Ironman Athlete Choice Awards announced

Submitted to the Dorchester Banner Quiet roads and beautiful views are two of the qualities that triathletes love about competing in Dorchester County.

TAMPA, Fla. – IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, last week announced the results of its 2018 Athlete Choice Awards, releasing the Top 10 scoring events in a variety of categories based solely on athlete surveys from all of the 2018 IRONMAN® and IRONMAN® 70.3® races globally. Out of the 41 IRONMAN series events that […]

Adams – An athlete at one with the water

Submitted to the Dorchester Banner Kathryn Adams crossing the finish line at the Diamond Man Olympic Triathlon in September 2018.

CAMBRIDGE — Watching Kathryn Adams swim is like watching a dolphin. She is almost mystical as she becomes one with the water, effortlessly propelling herself at speeds faster than most fish in the Choptank River. “I grew up in Cambridge,” she said. “My dad was big into sailing, and we were always around the water. […]

Eagles name February athletes of the month

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan North Dorchester High School’s athletes of the month for February are, from the left, Gary Pledger, Breisha Cephas, Lexie Mills and Jaime Fonseca-Gonzalez.

SHILOH — North Dorchester High School Athletic Director Dave Morrissette has named the Eagles’ February athletes of the month. The awards are given to recognize not only the students’ success in sports, but also in the classroom. Metal Arc of Cambridge sponsored a gift for the varsity winners. Regal Cinemas donated tickets to the junior […]

Debbie Herr Cornwell – Paying it forward

Submitted to the Dorchester Banner Debbie Herr Cornwell is seen with her son Ben after the Across the Bay 10K.

CAMBRIDGE — Debbie Herr Cornwell and her son Ben were on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry waiting for the start of the “Escape the Cape” Sprint Triathlon. Knowing that his mother was nervous, Ben suggested that they count to three before jumping from the 12-foot high deck. When the gun fired he surprised her by yelling […]

Sophomore Cephas scores 1,000 points

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Breisha Cephas was congratulated by her family and friends on Friday, for scoring 1,000 points so far in her career on the court. Her mother and coach Tiffany Cephas-Thomas is at far left.

SHILOH — Breisha Cephas, still a sophomore, reached a remarkable milestone last week, scoring her 1,000th point so far during her time on the hardwood. It’s a mark that few players ever reach, and those who do are usually in the fourth year playing basketball, not their second. She knew she was close, but wasn’t […]

Vikings varsity beats N.C. Bulldogs, 59-46

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Jyquan Farrare dropped in 2 of his 11 points Thursday against North Caroline.

By Dave Ryan Dorchester Banner CAMBRIDGE — The Vikings’ record climbed to 14-4 on Thursday, when Cambridge-South Dorchester beat North Caroline, 59-46. The Bulldogs fell to 3-11. The game began with a wide Vikings’ lead. With just over half the first quarter gone, the Bulldogs were down 12-3 and coaches called a time out to […]

N.D. Eagles name January’s top athletes

Submitted to Dorchester Banner/DCPS North Dorchester High School announced their January athletes of the month on Jan. 22. In front from the left are Meredith Wilson, Lori Nagel, and Sandy McCollister from Whitten Insurance Services. In the middle from the left are Austin Kimmey, Kayley Bradley and Jaheim Copper. In back from the left are Camryn Abbott and NDHS Athletic Director Dave Morrissette.

SHILOH — Coaches and administrators at North Dorchester High School have named the Eagles’ athletes of the month for January. The awards recognize not only the students’ success in sports, but also in academics and their good citizenship. The varsity awards were sponsored by Whitten Insurance. “We are very proud of all of you and […]

Emily Cranwell – Racing for Her Dad

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Emily Cranwell and her son Lindan are seen at the 2018 Nanticoke River Sprint Triathlon.

CAMBRIDGE – Emily Cranwell grew up with a father who loved running. Yet it was only ten years ago that she started running herself. “I grew up watching my dad run 5ks, 10ks, and half-marathons,” she said. “He was my biggest inspiration.” Ms. Cranwell and her husband, Todd, moved to Cambridge nine years ago. Her […]

Team TriMacc: Emily Ruf finds a new sport

CAMBRIDGE – What does a lifelong volleyball player from the western shore do on the Eastern Shore where there aren’t any leagues? This was the question Emily Ruf asked herself when she and her husband moved to Cambridge in 2011. The move forced her to look for a new sport to fill the gap, as […]

C-SD beats Easton, 63-62

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Keshawn Potter takes the winning shot in Cambridge-South Dorchester's victory over Easton on Thursday.

CAMBRIDGE – A new chapter was written on Thursday in the decades-long rivalry between Cambridge-South Dorchester and Easton high school’s boys’ basketball program, when the C-SD Vikings beat the Warriors 63-62. But this time, it wasn’t just what happened, it was how it happened. With the Easton men ahead by two points with 12 seconds […]