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Catonsville High senior Gast plans to play basketball at UMBC

During Jen Gast’s sophomore year on the Catonsville High varsity basketball team, the 6-foot-2-inch center wondered why her coach, Mike Mohler, was playing her on the perimeter.

It turns out he was just trying to expand her versatility and make her more attractive for college coaches.

“I remember when coach Mike put me outside, my first game I was like, ‘What am I doing out here?’

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St. Frances vs. Paramus Catholic football game at Michigan to air live on ESPNU

St. Frances's football game Sept. 2 at Michigan vs. Paramus Catholic, N.J., will be aired on ESPNU as part of the 2016 GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase.

Paramus Catholic, which finished last season No. 14 in USA Today's Super 25, has been in the national spotlight before, but this is a first for St. Frances.

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No. 3 McDonogh leads six MIAA teams in preseason state football poll


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State football finals moving to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium this fall

The state high school football championships will move to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis this fall after a 14-year run at M&T Bank Stadium, where a natural grass field replaced artificial turf in May.

Ravens officials said the new natural grass likely could not sustain four football games between Dec.

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Boys' Latin long snapper Brock Sassler commits to Maryland

The Maryland football program picked up a key special teams piece on the recruiting trail Sunday when Boys' Latin long snapper Brock Sassler tweeted that he had committed to the Terps.

Sassler was ranked as the top junior long snapper in the Mid-Atlantic by Kohl's Kicking, the top evaluation program in the nation for high school kickers, punters and snappers, and he's currently ranked No.

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