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Boys Basketball Relies on Defense to Capture the Wolverines

Boys Basketball Relies on Defense to Capture the Wolverines

By Jonathan Brake, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Uncategorized, Winter Sports

Boys varsity basketball eked out a 37-34 win against the Watkins Mill Wolverines at Watkins Mill HS Jan. 12 bringing the Rams' record to 5-7. Both teams put up strong defensive efforts but the Rams' overpowering defense was shown through the low score of their fifth win. The game only had 67 points ...

Rams Squeeze Out First Win of the Season

Rams Squeeze Out First Win of the Season

Elenna Mach, Sports Managing Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Winter Sports

Girls varsity basketball (1-8) caught their first win of the season over the Magruder Colonels (0-10), Wednesday, Jan. 10 with the final score 31-30. The game started out slow with little scoring but the Rams took the lead and ended the first quarter 6-5. By the start of the second, the girls mai...

RHS Frisbee ‘Bullets’ Past Opposition

RHS Frisbee ‘Bullets’ Past Opposition

Zoe Moser, Sports Managing Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase, Winter Sports

Ultimate Frisbee is quickly growing in popularity among kids and teens, including students at RHS, who for the past six years could join the ultimate frisbee club to enjoy a laid-back yet competitive game. Ultimate Frisbee was developed in 1968 by students at Columbia HS in Maplewood, N.J., and th...

Head Coach of Six Years Steps Down

Head Coach of Six Years Steps Down

Gabe Reyes, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

After six years as head coach and 10 as assistant, varsity football coach Seth Kenton will be stepping down from his position with the RHS football program to free up more time for himself. Kenton took the head coaching position six years ago when Kevin Bernot left the program and has had two winning...

Rams Suffer Hard loss to Quince Orchard

Rams Suffer Hard loss to Quince Orchard

Ulric Erickson, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017


Filed under Winter Sports

Girls varsity basketball (0-4) fell to the Quince Orchard Cougars (2-0) with a final score of 54-19 Dec. 15 at home despite a strong defensive effort from the Rams. The Rams came out strong in the first half, but could not keep up with the Cougars' aggressive offense who closed the first half 25-8...

Lomax Returns as Head Coach, Focuses on Hard Work

Lomax Returns as Head Coach, Focuses on Hard Work

Gabe Reyes, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports Showcase, Winter Sports

Former RHS offensive coordinator Jason Lomax will be returning to fill the vacant role of varsity football head coach for the 2018 fall season after three seasons as head coach for Springbrook HS. Lomax spoke to the football team in the auditorium Friday Dec. 15 and introduced himself to the team. While a...

Ram to Watch: Katie Loebach

Ram to Watch: Katie Loebach

Erin Bode, News Managing Editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under Athlete Profiles, Sports

While most students balance a mix of classes and extracurriculars, junior Katie Loebach goes beyond just balancing Poms, AP classes and dancing by practicing a variety of different dance styles which help her to stand out as a member of the varsity Poms team. Loebach has been dancing since she was...

Community Rallies for the Rampace 5K

Community Rallies for the Rampace 5K

Alex Reynolds, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

The eighth annual Rockville Rampace 5K was held Saturday Nov. 18 and raised about $1,800 for the journalism program at RHS. Starting at 8 a.m., 158 runners took the starting line. Among them were parents, teachers and students from the Rockville community. Seven members of the cross country team showcased...

Ram to Watch: Jimmy Sorunke

Ram to Watch: Jimmy Sorunke

Jonathan Brake, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Athlete Profiles, Sports, Sports Showcase

Freshman Jimmy Sorunke has the potential to be one of the most powerful basketball players in the county and contribute to a turnaround from last year’s 2-22 varsity basketball record as the 2017-18 season begins. Sorunke came to the states from Nigeria to further his education and basketball car...

RAM Hockey Defeats the DC Stars

RAM Hockey Defeats the DC Stars

Grace Goodman, Associate Editor

December 12, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase, Winter Sports

RAMs hockey (4-2-2) defeated the DC Stars 7-1 Dec. 1 at the Rockville Ice Arena, putting forth a strong offensive against the Stars who struggled without their regular goalie. The RAM name stands for Rockville and Magruder, since most of its players come from those two schools and the rest are from ...

TimeOut: Teams Psych Themselves Out Against Big Name Opponents

TimeOut: Teams Psych Themselves Out Against Big Name Opponents

Kelly Difonzo, Contributing Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports Showcase

"Our school is too small." "Our coaches can't coach." "The Inferno is dead." Year after year, students repeat the same excuses as to why RHS athletic teams are not victorious. These students need look no further than their own negative mindset. When athletes travel beyond Baltimore Road and saunter...

Rams Forceful First-Half Defense Not Enough to Defeat Warriors

Rams Forceful First-Half Defense Not Enough to Defeat Warriors

Alex Reynolds, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Winter Sports

Boys varsity basketball (0-1) fell to the Sherwood Warriors (1-0) in their season opener 55-40 at Sherwood Tuesday, Dec. 5 despite causing many turnovers for their opponents. The Rams opened the game with a high intensity that was reflected in the imposing defensive presence. The defense forced 1...

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