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Thursday, August 28, 2008

FALL SPORTS ‘08 First-Year Varsity Football Team Anxious to Take the Field By Chris Stevens Staff Writer LEONARDTOWN - Excitement and hard work are the main ingredients going into the mix for St. Mary’s Ryken High School’s first varsity football campaign. Head Coach Bob Harmon feels the two will

By Chris Stevens Staff Writer MORGANZA – Last November’s 21-3 loss to Lackey in the 3A South Region opening round still lingers in the minds of the Chopticon football team. “We were right down the field on their 20,” recalls Braves head coach Tony Lisanti of a drive that ended with no points after the Braves forced a Charger fumble, one of three in the first half. “We just

didn’t take advantage.” Taking advantage of the opportunities their solid defense creates is one improvement the Braves’ offense hope to make this year, coming off the school’s first playoff appearance in seven seasons. “We need to a better job of taking advantage of those opportunities,” Lisanti said. “We have to be better finishers.” “We’ve got to work hard and get on a See Braves Football page B-

pay off with success in the near future. “We’re going to put a good, sound product on the field,” Harmon declared of these new Knights, who take the field for the first time Friday night at Annapolis Area Christian at Annapolis High School. Game

time is 7:30 p.m. “Our kids are going to play hard,” he added. “We’ve got a group of kids who want to be out there.” After three successful seasons from the freshman and junior varsity teams (including an 8-6 win See Ryken Football page B-

Field Hockey Semi-Finalists Return 10 Starters By Chris Stevens Staff Writer GREAT MILLS – Michelle Richmond was expecting improvement from the Great Mills field hockey team last season, especially after the current group of seniors had taken their lumps as sophomores in the 2006 campaign. A trip to states, See Great Mills Field Hockey page B-

Regional Final Loss Motivation for Leonardtown This Season By Chris Stevens Staff Writer LEONARDTOWN – Steve Correll admits that a considerable amount of time went by before he could view the footage of the Leonardtown volleyball team’s five-set loss to Broadneck in the 2007 4A East Region

Finals. “It took me months to look at the game tapes,” the Raiders coach said while discussing last season’s success and what 2008 will hopefully become for his team. “It was a tough loss and we learned our lesson. We’re See Leonardtown Volleyball page B-

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Raider Rebuilding Phase Continues Pratley Brings New Attitude to Leonardtown Football

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Raider lineman sprint in practice.

By Chris Stevens Staff Writer LEONARDTOWN – Four different coaches in the three previous seasons and just two wins in that span is a tough situation to step into for any high school football coach. For Leonardtown’s Anthony Pratley, the challenge of improving the Raiders football program has been exhausting but fulfilling. “Rome wasn’t built in a day, so it’s going to take some time,” Pratley said of the rebuilding process before prac-

tice last Wednesday afternoon. “The key in all of this is the kids - they’ve bought into our system and they believe they can win now.” “We got the ship in the right direction last year,” said senior safety Nick Corey. “Now it’s up to us to make sure it doesn’t go back in the wrong direction.” For one three-week stretch in 2007, including homecoming, that’s all the Raiders knew. The three-game winning streak, capped by a 3021 victory over Calvert High School Oct. 19, was the longest such streak for the team

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Plays like this will give Leonardtown various options on the offensive side of the ball in 2008.

since the 1997 Raiders ripped off six wins in a row. “That was a great experience,” said senior wide receiver Mike Copenhaver, the lone returning starter on the offensive side of the ball. “Since we only won one game my sophomore year, [winning three in a row] was exciting.” The excitement is tempered a bit this season due to several of Leonardtown’s starters graduating last season, including running back

“One thing the coaches and I agreed upon after last year,” Pratley explained, “is that we need to be a little bit more balanced. 80 to 90 percent of time we ran the ball. This offense gives us balance.” Will Pagliarulo will be the quarterback heading up this innovative attack this season, and Pratley sees similarities to the departed Julian in terms of football smarts and talent.

2008 Leonardtown Football Schedule Friday 09/05 @ Thomas Stone, 7:00 p.m. Friday 09/12 vs. Westlake, 7:00 p.m. Friday 09/19 @ Chopticon, 7:00 p.m. Friday 09/26 @ Patuxent, 7:00 p.m. Friday 10 /03 vs. Great Mills, 7:00 p.m. Friday 10/10 vs. North Point, 7:00 p.m. Friday 10/17 @ Calvert, 7:00 p.m. Friday 10/24 @Lackey 7:00 p.m. Saturday 11/01 vs. Landon, 1:00 p.m. Friday 11/07 vs. Huntingtown, 7:00 p.m.

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Will Pagliarulo will lead the Raiders’ Pistol Spread Option Offense into battle this season.

Mike Hebb, who led the Southern Maryland Athletic conference in rushing yards in 2007. Hebb, along with quarterback Bruce Julian and receiver Kenny Aicher, will be tough losses for Leonardtown to overcome, but Pratley feels it can be done, with a unique offense to help the Raiders move forward. The Pistol Spread Option Offense, a creation of the head coach and his staff, lines up four wide receivers at all times, with options to pass to the left or the right, as well as running plays in either direction. With a DVD produced to teach the techniques and high schools in 12 other states picking it up, the Pistol Spread Option will give the Raiders a flexibility Pratley feels they lacked last year.

“Will understands the system a little more because he ran it on JV last season,” Pratley said. “He’s got a good arm, great vision and intelligence. “Will brings a lot to the table.” Pagliarulo will no doubt be looking to Copenhaver to catch many of his passes, especially since Pratley feels Copenhaver brings “big-play ability” to the field. “I’m definitely looking forward to stepping up and helping the offense,” said Copenhaver, who opened the 2007 season with an 80yard touchdown catch against Thomas Stone. Defensively, the Raiders will count on Corey and Ben Lynch at the safety position along with defensive end Eric Giddings to shut down their

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Leonardtown football coach Anthony Pratley (right, wearing sunglasses) has brought pride and improvement to the Raiders since his arrival last season.

opponents. After allowing an average of more than 40 points per game in their first four outings last year, the Raiders cut back to just 20 points per game in the final six games, including a shutout of Great Mills that started their winning streak. Equipped with an identity and a positive attitude, Raider football is heading the right direction under Pratley, but he modestly credits everyone around him for the improvements. “Honestly, I had nothing to do with it,” he insisted. “It’s all the coaching staff, the

community; I’ve had parents ask ‘how can we help?’” Nick Corey believes Pratley has much more of a role in the team’s success than he lets on. “He’s a great role model, a good person to look up to,” Corey said. “He’s a great person to ask for advice, it makes you respect him and want to play for him.” Pratley, for his part, just expects improvement as the season wears on. “If I can sum it up one word, that’s it,” he said. “Hopefully as time goes on, we’ll eventually be at the top.”

Braves Football Continued from page B- roll,” said senior quarterback Leo Kyte, who leads a talented offensive unit into battle this season. “By the time the playoffs roll around, we’ll have the momentum.” Kyte will have the option of handing the ball off to the versatile Mike Labanowski (who aside from running the ball, punts and plays in the secondary on defense for Chopticon) or Jimmy O’Grady, a second-team all Southern Maryland Athletic Conference selection at linebacker last season who has proven capable of carrying the ball. Kyte also hopes to spread out opponents more in the passing game, and he’ll have weapons such as tight end Joey Yates and wide receiver Glen Thompson to throw to. On the offensive line, the Braves return two key members of their five-man line; Jordan Butler and Travis Popielarcheck, two players Lisanti considers very important to Chopticon’s offensive success. The Brave defense is led by eight returning starters, including senior safety Doug Rollins, 2007’s SMAC leader in interceptions with seven, as well as topping the Braves tackle list with 93.

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Glen Thompson hauls in a pass in camp.

“It’s nice to have a guy like Doug back there, because he pulls the defense together,” Lisanti says. He is, however, concerned about the depth on D – which is lacking as opposed to other SMAC schools, but feels his team will succeed because of two things – hard work and respect for one another. “We’ve got a good core of seniors who like each other and are willing to work,” Lisanti

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Standout offensive linemen Travis Popielarcheck and Jordan Butler will protect quarterback Leo Kyte and open holes for the Chopticon running game this season.

from last year’s post-season experience and said. “It helps to relax you on the field,” corner- bring a championship to Chopticon. “It really doesn’t mean anything if we back Paul Herbert explained. “Since you’re friends, you know what you can do and you get to the playoffs and lose in the first round again,” said Jordan Butler. know what they can do.” “You want more of it,” “We work real well together and we’ve got Travis Popielarcheck addthe chemistry,” Labanowski added. “Just ed. “If you’re going to one little play can fire us up.” work that hard to get In a conference like the SMAC, with there, you better talented teams like Lackey, Westlake and win.” Huntingtown, Kyte feels there are no Fridays off for Chopticon. “You can’t overlook anyone,” he said. “Any given Friday, you can be upset or get beat by anyone.” With the players locked in and ready to roll, the Braves hope to go a few steps furFriday 09/05 vs. La Plata, 7:00 p.m. ther in their journey to a state Friday 09/12 @ Huntingtown, 7:00 p.m. championship. While Lisanti Friday 09/19 vs. Leonardtown, 7:00 p.m. does not necessarily expect Friday 09/26 vs. Thomas Stone, 7:00 p.m. his team to go all the way, he Saturday 10/04 @ Potomac, 2:00 p.m. is hoping his team is ready to be more than a one and done Friday 10/10 @ Lackey, 7:00 p.m. group in the playoffs again. Friday 10/17 vs. Patuxent, 7:00 p.m. “I do expect us to come Friday 10/24 vs. Westlake, 7:00 p.m. together as a team, work hard Friday 10/31 vs. Great Mills, 7:00 p.m. and have a lot of fun,” he said. The Braves players, meanFriday 11/07 @ Northern, 7:00 p.m. while, hope they can learn

2008 Chopticon Football Schedule

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Braves coach Tony Lisanti (right) has a conversation with new CHS Atheltic Director Ray Sapp.

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Stronger Hornets Put 2007 in The Past Conditioning, Desire Raise Hopes High for Football Season By Chris Stevens Staff Writer GREAT MILLS – Ask Great Mills head football coach Bill Griffith what contributed to last season’s struggles for his Hornets, and he will tell you quickly and with a truthful look in his eyes. “When you lose seven starters to injury at different points of the season,” he said without so much as a hint of cracking a smile, “it hurts.” “When you have key players hurt,” said junior quarterback Brian Jenner, “it messes up the chemistry of the team.” The 2007 season will not go down as one of the great years in Hornet football history to be sure, but Griffith is confident and excited that a healthy and motivated Great Mills football team will show up in 2008 and surprise their opponents.

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Junior defensive lineman Derrick Pettet feels the Hornets will be better of this year because “we have guys who are ready to work.”

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Great Mills players line up in a three-point stance.

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Hornets coach Bill Griffith oversees the first practice of the season. He feels improved conditioning will aid Great Mills this coming season.

“We’ve got a very young team – not many seniors – but we’ve got some talented kids that are in their third year with me in the program, so we’ll see what can happen this year,” Griffith said, his voice full of positive energy. Leading that talented bunch will be a pair of juniors who are charged with the job of holding down the offensive and defensive lines respectively. Protecting the Great Mills running backs along with Jenner - who will replace the graduated Christian Rosado under center - falls on the huge shoulders of tackle Aaron Rodenizer, a second-team all SMAC

selection this pre-season who led the Hornet nered substantial attention from the University weight room clubhouse this summer with an of Tennessee and mail from other schools such as FCS contender Bucknell University. In the impressive bench press of 410 pounds. Jenner will look to put his stamp on the meantime, Pettet feels that a huge difference program as the starting quarterback, hoping from last year is the desire of the guys that will to do something a few previous signal callers be suiting up for Great Mills in 2008. “Last year, we had some guys who were have had trouble doing at Great Mills – win not really committed,” he said candidly. some games. “Teams will see the difference from last year. “No disrespect to the This year, we’ve got a lot of people who guys that came before me, are ready to work.” they did a great job,” JenPettet is clear on what he wants ner said quietly. “But I’m for himself and his teammates more ready to step up and take than anything control. That’s this season. what I want to “We want do, improve to win,” he this program. said emphati“We have cally. “Just to work hard that – win.” to get better The Horand come up Friday 09/05 vs. Northern, 7:00 p.m. net’s work has with some started in the wins this Friday 09/12 vs. La Plata, 7:00 p.m. weight room, year.” Saturday 09/20 @ Severn, 3:00 p.m. where Griffith DefenFriday 09/26 @ Westlake, 7:00 p.m. felt they sively, Derrick Friday 10/03 @ Leonardtown, 7:00 p.m. needed a lot Pettet will lead of improvethe Hornets’ Friday 10/10 vs. McDonough, 7:00 p.m. ment as far as charge to keep Thursday 10/16 @ Huntingtown, 7:00 p.m. strength and opposing ofFriday 10/24 vs. Calvert, 7:00 p.m. conditioning. fenses off the Friday 10/31 vs. Chopticon, 7:00 p.m. “ We’v e board. Pettet’s Friday 11/07 @ Patuxent, 7:00 p.m. got a number talents have of kids who already gar-

Ryken Football Continued from page B- over Gillman High at Dorsey Park in front of 700 fans last fall), the Knights are confi-

dent and excited that they can step up to varsity competition and do well.

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2008 Great Mills Football Schedule

“We want to set our standards high for years to come,” said junior safety Peter Martin. “We’ve got a lot of pride and we want people to see how good we did our first year.” Martin will be paired with Kevin Glass in the secondary, while up front, junior linebacker Brian Frank is someone Harmon describes as a hustler on D with potential to further his career after high school. “We’ve got some kids that when it’s all said and done, will be playing in college somewhere,” Harmon said. “Brian is one of those kids; he’s just got a good football IQ.” Offensively, the Knights will run multiple formations, and the man u n d e r center will

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be junior quarterback Chris Ricksey, who tossed 17 touchdown passes last

2008 St. Mary’s Ryken Football Schedule

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Senior offensive lineman Aaron Rodenizer will protect Great Mills’ quarterback Brian Jenner this season.

Bob Harmon looks forward to the first varsity football season in St. Mary’s Ryken history. “Our kids are going to work hard,” he says.

Chris Ricksey, who tossed 17 touchdown passes in JV action last year, will lead the Knights’ offense into battle this season.

Head Coach Bob Harmon explains a play while quarterback Chris Ricksey listens and watches.

can bench press 300 pounds and do 400 in squats, so I don’t think we’ll be pushed around like we have been in the past,” he said. Griffith credits former Hornets head coach and current Athletic Conditioning specialist Steve Hoopengardener for getting the returning players in shape and stronger for the task at hand. “He’s pushed our football players in the weight room” to get better and stronger, Griffith said. When they open their season one week from Friday at home against Northern, Bill Griffith hopes that 2007 will not be on the Hornets’ minds when the 7 p.m. kickoff rolls around. He feels bigger things are in store as the 2008 season begins. “I guarantee you we’re going to be better than last year,” he stated confidently, “as long as we stay healthy.”

Friday 08/29 @ Annapolis Area Christian School, 7:30 p.m. Saturday 09/06 @ Bishop McNamara, 2:00 PM Friday 09/12 @ Paul VI, 6:30 PM Saturday 09/20 @ Bishop O’Connell Friday 10/03 @ Liberty Christian, 7:00 p.m. Saturday 10/11 @ Riverdale Baptist, 2:00 p.m. Saturday 10/18 @ Sidwell Friends, 2:30 p.m. Saturday 10.25 @ Bishop Ireton, 2:00 p.m. Saturday 11/01 @ Friendship Collegiate Academy Friday 11/07 @ Bullis, 7:00 PM

season on the junior varsity. While being protected by offensive linemen Jake Cook and Ned Arick, Ricksey’s two primary targets from the wide receiver position will be senior John Sherman and junior Wayne Hicks, who caught nine of Ricksey’s passes for scores in 2007. “We’ve been playing together for the past three years,” Hicks said of his connection with Ricksey on the field. “Chris has real leadership skills and I think we’re going to do good this season.” Ryken will not play a full Washington Catholic Athletic Conference schedule this season, as they see just four conference opponents in 2008, but will have plenty of chances to learn what it takes to be a winning team. All their games will be on the road, but that will not be a problem for the team. “We’re used to traveling,” Glass said. “We just accept it and do what we have to get done on the field. We’ve dealt with [not having a home field] freshman year.”

Next season, however, will be a different story as Ryken is preparing to break ground on a 1,200 seat stadium that will be a suitable and spacious home for the football team as well as the lacrosse, field hockey and soccer teams that the school fields. “We’ve got a great administration that wants us to succeed,” Harmon said of the support the team has received from administrators and fans. Principal Rick Wood would profile as both. “The varsity program is a big step for us,” Wood commented in regards to the growth of Ryken athletics “We’re very excited and pleased with the coaching staff and the program that coach Harmon has put together.” With the enthusiasm and the excitement in place, the waiting game will soon end, and kickoff will come to what St. Mary’s Ryken hopes will be a successful football program. “We want to show that we are here to stay and that we can play in the WCAC,” John Sherman said.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Braves Volleyball Team Sets Goals For 2008

Leonardtown Volleyball Continued from page B-

Winning Season Among Benchmarks

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Senior middle hitter Randi Serman feels that teamwork and strong hitting will help the Braves improve on last year’s five-win record.

By Chris Stevens Staff Writer MORGANZA – Coming off of a 2007 season that saw five wins and probably the most marked improvement since head coach Renee Sirk’s return to the sidelines, the Chopticon High School volleyball team has set high-

er goals for the upcoming season. When they open the 2008 season Sept. 6th at SMAC opponent McDonough, Sirk feels this team will live up to their expectations this year. “Our goals are very realistic,” Sirk, who first coached Chopticon volleyball from 1984-1990 before returning four seasons ago, said before practice Thursday afternoon. “We’ve got a good core group of girls this season.” One major goal the Braves have set is at least a .500 record – the same amount of wins as losses in a season. After finishing 5-9 last season, newlyappointed co-captain Randi Serman feels that it will take teamwork to reach the break even point. “I think if we work hard as a team, then we can do that,” Serman, a senior middle hitter said. Fellow captain Kayla Turner, a senior outside hitter, agreed, and added that team unity will help them this sea-

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Chopticon coach Renee Sirk, addressing her players before a recent practice, says that a winning record is a realistic goal for the Braves this season.

son as well. “I think we’re closer as a team, so that can take us further,” she explained. “We have a better understanding of how to play with each other.” The Braves return many of last season’s starters, but a major loss was the graduation of Sirk’s daughter, Randi, who was the setter for Chopticon. “I ran a five and one offense last season,” Renee Sirk said, “and Randi was my one.” Replacing Randi Sirk won’t be easy, but the coach feels that two returning players, Kaitlyn Askey and Tiffany Rose will be up to the challenge this year. Aside from replacing their setter, Chopticon feels their strengths lie in experience and hitting the ball. “We’ve got a lot of good hitters this year,” Serman said. “Our hitting should be more consistent than it has been it the past,” Turner added. Another goal the Braves have set for themselves is to capture a win against at least one of the Calvert County powerhouses in high school volleyball, a county so deep in the sport that Sirk doesn’t have a preference which school her girls are able to beat. “Their SMJ program is phenomenal,” Sirk said of the Southern Maryland Juniors program that serves as a feeder for schools Calvert, Huntingtown, Northern and Patuxent High Schools. “We have a program at St. Mary’s College, but it’s not as suc-

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Co-Captain Kayla Turner is one of several starters returning to the Chopticon volleyball team this season.

cessful yet.” Sirk also said her girls are involved in any number of offseason leagues and programs, depending on where they live in the county – some girls play here in St. Mary’s County, but others have participated in Calvert and Charles County leagues as well. Even with the stiff SMAC competition and the loss of one of their best athletes, the Braves feel 2008 can be a successful year for them if they stay consistent and do two things. “If we work hard and have fun,” Randi Serman stated, “then we’ll have a good season.”

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The Raiders share a family chemistry that plays a huge part in their success. “We are a small family,” says coach Steve Correll.

going to be ready for them this year.” Making it all the more painful was the fact that the Raiders had at least four match points in the fifth and deciding set before Broadneck came away with the 17-15 victory and a trip to the Class 4A state playoffs. “Both teams were tentative, but that was still one of the greatest matches I’ve been a part of,” Correll said. “We’ve got to be able to finish matches this season.” Despite losing six seniors to graduation, the coach is confident in the returning group of starters, led by senior middle hitter Casey Bell. “We have a great group of girls coming in, but that senior

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Renee Sirk discusses practice with assistant coach Byren Harder.

Raider Runners Prepare for New Season

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The Leonardtown volleyball team looks forward to returning to the 4A East Regional Final this season.

leadership [from the six graduates] will be missed,” Correll said, adding that Bell has been the leader so far in early practices. “She’s been here 96 percent of the time, leading drills and getting the girls ready for the season,” he states proudly. Bell just sees it as part of her responsibilities as a leader, a

Leonardtown Targets State Meet Success

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Leonardtown came into pre-season practice in great shape. Said senior Michael Hageman, “we have a reputation to keep up.”

“We have a lot of youth on the girls’ side, but it’s kind of hard to identify strengths and weaknesses this early,” he explained. “We do have a hard working group of kids.” On another positive note, Copsey was pleased with the offseason work ethic his team displayed, calling this group the most-in shape team he’s coached in his four years on the job. “They did a good job of running on their own this summer,” Copsey said, noting that because of the individual nature of the sport, the desire to run has to come from within. “You have to motivate yourself to run.” Oechesel agreed, adding, “If we come into practice in good shape, then we can take it to the next level physically.” “We have a reputation to keep up” as conference champions, said Hageman of the Raiders’ off-season commitment to working out. Despite the reputation and the banners to back it up, the Raiders are content to, pardon the expression, run their own race and not concern themselves with being the hunted. “There’s

By Chris Stevens Staff Writer LEONARDTOWN – With four straight Southern Maryland Athletic Conference championships to the Leonardtown Cross Country team’s credit, and enough talent to win a fifth, Raiders head coach Jamie Copsey prefers his team to see the bigger picture for the upcoming season. “We want to do better and place a little higher on the state level,” Copsey said. “We’ll have to see what happens.” A Class 4A state title is something Michael Hageman, one of many key returning athletes for the Raiders, feels might not be there immediately, but the Raiders can and will shoot for it anyway. “We should be contenders regardless,” he said. “We’re a little better this year than in years past.” The Raiders won both boys and girls conference championships in 2007 and edged out Severna Park High School by a point for the 4A East regional championship, a victory Copsey hoped his team viewed as a learning experience. “I think it’s good for the kids to know that every point counts, that they really do have to push the entire race,” Copsey said, noting that just one push by a Severna Park runner would have been a two point difference – and enough to cost the Raiders the regional title. “It makes it fun.” The Raiders should have another fun season with the boys’ team returning veterans such as seniors Hageman and Matt Oechesel, and junior Jessica Gass, who’s working through a hamstring pull on the girls’ side. Experience on the boys’ team will be a plus for Copsey, but the youth on the girls’ team is a concern for him.

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A Leonardtown player volleys during a recent practice.

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Leonardtown coach Jamie Copsey isn’t putting any pressure on the Raiders to win their fifth consecutive SMAC championship.

some pressure,” Hageman admitted, “but we just plan to take the season one race at a time.” Gass feels that the cross-country team’s tradition of excellence will be carried on by the 2008 team. “[We have] a really good group of seniors left, so we feel like we have to follow in their footsteps,” she said. From the coach’s standpoint, he doesn’t see a reason to push heavy expectations on his team before the season begins. “It’s not something I bring up at all,” Copsey said of winning a fifth straight conference title. “The kids know what we’ve done in the past, and as long as they’re giving me their best effort, then the rest will take care of itself.”

small price to pay for what she hopes is a big reward for her and her teammates this season. “We were disappointed in that loss, so it’ll be a motivator for us,” Bell said. “We want to be high up on the totem pole, and I think we have the potential to be champions.” In order to be champions, the Raiders will have to navigate their way through a tough Southern Maryland Athletic Conference schedule, one Correll feels is highlighted by programs in the neighboring county to the north. “You can’t count out any of the Calvert county schools,” he said. “Northern is well-coached. They have a lot of returners this season, and they’re going to be tough to beat,” Correll said “You can’t count out any of the Calvert schools because they are all well-coached and have a great feeder program.” Even with fierce competition from all SMAC schools, Leonardtown feels they have one major strength that will work in their favor once the season gets underway later next week. “We were like a small family last year,” Correll explained of the tight-knit bond his team shares. “We looked out for each other, we did a lot of things on and off the court together.” “It helps a lot,” Bell said of the family atmosphere. “We hang out a lot off the court and at each other’s houses. It’s a big deal when it comes to team sports, knowing that your teammates have your back. Our biggest strength is definitely our team.”

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Knights Cross Country Set Sights on WCAC Title Experienced Group of Runners Leads Ryken Into 2008 said, with a top three finish in the conference meet being a reasonable standard to reach. Despite losing 10 seniors from last year’s team, Schmidt feels the returning group of runners, led by MacLain Christie on the boys’ team and Amanda Mienhardt

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St. Mary’s Ryken Cross Country Assistant Jason Wopata summarizes the course at St. Mary’s River State Park for the Knights Saturday morning.

heading up the girls’ squad, is experienced enough to see the Knights through to a success-

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Head Coach Kelly Schmidt is confident that the Knights can compete for the WCAC championship this season.

By Chris Stevens Staff Writer CALLAWAY – Before heading out on a challenging Saturday morning run at St. Mary’s River State Park, the St. Mary’s Ryken Cross Country team seemed ready and excited to take aim at a goal head coach Kelly Schmidt feels is within reach for the team in 2008. “We’re determined to get to the WCAC title,” Schmidt

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With a deeper team this season, the Knights look forward to preparing for the conference meet in Northern Virginia later this fall.

ful finish “The [returning runners] are a major factor,” Schmidt emphasized “because they know the course and they know how hard it is.” The course where the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship meet is held each year, Lake Fairfax in Northern Virginia, is described fondly by Schmidt with rocks and sinking mud as just a couple of major obstacles as being a “true cross country course.” With the potential for stumbling blocks and pitfalls on that course at a high level, Christie feels the Knights will not only be junior and senior strong, but an eager group of underclassmen will aid the charge to the championship as

Morris Hopes for the Best for Ryken Girls Knights Lose Key Player for The Season By Chris Stevens Staff Writer After compiling a respectable 7-3 record in 2007, plus having a roster stocked with key players returning this year for the St. Mary’s Ryken girls’ soccer team, third-year head coach Will Morris should be happy with the outlook for 2008. Morris, who said last season was the best the Knights have had in his tenure, is already seeing stormy weather on the horizon, however. “Goalie play will be our biggest question mark this season,” Morris said upon losing senior goalkeeper Erin Leddy for the coming season. “If we don’t get good goalie play, it could be a long and frustrating season.” Leddy, a multi-sport phenomenon at Ryken, is being heavily courted by several colleges for her softball skills (she was an all-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference selection at shortstop this

past spring) and will play fall ball to boost her stock in that sport. “She kept us in games last year when I was starting a lot of freshmen,” Morris said. While looking to replace Leddy in goal, Morris is not particularly concerned about the rest of the team, where he returns five very talented players that should contribute mightily to the Knights’ success this year. Heading up the list of players back for ’08 is junior Dannie Smith, who Morris designated as the team’s best one-on-one player. “I’m really looking for her to be a dangerous scorer this year,” he said. “She’s stronger than I’ve ever seen her, and this year, she’s going to have a break-out season.” Senior Jackie BlakeHedges, a two-time all-state selection, will also be back this season for Ryken, and her presence on the field and the ability to take any defender off the dribble are two intan-

gibles that should make the Knights’ task of winning a bit easier. “When Jackie decides to take over a game,” Morris said, “she takes it over.” Center Backer Kristen Grater, a three-year captain under Morris, will fill a leadership role and possesses a unique ability to boot shots from considerable distances with both feet. However, it is Grater’s hard work and intensity that helps her stand out in the coach’s opinion. “She’s absolutely tenacious, she knows how to get the most out of her talent,” Morris stated. “She’s one of the best leaders I’ve ever coached.” Alysse Houston, a sophomore forward who is currently part of the Olympic development program for girls’ and women’s soccer, possesses versatility that Morris envisions will make her and Smith a feared and formidable duo offensively – “Her and Dannie up top will be tough to handle,” he said.

Rounding out the key Knights is Tosi Sanusi, a senior forward with a lot to prove this season. An all-WCAC selection as a sophomore in 2006, Sanusi tore her Achilles tendon more than a year ago, and has had a long road back to the soccer field. Morris said in an earlier scrimmage with Thomas Stone High School, her first game action since the injury, that the speed of the game was something Sanusi was going to have to pick up. “She was a terrific allaround player before she got hurt,” Morris said. “Hopefully by mid-season, we can have her back to where she used to be before the injury.” All in all, the Knights will have more questions than answers, but the talent to contend for a conference championship, with possession and creating chances being their bread and butter. “I think it will boil down to whether we can finish those chances or not,” Morris said.

well. “I think we’ve got a good, strong group of enthusiastic freshmen, sophomores…” he stated. “I think we can do well in the conference tournament.” Mienhardt, who leads a deeper group on the girls’ side than Ryken has had in previous seasons, feels the competitive drive and desire is what will be the Knights’ calling card this season. “I think the hard work and pushing each other to do better will show in our meets,” she said. With the WCAC championship in the hands of Good

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Ryken will be led by senior MacLain Christie, shown here leading the team into the park.

High School Sports Schedule 08/28-09/03/08 Friday August 29th

Tuesday September 2nd


Boys Soccer

St. Mary’s Ryken at Annapolis Area Christian Academy, 7:30 p.m.

St. John’s at St. Mary’s Ryken, 4:00 p.m. Girls’ Soccer

Boys’ Soccer St. Mary’s Ryken at DeMatha, 4:00 p.m.

Soccer Team Ready to Start Season By Chris Stevens Staff Writer GREAT MILLS – With a new season set to start next week, the Great Mills High School girls’ soccer team is looking forward to building on the strides they made on the field late last season. Head coach Amy Herndon hopes that momentum carries over into 2008. “We got a lot of growth from our core players last season,” Herndon said after practice last Wednesday afternoon. “I’m looking forward to them carrying the load over the next two seasons.” The young Hornets, who gave a talented and experienced Westlake squad

all they could handle before falling in the 3A South quarterfinals last season, return several starters to the field in ’08. Among them are sophomore defender Jessica Manning and junior goalkeeper Shannon Barr, who feels that with everyone on the same page, Great Mills is ready to take the next step forward. “The growth of the team, the dedication and commitment, the way we’ve bonded together is really exciting,” Barr said. “I’m really looking forward to playing with these girls this year.” “This is a happy team, and that makes things much easier,” Manning said. Herndon agreed, adding, in a playful manner that “in girls’ sports, being

happy is very important.” Smiles and giggles aside, the Hornets will look to move up in the Southern Maryland conference, with strong teams such as Leonardtown – just one full season removed from the Class 4A state championship - and Northern High School, who Herndon thinks has the best chance to win the SMAC title this season. Where the girls will finish, she said, rests with them. “I think it’s really up to them, how far we can go,” Herndon stated. “The girls have been working really hard and trying to turn the history of the program around this season.”

St. Mary’s Ryken at St. John’s, 4:00 p.m.

Girls’ Soccer

Wednesday September 3rd

Elizabeth Seton at St. Mary’s Ryken, 4:00 p.m.


Saturday August 30th

St. Mary’s Ryken at Bishop Ireton, 6:00 p.m. Golf

Volleyball St. Mary’s Ryken at Fragile X tournament

Sunday August 31st Volleyball

Herndon Expects Growth from Great Mills Girls

Counsel High School, and with several other talented teams in the conference on their heels, the Knights will attempt to break into that group to challenge the Falcons for the league trophy. While this is something MacLain Christie is not ready to predict or guarantee, he feels Ryken has the talent to make it interesting. “Realistic might be a stretch,” Christie cautiously admitted about the possibility of winning it all. “But we’re competing with the top four teams, so we still have a good chance to reasonably place.”

Leonardtown vs. North Point at Huntingtown (Mellomar), 4:00 p.m. Great Mills vs. Westlake at Thomas Stone (White Plains Golf Course), 4:00 p.m. Chopticon vs. Calvert at Patuxent (Chesapeake Hills), 4:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Ryken at Fragile X tournament.

SPECIAL NOTE: All high school, recreational and youth league coaches, if you would like the scores, statistics and standings from your respective games and leagues to be published, contact Chris Stevens at 301-373-4125 or at

FRONT PAGE PHOTOS Clockwise, Starting at Top Left: Leo Kyte looks to throw a pass in football camp. Kyte leads the Braves offense into battle this season. Ryken receivers line up for a route running drill at a recent practice. Kimmie Copeland, Great Mills’ most clutch performer, says that “we [the seniors] want to go out with a bang.” Casey Bell, one of the Raider team leaders, spikes the ball in a recent practice. Photos By Chris Stevens

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Braves Field Hockey Moves Forward With Confidence Last Season’s Struggles a Distant Memory for Chopticon By Chris Stevens Staff Writer

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Braves coach Anne Vallandingham (foreground) oversees practice last Thursday afternoon.

MORGANZA – There were times during the 2007 season that the Chopticon field hockey team would own their

opponents in several key categories throughout the course of an entire game. Yet their 4-8-1 record contradicted their statistical dominance. Why was that the case? “We were communicating verbally,” said Chopticon’s Sarah Jenkins. “We just weren’t thinking alike.” “I think mentally we got down if a team scored two goals on as real quick,” added teammate Ashley Flint. With the mental part of their game improving, Braves head coach Anne Vallandingham feels that just one more major ingredient is necessary for Chopticon to record more wins in 2008. “Just the belief that anything is possible,” Vallandingham said as the Braves set out to surprise some teams in the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference, a league Vallandingham feels deserves more credit than it receives. “Any given day, anything can happen, it’s what you bring to play with.” The Braves will be playing with senior forward Ash-

ley Flint, who was hurt the majority of last year, but returns healthy and who Vallandingham affectionately says, “will be a pest to some teams this year.” “Hopefully I’ll be able to bring more momentum to the team this year,” Flint said. “My stick skills will get better so I can score, assist, play the whole game and help the team win.” Along with Flint, junior Devhanna Steffe will bring a hunger to the field that Vallandingham hopes will have a trickle-down effect on the rest of the team. Meanwhile Jenkins, a junior, will be in charge of transition for Chopticon this season, as well as the power of positive thinking, an intangible that the midfielder has plenty to share with her teammates. “A lot of other teams have the talent,” Jenkins said, “but I think we’re going to be very accomplished this year. I think we could’ve gotten a couple of more games in, but it just didn’t happen for us.” When asked what would make the Braves a better and

more competitive team this season, Jenkins was quick with her answer. “We have a great team, great coach…great everything.” “I think we have a good team this year,” Flint said. “We’re close as a team and if you’re together, then that’s very important.” “We know our skills and we know each other,” Jenkins added. “I think we can do better this year.” This kind of thinking is exactly what Anne Vallandingham likes to hear. “My expectations are their goals,” she said with a smile. “Their season rests in their hands.”

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Ashley Flint returns to the field for Chopticon after missing most her junior year with an injury.

Youthful Knights Field Hockey Team Ready to Go By Chris Stevens Staff Writer

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Confidence and teamwork are two key points that Chopticon hopes will translate into more wins this season.

Great Mills Field Hockey Continued from page B- however, was not part of the plan. “The team started to click sooner than I expected,” the Hornets head coach said of her team, which won the 3A South region championship and advanced to the state playoffs in 2007. “You could tell that they came together at the right time.” The Hornets, who shared second place in the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference standings last season, are hungry for a conference championship and another trip to states, but first they will have to work together and work harder as a team, something all-conference midfielder Kimmie Copeland feels will come with game experience. “It comes down to practicing and showing 100 percent every day, no matter who we’re

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Great Mills Coach Michelle Richmond believes the Hornets need to show up every game if they are to return to the 3A Field Hockey State Playoffs.

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Members of the Great Mills Field Hockey Team share a laugh during a recent practice.

LEONARDTOWN – Winded from running a mile, but not tired of excitement, the St. Mary’s Ryken field hockey team kicked off their mission to win the WCAC title game by arriving at 9 a.m. Aug. 15 in shape and ready to roll. Head coach Tara Everly could not have been more pleased. “I think the girls are ready,” Everly said as the team ran. “They’ve gone to camps and played on club teams, which is what the other high schools do during the summer. They understand what they need to do to be successful and get better.” The Knights, who have seven seniors but are largely junior-based, had a rough start to 2007, but as the season came to a close, Everly felt they finished with enough momentum to carry over in 2008. “We were really young last year, we only lost one starter to graduation that year, so we had some young girls who had to come in and step up right away. We got off to a slow start, but by the end of the year, we really were a different team,” she stated. With this group of seniors leading the Knights this season, the coach feels more comfortable and content with this group of girls as playing,” said Copeland, who scored every game-winning goal in the post-season for the Hornets last year. “We’ll play that team like they’re the hardest team every time.” Richmond concurs with Copeland, saying that it is going to take maximum effort for the Hornets to get back to their spot from a season ago. “We didn’t show up for every game last season – we won some of them – but we have to give 110 percent, no matter who you’re playing,” Richmond said, noting that it will be up to her to get the Hornets mentally prepared for each game this season. “If we do that, then the winning will take care of itself.” Making the mental improvements should be easier this season, especially with 10 of the 11 Hornet starters from last year’s run to states returning this season. The returnees include the battle-tested seniors Copeland, midfielder Breanna Janssen and defender Katie Rudowsky. When asked what it would take for Great Mills to return to last season’s success, the answer was very simple – play hard and play as a team. “We have to be one as a team,” Janssen explained. “We don’t let our personal lives interfere with our hockey lives.” “We’re going to be a team this year,” Rudowsky said before adding, “We’re more like a family now.” With the depth, team chemistry and the experience – the latter Richmond feels will be the team’s strongest point – necessary for another run to the state playoffs, the Hornet seniors are ready to press forward into a new season, but they do look back on ‘07’s run with pride. “That was the best experience of our season,” Janssen said. “No team thought we would make it [to states], but we pushed through.”

they have the experience and the talent to lead Ryken into battle. “This is my fourth year with six of the seven seniors, so we know each other and they know what I’m expecting; that’s going to help us this year,” she said. “They want to go out in style.” Going out in style will consist of challenging the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference powerhouses, namely Good Counsel and Holy Cross, two schools Everly termed as Ryken’s nemesis. Senior midfielder/forward Liz Mesmer feels that one advantage Ryken will have over the two powers and the other WCAC schools is the fact that the Knights are better conditioned coming into this season. “I think we’ll do well because we’re going into the season in shape; it took us a while last year,” Mesmer said. “We’re ready this time.” Senior defender Katie Leard agreed, adding that this “is the most prepared team that we’ve had here. We’re really looking forward to playing together this season.” The seniors feel that their careers can end on a positive note by reaching the conference title game; something they believe can be done this year with a lot of hard work and positive thoughts. “We really want it and we think we can do it,” said senior forward Courtney Schubert.

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A family atmosphere and senior experience will be the Hornet strong points in 2008.

“It was a really exciting experience, something I’ll always remember,” Copeland said. “That’s why we want to do it again.” The advantage of being anonymous contenders is all but gone now, as teams around the conference are ready for Great Mills and the Hornets are ready for them. “The other teams know that we’re good,” Rudowsky said, adding that the Hornets benefited from some practice time against their Calvert County opponents. “I think they know that we want [the SMAC] just as bad as they do.”

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Recipes Country Sandwich

Mini Cracker Sandwiches




Ingredients 12 RITZ Crackers 2 Tbsp. MIRACLE WHIP Dressing 2 KRAFT Singles 2 slices OSCAR MAYER Beef Bologna 1 large plum tomato, cut into 6 slices ¼ of a medium cucumber, peeled, cut into 6 slices

1 baguette bread loaf (1 lb.) 6 Tbsp. KRAFT Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing, divided 1 onion, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 6 oz. OSCAR MAYER Thin Sliced Brown Sugar Ham 6 oz. OSCAR MAYER Thin Sliced Honey Smoked Turkey Breast 2 KRAFT DELI STYLE American Cheese Slices cut in half

Directions 1. SPREAD crackers evenly with dressing. Cut 3 small circles from each of the Singles and bologna slices to fit onto the crackers. 2. PLACE 1 Singles circle and 1 bologna circle on each of 6 of the crackers; cover each with 1 tomato slice and 1 cucumber slice.

Directions 1. CUT off top of baguette; set aside. Hollow out inside of baguette bottom, leaving 1/2inch-thick shell. Brush inside of shell with 2 Tbsp. of the dressing. 2. COMBINE vegetables and remaining 1/4

cup (4 Tbsp.) dressing. Spoon into bread shell; top with layers of meat and cheese. 3. COVER with top of baguette. Cut crosswise into six pieces to serve.

3. TOP each with second cracker to make sandwich.

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2 Tbsp. MIRACLE WHIP Dressing, divided 6 slices whole wheat bread, toasted 8 slices OSCAR MAYER Shaved Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken Breast 4 slices OSCAR MAYER Center Cut Bacon, crisply cooked, drained 1 tomato, cut into 4 thin slices 1 cup shredded lettuce

From Ingredients 1cup flour 2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder ¼ tsp. cream of tartar ¼ tsp. sugar ¼ tsp. salt ¼ cup (1/2 stick) cold butter, cut up 1 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1/3cup milk ½ cup (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread

Directions 1. SPREAD 1 Tbsp. of the dressing evenly onto 2 of the toast slices; top with chicken. Cover each with second toast slice.

2. COVER with bacon, tomatoes and lettuce; top with remaining toast slices spread with remaining 1 Tbsp. dressing. 3. CUT each sandwich into four triangles. Secure each with wooden toothpick.

Directions 1. PREHEAT oven to 450ºF. Mix flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, sugar and salt in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in Cheddar cheese. Add milk; stir until mixture forms soft dough. 2. PLACE on lightly floured surface; knead eight to 10 times or until smooth. Pat out dough into 6-inch square. Cut into nine squares. Place

One Pan Chicken and Potato Bake From on ungreased baking sheet. 3. BAKE 10 to 12 min. or until golden brown. Spread each split warm biscuit with 2-1/2 tsp. of the cream cheese spread.

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1. PREHEAT oven to 400°F. Place chicken and potatoes in 13x9-inch baking dish. 2. TOP with dressing; sprinkle with cheese

Ingredients 4 squares BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate 14 OREO Cookies, divided 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened ¼ cup sugar ½ tsp. vanilla 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed

1. MELT chocolate as directed on package; set-aside until ready to use. Line 8-1/2x4-1/2inch loaf pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Arrange 8 of the cookies evenly on bottom of pan. Crumble remaining 6 cookies; set aside. 2. BEAT cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in medium bowl with electric mixer until well blended. Stir in whipped topping. Remove about 1-1/2 cups of the cream cheese mixture; place in medium bowl. Stir in melted chocolate. 3. SPREAD remaining cream cheese mixture over cookies in pan; sprinkle with crumbled cookies. Gently press cookies into cream

and Italian seasoning. Cover with foil. 3. BAKE 1 hour or until chicken is cooked through (180ºF), removing foil after 30 min. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.

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Ingredients 3 cups penne pasta, cooked, drained and cooled 4 medium tomatoes, chopped (about 4 cups) 12 slices OSCAR MAYER Hard Salami, chopped 1 cup KRAFT Natural Mozzarella Cheese Crumbles 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil 1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese 1/2 cup KRAFT Roasted Red Pepper Italian with Parmesan Dressing Directions 1. TOSS all ingredients in large bowl.

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2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath ground level condo. Rent includes: water, trash, sewage, grounds maintenance, and all other HOA fees. Condo has 2 bedrooms: Master bedroom has a large walk-in closet, a half bath, and all necessary phone and cable jacks. Spare bedroom has a double closet as well as phone and cable jacks. All appliances are included: all brand new appliances were bought in the last 3 years. The smaller washer/dryer stackable unit was replaced with a fullsize washer/dryer stackable unit. There is a small patio out back. Some furnishing can be available. Condo will be available ASAP. No smokers or pets. There will be a 1year lease required. Any question or just to view the condo, please call Jason @ (301) 674-1064 or email at Price: $1100. Well maintained ranch is 1/4 mile from Webster Field, and two miles from St. Mary’s College. House has three bedrooms on main level with full bathroom. There is also a large sun room, livingroom, eat-in kikchen and a large deck with a hot tub. There is a garden in the back yard and St. Inigoes creek across the street. There is a community pier less than 100 yds away with great crabbing and fishing. This house has a garage and a fully finished basement with extra bedroom possible and an additional full bathroom. There is a washer and dryer, plus all new appliances. Rent for $1600 or rent to own for $1750. Ownership within two years. This house is for sale too. $264,900. Call 240-298-2876. 2003 Two story colonial, 3 Br, 2.5 Ba, Garage, full walk-out basement, Home is located on CRE Airport. Bring your airplane. Tie down space is available at no charge. Space may be available for a small airplane in the hanger at some additional cost. Just 30 min. from the base. Two private beaches, lake, club house, horse stables and your very own airport right in your back yard. Beautiful patio and rose garden. Great neighbors. Dead end street. 410-394-6711. Price: $1450. Three bedroom, 2 bath mobile home on quiet, private lot south of Lexington Park. CAC and storage shed. No Section 8 or housing programs. No pets. Credit and criminal background checks. $850.00 per month plus $850.00 security deposit. Call 240-925-8196.

Large Basement Apartment. Private Entrance, Private Setting, Full Kitchen, Full Bath, Use of W/D, Use of pool, Utlilities included are: Electric, Water, Basic Cable, Internet with tenants router. No Smoking, No Pets. Month to Month $1175.00, 12-month lease $950.00, One month deposit required. $50.00 application fee. Available 09/01/08. Please call Becky @ 301-672-0430.



American Dreams, Inc. is currently seeking experienced, enthusiastic and hard working sales individuals. Primary duties include presenting product features, designs and benefits to potential home buyers to capture new home sales. Successful candidates must possess strong organizational and communication skills be self-motivated and be able to work Saturdays. The company provides a competitive earning potential, in addition to an excellent benefits package. For consideration, please submit resume with salary requirements to office@ or fax 301-274-0906.

Regional Home Builder seeking full time sales agent in St. Mary’s County. Must be MD real estate licensed or eligible to activate a license quickly. Sales agent will work from builder’s sales center and will be assigned a community to list and sell. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, professional appearance, positive attitude, and outstanding customer service skills. Basic knowledge of real estate/real estate financing is preferred. Position is commission-only. Please submit professional resume with letter of interest to

Capital Project Coordinator Town of Leonardtown The Town of Leonardtown is accepting applications for the position of Capital Project Coordinator. The successful candidate will manage, direct and coordinate all aspects of various construction projects, including, but not limited to, working with engineers, contractors, developers, state agencies and the general public. These projects are primarily related to water, sewer and stormwater facilities. The successful candidate will also serve as safety officer.

Basement apartment for rent. Utilities included are: Washer/Dryer, electric, water/sewage, inground pool, air conditioned, Internet with tenants router. Walking distance to restaurants and court house. Price: $1,000. Pleas email if interested. Very cute shabby chic semi- basement apartment! The apartment has many architectural features such as a crown molding, fireplace mantle and glass front storage cabinet. The apartment has windows that bring in a lot of light. The apartment has a private entrance and has to be seen to be appreciated. All utilities are included in the rent. Looking for a professional single person that does not smoke or have pets. Please contact Jani at 301-475-1811 or email me at tomandjani@ Price: $1,000. Roommate Wanted: Full Basement, full bath. Share kitchen, laundry rm. In Lusby, MD. Sorry, no pets. Seeking mature, responsible adult. $900/ mo. Available September 1. Call 301-602-6189. Fully furnished one bedroom apartment above professional office. Month to month lease ($900 per month) or annual ($800 per month) available. All utilities and high speed internet included. Call Jessie at 301-863-9920. Affordable 1 Bedroom Apartment for Rent. For an immediate response please call (vs e-mailing) Jimmy at (240) 538-8772. Less than one year old mobile home. Washer and dryer included. A one year lease a must. No pets and no section 8s. Price: $775. STUDIO APARTMENT: Willows, Chesapeake Beach. Available immediately. Private Beach, Waterview, Fireplace, W/D, Full Kitchen, Private Entrance. $900.00 including utilities (except phone line). First month’s rent and security deposit required upfront. Call 410-535-1600 x2369 or 410-535-9373. Price: $900.

This position reports directly to the Town Administrator. A complete position description can be requested by calling 301-475-9791 and is posted on the web at Salary depending on experience plus excellent fringe benefits. Pre employment drug screening and good driving record required. Please fax or email resume to Lashelle Miller at 301-475-5350 or Or mail to Commissioners of Leonardtown, P.O. Box 1, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Closing date is September 2, 2008.

Receptionists needed for our Prince Frederick and Leonardtown locations. This position is entry level and requires experience with multi-line telephones, filing, data entry, scheduling, and knowledge of insurance processing. Candidate MUST be professional in attitude and appearance, punctual, responsible, team player, good work ethic, willing to go the extra mile and have a stable work history. Prince Frederick – PartTime shifts to be filled are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 to 2:30 or 2:00 to 8:00, with an occasional Saturday and the availability to work both shifts, as needed. Leonardtown – Full-Time shift, Monday through Friday 8:30 – 5:00. Please email your resume to Perkins@ Serious inquiries only, please. St. Mary’s Ryken High School seeks qualified candidates for the position of Head Varsity Softball Coach. The successful candidate will lead and direct all phases of the softball program. If interested, please contact Mike Vosburgh Athletic Director, @ 301 373-4199 or Michael.vosburgh@ Waldorf Metal Company is seeking a reliable, drugfree warehouse worker wanted for full time work. Will train. Health Insurance, vacation, sick, 401K, uniforms, bonuses, up to $535 per wk to start. Apply in person. Waldorf Metal Company on Route 488. ½ mi from rt. 5 in Waldorf. Interested candidates should apply in person.

Pharmacist - Retail Positions are available at 2 of our locations. Current MD Pharmacist License required. Full or part time schedules are possible. Competitive salary and benefits. Send resume and salary requirements to: McKay’s Fine Food & Pharmacy P.O. Box 98 Hollywood, MD 20636 Or Fax to Human Resources. 301-373-5338. For further information, call 301-373-5848. McKay’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

American Surgical Associates in Leonardtown Maryland is seeking an Audiologist or Audiology tech to provide services in our Leonardtown location to support our busy Otolaryngologist. Successful candidates must have skills to work with patients of all ages and work as part of our team. Training in ENG, ABR, OAE a plus. Salary and benefits to be determined based on experience and training. Email resume to,, or fax (301) 997-0280. Asbury~Solomons is a CCRC (“Continuing Care Retirement Community”) located in Solomons Island, MD. We are looking for a cook and prepcook whose responsibilities include all aspects of food production; organizes steam tables; batch cooks food items; follows recipes/food production sheets; practices high standards of food safety, sanitation, infection control, quality assurance and hospitality. Two years experience in quantity food preparation; high school diploma or equivalent; Food Handlers certification and/or formal food production education preferred. Call 410-394-3028 if interested.

VEHICLES 1990 Ford f150. E xtended cab , short bed, 4x4, trailer towing package with electric brakes, 410 gears with rear locker, 302 engine. $2000 or best offer. 301-542-2853. I have (2) 1987 Freightliner Dump Trucks Tri Axels, L-10 Cummings, 8 Speed, New Brakes, New Drums, Aluminum Bodies, New Rears, Automatic Tarps, $12,000 each Call 240 375 5141. I am selling a 1996 S10 Extended Cab. 4.3L V6/Automatic. A/C, Cruise and Tilt Wheel. The truck has 157000 miles, but has been very well maintained, and has just passed Maryland State Inspection. It is dark green, with charcoal and black interior. I also have a fiberglass hard side (no side windows) cap that also goes with it, and is painted top match the truck. I am asking $2500, but am taking serious offers for a quick sale. Kelly Blue Book is over $3000. Please email or call ahaag77@yahoo. com, 301-641-0865. 2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited. Price: $25,500. 4-door, soft top. Never off road, one owner. All power (windows, locks). Email me at 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Edition w/ 3rd seat- 24 mpg hwy- loaded, garage kept, one owner, all the options listed below including DVD entertainment system with headphones,Garmin portable navigation system and a beautiful metallic paint. Well below KBB/ Edmunds value and it looks like it just came off the showroom floor. 240538-8357. Price: $19,500. 1993 Ford Probe GT. The engine runs like a top, the body is in great shape. The A/C is ice cold. There is a problem with the automatic transmission, it will go forward but not reverse. A friend told me it needs some module. I just need it to go! $500 OBO. Call 301-392-9184. Good starter car. Price: $1000, or best offer. Brand new tires and alignment. 240-233-3130. I have a 1999 Ford F350 with a 5.4 triton engine and concrete body, running boards and tow package for sale. Truck is in good running condition and body is in excellent condition. Call (301) 6721873 if no answer leave message. $8000/obo.

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Black H.D. helmet never worn. Size med. Full faced. Price: $50 OBO. If interested, please call 240-304-2442.

Licensed provider with all positions available. I have 9 years experience and cert. in CPR/First aid. I have the High Reach preschool program. Big yard too play and many activities for those rainy days.First weeks tuition is a half off with signing of a contract. Snacks and drinks provided. VERY reasonable rates. Hours are 6:30 to 5:15...can be flexible. 1 slot for infant is now avaible. and 2 for other ages. Please call for any other imformation.. look forward to hearing from you. Melissa 301-392-3290.

2006 Harley Davidson V-ROD VRSCR (Street Rod). Pearl Yellow Metallic with red striping accents. Rear lowered for a slammed “drag bike” look. Extremely fast with 120 factory horsepower. Looks and runs like new. Bought new in July 06. 2600 miles, garage kept. Custom hand grips, mirrors, foot pegs, chrome covers, etc. (I still have all the original stuff, too.) Also has passenger backrest and pad, and luggage tray. Includes owner’s and full service manual. Just had the oil changed (only used synthetic). Ready for you to put your girlfriend on and go for a VERY fast ride! Keep up (and pass) your buddies on the sport bikes. Very different than the “everyday” Harleys, yet still a Harley. It turns a lot of heads in Daytona Bike Week (where it’s been twice). Adult (mid-30s... sort of an adult) owned. $13,000.00 OBO. Call Mario at 240.925.4747 any time, or at home at 301.997.1176. Pictures available upon request. 1994 Harley Davidson Softail Springer. Lowered in the front and rear, Vance & Hines 2 into 1 exhaust, Screaming Eagle cam,carb.,& intake. Drag bars, chrome controls,4” extended chrome foot controls, Extra 2up seat And sissy bar. H-D cover. Price: $9250 OBO. Call 301-472-4878. 2003 Yamaha YZ250F for sale. Bike is very clean and runs great. The top end was rebuilt and has 4 rides on it since. Both tires have about 90% left on them. Bike is very reliable! Has aftermaket Titanium footpegs, ASV clutch lever and perch, pro taper fatty bars, FMF powerbomb header, and aftermarket suspension set up for 165lb. C class rider. For pictures email Drew at drewrgreer@ For any questions please call me at 240-925-9686. Price: $2000 obo.

Family Daycare Provider located on Rt. 234 near 4 way stop has 1 infant opening (under 2) available to start Sept 15th. Loving, home environment with plenty of space to learn and play both inside and out. I am CPR/ First Aid/SIDS Certified. Hours are 6:30am till 5:30pm. Can be a little flexible on drop off, just ask. I do provide breakfast, lunch and snack once on table food. If you have any questions or would like to set up an interview please email shiningstars_daycare@yahoo. com or call 301-769-2378.

GENERAL MERCHANDSIE MUST SELL! Great piece of furniture. Loft bed with dresser draws as steps. Built in desk with lighting and 6 drawers. Storage cubby or play area underneath also with a light. Light wood with blue accents. Paid about $2000 two years ago and still in great shape. Price: $800 OBO. Email for pictures. 5 pannel Sun-spots sun room with two windows. Approximately 12 feet long and sits between two fixed walls 3 feet off the ground. Curved glass, aluminum frame, makes one wall. Remodeling and replacing the whole unit. Picture available. $500. 301-373-8445

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