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Multiple Teams · VNN Alerts

Want to receive text and email alerts when they happen from our coaches this Fall season? Try our new resource, VNN Alerts – which will help you communicate more effectively with your team’s coaches. 
VNN Alerts is sponsored by Varsity News Network, the company who maintains our athletics website, and allows our coaches to send one-way messages out to their players and parents, either through emails or text messages. Players and parents can manage their delivery preferences on their own. We are strongly encouraging our student athletes and parents to sign up for VNN Alerts so that everyone can be informed and stay up to date. 

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Rams News · How much do you know about staying hydrated? Presented by VNN

Staying hydrated is important to your health, and is one of the best ways to ensure that you are playing your best. Unfortunately, many athletes overlook just how important water is in maintaining top-level performance.

Think you know everything there is to know about proper hydration? Take the quiz below sourced from’s 15 Hydration Facts for Athletes and find out:


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Rams News · MPSSAA Fall 2017 Key Dates – Presented by VNN

Even though it’s only halfway through Summer, we’ve compiled a handy reference guide to the key dates coming for this Fall season from the MPSSAA Calendar. As always, these dates are subject to change, so be sure to verify dates with the MPSSAA Office.

August 9 

All Sports – First Practice Date

Golf – First Play Date

September 1

All Sports – First Play Date

October 23

Golf – State Tournament Begins (University of Maryland)

October 24

Field Hockey – Sectional Quarterfinals

October 26 

Field Hockey – Sectional Semi-Finals

October 27

Soccer – Sectional Quarterfinals

October 30

Field Hockey – Sectional Final

October 31

Soccer – Sectional Semi-Finals

November 1

Field Hockey – Region Finals

November 2

Volleyball – Sectional Quarter Finals

Cross Country – Regional Meets

November 3

Soccer – Sectional Finals

November 6

Field Hockey – State Semi-Finals

Volleyball – Sectional Semi-Finals

November 7

Soccer – Region Finals

November 8

Volleyball – Sectional Finals

Field Hockey – State Semi Finals

November 10

Football – Region Semifinals

Soccer – State Semifinals

Volleyball – Region Finals

November 11

Field Hockey – State Finals @ Washington College

Cross Country – State Finals – Hereford HS

November 13

Volleyball – State Semi-Finals @ University of Maryland, Ritchie Coliseum

November 16

Boys and Girls Soccer – State Finals

November 17

Football – Region Finals

November 18

Volleyball – State Finals @ University of Maryland

November 24

Football – State Semi-Finals

November 30

Football – State Finals @ Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium


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Multiple Teams · Fall Sports Pre-Season meeting

‪Fall Pre-Season sports night is

July 31, 6:30 PM

MHS Auditorium

If playing a fall sport, you and your parents should plan to attend‬ to hear information about eligibility, program expectations, the new registration procedures, Boosters information, and more.

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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · New Boys’ Soccer Coaches

McDonough Athletics is excited to announce the hiring of Rony Cantoral-Linarez (left), Mike Deeds (right), and Derrod Toney (not pictured).  These coaches bring many years of soccer experience throughout coaching various ages and levels and bring a true passion for the overall development of the student-athletes.

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All athletes interested in playing McDonough soccer in the fall are invited to workout on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 6:00 – 8:00 with the new coaching staff on the practice field. *Remember to have paperwork turned in prior to attending*



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Coed Junior Varsity Competitive Cheer, Coed Varsity Competitive Cheer · Cheer Workout Information

McDonough Cheer is doing summer conditioning on Wednesday nights from 7-8pm at Ntensity Gym on Industrial Park Drive in Waldorf. The cost is $10 per session.

Try-outs will be August 9-11.

Times will be posted as the dates get closer.

All athletes will need to have athletic clearance forms completed along with an updated physical prior to tryouts.

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Rams News · Business Sponsorship Opportunity

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The 2017-2018 athletics season brings a new opportunity for your business to advertise to the community while supporting our athletes. 5’X3’ vinyl banners will be hung around the perimeter of the facility of your choice.

We will offer two options to advertise:
– Outdoor will advertise on the fence surrounding the track for football, soccer, and
field hockey games in the fall. Banners will be displayed on the softball/baseball
fences in the spring so spectators for all spring events can see them as they walk
back to the complex.

         – Gymnasium banners will hang above the main entrance, under the scoreboard.


Reasons to advertise at McDonough Athletic Facilities:

  • Contribute to the success of all McDonough sports programs while advertising your business.
  • 100% of your advertising goes directly to McDonough Athletics.
  • We will host over 150 contests including state playoffs on our football/soccer stadium with 8-lane track, baseball & softball fields, and gymnasium.
  • Outdoor facilities host football, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, baseball, softball, & track events.
  • Gymnasium hosts volleyball, wrestling, basketball, and cheerleading events.
  • Community organizations & members use our track and gymnasium all year long.
  • Support our student-athletes and our athletic program.


If you have any questions, please contact Pam Thornton, Athletic Director

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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · Boys’ Soccer Conditioning

Tuesdays and Thursdays

6:00 – 8:00

Hydrate before and bring lots of water.

*Participants need an up-to-date physical on file with the Athletic Director. These can be downloaded here or picked up in the main office.

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Boys Junior Varsity Basketball, Boys Varsity Basketball · Boys’ Basketball Open Gyms

Boys’ Basketball will hold Open Gyms on the following days/times:

Tuesdays     8:00-10:00 AM
Wednesdays     5:30-7:30 PM
Thursdays     8:00-10:00 AM

Contact Coach Rooney with any questions.

Participants need to have an up-to-date physical and conditioning form on file with the Athletic Director. You may download the physical form here or pick one up in the main office.

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Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball, Girls Varsity Volleyball · Volleyball Summer Open Gym

Volleyball will hold Open Gyms on:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
3:30 – 5:30

Participants need to have an up-to-date physical and conditioning form on file with the Athletic Director. You may download the physical form here or pick one up in the main office.