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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2010
Visitors to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore have often had to search a towering white oak to spot the zoo's two prized African leopards, Amari and Hobbes, which frequently scaled the trunk and took to the branches. The cats would each perch on a sturdy limb that gave the best view of a boardwalk filled with people and the neighboring enclosure co-habited by zebras, ostriches and two white rhinos. It was as close to living in the wild as two cats could get. But by the end of Saturday, only a stump will remain of their favorite spot.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2014
Seven days after Navy's offense grabbed the headlines in an explosive drubbing of Patriot League rival Holy Cross, the defense took its turn in the spotlight. Sophomore goalkeeper John Connors finished with 13 saves and the unit allowed its fewest goals in almost two years in Friday night's 11-3 thumping of Lafayette at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The three goals were the fewest surrendered by the Midshipmen (3-2 overall and 2-1 in the conference) since an 8-2 victory over Johns Hopkins on April 21, 2012, and the Leopards were limited to just 24 shots, including three in the final quarter.
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September 1, 1991
SmithsburgLeopardsCoach: Carroll Reid, 25th yearAssistant coaches: Buddy Orndorff, Ken Lutz, David Weaver, Jeff Barnhart, Rick Akers, Greg McGuirk, Larry ShumakerLast year's record: 8-4 overall, fourth in the Monocacy Valley Athletic LeagueTop returnees: Seniors, offensive guard Matt Wieand, running back Heath Crone, wide receiver Jason Draper, linebacker/running back Toby Williams, quarterback Jim Stout, offensive guard Todd Shives; juniors, running back...
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
Not only is Navy 14-1 all time against Lafayette, but the Midshipmen have never lost in nine home meetings with their Patriot League rival. Since a 15-8 loss to the Leopards on March 12, 2010, Navy has outscored Lafayette 50-33. The Leopards (1-3, 1-1) are off to their worst start since 2007. After losing by eight goals in its season opener at Stony Brook, the team outlasted Colgate before losing to Army and Delaware by a combined five goals. An offense averaging just 7.5 goals per game is paced by junior attackman Brian Bock, who leads Lafayette in goals (seven)
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | February 10, 2000
The big match turned out to be a mismatch. Navy's basketball team meant business last night in a big game, immediately seizing the initiative and never letting go to oust Lafayette from the Patriot League lead with a rousing, 94-66 victory before 3,871 roaring fans at Alumni Hall. "This team was really wanting this game," said Navy coach Don DeVoe. "It was just an impressive win. It's only 1/27th of the season, but it was a big 1/27th. Had we not won, the race for the No. 1 seed was essentially over."
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
Not only is Navy 14-1 all time against Lafayette, but the Midshipmen have never lost in nine home meetings with their Patriot League rival. Since a 15-8 loss to the Leopards on March 12, 2010, Navy has outscored Lafayette 50-33. The Leopards (1-3, 1-1) are off to their worst start since 2007. After losing by eight goals in its season opener at Stony Brook, the team outlasted Colgate before losing to Army and Delaware by a combined five goals. An offense averaging just 7.5 goals per game is paced by junior attackman Brian Bock, who leads Lafayette in goals (seven)
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF | November 14, 2001
Smithsburg's volleyball uniforms don't feature a blue-and-gold Superman emblem for nothing. The Leopards, who have not lost a game all season, overpowered No. 12 Loch Raven, 15-2, 15-1, 15-5, last night in a Class 1A state volleyball semifinal at CCBC-Essex. The offensive stats were overwhelmingly in Smithsburg's favor - 33 kills for the defending champion Leopards to five for the Raiders. Leopards Michelle Feiser and Lauren Richards combined for 21 kills. "There was just no way we could compete with that," said Loch Raven coach Carol McPherson.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,SUN STAFF | November 3, 1995
SMITHSBURG -- This is a football town. No, make that a serious football town.Smithsburg does not look much different from other small towns in the shadows of South Mountain. Brick and white-frame homes hug Main Street. There's a fire station, a library, a bank, a market, a pair of mom-and-pop eateries. Even a bookstore.But as will be demonstrated again tonight, life here in the fall for newcomers and old-timers alike is tightly tied to the ups and downs of Smithsburg High School's football team: the Leopards.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | May 24, 1997
It's springtime at the Baltimore Zoo, which means it's debutant season.The stork brought some new deliveries to Druid Hill Park, including prairie dogs and a baby dromedary.And for the first time, the zoo has acquired wallabies -- little furry marsupials native to Australia -- and two rare snow leopards.The new arrivals led Roger C. Birkel, the usually diplomatic zoo director, to a candid admission: "I'm so pleased to have snow leopards, because they are my favorite animal."Native to the Himalayas, the snow leopards -- a male named Kubla and his sister Nanda -- arrived from the Pittsburgh Zoo on April 9 and have been on display in the zoo's main valley for about a week.
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By Bo Smolka and Bo Smolka,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 14, 2003
Towson's farewell tour of the Patriot League opened successfully at Minnegan Field at Towson Stadium yesterday as the Tigers outlasted Lafayette, 19-13, before 1,600 waterlogged fans. The Tigers, bound for the Atlantic 10 next season, used a solid defensive effort and some help from Mother Nature to derail a Lafayette offense led by one of the school's best-ever quarterbacks. Tailbacks Mikal Lundy and Matt Romeo each scored touchdowns for the Tigers (2-1, 1-0 Patriot League), who never trailed after building an early, 9-0 lead.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
The wait is over for the Sparrows Point girls soccer team. After reaching the state tournament for a 10th time since 1999 and making their fifth title game appearance, the No. 12 Pointers used a gritty performance and two late goals against Smithsburg to score a dramatic 2-1 win in the Class 1A final at UMBC Stadium. It took tying goal from sophomore Lindsea Webb with seven minutes left and then an epic winning goal from freshman Kasie Lambert with 2:16 to play to beat the Leopards from Washington County.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2013
A popular 20-year-old female leopard that had lived at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore since 1995 was euthanized on Thursday morning after a battle with mammary cancer, according to zoo officials. The leopard, Amari, came to Baltimore with a male leopard named Hobbes when both were 2-years-old, after their parents were killed by poachers. Amari quickly became a favorite of visitors to the zoo, officials said. She and Hobbes, not siblings, lived in an enclosure with a 200-year-old white oak tree, and produced two female offspring together in 1997.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2013
The only thing colder and stiffer than the crowd bundled up near a Washington fountain early Saturday morning was a woodchuck standing on its hind legs on a small wooden platform. Potomac Phil, you see, is stuffed. Or more precisely, taxidermied. When you can't get your hands on the real thing on Groundhog Day, you make do with what you have - dead or alive. At the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore , the forecasting task was assigned to Pteri, an Abyssinian ground hornbill bird, and Hobbes, a leopard.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2012
The Prime Rib at Maryland Live Casino opened, quietly, a few weeks ago, six months after the casino's grand opening and 10 months after the surprise announcement that Buzz Beler's storied Baltimore steakhouse was joining the casino's lineup. Operated, Beler has said, as a "joint venture" with the casino's developers, the Baltimore-based Cordish Cos., the new restaurant has been designed with respect for Prime Rib icons like leopard skin carpeting, black-leather booths and Icart prints.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2012
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Thursday, a sure sign that winter will continue for six more weeks. Amari, the Maryland Zoo's spotted leopard, disagreed. And the law of the jungle says leopard trumps groundhog every time. For the second year in a row, the zoo staff arranged for one of its critters to make a prediction. With a crowd of employees watching, the 19-year-old cat sprang from her rocky lair and bounded toward two cardboard boxes. The pink box was decorated with flowers, filled with meatballs and surrounded by straw carrying the essence of elephant.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2011
Tiny little palm-sized bundle! Zookeeper Sar Roeun feeds this leopard cub by bottle in the wildlife rescue center at the Phnom Tamao zoo near Phnom Penh. Local media there reported that a fisherman found three female leopard kittens in a flooded area of Kandal province three weeks ago, and then handed them over to the center. One since died.  
SPORTS
By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2002
Navy's basketball team relearned last night that nothing can be taken for granted in the Patriot League. Outhustled and certainly outshot, the Midshipmen watched a three-game winning streak come crashing down at Alumni Hall as Lafayette scored a 92-79 victory before 2,242 fans. The Leopards used crisp passing and backdoor cuts to produce 40 points in the paint, most of them on layups, and the fourth-best field-goal percentage ever recorded against Navy. Lafayette (9-9, 3-2) hit 78.3 percent from the field in the second half to finish at 68 percent for the game.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | November 4, 2000
COLLEGE PARK -- The Maryland Terrapins went through their first dress rehearsal for the 2000-2001 season last night, and the British Basketball League's London Leopards served as their victims. Using their depth and glaring size advantage inside, along with the deadly outside shooting of junior guard Juan Dixon, the Terps took a commanding lead at the half, then cruised to a 110-77 victory in their exhibition opener before an announced crowd of 12,206 at Cole Field House. Dixon and center Lonny Baxter led all scorers with 20 points apiece, as Baxter controlled the inside for much of the night with a team-high 10 rebounds.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2010
Visitors to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore have often had to search a towering white oak to spot the zoo's two prized African leopards, Amari and Hobbes, which frequently scaled the trunk and took to the branches. The cats would each perch on a sturdy limb that gave the best view of a boardwalk filled with people and the neighboring enclosure co-habited by zebras, ostriches and two white rhinos. It was as close to living in the wild as two cats could get. But by the end of Saturday, only a stump will remain of their favorite spot.
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By Katherine Dunn | katherine.dunn@baltsun.com | March 14, 2010
Before Joppatowne's girls basketball team lost to Smithsburg by 21 points over the Christmas holiday in Hagerstown, the Mariners spent the day napping on their bus and walking around an outlet mall, because they entered the tournament late and raised enough money for only one night's hotel stay. Saturday night, the No. 13 Mariners were plenty rested and fully focused as they scored the first 15 points and avenged that loss, 63-46, for their first state championship, the Class 1A crown, at UMBC's RAC Arena.
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