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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2012
After playing almost all of its games on the road in recent years, Dunbar's football team will finally get a chance to protect its own house. Under Armour announced Thursday that it will fund the construction of a new football field at the Baltimore City school, which has developed into a state powerhouse despite having to play most of its “home” games at Poly. “I don't have words [to describe my excitement],” first-year Dunbar principal Kristina Kyles said. “It still hasn't hit me how excited I'll be to tell our kids.” Kyles said the school was among five in Baltimore that the Locust Point-based apparel company was considering to award with such renovations.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun and By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
At the Towson University football team's home opener late last month, the loudest cheers arguably came for the smallest athlete on the field. With the current Towson gymnastics team by her side, 24-year-old alumna Kacy Catanzaro stood in the endzone and waved to the roughly 8,000 fans in attendance. "Let's go, Kacy! Let's go, Kacy!" the student section began to chant as Catanzaro — dressed in a black top, denim shorts and boots pulled up to her knees — flashed her megawatt smile.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2012
The new, synthetic Byrd Stadium football and lacrosse field won't be red, black or pewter. It will approximate the same color of the natural grass dug up weeks ago - green. Maryland on Wednesday released renderings that dispelled any notions - the subject of speculation on fan sites - that the field would be one of the colors that appear on Terps' uniforms. Black was a popular guess. The FieldTurf Revolution surface will be green between the goal lines. The end zones will be red, white, black and gold in a design reminiscent of the state flag and of the Maryland Pride uniforms unveiled last season.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Periodically, Mike Pringle's phone beeps with a text message from a teammate on the Baltimore Stallions' 1995 Canadian Football League champions. Check this out , the message reads, followed by a link to game-action highlights of a gifted college basketball player. The texts are from Elfrid Payton Sr., the Stallions' star defensive end. The videos are of his son, Elfrid Jr., who's expected to be a first-round selection in Thursday's NBA draft. Pringle watches the highlights in awe. "He [Elfrid Sr.]
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2010
A 16-year-old was stabbed near the football field at Frederick Douglass High School after classes on Friday, police said. The teen was stabbed in the back just before 4 p.m. on the grounds of the school at 2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway in the Mondawmin neighborhood, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. The teen was taken to Sinai Hosptial with non-life-threatening injuries, Guglielmi said. No arrests have been made. Western District detectives are investigating. jkanderson@baltsun.com
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By Jerry Crowe | April 27, 2011
LOS ANGELES — Pat McInally never tires of reminders that he is the only NFL prospect to record a perfect score on the Wonderlic intelligence test. "It's intellectual annuity," he says. The Harvard-educated McInally, in fact, has gained far greater distinction from acing the Wonderlic in advance of the 1975 NFL draft than he did from playing 10 seasons as a punter and wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals. Further eclipsing his playing career, McInally in retirement conceived a line of action figures that were sculpted and painted to resemble specific pro football and baseball players.
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By From Baltimore Sun staff reports | March 7, 2010
Stand next to Ravens center Matt Birk, and the first thing you notice is how big his arms are. It appears that he could bench-press a small car. But whenever Birk talks to kids, which is often, he tries to emphasize the importance of strengthening a different part of his body. The brain. Shortly after the Ravens signed him as a free agent a year ago last week, he helped hand out scholarships from the Baltimore Community Foundation to area students, and during the presentation, the six-time Pro Bowl selection didn't talk about football.
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By Jeff Seidel, For The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2012
The crowds ringed the fence at Dunbar's re-done football field long before the start of the game Friday. Fans were calling the school six hours before kickoff trying to score tickets, and it sold out three hours early. Dunbar has always been a major part of the community, but the new football field that opened Friday took that to another level. The Poets always had a place to play, but now they've got someplace special. The William F. "Sugar" Cain Field - named in honor of one of the school's most famous coaches - opened in style thanks to No. 8 Dunbar's 64-0 rout of an overmatched Carver team.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2012
For the last couple months, Dunbar athletes have been keeping an eye on the renovation of their football field, hoping they would get to play a few games there this fall. "They think it's Christmas," Poets football coach Lawrence Smith said of the anticipation when the players found out the lighted field would be ready for their homecoming game Friday night against Carver. "I just think it's magical. It's going to be electric here Friday night," Smith said. Poets junior running back Coleman Blackston eagerly monitored the final weeks of construction.
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By Chris Branch, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2011
Boys' Latin's Greg Pyke is a quiet giant. The 6-foot-5, 295-pound two-sport star looks down when answering questions — he's not embarrassed, just shy. Maybe he doesn't like talking about himself. Maybe it's because he's young. "What people fail to realize this is still a 17-year-old kid, but he is in a man's body," Lakers lacrosse coach Bob Shriver says. As reserved as he is — Pyke won't even reveal his favorite kind of music — Pyke has made some noise with his athletic prowess.
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By Trevor Hass, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
The General. That's the nickname Taysean Scott earned on the basketball court when he was 7 for his fearless style of play and innate ability to lead. The nickname stuck, and Scott has adopted a similar mentality on the football field. Scott, who grew up in Baltimore and attended McDonogh, is a star cornerback at Williams College. He made a name for himself on the field during his freshman season, starting nearly every game and dominating defensively. Starting in mid-July, though, The General will join a new team: He's part of a 44-man roster that will represent the United States at the 2014 International Federation of American Football Under-19 World Championships in Kuwait.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2014
Larry Webster arrived at Bloomsburg (Pa.) on a basketball scholarship. Now, after switching sports two years ago, the Elkton native is leaving the Division II school as a burgeoning NFL draft prospect. Teams are intrigued by Webster, 6 feet 6 and a lean 252 pounds, because of his pass rushing potential and athleticism. In two seasons on the football team, he piled up 88 tackles, 26 sacks, 31 tackles for losses, an interception and three forced fumbles. He also caught two touchdowns lining up at tight end and returned a blocked punt for a touchdown.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
Chuck Foreman, meet Earl "The Pearl" Monroe. That's the how-de-do that Foreman, a former NFL star running back, wants to hear. "It would be a joy to run into Earl some day," he said. Foreman, who's from Frederick, played seven years with the Minnesota Vikings and led them to three Super Bowl appearances in the 1970s with mercurial moves that he borrowed from Monroe, a basketball Hall of Famer. "I grew up watching him play for the [Baltimore] Bullets," said Foreman, 63. "The Pearl could spin down the court, and the energy he brought to the game was unbelievable.
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By Seth Boster and The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2013
It's more of a faraway vision to Billy Cosh now: at the end of a country road, Arundel's football field, the quarterback's canvas under the hazy white glow of a Friday night. That was where the state of Maryland's all-time leading passer painted his legacy and where possibilities seemed as limitless as the magic from his right arm. "I miss it, you know?" said the 21-year-old Cosh, a 2009 Arundel graduate now on scholarship at the University of Houston with two years of eligibility remaining.
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By Tom Schad, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2013
Loyola sophomore Damon Hazelton stood on the sideline of the Ravens' practice field on Saturday afternoon, admiring the place where he one day hopes to play. He positioned himself in front of the far wall of the Under Armour Performance Center, where an image of the Lombardi Trophy towers over the goal posts. Wide receiver Jaison Young (Riverdale Baptist) grabbed Hazelton's cellphone and took his picture. “I wouldn't mind playing here,” Hazelton said, smiling. “It just makes me want to play even more.” Unfortunately for Hazelton, the odds of making it to the NFL are not in his favor.
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March 20, 2013
How are reporters and editors view Ed Reed signing with the Houston Texans: Jeff Zrebiec, Ravens reporter: It is obviously a sad day for Ravens' fans and for good reason. Reed is one of the best players in franchise history and a sure bet Hall of Famer. For more than a decade, he has not only been one of the best Ravens but he's been one of the most entertaining to watch. But the Ravens' offseason blueprint has been clear and quite  frankly, Reed, who turns 35 in September and who struggled last season, doesn't fit into that going forward.
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By George Vecsey and George Vecsey,New York Times News Service | October 6, 1991
What's the big deal? That was my reaction when I heard a couple of girls were playing high school football on New York's Long Island this season. Well, maybe not playing football, but place-kicking.Last Saturday, Jacqueline Gainer became the first female to score a point in New York state, during Valley Stream Central's 10-0 victory over East Meadow. This Saturday, Susan Price is expected to take the first kick if Central scores a touchdown at Long Beach.The two kickers, accomplished soccer players, will not attempt field goals because they are not considered big enough, experienced enough, strong enough, mean enough, to be on the field while the ball is alive.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | June 9, 2004
Before the start of yesterday's practice, Ravens cornerback Corey Fuller stood in one corner of the field and laughed loudly with Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Gary Baxter. A half hour later, Fuller was equally jovial during the workout. Showing no ill effects from a quadriceps injury that limited his play last year, Fuller accelerated through receivers to break up passes and cut sharply on his previously injured leg to jump routes, gliding to the ball as if he didn't have a care in the world.
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By Josh Vitale and The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2013
Matt Tilley hasn't had much free time outside of practice this year. In fact, Gilman baseball coach Larry Sheets said the senior has taken just two days off since August -- both between the football and basketball seasons and none between the basketball and baseball seasons. Such is the life of a three-sport athlete. And he hasn't just participated in football, basketball and baseball -- he has excelled in all three. He played wide receiver and free safety for the Gilman football team that won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference last fall, served as captain for the basketball team that was one win away from winning its second consecutive MIAA B Conference title in the winter and stars all over the field for the No. 10 Greyhounds in baseball.
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By Matt Vensel | January 21, 2013
He was a blur on the football field, hitting everything in sight. He was barking at everyone within earshot, too. And when he is playing his game by pounding his opponents, no Raven might exemplify physical football more. No, I'm not talking about Ray Lewis, who is the emotional tone-setter of a Ravens defense that has defeated future Hall of Famers Peyton Manning and Tom Brady and one of their leading heirs apparent, Andrew Luck. With all due respect to Lewis, again a tackling machine Sunday but obviously and understandably not the same punishing hitter he was in his prime, the physical tone-setter of this rejuvenated unit has become strong safety Bernard Pollard, one of the NFL's most feared hitters -- especially up north in New England.
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