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From Sun staff reports | September 15, 2012
Tailback Donnie Neal made school history last week by rushing for six touchdowns in Reginald Lewis' 48-0 win over Ben Franklin-Masonville Cove. The Falcons were at it again Friday when they beat host Forest Park, 48-8, for the first time in Baltimore City Division II football action. Neal had 125 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns. Quarterback Tayvon Queen was 8-for-9 passing for 147 yards and a touchdown along with two rushing touchdowns, one a 47-yard scamper in the second quarter.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Jon B. Singer, a successful Baltimore businessman who was active in Jewish philanthropic causes that ranged from helping those suffering from drug abuse to mentoring young men and women starting businesses, died of pancreatic cancer Aug. 31 at his Pikesville home. He was 71. "His compassion and generosity knew no bounds. Even though he ran several businesses and was a devoted family man, he always found time to help those who were in need," said Jerry Sutton, who was executive director of House of Hope, a Reisterstown Road recovery facility that Mr. Singer founded for Jewish men struggling to overcome drug addiction and substance abuse.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2012
Wayne Hill left Walbrook two years ago as a 5-foot-7 freshman. When Hill returned to Baltimore last fall after a year in North Carolina, Forest Park coach Greate White  was struck by a fairly obvious change in the combo guard's appearance. “He was 5-7 when he left and he came back 6-4,” said White, who coached Hill on Walbrook's junior varsity during the 2009-10 season. “I recognized him, but I was like, 'Wow, he has grown.' Once he got on the court, you could tell his game had grown and matured also.
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July 5, 2014
Two people were killed, and another man took his own life in a murder-suicide, over the Fourth of July weekend that also marked the city's 100th homicide of the year. The city's 100th homicide victim was shot multiple times in the head in Baltimore's Forest Park neighborhood Friday evening, police said. Matthew Drake, 34, was shot in the 3200 block of Chelsea Terrace in Forest Park. Drake was pronounced dead on the scene. Police had no suspects and did not offer a potential motive.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2012
While his friends and former AAU teammates embarked on their college basketball careers, Antoine Myers toughed it out at prep school and then junior college, wondering if he'd one day join the ranks of Baltimore natives playing Division I ball. “To see what they were doing and see where I was at, knowing that I could be there, it kind of hurt my feelings at first. I was down on myself,” said Myers, a 2009 Forest Park graduate who did a fifth year at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass., before heading to Pensacola (Fla.)
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From Sun staff reports | December 14, 2011
As No. 7 Lake Clifton whittled away host Forest Park's 10-point lead, freshman point guard Teion James was sent back in to protect the ball and the Forresters held on Tuesday to upset the Lakers, 83-80. James (14 points) had left the game because of a bloody jersey. During his absence, Lake Clifton double-teamed the ball, forcing turnovers and cutting the lead. Rysheed Corbin had 32 points for the Forresters, and the Lakers' Aaron Parks led all scorers with 33. Forest Park led 19-15 after the first quarter before Lake Clifton took a 41-36 lead at the half.
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Baltimore Sun staff | April 29, 2012
After taking a year off from school, former Forest Park shooting guard Quentin Judd has finalized his plans for a return to the classroom and the basketball court. Last week Judd, who averaged a team-high 19 points for the Foresters during the 2010-11 season, signed a letter of intent to attend Pensacola (Fla.) State College on a full basketball scholarship. “I'm proud to be a part of this moment. This sets the precedent for all of you to get through the door," Forest Park coach Greate White said to his team after Judd's signing.
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By Mark Miller | March 24, 1992
FOREST PARK brings to mind big rambling homes adorned with stained-glass windows and wide, wrap-around porches that look out onto hedge-covered lawns and tree-shaded streets crisscrossed with foot paths named Towanda and Mohawk.One might also think of a high school whose alumni include Spiro Agnew ('37), Judge Hillary Caplan ('53), movie director and producer Barry Levinson ('60) and developer Victor Frenkil, whose construction company built the new Forest Park High School in 1980.My father grew up in Forest Park on Main Avenue.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2012
The Lake Clifton boys basketball team had one of those special quarters when almost everything went right on Friday. It came against visiting Forest Park in the second quarter when the No. 11 Lakers were making the extra pass, converting the easy shots, causing turnovers and controlling the boards. They used a 15-0 run that covered most of the 8 minutes to comfortably separate themselves from the No. 14 Foresters, and the Lakers stayed on course in the second half to come away with a 58-35 win. Lake Clifton, which got a game-high 14 points from senior forward Cortell Henson, improved to 4-1 overall with the win. Forest Park (7-1)
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By Derrick Toney | October 20, 1990
Most of the credit for Forest Park's success this season has gone to running back Obie Barnes Jr., but the defense has also been a solid factor. Yesterday, it carried the No. 6 Foresters to a 12-0 victory over host and No. 12 City in a Maryland Scholastic A Conference game.Forest Park (6-1, 4-1) limited the Knights (3-3, 1-3) to 105 total yards, and the victory helped the Foresters move into a three-way tie for first with Gilman and Loyola.The Foresters have not allowed a rushing touchdown in their seven games and have given up only 42 points.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2014
Philanthropist Willard Hackerman, who transformed a small construction firm into a national giant with $5 billion in annual billings and was instrumental in erecting Maryland landmarks such as Harborplace, died Monday of unknown causes at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 95. His firm, Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., completed the new University of Baltimore School of Law last year and built the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, the National Aquarium and M&T Bank Stadium, among countless other projects around the city and state.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2014
Two men were killed in shootings about two miles and a few hours apart in Northwest Baltimore Monday evening, continuing a bloody start to 2014 that has seen eight killings in the first six days. Around 7:48 p.m., a man was shot in the city's Greenspring neighborhood, police said. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police initially reported the location of the shooting as in the 4400 block of Pall Mall Road but on Tuesday said investigators believe the original crime scene was located in the 3000 block of Oakford Ave. Police have no suspects in the shooting and have not identified the man killed.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2013
Durrell Gaskins was on his way to work when he stepped into a group of about 30 people in a fight involving students at nearby Forest Park High School, his father said Thursday. Durant Gaskins said he watched as his son was stabbed to death. Gaskins said he and his 25-year-old son, who worked as a mixer at Elite Spice in Jessup, saw the commotion Wednesday afternoon on Belle Avenue near Garrison Boulevard. Durrell Gaskin ran over, then collapsed moments later as his father rushed to his side.
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From Sun staff reports and From Sun staff reports | October 8, 2013
The Caves Valley Foundation and Constellation Foundation on Monday announced a $750,000 donation to The First Tee of Baltimore for the funding of a new golf learning center at Forest Park Golf Course. More than 125 business and community leaders, including Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and First Tee executives, including CEO Joe Louis Barrow Jr. — son of boxing legend Joe Louis — were on hand for the announcement at Caves Valley Golf Club. Champions Tour pro Jim Thorpe, who played fullback at Morgan State, honed his golf game at Forest Park and other city courses in the early 1970s.
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From Sun staff reports | February 9, 2013
With the game tied at 61 with nine seconds left, Koron Ford brought the ball up 80 feet and hit Ceontay Coit with a bounce pass. Coit made the game-winning layup with 1.7seconds left as host Owings Mills upset No. 6 Randallstown, 63-61, Friday night. The Eagles (14-7) led for most of the game, attacking the basket and using a zone defense to frustrate the Rams (17-4). Coit finished with 14 points for Owings Mills, and Tommy Heard had a game-high 27points for Randallstown. No. 10 Poly 58, Forest Park 53: The Engineers (15-5, 5-2 City)
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2013
Jan. 10, 1991: "We're a better team than we were yesterday," Orioles manager Frank Robinson says after the trade that brings slugging Houston Astros first baseman Glenn Davis to Baltimore in exchange for three young players - pitchers Curt Schilling and Pete Harnisch, and outfielder Steve Finley. Schilling blossoms into one of baseball's best, while Harnisch and Finley become All Stars. Davis, meanwhile, hits 24 home runs in three years, and retires. Jan. 12, 1983: Brooks Robinson becomes the 14th player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first try, excluding the five-member inaugural class.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 19, 2003
A 33-year-old man was shot yesterday evening on a street in Baltimore's Forest Park area and died more than four hours later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said. About 6 p.m., residents of the 2900 block of Garrison Blvd. heard several gunshots and called police. Officers found Robert Allen lying in the street bleeding from several bullet wounds to the upper body. Allen, of the 3700 block of Beehler Ave., was taken by a city Fire Department ambulance to Shock Trauma, where he died shortly before 11 p.m., police said.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | March 26, 1994
Forest Park lacrosse coach Obie Barnes was wary of yesterday's opponent, Northwestern, considering several of his players had friends on the Wildcats' squad.But his Foresters' 6-2 City-Wide League victory at Northwestern resembled anything but a friendly rivalry.The books show there were only 11 penalties, but there easily might have been more considering the constant sounds of helmets, lacrosse sticks and shoulder pads colliding."They knew a lot about us and we knew they could run with us, so this was the type of game we expected," said Barnes, whose Foresters handled Carver, 19-3, in their season opener.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2012
The Lake Clifton boys basketball team had one of those special quarters when almost everything went right on Friday. It came against visiting Forest Park in the second quarter when the No. 11 Lakers were making the extra pass, converting the easy shots, causing turnovers and controlling the boards. They used a 15-0 run that covered most of the 8 minutes to comfortably separate themselves from the No. 14 Foresters, and the Lakers stayed on course in the second half to come away with a 58-35 win. Lake Clifton, which got a game-high 14 points from senior forward Cortell Henson, improved to 4-1 overall with the win. Forest Park (7-1)
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2012
A 36-year-old man was fatally shot in Northwest Baltimore on Thursday afternoon, according to city police. Police responded to the 3200 block of Lyndhurst Avenue about 3 p.m. to find the man suffering from at least one gunshot wound, said Sgt. Eric Kowalczyk, a police spokesman. Police on Friday morning identified the victim as Todd Duffie of the 6700 block of Ransome Drive in Baltimore. A preliminary investigation showed the Duffie was standing outside a vehicle at the location, in the city's West Forest Park neighborhood, when he was shot, Kowalczyk said.
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