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Varsity Letters

Varsity Letters News and notes on Baltimore area high school sports
School closings postpone games; Anne Arundel with two-hour delay

Tuesday's winter weather closes schools and athletic schedules in most counties, puts Anne Arundel on two-hour delay.

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Franklin's Steven Smothers tries to fool everyone all week but signs with West Virginia after all

Franklin's Steven Smothers has had fun with the recruiting process ever since it started and it was no different the week before signing day.

Smothers wore a different college sweatshirt to school each day.

"I just wanted to throw everybody off a little bit, give them something to talk about," Smothers said with a grin, "but my coaches knew I was going to West Virginia."

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Dunbar receiver Dae'lun Darien visited Penn State to please parents, ended up committing

Since November, Dunbar wide receiver Dae'lun Darien had his heart set on playing football at Temple. After visiting the campus, he liked what he saw and committed. His parents, however, wanted their son to be sure. They wanted him to see at least one other program, so last weekend Darien took an official visit to Penn State.

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Boys basketball: Baltimore City Division 1 scheduling update

After a one-week layoff caused by the snow and school postponements, boys basksetball is back in Baltimore City as the top teams resume their pursuit of an invitation to the league's Division 1 championship game.

No. 4 Poly (10-3) is currently in first place with a 4-0 league mark, while No. 10 City (10-3) is in second at 4-1. The teams will meet Wednesday at Poly in a makeup game from last week.

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Boys hoops playoff races heat up in home stretch of MIAA A Conference

The Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference basketball playoffs are a little more than a week away, so here's a look at the standings as the teams make their final pushes for playoff spots and positioning.  The top three teams in each division reach the playoffs with quarterfinal round play set to begin on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

MIAA A Black Division

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Dunbar wide receiver Dae'lun Darien flips from Temple to Penn State after weekend visit

Dunbar's Dae'lun Darien, a 6-foot-4 wide receiver, has flipped his commitment from Temple to Penn State after taking an official visit to State College over the weekend.

Darien announced the switch on Twitter Monday morning:

"I would first like to thank God for all of the opportunities he placed in my life.

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