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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Sports History for Feb. 18-24

The Sun Remembers: This Week in Sports History for Feb. 18-24
Maryland men's lacrosse coach Dave Cottle makes a point on the sideline as the Terps scrimmage Washington College in February 2002, nine days before the season opener. (Elizabeth Malby / The Baltimore Sun)

Feb. 23, 2002: In coach Dave Cottle’s debut, the Maryland men’s lacrosse team defeats Hobart, 13-6, in College Park. The Terps will finish 9-4.

Feb. 23, 1989: Led by sprint champion Derrick Love (55 and 300 meters), Meade wins the state Class 4A indoor track championship at the 5th Regiment Armory. One year later, Love — The Evening Sun High School Athlete of the Year — pleads guilty to selling fake crack cocaine to an undercover police officer and is sentenced to three years’ probation.

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Jesse Owens addresses Orioles pitcher and catchers on Feb. 23, 1971.
Jesse Owens addresses Orioles pitcher and catchers on Feb. 23, 1971. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Feb. 23, 1971: At the Orioles’ behest, in spring training, Olympic track star Jesse Owens, 57, addresses the world champions on running, conditioning and attitude.

Wilt Chamberlain knocks away a shot by the Bullets' Gus Johnson (25) in February 1965. Among those watching are the 76ers' Luke Jackson, immediate right, the Bullets' Bailey Howell (15) and Walt Bellamy, far right, and referee Richie Powers.
Wilt Chamberlain knocks away a shot by the Bullets' Gus Johnson (25) in February 1965. Among those watching are the 76ers' Luke Jackson, immediate right, the Bullets' Bailey Howell (15) and Walt Bellamy, far right, and referee Richie Powers. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Feb. 24, 1967: Wilt Chamberlain hits all 18 of his field-goal attempts and scores 42 points as the Philadelphia 76ers crush the Bullets, 149-118, in Pittsburgh.

Jockey Garth "Dawg" Patterson in October 1966.
Jockey Garth "Dawg" Patterson in October 1966. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Feb. 24, 1964: Jockey Garth “Dawg” Patterson, 20, rides four winners at Bowie Race Course, making him the nation’s leading rider with 63 victories.

Former Colt Don Joyce signs a helmet in November 1998 at Martin's West in Woodlawn.
Former Colt Don Joyce signs a helmet in November 1998 at Martin's West in Woodlawn. (Gene Sweeney Jr. / Baltimore Sun)

Feb. 24, 1959: In the featured wrestling match at the Coliseum, Don Joyce, defensive end of the world champion Colts, is pinned by Johnny Valentine despite Joyce having thrown him from the ring.

Byron Forbush speaks at Friends in October 1983.
Byron Forbush speaks at Friends in October 1983. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Feb. 22, 1950: Two weeks after being routed by Loyola, 72-21, Johns Hopkins defeats the Greyhounds, 79-73, in basketball at Homewood. The Blue Jays are led by Byron Forbush (19 points), later headmaster at Friends, and George Mitchell (10 points), who’ll coach lacrosse at St. Paul’s.

Gene Ochsenreiter in December 1940.
Gene Ochsenreiter in December 1940. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Feb. 22, 1941: After 21 consecutive losses, the Maryland basketball team defeats Washington College, 26-18, in Chestertown in its final game. Gene Ochsenreiter scores six points for the Terps.

Jim Wilson in an undated photo.
Jim Wilson in an undated photo. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Birthday

Feb. 20, 1922: Jim Wilson, former Orioles pitcher who represented the team in the 1955 All-Star Game, despite leading the American League in losses (18) that year. Wilson died in 1986.

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