It was a year of championships, near misses, changes in the Ripken Baseball presence in Harford County and an Olympic medalist.
Bel Air resident Chase Kalisz won a silver medal in August in swimming in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Kalisz, who has had a tremendous career as an amateur and collegiate swimmer for the University of Georgia Bulldogs, finished second in the 400 individual medley in Rio.
It was a routine start in 2016 for Ripken Baseball and the presence it has created in Harford County.
The IronBirds opened their season with a win against the Auburn Doubledays at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. This year as a tribute to Officers Dailey...