The many athletic achievements by the Scorpions this Spring season
Led by seniors Chaz McPhillips, Brian Kaiser, Wyatt Hills, and Salvador Montes De Oca, the baseball team was able to make improvements throughout the year. They also showed promise with their underclassmen, including sophomore Mark Small and freshman Carter Lacsamana. They ended their season with a big win over Atholton, in which senior Chaz McPhillips came through with a 103 pitch complete game in which they won 1-2 at hOMe.
The girls varsity softball team had their first win since 2019 this season, against Hammond 25-14. The team led by a new coach Skip Yarn was able to make lots of improvements between hitting and fielding. The team will lose its senior captains Isabella Dyer, Solianis Escabi-Fuentes, and Saige Soskil but show a lot of hope with their underclassmen.
The Oakland Mills track team continued its reign of dominance this spring season, with the boys and girls looking to win another state championship for Maryland’s 2A division. Starpower was found all over the track this year at Oakland Mills, with Division 1 commits and new school records coming seemingly every week. The girls and boys 4×100 both qualified for this year’s outdoor nationals. The boys team was able to win counties this year for the fifth straight time, and the girls were able to win for the first time in over two decades!
The boys lacrosse team continued to improve their overall performance this season. With new coaching and many new players on the team, the boys were able to make progress and show good signs for future years to come. Despite their losses this season, the OM boys lacrosse team pulled through with three hard fought victories. These big wins were led by Senior captain Blake Nguyen, who had eight goals in those last two games. He was awarded Howard County boys athlete of the week for his efforts and strategy.
Allied softball had an excellent season this year. They finished the year with seven wins, along with only one loss. They made it to the County Championship where they faced off against the undefeated Mt Hebron, where they won on a walkoff hit from sophomore Uriah Hernandez. “Hard work really paid off for us,” said assistant coach Mr. Gabriel about the season.
The girls varsity lacrosse team showed a lot of promise with this year’s team. Led by seniors Sarah Novak, Kaity Browne, Abigail Reed, Shannon Bache, and Jada Fowler, the girls were able to win some games and show resilience on the field. They made many achievements this year, including beating Atholton for the first time in 20 years.