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Varsity Letters

Varsity Letters News and notes on Baltimore area high school sports
No AC, no practice -- and now schools are scrambling to figure out game schedules

Franklin seniors Josh Turner and Aaron Webb laugh when asked if this is the first time they've ever been disappointed about school being closed.

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High school football preseason Top 5: A look at No. 4 Mount Saint Joseph

With public high school football kicking off Friday and Saturday, The Baltimore Sun is rolling out its Top 5 teams this week. Today, we dip into what is shaping up to be a crowded Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference field.

The Sun will count down the Top 5, leading up to No. 1 on Thursday. Click here for a look at No. 5 Old Mill.

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High school football preseason Top 5: A look at No. 5 Old Mill

For most high school football players, the countdown to the first game began a long time ago. But with the season in full swing next weekend, it's finally time for The Baltimore Sun to roll out our preseason Top 5.

A few private-school teams played this weekend, but the public-school season kicks off Friday, and the majority of private schools begin their season next weekend, too.

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Some scrimmages, golf matches canceled with non-AC Baltimore County schools closed Friday

Some Baltimore County athletic directors had to scramble Thursday after public school officials announced that the seven schools without air conditioning will be closed Friday and that teams from those schools cannot practice or participate in scrimmages.

Dulaney, Franklin, Kenwood, Lansdowne, Overlea, Patapsco and Woodlawn are the schools affected.

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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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