Twenty-five years ago, Baltimore's Memorial Stadium, abandoned a year earlier when the Orioles migrated downtown to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, enjoyed the start of one last fling with professional baseball, as the minor league Bowie Baysox opened their inaugural season there.
In 1981, an eight-day Billy Graham crusade at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium had a combined attendance of over a quarter-million. Luring Graham to Baltimore was a coup for then-Mayor William Donald Schaefer.
Jeff Middlebrooks, a city planner who helped place Oriole Park at Camden Yards in its downtown Baltimore location, died of complications of flu and lung disease Jan. 27 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Patterson Place resident was 75.
Woodlawn native and former Gilman star Micah Kiser is a true scholar-athlete who has excelled at linebacker for Virginia and also helped counsel his teammates through the white nationalist protests that rocked Charlottesville in August.
When Dunbar and Fort Hill kick off Saturday afternoon for the Class 1A state football championship, they will meet for the sixth time in the playoffs — not enough for a true rivalry, but enough to add a little extra edge to the title clash for high school football fans.
For Milford Mill football coach Reggie White and his seniors, reaching the Class 3A state championship game has been an emotional ride, including the joys of winning and a twinge of sadness for a teammate no longer with them but still held close.