By Far Cuai
This year’s Winter Olympic USA ice skating team has fourteen people participating, some are new to the games and others are veterans. The team has a total number of 14 members, five of which are returning and others that are new faces. The ice skating team consists of three women, three men, three ice dancers, and one pair.
By: Molly Schreier
There were twenty five minutes left in the half. Hammond was down 3-0 to Oakland Mills. Most of the student section had left at halftime to attend the football game at Reservoir high school. It quickly became clear that they should not have left: Hammond scored three goals before the end of the half, and held Oakland Mills to a 3-3 tie after two ten-minute halves of overtime. Those that stayed were happy with their choice.
Hammond ended the county season with a strong record: 7-5-2 (wins-losses-ties) overall, 5-4-2 in county–the best record for Hammond for over five years. Hammond leads the county in goals scored, with 56 goals, most by forward duo Brennan Reamer and Anderson Mejia Marroquin. Notable wins include a 5-3 win over Mount Hebron, last year’s county champs, and a win over Reservoir. Continue reading
By: Crystal Mwende
On Friday October 27, 2017, the Hammond Varsity Football team will travel across county lines to play Kent County High School. This game was originally supposed to be played against Centennial High School but due to their lack of a varsity team, Kent County was added.
When compared, the two teams are quite similar. Hammond has had a pretty rough season with a record of 0-8 and Kent County’s standings are currently 1-7. Both teams are also relatively small in size.
The Bear Press recently spoke to the captains and coaches of varsity football to gain some insight on their thoughts going into this game. Junior captain, Tayo Ojo, expressed his optimism about the upcoming game. “I feel great about going into this game, it’s an opportunity to show the county that we are not the same team from previous years even though we are playing an out of county team.” The Bears are preparing for Friday by looking over game footage, practicing, and focusing on the goal.
Senior Captain Guy Spring echoed Ojo’s optimism, and reinforced the rededication to football fundamentals that it will take to get a win on the board. “We have the potential to win however it would require people to focus and work harder,” Springer stated.
The Golden Bears have struggled to overcome injuries this season. Currently, junior Tre Smith is officially done for the season due to an arm injury and as for senior William Aung, he is looking forward to possibly playing for the rest of the season after returning from injury last week against Howard.
By: Shehzan Dahya and Aaron Walton
The biggest game of this week was the showdown of the AFC West between the Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos.The Raiders tried to rally after getting shut down by the Redskins’ defense, but the flew into the mile high altitude to face another monster. Derek Wolfe was howling to bury Marshawn Lynch and the Oakland running game. Denver’s run defense last year was ranked 28th in the league, and this year improvements were made and now it’s the best defense in the league all around. Denver’s offense looked outstanding against the Chargers and also the Cowboys before getting busted by the Bills in week 3. Now they had to face Khalil Mack and even though it wasn’t their strongest performance and was unable to put the game away, they did enough to stay in the game and gave defense a calm edge to win the game. Derek Carr left the game with an injury in 3rd quarter but later was reported that it was not a long term injury. With Oakland getting stomped by hungry Broncos are looking up to beat the undefeated Kansas. Continue reading
By Aaron Walton, Staff Writer
After a 28-0 loss to Marriotts Ridge last week, the Golden Bears are looking to bounce back tonight as they play the Mt. Hebron Vikings at 7:00 on Hammond’s home turf.
The players expressed a positive attitude about getting the season back on track. Linebacker Juan Mercedes said they need to work together as a team. Mercedes went on to say, “the whole team is bonding together and we’ve had a good week of practice.”
Right Guard Aaron Powell feels that the game tonight is “very winnable.” And he hopes it is a jump-start to what will eventually become their playoff run. Coming into the game the Vikings are 1-1 after a 21-14 win to a better Centennial team. This puts the Vikings in the hot seat and look for another win tonight as well.
Mt. Hebron finished their season last year with a record of 1-9 and had absolutely had no chance to make the playoffs. Hammond, on the other hand, had a 3-7 season under former head coach Justin Carey, now the head coach at Atholton. But Hammond’s new head coach Shawn Fredrick is certainly looking to turn around that record with new offensive and defensive schemes and a new coaching staff.
By: Rashad Christian
The Hammond Basketball season is about to begin, and the team is hopeful that all of their hard work will translate into points and wins on the court. With JV development and new players joining up with last year’s returning players, Hammond’s players are refreshed and ready to show their skills.
By: Sebastian McMillan
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Surprise! If you didn’t know, Hammond had a hockey team. The team is combined with two other schools, Wilde Lake and Oakland Mills. The team has been nicknamed WHO (Wilde Lake, Hammond, and Oakland Mills). WHO’s record over the last few seasons has been below .500, going 2-7 last season and 1-8 in the 2013-14 season.