Recent stories by Glenn Graham
7:09 PM EST, March 6, 2014
Blast (17-3) at Syracuse Silver Knights (12-8)
9:40 PM EST, March 4, 2014
The undefeated City boys basketball team was clearly amped up to get the playoffs started, and that showed early in Tuesday's game against visiting Poly.
3:33 PM EST, February 27, 2014
Atholton did its part when it beat Mount Hebron last week to finish the regular season with a 17-2 mark in Howard County. All the No. 10 Raiders (18-3) needed was for Centennial to upset frontrunner Oakland Mills to be declared county champions.
10:13 PM EST, February 25, 2014
While New Town was making most of the noise in Baltimore County boys basketball this season — most notably by ending Milford Mill's 99-game league winning streak — Randallstown was efficiently going about its business.
8:21 PM EST, February 23, 2014
Mount St. Joseph senior guard Jaylen Adams said he was a little nervous when the Gaels' big lead against St. Frances was cut to six points in the third quarter of Sunday's Baltimore Catholic League semifinal game.
10:56 PM EST, February 24, 2014
Mount St. Joseph senior guard Jordan McNeil sank two free throws with less than one second left in the fourth quarter to tie Calvert Hall in an epic Baltimore Catholic League championship game Monday night at UMBC's RAC Arena.
10:43 PM EST, February 22, 2014
For the first three-plus quarters of Saturday's Baltimore City Division I boys basketball championship game, scrappy Lake Clifton was doing all the little things a little bit better against No. 1 and undefeated City.
11:13 PM EST, February 21, 2014
It's easy to understand why the Blast might have taken the Pennsylvania Roar lightly, given its slow start Friday night.
7:32 PM EST, February 21, 2014
When: Saturday, 8:30 p.m.
3:30 PM EST, February 20, 2014
The Blast has had many offensive stars come and go over the course of winning six professional indoor soccer championships since 2003, but one thing that never leaves is the team's strong commitment to defense.
8:15 PM EST, February 15, 2014
Bel Air boys lacrosse coach Scoop Kelly, 40, died at his home in Bel Air on Saturday morning.
10:42 PM EST, February 17, 2014
Of all the traits Mount St. Joseph senior guard Phil Booth has brought to the basketball court in his fourth varsity season, his consistency on offense and defense may stand out the most.
11:55 PM EST, February 16, 2014
The Mount St. Joseph boys basketball team vowed to start out better in this year's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship, having learned from last year's thorough loss to St. Frances in the same game.
10:20 PM EST, February 15, 2014
Snow kept the Mount St. Joseph basketball team out of the gym the past couple days, and twice postponed its playoff game against John Carroll.
7:03 PM EST, February 12, 2014
The Century boys basketball team (15-3) has won 11 straight games, and coach George Wunder says it's no coincidence that the streak began when point guard Brad Schuler was inserted into the starting lineup.
5:31 PM EST, February 12, 2014
Shortly after the season began, Calvert Hall basketball coach John Bauersfeld crammed his players into a classroom and let them have their say.
9:54 PM EST, February 10, 2014
Over the course of capturing five straight Baltimore County championships and winning 99 straight league games, the Milford Mill boys basketball team has always been able to do the little things that matter to best the competition.
8:18 PM EST, February 9, 2014
Trailing by nine points to St. Frances after a jittery first half, the Calvert Hall boys basketball team didn't discuss strategy or adjustments at halftime.
4:05 PM EST, January 30, 2014
Glenelg senior Craig Burris has found the perfect balance as an 'A' student and three-sport athlete.
10:33 PM EST, February 7, 2014
As City standout senior guard Kamau Stokes hobbled off Edmondson's court on Friday, his arms draped over teammates on both sides, it looked as if the No. 1 Knights survived as much as won.
9:17 PM EST, January 29, 2014
Playing from behind against the New Town boys basketball team is a difficult chore.
9:09 PM EST, January 28, 2014
The Lake Clifton boys basketball team doesn't have the flashy player who can pour in points. And the No. 10 Lakers often give up size any time they go up against the other top teams in Baltimore City.
12:10 AM EST, February 5, 2014
All season, the No. 1 City boys basketball team has been able to capably handle everything sent its way.
11:51 PM EST, January 25, 2014
City senior guard Omari George said the Knights' No. 1 priority going into the season was improving on their ability to close out games, citing last year's playoff loss to Milford Mill as the biggest reason why.
8:14 PM EST, January 26, 2014
Some wins seem to have more meaning for a successful team, a greater impact over the course of a long basketball season.
10:29 PM EST, January 24, 2014
The Blast had the same three-point lead going into the fourth quarter of Friday's game against Syracuse that it did on the road Sunday against the Silver Knights, who ended up coming from behind to win.
11:05 PM EST, January 23, 2014
The Randallstown boys basketball team closed out its game against Patterson in Thursday's 18th annual Basketball Academy with a couple erratic minutes of play.
5:47 PM EST, January 24, 2014
The Edmondson and New Town boys basketball teams were making it hard on each other to score baskets in a game at Friday's 18th Annual Basketball Academy, with tough defense having the bigger say.
5:23 PM EST, January 23, 2014
Syracuse Silver Knights (8-4) at Blast (8-3)
5:22 PM EST, January 22, 2014
Patterson senior guard Rysheed Corbin wasn't happy when he saw one of his younger teammates messing around at practice the other day.
6:53 PM EST, January 16, 2014
St. Louis Ambush (4-6) at Blast (7-2)
9:37 PM EST, January 17, 2014
The Lake Clifton boys basketball team prides itself on successfully handling adversity.
10:34 PM EST, January 15, 2014
The Mount St. Joseph boys basketball team has quickly developed a formidable advantage in its new home, The Smith Center.
10:42 PM EST, January 16, 2014
When senior point guard Elijah Kess was a sophomore reserve and Lake Clifton was getting ready to play in the state title game, Lakers' coach Herman "Tree" Harried pulled him aside.
6:40 PM EST, January 14, 2014
Most of the time, the opening tip in a basketball game is a simple formality. But Oakland Mills junior forward Mamadou Ndiaye can make it a spectacle.
2:33 AM EST, January 16, 2014
The latest member of the Blast made a lasting impression on his new teammates at practice Wednesday.
4:37 PM EST, January 2, 2014
When: Friday, 5:15 p.m.
10:30 PM EST, January 3, 2014
During the golden age of Major Indoor Soccer League in the 1980s, the game featured players who dazzled fans with their nifty footwork, creativity and individual skills.
2:51 PM EST, December 26, 2013
Boys Basketball Game of the Week: No. 4 St. Frances vs. Flint Hill (Va.)
4:09 PM EST, December 19, 2013
Blast (2-2) vs. Pennsylvania Roar (0-5)
9:22 PM EST, January 7, 2014
The Edmondson boys basketball team didn't start well against Baltimore City rival Dunbar on Tuesday, managing just one basket in the first five minutes.
4:22 PM EST, December 19, 2013
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
8:46 PM EST, December 12, 2013
One of the areas the City boys basketball team most wanted to improve on was closing out games in the fourth quarter.
8:30 PM EST, January 2, 2014
No. 4 St. Frances knew exactly who to go to in a tight game Thursday night against St. Maria Goretti. Senior forward Dwayne Morgan has responded much of the season.
4:47 PM EST, January 2, 2014
Severna Park senior forward Grahm Watson had a good feeling about this season. The Falcons have more than a handful of seniors — eight in all — and went 8-16 the season before, but there was a strong sense that this one could be special.
2:41 PM EST, December 18, 2013
Archbishop Spalding junior Jacob Parker is a true three-sport athlete and an old-school gamer.
2:51 PM EST, December 12, 2013
What: Spark at the Park
10:09 PM EST, December 13, 2013
It took the Blast more than 12 minutes into its second home game, or nearly five quarters overall, to score its first goal at Baltimore Arena this season.
3:26 PM EST, December 13, 2013
Player of the Year
2:59 PM EST, December 13, 2013
Coach of the Year
2:59 PM EST, December 13, 2013
The first team
10:14 PM EST, December 7, 2013
Kamau Stokes started hot, scoring the game's first seven points. A little later, it was Omari George's turn to carry the City boys basketball team. And then John Grant got in on the act.
10:22 PM EST, December 4, 2013
The stars did their share in Wednesday's boys basketball showdown between No. 1 Mount St. Joseph and No. 3 St. Frances.
10:16 PM EST, December 11, 2013
The Mount St. Joseph boys basketball team was in the midst of another challenging road game at Calvert Hall on Wednesday, when senior guard Jaylen Adams decided it was his time to step up.
3:55 PM EST, December 5, 2013
What: Baltimore vs. Washington, D.C. Challenge
4:37 PM EST, December 4, 2013
Randallstown's 6-6 senior forward Chris Manning has enjoyed the lead role in two school productions, sang plenty of solos in the choir and played four different instruments in the band on top of being one of the stars on the basketball team.
10:32 PM EST, November 23, 2013
That first goal is so often the most difficult to get in the Major Indoor Soccer League, with the net seemingly smaller and smaller for the frustrated team as each minute passes by.
5:22 PM EST, November 20, 2013
Disappointed when she placed fourth in the high jump at the Class 1A state indoor championships last year, Kaitlin Isabell used it as motivation for the outdoor season that followed, where she won the state title.
9:44 PM EST, November 15, 2013
The wait is over for the Sparrows Point girls soccer team.
4:42 PM EST, November 16, 2013
The Catonsville girls soccer team spent most of Saturday's Class 4A state title game valiantly defending against talented Walt Whitman's persistent attack.
10:19 PM EST, November 14, 2013
River Hill All-Metro senior forward Sheridan Street is graduating in December and heading to Syracuse early on a soccer scholarship.
5:26 PM EST, November 6, 2013
The Class 3A state cross country meet is Saturday at McDaniel College, and North Harford junior Nick Fransham is riding momentum into the race.
4:25 PM EST, November 15, 2013
In 2005, when he was released from his Major League Soccer contract with Real Salt Lake after one season, Mike Lookingland considered two options.
4:06 AM EDT, November 2, 2013
The confidence that comes from being there before factored in big for the defending Class 4A state champion South River girls soccer team in Friday's playoff game at Broadneck.
12:41 AM EST, November 11, 2013
McDonogh sophomore defender Michael DeShields had a rare opportunity he couldn't pass up in the closing seconds of Sunday's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship game against St. Paul's.
10:22 PM EST, November 6, 2013
An established power with six Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championships already won, the McDonogh boys soccer program has had many quality teams and remarkable players.
9:25 PM EDT, October 31, 2013
As the season has progressed, the No. 7 Severna Park girls soccer team's defense has taken on the identity of its senior goalkeeper, Rachel Vander Kolk.
9:04 PM EDT, October 29, 2013
The Reservoir girls soccer team executed its plan to near perfection in the first half of Tuesday's early round playoff game against Howard County rival Atholton.
3:51 PM EDT, October 24, 2013
The playoff expectations for No. 10 Catonsville (11-2) are understandably high following last year's appearance in the Class 4A state title game.
9:51 PM EDT, October 23, 2013
For the second time this season, No. 8 Perry Hall and Hereford got together to play a boys soccer game and couldn't get anything decided.
8:28 PM EST, November 5, 2013
The defending Class 4A state champion South River girls soccer team considers the regular season a primer for the more important games to come.
9:25 PM EDT, October 16, 2013
The highly-anticipated girls soccer game between No. 2 Broadneck and No. 3 Arundel had two nifty goals, hard work from both sides and emotional high and lows.
10:13 PM EDT, November 2, 2013
The No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer team was supremely talented and highly motivated this season after last year's disappointing finish.
9:43 PM EDT, October 15, 2013
On days before a game, the Marriotts Ridge boys soccer team cranks up the intensity for the last precious few minutes of practice.
4:33 PM EDT, October 24, 2013
Broadneck soccer star Tyler Gabarra wins a ball in the offensive third, sends it wide to a teammate and dashes to goal. Successfully behind the defense, he collects the return pass and gets to work.
10:39 PM EDT, October 11, 2013
The Centennial girls soccer team made no secret how it planned to attack Marriotts Ridge in Friday's important Howard County game, and the No. 8 Eagles didn't let the No. 10 Mustangs' typically strong defense or the steady rain at Rockburn Branch Park get in the way.
9:17 PM EDT, October 1, 2013
The biggest thing separating River Hill from the rest of Howard County's best teams this season is an offense that can strike from anywhere at any time.
9:29 PM EDT, October 28, 2013
The St. Paul's boys soccer team showed it has gained significant ground on McDonogh since the teams first met in early September, spoiling the No. 1 Eagles' bid for a perfect season on Monday.
8:32 PM EDT, October 8, 2013
Tightly marked in the first half of Tuesday's girls soccer showdown against rival Archbishop Spalding, McDonogh sophomore forward Bridgette Andrzejewski nudged by a defender for the through ball. Shortly after, while falling to the ground, she placed a shot from 14 yards that went just under the crossbar for her second goal of the game.
9:04 PM EDT, October 9, 2013
Broadneck senior Ellie McNulty has been playing soccer since she was 3 years old, which makes this season that much more special.
5:53 PM EDT, September 28, 2013
In one 10-minute period, a McDonogh rocket shot clanked off the post and two more were cleared off the line by alert defenders.
8:53 PM EDT, October 4, 2013
Bel Air and visiting Edgewood each brought an impressive stat to Friday's girls soccer showdown.
8:24 PM EDT, September 27, 2013
It looked like there was a chance for an opponent to finally catch up with the streaking McDonogh boys soccer team Friday at Archbishop Curley.
6:02 PM EDT, September 25, 2013
The Bel Air volleyball team enjoyed a milestone season in 2012, winning the program's first Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference championship and qualifying for the state tournament for the first time since 1999.
9:55 PM EDT, September 23, 2013
Bel Air senior forward Natalie Decker couldn't guess how many of her shots had clanked off the post or skimmed the crossbar this season.
7:44 PM EDT, September 20, 2013
The No. 1 McDonogh boys soccer team is only six games into its season, but that's enough time to already set an impressively high bar that has put opponents on notice.
10:00 PM EDT, September 17, 2013
The most important minutes in Tuesday's girls soccer showdown between defending Carroll County champion Century and rival Liberty came midway through the first half. And the host Knights were the ones who made the game-changing plays.
5:09 PM EDT, September 18, 2013
River Hill senior Sheridan Street was stumped by a question recently, so she looked to teammate Alex Hamer for help.
9:19 PM EDT, September 18, 2013
When South River and Arundel play in girls soccer, skill, intensity and drama are expected.
9:18 PM EDT, September 7, 2013
One of the biggest assets sophomore forward Tre Pulliam brings to Archbishop Curley's soccer team is his tough-to-match speed.
3:08 PM EDT, September 11, 2013
Sam Wancowicz has one goal for his senior season: to end his fine four-year career the way it started.
9:36 PM EDT, September 6, 2013
The California-based Maria Carrillo girls soccer team came to the McDonogh Invitational on Friday with speedy, skilled and pesky forwards.
2:42 PM EDT, September 16, 2013
The defending Major Indoor Soccer League champion Baltimore Blast will open its 2013-14 season on the road against the Rochester Lancers on Saturday, Nov. 16 before taking on the Milwaukee Wave in its home opener on Saturday, Nov. 23.
7:40 PM EDT, September 10, 2013
Catonsville midfielder Allison Dingle proved resourceful on offense during a couple important minutes of the first half in Tuesday's showdown against Baltimore County rival Perry Hall.
1:02 PM EDT, September 5, 2013
One day in early August, McDonogh girls soccer coach Harry Canellakis received several emails that had two common messages.
2:52 PM EDT, July 5, 2013
In addition to bringing together the finest high school seniors in the country, the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic gives players a unique chance to reflect on the past and look ahead to their promising futures.
5:14 PM EDT, August 9, 2013
Christine Nairn was 5 years old when she started going to the Maryland SoccerPlex in Montgomery County.
4:16 PM EDT, July 3, 2013
Recent Gilman graduate Max Greene received great news on and off the field during his senior year.
6:00 PM EDT, July 10, 2013
High school lacrosse standouts like McDonogh's Brinton Valis are usually playing for their respective club teams during the summer months.
7:27 PM EDT, June 25, 2013
When the search committee at UMBC was formed to find the school's next athletic director, the group created a detailed job description in a bid to find the ideal candidate.
10:01 PM EDT, May 15, 2013
There wasn't any defining moment or quick string of goals in Wednesday's Class 4A East boys lacrosse region title game featuring defending state champion South River and its Anne Arundel County rival Chesapeake.
9:21 PM EDT, May 10, 2013
Loyola's attack was clicking far more efficiently than in the regular season. Sophomore goalie Acie Newton was steady throughout and often sensational in the net. And in Friday's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference lacrosse quarterfinal game, the No. 7 Dons were having the better of the play against No. 3 Gilman in all the other important areas of the field.
4:56 PM EDT, May 29, 2013
Westminster senior Deryk Kern made the most of his opportunity as the Owls' new starting quarterback last fall, passing his way to several records.
4:43 PM EDT, May 22, 2013
Century senior Julian Woods doesn't have time to reflect on his sensational four-year career or think ahead to graduating and running at Mount St. Mary's next year.
10:09 PM EDT, May 14, 2013
The No. 4 Loyola boys lacrosse team is on to something special in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference playoffs.
7:41 PM EDT, May 28, 2013
The senior pitcher closed out his four-year career in dominating fashion, tossing a two-hit shutout to lead the Seahawks to a 6-0 win over Catonsville in Friday's Class 4A state championship game at Ripken Stadium. It was the program's first state title as the Seahawks closed out the season with a 20-5 mark. Mitchell finished with eight strikeouts and also had an impact at the plate, smacking two doubles to drive in two runs and score another. On the mound, he finished the season with an 8-0 record, pitching six complete games and two shutouts. In 68 innings, he had a 0.31 ERA and 88 strikeouts. At the plate, Mitchell, who is set to play at Virginia Tech, batted .383 with 29 runs scored, 18 RBIs and 10 stolen bases.
5:25 PM EDT, May 9, 2013
The quiet bus ride home from Towson University was painfully familiar for the Boys' Latin lacrosse team last May.
6:58 PM EDT, May 8, 2013
As a long-stick midfielder for the No. 2 McDonogh boys lacrosse team, senior Eric Levin has had a season filled with tests.
7:19 PM EDT, May 7, 2013
McDonogh senior goalie Nick Doyle was playing in his final lacrosse game at home Tuesday against rival Gilman with the winner receiving a prized first-round bye in the upcoming Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference playoffs.
10:02 PM EDT, May 22, 2013
The Class 4A-3A boys lacrosse championship between defending champion South River and Westminster was suspended Wednesday due to lightning at UMBC.
11:17 AM EDT, April 24, 2013
As a sophomore in 2011, Westminster senior pitcher-third baseman Trevor Houck was called up to varsity for the state playoffs.
9:40 PM EDT, May 23, 2013
Westminster standout attackman Ryan Drenner had an extra day to think about his yearlong obsession.
8:06 PM EDT, April 30, 2013
Should the McDonogh boys lacrosse team enjoy an extended run in the upcoming Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference playoffs, the Eagles will likely look back on Tuesday's performance against visiting St. Paul's as a character-building foundation.
6:41 PM EDT, May 20, 2013
10:07 PM EDT, April 18, 2013
When Westminster boys lacrosse coach Steve DeFeo was talking about the qualities that has helped keep his Owls undefeated this season, he made sure to mention how much they enjoy playing together.
7:33 PM EDT, May 22, 2013
One of the ultimate goals for the seniors on the Hereford boys lacrosse team is making their final year the best of all.
8:10 PM EDT, May 1, 2013
The Perry Hall softball team takes pride in the details.
8:29 PM EDT, May 3, 2013
With 28 combined goals, Friday's Gilman-St. Paul's boys lacrosse game had more than its share of momentum-swinging turns.
9:06 PM EDT, May 18, 2013
After surrendering a seven-goal lead in a loss to South River in last year's state championship, the Westminster boys lacrosse team vowed to return to the final game this season.
3:50 PM EDT, May 16, 2013
MIAA A Conference lacrosse championship
2:07 PM EDT, April 18, 2013
No. 1 Boys' Latin (12-0) at No. 5 Gilman (8-1)
2:41 PM EDT, April 17, 2013
Senior defenseman Brock Hurley sees something unique with the North Harford boys lacrosse team this season.
10:59 PM EDT, May 6, 2013
With the ball in his stick in overtime of Monday's Anne Arundel County boys lacrosse championship, Arundel junior midfielder Aaron Snyder kept the plan simple.
5:39 PM EDT, April 11, 2013
No. 4 Loyola (7-3) at No. 2 St. Paul's (10-1)
9:34 PM EDT, May 21, 2013
Defending state champion Fallston protected its turf in Tuesday's Class 2A-1A boys lacrosse championship.
6:03 PM EDT, April 9, 2013
John Carroll point guard Rodney Elliott has spent the past four years starring against local competition. For the next four years, the Baltimore Sun first-team All-Metro selection will stay close to home and attempt to do the same in the America East.
7:11 PM EDT, May 7, 2013
After more than 100 pitches, the fastball had lost some steam and the breaking ball that baffled batters earlier in the game didn't have the same snap.
6:28 PM EDT, April 10, 2013
Glenelg senior shortstop Leah Allen has to go way back to recall her first memory with a bat in her hand.
8:44 PM EDT, April 5, 2013
As a four-year varsity player, captain and the catalyst of his team's undefeated start this season, South River pitcher Scott Mitchell has earned the right to have a say.
5:37 PM EDT, May 2, 2013
No. 1 Boys' Latin (16-0) at No. 2 St. Paul's (15-2)
1:42 PM EDT, April 4, 2013
No. 4 McDonogh (6-2) at No. 1 Boys' Latin (8-0)
12:17 PM EDT, March 27, 2013
It's the same quick release and precise aim for Mikey Wynne this season. What's new, however, is the standout attackman's uniform.
9:14 PM EDT, April 9, 2013
The No. 1 Boys' Latin lacrosse team has a skillful attack that puts overwhelming pressure on opponents.
6:17 PM EDT, March 20, 2013
1. Calvert Hall
9:11 PM EDT, March 22, 2013
When the St. Paul's boys lacrosse team looked back on what went wrong in its disappointing 3-15 season last year, an early overtime loss to Hereford was one of the worst memories.
11:43 PM EDT, March 16, 2013
It took a half Saturday night for the Blast to play the top-notch style of indoor soccer it had displayed throughout the 2012-13 Major Indoor Soccer League season, but it was worth the wait for the home team.
9:18 PM EDT, April 12, 2013
For the McDonogh boys lacrosse team, Friday's game at Loyola was starting to resemble its loss against Boys' Latin earlier in the week.
10:22 PM EDT, March 15, 2013
If you first don't succeed, try again. And then, if needed, try yet again.
10:02 PM EDT, April 2, 2013
The Hereford boys lacrosse team opened eyes with an upset win over then-No. 2 Gilman last week.
6:16 PM EDT, March 20, 2013
The sirens blared and lights danced as a line of fire trucks rolled up a brief stretch of Interstate 83 before taking Mount Carmel Road on the way to Hereford High School.
6:19 PM EDT, March 20, 2013
1:50 PM EDT, March 13, 2013
Blast at Missouri Comets
9:40 PM EST, March 7, 2013
Edmondson boys basketball coach Darnell Dantzler was caught in the moment Thursday night at Randallstown, emotionally accepting one hug after the next while his players were in the background loudly celebrating.
7:08 PM EDT, March 15, 2013
Defensively, the New Town boys basketball team came ready to play in Friday's Class 1A state semifinal against Brunswick.
4:47 PM EST, February 28, 2013
Seconds fly by in a lifetime and most ticks go unnoticed.
6:20 PM EDT, March 20, 2013
9:19 PM EDT, March 14, 2013
The Milford Mill boys basketball team set a fast pace to Thursday's Class 3A state semifinal game, challenging overmatched Urbana to keep up.
11:08 PM EDT, March 14, 2013
The Poly boys basketball team needed some time to get comfortable in the Class 4A state semifinal at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center on Thursday night.
9:10 PM EST, March 5, 2013
The Randallstown boys basketball team had the ultimate fourth-quarter test of character.
8:32 PM EDT, March 16, 2013
Breathing a collective sigh of relief before celebrating, Maryland's most prolific boys basketball team — Dunbar — added to the program's legacy in Saturday's Class 1A state championship game at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center.
11:44 AM EDT, March 13, 2013
When he's not on the basketball court, Edmondson senior guard Darius Walker is more laid back than loud.
9:56 PM EST, March 8, 2013
Milford Mill junior forward Allen Costley had an emphatic dunk with 3 minutes, 13 seconds to play against visiting City that made a statement that the Class 3A North region belonged to the Millers.
5:50 PM EST, February 26, 2013
The junior standout led Pikesville to its first Class 1A state championship, winning two races, taking second in another and anchoring a winning relay that clinched the team victory at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover on Feb. 18.
12:06 PM EDT, March 13, 2013
(All games at University of Maryland's Comcast Center)
2:20 PM EST, March 8, 2013
Mission accomplished for the Blast earlier this week in Chicago.
5:25 PM EST, March 4, 2013
Blast (21-5) at Chicago Soul (11-15)
10:00 PM EST, February 17, 2013
There hasn't been a boys basketball team in the area able to consistently match the size, athleticism, depth and togetherness that No. 1 St. Frances has brought to the court this season.
1:44 AM EST, March 8, 2013
No. 1 Dunbar comfortably found its way back to a familiar place Thursday, wrapping up the Class 1A South region with a 67-44 win over Ben Franklin-Masonville. The win sends the three-time defending state champions back to the state semifinals next week.
6:22 PM EST, February 11, 2013
The John Carroll boys basketball team has found a safe haven for the basketball when games come down to the final seconds.
9:46 PM EST, February 25, 2013
There's no question that the No. 3 Mount St. Joseph boys basketball team has revolved around the All-Metro guard tandem of Kameron Williams and Phil Booth the past two seasons.
12:11 AM EST, February 20, 2013
Dunbar senior guard Daxter Miles has shown a knack for the dramatics when the No. 2 Poets have played Edmondson this season.
3:54 PM EST, February 10, 2013
No. 3 Dunbar at No. 8 City
9:28 PM EST, February 28, 2013
City had brief spurts of quality offense and defense in the first half of Thursday's Class 3A North quarterfinal boys basketball game against Digital Harbor, but the Knights were unable to put everything together to shake the visiting Rams.
10:49 PM EST, February 24, 2013
The Mount St. Joseph boys basketball team took care of two things in Sunday's Baltimore Catholic League semifinal against John Carroll at Loyola University's Reitz Arena.
8:31 PM EST, February 18, 2013
The St. Maria Goretti boys basketball team won three of the top awards at the Baltimore Catholic League's awards banquet Monday night at Snyder's Willow Grove Restaurant in Linthicum.
5:02 PM EST, February 3, 2013
Boys basketball practice at Archbishop Spalding on Saturday was more than just running drills, practicing jumpers and preparing for Sunday afternoon's game at St. Maria Goretti, a 58-56 loss for the Cavaliers.
10:37 PM EST, February 2, 2013
The Blast was able to sneak away with two wins this weekend, sweeping the Syracuse Silver Knights in a home-and-home series that concluded with an 11-6 victory Saturday night.
10:45 PM EST, February 23, 2013
The Blast completed its 2012-13 regular season with a fundamentally sound stamp of approval Saturday night against the two-time defending Major Indoor Soccer League champion Milwaukee Wave.
5:56 PM EST, January 30, 2013
One of the key components to Arundel's consistent success in recent years has been how players have been able to take on expanded roles as their careers have progressed.
11:57 PM EST, January 24, 2013
The Digital Harbor boys basketball team has been known to round into form late in the season to make a strong playoff push, winning consecutive state titles in 2009 and 2010 in that manner.
2:33 AM EST, January 19, 2013
John Carroll senior guard Rodney Elliott hit a jumper with 3.8 seconds left as the No. 7 Patriots edged No. 1 St. Frances, 42-41, on Friday night in Bel Air.
6:43 PM EST, January 23, 2013
The senior guard enjoyed a memorable week, capped on Friday when he hit a second straight game-winning shot in the closing seconds that led the No. 3 Patriots (19-6) to a 42-41 win against No. 1 St. Frances.
11:01 PM EST, February 16, 2013
The Blast had a difficult time finishing off scoring chances for much of Saturday's game against the visiting Wichita Wings, enabling them to hang around long enough to make it appear that they might leave 1st Mariner Arena with a win.
10:10 PM EST, February 1, 2013
The Arundel boys basketball team had several highlights in the first quarter against visiting Old Mill, most notably an alley-oop slam by Markus Oliphant and a drive by Keaton Mack at the buzzer.
10:06 PM EST, January 25, 2013
The Blast scored in bunches on Friday night and there were far too many for the Rochester Lancers to keep up.
9:29 PM EST, February 15, 2013
The No. 8 City boys basketball team gained a lot from a 68-53 win over No. 12 Poly on Friday in a regular-season finale that helped to determine the final spot in next week's Baltimore City Division I championship game.
10:34 PM EST, January 5, 2013
It's easy to understand why the Blast didn't go into Saturday's night's game against the Rochester Lancers with any added motivation.
6:45 PM EST, January 31, 2013
Blast vs. Syracuse Silver Knights
3:31 PM EST, February 22, 2013
The Blast has the ideal primer for the upcoming Major Indoor Soccer League playoffs as the team closes out its regular season at 1st Mariner Arena on Saturday — a game against the two-time defending league champion Milwaukee Wave.
10:31 PM EST, January 21, 2013
John Carroll senior guard Rodney Elliott passed the buzzer-beating torch to sophomore Elijah Long against Archbishop Spalding on Monday, producing the same positive result that is fast becoming the norm for the Patriots.
1:23 PM EST, January 5, 2013
When former Gilman star Cyrus Jones Jr. finished sorting through his 40-plus football scholarships following his senior season, he concluded Alabama was the right place for him.
10:59 PM EST, February 13, 2013
New Town boys basketball coach Mike Daniel has had a simple philosophy go a long way in his 29 years of coaching in the area.
5:29 PM EST, February 13, 2013
With the Class 2A playoffs quickly approaching, Randallstown senior guard Ahmaad Wilson looks to lead the Rams on an extended postseason run.
1:49 PM EST, January 16, 2013
When Dulaney senior Gavan Scanlan made the varsity basketball team as a freshman, he was 6 feet tall and played point guard.
10:10 PM EST, January 16, 2013
The gap between No. 1 St. Frances and the rest of the area's top basketball teams has been growing on a regular basis.
8:18 PM EST, February 8, 2013
The Dunbar gym was sweltering during the Poets' boys basketball game against Baltimore City rival Edmondson earlier this season.
10:29 PM EST, January 9, 2013
Dunbar standout newcomer Daxter Miles' immediate introduction to the Poets' boys basketball rivalry with Edmondson wasn't ideal, as he was quickly sent to the bench with two first-quarter fouls Wednesday.
2:22 PM EST, January 27, 2013
No. 12 Oakland Mills at River Hill
10:13 PM EST, January 26, 2013
Ball movement and trusting teammates are two things the Milford Mill boys basketball team preaches on offense.
5:39 PM EST, January 1, 2013
The senior dominated the 170-pound class at the Mount Mat Madness tournament at UMBC this weekend, pinning all five of his opponents in the first period to become the Dons' first-ever individual champion at the prestigious event. Schuster, who is ranked No. 2 in the weight class by the Maryland State Wrestling Association, closed out the impressive outing with a 57-second fall against Huntingtown's No. 7-ranked Colton Rowe in Saturday's title bout. He is 14-0 on the season with all of his wins coming by pins — 13 in the first period. The Dons' captain has a 120-25 career mark. He is considering the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where his older brother and former Loyola standout, Colin, is wrestling.
3:13 PM EST, January 3, 2013
The Blast roster is a melting pot — there are slightly more first- and second-year players than veterans, and more are from Brazil than the Baltimore area.
10:23 PM EST, January 2, 2013
After seeing the game dramatically change when visiting Mount St. Joseph dominated the third quarter, the St. Frances boys basketball team dug in and did what it does best in the final frame.
1:18 PM EST, December 25, 2012
While Ryan and Gavin McTavish were growing up in Mount Airy, a chain reaction of three noises routinely came from their household.
12:09 PM EST, December 20, 2012
When Poly senior Darrion Stokes-Graham is asked to look back on 2012, he can't help but smile. It has been a good year for him.
9:37 PM EST, January 4, 2013
The No. 3 Dunbar boys basketball team overcame the absence of two key players, as well as a slow-down philosophy from No. 15 Patterson in Friday's showdown between two defending state champions.
2:54 PM EST, January 20, 2013
No. 4 Milford Mill vs. No. 10 Edmondson
9:17 PM EST, January 8, 2013
There was a significant stretch during Tuesday's game against visiting Lake Clifton when everything at both ends went just about right for City.
6:09 PM EST, January 6, 2013
No. 4 Edmondson at No. 3 Dunbar
9:11 PM EST, January 18, 2013
It was just two weeks ago that the Dunbar boys basketball team finally settled on its starting lineup.
3:15 PM EST, December 9, 2012
Princeton Day Academy at No. 3 St. Frances
7:34 PM EST, November 6, 2012
The last time the McDonogh boys soccer team did not reach the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship game was 2005.
2:45 PM EST, January 13, 2013
No. 1 St. Frances at No. 2 Mount St. Joseph
10:25 PM EST, December 7, 2012
Good teams find ways to win against a lesser opponent even when they may not be on top of their game.
8:22 PM EST, December 21, 2012
The Lake Clifton boys basketball team had one of those special quarters when almost everything went right on Friday.
10:30 PM EST, November 5, 2012
Archbishop Spalding senior midfielder Kelly Patterson was caught in the moment.
6:02 PM EST, January 3, 2013
It's easy to understand why Westminster senior guard Mackenzie Murray is savoring her time on the basketball court more than many others this season.
9:37 AM EST, December 20, 2012
With a 9-0 mark going into Friday's game on the road against the Chicago Soul, the Blast will be looking for a piece of history with an opportunity to tie the franchise mark for best start to a season.
12:57 AM EST, December 28, 2012
The Lake Clifton boys basketball team is mostly quick and small, and the Lakers are well-aware there will be games when they have to scrap for everything to get a win.
9:44 PM EDT, October 23, 2012
Midway through the first half of Tuesday's Anne Arundel County boys soccer championship, No. 12 North County had a feeling things may go its way when undefeated No. 6 Severna Park permitted an own goal to give the Knights an early advantage.
6:47 PM EST, November 14, 2012
South River junior forward Kacie Longo consistently scored goals in the regular season, contributing at least one in all but two of the team's 14 games.
9:51 PM EST, December 19, 2012
The Milford Mill boys basketball team has set a lofty standard in Baltimore County, winning the past four county championships and claiming two state titles in that span.
9:38 PM EST, December 18, 2012
Deep and versatile, the Poly boys basketball team can win games a number of different ways.
3:15 AM EST, December 16, 2012
The Blast is playing with an air of confidence that's easy to notice these days.
9:12 PM EST, November 7, 2012
When he started to run competitively as a freshman — going out for cross country to prepare for the basketball season — Perry Hall senior standout Vince Ciattei said he didn't have much success.
8:21 PM EST, December 16, 2012
No. 13 Poly at Ben Franklin-Masonville
9:19 PM EDT, October 18, 2012
The Marriotts Ridge boys soccer team traveled to Centennial on Thursday with the Howard County championship in the balance.
7:12 PM EDT, October 17, 2012
Old Mill senior Alli Cislo has never craved extra attention, but what she does on the soccer field leaves no choice.
7:03 PM EST, November 17, 2012
Fall behind a goal, don't panic, score two goals before the half and successfully go from there.
10:00 PM EDT, October 31, 2012
Throughout the 80 minutes of Wednesday night's Class 4A North quarterfinal against Westminster, the Perry Hall girls soccer team showed it could cover a lot of ground.
10:33 PM EST, December 14, 2012
Recognizing their talent and potential for something special, members of the St. Frances boys basketball team asked coach Nick Myles during the offseason to beef up their schedule.
9:01 PM EST, November 8, 2012
After playing most of the season at midfield or in back, Gilman's Sam Wancowicz asked whether he could move up to forward with his team down a goal in the second half of Thursday's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference semifinal against No. 1 Archbishop Curley.
10:36 PM EST, December 11, 2012
With under three minutes to play in the third quarter and his team managing a slim lead against No. 1 Mount St. Joseph, Archbishop Spalding boys basketball coach Derrick Lewis saw something he didn't like and promptly called timeout.
9:50 PM EST, November 17, 2012
The No. 7 Fallston girls soccer team made it clear throughout Saturday's Class 2A state championship game that it wouldn't back down against two-time defending champion Middletown.
6:16 PM EDT, November 3, 2012
It has become a rite of passage in recent years in girls soccer: McDonogh vs. Archbishop Spalding for the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship.
7:21 PM EDT, October 24, 2012
In each of the past three years, the Marriotts Ridge golf team took the first-day lead in the Class 2A-1A state championship only to slip back on the second day.
3:37 AM EDT, September 28, 2012
Visiting No. 3 Archbishop Curley enjoyed another impressive road win Thursday in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference, getting past No. 2 Loyola, 3-1.
5:24 PM EST, December 14, 2012
Missouri Comets (5-3) at Blast (8-0)
7:41 PM EST, December 6, 2012
10:07 PM EST, December 10, 2012
Much of the buzz inside the packed gym at St. Frances on Monday night was focused on the return of former Patterson star Aquille Carr, who was back in Baltimore playing for his new team, Princeton Day Academy.
10:08 PM EST, November 15, 2012
Late in the second half of Thursday's Class 3A girls soccer state title game, River Hill junior defender Callie Allen had a chance to score the goal that would win the championship for the Hawks, but her shot was turned away by C. Milton Wright sophomore goalkeeper Stacy Venanzi.
4:13 PM EDT, November 2, 2012
Nervous, but ready.
7:35 PM EDT, October 3, 2012
Midway through the season, the No. 2 Archbishop Spalding girls soccer team has displayed a strong defense, creative midfield and capable goal scorers up front.
9:41 PM EDT, September 28, 2012
It was evident early in Friday night's girls soccer showdown between No. 1 McDonogh and No. 2 Archbishop Spalding that whatever ground that was to be gained would have to be well earned.
7:44 PM EDT, September 25, 2012
When twin brothers Jeremy and Michael DeGraffenreidt decided to pick musical instruments when they were younger, nobody close to them was surprised which ones they chose.
7:23 PM EDT, November 1, 2012
Nothing has come easy in this Maryland interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference soccer season.
10:07 PM EDT, October 15, 2012
Arundel's Clarissa Kirsch-Downs wasn't exactly sure how the ball found its way to her in the middle of South River's crowded penalty area in the second overtime of Monday night's girls soccer showdown.
2:17 PM EDT, July 30, 2012
Veteran Blast goalkeeper Sagu, a member of three championship teams in his eight seasons playing in Baltimore, announced he would not be returning to the team Monday.
8:20 PM EST, November 11, 2012
With how tightly contested the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference has been in boys soccer this season, it was only fitting that the deciding goal in Sunday's championship game needed a second effort.
6:45 PM EDT, October 6, 2012
When McDonogh and Gilman have played soccer against each other in recent years, scoring opportunities have been rare.
5:21 PM EDT, September 26, 2012
River Hill senior midfielder Katie Arensmeier didn't hesitate when asked what her favorite soccer moment was in her three years on varsity.
10:44 PM EST, November 16, 2012
The Blast impressed in winning its first three games of the Major Indoor Soccer League season, but the team knew Friday night's visit from the two-time defending league champion Milwaukee Wave would provide a greater assessment of where it stood in the early season.
10:31 PM EST, November 9, 2012
A few early punches was all the Blast needed Friday night to take out the short-handed Chicago Soul.
9:54 PM EDT, September 1, 2012
— With a load of talented seniors coming off two straight appearances in the state semifinals, the C. Milton Wright girls soccer team has made it known that anything short of a state title will be a disappointment this season.
7:10 PM EDT, September 20, 2012
Dulaney junior Isabel Griffith grew up playing soccer, basketball and lacrosse, and when she entered high school three years ago, she figured she would continue with all of them.
8:44 PM EDT, October 25, 2012
The top soccer teams in the tough Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference are so close this season that the difference between a win and loss often comes down to the smallest details.
7:38 PM EDT, September 24, 2012
The first goal scored by the C. Milton Wright girls soccer team against upstart Patterson Mill on Monday provided a fitting sample of the high standard the No. 3 Mustangs have set in Harford County in recent years.
9:30 PM EDT, September 4, 2012
The Archbishop Curley boys soccer team passed an early season test at River Hill on Tuesday, but the young Hawks didn't make things easy.
10:53 PM EDT, November 3, 2012
It's no secret the Blast will need its offense cranked up on high to win games in the Major Indoor Soccer League this season, at least early on as the team breaks in two rookie goalkeepers who are brand new to the indoor game.
8:46 PM EDT, September 3, 2012
The No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer team did many things right in the first half of its game against No. 10 Severna Park on Monday, but only had one goal to show for it.
5:42 PM EDT, June 8, 2012
The No. 1 Cardinals (16-2) had a roster stacked with talented players and capable leaders. But it was Patrick Kelly, a three-year starter and captain, who took charge throughout the season — and in particular the big moments — to lead Calvert Hall to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship.
8:13 PM EDT, September 12, 2012
In recent years, the Archbishop Spalding-John Carroll girls soccer rivalry has been dominated by one-goal games, overtimes and a big save or dramatic goal often providing the difference.
5:18 PM EDT, June 27, 2012
Recent Loyola grad Deemer Class has experienced plenty of enjoyment and opportunity through lacrosse.
7:16 PM EDT, June 8, 2012
In his first four seasons as coach of his alma mater, Noone guided the Seahawks to a state championship in 2009 and a second state title-game appearance last spring. His resume added an unexpected and most gratifying 2012 season.
10:11 PM EDT, May 23, 2012
It has been a familiar scene the past two days at UMBC: lacrosse sticks flying everywhere, a mass celebration, then the traditional team photo with the state championship plaque proudly displayed.
6:49 PM EDT, May 16, 2012
When it comes to the playoffs, the Glenelg boys lacrosse team has that been-there-before way about doing things .
8:49 PM EDT, May 24, 2012
The Hereford boys lacrosse team brought its usual high standard to another Class 3A-2A state championship game Thursday at UMBC Stadium, challenging Glenelg to try to keep up.
5:11 PM EDT, June 29, 2012
Patrick Kelly crammed a lot of key moments into his senior lacrosse season at Calvert Hall this spring.
5:34 PM EDT, September 5, 2012
A week into the new school year, Broadneck center midfielder Emily Lord is loving her senior gig.
7:12 PM EDT, April 13, 2012
With a tight-knit group of seniors and some talented players behind them, the Severn boys lacrosse team had a good feeling about the potential for a breakthrough season.
11:18 AM EDT, May 23, 2012
In both the classroom and running track, Liberty standout Ashley Ross has shown a knack for getting things done in a quick and efficient manner.
8:28 PM EDT, May 19, 2012
Hereford senior midfielder Ted Demiris has been a dominant faceoff man all season, giving the No. 7 Bulls a decided edge at the start of each possession.
June 9, 2012
In his first four seasons as the coach of his alma mater, Noone guided the Seahawks to a state championship in 2009 and a second state title game appearance last spring. His resume added an unexpected and most gratifying 2012 season.
10:17 PM EDT, March 29, 2012
Junior attackman Chase Cullison supplied the needed fourth-quarter offense and No. 11 Winters Mill's defense more than held its own at the other end to defeat host Westminster, 9-6, in Carroll County play Thursday.
11:49 AM EDT, March 23, 2012
No. 2 Gilman@No. 8 Hereford
8:46 PM EDT, May 11, 2012
On Friday, the Boys' Latin lacrosse team stayed away from the late-game drama that has been present in the past couple meetings with McDonogh.
10:26 PM EDT, March 28, 2012
Timmy Hardy and Mike Bonacci are playing together on the St. Mary's attack for the first time this season, but you wouldn't have guessed that Wednesday night at Severna Park.
10:57 PM EDT, September 19, 2012
The South River girls soccer team has taken a more positive and direct approach to its halftime talks this season.
9:09 PM EDT, April 3, 2012
The Boys' Latin lacrosse team had a chance to see how it stacked up against the country's top-ranked team Tuesday when undefeated Conestoga (Pa.) visited.
5:38 PM EDT, March 22, 2012
One measly goal.
8:22 PM EDT, September 21, 2012
Trying to stay with the pace the McDonogh girls soccer team brings to the field is a daunting challenge.
6:57 PM EDT, July 9, 2012
Stephen Kelly came home from a tryout last summer and approached his parents with an unfamiliar topic.
9:44 PM EDT, May 22, 2012
The Fallston boys lacrosse team made the final quarter of the season its finest in Tuesday’s Class 2A-1A state semifinal against South Carroll.
11:55 PM EDT, May 3, 2012
For the past two seasons, Notre Dame men's basketball coach Mike Brey has had a first hand look at a quality basketball player from the Baltimore Catholic League, watching Mount St. Joseph graduate Eric Atkins develop into a starting point guard for his Fighting Irish.
9:03 PM EDT, May 8, 2012
Tuesday's regular-season finale for the Loyola lacrosse team was special for a number of reasons.
8:30 PM EDT, September 20, 2012
The first five minutes of Thursday's boys soccer showdown between McDonogh and host Archbishop Curley was a telling preview of what was in store for the rest of the game.
3:44 PM EDT, May 31, 2012
Throughout their illustrious three-sport high school careers — and particularly in their senior years — Gilman's Cyrus Jones Jr. and McDonogh's Taylor Cummings had a knack for owning the big moments.
9:04 PM EDT, May 14, 2012
The third quarter of the Class 4A-3A East region boys lacrosse semifinal on Monday proved to be a microcosm of the South River boys lacrosse's perfect season.
9:46 PM EDT, May 15, 2012
One of the many strengths on the 2012 Calvert Hall boys lacrosse team is an attack that features a handful of players capable of taking over a game.
7:38 PM EDT, March 26, 2012
Early in the season with a young roster, the Boys' Latin lacrosse team is still finding out what it's all about.
8:23 PM EST, March 9, 2012
COLLEGE PARK — The Class 1A state semifinal between New Town and Smithsburg was filled with momentum swings.
10:02 PM EST, February 25, 2012
Sophomore guard Phil Booth scored 10 of his team-high 19 points in the third quarter and added a last-minute blocked shot as No. 5 Mount St. Joseph fended off Archbishop Spalding, 54-49, in the Baltimore Catholic League semfinals at Stevenson University.
3:47 PM EDT, May 17, 2012
Moments after a four-goal, four-assist performance Tuesday helped send his team back to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship, Calvert Hall's All-Metro senior attackman Patrick Kelly wasn't ready to talk about Friday's big game just yet.
8:47 PM EDT, May 1, 2012
Coming off a disappointing loss as the playoffs loom, Loyola boys lacrosse coach Jack Crawford challenged his talented senior class to take ownership of the team during this home stretch.
6:48 PM EDT, April 12, 2012
Carrying a .667 batting average into this week, it's clear senior shortstop Melanie Slowinski has had her share of big games for No. 1 Glen Burnie.
11:08 PM EDT, April 21, 2012
The McDonogh boys lacrosse team watched their four-goal lead vanish quickly in the fourth quarter of Saturday's match against St. Mary's.
9:30 PM EDT, May 4, 2012
The storied lacrosse rivalry between Gilman and Boys' Latin added another chapter on Friday, picking up exactly where it left off last season.
4:12 PM EDT, May 2, 2012
The towering lacrosse player, all 6-feet-6 of him, looks surprisingly at home in Gilman's cozy art room, sitting comfortably with a palette in hand and canvas resting at eye level, straight ahead.
7:56 PM EDT, April 17, 2012
Tagged by many as the No. 1 team in the country at the start of the season, the Calvert Hall boys lacrosse team has already had to deal with its share of pressure and adversity.
6:36 PM EDT, May 3, 2012
Winters Mill boys lacrosse coach Sal Picataggi gave senior midfielder Evan Horn high praise Wednesday when he simply stated: "When the game is on the line, I want the ball in Evan's stick."
2:35 AM EST, March 4, 2012
The Dunbar boys basketball team was in unfamiliar territory midway through the fourth quarter of Saturday's Class 1A South region title game against visiting Forest Park, trailing by three points with another trip to the state tournament in the balance.
8:59 PM EST, March 1, 2012
The Lake Clifton boys basketball team set a fast pace early against Owings Mills in Thursday's Class 2A North semifinal, challenging the visiting Eagles to keep up.
11:14 PM EDT, March 16, 2012
The Blast took a calculated risk in its best-of-three Major Indoor Soccer League championship series against the rival and defending champion Milwaukee Wave, opting to play the first game on its home turf on Friday.
3:57 PM EST, February 23, 2012
It's safe to say the South Carroll boys basketball team has taken on the personality of its point guard, senior Dan Mullen.
11:02 AM EST, January 26, 2012
Severna Park baseball coach Jim McCandless, who guided the Falcons to three state championships in his 12 seasons coaching his alma mater, died Tuesday. He was 43.
6:00 PM EST, February 26, 2012
Things weren't looking good for the Mount St. Joseph basketball team in Sunday's 41st Baltimore Catholic League title game. Against defending champion John Carroll, a poor first half had the Gaels frustrated and down by nine points.
1:21 AM EDT, May 19, 2012
Going into the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference playoffs, Calvert Hall coach Bryan Kelly said a team has to be playing great lacrosse and also have some breaks go its way to claim one of the country's most prized championships.
10:23 PM EDT, April 4, 2012
The No. 6 Hereford boys lacrosse team bullied past the competition at Fallston's Fred Sheckells tournament Wednesday, defeting Dulaney 12-3 in the championship game after cruising past No. 11 Winters Mill in the semifinals.
10:27 PM EST, February 21, 2012
The Dunbar boys basketball team has had its share of success at the state level in recent years, winning the past two Class 1A titles and making regular visits to Comcast Center.
10:35 PM EDT, March 23, 2012
When comparing the top private schools with the public ones in boys lacrosse, across-the-board depth is often considered the biggest difference.
11:44 PM EDT, March 16, 2012
Like any 15-year-old, St. Paul's lacrosse standout Spencer Parks thought the attention was pretty cool.
10:38 PM EST, December 16, 2011
The Blast shrugged off its early-season home struggles, had the important bounces go its way and, most importantly, stayed on course for all 60 minutes Friday night against the visiting Missouri Comets.
11:23 PM EST, March 9, 2012
COLLEGE PARK — With six minutes left in Friday night's Class 2A state semifinal game, the Lake Clifton boys basketball team finally got what it wanted.
10:44 PM EST, February 10, 2012
The South Carroll boys basketball team takes few secrets to the hardwood.
6:32 PM EST, February 20, 2012
Milford Mill boys basketball coach Albert Holley begins knocking out his checklist the night before a big game.
8:05 PM EDT, April 20, 2012
Howard softball coach Chuck Rice couldn't single out any one player or particular aspect of Friday's win at No. 1 Reservoir.
9:33 PM EST, January 17, 2012
The Lake Clifton boys basketball team received a four-quarter test from visiting Edmondson on Tuesday night, staying the course to find the necessary answers during the game's most important moments.
8:48 PM EST, December 28, 2011
LARGO — The last time a Baltimore-area team captured the prestigious IAABO Holiday Girls Basketball Tournament, now in its 39th year, was 13 years ago.
10:41 PM EST, February 17, 2012
The No. 1 Milford Mill boys basketball team knocked out another of its season goals on Friday night, one that has impressively become routine.
11:01 PM EDT, March 16, 2012
6:58 PM EST, December 15, 2011
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
11:31 PM EST, January 3, 2012
The Arundel boys basketball team went into Tuesday's game against Anne Arundel County rival Glen Burnie well aware that the difference between winning and losing would likely come down to executing in the final minutes.
8:26 PM EST, March 3, 2012
9:27 PM EST, February 19, 2012
When Mount St. Joseph guard Kameron Williams let go of a desperation, midcourt shot with two seconds left in Sunday's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship game, all that was left for the John Carroll players was to see if, this time, they had done enough.
6:41 PM EST, February 19, 2012
A trio of veterans propelled the Gilman basketball team Sunday to the program's third Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference championship.
10:32 PM EST, March 2, 2012
If Friday night's performance against the Wichita Wings is any indication, the Blast can cross out scoring goals as a concern going into the upcoming Major Indoor Soccer League playoffs.
3:58 PM EST, February 2, 2012
Enjoying a banner senior season as the leading scorer on an undefeated team, David Nicholson could easily find countless special moments where he did this or that to help the Wildcats win a game.
12:55 PM EST, December 10, 2011
10:35 PM EST, January 26, 2012
Well played and tightly contested throughout, Thursday night's showdown between No. 1 Dunbar and No. 2 Milford Mill only needed one thing in the fourth quarter — a player to make the difference.
10:17 PM EST, February 1, 2012
One of the promotions at 1st Mariner Arena this season involves the Blast's cheerleaders passing out free Snickers bars after every goal for the home team.
11:03 PM EST, January 27, 2012
For the first half and a minute more, it looked as if the Blast would have another easy time manhandling Norfolk on Friday night.
10:19 PM EST, December 20, 2011
The Mount St. Joseph basketball team has a number of constants to fall back on when its offense is out of sorts.
12:54 PM EST, December 10, 2011
9:20 PM EST, February 3, 2012
The Lake Clifton boys basketball team has something special going on these days.
4:08 PM EST, January 11, 2012
As point guard for the two-time defending Class 1A state champions, senior Donte Pretlow is filled with Poet Pride. The responsibilities that come with running the show for one of the country's most storied programs are both challenging and rewarding.
9:59 PM EST, January 31, 2012
The Dunbar gym and the No. 1 Poets' defense were both cranked up in the closing minute of Tuesday's boys basketball game against No. 11 Edmondson.
9:36 PM EST, January 20, 2012
The No. 1 Dunbar boys basketball team has long been accustomed to getting an opponent's very best and yet finding a way to come away with a win.
6:10 PM EST, December 8, 2011
Friday: Missouri Comets @ Blast, 7:35 p.m.
6:12 PM EST, January 24, 2012
The corner of Orleans and Central in East Baltimore was swarming with anticipation.
9:55 PM EST, December 7, 2011
The McDonogh boys basketball team had to rely on some improvisation in its tightly contested game at Calvert Hall on Wednesday.
11:15 PM EST, November 12, 2011
With seven new players on a Blast roster that is now dominated by youth, it's understandable that the team may need some time to come together this Major Indoor Soccer League season.
10:18 PM EST, December 10, 2011
The Blast's struggles at 1st Mariner Arena continued to grow Saturday night with another puzzling collapse.
10:40 PM EST, January 6, 2012
The home game woes that plagued the Baltimore Blast earlier in the season are clearly long gone.
12:53 PM EST, December 10, 2011
11:10 PM EST, December 5, 2011
Opening-season nerves appeared at the start for the No. 1 Patterson boys basketball team on Monday, but they didn't stick around for long against Washington D.C.-based Coolidge.
10:40 PM EST, December 9, 2011
Mount St. Joseph junior Lavon Long provided the last of a number of big plays in overtime against visiting St. Frances — and each and every one was needed for the No. 2 Gaels to come away with a thrilling 78-76 win over the No. 3 Panthers.
7:08 PM EST, December 8, 2011
No. 3 St. Frances (2-0) at No. 2 Mount St. Joseph (6-0)
12:25 AM EST, December 3, 2011
After getting his first sample of Annapolis basketball during a scrimmage early in the preseason, newcomer Jourdan Stickler left practice a bit winded.
9:09 PM EDT, November 2, 2011
The first day of practice for the St. Frances boys basketball team on Wednesday had a much different feel than expected.
10:33 PM EDT, November 1, 2011
The Reservoir girls soccer team had to battle through an uneven regular season that featured more losses than wins, but one fact remains: The Gators are the defending Class 3A state champions.
6:36 PM EST, November 10, 2011
During his college soccer days at Towson, Pat Healey grew accustomed to receiving a text message from his father on game days.
9:07 PM EST, February 7, 2012
For the past two years, the Patterson boys basketball team has become one of the finest in the area in large part due to an explosive offense that few opponents can keep up with.
10:47 PM EST, January 24, 2012
The John Carroll boys basketball team traveled to St. Frances on Tuesday night with nothing fancy in mind.
10:27 PM EST, December 19, 2011
The No. 1 Patterson boys basketball team did many things well early on against No. 7 City on Monday.
7:43 PM EDT, October 28, 2011
At Thursday's practice, Gilman boys soccer coach Jon Seal challenged senior forward Cotter Brown to be the difference in the No. 3 Greyhounds' important season finale at No. 1 Loyola on Friday.
10:36 PM EDT, October 25, 2011
The Reservoir boys soccer team put together two strong halves in the District V championship game against Broadneck on Tuesday, pushing forward to earn a first-half lead and continuing to press in the second to protect it.
6:59 PM EST, December 27, 2011
After losing close games to two ranked opponents already this season, the Ben Franklin-Masonville boys basketball team followed a difficult path to get over the hump in its third chance Tuesday.
3:51 PM EST, November 30, 2011
As a freshman in 2008, Riley Davis had the opportunity to dress on varsity when River Hill won its second straight state championship at M&T Bank Stadium. He made sure to soak in the experience, ambitiously thinking ahead to the day when he would be a senior and perhaps have an opportunity to play a bigger role in winning another state title.
12:05 AM EST, December 3, 2011
11:02 PM EST, November 8, 2011
The Perry Hall boys soccer team was once again jubilant on Tuesday.
9:10 PM EST, November 18, 2011
For the 100 minutes of soccer played in Friday's Class 4A girls championship game, Severna Park was confidently able to say it had the better of the play against a Bethesda-Chevy Chase team that had won state titles the past three years.
6:09 PM EDT, October 6, 2011
This fall, midfielder Ashley Spivey has her heart set on leading the No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer team to its second straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship.
4:47 PM EST, December 15, 2011
When: Friday, 7:35 p.m.
7:54 PM EDT, October 4, 2011
For the No. 2 McDonogh boys soccer team, the most efficient way to put a damper on surging Loyola on Tuesday afternoon was to start fast.
5:14 PM EDT, October 19, 2011
Abby Smucker is in the midst of a memorable week.
3:51 PM EDT, September 28, 2011
This fall has been a particularly busy and productive time for Atholton senior fullback Derek Chan.
8:08 PM EDT, November 4, 2011
Severna Park forward Jennifer Nance made the right side her very own workshop in the first half of the Class 4A East Region semifinal against Anne Arundel County rival South River.
5:40 PM EST, November 12, 2011
For a second straight year, the Class 3A state semifinals turned out to be a disappointing roadblock for the C. Milton Wright girls soccer team.
9:30 PM EDT, September 19, 2011
The top-ranked McDonogh girls soccer team visited primary rival and No. 3 Archbishop Spalding on Monday, and they had a new role.
9:14 PM EDT, September 26, 2011
River Hill girls soccer coach Brian Song has seen his share of closely-contested games against Howard County rival Glenelg with the outcomes not decided until the latter stages of games.
5:39 PM EDT, September 6, 2011
In many past summers, Blast owner and Major Indoor Soccer League chairman Ed Hale was confronted with two frustrating questions as a new season approached: Which franchises are coming and which are going?
12:05 AM EST, December 3, 2011
12:05 AM EST, December 3, 2011
6:12 PM EDT, October 29, 2011
After watching McDonogh's Malcolm Harris get past a defender with one last exaggerated touch, Gilman goalkeeper Andrew Harris knew what was coming next.
6:21 PM EDT, October 7, 2011
Rarely will you find the McDonogh boys soccer team, arguably the area's finest offensive side, caught up in an extended celebration after scoring a goal during the regular season.
8:24 PM EDT, September 14, 2011
The Mount St. Joseph boys soccer team sent a clear message to the rest of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference in Wednesday's league-opening visit to Loyola: There's no quit in the No. 7 Gaels.
11:27 PM EDT, August 31, 2011
3:40 PM EST, November 9, 2011
After competing at a high level in gymnastics throughout her childhood, Arundel senior Elyse Smidinger switched to golf when she was in the eighth grade.
8:25 PM EDT, October 10, 2011
The No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer team came to No. 5 Mercy on Monday ready to work.
8:34 PM EDT, September 5, 2011
The McDonogh girls soccer team impressively played the part of the area's No. 1-ranked team in its opening weekend at the Anne Arundel Community College Labor Day Tournament.
11:22 PM EDT, August 31, 2011
3:42 PM EST, November 11, 2011
Syracuse Silver Knights (0-1) at Blast (0-0)
10:20 PM EDT, October 17, 2011
For the final two weeks of the regular season, Gilman boys soccer coach Jon Seal has asked his players to bring playoff-like intensity.
6:21 PM EDT, June 1, 2011
Three-sport standouts Darius Jennings from Gilman and Taylor Cummings from McDonogh created plenty of memorable moments this school year to help each of their respective teams succeed.
6:44 PM EST, November 6, 2011
As defending champions, the No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer team dominated the demanding Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference throughout the regular season and continued on with two comfortable playoff wins to reach Sunday's championship game against No. 4 Archbishop Spalding.
6:50 PM EDT, April 20, 2011
The Turkey Bowl, the annual Thanksgiving football tradition in Baltimore that pits Calvert Hall against Loyola, is in a state of flux this year.
5:47 PM EDT, September 3, 2011
FREDERICK – After watching one of her crosses go through the goal area harmlessly in the first half of Saturday's game against C. Milton Wright in the Tournament of Champions at Tuscarora High, River Hill freshman forward Alexandria Hamer made a point to talk with fellow forward Sheridan Street at halftime.
4:48 PM EDT, July 14, 2011
Chante' Sandiford was 13 years old when she found her second home.
4:53 PM EDT, August 27, 2011
The Chesapeake Bayhawks had everything set for a case of déjà vu as they began defense of their Major League Lacrosse title in Saturday's semifinal rematch against the Boston Cannons in rain-soaked Annapolis.
6:58 PM EDT, August 2, 2011
Two Baltimore Blast mainstays — captain and midfielder Robbie Aristodemo and defender Billy Nelson — have announced their retirements.
7:19 PM EDT, August 26, 2011
Like many of the other 1,500-meter races during his outdoor track season at Oregon this spring, rising senior Matthew Centrowitz felt someone pull up on his shoulder shortly after the final turn.
4:57 PM EDT, September 10, 2011
The No. 2 Mercy girls soccer team didn't know what to expect going into its game against perennial national power Pennington, of New Jersey, at the McDonogh Invitational on Saturday.
September 1, 2010
6:03 PM EDT, April 19, 2011
The junior midfielder led Friends to three wins last week, totaling 22 goals and seven assists as the team improved to to 9-1 in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland's B Conference. A three-year varsity player, Cooper opened the week with a seven-goal, four-assist effort in a 17-16 win over Glenelg Country on April 11. The next day, she scored nine goals and added an assist in a 19-12 win over Institute of Notre Dame and then closed out the week with six goals and two assists in a 13-12 win over Seton Keough on Thursday. Always a threat with the ball in her stick, Cooper stays a play ahead of the opponent with a knack for reading the field to know when to shoot or pass. She has 59 goals and 27 assists this season. Cooper, who also plays soccer and basketball at Friends, maintains a 3.67 grade-point average.
9:36 PM EDT, October 18, 2011
With possession along the right side in the final minute of a tie game, River Hill freshman forward Alexandria Hamer wanted to get the ball to a more dangerous area in front.
1:35 PM EDT, July 14, 2011
The Turkey Bowl, Baltimore's annual Thanksgiving high school football game featuring Calvert Hall and Loyola, will be played on the same day and time, only in a temporary new home for this year's 92nd meeting.
8:55 PM EDT, September 15, 2011
Arden Smith is a soft-spoken sophomore forward playing in her first year of varsity for the Broadneck girls soccer team. But her right foot boomed loudly Thursday at South River.
5:54 PM EDT, May 21, 2011
After reaching the state semifinals for the first time last season, the Patterson Mill boys lacrosse team has done at least one better this season.
1:46 PM EDT, June 28, 2011
Ryan Tucker is a fine lacrosse player and, fortunately, a very good listener.
8:15 PM EDT, May 19, 2011
Here's a closer look at the Baltimore Catholic League's inaugural Hall of Fame class of 2011:
March 17, 2010
4:38 PM EDT, July 31, 2011
Starting when he was six years old, Dorian Claggett would beg anybody in his house to play Monopoly with him.
7:56 PM EDT, October 26, 2011
COLLEGE PARK — The start of the final day of the state golf championships at Maryland couldn't have gone any differently for Arundel senior Elyse Smidinger and Wilde Lake junior Tyler Silberberg.
10:11 PM EDT, June 25, 2011
The Chesapeake Bayhawks had a disastrous third quarter against Boston on Saturday night, watching the visiting Cannons turn a one-goal deficit into a three-goal advantage with smarter play and more desire at both ends.
5:10 PM EDT, September 11, 2011
After suffering a rare setback Saturday, the No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer team had the ultimate chance at redemption Sunday.
September 1, 2010
1. Archbishop Spalding
12:41 AM EDT, May 7, 2011
All season, the Poly boys lacrosse team has prided itself on playing as hard in the fourth quarter as the first, relying on conditioning to stay a step ahead of the competition in Baltimore City.
10:27 PM EST, November 11, 2010
Please excuse Roberta Holehouse for having felt a bit overwhelmed when she first stepped onto campus at Penn State University as a freshman in 2005.
2:42 AM EST, December 9, 2010
7:50 PM EDT, November 3, 2011
The Archbishop Spalding girls soccer team started the season with an inexperienced defense that dealt with the question of just how quickly it could come together.
8:13 PM EDT, September 21, 2011
Effectively contained for most of Wednesday's game against John Carroll's determined defense, Mercy All-Metro forward Alexis Prior-Brown finally broke through using the limited space she was afforded.
5:22 PM EDT, September 7, 2011
Severna Park senior midfielder Gabby Moreno always strives to turn a negative into a positive.
10:33 PM EDT, April 15, 2011
The math going into Friday night's Anne Arundel County boys lacrosse showdown between No. 10 Arundel and upstart Chesapeake added up to one simple conclusion — something had to give.
11:15 PM EDT, September 12, 2011
Shortly after the 100 minutes of boys soccer was completed at McDonogh, where the Eagles took on defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champion Gilman in a rematch of last year's title game, it was apparent Monday's 0-0 overtime tie elicited two different responses.
11:23 PM EDT, May 17, 2011
One of the adjectives most used to describe the Calvert Hall lacrosse team at the start of the season was "talented."
7:16 PM EDT, May 21, 2011
When Severna Park senior Madeline Ross stepped onto the field for Saturday's Class 4A-3A state semifinal, she couldn't help but think about the heartbreak of a year ago. That's when the Falcons — then shooting for their fourth straight state title — fell to county-rival South River in the regionals.
September 1, 2010
3:58 PM EDT, July 5, 2011
The summer may present a break from action for area high school and college teams. But their athletes and coaches haven't struggled to find ways to spend their time.
8:17 PM EDT, May 23, 2011
Boys lacrosse state championship games at UMBC
8:59 PM EDT, August 25, 2011
Patterson basketball standout guard Aquille Carr has decided to play in the sixth annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 basketball showcase this Saturday in California, despite questions being raised about whether that would affect his high school eligibility.
6:34 PM EDT, August 24, 2011
Patterson basketball sensation Aquille Carr could not have imagined a better way to end his summer vacation than taking a trip to California to do what he loves most — play ball.
7:54 PM EST, January 28, 2011
More than anything, Widener junior guard BJ Smith's college basketball career to this point is defined by impeccable timing.
10:47 AM EDT, July 11, 2011
10:14 PM EST, December 1, 2010
12:35 AM EDT, March 24, 2011
7:52 PM EDT, April 20, 2011
Talk with McDonogh boys lacrosse coach Andy Hilgartner about the two players most responsible for the Eagles' dominating play on defense this season — close defenseman Bryson Greene and long pole Kyle DeVinney — and he's quick to state that the two senior standouts are altogether different.
March 11, 2010
After wrapping up an illustrious high school swimming career at McDonogh in 2006, one that included All-America status 16 times and a handful of school records that still stand, Anne-Marie Botek is exactly where she wants to be four years later.
5:32 PM EDT, June 30, 2011
Saturday's sixth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic at Towson University will showcase 88 of the top boys and girls players from the country. Perhaps none are more grateful than recently graduated Boys' Latin midfielder Jeff Chase. Early in his sophomore season, Chase tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee, which sidelined him for nine months. It wasn't until midway through his junior year that he felt at full strength. After a strong senior season, Chase will represent the South team in the Under Armour Classic boys game at 8 p.m. Saturday. It's just one of this summer's highlights for Chase, who later in July will vacation with his family in Europe. After that, he'll attend Loyola University, where he plans to major in business while working on a minor in communication.
10:14 PM EST, December 1, 2010
0 Starters from last season back for Calvert Hall, Digital Harbor and Dunbar. All three teams finished last season ranked in the top 10; Dunbar brought home a state title.
February 5, 2010
After handling every opponent in his very first wrestling tournament, Brian Eveleth Jr. - then 7 years old, 50 pounds and grappling in sneakers - got the ride of his life.
10:59 PM EDT, June 28, 2010
At Glenelg High, a robot named "The Dean" is this summer's big star.
11:40 PM EDT, June 27, 2010
Ah, the sounds of summer. The splash of the swimming pool. The crack of the baseball bat. The sizzle of grilling burgers. And, of course, the alluring melody of the snoball truck coming down the street.
1:06 AM EST, December 2, 2010
Sharpshooting guard Nick Faust spent most of his first season at City knocking down 3-pointers to help the No. 1 Knights capture their second straight state championship last spring.
11:19 PM EDT, May 9, 2011
One of the things Eastern Tech freshman pitcher Jordan Cargile has learned over the course of the Mavericks' undefeated season is that plenty of trust and confidence has formed among her teammates.
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