Gov. Hogan's order Monday to close all nonessential businesses in the state due to the coronavirus pandemic forced golfers and managers of local courses to reckon with a world without their favorite game for awhile.
The Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association, which had already begun its spring season with games continuing as late as Thursday, has halted play following the directives from the Governor’s Office and the State Department of Education in regards to the coronavirus pandemic.
Officials associated with Maryland colleges, universities and high schools are monitoring the situation, but have not adjusted their schedules or travel plans amid growing concerns about the coronavirus.
After falling to No. 1 Mount Saint Joseph in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship game last Sunday, St. Frances (37-4), the defending BCL champion and top seed with a 37-4 mark, has earned a second chance at the second-seeded Gaels.
"I’m going to do whatever it takes to make sure Mom doesn’t have to pay for my college," Jason Edokpayi told his father before he died. This past summer, he earned his first Division I scholarship offer.
St. Frances girls basketball star Angel Reese, who led the No. 2 Panthers (25-3) ) to their fifth straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship on Sunday, was named one of five finalists competing for the Naismith High School Girls Player of the Year Trophy honors.
After the No. 3 St. Frances had earned a 57-53 win at the William Wells Classic — in front of an overflow crowd at Morgan State’s Hill Field House — senior point guard and fourth-quarter savior Adrian “Ace” Baldwin finally made an admission when asked if it was more than just another game.
As the St. Frances boys basketball team's senior leaders, Jamal West and Adrian Baldwin are looking for more with the No. 3 Panthers (23-3) having an end-goal of adding more championships at season’s end.
The No. 4 Gaels — behind a strong inside performance from Jason Edokpayi, big shots from Tyler Breslford and poised team play down the stretch — took hold of the game with a dominating third quarter and never let go in claiming a 62-53 home win over the Panthers at packed Smith Center.