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Tyreke Rudolph leads Mervo on the ground

5:56 PM EDT, September 18, 2014

Tyreke Rudolph leads Mervo on the ground

Mervo senior Tyreke Rudolph has been a big part of the Mustangs' quick start on the gridiron this fall.

Strong running games, big offensive lines highlight Douglass-Mervo football game

5:53 PM EDT, September 18, 2014

GAME OF THE WEEK: DOUGLASS VS. MERVO AT POLY

Strong running games, big offensive lines highlight Douglass-Mervo football game

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Douglass runs over Northwestern, 48-6

9:12 PM EDT, September 12, 2014

DOUGLASS 48, NORTHWESTERN 6

Douglass runs over Northwestern, 48-6

Douglass' running backs rolled up the yardage Friday afternoon, but they didn't take the credit for the 48-6 win over Northwestern in a Baltimore City Division II football game.

Arundel, Old Mill football meet with roles reversed

4:54 PM EDT, September 11, 2014

Arundel, Old Mill football meet with roles reversed

When: Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Gilman 'not a very good football team right now' after second straight loss

4:33 PM EDT, September 6, 2014

PARAMUS CATHOLIC (N.J.) 35, NO. 2 GILMAN 0

Gilman 'not a very good football team right now' after second straight loss

Gilman football coach Biff Poggi wanted his No. 2 Greyhounds to be battle tested before they hit their Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference schedule, but this wasn't what he had in mind.

Finally healthy, Calvert Hall knocks down No. 3 Franklin, 35-24

11:17 PM EDT, September 5, 2014

Finally healthy, Calvert Hall knocks down No. 3 Franklin, 35-24

Calvert Hall's football team is fully recovered from an injury-riddled 2013 season.

Franklin gets second crack at Calvert Hall

4:02 PM EDT, September 4, 2014

Franklin gets second crack at Calvert Hall

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Offensive football players to watch in the 2014 season

9:52 PM EDT, September 3, 2014

Offensive football players to watch in the 2014 season

Jacquez Adams

Football by the numbers in the 2014 season

9:52 PM EDT, September 3, 2014

Football by the numbers in the 2014 season

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Last season motivates Franklin and Douglass football, but for different reasons

9:53 PM EDT, September 3, 2014

Last season motivates Franklin and Douglass football, but for different reasons

On the ride home from M&T Bank Stadium after the state football final in December, Franklin's players rocked the bus in celebration of their first championship.

Defensive football players to watch in the 2014 season

10:27 PM EDT, September 3, 2014

Defensive football players to watch in the 2014 season

Jordan Adams

MIAA football teams begin season with road trials

5:04 PM EDT, August 28, 2014

MIAA football teams begin season with road trials

When football kicks off for Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference teams this weekend, the highest profile games will be on the road.

Dunbar begins football preseason with interim coach

6:56 PM EDT, August 13, 2014

Dunbar begins football preseason with interim coach

Anyone looking through the fence as the season's first football practice was about to get underway Wednesday at Dunbar's East Baltimore field saw a bunch of guys in helmets and shorts and T-shirts tossing footballs, stretching or just talking.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge educational for high school athletes

3:26 PM EDT, August 21, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge educational for high school athletes

Broadneck football coach Rob Harris took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge twice. He's not on Facebook and didn't have proof of the first dousing, so he had ice water poured over his head a second time.

Rivals become allies in Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic

4:23 PM EDT, July 9, 2014

Rivals become allies in Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic

Under Armour All-Americans Taylor Hensh and Tianna Wallpher have never played lacrosse together, but that doesn't mean they're not familiar with each other's games.

Former St. Frances stars seek to inspire girls basketball players

5:42 PM EDT, August 12, 2014

Former St. Frances stars seek to inspire girls basketball players

Since their years as star basketball players at St. Frances, Briana Hutchen and Shatyra Hawkes have wanted to give back to the girls growing up the way they did, on the basketball courts of Baltimore City.

Zerrlaut, who grew women's sports at UMBC, took pride in being evenhanded

4:49 PM EDT, June 18, 2014

Zerrlaut, who grew women's sports at UMBC, took pride in being evenhanded

When Kathy Zerrlaut arrived at UMBC in 1973, the women's teams didn't play in the brand new UMBC Fieldhouse, now RAC Arena, and UMBC didn't even have a stadium. The new coach's volleyball team played in the old gym, and her lacrosse team played on a field in front of the library.

One more challenge for McDonogh's Whittle

3:22 PM EDT, July 8, 2014

One more challenge for McDonogh's Whittle

After leading No. 1 McDonogh to its 112th straight win and sixth straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship, Megan Whittle was the youngest player invited to try out for the U.S. national women's lacrosse team.

Evans ready to replace 'legend' at Hereford

4:28 PM EDT, August 12, 2014

Evans ready to replace 'legend' at Hereford

Ric Evans has no illusions about his new job.

Carin Peterson steps down after 25 years as coach at Severna Park

9:17 PM EDT, May 28, 2014

Carin Peterson steps down after 25 years as coach at Severna Park

Severna Park's Carin Peterson, who has won more state championships in girls lacrosse than any other coach, has stepped down as Falcons coach.

Girls lacrosse All-Metro second team

12:00 PM EDT, June 6, 2014

Girls lacrosse All-Metro second team

Molly Cobb, Notre Dame Prep, senior, midfielder

Capstone project for Terps' Glaros is a lacrosse national title

4:46 PM EDT, May 24, 2014

Capstone project for Terps' Glaros is a lacrosse national title

Beth Glaros believes she's been a Terp all her life.

Suspended Dunbar coach doesn't want players to boycott football season on his behalf

6:35 PM EDT, June 24, 2014

Suspended Dunbar coach doesn't want players to boycott football season on his behalf

Dunbar football coach Lawrence Smith said Tuesday he would not support a boycott of the fall season by Poets players as a means of protesting his one-year suspension.

Maryland turns to its offense in 9-6 win over Northwestern

11:38 PM EDT, May 23, 2014

Maryland turns to its offense in 9-6 win over Northwestern

Maryland's high-powered offense took a little while to heat up in Friday night's NCAA Division I women's lacrosse semifinal, but once it did, the No. 1 Terps kept rolling into the title game.

 Douty answers the call for Terps defense

4:42 PM EDT, May 22, 2014

Douty answers the call for Terps defense

At first, Megan Douty ignored the call from the strange number lighting up her cellphone during class in College Park a few weeks ago. When the number showed up again, she had left class, so she answered.

Girls lacrosse All-Metro first team

12:00 PM EDT, June 6, 2014

Girls lacrosse All-Metro first team

Emily Cooper

Girls lacrosse All-Metro Coach of the Year

12:00 PM EDT, June 6, 2014

Girls lacrosse All-Metro Coach of the Year

Shelly Brezicki helped the young Mavericks emerge from an emotional 2013 season to become a state championship team.

Girls lacrosse All-Metro Player of the Year

12:00 PM EDT, June 6, 2014

Girls lacrosse All-Metro Player of the Year

Whittle drew more defensive attention than any other attacker and always found a way to beat it.

Draw controls a big factor in Terps-Northwestern semifinal

3:50 PM EDT, May 22, 2014

Draw controls a big factor in Terps-Northwestern semifinal

Maryland's national women's lacrosse semifinal with Northwestern on Friday pits two of the top draw control experts. Terps sophomore Taylor Cummings will square off against the Division I career leader, Alyssa Leonard, who has 424 draw controls over her four years. Cummings has 210 for her career.

 Previewing the women's lacrosse national semifinals

2:45 PM EDT, May 22, 2014

Previewing the women's lacrosse national semifinals

Division I semifinals

No. 8 Manchester Valley defeats Fallston, 13-10, for Class 2A-1A girls lacrosse title

9:21 PM EDT, May 20, 2014

No. 8 Manchester Valley defeats Fallston, 13-10, for Class 2A-1A girls lacrosse title

Manchester Valley's girls lacrosse team couldn't have believed bigger.

No. 4 Marriotts Ridge girls repeat as Class 3A-2A champion

7:21 PM EDT, May 21, 2014

No. 4 Marriotts Ridge girls repeat as Class 3A-2A champion

For the seniors on Marriotts Ridge's girls lacrosse team, putting their third state title in perspective wasn't all that easy.

No. 1 Terps roll past Duke, 15-8, to advance to women's lacrosse final four

4:47 PM EDT, May 17, 2014

No. 1 Terps roll past Duke, 15-8, to advance to women's lacrosse final four

COLLEGE PARK — Even though Maryland went into halftime of Saturday's NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament quarterfinal against Duke with a six-goal lead, the No. 1 Terps wanted to make a statement coming out of the break.

 'Firecracker' Wheatley sparks Salisbury women's lacrosse

6:02 PM EDT, May 16, 2014

'Firecracker' Wheatley sparks Salisbury women's lacrosse

By the time Salisbury goalie Ashton Wheatley had finished her junior year, she already had more hardware in her trophy case than most players could hope to collect in a career.

Believing big, No. 13 Manchester Valley girls lacrosse resilient in Class 2A-1A semifinal win

11:07 PM EDT, May 16, 2014

Believing big, No. 13 Manchester Valley girls lacrosse resilient in Class 2A-1A semifinal win

Manchester Valley girls lacrosse coach Shelly Brezicki wore a headband emblazoned with the team motto, "Believe Big," for the Mavericks' first trip to the state semifinals Friday night.

Broadneck girls lacrosse defense shines in 10-6 win over South River

10:15 PM EDT, May 9, 2014

Broadneck girls lacrosse defense shines in 10-6 win over South River

Broadneck sophomore goalie Kayla Koch showed the confidence of an upperclassman Friday night, especially late in the second half of the sectional semifinal against Anne Arundel County rival South River.

Women's notebook: Even if Terps don't reign, they still rule NCAA history

7:13 PM EDT, May 7, 2014

Women's notebook: Even if Terps don't reign, they still rule NCAA history

Top-seeded Maryland rolls into the NCAA tournament looking to extend some of the most impressive streaks in any college sport.

No. 1 McDonogh earns 16-13 win over No. 6 Roland Park in IAAM A Conference title game

10:26 PM EDT, May 11, 2014

No. 1 McDonogh earns 16-13 win over No. 6 Roland Park in IAAM A Conference title game

The longer the McDonogh girls lacrosse team's winning streak went on this spring, the more determined the Eagles' opponents were to end it — and the more resilient the Eagles were in keeping it going.

 D'Amore shows her winning smile more for Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse

5:30 PM EDT, May 7, 2014

D'Amore shows her winning smile more for Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse

When Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse coach Janine Tucker talks about attacker Taylor D'Amore, she doesn't point to numbers in a record book or read a list of postseason awards. She reaches for a framed photo on a shelf in her office.

Previewing the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament quarterfinals

3:56 PM EDT, May 15, 2014

Previewing the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament quarterfinals

Duke (11-7) at No. 1 seed Maryland (20-1)

Terps earn top seed in NCAA women's lacrosse tournament

10:55 PM EDT, May 4, 2014

Terps earn top seed in NCAA women's lacrosse tournament

The Atlantic Coast Conference, led by overall No. 1 seed Maryland, dominated the top spots in the NCAA Division I women's championship bracket announced Sunday night, with six teams among the eight seeded spots in the 26-team field.

'Destiny' took Kaulius to Spalding

5:38 PM EDT, May 3, 2014

'Destiny' took Kaulius to Spalding

Maggie Kaulius is the latest in an Archbishop Spalding legacy that includes her entire immediate family and much of her extended family.

McDonogh's Brennan crosses from soccer career to lax year

1:24 PM EDT, May 3, 2014

McDonogh's Brennan crosses from soccer career to lax year

When Ali Brennan finished her soccer career at Miami, she wasn't quite ready to give up college sports.

Women's notes: Loyola looking for lasting impression at Syracuse

12:54 PM EDT, May 1, 2014

Women's notes: Loyola looking for lasting impression at Syracuse

The Loyola Maryland women are already in the NCAA tournament, earning an automatic berth with their Patriot League championship Sunday, but the Greyhounds could make a big impression on the selection committee with a win over the No. 2 Orange in Saturday's regular-season finale.

No. 4 Marriotts Ridge rallies to top No. 10 Century in girls lacrosse

10:03 PM EDT, May 12, 2014

No. 4 Marriotts Ridge rallies to top No. 10 Century in girls lacrosse

Not much went right for the defending state champion Marriotts Ridge girls lacrosse team in the first 34 minutes of Monday's sectional final.

McDonogh girls escape with 13-12 semifinal win over Severn

9:00 PM EDT, May 7, 2014

McDonogh girls escape with 13-12 semifinal win over Severn

McDonogh's girls lacrosse streak lives on — but just barely.

Marlee Paton, Loyola's gem from Down Under, stars all over

3:36 PM EDT, April 23, 2014

Marlee Paton, Loyola's gem from Down Under, stars all over

Loyola Maryland women's lacrosse coach Jen Adams first noticed Marlee Paton at a clinic in Melbourne, Australia, when Paton was just 12.

Lacrosse Q&A: Syracuse defender Natalie Glanell

3:52 PM EDT, May 1, 2014

Lacrosse Q&A: Syracuse defender Natalie Glanell

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player to get you better acquainted with his or her team. Today's guest is Syracuse defender Natalie Glanell, a South River graduate aiming to help the No. 2 Orange win its first national championship in her senior year.

No. 1 McDonogh girls lacrosse alone in record book as winning streak hits 106 with 15-8 victory

6:21 PM EDT, April 19, 2014

No. 1 McDonogh girls lacrosse alone in record book as winning streak hits 106 with 15-8 victory

Everything from here on is "icing on the cake" for McDonogh's No. 1 girls lacrosse team after it broke one last record Saturday.

 Elite 89 honor takes Bryn Mawr grad Hanson to Springsteen concert, men's basketball Final Four

1:42 PM EDT, April 17, 2014

Elite 89 honor takes Bryn Mawr grad Hanson to Springsteen concert, men's basketball Final Four

Paige Hanson, a senior attacker on the national champion North Carolina lacrosse team, was honored earlier this month as one of the NCAA's Elite 89 Award winners with a trip to the NCAA men's basketball Final Four and a Bruce Springsteen concert.

Loyola women roll past Boston U., 18-7, for Patriot League title

6:02 PM EDT, April 26, 2014

Loyola women roll past Boston U., 18-7, for Patriot League title

Loyola Maryland's women's lacrosse team dominated its first Patriot League tournament championship the same way it dominated the regular season.

After 'a lot of games' and with 'a lot of talent,' McDonogh girls near more records

7:58 PM EDT, April 16, 2014

After 'a lot of games' and with 'a lot of talent,' McDonogh girls near more records

As McDonogh's girls lacrosse winning streak ballooned toward a record-tying 103 games, the top programs along the East Coast wanted a crack at ending the Eagles' run. Coach Chris Robinson gave as many of them a shot as possible.

Lacrosse Q&A: Mount St. Mary's attacker Hannah Gutcher

1:43 PM EDT, April 17, 2014

Lacrosse Q&A: Mount St. Mary's attacker Hannah Gutcher

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player to get you better acquainted with his or her team. Today's guest is Mount St. Mary's attacker Hannah Gutcher, who is tied for third on the team in scoring with 10 goals and three assists and hopes to help the Mountaineers win their last three games to qualify for the Northeast Conference tournament.

Cullison trying to lead Manchester Valley to big things

6:07 PM EDT, April 23, 2014

Cullison trying to lead Manchester Valley to big things

Sarah Cullison started her sports career playing soccer and softball in the North Carroll Rec Council, but she liked the faster pace of soccer, so she soon switched from softball to lacrosse. Now, the senior is a top-notch defender for Manchester Valley’s successful soccer and lacrosse teams.

Garrison Forest midfielder Julie LeGar relishes competition

4:05 PM EDT, April 3, 2014

Garrison Forest midfielder Julie LeGar relishes competition

For three years, Garrison Forest's Julie LeGar has been one of the top defensive midfielders in Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland lacrosse, earning A Conference All-Star status twice.

Another dominant day gives No. 1 McDonogh girls record 104th straight win

9:10 PM EDT, April 17, 2014

Another dominant day gives No. 1 McDonogh girls record 104th straight win

McDonogh's girls lacrosse players put the finishing touch on their historic 104th straight victory Thursday afternoon with a raucous celebration.

No. 3 C. Milton Wright girls come back to beat No. 5 Century, 14-13

9:06 PM EDT, April 2, 2014

No. 3 C. Milton Wright girls come back to beat No. 5 Century, 14-13

After Century's Hannah Warther scored 10 goals in an 18-17 overtime win over Conestoga (Pa.) Saturday, C. Milton Wright coach Brent Ritz knew his team had to focus on containing the talented sophomore.

McDonogh girls lacrosse team wins 103rd consecutive game to tie national record

8:18 PM EDT, April 14, 2014

McDonogh girls lacrosse team wins 103rd consecutive game to tie national record

McDonogh's No. 1 girls lacrosse team kept its winning streak rolling to 103 games Monday with a 16-9 win at No. 2 Marriotts Ridge that tied what is believed to be the national record for consecutive high school girls lacrosse victories.

Second team

8:14 PM EDT, March 28, 2014

Second team

Cydni Cole, Indian Creek, senior, guard

South River's Griffin brings the 'happy' to Terps women's lacrosse

1:17 PM EDT, April 3, 2014

South River's Griffin brings the 'happy' to Terps women's lacrosse

For Brooke Griffin, every moment on the lacrosse field is a joy. The Maryland attacker revels in each slick dodge to goal, each pinpoint pass that finds a teammate's stick, each little celebration of a Terps score.

Player of the Year

8:06 PM EDT, March 28, 2014

Player of the Year

Danielle Edwards did a lot more than lead No. 1 McDonogh with timely offense and stingy defense. The 5-foot-6 junior point guard provided the glue that held the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference champions together on both ends of the floor.

No. 2 Poly girls fall short of 3A final with 49-37 loss to Damascus

10:10 PM EDT, March 13, 2014

No. 2 Poly girls fall short of 3A final with 49-37 loss to Damascus

Poly's girls basketball team has lived on the edge throughout the playoffs, but Thursday night the Engineers slipped off one step short of their goal, falling to Damascus, 49-37, in a Class 3A state semifinal at Towson University's SECU Arena.

No. 2 Terps play keep-away for 10-9 win over No. 4 BC

4:55 PM EDT, March 29, 2014

No. 2 Terps play keep-away for 10-9 win over No. 4 BC

Playing a slow-down offense that ran lots of time off the clock, Boston College's women's lacrosse team gave Maryland its toughest game of the season Saturday. In the end, however, the Terps were the ones who milked the clock to victory.

First team

7:56 PM EDT, March 28, 2014

First team

Dyzhanay Burton

Public schools' reclassification creates an upper class in girls lacrosse

6:10 PM EDT, March 18, 2014

Public schools' reclassification creates an upper class in girls lacrosse

Century coach Becky Groves took one look at the new girls lacrosse playoff sections, and could hardly believe what she saw.

McDonogh girls extend winning streak to 96 games with victory over Severn

7:31 PM EDT, March 28, 2014

McDonogh girls extend winning streak to 96 games with victory over Severn

McDonogh's girls lacrosse team extended its winning streak to 96 games Friday afternoon, but Severn and goalie Meredith Brown didn't make it easy.

Patterson Mill girls advance to 2A final with 62-44 win over Walkersville

11:57 PM EDT, March 12, 2014

Patterson Mill girls advance to 2A final with 62-44 win over Walkersville

With two freshmen and only one senior in the starting lineup, Patterson Mill’s girls basketball season has been a work in progress.

Lacrosse Q&A with Loyola's Taryn VanThof

2:11 PM EDT, March 27, 2014

Lacrosse Q&A with Loyola's Taryn VanThof

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player to get you better acquainted with the player and his or her team. Today's guest is Loyola Maryland midfielder Taryn VanThof, a junior who set a school and Patriot League record for most draw controls with 15 against Lafayette two weeks ago. Her career total of 157 is closing in on the school record of 180 draw controls.

Coach of the year

7:37 PM EDT, March 28, 2014

Coach of the year

For Holly Ismail, coaching high school girls basketball is as much about developing relationships with her players as it is about X's and O's.

No. 4 Milford Mill girls end Aberdeen's title run with 80-62 win

9:15 PM EST, March 8, 2014

No. 4 Milford Mill girls end Aberdeen's title run with 80-62 win

Milford Mill’s girls basketball team has been waiting two years to savor this victory.

Poly girls complete City sweep with 54-51 sectional win

9:43 PM EST, March 6, 2014

Poly girls complete City sweep with 54-51 sectional win

Poly's girls basketball season was on the verge of ending in Thursday's Class 3A East Section I championship — until the final second of regulation.

Q&A with UMBC women's lacrosse midfielder Alyssa Semones

1:45 PM EDT, March 13, 2014

Q&A with UMBC women's lacrosse midfielder Alyssa Semones

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player to get you better acquainted with the player and his or her team. Today's guest is UMBC midfielder Alyssa Semones, who led the Retrievers in scoring last season after transferring from Penn State.

Smith ready to lead No. 4 Poly girls against No. 7 City, once more

8:37 PM EST, March 5, 2014

Smith ready to lead No. 4 Poly girls against No. 7 City, once more

Jasmine Smith is the floor leader for a No. 4 Poly girls basketball team determined to bring home a state championship after falling in the Class 4A title game last season and the semifinals the previous year.

Q&A Catching up with Towson defender Katie Leech

4:44 PM EST, February 27, 2014

Q&A Catching up with Towson defender Katie Leech

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player to get you better acquainted with the player and his or her team. Today's guest is Towson senior Katie Leech, who has emerged as a top matchup defender since switching from midfield two years ago.

Sydney Biniak, a triple threat, is Howard girls basketball's quiet leader

9:29 PM EST, March 3, 2014

Sydney Biniak, a triple threat, is Howard girls basketball's quiet leader

Just before Howard's girls basketball team tipped off at Reservoir two weeks ago, Lions coach Scott Robinson handed his players pieces of paper and asked them to jot down their impressions of the seniors.

Q&A Catching up with Navy attacker Loren Generi

2:00 PM EST, February 13, 2014

Q&A Catching up with Navy attacker Loren Generi

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you better acquainted with the player and his or her team. Today's guest is Navy attacker Loren Generi, who hopes to help the No. 12 Midshipmen women win their fifth straight Patriot League championship.

Division I women's lacrosse team-by-team previews

8:47 PM EST, February 5, 2014

Division I women's lacrosse team-by-team previews

Projected NCAA seeds

New Town girls beat outmatched National Academy Foundation, advance to 1A final

8:16 PM EDT, March 12, 2014

New Town girls beat outmatched National Academy Foundation, advance to 1A final

New Town's high-scoring guard, Sydney Hines, didn't get to play as much as she might have expected in the state semifinals on Wednesday, but that was OK with her.

Roland Park turns game over to McDonogh down the stretch

9:55 PM EST, January 15, 2014

Roland Park turns game over to McDonogh down the stretch

Until McDonogh's Brianna Jacobs stepped to the free throw line with 1:16 left in Wednesday night's girls basketball showdown at No. 3 Roland Park, her No. 1 Eagles had led only 40 seconds of the game.

Snow postpones wrestling and basketball tournaments

6:37 PM EST, February 13, 2014

Snow postpones wrestling and basketball tournaments

Thursday's snowfall forced changes in area high school playoff games from private school basketball tournaments to the regional wrestling duals. Most events have been moved to Saturday, with championship finals moved to next week.

Severna Park swimmer Katie Parker finds balance

3:17 PM EST, February 20, 2014

Severna Park swimmer Katie Parker finds balance

After taking two years off from high school swimming to concentrate on club swimming, grades and college recruitment, Severna Park senior Katie Parker could not be happier to be back on the Falcons' team headed for Saturday's high school state finals.

With help from talented parents, Ismail stars for Patterson Mill

5:38 PM EST, February 5, 2014

With help from talented parents, Ismail stars for Patterson Mill

Patterson Mill junior Qalea Ismail says she gets her speed from her father and her basketball skills from her mother. That's a good combination for the daughter of former Ravens wide receiver Qadry Ismail and former Syracuse basketball star Holly Ismail.

8:42 PM EST, March 5, 2014

Smith ready to lead No. 4 Poly girls against No. 7 City, once more

Jasmine Smith is the floor leader for a No. 4 Poly girls basketball team determined to bring home a state championship after falling in the Class 4A title game last season and the semifinals the previous year.

To reunite with his mother, Gilman's Melvin Keihn eyes the NFL

7:18 PM EST, January 1, 2014

To reunite with his mother, Gilman's Melvin Keihn eyes the NFL

Melvin Keihn has one picture of his mother, Satta.

No. 2 Poly girls basketball knocks off unbeaten No. 4 Milford Mill at the Basketball Academy, 66-56

5:16 PM EST, January 25, 2014

No. 2 Poly girls basketball knocks off unbeaten No. 4 Milford Mill at the Basketball Academy, 66-56

Poly's Aneah Young wasn't happy about sitting much of the second quarter with two fouls in Saturday's girls basketball showdown with Milford Mill, so she quickly made up for it.

Winning approach has Southern coach Linda Kilpatrick on verge of 500th win

6:44 PM EST, January 30, 2014

Winning approach has Southern coach Linda Kilpatrick on verge of 500th win

Southern's Linda Kilpatrick has won more games than any other girls basketball coach in Anne Arundel County history, and she's set to reach another major milestone in the coming days.

All-Metro football Coach of the Year: Dom Damico of McDonogh

2:31 PM EST, December 13, 2013

All-Metro football Coach of the Year: Dom Damico of McDonogh

Dom Damico

No. 1 McDonogh wins 2nd 'A' title in 3 years

10:47 PM EST, February 17, 2014

No. 1 McDonogh wins 2nd 'A' title in 3 years

No. 1 McDonogh's finishing kick set the Eagles apart from their toughest Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference basketball opposition all season and it delivered them again in Monday night's championship.

All-Metro football Defensive Player of the Year

1:37 PM EST, December 13, 2013

All-Metro football Defensive Player of the Year

Defensive Player of the Year

No. 3 Roland Park outrebounds No. 6 St. Frances by 10 in 54-45 win

9:46 PM EST, January 31, 2014

No. 3 Roland Park outrebounds No. 6 St. Frances by 10 in 54-45 win

Every girl in No. 3 Roland Park's starting lineup can be a force on the boards and when four of them are on the same night, that's a tough combination to beat.

Powerful inside game guides Poly girls to win over City, 50-45

9:24 PM EST, February 18, 2014

Powerful inside game guides Poly girls to win over City, 50-45

Poly's inside game proved too much for City to overcome in Tuesday night's girls basketball showdown between archrivals who went into the game undefeated in Baltimore City's Division I.

Better together

6:38 PM EST, January 21, 2014

Better together

When Milford Mill's Qierra Murray and Indian Creek's Cydni Cole began considering where they might play college basketball, the best friends weren't thinking about going to the same program.

All-Metro football first-team defense

2:17 PM EST, December 13, 2013

All-Metro football first-team defense

Randy Fischer

No. 5 Poly rallies past No. 2 Roland Park in back-and-forth girls basketball game

8:09 PM EST, January 11, 2014

No. 5 Poly rallies past No. 2 Roland Park in back-and-forth girls basketball game

For most of Saturday night's game against No. 2 Roland Park, Poly's Jasmine Smith player her role at point guard, trying to set up her teammates. In the fourth quarter, however, the senior took the scoring into her own hands.

After starting and starring as freshmen, these women's lacrosse sophomores won't be slumping

6:47 PM EST, February 5, 2014

After starting and starring as freshmen, these women's lacrosse sophomores won't be slumping

Taylor Cummings fought off monster butterflies in her stomach last year as a freshman starter for the Maryland women's lacrosse team.

Southern's Brown enjoys 'rough and tough' inside play

6:36 PM EST, January 21, 2014

Southern's Brown enjoys 'rough and tough' inside play

As one of the top inside threats in Baltimore-area girls basketball, Southern's Jordyn Brown gets a lot of attention.

No. 11 City girls basketball's late run is too much for No. 7 Aberdeen

9:00 PM EST, January 23, 2014

No. 11 City girls basketball's late run is too much for No. 7 Aberdeen

When City’s No. 11 girls basketball team needs points late in a close game, the Knights want the ball in Dyzhanay Burton’s hands, and she is happy to oblige.

All-Metro football first-team offense

2:14 PM EST, December 13, 2013

All-Metro football first-team offense

Kyle Evans

Varsity Q&A with Westminster pole vaulter Alex Howell

2:02 PM EST, January 9, 2014

Varsity Q&A with Westminster pole vaulter Alex Howell

As a little girl, Alex Howell dreamed of becoming an Olympic gymnast, but in her freshman year at Westminster she decided to take on a new high-flying sport, pole vault.

Douglass shut out in bid for first state title, losing 25-0 to Fort Hill

7:30 PM EST, December 7, 2013

Douglass shut out in bid for first state title, losing 25-0 to Fort Hill

The dream season for the Douglass football team did not come to a perfect end Saturday afternoon, as Fort Hill spoiled the No. 14 Ducks’ bid to finish undefeated with a 25-0 victory in the Class 1A state football championship at M&T Bank Stadium.

No. 11 Old Mill girls basketball slows down to beat Severna Park, 51-44

10:51 PM EST, January 8, 2014

No. 11 Old Mill girls basketball slows down to beat Severna Park, 51-44

Watching the fourth quarter of Wednesday's girls basketball game between No. 11 Old Mill and Severna Park, it sure looked as if the Patriots were trying to catch up.

No. 13 Seton Keough holds off No. 11 Catonsville's rally

8:02 PM EST, December 21, 2013

No. 13 Seton Keough holds off No. 11 Catonsville's rally

With six freshmen on the roster, Seton Keough's girls basketball team is a work in progress, and the No. 13 Gators took another significant step Saturday.

Girls high school basketball preseason poll 2013-14

5:11 PM EST, December 4, 2013

Girls high school basketball preseason poll 2013-14

1. Aberdeen

Girls basketball players to watch 2013-14

5:11 PM EST, December 4, 2013

Girls basketball players to watch 2013-14

Dyzhanay Burton

No. 9 Franklin football wins its 1st state title, topping Linganore, 20-7

11:30 PM EST, December 5, 2013

No. 9 Franklin football wins its 1st state title, topping Linganore, 20-7

The state Class 3A football championship figured to be a high-scoring affair with Franklin and Linganore averaging more than 40 points each, but defense took over early and a touchdown pass on fourth-and-20 provided the offensive jolt.

Some girls basketball teams growing bigger guards

5:11 PM EST, December 4, 2013

Some girls basketball teams growing bigger guards

Not long ago, a 5-foot-11 high school girls basketball player like McDonogh's Dajah Logan never would have brought the ball up court. Her job would have been to get inside, get open and take the feed.

Varsity Q&A with River Hill kicker Alex Potocko

5:15 PM EST, November 27, 2013

Varsity Q&A with River Hill kicker Alex Potocko

When River Hill's football team scores a touchdown, the Hawks can be pretty sure they'll get that seventh point. Alex Potocko has hit 52 of 53 extra-point attempts this fall and set a school record with 121 in his career.

Botched snap rallies Douglass to state football final

8:04 PM EST, November 30, 2013

Botched snap rallies Douglass to state football final

The way Saturday's Class 1A state football semifinal started, it appeared Douglass' dream season might come to a screeching halt a game short of the Ducks' goal

Adams throws 6 TDs as No. 11 Franklin advances to state championship

10:35 PM EST, November 29, 2013

Adams throws 6 TDs as No. 11 Franklin advances to state championship

Franklin didn't waste any time asserting its speed and athletic advantage over Huntingtown in Friday night's Class 3A state football semifinal.

No. 11 Franklin beats Milford Mill, 49-14

10:44 PM EST, November 22, 2013

No. 11 Franklin beats Milford Mill, 49-14

The Class 3A North regional football championship between No. 11 Franklin and Milford Mill on Friday could be told as the tale of two fumbles.

Calvert Hall, Loyola thankful to play Turkey Bowl, even if it's not at M&T Bank Stadium

5:59 PM EST, November 18, 2013

Calvert Hall, Loyola thankful to play Turkey Bowl, even if it's not at M&T Bank Stadium

Playing in the Turkey Bowl last Thanksgiving at M&T Bank Stadium gave Loyola defensive end Matt Gillespie a little taste of what the Ravens go through on Sunday afternoons. His Dons and their rivals at Calvert Hall look forward to the chance each year to play in an NFL stadium, something few high school players get to experience.

Dynamic Franklin football learned from early-season losses

6:23 PM EST, December 4, 2013

Dynamic Franklin football learned from early-season losses

Although nobody on Franklin's state final-bound football team played for the 2010 Indians, who also reached the state championship game, that game's result left a lasting impression on members of this year's team.

Turkey Bowl win would 'make it like a winning season' for Calvert Hall or Loyola

3:18 PM EST, November 27, 2013

Turkey Bowl win would 'make it like a winning season' for Calvert Hall or Loyola

With bragging rights that last a lifetime, the Calvert Hall and Loyola football players have all the motivation they need for a Turkey Bowl victory.

Douglass football rises on wave of academic reform

4:56 PM EST, November 28, 2013

Douglass football rises on wave of academic reform

Da'Quan Alexander has been at Douglass High School only a few months, but everybody knows who he is.

Douglass football toughs out double-OT win over Edmondson in region final

8:19 PM EST, November 23, 2013

Douglass football toughs out double-OT win over Edmondson in region final

Douglass quarterback Camron West could hardly control his emotions after Saturday's Class 1A South regional championship.

Girls basketball by the numbers 2013-14

5:10 PM EST, December 4, 2013

Girls basketball by the numbers 2013-14

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Injuries complicated playoff run for some high school football teams

2:46 PM EST, November 21, 2013

Injuries complicated playoff run for some high school football teams

Dunbar's injury problems began long before the season's first kickoff.

8:25 PM EST, November 13, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Fallston center Alex Helm

Discouraged by a few losing seasons, Alex Helm took time off from football when his father's military service took the family to Germany for a year. When he returned and enrolled at Fallston as a sophomore, he decided to give football another shot.

Passing games at C.M. Wright, Franklin and Perry Hall feature twin connection

4:13 PM EST, November 7, 2013

Passing games at C.M. Wright, Franklin and Perry Hall feature twin connection

Sometimes the quarterback and wide receiver need only a quick hand signal to relay a change of plans at the line of scrimmage. Other times, it's a shared glance. Or, they just know.

Franklin football rolls in semifinal win over Westminster, 49-14

10:57 PM EST, November 15, 2013

Franklin football rolls in semifinal win over Westminster, 49-14

Westminster's football team hadn't met an opponent as fast as Franklin this season, and they certainly hadn't seen a player as fast as Steven Smothers.

Varsity Q&A with Fallston center Alex Helm

9:52 PM EST, November 13, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Fallston center Alex Helm

Discouraged by a few losing seasons, Alex Helm took time off from football when his father's military service took the family to Germany for a year. When he returned and enrolled at Fallston as a sophomore, he decided to give football another shot.

Douglass completes unbeaten football season with 34-0 win over Carver

9:11 PM EST, November 8, 2013

Douglass completes unbeaten football season with 34-0 win over Carver

Only one number mattered to Douglass' football team in Friday afternoon's regular-season finale — zero.

Football Game of the Week: No. 6 Broadneck at No. 4 Meade

4:03 PM EDT, October 31, 2013

Football Game of the Week: No. 6 Broadneck at No. 4 Meade

When: Today, 6:30 p.m.

No. 2 McDonogh football stays undefeated in 23-12 win over No. 8 Spalding

11:44 PM EDT, November 1, 2013

No. 2 McDonogh football stays undefeated in 23-12 win over No. 8 Spalding

McDonogh senior running back Alex Hurdle told coach Dom Damico earlier this week that despite a sometimes painful nagging foot injury, he wanted the ball in Friday night's key Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference game at Archbishop Spalding.

St. Paul's exchange students both fluent in football

1:20 PM EDT, October 31, 2013

St. Paul's exchange students both fluent in football

Tommy Zhou and Abdul Abdourahman grew up far from the aura of American football, but not too far from its allure.

Varsity Q&A with Annapolis Area Christian safety Demetrius Johnson

5:11 PM EDT, October 30, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Annapolis Area Christian safety Demetrius Johnson

Demetrius Johnson's dual skill set showed last week when he caught a 35-yard touchdown pass and also returned an interception 78 yards for a touchdown in Annapolis Area Christian's 42-8 win over Friends. The senior is rated a 4-star wide receiver by Rivals.com, which also ranks him the No. 3 overall senior recruit in Maryland and the No. 24 senior recruit in the nation at wide receiver.

In 98th meeting, Gilman-McDonogh football will play for the MIAA title

3:04 PM EST, November 7, 2013

In 98th meeting, Gilman-McDonogh football will play for the MIAA title

When the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference coaches decided to drop their playoffs this fall after a two-year experiment, many players were extremely disappointed.

No. 2 McDonogh upsets No. 1 Gilman to win MIAA A Conference football title, 37-6

6:41 PM EST, November 9, 2013

No. 2 McDonogh upsets No. 1 Gilman to win MIAA A Conference football title, 37-6

From the moment McDonogh lost to Gilman in last year's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference football semifinal, the Eagles' offensive linemen decided they weren't going to get pushed around anymore.

Franklin football avenges playoff loss, beats No. 8 Milford Mill, 35-18

6:32 PM EDT, October 26, 2013

Franklin football avenges playoff loss, beats No. 8 Milford Mill, 35-18

Franklin's football players had revenge on their minds going into Saturday's critical game at No. 8 Milford Mill, after the Millers knocked them out of the regional playoffs last season.

Hursey sets receiving record as Westminster football throttles North Carroll, 42-6

10:38 PM EDT, October 25, 2013

Hursey sets receiving record as Westminster football throttles North Carroll, 42-6

North Carroll took its undefeated record to Westminster Friday night, hoping to get a few of the big plays that have helped them in recent weeks, but the Owls were the ones that filled up the stat sheet.

Locksley scores 3 TDs in No. 1 Gilman's 29-21 win over No. 10 Spalding

9:17 PM EDT, October 18, 2013

Locksley scores 3 TDs in No. 1 Gilman's 29-21 win over No. 10 Spalding

With no postseason in Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference football this fall, the playoffs started early for No. 1 Gilman and No. 10 Archbishop Spalding.

Varsity Q&A with Archbishop Spalding quarterback Zach Abey

7:26 PM EDT, October 2, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Archbishop Spalding quarterback Zach Abey

Ask those who know Archbishop Spalding quarterback Zach Abey for one adjective to describe him and "tough" will be the most common response.

No. 4 Old Mill football avenges playoff loss, beats No. 3 Meade 30-20

10:32 PM EDT, September 20, 2013

No. 4 Old Mill football avenges playoff loss, beats No. 3 Meade 30-20

Few high school football games are so meaningful this early in the season, but No. 4 Old Mill's 30-20 win at No. 3 Meade Friday night gives the Patriots a considerable edge on their top county competition.

No. 10 Archbishop Spalding meets No. 1 Gilman in Game of the Week

11:45 AM EDT, October 17, 2013

No. 10 Archbishop Spalding meets No. 1 Gilman in Game of the Week

When: Friday, 4 p.m.

Crest-Jenkins partnership too much for Patterson as No. 5 Dunbar rolls, 42-6

10:10 PM EDT, September 27, 2013

Crest-Jenkins partnership too much for Patterson as No. 5 Dunbar rolls, 42-6

Dunbar quarterback William Crest knew his team needed a jolt Friday night when it trailed Patterson after the first quarter. The senior was happy to provide one.

Varsity Q&A with Howard linebacker Mac Lee

5:45 PM EDT, October 16, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Howard linebacker Mac Lee

Howard middle linebacker Mac Lee is a thinking man's football player. A student of the game, the senior who wants to become a doctor enjoys the mental challenge of the game as much as the physical one. He likes to dissect every play and estimates he spends four hours a week outside of Lions' film sessions studying on his own.

At Patterson, Kelley Bagdasarian helps athletes improve their grades

5:09 PM EDT, October 7, 2013

At Patterson, Kelley Bagdasarian helps athletes improve their grades

When Sherrod Hawkes transferred to Patterson from Overlea last fall, he didn't have much interest in studying. He just wanted to play football.

North Carroll faces Westminster in Varsity Football Game of the Week

5:08 PM EDT, October 24, 2013

North Carroll faces Westminster in Varsity Football Game of the Week

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Crest's controversial late touchdown gives No. 6 Dunbar 28-26 win over City

10:11 PM EDT, October 11, 2013

Crest's controversial late touchdown gives No. 6 Dunbar 28-26 win over City

When the game's on the line, Dunbar quarterback William Crest listens to that voice in his head.

Howard faces No. 11 Glenelg in the Varsity Football Game of the Week

1:34 PM EDT, October 3, 2013

Howard faces No. 11 Glenelg in the Varsity Football Game of the Week

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Varsity Q&A with Nicholas Freeman, Archbishop Curley, football

1:15 PM EDT, September 19, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Nicholas Freeman, Archbishop Curley, football

Archbishop Curley's Nicholas Freeman may be the smallest back-up nose tackle in high school football. At 5 feet 1 and 190 pounds, Freeman gives away a lot of brawn to the centers he lines up against.

When scheduling season opener, local football coaches look for right fit

4:52 PM EDT, September 5, 2013

When scheduling season opener, local football coaches look for right fit

Last winter when Milford Mill football coach Reggie White started thinking about teams he might schedule for the 2013 season opener, he first considered such powerhouses as Class 4A state champion Henry A. Wise or Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference runner-up Calvert Hall.

3:57 PM EDT, September 19, 2013

Varsity Football Game of the Week: No. 4 Old Mill (2-0) at No. 3 Meade (2-0)

When: Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Varsity Football Game of the Week: No. 7 St. Paul's at No. 9 Archbishop Curley

2:39 PM EDT, October 10, 2013

Varsity Football Game of the Week: No. 7 St. Paul's at No. 9 Archbishop Curley

When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Varsity Football Game of the Week: No. 11 Arundel (1-0) at No. 4 Old Mill (1-0)

3:38 PM EDT, September 11, 2013

Varsity Football Game of the Week: No. 11 Arundel (1-0) at No. 4 Old Mill (1-0)

When: Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Varsity Football Game of the Week: Patterson at No. 5 Dunbar

1:18 PM EDT, September 26, 2013

Varsity Football Game of the Week: Patterson at No. 5 Dunbar

When: Friday, 6 p.m.

Turnovers, penalties doom No. 7 Westminster in 19-14 loss to Middletown

11:00 PM EDT, September 6, 2013

Turnovers, penalties doom No. 7 Westminster in 19-14 loss to Middletown

Westminster's offense had a whole new look in its season opener against Middletown on Friday night.

Varsity Football Game of the Week: No. 5 Calvert Hall (0-2) at No. 10 Franklin (0-0)

4:40 PM EDT, September 5, 2013

Varsity Football Game of the Week: No. 5 Calvert Hall (0-2) at No. 10 Franklin (0-0)

When: Saturday, 7 p.m.

Old Mill forces five Arundel turnovers in 24-14 win

8:56 PM EDT, September 13, 2013

Old Mill forces five Arundel turnovers in 24-14 win

Marcus Hicks and his Old Mill football teammates have been teasing senior defensive back Aqeel Mooring recently that he can't catch, but Mooring proved them wrong Friday afternoon.

Hereford and Milford Mill football coaches count sons among players

6:08 PM EDT, September 11, 2013

Hereford and Milford Mill football coaches count sons among players

After football practice some days, Hereford's Brock Turnbaugh feels like heading straight to his room and slamming the door. That football coach can be awfully demanding.

With realignment, path to state playoffs different for some local football teams

6:54 PM EDT, August 29, 2013

With realignment, path to state playoffs different for some local football teams

Hereford football coach Steve Turnbaugh didn't mind dropping from Class 3A to 2A this fall. His Bulls get away from their toughest Baltimore County rivals, Franklin and Milford Mill, but that doesn't exactly clear their path to the state tournament.

Inexperience hurts St. Frances in 32-6 loss to Friendship Collegiate

5:49 PM EDT, September 1, 2013

Inexperience hurts St. Frances in 32-6 loss to Friendship Collegiate

COLLEGE PARK — Through the first half Sunday, St. Frances' football team stuck close to Friendship Collegiate Academy from Washington D.C., the best team the Panthers have played in the five-year history of their program.

Gilman-Good Counsel football game still one of top matchups in state

7:04 PM EDT, August 22, 2013

Gilman-Good Counsel football game still one of top matchups in state

Over the past four years, the Gilman-Good Counsel football rivalry has turned into one of the premier high school football showdowns in Maryland.

No. 1 Gilman, St. Frances look to keep rolling in Brothers in Arms Classic

8:17 PM EDT, August 31, 2013

No. 1 Gilman, St. Frances look to keep rolling in Brothers in Arms Classic

After their thrilling season-opening victories last weekend, the Gilman and St. Frances football teams will try to keep the momentum rolling against a couple more challenging opponents Sunday at the Under Armour Brothers In Arms Classic at Byrd Stadium.

Despite on-field changes, Archbishop Spalding's Kyle Schmitt won't forget the past

2:42 PM EDT, August 16, 2013

Despite on-field changes, Archbishop Spalding's Kyle Schmitt won't forget the past

The purple band on Kyle Schmitt's wrist shows just how much the new Archbishop Spalding football coach respects the Cavaliers' past as he shapes their future.

Will St. Frances football team pass test in MIAA A Conference?

11:30 AM EDT, August 22, 2013

Will St. Frances football team pass test in MIAA A Conference?

After rolling through an undefeated championship season by an average of 35 points, most football teams would have nothing left to prove.

Lacrosse Q&A with Severna Park midfielder Morgan Torggler

4:33 PM EDT, July 2, 2013

Lacrosse Q&A with Severna Park midfielder Morgan Torggler

As a two-time All-Metro first-team midfielder, Severna Park's Morgan Torggler excelled on both ends of the field and will conclude her high school career in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic on Saturday at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium.

State recommends limiting live-hitting drills to two practices per week

4:54 PM EDT, August 13, 2013

State recommends limiting live-hitting drills to two practices per week

The Maryland State Department of Education released new recommendations Tuesday to further protect student-athletes from concussions, including limiting football live-hitting drills to two practices per week during the season.

Terps' quest for national title ends in heartbreak with 3OT loss to North Carolina

12:11 AM EDT, May 27, 2013

Terps' quest for national title ends in heartbreak with 3OT loss to North Carolina

Sunday night’s NCAA women’s lacrosse championship was a game of firsts. Unfortunately for No. 1 Maryland, they weren’t happy firsts.

Marriotts Ridge secures Class 3A-2A title with victory over Century

11:20 PM EDT, May 21, 2013

Marriotts Ridge secures Class 3A-2A title with victory over Century

In the next few weeks, Marriotts Ridge midfielder Zoe Stukenberg might just get a graduation card from Century girls lacrosse coach Becky Groves.

Gilman squeezes by Good Counsel 20-14 in ESPN High School Football Kickoff Classic

August 24, 2013

Gilman squeezes by Good Counsel 20-14 in ESPN High School Football Kickoff Classic

With 21 freshmen and sophomores on his roster, Gilman coach Biff Poggi expected some growing pains and the Greyhounds sure felt them early in last night's season-opener against Good Counsel.

Women's college lacrosse notebook: Is parity a real thing?

6:23 PM EDT, May 23, 2013

Women's college lacrosse notebook: Is parity a real thing?

There's been a lot of talk in Division I women's college lacrosse about parity, and it certainly has shown within some conferences and with a few new teams in the NCAA tournament this spring, but that parity still isn't making it to the top.

Maryland edges Syracuse, 11-10, to reach NCAA women's lacrosse final

11:31 PM EDT, May 24, 2013

Maryland edges Syracuse, 11-10, to reach NCAA women's lacrosse final

VILLANOVA, Pa. — Maryland's high-octane offense couldn't quite hit every gear against Syracuse, but the No. 1 Terps had just enough in the tank to win Friday night's NCAA semifinal.

4:04 PM EDT, April 27, 2013

Fouls cost UMBC women in 6-5 loss to New Hampshire

UMBC goalie Kendall Mason could not have done much more to keep the Retrievers in Saturday's critical women's lacrosse game against New Hampshire.

Goalie Kasey Howard has made the most of her improbable opportunity with Terps

6:33 PM EDT, May 23, 2013

Goalie Kasey Howard has made the most of her improbable opportunity with Terps

When the call came from Maryland coach Cathy Reese, Kasey Howard was sitting in senior English class at Broadneck High pretty well convinced her days as a lacrosse goalie were just about over.

Maryland receives No. 1 seed in NCAA  Division I lacrosse tourney

10:35 PM EDT, May 5, 2013

Maryland receives No. 1 seed in NCAA Division I lacrosse tourney

Navy earned its first seeded spot in the NCAA women's Division I lacrosse tournament and Loyola's late surge was enough for an at-large bid when the selections to the newly-expanded 26-team bracket were announced Sunday night.

High school football coaches welcome extra practice time this year

4:29 PM EDT, August 13, 2013

High school football coaches welcome extra practice time this year

The first day of practice arrives a little earlier this fall and public school football coaches could not be happier to get started Wednesday instead of waiting until Saturday.

Under Armour All-America game 'more about fun' for McDonogh girls

3:07 PM EDT, July 4, 2013

Under Armour All-America game 'more about fun' for McDonogh girls

When McDonogh's Sammie Burgess, Casey Black, Maggie Preas and Posey Valis play in the eighth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic on Saturday at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium, they won't care so much about winning.

Previewing the girls lacrosse state championship games

6:40 PM EDT, May 20, 2013

Previewing the girls lacrosse state championship games

(All games at UMBC)

Varsity Q&A with Abby Culp, Manchester Valley, track and field

1:40 PM EDT, May 15, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Abby Culp, Manchester Valley, track and field

Abby Culp never realized how much she loved running until she couldn't do it any more.

Women's lacrosse notebook: ACC rules the quarterfinals

12:25 AM EDT, May 17, 2013

Women's lacrosse notebook: ACC rules the quarterfinals

The Atlantic Coast Conference boasts more teams in the NCAA women's lacrosse quarterfinals than any other conference — No. 1 seed Maryland, No. 3 North Carolina, Duke and Virginia.

Womens' lacrosse final presents all the cliches for Terps, UNC

6:15 PM EDT, May 25, 2013

Womens' lacrosse final presents all the cliches for Terps, UNC

— Come up with all the sports cliches you can think of involving the number three and they probably apply to Sunday night's NCAA women's lacrosse championship between No. 1 Maryland and No. 3 North Carolina.

Winters Mill girls finish strong to win third state title in four years

7:44 PM EDT, May 21, 2013

Winters Mill girls finish strong to win third state title in four years

After Winters Mill's girls lacrosse team started the season 2-4, coach Courtney Vaughn told her players that if the seniors led and the youngsters followed they would "do good things down the road."

Terps women top Stony Brook, 11-3, to advance to NCAA lacrosse quarterfinals

10:19 PM EDT, May 12, 2013

Terps women top Stony Brook, 11-3, to advance to NCAA lacrosse quarterfinals

For the second time this season, Stony Brook forced a Maryland women's lacrosse offense that loves to run and gun into a more deliberate attack. The strategy slowed the Terps, but it wasn't enough to beat them.

Girls Athlete of the Week: Irene Lu, Atholton, tennis

7:47 PM EDT, May 28, 2013

Girls Athlete of the Week: Irene Lu, Atholton, tennis

The freshman defeated her teammate Victoria Kogan, 6-1, 6-4, to win the state girls singles championship Saturday. Lu also won the Howard County championship but fell to Kogan, a sophomore, in the regional final. Her state title is the county's first since Glenelg's Marianne Baker in 2002. Lu is only the second Baltimore-area girl to win a singles title in the last 10 years and it is believed to be the first time a player has defeated a teammate in the final. Lu, who spent half the season as the Raiders' No. 2 girls singles player and half at No. 1, helped the Raiders go 20-0 this spring. The straight 'A' student won every match she played during the regular season.

Perfect Terps surge past Duke, 14-9, to move to women's lacrosse final four

5:04 PM EDT, May 18, 2013

Perfect Terps surge past Duke, 14-9, to move to women's lacrosse final four

In February, Duke coach Kerstin Kimel said she wasn't sure any women's lacrosse team was better than Maryland. After Saturday's NCAA quarterfinal, she seemed pretty well convinced.

Marriotts Ridge girls lacrosse wins 3A-2A regional title

9:23 PM EDT, May 15, 2013

Marriotts Ridge girls lacrosse wins 3A-2A regional title

For a Marriotts Ridge girls lacrosse team that has outscored most opponents by huge margins, defense made all the difference in Wednesday's Class 3A-2A South regional championship.

With another one-goal win, Towson women reach CAA final

6:11 PM EDT, May 3, 2013

With another one-goal win, Towson women reach CAA final

If it's the Colonial Athletic Association women's lacrosse tournament, it must be a one-goal win for Towson.

Century edges C. Milton Wright in 2OT to reach 3A-2A girls lacrosse final

10:16 PM EDT, May 17, 2013

Century edges C. Milton Wright in 2OT to reach 3A-2A girls lacrosse final

As a freshman, Century's Hannah Warther hasn't hesitated to take the big shots, and she hit the biggest one so far Friday night to give the No. 5 Knights a 10-9 double-overtime victory over No. 2 C. Milton Wright in a Class 3A-2A girls lacrosse state semifinal at Franklin.

4:16 PM EDT, May 19, 2013

Salisbury ends undefeated season with Division III women's lacrosse title

Revenge was oh so sweet for Salisbury's women's lacrosse team, especially when it came with a national championship.

Salisbury ends undefeated season with Division III women's lacrosse title

4:12 PM EDT, May 19, 2013

Salisbury ends undefeated season with Division III women's lacrosse title

Revenge was oh so sweet for Salisbury's women's lacrosse team, especially when it came with a national championship.

McDonogh ends undefeated season with fifth consecutive IAAM A girls lacrosse title

7:34 AM EDT, May 14, 2013

McDonogh ends undefeated season with fifth consecutive IAAM A girls lacrosse title

McDonogh's No. 1 girls lacrosse team didn't finish its season with a perfect game, but the end result still added up to perfection, especially for the senior class.

Navy women's lacrosse notches 'historic' NCAA tournament win over Monmouth

10:27 PM EDT, May 10, 2013

Navy women's lacrosse notches 'historic' NCAA tournament win over Monmouth

Navy's women's lacrosse players made it clear that they are not in the NCAA tournament this time to enjoy the experience. After three years of first-round losses, the eighth-seeded Mids are in it to win.

No. 12 Navy women cruise past Holy Cross to win Patriot League championship

4:45 PM EDT, April 28, 2013

No. 12 Navy women cruise past Holy Cross to win Patriot League championship

Several opponents have slowed Navy's high-powered offense recently by holding the ball for long possessions, but the Midshipmen made sure Holy Cross could not do that in Sunday's Patriot League women's lacrosse championship.

4:30 PM EDT, April 6, 2013

Maryland women's lacrosse remains unbeaten with 14-13 win over No. 2 North Carolina

— For most of Saturday's women's lacrosse showdown between No. 1 Maryland and No. 2 North Carolina, the Tar Heels managed to keep Maryland from generating their trademark run.

Broadneck girls lacrosse wins first state title in 11 years

9:42 PM EDT, May 22, 2013

Broadneck girls lacrosse wins first state title in 11 years

Broadneck's No. 10 girls lacrosse team didn't need much time to assert its dominance in Wednesday night's Class 4A-3A state championship at UMBC.

No. 8 Marriotts Ridge outlasts No. 7 Mount Hebron for 13-12 win in four overtime periods

11:02 PM EDT, April 26, 2013

No. 8 Marriotts Ridge outlasts No. 7 Mount Hebron for 13-12 win in four overtime periods

Marriotts Ridge senior Zoe Stukenberg showed there was one key to the No. 8 Mustangs' 13-12 girls lacrosse win over archrival Mount Hebron that lasted into the fourth overtime: Don't quit.

Lacrosse Q&A: Maryland attacker Alex Aust

4:37 PM EDT, May 9, 2013

Lacrosse Q&A: Maryland attacker Alex Aust

Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to help you become more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Maryland senior attacker Alex Aust. The Bullis graduate has made assisting her signature contribution to the No. 1 Terps' 19-0 season and their No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament as they prepare to host Towson or Stony Brook in a second-round game Sunday at noon.

Navy's DePompeo a specialist in field intelligence

4:37 PM EDT, May 9, 2013

Navy's DePompeo a specialist in field intelligence

Working in naval intelligence seems a perfect fit for Jasmine DePompeo's first assignment when she graduates later this month from the Naval Academy. For years, she's seen things on the lacrosse field that others don't pick up on.

7:52 PM EDT, April 9, 2013

No. 9 St. Paul's upsets No. 2 Bryn Mawr in girls lacrosse victory

St. Paul's struggled to put the ball past Bryn Mawr goalie Ellie DeGarmo in the first half , but once the Gators attack started moving the ball more and looking low, they managed just enough goals to pull the upset in Tuesday's Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference girls lacrosse game.

Women's notes: Terps-UNC winner likely top seed in ACC tourney

8:27 PM EDT, April 4, 2013

Women's notes: Terps-UNC winner likely top seed in ACC tourney

The stakes could not be much higher for Saturday's noon showdown between the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team and No. 2 North Carolina in College Park.

Terps' Schwarzmann putting personal goals on hold

8:13 PM EDT, April 25, 2013

Terps' Schwarzmann putting personal goals on hold

Katie Schwarzmann doesn't have the Tewaaraton trophy displayed prominently in her College Park house. For now, it sits on a shelf in the basement of her parents' Sykesville home.

Varsity Q&A with Mary Bryan Owen, Roland Park, golf

12:12 PM EDT, April 4, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Mary Bryan Owen, Roland Park, golf

Mary Bryan Owen made her high school golf debut last season and won the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland championship by 12 strokes. Her four-over-par 76 at Fox Hollow Golf Course helped the Reds win their sixth straight team title.

Varsity Q&A with Deborah Milani, Catonsville, lacrosse

6:25 PM EDT, April 30, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Deborah Milani, Catonsville, lacrosse

As a midfielder, Catonsville senior Deborah Milani excels on both ends of the field, but she's particularly adept at the draw.

Lacrosse Q&A: Johns Hopkins midfielder Sarah Taylor

9:09 PM EDT, April 25, 2013

Lacrosse Q&A: Johns Hopkins midfielder Sarah Taylor

Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to help you become more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Johns Hopkins midfielder Sarah Taylor, from Farnham, England. Taylor, who leads the Blue Jays in goals with 36, played for the Scottish national team in the 2007 under-19 world championships and for England in 2011. This summer, she will play for England in the elite World Cup.

McDonogh defeats Maryvale to advance to IAAM girls lacrosse championship

8:11 PM EDT, May 9, 2013

McDonogh defeats Maryvale to advance to IAAM girls lacrosse championship

McDonogh's No. 1 girls lacrosse team is now within one game of its ultimate goal after Thursday's 17-10 victory over No. 9 Maryvale in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference semifinals.

Lacrosse Q&A: Navy defender Emily Mellin

5:39 PM EDT, March 28, 2013

Lacrosse Q&A: Navy defender Emily Mellin

Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to help you become more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Navy defender Emily Mellin, who played in high school at nearby St. Mary's in Annapolis. A team captain, she leads a defense allowing just 7.22 goals per game for the No. 14 and three-time defending Patriot League champion Midshipmen (11-1).

No. 3 C. Milton Wright edges North Harford to clinch UCBAC Chesapeake Division

10:03 PM EDT, April 25, 2013

No. 3 C. Milton Wright edges North Harford to clinch UCBAC Chesapeake Division

When C. Milton Wright and North Harford met in girls lacrosse Thursday night, both sides expected a close game. None of their previous seven meetings had been decided by more than four goals. Three of the last five were one-goal games.

No. 12 Severn beats No. 8 Severna Park, 11-6, in girls lacrosse

10:27 PM EDT, March 28, 2013

No. 12 Severn beats No. 8 Severna Park, 11-6, in girls lacrosse

Since it's an odd-numbered year, it must be Severn's turn to win the annual girls lacrosse showdown with neighborhood rival Severna Park.

McDonogh girls lacrosse cruises past familiar name Canandaigua as streak hits 77

9:21 PM EDT, April 3, 2013

McDonogh girls lacrosse cruises past familiar name Canandaigua as streak hits 77

It would be hard to call Wednesday's game against Canandaigua (N.Y.) Academy a grudge match for the No. 1 McDonogh girls lacrosse team. None of the current Eagles players were on the squad that fell to Candandaigua four years ago — the last time the Eagles lost.

No. 1 Terps rout No. 17 James Madison, 18-8, in women's lacrosse

4:43 PM EDT, March 23, 2013

No. 1 Terps rout No. 17 James Madison, 18-8, in women's lacrosse

Maryland has the highest scoring offense in Division I women's lacrosse, but the Terps' attack needed a jump-start from its defense Saturday against James Madison.

McDonogh learns its lesson and starts fast in 19-9 win over Marriotts Ridge

8:11 PM EDT, May 2, 2013

McDonogh learns its lesson and starts fast in 19-9 win over Marriotts Ridge

McDonogh's Miranda McCoy said her No. 1 Eagles learned an important lesson in Monday's scare at No. 5 Century — they don't want to get off to a slow start.

No. 6 Bryn Mawr gets key lacrosse victory over No. 4 Maryvale, 10-5

8:22 PM EDT, April 23, 2013

No. 6 Bryn Mawr gets key lacrosse victory over No. 4 Maryvale, 10-5

Despite their winning record, the Bryn Mawr girls have struggled much of this season to put together a full 50 minutes of solid lacrosse. That changed Tuesday at Maryvale.

Women's notebook: Loyola hitting stride after early slump

9:00 PM EDT, March 28, 2013

Women's notebook: Loyola hitting stride after early slump

After the Loyola women lost to James Madison two weeks ago, Greyhounds coach Jen Adams did not mince words.

No. 10 Century girls win two games in Notre Dame Prep tourney

7:04 PM EDT, March 30, 2013

No. 10 Century girls win two games in Notre Dame Prep tourney

The Notre Dame Prep Girls Lacrosse Tournament wasn't set up to crown an overall winner, but the Century players certainly left Towson on Saturday afternoon feeling like champions.

Lacrosse Q&A: Loyola senior defender Ashley Moulton

5:59 PM EDT, April 11, 2013

Lacrosse Q&A: Loyola senior defender Ashley Moulton

Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to help you become more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Loyola defender Ashley Moulton, a fourth-year starter from Rochester, N.Y. A key component in a defense holding opponents to 9.45 goals per game, Moulton is preparing for the No. 20 Greyhounds' critical four-game road swing in Big East play beginning at undefeated and No. 5 Notre Dame on Friday night.

Women's notebook: Mount St. Mary's likes tough starts

8:57 PM EDT, March 21, 2013

Women's notebook: Mount St. Mary's likes tough starts

Based on Mount St. Mary's 1-7 nonconference record, it might seem the Mountaineers aren't quite ready to step into Northeast Conference play this weekend. But that's not how the Mountaineers see it.

'Cinderella' story for Randallstown girls ends with 60-27 loss in Class 2A semifinal

6:39 PM EST, March 8, 2013

'Cinderella' story for Randallstown girls ends with 60-27 loss in Class 2A semifinal

Randallstown girls basketball coach Ron Isaacs called his team "the Cinderella team" of the state Class 2A state semifinals, but the Rams did not have a great time at the ball.

No. 17 Loyola draws up a 13-7 win over UMBC in women's lacrosse

10:31 PM EDT, March 27, 2013

No. 17 Loyola draws up a 13-7 win over UMBC in women's lacrosse

After starting the season 2-5, the Loyola women's lacrosse team has begun what it hopes is a big turnaround with three straight wins, including Wednesday night's 13-7 victory over a UMBC team off to its best start in 27 years.

Casey Ancarrow happy to be healthy again for James Madison

5:52 PM EDT, March 15, 2013

Casey Ancarrow happy to be healthy again for James Madison

Casey Ancarrow has a lot to be happy about on the lacrosse field this spring.

Dunbar comes back to beat Mardela, set up rematch in Class 1A final

11:27 PM EST, March 8, 2013

Dunbar comes back to beat Mardela, set up rematch in Class 1A final

It took a while, but Dunbar's girls basketball team finally hit its stride in the third quarter of Thursday night's state Class 1A semifinal.

No. 8 Poly's comeback halted as North Point takes Class 4A girls title

7:06 PM EST, March 9, 2013

No. 8 Poly's comeback halted as North Point takes Class 4A girls title

Poly's girls basketball team came a long way back against undefeated North Point in Saturday's Class 4A state championship. The Engineers just couldn't make it all the way.

Varsity Q&A with Zoe Stukenberg, Marriotts Ridge, lacrosse

9:37 PM EDT, March 21, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Zoe Stukenberg, Marriotts Ridge, lacrosse

Zoe Stukenberg's versatile play in the midfield has been one of the keys to Marriott's Ridge's emergence as a girls lacrosse power. The senior helped the Mustangs win their first state title two years ago and had an All-Metro season last spring with 67 goals and 27 assists.

Varsity Q&A with Teira Pendleton, Poly, basketball

5:15 PM EST, March 6, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Teira Pendleton, Poly, basketball

Teira Pendleton's fierce competitive streak shows on her face in every Poly basketball game. Intensely focused and in the moment, her physical inside presence has been a factor on both sides of the ball as the No. 8 Engineers advanced to the Class 4A state semifinals for the second year in a row.

Lacrosse Q&A: UMBC midfielder Shannon Harkey

7:26 PM EDT, March 14, 2013

Lacrosse Q&A: UMBC midfielder Shannon Harkey

Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to help you become more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is UMBC midfielder Shannon Harkey, the youngest of four lacrosse-playing siblings from Purcellville, Va. A junior, Harkey ranks fourth on the team in scoring with 12 goals and three assists as the Retrievers are off to a 4-2 start heading into Friday night's home game against Mount St. Mary's.

No. 2 Aberdeen beats Damascus to reach Class 3A state final

11:23 PM EST, March 7, 2013

No. 2 Aberdeen beats Damascus to reach Class 3A state final

The last three teams Aberdeen has met in the girls basketball playoffs have been able to play with the Eagles — for a while.

2013 girls lacrosse players to watch

6:44 PM EDT, March 19, 2013

2013 girls lacrosse players to watch

Haley Bordner

No. 12 Loyola loses in overtime, 9-8, to James Madison in women's lacrosse

7:18 PM EDT, March 16, 2013

No. 12 Loyola loses in overtime, 9-8, to James Madison in women's lacrosse

For a team that has struggled with possession this season, the Loyola women's lacrosse team certainly set the right tone early in Saturday's game against James Madison. Unfortunately for the Greyhounds, they could not sustain it beyond the first half.

No. 2 Aberdeen beats No. 10 River Hill to win second straight Class 3A crown

11:23 PM EST, March 9, 2013

No. 2 Aberdeen beats No. 10 River Hill to win second straight Class 3A crown

Aberdeen point guard Kierra Palmer doesn't usually have to carry the load for her teammates, but in Saturday night's Class 3A girls basketball championship, the sophomore played the key roles of leading scorer and defensive spark.

6:29 PM EDT, March 19, 2013

2013 girls lacrosse by the numbers

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5:46 PM EDT, March 19, 2013

Top performers in Class of 2013 to be recognized at 50th Scholar Athlete Award dinner

The top scholars in the high school football Class of 2013 will be honored Wednesday night at Martin's West during the 50th annual Scholar Athlete Award dinner, sponsored by the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

No. 2 Aberdeen girls overcome early deficit to rout No. 7 City in Class 3A North final

11:14 PM EST, March 1, 2013

No. 2 Aberdeen girls overcome early deficit to rout No. 7 City in Class 3A North final

Defending state champion Aberdeen found itself in unfamiliar playoff territory Friday night, trailing City at halftime of the Class 3A North girls basketball final. Still, it wasn't anything a defensive tweak and small scoring spurt couldn't fix.

Previewing the girls basketball state semifinals at UMBC

5:21 PM EST, March 6, 2013

Previewing the girls basketball state semifinals at UMBC

(All games at UMBC's RAC Arena)

Varsity Q&A with Jordan Surhoff, St. Paul's swimming

5:57 PM EST, February 7, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Jordan Surhoff, St. Paul's swimming

St. Paul's senior Jordan Surhoff has been swimming almost as long as she can remember. The daughter of Orioles Hall of Famer B.J. Surhoff and former internationally ranked swimmer Polly (Winde) Surhoff, she has three older swimming siblings — Austin, a senior at Texas; Kendall, a freshman at North Carolina; and 20-year-old Mason, who is autistic and swims in the Special Olympics.

With Jimmia McCluskey leading, No. 2 Aberdeen girls look to repeat as Class 3A champions

5:34 PM EST, March 4, 2013

With Jimmia McCluskey leading, No. 2 Aberdeen girls look to repeat as Class 3A champions

As a senior returning from last year's state championship season, Aberdeen's Jimmia McCluskey expected to play a leadership role as the Eagles set out to defend their Class 3A girls basketball title. She just didn't know how critical her leadership would become.

Gilman's Cockerille, Calvert Hall's Johnson prepare for International Bowl

7:59 PM EST, February 4, 2013

Gilman's Cockerille, Calvert Hall's Johnson prepare for International Bowl

When Gilman's Shane Cockerille and Calvert Hall's Delando Johnson sign their national letters of intent to accept football scholarships Wednesday morning, they won't be at school. They'll be 1,300 miles away in Austin, Texas.

No. 4 South River girls hang on for 10-9 win over No. 9 Broadneck

9:56 PM EDT, March 21, 2013

No. 4 South River girls hang on for 10-9 win over No. 9 Broadneck

For the second year in a row the South River girls lacrosse team opened its season against Broadneck, one of its toughest rivals. Once again, the game went right down to the wire.

2013 Top 15 girls lacrosse preseason poll

6:36 PM EDT, March 19, 2013

2013 Top 15 girls lacrosse preseason poll

1. McDonogh

Varsity Q&A with Zelor Massaquoi, Reservoir, basketball

3:30 PM EST, February 21, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Zelor Massaquoi, Reservoir, basketball

Reservoir junior Zelor Massaquoi admits to being only 5 feet 5 1/2 inches tall, but she can outmaneuver much taller opponents and leads the Howard County girls basketball league in rebounding. Her tenacity emerges all over the court as she averages 12.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.9 steals for the No. 13 Gators (16-3), who open the Class 3A East regional playoffs Monday night at home.

No. 9 City girls rally past No. 4 Poly to earn spot in Division I title game

10:29 PM EST, February 15, 2013

No. 9 City girls rally past No. 4 Poly to earn spot in Division I title game

Dyzhanay Burton and her City girls basketball teammates exacted their revenge against Poly on Friday night and finally eased the sting of losing last year's Baltimore City championship to their archrival.

Poly advances to Class 4A state final with win over Walt Whitman

7:44 PM EST, March 7, 2013

Poly advances to Class 4A state final with win over Walt Whitman

Whenever the Poly girls basketball players or coach Kendall Peace-Able talk about the heart of their program, the conversation always centers on defense.

Maryland coaches still seeking offensive linemen for Big 33 matchup with Pennsylvania

6:02 PM EST, February 28, 2013

Maryland coaches still seeking offensive linemen for Big 33 matchup with Pennsylvania

While trying to assemble the best team possible to renew the Big 33 Football Classic rivalry with Pennsylvania this summer, the Maryland Big 33 coaches have run into a few more challenges than anticipated.

Lacrosse Q&A: Salisbury attacker Katie Bollhorst

5:11 PM EST, February 28, 2013

Lacrosse Q&A: Salisbury attacker Katie Bollhorst

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to help you become more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Salisbury senior Katie Bollhorst, last season's Division III Attacker of the Year and Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year, who was named to the 2013 Tewaaraton Award watch list.

10:05 PM EST, February 7, 2013

No. 1 Aberdeen girls basketball team hands 75-51 loss to No. 14 Patterson Mill

Aberdeen's No. 1 girls basketball team knows how to keep rolling no matter what happens to its lineup.

No. 6 Milford Mill girls rout Catonsville to win Balto. Co. 4A-3A division

2:21 PM EST, February 9, 2013

No. 6 Milford Mill girls rout Catonsville to win Balto. Co. 4A-3A division

In Friday night's pregame huddle, Milford Mill's girls basketball team let loose with their best impression of the Ravens' "Seven Nation Army" cheer and then emulated their football heroes by taking a big first-half lead and holding off a second-half run from Catonsville.

Younger Jones leads No. 1 Aberdeen over No. 5 Digital Harbor at Basketball Academy

10:14 PM EST, January 24, 2013

Younger Jones leads No. 1 Aberdeen over No. 5 Digital Harbor at Basketball Academy

Even with last season's All-Metro Player of the Year Brionna Jones sidelined with a knee injury, No. 1 Aberdeen's opponents are still trying to keep up with a Jones.

No. 2 Aberdeen girls rout No. 5 Digital Harbor, 74-40, in Class 3A North semifinal

9:59 PM EST, February 27, 2013

No. 2 Aberdeen girls rout No. 5 Digital Harbor, 74-40, in Class 3A North semifinal

Going into Wednesday night's Class 3A North regional basketball semifinal, the Aberdeen girls figured they could run against Digital Harbor, but they still had to counter the Rams' inside game.

With 72-game winning streak, No. 1 McDonogh takes it 'game-by-game'

6:34 PM EDT, March 19, 2013

With 72-game winning streak, No. 1 McDonogh takes it 'game-by-game'

McDonogh's girls lacrosse players returned Saturday from spring break in Florida with smiles on their faces. Their winning streak remained intact.

No. 1 Aberdeen girls dominate No. 4 Poly, 64-44, at Basketball Academy

6:14 PM EST, January 26, 2013

No. 1 Aberdeen girls dominate No. 4 Poly, 64-44, at Basketball Academy

Heading into Saturday's game against Poly at the 17th annual Basketball Academy, Aberdeen guard Jimmia McCluskey said the Eagles figured the two teams were pretty similar with their inside strength and their speed. The No. 1 Eagles, however, turned it up a couple notches on the No. 4 Engineers.

Gilman football's Henry Poggi, Micah Kiser set for national all-star games

4:45 PM EST, January 3, 2013

Gilman football's Henry Poggi, Micah Kiser set for national all-star games

Although Gilman teammates Henry Poggi and Micah Kiser, The Baltimore Sun's Co-Defensive Players of the Year, will play in different national all-star football games Friday night, local football fans won't need a split-screen television to watch both.

No. 1 Aberdeen girls can't keep up with Riverdale Baptist in 85-66 loss

10:11 PM EST, January 31, 2013

No. 1 Aberdeen girls can't keep up with Riverdale Baptist in 85-66 loss

Aberdeen's girls basketball team got off to a quick start Thursday night, scoring the first eight points against nationally ranked Riverdale Baptist, but with the Eagles' lack of a true point guard and the Crusaders' impressive perimeter shooting, it couldn't last.

Basketball Academy event is back on a college campus at Morgan State

6:03 PM EST, January 23, 2013

Basketball Academy event is back on a college campus at Morgan State

After a year away, the Basketball Academy returns to a college campus, Morgan State, for the 17th annual event that combines academics and service learning with three days of top-notch high school boys and girls basketball Thursday through Saturday.

Division I women's lacrosse team-by-team previews

11:17 PM EST, February 6, 2013

Division I women's lacrosse team-by-team previews

Projected NCAA seeds

No. 5 Digital Harbor girls build big lead, hold off No. 11 City

9:07 PM EST, January 15, 2013

No. 5 Digital Harbor girls build big lead, hold off No. 11 City

The race for the top spot in Baltimore City Division I girls basketball likely will come down to three teams — Poly, Digital Harbor and City — so when Digital Harbor started pulling away from City on Tuesday, the Rams wanted to keep rolling, because a big early margin could make all the difference.

Maryland is 'exactly where I want to be,' A'Lexus Harrison says

6:19 PM EST, January 14, 2013

Maryland is 'exactly where I want to be,' A'Lexus Harrison says

A'Lexus Harrison made a decision after her freshman year at Digital Harbor that would mold her high school basketball experience much differently than the careers of her peers. She committed to Maryland.

Success at free-throw line leads No. 3 McDonogh girls over No. 7 St. Frances

9:51 PM EST, January 11, 2013

Success at free-throw line leads No. 3 McDonogh girls over No. 7 St. Frances

With a young team and not much depth, McDonogh's girls basketball team can struggle in the most physical games, so it's a good thing their free-throw shooting was on the mark Friday night against St. Frances.

No. 10 River Hill extends its lead in Howard County girls basketball standings

8:51 PM EST, January 7, 2013

No. 10 River Hill extends its lead in Howard County girls basketball standings

It's awfully early in the basketball season for a league game to have this much meaning, but No. 10 River Hill's 44-35 victory at No. 14 Howard on Monday gave the Hawks a little extra room to breathe.

No. 6 Dunbar keeps rolling with 40-8 win over Brunswick in Class 1A

10:38 PM EST, November 24, 2012

No. 6 Dunbar keeps rolling with 40-8 win over Brunswick in Class 1A

Dunbar's football team likes to celebrate its own special family tradition around this time every year and for the Poets, that means a trip to M&T Bank Stadium.

No. 3 McDonogh girls rally past No. 8 Roland Park, 44-42

9:31 PM EST, December 19, 2012

No. 3 McDonogh girls rally past No. 8 Roland Park, 44-42

After rushing the offense at key moments Wednesday night, the No. 3 McDonogh girls basketball team settled down long enough for a late eight-point run to ensure a victory.

9:06 PM EST, December 17, 2012

No. 5 St. Frances defeats No. 8 Roland Park in girls basketball

When St. Frances set up its last play following a timeout with 5.9 seconds left in a tied girls basketball game Monday night, Roland Park's defense knew to cover the Panthers' go-to senior Tyshell King. They did such a good job, it backfired.

Women's lacrosse 'just at the beginning' of major growth

7:28 PM EST, February 6, 2013

Women's lacrosse 'just at the beginning' of major growth

Division I women's college lacrosse is in the middle of one of its biggest growth spurts in years, and several recent changes appear likely to spark even more expansion soon.

Known for running, No. 2 River Hill rides passing attack into 3A title game

6:03 PM EST, November 28, 2012

Known for running, No. 2 River Hill rides passing attack into 3A title game

After twisting a knee in the fourth week of last season, River Hill quarterback Austin Altman watched most of the Hawks' run to the Class 3A state football championship from the sideline.

For Hahns, this year's IND-Mercy matchup continues family tradition

5:41 PM EST, January 31, 2013

For Hahns, this year's IND-Mercy matchup continues family tradition

Institute of Notre Dame girls basketball coach Jerry Hahn isn't feeling too emotional heading into Friday night's 47th annual rivalry game against Mercy — at least not yet.

11:59 PM EST, December 6, 2012

Brionna Jones leads No. 1 Aberdeen past Milford Mill in season opener, 67-52

The season opener for Aberdeen's No. 1 girls basketball team came against a Milford Mill team that had hoped to avenge its loss in last season's Class 3A North regional championship.

Broadneck kicker Adam Greene commits to Maryland

5:20 PM EST, November 21, 2012

Broadneck kicker Adam Greene commits to Maryland

Broadneck All-Metro kicker Adam Greene, who holds the state record for most field goals in a career and kicked a 55-yard field goal last fall, has committed to play football for Maryland.

Former St. Frances lineman Sunny Odogwu headed to Miami

9:23 PM EST, January 6, 2013

Former St. Frances lineman Sunny Odogwu headed to Miami

Sunny Odogwu made a big impression on St. Frances' football team during the fall of 2011, but it was his first year of organized football and the Nigeria native needed a little more time to develop his skills before heading into a top-notch college program.

With comeback, No. 9 St. Paul's edges John Carroll, 28-27, for MIAA 'B' title

7:01 PM EST, November 17, 2012

With comeback, No. 9 St. Paul's edges John Carroll, 28-27, for MIAA 'B' title

As St. Paul's went for the game-winning conversion in overtime of Saturday's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference football final against John Carroll, quarterback Anthony Pino took the snap and turned around to hand the ball to running back Dale Harris, but Harris wasn't there.

Q&A with St. Paul's football player Alec Auwaerter

5:09 PM EDT, October 31, 2012

Q&A with St. Paul's football player Alec Auwaerter

At 6 feet 6, 275 pounds, Alec Auwaerter plays a key role on the offensive line for a No. 9 St. Paul's football team with a stellar running game powering its 8-0 season and a shot at the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference title.

11:19 PM EST, November 16, 2012

Kern sets state TD passes record as No. 4 Westminster rolls, 62-28, over Sherwood

Every time Westminster's football team set a record this fall, quarterback Deryk Kern said it simply provided more motivation toward the Owls' ultimate goal — winning the Class 4A state championship.

Varsity Q&A with Bre Bolden, South River girls basketball

6:30 PM EST, January 23, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Bre Bolden, South River girls basketball

Within the next week, South River senior Bre Bolden should score her 1,000th career point. The slashing 5-foot-9 guard, also known for her defense, averages 18.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 6.3 steals and 3.2 assists for the Seahawks (11-2).

Q&A with Glenelg basketball player Emily Russo

12:23 PM EST, December 26, 2012

Q&A with Glenelg basketball player Emily Russo

Glenelg guard Emily Russo scored her 1,000th career point earlier this month, and that will stand as the highlight of her basketball season because the 2011-12 All-Metro first-team selection suffered a season-ending knee injury — a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a torn meniscus — in a game against Mount Hebron on Dec. 17. She has scheduled surgery for Friday and will miss lacrosse season, too.

No. 3 McDonogh girls upset No. 1 Archbishop Spalding, 41-40

10:00 PM EST, January 18, 2013

No. 3 McDonogh girls upset No. 1 Archbishop Spalding, 41-40

After falling to No. 1 Archbishop Spalding by 19 points last month, the No. 3 McDonogh girls basketball players knew to avenge that loss, they had to successfully battle the powerful Cavaliers in the paint.

Q&A with Mount de Sales runner Jessica Harris

9:58 PM EST, January 10, 2013

Q&A with Mount de Sales runner Jessica Harris

Jessica Harris never ran track before she arrived at Mount de Sales, but the junior has run the third-fastest time in the country by a high school girl in two events this winter — 800 meters (2:14.14) and 500 meters (1:16.24). Her 800-meter time ranked No. 1 when she ran it in December.

Q&A with New Town football player Vincent Minor

5:34 PM EST, November 29, 2012

Q&A with New Town football player Vincent Minor

New Town senior Vincent Minor may be small for a lineman, but he's played a big role in the Titans' drive to their first state championship game.

Previewing the 2012 Maryland Crab Bowl

12:18 PM EST, December 20, 2012

Previewing the 2012 Maryland Crab Bowl

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

No. 3 Westminster's season ends in Class 4A semifinal with missed field goal

11:24 PM EST, November 23, 2012

No. 3 Westminster's season ends in Class 4A semifinal with missed field goal

No. 3 Westminster finally ran into a team that could stifle its prolific passing offense.

Varsity Football Game of the Week: Meade (7-2)  at No. 12 Broadneck (7-2)

6:42 PM EDT, November 1, 2012

Varsity Football Game of the Week: Meade (7-2) at No. 12 Broadneck (7-2)

When: Friday, 6:30 p.m.

9:58 PM EST, November 10, 2012

Football roundup: No. 12 Edmondson edges Douglass in Class 2A North

After Edmondson safety Laqwan Moody picked off a Douglass pass with 21 seconds to go to seal Saturday's 14-10 playoff victory for the Red Storm, he didn't want to say much about the win other than that it was "unfinished business."

Milford Mill football coach selected Ravens' High School Coach of the Year

6:04 PM EST, December 17, 2012

Milford Mill football coach selected Ravens' High School Coach of the Year

Milford Mill football coach Reggie White, who led the Millers to their first winning season in four years and their first appearance in the state semifinals in seven years, was named the Ravens' High School Coach of the Year Sunday during halftime of the Ravens-Broncos game at M&T Bank Stadium.

River Hill rides its second-half defense to a second straight Class 3A title

11:34 PM EST, November 29, 2012

River Hill rides its second-half defense to a second straight Class 3A title

After a first half in which just about everything that could go wrong did for No. 2 River Hill, the Hawks regrouped behind a strong defense and a big performance from Justin Arn to win their second straight state Class 3A football championship and finish off a 14-0 season.

10:42 PM EST, November 9, 2012

No. 5 Westminster rolls over Blake, 51-7, in Class 4A North semifinals

As Westminster's prolific passing attack grabbed all the headlines this season, coach Brad Wilson kept stressing that his Owls could run the ball, too.

Greyhounds come back in second half again

10:19 PM EDT, October 22, 2012

Greyhounds come back in second half again

No. 1 Gilman went into Monday's game at No. 2 Calvert Hall having allowed a total of 16 points to its previous three Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference football opponents, but the Cardinals scored 14 in the first 20 minutes.

For Gilman coach Biff Poggi, the perfect balance of football and family

7:29 PM EST, November 14, 2012

For Gilman coach Biff Poggi, the perfect balance of football and family

On the ride home from Gilman football practice one afternoon last fall, Henry Poggi listened to his father, Greyhounds coach Biff Poggi, go on and on about every little thing that had gone wrong that day with the linebackers.

No. 6 Dunbar rolls over New Town, 39-0, for Class 1A state title

5:42 PM EST, December 1, 2012

No. 6 Dunbar rolls over New Town, 39-0, for Class 1A state title

Dunbar didn't take long to set the tone for Saturday's Class 1A football state championship.

D'Angelo brothers make 93rd Turkey Bowl a true family affair

5:53 PM EST, November 21, 2012

D'Angelo brothers make 93rd Turkey Bowl a true family affair

Over the past few weeks, the dinner conversation sometimes got a little overheated at Jack and Will D'Angelo's Reisterstown home.

Running back Neal leads Lewis to Baltimore City's Division II title

8:16 PM EDT, November 2, 2012

Running back Neal leads Lewis to Baltimore City's Division II title

Reginald Lewis running back Donnie Neal made Friday's 20-12 victory over Northwestern a memorable one.

Friendly rivalry leads No. 6 Dunbar into another 1A championship

7:23 PM EST, November 30, 2012

Friendly rivalry leads No. 6 Dunbar into another 1A championship

For a couple of guys who are best friends, Dunbar defensive ends Marvin Gross and Malik Jones sure do argue a lot.

Varsity Football Game of the Week: John Carroll (6-0) at No. 10 St. Paul's (5-0)

4:09 PM EDT, October 11, 2012

Varsity Football Game of the Week: John Carroll (6-0) at No. 10 St. Paul's (5-0)

When: Friday, 4:30 p.m.

8:03 PM EDT, October 13, 2012

St. Frances takes control of MIAA C Conference with 52-31 win at Severn

St. Frances' football team scored the final 30 points in a 52-31 victory at Severn on Saturday afternoon to take sole possession of first place in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association C Conference.

High-flying offense leads No. 5 Westminster into playoffs

2:31 PM EST, November 8, 2012

High-flying offense leads No. 5 Westminster into playoffs

Westminster football coach Brad Wilson keeps a handful of adages on 3-by-5 index cards affixed to the the wall above his desk, including one that sums up his favorite style of offense: "When you're on, pass, and when you're off, pass until you're on."

City to dedicate new Alumni Field on Friday against Carver

9:03 PM EDT, September 19, 2012

City to dedicate new Alumni Field on Friday against Carver

Linebacker Joel Gordon had gotten used to playing football on the dusty, stone-strewn field behind City College, so when he stepped back out onto Alumni Field in August, he could hardly believe how it felt to play on the new artificial turf.

10:06 PM EDT, November 3, 2012

Mount St. Joseph upsets No. 10 Archbishop Spalding in MIAA quarterfinal

Mount St. Joseph didn't win a single Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference football game during the regular season, but running back Nevone McCrimmon made sure that trend didn't continue in the playoffs.

Q&A with Wilde Lake football player Moise Larose

6:04 PM EDT, October 10, 2012

Q&A with Wilde Lake football player Moise Larose

An All-State lineman on the offensive side of the ball last season, Wilde Lake's Moise Larose may be even more impressive this fall on the defensive side.

Archbishop Spalding comes back to beat McDonogh, 14-13

6:02 PM EDT, September 29, 2012

Archbishop Spalding comes back to beat McDonogh, 14-13

Unhappy with the way they played in the first half Saturday at McDonogh, the Archbishop Spalding football players bickered briefly at halftime.

No. 2 Calvert Hall beats No. 10 Archbishop Spalding, 27-7, in football

10:26 PM EDT, October 26, 2012

No. 2 Calvert Hall beats No. 10 Archbishop Spalding, 27-7, in football

Calvert Hall's football team was pretty banged up after Monday's loss to Gilman and played without four starters in Friday night's regular-season finale at Archbishop Spalding, but the Cardinals only looked bruised for about eight minutes.

10:34 PM EDT, September 28, 2012

After slow start, North Harford football races to win over Aberdeen

The fireworks after Friday night's football game at North Harford were planned well in advance as part of homecoming festivities, but they put a perfect exclamation point on the Hawks' victory.

Holland helps Edmondson roll over Poly, 41-14

11:10 PM EDT, September 21, 2012

Holland helps Edmondson roll over Poly, 41-14

Edmondson planned to jump out on Poly quickly in Friday night's Baltimore City Division I football game and Hakeem Holland made sure that happened.

Varsity Football Game of the Week: No. 4 Arundel (5-0) at No. 6 Old Mill (5-0)

7:30 PM EDT, October 4, 2012

Varsity Football Game of the Week: No. 4 Arundel (5-0) at No. 6 Old Mill (5-0)

When: Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Dunbar to unveil new football field for Friday's homecoming game vs. Carver

6:54 PM EDT, October 25, 2012

Dunbar to unveil new football field for Friday's homecoming game vs. Carver

For the last couple months, Dunbar athletes have been keeping an eye on the renovation of their football field, hoping they would get to play a few games there this fall.

No. 1 Gilman rolls to 48-12 victory over McDonogh in 97th meeting

7:38 PM EDT, October 27, 2012

No. 1 Gilman rolls to 48-12 victory over McDonogh in 97th meeting

Gilman's Wyatt Dickerson scored two touchdowns and played a key defensive role to make his final Gilman-McDonogh game a memorable one.

 Football: How the Top 15 fared

6:27 PM EDT, September 2, 2012

Football: How the Top 15 fared

The high school football season kicked off for public schools Friday night, so everyone was in action over the weekend — well, almost everyone. Mount St. Joseph's Saturday night game had to be canceled because of the weather.

Dunbar's Carlos Austin follows in footsteps of half-brother Tavon Austin

6:10 PM EDT, October 10, 2012

Dunbar's Carlos Austin follows in footsteps of half-brother Tavon Austin

If Dunbar's Carlos Austin slips a tackle, his next stop likely will be the end zone. The senior slot receiver and kick returner is just plain fast.

4:23 PM EDT, September 15, 2012

Westminster quarterback Deryk Kern passes for 400 yards in win

For a lot of high school quarterbacks, passing for 1,000 yards in a season is a significant accomplishment. For Westminster's Deryk Kern, it's a three-game total.

11:18 PM EDT, October 5, 2012

No. 8 Dunbar comes back to beat No. 13 Edmondson, 13-8, in football

Dunbar's football team went into Friday night's game against Edmondson having shut out its first four Baltimore City opponents. The Red Storm ended that streak, but Dunbar's defense came up big in the final four minutes to keep the No. 8 Poets unbeaten in the city league.

10:20 PM EDT, September 6, 2012

Archbishop Spalding beats St. Mary's 34-20 in 9/11 Patriot Classic

The last two times St. Mary's football team played Archbishop Spalding, the Saints couldn't come close to their Anne Arundel County rival, but Saints coach Steve Erxleben predicted that Thursday night's game would not be a blowout.

Q&A: Dan Johnson, Westminster, football

5:57 PM EDT, September 19, 2012

Q&A: Dan Johnson, Westminster, football

Stamina may be the most important part of Dan Johnson's game, because he almost never comes off the field. While most of his teammates play just one way, the 5-foot-10, 175-pound senior is primarily a linebacker and running back, but he also punts and plays receiver or safety for the No. 6 Owls, who are 3-0 heading into Friday night's home game against Martinsburg (W.Va.), which has a 32-game winning streak.

Varsity Q&A with Gilman linebacker Micah Kiser

6:05 PM EDT, August 23, 2012

Varsity Q&A with Gilman linebacker Micah Kiser

The perfect combination of physical and cerebral player, All-Metro middle linebacker Micah Kiser has been calling the defensive plays for Gilman since his sophomore season. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound senior leads the defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champions into their season opener Sunday night against Ohio powerhouse Archbishop Moeller in Cincinnati.

Former Ravens defensive tackle Larry Webster Jr. named Poly football coach

9:13 PM EDT, June 14, 2012

Former Ravens defensive tackle Larry Webster Jr. named Poly football coach

After three years as a volunteer assistant, former Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Larry Webster Jr. has been named Poly's new head football coach.

Different styles lead to success for Bryn Mawr's Wolf, St. Mary's Ward

5:12 PM EDT, June 28, 2012

Different styles lead to success for Bryn Mawr's Wolf, St. Mary's Ward

As lacrosse goalies, Bryn Mawr's Molly Wolf and St. Mary's Megan Ward have the quickness and the athleticism to make spectacular saves, but they take different approaches to the position.

As practice begins, area football teams start chase for a championship

4:46 PM EDT, August 11, 2012

As practice begins, area football teams start chase for a championship

On the River Hill football practice field Saturday morning, the Hawks weren't thinking much about last season's state championship.

Baltimore-area players lead Florida into its first women's lacrosse final four

10:29 PM EDT, May 23, 2012

Baltimore-area players lead Florida into its first women's lacrosse final four

When Sam Farrell visited the University of Florida on her women's lacrosse recruiting trip three years ago, there wasn't much to see.

High School Football Game of the Week: Archbishop Curley (3-1) at St. Paul's (3-0)

6:43 PM EDT, September 27, 2012

High School Football Game of the Week: Archbishop Curley (3-1) at St. Paul's (3-0)

When: Friday, 4 p.m.

Football Game of the Week: No. 1 Gilman (0-2) vs. Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) (0-0)

3:07 PM EDT, September 6, 2012

Football Game of the Week: No. 1 Gilman (0-2) vs. Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) (0-0)

When: Saturday, 7:45 p.m.

Gilman begins tough schedule on national TV against Ohio's Archbishop Moeller

9:55 PM EDT, August 23, 2012

Gilman begins tough schedule on national TV against Ohio's Archbishop Moeller

Gilman football players are used to opening their season with a challenging nonleague schedule, but this year, they're starting in "the Bermuda triangle."

With kicker Adam Greene, Broadneck's football team always has a chance

6:49 PM EDT, September 19, 2012

With kicker Adam Greene, Broadneck's football team always has a chance

Most high school football teams feel pretty confident about scoring once they move into the red zone. At Broadneck, the Bruins only have to reach the Greene zone.

Despite Whittles' death, Spalding football players still 'make every day count'

6:29 PM EDT, August 8, 2012

Despite Whittles' death, Spalding football players still 'make every day count'

For the first time in 14 years, Mike Whittles was not on the sideline when Archbishop Spalding's football team took the field for the first day of practice, but junior quarterback Zach Abey surely spoke for his teammates when he said their late coach's presence remains strong.

11:25 PM EDT, August 31, 2012

Old Mill pounds Broadneck, 35-7, to extend winning streak

Old Mill's football players came into their home opener Friday night with a chip on their collective shoulder. They wanted to prove it's time to talk about current Patriots such as Marcus Hicks, Jalen Jones and Carl Chance instead of dwelling on the talent they lost from last year's Class 4A state championship team.

From his wheelchair, Larry Mitchell guides Patterson football team

6:28 PM EDT, August 21, 2012

From his wheelchair, Larry Mitchell guides Patterson football team

Since Larry Mitchell's days as a lineman at Patterson, he has dreamed of only one job — coaching the Clippers' football team.

Varsity Q&A: Alice Mercer, Century, lacrosse

3:59 PM EDT, May 17, 2012

Varsity Q&A: Alice Mercer, Century, lacrosse

Alice Mercer has been a leader on Century's field hockey, basketball and lacrosse teams, which all reached the state semifinals this year.

Maryland tops Loyola, 17-11, in NCAA women's lacrosse quarterfinal

4:46 PM EDT, May 19, 2012

Maryland tops Loyola, 17-11, in NCAA women's lacrosse quarterfinal

Heading into Saturday's NCAA women's lacrosse quarterfinal at Maryland, the No. 1 item on Loyola coach Jen Adams' scouting report was draw control.

No. 2 Calvert Hall starts slow, falls to DeMatha in 9/11 Patriot Classic

11:27 PM EDT, September 7, 2012

No. 2 Calvert Hall starts slow, falls to DeMatha in 9/11 Patriot Classic

Calvert Hall's football team scored 84 points in its first two games this season, but the No. 2 Cardinals had a lot more trouble getting on the board Friday night against DeMatha.

Karri Ellen Johnson has picked up where she left off to lead Terps to NCAA quarterfinals

4:27 PM EDT, May 15, 2012

Karri Ellen Johnson has picked up where she left off to lead Terps to NCAA quarterfinals

With her perky, upbeat attitude, Maryland's Karri Ellen Johnson has always been a glass-half-full person. Right now, however, her glass is just about running over.

Syracuse defeats UF women in double OT in lacrosse final four

9:51 PM EDT, May 25, 2012

Syracuse defeats UF women in double OT in lacrosse final four

Same opponent, same result for Florida — but this time with a more painful outcome.

Girls Lacrosse Coach of the Year: Jessica Randisi, Maryvale

7:18 PM EDT, June 8, 2012

Girls Lacrosse Coach of the Year: Jessica Randisi, Maryvale

The Lions were ranked 12th in the preseason after a strong finish to their 8-8 season in 2011. Randisi, in her second year, built on that, guiding the Lions to a 13-4 record, the No. 2 ranking and an appearance in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference final, where they lost, 12-11, to No. 1 McDonogh.

High school athletes spend summer with animals, sailing and more

5:47 PM EDT, July 6, 2012

High school athletes spend summer with animals, sailing and more

With high temperatures soaring above 90 degrees across the Baltimore region in recent weeks, it wouldn't be surprising to see high school students relaxing in their air-conditioned homes for the entire summer, playing video games and other indoor activities as they await the start of a new school year.

Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year: Taylor Cummings, McDonogh, senior, midfield

7:18 PM EDT, June 8, 2012

Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year: Taylor Cummings, McDonogh, senior, midfield

To see why Taylor Cummings stands above her peers and repeats as the Player of the Year, you need only look at the final three minutes of the No. 1 Eagles' 12-11 victory over Maryvale in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship.

Former Woodlawn AD plans to keep growing Baltimore County sports

5:24 PM EDT, June 14, 2012

Former Woodlawn AD plans to keep growing Baltimore County sports

Some days, Mike Sye still leaves his office with his head spinning.

New Town guard Jannah Tucker commits to Tennessee

9:28 PM EDT, June 18, 2012

New Town guard Jannah Tucker commits to Tennessee

When Jannah Tucker visited the University of Tennessee in February, she began to see herself as a Lady Vol. This past weekend, the New Town rising senior knew for sure.

Century girls lacrosse team wins Class 3A-2A state title

8:06 PM EDT, May 22, 2012

Century girls lacrosse team wins Class 3A-2A state title

A year ago, Century's Angela Flister and Alice Mercer left UMBC after the state championship lacrosse game with plenty of regrets. Tuesday night, they did not.

Close friends Cathy Reese, Jen Adams meet for the first time in NCAA quarterfinals

7:06 PM EDT, May 18, 2012

Close friends Cathy Reese, Jen Adams meet for the first time in NCAA quarterfinals

When Maryland lacrosse coach Cathy Reese told her 5-year-old son Brody last week that the Terrapins might play Loyola and coach Jen Adams in the NCAA quarterfinals, Brody was all smiles.

No. 8 Severna Park, No. 3 Century, Winters Mill and Queen Anne's reach state finals

10:22 PM EDT, May 18, 2012

No. 8 Severna Park, No. 3 Century, Winters Mill and Queen Anne's reach state finals

Draw possession and their own patient offense proved equally effective as No. 8 Severna Park held No. 11 Catonsville to its lowest offensive output of the season en route to a 15-10 victory at Franklin in the Class 4A-3A state semifinals.

Taylor Cummings scores game-winner, giving McDonogh fourth straight IAAM title

9:56 PM EDT, May 13, 2012

Taylor Cummings scores game-winner, giving McDonogh fourth straight IAAM title

Taylor Cummings scripted a "Hollywood ending" to a perfect McDonogh girls lacrosse season.

Ron Belinko reflects on 46 years in athletics and education

5:18 PM EDT, June 14, 2012

Ron Belinko reflects on 46 years in athletics and education

Ron Belinko spent a lot of time at high school games over the last 21 years, despite the heavy load of office work and meetings that came with being coordinator of athletics for the Baltimore County Public Schools.

7:00 PM EDT, May 12, 2012

Penn State beats Towson in first round of NCAA tournament

Penn State women's lacrosse coach Missy Doherty enjoyed her first trip back to Towson since leaving the Tigers two years ago to take over the Nittany Lions' program. The Tigers didn't enjoy the visit so much.

Spalding football coach Mike Whittles dies after inspirational battle with cancer

7:14 PM EDT, June 8, 2012

Spalding football coach Mike Whittles dies after inspirational battle with cancer

Archbishop Spalding football coach Mike Whittles, whose inspirational 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer touched many far beyond the Severn school's community, died of the disease Thursday. He was 58.

9:50 PM EDT, May 1, 2012

South River girls lacrosse force county showdown with win over Severna Park

In Anne Arundel County girls lacrosse, the regular-season champion wins the county title, so there's not always much excitement on the final day of league competition. This season, however, there will be.

9:37 PM EDT, May 24, 2012

Lacrosse Q&A: Kristy Black, Maryland

Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to help you become more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Maryland senior attacker Kristy Black, a Glenelg graduate. Black is one of the key cogs in a balanced Terrapins attack, ranking fourth on the team in scoring with 37 goals and 21 assists. She still holds several state tournament scoring records from her days as an All-Metro midfielder at Glenelg. She and the No. 3 seed Terps will play in their fourth straight NCAA semifinal when they meet Northwestern on Friday at 8 p.m. in Stony Brook, N.Y.

Fallston girls win Class 2A-1A state lacrosse title

11:31 PM EDT, May 22, 2012

Fallston girls win Class 2A-1A state lacrosse title

For Fallston to win its second state girls lacrosse championship, the Cougars were going to have to get past two-time defending champion Winters Mill for the second time this season.

Maryland, Northwestern set to vie for spot in women's lacrosse title game

11:28 PM EDT, May 24, 2012

Maryland, Northwestern set to vie for spot in women's lacrosse title game

Maryland and Northwestern haven't played during the regular season since 2007, but the two most successful NCAA women's lacrosse tournament teams are well-acquainted with each other.

Mount Hebron girls end Marriotts Ridge's perfect season

11:03 PM EDT, May 16, 2012

Mount Hebron girls end Marriotts Ridge's perfect season

Mount Hebron midfielder Samantha Brookhart spends 20 minutes of every practice honing her draw control skills and it paid off in a regional final rematch Wednesday night against the Vikings' biggest rival, defending state champion Marriotts Ridge.

No. 11 C. Milton Wright needs OT to finish off No. 14 North Harford

10:25 PM EDT, April 26, 2012

No. 11 C. Milton Wright needs OT to finish off No. 14 North Harford

C. Milton Wright's girls lacrosse team had several leads against North Harford in Thursday night's key Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference game, but the No. 11 Mustangs couldn't put the Hawks away until the final three seconds of overtime.

No. 2 Bryn Mawr edges No. 7 NDP, 8-7, in overtime

10:04 PM EDT, April 27, 2012

No. 2 Bryn Mawr edges No. 7 NDP, 8-7, in overtime

From the start of Friday afternoon's Bryn Mawr-Notre Dame Prep girls lacrosse game, Mawrtians' goalie Molly Wolf felt she was in a goalies' duel.

Severna Park girls lacrosse team plays in memory of teammate

10:16 PM EDT, May 14, 2012

Severna Park girls lacrosse team plays in memory of teammate

Severna Park's girls lacrosse team had to be emotionally spent five days after the death of teammate Tracy Vander Kolk, but they came together Monday night to honor her memory with an 8-5 win over their top Anne Arundel County rival, South River, in a Class 4A-3A regional semifinal.

Teeters' late save sends Towson women to NCAA play-in game

8:23 PM EDT, April 29, 2012

Teeters' late save sends Towson women to NCAA play-in game

Towson goalie Mary Teeters started jumping up and down as soon as the final buzzer sounded in Sunday's Colonial Athletic Association women's lacrosse championship. She finally stopped when her teammates swarmed her at midfield.

No. 18 Loyola women upset No. 6 Notre Dame, 17-11

7:09 PM EDT, April 1, 2012

No. 18 Loyola women upset No. 6 Notre Dame, 17-11

The Loyola women's lacrosse team's performance on the draw Sunday against undefeated Notre Dame mirrored its season so far: struggling early and dominating late.

Taylor Cummings has room for one more championship

3:21 PM EDT, May 12, 2012

Taylor Cummings has room for one more championship

Taylor Cummings couldn't imagine going through high school without playing three sports.

Loyola women out to prove experience is overrated

4:23 PM EDT, May 12, 2012

Loyola women out to prove experience is overrated

Last weekend, Loyola's women's lacrosse team had the satisfaction of winning the Big East tournament by soundly beating then-No. 2 Syracuse in the final. The Greyhounds also had the satisfaction of knowing they exceeded the expectations of just about everyone except themselves.

Terps earn highest seed among 4 Md. women's teams

9:43 AM EDT, May 7, 2012

Terps earn highest seed among 4 Md. women's teams

Before Sunday night's NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament brackets were announced, Maryland appeared headed for a top-four seed, but the dominoes had to fall just right for Loyola and Towson to earn their first-round home games. Navy will take to the road.

New goalie helps No. 11 South River edge Broadneck in opener

8:51 PM EDT, March 21, 2012

New goalie helps No. 11 South River edge Broadneck in opener

South River goalie Elizabeth Duswalt made a big impression in her first varsity start Wednesday night at Broadneck.

Mistakes cost Hopkins' women's lacrosse team in OT

6:03 PM EDT, April 7, 2012

Mistakes cost Hopkins' women's lacrosse team in OT

Johns Hopkins' women's lacrosse team executed the perfect strategy Saturday against No. 4 Florida, slowing the pace and keeping the speedy Gators from turning the game into a track meet. Unfortunately for the No. 18 Blue Jays, a handful of untimely mistakes doomed the potential upset.

7:27 PM EDT, May 10, 2012

The week ahead for state lacrosse teams

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High school athletic trainers do more than you might think

7:37 PM EDT, March 29, 2012

High school athletic trainers do more than you might think

As a certified athletic trainer at Archbishop Spalding, T.J. Morgan considers himself fortunate. He has never had to deal with a catastrophic situation in 14 years of administering to Cavaliers student-athletes.

No. 1 Aberdeen finishes the job in Class 3A championship

11:36 PM EST, March 10, 2012

No. 1 Aberdeen finishes the job in Class 3A championship

Aberdeen's girls basketball players didn't celebrate much after any of their big wins this season. They saved it all up for Saturday night.

After growing up with lacrosse, Mercy's Shannon Aikens following in her late mother's footsteps

6:36 PM EDT, May 7, 2012

After growing up with lacrosse, Mercy's Shannon Aikens following in her late mother's footsteps

When it came time to choose her college lacrosse path, Shannon Aikens initially steered away from the place that had been her second home for half her life.

Varsity Q&A: Sam Darcangelo, Maryvale, lacrosse

8:22 PM EDT, April 25, 2012

Varsity Q&A: Sam Darcangelo, Maryvale, lacrosse

Sam Darcangelo learned about lacrosse at a young age from her father, national Hall of Famer Jim Darcangelo, a two-time All-American at Towson and a U.S. national team player. She took to the sport quickly and turned into an All-Metro second-team player at Maryvale.

McDonogh stays on track in 15-8 win against Century

10:00 PM EDT, April 30, 2012

McDonogh stays on track in 15-8 win against Century

McDonogh's top-ranked girls lacrosse team avoided the late-season trap No. 3 Century hoped to spring Monday by building a substantial lead and holding off the Knights when their offense finally heated up.

Defending champ Calvert tops Patterson Mill in Class 2A semifinals

6:56 PM EST, March 9, 2012

Defending champ Calvert tops Patterson Mill in Class 2A semifinals

Making a trip to the state basketball semifinals in just their fourth year as a varsity program was a good start for the Patterson Mill girls. The Huskies, however, will have to wait a while to play for their first state title.

8:45 PM EDT, May 10, 2012

No. 5 Maryvale upsets No. 2 Bryn Mawr, will face No. 1 McDonogh in IAAM lax final

Making nine saves in the first half, junior goalie Caroline Federico sent a strong message to kick-start No. 5 Maryvale's 9-7 victory over No. 2 Bryn Mawr in Thursday's Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference semifinals.

10:09 PM EDT, April 5, 2012

No. 7 Severna Park wins neighborhood bragging rights over Severn

Severna Park's girls lacrosse players celebrated just about as much after Thursday night's win over neighborhood rival Severn as they had after winning last year's state championship.

Lacrosse Q&A: Navy defender Kierstin King

2:50 PM EDT, April 27, 2012

Lacrosse Q&A: Navy defender Kierstin King

Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to help you become more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Navy senior defender Kierstin King, a Hereford graduate and three-time All-Patriot League selection. The Midshipmen's only team captain, she is Navy's career leader in ground balls with 150. Despite missing the last six games of her sophomore year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, she will break the program record for career starts Friday in the Patriot League semifinals when the two-time defending champion Mids (15-2) host American at 5 p.m.

Lacrosse Q&A: Vanderbilt midfielder Ally Carey

12:28 AM EDT, April 13, 2012

Lacrosse Q&A: Vanderbilt midfielder Ally Carey

Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to help you become more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Vanderbilt senior midfielder Ally Carey, a John Carroll graduate and The Sun's 2008 Female Athlete of the Year. She leads the No. 18 Commodores (7-5) in goals (22), points (31), draw controls (60) and caused turnovers (12) and is their all-time leader in draw controls with 223. The All-American is a member of the U.S. national team.

No. 12 Maryvale breaks the pattern with 16-10 win over No. 5 St. Paul's

9:04 PM EDT, March 23, 2012

No. 12 Maryvale breaks the pattern with 16-10 win over No. 5 St. Paul's

After losing to No. 14 John Carroll by one goal in overtime of Wednesday's season opener, Maryvale's girls lacrosse players must have felt stuck in a Groundhog Day funk.

No. 1 McDonogh shows off its depth in 22-13 win over No. 6 Maryvale

8:21 PM EDT, April 4, 2012

No. 1 McDonogh shows off its depth in 22-13 win over No. 6 Maryvale

The No. 1 McDonogh girls lacrosse team can't run away from every opponent in the first half, but the second half is almost always a different story.

Lacrosse Q&A: Towson midfielder Kelly Custer

9:09 PM EDT, May 10, 2012

Lacrosse Q&A: Towson midfielder Kelly Custer

Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to help you become more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Towson junior midfielder Kelly Custer from Aston, Pa., which is south of Philadelphia. As the Tigers prepare to host Penn State on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Custer is tied for the team lead with 33 goals, but she contributes all over the field, leading the Tigers with 41 draw controls and ranking among the leaders in ground balls and caused turnovers.

Navy coach Cindy Timchal on the brink of another national achievement

6:15 PM EST, March 6, 2012

Navy coach Cindy Timchal on the brink of another national achievement

The first college lacrosse game Navy's Cindy Timchal ever coached didn't turn out the way most of them have since. She lost.

Calvert repeats as Class 2A champ with 57-22 win over No. 14 Century

5:28 PM EST, March 10, 2012

Calvert repeats as Class 2A champ with 57-22 win over No. 14 Century

When Century forward Angela Flister looked at the scoreboard at halftime, she saw her team trailing by 20 points for the first time this season, in the state championship against defending champ Calvert.

8:21 PM EST, March 8, 2012

No. 3 Poly goes cold in Class 4A semifinal loss to Gaithersburg

Poly's girls basketball team has relied on defense all season, and the offense usually follows. But not in Thursday night's state semifinal.

Lacrosse Q&A: Mount St. Mary's goalie Brigid McTavish

5:23 PM EST, March 8, 2012

Lacrosse Q&A: Mount St. Mary's goalie Brigid McTavish

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Mount St. Mary's senior goalie Brigid McTavish, whose grandfather was a Mountaineers basketball legend. Jack Sullivan, who passed away in 2010, set the men's career scoring record of 2,672 points that still stands along with 10 of his other records. McTavish, 22, is a South Carroll graduate in her fourth season in the cage for the Mountaineers, who made it to the Northeast Conference title game last season. She is second in program history in minutes played and wins (21), and ranks fourth in career saves (422).

No. 3 Poly tops No. 10 City, 37-33, in city championship

10:24 PM EST, February 22, 2012

No. 3 Poly tops No. 10 City, 37-33, in city championship

Only one person on Poly's bench at Wednesday night's Baltimore City Division I girls basketball championship had ever won a city title — coach Kendall Peace-Able as an Engineers senior in 1996.

10:47 PM EST, March 9, 2012

No. 4 Dunbar girls use their size to reach Class 1A final

When Dunbar guard Shylia Buie talks about the No. 4 Poets' drive toward the state Class 1A girls basketball final, she refers to a favorite saying of assistant coach Tyesha Clark: "Teamwork makes the dream work."

No. 1 Aberdeen cruises past No. 7 Digital Harbor in Class 3A North semifinals

10:22 PM EST, February 29, 2012

No. 1 Aberdeen cruises past No. 7 Digital Harbor in Class 3A North semifinals

Aberdeen's girls basketball team won its first meeting with Digital Harbor at the Basketball Academy in January, but the No. 1 Eagles did not go into Wednesday night's Class 3A North regional semifinal against the No. 7 Rams overconfident.

Lacrosse Q&A: Johns Hopkins attacker Taylor D'Amore

8:52 PM EDT, March 29, 2012

Lacrosse Q&A: Johns Hopkins attacker Taylor D'Amore

Each week, the Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Johns Hopkins attacker Taylor D'Amore, a sophomore from Canandaigua in the Finger Lakes region of New York. A second-team All-American Lacrosse Conference selection last season, D'Amore leads the No. 12 Blue Jays (7-2) with 21 goals and 17 assists as they take a four-game winning streak into their conference opener Sunday at Vanderbilt.

No. 1 Aberdeen gets revenge and gets back to Class 3A state final

12:02 AM EST, March 9, 2012

No. 1 Aberdeen gets revenge and gets back to Class 3A state final

The third quarter has been the separating factor for the No. 1 Aberdeen girls basketball team all season, and it made the difference Thursday night as the Eagles avenged last year's state title loss.

12:06 AM EST, February 22, 2012

No. 1 Aberdeen suffers first loss of season

Aberdeen's No. 1 girls basketball team found itself in double jeopardy Tuesday night at nationally ranked Riverdale Baptist.

Russo helps No. 8 Glenelg girls steal a win from Oakland Mills

9:35 PM EST, February 1, 2012

Russo helps No. 8 Glenelg girls steal a win from Oakland Mills

When Emily Russo's 3-point shot fell through the net late in No. 8 Glenelg's game at Oakland Mills on Wednesday night, the junior let out a sigh of relief.

UMBC women's lacrosse pulls off upset in conference opener

4:36 PM EDT, March 24, 2012

UMBC women's lacrosse pulls off upset in conference opener

To UMBC women's lacrosse coach Kelly Berger, the first half of the season serves primarily as preparation for conference play and her young Retrievers showed Saturday that they've learned a lot.

Varsity Q&A: Imani Bailey, Meade, basketball

4:27 PM EST, February 15, 2012

Varsity Q&A: Imani Bailey, Meade, basketball

With a versatile game that mixes a little small forward and a lot of point guard with her natural shooting guard abilities, Imani Bailey leads a Meade girls basketball team that has dominated Anne Arundel County and appears headed for a second straight trip to the District V championship against the Howard County champ.

Gilman's Gaia will have an International experience on National Signing Day

5:01 PM EST, January 31, 2012

Gilman's Gaia will have an International experience on National Signing Day

Brian Gaia won't be with his Gilman football teammates when they sign their national letters of intent Wednesday morning. He'll be getting ready to take on the world.

Varsity Q&A: Lakeia Hayden, Aberdeen, basketball

6:32 PM EST, March 6, 2012

Varsity Q&A: Lakeia Hayden, Aberdeen, basketball

One of the key cogs in No. 1 Aberdeen's run to its second straight state final four, senior guard Lakeia Hayden is the Eagles' floor director.

Girls lacrosse: By the numbers

10:52 PM EDT, March 16, 2012

Girls lacrosse: By the numbers

4.5

From the inside out, No. 1 Aberdeen girls proving they can win as a team

6:50 PM EST, January 25, 2012

From the inside out, No. 1 Aberdeen girls proving they can win as a team

Senior TK Fowlkes needs only two words to explain the success of Aberdeen's No. 1-ranked girls basketball team.

Third-quarter run lifts No. 3 McDonogh past No. 7 Pallotti

9:47 PM EST, January 18, 2012

Third-quarter run lifts No. 3 McDonogh past No. 7 Pallotti

For McDonogh's girls basketball team, the third quarter is prime time.

C. Milton Wright prevents N. Harford's James from earning her 600th win

9:24 PM EST, February 24, 2012

C. Milton Wright prevents N. Harford's James from earning her 600th win

C. Milton Wright's girls basketball team scored the last 10 points of the third quarter and then held off every North Harford rally for a 51-46 regional playoff victory Friday that denied North Harford coach Lin James her 600th career win.

Lacrosse Q&A: Loyola defender Ana Heneberry

7:18 PM EDT, March 22, 2012

Lacrosse Q&A: Loyola defender Ana Heneberry

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Loyola senior Ana Heneberry, the Big East Conference Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. A Dulaney graduate who followed her sister Mary to Loyola, Heneberry has played every game since her freshman year and is one of the team leaders in caused turnovers and ground balls.

9:29 PM EST, January 23, 2012

Calvert Hall duo opts for Penn State after visit

Even though Calvert Hall All-Metro football players Da'Quan Davis and Trevor Williams have been playing football together since they were 12, they never set out to go to Penn State together.

Lacrosse Q&A: Maryland senior goalie Brittany Dipper

7:55 PM EST, February 23, 2012

Lacrosse Q&A: Maryland senior goalie Brittany Dipper

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Maryland All-American senior goalie Brittany Dipper, who has allowed just 4.5 goals per game and has a .654 save percentage through the first three games. A starter on the 2010 national championship team, the New Jersey native also started in the goal for the Terrapins' national champion field hockey team when she was a freshman but opted to concentrate on lacrosse after that.

Division I women's lacrosse preview capsules

9:33 PM EST, February 14, 2012

Division I women's lacrosse preview capsules

Projected NCAA seeds

Franklin WR Thomas chooses Rutgers on busy Signing Day

7:39 PM EST, February 1, 2012

Franklin WR Thomas chooses Rutgers on busy Signing Day

[Editor's note: This story initially included Joshua Davis as one of six Dunbar football players signing national letters of intent to play football on scholarship. Davis, who will play at Morgan State, is not receiving an athletic scholarship. He is receiving need-base financial aid, which allows Morgan to not use one of its football scholarships on him, Dunbar coach Lawrence Smith said.]

Basketball Academy officials confident event can return to a college campus next year

6:41 PM EST, January 28, 2012

Basketball Academy officials confident event can return to a college campus next year

If Baltimore City schools and Basketball Academy officials have their way, the popular event will return to a college campus next year.

Jones' 40 points lead No. 1 Aberdeen past No. 10 Milford Mill in 3A North final

10:04 PM EST, March 2, 2012

Jones' 40 points lead No. 1 Aberdeen past No. 10 Milford Mill in 3A North final

Milford Mill's girls basketball team had almost everything it needed to contend with No. 1 Aberdeen on Friday night except a post player who could handle the Eagles' 6-foot-3 All-Metro center Bri Jones.

9:58 PM EST, February 16, 2012

No. 2 McDonogh beats Seton Keough to reach its first IAAM final since '07

The look on McDonogh guard Tiersa Winder's face mixed joy with a little bit of awe after the No. 2 Eagles defeated Seton Keough, 60-40, Thursday night to earn a berth in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference girls basketball final.

Rule changes in women's lacrosse aimed to improve safety

9:24 PM EST, February 14, 2012

Rule changes in women's lacrosse aimed to improve safety

Lacrosse is known as "the fastest game afoot," but the women's game is certainly one of the fastest changing games afoot.

11:18 PM EST, January 25, 2012

No. 3 McDonogh handles the pressure to defeat No. 4 Spalding

Archbishop Spalding's girls basketball team went to McDonogh Wednesday night riding an eight-game winning streak and looking to avenge an early-season loss to the Eagles.

Even with Jones hurt, No. 1 Aberdeen has no trouble with No. 2 Digital Harbor

9:11 PM EST, January 27, 2012

Even with Jones hurt, No. 1 Aberdeen has no trouble with No. 2 Digital Harbor

While 6-foot-3 All-Metro center Bri Jones lay on the court with a stinger that briefly left her without feeling on her right side Friday, Aberdeen's chances of holding onto the No. 1 ranking against No. 2 Digital Harbor appeared tenuous.

Latest edition of The Game features a family feud

12:11 PM EST, January 27, 2012

Latest edition of The Game features a family feud

By the time Jen Staab and Sam Hruz played in The Game for the first time, they knew all about the basketball rivalry between the Institute of Notre Dame and Mercy.

Varsity Q&A: Jasmine Hill, Oakland Mills, basketball

6:30 PM EST, January 23, 2012

Varsity Q&A: Jasmine Hill, Oakland Mills, basketball

As the youngest of three athletic sisters, Jasmine Hill picked up a lot of pointers along the way to her stellar high school basketball career. Her first two seasons at Oakland Mills, she played with Nicole, now 19 and playing at East Stroudsburg, while Vanessa, 22, graduated before she arrived. She started playing in the Columbia Basketball Association recreation league at 5.

River Hill takes away 3A state football championship

11:47 PM EST, December 3, 2011

River Hill takes away 3A state football championship

River Hill's season didn't start off that well at 2-2, but it certainly ended well -- with a 10-game winning streak culminating in the state Class 3A football championship Saturday night.

10:04 PM EST, February 7, 2012

Meade girls use late rally to secure win

Meade guard Imani Bailey looked as though she could barely stand up in the final minutes of last night's game at Annapolis, but the senior fought off a sore right hip to lead the No. 7 Mustangs to a 65-58 victory, securing first place inAnne Arundel County.

Football Coach of the Year: Johnny Brooks, Aberdeen

1:08 PM EST, December 10, 2011

Football Coach of the Year: Johnny Brooks, Aberdeen

Johnny Brooks

10:06 PM EST, January 4, 2012

Archbishop Spalding runs away from Roland Park in 84-48 basketball win

After winning the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference girls basketball title last season, some of Archbishop Spalding's veterans figured it wouldn't be too hard to repeat — until McDonogh showed them otherwise just before Christmas.

Varsity Q&A: Rachael Holehouse, Fallston, basketball

7:00 PM EST, December 22, 2011

Varsity Q&A: Rachael Holehouse, Fallston, basketball

A three-sport standout, Holehouse was named the All-Metro Volleyball Player of the Year a few weeks ago on the same day she scored her 1,000th career point in basketball.

Harrison powers Digital Harbor girls to 40-37 win over Dunbar

10:10 PM EST, January 6, 2012

Harrison powers Digital Harbor girls to 40-37 win over Dunbar

In a tight basketball game featuring an All-Metro forward on each side, most fans looked to one of them to make the difference.

10:13 PM EST, January 13, 2012

Century girls edge South Carroll, 40-37, claim sole possession of first in Carroll County

Century's girls basketball team had to rely on its perimeter game in the first half Friday night against South Carroll, but the Knights found the inside openings to give them the edge later on.

Aberdeen WR Carpenter turning heads as he prepares for Crab Bowl

6:07 PM EST, December 16, 2011

Aberdeen WR Carpenter turning heads as he prepares for Crab Bowl

Christian Carpenter approached this fall with two goals in mind for his senior football season — turning around Aberdeen's 1-9 football team and making college coaches notice his considerable talents on both sides of the ball.

9:53 PM EST, January 3, 2012

Post players lead way as Meade beats South River, 85-65

Meade's girls basketball team dug itself out of a big hole Tuesday night — one that likely would have grown too deep to escape had they lost at South River.

Patriots have been united in Rob Chesson's record run

10:18 PM EST, December 1, 2011

Patriots have been united in Rob Chesson's record run

In the next state football record book, Rob Chesson will be the only name appearing under "Most Touchdowns, Season." If the Old Mill senior running back had his way, his teammates' names would be right there with his.

5:46 PM EST, January 28, 2012

No. 1 Aberdeen pulls away from No. 7 Dunbar in the final minutes

For the first time all season, the No. 1 Aberdeen girls basketball team ran into an opponent Saturday that was as quick as the Eagles and able to challenge 6-foot-3 All-Metro center Bri Jones in the paint.

8:20 PM EST, January 26, 2012

No. 6 Poly and No. 7 Dunbar roll to comfortable victories at Basketball Academy

Baltimore City girls basketball got the better of its Baltimore County counterparts at Thursday's opening day of the 16th Annual Basketball Academy as No. 6 Poly and No. 7 Dunbar scored easy victories.

9:13 PM EST, December 14, 2011

Edwards shoots No. 4 McDonogh past No. 3 Spalding in girls basketball

McDonogh freshman Danielle Edwards might be young, but she is certainly ready for prime time.

10:07 PM EST, January 20, 2012

Harding leads No. 6 Poly girls to 57-47 win over No. 9 Dunbar

A year ago, nerves might have gotten the better of Poly guard Blair Harding in a close game like Friday night's Baltimore City Division I contest at Dunbar.

Girls basketball: The poll

12:07 AM EST, December 3, 2011

Girls basketball: The poll

1. Archbishop Spalding

Chesson's 2-point conversion run in OT gives Old Mill 36-35 win in Class 4A title game

12:54 AM EST, December 3, 2011

Chesson's 2-point conversion run in OT gives Old Mill 36-35 win in Class 4A title game

Old Mill's Rob Chesson didn't score a touchdown for the first time all season in the state Class 4A championship game Friday night, but the senior running back scored the only two points that mattered in the end.

Cyrus Jones Jr. says 'there's just something about football'

6:50 PM EST, January 4, 2012

Cyrus Jones Jr. says 'there's just something about football'

When Cyrus Jones Jr. was 8 or 9 years old, everyone around him thought he would be a basketball player.

Dunbar rallies to win eighth state football title

5:43 PM EST, December 3, 2011

Dunbar rallies to win eighth state football title

Despite having played once or twice at M&T Bank Stadium, Dunbar's football players needed a little time to settle into the state playoff atmosphere Saturday afternoon.

Girls basketball: By the numbers

12:07 AM EST, December 3, 2011

Girls basketball: By the numbers

10

7:47 PM EDT, October 30, 2011

No. 11 Loyola upset by Georgetown Prep in Little Hoyas' first MIAA A Conference win

Georgetown Prep 20, No. 11 Loyola 16: The Little Hoyas took their first MIAA A Conference victory of the season with a big second half at Loyola on Sunday afternoon. Two Jake Clise touchdown passes to Deemer Class gave the Dons a 14-0 halftime lead, but a couple of long touchdown runs got the Little Hoyas back in it and three turnovers hurt the Dons. The Little Hoyas (3-6, 1-5) took their first lead 20-14 in the fourth quarter. The Dons added a safety and a couple of strong drives but fumbled on one and Clise's long pass to the end zone with six seconds left was picked off.

Varsity Q&A: C.J. Williams, Calvert Hall, football

2:58 PM EST, November 23, 2011

Varsity Q&A: C.J. Williams, Calvert Hall, football

C.J. Williams doesn't come off the field much when Calvert Hall plays a big football game. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound running back-linebacker is critical to the No. 2 Cardinals on both sides of the ball.

Harrison powers Digital Harbor girls past Western, 51-40

9:33 PM EST, December 21, 2011

Harrison powers Digital Harbor girls past Western, 51-40

Early in Wednesday night'sgirls basketball game before a nearly packed house at Western, Digital Harbor forward A'Lexus Harrison pumped her fist after a few big plays.

7:36 PM EST, December 3, 2011

Welch, Middletown roll to Class 2A state championship

Zach Welch ran for three touchdowns and kicked a field goal to lead Middletown to its first state football championship in a 43-6 romp over Douglass, of Prince George's County, for the Class 2A title Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium.

You again? Rematches with rivals make playoff games even tougher

6:02 PM EST, November 17, 2011

You again? Rematches with rivals make playoff games even tougher

To reach the state semifinals a year ago, Wilde Lake's football team had to beat two of its toughest Howard County rivals, Atholton and River Hill, a second time. The Wildecats prevailed and went on to win the state Class 3A title, but coach Mike Harrison said it's never easy to face local rival in the playoffs.

Battling cancer, Spalding football coach inspires players to 'Make every day count'

6:44 PM EDT, October 26, 2011

Battling cancer, Spalding football coach inspires players to 'Make every day count'

The announcement summoning the Archbishop Spalding football team to the school chapel early on a February morning last winter baffled the Cavaliers. What could be so important in the off-season?

Girls basketball: Players to watch

7:11 PM EST, December 3, 2011

Girls basketball: Players to watch

Daisy Alaeze

Local teams play high school football — minus the school

5:31 PM EDT, November 2, 2011

Local teams play high school football — minus the school

In many ways, Evan Chase and Nathan Carothers are typical high school football players. Both love the primal battle in the trenches, both skirmish fervently on game day and both embrace their teammates as family.

Forfeit for ineligible player might eliminate Westminster football team from playoff contention

November 4, 2011

Forfeit for ineligible player might eliminate Westminster football team from playoff contention

Going into Friday night's final regular-season game, Westminster's football team figured to hold only a slim hope of making the regional playoffs. Now, the Owls may have no chance at all.

Turkey Bowl has new setting, but stakes of the rivalry are still on the menu

3:35 PM EST, November 22, 2011

Turkey Bowl has new setting, but stakes of the rivalry are still on the menu

If Calvert Hall and Loyola had to play their annual Turkey Bowl football game on a sandlot field with just 45 people milling around, it would still be the knock-down, drag-out battle it has been for the last 91 years.

Dunbar routs Surrattsville, 50-6, to reach state semis for a 9th straight season

5:58 PM EST, November 19, 2011

Dunbar routs Surrattsville, 50-6, to reach state semis for a 9th straight season

Ask Dunbar's football players how they stay motivated in a lopsided regional championship romp, and they likely all will say the same thing: another state title.

Wells scores 2 TDs as Overlea beats Western Tech 34-16

6:43 PM EDT, October 15, 2011

Wells scores 2 TDs as Overlea beats Western Tech 34-16

Overlea and Western Tech showed early-game jitters in a football game that could have decided the champion in Baltimore County's Division 2A-1A as well as the top seed in the Class 1A North regional playoffs.

No. 7 Dunbar leans on its 'D' in 18-6 win over City

9:54 PM EDT, September 17, 2011

No. 7 Dunbar leans on its 'D' in 18-6 win over City

Dunbar's football team may need a while to get its new offense running smoothly, but the defense can handle things in the meantime.

11:07 PM EST, November 25, 2011

No. 6 Dunbar reaches Class 1A state final with 42-6 win over No. 15 Overlea

Nine is a lucky number for Dunbar’s football team this fall. In their ninth straight trip to the state semifinals, the Poets advance to their ninth title game in 18 years – more any other team during that span.

No. 7 Dunbar's defense nearly perfect in 20-6 win over Edmondson

9:49 PM EDT, October 8, 2011

No. 7 Dunbar's defense nearly perfect in 20-6 win over Edmondson

Dunbar linebacker Charles Brown proclaimed the Poets' defense just about perfect after Saturday night's 20-6 victory over Edmondson.

AACS finishes strong in 29-16 win over St. Paul's

11:09 PM EDT, October 14, 2011

AACS finishes strong in 29-16 win over St. Paul's

Josh McPhearson and his Annapolis Area Christian football teammates didn't worry when they got off to a slow start Friday night at St. Paul's.

7:30 PM EDT, September 10, 2011

USC recruit passes for 4 TDs, Red Lion (Del.) ends AACS's 18-game winning streak

When Annapolis Area Christian School's football program moved from the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association C Conference to the B Conference this fall, the Eagles knew the competition would be a step up.

Coaches hope two-a-days remain a staple in high school football

11:50 PM EDT, August 31, 2011

Coaches hope two-a-days remain a staple in high school football

When Reggie White was growing up in the 1980s, he spent his summer days outside. When it came time for the first Milford Mill football practice in August, he and his teammates were in pretty good shape and felt acclimated to the heat.

5:14 PM EST, December 3, 2011

Dunbar rallies to win eighth state football title

Despite having played once or twice at M&T Bank Stadium, Dunbar's football players needed a little time to settle into the state playoff atmosphere Saturday afternoon.

Hounding opponents nothing new for this Gilman defense

4:33 PM EST, November 10, 2011

Hounding opponents nothing new for this Gilman defense

Touted as one of the top high school football units in the country, No. 1 Gilman's defense doesn't unravel easily.

Football: Donovan Riley has 3 INTs and 2 TDs as No. 10 Poly beats Edmondson 12-0

10:21 PM EDT, September 24, 2011

Football: Donovan Riley has 3 INTs and 2 TDs as No. 10 Poly beats Edmondson 12-0

Poly cornerback Donovan Riley felt so ill earlier this week that he missed three days of football practice.

Fallston forces 6 turnovers, beats No. 15 North Harford, 35-20

10:26 PM EDT, October 28, 2011

Fallston forces 6 turnovers, beats No. 15 North Harford, 35-20

Fallston coach Dave Cesky said before Friday night's game that his team had to minimize its mistakes against a No. 15 North Harford team that likes to grind away time with its ground game.

10:53 PM EDT, November 4, 2011

Whittles, No. 9 Spalding reach playoffs with 20-14 win over Loyola

Archbishop Spalding's emotional football season will continue, thanks to its defensive stand against Loyola in overtime and a 1-yard scoring sneak by quarterback Brian Louck.

No. 8 Catonsville beats No. 5 Poly, 28-18, ending Wrenn's career

10:30 PM EST, November 18, 2011

No. 8 Catonsville beats No. 5 Poly, 28-18, ending Wrenn's career

Catonsville's football team created a bit of school history Friday night and in the process ended an era in Baltimore coaching history.

For the 123rd time, City and Poly play game that makes or breaks their season

4:14 PM EDT, November 4, 2011

For the 123rd time, City and Poly play game that makes or breaks their season

At the end of every Poly football practice, the Engineers turn to the east, facing their archrival school and shout, "Beat City." The rest of the time, the word City is barely uttered, rendering it a Voldemortish adversary that must not be named.

Varsity Q&A: Rob Chesson, Old Mill, football

6:28 PM EDT, October 12, 2011

Varsity Q&A: Rob Chesson, Old Mill, football

Rob Chesson has been running all over his Anne Arundel County opponents this fall, scoring 20 touchdowns in six games. The Old Mill running back rushed for five in last week's 47-10 win over archrival and No. 5 Arundel, carrying the ball 35 times for 216 yards.

From umpiring to art, high school athletes find ways to stay busy in the summer

3:58 PM EDT, July 5, 2011

From umpiring to art, high school athletes find ways to stay busy in the summer

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.

Q&A: Ian Thomas, Franklin, football

6:00 PM EDT, August 30, 2011

Q&A: Ian Thomas, Franklin, football

Ian Thomas played a key role in Franklin's run to the state Class 3A football championship game last season. The 6-foot-1, 193-pound wide receiver caught 50 passes for 953 yards and 15 touchdowns and was also a standout at free safety. He made two touchdown catches in a 21-14 loss to Wilde Lake in the state final, including a toe-tapper in the corner of the end zone. Rated a three-star receiver and the No. 3 receiver in the state by Rivals.com, the senior is being recruited by Notre Dame, Iowa, Maryland, Boston College, Stanford, Rutgers and Vanderbilt. He has a 3.2 grade-point average and plans to study chemical engineering.

Varsity Q&A: Roman Braglio, McDonogh, football

6:51 PM EDT, November 2, 2011

Varsity Q&A: Roman Braglio, McDonogh, football

McDonogh defensive end Roman Braglio grew up lifting hay bales on his father's Woodstock farm. Now the 6-foot-4, 240-pound senior uses that strength as one of the area's top defensive linemen.

7:54 PM EDT, November 5, 2011

Jones, No. 1 Gilman strike fast to defeat No. 8 McDonogh, 31-21

McDonogh's football team started off just the way it wanted to against No. 1 Gilman Saturday afternoon, with a long, plodding scoring drive. The longer the No. 8 Eagles could keep Gilman's prolific offense off the field, the better.

Varsity Q&A: Donovan Riley, Poly, football

4:51 PM EDT, September 21, 2011

Varsity Q&A: Donovan Riley, Poly, football

A second-team All-Metro defensive back last season, Donovan Riley is one of the main reasons Poly's No. 10 football team has allowed only six points during its 3-0 start.

With strength in numbers, U.S. is the favorite at Under-19 lacrosse world championships

5:47 PM EDT, August 3, 2011

With strength in numbers, U.S. is the favorite at Under-19 lacrosse world championships

When the United States Under-19 women's lacrosse team steps on the field Thursday for its opening game at the Federation of International Lacrosse world championships in Hanover, Germany, expectations will be high — and with good reason.

Linemen get their moment in the sun before summer practices begin

4:02 PM EDT, August 12, 2011

Linemen get their moment in the sun before summer practices begin

While many of the more high-profile high school football players spend the summer honing their skills and their competitive edge at 7-on-7 tournaments, linemen continue to toil away in anonymity in weight rooms and at camps and combines.

North Harford runs over Aberdeen, 38-12

10:56 PM EDT, September 30, 2011

North Harford runs over Aberdeen, 38-12

North Harford's football team took the air out of  Aberdeen's high-flying start with its running game Friday night thanks in large part to a smothering performance by the offensive line.

Football: By the numbers

11:39 PM EDT, August 31, 2011

Football: By the numbers

5 New coaches for Anne Arundel County public school teams

12:30 AM EST, December 9, 2010

Football: Coach of the Year

Varsity Q&A: Caroline Seats, Roland Park, lacrosse

2:21 PM EDT, June 29, 2011

Varsity Q&A: Caroline Seats, Roland Park, lacrosse

College coaches recruited Roland Park's Caroline Seats for field hockey and lacrosse, but she knew before the process even began that she would play lacrosse. A two-time first-team All-Metro midfielder in lacrosse and field hockey, she is an Under Armour All-American in lacrosse and a first-team All-State selection in field hockey. Her stellar midfield play helped the No. 2 Reds reach the IAAM A Conference lacrosse final this spring for the first time in seven years. After following her sister Sarah, 23, into sports, she opted for the same college, too, and signed with Georgetown, where she plans to study international business. The recent high school graduate will play in the sixth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic Saturday at 4 p.m. at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium. She plans to spend the rest of her summer playing in the Metro lacrosse league, taking a family vacation to the South Carolina shore and getting in better shape for fall ball.

3:23 PM EDT, August 8, 2011

MPSSAA student leadership conference set for Tuesday at New Town

As captain of Westminster's girls basketball team, Beth Mahr knew all about the delicate matters facing a peer leader, so when she had the opportunity to attend a leadership conference for student athletes last summer, she jumped at the chance.

United States wins fourth straight U-19 women's lacrosse world championship

1:19 AM EDT, August 14, 2011

United States wins fourth straight U-19 women's lacrosse world championship

Facing its first real challenge at the Federation of International Lacrosse Under-19 Women's World Championships, the United States used a five-goal second-half run to come from behind and beat Australia, 14-11, for its fourth straight title Saturday in Hanover, Germany.

3:56 PM EDT, September 10, 2011

No. 8 Spalding forces 5 turnovers in 15-12 win over Potomac

Early in Saturday's Patriot Classic football game against Potomac, No. 8 Archbishop Spalding's offense moved the ball almost at will. But after Ryan Cochran scored on their first and third drives, the Cavaliers needed their defense and kicker Kevin Weiman to do the rest.

Franklin falls to Henry Wise, 30-7, in I-95 Classic

9:48 PM EDT, September 2, 2011

Franklin falls to Henry Wise, 30-7, in I-95 Classic

The opening kickoff was not a good omen for Franklin's football team in Friday night's I-95 Kickoff Classic against Henry Wise at Morgan State's Hughes Stadium.

Girls lacrosse: Second team

11:10 PM EDT, June 8, 2011

Girls lacrosse: Second team

• Corinne Etchison, McDonogh, junior, attack

Navy's Timchal preparing for familiar foe in No. 1 Maryland

6:43 PM EDT, May 13, 2011

Navy's Timchal preparing for familiar foe in No. 1 Maryland

Navy women's lacrosse coach Cindy Timchal expected eventually to have to play No. 1 Maryland, the program she guided to eight national championships during 16 years in College Park. She's happy the return ticket came so soon.

McMunn not to be underestimated on U-19 national team

7:55 PM EDT, August 2, 2011

McMunn not to be underestimated on U-19 national team

Erin McMunn noticed the question about the United States Under-19 women's lacrosse team at the bottom of the application she completed for the Baltimore Metro schoolgirl team in March 2010, but she passed right by it.

Converted QB Oliver leads Patterson past Curley

3:51 PM EDT, September 3, 2011

Converted QB Oliver leads Patterson past Curley

Senior Craig Oliver had been a running back his entire career before stepping into Patterson's starting quarterback role this fall.

Girls lacrosse: Player of the Year

11:12 PM EDT, June 8, 2011

Girls lacrosse: Player of the Year

Taylor Cummings

10:03 PM EDT, May 26, 2011

Previewing NCAA Division I women's lacrosse semifinals

At LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook University

At leadership conference, athletes learn to lead on the field and off

6:38 PM EDT, August 9, 2011

At leadership conference, athletes learn to lead on the field and off

South River rising senior Chris Carr has an outgoing personality that works well for many high school team captains, but the lacrosse player hadn't thought too much about leadership style.

Loyola fights back, but falls short against DeMatha

2:37 PM EDT, September 4, 2011

Loyola fights back, but falls short against DeMatha

Loyola wide receiver Jordan Floyd said his team learned something important in its season-opening 24-20 loss to DeMatha Saturday at the I-95 Kickoff Classic at Morgan State's Hughes Stadium.

Chris Mason-Hale is back on his feet

5:53 PM EDT, July 19, 2011

Chris Mason-Hale is back on his feet

In May, Chris Mason-Hale posted a photo on his Facebook page of himself standing during a break from therapy at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

4:35 PM EDT, May 5, 2011

College lacrosse: Men's and women's players of the week

Charlie Streep, Bucknell

11:31 PM EDT, September 12, 2011

Digital Harbor outlasts Patterson in conclusion of suspended game

Digital Harbor's football team finished last season 1-9, but the Rams overcame two huge hurdles to double last year's win total in just their second game — against one of their toughest Baltimore City opponents in a game completed Monday.

9:47 PM EDT, May 20, 2011

No. 4 Westminster tops C. Milton Wright, 14-10, in girls lacrosse

Westminster senior Bethany Baer admitted that her team was a little nervous in the first half of Friday night's state Class 4A-3A girls lacrosse semifinal, but the No. 4 Owls calmed down and took control in the second half en route to a 14-10 victory over C. Milton Wight at Arundel.

Varsity Football Game of the Week: No. 1 Gilman vs. Oscar Smith (Va.)

3:31 PM EDT, September 1, 2011

Varsity Football Game of the Week: No. 1 Gilman vs. Oscar Smith (Va.)

Game of the Week

5:48 PM EDT, July 18, 2011

Digital Harbor's Gaither excited to broaden her horizons in Israel

When Kirsten Gaither steps out her front door every morning, she realizes the world holds much more than the familiar comforts of her Liberty Heights neighborhood.

September 1, 2010

Football: By the numbers

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Girls lacrosse: The poll

11:58 PM EDT, March 16, 2011

Girls lacrosse: The poll

C. Milton Wright grad Blevins back in action for Under Armour game

6:36 PM EDT, June 27, 2011

C. Milton Wright grad Blevins back in action for Under Armour game

Alyssa Blevins spent much of the C. Milton Wright lacrosse season on the sideline recovering from December ankle surgery. Now, she's spending her summer making up for lost time.

Football: First-team offense

12:29 AM EST, December 9, 2010

Football: First-team offense

September 1, 2010

Football: Defensive players to watch

Adrian Amos

Mount St. Joseph comes up short against Friendship Collegiate

10:48 PM EDT, September 1, 2011

Mount St. Joseph comes up short against Friendship Collegiate

Mount St. Joseph football coach Blake Henry thought about calling a draw play for quarterback Luke Casey when the Gaels had a chance to win Thursday night's game against Friendship Collegiate Academy.

Dominance of Maryland, Northwestern in women's lacrosse continues

4:22 PM EDT, May 28, 2011

Dominance of Maryland, Northwestern in women's lacrosse continues

When it comes to winning tradition, not many college programs are as steeped in success as Maryland and Northwestern women's lacrosse.

Girls basketball: The poll

11:05 PM EST, December 1, 2010

Girls basketball: The poll

Football: Defensive Player of the Year

12:27 AM EST, December 9, 2010

Football: Defensive Player of the Year

Every offense that faced No. 1 Calvert Hall this fall had to account for one man first — Yarborough.

Girls lacrosse: First team

11:10 PM EDT, June 8, 2011

Girls lacrosse: First team

Jen Cook

September 1, 2010

Football: Offensive players to watch

Gabriel Ali-El

7:07 PM EDT, June 15, 2011

South River coaches get lesson on positive coaching

When Leslee Brady first heard about the Positive Coaching Alliance, she felt right at home with the program's philosophy.

Girls basketball: Player of the Year

12:54 AM EDT, March 24, 2011

Girls basketball: Player of the Year

Maggie Morrison

Girls lacrosse: Players to watch

9:47 PM EDT, March 23, 2011

Girls lacrosse: Players to watch

Erica Bodt

Girls basketball: Players to watch

10:12 PM EST, December 1, 2010

Girls basketball: Players to watch

Girls basketball: First team

12:52 AM EDT, March 24, 2011

Girls basketball: First team

Daisy Alaeze

No. 1 McDonogh edges No. 5 Roland Park for IAAM A Conference lacrosse title

8:54 PM EDT, May 14, 2011

No. 1 McDonogh edges No. 5 Roland Park for IAAM A Conference lacrosse title

McDonogh girls lacrosse goalie Katie Ferraro made several exceptional saves in Saturday's Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference title game, but none more important than the last.

Girls lacrosse: By the numbers

11:56 PM EDT, March 16, 2011

Girls lacrosse: By the numbers

4 Local players named to the U.S. Under-19 team: NDP's Covie Stanwick, McDonogh's Jen Cook, Winters Mill's Erin McMunn and C. Milton Wright's Alyssa Blevins

Girls basketball: By the numbers

10:11 PM EST, December 1, 2010

Girls basketball: By the numbers

3 State championships won by local teams — Arundel, Fallston and Joppatowne — last winter, the second straight year that has happened. Fallston, City and Digital Harbor won in 2009.

February 26, 2010

Alumni Report

Ex-Mount Hebron star an up-and-coming college hoops assistant

Amy Mallon would still play basketball every day if she could.

March 17, 2010

Girls lacrosse: Players to watch

Liza Blue

January 29, 2010

Alumni Report

Southern's Dayna Scott is still big on assists

In 1985, Dayna Scott closed out her high school basketball career at Southern High in Harwood with 2,064 points and also led the Bulldogs in assists. Since then, assisting others has been a way of life for the Annapolis resident.

September 1, 2010

Football: The poll

1.Gilman

10:59 PM EDT, June 28, 2010

No final whistle for these high school coaches

At Glenelg High, a robot named "The Dean" is this summer's big star.

11:40 PM EDT, June 27, 2010

For high school athletes, hot fun and lots to do this summer

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.

Wells and Covie Stanwick carry on family's lacrosse legacy

8:57 PM EDT, March 16, 2011

Wells and Covie Stanwick carry on family's lacrosse legacy

Wells and Covie Stanwick were practically born with lacrosse sticks in their hands.

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