| Aug 5, 2011
It's fortunate personal computers and their use for rotisserie baseball format hadn't been invented when I was growing up, otherwise I might not have made it out of grade school.
Then again, most guys who grew up in the 1950s were the equivalent of...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 8:51 PM
When Cal Ripken Jr. built his youth baseball facility in Aberdeen, Md., he wanted kids to feel what it is like to play in big-league stadiums. He spent heavily to construct a 3,500-seat replica of Camden Yards, complete with a hotel that stands in for the...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 12:28 PM
It's year No. 12 overall and the ninth in Aberdeen for the Cal Ripken World Series which begins today (Friday) at the Ripken Baseball Academy in Aberdeen.
Game action gets under way Saturday with the first of five straight days of pool play for the 16...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 9:06 AM
The National team, coached by former major league manager Larry Bowa, topped the American squad, 6-4, in the 2011 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game Saturday at Wrigley Field. The American team was coached by former Oriole Bill Ripken.
| Aug 17, 2011
| 9:21 AM
New England champ Hudson, N.H., scored a run on a balk in the top of the sixth inning to upset Charles County, Maryland, 4-3, in American Pool action Tuesday night at the 2011 Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series.
The loss, in the last game played in Day 4...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 8:16 PM
In final day of pool play at the 2011 Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series featured a number of key match-ups to determine which teams moved to the U.S. and international semifinal rounds capped off by an exciting game between two undefeated international...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 2:49 PM
The United States' ice dancing team of Laura Bonacorsi, of St. Louis, Mo., and Travis Mager, of Fulton, took home the silver medal at the International Skating Union Junior Grand Prix (JGP) of Figure Skating Series event last week in Brisbane, Australia....
| Apr 6, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Brad Lidge did not expect to find himself on the mound for many ninth innings this season, certainly not on Opening Day at Wrigley Field. He signed with the Washington Nationals in late January with the understanding, despite his 223 career saves, that he...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 7:52 PM
On Sunday afternoon, the Washington Nationals copied the formula that gave them two victories to start this season — except for the important part. Their offense stalled. Their pitching, in this case seven stellar innings from Jordan Zimmermann,...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:32 PM
As the starting centerfielder for the Riverdale Baptist baseball team that finished 35-5 last spring, Columbia's Matt McPhearson has played in plenty of big games.
But on Saturday, Aug. 18, the rising senior experienced a first. Playing in the Under...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 7:26 PM
She could have been a Hawk, a Cougar or a Greyhound, but instead she's going to be a Retriever.
Last Friday, Emily Russo, a rising senior at Glenelg High School and the reigning girls basketball Player of the Year, made a verbal commitment to play...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Columbia resident Matt McPhearson will play in the 2012 Under Armour All-America baseball game this Saturday, Aug. 18, at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
The game showcases 38 of the best high school players in the nation, as selected by a committee of...