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

Former Largo High School, UMD lineman named nominee for Pro Football Hall of Fame

COLLEGE PARK – Former University of Maryland standout lineman Kevin Glover has recently been selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame modern-era nominees list for the Class of 2021. … 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

American’s Elijah Murphy wins ESPY Award but relishes on continuing his mentorship work

By José Umaña/The Sports Pulse Contributor Photo by Jay Mutchnik WASHINGTON – American University student-athlete Elijah Murphy recently saw his face on television being honored during the ESPY Awards and … Read More

Tommy Akingbesote commits to play football at UMD

By Harry Lichtman/The Sports Pulse Contributor SPRINGDALE – Charles Herbert Flowers high school football star Tommy Akingbesote announced his verbal commitment to play at the University of Maryland on Wednesday … Read More

PGCPS celebrates student-athletes on College Signing Day

By Demetrius Dillard and José Umaña/The Sports Pulse Contributors BALTIMORE – Student-athletes across Maryland comprised of the class of 2020 have experienced a year unlike any other graduating classes due … Read More

MPSSAA calls off basketball finals, spring sports season

By José Umaña/The Sports Pulse Contributor HYATTSVILLE – More than a month after calling off all high school athletic events throughout the state due to coronavirus known as COVID-19, the … Read More

Northwestern High School Basketball Coach Burke dies from complications of COVID-19

By José Umaña/The Sports Pulse Contributor HYATTSVILLE – Terrence Burke, head coach of the Northwestern High School boys basketball team, died on March 27 after battling with symptoms of the … 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

MPSSAA Basketball State Championships Update, play could resume on April 6

By The Sports Pulse GREENBELT – The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) has provided the public with more information on the state championships plan of action moving forward … Read More

Local wrestlers crowned during State Championships

By Lem Satterfield/The Sports Pulse Wrestling Writer UPPER MARLBORO – Damascus crowned senior repeat Class 4A-3A Titlist Tim Furgeson (195) along with first-timers in senior Aiden Beall (182) and junior … 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

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

PGCPS Regional Finals Girls Wrap-up: Flowers and Parkdale represent PGCPS in 4A, CMIT Academy makes history

By José Umaña/The Sports Pulse Contributing Writer GREENBELT – The Charles H. Flowers High School girls basketball team continues to roll in the playoffs as they defeated Dr. Henry Wise, … Read More

Lady Pumas prevail against Roosevelt in MPSSAA playoffs

By José Umaña/The Sports Pulse Contributing Writer UPPER MARLBORO – Listed as a power forward for the Dr. Henry Wise, Jr. High School girls basketball team, 5-foot-10, senior Gabrielle Williams … 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

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

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

Baptiste goes off for 24 en route to shocking victory over Northwestern

By The Sports Pulse Staff RIVERDALE, Md. – Parkdale High School senior guard Koby Baptiste was on fire against Northwestern High School during a boys basketball match on Feb. 11. … 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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