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2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year | PHOTOS

Laura Wolcott of Dundalk poses for a selfie with her 4-year-old son Bryan in front of the lit Baltimore County Christmas Tree following its lighting in Towson on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021.
(Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media Group)

2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year | PHOTOS

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As the year comes to a close, we take a second look at 2021 with our annual Towson Times Pictures of the Year.
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
of Sparks works on refining his disc golf skills, making use of an empty field in Cockeysville on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
of Sparks works on refining his disc golf skills, making use of an empty field in Cockeysville on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Towson teammates Evan Jones and Nate Hockrein, right, celebrate a goal against Catonsville during a boys lacrosse game at Towson High School on Thursday, May 20, 2021.
Towson teammates Evan Jones and Nate Hockrein, right, celebrate a goal against Catonsville during a boys lacrosse game at Towson High School on Thursday, May 20, 2021. (Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Loyola's Noah Bull, right, drags an up-side-down Calvert Hall's Tim Downs for a few yards in the first quarter. Loyola defeated Calvert Hall (41-35) in the 101st playing of the Thanksgiving Bowl football game at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Nov. 25, 2021.
Loyola's Noah Bull, right, drags an up-side-down Calvert Hall's Tim Downs for a few yards in the first quarter. Loyola defeated Calvert Hall (41-35) in the 101st playing of the Thanksgiving Bowl football game at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Nov. 25, 2021. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
A bird is seen perched on tree branches ready to begin blooming in Timonium on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
A bird is seen perched on tree branches ready to begin blooming in Timonium on Thursday, April 8, 2021. (Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
A line of evidence markers are placed near Burdick Hall and the addition to the student center on the Towson University campus on Saturday morning Three people were shot and injured during a gathering around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. Officials said the shooting occurred in Freedom Square, an area popular with students, located under Lecture Hall. September 4, 2021.
A line of evidence markers are placed near Burdick Hall and the addition to the student center on the Towson University campus on Saturday morning Three people were shot and injured during a gathering around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. Officials said the shooting occurred in Freedom Square, an area popular with students, located under Lecture Hall. September 4, 2021. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Lightning strikes near the Country Club of Maryland on Stevenson Lane in Towson Saturday afternoon.
Lightning strikes near the Country Club of Maryland on Stevenson Lane in Towson Saturday afternoon. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
A group walks to in the direction of a lone standing Black Walnut tree, part of a maple sugaring hike and discussion at the Willow Grove Nature Center on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.
A group walks to in the direction of a lone standing Black Walnut tree, part of a maple sugaring hike and discussion at the Willow Grove Nature Center on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. (Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Gilman's Charlie Pope (#1) scores on Calvert Hall goalie Tommy Lubin, left, in the first quarter of high school boys lacrosse game on Mar. 23, 2021.
Gilman's Charlie Pope (#1) scores on Calvert Hall goalie Tommy Lubin, left, in the first quarter of high school boys lacrosse game on Mar. 23, 2021. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, left, Health Officer with Baltimore County's Department of Health, is administered his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination from Colleen Wilmoth at the state fairgrounds in Timonium on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.
Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, left, Health Officer with Baltimore County's Department of Health, is administered his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination from Colleen Wilmoth at the state fairgrounds in Timonium on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Martha Swann of Towson chose a rainbow llama for winning a water gun game at the Maryland State Fair, which opened today. August 26, 2021
Martha Swann of Towson chose a rainbow llama for winning a water gun game at the Maryland State Fair, which opened today. August 26, 2021 (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Nine-year-old Alexis Zhang of Towson reads from a joke book as she makes some book selections at the Towson branch of the Baltimore County Public Library on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Select branches reopened for limited services and browsing on May 17.
Nine-year-old Alexis Zhang of Towson reads from a joke book as she makes some book selections at the Towson branch of the Baltimore County Public Library on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Select branches reopened for limited services and browsing on May 17. (Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Laura Wolcott of Dundalk poses for a selfie with her 4-year-old son Bryan in front of the lit Baltimore County Christmas Tree following its lighting in Towson on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021.
Laura Wolcott of Dundalk poses for a selfie with her 4-year-old son Bryan in front of the lit Baltimore County Christmas Tree following its lighting in Towson on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Olivia Rose jumps into the arms of teammate Leah Warehime as their St. Paul's teammates rush the field to celebrate following their victory over McDonogh during the IAAM girls lacrosse championship game on Saturday, May 15, 2021.
Olivia Rose jumps into the arms of teammate Leah Warehime as their St. Paul's teammates rush the field to celebrate following their victory over McDonogh during the IAAM girls lacrosse championship game on Saturday, May 15, 2021. (Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Michael Dent, founder of Touch-Free Wellness Spa in Towson, gives a cryotherapy demonstation to Sara Waire of Towson on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021.
Michael Dent, founder of Touch-Free Wellness Spa in Towson, gives a cryotherapy demonstation to Sara Waire of Towson on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Mount St. Joseph Gaels forward Aidan Mess (33) and forward Amani Hansberry (55) watch John Carroll Patriots guard Jeannot Basima (22) try to save a loose ball which bounces out of bounds during the second quarter of a key matchup Fri., Dec. 10, 2021. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun Staff)
Mount St. Joseph Gaels forward Aidan Mess (33) and forward Amani Hansberry (55) watch John Carroll Patriots guard Jeannot Basima (22) try to save a loose ball which bounces out of bounds during the second quarter of a key matchup Fri., Dec. 10, 2021. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun Staff) (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Picturing Maryland: Tiffany and William Diggs of Towson, with their daughter Addison, huddle under an umbrella during a sudden rain shower Wednesday afternoon as they dash into Trader Joe's in Towson for groceries. Intermittent rain showers alternated with sunshine in the Baltimore area on Wednesday, but more sunshine is expected on Thursday before the threat of rain resumes on Friday. August 18, 2021 p1
Picturing Maryland: Tiffany and William Diggs of Towson, with their daughter Addison, huddle under an umbrella during a sudden rain shower Wednesday afternoon as they dash into Trader Joe's in Towson for groceries. Intermittent rain showers alternated with sunshine in the Baltimore area on Wednesday, but more sunshine is expected on Thursday before the threat of rain resumes on Friday. August 18, 2021 p1 (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
A bleeding-heart plant, one of the larger container plants on the back patio of Peggy Atkins' home in Lutherville on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
A bleeding-heart plant, one of the larger container plants on the back patio of Peggy Atkins' home in Lutherville on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Anthony Marquez prepares lunches for local educators as he cooks burgers on the grill at Barley's Backyard on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Fifty-five meals were delivered by the local restaurant to the faculty and staff of Rodgers Forge Elementary as a thank-you for their service to the community.
Anthony Marquez prepares lunches for local educators as he cooks burgers on the grill at Barley's Backyard on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Fifty-five meals were delivered by the local restaurant to the faculty and staff of Rodgers Forge Elementary as a thank-you for their service to the community. (Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Taylor Deese, a muralist from Baltimore, begins a project of painting the community garden shed at Oregon Ridge Nature Center as temperatures passed the 70 degree mark on Thursday, March 11, 2021.
Taylor Deese, a muralist from Baltimore, begins a project of painting the community garden shed at Oregon Ridge Nature Center as temperatures passed the 70 degree mark on Thursday, March 11, 2021. (Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Loyola players hoist the game trophy after defeating Calvert Hall (41-35) in the 101st playing of the Thanksgiving Bowl football game at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Nov. 25, 2021.
Loyola players hoist the game trophy after defeating Calvert Hall (41-35) in the 101st playing of the Thanksgiving Bowl football game at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Nov. 25, 2021. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
A line of evidence markers are placed near Burdick Hall and the addition to the student center on the Towson University campus on Saturday morning Three people were shot and injured during a gathering around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. Officials said the shooting occurred in Freedom Square, an area popular with students, located under Lecture Hall. September 4, 2021.
A line of evidence markers are placed near Burdick Hall and the addition to the student center on the Towson University campus on Saturday morning Three people were shot and injured during a gathering around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. Officials said the shooting occurred in Freedom Square, an area popular with students, located under Lecture Hall. September 4, 2021. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Chinedu Victor Uyaelunmo, A power forward that played for Towson University with his artistry Wed., Aug. 18, 2021. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun Staff)
Chinedu Victor Uyaelunmo, A power forward that played for Towson University with his artistry Wed., Aug. 18, 2021. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun Staff) (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Towson's Zachary Sales (#7), second left, celebrates with teammates his game-winning goal over Perry Hall in overtime. Towson defeated Perry Hall 2-1 in overtime to win Baltimore County boys soccer championship game on October 26, 2021.
Towson's Zachary Sales (#7), second left, celebrates with teammates his game-winning goal over Perry Hall in overtime. Towson defeated Perry Hall 2-1 in overtime to win Baltimore County boys soccer championship game on October 26, 2021. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Volunteers fill the trunk of a patron's car during a meal distribution by the Student Support Network, Inc. at Loch Raven Technical Academy on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
Volunteers fill the trunk of a patron's car during a meal distribution by the Student Support Network, Inc. at Loch Raven Technical Academy on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Periodical Cicadas are seen in tunnels underneath a piece of garden flagstone in Towson as they prepare to emerge in the coming weeks with the rest of Brood X.
Periodical Cicadas are seen in tunnels underneath a piece of garden flagstone in Towson as they prepare to emerge in the coming weeks with the rest of Brood X. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
A driver passes several large trees that fell along Ellenham Road in Towson during the Wednesday evening storms.
A driver passes several large trees that fell along Ellenham Road in Towson during the Wednesday evening storms. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
2021 Towson Times Pictures of the Year
Tubers float down Big Gunpowder Falls in Monkton on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.
Tubers float down Big Gunpowder Falls in Monkton on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
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