Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Former Northwestern High standout has played for three NBA teams since leaving Georgetown.
Sometimes less is better. That appears to be the case for pro basketball player Jeff Green, who grew up in Hyattsville and was a star on the Northwestern High School basketball team that won a Class 4A state title in 2004. Green, who averaged 17 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks as a senior at Northwestern, was a starter in his first three seasons in the National Basketball Association. The former Georgetown star played for Seattle as a rookie in 2007-08 and then joined Oklahoma City prior to the next season. During his career with Oklahoma City, the 6-foot-9 forward played in 207 regular-season games and he started every one of them. He averaged 15.2 points per game in 49 contests with Oklahoma City this past season before he was picked…
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
There are some runners who have a good chance at qualifying for state championships.
Northwestern High School's softball team is moving forward with the first round of playoffs at 4 p.m. on Friday at home. Athletic Director Terri Dendy today wasn't immediately aware of when the baseball playoffs will begin. The school's boys and girls outdoor track teams are going to the Prince George's County championships May 12 and May 14 at Dr. Henry Wise High School. The teams will also go to the regional championships on May 20/21. If athletes qualify, they will move onto the state championships on May 27/28. There are some runners who have a good chance at qualifying, Dendy said. The Northwestern tennis team was eliminated in playoffs on May 10.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The Wildcat indoor track squad is hard at work in preparation for the season.
In preparation for the first meet of the season this Thursday, more than 20 students from Northwestern High School's indoor track team stretched, sprinted and jumped hurdles in the school hallway at practice Nov. 30. Although they lack sufficient practice space, the passion of the Wildcat runners, when it comes to their sport, is infectious. Terri Dendy has coached track at the school for more than three years, and said this year's squad is one of the largest and most dedicated indoor track teams in school history. The team, she said, is a melting pot of upper and lowerclassmen who range in their running experience and knowledge of the sport. Some have never run competitively before. "I told them…'This first week you're going to feel it. …
Monday, November 22, 2010
Dendy talks about Northwestern basketball rosters and team expectations.
Winter sports over the last several years have proven to be one of the more successful seasons of athletics for Northwestern High School. While the football and volleyball teams have struggled in the fall, recent Wildcat basketball squads as well as wrestlers have made an impact in county standings come winter time. With fall sports out of the way, basketball practice started last week at Northwestern. Both the boys and girls teams are coming off of respectable 2009-2010 seasons. This year however, is entirely new for both teams. Northwestern Athletic Director Terri Dendy spoke with Patch about the challenges facing the basketball program this year, and the potential success that each team could enjoy. Hyattsville Patch: How did the boys …
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Despite starting 0-4, Northwestern finished the season 4-6.
The Northwestern High School varsity football team ended its fall season last week on a much different note than it began. Despite a rocky start to the season, which commenced with four straight losses for the Wildcats, the team managed to turn around their losing ways towards the end of the year. Last Saturday's game ended in a 7-0 victory over the Bowie Bulldogs. The win brought Northwestern's final record to 4-6 for the year. "We put some good plays together, and that showed in our Bowie game," said Northwestern Athletic Director Terri Dendy. The victory, however, did not come easy. In fact, it was preceded by a great deal of defeat, as the Wildcats opened their season with a 28-6 loss against the C.H. Flowers Jaguars, which was the …
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Whether it's due to indifference or frugality, the bottom line is people simply aren't attending football games at Northwestern or Parkdale High School.
Baseball may be America's pastime, but football is America's sport. The high school quarterback, varsity captain and homecoming king, with his cheerleader girlfriend latched to his arm, is an iconic American image. Street stickball left the conscience of this country along with Carter Administration. In its place came Joe Montana, Gatorade, Brett Favre and John Madden video games. In a time where a Monday night matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans, two of the NFL's bottom feeders, gets higher television ratings than the National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies, there is simply no evidence to support the case that this country is not football-obsessed. …