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McDonogh's Curtis Jacobs, Mount Saint Joseph's Dont’e Thornton commit to Penn State football

In less than an hour early Saturday night, Penn State landed two of the Baltimore area’s top football prospects.

At 5:50 p.m., Mount Saint Joseph sophomore wide receiver Dont’e Thornton announced on Twitter that he’d committed to the Nittany Lions. Fifty-one minutes later, McDonogh junior wide receiver-defensive back Curtis Jacobs followed suit.

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No. 11 Owings Mills wrestling deals No. 6 Sparrows Point first regular-season loss in 85 matches

Owings Mills’ Daniel Olorundare locked an arm around the head of Sparrows Point’s Shawn Wolford and time seemed to stop. The 220-pounder who bumped up to heavyweight was drenched in sweat, but his shining moment was seconds away.

An Owings Mills loss would have meant losing to Sparrows Point — again — but winning it would mean ending an 85-regular-season winning streak for the Pointers.

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St. Paul's senior wrestler Kurt McHenry leaves school early for Michigan

St. Paul’s senior Kurt McHenry left the Brooklandville school last week to enroll early at the University of Michigan, Crusaders wrestling coach Rob Eiter confirmed to the Baltimore Sun on Wednesday.

His last competition with St. Paul’s was Jan. 15 against Gilman and Calvert Hall. Eiter said McHenry’s decision to leave early for Michigan ultimately came down to resources.

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No. 1 Mount Saint Joseph wrestling tops rival No. 2 McDonogh, 40-22

When senior Justin Henry wrestled his first match for Mount Saint Joseph more than three years ago, the Gaels were the underdogs in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association. McDonogh was largely the team to beat and ran the show, and adding salt to the wound was that the Eagles had won six straight duals against their rival dating back to 2010.

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Baltimore-area high school sports polls for Jan. 7, 2019

Baltimore Sun high school polls for basketball, wrestling and indoor track and field.

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Baltimore-area high school sports polls for Dec. 17, 2018

Baltimore Sun high school polls for basketball, wrestling and indoor track and field.

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