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2:08 AM EDT, September 19, 2014

Varsity roundup: Reservoir boys top Marriotts Ridge in soccer, 3-1

The Reservoir boys soccer team pushed forward immediately at Marriotts Ridge on Thursday.

Towson teamwork leads to 1-0 win over Eastern Tech in girls soccer

9:11 PM EDT, September 17, 2014

Towson teamwork leads to 1-0 win over Eastern Tech in girls soccer

In its impressive first two weeks of the season, the Towson girls soccer team has thrived as each players has shown a good understanding of their role.

Century scores two goals in last 16 minutes to beat Liberty, 4-2

10:39 PM EDT, September 16, 2014

Century scores two goals in last 16 minutes to beat Liberty, 4-2

Before Tuesday's showdown at Carroll County rival Liberty, Century girls soccer coach Sara Figuly rattled off a number of things her No. 5 Knights would have to do to come away with a win.

In 2-0 win over No. 2 River Hill, No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer waits for big breakthrough

10:55 PM EDT, September 13, 2014

In 2-0 win over No. 2 River Hill, No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer waits for big breakthrough

In its first two wins this season, the No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer team scored goals in bunches — 17 in all before Saturday's home game against No. 2 River Hill.

Connor Smith leads McDonogh boys to 3-1 win over St. Paul's

10:28 PM EDT, September 10, 2014

Connor Smith leads McDonogh boys to 3-1 win over St. Paul's

Every season, the No. 1 McDonogh boys soccer team has a senior primed to take command of the middle of the field. He's expected to provide leadership, be the settling influence and also make game-changing plays.

Jennifer Nonn extra motivated this season for Catonsville girls soccer

4:03 PM EDT, September 11, 2014

Jennifer Nonn extra motivated this season for Catonsville girls soccer

A four-year starter, Catonsville's All-Metro first-team forward Jennifer Nonn enjoyed a banner junior season with the exception of one thing — it's end.

Nate Watkins leads No. 12 Broadneck past Meade, 3-2, in boys soccer

8:27 PM EDT, September 9, 2014

Nate Watkins leads No. 12 Broadneck past Meade, 3-2, in boys soccer

Broadneck senior forward Nate Watkins made quite the impression with his new team in the No. 12 Bruins' season opener against Meade on Tuesday, throwing in some last-minute heroics for good measure.

Calvert Hall's hard work pays off in 3-2 win

8:00 PM EDT, September 5, 2014

Calvert Hall's hard work pays off in 3-2 win

The only thing that came easy for the No. 8 Calvert Hall soccer team in its 3-2 season-opening win at rival Archbishop Curley Friday was the game-winning goal.

Steve Nichols' departure changes landscape at McDonogh, in MIAA

5:58 PM EDT, September 2, 2014

Steve Nichols' departure changes landscape at McDonogh, in MIAA

The McDonogh boys soccer team finds itself in a familiar spot, ranked No. 1 in The Baltimore Sun's Top 15 preseason poll.

Nichols takes his program to Loyola

4:48 PM EDT, August 27, 2014

Nichols takes his program to Loyola

Jon Cole knew who he wanted to serve as his best man.

Girls soccer preseason poll for the fall 2014 season

5:32 PM EDT, September 2, 2014

Girls soccer preseason poll for the fall 2014 season

1. McDonogh

After big turnover, Bridgette Andrzejewski charged with leading McDonogh girls soccer

5:31 PM EDT, September 2, 2014

After big turnover, Bridgette Andrzejewski charged with leading McDonogh girls soccer

The precise finish from McDonogh soccer star Bridgette Andrzejewski — a heavy shot from 30 yards aimed inside the upper corner — was a welcome sight for coach Harry Canellakis.

Blast re-signs two players, picks up another

5:50 PM EDT, July 10, 2014

Blast re-signs two players, picks up another

The Blast announced Thursday that it re-signed two players and added a newcomer as the team prepares for the inaugural Major Arena Soccer League season.

Girls soccer by the numbers for the fall 2014 season

5:31 PM EDT, September 2, 2014

Girls soccer by the numbers for the fall 2014 season

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McDonogh's Hurdle feels privileged to play in Under Armour Classic

4:14 PM EDT, July 10, 2014

McDonogh's Hurdle feels privileged to play in Under Armour Classic

McDonogh standout defenseman Alex Hurdle started thinking about playing in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic when he was 10 years old, glued to the television set.

Girls soccer players to watch in the fall 2014 season

5:31 PM EDT, September 2, 2014

Girls soccer players to watch in the fall 2014 season

Bridgette Andrzejewski

Boys lacrosse All-Metro Player of the Year

12:00 PM EDT, June 6, 2014

Boys lacrosse All-Metro Player of the Year

A four-year standout, the stellar attackman leaves the storied Boys' Latin program as its all-time leading scorer after a record-breaking senior season.

Boys lacrosse All-Metro Coach of the Year

12:00 PM EDT, June 6, 2014

Boys lacrosse All-Metro Coach of the Year

The Lakers went into the season as the country's top-ranked team, and anything short of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship would have been a disappointment.

Hopkins will get preview of 2015 at Under Armour Lacrosse Classic

2:53 PM EDT, July 11, 2014

Hopkins will get preview of 2015 at Under Armour Lacrosse Classic

Boys' Latin grad Shack Stanwick watched two of his older brothers play in the summer lacrosse game that has developed into the country's premier showcase of the top high school seniors, always looking forward to the day he may get on the same field.

Gonzalez, Stanwick named The Sun's High School Athletes of the Year

5:24 PM EDT, May 28, 2014

Gonzalez, Stanwick named The Sun's High School Athletes of the Year

Catholic senior distance runner Ellie Gonzalez didn't slow down for a minute this year as she completed a fine four-year career in cross country and track.

Blast sign six players to prepare for inaugural MASL season

7:14 PM EDT, June 23, 2014

Blast sign six players to prepare for inaugural MASL season

The Baltimore Blast has re-signed five players from last year's team and signed a newcomer as the team shapes its roster for the inaugural season of the Major Arena Soccer League.

Dunbar advertises football coach vacancy

6:18 PM EDT, June 20, 2014

Dunbar advertises football coach vacancy

Dunbar is apparently looking for a new varsity football coach.

12:00 PM EDT, June 6, 2014

Boys lacrosse All-Metro first team

Chase Campbell

Chesapeake-AA falls to undefeated Sherwood in 4A softball final

8:33 PM EDT, May 24, 2014

Chesapeake-AA falls to undefeated Sherwood in 4A softball final

COLLEGE PARK -- To find a way to end the impressive streak the Sherwood softball team has enjoyed — two straight perfect seasons and a game away from another — Chesapeake-AA knew its margin of error would have to be close to none in Saturday's Class 4A state championship game.

Hereford boys lacrosse championship streak ends

10:49 PM EDT, May 21, 2014

Hereford boys lacrosse championship streak ends

The Hereford boys lacrosse team had grown accustomed to visiting UMBC Stadium this time of year and joyously piling up to take the team photo with the championship plaque in the end.

Boys' Latin lacrosse stays perfect in 17-11 MIAA championship win

11:39 PM EDT, May 16, 2014

Boys' Latin lacrosse stays perfect in 17-11 MIAA championship win

There was excitement and satisfaction and also a big sense of relief for the No. 1 Boys' Latin lacrosse team Friday at Towson's Johnny Unitas Stadium, an understandable mixed bag of emotions.

Gruver vaults past expectations for Franklin

4:56 PM EDT, May 22, 2014

Gruver vaults past expectations for Franklin

Franklin star pole vaulter Olivia Gruver likes her space prior to taking flight -- a place where she can keep to herself and focus.

South River wins program's third boys lacrosse state championship

10:56 PM EDT, May 20, 2014

South River wins program's third boys lacrosse state championship

In the key minutes of Tuesday's Class 4A-3A boys lacrosse state championship, South River looked like a team that was making its fourth straight title game appearance while Howard was new to playing in the season finale.

Blast among 24 teams to join new Major Arena Soccer League

6:42 PM EDT, May 19, 2014

Blast among 24 teams to join new Major Arena Soccer League

Year after year, Baltimore Blast owner Ed Hale grew tired of the same question as another new season approached: Who is the Baltimore Blast going to be playing this year?

11:53 PM EDT, May 16, 2014

Saints Peter & Paul takes 'B' boys lacrosse crown

Trailing 10-8 late in the third quarter, the Saints Peter & Paul boys lacrosse team scored four straight goals and then held off Archbishop Curley to win, 14-12, and come away with its third straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference crown at Towson University.

Bill Karpovich, legendary ex-Calvert Hall coach, dies

11:01 PM EDT, May 13, 2014

Bill Karpovich, legendary ex-Calvert Hall coach, dies

Bill Karpovich, the legendary Calvert Hall soccer coach, died Tuesday at his home at the age of 75, according to his family.

Fallston boys lacrosse wins Class 2A-1A semifinal, advances to play North Carroll

8:41 PM EDT, May 17, 2014

Fallston boys lacrosse wins Class 2A-1A semifinal, advances to play North Carroll

Since joining the Class 2A-1A ranks in 2012, the Fallston boys lacrosse team has been a step ahead of the competition.

Westminster-Howard boys lacrosse game suspended because of lightning

9:53 PM EDT, May 12, 2014

Westminster-Howard boys lacrosse game suspended because of lightning

The defending Class 4A-3A champion Westminster boys lacrosse team is familiar with weather delays disrupting its plans in the playoffs.

Eastern Tech softball defeats Hereford, 7-0, to win Class 2A North Section II title

9:14 AM EDT, May 15, 2014

Eastern Tech softball defeats Hereford, 7-0, to win Class 2A North Section II title

Shortly after his No. 1 Eastern Tech softball team played another near-flawless game on Wednesday, coach Jack Meyers looked at his players while they gathered their equipment around the team's bench.

Poly boys win city title in lacrosse

10:50 PM EDT, May 6, 2014

Poly boys win city title in lacrosse

The Poly boys lacrosse team has found a way to play its best at the most opportune times in Baltimore City.

Tennis team play suits Atholton's Matt Sklar

4:01 PM EDT, May 15, 2014

Tennis team play suits Atholton's Matt Sklar

Atholton sophomore Matt Sklar first picked up a tennis racquet when he was 5 years old and started playing competitively when he was 10. But when he came to Atholton last year, he saw tennis differently.

Boys' Latin one win away from perfect lacrosse season

9:55 PM EDT, May 13, 2014

Boys' Latin one win away from perfect lacrosse season

Perfection — once again — is one game away for the No. 1 Boys' Latin lacrosse team.

Calvert Hall grad Healey picked to U.S. Futsal team

1:14 PM EDT, May 9, 2014

Calvert Hall grad Healey picked to U.S. Futsal team

For a second straight year, Blast veteran defender Patrick Healey has been named to the U.S. Futsal men's national team, which will compete in the Four Nations Tournament in Newcastle, England, in June.

Boys' Latin undefeated again, earns top seed in MIAA tournament

8:22 PM EDT, May 6, 2014

Boys' Latin undefeated again, earns top seed in MIAA tournament

On Tuesday, the No. 1 Boys' Latin lacrosse team took time to savor another impressive accomplishment.

McDonogh boys play complete game in 11-6 win over St. Mary's

7:37 PM EDT, May 9, 2014

McDonogh boys play complete game in 11-6 win over St. Mary's

McDonogh midfielder Brinton Valis set the tone in the first minute of the Eagles' playoff game against St. Mary's on Friday.

At Hall of Fame banquet, honorees cherish BCL experiences

9:57 PM EDT, May 1, 2014

At Hall of Fame banquet, honorees cherish BCL experiences

Villanova men's basketball coach Jay Wright has seen the pride that one of his top recruits, Mount St. Joseph star Phil Booth, shows when it comes to playing basketball in the Baltimore Catholic League.

St. Mary's win sets up chance at final MIAA tournament spot

10:04 PM EDT, May 2, 2014

St. Mary's win sets up chance at final MIAA tournament spot

The St. Mary's boys lacrosse team has a familiar opportunity going into Tuesday's regular season finale against Mount St. Joseph.

Westminster's Gwyn wants to be 'game changer' in lacrosse and politics

6:11 PM EDT, April 30, 2014

Westminster's Gwyn wants to be 'game changer' in lacrosse and politics

Every successful lacrosse team needs a player like Westminster senior captain Scott Gwyn. A long stick midfielder in his fourth varsity season, Gwyn enjoys winning a ground ball as much as providing an assist or scoring a big goal.

Franklin baseball rallies past Eastern Tech, 5-4

9:02 PM EDT, May 5, 2014

Franklin baseball rallies past Eastern Tech, 5-4

A good chunk of the wins the Franklin baseball team mustered this season have required staying the course and believing.

Fourth quarter critical for Boys' Latin lacrosse in win over McDonogh

10:05 PM EDT, April 22, 2014

Fourth quarter critical for Boys' Latin lacrosse in win over McDonogh

The No. 1 Boys' Latin lacrosse team was mostly kept in check during the first half against determined McDonogh on Tuesday.

LeAnne Collins steps in to lead Hereford softball

8:24 PM EDT, April 18, 2014

LeAnne Collins steps in to lead Hereford softball

Hereford senior pitcher LeAnne Collins has improved in each of her four seasons playing varsity softball, and so have the Bulls.

No. 2 Northeast softball adjusts to beat No. 3 Chesapeake-AA, 4-0

8:20 PM EDT, April 16, 2014

No. 2 Northeast softball adjusts to beat No. 3 Chesapeake-AA, 4-0

The Northeast softball team made a smart adjustment at the plate on Wednesday to produce a four-run fourth inning against Anne Arundel rival Chesapeake.

Neither Calvert Hall nor weather slows Boys' Latin lacrosse

8:52 PM EDT, April 15, 2014

Neither Calvert Hall nor weather slows Boys' Latin lacrosse

A number of things could have slowed down the Boys' Latin lacrosse team on Tuesday, first and foremost a formidable opponent in Calvert Hall.

Top-ranked Boys' Latin defeats No. 4 Loyola, 11-8, in lacrosse

8:14 PM EDT, April 12, 2014

Top-ranked Boys' Latin defeats No. 4 Loyola, 11-8, in lacrosse

An early-season league win for the Boys' Latin lacrosse team normally doesn't call for the student section to rush onto the field to celebrate.

Catching for Reservoir baseball keeps Danny O'Hagan 'in the game'

3:55 PM EDT, April 10, 2014

Catching for Reservoir baseball keeps Danny O'Hagan 'in the game'

Reservoir senior catcher Danny O'Hagan sees the season like a fastball headed straight down the middle of the plate.

St. Paul's boys come back from five-goal deficit, to beat McDonogh

8:01 PM EDT, April 11, 2014

St. Paul's boys come back from five-goal deficit, to beat McDonogh

St. Paul's star attackman Mikey Wynne painfully watched visiting McDonogh score three quick goals while he was serving a one-minute penalty for a high check on Friday.

Bel Air lacrosse plays on with Scoop Kelly in mind

8:05 PM EDT, April 9, 2014

Bel Air lacrosse plays on with Scoop Kelly in mind

The sound would loudly and routinely resonate from the Bel Air sideline, a declaration of good fortune for the school's boys lacrosse team: "Yanneee!"

No. 2 McDonogh boys survive No. 4 Loyola's comeback in 9-8 win

8:38 PM EDT, April 8, 2014

No. 2 McDonogh boys survive No. 4 Loyola's comeback in 9-8 win

The indication from the early lacrosse season in the demanding Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference is that the league has its usual balance and depth.

No. 6 Loyola lacrosse comes from behind to beat No. 4 Gilman

7:32 PM EDT, April 4, 2014

No. 6 Loyola lacrosse comes from behind to beat No. 4 Gilman

The Loyola lacrosse team won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship last year with its standout players stepping up to take hold of the big moments.

In repeat performance, No. 11 Arundel beats No. 14 South River 7-6 in OT

9:46 PM EDT, March 28, 2014

In repeat performance, No. 11 Arundel beats No. 14 South River 7-6 in OT

It was all too familiar Friday night: Arundel senior midfielder Aaron Snyder with the ball in his stick and the Wildcats playing their biggest rival, South River, in overtime.

First team

6:25 PM EDT, March 28, 2014

First team

Jaylen Adams

Coach of the year

8:47 PM EDT, March 28, 2014

Coach of the year

With a talented, senior-heavy group that had the highest of expectations, the Knights under Daryl Wade had a perfect 27-0 season capped by a 59-48 win over Westlake in the Class 3A state championship game.

Second team

5:36 PM EDT, March 28, 2014

Second team

Stephon Brown, Lake Clifton, senior, guard

No. 1 Boys' Latin lacrosse handles No. 7 Hereford, 14-5

9:11 PM EDT, March 27, 2014

No. 1 Boys' Latin lacrosse handles No. 7 Hereford, 14-5

The difference between the area's No. 1 team, Boys' Latin, and the state's consensus top public school team, Hereford, turned out to be fairly significant on Thursday.

Player of the year

5:36 PM EDT, March 28, 2014

Player of the year

Versatile senior guard Phil Booth closed out a fine four-year varsity career in impressive fashion, leading the No. 2 Gaels (34-5) to a sweep of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference and Baltimore Catholic League championships.

Boys' Latin's Shack is the last of the Stanwicks

6:02 PM EDT, March 19, 2014

Boys' Latin's Shack is the last of the Stanwicks

Like any high school senior star, Boys' Latin attackman Shack Stanwick has typical aspirations for his final lacrosse season.

William McBride leads Gilman lacrosse to the end of an era

4:03 PM EDT, March 27, 2014

William McBride leads Gilman lacrosse to the end of an era

As the fourth and final brother to play for the Gilman lacrosse team, senior midfielder William McBride has received plenty of advice from his older siblings.

Blast forces mini game in MISL championship, but loses to Missouri

9:44 PM EDT, March 16, 2014

Blast forces mini game in MISL championship, but loses to Missouri

One minute, it looked like the Blast was poised to successfully defend its Major Indoor Soccer League championship Sunday.

Blast goalie William Vanzela will play in second game of MISL final

2:18 PM EDT, March 15, 2014

Blast goalie William Vanzela will play in second game of MISL final

Blast goalkeeper William Vanzela, who sat out Friday night's first game of the Major Indoor Soccer League championship series at Missouri due to a nagging elbow injury, will return to the net when the series continues in Baltimore on Sunday.

City coach Daryl Wade follows his father's footsteps with undefeated season

9:46 PM EDT, March 17, 2014

City coach Daryl Wade follows his father's footsteps with undefeated season

COLLEGE PARK -- With four minutes left in Saturday's Class 3A state title game, the City boys basketball team was beating Westlake by two points with its perfect season on the line.

Fourth quarter defense, free throws earn Edmondson boys 55-49 win over Lake Clifton

9:05 PM EST, March 7, 2014

Fourth quarter defense, free throws earn Edmondson boys 55-49 win over Lake Clifton

The Edmondson boys basketball team knew exactly what it was in for going into Friday's Class 1A South region championship against Baltimore City rival Lake Clifton.

Goaltender William Vanzela is a key find for the Blast

7:23 PM EDT, March 10, 2014

Goaltender William Vanzela is a key find for the Blast

Before last season, the Blast front office was scrambling to find a starting goalkeeper.

Previewing Blast vs. Syracuse Silver Knights in Major indoor Soccer League playoffs

7:09 PM EST, March 6, 2014

Previewing Blast vs. Syracuse Silver Knights in Major indoor Soccer League playoffs

Blast (17-3) at Syracuse Silver Knights (12-8)

No. 11 Annapolis boys lose in 4A semifinals

9:53 PM EDT, March 13, 2014

No. 11 Annapolis boys lose in 4A semifinals

COLLEGE PARK — With how well Annapolis senior guard Juan Brown played this season, especially during the team's resilient playoff run, the No. 11 Panthers had to like their chances going into the fourth quarter of a close Class 4A state semifinal against Whitman.

Undefeated City boys make 3A final with win over Urbana

10:41 PM EDT, March 13, 2014

Undefeated City boys make 3A final with win over Urbana

COLLEGE PARK — All season, the undefeated City boys basketball team had been careful not to look past the next game, safely keeping the ultimate goal of winning the Class 3A state championship at arm's length.

No. 7 Randallstown boys come back to beat No. 5 New Town for Baltimore County title

10:13 PM EST, February 25, 2014

No. 7 Randallstown boys come back to beat No. 5 New Town for Baltimore County title

While New Town was making most of the noise in Baltimore County boys basketball this season — most notably by ending Milford Mill's 99-game league winning streak — Randallstown was efficiently going about its business.

Edmondson boys win another close game, advance to 1A final

8:37 PM EDT, March 14, 2014

Edmondson boys win another close game, advance to 1A final

COLLEGE PARK — Going into Friday's Class 1A state semifinal, Edmondson boys basketball coach Darnell Dantzler compared his team's opponent, Central-PG, to many of the teams that play in Baltimore City.

Top-ranked City boys advance in 3A East with 78-66 win over Poly

9:40 PM EST, March 4, 2014

Top-ranked City boys advance in 3A East with 78-66 win over Poly

The undefeated City boys basketball team was clearly amped up to get the playoffs started, and that showed early in Tuesday's game against visiting Poly.

7:32 PM EST, February 21, 2014

Baltimore City Division 1 boys basketball championship preview

When: Saturday, 8:30 p.m.

Mount St. Joseph, Calvert Hall advance to meet in Monday's BCL final

8:21 PM EST, February 23, 2014

Mount St. Joseph, Calvert Hall advance to meet in Monday's BCL final

Mount St. Joseph senior guard Jaylen Adams said he was a little nervous when the Gaels' big lead against St. Frances was cut to six points in the third quarter of Sunday's Baltimore Catholic League semifinal game.

Mount St. Joseph wins third consecutive BCL title

10:56 PM EST, February 24, 2014

Mount St. Joseph wins third consecutive BCL title

Mount St. Joseph senior guard Jordan McNeil sank two free throws with less than one second left in the fourth quarter to tie Calvert Hall in an epic Baltimore Catholic League championship game Monday night at UMBC's RAC Arena.

Bel Air boys lacrosse coach Scoop Kelly dies

8:15 PM EST, February 15, 2014

Bel Air boys lacrosse coach Scoop Kelly dies

Bel Air boys lacrosse coach Scoop Kelly, 40, died at his home in Bel Air on Saturday morning.

3:48 AM EST, March 8, 2014

Varsity roundup: Annapolis boys claim Class 4A East basketball title

Three road wins in three nights impressively added up to the Class 4A East region championship for Annapolis, which got a 27-point, six-assist performance from senior guard Juan Brown to upset the host Anne Arundel County champion No. 13 Severna Park, 72-47, in the title game Friday night.

Atholton's Michael Bernetti sees basketball as lifestyle

3:33 PM EST, February 27, 2014

Atholton's Michael Bernetti sees basketball as lifestyle

Atholton did its part when it beat Mount Hebron last week to finish the regular season with a 17-2 mark in Howard County. All the No. 10 Raiders (18-3) needed was for Centennial to upset frontrunner Oakland Mills to be declared county champions.

After slow start, a familiar result for Blast vs. Pennsylvania Roar

11:13 PM EST, February 21, 2014

After slow start, a familiar result for Blast vs. Pennsylvania Roar

It's easy to understand why the Blast might have taken the Pennsylvania Roar lightly, given its slow start Friday night.

Mount St. Joe's Booth selected as BCL's best

10:42 PM EST, February 17, 2014

Mount St. Joe's Booth selected as BCL's best

Of all the traits Mount St. Joseph senior guard Phil Booth has brought to the basketball court in his fourth varsity season, his consistency on offense and defense may stand out the most.

City boys win Division 1 final by beating Lake Clifton, 48-42

10:43 PM EST, February 22, 2014

City boys win Division 1 final by beating Lake Clifton, 48-42

For the first three-plus quarters of Saturday's Baltimore City Division I boys basketball championship game, scrappy Lake Clifton was doing all the little things a little bit better against No. 1 and undefeated City.

No. 2 Mount St. Joseph boys rout No. 15 John Carroll in MIAA semifinals

10:20 PM EST, February 15, 2014

No. 2 Mount St. Joseph boys rout No. 15 John Carroll in MIAA semifinals

Snow kept the Mount St. Joseph basketball team out of the gym the past couple days, and twice postponed its playoff game against John Carroll.

Defenders will be key to Blast's title defense

3:30 PM EST, February 20, 2014

Defenders will be key to Blast's title defense

The Blast has had many offensive stars come and go over the course of winning six professional indoor soccer championships since 2003, but one thing that never leaves is the team's strong commitment to defense.

Seniors lead No. 2 Gaels over Panthers, to conference title

11:55 PM EST, February 16, 2014

Seniors lead No. 2 Gaels over Panthers, to conference title

The Mount St. Joseph boys basketball team vowed to start out better in this year's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship, having learned from last year's thorough loss to St. Frances in the same game.

Century point guard Brad Schuler is all business

7:03 PM EST, February 12, 2014

Century point guard Brad Schuler is all business

The Century boys basketball team (15-3) has won 11 straight games, and coach George Wunder says it's no coincidence that the streak began when point guard Brad Schuler was inserted into the starting lineup.

No. 1 City survives rough boys basketball game vs. No. 6 Edmondson

10:33 PM EST, February 7, 2014

No. 1 City survives rough boys basketball game vs. No. 6 Edmondson

As City standout senior guard Kamau Stokes hobbled off Edmondson's court on Friday, his arms draped over teammates on both sides, it looked as if the No. 1 Knights survived as much as won.

'We get along'

5:31 PM EST, February 12, 2014

'We get along'

Shortly after the season began, Calvert Hall basketball coach John Bauersfeld crammed his players into a classroom and let them have their say.

No. 7 New Town ends No. 4 Milford Mill's county-winning streak

9:54 PM EST, February 10, 2014

No. 7 New Town ends No. 4 Milford Mill's county-winning streak

Over the course of capturing five straight Baltimore County championships and winning 99 straight league games, the Milford Mill boys basketball team has always been able to do the little things that matter to best the competition.

No. 10 Lake Clifton boys overcome No. 7 Edmondson in overtime, 43-42

9:09 PM EST, January 28, 2014

No. 10 Lake Clifton boys overcome No. 7 Edmondson in overtime, 43-42

The Lake Clifton boys basketball team doesn't have the flashy player who can pour in points. And the No. 10 Lakers often give up size any time they go up against the other top teams in Baltimore City.

No. 11 New Town boys basketball sets tempo, beats No. 13 Dulaney, 57-40

9:17 PM EST, January 29, 2014

No. 11 New Town boys basketball sets tempo, beats No. 13 Dulaney, 57-40

Playing from behind against the New Town boys basketball team is a difficult chore.

No. 1 City boys basketball answers No. 9 Patterson's call in 69-62 win

12:10 AM EST, February 5, 2014

No. 1 City boys basketball answers No. 9 Patterson's call in 69-62 win

All season, the No. 1 City boys basketball team has been able to capably handle everything sent its way.

No. 2 Calvert Hall shakes off No. 7 St. Frances, 69-62, in boys basketball

8:18 PM EST, February 9, 2014

No. 2 Calvert Hall shakes off No. 7 St. Frances, 69-62, in boys basketball

Trailing by nine points to St. Frances after a jittery first half, the Calvert Hall boys basketball team didn't discuss strategy or adjustments at halftime.

Three-sport athlete Burris says teams are family at Glenelg

4:05 PM EST, January 30, 2014

Three-sport athlete Burris says teams are family at Glenelg

Glenelg senior Craig Burris has found the perfect balance as an 'A' student and three-sport athlete.

No. 7 Calvert Hall makes statement with 69-66 win over No. 3 Mount St. Joseph

8:14 PM EST, January 26, 2014

No. 7 Calvert Hall makes statement with 69-66 win over No. 3 Mount St. Joseph

Some wins seem to have more meaning for a successful team, a greater impact over the course of a long basketball season.

Blast holds on this time vs. visiting Syracuse, 10-5

10:29 PM EST, January 24, 2014

Blast holds on this time vs. visiting Syracuse, 10-5

The Blast had the same three-point lead going into the fourth quarter of Friday's game against Syracuse that it did on the road Sunday against the Silver Knights, who ended up coming from behind to win.

No. 1 City boys outpace No. 2 Milford Mill in Basketball Academy finale

11:51 PM EST, January 25, 2014

No. 1 City boys outpace No. 2 Milford Mill in Basketball Academy finale

City senior guard Omari George said the Knights' No. 1 priority going into the season was improving on their ability to close out games, citing last year's playoff loss to Milford Mill as the biggest reason why.

Shand scores 16 fourth quarter points as New Town beats Edmondson

5:47 PM EST, January 24, 2014

Shand scores 16 fourth quarter points as New Town beats Edmondson

The Edmondson and New Town boys basketball teams were making it hard on each other to score baskets in a game at Friday's 18th Annual Basketball Academy, with tough defense having the bigger say.

Blast This Weekend

5:23 PM EST, January 23, 2014

Blast This Weekend

Syracuse Silver Knights (8-4) at Blast (8-3)

Free throw in final seconds seals Randallstown's win over Patterson

11:05 PM EST, January 23, 2014

Free throw in final seconds seals Randallstown's win over Patterson

The Randallstown boys basketball team closed out its game against Patterson in Thursday's 18th annual Basketball Academy with a couple erratic minutes of play.

Blast tonight

6:53 PM EST, January 16, 2014

Blast tonight

St. Louis Ambush (4-6) at Blast (7-2)

Patterson's Corbin is 'going to come at you every possession'

5:22 PM EST, January 22, 2014

Patterson's Corbin is 'going to come at you every possession'

Patterson senior guard Rysheed Corbin wasn't happy when he saw one of his younger teammates messing around at practice the other day.

Lake Clifton overcomes adversity to upset Patterson

9:37 PM EST, January 17, 2014

Lake Clifton overcomes adversity to upset Patterson

The Lake Clifton boys basketball team prides itself on successfully handling adversity.

No. 5 Mount St. Joseph dominates in second half to beat No. 6 St. Frances, 63-48

10:34 PM EST, January 15, 2014

No. 5 Mount St. Joseph dominates in second half to beat No. 6 St. Frances, 63-48

The Mount St. Joseph boys basketball team has quickly developed a formidable advantage in its new home, The Smith Center.

'Sky is the limit' for Oakland Mills' Ndiaye

6:40 PM EST, January 14, 2014

'Sky is the limit' for Oakland Mills' Ndiaye

Most of the time, the opening tip in a basketball game is a simple formality. But Oakland Mills junior forward Mamadou Ndiaye can make it a spectacle.

Neto's scoring flair helps lift Blast past slow start, Missouri Comets in 14-6 win

10:30 PM EST, January 3, 2014

Neto's scoring flair helps lift Blast past slow start, Missouri Comets in 14-6 win

During the golden age of Major Indoor Soccer League in the 1980s, the game featured players who dazzled fans with their nifty footwork, creativity and individual skills.

Boys basketball Game of the Week: No. 4 St. Frances vs. Flint Hill (Va.)

2:51 PM EST, December 26, 2013

Boys basketball Game of the Week: No. 4 St. Frances vs. Flint Hill (Va.)

Boys Basketball Game of the Week: No. 4 St. Frances vs. Flint Hill (Va.)

Varsity Q&A with Lake Clifton guard Elijah Kess

10:42 PM EST, January 16, 2014

Varsity Q&A with Lake Clifton guard Elijah Kess

When senior point guard Elijah Kess was a sophomore reserve and Lake Clifton was getting ready to play in the state title game, Lakers' coach Herman "Tree" Harried pulled him aside.

Blast ready for home-and-home series with Roar

4:09 PM EST, December 19, 2013

Blast ready for home-and-home series with Roar

Blast (2-2) vs. Pennsylvania Roar (0-5)

Blast make day special for eighth grader

2:33 AM EST, January 16, 2014

Blast make day special for eighth grader

The latest member of the Blast made a lasting impression on his new teammates at practice Wednesday.

No. 6 Edmondson beats No. 11 Dunbar in battle of state champs

9:22 PM EST, January 7, 2014

No. 6 Edmondson beats No. 11 Dunbar in battle of state champs

The Edmondson boys basketball team didn't start well against Baltimore City rival Dunbar on Tuesday, managing just one basket in the first five minutes.

No. 4 City boys basketball closes out Wilson (D.C.) for 76-69 win in Spark in the Park

8:46 PM EST, December 12, 2013

No. 4 City boys basketball closes out Wilson (D.C.) for 76-69 win in Spark in the Park

One of the areas the City boys basketball team most wanted to improve on was closing out games in the fourth quarter.

Boys basketball Game of the Week: No. 3 Patterson (9-0) at No. 11 Dunbar (6-1)

4:37 PM EST, January 2, 2014

Boys basketball Game of the Week: No. 3 Patterson (9-0) at No. 11 Dunbar (6-1)

When: Friday, 5:15 p.m.

Dwayne Morgan scores 27 points to lead No. 4 St. Frances in 52-44 win over St. Maria Goretti

8:30 PM EST, January 2, 2014

Dwayne Morgan scores 27 points to lead No. 4 St. Frances in 52-44 win over St. Maria Goretti

No. 4 St. Frances knew exactly who to go to in a tight game Thursday night against St. Maria Goretti. Senior forward Dwayne Morgan has responded much of the season.

Boys Basketball Game of the Week: No. 3 Milford Mill at No. 7 Randallstown

4:22 PM EST, December 19, 2013

Boys Basketball Game of the Week: No. 3 Milford Mill at No. 7 Randallstown

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Varsity Q&A with Archbishop Spalding wrestler Jacob Parker

2:41 PM EST, December 18, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Archbishop Spalding wrestler Jacob Parker

Archbishop Spalding junior Jacob Parker is a true three-sport athlete and an old-school gamer.

Basketball Game of the Week: No. 8 Poly vs. Woodrow Wilson (D.C.)

2:51 PM EST, December 12, 2013

Basketball Game of the Week: No. 8 Poly vs. Woodrow Wilson (D.C.)

What: Spark at the Park

Girls soccer Player of the Year: Anna Bialczak of McDonogh

3:26 PM EST, December 13, 2013

Girls soccer Player of the Year: Anna Bialczak of McDonogh

Player of the Year

Girls soccer Coach of the Year: Caitlin Brennan of Sparrows Point

2:59 PM EST, December 13, 2013

Girls soccer Coach of the Year: Caitlin Brennan of Sparrows Point

Coach of the Year

Varsity Q&A with Severna Park forward Grahm Watson

4:47 PM EST, January 2, 2014

Varsity Q&A with Severna Park forward Grahm Watson

Severna Park senior forward Grahm Watson had a good feeling about this season. The Falcons have more than a handful of seniors — eight in all — and went 8-16 the season before, but there was a strong sense that this one could be special.

With 12-0 win over Rochester, Blast records first shutout since 2010

10:09 PM EST, December 13, 2013

With 12-0 win over Rochester, Blast records first shutout since 2010

It took the Blast more than 12 minutes into its second home game, or nearly five quarters overall, to score its first goal at Baltimore Arena this season.

Girls soccer All-Metro first-team

2:59 PM EST, December 13, 2013

Girls soccer All-Metro first-team

The first team

Bracey's big finish leads No. 3 St. Frances past No. 1 Mount St. Joseph

10:22 PM EST, December 4, 2013

Bracey's big finish leads No. 3 St. Frances past No. 1 Mount St. Joseph

The stars did their share in Wednesday's boys basketball showdown between No. 1 Mount St. Joseph and No. 3 St. Frances.

No. 3 Mount St. Joseph basketball beats No. 9 Calvert Hall in overtime, 62-57

10:16 PM EST, December 11, 2013

No. 3 Mount St. Joseph basketball beats No. 9 Calvert Hall in overtime, 62-57

The Mount St. Joseph boys basketball team was in the midst of another challenging road game at Calvert Hall on Wednesday, when senior guard Jaylen Adams decided it was his time to step up.

City basketball trio lead Knights to 85-65 win over D.C.'s Coolidge

10:14 PM EST, December 7, 2013

City basketball trio lead Knights to 85-65 win over D.C.'s Coolidge

Kamau Stokes started hot, scoring the game's first seven points. A little later, it was Omari George's turn to carry the City boys basketball team. And then John Grant got in on the act.

Blast blanked by Wave, 8-0, in home opener

10:32 PM EST, November 23, 2013

Blast blanked by Wave, 8-0, in home opener

That first goal is so often the most difficult to get in the Major Indoor Soccer League, with the net seemingly smaller and smaller for the frustrated team as each minute passes by.

No. 4 City vs. Coolidge is the boys basketball Game of the Week

3:55 PM EST, December 5, 2013

No. 4 City vs. Coolidge is the boys basketball Game of the Week

What: Baltimore vs. Washington, D.C. Challenge

Varsity Q&A with Randallstown forward Chris Manning

4:37 PM EST, December 4, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Randallstown forward Chris Manning

Randallstown's 6-6 senior forward Chris Manning has enjoyed the lead role in two school productions, sang plenty of solos in the choir and played four different instruments in the band on top of being one of the stars on the basketball team.

4:25 PM EST, November 15, 2013

Blast's Lookingland still relishes playing for home team

In 2005, when he was released from his Major League Soccer contract with Real Salt Lake after one season, Mike Lookingland considered two options.

Sparrows Point earns long-awaited girls soccer title

9:44 PM EST, November 15, 2013

Sparrows Point earns long-awaited girls soccer title

The wait is over for the Sparrows Point girls soccer team.

Varsity Q&A with Sparrows Point's Kaitlin Isabell

5:22 PM EST, November 20, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Sparrows Point's Kaitlin Isabell

Disappointed when she placed fourth in the high jump at the Class 1A state indoor championships last year, Kaitlin Isabell used it as motivation for the outdoor season that followed, where she won the state title.

Street's goal lifts River Hill to 1-0 win over Huntingtown in 3A girls title game

10:19 PM EST, November 14, 2013

Street's goal lifts River Hill to 1-0 win over Huntingtown in 3A girls title game

River Hill All-Metro senior forward Sheridan Street is graduating in December and heading to Syracuse early on a soccer scholarship.

Walt Whitman breaks through late to beat No. 5 Catonsville girls soccer in Class 4A final

4:42 PM EST, November 16, 2013

Walt Whitman breaks through late to beat No. 5 Catonsville girls soccer in Class 4A final

The Catonsville girls soccer team spent most of Saturday's Class 4A state title game valiantly defending against talented Walt Whitman's persistent attack.

Varsity Q&A with North Harford cross country runner Nick Fransham

5:26 PM EST, November 6, 2013

Varsity Q&A with North Harford cross country runner Nick Fransham

The Class 3A state cross country meet is Saturday at McDaniel College, and North Harford junior Nick Fransham is riding momentum into the race.

4:06 AM EDT, November 2, 2013

Soccer roundup: South River girls beat Broadneck in 4A East Section I shootout

The confidence that comes from being there before factored in big for the defending Class 4A state champion South River girls soccer team in Friday's playoff game at Broadneck.

McDonogh boys soccer completes unbeaten season, beats St. Paul's for MIAA title

12:41 AM EST, November 11, 2013

McDonogh boys soccer completes unbeaten season, beats St. Paul's for MIAA title

McDonogh sophomore defender Michael DeShields had a rare opportunity he couldn't pass up in the closing seconds of Sunday's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship game against St. Paul's.

Varsity Q&A: Catonsville Field Hockey's Brooke Stevens

3:51 PM EDT, October 24, 2013

Varsity Q&A: Catonsville Field Hockey's Brooke Stevens

The playoff expectations for No. 10 Catonsville (11-2) are understandably high following last year's appearance in the Class 4A state title game.

No. 1 McDonogh advances to MIAA boys soccer championship with 4-0 win over No. 5 Gilman

10:22 PM EST, November 6, 2013

No. 1 McDonogh advances to MIAA boys soccer championship with 4-0 win over No. 5 Gilman

An established power with six Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championships already won, the McDonogh boys soccer program has had many quality teams and remarkable players.

In goal, Vander Kolk leads No. 7 Severna Park girls soccer over No. 2 Arundel

9:25 PM EDT, October 31, 2013

In goal, Vander Kolk leads No. 7 Severna Park girls soccer over No. 2 Arundel

As the season has progressed, the No. 7 Severna Park girls soccer team's defense has taken on the identity of its senior goalkeeper, Rachel Vander Kolk.

Nobody wins, so Perry Hall and Hereford share Baltimore Co. boys soccer title

9:51 PM EDT, October 23, 2013

Nobody wins, so Perry Hall and Hereford share Baltimore Co. boys soccer title

For the second time this season, No. 8 Perry Hall and Hereford got together to play a boys soccer game and couldn't get anything decided.

Reservoir girls soccer defeats rival Atholton 1-0

9:04 PM EDT, October 29, 2013

Reservoir girls soccer defeats rival Atholton 1-0

The Reservoir girls soccer team executed its plan to near perfection in the first half of Tuesday's early round playoff game against Howard County rival Atholton.

No. 3 River Hill girls soccer too much for No. 8 Marriotts Ridge in 2-0 win

9:17 PM EDT, October 1, 2013

No. 3 River Hill girls soccer too much for No. 8 Marriotts Ridge in 2-0 win

The biggest thing separating River Hill from the rest of Howard County's best teams this season is an offense that can strike from anywhere at any time.

No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer beats No. 4 Spalding for IAAM A Conference title

10:13 PM EDT, November 2, 2013

No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer beats No. 4 Spalding for IAAM A Conference title

The No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer team was supremely talented and highly motivated this season after last year's disappointing finish.

Marriotts Ridge boys soccer team eyes record fifth straight state title

9:43 PM EDT, October 15, 2013

Marriotts Ridge boys soccer team eyes record fifth straight state title

On days before a game, the Marriotts Ridge boys soccer team cranks up the intensity for the last precious few minutes of practice.

No. 4 South River girls soccer edges No. 3 Severna Park, 2-1, for 4A East title

8:28 PM EST, November 5, 2013

No. 4 South River girls soccer edges No. 3 Severna Park, 2-1, for 4A East title

The defending Class 4A state champion South River girls soccer team considers the regular season a primer for the more important games to come.

No. 2 St.Paul's boys soccer team forces draw against No. 1 McDonogh

9:29 PM EDT, October 28, 2013

No. 2 St.Paul's boys soccer team forces draw against No. 1 McDonogh

The St. Paul's boys soccer team showed it has gained significant ground on McDonogh since the teams first met in early September, spoiling the No. 1 Eagles' bid for a perfect season on Monday.

8:53 PM EDT, October 4, 2013

Bel Air girls soccer defense shuts down Edgewood in 3-0 win

Bel Air and visiting Edgewood each brought an impressive stat to Friday's girls soccer showdown.

No. 2 Broadneck and No. 3 Arundel girls soccer play to 1-1 tie

9:25 PM EDT, October 16, 2013

No. 2 Broadneck and No. 3 Arundel girls soccer play to 1-1 tie

The highly-anticipated girls soccer game between No. 2 Broadneck and No. 3 Arundel had two nifty goals, hard work from both sides and emotional high and lows.

No. 2 McDonogh rolls away with 5-0 win over No. 1 Archbishop Spalding in girls soccer

8:32 PM EDT, October 8, 2013

No. 2 McDonogh rolls away with 5-0 win over No. 1 Archbishop Spalding in girls soccer

Tightly marked in the first half of Tuesday's girls soccer showdown against rival Archbishop Spalding, McDonogh sophomore forward Bridgette Andrzejewski nudged by a defender for the through ball. Shortly after, while falling to the ground, she placed a shot from 14 yards that went just under the crossbar for her second goal of the game.

No. 8 Centennial girls soccer sticks with plan, beats No. 10 Marriotts Ridge, 4-0

10:39 PM EDT, October 11, 2013

No. 8 Centennial girls soccer sticks with plan, beats No. 10 Marriotts Ridge, 4-0

The Centennial girls soccer team made no secret how it planned to attack Marriotts Ridge in Friday's important Howard County game, and the No. 8 Eagles didn't let the No. 10 Mustangs' typically strong defense or the steady rain at Rockburn Branch Park get in the way.

No. 1 McDonogh boys soccer keeps rolling in 3-1 win over Curley

8:24 PM EDT, September 27, 2013

No. 1 McDonogh boys soccer keeps rolling in 3-1 win over Curley

It looked like there was a chance for an opponent to finally catch up with the streaking McDonogh boys soccer team Friday at Archbishop Curley.

A son of two successful coaches, Gabarra is making impact for No. 11 Broadneck

4:33 PM EDT, October 24, 2013

A son of two successful coaches, Gabarra is making impact for No. 11 Broadneck

Broadneck soccer star Tyler Gabarra wins a ball in the offensive third, sends it wide to a teammate and dashes to goal. Successfully behind the defense, he collects the return pass and gets to work.

Varsity Q&A with Ellie McNulty of Broadneck girls soccer

9:04 PM EDT, October 9, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Ellie McNulty of Broadneck girls soccer

Broadneck senior Ellie McNulty has been playing soccer since she was 3 years old, which makes this season that much more special.

5:53 PM EDT, September 28, 2013

No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer stays patient in 2-0 win over No. 3 River Hill

In one 10-minute period, a McDonogh rocket shot clanked off the post and two more were cleared off the line by alert defenders.

No. 9 Bel Air girls soccer ekes out 1-0 win against No. 12 Fallston

9:55 PM EDT, September 23, 2013

No. 9 Bel Air girls soccer ekes out 1-0 win against No. 12 Fallston

Bel Air senior forward Natalie Decker couldn't guess how many of her shots had clanked off the post or skimmed the crossbar this season.

Varsity Q&A: Bel Air volleyball's Amanda Rodriguez

6:02 PM EDT, September 25, 2013

Varsity Q&A: Bel Air volleyball's Amanda Rodriguez

The Bel Air volleyball team enjoyed a milestone season in 2012, winning the program's first Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference championship and qualifying for the state tournament for the first time since 1999.

 Wray sends No. 4 South River past No. 2 Arundel, 3-2, in OT

9:19 PM EDT, September 18, 2013

Wray sends No. 4 South River past No. 2 Arundel, 3-2, in OT

When South River and Arundel play in girls soccer, skill, intensity and drama are expected.

No.1 McDonogh boys soccer handles No. 2 Loyola in 3-0 win

7:44 PM EDT, September 20, 2013

No.1 McDonogh boys soccer handles No. 2 Loyola in 3-0 win

The No. 1 McDonogh boys soccer team is only six games into its season, but that's enough time to already set an impressively high bar that has put opponents on notice.

Strong 1st half pushes No. 14 Century girls soccer to win over Liberty

10:00 PM EDT, September 17, 2013

Strong 1st half pushes No. 14 Century girls soccer to win over Liberty

The most important minutes in Tuesday's girls soccer showdown between defending Carroll County champion Century and rival Liberty came midway through the first half. And the host Knights were the ones who made the game-changing plays.

No. 5 Archbishop Curley tops No. 8 Broadneck, 2-1, in boys soccer

9:18 PM EDT, September 7, 2013

No. 5 Archbishop Curley tops No. 8 Broadneck, 2-1, in boys soccer

One of the biggest assets sophomore forward Tre Pulliam brings to Archbishop Curley's soccer team is his tough-to-match speed.

Varsity Q&A with Sam Wancowicz, Gilman, soccer

3:08 PM EDT, September 11, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Sam Wancowicz, Gilman, soccer

Sam Wancowicz has one goal for his senior season: to end his fine four-year career the way it started.

No. 1 Eagles girls fall to Calif. team in McDonogh Invitational

9:36 PM EDT, September 6, 2013

No. 1 Eagles girls fall to Calif. team in McDonogh Invitational

The California-based Maria Carrillo girls soccer team came to the McDonogh Invitational on Friday with speedy, skilled and pesky forwards.

Three Boys' Latin 'brothers' reflect on the past at Under Armour game

2:52 PM EDT, July 5, 2013

Three Boys' Latin 'brothers' reflect on the past at Under Armour game

In addition to bringing together the finest high school seniors in the country, the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic gives players a unique chance to reflect on the past and look ahead to their promising futures.

5:09 PM EDT, September 18, 2013

Street and Hamer have been answer for River Hill girls soccer

River Hill senior Sheridan Street was stumped by a question recently, so she looked to teammate Alex Hamer for help.

Blast announces 2013-14 schedule; home opener set for Nov. 23

2:42 PM EDT, September 16, 2013

Blast announces 2013-14 schedule; home opener set for Nov. 23

The defending Major Indoor Soccer League champion Baltimore Blast will open its 2013-14 season on the road against the Rochester Lancers on Saturday, Nov. 16 before taking on the Milwaukee Wave in its home opener on Saturday, Nov. 23.

No. 6 Catonsville defeats No. 8 Perry Hall, 2-0 in girls soccer

7:40 PM EDT, September 10, 2013

No. 6 Catonsville defeats No. 8 Perry Hall, 2-0 in girls soccer

Catonsville midfielder Allison Dingle proved resourceful on offense during a couple important minutes of the first half in Tuesday's showdown against Baltimore County rival Perry Hall.

Lacrosse Q&A with Gilman attackman Max Greene

4:16 PM EDT, July 3, 2013

Lacrosse Q&A with Gilman attackman Max Greene

Recent Gilman graduate Max Greene received great news on and off the field during his senior year.

Seattle Reign's Christine Nairn ready to play in 'home away from home'

5:14 PM EDT, August 9, 2013

Seattle Reign's Christine Nairn ready to play in 'home away from home'

Christine Nairn was 5 years old when she started going to the Maryland SoccerPlex in Montgomery County.

National High School Lacrosse Showcase brings 'cream of the crop' to Parkton this weekend

6:00 PM EDT, July 10, 2013

National High School Lacrosse Showcase brings 'cream of the crop' to Parkton this weekend

High school lacrosse standouts like McDonogh's Brinton Valis are usually playing for their respective club teams during the summer months.

New AD Tim Hall 'embodies the very values' UMBC was looking for in search

7:27 PM EDT, June 25, 2013

New AD Tim Hall 'embodies the very values' UMBC was looking for in search

When the search committee at UMBC was formed to find the school's next athletic director, the group created a detailed job description in a bid to find the ideal candidate.

Among best in U.S., McDonogh girls soccer team ready for 'huge target'

1:02 PM EDT, September 5, 2013

Among best in U.S., McDonogh girls soccer team ready for 'huge target'

One day in early August, McDonogh girls soccer coach Harry Canellakis received several emails that had two common messages.

Westminster's Deryk Kern, Catholic's Ellie Gonzalez named Baltimore Sun Athletes of the Year

4:56 PM EDT, May 29, 2013

Westminster's Deryk Kern, Catholic's Ellie Gonzalez named Baltimore Sun Athletes of the Year

Westminster senior Deryk Kern made the most of his opportunity as the Owls' new starting quarterback last fall, passing his way to several records.

South River boys lacrosse returns to state semifinals with 10-3 win over Chesapeake-AA

10:01 PM EDT, May 15, 2013

South River boys lacrosse returns to state semifinals with 10-3 win over Chesapeake-AA

There wasn't any defining moment or quick string of goals in Wednesday's Class 4A East boys lacrosse region title game featuring defending state champion South River and its Anne Arundel County rival Chesapeake.

Loyola upsets Gilman in MIAA lacrosse quarterfinals

9:21 PM EDT, May 10, 2013

Loyola upsets Gilman in MIAA lacrosse quarterfinals

Loyola's attack was clicking far more efficiently than in the regular season. Sophomore goalie Acie Newton was steady throughout and often sensational in the net. And in Friday's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference lacrosse quarterfinal game, the No. 7 Dons were having the better of the play against No. 3 Gilman in all the other important areas of the field.

Varsity Q&A with Julian Woods, Century, track and field

4:43 PM EDT, May 22, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Julian Woods, Century, track and field

Century senior Julian Woods doesn't have time to reflect on his sensational four-year career or think ahead to graduating and running at Mount St. Mary's next year.

Loyola continues playoff run with win over McDonogh in boys lacrosse

10:09 PM EDT, May 14, 2013

Loyola continues playoff run with win over McDonogh in boys lacrosse

The No. 4 Loyola boys lacrosse team is on to something special in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference playoffs.

As MIAA playoffs begin, No. 1 Boys' Latin looks to complete unbeaten season

5:25 PM EDT, May 9, 2013

As MIAA playoffs begin, No. 1 Boys' Latin looks to complete unbeaten season

The quiet bus ride home from Towson University was painfully familiar for the Boys' Latin lacrosse team last May.

Boys Athlete of the Week: Scott Mitchell, South River, baseball

7:41 PM EDT, May 28, 2013

Boys Athlete of the Week: Scott Mitchell, South River, baseball

The senior pitcher closed out his four-year career in dominating fashion, tossing a two-hit shutout to lead the Seahawks to a 6-0 win over Catonsville in Friday's Class 4A state championship game at Ripken Stadium. It was the program's first state title as the Seahawks closed out the season with a 20-5 mark. Mitchell finished with eight strikeouts and also had an impact at the plate, smacking two doubles to drive in two runs and score another. On the mound, he finished the season with an 8-0 record, pitching six complete games and two shutouts. In 68 innings, he had a 0.31 ERA and 88 strikeouts. At the plate, Mitchell, who is set to play at Virginia Tech, batted .383 with 29 runs scored, 18 RBIs and 10 stolen bases.

Goalie Nick Doyle helps McDonogh earn No. 2 seed in MIAA tournament

7:19 PM EDT, May 7, 2013

Goalie Nick Doyle helps McDonogh earn No. 2 seed in MIAA tournament

McDonogh senior goalie Nick Doyle was playing in his final lacrosse game at home Tuesday against rival Gilman with the winner receiving a prized first-round bye in the upcoming Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference playoffs.

Varsity Q&A with Eric Levin, McDonogh, lacrosse

6:58 PM EDT, May 8, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Eric Levin, McDonogh, lacrosse

As a long-stick midfielder for the No. 2 McDonogh boys lacrosse team, senior Eric Levin has had a season filled with tests.

Class 4A-3A boys lacrosse championship suspended due to lightning

10:02 PM EDT, May 22, 2013

Class 4A-3A boys lacrosse championship suspended due to lightning

The Class 4A-3A boys lacrosse championship between defending champion South River and Westminster was suspended Wednesday due to lightning at UMBC.

Previewing the boys lacrosse state championship games

6:41 PM EDT, May 20, 2013

Previewing the boys lacrosse state championship games

BOYS LACROSSE

Varsity Q&A with Trevor Houck, Westminster, baseball

11:17 AM EDT, April 24, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Trevor Houck, Westminster, baseball

As a sophomore in 2011, Westminster senior pitcher-third baseman Trevor Houck was called up to varsity for the state playoffs.

No. 8 Westminster, No. 10 South River boys to meet in rematch for Class 4A-3A state title

9:06 PM EDT, May 18, 2013

No. 8 Westminster, No. 10 South River boys to meet in rematch for Class 4A-3A state title

After surrendering a seven-goal lead in a loss to South River in last year's state championship, the Westminster boys lacrosse team vowed to return to the final game this season.

No. 3 McDonogh rallies in the final seconds and beats No. 2 St. Paul's in OT

8:06 PM EDT, April 30, 2013

No. 3 McDonogh rallies in the final seconds and beats No. 2 St. Paul's in OT

Should the McDonogh boys lacrosse team enjoy an extended run in the upcoming Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference playoffs, the Eagles will likely look back on Tuesday's performance against visiting St. Paul's as a character-building foundation.

State title victory is worth the wait for Drenner and Westminster boys lacrosse

9:40 PM EDT, May 23, 2013

State title victory is worth the wait for Drenner and Westminster boys lacrosse

Westminster standout attackman Ryan Drenner had an extra day to think about his yearlong obsession.

10:07 PM EDT, April 18, 2013

No. 12 Westminster remains undefeated with win over Winters Mill

When Westminster boys lacrosse coach Steve DeFeo was talking about the qualities that has helped keep his Owls undefeated this season, he made sure to mention how much they enjoy playing together.

No. 5 Hereford boys beat No. 10 Glenelg to win sixth straight state title

7:33 PM EDT, May 22, 2013

No. 5 Hereford boys beat No. 10 Glenelg to win sixth straight state title

One of the ultimate goals for the seniors on the Hereford boys lacrosse team is making their final year the best of all.

Little things turn into winning results for Perry Hall softball

8:10 PM EDT, May 1, 2013

Little things turn into winning results for Perry Hall softball

The Perry Hall softball team takes pride in the details.

Gilman lacrosse swings 15-13 win over St. Paul's

8:29 PM EDT, May 3, 2013

Gilman lacrosse swings 15-13 win over St. Paul's

With 28 combined goals, Friday's Gilman-St. Paul's boys lacrosse game had more than its share of momentum-swinging turns.

Boys Lacrosse Game of the Week: No. 1 Boys' Latin at No. 5 Gilman

2:07 PM EDT, April 18, 2013

Boys Lacrosse Game of the Week: No. 1 Boys' Latin at No. 5 Gilman

No. 1 Boys' Latin (12-0) at No. 5 Gilman (8-1)

MIAA A Conference lacrosse championship preview: No. 1 Boys' Latin vs. No. 4 Loyola

3:50 PM EDT, May 16, 2013

MIAA A Conference lacrosse championship preview: No. 1 Boys' Latin vs. No. 4 Loyola

MIAA A Conference lacrosse championship

Arundel boys edge South River in overtime for county title

10:59 PM EDT, May 6, 2013

Arundel boys edge South River in overtime for county title

With the ball in his stick in overtime of Monday's Anne Arundel County boys lacrosse championship, Arundel junior midfielder Aaron Snyder kept the plan simple.

Varsity Q&A with Brock Hurley, North Harford, lacrosse

2:41 PM EDT, April 17, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Brock Hurley, North Harford, lacrosse

Senior defenseman Brock Hurley sees something unique with the North Harford boys lacrosse team this season.

Fallston defends Class 2A-1A boys lacrosse title with win over Patterson Mill

9:34 PM EDT, May 21, 2013

Fallston defends Class 2A-1A boys lacrosse title with win over Patterson Mill

Defending state champion Fallston protected its turf in Tuesday's Class 2A-1A boys lacrosse championship.

Varsity Q&A with Mikey Wynne, St. Paul's, lacrosse

12:17 PM EDT, March 27, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Mikey Wynne, St. Paul's, lacrosse

It's the same quick release and precise aim for Mikey Wynne this season. What's new, however, is the standout attackman's uniform.

Boys Lacrosse Game of the Week: No. 1 Boys' Latin at No. 2 St. Paul's

5:37 PM EDT, May 2, 2013

Boys Lacrosse Game of the Week: No. 1 Boys' Latin at No. 2 St. Paul's

No. 1 Boys' Latin (16-0) at No. 2 St. Paul's (15-2)

Boys Lacrosse Game of the Week: No. 4 Loyola at No. 2 St. Paul's

5:39 PM EDT, April 11, 2013

Boys Lacrosse Game of the Week: No. 4 Loyola at No. 2 St. Paul's

No. 4 Loyola (7-3) at No. 2 St. Paul's (10-1)

No. 2 South River squeezes out 2-1 win over No. 9 Severna Park

8:44 PM EDT, April 5, 2013

No. 2 South River squeezes out 2-1 win over No. 9 Severna Park

As a four-year varsity player, captain and the catalyst of his team's undefeated start this season, South River pitcher Scott Mitchell has earned the right to have a say.

2013 Top 15 boys lacrosse preseason poll

6:17 PM EDT, March 20, 2013

2013 Top 15 boys lacrosse preseason poll

1. Calvert Hall

John Carroll guard Rodney Elliott commits to UMBC

6:03 PM EDT, April 9, 2013

John Carroll guard Rodney Elliott commits to UMBC

John Carroll point guard Rodney Elliott has spent the past four years starring against local competition. For the next four years, the Baltimore Sun first-team All-Metro selection will stay close to home and attempt to do the same in the America East.

No. 1 Boys' Latin opens MIAA play with 15-10 win over No. 5 McDonogh

9:14 PM EDT, April 9, 2013

No. 1 Boys' Latin opens MIAA play with 15-10 win over No. 5 McDonogh

The No. 1 Boys' Latin lacrosse team has a skillful attack that puts overwhelming pressure on opponents.

After rare heart condition, South River's Scott Mitchell 'glad to be here'

7:11 PM EDT, May 7, 2013

After rare heart condition, South River's Scott Mitchell 'glad to be here'

After more than 100 pitches, the fastball had lost some steam and the breaking ball that baffled batters earlier in the game didn't have the same snap.

Varsity Q&A with Leah Allen, Glenelg, softball

6:28 PM EDT, April 10, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Leah Allen, Glenelg, softball

Glenelg senior shortstop Leah Allen has to go way back to recall her first memory with a bat in her hand.

No. 5 McDonogh boys lacrosse team finishes strong in 8-6 win over No. 4 Loyola

9:18 PM EDT, April 12, 2013

No. 5 McDonogh boys lacrosse team finishes strong in 8-6 win over No. 4 Loyola

For the McDonogh boys lacrosse team, Friday's game at Loyola was starting to resemble its loss against Boys' Latin earlier in the week.

10:22 PM EDT, March 15, 2013

No. 5 Edmondson boys beat Oakdale in 2OT to advance to 2A title game

If you first don't succeed, try again. And then, if needed, try yet again.

Boys Lacrosse Game of the Week: No. 4 McDonogh at No. 1 Boys' Latin

1:42 PM EDT, April 4, 2013

Boys Lacrosse Game of the Week: No. 4 McDonogh at No. 1 Boys' Latin

No. 4 McDonogh (6-2) at No. 1 Boys' Latin (8-0)

No. 6 St. Paul's boys come back for 8-4 win over No. 8 Hereford

9:11 PM EDT, March 22, 2013

No. 6 St. Paul's boys come back for 8-4 win over No. 8 Hereford

When the St. Paul's boys lacrosse team looked back on what went wrong in its disappointing 3-15 season last year, an early overtime loss to Hereford was one of the worst memories.

Blast win MISL championship with 8-6 win over Missouri Comets

11:43 PM EDT, March 16, 2013

Blast win MISL championship with 8-6 win over Missouri Comets

It took a half Saturday night for the Blast to play the top-notch style of indoor soccer it had displayed throughout the 2012-13 Major Indoor Soccer League season, but it was worth the wait for the home team.

2013 boys lacrosse by the numbers

6:19 PM EDT, March 20, 2013

2013 boys lacrosse by the numbers

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No. 8 Hereford seeks to break record with ninth state title in boys lacrosse

6:16 PM EDT, March 20, 2013

No. 8 Hereford seeks to break record with ninth state title in boys lacrosse

The sirens blared and lights danced as a line of fire trucks rolled up a brief stretch of Interstate 83 before taking Mount Carmel Road on the way to Hereford High School.

Varsity Q&A with Jack Mutchnik, St. Paul's, wrestling

4:47 PM EST, February 28, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Jack Mutchnik, St. Paul's, wrestling

Seconds fly by in a lifetime and most ticks go unnoticed.

7:08 PM EDT, March 15, 2013

No. 9 New Town boys top Brunswick, 52-44, to advance to Class 1A title game

Defensively, the New Town boys basketball team came ready to play in Friday's Class 1A state semifinal against Brunswick.

Milford Mill defeats City to capture Class 3A North title

9:56 PM EST, March 8, 2013

Milford Mill defeats City to capture Class 3A North title

Milford Mill junior forward Allen Costley had an emphatic dunk with 3 minutes, 13 seconds to play against visiting City that made a statement that the Class 3A North region belonged to the Millers.

Previewing Blast vs. Missouri Comets in Major Indoor Soccer League championship

1:50 PM EDT, March 13, 2013

Previewing Blast vs. Missouri Comets in Major Indoor Soccer League championship

Blast at Missouri Comets

Edmondson claims Class 2A North regional title in boys basketball

9:40 PM EST, March 7, 2013

Edmondson claims Class 2A North regional title in boys basketball

Edmondson boys basketball coach Darnell Dantzler was caught in the moment Thursday night at Randallstown, emotionally accepting one hug after the next while his players were in the background loudly celebrating.

Balanced effort lifts No. 7 Loyola past No. 5 Hereford, 8-4, in lacrosse

10:02 PM EDT, April 2, 2013

Balanced effort lifts No. 7 Loyola past No. 5 Hereford, 8-4, in lacrosse

The Hereford boys lacrosse team opened eyes with an upset win over then-No. 2 Gilman last week.

No. 4 Milford Mill boys roll into 3A title game with 78-53 win over Urbana

9:19 PM EDT, March 14, 2013

No. 4 Milford Mill boys roll into 3A title game with 78-53 win over Urbana

The Milford Mill boys basketball team set a fast pace to Thursday's Class 3A state semifinal game, challenging overmatched Urbana to keep up.

2013 boys lacrosse players to watch

6:20 PM EDT, March 20, 2013

2013 boys lacrosse players to watch

Jack Adams

No. 1 Dunbar boys beat No. 9 New Town, 54-52, for fourth straight Class 1A state title

8:32 PM EDT, March 16, 2013

No. 1 Dunbar boys beat No. 9 New Town, 54-52, for fourth straight Class 1A state title

Breathing a collective sigh of relief before celebrating, Maryland's most prolific boys basketball team — Dunbar — added to the program's legacy in Saturday's Class 1A state championship game at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center.

11:08 PM EDT, March 14, 2013

No. 10 Poly boys fall to Magruder, 62-50, in Class 4A semifinal

The Poly boys basketball team needed some time to get comfortable in the Class 4A state semifinal at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center on Thursday night.

Randallstown holds off No. 13 Lake Clifton in 2A North semifinals

9:10 PM EST, March 5, 2013

Randallstown holds off No. 13 Lake Clifton in 2A North semifinals

The Randallstown boys basketball team had the ultimate fourth-quarter test of character.

Varsity Q&A with Darius Walker, Edmondson, basketball

11:44 AM EDT, March 13, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Darius Walker, Edmondson, basketball

When he's not on the basketball court, Edmondson senior guard Darius Walker is more laid back than loud.

After passing first test, Blast focused on beating Chicago Soul

2:20 PM EST, March 8, 2013

After passing first test, Blast focused on beating Chicago Soul

Mission accomplished for the Blast earlier this week in Chicago.

Boys Athlete of the Week: Maury Sall, Pikesville, indoor track

5:50 PM EST, February 26, 2013

Boys Athlete of the Week: Maury Sall, Pikesville, indoor track

The junior standout led Pikesville to its first Class 1A state championship, winning two races, taking second in another and anchoring a winning relay that clinched the team victory at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover on Feb. 18.

Previewing the boys basketball state semifinals at Comcast Center

12:06 PM EDT, March 13, 2013

Previewing the boys basketball state semifinals at Comcast Center

(All games at University of Maryland's Comcast Center)

Previewing Blast vs. Chicago Soul in Major Indoor Soccer League playoffs

5:25 PM EST, March 4, 2013

Previewing Blast vs. Chicago Soul in Major Indoor Soccer League playoffs

Blast (21-5) at Chicago Soul (11-15)

John Carroll's Rodney Elliott Jr. confident with the game in his hands

6:22 PM EST, February 11, 2013

John Carroll's Rodney Elliott Jr. confident with the game in his hands

The John Carroll boys basketball team has found a safe haven for the basketball when games come down to the final seconds.

1:44 AM EST, March 8, 2013

Boys basketball regional finals: No. 1 Dunbar cruises, 67-44

No. 1 Dunbar comfortably found its way back to a familiar place Thursday, wrapping up the Class 1A South region with a 67-44 win over Ben Franklin-Masonville. The win sends the three-time defending state champions back to the state semifinals next week.

No. 8 City pulls away for 70-52 win over Digital Harbor in 3A North quarterfinal

9:28 PM EST, February 28, 2013

No. 8 City pulls away for 70-52 win over Digital Harbor in 3A North quarterfinal

City had brief spurts of quality offense and defense in the first half of Thursday's Class 3A North quarterfinal boys basketball game against Digital Harbor, but the Knights were unable to put everything together to shake the visiting Rams.

St. Frances' big three power Panthers past Mount St. Joseph for MIAA A Conference crown

10:00 PM EST, February 17, 2013

St. Frances' big three power Panthers past Mount St. Joseph for MIAA A Conference crown

There hasn't been a boys basketball team in the area able to consistently match the size, athleticism, depth and togetherness that No. 1 St. Frances has brought to the court this season.

Mount St. Joseph beats John Carroll, 62-53, in BCL semifinal

10:49 PM EST, February 24, 2013

Mount St. Joseph beats John Carroll, 62-53, in BCL semifinal

The Mount St. Joseph boys basketball team took care of two things in Sunday's Baltimore Catholic League semifinal against John Carroll at Loyola University's Reitz Arena.

Mount St. Joseph wins fifth BCL tournament championship

9:46 PM EST, February 25, 2013

Mount St. Joseph wins fifth BCL tournament championship

There's no question that the No. 3 Mount St. Joseph boys basketball team has revolved around the All-Metro guard tandem of Kameron Williams and Phil Booth the past two seasons.

Daxter Miles' late 3-pointer lifts No. 2 Dunbar over No. 5 Edmondson for city title

12:11 AM EST, February 20, 2013

Daxter Miles' late 3-pointer lifts No. 2 Dunbar over No. 5 Edmondson for city title

Dunbar senior guard Daxter Miles has shown a knack for the dramatics when the No. 2 Poets have played Edmondson this season.

Varsity Game of the Week: No. 3 Dunbar at No. 8 City

3:54 PM EST, February 10, 2013

Varsity Game of the Week: No. 3 Dunbar at No. 8 City

No. 3 Dunbar at No. 8 City

8:31 PM EST, February 18, 2013

St. Maria Goretti's Martin Geben named BCL Player of the Year

The St. Maria Goretti boys basketball team won three of the top awards at the Baltimore Catholic League's awards banquet Monday night at Snyder's Willow Grove Restaurant in Linthicum.

Spalding coach helping team move past incident at St. Frances

5:02 PM EST, February 3, 2013

Spalding coach helping team move past incident at St. Frances

Boys basketball practice at Archbishop Spalding on Saturday was more than just running drills, practicing jumpers and preparing for Sunday afternoon's game at St. Maria Goretti, a 58-56 loss for the Cavaliers.

Blast closes regular season with 10-6 win over rival Wave

10:45 PM EST, February 23, 2013

Blast closes regular season with 10-6 win over rival Wave

The Blast completed its 2012-13 regular season with a fundamentally sound stamp of approval Saturday night against the two-time defending Major Indoor Soccer League champion Milwaukee Wave.

Q&A with Arundel boys basketball player Ryan Hill

5:56 PM EST, January 30, 2013

Q&A with Arundel boys basketball player Ryan Hill

One of the key components to Arundel's consistent success in recent years has been how players have been able to take on expanded roles as their careers have progressed.

Digital Harbor boys top Woodlawn, 55-45, in opening night of Basketball Academy

11:57 PM EST, January 24, 2013

Digital Harbor boys top Woodlawn, 55-45, in opening night of Basketball Academy

The Digital Harbor boys basketball team has been known to round into form late in the season to make a strong playoff push, winning consecutive state titles in 2009 and 2010 in that manner.

Boys Athlete of the Week: Rodney Elliott, John Carroll, basketball

6:43 PM EST, January 23, 2013

Boys Athlete of the Week: Rodney Elliott, John Carroll, basketball

The senior guard enjoyed a memorable week, capped on Friday when he hit a second straight game-winning shot in the closing seconds that led the No. 3 Patriots (19-6) to a 42-41 win against No. 1 St. Frances.

2:33 AM EST, January 19, 2013

Varsity basketball: Elliott's late shot lifts John Carroll

John Carroll senior guard Rodney Elliott hit a jumper with 3.8 seconds left as the No. 7 Patriots edged No. 1 St. Frances, 42-41, on Friday night in Bel Air.

10:10 PM EST, February 1, 2013

No. 9 Arundel boys dominate Old Mill in 70-35 rout

The Arundel boys basketball team had several highlights in the first quarter against visiting Old Mill, most notably an alley-oop slam by Markus Oliphant and a drive by Keaton Mack at the buzzer.

Blast pulls away from last-place Silver Knights in fourth quarter

10:37 PM EST, February 2, 2013

Blast pulls away from last-place Silver Knights in fourth quarter

The Blast was able to sneak away with two wins this weekend, sweeping the Syracuse Silver Knights in a home-and-home series that concluded with an 11-6 victory Saturday night.

10:06 PM EST, January 25, 2013

Big third quarter lifts Blast to 20-9 victory over Rochester Lancers

The Blast scored in bunches on Friday night and there were far too many for the Rochester Lancers to keep up.

9:29 PM EST, February 15, 2013

No. 8 City boys beat No. 12 Poly, 68-53, but miss out on Baltimore City title game

The No. 8 City boys basketball team gained a lot from a 68-53 win over No. 12 Poly on Friday in a regular-season finale that helped to determine the final spot in next week's Baltimore City Division I championship game.

Blast prepare for playoffs with first place on the line vs. Milwaukee Wave

3:31 PM EST, February 22, 2013

Blast prepare for playoffs with first place on the line vs. Milwaukee Wave

The Blast has the ideal primer for the upcoming Major Indoor Soccer League playoffs as the team closes out its regular season at 1st Mariner Arena on Saturday — a game against the two-time defending league champion Milwaukee Wave.

Blast surges past Lancers again, 15-5, to stay perfect at home

10:34 PM EST, January 5, 2013

Blast surges past Lancers again, 15-5, to stay perfect at home

It's easy to understand why the Blast didn't go into Saturday's night's game against the Rochester Lancers with any added motivation.

11:01 PM EST, February 16, 2013

After losing lead, Blast finish off Wichita, 12-6, at 1st Mariner Arena

The Blast had a difficult time finishing off scoring chances for much of Saturday's game against the visiting Wichita Wings, enabling them to hang around long enough to make it appear that they might leave 1st Mariner Arena with a win.

Blast this weekend: Home-and-home series vs. Syracuse Silver Knights

6:45 PM EST, January 31, 2013

Blast this weekend: Home-and-home series vs. Syracuse Silver Knights

Blast vs. Syracuse Silver Knights

No. 2 Alabama's Cyrus Jones Jr. 'can't wait' for BCS title game vs. No. 1 Notre Dame

1:23 PM EST, January 5, 2013

No. 2 Alabama's Cyrus Jones Jr. 'can't wait' for BCS title game vs. No. 1 Notre Dame

When former Gilman star Cyrus Jones Jr. finished sorting through his 40-plus football scholarships following his senior season, he concluded Alabama was the right place for him.

For Daxter Miles, a welcome to Dunbar's proud basketball history

8:18 PM EST, February 8, 2013

For Daxter Miles, a welcome to Dunbar's proud basketball history

The Dunbar gym was sweltering during the Poets' boys basketball game against Baltimore City rival Edmondson earlier this season.

Long's 3-pointer gives John Carroll 53-50 win over Spalding

10:31 PM EST, January 21, 2013

Long's 3-pointer gives John Carroll 53-50 win over Spalding

John Carroll senior guard Rodney Elliott passed the buzzer-beating torch to sophomore Elijah Long against Archbishop Spalding on Monday, producing the same positive result that is fast becoming the norm for the Patriots.

Q&A with Dulaney basketball player Gavan Scanlan

1:49 PM EST, January 16, 2013

Q&A with Dulaney basketball player Gavan Scanlan

When Dulaney senior Gavan Scanlan made the varsity basketball team as a freshman, he was 6 feet tall and played point guard.

Senior leaders lift No. 1 St. Frances over No. 2 Mount St. Joseph

10:23 PM EST, January 2, 2013

Senior leaders lift No. 1 St. Frances over No. 2 Mount St. Joseph

After seeing the game dramatically change when visiting Mount St. Joseph dominated the third quarter, the St. Frances boys basketball team dug in and did what it does best in the final frame.

Miles leads the way as No. 3 Dunbar beats No. 4 Edmondson in 2OT

10:29 PM EST, January 9, 2013

Miles leads the way as No. 3 Dunbar beats No. 4 Edmondson in 2OT

Dunbar standout newcomer Daxter Miles' immediate introduction to the Poets' boys basketball rivalry with Edmondson wasn't ideal, as he was quickly sent to the bench with two first-quarter fouls Wednesday.

New Town boys win coach 500th victory in game vs. No. 11 Randallstown

10:59 PM EST, February 13, 2013

New Town boys win coach 500th victory in game vs. No. 11 Randallstown

New Town boys basketball coach Mike Daniel has had a simple philosophy go a long way in his 29 years of coaching in the area.

10:13 PM EST, January 26, 2013

No. 5 Milford Mill boys beat No. 10 Edmondson, 69-66, at the buzzer

Ball movement and trusting teammates are two things the Milford Mill boys basketball team preaches on offense.

Boys Athlete of the Week: Conan Schuster, Loyola, wrestling

5:39 PM EST, January 1, 2013

Boys Athlete of the Week: Conan Schuster, Loyola, wrestling

The senior dominated the 170-pound class at the Mount Mat Madness tournament at UMBC this weekend, pinning all five of his opponents in the first period to become the Dons' first-ever individual champion at the prestigious event. Schuster, who is ranked No. 2 in the weight class by the Maryland State Wrestling Association, closed out the impressive outing with a 57-second fall against Huntingtown's No. 7-ranked Colton Rowe in Saturday's title bout. He is 14-0 on the season with all of his wins coming by pins — 13 in the first period. The Dons' captain has a 120-25 career mark. He is considering the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where his older brother and former Loyola standout, Colin, is wrestling.

No. 1 St. Frances blows out No. 2 Mount St. Joseph, 61-48

10:10 PM EST, January 16, 2013

No. 1 St. Frances blows out No. 2 Mount St. Joseph, 61-48

The gap between No. 1 St. Frances and the rest of the area's top basketball teams has been growing on a regular basis.

Varsity Game of the Week: No. 12 Oakland Mills at River Hill

2:22 PM EST, January 27, 2013

Varsity Game of the Week: No. 12 Oakland Mills at River Hill

No. 12 Oakland Mills at River Hill

South Carroll's Gavin McTavish follows older brother's lead

1:18 PM EST, December 25, 2012

South Carroll's Gavin McTavish follows older brother's lead

While Ryan and Gavin McTavish were growing up in Mount Airy, a chain reaction of three noises routinely came from their household.

Nearing midpoint of season, Blast finding success as 'one big family'

3:13 PM EST, January 3, 2013

Nearing midpoint of season, Blast finding success as 'one big family'

The Blast roster is a melting pot — there are slightly more first- and second-year players than veterans, and more are from Brazil than the Baltimore area.

Varsity Q&A with Ahmaad Wilson, Randallstown, basketball

5:29 PM EST, February 13, 2013

Varsity Q&A with Ahmaad Wilson, Randallstown, basketball

With the Class 2A playoffs quickly approaching, Randallstown senior guard Ahmaad Wilson looks to lead the Rams on an extended postseason run.

Q&A with Poly basketball player Darrion Stokes-Graham

12:09 PM EST, December 20, 2012

Q&A with Poly basketball player Darrion Stokes-Graham

When Poly senior Darrion Stokes-Graham is asked to look back on 2012, he can't help but smile. It has been a good year for him.

9:37 PM EST, January 4, 2013

Without Daxter Miles, No. 3 Dunbar comes back to beat No. 15 Patterson, 47-45

The No. 3 Dunbar boys basketball team overcame the absence of two key players, as well as a slow-down philosophy from No. 15 Patterson in Friday's showdown between two defending state champions.

Varsity Game of the Week: No. 4 Edmondson at No. 3 Dunbar

6:09 PM EST, January 6, 2013

Varsity Game of the Week: No. 4 Edmondson at No. 3 Dunbar

No. 4 Edmondson at No. 3 Dunbar

Varsity Game of the Week: No. 1 St. Frances at No. 2 Mount St. Joseph

2:45 PM EST, January 13, 2013

Varsity Game of the Week: No. 1 St. Frances at No. 2 Mount St. Joseph

No. 1 St. Frances at No. 2 Mount St. Joseph

Varsity Game of the Week: No. 4 Milford Mill vs. No. 10 Edmondson

2:54 PM EST, January 20, 2013

Varsity Game of the Week: No. 4 Milford Mill vs. No. 10 Edmondson

No. 4 Milford Mill vs. No. 10 Edmondson

9:11 PM EST, January 18, 2013

Daxter Miles, Kamau Stokes lead No. 3 Dunbar boys over No. 8 Poly, 55-43

It was just two weeks ago that the Dunbar boys basketball team finally settled on its starting lineup.

Despite slow start, Blast beats Wings to improve to 8-0

10:25 PM EST, December 7, 2012

Despite slow start, Blast beats Wings to improve to 8-0

Good teams find ways to win against a lesser opponent even when they may not be on top of their game.

Calvert Hall upsets defending league champion McDonogh in boys soccer quarterfinal

7:34 PM EST, November 6, 2012

Calvert Hall upsets defending league champion McDonogh in boys soccer quarterfinal

The last time the McDonogh boys soccer team did not reach the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship game was 2005.

10:30 PM EST, November 5, 2012

Archbishop Spalding wins girls soccer championship after shootout

Archbishop Spalding senior midfielder Kelly Patterson was caught in the moment.

Boys basketball game to watch: Princeton Day at No. 3 St. Frances

3:15 PM EST, December 9, 2012

Boys basketball game to watch: Princeton Day at No. 3 St. Frances

Princeton Day Academy at No. 3 St. Frances

8:22 PM EST, December 21, 2012

No. 11 Lake Clifton routs No. 14 Forest Park, 58-35, in boys basketball

The Lake Clifton boys basketball team had one of those special quarters when almost everything went right on Friday.

No. 7 City rides long run to 54-38 win over No. 13 Lake Clifton

9:17 PM EST, January 8, 2013

No. 7 City rides long run to 54-38 win over No. 13 Lake Clifton

There was a significant stretch during Tuesday's game against visiting Lake Clifton when everything at both ends went just about right for City.

Unbeaten Blast looks to make history this weekend

9:37 AM EST, December 20, 2012

Unbeaten Blast looks to make history this weekend

With a 9-0 mark going into Friday's game on the road against the Chicago Soul, the Blast will be looking for a piece of history with an opportunity to tie the franchise mark for best start to a season.

12:57 AM EST, December 28, 2012

Roundup: Lake Clifton boys knock off No. 12 Randallstown

The Lake Clifton boys basketball team is mostly quick and small, and the Lakers are well-aware there will be games when they have to scrap for everything to get a win.

Q&A with South River soccer player Kacie Longo

6:47 PM EST, November 14, 2012

Q&A with South River soccer player Kacie Longo

South River junior forward Kacie Longo consistently scored goals in the regular season, contributing at least one in all but two of the team's 14 games.

Q&A with Westminster basketball player Mackenzie Murray

6:02 PM EST, January 3, 2013

Q&A with Westminster basketball player Mackenzie Murray

It's easy to understand why Westminster senior guard Mackenzie Murray is savoring her time on the basketball court more than many others this season.

3:15 AM EST, December 16, 2012

Blast gets one win shy of best start with another complete victory

The Blast is playing with an air of confidence that's easy to notice these days.

No. 12 North County upsets No. 6 Severna Park for Anne Arundel boys soccer title

9:44 PM EDT, October 23, 2012

No. 12 North County upsets No. 6 Severna Park for Anne Arundel boys soccer title

Midway through the first half of Tuesday's Anne Arundel County boys soccer championship, No. 12 North County had a feeling things may go its way when undefeated No. 6 Severna Park permitted an own goal to give the Knights an early advantage.

9:51 PM EST, December 19, 2012

No. 5 Milford Mill boys ride hot 2nd quarter past New Town, 62-46

The Milford Mill boys basketball team has set a lofty standard in Baltimore County, winning the past four county championships and claiming two state titles in that span.

9:38 PM EST, December 18, 2012

Poly hands Ben Franklin-Masonville first loss of season in boys basketball

Deep and versatile, the Poly boys basketball team can win games a number of different ways.

No. 4 Marriotts Ridge boys soccer beats No. 7 Centennial for Howard Co. title

9:19 PM EDT, October 18, 2012

No. 4 Marriotts Ridge boys soccer beats No. 7 Centennial for Howard Co. title

The Marriotts Ridge boys soccer team traveled to Centennial on Thursday with the Howard County championship in the balance.

Varsity Game of the Week: No. 13 Poly at Ben Franklin-Masonville

8:21 PM EST, December 16, 2012

Varsity Game of the Week: No. 13 Poly at Ben Franklin-Masonville

No. 13 Poly at Ben Franklin-Masonville

Q&A with Perry Hall cross country runner Vince Ciattei

9:12 PM EST, November 7, 2012

Q&A with Perry Hall cross country runner Vince Ciattei

When he started to run competitively as a freshman — going out for cross country to prepare for the basketball season — Perry Hall senior standout Vince Ciattei said he didn't have much success.

7:03 PM EST, November 17, 2012

Manchester Valley wins 2nd straight Class 1A girls soccer championship

Fall behind a goal, don't panic, score two goals before the half and successfully go from there.

 Gilman knocks off Curley in MIAA 'A' soccer semi, will face Loyola in final

9:01 PM EST, November 8, 2012

Gilman knocks off Curley in MIAA 'A' soccer semi, will face Loyola in final

After playing most of the season at midfield or in back, Gilman's Sam Wancowicz asked whether he could move up to forward with his team down a goal in the second half of Thursday's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference semifinal against No. 1 Archbishop Curley.

Perry Hall girls soccer ends Westminster's season again

10:00 PM EDT, October 31, 2012

Perry Hall girls soccer ends Westminster's season again

Throughout the 80 minutes of Wednesday night's Class 4A North quarterfinal against Westminster, the Perry Hall girls soccer team showed it could cover a lot of ground.

'Little stuff' seals Cavaliers' upset

10:36 PM EST, December 11, 2012

'Little stuff' seals Cavaliers' upset

With under three minutes to play in the third quarter and his team managing a slim lead against No. 1 Mount St. Joseph, Archbishop Spalding boys basketball coach Derrick Lewis saw something he didn't like and promptly called timeout.

9:50 PM EST, November 17, 2012

Last-minute goal dooms No. 7 Fallston girls soccer in Class 2A title game

The No. 7 Fallston girls soccer team made it clear throughout Saturday's Class 2A state championship game that it wouldn't back down against two-time defending champion Middletown.

No. 2 St. Frances finishes big week with win over nationally ranked Travis

10:33 PM EST, December 14, 2012

No. 2 St. Frances finishes big week with win over nationally ranked Travis

Recognizing their talent and potential for something special, members of the St. Frances boys basketball team asked coach Nick Myles during the offseason to beef up their schedule.

6:16 PM EDT, November 3, 2012

No. 1 McDonogh, No. 5 Archbishop Spalding advance to IAAM girls soccer final

It has become a rite of passage in recent years in girls soccer: McDonogh vs. Archbishop Spalding for the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship.

Marriotts Ridge's Buch, Atholton's Nguyen win state titles in golf

7:21 PM EDT, October 24, 2012

Marriotts Ridge's Buch, Atholton's Nguyen win state titles in golf

In each of the past three years, the Marriotts Ridge golf team took the first-day lead in the Class 2A-1A state championship only to slip back on the second day.

Blast looks to extend its MISL lead in game vs. second-place Missouri Comets

5:24 PM EST, December 14, 2012

Blast looks to extend its MISL lead in game vs. second-place Missouri Comets

Missouri Comets (5-3) at Blast (8-0)

7:12 PM EDT, October 17, 2012

Old Mill soccer player Alli Cislo ready to cap high school career

Old Mill senior Alli Cislo has never craved extra attention, but what she does on the soccer field leaves no choice.

3:37 AM EDT, September 28, 2012

Fall Sports: Curley wins at Loyola in soccer, 3-1

Visiting No. 3 Archbishop Curley enjoyed another impressive road win Thursday in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference, getting past No. 2 Loyola, 3-1.

Indoor soccer preview: Wings at Blast

7:41 PM EST, December 6, 2012

Indoor soccer preview: Wings at Blast

Friday's game

Aquille Carr returns, but Panthers prove to be the stars

10:07 PM EST, December 10, 2012

Aquille Carr returns, but Panthers prove to be the stars

Much of the buzz inside the packed gym at St. Frances on Monday night was focused on the return of former Patterson star Aquille Carr, who was back in Baltimore playing for his new team, Princeton Day Academy.

No. 1 River Hill edges No. 5 C. Milton Wright, 1-0, in OT for 3A girls soccer title

10:08 PM EST, November 15, 2012

No. 1 River Hill edges No. 5 C. Milton Wright, 1-0, in OT for 3A girls soccer title

Late in the second half of Thursday's Class 3A girls soccer state title game, River Hill junior defender Callie Allen had a chance to score the goal that would win the championship for the Hawks, but her shot was turned away by C. Milton Wright sophomore goalkeeper Stacy Venanzi.

With new goalies, Blast prepares for season opener vs. Chicago Soul

4:13 PM EDT, November 2, 2012

With new goalies, Blast prepares for season opener vs. Chicago Soul

Nervous, but ready.

Archbishop Spalding shuts out Mercy in girls soccer

7:35 PM EDT, October 3, 2012

Archbishop Spalding shuts out Mercy in girls soccer

Midway through the season, the No. 2 Archbishop Spalding girls soccer team has displayed a strong defense, creative midfield and capable goal scorers up front.

DeGraffenreidt twins create perfect balance for No. 2 Loyola boys soccer team

7:44 PM EDT, September 25, 2012

DeGraffenreidt twins create perfect balance for No. 2 Loyola boys soccer team

When twin brothers Jeremy and Michael DeGraffenreidt decided to pick musical instruments when they were younger, nobody close to them was surprised which ones they chose.

Veteran Blast goalkeeper Sagu won't return to team

2:17 PM EDT, July 30, 2012

Veteran Blast goalkeeper Sagu won't return to team

Veteran Blast goalkeeper Sagu, a member of three championship teams in his eight seasons playing in Baltimore, announced he would not be returning to the team Monday.

Conrad's two goals propel No. 2 Loyola to MIAA A Conference championship

8:20 PM EST, November 11, 2012

Conrad's two goals propel No. 2 Loyola to MIAA A Conference championship

With how tightly contested the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference has been in boys soccer this season, it was only fitting that the deciding goal in Sunday's championship game needed a second effort.

6:45 PM EDT, October 6, 2012

No. 1 McDonogh, No. 4 Gilman play to scoreless draw in soccer

When McDonogh and Gilman have played soccer against each other in recent years, scoring opportunities have been rare.

No. 1 McDonogh edges No. 2 Archbishop Spalding, 1-0, in girls soccer

9:41 PM EDT, September 28, 2012

No. 1 McDonogh edges No. 2 Archbishop Spalding, 1-0, in girls soccer

It was evident early in Friday night's girls soccer showdown between No. 1 McDonogh and No. 2 Archbishop Spalding that whatever ground that was to be gained would have to be well earned.

Q&A with River Hill soccer player Katie Arensmeier

5:21 PM EDT, September 26, 2012

Q&A with River Hill soccer player Katie Arensmeier

River Hill senior midfielder Katie Arensmeier didn't hesitate when asked what her favorite soccer moment was in her three years on varsity.

No. 2 Loyola holds off No. 5 Gilman — barely

7:23 PM EDT, November 1, 2012

No. 2 Loyola holds off No. 5 Gilman — barely

Nothing has come easy in this Maryland interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference soccer season.

Vanzela sparkles, Blast surfs over Wave, improving to 4-0

10:44 PM EST, November 16, 2012

Vanzela sparkles, Blast surfs over Wave, improving to 4-0

The Blast impressed in winning its first three games of the Major Indoor Soccer League season, but the team knew Friday night's visit from the two-time defending league champion Milwaukee Wave would provide a greater assessment of where it stood in the early season.

Q&A with Dulaney cross country runner Isabel Griffith

7:10 PM EDT, September 20, 2012

Q&A with Dulaney cross country runner Isabel Griffith

Dulaney junior Isabel Griffith grew up playing soccer, basketball and lacrosse, and when she entered high school three years ago, she figured she would continue with all of them.

Loyola's Class 'excited' for Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic

5:18 PM EDT, June 27, 2012

Loyola's Class 'excited' for Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic

Recent Loyola grad Deemer Class has experienced plenty of enjoyment and opportunity through lacrosse.

Arundel scores in overtime to beat South River in girls soccer

10:07 PM EDT, October 15, 2012

Arundel scores in overtime to beat South River in girls soccer

Arundel's Clarissa Kirsch-Downs wasn't exactly sure how the ball found its way to her in the middle of South River's crowded penalty area in the second overtime of Monday night's girls soccer showdown.

10:31 PM EST, November 9, 2012

Big second quarter propels Blast to 17-9 win over Chicago Soul

A few early punches was all the Blast needed Friday night to take out the short-handed Chicago Soul.

9:54 PM EDT, September 1, 2012

No. 4 C. Milton Wright blanks Reservoir, 3-0, in Tournament of Champions

— With a load of talented seniors coming off two straight appearances in the state semifinals, the C. Milton Wright girls soccer team has made it known that anything short of a state title will be a disappointment this season.

No. 3 Archbishop Curley tops No. 7 River Hill, 2-0, in boys soccer

9:30 PM EDT, September 4, 2012

No. 3 Archbishop Curley tops No. 7 River Hill, 2-0, in boys soccer

The Archbishop Curley boys soccer team passed an early season test at River Hill on Tuesday, but the young Hawks didn't make things easy.

Blast kicks off season with 23-13 win over Chicago Soul

10:53 PM EDT, November 3, 2012

Blast kicks off season with 23-13 win over Chicago Soul

It's no secret the Blast will need its offense cranked up on high to win games in the Major Indoor Soccer League this season, at least early on as the team breaks in two rookie goalkeepers who are brand new to the indoor game.

South River overcomes 7-0 deficit to beat Westminster for 4A-3A boys lacrosse state title

10:11 PM EDT, May 23, 2012

South River overcomes 7-0 deficit to beat Westminster for 4A-3A boys lacrosse state title

It has been a familiar scene the past two days at UMBC: lacrosse sticks flying everywhere, a mass celebration, then the traditional team photo with the state championship plaque proudly displayed.

7:38 PM EDT, September 24, 2012

C. Milton Wright squeezes out 2-0 win against Patterson Mill in girls soccer

The first goal scored by the C. Milton Wright girls soccer team against upstart Patterson Mill on Monday provided a fitting sample of the high standard the No. 3 Mustangs have set in Harford County in recent years.

8:44 PM EDT, October 25, 2012

No. 2 Loyola blanks No. 1 McDonogh, 1-0, in boys soccer

The top soccer teams in the tough Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference are so close this season that the difference between a win and loss often comes down to the smallest details.

No. 2 Spalding rolls past No. 5 John Carroll, 5-0, in IAAM soccer opener

8:13 PM EDT, September 12, 2012

No. 2 Spalding rolls past No. 5 John Carroll, 5-0, in IAAM soccer opener

In recent years, the Archbishop Spalding-John Carroll girls soccer rivalry has been dominated by one-goal games, overtimes and a big save or dramatic goal often providing the difference.

Glenelg boys beat Marriotts Ridge 11-6, advance to state semifinals

6:49 PM EDT, May 16, 2012

Glenelg boys beat Marriotts Ridge 11-6, advance to state semifinals

When it comes to the playoffs, the Glenelg boys lacrosse team has that been-there-before way about doing things .

No. 1 McDonogh cruises to 6-0 win over No. 10 Severna Park in girls soccer

8:46 PM EDT, September 3, 2012

No. 1 McDonogh cruises to 6-0 win over No. 10 Severna Park in girls soccer

The No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer team did many things right in the first half of its game against No. 10 Severna Park on Monday, but only had one goal to show for it.

Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year: Patrick Kelly, Calvert Hall, senior, attack

5:42 PM EDT, June 8, 2012

Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year: Patrick Kelly, Calvert Hall, senior, attack

The No. 1 Cardinals (16-2) had a roster stacked with talented players and capable leaders. But it was Patrick Kelly, a three-year starter and captain, who took charge throughout the season — and in particular the big moments — to lead Calvert Hall to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship. 

10:26 PM EDT, March 28, 2012

No. 5 St. Mary's rallies in the 4th to defeat Severna Park, 9-7

Timmy Hardy and Mike Bonacci are playing together on the St. Mary's attack for the first time this season, but you wouldn't have guessed that Wednesday night at Severna Park.

Calvert Hall's Patrick Kelly 'dominant' in senior season

5:11 PM EDT, June 29, 2012

Calvert Hall's Patrick Kelly 'dominant' in senior season

Patrick Kelly crammed a lot of key moments into his senior lacrosse season at Calvert Hall this spring.

No. 4 Boys' Latin avoids late drama, beats No. 5 McDonogh in MIAA lacrosse quarterfinals

8:46 PM EDT, May 11, 2012

No. 4 Boys' Latin avoids late drama, beats No. 5 McDonogh in MIAA lacrosse quarterfinals

On Friday, the Boys' Latin lacrosse team stayed away from the late-game drama that has been present in the past couple meetings with McDonogh.

Boys Lacrosse Coach of the Year: Paul Noone, South River

7:16 PM EDT, June 8, 2012

Boys Lacrosse Coach of the Year: Paul Noone, South River

In his first four seasons as coach of his alma mater, Noone guided the Seahawks to a state championship in 2009 and a second state title-game appearance last spring. His resume added an unexpected and most gratifying 2012 season.

Varsity Q&A: Ashley Ross, Liberty, track and field

11:18 AM EDT, May 23, 2012

Varsity Q&A: Ashley Ross, Liberty, track and field

In both the classroom and running track, Liberty standout Ashley Ross has shown a knack for getting things done in a quick and efficient manner.

No. 11 Winters Mill controls 4th quarter in 9-6 win at Westminster

10:17 PM EDT, March 29, 2012

No. 11 Winters Mill controls 4th quarter in 9-6 win at Westminster

Junior attackman Chase Cullison supplied the needed fourth-quarter offense and No. 11 Winters Mill's defense more than held its own at the other end to defeat host Westminster, 9-6, in Carroll County play Thursday.

No. 7 Hereford boys beat No. 11 Winters Mill in 3A-2A semifinal

8:28 PM EDT, May 19, 2012

No. 7 Hereford boys beat No. 11 Winters Mill in 3A-2A semifinal

Hereford senior midfielder Ted Demiris has been a dominant faceoff man all season, giving the No. 7 Bulls a decided edge at the start of each possession.

Boys lacrosse game of the week: Gilman vs. Hereford

11:49 AM EDT, March 23, 2012

Boys lacrosse game of the week: Gilman vs. Hereford

No. 2 Gilman@No. 8 Hereford

Varsity Q & A: Jordon Kneisly, South River, boys lacrosse

5:38 PM EDT, March 22, 2012

Varsity Q & A: Jordon Kneisly, South River, boys lacrosse

One measly goal.

Hereford boys win their fifth consecutive lacrosse championship

8:49 PM EDT, May 24, 2012

Hereford boys win their fifth consecutive lacrosse championship

The Hereford boys lacrosse team brought its usual high standard to another Class 3A-2A state championship game Thursday at UMBC Stadium, challenging Glenelg to try to keep up.

Q&A: Emily Lord, Broadneck, soccer

5:34 PM EDT, September 5, 2012

Q&A: Emily Lord, Broadneck, soccer

A week into the new school year, Broadneck center midfielder Emily Lord is loving her senior gig.

10:57 PM EDT, September 19, 2012

No. 7 South River takes control in second half, beats No. 6 Broadneck in girls soccer

The South River girls soccer team has taken a more positive and direct approach to its halftime talks this season.

Boys' Latin forces overtime but falls to No. 1 lacrosse team in country

9:09 PM EDT, April 3, 2012

Boys' Latin forces overtime but falls to No. 1 lacrosse team in country

The Boys' Latin lacrosse team had a chance to see how it stacked up against the country's top-ranked team Tuesday when undefeated Conestoga (Pa.) visited.

8:22 PM EDT, September 21, 2012

No. 1 McDonogh girls rout No. 5 Notre Dame Prep, 7-0

Trying to stay with the pace the McDonogh girls soccer team brings to the field is a daunting challenge.

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

9:44 PM EDT, May 22, 2012

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

The Fallston boys lacrosse team made the final quarter of the season its finest in Tuesday’s Class 2A-1A state semifinal against South Carroll.

Severn boys lacrosse beats Mount St. Joseph, 11-7

7:12 PM EDT, April 13, 2012

Severn boys lacrosse beats Mount St. Joseph, 11-7

With a tight-knit group of seniors and some talented players behind them, the Severn boys lacrosse team had a good feeling about the potential for a breakthrough season.

8:30 PM EDT, September 20, 2012

McDonogh holds off Archbishop Curley for 2-1 win in boys soccer

The first five minutes of Thursday's boys soccer showdown between McDonogh and host Archbishop Curley was a telling preview of what was in store for the rest of the game.

Calvert Hall's Stephen Kelly growing as player with U.S. under-19 team

6:57 PM EDT, July 9, 2012

Calvert Hall's Stephen Kelly growing as player with U.S. under-19 team

Stephen Kelly came home from a tryout last summer and approached his parents with an unfamiliar topic.

June 9, 2012

Boys Lacrosse Coach of the Year: Paul Noone, South River

In his first four seasons as the coach of his alma mater, Noone guided the Seahawks to a state championship in 2009 and a second state title game appearance last spring. His resume added an unexpected and most gratifying 2012 season.

Calvert Hall beats Boys' Latin in MIAA lacrosse semifinal

9:46 PM EDT, May 15, 2012

Calvert Hall beats Boys' Latin in MIAA lacrosse semifinal

One of the many strengths on the 2012 Calvert Hall boys lacrosse team is an attack that features a handful of players capable of taking over a game.

Boys' Latin speeds away to 14-6 win against Fallston

7:38 PM EDT, March 26, 2012

Boys' Latin speeds away to 14-6 win against Fallston

Early in the season with a young roster, the Boys' Latin lacrosse team is still finding out what it's all about.

New Town boys make late push to reach Class 1A final

8:23 PM EST, March 9, 2012

New Town boys make late push to reach Class 1A final

COLLEGE PARK — The Class 1A state semifinal between New Town and Smithsburg was filled with momentum swings.

Mike Brey cherishes lessons learned from the Baltimore Catholic League

11:55 PM EDT, May 3, 2012

Mike Brey cherishes lessons learned from the Baltimore Catholic League

For the past two seasons, Notre Dame men's basketball coach Mike Brey has had a first hand look at a quality basketball player from the Baltimore Catholic League, watching Mount St. Joseph graduate Eric Atkins develop into a starting point guard for his Fighting Irish.

9:03 PM EDT, May 8, 2012

Loyola routs Mount St. Joseph, 16-5, in final game on old Hargaden Field

Tuesday's regular-season finale for the Loyola lacrosse team was special for a number of reasons.

Booth helps power Mount St. Joseph into BCL championship

10:02 PM EST, February 25, 2012

Booth helps power Mount St. Joseph into BCL championship

Sophomore guard Phil Booth scored 10 of his team-high 19 points in the third quarter and added a last-minute blocked shot as No. 5 Mount St. Joseph fended off Archbishop Spalding, 54-49, in the Baltimore Catholic League semfinals at Stevenson University.

No. 4 Gilman needs overtime to beat No. 3 Boys' Latin, 11-10

9:30 PM EDT, May 4, 2012

No. 4 Gilman needs overtime to beat No. 3 Boys' Latin, 11-10

The storied lacrosse rivalry between Gilman and Boys' Latin added another chapter on Friday, picking up exactly where it left off last season.

Gilman midfielder Jake Matthai putting the finishing touches on a stellar career

4:12 PM EDT, May 2, 2012

Gilman midfielder Jake Matthai putting the finishing touches on a stellar career

The towering lacrosse player, all 6-feet-6 of him, looks surprisingly at home in Gilman's cozy art room, sitting comfortably with a palette in hand and canvas resting at eye level, straight ahead.

Severna Park baseball coach Jim McCandless dead at 43

11:02 AM EST, January 26, 2012

Severna Park baseball coach Jim McCandless dead at 43

Severna Park baseball coach Jim McCandless, who guided the Falcons to three state championships in his 12 seasons coaching his alma mater, died Tuesday. He was 43.

Taylor Cummings and Cyrus Jones Jr. named Baltimore Sun Athletes of the Year

3:44 PM EDT, May 31, 2012

Taylor Cummings and Cyrus Jones Jr. named Baltimore Sun Athletes of the Year

Throughout their illustrious three-sport high school careers — and particularly in their senior years — Gilman's Cyrus Jones Jr. and McDonogh's Taylor Cummings had a knack for owning the big moments.

Taking it one step at a time, No. 1 Calvert Hall has one step left

3:47 PM EDT, May 17, 2012

Taking it one step at a time, No. 1 Calvert Hall has one step left

Moments after a four-goal, four-assist performance Tuesday helped send his team back to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship, Calvert Hall's All-Metro senior attackman Patrick Kelly wasn't ready to talk about Friday's big game just yet.

South River battles back in 4A-3A East boys lacrosse semifinal

9:04 PM EDT, May 14, 2012

South River battles back in 4A-3A East boys lacrosse semifinal

The third quarter of the Class 4A-3A East region boys lacrosse semifinal on Monday proved to be a microcosm of the South River boys lacrosse's perfect season.

8:47 PM EDT, May 1, 2012

Seniors boost Loyola to 11-6 win over Severn in lacrosse

Coming off a disappointing loss as the playoffs loom, Loyola boys lacrosse coach Jack Crawford challenged his talented senior class to take ownership of the team during this home stretch.

Varsity Q&A: Dan Mullen, South Carroll, basketball

3:57 PM EST, February 23, 2012

Varsity Q&A: Dan Mullen, South Carroll, basketball

It's safe to say the South Carroll boys basketball team has taken on the personality of its point guard, senior Dan Mullen.

Mount St. Joseph avenges loss to John Carroll last week by winning BCL title

6:00 PM EST, February 26, 2012

Mount St. Joseph avenges loss to John Carroll last week by winning BCL title

Things weren't looking good for the Mount St. Joseph basketball team in Sunday's 41st Baltimore Catholic League title game. Against defending champion John Carroll, a poor first half had the Gaels frustrated and down by nine points.

Varsity Q&A: Melanie Slowinski, Glen Burnie, softball

6:48 PM EDT, April 12, 2012

Varsity Q&A: Melanie Slowinski, Glen Burnie, softball

Carrying a .667 batting average into this week, it's clear senior shortstop Melanie Slowinski has had her share of big games for No. 1 Glen Burnie.

11:08 PM EDT, April 21, 2012

McDonogh claims overtime victory against St. Mary's

The McDonogh boys lacrosse team watched their four-goal lead vanish quickly in the fourth quarter of Saturday's match against St. Mary's.

No. 3 Calvert Hall shows its mettle in 11-8 win over No. 1 Gilman

7:56 PM EDT, April 17, 2012

No. 3 Calvert Hall shows its mettle in 11-8 win over No. 1 Gilman

Tagged by many as the No. 1 team in the country at the start of the season, the Calvert Hall boys lacrosse team has already had to deal with its share of pressure and adversity.

2:35 AM EST, March 4, 2012

Dunbar digs in, overcomes Forest Park in 1A South, 62-54

The Dunbar boys basketball team was in unfamiliar territory midway through the fourth quarter of Saturday's Class 1A South region title game against visiting Forest Park, trailing by three points with another trip to the state tournament in the balance.

No. 6 Lake Clifton speeds past Owings Mills in Class 2A North semifinals

8:59 PM EST, March 1, 2012

No. 6 Lake Clifton speeds past Owings Mills in Class 2A North semifinals

The Lake Clifton boys basketball team set a fast pace early against Owings Mills in Thursday's Class 2A North semifinal, challenging the visiting Eagles to keep up.

Baltimore Blast routed by Milwaukee Wave in series opener

11:14 PM EDT, March 16, 2012

Baltimore Blast routed by Milwaukee Wave in series opener

The Blast took a calculated risk in its best-of-three Major Indoor Soccer League championship series against the rival and defending champion Milwaukee Wave, opting to play the first game on its home turf on Friday.

No. 1 Calvert Hall romps over No. 2 Loyola, 17-3, in MIAA lacrosse final

1:21 AM EDT, May 19, 2012

No. 1 Calvert Hall romps over No. 2 Loyola, 17-3, in MIAA lacrosse final

Going into the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference playoffs, Calvert Hall coach Bryan Kelly said a team has to be playing great lacrosse and also have some breaks go its way to claim one of the country's most prized championships.

For boys lacrosse players, the recruiting process is starting earlier than ever

11:44 PM EDT, March 16, 2012

For boys lacrosse players, the recruiting process is starting earlier than ever

Like any 15-year-old, St. Paul's lacrosse standout Spencer Parks thought the attention was pretty cool.

Varsity Q&A: Evan Horn, Winters Mill, lacrosse

6:36 PM EDT, May 3, 2012

Varsity Q&A: Evan Horn, Winters Mill, lacrosse

Winters Mill boys lacrosse coach Sal Picataggi gave senior midfielder Evan Horn high praise Wednesday when he simply stated: "When the game is on the line, I want the ball in Evan's stick."

No. 2 Gilman runs away from No. 8 Hereford, 10-3

10:35 PM EDT, March 23, 2012

No. 2 Gilman runs away from No. 8 Hereford, 10-3

When comparing the top private schools with the public ones in boys lacrosse, across-the-board depth is often considered the biggest difference.

Dunbar holds off Patterson to win Baltimore City boys basketball title

10:27 PM EST, February 21, 2012

Dunbar holds off Patterson to win Baltimore City boys basketball title

The Dunbar boys basketball team has had its share of success at the state level in recent years, winning the past two Class 1A titles and making regular visits to Comcast Center.

10:38 PM EST, December 16, 2011

Blast holds on for first home victory of the season

The Blast shrugged off its early-season home struggles, had the important bounces go its way and, most importantly, stayed on course for all 60 minutes Friday night against the visiting Missouri Comets.

10:44 PM EST, February 10, 2012

South Carroll tops Century to repeat as Carroll County champion

The South Carroll boys basketball team takes few secrets to the hardwood.

11:23 PM EST, March 9, 2012

No. 4 Lake Clifton holds strong to beat No. 12 South Carroll

COLLEGE PARK — With six minutes left in Friday night's Class 2A state semifinal game, the Lake Clifton boys basketball team finally got what it wanted.

10:23 PM EDT, April 4, 2012

No. 6 Hereford flexes its muscles while winning Fred Sheckells tournament

The No. 6 Hereford boys lacrosse team bullied past the competition at Fallston's Fred Sheckells tournament Wednesday, defeting Dulaney 12-3 in the championship game after cruising past No. 11 Winters Mill in the semifinals.

Attention to detail goes beyond the court for Milford Mill's Holley

6:32 PM EST, February 20, 2012

Attention to detail goes beyond the court for Milford Mill's Holley

Milford Mill boys basketball coach Albert Holley begins knocking out his checklist the night before a big game.

Natoli's 4 RBIs lead No. 7 Howard over No. 1 Reservoir, 6-0

8:05 PM EDT, April 20, 2012

Natoli's 4 RBIs lead No. 7 Howard over No. 1 Reservoir, 6-0

Howard softball coach Chuck Rice couldn't single out any one player or particular aspect of Friday's win at No. 1 Reservoir.

Boys lacrosse: By the numbers

11:01 PM EDT, March 16, 2012

Boys lacrosse: By the numbers

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Lake Clifton shuts down Edmondson late for 60-50 win

9:33 PM EST, January 17, 2012

Lake Clifton shuts down Edmondson late for 60-50 win

The Lake Clifton boys basketball team received a four-quarter test from visiting Edmondson on Tuesday night, staying the course to find the necessary answers during the game's most important moments.

8:48 PM EST, December 28, 2011

Jones, No. 1 Aberdeen roll to IAABO tournament title

LARGO — The last time a Baltimore-area team captured the prestigious IAABO Holiday Girls Basketball Tournament, now in its 39th year, was 13 years ago.

Game of the Week: No. 5 Milford Mill (1-0) at Owings Mills (3-0)

6:58 PM EST, December 15, 2011

Game of the Week: No. 5 Milford Mill (1-0) at Owings Mills (3-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Arundel recovers from loss of big lead to beat Glen Burnie in final seconds

11:31 PM EST, January 3, 2012

Arundel recovers from loss of big lead to beat Glen Burnie in final seconds

The Arundel boys basketball team went into Tuesday's game against Anne Arundel County rival Glen Burnie well aware that the difference between winning and losing would likely come down to executing in the final minutes.

10:41 PM EST, February 17, 2012

Cormier carries No. 1 Milford Mill to another Baltimore County title

The No. 1 Milford Mill boys basketball team knocked out another of its season goals on Friday night, one that has impressively become routine.

No. 5 John Carroll stifles No. 2 Mount St. Joseph to win MIAA A Conference title

9:27 PM EST, February 19, 2012

No. 5 John Carroll stifles No. 2 Mount St. Joseph to win MIAA A Conference title

When Mount St. Joseph guard Kameron Williams let go of a desperation, midcourt shot with two seconds left in Sunday's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship game, all that was left for the John Carroll players was to see if, this time, they had done enough.

Offense builds for the blast in 18-12 victory

10:32 PM EST, March 2, 2012

Offense builds for the blast in 18-12 victory

If Friday night's performance against the Wichita Wings is any indication, the Blast can cross out scoring goals as a concern going into the upcoming Major Indoor Soccer League playoffs.

Cyrus Jones, Ryan Ripken power Gilman to MIAA B Conference hoops crown

6:41 PM EST, February 19, 2012

Cyrus Jones, Ryan Ripken power Gilman to MIAA B Conference hoops crown

A trio of veterans propelled the Gilman basketball team Sunday to the program's third Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference championship.

Girls Soccer Coach of the Year: Harry Canellakis, McDonogh

12:55 PM EST, December 10, 2011

Girls Soccer Coach of the Year: Harry Canellakis, McDonogh

Harry Canellakis

10:17 PM EST, February 1, 2012

Blast clinch home field in East final with a 26-4 win over Norfolk

One of the promotions at 1st Mariner Arena this season involves the Blast's cheerleaders passing out free Snickers bars after every goal for the home team.

Varsity Q&A: David Nicholson, Arundel, basketball

3:58 PM EST, February 2, 2012

Varsity Q&A: David Nicholson, Arundel, basketball

Enjoying a banner senior season as the leading scorer on an undefeated team, David Nicholson could easily find countless special moments where he did this or that to help the Wildcats win a game.

Mount St. Joseph relies on fundamentals to put away Glenelg Country, 57-41

10:19 PM EST, December 20, 2011

Mount St. Joseph relies on fundamentals to put away Glenelg Country, 57-41

The Mount St. Joseph basketball team has a number of constants to fall back on when its offense is out of sorts.

Former Don Akira Fitzgerald helps Blast shut down Norfolk

11:03 PM EST, January 27, 2012

Former Don Akira Fitzgerald helps Blast shut down Norfolk

For the first half and a minute more, it looked as if the Blast would have another easy time manhandling Norfolk on Friday night.

Girls Soccer: All-Metro First Team

12:54 PM EST, December 10, 2011

Girls Soccer: All-Metro First Team

Alli Cislo

Senior Thomas leads No. 2 Milford Mill past No. 1 Dunbar, 55-53

10:35 PM EST, January 26, 2012

Senior Thomas leads No. 2 Milford Mill past No. 1 Dunbar, 55-53

Well played and tightly contested throughout, Thursday night's showdown between No. 1 Dunbar and No. 2 Milford Mill only needed one thing in the fourth quarter — a player to make the difference.

Varsity Q&A: Donte Pretlow, Dunbar boys basketball

4:08 PM EST, January 11, 2012

Varsity Q&A: Donte Pretlow, Dunbar boys basketball

As point guard for the two-time defending Class 1A state champions, senior Donte Pretlow is filled with Poet Pride. The responsibilities that come with running the show for one of the country's most storied programs are both challenging and rewarding.

Tripp sparks No. 11 Edmondson to 68-61 upset win over No. 1 Dunbar

9:59 PM EST, January 31, 2012

Tripp sparks No. 11 Edmondson to 68-61 upset win over No. 1 Dunbar

The Dunbar gym and the No. 1 Poets' defense were both cranked up in the closing minute of Tuesday's boys basketball game against No. 11 Edmondson.

Blast routs Syracuse, 21-6, to build on Eastern Division lead

10:40 PM EST, January 6, 2012

Blast routs Syracuse, 21-6, to build on Eastern Division lead

The home game woes that plagued the Baltimore Blast earlier in the season are clearly long gone.

No. 1 Dunbar survives a test from No. 13 Poly, 58-51

9:36 PM EST, January 20, 2012

No. 1 Dunbar survives a test from No. 13 Poly, 58-51

The No. 1 Dunbar boys basketball team has long been accustomed to getting an opponent's very best and yet finding a way to come away with a win.

Blast weekend: Dec. 9-10

6:10 PM EST, December 8, 2011

Blast weekend: Dec. 9-10

Friday: Missouri Comets @ Blast, 7:35 p.m.

Poets writing another verse to their storied history

6:12 PM EST, January 24, 2012

Poets writing another verse to their storied history

The corner of Orleans and Central in East Baltimore was swarming with anticipation.

Girls Soccer Player of the Year: Ashley Spivey, McDonogh

12:53 PM EST, December 10, 2011

Girls Soccer Player of the Year: Ashley Spivey, McDonogh

Ashley Spivey

9:20 PM EST, February 3, 2012

Guard Aaron Parks leads Lake Clifton boys to win

The Lake Clifton boys basketball team has something special going on these days.

McDonogh bears down late to beat Calvert Hall, 46-44, in boys basketball

9:55 PM EST, December 7, 2011

McDonogh bears down late to beat Calvert Hall, 46-44, in boys basketball

The McDonogh boys basketball team had to rely on some improvisation in its tightly contested game at Calvert Hall on Wednesday.

11:15 PM EST, November 12, 2011

Blast lack cohesiveness in 18-7 loss to expansion Syracuse

With seven new players on a Blast roster that is now dominated by youth, it's understandable that the team may need some time to come together this Major Indoor Soccer League season.

10:18 PM EST, December 10, 2011

Blast blows another lead, falls to 0-3 at home this season

The Blast's struggles at 1st Mariner Arena continued to grow Saturday night with another puzzling collapse.

Carr opens season with 27-point game as Patterson beats Coolidge, 100-76

11:10 PM EST, December 5, 2011

Carr opens season with 27-point game as Patterson beats Coolidge, 100-76

Opening-season nerves appeared at the start for the No. 1 Patterson boys basketball team on Monday, but they didn't stick around for long against Washington D.C.-based Coolidge.

Long's block lifts No. 2 Mount St. Joe to 78-76 OT win over No. 3 St. Frances

10:40 PM EST, December 9, 2011

Long's block lifts No. 2 Mount St. Joe to 78-76 OT win over No. 3 St. Frances

Mount St. Joseph junior Lavon Long provided the last of a number of big plays in overtime against visiting St. Frances — and each and every one was needed for the No. 2 Gaels to come away with a thrilling 78-76 win over the No. 3 Panthers.

Game of the Week: No. 3 St. Frances at No. 2 Mount St. Joseph

7:08 PM EST, December 8, 2011

Game of the Week: No. 3 St. Frances at No. 2 Mount St. Joseph

No. 3 St. Frances (2-0) at No. 2 Mount St. Joseph (6-0)

Transfer of power in boys basketball

12:25 AM EST, December 3, 2011

Transfer of power in boys basketball

After getting his first sample of Annapolis basketball during a scrimmage early in the preseason, newcomer Jourdan Stickler left practice a bit winded.

Reservoir edges No. 7 Centennial, 1-0, to advance to girls soccer regional semifinals

10:33 PM EDT, November 1, 2011

Reservoir edges No. 7 Centennial, 1-0, to advance to girls soccer regional semifinals

The Reservoir girls soccer team had to battle through an uneven regular season that featured more losses than wins, but one fact remains: The Gators are the defending Class 3A state champions.

Mark Karcher says he was forced to resign as St. Frances coach

9:09 PM EDT, November 2, 2011

Mark Karcher says he was forced to resign as St. Frances coach

The first day of practice for the St. Frances boys basketball team on Wednesday had a much different feel than expected.

John Carroll uses big third quarter to beat St. Frances for sixth straight time

10:47 PM EST, January 24, 2012

John Carroll uses big third quarter to beat St. Frances for sixth straight time

The John Carroll boys basketball team traveled to St. Frances on Tuesday night with nothing fancy in mind.

Blast midfielder Pat Healey continuing to make his father proud

6:36 PM EST, November 10, 2011

Blast midfielder Pat Healey continuing to make his father proud

During his college soccer days at Towson, Pat Healey grew accustomed to receiving a text message from his father on game days.

Patterson boys upset No. 1 Lake Clifton

9:07 PM EST, February 7, 2012

Patterson boys upset No. 1 Lake Clifton

For the past two years, the Patterson boys basketball team has become one of the finest in the area in large part due to an explosive offense that few opponents can keep up with.

Patterson dictates pace from first tip, beats City, 69-58

10:27 PM EST, December 19, 2011

Patterson dictates pace from first tip, beats City, 69-58

The No. 1 Patterson boys basketball team did many things well early on against No. 7 City on Monday.

7:43 PM EDT, October 28, 2011

Senior Brown scores twice in first half as No. 3 Gilman beats No. 1 Loyola, 3-0

At Thursday's practice, Gilman boys soccer coach Jon Seal challenged senior forward Cotter Brown to be the difference in the No. 3 Greyhounds' important season finale at No. 1 Loyola on Friday.

Varsity Q&A: Riley Davis, River Hill, football

3:51 PM EST, November 30, 2011

Varsity Q&A: Riley Davis, River Hill, football

As a freshman in 2008, Riley Davis had the opportunity to dress on varsity when River Hill won its second straight state championship at M&T Bank Stadium. He made sure to soak in the experience, ambitiously thinking ahead to the day when he would be a senior and perhaps have an opportunity to play a bigger role in winning another state title.

Boys basketball: Ben Franklin erases 18-point deficit to upset No. 10 Centennial

6:59 PM EST, December 27, 2011

Boys basketball: Ben Franklin erases 18-point deficit to upset No. 10 Centennial

After losing close games to two ranked opponents already this season, the Ben Franklin-Masonville boys basketball team followed a difficult path to get over the hump in its third chance Tuesday.

Reservoir boys, River Hill girls capture District V soccer titles

10:36 PM EDT, October 25, 2011

Reservoir boys, River Hill girls capture District V soccer titles

The Reservoir boys soccer team put together two strong halves in the District V championship game against Broadneck on Tuesday, pushing forward to earn a first-half lead and continuing to press in the second to protect it.

Trio of local girls soccer stars will unite at Maryland

6:09 PM EDT, October 6, 2011

Trio of local girls soccer stars will unite at Maryland

This fall, midfielder Ashley Spivey has her heart set on leading the No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer team to its second straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship.

Perry Hall boys soccer team moves on with 1-0 win over Westminster

11:02 PM EST, November 8, 2011

Perry Hall boys soccer team moves on with 1-0 win over Westminster

The Perry Hall boys soccer team was once again jubilant on Tuesday.

9:10 PM EST, November 18, 2011

No. 4 Severna Park drops Class 4A final to Bethesda-CC in penalty kicks

For the 100 minutes of soccer played in Friday's Class 4A girls championship game, Severna Park was confidently able to say it had the better of the play against a Bethesda-Chevy Chase team that had won state titles the past three years.

Varsity Q&A: Derek Chan, Atholton, boys soccer

3:51 PM EDT, September 28, 2011

Varsity Q&A: Derek Chan, Atholton, boys soccer

This fall has been a particularly busy and productive time for Atholton senior fullback Derek Chan.

Boys basketball: By the numbers

12:05 AM EST, December 3, 2011

Boys basketball: By the numbers

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McDonogh comes out firing in 4-1 boys soccer win over Loyola

7:54 PM EDT, October 4, 2011

McDonogh comes out firing in 4-1 boys soccer win over Loyola

For the No. 2 McDonogh boys soccer team, the most efficient way to put a damper on surging Loyola on Tuesday afternoon was to start fast.

8:08 PM EDT, November 4, 2011

Senior Nance lifts No. 6 Severna Park girls soccer into 4A East final

Severna Park forward Jennifer Nance made the right side her very own workshop in the first half of the Class 4A East Region semifinal against Anne Arundel County rival South River.

No. 5 C. Milton Wright falls one goal shy of 3A state final again

5:40 PM EST, November 12, 2011

No. 5 C. Milton Wright falls one goal shy of 3A state final again

For a second straight year, the Class 3A state semifinals turned out to be a disappointing roadblock for the C. Milton Wright girls soccer team.

Blast tonight: Missouri Comets (7-3) at Blast (5-3)

4:47 PM EST, December 15, 2011

Blast tonight: Missouri Comets (7-3) at Blast (5-3)

When: Friday, 7:35 p.m.

McDonogh beats Spalding again in girls soccer, 2-0

9:30 PM EDT, September 19, 2011

McDonogh beats Spalding again in girls soccer, 2-0

The top-ranked McDonogh girls soccer team visited primary rival and No. 3 Archbishop Spalding on Monday, and they had a new role.

MISL has added stability, five new teams for 2011-12 season

5:39 PM EDT, September 6, 2011

MISL has added stability, five new teams for 2011-12 season

In many past summers, Blast owner and Major Indoor Soccer League chairman Ed Hale was confronted with two frustrating questions as a new season approached: Which franchises are coming and which are going?

Varsity Q&A: Abby Smucker, C. Milton Wright, soccer

5:14 PM EDT, October 19, 2011

Varsity Q&A: Abby Smucker, C. Milton Wright, soccer

Abby Smucker is in the midst of a memorable week.

Boys basketball: Players to watch

12:05 AM EST, December 3, 2011

Boys basketball: Players to watch

Aquille Carr

Boys basketball: The poll

12:05 AM EST, December 3, 2011

Boys basketball: The poll

1. Patterson

9:14 PM EDT, September 26, 2011

Early surge leads No. 6 River Hill over No. 5 Glenelg, 2-0, in girls soccer

River Hill girls soccer coach Brian Song has seen his share of closely-contested games against Howard County rival Glenelg with the outcomes not decided until the latter stages of games.

6:21 PM EDT, October 7, 2011

Linardi's goal pushes No. 2 McDonogh to 1-0 win over No. 4 Gilman

Rarely will you find the McDonogh boys soccer team, arguably the area's finest offensive side, caught up in an extended celebration after scoring a goal during the regular season.

Andrew Harris is truly Gilman's backbone

6:12 PM EDT, October 29, 2011

Andrew Harris is truly Gilman's backbone

After watching McDonogh's Malcolm Harris get past a defender with one last exaggerated touch, Gilman goalkeeper Andrew Harris knew what was coming next.

No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer team tops No. 6 Severna Park, 3-0

8:34 PM EDT, September 5, 2011

No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer team tops No. 6 Severna Park, 3-0

The McDonogh girls soccer team impressively played the part of the area's No. 1-ranked team in its opening weekend at the Anne Arundel Community College Labor Day Tournament.

8:25 PM EDT, October 10, 2011

No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer overwhelms No. 5 Mercy, 4-0

The No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer team came to No. 5 Mercy on Monday ready to work.

8:24 PM EDT, September 14, 2011

Boys soccer: No. 7 Mount St. Joe, No. 3 Loyola combine for 5 goals in 13 minutes in 3-3 tie

The Mount St. Joseph boys soccer team sent a clear message to the rest of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference in Wednesday's league-opening visit to Loyola: There's no quit in the No. 7 Gaels.

3:42 PM EST, November 11, 2011

Blast capsule: Team opens season vs. Silver Knights

Syracuse Silver Knights (0-1) at Blast (0-0)

Girls soccer: The poll

11:22 PM EDT, August 31, 2011

Girls soccer: The poll

1. McDonogh

Ravens' Thanksgiving game affects Turkey Bowl

6:50 PM EDT, April 20, 2011

Ravens' Thanksgiving game affects Turkey Bowl

The Turkey Bowl, the annual Thanksgiving football tradition in Baltimore that pits Calvert Hall against Loyola, is in a state of flux this year.

Gilman thumps Curley, 3-0, to take over second place in MIAA A conference

10:20 PM EDT, October 17, 2011

Gilman thumps Curley, 3-0, to take over second place in MIAA A conference

For the final two weeks of the regular season, Gilman boys soccer coach Jon Seal has asked his players to bring playoff-like intensity.

No. 1 McDonogh beats Spalding to win IAAM A Conference soccer title

6:44 PM EST, November 6, 2011

No. 1 McDonogh beats Spalding to win IAAM A Conference soccer title

As defending champions, the No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer team dominated the demanding Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference throughout the regular season and continued on with two comfortable playoff wins to reach Sunday's championship game against No. 4 Archbishop Spalding.

Varsity Q&A: Elyse Smidinger, Arundel, golf

3:40 PM EST, November 9, 2011

Varsity Q&A: Elyse Smidinger, Arundel, golf

After competing at a high level in gymnastics throughout her childhood, Arundel senior Elyse Smidinger switched to golf when she was in the eighth grade.

Bayhawks washed out of playoffs on Quinzani goal with 1.5 seconds remaining

4:53 PM EDT, August 27, 2011

Bayhawks washed out of playoffs on Quinzani goal with 1.5 seconds remaining

The Chesapeake Bayhawks had everything set for a case of déjà vu as they began defense of their Major League Lacrosse title in Saturday's semifinal rematch against the Boston Cannons in rain-soaked Annapolis.

Girls soccer: Players to watch

11:27 PM EDT, August 31, 2011

Girls soccer: Players to watch

Riley Barger

5:47 PM EDT, September 3, 2011

Girls soccer: No. 12 River Hill gets in sync, beats No. 7 C. Milton Wright 4-1

FREDERICK – After watching one of her crosses go through the goal area harmlessly in the first half of Saturday's game against C. Milton Wright in the Tournament of Champions at Tuscarora High, River Hill freshman forward Alexandria Hamer made a point to talk with fellow forward Sheridan Street at halftime.

Two Blast mainstays announce retirements

6:58 PM EDT, August 2, 2011

Two Blast mainstays announce retirements

Two Baltimore Blast mainstays — captain and midfielder Robbie Aristodemo and defender Billy Nelson — have announced their retirements.

Gilman's Jennings, McDonogh's Cummings named The Sun's Athletes of the Year

6:21 PM EDT, June 1, 2011

Gilman's Jennings, McDonogh's Cummings named The Sun's Athletes of the Year

Three-sport standouts Darius Jennings from Gilman and Taylor Cummings from McDonogh created plenty of memorable moments this school year to help each of their respective teams succeed.

Alumni report: Former McDonogh soccer star Chante' Sandiford playing for a national title

4:48 PM EDT, July 14, 2011

Alumni report: Former McDonogh soccer star Chante' Sandiford playing for a national title

Chante' Sandiford was 13 years old when she found her second home.

Former Broadneck star Centrowitz brings his winning kick to the world championships

7:19 PM EDT, August 26, 2011

Former Broadneck star Centrowitz brings his winning kick to the world championships

Like many of the other 1,500-meter races during his outdoor track season at Oregon this spring, rising senior Matthew Centrowitz felt someone pull up on his shoulder shortly after the final turn.

Hamer's last-minute goal sends River Hill to 2-1 win over Centennial in girls soccer

9:36 PM EDT, October 18, 2011

Hamer's last-minute goal sends River Hill to 2-1 win over Centennial in girls soccer

With possession along the right side in the final minute of a tie game, River Hill freshman forward Alexandria Hamer wanted to get the ball to a more dangerous area in front.

September 1, 2010

Girls soccer: By the numbers

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6:03 PM EDT, April 19, 2011

Girls Athlete of the Week: Ella Cooper, Friends, lacrosse

The junior midfielder led Friends to three wins last week, totaling 22 goals and seven assists as the team improved to to 9-1 in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland's B Conference. A three-year varsity player, Cooper opened the week with a seven-goal, four-assist effort in a 17-16 win over Glenelg Country on April 11. The next day, she scored nine goals and added an assist in a 19-12 win over Institute of Notre Dame and then closed out the week with six goals and two assists in a 13-12 win over Seton Keough on Thursday. Always a threat with the ball in her stick, Cooper stays a play ahead of the opponent with a knack for reading the field to know when to shoot or pass. She has 59 goals and 27 assists this season. Cooper, who also plays soccer and basketball at Friends, maintains a 3.67 grade-point average.

Girls soccer: Sophomores carry No. 15 Broadneck to 2-1 OT win over No. 10 South River

8:55 PM EDT, September 15, 2011

Girls soccer: Sophomores carry No. 15 Broadneck to 2-1 OT win over No. 10 South River

Arden Smith is a soft-spoken sophomore forward playing in her first year of varsity for the Broadneck girls soccer team. But her right foot boomed loudly Thursday at South River.

4:57 PM EDT, September 10, 2011

Girls soccer: No. 2 Mercy, No. 1 McDonogh both fall to teams from New Jersey

The No. 2 Mercy girls soccer team didn't know what to expect going into its game against perennial national power Pennington, of New Jersey, at the McDonogh Invitational on Saturday.

Turkey Bowl will move to Towson for one year

1:35 PM EDT, July 14, 2011

Turkey Bowl will move to Towson for one year

The Turkey Bowl, Baltimore's annual Thanksgiving high school football game featuring Calvert Hall and Loyola, will be played on the same day and time, only in a temporary new home for this year's 92nd meeting.

Mother's advice helped turn Tucker into Gilman's comeback kid

1:46 PM EDT, June 28, 2011

Mother's advice helped turn Tucker into Gilman's comeback kid

Ryan Tucker is a fine lacrosse player and, fortunately, a very good listener.

Baltimore Catholic League's 2011 Hall of Fame class

8:15 PM EDT, May 19, 2011

Baltimore Catholic League's 2011 Hall of Fame class

Here's a closer look at the Baltimore Catholic League's inaugural Hall of Fame class of 2011:

March 17, 2010

Boys lacrosse: Players to watch

Rustin Bryant

Patterson Mill boys lacrosse team headed to first state title game

5:54 PM EDT, May 21, 2011

Patterson Mill boys lacrosse team headed to first state title game

After reaching the state semifinals for the first time last season, the Patterson Mill boys lacrosse team has done at least one better this season.

Poly runner Dorian Claggett looks to add to his medal collection at Junior Olympics

4:38 PM EDT, July 31, 2011

Poly runner Dorian Claggett looks to add to his medal collection at Junior Olympics

Starting when he was six years old, Dorian Claggett would beg anybody in his house to play Monopoly with him.

10:11 PM EDT, June 25, 2011

Second-half struggles doom Bayhawks in loss to Boston

The Chesapeake Bayhawks had a disastrous third quarter against Boston on Saturday night, watching the visiting Cannons turn a one-goal deficit into a three-goal advantage with smarter play and more desire at both ends.

September 1, 2010

Girls soccer: The poll

1. Archbishop Spalding

Arundel's Smidinger, Wilde Lake's Silberberg win state golf championships

7:56 PM EDT, October 26, 2011

Arundel's Smidinger, Wilde Lake's Silberberg win state golf championships

COLLEGE PARK — The start of the final day of the state golf championships at Maryland couldn't have gone any differently for Arundel senior Elyse Smidinger and Wilde Lake junior Tyler Silberberg.

No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer team rebounds with win over Lenape (N.J.)

5:10 PM EDT, September 11, 2011

No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer team rebounds with win over Lenape (N.J.)

After suffering a rare setback Saturday, the No. 1 McDonogh girls soccer team had the ultimate chance at redemption Sunday.

Poly boys beat Northwestern in city's first-ever championship game

12:41 AM EDT, May 7, 2011

Poly boys beat Northwestern in city's first-ever championship game

All season, the Poly boys lacrosse team has prided itself on playing as hard in the fourth quarter as the first, relying on conditioning to stay a step ahead of the competition in Baltimore City.

After decorated college career, Holehouse wants to stay in game

10:27 PM EST, November 11, 2010

After decorated college career, Holehouse wants to stay in game

Please excuse Roberta Holehouse for having felt a bit overwhelmed when she first stepped onto campus at Penn State University as a freshman in 2005.

7:50 PM EDT, November 3, 2011

No. 4 Spalding girls return to IAAM final with 2-0 win over No. 2 John Carroll

The Archbishop Spalding girls soccer team started the season with an inexperienced defense that dealt with the question of just how quickly it could come together.

Girls soccer: Player of the Year

2:42 AM EST, December 9, 2010

Girls soccer: Player of the Year

10:33 PM EDT, April 15, 2011

No. 10 Arundel boys are too much for Chesapeake-AA, 12-8

The math going into Friday night's Anne Arundel County boys lacrosse showdown between No. 10 Arundel and upstart Chesapeake added up to one simple conclusion — something had to give.

Girls soccer: Prior-Brown breaks through late to give No. 2 Mercy a tie with No. 4 John Carroll

8:13 PM EDT, September 21, 2011

Girls soccer: Prior-Brown breaks through late to give No. 2 Mercy a tie with No. 4 John Carroll

Effectively contained for most of Wednesday's game against John Carroll's determined defense, Mercy All-Metro forward Alexis Prior-Brown finally broke through using the limited space she was afforded.

No. 1 Calvert Hall cruises to MIAA A Conference final

11:23 PM EDT, May 17, 2011

No. 1 Calvert Hall cruises to MIAA A Conference final

One of the adjectives most used to describe the Calvert Hall lacrosse team at the start of the season was "talented."

September 1, 2010

Girls soccer: Players to watch

Katlyn Axenfeld

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.

7:16 PM EDT, May 21, 2011

No. 15 Severna Park girls rout Churchill in 4A-3A semifinal

When Severna Park senior Madeline Ross stepped onto the field for Saturday's Class 4A-3A state semifinal, she couldn't help but think about the heartbreak of a year ago. That's when the Falcons — then shooting for their fourth straight state title — fell to county-rival South River in the regionals.

Varsity Q&A: Gabby Moreno, Severna Park, soccer

5:22 PM EDT, September 7, 2011

Varsity Q&A: Gabby Moreno, Severna Park, soccer

Severna Park senior midfielder Gabby Moreno always strives to turn a negative into a positive.

Patterson's Aquille Carr changes his mind, will play in Boost Mobile Elite 24

8:59 PM EDT, August 25, 2011

Patterson's Aquille Carr changes his mind, will play in Boost Mobile Elite 24

Patterson basketball standout guard Aquille Carr has decided to play in the sixth annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 basketball showcase this Saturday in California, despite questions being raised about whether that would affect his high school eligibility.

Gilman pleased to have frustrated McDonogh in 0-0 tie

11:15 PM EDT, September 12, 2011

Gilman pleased to have frustrated McDonogh in 0-0 tie

Shortly after the 100 minutes of boys soccer was completed at McDonogh, where the Eagles took on defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champion Gilman in a rematch of last year's title game, it was apparent Monday's 0-0 overtime tie elicited two different responses.

Patterson hoops star Aquille Carr to skip Boost Mobile Elite 24 for fear of eligibility issues

6:34 PM EDT, August 24, 2011

Patterson hoops star Aquille Carr to skip Boost Mobile Elite 24 for fear of eligibility issues

Patterson basketball sensation Aquille Carr could not have imagined a better way to end his summer vacation than taking a trip to California to do what he loves most — play ball.

Scouting report: Boys lacrosse state championships

8:17 PM EDT, May 23, 2011

Scouting report: Boys lacrosse state championships

Boys lacrosse state championship games at UMBC

Overlea grad a last-minute hero for Widener basketball team

7:54 PM EST, January 28, 2011

Overlea grad a last-minute hero for Widener basketball team

More than anything, Widener junior guard BJ Smith's college basketball career to this point is defined by impeccable timing.

Boys basketball: First team

12:35 AM EDT, March 24, 2011

Boys basketball: First team

Nick Faust

March 11, 2010

Alumni Report

Alumni report: Swimmer Botek finds her way through choppy waters

After wrapping up an illustrious high school swimming career at McDonogh in 2006, one that included All-America status 16 times and a handful of school records that still stand, Anne-Marie Botek is exactly where she wants to be four years later.

Boys basketball: Players to watch

10:14 PM EST, December 1, 2010

Boys basketball: Players to watch

Senior defenders have McDonogh boys primed for run at title

7:52 PM EDT, April 20, 2011

Senior defenders have McDonogh boys primed for run at title

Talk with McDonogh boys lacrosse coach Andy Hilgartner about the two players most responsible for the Eagles' dominating play on defense this season — close defenseman Bryson Greene and long pole Kyle DeVinney — and he's quick to state that the two senior standouts are altogether different.

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.

Boys basketball: By the numbers

10:14 PM EST, December 1, 2010

Boys basketball: By the numbers

0 Starters from last season back for Calvert Hall, Digital Harbor and Dunbar. All three teams finished last season ranked in the top 10; Dunbar brought home a state title.

Varsity Q&A: Jeff Chase, Boys' Latin, lacrosse

5:32 PM EDT, June 30, 2011

Varsity Q&A: Jeff Chase, Boys' Latin, lacrosse

Saturday's sixth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic at Towson University will showcase 88 of the top boys and girls players from the country. Perhaps none are more grateful than recently graduated Boys' Latin midfielder Jeff Chase. Early in his sophomore season, Chase tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee, which sidelined him for nine months. It wasn't until midway through his junior year that he felt at full strength. After a strong senior season, Chase will represent the South team in the Under Armour Classic boys game at 8 p.m. Saturday. It's just one of this summer's highlights for Chase, who later in July will vacation with his family in Europe. After that, he'll attend Loyola University, where he plans to major in business while working on a minor in communication.

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.

February 5, 2010

Alumni Report: Matt, Brian and Jeff Eveleth, Chesapeake-AA, wrestling

After handling every opponent in his very first wrestling tournament, Brian Eveleth Jr. - then 7 years old, 50 pounds and grappling in sneakers - got the ride of his life.

11:19 PM EDT, May 9, 2011

Eastern Tech erases early deficit to win Baltimore County softball title

One of the things Eastern Tech freshman pitcher Jordan Cargile has learned over the course of the Mavericks' undefeated season is that plenty of trust and confidence has formed among her teammates.

Maryland-bound Faust has City primed for 3-peat

1:06 AM EST, December 2, 2010

Maryland-bound Faust has City primed for 3-peat

Sharpshooting guard Nick Faust spent most of his first season at City knocking down 3-pointers to help the No. 1 Knights capture their second straight state championship last spring.

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