In Thursday night's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference semifinal, St. Frances didn't look flashy or play a razzle-dazzle style to advance. It didn't have to. The No. 6 Panthers (28-8) used a good, fundamental offense and a smothering defense to defeat visiting and seventh-ranked John Carroll, 59-49, and advance to the title game against top-ranked Mount Saint Joseph. That game will be played Sunday at UMBC at 7:45 p.m.
Glenelg Country School senior and 182 pound wrestler Reid Chaconas is featured in the latest Varsity Q&A, where he talks about trying to win an MIAA championship, what it¿s like playing three sports ¿ wrestling, soccer and lacrosse ¿ at a private school, and what he¿s doing to prepare for the stretch run of his final high school season.
The Howard County Indoor Track Championships are the first high school sports casualty of the weekend snowstorm that dropped more than two feet of snow on the Baltimore metro area. Schools around the area will be closed again on Tuesday as the dig out continues.
Archbishop Spalding took the biggest leap in this week's Maryland High School Football Media State Poll, jumping from No. 19 to No. 11 after finishing the season with a 23-15 win over then-No. 8 Mount Saint Joseph.
Gilman's two-time All-Metro defensive tackle Ellison Jordan found out in the middle of the season that he had been selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Football Game in January, but he kept it a secret until Monday.
Gilman remains the unanimous No. 1 team in this week's Maryland High School Football Media State Poll as little changed after Week Nine. All 25 teams stayed in the poll although some positions scrambled.
It was the Daniel Webber show at North Harford, where Bel Air overcame a 14-8 first quarter deficit to beat the Hawks, 56-27, in Friday night football action that saw six Harford County high school teams post victories.
During an illustrious career at Gilman, Penn State offensive lineman Brian Gaia captured three MIAA "A" Conference titles, earned all-state honors three times and was named an All-Metro by The Baltimore Sun twice. But he never had the opportunity to play in the stadium of his favorite team, the Baltimore Ravens. That will change Saturday when Penn State takes on Maryland at M&T Bank Stadium in a Big Ten Conference tilt.
For the standout players, their senior seasons are like no other. They have more responsibility as leaders and more urgency to make the season special. With it all, they do everything they can to make sure the last high school game they play is a win.