Linganore Lancers Win County Championship Over Oakdale

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Guest Columnist: Chaz Packan

On February 25, 2020 the Linganore Lancers boys basketball captured their second county title.  It was their first since 2017 when they defeated Middletown High School.

The Lancers defeated Oakdale 54-51.  With this win the Lancers finished the season 17-4 while Oakdale dropped to 17-6 after finishing regular season play 17-5.

Chase Maddox led the Lancers to victory over the Bears with 11 points and put a clincher on the game with two clutch free throws with six seconds remaining.  During the regular season match-ups the Lancers fell to Oakdale twice by scores of 69-60 and 58-55 respectfully.

The Lancers will be a #1 seed.  As a result they have a first round bye and will face the winner of the North Hagerstown/Tuscarora matchup. The Lancers potential opponents in a second round matchup did not have seasons similar to the Lancers. North Hagerstown finished the season 12-8 while fellow Frederick County School, Tuscarora finished the season a disappointing 7-13.

The Lancers will host the winner next week at Linganore High School. Meanwhile for the Oakdale Bears they are a #1 seed in the 2A West playoffs and will face the winner of the Walkersville/Boonsboro Matchup at Oakdale High School next week.

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Chaz Packan is a life-long Frederick County Resident who graduated from Linganore High School in 2010. He completed senior year work study with the Frederick Keys the local Orioles High-A Affiliate as well as contributing to the Linganore student newspaper The Lance. He was with the Keys from February 2010 to September 2016. While there he contributed to the Keys GameDay program conducting player interviews as well as writing GameDay features. Chaz completed studies at Frederick Community College obtaining an AA in Communications while at FCC, Chaz received an excellence in journalism award from his journalism professor for his contributions to the FCC student newspaper The Commuter. After completing his associates at FCC, Chaz started his own Facebook Live sports program called SportsTalk with Chaz which he did from his home from 2016 to 2017 interviewing several local sports personalities including Frank Herzog, Brenda Frese, Rob Ambrose and ESPN NFL Analyst Anita Marks. Recently, Chaz worked for local Republican Frederick County State Delegate Dan Cox in Annapolis as a Legislative Aide during the 2019 and 2020 legislative sessions. Chaz will be a regular contributor to the Tentacle touching on local and regional sports as well as his interest in the political process both locally and nationally touching on the issues from a conservative point of view. Tentacle Readers will enjoy Chaz’s depth of knowledge on the subjects he shares a passion for.