St. Paul's-Boys' Latin game a first for Ravens' stadium

Lakers ahead in lacrosse series, 41-40, against rival


High Schools

April 28, 2005|By Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn | Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

The first high school lacrosse game to be played at M&T Bank Stadium brings together schools - No. 2 St. Paul's and No. 3 Boys' Latin - with two of Baltimore's most storied traditions in the sport at 7:30 tonight.

The game will be part of the three-day Atlantic Coast Conference tournament festivities for men and women at the Ravens' home and will follow a 5 p.m. women's play-in game between North Carolina and Virginia Tech. Tickets are $7.

According to research by local lacrosse guru Mac Kennedy, who is writing a book about the series, St. Paul's and Boys' Latin have each considered the other its fiercest rival since the schools' first meeting in 1934. During that time, Boys' Latin (14-1 overall, 8-1 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference) has an edge in victories, 41-40, over St. Paul's (13-1, 7-1), but the Crusaders have won more private school A conference titles (24-8).

However, the schools share a number of ties, among them legendary coach Howdy Myers. A former Boys' Latin baseball player who graduated in 1929, Myers coached seven straight A Conference championship lacrosse teams at St. Paul's from 1940 to 1946 before continuing his coaching career at Johns Hopkins and Hofstra.

Panthers celebrate

Aaron Bagley and the other seniors on St. Frances' baseball team had been waiting almost four years for what happened on Friday.

For the first time in his Panthers career, right-hander Bagley walked off the mound with a win, a 7-5 victory over Arlington Baptist.

"Everybody rushed the mound and jumped around and had a little fun," said Bagley, who struck out 13. "We struggled for four years and didn't get a win, so for us to get a win in that dramatic fashion was great for all of us."

The Panthers used a four-run fourth inning to pull ahead and then added an insurance run on Vinny Mims' steal of home in the bottom of the sixth.

Lemmeul West went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs. Devin Yancy went 2-for-3 with one RBI.

The last time St. Frances won a game, coach Brian Boles was playing on the team.

"[Friday's win] was like a sense of relief," said Boles, whose team competes in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference. "I know a lot of the kids' spirits were low. It's hard to keep kids enthused about playing when you're losing, but when you're in the game, it's always fun."

Friars race to victory

Rob Daniels, Glenn Williams and Raymond Ridgeway each posted victories to power the No. 4 Archbishop Curley boys track and field team to a win at the Lock Haven (Pa.) University Invite last Friday.

The Friars went 1-2 in the 110-meter high hurdles, with Daniels capturing the event in 15.57 seconds and Dominic Devaud second in 15.70.

Ridgeway took the 100 dash with a time of 11.48 seconds. Williams, who finished third in the 100, claimed the 200 in 22.88 seconds.

Curley also earned second-place honors from Jake Amato in the shot put and its 1,600-relay squad and third-place showings from Amato in the 400 and Erik Anderson in the 3,200 to compile 99.5 points for the invitational crown.

Sun staff writer Edward Lee contributed to this article.

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