The 143th edition of the Preakness Stakes featured its biggest-ever infield stage, new and hulking “chalet” tents that offered towering views over the Pimlico Race Course track, and a winner that kept alive the chance of a Triple Crown in 2018.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh made some changes to his defensive staff Friday, adding two new assistants, including a former NFL head coach, and altering the roles of several others. Leslie Frazier, a former NFL cornerback who was the Minnesota Vikings head coach for parts of four seasons and spent the past two years as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator, was named the Ravens' new secondary coach.
The only time reporters typically want to speak with offensive linemen is when things are going bad, like last season when the Ravens had one of the worse running games in the NFL. Times have changed. The Ravens rank in the top 10 in the league in total offense this year.
Now, the Baltimore native has the job of his dreams. He officially became an NFL football player Friday night when he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, trading up with the San Francisco 49ers to select him 94th overall.
The junior scored a 5-4 victory over Pallotti's Antonio Santoro in the final match of the day to give the host Eagles the four points they needed to defeat Good Counsel, 239.5 to 237 and win the Maryland Independent Schools Wrestling Tournament.
The St. Vincent Pallotti Panthers showed they have some pretty good athletes, based on the results from the 17-team Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament at Mount St. Joseph on Feb. 8.
McDonogh used its power-packed lineup to rally from a tie score with two matches left and defeat host and third-ranked John Carroll, 40-29, in a key Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference match.
This fall, no team has been able to handle the Eagles' offensive line, and it led the way for a dominating running game one last time Saturday as the No. 2 Eagles rolled over two-time defending champion and No. 1 Gilman, 37-6, to polish off an 11-0 season with the A Conference title.
Gilman and McDonogh's Saturday afternoon season finale has turned into a championship game, a winner-take-all for the A Conference title and the No. 1 ranking — as if the 98th rivalry game between the two private schools needed any more hype.
Every week, we hope to bring you a quick Q&A with someone who covers the Ravens' opponent that week. This week, we chatted with Rich Campbell, who covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Times.
In the first postseason meeting in the nearly century-old rivalry between Gilman and McDonogh, the Greyhounds didn't go for any style points in their 20-8 victory in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference semifinal on Saturday at Archbishop Spalding.