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By TIM KOELBLE | October 29, 2005
koelble@herald-mail.com FREDERICK, Md. - The field lights on one of the sidelines didn't illuminate until about 15 minutes before kickoff. As far as the Tuscarora Titans were concerned, they should have stayed off on Friday night for two reasons. First, Thomas Johnson's Terrance Kerns would not have dazzled the home crowd with three dynamic touchdown runs and 263 yards rushing on only 11 carries. Second, the Patriots would not have posted a dominant 56-14 MVAL Chesapeake victory in the first meeting between the schools.
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by CURT HORNBECKER | December 20, 2003
FREDERICK, Md. - Walkersville coach Bruce Zimmerman had history on his side, but the Thomas Johnson boys basketball team wasn't fazed in the least. The No. 6 Patriots hit only eight of their first 14 attempts from the free-throw line, but drained five of six in the final 51 seconds - when the No. 4 Lions were forced to foul - to secure a 42-39 win over Walkersville in a tightly matched defensive battle Friday night. TJ (2-1) led by a pair with 1:03 left when Walkersville's Chris Hannigan was unable to convert an opportunity to tie the game on an uncontested layup.
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by BOB PARASILITI | September 16, 2004
bobp@herald-mail.com Becky Thompson was a bundle of nerves, but it only took one of them to make the difference for the Thomas Johnson girls soccer team. One minute, TJ's sophomore midfielder was battling butterflies in her stomach about the pressure situation she faced. The next, she collected a fly ball on her foot and scored the winning goal. Thompson darted in from her right-side position to beat North Hagerstown goalkeeper Heather McCleaf to the ball and turned the opportunity into a sudden goal in the sixth minute of overtime to lift Thomas Johnson to a 1-0 victory over the Hubs at the North Hagerstown athletic complex.
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by DAN KAUFFMAN | January 23, 2004
kauffman@herald-mail.com There's nothing about Kem Wilson's play that indicates Thomas Johnson's leading scorer and rebounder is a freshman. Of course, that's what makes Wilson special. "If you watch her play, she is very young but she knows the game," Patriots coach Amy Schmuck said. "She has so much potential. " And in the first 11 games of her high school career, Wilson has shown plenty. From her spot on the baseline, Wilson has averaged 16.2 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.
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February 9, 2005
BOYS BASKETBALL FREDERICK, Md. - Liberty used a tough zone defense that Thomas Johnson couldn't quite crack and the Lions stunned the No. 1 Patriots in MVAL Chesapeake action, 67-64 on Tuesday night. Liberty (11-5, 5-4) broke a 50-50 tie at the start of the fourth quarter and led the rest of the way. The Patriots (16-2, 8-1) closed to within three several times but fell short each time. Tim Abercrombie hit five 3-pointers en rout to a team-high 19 points, while Wardell Roberts added 18 for TJ. Jair Brady had 12 points.
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by DAN KAUFFMAN | November 17, 2004
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Thanks in large part to a difficult schedule, Thomas Johnson's young volleyball team grew up enough to make the Maryland Class 4A semifinals. But on Tuesday night, the Patriots ran into an opponent that was a little too tough, and TJ's season came to an end with a 25-20, 24-26, 25-15, 25-23 loss to Broadneck at Ritchie Coliseum on the campus of the University of Maryland at College Park. The Patriots (13-6) earned their stripes by playing a nonconference schedule which included Williamsport, North Hagerstown and Smithsburg.
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by TIM KOELBLE | January 13, 2003
koelble@herald-mail.com FREDERICK, Md. - No. 1 Thomas Johnson received its stiffest challenge of the season against gritty No. 6 Frederick on Friday night, and the end result was the same it has been since 1992 - a Patriots victory. TJ knocked off the Cadets with a fourth-quarter effort, 59-51, in front of more than 1,000 fans to reach the midway point unscathed. But it did not come without a big scare from the Cadets in what was suddenly a fierce city battle. Remaining atop the Central Maryland Conference, the Patriots (11-0, 7-0)
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by ANDREW MASON | October 25, 2002
andrewm@herald-mail.com The records keep falling for the No. 1 Thomas Johnson boys. And there's no real reason to think the Patriots can't keep up their shattering pace for a few more weeks. Wednesday night, the Patriots (14-0-1, 7-0-1) tied Century, 1-1, for their first-ever undefeated regular season. The 14 wins also equals the school record established by last year's 14-3-1 squad, which won the East region before falling to eventual state champ Magruder in the state semifinals.
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October 8, 2005
PREP FOOTBALL HAMPSTEAD, Md. - No. 6 Thomas Johnson scored four touchdowns in the second quarter en route to a 44-6 win over North Carroll in an MVAL Chesapeake game. Bobby Humphries scored on runs of 3 and 22 yards for the Patriots (4-1, 2-0) and Duvall hauled in a 5-yard pass from Brad Betson. Duvall also returned a punt 6 yards for a score. Terrance Kerns and Dustin Muse each had scoring runs of more than 20 yards. The Panthers (1-4, 0-2) were held scoreless until the fourth quarter.
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by TIM KOELBLE | March 28, 2004
koelble@herald-mail.com FREDERICK, Md. - Thomas Johnson has several seniors on its baseball team who were members of the Patriots' state championship club two years ago. Those veterans are expected to be an integral part of any success TJ has this season, and Lowell Coats was one who made sure the Patriots got off to a fast start in their season opener Saturday afternoon. Coats only looked at two pitches in his first two at-bats and delivered a double, triple and five RBI as TJ waltzed to a 9-1 lead after two frames and held on for a 9-6 triumph over previously unbeaten Jefferson.
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