November 27, 1992
Deer hunting season begins tomorrow in Maryland with a bang. The firearms season is doubled to two weeks to encourage hunters to reduce a deer population that threatens to mushroom out of control. Wildlife officials expect a total kill of nearly 50,000 whitetail, out of a statewide herd estimated to number almost 200,000.But as Sun outdoors columnist Peter Baker explained this week, even a longer hunting season with more liberal bag limits this year will not achieve the major goal of game managers -- stabilizing the deer population to pre-1990 levels.
February 9, 1998
State University of New York-Buffalo repeated as champion in yesterday's 21st Crab Pot ice hockey tournament at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. The Thundering Herd (17-6-1) used a herd of five players to score a goal each in a 5-1 romp over host Navy.Also for the second year in a row, Crab Pot MVP honors went to SUNY-Buffalo's goalie, this time freshman Norris Polean, who rejected 27 Navy shots. Senior Greg Myers turned back 33 shots in last year's 2-1 victory over Navy to take home the MVP trophy.
June 27, 1997
An Ellicott City attorney has vowed to launch a letter-writing campaign to head off possible deer hunts in Columbia."I'm going to try my best to save our little deer," said William Wright, 53, who fought similar battles against public smoking in the 1970s.Wright, who said he's never been an active animal rights activist, was reacting to a published report this week that Howard officials may allow controlled deer hunts in Middle Patuxent Environmental Area -- a 630-acre county park between the Columbia villages of River Hill, Hickory Ridge and Harper's Choice.
October 9, 2008
GIRLS SOCCER No. 9 South River @ No. 5 Archbishop Spalding WHEN: : Monday, 6 p.m. OUTLOOK:: The host Cavaliers have not slowed despite graduation hits and are right in the hunt for the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference crown. South River is loaded with senior experience and is in contention for the Anne Arundel County title and a Class 4A state crown. The Cavaliers are led by senior Erica Page and the Seahawks by senior Sarah Pfundstein. Spalding has a young, highly skilled technical team surrounding Page, while the Seahawks are smart, aggressive and fast.
December 22, 2006
On a rainy night in November 1970, an airplane crash took the lives of 75 people, including nearly every member of Marshall University's Thundering Herd football team. One year later, with a team composed almost exclusively of freshmen, the squad - renamed the Young Thundering Herd - pulled off one of the great victories in collegiate sports history. We Are Marshall is the story of that tragedy, that team and that victory. It's a story of grief, of moving past loss, of honoring the departed by not neglecting those who remain.
July 28, 1994
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. -- Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Robert Bonham held the flare aloft, pulling out the string. Thick orange smoke spiraled high above the water, signaling the cowboys waiting on nearby Assateague Island to begin the 69th annual pony swim to Chincoteague.As the smoke dispersed into a faint pink haze, more than 100 ponies came into view on Assateague. At first barely discernible through the early morning mist, they ran in a straight line toward the channel, hesitating only slightly when they splashed into the water just after 8 a.m. yesterday.
October 21, 1999
HUNTERS ARE now thinning deer herds in the 1,018-acre Middle Patuxent Environmental Area in Howard County. Faced with overgrazing that might have permanently altered the park's ecological balance, county officials had little choice but to allow a managed hunt to thin the herds.County officials hope to kill about 120 deer out of a herd estimated at more than 350. On the first three days this week, 50 were killed. Even organizers were surprised by the tally, an indication of the high degree of overpopulation.
December 27, 1999
No. 11 Marshall (12-0) vs. BYU (8-3)When: Today, 1: 30 p.m.Where: Pontiac, Mich.TV: ESPNLine: Marshall by 3Outlook: Marshall has played in every Motor City Bowl since the game began in 1997, losing the first to Mississippi, 34-31, and winning the second over Louisville, 49-29. Chad Pennington has been the Thundering Herd's quarterback in each one. Pennington passed for 3,799 yards and 37 touchdowns while leading the Herd to the Mid-American Conference championship this season, and finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting.
November 14, 1990
SYKESVILLE - Carroll hunters asking state officials to open part of Patapsco Valley State Park to deer hunting faced opposition by area residents at a public hearing Monday night at Sykesville Middle School.Those opposed of the measure, many of whom reside near the park, felt the sport was not compatible with other recreational activities that take place at the park -- particularly horseback riding.The Carroll County Sportsmen's Association argued the park's deer herd is overpopulated and asked state officials to let county hunters cull through herds in a portion of the park in Carroll County.
October 28, 2008
1 Shoot 'em up: The NBA regular season begins, and TNT has a doubleheader (Cavaliers-Celtics, Trail Blazers-Lakers) starting at 8 p.m. 2 What's it all: about, Ralphie?: Check in with our Maryland blog, baltimoresun.com/ terpsblog, to see what Ralph Friedgen has to say about his team. 3 Tournament action: Regional semifinals in field hockey abound today, including Towson at defending state champ and No. 3 Fallston (3:30 p.m.). 4 They are Marshall: Your Tuesday night college football: Houston at Marshall (8 p.m., ESPN2)