On Sunday evening, the talented young members of the College Park Youth Orchestra showed off their stuff at their annual Winter Concert, held at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. The orchestra was formed in February of 2006 through the College Park Arts Exchange, and consists of the Primary Ensemble and the Intermediate Ensemble. For more information, visit the College Park Youth Orchestra's website.
Roosevelt High School
Monday, March 14, 2011
Saturday, November 20, 2010
The Raiders are just one win away from the state semifinals.
If Eleanor Roosevelt High School is to continue its quest for a state championship, it's going to have to overcome the team that halted its two previous attempts. The Raiders will look to end a four-game losing streak – including two playoff defeats – against Henry A. Wise when they travel to take on the Pumas in the 4A South title game on Saturday at 1 p.m. Saturday's winner advances to face either Arundel (10-1) or Broadneck (9-2) in the 4A state semifinals. "They want to play next week," Roosevelt coach Tom Green said of his players. "That's the bottom line. You've got to win this week to play next week. The kids understand what's at stake. They know the region is at stake. They know a chance to play in the semis and represent our …
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The Raiders have beaten Suitland twice in two weeks.
On the most important play of Saturday's 4A South playoff opener at Suitland, Eleanor Roosevelt senior defensive back Nigel Christian slipped and fell. On the ground, Christian watched Suitland back-up quarterback Gregory Evans heave a pass to the end zone. He recovered just in time to seal a victory though, intercepting the pass, which had been tipped, as the Raiders escaped with a 20-14 win. "I couldn't even tell [that it was tipped]. I just saw the ball," Christian said. "When it was in the air, I lost it two times, and then I just saw it come down and it was tipped to me and I started running." The win was Roosevelt's second straight over Suitland after beating the Rams in the regular-season finale last week. The Raiders now advance …
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The Raiders' season ended at the hands of Bowie on Tuesday.
The Bowie High School girls soccer team defeated Eleanor Roosevelt High School, 1-0, on Tuesday night thanks to sophomore Alison Ryan's second-half goal. Bulldog coach Aaron Hankey consistently yelled throughout the game to "win [the ball] in the air," and "Challenge! Challeng!" And his players did just that. Roosevelt put up a tough fight, but Bowie dominated the play, winning 50-50 balls and keeping the Raider defense on their toes. Bowie took control of the ball right from the starting whistle and they didn't let up all game. In less than five minutes of play they had several close shots including a long ball hammered off the crossbar by sophomore midfielder Nicole Hill. Led by the footwork of Ryan and senior forward Madeline Simms, …
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Roosevelt defeated Laurel on Monday, 3-1.
The Laurel High School Spartans played the Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders in the PG 4A South volleyball quarterfinals in Greenbelt on Monday evening. The two teams had previous played one another in the regular season at Laurel. In that match, the Raiders' size allowed them to out-muscle Laurel and win the matchup, despite the Spartans' array of faster and more agile players. Everything appeared to be going Roosevelt's way early on Monday, as they were able to score fast with several aces and key defensive stands to take a 9-4 lead in the first set. However, careless errors and sloppy play on behalf of the home team not only allowed the Spartans to get back into the set, but also to win it, 25-23. With Roosevelt struggling early, co-coaches …
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The Raiders couldn't fight off Flowers on Tuesday.
It was a close game for Charles H. Flowers High School and Roosevelt High School's varsity volleyball teams Tuesday night, but Flowers, who came into the night's game with a record of 10-1, continued its winning season and claimed victory, winning three of four total games in the match. In the first game, Flowers, the home team Tuesday, kicked off the night with a narrow lead that it continued to build upon throughout the game, eventually winning by a score of 25-20. Game two, however, ended much differently. The Roosevelt Raiders dominated the second set, winning with a 10-point margin. Although the Raiders' record did not quite replicate that of the dominant Flowers team, the team did come into the match with seven wins to two losses …
Sunday, October 17, 2010
The Raiders won 13-8 on Saturday.
Everyone in the stadium knew where the ball was headed, and Eleanor Roosevelt High School safety Jairus Cook got there first. Cook intercepted a pass intended for Bowie star receiver Jeremiah Hendy – a University of Maryland commitment – with 3:13 remaining to help the Raiders hold on for a 13-6 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday. "I told my corner, Donta Williams, that I had his back," Cook said, "'because he was checking Jeremiah Hendy, and of course he's a great player. So he put a good move on him, and I told him I had his back, so I just stepped in there and just waited for the ball to come to me. The interception was the second of the day for Cook, who now has four in the last two games. The Raiders (6-1) also recovered two fumbles …
Sunday, October 10, 2010
The Raiders defeated the Clipper 41-13 on Saturday afternoon.
The Eleanor Roosevelt High School football team's first full game without injured starting quarterback Shawn Petty had its share of bumps, but not enough to slow down the Raiders' high-octane attack. Senior running back Cody Acker ran for a career-high 169 yards and two touchdowns as Roosevelt piled up 366 yards rushing in a 41-13 win over visiting Oxon Hill on Saturday. Senior Jairus Cook and junior B.J. Antoine shared the quarterbacking duties in place of Petty, who injured his collarbone in Roosevelt's 47-7 victory over DuVal last week. Petty is expected to miss a month of action, but could be back before the end of the regular season. "I think the quarterbacks – both of them – played well," Roosevelt coach Tom Green said. "And I think …
Saturday, October 9, 2010
The Parkdale Panthers traveled to Greenbelt to face the Raiders on Friday.
The Parkdale boys soccer team traveled to Greenbelt to face the Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders on Friday. Parkdale entered the game with a 5-1-2 record, and having already beat several teams that Roosevelt has lost to this season. While Roosevelt lost to Laurel and High Point, the Panthers beat and tied those two teams respectively. Despite the match-up advantage, Roosevelt won 4-1. Check out the action from Friday's game below.