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October 14, 1997
THEY SAID that John Denver, the country music star of the 1970s, went out of style. Not in Baltimore. His bond to seventh-inning music lovers in this region was as strong at his death Sunday as in 1975 when his great hit, "Thank God, I'm a Country Boy," came out.John Henry Deutschendorf was a more sophisticated artist than the songs he wrote and sang under his shorter name implied. He was also concerned about the resources of the planet and the frontiers of technology. He died off California's coast, age 53, in a crash piloting his experimental plane.
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From Sun staff reports | January 6, 2013
After losing the first quarter, the Glenelg Country School boys basketball team won the next two and had a seven-point lead heading into the fourth. Then host Maret (D.C.) woke up and went on a 20-2 run to beat the Dragons, 58-47, at the Butch McAdams Event on Saturday. Warren Powers had a game-high 23 points and Kevin Boyd added 14 for Glenelg Country (8-7). The Fighting Frogs (10-2) had a trio of double-digit scorers: Marion Beck (15), Steffen Davis (14) and Drake Goddard (10).
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FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | October 14, 1997
It became as much a part of the mosaic of Orioles baseball as Esskay hot dogs, the collective roar of "O!" during the National Anthem, and Rex Barney intoning "Thank yewww" and "Give that fan a contract!"If you went to an O's game, you expected to jump to your feet during the seventh-inning stretch and hear John Denver warbling "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" in that high-pitched, hillbilly twang.Since the first time he danced and sang "Country Boy" atop the Orioles dugout during Game 1 of the 1983 World Series at Memorial Stadium, Orioles fans have felt affection for the 53-year-old pop singer, who died in a plane crash Sunday.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2012
Glenelg Country School has named Oakland Mills graduate Glenn Hayman as its new varsity boys soccer coach. Hayman returns to the Howard County area after a successful soccer career as a player and a coach at Roanoke College. After helping Oakland Mills capture consecutive state championships in 1998-99, Hayman enjoyed a four-year career at Roanoke before becoming an assistant coach at the college. He also coached at Lord Botetourt High School from 2007-09. As a college player, he earned All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honors in both his junior and senior seasons.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN COLUMNIST | March 30, 2000
My fellow Orioles fans, I have a dream. I dream that one day soon, the seventh-inning stretch will arrive at Camden Yards, the Taj Mahal of the Patapsco. And on that day we fans will put down our $4 draft beers and $3.50 hot dogs and rise from our $20 seats, and a glorious song will burst forth over the sound system. And this song will NOT be "Thank God I'm a Country Boy." It will NOT be the song that for too long has made O's games sound like the cast picnic for "Hee Haw." No, brothers and sisters, this will be a new song.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN COLUMNIST | April 4, 2000
The sky was the color of scrap metal yesterday and thick dark clouds floated overhead as you nosed your car in the direction of Camden Yards for the Orioles Opening Day extravaganza. But you, you didn't care if the weatherman was calling for twisters to touch down. You were a man on a mission. It was time to sit down with the Big Man. Time to seek out Orioles owner Peter Angelos and present him with the results of a recent Sun poll that showed a clear majority of fans favor getting rid of John Denver's rube anthem "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" as the O's seventh-inning stretch song.
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By Kevin Cowherd | March 23, 2000
WITH THE NEW baseball season almost upon us -- and let's hope it's a better one around here than that train wreck of 1999 -- the Orioles should now address the single most important issue facing this franchise. That's right: It's time to get rid of that seventh-inning stretch song. Once and for all, it's time to bury "Thank God I'm a Country Boy." And this time, we should drive a stake through its heart, too. In the past two weeks, I've heard this topic discussed on at least three radio talk shows.
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June 5, 1994
The Orioles retired the hackneyed "Take Me Out To the Ballgame," as the seventh-inning stretch song this year, to the delight of thousands and have been periodically trying out some other tunes in an effort to gauge fan interest. Always in a helping mood, we here at "Winners and Losers" have a few suggestions for what works and what doesn't.SONGS.. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. . ..COMMENTY.M.C.A" .. .. .Loser .. .. .. .People didn't just laugh at the.. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. . ..Village People in the 70's because.
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By Retta Blaney | October 23, 1996
MY FAVORITE BEAT as a newspaper reporter was covering politics, although I never flew with the president, hobnobbed with celebrities or prowled high-priced fund-raisers looking for a scoop.I did my reporting in Carroll County, where all politics was as local as could be, where political consultants, television advertising and complex direct-mail operations were unnecessary. In Carroll County, political campaigns had all the sophistication of a run for class president.After graduating from college, I worked as a reporter for the Carroll County Times, where I covered a variety of electoral races.
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By Wiley A. Hall 3rd | March 10, 1992
I have lost count of the number of people who have told me over the years that the Baltimore Orioles are one of the most racist teams in major league baseball.These people offer no smoking guns: They talk about a black player here who was traded abruptly or a black player there who was sent down to the major leagues without a "fair" tryout.They talk about various slights and snubs to black players, about hostile fans and critical radio talk show hosts.There was the time, some years ago, when I talked a couple of my buddies into going to a game with me. Years have passed and they still tease me about the fact that the Orioles played "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" during the seventh-inning stretch.
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By Glenn Graham | January 5, 2012
At the midway point in the season, the Glenelg Country boys basketball team is still getting settled into the demanding Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference after moving up from the B Conference. Coach Kevin Quinlan has continually preached a "one quarter at a time"  approach, and Tuesday it helped produce the program's biggest win to date when the Dragons (7-6) upset perennial league power and No. 6 St. Frances, 57-55. For Quinlan, who led the Dragons to the B Conference crown and a 28-3 mark in his first season last year, there was little time to celebrate - the team travels to Loyola on Friday.
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From Sun staff reports | January 4, 2012
Glenelg Country School made two more 3-pointers and four more free throws than visiting No. 6 St. Frances on Tuesday, and that difference lifted the Dragons boys basketball team over the Panthers, 57-55. St. Frances had lost to No. 3 Dunbar, 49-48, on Dec. 28. Glenelg Country took a 16-13 lead after the first quarter before St. Frances switched to 1-3-1 and 2-3 zone defenses to spark a 14-8 run and take a 27-24 lead at the break. The Dragons settled down by the close of the third quarter and held off the Panthers the rest of the way. Kevin Boyd had 19 points and Warren Powers added 15 points for Glenelg.
EXPLORE
October 12, 2011
Centennial, Howard and Oakland Mills held a tri-meet Oct. 12. The results were: Boys team : Centennial def. Oakland Mills, 24-36. Howard def. Oakland Mills, 25-32. Centennial def. Howard 27-30. Boys individual: 1. Sam Andrews, OM, 17:07; 2. Daniel Rau, Ho, 17:27; 3. Pranay Patel, C, 17:31.4; 4. Thomas Brumbaugh, OM, 17:31.8; 5. Steven Eastman, Ho, 17:41; 6. Alec Font, C, 17:44; 7. Harry Colby, C, 17:53; 8. Kirtan Patel, Ho, 18:08; 9. Andrew Durkee, C, 18:20; 10. Luke Filar, Ho, 18:37.
SPORTS
June 16, 2011
Watson breaks through Teddy Greenstein Chicago Tribune I'm going out on a limb, picking a U.S. Open champion born in the same country as Barack Obama. American golfers have been trumped of late by internationals. Enough's enough. It's time for a country boy named Bubba to win a major. Bubba Watson can bomb it 350 yards and also hits the most greens on tour. The lefty closed well to win in San Diego and New Orleans this year and came within a shot of claiming his first major at last year's PGA Championship.
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By Rich Scherr, Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2011
On paper, this wasn't supposed to be Glenelg Country School's year. To coach Kevin Quinlan, however, having a roster teeming with underclassmen never tempered expectations. "I don't look ahead. I didn't really set myself up," Quinlan said. "But I knew they could be great. " On Wednesday night, the Dragons proved their coach correct, as 6-foot-8 junior Isaiah Miles and 6-5 sophomore Warren Powers each scored 18 points in a 75-62 win over Annapolis Area Christian School, giving the Howard County team its first Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference title before an estimated 1,000 at Gilman.
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By From Sun Staff Reports | February 16, 2011
Top-seeded Glenelg Country School (24-3) used a game-high 31 points from Isaiah Miles to handle visiting St. Vincent Pallotti, 74-53, on Wednesday in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference semifinal. The Dragons went on a 27-7 run to start the first quarter and never looked back. Glenelg Country will face Annapolis Area Christian School, a 46-44 winner over St. Paul's, in the championship game. Douglass 65, No. 13 Lake Clifton 59: Dwayne Brewer scored a game-high 21 points, and a full-court press in the final two minutes fueled the upset.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | March 7, 2005
REGULAR READERS might recall a spirited campaign here a few years ago imploring the Orioles to drop the dopey John Denver anthem "Country Boy" as their seventh-inning stretch song. Maybe that song was OK 25 years ago, when Wild Bill Hagy would climb onto the dugout with a couple of six-packs sloshing around in his gut to lead cheers at old Memorial Stadium. But it quickly became tiresome and, as this is not a town of hicks and plowboys, the continued playing of it struck many as bizarre.
SPORTS
June 16, 2011
Watson breaks through Teddy Greenstein Chicago Tribune I'm going out on a limb, picking a U.S. Open champion born in the same country as Barack Obama. American golfers have been trumped of late by internationals. Enough's enough. It's time for a country boy named Bubba to win a major. Bubba Watson can bomb it 350 yards and also hits the most greens on tour. The lefty closed well to win in San Diego and New Orleans this year and came within a shot of claiming his first major at last year's PGA Championship.
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By From Sun staff reports | January 5, 2011
One thing the Glenelg Country boys basketball team can count on in every game is its relentless team defense. Playing for first place in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association BConference at rival St. Paul's on Wednesday night, the No. 14 Dragons clamped down when it was needed most to come away with a tightly contested 46-44 win over the Crusaders. Kevin Boyd followed a missed shot to give the visitors the 46-44 advantage that proved to be the difference. Trailing 30-26 at the half, the Dragons limited St.Paul's to four field goals and 14points in the final 16 minutes.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | January 14, 2010
Compared with a country music mecca like Nashville, Baltimore's country scene might seem almost nonexistent. But for local honky-tonk singer/songwriter Arty Hill, that's not necessarily a bad thing. "In Nashville, you're working in the shadow of modern country music - which is pop music - and it's a big shadow to be working in," Hill said. "Here, there are no boundaries. We can do whatever we want. I get to do honky-tonk at Rams Head Live. That's pretty awesome when you think about it. There's nobody in Baltimore shoving Toby Keith down people's throats."
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