Zack Ward

  • joined Mar 16, 2012
  • last login Apr 10, 2014
  • posts 124
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I have contributed to Swish Appeal by covering Maryland women's basketball and the Washington Mystics and I have also written for Acme Packing Company. I am a journalism major at the University of Maryland...grew up in Acton, Mass.

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Fowles recognized for big game against Mystics


Sylvia Fowles followed up Elena Delle Donne by winning Player of the Week for the East.

Links: Candace Parker leads MVP race

The Sky and Mystics won despite neither having their game's high scorer and Candace Parker jumped from No. 4 to No. 1 in WNBA.com's "Race to the MVP."

Mystics looking for first road win in a while


Washington plays at San Antonio on Friday at 8 p.m.

Links: Fowles puts up second ridiculous stat line

The Sky pulled out a big win to keep their distance from the Mystics and the Liberty and San Antonio won their first game since learning that Becky Hammon will be out for the season.

East's two turnaround stories set to clash


The Mystics have struggled against the first place Atlanta Dream. Now they will see if they can hang with the second place Chicago Sky, as they take on the last member of the "3 to See" they have...

Win No. 212


The Mystics overcame their worst offensive performance of the season to help their head coach make history.

Mystics host Storm


Tina Thompson may have announced her plan to retire at the end of the 2013 season, but she is not done being a competitor just yet.

Latta and Langhorne coexisting in nation's capital


A look at the two players who may make the Mystics a legitimate contender in the East this year.

Analyzing 3 to See's first time on All-Star ballot

A look at the early returns for WNBA All-Star Game voting and how popular and/or successful the "3 to See" have been after a third of their rookie season.

Mystics blow out Shock


The Mystics spread the wealth to help Mike Thibault tie Van Chancellor for most regular season wins by a head coach in WNBA history.

Struggling Mystics take on Shock


The Mystics host the Shock at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Links: Fever get much needed win

Tamika Catchings had a game-high 28 points in Indiana's victory over the Shock and Minnesota avenged a 28-point loss with a 24-point win.

Continuation not granted, Mystics lose to Mercury


A non-shooting foul call made it difficult for the Mystics to pull out a victory. DeWanna Bonner's perfection at the line made it impossible.

Hyped-up Mercury travel to D.C.


The Mystics host the Mercury at 7 p.m. Thursday at Verizon Center.

Links: Angel scores 34 and two rookies break out


Maya Moore and Angel McCoughtry lead the latest "Race to the MVP" on WNBA.com and Tayler Hill and Tianna Hawkins made their first big contributions, both in losing efforts.

Can the Mystics handle the red-hot Sparks?


The Mystics take on the Sparks at 8:30 p.m. EST on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Links: Sparks and Taurasi dominating of late

Diana Taurasi has been living up to the Mercury's promotional commercials, which call her the best player in the world.

Preview: Mystics take on Mercury


Both Phoenix and Washington seem to live and die based on how their best players perform.

Wednesday Links: Thompson drops 30


Tina Thompson is now the oldest player in WNBA history to record a 30-point game.

Multimedia journal: Fever's trip to White House


Summing up an exciting day for Indiana at the White House.

"Let's Move!" clinic at the White House

The Indiana Fever lead a basketball clinic while visiting the White House.

Mystics spoil Fever's trip to D.C.


Sunday saw Washington pull out yet another exciting victory and extend their winning streak to three games.

For Fever it's 'back to business' on Sunday


The Indiana Fever are facing an uphill battle in their attempt to repeat in the East, let alone the WNBA. This is in part because the East's worst teams from a year ago, including their next...

Latta and Brunson are WNBA's Players of the Week


Latta and Brunson followed up Angel McCoughtry and Candace Parker as the WNBA's best in Week 2.

Mystics shock Lynx


Ivory Latta and Monique Currie starred as the Mystics overcame 64 combined points from Maya Moore, Rebekkah Brunson and Seimone Augustus.

Mystics come up short in home opener


The Mystics fell to .500, while the undefeated Dream impressed with their third comfortable victory of 2013.

Tuesday links: "Three to See" do what they do best


Only one of the "Three to See" has a WNBA win so far, but they all had predictable performances on Monday: Elena Delle Donne scored, Skylar Diggins distributed and Brittney Griner dunked -...

Mystics open season at Tulsa on ESPN2


Monday afternoon's game between the Shock and Mystics will feature two of the bottom three teams in the WNBA last year, both of who will look to the rookies guards they drafted in the first round.

Augustus is grateful to people of Minnesota

In a phone interview on Monday, Seimone Augustus was quick to thank the people of Minnesota for embracing her and helping the fight for gay marriage.

Are new pieces enough to make Mystics competitive?


Washington had a rough 2012 and is trying to turn things around in 2013 despite not drafting one of the "Three to See."

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