Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Worker Rescued From Well


A worker was rescued from a well in Davidsonville Wednesday morning, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Officials said the 52-year-old victim was conscious and alert when first responders arrived.
Anne Arundel crews reported at 9:50 a.m. that they were working to assist a worker who had fallen in a well in the 2300 block of Rutland Road. The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services was also at the scene providing mutual aid.
They found the man, an employee of a water treatment and well company,  was able to escape serious injuries by bracing himself against the walls of the well to slow his descent, Davies said.
Davies said the water in the well was up to his waist, and it took lowering a firefighter into the well with a harness in order to be able to free the man at 9:57 a.m.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New Homes Being Built

New home under construction at Patuxent River Road and Rossback Rd.

Recently completed home at Patuxent River Road and Double Gate Rd.

Green Expo Photos

Photos taken at the Green Expo at DES on March 25.  Click on image to enlarge.






Jon Mazza At Towson

    After seven games,  Jon Mazza of Davidsonville is third on the Towson U. lacrosse team in goals scored with 10.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Buckbnell Gets Double OT Win Against Loyola

Loyola had led for nearly the entire game before Bucknell scored three-straight fourth-quarter goals to force the first OT. 

Sophomore Pat Spencer scored unassisted at 7:32 in the first quarter, and McGovern used another Spencer feed to tally his first hat trick as a Greyhound with 5:27 left in the second quarter. That capped a 4-0 run during which Loyola held the Bison scoreless for nearly 26 minutes.

Spencer got his second goal of the game, catching a McGovern feed to score at 4:50, 
Spencer finishd with two goals and four assists

Loyola returns to Ridley Athletic Complex for its final two home games of the 2017 regular-season starting on Saturday, April 1, when they will face Colgate University in a 2:30 p.m. game.   

You can read all the game details at:
http://www.loyolagreyhounds.com/news/bucknell-pulls-out-win-in-double-ot-against-men-s-lacrosse-03-25-2017

Carter Leads PSU To Win

     Sophomore Madison Carter (Davidsonville, Md.) registered a career-high six goals to lead No. 10 Penn State past Johns Hopkins, 16-10, in Big Ten women’s lacrosse action Saturday (March 25)  evening at Homewood Field.
     You can read the game details at:  http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-lacros/recaps/032517aaa.html

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Maddy Ulery At U. of MD


    Maddy Ulery  the daughter of Scott and Beth Ulery of Davidsonville, is a senior at the U. of MD and plays field hockey for the Terrapins.  She is a hearing and speech therapy  major.  
    You can read her bio at:
http://www.umterps.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209508182

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Julianna Brown at George Mason U.


   Julianna Brown, daughter of Maddie and Rob Brown of Davidsonville, is a freshman at George Mason U. and plays defense on their lacrosse team.  Her bio can be read at:
http://gomason.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1996

Alex Watson At SDSU


    Alex Watson, daughter of Michelle and Daryl Watson of Davidsonville, is a senior at San Diego State University and plays midfield on their lacrosse team.  Her bio can be read at:
http://www.goaztecs.com/sports/w-lacros/mtt/alex_watson_921358.html

Patrick Benton At NJ Inst. Of Tech.


    Patrick Benton,  son of Brian and Patrice Benton of Davidsonville,  is a sophomore at New Jersey Institute of Technology and is on their lacrosse team.  His bio can be read at:   http://www.njithighlanders.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5295&path=

Spencer Gets 2 Goals, 5 Assists In Win

     Pat Spencer posted two goals and five assists and teammate Jay Drapeau scored a career-high three goals Wednesday afternoon (Mar 22) as the No. 17 Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse team defeated visiting Georgetown University, 11-10, at Ridley Athletic Complex.
     You can read a complete recap of the game at:  http://www.loyolagreyhounds.com/news/men-s-lacrosse-fends-off-georgetown-in-11-10-decision-03-22-2017

Spencer Gets Honorable Mention

    Pat Spencer was Honorable Mention for Patriot League Lacrosse Player of the Week for this week.  Spencer helped the Greyhounds improve to 3-0 in League play with an 18-7 win over Navy, contributing three goals and four assists.
 

Aly Saliba At Franklin & Marshall


Aly Saliba is a junior at Franklin and Marshall and is on their lacrosse team.  Her bio can be read at:  http://www.godiplomats.com/sports/w-lacros/2016-17/bios/saliba_aly_wi0x?view=bio

Nick Raimondo At St. Mary's


Nick Raimondo,  son of  Philip and Lisa Raimondo of Davidsonville, is a senior at the College of St. Marys and is a pitcher on their baseball team.  His bio can be read at:
http://www.smcmathletics.com/sports/bsb/2016-17/bios/raimondo_nick_cfmd

During the summer of 2016, Nick pitched for BCC Big Train Stars.  His record for the summer can be read at:
http://www.hometeamsonline.com/teams/default.asp?u=BCCBT&s=baseball&p=profile&sportsHQ=undefined&playerID=617399

Carter Helps PSU To Win

PRINCETON, N.J. – Junior Katie O’Donnell (West Chester, Pa.) registered her third consecutive hat-trick to help lift No. 10 Penn State past No. 5 Princeton, 13-8, in non-conference action on March 21 from Sherrerd Field.
Sophomores Kelly Daggett (Bainbridge, Pa.) and Madison Carter (Davidsonville, Md.) along with senior Steph Lazo (Stevensville, Md.) each added a pair of goals of their own to lead the way offensively.    Carter also led the team in draw controls with 5.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Proctor Acquitted in Burgess Murder

From the Capital-Gazette:A Prince George's County man was found not guilty Monday in the stabbing death of a woman who had run a major marijuana business out of her Davidsonville home.
Anne Arundel Circuit Court Judge Michele Jaklitsch acquitted Terrence Proctor, 40, of Hyattsville, of first-degree murder in the 2013 death of Nicole Burgess. Proctor elected to have Jaklitsch hear the case rather than go before a jury.
Defense attorney William Cooke filed a motion for a judgment of acquittal Monday after he argued prosecutors had little evidence to back up the charges.
Prosecutors tried over several days last week to convince Jaklitsch that Proctor murdered Burgess over drugs. Assistant State's Attorney Jason Miller said Burgess sold about $240,000 worth of marijuana a month.
But Cooke successfully argued that no evidence the prosecution presented could specifically place Proctor at the scene of the crime.
Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams declined to be interviewed, instead releasing a statement saying he was disappointed by the verdict but respected Jaklitsch's decision.
"This case hinged on circumstantial evidence that, though we believed was sufficient, was not enough in this particular case to satisfy the high burden of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt," Adams said.
Lt. Ryan Frashure, county police spokesman, said his department stands by its decision to arrest Proctor and that it considers the case closed.
"Several forensic examinations of both physical evidence and digital evidence were analyzed," Frashure wrote in an email. "The evidence obtained by homicide detectives supported probable cause in securing an arrest warrant for the suspect in this case."
Wendy Howell, Burgess' godmother, said Tuesday she believes Proctor is responsible for Burgess' death but did not blame prosecutors or police.
"I do believe the state did what they could," she said.
Proctor arranged to meet Burgess on March 22, 2013, the day of her murder, and had either turned off his phone or placed it in airplane mode during the time when police believe she and her boyfriend's pit bull mix were murdered, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors argued that Proctor stole about $28,000 worth of marijuana from the home following Burgess' death.
Proctor's attorneys said there was little to place Proctor at the scene other than a DNA sample that could not be dated to the day Burgess was stabbed to death.
"Look at everything they presented," Cooke said Tuesday. "Their own DNA expert said 'I can't say when that DNA was left there.'"
"It was such a tiny amount, too. They couldn't say if it was from a sneeze or skin cells or whatever," he added.
Cooke questioned the validity of the prosecution's circumstantial evidence.
Prosecutors introduced text messages between Proctor and Burgess as evidence he was at the scene during the murder. Cooke pointed out there was no video footage from surveillance cameras at nearby businesses that showed Proctor in the area at the time or any witnesses who saw him.
In addition, Cooke said forensic evidence did not match Proctor's profile. Shoe prints lifted from the scene did not match Proctor's shoes when he was questioned by police about a week after the murder, and partial fingerprints lifted from the scene did not link back to Proctor.
The investigation and trial took a toll on the family, Howell said, as it revealed more about Burgess' lifestyle than many of them knew.
Prosecutors said Burgess had led a "double life," running a linens business alongside shipping "about 30 pounds of weed every two weeks," according to Miller.

Free State Fly Fishers April Meeting

Free State Fly Fishers April 5, 2017, 7:30 PM at DFRC  

Captain Chris Karwacki will speak on “Fly and Light Tackle Fishing the Flats of Tangier Sound" 
Captain Karwacki ‘s Chesapeake on the Fly is a full saltwater fly fishing and light tackle guide service that runs charters on Tangier/Pocomoke Sounds and the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.  Chris will be sharing his experience and expertise in shallow water angling on pristine grass flats, tidal creeks, and marshes. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Kelsey Ritter At Towson U.


    Kelsey Ritter of Davidsonville is a junior at Towson University and was on their soccer team this past fall.  Her bio can be read at:
http://www.towsontigers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=7100&path=wsoc

Casey Martindale At Lycoming College


    Casey Martindale, daughter of  Cathy and Paul Martindale of Davidsonville,  is a senior at Lycoming College and on their lacrosse team.  Her bio can be read at:  http://athletics.lycoming.edu/roster.aspx?rp_id=15668&path=wlax



Doug Arnold Runs For Clerk Of Court

DOUG ARNOLD ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR CLERK OF THE COURT

Longtime employee of the Clerk’s office shares passion for service,
highlights priorities during announcement rally in Annapolis

Davidsonville Republican Doug Arnold has announced his candidacy for Clerk of the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, officially kicking off his campaign for election in 2018. Standing in front of the courthouse, he shared about his passion for serving his fellow citizens, and unveiled the priorities he hopes to uphold as their next Clerk.

“I am very happy today to announce that I hope to continue the tradition of dedication to service that’s been the hallmark of Bob Duckworth, and I am announcing for Clerk of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County,” Arnold said this morning. He highlighted the three themes on which he plans to focus: supporting families, growing businesses and safe communities.

Arnold, who has served as Assistant Chief Deputy for 21 years and has worked in the Clerk’s office for over a quarter-century, highlighted how the Clerk’s office has played a role in his family’s personal story. He and his wife, Sherri, obtained their marriage license there, and later obtained important documents there when they adopted their two sons.

Among those in attendance at Arnold’s announcement event were Clerk of the Court Bob Duckworth, County Executive Steve Schuh, Senator Ed Reilly and Register of Wills Lauren Parker. 

“It’s time for the baton to be turned over to the next generation, and as you know ... I’m going to be stepping down,” Duckworth said. “I’ve had the distinguished pleasure of working with Doug Arnold for 25 years, and any success that we have in what we do is because of people in the courthouse like Doug Arnold. … I think for the next three, four, five terms that Doug Arnold is going to do a great job for us.”

Arnold resides in Davidsonville with his wife and their two sons. They are active members of Bay Area Community Church. For more information, go to www.dougarnold.net.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Spring Flower Show At Homestead

The Flower Show at Homestead Gardens has been a springtime tradition at the sprawling garden center for the past three decades.
The 2017 Flower Show: Modern Homesteading opened Thursday evening and continues through March 26, at 743 West Central Ave. in Davidsonville, with a variety of displays and events like seminars devoted to raising orchids, roses and succulents.
Typical of Homestead Gardens, the staff doesn't just stack up pretty piles of potted plants. This year's event, Modern Homesteading, is a play on the company's name and a theme which echoed throughout a "Main Street" of displays.

To read more about this flower show,  go to:  http://www.capitalgazette.com/lifestyle/home_garden/ph-ac-cn-homestead-gardens-show-0318-20170317-story.html

Pat Spencer Gets 3 Goals, 4 Assists

 Zack Sirico and Pat Spencer each scored three goals Saturday, March 18,   as two of 12 Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse players who tallied scores in an 18-7 Patriot League win for the Greyhounds over the visiting U.S. Naval Academy at Ridley Athletic Complex.

Spencer added four assists for a game-high seven points, while Sirico, Romar Dennis and Alex McGovern both had four points. Dennis scored twice and had two assists, while Alex McGovern scored once and had three assists. Mike Perkins added a career-best two goals, and Jordan Germershausen and P.J. Brown each tallied two assists.

To read all the details of the game,  go to:  http://www.loyolagreyhounds.com/news/twelve-score-goals-in-18-7-men-s-lacrosse-win-over-midshipmen-03-18-2017


Another article on the game can be read at:  http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/college/lacrosse/ph-ac-cs-navy-loyola-mlax-0319-20170318-story.html

Loyola is back in action on Wednesday, March 22, when it steps out of Patriot League play to host Georgetown University at 3 p.m. The game will air live on CBS Sports Network, and it is the first game of a Loyola doubleheader; the Greyhounds women also host the Hoyas at 7 p.m.

Madison Carter Scores Four In PSU Win

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Junior Katie Odonnell (West Chester, Pa.) and sophomore Madison Carter (Davidsonville, Md.) each scored four goals to lead No. 8 Penn State past Rutgers, 18-7, in their Big Ten Conference opener Sat. afternoon (March 18) from the Penn State Lacrosse Field.
The Nittany Lions improve to 8-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play while the Scarlet Knights fall to 5-4 on the year and 0-1 in Big Ten action.
To read the complete game details,  go to:  http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-lacros/recaps/031817aab.html

Friday, March 17, 2017

John Aisquith Passes Away

      John Henry Aisquith, 92, of Summerville, SC, husband of Betty Aisquith, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Veteran's Victory House in Walterboro. 
      Friends and family are invited to attend his visitation on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 1 o'clock PM until hour of service at Tabernacle of Praise, 218 N. Hickory Street, Summerville, SC 29483. Funeral services will begin at 2 o'clock PM.
      A graveside service will take place All Hallows Episcopal Church Cemetery in Davidsonville, MD on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 11 o'clock AM.
      John was born on March 10, 1925 in Riva, MD son of the late Raymond & Elizabeth J. Aisquith. He was a WWII Army Veteran. He retired from Lester Aisquith Bus Company as a school bus driver. John loved fishing, trips to mountains, celebrations with family and friends and praising the Lord with his church family. He was a member of Tabernacle of Praise in Summerville.
      Surviving in addition to his wife Betty are: two daughters: Linda Christenson of St. Ann, MO and Brenda Campbell (Doyle) of Summerville, SC; three grandsons: Richard Black (Julie) of Cowpens, SC, David Blake (Katie) of Central, SC and Michael Christenson of Crofton, MD; three great-grandchildren: Gracie Black, Briggs Black and Parker Ann Black; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers and sister. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Patriot Healthcare Services, 54 Bear Drive, Greenville, SC 29605, Veteran's Victory House, 2461 Sidneys Road, Walterboro, SC or Tabernacle of Praise, 218 N. Hickory Street, Summerville, SC 29483. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jamesadyal.com. ARRANGEMENTS BY JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SC 29483 (843) 873-4040. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Murder Trial Continues

Attorneys sparred over physical evidence from a Davidsonville homicide scene Wednesday, the first day of testimony in the trial of a man charged with stabbing a marijuana dealer to death in her home.
While Assistant State's Attorney Jason Miller focused on the bloody scene created by the attack on Nicole Burgess, defense attorneys tried to pick apart evidence prosecutors say put Terrence Proctor, 40, of Hyattsville, at her home on Royal Glen Court.
Proctor's first-degree murder trial before Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Michele Jaklitsch restarted Wednesday. Courts in Annapolis were closed Tuesday because of the winter storm.
Prosecutors have said Proctor and Burgess set up a meeting over a drug sale, and he killed her and her boyfriend's dog during a robbery. Police estimate she was selling about $240,000 worth of marijuana a month.
Prosecutors have said the two set up a meeting on March 22, 2013, the morning Burgess' body was found in her home in the 3300 block of Royal Glen Court.
Miller spent much of the day introducing testimony from emergency personnel called to Burgess' home. At one point, as images of the crime scene were displayed, Burgess' mother, Mary, left the courtroom.
Defense attorney William Cooke questioned evidence involving shoe imprints taken from the scene as he cross-examined Craig Robinson, a county police crime scene and evidence technician.
Robinson said the imprints were left by someone wearing a pair of Skechers men's Velcro shoes, which came in about five styles at the time of Burgess' killing.
Cooke said the shoes Proctor gave to police during questioning on March 28, 2013, didn't match the imprints at Burgess' home.
Robinson admitted that police have not been able to match the shoe to anything "other than the style."
Cooke also questioned how much of the evidence police found at the scene was actually linked to Proctor. No fingerprints were found near the body, and Cooke has challenged the accuracy of police statements that they found Proctor's DNA at the scene.
On Wednesday, Proctor's lawyers also challenged the idea that he had killed Burgess to get proceeds from her drug dealing. Prosecutors say he stole 7 pounds of marijuana Burgess had recently had shipped to her, which alone would have been worth about $28,000.
At the crime scene at Burgess' home, police also found hallucinogens, jewelry, Burgess' purse with about $325 still in it and a safe with a large sum of money.
Miller asked county police crime scene technician Jay Potter about the purse.
"Walking by, could you see the money that was in the purse?" Miller said.
"No," Potter said.
The trial is expected to continue Thursday with more testimony. Proctor elected to have his case decided by Jaklitsch rather than a jury.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Jamie Lilly At York College


    Jamie Lilly,  son of Victor  and Dianne Lilly of Davidsonville, is a senior at York College and on their lacrosse team.  His bio can be read at:  http://www.ycpspartans.com/sports/mlax/2016-17/bios/lilly_jamie_uv2e?view=bio

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Clarice Lane Passes Away

      Clarice Mailley Lane, 95, a thirty-five year resident of Heritage Harbour in Annapolis, MD and formerly of Cheverly, MD, died of complications associated with dementia on Sunday, March 4 in Annapolis. 
      Born on January 3, 1922 in Canada, Clarice was a volunteer with the SPCA for many years.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry M. Lane; her stepson, Danny Lane and her siblings, Max, Frank, Bill and Christine Mailley. She is survived by her stepdaughter, Darrell Cascio of FL; her step grandchildren, Clarice Cascio, Todd and Ronnie Lane; her dear friends, Lorraine Powell and Joyce Kenny and many nieces and nephews. 

      Family and friends are invited to celebrate Clarice's life on Wednesday, march 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Davidsonville United Methodist Church, 819 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Davidsonville United Methodist Church.

Trial Of Nicole Burgess Murder Suspect Begins

From the Capital-Gazette:
Nicole Burgess lived in a single-family home in Davidsonville she inherited from her parents and ran a successful linens business.
But it was her second business selling about $240,000 a month in marijuana that prosecutors said led to her death in 2013.
"She was leading a double life," assistant state's attorney Jason Miller said.
Terrence Proctor, 37, of Hyattsville is facing a charge of first-degree murder for her death as prosecutors argue Proctor stabbed Burgess and a pit bull mix insider her home on the 3300 block of Royale Glen Court on March 22, 2013.
Monday marked the first day of the bench trial as Proctor pleaded not guilty while waiving his right to a jury trial.
Opening arguments painted two stories of how Proctor ended up charged with Burgess' murder.
Miller said Proctor said it was Burgess' forays into the drug world that led to her death. Burgess received a package of about seven pounds of marijuana from the west coast, part of a pattern where she shipped "about 30 pounds of weed every two weeks" and selling about $240,000 of marijuana each month, she said.
"With that much money, with that much product in an illicit business, it's dangerous," he said.
Proctor, who prosecutors said met Burgess through a mutual friend, had arranged to meet her at her home that morning, briefly exchanging text messages around 8:15 a.m.
Miller said cell phone records indicate Proctor then either shut off 
 his phone or put it on airplane mode at 8:36 a.m., not turning it back on until 11:22 a.m.
He said Proctor drive to Burgess' home, stabbed her 28 times, killed her and the dog, and stole the seven pounds of marijuana. Miller said two pieces of evidence signaled Proctor's link to the scene.
The first was a piece of DNA evidence found on a sliding door that investigators said was Proctor's. Proctor's attorney, William Cooke, countered there was no way to date when the DNA was left at the home.
Miller said the second piece of evidence was a text message sent from Proctor to Burgess following her death.
Miller said Proctor stole Burgess' iPhone from her home following the murder, but not two "burner" phones, or inexpensive phones with pre-paid plans and no contracts.
After Proctor realized he didn't have the phone he'd been talking to Burgess on, Miller said he "texted Nicole a fake alibi" about another meeting.
"This was a crime of opportunity," Miller said, adding Proctor was "taking advantage of Nicole's success in the marijuana trade."
Cooke pointed to how long it took police to arrest Proctor, showing slides of empty calendar months to illustrate how it took over a year before he was formally indicted.
"They say you can indict a ham sandwich, and I certainly believe that this is the case," Cooke said.
He also argued outside of the DNA, there's a lack of evidence to put Proctor at the scene.
He said there are no surveillance cameras from nearby businesses that showed footage of Cooke in the area or driving away.
In addition, Cooke said pieces of the prosecution's case contradict their narrative of Proctor killing and robbing Burgess.
Cooke said shoe prints lifted from the scene did not match Proctor's and there was money left at the home.
"There was zero evidence that (Proctor) was there that day," he said. "They don't know where he was the day of the murder."
The trial will continue Tuesday with witness testimony

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Carter Is Player Of Game

    Madison Carter had seven draw controls and three goals on Sunday, March 12,  but #6 ranked Penn State lost to #11 Colorado U.   16-11.    However,  she did receive the Doherty's Do Right Player of the game.

Loyola Loses To Duke

     Sophomore Pat Spencer of Davidsonville  had two goals and one assist as the Loyola Greyhounds lost to the Duke Blue Devils 7-15 on Sat.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/college/lacrosse/bs-sp-state-college-lax-roundup-0312-20170311-story.html

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Spencer Leads Nation In Assists

By Edward Lee The Baltimore Sun
 After Loyola Maryland had assists on all 16 goals Saturday in a big win over Patriot League foe Holy Cross — including a Patriot League-record nine by sophomore attackman Pat Spencer — it should hardly be a surprise that the team leads Division I in assists per game with 11.

After all, the No. 9 Greyhounds (3-2) have finished a season ranked in the top15 in assists per game in four of the previous five years.

“I think that’s something we’ve always tried to do,” coach Charley Toomey said Wednesday. “We have a term around here called ‘spiking,’ and that means you pick a ground ball up and you move it two passes, and a lot of times after you move a ball two or three times, you’re going to get the defense to work.

“What we have found this year is when we get the ball down to Pat and he’s got the ball in his stick, our guys have learned how to play with Pat. They move off the ball, and they kind of put themselves in spots where Pat can get the ball. It’s a formula that’s been working.”

Toomey noted that offensive coordinator Marc Van Arsdale and the rest of the coaching staff have stressed sharing the ball. The line of thinking is that quick movement of the ball puts a defense under duress.

“When youscoreassisted goals,it puts a lot of pressure on the defense,” Toomey said. “It’s a much more difficult thing to fix. It’s easy to fix sliding to somebody. It’s harder to fix all the off-ball breakdowns, and Coach Van has done a terrific job of getting these guys to buy into the off-ball movement that not only allows Loyola to be better, but also allows Pat to be at his best.”

Of course, the Greyhounds have benefited from the presence of Spencer, the Davidsonville resident and Boys’ Latin graduate who leads the nation in total assists (22) and assists per game (4.4).

While the program has had prolific quarterbacks in the past, such as Justin Ward (Old Mill) and Gary Hanley, Spencer is a unique talent.

“It’s the same way that a good point guard in basketball is revered,” Toomey said. “The game slows down for him, he sees how the slides are happening, he sees the mismatches and exposes the opponents’ weaknesses. That’s what Pat has been able to do.”

Friday, March 10, 2017

William Kelly At Yale


    William Kelly, son of Marlene and Chris Kelly, is a junior at Yale and on their lacrosse team.  You can read his bio at:  http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/m-lacros/2016-17/bios/kelly_liam_zbs2?view=bio

Jeff Gunhus Books For Sale


Davidsonville author Jeff Guhus has not been at it for many years,  but has been cranking out books at a terrific rate and they are selling well.  Here is his website on Amazon where you can read more about the books he has recently authored.
https://www.amazon.com/Jeff-Gunhus/e/B001KH8TKU

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Gabby Winsky At Washington College


    Gabby Winsky of Davidsonville is a junior at Washington College and on their basketball team this year.  She played in 32 games this year as a guard,  starting in 10 of the games.
    To read her bio,  go to:
http://washingtoncollegesports.com/sports/wbkb/2016-17/bios/winsky_gabby_wxxg

Kendall Garden Now At MSG Promotions

From intern to full-time staff, Kendall started with MSG Promotions, Inc. as an intern at the 2013 U.S. Open and continued to work with the MSG team throughout her college summers until being hired as a full-time staff member May of 2016. Kendall’s responsibilities include corporate hospitality sales, client services, and the management of on-site hospitality venues for the U.S. Women’s Open.
 Kendall graduated from Lehigh University with a BA in Environmental Science and minor in Economics. While at Lehigh, she was a member of the Women’s Lacrosse team, President of the Student Athlete Council, member of the Patriot League Student Athlete Advisory Council and member of the Council of Student Presidents.
http://www.msgpromotions.com/team/kendall-garden/

Helen Kline Passes Away

    Helen Marie Kline of Davidsonville, MD passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.  Helen was born on September 16, 1923, in Ramey, PA.
    She was preceded in death by John, her husband and is survived by one son John, daughter-in-law Linda, and two grandchildren John III and Melanie.
    Funeral services will be held in Ramey, PA. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, Davidsonville, MD. 

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville homes sales include:

1)    A two story home o 6.2 acres at 1305 Double Gate Court sold by Blair Jennings to Wayne and Elizabeth Bowers for 800,000.


2)    A one story home without basement on .34 acre at 3757 Ridgewood Road sold by Jack Smith to Brice and Kent Murphy for $255,000.

Madison Carter Scores Hat Trick

    Sophomore Madison Carter (Davidsonville-South River) registered a hat trick to help lift No. 6 Penn State past No. 18 James Madison, 12-9. 

Pat Spencer Gets USILA Honor (Updated)

USILA/BSN Sports National Players of the Week for Div. I

Each week the USILA and BSN Sports honor the National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week. USILA and BSN Sports is proud to announce the winners for the week of February 27-March 5, 2017.

DIVISION I - OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Pat Spencer, Loyola University Maryland, Patriot League, A, So. – Davidsonville, MD
Spencer broke a 10-year old Patriot League record when he tallied nine assists in Loyola's victory on Saturday, setting the program's DI record in the process. He opened the week with a victory over Towson when he scored one goal and had a game-high four assists. Spencer had a total of 15 points with his 13 assists and two goals for the week. Spencer leads Division I in assists (22) and assists per game.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Charles Faddis Articles


    Prolific writer Charles Faddis of Davidsonville has written several books and over 100 articleson military and world affairs.  The below link has his most recent 100 articles which can be read on-line.
http://andplanet.com/bio/charles_faddis.html

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Accident At 424 And Rutland

There are very long skid marks on 424 just north of Rutland Rd.    No media coverage of the Sunday evening event has been found,  but the AA Co Emerency FaceBook page had the following comments.  There was a helicopter circling the area for maybe 15-30 minutes after the accident,  possibly looking for the Corvette driver who apparently ran away after the accident.

Chip  Tate t'm telling you, I believe more tonight then ever. The Van was rear ended by the corvette going a minimum of 120mph, I promise people god is looking over us. When I first called 911 I told them it was probably going to be a fatal because I did not see the Corvette I thought he was in the woods. When I was speaking to the other man who was helping the injured man I couldn't believe what he told me, that the guy was able to run. I just learned from your guys comments what happened to the corvette. By the way everyone, the man that was hit was and got out on his own power.



Toby Leach From the looks of the skid marks and the damage to the guardrail, it is obvious that the car was traveling at a high rate of speed and eventually ended up on top of that hill after hitting the guardrail. The other thing that blew my mind is that the car somehow threaded the needle between two large signs on the side of 424 (just before Rutland). How does anyone survive that? I am baffled that I can't find ANY links to an article on this story. Please post if you find anything.

Patriot League Announces Weekly Honors

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for its fifth week, ending March 5, in men’s lacrosse. Loyola Maryland’s Pat Spencer was named Corvias Offensive Player of the Week. Boston University’s Dominick Calisto was named the Corvias Defensive Player of the Week, while Christian Carson-Banister was named the Corvias Goalkeeper of the Week. Lehigh freshman Connor Gaffney rounded out this week’s honors and was named both the Corvias Faceoff Specialist and Rookie of the Week.


CORVIAS OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
PAT SPENCER, LOYOLA MARYLAND So.,  Davidsonville, Md.
After scoring a goal and dishing out four assists in the Greyhounds’ 11-7 win at No. 13 Towson on Wednesday, Spencer set a new Patriot League single-game record against Holy Cross on Saturday. The sophomore set a new assists mark with a career-best of nine in Loyola’s 16-9 win, tallying the most by an NCAA Division I player so far this season. The nine assists also tied for the 10th-most in NCAA single-game history. Additionally, Spencer registered a goal in the game to finish with 10 points, tying his career-high and matching the most points in a game this year by a Division I player
 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Billy O'Hara Leads UMBC Defense Against Towson

    The UMBC defense turned in a solid effort, holding Towson below their season average of 10.3 goals per game. Junior long-stick defensive midfielder Billy O'Hara (Davidsonville, Md./South River) tied game-high honors with six ground balls and caused a pair of turnovers.
    For complete game details,  go to:
http://www.umbcretrievers.com/sports/mlax/2016-17/releases/20170304mtdfju


Mazza Scores Twice in Towson Win

     Jon Mazza scored twice in under three minutes, tallying his first unassisted at 8:02. Mazza's second goal came on the extra-man on a pass from Konen at 5:28 as the #14 ranked Towson Tigers defeated UMBC 8-6 at UMBC Stadium on March 4, 2017.
      To read about the complete game,  go to:  
http://www.towsontigers.com/news/2017/3/4/strong-first-half-pushes-no-14-mens-lacrosse-past-umbc.aspx

Jon Mazza CAA Player Of Week

RICHMOND, Va. – After a breakout game, Towson University men's lacrosse sophomore Jon Mazza was tapped as the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Week, announced by the league office Feb. 21, 2017.

The award is the first weekly honor Mazza has earned from the CAA during his career at Towson. He is the first Tiger to win the weekly award since Mike Lynch earned the same honor on April 25, 2016.

Hofstra attackman Ryan Tierney was named CAA Rookie of the Week after a four-point performance against Monmouth.

Mazza, who made his first-ever start at attack for the No. 12 Tigers, dropped in a career-best six goals to help lead Towson (1-0) to a 13-5 victory over host Mount St. Mary's on Saturday. The Davidsonville, Marylander was efficient, scoring on six of his 10 shots. He added a groundball to his stat line as well.

Mazza, who played midfield for Towson last season, logged a natural hat trick in the second quarter to help the Tigers open up a lead after a 2-2 first quarter. His natural hat trick was the first for a Tiger since midfielder Ben McCarty did the same at Drexel during the 2015 regular season. His six goals mark the first time since April 20, 2013 a Tiger logged a six-goal game on the road when Thomas DeNapoli did likewise at Drexel.

The Tigers, recently ranked 13th in the USILA Coaches' Poll and 12th in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, hit the road on Saturday for a clash with the Hoyas of Georgetown. Game time is slated for noon at Cooper Field in Washington, D.C.

Madison Carter Scores In PSU Win

Madison Carter,  a Penn State sophomore  from Davidsonville,  opened the scoring in the second half with  her first goal of the game, but the Loyola Greyhounds came right back with a score.  However,   #6 and undefeated PSU went on to win 12-8 over Loyola on Sat.   The PSU women's lacrosse team is now 6-0 for the season.

To read the complete game results,  go to:  http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-lacros/recaps/030417aac.html

Pat Spencer Sets New Record

Pat Spencer broke the Patriot League single-game record with nine assists on Saturday as Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse downed College of the Holy Cross, 16-9, at Ridley Athletic Complex.
The Greyhounds (3-2 overall, 2-0 Patriot League) recorded assists on all 16 of its goals in the game.
Spencer’s nine assists is the school record for a game, matching the output of Gary Hanley in an April 25, 1979, game against Morgan State University. The nine assists are a Loyola Division I record, eclipsing the seven Brian Duffy posted on April 1, 1995, against Towson State University.
The total also marks the most in NCAA Division I this season and are tied for 10th most ever in an NCAA Division I game. The sophomore also tied his career-high with 10 points in the game. The previous Patriot League record of eight was held by three players: Tim Pearson (U.S. Military Academy, 2002), Chris Cara (Bucknell University, 2004) and Jon Brisner (Navy, 2005).