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Early boys soccer showdown in the MIAA today -- No. 4 Curley at No. 1 McDonogh

For the No. 1 McDonogh and No. 4 Archbishop Curley soccer teams, there's no easing into the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference this season.  The teams play each other in the conference opener today at McDonogh with game time set for 5:30 p.m. on the Eagles' artificial turf field.

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Football By The Numbers: Preseason edition

With high school football getting into full swing this weekend, it's time for the return of By The Numbers.

Today, we look at a few stats from last season and local football history to get ready for the kick off of the season's first public school games Friday night. Check back for a new edition of By The Numbers every Sunday or Monday.

Here we go...

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Football Top 5: A look at No. 1 Gilman

Guessing the No. 1 preseason football team probably didn't take much effort after we revealed No.5 Broadneck, No. 4 FranklinNo. 3 Old Mill and No. 2 McDonogh.

The entire Top 15 along with players to watch and a look at three quarterbacks stepping into starting roles vacated by the area’s top 2014 quarterbacks will be published Thursday in The Baltimore Sun and on baltimoresun.com.

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Football Top 5: A look at No. 2 McDonogh

And then there were two.

By now you’ve probably figured out the top two teams in The Baltimore Sun’s high school football preseason Top 15. The entire Top 15 along with players to watch and a look at three quarterbacks stepping into starting roles vacated by the area’s top 2014 quarterbacks will be published Thursday in The Sun and on baltimoresun.com.

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Ben Rubeor returns to alma mater Loyola Blakefield as lacrosse coach

Ben Rubeor, who led the St. Mary's lacrosse team to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship in 2015, is returning to his alma mater, Loyola Blakefield, as its new head lacrosse coach.

Rubeor, a 2004 grad, takes over for former coach Jack Crawford, who resigned earlier this month after 13 seasons.

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Football Top 5: A look at No. 3 Old Mill

We’ve made it to No. 3 in The Baltimore Sun’s rollout of the Top 5 preseason varsity football teams.

Anne Arundel County champion Broadneck came in at No. 5 with two-time defending Class 3A state champion Franklin at No. 4. No. 2 will be revealed Tuesday and No. 1 on Wednesday. The Sun’s Top 15 along with players to watch will be published Thursday in The Baltimore Sun and on baltimoresun.com.

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