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  • Late vault provides South River another champion

    Late vault provides South River another champion

    At press time Tuesday, the girls pole vault had not been completed at the 3A/4A State Track Championships in Landover, but the last event of the meet produced a fifth state champion for the county. Gwendolyn Zeckowski of South River cleared 11 feet one jump earlier than Jessica Barnard of Severna...

  • Some standouts to miss state swim meet

    Some standouts to miss state swim meet

    Club championships cause conflict

  • Perry Hall's second-quarter surge spurs county title

    Perry Hall's second-quarter surge spurs county title

    In its climb to the top spot in The Baltimore Sun's top 15 poll this season, the Perry Hall boys basketball team has enjoyed plenty of quality quarters to help pull away from the competition. None might have been more dominating than the second quarter against Milford Mill in Tuesday's Baltimore...

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  • No. 22 Butler rallies to stun No. 2 Villanova; Syracuse shocks No. 10 Duke

    No. 22 Butler rallies to stun No. 2 Villanova; Syracuse shocks No. 10 Duke

    Kelan Martin scored 22 points and fueled a stunning second-half rally to lead No. 22 Butler past No. 2 Villanova 74-66 on Wednesday night in Villanova, Pa., snapping the Wildcats' on-campus home winning streak at 48 games. Kamar Baldwin added 15 points for the Bulldogs (22-6, 11-5 Big East), who...

  • Rick Pitino has to be restrained after exchanging words with a North Carolina fan

    Rick Pitino has to be restrained after exchanging words with a North Carolina fan

    As Louisville Coach Rick Pitino headed to the locker room with his team trailing North Carolina, 33-30, Wednesday night in Chapel Hill, N.C., a fan at Dean Smith Center yelled in his direction.  Pitino quickly responded. He did not take kindly to what ESPN’s Maria Taylor later reported was the...

  • Mids defeated by American

    Mids defeated by American

    Navy stumbled down the stretch last season, losing five of its last six games. The Midshipmen dropped four straight to close the regular season then fell in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament. That disappointing finish spoiled an otherwise positive campaign that saw the Mids win...

  • College basketball roundup: Cline goes deep for Purdue in OT

    College basketball roundup: Cline goes deep for Purdue in OT

    Ryan Cline scored six of his 11 points in overtime to lift No. 14 Purdue to a 74-70 victory over Penn State on Tuesday night at State College, Pa.  Cline made consecutive three-pointers to secure the sixth consecutive win for the Boilermakers (23-5, 12-3 Big Ten). Tony Carr scored 21 points and...

  • UConn, Miss. St., Baylor, Notre Dame top seeds in early NCAA women's projection

    UConn, Miss. St., Baylor, Notre Dame top seeds in early NCAA women's projection

    After a week full of upsets, the NCAA women's basketball committee revealed its projected top 16 seeds for the final time before selection Monday. UConn, Mississippi State, Baylor and Notre Dame would be the top seeds if the season was over. It's the first time that the Irish are a No. 1 seed. ...

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  • Mississippi self-imposes 1-year football postseason ban

    Mississippi self-imposes 1-year football postseason ban

    Mississippi's football team will not play in the postseason next year. The Rebels might be facing more penalties, too, now that the NCAA says the program has committed more than 20 rules violations over the past several years. Ole Miss officials said Wednesday that the university has received an...

  • Ranking the toughest nonconference schedules in the AAC

    Ranking the toughest nonconference schedules in the AAC

    The American Athletic Conference finished sixth among the 10 conferences in nonconference winning percentage – just outside of the Power 5 leagues – and ahead of the rest of the Group of 5. If the AAC looks to repeat the feat, it will need another strong season in 2017. Here is a ranking of the...

  • Digest: Michigan adds Navy football's director of player personnel Sean Magee to staff

    Digest: Michigan adds Navy football's director of player personnel Sean Magee to staff

    Michigan announced the hiring of Sean Magee as director of player personnel after serving in the same role at Navy for the past five seasons. Magee, a former Navy offensive lineman, led the planning process for recruiting, oversaw geographical assignments of assistant coaches and coordinated on-campus...

  • Missing Clemson athletic department official found dead near home

    Bert Henderson, Clemson's associate athletic director of planned giving, has been found dead near his property in rural South Carolina. Clemson confirmed the news on Tuesday via Twitter. Henderson was reported missing late Monday afternoon, after Clemson officials noted the 60-year-old did not...

  • Digest: Ex-Towson quarterback Kevin Olsen charged with rape

    Digest: Ex-Towson quarterback Kevin Olsen charged with rape

    Charlotte junior and former Towson quarterback Kevin Olsen has been arrested on rape charges. The Charlotte Observer reports the 22-year-old Olsen was booked into the Charlotte Mecklenburg Jail late Sunday afternoon on multiple charges, including second-degree forcible rape, cyberstalking and assault...

  • Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium are potential Army-Navy game locations

    Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium are potential Army-Navy game locations

    Naval Academy athletic director Chet Gladchuk confirmed Wednesday that the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees have both submitted formal bids to host the Army-Navy football game. Gladchuk said the two Major League Baseball organizations responded to the Request for Proposal that was jointly issued...

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A former Raven and a Cardinal Gibbons graduate are among four Baltimore Brigade additions

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Maryland's late-season goose season
 

Maryland's late-season goose season

Earlier in the season, my schedule didn't permit much waterfowl hunting but with the long running resident Canada goose season, I knew it was time to change that. The Maryland late season resident goose season is open until March 8, with a five-bird daily limit. The late season is intended to help...

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  • Derby winner Charismatic has died

    Derby winner Charismatic has died

    Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic, whose bid for the Triple Crown ended with a dramatic leg injury as he neared the finish line in the Belmont Stakes, has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky. The striking chestnut horse, winner of the first two legs of...

  • Race-by-race picks for Monday's race card at Laurel Park

    Race-by-race picks for Monday's race card at Laurel Park

    Stan Salter's race-by-race picks for Monday's racing at Laurel Park: Race 1, 12:30 p.m. post time Selections: No. 2 Faze the Nation, No. 5 Tybee, No. 1 Heaven’s Door Race 2, 12:57 p.m. Selections: No. 3 Preppy, No. 7 Double Sharp, No. 1 Snow Queen Race 3, 1:24 p.m. Selections: No. 4 Drive At Nite,...

  • Digest: High Ridge Road takes Barbara Fritchie at Laurel

    Digest: High Ridge Road takes Barbara Fritchie at Laurel

    Making up ground with every stride down the middle of the stretch, Martin Schwartz's High Ridge Road kept her perfect record at Laurel Park intact with a dramatic neck victory over Grade 1 winner By the Moon in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) on Saturday at Laurel Park. The 65th running of the...

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