Thursday, May 31, 2012
About 215 students received their diplomas on Wednesday during the commencement ceremony at Towson University.
A mosaic of young students bound by common experience and friendship has graduated from high school. Members of Pikesville High School's Class of 2012 received their diplomas Wednesday during a commencement ceremony at Towson University's Towson Center. Rachael A. Siegel-Berele delivered a senior speech mixed with nostalgia and humor. "We're a mosaic," she said. "Every single cap-and-gown figure as a tile, a marble, a shard of glass ... glued together." While each class member is unique, they are held together by common experiences and interactions with each other and faculty, Siegel-Berele said. "We formed such bonds and made such close friendships." She also noted some memorable times for the Class of 2012, including no snow days …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Girls drop 3-0 decision to Pointers in Class 1A North title game.
The Pikesville girls soccer team came into the Class 1A North Region playoffs as the No. 6 seed and went on a wild ride that nearly earned them a spot in the state final four. Pikesville knocked off two of the region's top seeds before falling to No. 1 seed Sparrows Point, 3-0, last week in the region final at CCBC-Dundalk. Before that, Pikesville (8-7) beat the second and third seeds in the region and gave Sparrows Point some trouble before the Pointers scored twice in the second half to take command. "We've got to start here for next year and continue to grow," said Pikesville coach Andrew Burkhardt. "We ended the season pretty well, and we're all looking forward to next year." The region playoffs were a lot of fun for Pikesville, …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Marks Panthers' first win ever against the Rams.
In front of a hometown crowd, Pikesville High School's varsity football team earned its second win of the season Friday against Randallstown High School, 24-0. This marks the Panthers' first win against Randallstown. Stay with Pikesville Patch for a story tonight by Matt Zenitz.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The Panthers are in search of their first-ever win against the Rams.
Addressing his team following last week’s win against Lansdowne, Pikesville High School football coach Jamie Willis’ message was simple. “I told them I loved the focus and growth I saw,” Willis said, “but I also told them that there are still some areas where we have to get better.” Willis is hoping to see continued progression, and another victory, during the game Friday against Randallstown — a team Pikesville hasn't played for two seasons, and a team that Pikesville has never beaten. Pikesville hosts Randallstown at 7 p.m. Friday. The last time the teams met was during Willis' first year as head coach in 2008, when Pikesville lost 26-0. Randallstown, though, also enters the game hungry for a win. "This game is very important for us," …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Pikesville High School's football team endured growing pains as a young team last season, but its players and coaches all feel the team is poised for a much better season this year.
Watching his team struggle through last season, it would’ve been easy for Pikesville High School football coach Jamie Willis to get frustrated. After leading the Panthers to the playoffs in each of his first two seasons as head coach, Willis was forced to look on as a young group of Panthers battled inexperience and youthful mistakes while limping to a 3-7 record. Yet, even with that being the case, Willis didn’t get down on his team. Instead he used each negative experience as a teaching tool for the future. Now, Willis is hoping to see that pay off this season. “We’re really excited about this year,” said Willis, entering his fourth season as Pikesville’s head coach. “With us being so young last year, we were inconsistent. Some games we …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Pikesville High School varsity and junior varsity teams have been busy on the practice field. Their first scrimmages are tomorrow in Columbia, and their first game is Sept. 3.
Pikesville High School football teams play their next scrimmages Wednesday against Long Reach High School in Columbia, with the junior varsity game at 3 p.m. and the varsity game at 6 p.m. Pikesville Patch caught up with the team as they practiced Tuesday at PHS and took some photos. The first game of the season will be the junior varsity game at 10 a.m. Sept. 3 at New Town High School in Owings Mills. The varsity team plays that same day at 1 p.m. For the full schedule, visit HighSchoolSports.net. Read the football season preview story by Matt Zenitz at 6 a.m. Thursday on Pikesville Patch.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Pikesville girls finish 4-7 but play well at times as young team grows.
This was a season of growing for the Pikesville girls’ lacrosse team. The Panthers had a group of experienced seniors, but they also used a younger bunch, and those kinds of teams go through ups and downs on a regular basis. Pikesville had its good moments, but the Panthers were mostly laying the foundation for the future. Pikesville finished with a 4-7 record. The Panthers got a first-round bye in the Class 2A-1A North Region playoffs and ran smack into Loch Raven in the second round. The Raiders ended Pikesville’s season and later advanced to the state title game, where they lost to Winters Mill. Coach Andrew Burkhardt said Pikesville got some help from both the experienced and inexperienced players this season. “It was kind of a mixture…