ABOUT THE LEAGUE
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The Mid-Maryland League is a Junior High basketball conference made up of select teams from five counties in Central Maryland. Twenty six teams, Fifteen of the public middle schools in Frederick County have programs in both the Boys League and the Girls League. The newest to open - Urbana - has a boys and girls teams. Oakdale now has a girls team, this season, JV only. The Maryland School for the Deaf and St. John's, also in Frederick County, have programs in both conferences.
Poolesville, in Montgomery County, also has teams in each League while Folly Quarter's (Howard County) now has just a boys program. North Hagerstown, Smithsburg and South Hagerstown add girls teams joining Boonsboro (Washington County). North Carroll, Westminster, Freedom, Winters Mill, Glenelg, and South Carroll (Carroll County) girls programs drop out. Also, MSD will not be fielding a girls team this season.
Although not affiliated with the public school system, all teams represent defined middle school draw areas.
(click on school for directions)
|Ballenger Creek||Ballenger Creek Middle School|
|Boonsboro|| Boonsboro High , Middle School and
E. Russell Hicks Middle
|Brunswick||Brunswick High School|
|Catoctin||Thurmont Middle School|
|Crestwood||Crestwood Middle School|
|Linganore||Linganore/Oakdale High School|
|Middletown||Middletown Middle School and Middletown High School|
|Monocacy||TJ High School, Whittier ES and Hood College|
|Mt. Airy||Mt. Airy Middle School|
|N. Hagerstown||Girls Inc.|
|Oakdale||Oakdale Middle and Oakdale/Linganore High School|
|Poolesville||Poolesville High School|
|Smithsburg||Smithsburg High and St. Maria Goretti High|
|S. Hagerstown||E. Russell Hicks Middle|
|Springfield||Springfield Middle School|
|St. John's||St. John's at Prospect Hall|
|Thomas Johnson||Thomas Johnson Middle School|
|Urbana||Urbana Middle and Urbana High School|
|Walkersville||Walkersville Middle School|
|West Frederick||W.F. Middle and Frederick High School|
|Windsor Knolls||W.K. Middle and Urbana High School|
Each member organization fields both a varsity (8th grade and under) and a junior varsity (7th grade and under) team with the exception of Oakdale which fields only a jayvee girls squad.
The Girls and Boys Leagues have regular season play, beginning in late November, and conduct Conference Championship Tournaments in March with all teams participating. Teams are seeded in the tournament based on regular season records.
Girls League are split into three divisions - I, II, and III. The Boys League are split into three divisions, Chesapeake (former CMC), Piedmont (former MVAL) and Antietam - based largely on their high school league affiliations. Six teams per division were officially designated to break up the old CMC and MVAL Divisions. The boys will host two tournaments, Chesapeake/Piedmont (C/P) and Antietam/Piedmont (A/P). The Girls will host three tournaments, one per Divisions I, II, and III.
Boys League teams play home-away against each divisional opponent and once against each team outside it's division.
The Girls program also plays home-away against each divisional opponent and four to six additional games outside there divisions.
The postseason tournaments are awarded on a rotating basis. Monocacy and Poolesville will host this year's Boys tournament while the Girls tourney will be held at location in Frederick to be determined at a later date.
No varsity player may attain the age of 15 prior to Jan. 1 of the current playing season and no jayvee player may turn 14 prior to Apr. 1 of that season.
Players must also remain academically eligible with no failing grades and a minimum 2.0 GPA (Frederick County, MD. high school policy). Eligibility can be regained at interim report time.
All games are played under National Federation Rules with two exceptions:
A complete set of the Girls League rules and regulations can be found in it's Constitution & By-Laws.
Girls League officers or email the web author.
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