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Best of high school sports: Nov. 4 – 9

Nov 11, 2013

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With most high school fall sports playoffs nearing the finish, there are lots of emotions on the field – both from winners and losers – as they see their seasons come to a close. Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers saw action from many playoff games in Howard, Harford and Baltimore, Carroll and other counties last week, including soccer, field hockey, cross country, volleyball and football. The latest edition of the best of high school sports.

Towson's Sabrina Nance, left, lofts the ball over the net as Franklin's Kiana Durant, center, and Whisper Fisher go up to meet her with a block during the regional semifinal volleyball match at Towson High School on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (Jon Sham/BSMG)

Towson’s Sabrina Nance, left, lofts the ball over the net as Franklin’s Kiana Durant, center, and Whisper Fisher go up to meet her with a block during the regional semifinal volleyball match at Towson High School on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (Jon Sham/BSMG)

Bo Manor's Evan Potter, left, and Rodney Fischer, right, put pressure on Edgewood's Jeremy Middlebrooks, center, during the UCBAC division title game at Edgewood High School in Edgewood on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Jen Rynda/BSMG)

Bo Manor’s Evan Potter, left, and Rodney Fischer, right, put pressure on Edgewood’s Jeremy Middlebrooks, center, during the UCBAC division title game at Edgewood High School in Edgewood on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Jen Rynda/BSMG)

Jaelyn Felts of Patterson Mill sends the ball over the stick of a North Carroll opponent during the Class 1A state field hockey championship game at Washington College in Chestertown on Saturday, November 9, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Jaelyn Felts of Patterson Mill sends the ball over the stick of a North Carroll opponent during the Class 1A state field hockey championship game at Washington College in Chestertown on Saturday, November 9, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Hammond High School's Julia Reed competes during the 2A Girls's Cross Country State Championship Meet at McDaniel College in Westminster on November 9, 2013. (Scott Serio/BSMG photo)

Hammond High School’s Julia Reed competes during the 2A Girls’s Cross Country State Championship Meet at McDaniel College in Westminster on November 9, 2013. (Scott Serio/BSMG photo)

Glenelg and Century field hockey players compete underneath a layer of clouds dramatically colored by the setting sun during the 2A state semifinal field hockey game at Broadneck High School on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Glenelg and Century field hockey players compete underneath a layer of clouds dramatically colored by the setting sun during the 2A state semifinal field hockey game at Broadneck High School on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

TyRell Hollingsworth of Perryville, center, makes a leaping catch between North Harford defenders Richie Greene, left, and Ryan Feiss during a football game at Perryville High School on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

TyRell Hollingsworth of Perryville, center, makes a leaping catch between North Harford defenders Richie Greene, left, and Ryan Feiss during a football game at Perryville High School on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Damascus's Annika Leiby, left, twists her body to avoid getting hit by a shot from River Hill's Shannon Filippone during the girls soccer 3A state semifinal match at the CCBC-Essex campus in Rosedale on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. (Jon Sham/BSMG)

Damascus’s Annika Leiby, left, twists her body to avoid getting hit by a shot from River Hill’s Shannon Filippone during the girls soccer 3A state semifinal match at the CCBC-Essex campus in Rosedale on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. (Jon Sham/BSMG)

Jensyn Koontz of North Carroll, left, and Linnea Gonzalez of Patterson Mill, right, battle for the ball as Patterson Mill goalie Maddie Hedrick tries to kick it away during the Class 1A state field hockey championship game at Washington College in Chestertown on Saturday, November 9, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Jensyn Koontz of North Carroll, left, and Linnea Gonzalez of Patterson Mill, right, battle for the ball as Patterson Mill goalie Maddie Hedrick tries to kick it away during the Class 1A state field hockey championship game at Washington College in Chestertown on Saturday, November 9, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Ben Rampolla of C. Milton Wright makes a leaping interception on a pass intended for Jordan Lynam of Havre de Grace during a football game at Havre de Grace High School on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Ben Rampolla of C. Milton Wright makes a leaping interception on a pass intended for Jordan Lynam of Havre de Grace during a football game at Havre de Grace High School on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Patterson Mill goalie Maddie Hedrick and Hayley Schindler, left, fall to the turf with dissappointment as North Carroll teammates celebrate their overtime goal by Meghan Harmon to win 3-2 during the Class 1A state field hockey championship game at Washington College in Chestertown on Saturday, November 9, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Patterson Mill goalie Maddie Hedrick and Hayley Schindler, left, fall to the turf with dissappointment as North Carroll teammates celebrate their overtime goal by Meghan Harmon to win 3-2 during the Class 1A state field hockey championship game at Washington College in Chestertown on Saturday, November 9, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

River Hill cheers after scoring a point during the Howard County regional volleyball quarterfinal match against Wilde Lake at River Hill High School in Clarksville on Monday, November 4, 2013. (Jen Rynda/BSMG)

River Hill cheers after scoring a point during the Howard County regional volleyball quarterfinal match against Wilde Lake at River Hill High School in Clarksville on Monday, November 4, 2013. (Jen Rynda/BSMG)

River Hill's Callahan Allen gets a solid header during the girls soccer 3A state semifinal match at the CCBC-Essex campus in Rosedale on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. (Jon Sham/BSMG)

River Hill’s Callahan Allen gets a solid header during the girls soccer 3A state semifinal match at the CCBC-Essex campus in Rosedale on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. (Jon Sham/BSMG)

Centennial's No. 5 Jessie Link serves the ball. Howard County volleyball regional 3A semifinals with Centennial at Mt. Hebron. (Nate Pesce/BSMG photo)

Centennial’s No. 5 Jessie Link serves the ball.
Howard County volleyball regional 3A semifinals with Centennial at Mt. Hebron. (Nate Pesce/BSMG photo)

Hereford's Matt Groff gets up for the head ball over Oakland Mills Michael Ahumada-Murillo during Saturday's Class 2A boys soccer state semifinal game at Bel Air High School. (Matt Button/BSMG)

Hereford’s Matt Groff gets up for the head ball over Oakland Mills Michael Ahumada-Murillo during Saturday’s Class 2A boys soccer state semifinal game at Bel Air High School. (Matt Button/BSMG)

TyRell Hollingsworth of Perryville, center, makes a one-handed interception in front of teammate Eathen Griffin, left, and intended North Harford receiver Richie Greene during a football game at Perryville High School on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

TyRell Hollingsworth of Perryville, center, makes a one-handed interception in front of teammate Eathen Griffin, left, and intended North Harford receiver Richie Greene during a football game at Perryville High School on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

The lead pack crests the first hill during the 3A Girl's Cross Country State Championship Meet at McDaniel College in Westminster on November 9, 2013. (Scott Serio/BSMG photo)

The lead pack crests the first hill during the 3A Girl’s Cross Country State Championship Meet at McDaniel College in Westminster on November 9, 2013. (Scott Serio/BSMG photo)

Maddie Dickman of Century leads a rush up the field during the Class 2A state field hockey championship game at Washington College in Chestertown on Saturday, November 9, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Maddie Dickman of Century leads a rush up the field during the Class 2A state field hockey championship game at Washington College in Chestertown on Saturday, November 9, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

River Hill's Michael Heitzmann, left, Mt. Hebron's Brady Burman-Magday, right, during the boys soccer region final game at Mt. Hebron High School in Ellicott City on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. (Jen Rynda/BSMG)

River Hill’s Michael Heitzmann, left, Mt. Hebron’s Brady Burman-Magday, right, during the boys soccer region final game at Mt. Hebron High School in Ellicott City on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. (Jen Rynda/BSMG)

Oakland Mills goalie Duncan Rheingans-Yoo gets up to make the save as Hereford's Matt Groff stays close during Saturday's Class 2A boys soccer state semifinal game at Bel Air High School. (Matt Button/BSMG)

Oakland Mills goalie Duncan Rheingans-Yoo gets up to make the save as Hereford’s Matt Groff stays close during Saturday’s Class 2A boys soccer state semifinal game at Bel Air High School. (Matt Button/BSMG)

Towson players sprawl out on the floor to get to the ball, but all three miss during the regional semifinal volleyball match at Towson High School on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (Jon Sham/BSMG)

Towson players sprawl out on the floor to get to the ball, but all three miss during the regional semifinal volleyball match at Towson High School on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (Jon Sham/BSMG)

Aberdeen's Kenshea McCraney tries to slip away as a pair of Patterson Mill defenders try to make the tackle during Friday night's game at Patterson Mill. (Matt Button/BSMG)

Aberdeen’s Kenshea McCraney tries to slip away as a pair of Patterson Mill defenders try to make the tackle during Friday night’s game at Patterson Mill. (Matt Button/BSMG)

South Carroll's Tyler Britt loses his balance and falls still trying to block Fallston's Matt Estremsky as he takes the ball during Saturday's Class 2A state semifinal game at Bel Air High School. (Matt Button/BSMG)

South Carroll’s Tyler Britt loses his balance and falls still trying to block Fallston’s Matt Estremsky as he takes the ball during Saturday’s Class 2A state semifinal game at Bel Air High School. (Matt Button/BSMG)

Century players rush the field to surround their goalie after defeating Hereford 2-0 during the Class 2A state field hockey championship game at Washington College in Chestertown on Saturday, November 9, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Century players rush the field to surround their goalie after defeating Hereford 2-0 during the Class 2A state field hockey championship game at Washington College in Chestertown on Saturday, November 9, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Will Hazelton of C. Milton Wright crosses the goalline for a third quarter score while dragging Havre de Grace defender Ombre Glover with him during a football game at Havre de Grace High School on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Will Hazelton of C. Milton Wright crosses the goalline for a third quarter score while dragging Havre de Grace defender Ombre Glover with him during a football game at Havre de Grace High School on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Pallotti players walk off the field under a colorful sky after losing to St. Catholic Prep of Frederick in the MIAA Conference Championship game at Archbishop Spalding. (Nate Pesce/BSMG photo)

Pallotti players walk off the field under a colorful sky after losing to St. Catholic Prep of Frederick in the MIAA Conference Championship game at Archbishop Spalding. (Nate Pesce/BSMG photo)

River Hill's Addison Testoff, left, and Urbana's William Eskay clash mid-air while trying to head the ball during the boys soccer 3A state semifinal match at the CCBC-Essex campus in Rosedale on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. (Jon Sham/BSMG)

River Hill’s Addison Testoff, left, and Urbana’s William Eskay clash mid-air while trying to head the ball during the boys soccer 3A state semifinal match at the CCBC-Essex campus in Rosedale on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. (Jon Sham/BSMG)

River Hill's Zach Riso falls to the ground and covers his head with his jersey as he and teammates lament their loss to Urbana in the 3A state semifinal soccer match at the CCBC-Essex campus in Rosedale on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 (Jon Sham/BSMG)

River Hill’s Zach Riso falls to the ground and covers his head with his jersey as he and teammates lament their loss to Urbana in the 3A state semifinal soccer match at the CCBC-Essex campus in Rosedale on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 (Jon Sham/BSMG)

C. Milton Wright players pile on top of their goalie Sydney Rhodes after defeating Mt. Hebron 3-2 to win the Class 3A state field hockey championship game at Washington College in Chestertown on Saturday, November 9, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

C. Milton Wright players pile on top of their goalie Sydney Rhodes after defeating Mt. Hebron 3-2 to win the Class 3A state field hockey championship game at Washington College in Chestertown on Saturday, November 9, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Century players celebrate their sudden victory goal as Molly Milani of Glenelg reacts to the 3-2 double overtime loss during the 2A state semifinal field hockey game at Broadneck High School on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Century players celebrate their sudden victory goal as Molly Milani of Glenelg reacts to the 3-2 double overtime loss during the 2A state semifinal field hockey game at Broadneck High School on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

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