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Varsity Letters

Varsity Letters News and notes on Baltimore area high school sports
Chance of snow Friday night postpones games in several counties

With the possibility of a little snow arriving as early as 8 p.m. Friday, several counties have postponed games and canceled practices for the day.

Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll and Howard county officials have announced that all after-school activities for Friday have been canceled, including athletics.

One of the IAAM A Conference semifinal basketball games has also been postponed. No.

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McDonogh's Michael DeShields named Gatorade Maryland Boys Soccer Player of the Year

Michael DeShields has continued a recent trend for the McDonogh boys soccer program, named the 2015-16 Gatorade Maryland Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

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After a perfect regular-season run, St. Frances favored to win the A Conference title

As the four teams remaining in the IAAM A Conference basketball playoffs prepare for Friday night’s semifinals, one question stands out: Can anybody beat St. Frances?

The No. 1 Panthers swept through the regular-season conference schedule, going 12-0. They beat their six conference opponents by an average of 20.1 points. Only three times did they win by less than 15.

As the tournament’s No.

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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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11 Gilman football players earn a collective $3 million in scholarships

Gilman has the area’s largest football contingent heading to Division I programs next year and perhaps the largest in Baltimore high school football history. Greyhounds associate head coach Henry Russell said their football scholarships all together are worth more than $3 million over the next four years.

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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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