Without a doubt, 2012 was a great year for sports in Anne Arundel County and the surrounding area. Here are some of our best shots from the year, featuring athletes from Chesapeake, Northeast, Severna Park, Broadneck, Arundel, South River, Severn, Archbishop Spalding, AACS, the Ravens, the Orioles and much more.
North County’s Kayla Ravenscroft was flying high at the Anne Arundel County vs. Howard County track meet at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex on January 4. She was the top county finisher on the day with a jump of 5’2”.
Electrifying point guard Aquille Carr of Baltimore’s Patterson High School rose high in the air for a jump shot against Gonzaga (D.C.) on January 16 in the championship game of Coolidge High School’s annual MLK Day Tournament. Carr dazzled with a variety of lightning-quick dribble drives, but Gonzaga got the last laugh in the matchup between the two regional powers, winning 75-73 on a three pointer at the buzzer.
Indian Creek’s Lloyd Bramble met a Cristo Rey defender mid-air during a January 17 MIAA C Conference clash. The Eagles made the school’s first-ever conference finals appearance in 2012 and will look to get back to the MIAA C championship game in 2013.
Chesapeake’s Andre DiPaola claimed the 4A pole vaulting title at the state championship meet on February 21, vaulting 12’0”. Teammate Kara Lingenfelter made it a Chesapeake sweep of pole vault, as she took the girls’ 4A crown, vaulting 10’6”.
Archbishop Spalding’s Greg Brown caught this alley-oop pass from Indian Creek’s Eddie Jenkins and slammed it home for two points during the Capital Gazette All Star game in March.
On April 20, the Broadneck boys’ lacrosse team won its rivalry game with Severna Park for the first time since 2008. The Bruins shut out the Falcons in the second half and scored three goals to take an 8-6 victory. Above, Broadneck’s Brady George and goalkeeper Michael Meeks beared down on Severna Park’s Jonah Kozireski during second-half play.
Severna Park hosted Arundel, Chesapeake, Southern and Old Mill for a track meet on April 25, and Emma Staisloff’s 8’0” vault was good for first place. The Falcons took first place on both the girls’ and boys’ sides.