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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer | March 7, 1993
It had been quite some time since the Greater Grace Christian Academy had won the Maryland Christian Athletic League championship.Some said too long."I thought we were going to be like Duke or something," said forward Jimmy Carter. "It's tough to go all that time without winning."Carter scored a game-high 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Greater Grace to a 51-39 win over Lanham Christian Acad MACL championshipsemy before a standing-room-only crowd last night at Essex Community College.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2011
When Grace Mercer initiated a Pink Out game for her Annapolis Area Christian School basketball program two years ago, she was pleased with the $780 raised that night for breast cancer research. Last winter, after Mercer graduated, her teammates wanted to keep the Pink Out going, so they teamed with nearby Key School to try to raise a little bit more than that. Instead, they raised a whole lot more. The schools, two of the smallest in the area, they brought in more than $12,000.
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By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,Staff Writer | March 8, 1992
What Greater Grace Christian Academy's boys basketball team lacked in size, it made up for in quickness.What Rock Church Academy lacked in speed, it more than made for in team size.In a battle of height against speed last night, height won as Rock Church rose to the occasion in the second half to claim a 55-53 victory in the Maryland Christian Athletic League tournament championship game at Essex Community College."With their size, we knew we had to beat them down the floor," said Greater Grace coach Pat Crotty, who dropped two regular-season games to the Victors.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Reporter | November 15, 2006
For the first time in school history, Towson's football team is in the postseason. The Generals (6-4) overcame an 0-3 start with six straight victories before losing to Parkville, 14-0, Saturday. Their winning streak landed them a berth in this weekend's Class 3A North region playoffs against Baltimore County 4A-3A League rival Franklin (8-2), a team the Generals beat earlier this year, 14-13. Franklin running back Scott Noble rushed for 227 yards and four touchdowns in last week's 35-7 rout of Dulaney.
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By LEM SATTERFIELD | November 9, 2000
After going 17-1-2 and winning its fourth straight league crown, followed by its second straight national title last fall, what could Greater Grace Christian Academy's boys soccer team do for an encore? Do it again in more dominant fashion. The Eagles (22-0, 10 shutouts) routed five opponents in four days - two from Florida and one each from Colorado, North Carolina and Illinois - by a combined 21-4 to win their third straight National Association of Christian Athletes tournament crown last week at Fort Bluff's Park in Dayton, Tenn.
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By MILTON KENT | March 4, 2005
JEN LYNCH'S girls basketball team at Greater Grace just wrapped up a pretty nice season in the Maryland Christian Athletic League, going 20-3, winning the tournament title and getting the No. 4 seed in the state Christian schools tournament. Too bad that wasn't even the best coaching job in her own household, because her husband, Pat, did her one better, guiding the Greater Grace boys to a 24-3 mark, as well as a berth in tonight's semifinals of the state tournament. "We both want each other to win," said Jen Lynch.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | October 31, 1998
No. 4-ranked Francis Scott Key lost, 1-0, yesterday to state field hockey powerhouse Bethesda-Chevy Chase, and then the Eagles' coach of seven years, Mindi Wagner, announced she was stepping down."
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March 5, 2000
Brian Neiswender hit two three-pointers early in the fourth quarter to put Calvary Baptist ahead for good, as the Knights beat Capitol Christian, 43-40, in the Maryland Christian Schools Division I boys championship at Washington Bible. Neiswender, named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, finished with 10 points. Calvary's leading scorer Ken Case, averaging near 27 points per game coming in, was held to nine points. But others stepped up. "This was the biggest win in school history with an entire team effort on the court," said Calvary coach Ric Nelson.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | January 26, 2000
Jay Estabrook was having a Coke in the home of a friend in Bel Air four years ago when the screams of his 13-year-old son, Nathan, shattered the tranquillity of the afternoon. "I ran downstairs, and there's my son lying in a pool of his own blood," said Jake Estabrook. Nathan Estabrook had been mowing a neighbor's lawn when the mower he was riding flipped on top of him and nearly severed his left foot below the ankle. He managed, however, to crawl into the friend's basement. A crew from the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Department rushed Estabrook to Union Memorial Hospital, where his original prognosis after the first of four surgeries was that "basketball was out, he'd be in a wheelchair for two or three weeks and that he wouldn't be able to walk without pain for at least a year or more," according to Jay Estabrook.
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By LEM SATTERFIELD AND KATHERINE DUNN and LEM SATTERFIELD AND KATHERINE DUNN,SUN REPORTERS | January 18, 2006
Even as the defending Maryland Christian Athletic League champion Greater Grace boys' basketball team won nine of its first 11 games, it did so with heavy hearts. In October, Josh Caron, a Greater Grace soccer and basketball player, died in a car accident. And while the Eagles, runners-up in last year's Maryland Christian state tournament, have gone about the business of moving forward, they have donned black arm bands with Caron's initials, "J.C.," and his jersey number, 20, in white letters.
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By Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield,Sun reporters | October 4, 2006
Eastern Tech's girls soccer team started the season 0-2-1, but the Mavericks rebounded with four straight victories. Last week, they defeated defending county champion Perry Hall and their toughest foe to date, then-No. 4 Kenwood, 1-0, in overtime. The Eastern Tech-Kenwood rivalry isn't intense just because both teams are usually good, but also because many of the players hail from the same eastern Baltimore County neighborhoods. "It's the biggest rivalry known to me," Mavericks senior midfielder Cindi Nickles, who scored the game-winner Saturday.
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By KATHERINE DUNN AND LEM SATTERFIELD and KATHERINE DUNN AND LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTERS | February 15, 2006
Greater Grace senior point guard Jenny Bekier leads the metro area in assists with 7.7 a game, thanks in large part to her sister Julie Bekier. Julie, a sophomore center, finishes most of her sister's passes, averaging 12.5 points as the Eagles stand in first place in the Maryland Christian Athletic League at 13-2. "They read each other's minds," said Eagles coach Jen Lynch. "That's why Jenny has so many assists. Julie knows where to go and Jenny knows where she's going before she goes and then Jenny hits her with a perfect pass.
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By LEM SATTERFIELD AND KATHERINE DUNN and LEM SATTERFIELD AND KATHERINE DUNN,SUN REPORTERS | January 18, 2006
Even as the defending Maryland Christian Athletic League champion Greater Grace boys' basketball team won nine of its first 11 games, it did so with heavy hearts. In October, Josh Caron, a Greater Grace soccer and basketball player, died in a car accident. And while the Eagles, runners-up in last year's Maryland Christian state tournament, have gone about the business of moving forward, they have donned black arm bands with Caron's initials, "J.C.," and his jersey number, 20, in white letters.
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December 21, 2005
Jenny Bekier, Greater Grace SPORT BASKETBALL GIRLS STATS -- A 4-foot-10 point guard for the Eagles (4-1), Bekier averages 8.2 assists per game. The senior also plays soccer and softball, but since both are spring sports at Greater Grace, she has alternated them. SIDELINES -- Bekier is a Maryland Distinguished Scholar who holds a 3.96 grade point average. She is considering a career in dentistry or music education. From eighth through 10th grade, Bekier played the violin in the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra and now takes lessons at Towson University.
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By MILTON KENT | March 4, 2005
JEN LYNCH'S girls basketball team at Greater Grace just wrapped up a pretty nice season in the Maryland Christian Athletic League, going 20-3, winning the tournament title and getting the No. 4 seed in the state Christian schools tournament. Too bad that wasn't even the best coaching job in her own household, because her husband, Pat, did her one better, guiding the Greater Grace boys to a 24-3 mark, as well as a berth in tonight's semifinals of the state tournament. "We both want each other to win," said Jen Lynch.
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By Lem Satterfield | December 17, 2004
Player of the Year Shawn Houseknecht, Curley The returning second-team All-Metro and first-team All-City pick led the Friars to a No. 7 ranking in The Sun and a berth in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference semifinals, where they lost, 1-0, to eventual runner-up Calvert Hall. Houseknecht could shoot well with either foot, and was a balanced scorer, with 17 goals and 14 assists. He is considering a college career at either York, UMBC or Towson. Coach of the Year Jon Seal, Gilman The first-year coach came over from rival McDonogh, where he was an assistant to Steve Nichols for eight years.
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By KATHERINE DUNN AND LEM SATTERFIELD and KATHERINE DUNN AND LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTERS | February 15, 2006
Greater Grace senior point guard Jenny Bekier leads the metro area in assists with 7.7 a game, thanks in large part to her sister Julie Bekier. Julie, a sophomore center, finishes most of her sister's passes, averaging 12.5 points as the Eagles stand in first place in the Maryland Christian Athletic League at 13-2. "They read each other's minds," said Eagles coach Jen Lynch. "That's why Jenny has so many assists. Julie knows where to go and Jenny knows where she's going before she goes and then Jenny hits her with a perfect pass.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2004
Seventeen years after a federal court ruled that his church used undue influence to obtain more than $6 million from a donor, a Baltimore-based evangelist faces a new controversy in a different venue - the Internet. In recent months, former and current members of Baltimore's Greater Grace World Outreach have used an Internet bulletin board to air criticism and charges against the church's leadership and its aging founder, Pastor Carl H. Stevens Jr. The bulletin board, which has drawn more than 3,100 postings from as far away as India and Argentina, is among hundreds of Internet sites set up by dissident former church members to discredit or reform religious groups founded in recent decades, scholars say. Jean-Francois Mayer, author of six books on new religious movements, said the Web sites have made it increasingly difficult for leaders to quiet internal critics or control their public image.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | October 13, 2004
Derek McElligott never believed he needed any fancy high school soccer labels when he moved to Baltimore from London at the age of 11. UMBC's preseason All-American had learned all the nuances of the game in a country where the sport is revered and played with an intense passion. So it was no big deal to McElligott when he enrolled at Greater Grace Christian Academy, a rather obscure Christian school on Moravia Park Drive. The 5-foot-8, 155-pound forward knew he could always enhance his skills at the club level.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2004
Seventeen years after a federal court ruled that his church used undue influence to obtain more than $6 million from a donor, a Baltimore-based evangelist faces a new controversy in a different venue - the Internet. In recent months, former and current members of Baltimore's Greater Grace World Outreach have used an Internet bulletin board to air criticism and charges against the church's leadership and its aging founder, Pastor Carl H. Stevens Jr. The bulletin board, which has drawn more than 3,100 postings from as far away as India and Argentina, is among hundreds of Internet sites set up by dissident former church members to discredit or reform religious groups founded in recent decades, scholars say. Jean-Francois Mayer, author of six books on new religious movements, said the Web sites have made it increasingly difficult for leaders to quiet internal critics or control their public image.
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