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SOB reopening, county basketball titles, Brigades results...


Good morning, Annapolis. Remember when we used to pay for ringtones?

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • SOB reopening

  • County basketball titles

  • Fashion For a Cause

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

P.S. Happy birthday to Mike Gabbard and happy 75th birthday to Bob Giannini! Better have a big cake for all those candles 🎂

Another fun night at Brigades

Caption: Kole Songonuga (red) fights Gage DeNatale (blue) in the 156 weight class

It was a great night in Alumni Hall on Friday. Thousands of spectators packed in to watch 15 bouts between the best boxers at the Naval Academy. Senior Kole Songonuga won his third championship and the Spike Webb Outstanding Boxer Award. Two other seniors, Gabi Shultz and Jake Jones also won their third championships. Here are all the matchups. Winners are in bold.

  • Women’s 119-pound: Kayla Gillums vs. Stephanie Galindo

  • Women’s 125-pound: Natasha Neve vs. Sophia Baguilod

  • Men’s 132-pound: Pape Daouda Traore vs. Joe Veloz

    • Split decision

  • Women’s 132-pound: Lucia Arny vs. Gabi Shultz

  • Men’s 139-pound: No fight

  • Women’s 139-pound: Erin Nicastro vs. Clare Long

    • Clare Long wins Emerson Smith Sportsmanship Award

  • Men’s 147-pound: Nick Smith vs. Stephen Luebbers

  • Women’s 147-pound: Heidi Richardson vs. Emily Spencer

  • Men’s 156-pound: Kole Songonuga vs. Gage DeNatale

    • Fight of the night

    • Kole Songonuga wins Spike Webb Outstanding Boxer Award

  • Women’s 156-pound: Cecilia Wheeler vs. Cami Johnson

  • Men’s 165-pound: EJ Hagins vs. Joey Motzel

  • Men’s 175-pound: Malek Ghodhbani vs. Ethan Stern

    • Stopped in first round

  • Men’s 185-pound: Jake Jones vs. James Garcia-Gallegos

  • Men’s 195-pound: Sakile Johnson vs. Steve Brunache

  • Men’s heavyweight: Liam McCarthy vs. Gabe Kitsch

    • Stopped after second round

    • Liam McCarthy wins Chris Dobleman Most Improved Award

We’ll be sure to let you know about the 84th Annual Brigade Boxing Championships next year.


We are hosting a special event on March 21 2024 to showcase the various energy-based treatments for skin rejuvenation we offer at Murthy Facial Plastic Surgery.  Dr. Murthy will be giving a short presentation on the latest technologies available with expected outcomes. We will have multiple raffle prizes as well as a live demonstration of the treatments. Join us for champagne and hors d'oeuvres as we spring forward into glowing skin! Limited availability. Call 443-333-8083 to reserve your spot.


SOUPer Bowl surpasses goal

Remember how the Chiefs won the Super Bowl in overtime? That’s kind of how it was for the SOUPer Bowl. The annual fundraiser lunch brought in $8,000 – just shy of the $8.5k goal. But donations kept coming online. So, Heritage Baptist Church presented a $10,000 check to the Light House Homeless Prevention Center! Huge thanks to all our readers who donated; you helped raise the most money in this fundraiser’s 18-year history!

Zachary's Jewelers Mother's Day Design Contest

Here’s something sweet for Mother’s Day. Zachary’s Jewelers is once again hosting its Mother’s Day Jewelry Design Contest. This is when local kids design a piece of jewelry for mom and Zachary’s picks three winners who get their design made into an unforgettable Mother’s Day gift! All local fifth-graders should enter by March 31. Be a gem, check out these simple directions and enter 💎

Save this date: Fashion for a Cause

Look good, feel good. Right? Check out the hottest styles of the season while benefitting Hospice of the Chesapeake at Fashion for a Cause. Mark your calendar now for the big event on June 7 at 6 PM. It’s an extra special year because it’s at the beautiful Fluegel Alumni Center for the first time.

🤫 No word yet if two-time Fashion for a Cause model Scoop publisher Ryan will be returning to the runway.

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Welcome back, SOB 🦪

Tomorrow is a very big day. A year and a half ago, Sailor Oyster Bar closed after a devastating fire. And while it was terrible, in typical SOB fashion (the original restaurant wasn’t big enough for a kitchen so they used a blowtorch and lots of raw fish), they turned a problem into an opportunity. The newly rebuilt Sailor Oyster Bar is beautiful. It’s familiar and new at the same time. It’s much bigger. And much of the former staff is back.

Sailor Oyster Bar opens to the public for the first time since June 2022 tomorrow at 4 PM. Stop by at 196 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Reminder: Restaurant Week runs all week long

Last weekend was just the start. Annapolis Restaurant Week goes through Sunday. Dozens of restaurants have special menus, prix fixe options, and even some new dishes. Here’s the full list.

Nothing in this section is sponsored. They're just the things you need to know. I'll always let you know when something's sponsored.

When Should My Child See The Orthodontist? 😁

Did you know age 7 is the right time for a first orthodontic evaluation according to the American Association of Orthodontics? And contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a dentist’s referral to schedule a First Look. 

A First Look is about so much more than straight teeth. Dr. Julie Langguth at Annapolis Orthodontics offers a complimentary consultation for kids to evaluate their teeth, jaws and even their sleeping and breathing (which can often be correlated to the jaws.)

And here’s a secret.  Very few 7-year-olds need braces. But a First Look can rule out a handful of orthodontic problems that are much more complicated to treat later.


Musical Monday

Looking to enjoy some theatre music this week? You are in for a treat.

ASO presents Masterworks IV
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks series continues with music by Berlioz, Schumann, and Elgar, performed by featured cellist Steven Isserlis. Concerts are March 1 & 2 at 7:30 PM at Maryland Hall — 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

Irish Whiskey Dinner at Galway Bay

A lucky 30 guests will get to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day early at Galway Bay. The pub is hosting an Irish Whiskey Dinner on March 6 at 6:30 PM featuring a special three-course menu paired with select whiskeys. Reservations are required because space is limited. Call 410-263-8333 to reserve your spot.

A BigWig for the Komen Foundation

Scoop reader Liz Wolchko has agreed to rack up donations with other local BigWig fundraisers for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. They’re competing to see who can raise the most money for breast cancer research. So if you want to help Liz crush her fundraising goals, join her at Stan and Joe’s on March 2 from 2-6 PM. There will be drink and food specials, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Plus, Liz herself will be bartending in a pink wig.

Save the date: One G-oar-geous Evening

Everyone’s shore to have a good time at Annapolis Junior Rowing’s upcoming fundraiser One G-oar-geous Evening. It’s set for March 2 at 6 PM at Annapolis Maritime Museum. Tickets cover an open bar, buffet dinner, and live music from Sly 45. Plus, there will be silent auctions and raffles. Get tickets here.

Nothing in this section is sponsored. They're just the things you need to know. I'll always let you know when something's sponsored.


City Council meeting

On the agenda for tonight’s City Council meeting:

  • Tree clearing loophole

  • Hours at Tolson and Tucker Street Parks

  • See full agenda

The meeting is at 7 PM in the City Council Chambers at City Hall – 160 Duke of Gloucester St, Annapolis, MD 21401. The public is welcome to attend or give testimony.

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56 🌡️ 45 | 🌥️ | 4% | 💨 S 7 mph (6 knots)


60 🌡️ 54 | ☁️ | 24% | 💨 S 13 mph (11 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 42ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



49 West | Dan Haas | 7:30–10:30 PM


49 West | Unified Jazz Ensemble | 7–9:30 PM
Copper Creek Pub & Ale House | Jazz Jam | 8–10 PM
Middleton Tavern | Nate Finn | 6–9 PM
The Point | Kavoossi | 5–8 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM


South River sweeps county basketball titles

It’s South River High School’s county and we’re just living in it. At least if we’re talking high school basketball. Both Seahawks teams, boys and girls, won their respective Anne Arundel County Titles over the weekend. The boys destroyed Severna Park 65–40 to win their first-ever title. And the girls outlasted Broadneck through double overtime (51–50) to win their first title since 2014. ($)

Past results

Baseball (2-5)
2/23 vs. Air Force | L 7–1
2/24 vs. Air Force | L 10–0
2/25 vs. Air Force | L 4–2

Women's Basketball (10-16)
2/24 @ Holy Cross | L 71–63

Men's Basketball (10-17)
2/25 vs. Holy Cross | W 76–66

Women's Lacrosse (4-0)
2/24 vs. Villanova | W 18–9

Men's Lacrosse (2-2)
2/24 vs. Penn State | L 13–3

Rifle (10-9)
2/24-25 @ GARC Championship | 5th place

Men's Rugby (12-0)
2/24 vs. #11 Mount St. Mary's | W 32–20

Women's Swimming & Diving (6-3)
2/21-24 @ Patriot League Championship | 1st place

Men's Swimming & Diving (8-3)
2/21-24 @ Patriot League Championship | 1st place

Women's Tennis (10-3)
2/24 @ West Virginia | W 7–0
2/24 vs. Hofstra | L 5–2
2/25 vs. Dartmouth | W 4–3

Men's Tennis (14-4)
2/24 vs. Morgan State | W 6–1
2/24 vs. Hofstra | W 4–3
2/25 vs. Western Michigan | L 5–2
2/25 @ DePaul | L 5–2

Women's Track & Field (1-1)
2/24-25 @ Patriot League Indoor Championship | 1st place

Men's Track & Field (2-0)
2/24-25 @ Patriot League Indoor Championship | 1st place

Upcoming games & matches

2/27 vs. Delaware State | 3 PM

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