)

Check out some frames taken by The Sports Pulse Photographer Michael R. Smith from the WCAC Girls Basketball Semifinals at Bender Arena in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 23.

McNamara finishes off Lady Cadets in WCAC Semifinals

By José UmañaThe Sports Pulse Contributing Writer WASHINGTON – Heading into the final two minutes of the fourth quarter with a 42-41 lead, the Bishop McNamara High School girls basketball … Read More

Clippers sink Potomac in Battle of Oxon Hill (Photos)

By The Sports Pulse Staff OXON HILL – The Oxon Hill High School boys basketball team took down Potomac High School, 67-61, on Feb. 20, 2020. The Clippers (18-3) managed … Read More

Damascus hires Klotz as new football coach

By José UmañaThe Sports Pulse Contributing Writer HYATTSVILLE – Following the surprise resignation of head coach Eric Wallich from the Damascus High School football program in January, it would only take the … Read More

Fairmont Heights slips past Gwynn Park, 59-58

By Sports Pulse Staff GREENBELT – The Fairmont Heights High School boys basketball team enjoyed a one-point victory over Gwynn Park High School, 59-58 on Feb. 18. The Yellow Jackets … Read More

Bishop McNamara vs. St. Mary’s Ryken (Boys Basketball)

Check out some frames taken by Michael R. Smith of a high school basketball match between Bishop McNamara High School and St. Mary’s Ryken High School on Feb. 11, 2020 … Read More

PA Big 33 Team Announced, along with 2020 Honorary Chair CNN’s Coy Wire

East vs. West Game to Move to Memorial Day weekend By Big 33 Staff HARRISBURG, Pa. (February 12, 2020) – High school all-stars from Pennsylvania and Maryland will compete at the … Read More

Riverdale Baptist narrowly slips past National Christian Academy

By The Sports Pulse Staff LARGO, Md. – Riverdale Baptist School squeaked past National Christian Academy (20-7) by a single point to win its 22nd game of the season by … Read More

Eleanor Roosevelt vs. High Point

Check out some frames taken by Michael R. Smith of a high school basketball match between Eleanor Roosevelt High School and High Point High School on Feb. 10, 2020 in … Read More

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