Recent stories by Sandra McKee
7:09 PM EST, February 5, 2013
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.
1:19 PM EST, December 27, 2012
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.
1:40 PM EST, December 26, 2012
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.
6:21 PM EST, December 5, 2012
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.
6:43 PM EST, December 12, 2012
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
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 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 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
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.
9:03 PM EST, November 4, 2012
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.
7:51 PM EDT, October 27, 2012
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.
9:52 PM EDT, October 31, 2012
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.
6:11 PM EDT, October 24, 2012
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.
5:07 PM EDT, October 26, 2012
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.
5:37 PM EDT, October 24, 2012
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.
8:42 PM EDT, October 22, 2012
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.
10:02 PM EDT, October 17, 2012
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.
October 25, 2012
This is for all those people who are seriously ill and thinking they may never do what they love again.
9:27 PM EDT, October 15, 2012
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.
2:37 PM EDT, October 3, 2012
Garrison Forest senior field hockey goalie Kendall Kuntz, 17, played just three games last year.
7:22 PM EDT, October 4, 2012
What do you call a horse who stops and sights his target — the racetrack — before a workout?
8:04 PM EDT, October 11, 2012
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.
4:21 PM EDT, October 3, 2012
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 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.
9:05 PM EDT, September 27, 2012
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
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.
5:21 PM EDT, September 12, 2012
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.
7:17 PM EDT, September 4, 2012
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.
7:21 PM EDT, September 13, 2012
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'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
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.
7:12 PM EDT, August 29, 2012
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.
8:38 PM EDT, September 5, 2012
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.
5:50 PM EDT, August 27, 2012
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
James Hinchcliffe has slipped comfortably into Danica Patrick's former race car, if not specifically into her driving shoes.
3:28 PM EDT, August 18, 2012
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.
5:54 PM EDT, August 28, 2012
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.
6:39 PM EDT, August 8, 2012
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.
5:11 PM EDT, July 12, 2012
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.
6:50 PM EDT, August 6, 2012
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.
8:45 PM EDT, July 17, 2012
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.
6:06 PM EDT, August 4, 2012
IndyCar driver Will Power won qualifying for Sunday's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course without breaking a sweat.
7:19 PM EDT, June 8, 2012
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.
6:57 PM EDT, July 10, 2012
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
Many years ago, longtime NASCAR crew chief Harry Hyde said a stock car is
3:20 PM EDT, June 21, 2012
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.
7:20 PM EDT, June 8, 2012
Kevin Mooney was an All-Metro first-team performer last season, and his 0.77 ERA was striking.
6:23 PM EDT, August 5, 2012
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.
7:23 PM EDT, July 30, 2012
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.
8:07 PM EDT, June 6, 2012
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.
9:57 PM EDT, May 26, 2012
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.
6:17 PM EDT, July 11, 2012
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
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.
10:25 PM EDT, May 20, 2012
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
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
Kevin Mooney was an All-Metro first-team performer last season and his 0.77 ERA was striking.
9:12 PM EDT, May 21, 2012
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.
9:07 PM EDT, May 22, 2012
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.
7:14 PM EDT, May 18, 2012
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
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 .
7:18 PM EDT, May 18, 2012
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.
9:12 PM EDT, April 24, 2012
Old Mill senior pitcher Josh Hader walked the first batter he faced in yesterday's game against Severna Park.
9:29 PM EDT, May 19, 2012
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.
9:35 PM EDT, May 17, 2012
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
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.
11:19 PM EDT, May 10, 2012
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).
9:07 PM EDT, May 2, 2012
No. 3 North Harford played tension-free baseball Wednesday, which resulted in one of the Hawks' most dominating performances of the season.
7:22 PM EDT, April 21, 2012
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.
12:19 AM EDT, April 17, 2012
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.
9:41 PM EDT, April 9, 2012
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.
5:56 PM EDT, April 18, 2012
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
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
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.
8:27 PM EDT, May 7, 2012
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.
9:47 PM EDT, April 14, 2012
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
9:11 PM EDT, April 30, 2012
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
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.
9:13 PM EDT, April 11, 2012
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.
2:00 PM EDT, April 3, 2012
No. 1 Calvert Hall's coaches say their junior pitcher Ben Deaver has "tremendous upside."
9:52 PM EDT, April 2, 2012
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
Franklin senior pitcher Matt Goodman and his new catcher, junior Jackson Thornton, worked together for two months in anticipation of this baseball season.
8:22 PM EDT, March 31, 2012
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
Severna Park junior Ryan Callahan had his pitches moving.
8:04 PM EDT, March 19, 2012
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
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.
10:53 PM EDT, March 16, 2012
3:36 PM EDT, March 21, 2012
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.
10:46 PM EST, March 3, 2012
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.
1:59 PM EDT, March 16, 2012
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
Archbishop Curley senior Avery Williams didn't waste time accepting an invitation to the Haswell Franklin Maryland State Wrestling Association Senior All-Star Meet.
7:07 PM EST, February 28, 2012
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.
5:52 PM EST, February 28, 2012
The Pimlico Special is returning to Preakness weekend.
9:55 PM EST, February 25, 2012
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
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.
6:14 PM EST, February 8, 2012
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
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
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
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.
7:54 PM EST, February 16, 2012
Simona de Silvestro walked through the lobby of an Inner Harbor hotel Thursday looking comfortable in her white shirt and black jeans.
7:54 PM EST, February 20, 2012
Watching Monday's General George Handicap from New York, trainer Rick Dutrow had one word to sum up the results: "Beautiful."
7:31 PM EST, February 22, 2012
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 wrestling coach Guy Pritzker had to smile following the first day of the Franklin Invitational.
5:56 PM EST, February 8, 2012
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.
7:32 PM EST, February 14, 2012
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 was feeling something special Saturday at the Class2A-1A state dual championships.
8:46 PM EST, February 16, 2012
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.
8:57 PM EST, January 14, 2012
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 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.
5:23 PM EST, January 5, 2012
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 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.
3:27 PM EST, January 19, 2012
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
A previous version of this story had the name of the St. Paul's coach incorrect.
7:02 PM EST, January 11, 2012
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.
7:09 PM EST, January 17, 2012
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
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.
3:43 PM EST, December 31, 2011
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.
5:30 PM EST, January 7, 2012
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.
7:10 PM EST, December 15, 2011
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.
10:07 PM EST, December 13, 2011
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.
7:35 PM EST, January 3, 2012
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.
4:36 PM EST, November 16, 2011
Lauren Bosse cringes when she hears herself described as the Towson High volleyball team's "heart."
12:01 AM EST, December 3, 2011
12:57 PM EST, December 10, 2011
12:01 AM EST, December 3, 2011
8:40 PM EST, November 21, 2011
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
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.
12:02 AM EST, December 3, 2011
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9:02 PM EST, November 12, 2011
CHESTERTOWN — After seeing her team ranked No. 1, Ginger Kincaid worried all season that the only place Glenelg could go was down.
12:58 PM EST, December 10, 2011
5:00 PM EST, November 14, 2011
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
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.
6:01 PM EDT, October 26, 2011
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
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.
6:20 PM EDT, November 3, 2011
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.
10:19 PM EST, November 7, 2011
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
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.
6:36 PM EDT, October 25, 2011
King Leatherbury said Tuesday he will not be taking Ben's Cat to the Breeders' Cup next week at Churchill Downs.
12:42 PM EDT, October 18, 2011
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.
8:00 PM EDT, October 1, 2011
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.
3:01 PM EDT, October 20, 2011
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.
10:55 PM EDT, October 31, 2011
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.
2:59 PM EDT, September 14, 2011
Towson field hockey player Maggie Coccagna fights through pain every day to play the game she loves.
4:11 PM EDT, October 13, 2011
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.
4:33 PM EDT, October 5, 2011
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.
5:29 PM EDT, October 13, 2011
Robert Cole Jr. has had a lot of horses over the years. Some for a day, some for a month.
6:43 PM EDT, September 3, 2011
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.
6:32 PM EDT, October 27, 2011
At first glance, Rapid Redux looked small compared to his four fellow competitors in Laurel Park's sixth race Thursday afternoon.
5:14 PM EDT, October 19, 2011
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?"
9:19 PM EDT, October 11, 2011
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'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.
7:52 PM EDT, October 14, 2011
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.
6:08 PM EDT, September 30, 2011
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.
8:00 PM EDT, October 1, 2011
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
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.
3:37 PM EDT, September 27, 2011
With 6,325 wins, King Leatherbury is the all-time third-winningest trainer in the country.
8:27 PM EDT, September 12, 2011
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.
6:56 PM EDT, September 28, 2011
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.
10:06 PM EDT, September 3, 2011
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.
11:32 PM EDT, September 26, 2011
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.
2:52 PM EDT, September 9, 2011
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.
9:05 PM EDT, September 2, 2011
Danica Patrick couldn't quite believe what was happening Thursday evening.
4:41 PM EDT, September 3, 2011
He's written a book — "99 Things Teens Wish They Knew Before Turning 16" — dealing with serious subjects like bullying, sex and peer pressure.
6:05 PM EDT, September 4, 2011
Willy T. Ribbs is going back into retirement.
9:23 PM EDT, September 3, 2011
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.
7:58 PM EDT, September 1, 2011
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.
8:55 PM EDT, August 7, 2011
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.
10:58 PM EDT, August 31, 2011
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
The No. 1 Glenelg field hockey team sent a message to the rest of the area at Saturday's South River Invitational.
4:14 PM EDT, September 3, 2011
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.
8:43 AM EDT, September 3, 2011
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
After 14 years as Dunbar's baseball coach, Don Gilbert has decided to take a break.
6:30 PM EDT, August 15, 2011
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.
6:33 PM EDT, July 12, 2011
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.
8:21 PM EDT, August 29, 2011
In a town known for its birds, Oriol Servia wants everyone to know he fits right in.
3:49 PM EDT, August 27, 2011
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.
7:57 PM EDT, June 27, 2011
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.
11:17 PM EDT, August 31, 2011
30 Freshmen who came out for the Archbishop Spalding team this season.
6:46 PM EDT, August 2, 2011
7:15 AM EDT, September 1, 2011
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.
7:21 PM EDT, August 6, 2011
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 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.
8:41 PM EDT, August 5, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ohio — When Graham Rahal drives into the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, all he can think of is family.
7:34 PM EDT, July 3, 2011
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.
3:48 PM EDT, August 27, 2011
You have to give Marco Andretti credit.
8:00 PM EDT, July 29, 2011
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 High School will join the list of schools looking for a new baseball coach for next season after Jack Thomas resigned.
6:58 PM EDT, August 10, 2011
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 surprised school officials last week when he unexpectedly resigned after 22 years at the school.
10:40 PM EST, December 1, 2010
6:01 PM EDT, June 20, 2011
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
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.
6:22 PM EDT, June 10, 2011
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
After 29 years coaching field hockey and teaching physical education at Roland Park Country School, Debbie Bloodsworth is saying goodbye.
10:29 PM EST, December 1, 2010
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.
12:11 AM EDT, March 17, 2011
9:22 PM EDT, May 2, 2011
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.
11:18 PM EDT, June 8, 2011
10:34 PM EST, December 1, 2010
9:19 PM EDT, November 3, 2010
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
•Avery Burns, Severn, forward, senior
5:53 PM EDT, April 19, 2011
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
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.
7:20 PM EST, January 29, 2011
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
6:30 PM EDT, August 31, 2010
Gabby Brooks, Patterson Mill, goalie, senior
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