Recent stories by Sandra McKee

A connection through Reservoir wrestling for Kilcarr brothers

7:09 PM EST, February 5, 2013

A connection through Reservoir wrestling for Kilcarr brothers

More than 20 years ago, Donna and Patrick Kilcarr started their family on a path that has traveled through the Reservoir wrestling team for much of the past decade.

After taking a break, Mount Mat Madness wrestling tournament returns

1:19 PM EST, December 27, 2012

After taking a break, Mount Mat Madness wrestling tournament returns

Mount Mat Madness, regarded as one of the top wrestling tournaments in the country until going on a one-year hiatus, is returning this weekend at UMBC with 28 teams from Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

John Carroll's George Weber looks for revenge at McDonogh Holiday Duals

1:40 PM EST, December 26, 2012

John Carroll's George Weber looks for revenge at McDonogh Holiday Duals

Asking John Carroll senior George Weber about his possible matchup Friday with McDonogh junior Jack Clark, the 2012 National Prep champion at 145 pounds, is a "sensitive" subject, Patriots coach Keith Watson said. Weber has lost to Clark in every match between the two wrestlers, including two state championship bouts and once already this season.

Q&A with Western Tech wrestler Tejon Anthony

6:21 PM EST, December 5, 2012

Q&A with Western Tech wrestler Tejon Anthony

Nine months ago, Western Tech's Tejon Anthony became the first wrestler at the school to win the Baltimore County, Class 2A-1A North regional and state wrestling titles.

Varsity Q&A with Archbishop Spalding swimmer David Harmon

6:43 PM EST, December 12, 2012

Varsity Q&A with Archbishop Spalding swimmer David Harmon

David Harmon,17, has been swimming for eight years for Spy Swimming at the Severna Park Community Center and is in his fourth season on the Archbishop Spalding swim team.

9:36 PM EST, December 1, 2012

McDonogh wrestling cruises to easy win in Raymond B. Oliver Invitational

At the Raymond B. Oliver Invitational at McDonogh this weekend, teams and wrestlers checked out the competition to get a read on how everyone looks.

11:21 PM EST, November 7, 2012

Atholton advances to play Hereford in field hockey state final

Atholton senior forward Briana Stine and her teammates worked effortlessly around the Broadneck High School field Wednesday night, while a few hardy fans watched huddled under umbrellas in the stands.

9:30 PM EST, November 5, 2012

Sparrows Point's memorable season ends in semis

Sparrows Point's first trip to the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association field hockey state semifinals was a memorable one, but unfortunately for the Pointers it wasn't a winning one.

5:41 PM EDT, November 1, 2012

No. 10 Century field hockey wins 2A North, advances to state semis

The wind blew cold across McDaniel College's Kenneth R. Gill Stadium and off-and-on rain pelted the two field hockey teams playing in the Class 2A North regional final Thursday.

Garrison Forest completes perfect season with 'A' Conference title win over Bryn Mawr

9:03 PM EST, November 4, 2012

Garrison Forest completes perfect season with 'A' Conference title win over Bryn Mawr

As Garrison Forest fans waved posters and made sure to sit in the same bleacher seats at Goucher College they've sat in for the past two championship seasons, the No. 1 Grizzlies field hockey team took care of business on the field.

In 'Super Bowl' victory, Action Andy wins De Francis Dash

7:51 PM EDT, October 27, 2012

In 'Super Bowl' victory, Action Andy wins De Francis Dash

The 11-horse field in the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park was packed with strong sprinters from New York and New Jersey, but when the competitors in the six-furlong race reached the wire, it was Maryland-bred Action Andy, the sixth betting choice, by a literal whisker.

South River field hockey beats Broadneck in 4A East regional semifinal

9:52 PM EDT, October 31, 2012

South River field hockey beats Broadneck in 4A East regional semifinal

It isn't easy playing the same team three times in a season — almost every season. That's what the South River and Broadneck field hockey teams do most years. There are two regular season games and then, most of the time, they see each other in the playoffs, like they did Wednesday night.

Q&A with Seton Keough field hockey player Becca Wallace

6:11 PM EDT, October 24, 2012

Q&A with Seton Keough field hockey player Becca Wallace

The Seton Keough field hockey team is having a year to remember in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference, and one of the primary reasons is the play of goalkeeper Becca Wallace.

Carlos Garcia ready for first De Francis Dash with Action Andy

5:07 PM EDT, October 26, 2012

Carlos Garcia ready for first De Francis Dash with Action Andy

Maryland trainer Carlos Garcia said it takes a little patience to coax success from an inexpensive race horse. He might have added love and peppermints, too, because that is what the 62-year-old gives his Laurel Park-based horses, and it has paid off well.

'Team Heinle' supports North Carroll field hockey assistant with cancer

5:37 PM EDT, October 24, 2012

'Team Heinle' supports North Carroll field hockey assistant with cancer

A buzz spread among the North Carroll field hockey players as they gathered just inside the gate to their playing field and looked toward the parking lot.

No. 1 Garrison Forest beats No. 5 Bryn Mawr in field hockey

8:42 PM EDT, October 22, 2012

No. 1 Garrison Forest beats No. 5 Bryn Mawr in field hockey

It was the final game of the regular season for No. 1 Garrison Forest and No. 5 Bryn Mawr on Monday. The Grizzlies didn't take any chances as they spent much of last week working on an offensive attack that could elude the Mawrtians' strong defense.

No. 2 South River edges No. 6 Severna Park in overtime

10:02 PM EDT, October 17, 2012

No. 2 South River edges No. 6 Severna Park in overtime

South River goalie Naomi Johnson made two strong saves in overtime, and Taylor Bresnahan scored her second goal of the night to clinch a 2-1 victory over rival Severna Park on Wednesday.

Cancer, heart surgery can't keep her from her true love

October 25, 2012

Cancer, heart surgery can't keep her from her true love

This is for all those people who are seriously ill and thinking they may never do what they love again.

No. 6 Severna Park beats No. 14 Annapolis in field hockey

9:27 PM EDT, October 15, 2012

No. 6 Severna Park beats No. 14 Annapolis in field hockey

The No. 6 Severna Park field hockey team is used to winning. The Falcons are the defending state champions and they, along with South River and Broadneck, have dominated high school field hockey in Anne Arundel County for years.

Q&A with Garrison Forest field hockey goalie Kendall Kuntz

2:37 PM EDT, October 3, 2012

Q&A with Garrison Forest field hockey goalie Kendall Kuntz

Garrison Forest senior field hockey goalie Kendall Kuntz, 17, played just three games last year.

With Target Sighted, Campitelli optimistic for Maryland Million Turf

7:22 PM EDT, October 4, 2012

With Target Sighted, Campitelli optimistic for Maryland Million Turf

What do you call a horse who stops and sights his target — the racetrack — before a workout?

8:04 PM EDT, October 11, 2012

No. 8 Westminster edges No. 12 Century, 1-0, in field hockey

The competition was fierce and the coaching intense Thursday as Carroll County rivals No. 8 Westminster and No. 12 Century played a scoreless game deep into the second half in a match that could wind up determining the county field hockey champion.

Boniface family deals with death, looks ahead for Maryland Million Day

4:21 PM EDT, October 3, 2012

Boniface family deals with death, looks ahead for Maryland Million Day

The Boniface family of Bonita Farm in Darlington has been through a lot this year.

9:00 PM EDT, September 19, 2012

No. 2 Bryn Mawr field hockey beats No. 8 NDP, 3-2, in overtime

No. 2 Bryn Mawr had to go to overtime Wednesday before the Mawrtians found a way to survive No. 8 Notre Dame Prep, 3-2, when junior Sophie Freeman scored the first goal of her high school career.

No. 1 Garrison Forest beats No. 2 Bryn Mawr, 2-0, in field hockey

9:05 PM EDT, September 27, 2012

No. 1 Garrison Forest beats No. 2 Bryn Mawr, 2-0, in field hockey

The No. 1 Garrison Forest field hockey team faced its toughest opponent of the season Thursday, No. 2 Bryn Mawr; but when the game was over, the result was the same as it has been for more than two years.

3:57 AM EDT, September 15, 2012

Fall sports: Dulaney beats Towson, 2-0, in field hockey

Suzy Banister and Maddie Manzoni scored Friday as the Dulaney field hockey team defeated Baltimore County rival Towson, 2-0, and evened its season record.

Q&A: Emily Penn, Howard, field hockey

5:21 PM EDT, September 12, 2012

Q&A: Emily Penn, Howard, field hockey

Howard field hockey coach Kristen Vance recognized junior midfielder Emily Penn as something special on the field when she was just a freshman and moved her up to the varsity.

Excitement brewing as Laurel Park opens fall meet

7:17 PM EDT, September 4, 2012

Excitement brewing as Laurel Park opens fall meet

Purses are up, stakes and turf races are on the rise and more trainers and horses are coming to fill the stalls at the Bowie Training Center and Laurel Park, which opens its fall meet Wednesday.

Longtime jockey Pino one win shy of joining all-time top 10

7:21 PM EDT, September 13, 2012

Longtime jockey Pino one win shy of joining all-time top 10

Jockey Mario Pino, an Ellicott City resident who has spent most of his career in Maryland, is close to joining horse racing's top 10 all-time North American wins list.

8:14 PM EDT, September 10, 2012

No. 1 Garrison Forest field hockey stays perfect with win at McDonogh

No. 1 Garrison Forest's veteran defense anchored an offensive attack that produced a 4-1 victory over Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference rival McDonogh in field hockey Monday, improving the Grizzlies' record to 4-0.

August 30, 2012

One-on-one with A.J. Foyt

A.J. Foyt, Indy car racing's all-time winningest driver (67) and championship record holder (7), is now 77. He's had open heart surgery, and in January went through an illness that nearly killed him. But here he is, alive, opinonated and planning to get his race team back among the top teams in the IndyCar Series.

Wilson overcomes dyslexia to become IndyCar driver

7:12 PM EDT, August 29, 2012

Wilson overcomes dyslexia to become IndyCar driver

Dyslexia slowed driver Justin Wilson in his pursuit of an education and his auto racing career, but it also was part of the reason he initially spent as much time as he could with the sport and it prepared him for his future.

No. 9 Hereford field hockey defeats No. 14 Fallston

8:38 PM EDT, September 5, 2012

No. 9 Hereford field hockey defeats No. 14 Fallston

The No. 9 Hereford field hockey team is off to a hot start this season, adding a victory against another ranked opponent on Wednesday to its record.

Tony Kanaan, Rubens Barrichello are teammates on, off the track

5:50 PM EDT, August 27, 2012

Tony Kanaan, Rubens Barrichello are teammates on, off the track

IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan is sitting beside his best friend and teammate Rubens Barrichello. Together they are talking about the value of friendship and how important it is to separate competitiveness from what is most important in life.

August 30, 2012

Danica who? Hinchcliffe steps into her ride, doesn't miss a beat

James Hinchcliffe has slipped comfortably into Danica Patrick's former race car, if not specifically into her driving shoes.

Q&A with IndyCar promoter Michael Andretti

3:28 PM EDT, August 18, 2012

Q&A with IndyCar promoter Michael Andretti

With the Grand Prix of Baltimore two weeks away, the race's promoter and owner of three cars competing in the IndyCar Series this year, Michael Andretti, was in town recently and sat down for a conversation that ranged from the upcoming event through the streets of the city to current issues in racing.

IndyCar driver Sato takes chance, goes for it

5:54 PM EDT, August 28, 2012

IndyCar driver Sato takes chance, goes for it

Takuma Sato nearly won the Indianapolis 500 in May, but a bold move for the lead relegated the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver to 17th as he spun while trying to pass eventual winner Dario Franchitti on the final lap.

Baltimore native Bunting unveils 'Star-Spangled' car for American Le Mans race

6:39 PM EDT, August 8, 2012

Baltimore native Bunting unveils 'Star-Spangled' car for American Le Mans race

Baltimore native and American Le Mans Series driver Marc Bunting was surprised last year at the then-Baltimore Grand Prix. He was standing with his crew before the start of his sports car race on Saturday, listening to the national anthem being played.

Spalding wrestler Breitenbach working twice as hard this summer

5:11 PM EDT, July 12, 2012

Spalding wrestler Breitenbach working twice as hard this summer

Maryland wrestlers have been competing in the USA Wrestling Junior & Cadet National Championships for the past 50 years. This week, the state will send 65 competitors — its largest group ever — to the event in Fargo, North Dakota.

IndyCar's Randy Bernard: 'Baltimore was a big success for us'

6:50 PM EDT, August 6, 2012

IndyCar's Randy Bernard: 'Baltimore was a big success for us'

IZOD IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard held an impromptu question-and-answer session with the media Sunday before the Honda 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and was asked about his expectations for the Grand Prix of Baltimore.

IndyCar's Ryan Hunter-Reay no longer just an 'up-and-coming' driver

8:45 PM EDT, July 17, 2012

IndyCar's Ryan Hunter-Reay no longer just an 'up-and-coming' driver

Ryan Hunter-Reay didn't know what to think or feel after he won Honda Indy Toronto on July 8. It was his third consecutive victory and moved him into the lead of the IZOD IndyCar Series points chase.

For Power, qualifying at Mid-Ohio is no sweat

6:06 PM EDT, August 4, 2012

For Power, qualifying at Mid-Ohio is no sweat

IndyCar driver Will Power won qualifying for Sunday's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course without breaking a sweat.

Baseball Coach of the Year: Brooks Norris, Archbishop Curley

7:19 PM EDT, June 8, 2012

Baseball Coach of the Year: Brooks Norris, Archbishop Curley

Norris began his job in the fall by working on the playing field — shoveling in dirt, rebuilding the mound and watering the infield every day as if he knew it would bloom in the spring. When the season came, the first-year coach delivered a familiar message to his team: Baseball is simple — don't complicate it.

Andretti's success gives hope to Grand Prix of Baltimore

6:57 PM EDT, July 10, 2012

Andretti's success gives hope to Grand Prix of Baltimore

Ten months ago, IZOD IndyCar Series owner and promoter Michael Andretti and his chief marketing officer John Lopes stood beside the then-Baltimore Grand Prix course and marveled at the crowd and the energy filling the space around them.

3:36 PM EDT, August 25, 2012

Castroneves relates his 'Dancing' experience to IndyCar success

Many years ago, longtime NASCAR crew chief Harry Hyde said a stock car is

Two brothers spread lacrosse from Towson to South Africa

3:20 PM EDT, June 21, 2012

Two brothers spread lacrosse from Towson to South Africa

Kip and Harrison Hart sit at the kitchen table in their Towson home, along with their mother, Barb Cox, and their South African "brother," Phinius Sebatsane, pondering how they're going to handle the massive amount of donations filling the dining and living rooms.

Baseball Player of the Year: Kevin Mooney, North Harford, senior, pitcher-outfielder

7:20 PM EDT, June 8, 2012

Baseball Player of the Year: Kevin Mooney, North Harford, senior, pitcher-outfielder

Kevin Mooney was an All-Metro first-team performer last season, and his 0.77 ERA was striking.

Scott Dixon cruises to win at Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

6:23 PM EDT, August 5, 2012

Scott Dixon cruises to win at Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Scott Dixon had been in this position before — out front in the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It was a very familiar place to be.

Few delays, headaches expected as Grand Prix course construction begins

7:23 PM EDT, July 30, 2012

Few delays, headaches expected as Grand Prix course construction begins

Organizers of the Grand Prix of Baltimore are working hard to avoid traffic delays as they begin the construction of the street course for the Labor Day weekend racing event in the city.

Brooks Robinson All-Star Game will feature state's best — including an Orioles draft pick

8:07 PM EDT, June 6, 2012

Brooks Robinson All-Star Game will feature state's best — including an Orioles draft pick

As Old Mill senior Josh Hader was driving toward Camden Yards yesterday, he was thinking about the news conference for the 31st annualBrooks Robinson All-Star game that he was about to attend at the warehouse.

James M Bennett wins 3A baseball title

9:57 PM EDT, May 26, 2012

James M Bennett wins 3A baseball title

A game anticipated because of the perfection demonstrated by North Harford and James M. Bennett that got them to the 3A Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association championship game Saturday, was anything but perfect.

Md. thoroughbred trainer leaps into past with show jumping competition

6:17 PM EDT, July 11, 2012

Md. thoroughbred trainer leaps into past with show jumping competition

A growing number of thoroughbreds are being groomed for new roles following their days on the race track, including assignments as fox hunters, riding horses, pets and show jumpers.

June 9, 2012

Baseball Coach of the Year: Brooks Norris, Archbishop Curley

Norris began his job in the fall by physically working on the playing field — shoveling in dirt, rebuilding the pitcher's mound and watering the infield every day knowing it would bloom in the spring. Then, when the season came, the first-year head coach delivered a familiar message to his team: Baseball is simple; don't complicate it.

Calvert Hall beats Curley, will play Friars again Monday for baseball title

10:25 PM EDT, May 20, 2012

Calvert Hall beats Curley, will play Friars again Monday for baseball title

Calvert Hall earned a chance to play for the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship at Ripken Stadium.

3:22 PM EDT, June 7, 2012

Brooks Robinson All-Star Game will feature state's best — including an Orioles draft pick

As Old Mill senior Josh Hader was driving toward Camden Yards yesterday, he was thinking about the news conference for the 31st annual Brooks Robinson All-Star game that he was about to attend at the warehouse.

June 9, 2012

Baseball Player of the Year: Kevin Mooney, North Harford, senior, pitcher-outfielder

Kevin Mooney was an All-Metro first-team performer last season and his 0.77 ERA was striking.

Dario Franchitti optimistic and excited about a return to Baltimore

9:12 PM EDT, May 21, 2012

Dario Franchitti optimistic and excited about a return to Baltimore

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dario Franchitti can't avoid talking about his race team's early season troubles and his hopes of getting his Chip Ganassi Dallara-Honda sorted out in time to win Sunday's Indianapolis 500.

Calvert Hall wins first MIAA baseball title in three years

9:07 PM EDT, May 22, 2012

Calvert Hall wins first MIAA baseball title in three years

Nothing separated the Calvert Hall and Archbishop Curley baseball teams until the bottom of the sixth inning of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship final on Tuesday.

The next generation of horse racing stars is arriving now

7:14 PM EDT, May 18, 2012

The next generation of horse racing stars is arriving now

Horse racing's center stage, the place where the industry's best jockeys and trainers reside, is getting crowded.

8:28 PM EDT, May 25, 2012

Northwest wins 4A state baseball title in 12th inning

When Northwest second baseman J.J. Jan lifted a fastball deep to center field in the bottom of the 12th inning of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association's 4A state championship game Friday evening, there was nothing left for Arundel to do .

Is this the year a Maryland-trained horse wins the Preakness again?

7:18 PM EDT, May 18, 2012

Is this the year a Maryland-trained horse wins the Preakness again?

Deputed Testamony is 32-years-old. His dark brown coat is shaggy, and his biggest excitement is going into his paddock at Bonita Farm for three or four hours of grazing each day.

Old Mill pitcher tosses no-hitter in 4-0 win against Severna Park

9:12 PM EDT, April 24, 2012

Old Mill pitcher tosses no-hitter in 4-0 win against Severna Park

Old Mill senior pitcher Josh Hader walked the first batter he faced in yesterday's game against Severna Park.

Preakness notes: I'll Have Another gives Pimlico bettors plenty of reasons to celebrate

9:29 PM EDT, May 19, 2012

Preakness notes: I'll Have Another gives Pimlico bettors plenty of reasons to celebrate

They might not have rivaled the revelry in the winner's circle after Saturday's Preakness, but the lines in front of the tellers' windows at Pimlico Race Course were abuzz with fans shouting in excitement about their winning tickets.

Preakness notes: Record-breaker Rapid Redux will retire

9:35 PM EDT, May 17, 2012

Preakness notes: Record-breaker Rapid Redux will retire

After six months off to recover from the wear and tear of a North American record 22 straight victories, Rapid Redux will be retired next week to Kentucky Horse Park, his owner Robert Cole and trainer David Wells said.

11:53 PM EDT, May 14, 2012

Digital Harbor uses extra innings to beat Hereford, 9-8

Top-seeded Digital Harbor needed extra innings, but it was able to stop No. 8 Hereford from claiming an upset in the second round of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association baseball playoffs on Monday.

Varsity Q&A: Alexis Franklin, Old Mill, track and field

11:19 PM EDT, May 10, 2012

Varsity Q&A: Alexis Franklin, Old Mill, track and field

Alexis Franklin is one of the most successful track and field athletes in Old Mill history. This year, the senior ran the fastest times in the entire country for the 400-meter hurdles (59.05 seconds) and the 300-meter hurdles (41.49 seconds).

A relaxed North Harford cruises past C. Milton Wright, 10-0

9:07 PM EDT, May 2, 2012

A relaxed North Harford cruises past C. Milton Wright, 10-0

No. 3 North Harford played tension-free baseball Wednesday, which resulted in one of the Hawks' most dominating performances of the season.

Second annual President's Cup title goes to Mount St. Joseph

7:22 PM EDT, April 21, 2012

Second annual President's Cup title goes to Mount St. Joseph

Mount St. Joseph's could have lost its composure in the fourth inning Saturday afternoon at Oriole Park, but the Gaels withstood a six-run Gilman barrage and roared back to win the second annual President's Cup final, 12-11.

Maritime Industries, Southside Academy pay tribute to Negro leagues

12:19 AM EDT, April 17, 2012

Maritime Industries, Southside Academy pay tribute to Negro leagues

On a warm, sunny afternoon at the Maritime Industries Academy baseball field, posters honoring members of the Negro leagues hung on the outfield fence and dust swirled under the banner honoring Jackie Robinson at home plate.

Dutrow's possible 10-year ban viewed as positive by much of horse racing industry

9:41 PM EDT, April 9, 2012

Dutrow's possible 10-year ban viewed as positive by much of horse racing industry

While Rick Dutrow appeals to the Maryland Racing Commission on Tuesday to have his horse King and Crusader reinstated as the winner of the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship at Laurel Park, his future continues to hang in the balance because of another case in New York.

Varsity Q&A: Logan Dubbe, Glenelg, baseball

5:56 PM EDT, April 18, 2012

Varsity Q&A: Logan Dubbe, Glenelg, baseball

Logan Dubbe underwent Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow in October of 2010. The Glenelg junior returned to the outfield last season, but it wasn't until this spring that he was able to get back on the mound for the No. 3 Gladiators.

9:45 PM EDT, April 11, 2012

No. 6 Westminster weathers the elements in 8-2 win over No. 7 Liberty

In the early innings of Wednesday's baseball game between No. 6 Westminster and No. 7 Liberty, the wind was blowing, a cold rain was falling off and on and the temperature sat in the mid 50s.

6:49 PM EDT, April 10, 2012

Dutrow's appeal reveals a lack of oversight in Maryland horse racing

Maryland horse racing got exposed for a lack of oversight Tuesday during an appeal to have the Rick Dutrow-trained King and Crusader reinstated as the winner of the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship at Laurel Park.

Kentucky Derby champ I'll Have Another gets warm welcome at Pimlico

8:27 PM EDT, May 7, 2012

Kentucky Derby champ I'll Have Another gets warm welcome at Pimlico

As Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another vanned out of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport with a police escort Monday afternoon, he was greeted by local horse fans trying to make him feel instantly at home.

No. 3 Gilman and Mount St. Joe will meet again in President's Cup final

9:47 PM EDT, April 14, 2012

No. 3 Gilman and Mount St. Joe will meet again in President's Cup final

In two well-played games, Gilman and Mount St. Joseph advanced to the President's Cup final at Camden Yards for a second straight year

No. 2 Gilman shuts out No. 1 Calvert Hall to clinch playoffs' top seed

9:11 PM EDT, April 30, 2012

No. 2 Gilman shuts out No. 1 Calvert Hall to clinch playoffs' top seed

Gilman pitcher Matt Collins helped himself at the plate when he led off the third inning of Monday's showdown between No. 1 Calvert Hall and No. 2 Gilman by walking. When senior Malcolm Powers came in to run for him, the move didn't seem like a big deal — courtesy runners are used all the time.

9:08 PM EDT, April 4, 2012

Senior Shinnick delivers walk-off double as Curley beats No. 9 C. Milton Wright

Few things are more exciting for a high school baseball player than to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the last inning.

Maryland Racing Commission plans to improve oversight on pre-race medical treatments

9:13 PM EDT, April 11, 2012

Maryland Racing Commission plans to improve oversight on pre-race medical treatments

A day after the lack of oversight at Maryland race tracks came to light in a hearing before the Maryland Racing Commission at Pimlico Race Course, the commission's executive director, Mike Hopkins, said steps are already being taken to improve the situation.

Varsity Q&A: Ben Deaver, Calvert Hall, baseball

2:00 PM EDT, April 3, 2012

Varsity Q&A: Ben Deaver, Calvert Hall, baseball

No. 1 Calvert Hall's coaches say their junior pitcher Ben Deaver has "tremendous upside."

Experience, baserunning help St. Frances beat Dunbar, 15-2, in President's Cup

9:52 PM EDT, April 2, 2012

Experience, baserunning help St. Frances beat Dunbar, 15-2, in President's Cup

St. Frances seniors Jordan Lewis, Carey Cheek and Harold Myles each scored three runs Monday evening to propel the Panthers to a 15-2, six-inning victory over Dunbar in a first-round President's Cup game at Mount St. Joseph.

8:18 PM EDT, March 21, 2012

Goodman pitches Franklin past No. 7 Atholton, 6-0, in season-opener

Franklin senior pitcher Matt Goodman and his new catcher, junior Jackson Thornton, worked together for two months in anticipation of this baseball season.

Curley defeats Patterson, 14-0, in first round of the President's Cup

8:22 PM EDT, March 31, 2012

Curley defeats Patterson, 14-0, in first round of the President's Cup

Archbishop Curley sophomore Andrew Davis went the full five innings, pitching a one-hitter against Patterson in Saturday's first round of the President's Cup baseball tournament at Boys' Latin.

8:56 PM EDT, March 28, 2012

No. 4 Severna Park uses small ball to beat No. 12 South River, 4-1

Severna Park junior Ryan Callahan had his pitches moving.

Roll With Joe among six horses to be honored at Tuesday's night of champions

8:04 PM EDT, March 19, 2012

Roll With Joe among six horses to be honored at Tuesday's night of champions

Joe Thompson, who owns Winbak Farm in Chesapeake City, can't help but laugh when he talks about the name his wife gave their foal, Roll With Joe, three years ago.

4:45 PM EDT, March 22, 2012

New goals for President's Cup during its second year

The President's Cup was created to bring public and private schools together on the city's baseball fields. In this, its second year, the event is being expanded to include a public service project and a financial campaign to raise money to improve and maintain Baltimore's baseball fields.

Baseball: By the numbers

10:53 PM EDT, March 16, 2012

Baseball: By the numbers

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Calvert Hall relies on offensive surge to beat Archbishop Spalding

3:36 PM EDT, March 21, 2012

Calvert Hall relies on offensive surge to beat Archbishop Spalding

No. 3 Calvert Hall got just enough pitching Tuesday afternoon at No. 2 Archbishop Spalding to make two big innings stand up for a 14-7 victory in the first Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference game for both teams this season.

River Hill and Winters Mill win state wrestling titles

10:46 PM EST, March 3, 2012

River Hill and Winters Mill win state wrestling titles

River Hill's heavyweight Jason Johnson looked like a jumping jack as he hopped around the mat at the end of his championship match. The senior was exuberant, punching his hands in the air with both index fingers pointing to the sky.

Roland Park's Tutrone out to squash the national competition

1:59 PM EDT, March 16, 2012

Roland Park's Tutrone out to squash the national competition

Katie Tutrone is a 5-foot-2, 120-pound dynamo. She sings, she dances, she plays tennis and badminton. She even acts.

10:41 PM EST, March 6, 2012

States best wrestlers gather for all-star meet

Archbishop Curley senior Avery Williams didn't waste time accepting an invitation to the Haswell Franklin Maryland State Wrestling Association Senior All-Star Meet.

Varsity Q&A: Lance Alderman, Meade wrestling

7:07 PM EST, February 28, 2012

Varsity Q&A: Lance Alderman, Meade wrestling

Lance Alderman has a style that sometimes surprises his opponents, and that has put the Meade senior wrestler in position to go for his first state championship this weekend.

Pimlico Special returning to Preakness weekend

5:52 PM EST, February 28, 2012

Pimlico Special returning to Preakness weekend

The Pimlico Special is returning to Preakness weekend.

9:55 PM EST, February 25, 2012

River Hill rolls to 4A-3A East wrestling title with a vengeance

A year ago, the River Hill wrestling team had what coach Brandon Lauer called "an unprecedented meltdown" in the 4A-3A East regional finals. This year, the Hawks were determined not to let it happen again.

6:17 PM EST, February 25, 2012

Archbishop Curley's Huntley, McDonogh's Clark win National Preps titles

Weary but thrilled at the end of two days at the National Prep Tournament in Lehigh, Pa., Archbishop Curley's Corey Huntley (113 pounds), McDonogh's Jack Clark (145) and Good Counsel's Kyle Snyder (220), all sophomores, carried home the hardware that goes with winning National Prep championships.

Varsity Q&A: Kevin Marvel, McDonogh, wrestling

6:14 PM EST, February 8, 2012

Varsity Q&A: Kevin Marvel, McDonogh, wrestling

When the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association wrestling tournament kicks off Thursday at Mount St. Joseph, McDonogh senior Kevin Marvel is facing his last chance to make his three-dimensional dream come true.

11:17 PM EST, February 24, 2012

With captain sidelined, Broadneck heads into final day of regional in 4th place

Controversy off the mat leading in to Friday night's Class 4A-3A East Region wrestling tournament didn't dull the action at Wilde Lake, as 25 teams sent competitors into the quarterfinals.

11:01 PM EST, March 2, 2012

Kraisser and Farace still on track for a 4th state wrestling title

COLLEGE PARK — The first day of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association state wrestling tournament had its share of surprises, but mostly it was the expected that ruled.

8:10 PM EST, February 18, 2012

McDonogh wins MIS wrestling title, but St. Paul's steals show

No. 1 McDonogh earned titles from Jack Clark (145 pounds) and Roman Braglio (285) and captured the team championship at the Maryland Independent Schools state wrestling tournament Saturday, claiming the A Division title for the first time since 2008 by beating No. 3 Archbishop Spalding, 270.5-228.5.

Simona de Silvestro feels 'back home' promoting second Baltimore Grand Prix

7:54 PM EST, February 16, 2012

Simona de Silvestro feels 'back home' promoting second Baltimore Grand Prix

Simona de Silvestro walked through the lobby of an Inner Harbor hotel Thursday looking comfortable in her white shirt and black jeans.

Rick Dutrow's horses finish 1-2 at General George Handicap

7:54 PM EST, February 20, 2012

Rick Dutrow's horses finish 1-2 at General George Handicap

Watching Monday's General George Handicap from New York, trainer Rick Dutrow had one word to sum up the results: "Beautiful."

Broadneck wrestler won't be able to compete in regionals after incident at county meet

7:31 PM EST, February 22, 2012

Broadneck wrestler won't be able to compete in regionals after incident at county meet

A confrontation at Saturday's Anne Arundel County wrestling tournament resulted in Broadneck wrestler Collin Harrell being kicked out of host North County High School, and it has led to the senior's being left out of the Class 4A-3A East Region tournament, which begins Friday.

10:40 PM EST, January 13, 2012

Owings Mills leads after first day of Franklin Invitational

Owings Mills wrestling coach Guy Pritzker had to smile following the first day of the Franklin Invitational.

Local horse trainer Dale Capuano closing in on 3,000 wins

5:56 PM EST, February 8, 2012

Local horse trainer Dale Capuano closing in on 3,000 wins

It's only a matter of time before Maryland horse trainer Dale Capuano steps into the 3,000 wins club, a rarefied group that includes only 25 others in the history of North American racing.

Three local wrestlers looking to go 4 for 4 at states

7:32 PM EST, February 14, 2012

Three local wrestlers looking to go 4 for 4 at states

This winter, Centennial senior wrestler Nathan Kraisser challenged himself by going to the Walsh Ironman tournament, one of the most demanding on the East Coast, where he lost three matches to double his career total.

8:59 PM EST, February 11, 2012

No. 3 Winters Mill wins its first state dual wrestling title

No. 3 Winters Mill was feeling something special Saturday at the Class2A-1A state dual championships.

IndyCar CEO says Baltimore's Grand Prix will succeed

8:46 PM EST, February 16, 2012

IndyCar CEO says Baltimore's Grand Prix will succeed

The head of IndyCar, the car racing league, came to Baltimore on Thursday and assured the city's taxpayers and business owners that this September's Grand Prix would not end up in financial ruin as last year's race did.

Four freshmen lead No. 7 John Carroll to Franklin Invitational title

8:57 PM EST, January 14, 2012

Four freshmen lead No. 7 John Carroll to Franklin Invitational title

With 49 seconds left in the 132-pound final at Saturday's Franklin Invitational, John Carroll freshman Chris Scott was trailing by two points. He knew he had to do something, and do it fast.

9:15 PM EST, February 3, 2012

No. 1 McDonogh gets pins in final 2 matches to edge No. 2 Spalding

No. 1 McDonogh played the spoiler on senior night at No. 2 Archbishop Spalding's gym Friday, waiting until the final two bouts to pull out an emotional, 42-33 victory.

Chesapeake Bayhawks name Dave Cottle coach

5:23 PM EST, January 5, 2012

Chesapeake Bayhawks name Dave Cottle coach

The Chesapeake Bayhawks improved their credibility and that of Major League Lacrosse on Thursday, naming former Maryland lacrosse coach Dave Cottle their new coach.

8:43 AM EST, February 10, 2012

No. 10 River Hill advances to state dual semifinals

No. 10 River Hill played defense early in the Class 4A-3A East Region dual championship Thursday night and came from behind to beat Stephen Decatur, 39-27, to advance to Saturday's state dual meet semifinals.

Varsity Q&A: Zeke Salvo, Perry Hall, wrestling

3:27 PM EST, January 19, 2012

Varsity Q&A: Zeke Salvo, Perry Hall, wrestling

Zeke Salvo made an impression on the Perry Hall wrestling team last season with a 36-3 record, and this year, as a sophomore, he has continued to build a strong resume in his 106-pound weight class.

10:34 PM EST, January 9, 2012

Wrestling: No. 1 McDonogh pulls away from No. 2 St. Paul's late

A previous version of this story had the name of the St. Paul's coach incorrect.

No. 7 John Carroll, No. 9 Curley take aim at No. 5 Owings Mills at Franklin Invitational

7:02 PM EST, January 11, 2012

No. 7 John Carroll, No. 9 Curley take aim at No. 5 Owings Mills at Franklin Invitational

John Carroll wrestling coach Keith Watson believes his No. 7 Patriots should be ranked higher than No. 5 Owings Mills. Archbishop Curley coach Gregg Kessler thinks the same about his No. 9 Friars.

Owner of King and Crusader files protest against Laurel Park

7:09 PM EST, January 17, 2012

Owner of King and Crusader files protest against Laurel Park

The owner of King and Crusader, the Rick Dutrow-trained horse that was disqualified last week after winning the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile, has appealed and filed a protest with the Maryland Racing Commission.

9:42 PM EST, February 2, 2012

No. 4 Winters Mill completes its first perfect regular season in wrestling

Winters Mill might have learned more about itself through the season had it tasted a loss or two, but there was no complaining when the No. 4 Falcons completed their first perfect regular season in school history Thursday night.

At 81, trainer Eddie Gaudet putting his stable in the hands of wife and daughter

3:43 PM EST, December 31, 2011

At 81, trainer Eddie Gaudet putting his stable in the hands of wife and daughter

On the wall of Eddie Gaudet's office is a photo of him as a jockey sitting atop a winner in Florida in the 1950s. Tucked in among dozens of snapshots and 8-by-10s spread over three walls, is another from 1966 showing Gaudet as the winning trainer at Bowie Race Track.

Owners, trainers lodge complaint against Dutrow

5:30 PM EST, January 7, 2012

Owners, trainers lodge complaint against Dutrow

Maryland's horse racing stewards heard a protest Saturday morning from the connections of the second, third and fourth place finishers in the Dec. 17, $75,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship at Laurel Park against the race winner, King and Crusader, trained by Rick Dutrow.

Varsity Q&A: Olivia Devine, North County wrestling

7:10 PM EST, December 15, 2011

Varsity Q&A: Olivia Devine, North County wrestling

North County freshman Olivia Devine isn't specifically interested in furthering wrestling as a sport for girls. Instead, she's totally focused on making the varsity lineup and making a future for herself in the sport.

Archbishop Spalding holds off John Carroll in wrestling

10:07 PM EST, December 13, 2011

Archbishop Spalding holds off John Carroll in wrestling

The No. 14 John Carroll wrestling team didn't beat No. 3 Archbishop Spalding, but the Patriots sure made it interesting Tuesday, taking last season's state champion to the final weight class before the Cavaliers pulled out a 36-27 victory.

Influx of new trainers gives hope to Maryland horse racing

7:35 PM EST, January 3, 2012

Influx of new trainers gives hope to Maryland horse racing

Maryland horse racing may be on shaky ground, but Laurel Park in winter is still appealing to a number of trainers from outside the state.

Varsity Q&A: Lauren Bosse, Towson volleyball

4:36 PM EST, November 16, 2011

Varsity Q&A: Lauren Bosse, Towson volleyball

Lauren Bosse cringes when she hears herself described as the Towson High volleyball team's "heart."

Wrestling: By the numbers

12:01 AM EST, December 3, 2011

Wrestling: By the numbers

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Field Hockey Player of the Year: Alyssa Parker, midfielder, senior

12:57 PM EST, December 10, 2011

Field Hockey Player of the Year: Alyssa Parker, midfielder, senior

Alyssa Parker

Wrestlers to watch

12:01 AM EST, December 3, 2011

Wrestlers to watch

Brett Brigman

8:40 PM EST, November 21, 2011

Talks to determine Maryland's horse racing schedule moving slowly

Maryland horsemen learned Monday afternoon they'd have to wait longer for a definitive answer on the state's racing dates for the 2012 season.

9:31 PM EST, December 3, 2011

McDonogh makes opening statement at Oliver Invitational

It had been several years since McDonogh won the Ray B. Oliver Invitational Championships, the tournament it has hosted at the start of the season for 40 years. But Saturday night, the Eagles left no doubt they could soar this season.

Wrestling: The poll

12:02 AM EST, December 3, 2011

Wrestling: The poll

1. Archbishop Spalding

No. 1 Glenelg repeats at Class 2A state field hockey champions

9:02 PM EST, November 12, 2011

No. 1 Glenelg repeats at Class 2A state field hockey champions

CHESTERTOWN — After seeing her team ranked No. 1, Ginger Kincaid worried all season that the only place Glenelg could go was down.

Field Hockey Coach of the Year: Ashley Fishell-Shaffer, Sparrows Point

12:58 PM EST, December 10, 2011

Field Hockey Coach of the Year: Ashley Fishell-Shaffer, Sparrows Point

Ashley Fishell-Shaffer

Ryan Ripken looking for 'new adventures' at South Carolina

5:00 PM EST, November 14, 2011

Ryan Ripken looking for 'new adventures' at South Carolina

Ryan Ripken was the center of attention Monday morning as four Gilman seniors signed Letters of Intent with four Division I programs.

5:36 PM EDT, November 3, 2011

Shared Account will be a long shot again at Breeders' Cup

A year ago, Shared Account arrived at Churchill Downs for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf as an outsider. Oddsmakers made her a 46-1 long shot, and her response was to win.

Varsity Q&A: Ben Pickett, John Carroll, cross country

6:01 PM EDT, October 26, 2011

Varsity Q&A: Ben Pickett, John Carroll, cross country

Four-year John Carroll cross country runner Ben Pickett is tall and slim. But he's tough, too.

8:59 PM EST, December 9, 2011

Wrestling: River Hill gets off to a strong start at Keaser Classic

No. 11 River Hill couldn't wait to get to the Keaser Classic wrestling tournament Friday at North County. Early in the week, Hawks coach Brandon Lauer was already talking eagerly about seeing how his team would match up with No. 4 Winters Mill, No. 10 Century and the host Knights.

Shared Account will be a long shot again at Breeders' Cup

6:20 PM EDT, November 3, 2011

Shared Account will be a long shot again at Breeders' Cup

A year ago, Shared Account arrived at Churchill Downs for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf as an outsider. Oddsmakers made her a 46-1 long shot, and her response was to win.

Macera's alert play lifts Westminster into field hockey state final

10:19 PM EST, November 7, 2011

Macera's alert play lifts Westminster into field hockey state final

The score was tied with a little more than 11 minutes to go in Monday night's 3A semifinal between No. 6 Westminster and No. 12 North Harford when Maddy Walsh, on the attack, carried the ball into the circle, stumbled and fell.

10:34 PM EDT, November 2, 2011

No. 5 Severna Park beats No. 1 South River in 4A East Regional final

The outcome seemed to be already written on the scoreboard, but with six seconds left South River called timeout with the ball and a corner opportunity at the Severna Park goal.

King Leatherbury won't enter Ben's Cat in Breeders' Cup

6:36 PM EDT, October 25, 2011

King Leatherbury won't enter Ben's Cat in Breeders' Cup

King Leatherbury said Tuesday he will not be taking Ben's Cat to the Breeders' Cup next week at Churchill Downs.

The day that racing stopped

12:42 PM EDT, October 18, 2011

The day that racing stopped

I was covering motorsports for four years before I saw someone die in what might be considered a senseless crash. I didn't know Ricky Knotts, a 28-year-old driver who had spent every dime he and his parents could muster to qualify for the 1980 Daytona 500.

Eighttofasttocatch gives the Hefts their first champion

8:00 PM EDT, October 1, 2011

Eighttofasttocatch gives the Hefts their first champion

Eighttofasttocatch was just that Saturday at Laurel Park, as he ignored the rain, mud and closinghorses to win the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic and set off a joyous celebration in the winner's circle.

Tony Dutrow hopes to join father, brother in De Francis Dash winner's circle

3:01 PM EDT, October 20, 2011

Tony Dutrow hopes to join father, brother in De Francis Dash winner's circle

Candyman E is coming to Laurel Park Saturday to run in the Frank De Francis Memorial Dash. He knows nothing about the De Francis or it's history. But his trainer Tony Dutrow does.

No. 4 Hereford advances to regional finals by beating Bel Air, 3-0

10:55 PM EDT, October 31, 2011

No. 4 Hereford advances to regional finals by beating Bel Air, 3-0

On a cold evening at Hereford High, the Bulls field hockey team exhibited some hot stickwork and moved into the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association's 3A North Regional Finals with a cool 3-0 victory over No. 4 seed Bel Air.

Varsity Q&A: Maggie Coccagna, Towson, field hockey

2:59 PM EDT, September 14, 2011

Varsity Q&A: Maggie Coccagna, Towson, field hockey

Towson field hockey player Maggie Coccagna fights through pain every day to play the game she loves.

IndyCar Series title comes down to rivals Franchitti and Power

4:11 PM EDT, October 13, 2011

IndyCar Series title comes down to rivals Franchitti and Power

As the IZOD IndyCar Series motors toward the final race of the season Sunday in Las Vegas, drivers Dario Franchitti and Will Power can look back on an array of irritating moments.

Varsity Q&A: Kailey Wolfe, Century field hockey

4:33 PM EDT, October 5, 2011

Varsity Q&A: Kailey Wolfe, Century field hockey

A year ago, Kailey Wolfe was about to continue her long commitment to soccer as a Century sophomore. But before the season started, Wolfe decided she'd like a different challenge and switched to field hockey.

Rapid Redux 3 wins from breaking record winning streak

5:29 PM EDT, October 13, 2011

Rapid Redux 3 wins from breaking record winning streak

Robert Cole Jr. has had a lot of horses over the years. Some for a day, some for a month.

Will Power edges Graham Rahal to take pole for Sunday's Baltimore Grand Prix

6:43 PM EDT, September 3, 2011

Will Power edges Graham Rahal to take pole for Sunday's Baltimore Grand Prix

With all the talk this week about the bumps, tight turns and changing surfaces, the goal for every driver in Saturday's IZOD IndyCar Series three-segment qualifying race was to get as close to the front as possible, because passing could come with a cost Sunday.

Rapid Redux matches North American record win streak of 19

6:32 PM EDT, October 27, 2011

Rapid Redux matches North American record win streak of 19

At first glance, Rapid Redux looked small compared to his four fellow competitors in Laurel Park's sixth race Thursday afternoon.

Glenelg's Parker inches closer to 100-100 milestone

5:14 PM EDT, October 19, 2011

Glenelg's Parker inches closer to 100-100 milestone

Alyssa Parker comes running across the field with joy in every stride. When she gets to the sideline, the Glenelg senior catches her breath and before anyone can say anything, she asks, "Do you know that bees are born full grown?"

2012 Baltimore Grand Prix to be held Labor Day weekend

9:19 PM EDT, October 11, 2011

2012 Baltimore Grand Prix to be held Labor Day weekend

The IZOD IndyCar Series will return to the city on Labor Day weekend 2012 for the second Baltimore Grand Prix, race president and promoter Jay Davidson confirmed Tuesday.

9:24 PM EDT, September 14, 2011

Patterson Mill gets first field hockey win of year over NDP

Patterson Mill's Mariel Castronova is good at redirecting balls from her teammates, so when senior Emily Keesling hit the ball to the left post, the Huskies sophomore knocked it in.

IndyCar confirms Grand Prix's Labor Day weekend return

7:52 PM EDT, October 14, 2011

IndyCar confirms Grand Prix's Labor Day weekend return

IndyCar officials confirmed Friday that the Baltimore Grand Prix will return Labor Day weekend, but they will hold off on releasing the series' complete schedule until after Sunday's season finale in Las Vegas.

Named after Alex Ovechkin, Eighttofasttocatch the favorite at Maryland Million Classic

6:08 PM EDT, September 30, 2011

Named after Alex Ovechkin, Eighttofasttocatch the favorite at Maryland Million Classic

Eighttofasttocatch has gone from being an excitable horse to a well-mannered, explosive performer who is the morning line favorite for Saturday's Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park.

Maryland Million Notes: Leatherbury's Ben's Cat repeats as Turf Sprint champion

8:00 PM EDT, October 1, 2011

Maryland Million Notes: Leatherbury's Ben's Cat repeats as Turf Sprint champion

Legendary trainer King Leatherbury has seen his share of races, but that doesn't mean he doesn't get nervous when he's watching one of hishorses being challenged down the stretch.

7:40 PM EDT, October 10, 2011

Time out helps No. 2 Garrison Forest push past No. 7 Century, 4-1

The Garrison Forest field hockey team, which moved up the No. 2 ranking in the Baltimore Sun poll, played like a top team Monday when it dominated play and beat the visiting No. 7 Century Knights 4-1.

King Leatherbury might have his ticket to the Hall of Fame — if he can afford it

3:37 PM EDT, September 27, 2011

King Leatherbury might have his ticket to the Hall of Fame — if he can afford it

With 6,325 wins, King Leatherbury is the all-time third-winningest trainer in the country.

8:27 PM EDT, September 12, 2011

No. 2 Severna Park scores early, holds on for 2-1 win over No. 3 Garrison Forrest

Lil Shelton, the long-time coach of the No. 2 Severna Park field hockey team, doesn't like being ahead by one goal late in a game.

Eighttofasttocatch the early favorite in Maryland Million Classic

6:56 PM EDT, September 28, 2011

Eighttofasttocatch the early favorite in Maryland Million Classic

Eighttofasttocatch, who has run two superlative races at Laurel Park, drew the No. 5 starting gate Wednesday and was named the favorite for Saturday's seven-horse Maryland Million Classic.

Masaood and Kane notch first victory on the American Le Mans Series

10:06 PM EDT, September 3, 2011

Masaood and Kane notch first victory on the American Le Mans Series

Rob Dyson had just seen his two American Le Mans Series P1-class cars finish first and second overall at the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix Saturday, but one of the first things on his mind was the scene in the city.

Field hockey: No. 6 Bryn Mawr edges No. 7 Century with late goal

11:32 PM EDT, September 26, 2011

Field hockey: No. 6 Bryn Mawr edges No. 7 Century with late goal

The No. 7 Century Knights had heard about No. 6 Bryn Mawr. About how good they are, about how strong the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A-Conference is.

Field hockey: Nyborg tournament showcases new Roland Park coach

2:52 PM EDT, September 9, 2011

Field hockey: Nyborg tournament showcases new Roland Park coach

Some things have changed at Roland Park, where Eliza McLaren has taken over the field hockey head coaching duties from Debbie Bloodsworth, who resigned the position last spring.

Despite its pitfalls, Danica Patrick thinks Baltimore can 'be a great race for me'

9:05 PM EDT, September 2, 2011

Despite its pitfalls, Danica Patrick thinks Baltimore can 'be a great race for me'

Danica Patrick couldn't quite believe what was happening Thursday evening.

16-year-old driver Zach Veach is on the fast track

4:41 PM EDT, September 3, 2011

16-year-old driver Zach Veach is on the fast track

He's written a book — "99 Things Teens Wish They Knew Before Turning 16" — dealing with serious subjects like bullying, sex and peer pressure.

Ribbs finishes 13th in Indy Lights, goes back into retirement

6:05 PM EDT, September 4, 2011

Ribbs finishes 13th in Indy Lights, goes back into retirement

Willy T. Ribbs is going back into retirement.

Penske and Ganassi prepare for another close finish

9:23 PM EDT, September 3, 2011

Penske and Ganassi prepare for another close finish

Two of the most important car owners in the IZOD IndyCar Series, Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi, sat beside each other Saturday afternoon to discuss the rivalry between their teams as the IndyCar season heads toward its finish.

IndyCar drivers find flaws in Baltimore Grand Prix race course

7:58 PM EDT, September 1, 2011

IndyCar drivers find flaws in Baltimore Grand Prix race course

IndyCar drivers found a number of flaws during Thursday afternoon's track walk, their first up-close-and-personal look at the course for this weekend's inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix.

Dixon edges Franchitti to win Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

8:55 PM EDT, August 7, 2011

Dixon edges Franchitti to win Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Picking up speed into the fourth turn when the green flag waved on Lap 61, Scott Dixon planned to hold the line beside his teammate Dario Franchitti and then try to pull ahead out of the turn. But Franchitti got such a good start, Dixon had to change his plan.

Racing in the streets, little margin for error

10:58 PM EDT, August 31, 2011

Racing in the streets, little margin for error

If you want to talk about street and road courses, Penske driver Will Power is the man to start with.

6:29 PM EDT, September 10, 2011

Field hockey: No. 1 Glenelg rolls to South River Invitational title

The No. 1 Glenelg field hockey team sent a message to the rest of the area at Saturday's South River Invitational.

For keeping races safe, flaggers deserve a salute

4:14 PM EDT, September 3, 2011

For keeping races safe, flaggers deserve a salute

For most people, standing and staring through a chain-link fence for three days in sometimes uncomfortable weather would not seem the best way to spend a weekend.

Grand Prix notes: American LeMans leader Jeannette touts his series as 'mayhem or chaos'

8:43 AM EDT, September 3, 2011

Grand Prix notes: American LeMans leader Jeannette touts his series as 'mayhem or chaos'

Before qualifying started for Saturday's American LeMans Series race, points leader Gunnar Jeannette took the time Friday to explain what makes a sportscar race in the series so exciting and why people coming to the track should take the time to watch the race.

7:13 PM EDT, July 6, 2011

Dunbar baseball coach Gilbert resigns

After 14 years as Dunbar's baseball coach, Don Gilbert has decided to take a break.

Conway says Sunday's IndyCar finish 'was a shame'

6:30 PM EDT, August 15, 2011

Conway says Sunday's IndyCar finish 'was a shame'

IndyCar driver Mike Conway was in town Monday to unveil his new black and yellow race car that will be sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings and Wings Across America (the Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar Maryland Franchisee). The local company will be the primary sponsor on his No. 27 Andretti Autosport Dallara in the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix.

Boy Scouts, sponsors turn out to support Team Baltimore in Grand Prix event

6:33 PM EDT, July 12, 2011

Boy Scouts, sponsors turn out to support Team Baltimore in Grand Prix event

Baltimore driver Marc Bunting, who will drive his Porsche 911 GT3 in the American Le Mans Series race here in September, turned the engine on and stepped on the gas. Behind the car, Akil Wise, 11, his brother, Da'Sean, 13, and their friend in Boy Scout Troop 8548, Jabari Gilliam, 13, all jumped and then smiled sheepishly.

Oriol magic? Driver named Oriol hopes to be fan favorite at Baltimore Grand Prix

8:21 PM EDT, August 29, 2011

Oriol magic? Driver named Oriol hopes to be fan favorite at Baltimore Grand Prix

In a town known for its birds, Oriol Servia wants everyone to know he fits right in.

At 71, Mario Andretti is anything but retired

3:49 PM EDT, August 27, 2011

At 71, Mario Andretti is anything but retired

Some things never change. As you walk around the hospitality and pit areas at an IZOD IndyCar race you can still find Mario Andretti signing autographs more than five decades since he drove his first racecar in competitive open wheel racing.

John Carroll baseball coach leaves for C. Milton Wright job

7:57 PM EDT, June 27, 2011

John Carroll baseball coach leaves for C. Milton Wright job

John Carroll baseball coach Joe Stetka, who led the Patriots to a 15-6 record and the No. 10 ranking, has resigned his position and accepted the head coaching job at C. Milton Wright.

Field hockey: By the numbers

11:17 PM EDT, August 31, 2011

Field hockey: By the numbers

30 Freshmen who came out for the Archbishop Spalding team this season.

Champion driver Scott Dixon impressed with Grand Prix course

6:46 PM EDT, August 2, 2011

Champion driver Scott Dixon impressed with Grand Prix course

As IndyCar driver Scott Dixon pulled away from what will be the pit area for next month's Baltimore Grand Prix, he immediately noticed the smooth surface.

Rookie driver Charlie Kimball doesn't let diabetes stand in his way

7:15 AM EDT, September 1, 2011

Rookie driver Charlie Kimball doesn't let diabetes stand in his way

Charlie Kimball has red, curly hair and sharp blue eyes that focus hard as he leans forward in his chair. There is no doubting his intensity. He doesn't want to waste any time. He has a story to tell, and he can't wait to get started.

Scott Dixon wins 1st pole in nearly two years at Honda Indy 200

7:21 PM EDT, August 6, 2011

Scott Dixon wins 1st pole in nearly two years at Honda Indy 200

Lexington, Ohio — Scott Dixon has not started from the pole for an IZOD IndyCar race in nearly two years, but that's where he'll be Sunday after turning the fastest lap in qualifying for the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

7:15 PM EDT, May 28, 2011

Patterson Mill baseball team falls to St. Michael's in 1A final

Patterson Mill senior Mike Delinski raised his arm slowly toward his teammates' huddle after the Huskies had lost the Class 1A championship baseball game to defending champion St. Michael's, 4-0. The tears still glistened in his eyes.

Rahal leans on family as he bounces back from a rough 2010

8:41 PM EDT, August 5, 2011

Rahal leans on family as he bounces back from a rough 2010

LEXINGTON, Ohio — When Graham Rahal drives into the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, all he can think of is family.

Helio Castroneves looking for a lift at Baltimore Grand Prix

7:34 PM EDT, July 3, 2011

Helio Castroneves looking for a lift at Baltimore Grand Prix

Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves has not had the season he had expected, which is one reason he is eager to come to the IndyCar Baltimore Grand Prix on Sept. 2-4.

Marco Andretti has enjoyed the opportunity — and expectations — that come with his famous family

3:48 PM EDT, August 27, 2011

Marco Andretti has enjoyed the opportunity — and expectations — that come with his famous family

You have to give Marco Andretti credit.

Racing to expand to five days per week at Laurel Park

8:00 PM EDT, July 29, 2011

Racing to expand to five days per week at Laurel Park

Live horse racing is back after the Maryland Racing Commission approved racing dates for both the Timonium Fair Grounds race track and Laurel Park on Friday.

July 9, 2011

Archbishop Curley baseball coach Jack Thomas resigns

Archbishop Curley High School will join the list of schools looking for a new baseball coach for next season after Jack Thomas resigned.

Essex native Bielski named national high school baseball coach of year

6:58 PM EDT, August 10, 2011

Essex native Bielski named national high school baseball coach of year

In the 1980s, many were captivated by the Baltimore Orioles and their future Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken. Growing up in Essex and playing shortstop for Calvert Hall, Rich Bielski was one of them.

5:04 PM EDT, July 19, 2011

Mount St. Joseph athletic director and wrestling coach Paul Triplett resigns

Mount St. Joseph athletic director and wrestling coach Paul Triplett surprised school officials last week when he unexpectedly resigned after 22 years at the school.

Wrestlers to watch

10:40 PM EST, December 1, 2010

Wrestlers to watch

Monkton driver putting together Team Baltimore Racing for Grand Prix

6:01 PM EDT, June 20, 2011

Monkton driver putting together Team Baltimore Racing for Grand Prix

Sixteen years after competing in his first motorsports race on the Camden Yards parking lot, Monkton professional driver Marc Bunting is returning to the drivers' seat and his roots.

6:15 PM EDT, June 26, 2011

WTA event moved from Troy Park to College Park

The Troy Park Tennis and Sports Center, a multi-use athletic park in Elkridge, was supposed to be developed enough to host a $220,000 WTA International-level event next month, but because funding did not come through as expected in December, the tournament is being moved.

Maryland to outlaw current aluminum bat in high school baseball

6:22 PM EDT, June 10, 2011

Maryland to outlaw current aluminum bat in high school baseball

John Carroll's K.J. Hockaday set the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association career record for home runs this season with 31. It could be a record that stands for a long time. Next season Maryland, like the rest of the country, will follow the new regulations set forth by the National Federation of State High School Associations' baseball rules committee and outlaw the use of the current aluminum bat.

6:08 PM EDT, June 17, 2011

Varsity Notebook: Longtime Roland Park field hockey coach Bloodsworth saying goodbye

After 29 years coaching field hockey and teaching physical education at Roland Park Country School, Debbie Bloodsworth is saying goodbye.

Wrestling: By the numbers

10:29 PM EST, December 1, 2010

Wrestling: By the numbers

10 Times Bel Air or Harford Tech has won the UCBAC championship in the past 11 years. Bel Air won in 2000 and 2008-10, while Harford Tech took the title from 2001 through 2006.

Baseball: By the numbers

12:11 AM EDT, March 17, 2011

Baseball: By the numbers

Nick Freeberger overcomes broken neck to play baseball for Archbishop Spalding

9:22 PM EDT, May 2, 2011

Nick Freeberger overcomes broken neck to play baseball for Archbishop Spalding

Archbishop Spalding junior first baseman Nick Freeberger sits on a dugout bench. The evening sun is shining on his boyish face, and he smiles. It has been a good day. He helped his No. 2 Cavaliers to victory with a three-run home run.

Baseball: First team

11:18 PM EDT, June 8, 2011

Baseball: First team

FIRST TEAM

Wrestling: The poll

10:34 PM EST, December 1, 2010

Wrestling: The poll

Maryland Jockey Club to curtail operations

9:19 PM EDT, November 3, 2010

Maryland Jockey Club to curtail operations

Maryland's horse racing interests have warned for years that the industry's long tradition would come to an end without the legalization of slot machine gambling in the state.

December 10, 2009

Field hockey: Second team

•Avery Burns, Severn, forward, senior

Disagreement over Kegasus highlights Maryland Racing Commission meeting

5:53 PM EDT, April 19, 2011

Disagreement over Kegasus highlights Maryland Racing Commission meeting

Kegasus, Lord of the Infield Fest at next month's Preakness drew animated discussion Tuesday at the monthly meeting of the Maryland Racing Commission.

February 12, 2010

Alumni Report: Josh Banks, Severna Park, baseball

Josh Banks can throw five pitches: a fastball, a curve, a changeup, a split-fingered fastball and a cutter. That repertoire made him a star at Severna Park, got him a scholarship to Florida International and enticed the Toronto Blue Jays to draft him in the second round in 2003, when he was a junior.

IndyCar CEO sees Grand Prix as a chance to showcase Baltimore

7:20 PM EST, January 29, 2011

IndyCar CEO sees Grand Prix as a chance to showcase Baltimore

The Baltimore Grand Prix is coming Labor Day weekend, just four months after Indy Car racing celebrates 100 years of history, tradition and passion at the Memorial Day classic Indianapolis 500. The two events are not as far apart as they may seem at first glance. The open wheel sport is trying to rebuild and reinvigorate itself and Baltimore could be a key to that renewal.

6:40 PM EDT, August 31, 2010

Field hockey: By the numbers

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6:30 PM EDT, August 31, 2010

10 high school field hockey players to watch

Gabby Brooks, Patterson Mill, goalie, senior

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