For Chopticon head boys soccer coach Ray Dixon, Tuesday’s Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Chesapeake Division game at Great Mills was something he had been waiting for all season long.

On senior night, Chopticon wanted to send off its 15 seniors with a win, but facing a one-loss Northern Patriots team was standing in its way of doing so.

Every year we at Southern Maryland Newspapers attempt to pick the winners of 12 football games each week — all of the high school games involving Southern Maryland teams as well as some assorted college and NFL games. And, for those of us on staff at the paper, the prize for winning is more …

Hanging on the fence behind Huntingtown’s bench when it hosted Leonardtown in a Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Chesapeake Division field hockey game on Friday afternoon was a paper that read “Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes them meaningful.”

The Leonardtown Raiders were able to jump out to an early advantage and never look back hosting the Patuxent Panthers in a Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Chesapeake Division game on Thursday.

Tournament golf can bring out the best in players, and for La Plata and Northern, clutch outings at the District IV golf tournament at the Breton Bay Golf and Country Club in Leonardtown from its respective golfers on Monday earned each team a respective berth in its state tournament.

The weather has not typically been a challenge for Southern Maryland Athletic Conference golfers this year as conditions have generally been warm, dry and calm. Thursday afternoon at Wicomico Shores Golf Course in Mechanicsville as golfers took the course for the St. Mary’s County golf tourn…

After capturing the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Metro championship a year ago, the St. Mary’s Ryken Knights, under third-year head coach Aaron Brady, made a strong statement in their conference opener on Friday night at home against Bishop O’Connell.

One week after they were forced to endure unseasonably hot temperatures at their respective meets, the bevy of Southern Maryland Athletic Conference cross country runners from all three counties were granted a genuine reprieve from those conditions when they convened at Calvert High School o…

Entering the current field hockey season, Patuxent head coach Lynn Powell knew her team had some questions to answer. Specifically, after graduating so many vital leaders over the previous couple of years, how would this year's team rise to the challenge?

Following a major league career that spanned nearly 20 years with three clubs, former Baltimore Orioles catcher Andy Etchebarren spent the next 40 seasons as a coach and manager in the minor leagues, including one season with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. On Oct. 5, Etchebarren passed aw…

At Great Mills High School on Tuesday, Hornets head cross country coach Danny Morris was not only pleased with the times from his boys and girls, but with the cooler temperatures that have evaded Southern Maryland Athletic Conference runners for most of the season.

The boys and girls cross country teams at Leonardtown High School have enjoyed strong seasons to this point and are hoping to make a deep run at the state championships in November as the only Southern Maryland Athletic Conference school represented in the 4A classification.

The Northern Patriots volleyball team was aiming to remain undefeated on Thursday night hosting the Leonardtown Raiders in a Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Chesapeake Division battle.

About halfway into the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference portion of its schedule, the St. Mary’s Ryken Knights welcomed an out-of-conference opponent for Saturday’s home contest.