The news of Andrew Luck retiring from football surprised me late Saturday night, with the Colts quarterback making waves across the league with two weeks to go before the season begins. The reaction from much of Indianapolis didn’t shock me one bit.
Gerstell Academy girls lacrosse player Emily Messinese took part in the U.S. Lacrosse's National Development Combine, an invite-only program to get high school players into the pipeline as the organization tries to have lacrosse ready for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association put together a new playoff structure for the 2019-20 season, doing away with sections within each classification and going with two sub-regions each in North, South, East, and West. Now, in most sports the top teams from Region 1 and Region 2 advance to the state quarterfinals, and the final eight teams will be seeded based on their regular-season winning percentage.
A group of hand-picked 11- and 12-year-olds from Westminster came together 30 years ago to defend a Little League state championship. None of them could have expected, three decades later, they’d still be the last locals to do it.
Carroll County schools were busy Wednesday, with hundreds of athletes attending tryouts for boys and girls cross country, field hockey, football, golf, boys and girls soccer, and volleyball. And expectations are high for several teams around the county.
Leah Sharkey, an incoming junior at Century High School, won Times Girls Tennis Player of the Year in 2017, but passed on her sophomore season to focus more on playing at the United States Tennis Association level.
Throwing out of the ceremonial first pitches before the Aug. 11, 2019 baseball game at Oriole Park had Taneytown resident Lisa Ramjit feeling a little nervous, she said. But she’s quite used to being in such a spotlight.
Upon being drafted in 2018, former George Washington University standout and Winters Mill High School graduate Isaiah Pasteur made it his goal to climb the New York Yankees’ minor-league ladder and make it to the big leagues one day.
Century High School graduate Kristen Yanchoris earned a prestigious honor upon graduating from Loyola Maryland in the spring — the former all-county player at Century High School received Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors last week from the Patriot League.
Samantha Smith, an incoming junior at Westminster High School, tossed a perfect game over four innings in a tournament win for the Finksburg Lions' 16-under travel team. And she threw a mere 36 pitches in the process.
The Carroll County Invitational swim meet, which is in its 33rd year, was postponed minutes before its scheduled 5 p.m. start time because of a band of thunderstorms that rolled through the South Carroll Swim Club area.