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Family ties helping return Howard County girls basketball to prominence

Family ties helping return Howard County girls basketball to prominence

Nearly 25 years later, Kacy Valentine still has fond memories of playing in Mt. Hebron’s gym. In fact, safely tucked away in the basement of her Ellicott City home, there is a VHS tape that has preserved one of the fondest of those moments.

And, on occasion, as she recently did on an early January afternoon, Valentine will pop in that recording and relive the moment of the 1992 girls basketball 2A region championship game.

“The lighting in Mt. Hebron you can see has come a long way,” said the Hammond alumna as she watched the video of her and the Golden Bears knocking off a Vikings’ team that was going for the program’s third consecutive state title. “This game right here...

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