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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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Baltimore-area high school sports polls for Dec. 10, 2018

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

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Patterson hoops star Marvin Price shares his thoughts on his first day back with the Clippers

The last time basketball star Marvin Price was sporting a Patterson uniform, the Clippers were at Xfinity Center with a state championship plaque in hand.

It was his sophomore year and, after transferring to Huntington Prep in West Virginia for his junior season, Price has returned to the East Baltimore school for his senior year.

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No. 2 Poly boys basketball forfeits opener at Digital Harbor on Wednesday

The No. 2 Poly boys basketball team has to forfeit Wednesday’s season opener at fellow Baltimore City foe Digital Harbor due to an illegal practice that took place over the summer.

Poly eight-year coach Sam Brand defended his program Wednesday and said he was disappointed by the ruling.

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Boys basketball Top 5 Countdown: No. 1 St. Frances

It's time to reveal the team that has claimed the top spot in The Baltimore Sun's Top 15 preseason poll.

On Tuesday and Wednesday morning, the boys basketball preview — including a feature on key transfers finding new homes, the Top 15 poll and top players to watch — will be available online.

Here’s a look at No. 1 St. Frances:

Coach: Nick Myles

Last season: 36-7, ranked No.

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Boys basketball Top 5 Countdown: No. 2 Poly

The boys basketball season is underway for the private schools with the public schools beginning play Dec. 5, so it’s time to roll out the projections for this season’s top teams.

In the coming days, Varsity Letters will count down the top five with the area’s preseason No. 1 team posted Tuesday. The Top 15 poll, along with the top players to watch, will go live online Tuesday and Wednesday.

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