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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | September 5, 1992
NEW YORK -- For one set, it could have been 1982.Jimmy Connors was charging up the middle like a bull. Ivan Lendl was standing on the baseline. And the crowd at the National Tennis Center was up and roaring, giving a shout that cut through the hot, humid night.Tennis was young again. And exciting again. And the U.S. Open was like the best drama on Broadway, giving you chills, tugging the heart, and yes, even bringing a few tears.But it would not, could not, last.After all, Connors is 40, not 30. Tennis is filled with power, not finesse.
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By Mike Frainie and For The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2014
In its second year, the Arundel Invitational Tournament has become the place to go to claim area girls volleyball bragging rights. This year's field featured five ranked teams, including four of the top five, lending the title added significance. On Saturday, third-ranked Severna Park rallied impressively in the championship game to defeat No. 13 Arundel, the host and defending champion, 25-23, 25-20. The final's defining moment came at the end of the first set. The Falcons were trailing 23-16, having started the match seemingly flat, when coach Tim Dunbar called a timeout.
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By Ryan Basen and Ryan Basen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 15, 2005
When Ally Spector and David Nguyen dropped the first sets of their respective singles finals, they knew they had to make several changes against top opponents to win Howard County championships. Nguyen, of Wilde Lake, and Spector, of Reservoir, were up for the challenge. Both adjusted and won the next two sets handily to clinch their first county titles yesterday at Wilde Lake Tennis Club in Columbia. River Hill won both the boys and mixed doubles titles, securing a third straight team championship with 39 points.
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By Mike Frainie and For The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
In Severna Park's season-opening win earlier this week, Falcons coach Tim Dunbar didn't like the way his players were executing. He decided to go back to the basics: passing, blocking and playing defense. The emphasis paid off big time for the fifth-ranked Falcons, as they out-hit and out-defensed top-ranked and visiting St. Paul's (0-2), 25-11, 25-16, 25-14, in a nonleague game. The Falcons (2-0) were led by junior setter Morgan Kline, who contributed 29 assists, 10 digs, and two aces.
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By Tara Finnegan and Tara Finnegan,Staff Writer | July 13, 1992
Amid numerous picnickers and blaring car stereos in Druid Hill Park, Josh Eventoff of Baltimore defeated Tom Bender of Woodlawn, 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-1, to win the men's singles championship of the Baltimore Open tennis tournament yesterday."
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By Tara Finnegan | July 16, 1991
Mike Clark of Baltimore defeated Tim Johnson, 6-2, 6-2, yesterday to advance to the finals of the Maryland State Hardcourt Championships at St. Paul's School.Clark, the top seed, will play No. 2 seed Mike Castrilli today for the championship.Leading 3-1 in the first set, Clark rallied from a 0-40 deficit to break Johnson's serve and extend his lead to 4-1.After losing his serve the next game, Clark played more aggressively and, with the help of forehand winners, broke Johnson's serve, then held serve to clinched the first set, 6-2.Johnson did not hold serve in the first set."
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By Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | March 22, 1991
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- She looked like the old Steffi Graf, winning the first set 6-0. But Graf wasn't playing the old Gabriela Sabatini yesterday in the Lipton tennis tournament.The Sabatini of the '90s is a confident player who does not run out of hope or energy. The improved Sabatini climbed out of the hole and beat Graf again 0-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1.Sabatini now challenges Monica Seles in tomorrow's final. Seles, the defending champion and the No. 1 player in the world, trounced Mary Joe Fernandez 6-1, 6-2 in last night's semifinal.
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By Nicholas Fouriezos, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2013
- The No. 11 Hereford girls volleyball team looked defeated, already trailing Patuxent 22-9 in the first set of Monday's Class 2A state volleyball semifinals. The Baltimore County squad rallied, shaking off its passivity and rattling off an 11-point run. But it would only be a temporary relief. Hereford battled for the first set, stole the second, but ultimately fell in the third and fourth frames to lose 22-25, 25-21, 18-25, 26-28 at the University of Maryland's Ritchie Coliseum.
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November 10, 1991
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Second-seeded Martina Navratilova reached her fourth consecutive final with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over sixth-seeded Lori McNeil yesterday in the Virginia Slims of California.Navratilova plays the winner of last night's other semifinal match between Monica Seles and Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere.Navratilova beat McNeil for the eighth straight time since 1985, as she seeks to match Chris Evert's record of 157 tournament victories. Navratilova has 156."I know I'm going to break it, even if I have to play the Virginia Slims of Oakland," Navratilova said.
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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Contributing Sports Writer | May 13, 1992
HAMPSTEAD -- The girls singles final at yesterday's Carroll County Tennis Championships at North Carroll High School presented few surprises to Becky Duex and Mandy Koenig.As teammates at Westminster High, they played each other several times a week throughout the season. Yesterday, their knowledge of each other showed.In a back and forth match throughout, Duex escaped with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 win to avenge her loss to Koenig in last year's final."It's horrible having to play her," said Duex, the Owls' No. 2 singles player behind her opponent.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
J. Ernest Green, musical director of the Annapolis Chorale, has been performing with his group at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts since 1985. And for those nearly 30 years, Green has thought the facility has needed significant help. "Oh, I noticed it immediately," he said. "As soon as I got there. " Maryland Hall is housed in the former Annapolis High School building on Chase Street, constructed in 1932. The community arts hub took over the space in 1979, and its leadership team is now planning a five-year, $18 million renovation for the building, which has seen few updates in its history.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
Federal education and justice officials unveiled during a visit to Baltimore on Wednesday the first set of national school discipline guidelines to reduce out-of-school suspensions and address the disproportionate suspension rates of students of color and those with disabilities. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder jointly announced the comprehensive package of guidelines at Frederick Douglass High School, the first time the federal government has issued guidance on school discipline.
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By Mike Frainie, For The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2013
Carver A&T coach Ralph Olson started the year with a simple goal for his volleyball team. He wanted seven wins. He had to revise his goals upward twice during the year, but it was the 14th win that eluded the Wildcats. That would have been a state championship. The Wildcats (13-6) battled hard, but came up short of Olson's latest goal, bowing to Allegany County's Fort Hill 25-12, 25-23, 25-12 in the Class 1A state volleyball championship game at the University of Maryland's Ritchie Coliseum.
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By Mike Frainie, For the Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
For Carver A&T's Shannon Herlihy, Thursday night's trip to the state volleyball semifinal was an experience in itself. Thanks to her play and that of her teammates, there will be another first on Saturday evening. It will be the first time Carver plays for a state volleyball championship. The Wildcats (13-6) used an opportunistic offense and dominant serving that included 16 aces to defeat Ben Franklin-Masonville, 25-15, 25-12, 25-13, in the Class 1A state semifinals at Ritchie Coliseum at the University of Maryland.
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By Nicholas Fouriezos, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2013
- The No. 11 Hereford girls volleyball team looked defeated, already trailing Patuxent 22-9 in the first set of Monday's Class 2A state volleyball semifinals. The Baltimore County squad rallied, shaking off its passivity and rattling off an 11-point run. But it would only be a temporary relief. Hereford battled for the first set, stole the second, but ultimately fell in the third and fourth frames to lose 22-25, 25-21, 18-25, 26-28 at the University of Maryland's Ritchie Coliseum.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2013
D.J. Sargenti grabbed the first interception of his career on the third play of the second quarter of Navy's 51-7 thrashing of Delaware on Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium . But the senior inside linebacker confessed afterward that he doesn't remember much about the interception. “I'll be honest, this is only my second game I've ever started here, and I kind of blacked out when I caught it,” Sargenti said, eliciting laughter from teammates Cody Peterson and Brendon Clements and assembled reporters.
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | May 14, 1999
Broadneck senior Jennifer Hellier relied on her experience. For Severna Park junior Andrew Porter, redemption played a role.Hellier and Porter both captured their third straight county singles titles at the Anne Arundel County Tennis Championships at Chesapeake High yesterday.Arundel captured the team title behind its strong doubles play. The Wildcats edged runner-up Severna Park, 35-33, with Broadneck taking third with 21 points.Arundel's top two boys doubles pairs reached the final, with Aaron Gough and Brad Hurst needing to go into a third-set tie-breaker to get past teammates Jordan Hoyt and Dave Filo, 8-7, in the decider.
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By Mark Hoeflich and Mark Hoeflich,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | May 16, 1997
It took almost the entire season, but McDonogh sophomore Chris Chiu finally found redemption yesterday at the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference tennis finals.Chiu's only loss during the regular season came against Loyola's Kevin Strouse, the tournament's top-seeded singles player, on April 3, so Chiu was eager for a rematch in yesterday's No. 1 singles final.In the end, Chiu not only claimed his first singles title with a 6-3, 6-2 victory but also erased the memory of his first defeat in high school competition.
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By Patrick Little and For the Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2013
Rolling into Columbia's Merriweather Post Pavilion for a two-night run this past weekend, jam-rockers Phish offered few surprises on Saturday night. But the band provided two sets of blistering and succinct music, a blend of new and old, along with - for those on the lawn during the first set - buckets of rain. During the enthusiastic albeit brief first set, Phish kicked its set off with a robust rendition of the summer anthem "Kill Devil Falls," a new favorite from the band's most recent studio album, 2009's "Joy . " The set continued with cohesive versions of "Destiny Unbound," "Taste," "Halfway to the Moon" and 'Twenty Years Later" before the Vermont virtuosos treated the sold-out audience to a powerhouse version of "Maze," the high-energy improvisational vehicle.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2012
Four years into his major league career, Jim Palmer had gone from being a 19-year-old phenom to a World Series hero who outpitched Sandy Koufax before his 21st birthday to a sore-armed 23-year old trying to figure out a suddenly clouded future. Sidelined after tearing his rotator cuff, Palmer took classes at Towson State. He earned his license to sell insurance. He even planned to stay active in baseball if he couldn't pitch again. "I thought I was going to become a coach," Palmer recalled.
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