Inside the warm confines of the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center in Prince Frederick each weeknight, the quartet of teams from across Calvert County that compete in the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference often find the lanes crowded with neighborly rivals.

Last February, in the Class 3A South Region duals tournament for the second straight year, the Great Mills Hornets were denied in their quest to wrestle for a state duals championship, falling to the Northern Patriots in the semifinals.

Following an extended drive to Buffalo, New York, which lasted upwards of 10 hours for some of the players and parents, the Southern Maryland Sabres 8-and-Under A squad prevailed in a three-day tournament last month that consisted of four games against Canadian teams.

This winter, fans of Great Mills boys basketball team who flock to the Hornets Nest will get to see many new faces compete out on the court as the Hornets are a team that will feature just four returning players.

Two Leonardtown High School seniors inked their letters of intent on Nov. 20 to play their respective sports in college, and still have one spring season of high school athletics to look forward to.

While the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 2019 season may not have gone according to plan and ended well shy of a postseason berth in the Atlantic League, the squad announced its annual award winners last week.

The LaserPerformance Men’s and Women’s Singlehanded National Championships, co-hosted by Santa Barbara Yacht Club and the University of California Santa Barbara, wrapped up on Nov. 10 and St. Mary’s College of Maryland sophomore Leo Boucher, from West River, Maryland, claimed the men’s championship.

Perhaps it would seem only fitting that Tuesday night’s contest between the College of Southern Maryland women’s basketball team and visiting Community College of Philadelphia, rescheduled from two weeks earlier, would begin somewhat belatedly as the visitors made a tardy arrival in La Plata.