January 23, 2010 |
With less than two minutes remaining in Gwynn Park's rematch against County 3A/2A/1A League-leading Potomac on Friday night, Yellow Jackets' forward Tion Barnes leaped high toward the basket to connect with teammate Mike Hemsley's underhand lob before completing the alley-oop with an emphatic slam. It was the last of seven dunks from Barnes as his 30-point output paced Gwynn Park to a 96-79 victory against visiting Potomac on Friday. After only scoring five points and admittedly losing his focus during the teams' first meeting, an...
November 21, 2009 |
The Frederick Douglass football team's defense kept bending as far as it could during Saturday's 2A South Region title game at Gwynn Park. On five consecutive possessions, the Yellow Jackets drove inside the Douglass 20-yard line. But each time, the Eagles' defense kept Gwynn Park out of the end zone. Those defensive stands lifted Douglass past Gwynn Park, 8-0, and into the 2A semifinals, where the Eagles (10-2) will take on Baltimore's Eastern Tech (11-1) at 7 p.m. Friday at the Community College of...
December 19, 2009 |
Friendly boys' Coach Robert Garner accurately predicted what Friday's early-season showdown against Gwynn Park would be like when he said it would be a "rumble. " In an early candidate for game of the year in the County 3A/2A/1A League, Gwynn Park earned a huge win on the road in Fort Washington, edging the Patriots, 68-67. Gwynn Park (3-1) is already battle-tested, having faced two of the area's better Class 3A teams -- Friendly and Potomac (an 81-80 setback Dec. 11) -- on consecutive Fridays.
September 28, 2008 |
If he had it his way, Lavaughn Hughes would be lining up in the backfield, taking a handoff and letting his legs do the work. But 20th-ranked Gwynn Park needed a quarterback and, well, the Yellow Jackets already had plenty of options at running back. "I'm not going to say I wasn't going to get any clock [at running back] but I can play quarterback," Hughes said. So Hughes made the position switch and spent last season as a backup at Gwynn Park after transferring from Riverdale Baptist.
January 17, 2012 |
After a frenetic first half, the Gwynn Park girls' basketball team was down by two points to Friendly on Tuesday night, but the Yellow Jackets weren't discouraged at trailing a league opponent after 16 minutes for the first time this season. Instead, junior Genesis Lucas said the locker room buzzed with excitement during the intermission to see how much faster they could go in the second half. As the players hoped, Gwynn Park turned up the pace after halftime, using its full-court trapping press to create...
November 14, 2008 |
As fifth-ranked River Hill rolled through one of the most impressive regular seasons in Washington area history, the Maryland 2A champion Hawks were aware of the challenges that awaited in the playoffs. Specifically, All-Met running back and defensive back Michael Campanaro acknowledged, River Hill knew that a meeting with Gwynn Park was likely. What nobody knew, however, was that the two high-powered teams would begin their postseason by playing each other tonight in the Maryland 2A South Region semifinals.