BERLIN- Worcester Prep sophomore Reese Gittelman over the holiday break was one of 20 young lacrosse players from all over the country to travel to Israel to teach boys and girls embracing the sport in their native land.
Gittelman traveled abroad as part of an Israel Lacrosse Winter Service trip to teach the sport to young players. She tried out and was chosen as one of 20 young girls from around the country to be part of the Under-19 Israel National Developmental Lacrosse Team.
In addition to coaching and practicing lacrosse, Gittelman and other team members were asked to collect lacrosse equipment and donate to the budding youth programs in Israel. Worcester Prep contributed to the cause, sending sticks, helmets, goalie gear and other equipment.
The purpose of the service trips is to form a growing lacrosse community in the Middle East in the hopes that female role models will inspire Israeli girls to consider playing sports. This year marked the third Israel Lacrosse winter service trip orchestrated by the national non-profit Israel Lacrosse Association founded by Scott Neiss in 2010. Gittelman will play for Worcester Prep this spring as well as the Delmarva Dolphins travel team.
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity indoor track teams turned in solid performances in the latest Bayside Conference meet last week with the girls finishing third overall and the boys finishing sixth. In terms of individual performances on the girls’ side, Decatur’s Christina Romano was fifth in the 300, while Claire Billings finished eighth in the 500. In the 55 hurdles, Emily … Continue reading
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity basketball team is back on the right track in the Bayside Conference after a pair of wins this week. The Seahawks routed Bennett, 67-17, last on the road, the beat Mardela, 50-42, on Tuesday in a tough, foul-plagued physical contest. Against Bennett last week, Dayona Godwin led the Seahawks with 31 points, while Amaya Mumford … Continue reading
BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s boys’ varsity basketball team won a thriller on Monday, beating visiting Nandua, 49-43, in overtime to avenge a loss earlier this season. Both teams came out firing in a fast-paced first quarter, which ended with the score tied at 13-13. The pace slowed a little in the second quarter as both teams settled down into more of … Continue reading
BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s girls’ varsity basketball team saw its five-game winning streak come to an end this week with a 55-37 loss to Nandua on the road on Monday. The Mallards had won five in a row dating back to December 9 and had handled most opponents comfortably, but the streak ended on Monday with a 55-37 loss to Nandua. … Continue reading
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity indoor track teams turned in strong performances at the latest Bayside Conference meet last week, with high rankings in the team scores and several outstanding individual performances. The Decatur boys finished fifth overall in team standings, while Kent Island was first and North Caroline was second. The Seahawk girls finished fifth overall, with North Caroline on … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department’s Adult Indoor Soccer League continued this week with a full slate of games at Northside Park. In the Unlimited Division, the River Soccer club is unbeaten at 5-0 and sits atop the standings. Brazil is in close second with a 4-1-1 record, while Kirby’s Pub is in third with a 4-2 … Continue reading
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity wrestling team tuned up for its own War on the Shore tournament this weekend with a nice win over Boys Latin last week in the Iron Horse Duals. Decatur will host its annual War on the Shore Tournament this weekend featuring many of the top prep wrestling programs from around the mid-Atlantic region. The tournament will … Continue reading
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity basketball team stayed on a major post-holiday roll this week, routing Bennett and Mardela to improve to 9-2 overall on the season. The Seahawks opened the second half of the season with an 81-41 rout of Snow Hill early last week, then blew out Bayside South rival James M. Bennett, 93-22, last Thursday at home. … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY- While the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K and fun walk is still months away, registration is now open for the popular annual event that includes some significant changes this year. Now through January 22, Komen Maryland is offering a $15 early bird discount on all adult registration types, making an adult untimed registration fee $20 … Continue reading