Pocomoke Basketball's Rough Start

posted Dec 20, 2018, 7:35 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

Pocomoke Basketball's Rough Start

By: Colby Speta

    With the Pocomoke Boys Basketball team starting off 0-4 start with a 21, 43, 11, and 55 point losses to Kent County, Stephen Decatur, Cambridge South Dorchester, and Crisfield.

    But, let’s not forget last year where the went 1-9 in the first ten games. With loss after loss the Pocomoke team remained a force that wouldn’t die and came back from holiday break and went on 7-6 run and with a 5 game win streak in there.

    Back in the 2018-2019 season the warriors show the same drive and ambition to be on top as they always do.

    They will face tough competition in the governor's challenge (Christmas Basketball Tournament) this year faceing teams from Staten Island, Virginia Beach and upper Maryland.

    Senior Brendon Shrieves says that “We’re going to have a few bumps along the road but this season will be a good season.”.  

    From an outsiders opinion, senior Gabe Nock says ‘The Pocomoke High school basketball team in my opinion has had a rough start to the beginning of the season, but they could turn it around with motivation and hard-work because they have the skills to win they just need to work to know how to apply them .”

Edited By: JS

Slow Start for Pocomoke Basketball will it continue?

posted Dec 17, 2018, 7:38 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By Gabriel Nock

    Pocomoke Basketball has a reputation of always being a team to watch out for not necessary their talent but there hard work and love for the game  The Pocomoke High School varsity basketball team has had a slow start towards there season there year with a starting record of 0-2.

    The Pocomoke Basketball boys have played Kent county and look there first lose 61 to 40. In that game Pocomoke starting center Nigel Huston hurt his hand which put him out for 2 weeks. Also Pocomoke's starting point guard Charles Finney rolled his ankle and couldn't finish the game.

    Than on the 11th of december Pocomoke played the at Worcester county 3a school Decatur. With Pocomoke not having there star center it was a rough one. Decatur has a few players that push over 6’5. Pocomoke lose this game 87 to 44.

    Will Pocomoke be able to get out of this hole, guess you have to wait and find out.


Edited by: CS


NASA Offers to Prove Stephen Curry wrong

posted Dec 17, 2018, 6:44 AM by PHS Warrior Beat   [ updated Dec 17, 2018, 7:51 AM ]

      By: Jasmine Richardson

      NBA star, Stephen Curry, indirectly stated his disbelief that America landed on the moon in 1969.

  According to, NASA invited Curry to the Lab at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas to show Proof.

CBS sports also stated that, NASA spokesman, Allard Beutel. told the Times, “We have hundreds of pounds of moon rocks stored there, and the Apollo Mission Control.

Curry explained on The Ringers “Winging It” Podcast, asking the question “we ever been to the moon?   After addressing the moon landing as a hoax, Curry soon jokes that “they’re gonna come and get us.”

Curry also explains to reporters “I’ve got a lot of interesting feedback form ex-astronauts that I'm planning on having a conversation with.” Curry ended with the statement  “So some good is going to come out of this, for sure.”

    Upload: 12/17/2018

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Should Unified Bowling Become a Statewide Sport

posted Dec 10, 2018, 7:11 AM by PHS Warrior Beat   [ updated Dec 10, 2018, 7:14 AM ]

By: Gabriel Nock

Unified bowling is a winter sport in Worcester County Maryland. The rest of the state does Unified Weight lifting. Our unified bowling program brings kids with special needs and without special needs together and do a sport together. This creates a lot of teamwork and building skill for players to improve their average and become a better bowler.

The Worcester County Unified Bowling program is made up of three schools Decatur, Snow Hill and Pocomoke.

Even though the schools compete against each other everyone still comes together and creates a unified vibe, everyone supports each other.

The State should make Unified Bowling the all round winter unified sport because even though its competitive people still support each other and no one is put down no matter there performance that they give because at the end of the day everyone is going to keep practicing and keep improving to become better bowlers.

Uploaded: 12/10/18

Edited By: NS

Playoff Time for Pocomoke High School Baseball

posted May 11, 2018, 7:36 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Shawn Taylor

      It's the month of May and the ending of the regular season for high school is coming to an end. What you should not sleep on is playoff time. The playoffs have started for the Pocomoke High School baseball team during the second week of May.

      During the season the pocomoke high school baseball team overall had a good season. The team finished out the season winning 11 games on the season and losing 8.

     Pocomoke High School baseball has a lot of talent with a lot of big bats in the line up

with tons of power. This whole week the Warriors have outscored opponents by 10 runs or more in the first playoff week.

    Senior Jared Hancock says, “Beating Washington was a great team win and it really gives us some momentum going into Saturday’s game against Snow Hill. I think we’ve got a good chance to win this game we’ve beat them twice but both have been close and we have to bring our A game.”

    Pocomoke baseball has not won the big games in playoffs for a while and beating Snow hill would be a big win to give Pocomoke a huge confidence booster. The biggest key to winning is the Warriors playing as a team and not giving up. If everyone plays together and does not think about themselves in situations the game will be successful and go in the favor of Pocomoke.

     Beating Snow Hill would be a huge upset  and would shock everyone in the Bayside Conference. It goes to show people that a team from a school of 300 can compete with a team with a school of 1,000. Getting through the second round of playoffs and advancing to the third would be a huge plus for Pocomoke giving them even more confidence that is needed.

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Pocomoke Baseball Brings Home a Dub

posted Apr 26, 2018, 7:24 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Samantha Dingus

    Pocomoke High School baseball team defeated Mardela in a seven inning game on Wednesday afternoon. The final score of the game was 5-1.

    Coming into the game the Warriors knew they were going to have to give 110% because it was not going to be an easy game. Mardela is one of Pocomoke baseball’s biggest rivals, so they were determined to bring home a win.

    In the bottom of the fourth inning, Mardela attempted a “suicide squeeze”, having their batter bunt the ball down the third base line. The runner on third base broke for home plate, however, Pocomoke’s pitcher, Brayden Hurley, bare handed the ball and threw it home. Pocomoke’s catcher, Jared Hancock, caught the throw and tagged the runner out. This kept Mardela from scoring more than one run.

    Senior, Brayden Hurley, pitched a complete game, giving up only three hits and striking out eight batters. Hurley also went one for three, scoring one run, and batting in two other runs.

    Junior, Shawn Taylor, scored two runs for the Warriors after he went two for two, and batted in two additional runs.

    “The bats were alive the whole game,” said Hurley.

    The Pocomoke baseball team is currently sitting in second place in the current overall standings for Bayside South baseball.

    “Being second overall in Bayside South is a good feeling, I am confident that we will continue to be a strong team and keep our standing in second place,” said Taylor.

    The Warriors continue to work hard, practicing six days a week to prepare themselves for all of their tough competition. They are determined to continue being a strong team in the south and hope to finish out their regular season very strongly. They have high hopes in making it far in play-offs this season.


Edited: CQ

Uploaded: 4/26/18

Sources: None

Seniors Going on to the Next Level

posted Apr 25, 2018, 7:49 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Samantha Dingus

    On Wednesday, six Pocomoke High school seniors were recognized for deciding to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level.

    Brayden Hurley has committed to University of Maryland Eastern Shore to continue his baseball career. Hurley plans to help the team as a pitcher and third baseman.

    “I think it will be very fun and I can’t wait to see what it will have in store for me, I think it will be a very good experience because I will really have to push myself,” said Hurley.

    Chris Sanders, another senior on the baseball team, also plans to further his career at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Sanders plans on pushing himself to be a better player to help the team in any way he can. He plans on working hard over the summer and fall to prepare himself for next year’s baseball season. Sanders plans on majoring in criminal justice.

    Kaikane Busquets has been one of Pocomoke High School’s top swimmers the past few years. Kaikane has been competitively swimming most of his life. He was recruited to swim at Salisbury University. Busquets is psyched to continue swimming while majoring in computer science.

    At Pocomoke, soccer has always been a big sport. Noah Brittingham, a forward on the soccer team and one of the leading goal scorers, is continuing his love for the game at Salisbury University. Brittingham has decided to major in business.

    McKenzie Mitchell and Samantha Dingus, two captains from the field hockey team, have both decided to continue their field hockey careers. Mitchell has committed to play at Salisbury University while majoring in exercise science.

    “I am very excited to be able to continue playing the sport that I love,” said Mitchell.

    Dingus has decided to follow her dreams in Occupational Therapy at Wesley College while playing field hockey.

     “I am super psyched to continue playing next year, I think it will be a good experience, I know I will really have to push myself but I think it will be good for me,” said Dingus.

    All six of these seniors have a bright future ahead of them, they have represented Pocomoke well and will all continue to be successful athletes and students.

Edited: DT

Uploaded: 4/25/18

Sources: None

Pocomoke walks it off against Snow Hill

posted Apr 6, 2018, 7:50 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Shawn Taylor

   Just last week on thursday the Pocomoke high school baseball team squared off against the Snow Hill Baseball team, both competitive teams playing a season series. Senior Brayden Hurley started the game pitching, he threw 4 scoreless innings shutting down the Snow Hill lineup.

    In the bottom of the 1st inning during Pocomokes at bat Senior Jared Hancock led of the inning with a double. He then stole third base and was safe at third. Senior Brayden Hurley came up to bat and lined a hard single to the opposite field scoring the runner on third to make it a 1-0 game. In the next 3 innings the Snow hill bats could not get hot and put anything together to generate any offense, strikeout after strikeout to retire the side for Snow Hill.

     In the top of the 4th inning on the first pitch of the at bat Senior Brayden Hurley threw a pitch outside to Shortstop Zach Adams of Snow hills baseball team and he hit it over the fence for a home run evening the game up 1-1 in the top of the 4th. After that home run was hit Pocomoke focused back on the game and the next three batters that came up were shut down two ground ball outs and a flyout to end the inning. During the next two innings the Pocomoke Offense could not start a rally of any sort, hits were taken away from the pocomoke offense .he Snow Hill Defense was steller sharp and let nothing get by them.

    In the bottom of the 7th inning Senior Dylan Peterson led the inning off with a single, following that the 2 and 3 batters sacrificed Dylan over to third and on the next pitch Senior Dylan Peterson scored on a wild pitch scoring and winning the game 2-1 walking it off against Snow Hill.

Edited By:CQ

Uploaded :4/6/18


Strong Start To Tennis Season For a Pocomoke High School Junior

posted Mar 28, 2018, 7:31 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

Cristen Quillen

    Cammie Mottley is a junior this year at Pocomoke High School. Mottley has focused most of her attention throughout her life so far on the sport of field hockey.

    “Hopefully if everything works out the way it's supposed to, I will be playing field hockey throughout my college career,” stated Mottley. “Hockey has always been my passion since I was young and I have always had a sense of confidence and the ability to know what I was doing each time the ball was passed to me, said Mottley.”

    There is no doubt that Cammie Mottlet is both fierce and strong at the sport of hockey but the unique thing about Mottley is her ability to play two other sports besides hockey. Cammie is also a part of the girl’s tennis and girl’s basketball team at Pocomoke High School.

Image result for Cammie mottley     In her spring season this year, Mottley has come out strong and is beginning to make a name for herself in the sport.

    “I have been on the tennis team for three years now and I personally believe from freshman year to now my junior year, I have made improvements,” stated Mottley. “I know that I am not as strong in the sport of tennis as I am with field hockey but that does not stop me from working hard every day at practice as well as having a determined mindset,” Mottley also stated.

    During her very first match of the season, Cammie Mottley fell just a little short from the victory to a number two seed at Parkside High School, but since that loss, Mottley has gone on a winning streak beating a girl from the Wicomico High School tennis team, a girl from Stephen Decatur High School, and a girl from Snow Hill High School.

    “With winning three matched since my first match, I personally have gained more confidence in myself and the hard work I have been putting in each day at practice.” said Mottley.

    Mottley stated, “This year’s season already feels better and stronger than my sophomore season and I am definitely more excited and motivated then last season, I WANT TO WIN STATES.”

    Cammie Mottley is an example to a lot of athletes to dream big and understand that nothing is impossible.

Uploaded: 3-28-18

Edited: AC  

What is it Going to Take for the Pocomoke Baseball Team to be Succussful?

posted Mar 9, 2018, 7:01 AM by PHS Warrior Beat   [ updated Mar 9, 2018, 7:22 AM ]

Crsiten Quillen

     Baseball season at Pocomoke High School and of course all other high schools began last week on March 1st. As a couple of days of tryouts have gotten under the belt of  both the players and the coaches, the team and the positions that need to be filled have started to form.

    A major key to sports is the the competitive nature that surrounds that atmosphere during games and competition. As an athlete, one never wants to lose but not everyone takes into consideration the hard work and effort that must take place in order to be successful.

    “In order to be truly successful this year, we must all come together not just some of us but all of us as a team to work hard,” stated a junior on the baseball team at PImage result for pocomoke high school baseballocomoke High School Shawn Taylor. “As one unit we must hold each and every player on the team to the same standard, if we are told to run sprints ever one needs to run them with 100% effort and the same intensity as the player next to them,” said Taylor.

    Another player on the Pocomoke baseball team who is a senior, Brayden Hurley stated, “ As one of the seniors on the team, I do believe that it will take a lot of both hard work and accountability from our class. “ If we want everyone else on the team to not only work hard but also cooperate with each other, we as a senior class must do the same thing by leading by example,” said Hurley.

     The two year coach of the Pocomoke baseball team, Paul Becker, stated, “ In order to be successful this year, it is going to take four key things; good pitching, timely hitting, the team truly buying in to what the other coaches and I are teaching, and for the boys to work as one unit.”

Uploaded: 3/9/18

Edited: MS

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