Recent stories by Katherine Dunn
11:20 PM EDT, May 21, 2013
In the next few weeks, Marriotts Ridge midfielder Zoe Stukenberg might just get a graduation card from Century girls lacrosse coach Becky Groves.
9:42 PM EDT, May 22, 2013
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.
7:44 PM EDT, May 21, 2013
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."
6:40 PM EDT, May 20, 2013
(All games at UMBC)
4:16 PM EDT, May 19, 2013
Revenge was oh so sweet for Salisbury's women's lacrosse team, especially when it came with a national championship.
1:40 PM EDT, May 15, 2013
Abby Culp never realized how much she loved running until she couldn't do it any more.
5:04 PM EDT, May 18, 2013
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.
4:12 PM EDT, May 19, 2013
Revenge was oh so sweet for Salisbury's women's lacrosse team, especially when it came with a national championship.
12:25 AM EDT, May 17, 2013
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.
10:16 PM EDT, May 17, 2013
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.
10:19 PM EDT, May 12, 2013
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.
10:35 PM EDT, May 5, 2013
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.
9:23 PM EDT, May 15, 2013
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.
6:11 PM EDT, May 3, 2013
If it's the Colonial Athletic Association women's lacrosse tournament, it must be a one-goal win for Towson.
7:34 AM EDT, May 14, 2013
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.
4:04 PM EDT, April 27, 2013
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.
10:27 PM EDT, May 10, 2013
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.
4:37 PM EDT, May 9, 2013
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.
4:37 PM EDT, May 9, 2013
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.
8:11 PM EDT, May 9, 2013
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.
4:45 PM EDT, April 28, 2013
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.
11:02 PM EDT, April 26, 2013
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.
6:25 PM EDT, April 30, 2013
As a midfielder, Catonsville senior Deborah Milani excels on both ends of the field, but she's particularly adept at the draw.
8:11 PM EDT, May 2, 2013
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.
9:09 PM EDT, April 25, 2013
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.
10:03 PM EDT, April 25, 2013
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.
8:13 PM EDT, April 25, 2013
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.
7:52 PM EDT, April 9, 2013
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.
8:22 PM EDT, April 23, 2013
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.
4:30 PM EDT, April 6, 2013
— 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.
8:27 PM EDT, April 4, 2013
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.
12:12 PM EDT, April 4, 2013
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.
9:21 PM EDT, April 3, 2013
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.
5:59 PM EDT, April 11, 2013
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.
5:39 PM EDT, March 28, 2013
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).
7:04 PM EDT, March 30, 2013
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.
10:27 PM EDT, March 28, 2013
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.
4:43 PM EDT, March 23, 2013
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.
10:31 PM EDT, March 27, 2013
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.
9:00 PM EDT, March 28, 2013
After the Loyola women lost to James Madison two weeks ago, Greyhounds coach Jen Adams did not mince words.
8:57 PM EDT, March 21, 2013
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.
6:39 PM EST, March 8, 2013
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.
9:37 PM EDT, March 21, 2013
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.
6:44 PM EDT, March 19, 2013
5:52 PM EDT, March 15, 2013
Casey Ancarrow has a lot to be happy about on the lacrosse field this spring.
9:56 PM EDT, March 21, 2013
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.
6:29 PM EDT, March 19, 2013
11:27 PM EST, March 8, 2013
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.
7:26 PM EDT, March 14, 2013
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.
7:06 PM EST, March 9, 2013
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.
6:36 PM EDT, March 19, 2013
5:46 PM EDT, March 19, 2013
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.
5:15 PM EST, March 6, 2013
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.
11:23 PM EST, March 7, 2013
The last three teams Aberdeen has met in the girls basketball playoffs have been able to play with the Eagles — for a while.
6:34 PM EDT, March 19, 2013
McDonogh's girls lacrosse players returned Saturday from spring break in Florida with smiles on their faces. Their winning streak remained intact.
11:23 PM EST, March 9, 2013
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.
7:18 PM EDT, March 16, 2013
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.
5:21 PM EST, March 6, 2013
(All games at UMBC's RAC Arena)
7:44 PM EST, March 7, 2013
Whenever the Poly girls basketball players or coach Kendall Peace-Able talk about the heart of their program, the conversation always centers on defense.
5:34 PM EST, March 4, 2013
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.
11:14 PM EST, March 1, 2013
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.
7:59 PM EST, February 4, 2013
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.
6:02 PM EST, February 28, 2013
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.
9:59 PM EST, February 27, 2013
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.
5:57 PM EST, February 7, 2013
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.
5:11 PM EST, February 28, 2013
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.
3:30 PM EST, February 21, 2013
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.
10:29 PM EST, February 15, 2013
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.
11:17 PM EST, February 6, 2013
Projected NCAA seeds
2:21 PM EST, February 9, 2013
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.
10:11 PM EST, January 31, 2013
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.
10:05 PM EST, February 7, 2013
Aberdeen's No. 1 girls basketball team knows how to keep rolling no matter what happens to its lineup.
6:14 PM EST, January 26, 2013
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.
7:28 PM EST, February 6, 2013
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.
10:14 PM EST, January 24, 2013
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.
5:41 PM EST, January 31, 2013
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.
9:07 PM EST, January 15, 2013
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.
6:19 PM EST, January 14, 2013
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.
6:03 PM EST, January 23, 2013
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.
9:51 PM EST, January 11, 2013
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.
4:45 PM EST, January 3, 2013
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.
6:30 PM EST, January 23, 2013
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).
8:51 PM EST, January 7, 2013
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.
12:23 PM EST, December 26, 2012
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.
10:00 PM EST, January 18, 2013
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.
9:58 PM EST, January 10, 2013
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.
9:23 PM EST, January 6, 2013
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.
9:31 PM EST, December 19, 2012
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.
12:18 PM EST, December 20, 2012
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
10:38 PM EST, November 24, 2012
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.
9:06 PM EST, December 17, 2012
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.
11:59 PM EST, December 6, 2012
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.
6:03 PM EST, November 28, 2012
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.
5:20 PM EST, November 21, 2012
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.
7:01 PM EST, November 17, 2012
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.
11:19 PM EST, November 16, 2012
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.
5:34 PM EST, November 29, 2012
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.
5:09 PM EDT, October 31, 2012
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.
6:04 PM EST, December 17, 2012
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.
11:24 PM EST, November 23, 2012
No. 3 Westminster finally ran into a team that could stifle its prolific passing offense.
6:42 PM EDT, November 1, 2012
When: Friday, 6:30 p.m.
9:58 PM EST, November 10, 2012
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."
10:42 PM EST, November 9, 2012
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.
11:34 PM EST, November 29, 2012
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.
7:29 PM EST, November 14, 2012
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.
4:34 PM EDT, October 25, 2012
Varsity Football Game of the Week: No. 2 Calvert Hall (6-2, 2-1) at No. 10 Archbishop Spalding (5-3, 3-1)
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
5:42 PM EST, December 1, 2012
Dunbar didn't take long to set the tone for Saturday's Class 1A football state championship.
5:53 PM EST, November 21, 2012
Over the past few weeks, the dinner conversation sometimes got a little overheated at Jack and Will D'Angelo's Reisterstown home.
8:16 PM EDT, November 2, 2012
Reginald Lewis running back Donnie Neal made Friday's 20-12 victory over Northwestern a memorable one.
10:19 PM EDT, October 22, 2012
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.
7:23 PM EST, November 30, 2012
For a couple of guys who are best friends, Dunbar defensive ends Marvin Gross and Malik Jones sure do argue a lot.
10:26 PM EDT, October 26, 2012
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.
2:31 PM EST, November 8, 2012
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."
8:03 PM EDT, October 13, 2012
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.
10:06 PM EDT, November 3, 2012
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.
6:04 PM EDT, October 10, 2012
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.
4:09 PM EDT, October 11, 2012
When: Friday, 4:30 p.m.
3:54 PM EDT, October 17, 2012
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
6:54 PM EDT, October 25, 2012
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.
10:34 PM EDT, September 28, 2012
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.
7:38 PM EDT, October 27, 2012
Gilman's Wyatt Dickerson scored two touchdowns and played a key defensive role to make his final Gilman-McDonogh game a memorable one.
7:30 PM EDT, October 4, 2012
When: Friday, 6:30 p.m.
6:02 PM EDT, September 29, 2012
Unhappy with the way they played in the first half Saturday at McDonogh, the Archbishop Spalding football players bickered briefly at halftime.
6:10 PM EDT, October 10, 2012
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.
9:03 PM EDT, September 19, 2012
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.
11:10 PM EDT, September 21, 2012
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.
11:18 PM EDT, October 5, 2012
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.
6:48 PM EDT, September 20, 2012
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
6:27 PM EDT, September 2, 2012
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.
10:20 PM EDT, September 6, 2012
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.
6:49 PM EDT, September 19, 2012
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.
4:23 PM EDT, September 15, 2012
— 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.
6:43 PM EDT, September 27, 2012
When: Friday, 4 p.m.
5:57 PM EDT, September 19, 2012
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.
3:07 PM EDT, September 6, 2012
When: Saturday, 7:45 p.m.
6:05 PM EDT, August 23, 2012
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.
11:25 PM EDT, August 31, 2012
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.
6:29 PM EDT, August 8, 2012
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.
5:12 PM EDT, June 28, 2012
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.
4:46 PM EDT, August 11, 2012
On the River Hill football practice field Saturday morning, the Hawks weren't thinking much about last season's state championship.
9:13 PM EDT, June 14, 2012
After three years as a volunteer assistant, former Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Larry Webster Jr. has been named Poly's new head football coach.
9:55 PM EDT, August 23, 2012
Gilman football players are used to opening their season with a challenging nonleague schedule, but this year, they're starting in "the Bermuda triangle."
6:28 PM EDT, August 21, 2012
Since Larry Mitchell's days as a lineman at Patterson, he has dreamed of only one job — coaching the Clippers' football team.
9:51 PM EDT, May 25, 2012
Same opponent, same result for Florida — but this time with a more painful outcome.
11:27 PM EDT, September 7, 2012
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.
9:28 PM EDT, June 18, 2012
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.
7:18 PM EDT, June 8, 2012
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.
5:47 PM EDT, July 6, 2012
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.
7:18 PM EDT, June 8, 2012
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.
5:18 PM EDT, June 14, 2012
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.
10:29 PM EDT, May 23, 2012
When Sam Farrell visited the University of Florida on her women's lacrosse recruiting trip three years ago, there wasn't much to see.
7:14 PM EDT, June 8, 2012
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.
4:46 PM EDT, May 19, 2012
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.
5:24 PM EDT, June 14, 2012
Some days, Mike Sye still leaves his office with his head spinning.
8:06 PM EDT, May 22, 2012
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.
9:37 PM EDT, May 24, 2012
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.
3:59 PM EDT, May 17, 2012
Alice Mercer has been a leader on Century's field hockey, basketball and lacrosse teams, which all reached the state semifinals this year.
7:06 PM EDT, May 18, 2012
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.
11:31 PM EDT, May 22, 2012
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.
4:27 PM EDT, May 15, 2012
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.
8:50 PM EDT, May 17, 2012
10:22 PM EDT, May 18, 2012
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.
9:22 PM EDT, May 24, 2012
9:56 PM EDT, May 13, 2012
Taylor Cummings scripted a "Hollywood ending" to a perfect McDonogh girls lacrosse season.
7:00 PM EDT, May 12, 2012
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.
11:03 PM EDT, May 16, 2012
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.
9:50 PM EDT, May 1, 2012
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.
11:28 PM EDT, May 24, 2012
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.
10:16 PM EDT, May 14, 2012
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.
3:21 PM EDT, May 12, 2012
Taylor Cummings couldn't imagine going through high school without playing three sports.
4:23 PM EDT, May 12, 2012
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.
10:25 PM EDT, April 26, 2012
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.
10:04 PM EDT, April 27, 2012
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.
8:45 PM EDT, May 10, 2012
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.
7:27 PM EDT, May 10, 2012
9:43 AM EDT, May 7, 2012
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.
6:36 PM EDT, May 7, 2012
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.
8:23 PM EDT, April 29, 2012
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.
9:09 PM EDT, May 10, 2012
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.
8:21 PM EDT, April 4, 2012
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.
8:51 PM EDT, March 21, 2012
South River goalie Elizabeth Duswalt made a big impression in her first varsity start Wednesday night at Broadneck.
7:09 PM EDT, April 1, 2012
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.
8:22 PM EDT, April 25, 2012
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.
7:37 PM EDT, March 29, 2012
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.
6:03 PM EDT, April 7, 2012
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.
10:09 PM EDT, April 5, 2012
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.
2:50 PM EDT, April 27, 2012
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.
11:36 PM EST, March 10, 2012
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.
10:00 PM EDT, April 30, 2012
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.
12:28 AM EDT, April 13, 2012
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.
6:56 PM EST, March 9, 2012
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.
9:04 PM EDT, March 23, 2012
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.
8:52 PM EDT, March 29, 2012
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.
8:21 PM EST, March 8, 2012
Poly's girls basketball team has relied on defense all season, and the offense usually follows. But not in Thursday night's state semifinal.
6:15 PM EST, March 6, 2012
The first college lacrosse game Navy's Cindy Timchal ever coached didn't turn out the way most of them have since. She lost.
5:28 PM EST, March 10, 2012
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.
10:47 PM EST, March 9, 2012
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."
5:23 PM EST, March 8, 2012
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).
12:02 AM EST, March 9, 2012
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.
10:24 PM EST, February 22, 2012
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.
7:18 PM EDT, March 22, 2012
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.
4:36 PM EDT, March 24, 2012
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.
10:22 PM EST, February 29, 2012
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.
10:52 PM EDT, March 16, 2012
9:24 PM EST, February 24, 2012
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.
6:32 PM EST, March 6, 2012
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.
10:04 PM EST, March 2, 2012
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.
12:06 AM EST, February 22, 2012
Aberdeen's No. 1 girls basketball team found itself in double jeopardy Tuesday night at nationally ranked Riverdale Baptist.
9:35 PM EST, February 1, 2012
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.
7:55 PM EST, February 23, 2012
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.
4:27 PM EST, February 15, 2012
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.
6:50 PM EST, January 25, 2012
Senior TK Fowlkes needs only two words to explain the success of Aberdeen's No. 1-ranked girls basketball team.
9:47 PM EST, January 18, 2012
For McDonogh's girls basketball team, the third quarter is prime time.
10:04 PM EST, February 7, 2012
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.
5:01 PM EST, January 31, 2012
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.
9:33 PM EST, February 14, 2012
Projected NCAA seeds
9:29 PM EST, January 23, 2012
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.
6:41 PM EST, January 28, 2012
If Baltimore City schools and Basketball Academy officials have their way, the popular event will return to a college campus next year.
9:24 PM EST, February 14, 2012
Lacrosse is known as "the fastest game afoot," but the women's game is certainly one of the fastest changing games afoot.
7:39 PM EST, February 1, 2012
[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.]
9:58 PM EST, February 16, 2012
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.
11:18 PM EST, January 25, 2012
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.
1:10 PM EST, December 10, 2011
Kenneth Goins Jr.
9:11 PM EST, January 27, 2012
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.
12:11 PM EST, January 27, 2012
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.
5:46 PM EST, January 28, 2012
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.
1:08 PM EST, December 10, 2011
6:30 PM EST, January 23, 2012
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.
10:13 PM EST, January 13, 2012
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.
11:47 PM EST, December 3, 2011
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.
10:06 PM EST, January 4, 2012
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.
10:10 PM EST, January 6, 2012
In a tight basketball game featuring an All-Metro forward on each side, most fans looked to one of them to make the difference.
6:50 PM EST, January 4, 2012
When Cyrus Jones Jr. was 8 or 9 years old, everyone around him thought he would be a basketball player.
9:53 PM EST, January 3, 2012
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.
7:00 PM EST, December 22, 2011
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.
6:07 PM EST, December 16, 2011
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.
8:20 PM EST, January 26, 2012
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
McDonogh freshman Danielle Edwards might be young, but she is certainly ready for prime time.
10:18 PM EST, December 1, 2011
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.
12:07 AM EST, December 3, 2011
1. Archbishop Spalding
10:07 PM EST, January 20, 2012
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.
12:54 AM EST, December 3, 2011
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.
5:43 PM EST, December 3, 2011
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.
12:07 AM EST, December 3, 2011
7:47 PM EDT, October 30, 2011
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.
2:58 PM EST, November 23, 2011
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.
9:33 PM EST, December 21, 2011
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
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.
6:02 PM EST, November 17, 2011
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.
5:31 PM EDT, November 2, 2011
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.
3:35 PM EST, November 22, 2011
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.
7:11 PM EST, December 3, 2011
9:49 PM EDT, October 8, 2011
Dunbar linebacker Charles Brown proclaimed the Poets' defense just about perfect after Saturday night's 20-6 victory over Edmondson.
November 4, 2011
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.
6:44 PM EDT, October 26, 2011
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?
5:58 PM EST, November 19, 2011
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.
5:14 PM EST, December 3, 2011
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.
6:43 PM EDT, October 15, 2011
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.
9:54 PM EDT, September 17, 2011
Dunbar's football team may need a while to get its new offense running smoothly, but the defense can handle things in the meantime.
10:26 PM EDT, October 28, 2011
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
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.
11:07 PM EST, November 25, 2011
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.
11:09 PM EDT, October 14, 2011
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
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.
4:14 PM EDT, November 4, 2011
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.
11:50 PM EDT, August 31, 2011
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.
6:51 PM EDT, November 2, 2011
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.
4:33 PM EST, November 10, 2011
Touted as one of the top high school football units in the country, No. 1 Gilman's defense doesn't unravel easily.
10:30 PM EST, November 18, 2011
Catonsville's football team created a bit of school history Friday night and in the process ended an era in Baltimore coaching history.
6:28 PM EDT, October 12, 2011
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.
10:21 PM EDT, September 24, 2011
Poly cornerback Donovan Riley felt so ill earlier this week that he missed three days of football practice.
3:58 PM EDT, July 5, 2011
The summer may present a break from action for area high school and college teams. But their athletes and coaches haven't struggled to find ways to spend their time.
6:00 PM EDT, August 30, 2011
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.
7:54 PM EDT, November 5, 2011
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.
4:51 PM EDT, September 21, 2011
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.
10:56 PM EDT, September 30, 2011
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.
1:19 AM EDT, August 14, 2011
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.
5:47 PM EDT, August 3, 2011
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.
11:39 PM EDT, August 31, 2011
5 New coaches for Anne Arundel County public school teams
3:56 PM EDT, September 10, 2011
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.
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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.
2:37 PM EDT, September 4, 2011
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.
7:55 PM EDT, August 2, 2011
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.
9:48 PM EDT, September 2, 2011
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.
2:21 PM EDT, June 29, 2011
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.
3:51 PM EDT, September 3, 2011
Senior Craig Oliver had been a running back his entire career before stepping into Patterson's starting quarterback role this fall.
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• Corinne Etchison, McDonogh, junior, attack
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3:31 PM EDT, September 1, 2011
Game of the Week
11:31 PM EDT, September 12, 2011
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.
5:48 PM EDT, July 18, 2011
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.
6:38 PM EDT, August 9, 2011
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.
3:23 PM EDT, August 8, 2011
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.
5:53 PM EDT, July 19, 2011
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.
10:03 PM EDT, May 26, 2011
At LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook University
6:43 PM EDT, May 13, 2011
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.
10:48 PM EDT, September 1, 2011
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.
6:36 PM EDT, June 27, 2011
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.
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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.
4:35 PM EDT, May 5, 2011
Charlie Streep, Bucknell
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When it comes to winning tradition, not many college programs are as steeped in success as Maryland and Northwestern women's lacrosse.
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When Leslee Brady first heard about the Positive Coaching Alliance, she felt right at home with the program's philosophy.
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Every offense that faced No. 1 Calvert Hall this fall had to account for one man first — Yarborough.
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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.
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Wells and Covie Stanwick were practically born with lacrosse sticks in their hands.
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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
10:11 PM EST, December 1, 2010
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
Amy Mallon would still play basketball every day if she could.
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10:59 PM EDT, June 28, 2010
At Glenelg High, a robot named "The Dean" is this summer's big star.
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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.
11:40 PM EDT, June 27, 2010
Ah, the sounds of summer. The splash of the swimming pool. The crack of the baseball bat. The sizzle of grilling burgers. And, of course, the alluring melody of the snoball truck coming down the street.
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