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February 22, 2004
On February 18, 2004, CHRIS THOMAS, 55, of Tampa, FL, died at the University Community Hospital. He was born in Passaic, NJ and eventually made Tampa his home. Now Chris Thomas, born Christian Thomas Olrick, legendary Tampa Bay Area sportscaster and radio is leaving legions of loved ones and fans to pursue life's meaning without him. He was a beloved husband and father. He made his career as a popular radio personality at WDAE-AM 620 and former sportscaster at WFLA-TV. He is survived by his wife Kathryn Elizabeth Bonfield, daughter Kaitlyn Elizabeth Bonfield Olrick, daughter Shawna Leigh Olrick, son Jeffrey Thomas Olrick, daughter-in-law Amy Loch Olrick and grandson Joshua Thomas Olrick.
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February 22, 2004
On February 18, 2004, CHRIS THOMAS, 55, of Tampa, FL, died at the University Community Hospital. He was born in Passaic, NJ and eventually made Tampa his home. Now Chris Thomas, born Christian Thomas Olrick, legendary Tampa Bay Area sportscaster and radio is leaving legions of loved ones and fans to pursue life's meaning without him. He was a beloved husband and father. He made his career as a popular radio personality at WDAE-AM 620 and former sportscaster at WFLA-TV. He is survived by his wife Kathryn Elizabeth Bonfield, daughter Kaitlyn Elizabeth Bonfield Olrick, daughter Shawna Leigh Olrick, son Jeffrey Thomas Olrick, daughter-in-law Amy Loch Olrick and grandson Joshua Thomas Olrick.
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NEWS
December 5, 1990
Head coach: Tom Albright (26th season)Assistants: Ted Gott and Dan Robertson1989-1990 record: 15-7, 3A/2A/1A co-champions with Northeast, lost to Central in region quarterfinals.Returnees: Seniors Vince Barnett (guard), Clayton Pinkney (guard), Alvin Gross (guard-forward), Ray Mudd (forward-center) and Mark Thomas (forward-center).Newcomers: Juniors Mike Eicens (forward), Jesse Marks (forward) and Chris Thomas (forward); sophomores Terrell Jones (forward), Troy Dennis (guard), Fred McGhee (guard)
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By DAN RODRICKS | February 22, 2004
LACKING A contract with a television station whose managers never should have let him out of the parking lot, Chris Thomas left Baltimore against his will. That was nearly 16 years ago. And yet his death at the age of 55 from cancer in Tampa on Wednesday night was mourned here as the sudden loss of a local treasure, as if Thomas had just finished a broadcast on TV Hill and died in transit to spring training with the Orioles. No knock against any of the television sportscasters who stayed or came on the scene after his departure for another TV gig in Florida, but Chris Thomas was the toughest act to follow in Baltimore sports since Brooks.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | February 22, 2004
LACKING A contract with a television station whose managers never should have let him out of the parking lot, Chris Thomas left Baltimore against his will. That was nearly 16 years ago. And yet his death at the age of 55 from cancer in Tampa on Wednesday night was mourned here as the sudden loss of a local treasure, as if Thomas had just finished a broadcast on TV Hill and died in transit to spring training with the Orioles. No knock against any of the television sportscasters who stayed or came on the scene after his departure for another TV gig in Florida, but Chris Thomas was the toughest act to follow in Baltimore sports since Brooks.
SPORTS
March 31, 1991
Scoreboard ProblemsI have attended all 11 Bullets games in the Baltimore Arena over the past three years. Mostly, I Have Found The Games Entertaining And Been Surprised How Well Our Former Team has done in its original home.However, why has the $500,000 scoreboard we paid for four years ago not worked at Bullets games?The scoreboard was inoperative in two of the four games this season. It was downright disruptive in the Indiana Pacers game Jan. 25 to the point I was surprised the referee did not simply declare unplayable conditions and call the game off. It was turned off at game time March 22, and the game went on using the auxiliary scoreboards, which only give the game time and the score.
SPORTS
By Don Markus | March 27, 2003
No. 1 Arizona (27-3) vs. No. 5 Notre Dame (24-9) Site: Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, Calif. Time: 7:27 tonight Conference records: The Wildcats won the Pacific-10 with a 17-1 record, losing only at home to Stanford. At 10-6, the Fighting Irish finished tied for third in the Big East West Division. Coaches: Lute Olson is 498-146 in 20 seasons at Arizona, 690-238 in 30 seasons overall. Mike Brey is 66-30 in three seasons at Notre Dame, 165-82 in eight seasons overall. Arizona's lineup: G Jason Gardner (14.3 ppg, 4.9 apg)
SPORTS
By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | August 29, 2003
It didn't take long for Josh Smith to come out of nowhere and carve out a spot on Navy's football team. After going through the rude introduction to the Naval Academy known as plebe summer, then toiling in anonymity with the school's junior varsity for a season, Smith tried playing in the secondary for the first time last year. He stuck around by continuously sticking it to opposing ball carriers. By the time the Midshipmen limped home with a 2-10 record marked by one of the worst defenses in the nation, at least Navy could smile about the tough Indiana country boy who never stopped competing and collected the numbers to prove it. When a free safety leads his defense in tackles - Smith's 127 stops placed him 53 ahead of Navy's nearest defender - it usually means the unit has problems.
SPORTS
November 11, 2001
Today's games Buffalo at New England BILLS: Out: S Tony Driver (knee-injured reserve). Questionable: FS Keion Carpenter (rib); DE Phil Hansen (leg); T Jonas Jennings (foot); DT Leif Larsen (elbow); G Jerry Ostroski (leg). PATRIOTS: Out: MLB Bryan Cox (leg); WR Curtis Jackson (ankle-injured reserve). Doubtful: QB Drew Bledsoe (chest); WR Terry Glenn (leg); T Matt Light (shoulder); T Greg Robinson-Randall (ankle). Questionable: DT Anthony Pleasant (flu). Probable: G Joe Andruzzi (chest)
FEATURES
January 8, 1993
Here is a list of nominees for some categories for the 35th annual Grammy Awards announced yesterday.1. Record of the Year: "Tears In Heaven," Eric Clapton; "Achy Breaky Heart," Billy Ray Cyrus; "Constant Craving," k.d. lang; "Save the Best for Last," Vanessa Williams; "Beauty and the Beast," Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson.2. Album of the Year: "Unplugged," Eric Clapton; "Ingenue," k.d. lang; "Diva," Annie Lennox; "Achtung Baby," U2; "Beauty and the Beast," various artists.3. Song of the Year: "Tears in Heaven," Eric Clapton; "Achy Breaky Heart," Billy Ray Cyrus; "Beauty and the Beast," Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson; "Constant Craving," k.d. lang; "Save the Best for Last," Vanessa Williams.
SPORTS
By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | August 29, 2003
It didn't take long for Josh Smith to come out of nowhere and carve out a spot on Navy's football team. After going through the rude introduction to the Naval Academy known as plebe summer, then toiling in anonymity with the school's junior varsity for a season, Smith tried playing in the secondary for the first time last year. He stuck around by continuously sticking it to opposing ball carriers. By the time the Midshipmen limped home with a 2-10 record marked by one of the worst defenses in the nation, at least Navy could smile about the tough Indiana country boy who never stopped competing and collected the numbers to prove it. When a free safety leads his defense in tackles - Smith's 127 stops placed him 53 ahead of Navy's nearest defender - it usually means the unit has problems.
SPORTS
By Don Markus | March 27, 2003
No. 1 Arizona (27-3) vs. No. 5 Notre Dame (24-9) Site: Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, Calif. Time: 7:27 tonight Conference records: The Wildcats won the Pacific-10 with a 17-1 record, losing only at home to Stanford. At 10-6, the Fighting Irish finished tied for third in the Big East West Division. Coaches: Lute Olson is 498-146 in 20 seasons at Arizona, 690-238 in 30 seasons overall. Mike Brey is 66-30 in three seasons at Notre Dame, 165-82 in eight seasons overall. Arizona's lineup: G Jason Gardner (14.3 ppg, 4.9 apg)
SPORTS
November 11, 2001
Today's games Buffalo at New England BILLS: Out: S Tony Driver (knee-injured reserve). Questionable: FS Keion Carpenter (rib); DE Phil Hansen (leg); T Jonas Jennings (foot); DT Leif Larsen (elbow); G Jerry Ostroski (leg). PATRIOTS: Out: MLB Bryan Cox (leg); WR Curtis Jackson (ankle-injured reserve). Doubtful: QB Drew Bledsoe (chest); WR Terry Glenn (leg); T Matt Light (shoulder); T Greg Robinson-Randall (ankle). Questionable: DT Anthony Pleasant (flu). Probable: G Joe Andruzzi (chest)
SPORTS
March 31, 1991
Scoreboard ProblemsI have attended all 11 Bullets games in the Baltimore Arena over the past three years. Mostly, I Have Found The Games Entertaining And Been Surprised How Well Our Former Team has done in its original home.However, why has the $500,000 scoreboard we paid for four years ago not worked at Bullets games?The scoreboard was inoperative in two of the four games this season. It was downright disruptive in the Indiana Pacers game Jan. 25 to the point I was surprised the referee did not simply declare unplayable conditions and call the game off. It was turned off at game time March 22, and the game went on using the auxiliary scoreboards, which only give the game time and the score.
NEWS
December 5, 1990
Head coach: Tom Albright (26th season)Assistants: Ted Gott and Dan Robertson1989-1990 record: 15-7, 3A/2A/1A co-champions with Northeast, lost to Central in region quarterfinals.Returnees: Seniors Vince Barnett (guard), Clayton Pinkney (guard), Alvin Gross (guard-forward), Ray Mudd (forward-center) and Mark Thomas (forward-center).Newcomers: Juniors Mike Eicens (forward), Jesse Marks (forward) and Chris Thomas (forward); sophomores Terrell Jones (forward), Troy Dennis (guard), Fred McGhee (guard)
SPORTS
By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2013
Sam Cassell Jr. is 900 miles from where everyone thought he'd be as a college freshman. But the West Baltimore native and former Maryland signee has spent the past year making the most out of a less-than-ideal situation. Shortly after the NCAA ruled him ineligible for Division I competition following an investigation of coursework he completed at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass., Cassell left Maryland for Marianna, Fla., enrolling at JUCO basketball powerhouse Chipola College.
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