The weekend convention, Otakon, is leaving Baltimore after nearly two decades. Organizers said 29,000 people came Friday through Sunday, and they've outgrown the Baltimore Convention Center. Next year, Otakon will be in Washington, D.C.
Helen Maroulis of Rockville clinched a spot in the Rio Games by winning an Olympic qualifying tournament in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on Saturday, beating Greece's Maria Prevolaraki, 10-0, in the gold-medal match.
Ohio State sophomore Kyle Snyder, a Woodbine native who went to high school at Good Counsel in Olney, defeated two-time defending national champion Nick Gwiazdowski of North Carolina State with a takedown in overtime to win the 285-pound NCAA national championship Saturday night in New York.
Maryland incoming freshman Brindi Griffin scored six of her game-high seven goals during a first-half run and the top-ranked McDonogh girls lacrosse team (2-0) earned its 135th straight victory, 21-4, over host Ponte Vedra (Fla.) on Friday.
The junior dominated the 195-pound weight class at Stephen Decatur's War on the Shore tournament last weekend, winning all four bouts by pin to help lead the No. 3 Gaels to a second-place finish in the 22-team field.
Towson High wrestling coach Phil Simmonds sees promise in his young wrestlers, but the Generals also are experiencing growing pains. Towson has only four seniors in Daryl Cockerille (160), Nikko Regalbuto (220 pounds), Matt Hayden (152) and Toheeb Aroworowon (189).
Competing against some of Maryland's best wrestling teams -- and more from Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia -- Loyola Blakefield finished third at the Cavalier Duals, despite being without five starters.
The host Archbishop Spalding boys basketball team proved its tenacity by hanging with No. 6 Mount Carmel in the first half Thursday. But the Cougars regrouped and built the lead in the second half to win, 54-47.
Loyola Blakefield wrestling coach Steve Truitt says it's unlikely his Dons will win the MIAA A Conference. Still, Truitt is fine with a top-four finish, because the league includes the top three teams in the Baltimore Sun's high school wrestling poll -- McDonogh, John Carroll and Mount St. Joseph.
The highly-anticipated Wrestle Kingdom 9 show from New Japan Pro Wrestling finally happened this weekend, and the great show raised even more questions about if NJPW could make in-roads in the United States.
When the Lansdowne wrestling team holds its first home match of 2015 on Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Vikings coach George Dunn will be eager to see the effects of a tough pre-holiday tournament on his wrestlers.