January 18, 2013 |
Bowie boys' basketball coach Cedric Holbrook has worried all season about putting too much expectation on a team that features just two seniors in its regular rotation. Before sending the Bulldogs out to play third-ranked Eleanor Roosevelt , he told his players he'd be proud regardless of the result as long as they played hard. Bowie not only battled the previously unbeaten Raiders for 40 minutes on Friday night in Greenbelt, but Holbrook's youthful squad thrived in the the contest's most pressure-packed moments on...
December 19, 2009 |
The opponents have changed, but the early-season story has remained the same for the Wise girls' basketball team. Riding defensive tenacity, a sound transition game and senior point guard Janay Borum's playmaking, Wise improved to 3-0 Friday with a 78-46 win against five-time defending 4A state champion Eleanor Roosevelt. Borum finished with 13 points and 10 assists while backcourt mate Leslie Slayton led all scorers with 18 points. Following up a 30-point effort against High Point on Tuesday, Roosevelt senior...
August 29, 2012 |
The first two times Wise played Eleanor Roosevelt in football, the outcomes were what anyone would have expected given that the former was a brand-new school and the latter was an established regional power. Wise, which opened its doors in 2006, dropped its first two contests to Roosevelt by a combined 74 points. But then, in 2008, one of the most intense and fastest-growing rivalries in Prince George's County 4A football was born. Not when Wise defeated Roosevelt, 14-6, in double overtime in the first...
January 28, 2013 |
Eleanor Roosevelt senior Emmanuel Matey clapped his hands and playfully threw an arm around teammate Jesse Ason during the third quarter of Monday night's boys' basketball game at No. 12 DuVal . On the previous play, Matey had drawn a gasp from the crowd when he whipped a no-look pass to the wide-open Ason. Instead of resulting in an easy basket, the layup rimmed out and the senior forward drew a foul when he went back up with the resulting rebound. Whenever Matey attacked the...
January 14, 2013 |
Down by seven points midway through the third quarter and without its top scorer on Tuesday against C.H. Flowers , the Eleanor Roosevelt boys' basketball team once again found a way to keep its perfect record in tact. The third-ranked Raiders held the Jaguars scoreless for more than nine minutes and senior forward Malachi Alexander scored a season-high 18 points in a 49-40 victory . After falling by three points to Magruder in the Maryland 4A final last March , Eleanor...
July 24, 2009 |
Mollie D. Somerville, who got her start as a writer and researcher working for Eleanor Roosevelt in the White House, died July 7 of congestive heart failure at Arleigh Burke Pavilion in McLean. She was 102. "Perhaps I am the only one still alive who, as an adult, worked closely with Eleanor Roosevelt," she wrote in her 1996 memoir, "Eleanor Roosevelt As I Knew Her" (1996). "Many people have written about Eleanor Roosevelt, yet few knew her personally or were part of the times in which she lived.