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By Devon Spurgeon and Devon Spurgeon,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1999
Most high school quarterbacks do not worry about getting kicked off the team for good behavior.But at Oak Hill Academy, the quarterback prays that he does not go the way of the starting offensive line and get freed days before a big game.Oak Hill, near Laurel, is the District of Columbia's maximum-security detention center for violent juvenile delinquents. Almost a third of its inmates are awaiting trial on murder charges or have been convicted of murder. It is also home to what may be the best team in the district's high school football league, the Tigers.
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By Kevin Cowherd, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2011
Roscoe Smith is calling from the noisy University of Connecticut team bus that is headed to the airport for the flight to Houston and today's Final Four meeting with Kentucky in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. His cell phone crackles as the 6-foot-8 freshman forward from Baltimore talks about his first year playing for coach Jim Calhoun and this magical run the Huskies are on. But when asked about the state of mind of this UConn team, which has won nine games in 19 days — five to win the grueling Big East tournament and four in the NCAA West regional — Smith's voice comes in loud and clear.
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By Stefen Lovelace and Stefen Lovelace,Sun Reporter | January 20, 2008
Mount St. Joseph is the top-ranked basketball team in the metro area. Today, the Gaels will find out how they stack up against one of the best teams in the nation. The Gaels (16-1) will face Oak Hill Academy of Mouth of Wilson, Va., at 3:45 p.m. in the Spalding Hoophall Classic High School Invitational in Springfield, Mass. The game is part of a four-day mixer run in conjunction with the Basketball Hall of Fame and featuring highly touted teams from around the country. The Gaels' only game in the mixer will be shown online at ESPN 360. "This is a lifetime chance," Gaels center Henry Sims said of playing on an ESPN outlet.
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By Kyle Belanger and Kyle Belanger,Special to The Sun | January 21, 2008
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- While the battle between two budding superstars was a virtual wash, their supporting casts were left to settle the score. Such was the scene yesterday, as Henry Sims and his No. 1-ranked Mount St. Joseph boys basketball team lost, 73-70, to Brandon Jennings and Oak Hill Academy during a hotly contested matchup at the annual Basketball Hall of Fame Spalding Hoophall Classic. The Georgetown-bound Sims put on a display in the paint, shooting 10-for-16 from the field.
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By Kyle Belanger and Kyle Belanger,Special to The Sun | January 21, 2008
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- While the battle between two budding superstars was a virtual wash, their supporting casts were left to settle the score. Such was the scene yesterday, as Henry Sims and his No. 1-ranked Mount St. Joseph boys basketball team lost, 73-70, to Brandon Jennings and Oak Hill Academy during a hotly contested matchup at the annual Basketball Hall of Fame Spalding Hoophall Classic. The Georgetown-bound Sims put on a display in the paint, shooting 10-for-16 from the field.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2002
MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. - Carmelo Anthony is finally free. Free of the relentless calls from agents looking for his signature on a contract. Free of the movie theaters, video arcades and malls that diverted him from his homework. Free of the colleges that tried to dissuade him from committing to Syracuse. Here, at Oak Hill Academy, where cell phones barely work and the closest mall is 42 miles away in North Carolina, Anthony is free to do the two things that matter to him most: study and play basketball.
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January 16, 2008
Boys basketball No. 1 Mount St. Joseph vs. Oak Hill Academy (Va.) Sunday, 3:45 p.m., Springfield, Mass. Outlook This game is part of the Spalding Hoophall Classic High School Invitational. Oak Hill is ranked No. 11 in the ESPN Elite 25 and No. 4 on PrepNation.com. The Gaels, No. 14 in the Elite 25 and No. 15 on PrepNation.com, will look to dominate the interior. Oak Hill is a traditional powerhouse and plays a national schedule, making this a difficult matchup for the Gaels. THE SUN'S PICK: OAK HILL ACADEMY
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January 8, 1992
Nationally top-ranked Dunbar (12-0, 2-0) had little trouble yesterday in defeating Loyola, The Baltimore Sun's No. 8 team, 93-47, in a Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference Division I game.Dunbar forward Donta Bright led four teammates in double figures with a triple double. He scored 26 points, converting 12 of 16 field goals, pulled down 15 rebounds and blocked 10 shots.Keith Booth scored 19 and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Michael Lloyd added 16 for the Poets.Steve Kraning led Loyola (8-5, 1-2)
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 10, 2004
Already selected as a McDonald's All-American, Archbishop Spalding star senior Rudy Gay was chosen yesterday to play in the 31st annual Jordan Capital Classic high school all-star game on April 17 at Comcast Center. Former Towson Catholic and current Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony, a 2002 Jordan Capital Classic alumnus, announced the rosters yesterday at ESPN Zone in Washington. Gay, who is headed to the University of Connecticut, will play in the national all-star game at 7:30 p.m. That game follows the regional game, which starts at 5:30 p.m. Among Gay's teammates are Sebastian Telfair, a guard from Lincoln High in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Josh Smith, a forward from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va. University of Maryland recruit James Gist, from Good Counsel in Wheaton, will play in the regional game.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2002
MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. - For nearly three decades, books and basketball have developed a symbiotic relationship at Oak Hill Academy, a small boarding school nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia. The boys basketball team has been ranked nationally for the past 18 years and has captured four mythical national championships. One hundred players have moved on from Oak Hill Academy to play at Division I colleges and universities. When people ask school president Ed F. Patton to describe the recipe for success, Patton likes to offer a quote from 1985 alum Rod Strickland.
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By Stefen Lovelace and Stefen Lovelace,Sun Reporter | January 20, 2008
Mount St. Joseph is the top-ranked basketball team in the metro area. Today, the Gaels will find out how they stack up against one of the best teams in the nation. The Gaels (16-1) will face Oak Hill Academy of Mouth of Wilson, Va., at 3:45 p.m. in the Spalding Hoophall Classic High School Invitational in Springfield, Mass. The game is part of a four-day mixer run in conjunction with the Basketball Hall of Fame and featuring highly touted teams from around the country. The Gaels' only game in the mixer will be shown online at ESPN 360. "This is a lifetime chance," Gaels center Henry Sims said of playing on an ESPN outlet.
NEWS
January 16, 2008
Boys basketball No. 1 Mount St. Joseph vs. Oak Hill Academy (Va.) Sunday, 3:45 p.m., Springfield, Mass. Outlook This game is part of the Spalding Hoophall Classic High School Invitational. Oak Hill is ranked No. 11 in the ESPN Elite 25 and No. 4 on PrepNation.com. The Gaels, No. 14 in the Elite 25 and No. 15 on PrepNation.com, will look to dominate the interior. Oak Hill is a traditional powerhouse and plays a national schedule, making this a difficult matchup for the Gaels. THE SUN'S PICK: OAK HILL ACADEMY
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By BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF | January 17, 2006
Ari, Ardmore, Pa.: Why if Chris Mcray was at Cornerstone along with Travis Garrison was he not suspended as well? They both violated the same team rule. Heather A. Dinich: I'm still trying to figure this one out. A lot of people have been asking about it. I put in a request just two seconds ago (2:15 p.m. Tuesday) to speak with Gary about it. If I can't get him on the phone this week, I'll ask him at Friday's media availability if we have it. We usually do the day before a game. When last asked about it, Gary said Chris was there, but that's all. We should've followed up on it right then.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 10, 2004
Already selected as a McDonald's All-American, Archbishop Spalding star senior Rudy Gay was chosen yesterday to play in the 31st annual Jordan Capital Classic high school all-star game on April 17 at Comcast Center. Former Towson Catholic and current Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony, a 2002 Jordan Capital Classic alumnus, announced the rosters yesterday at ESPN Zone in Washington. Gay, who is headed to the University of Connecticut, will play in the national all-star game at 7:30 p.m. That game follows the regional game, which starts at 5:30 p.m. Among Gay's teammates are Sebastian Telfair, a guard from Lincoln High in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Josh Smith, a forward from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va. University of Maryland recruit James Gist, from Good Counsel in Wheaton, will play in the regional game.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2002
MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. - Carmelo Anthony is finally free. Free of the relentless calls from agents looking for his signature on a contract. Free of the movie theaters, video arcades and malls that diverted him from his homework. Free of the colleges that tried to dissuade him from committing to Syracuse. Here, at Oak Hill Academy, where cell phones barely work and the closest mall is 42 miles away in North Carolina, Anthony is free to do the two things that matter to him most: study and play basketball.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2002
MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. - For nearly three decades, books and basketball have developed a symbiotic relationship at Oak Hill Academy, a small boarding school nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia. The boys basketball team has been ranked nationally for the past 18 years and has captured four mythical national championships. One hundred players have moved on from Oak Hill Academy to play at Division I colleges and universities. When people ask school president Ed F. Patton to describe the recipe for success, Patton likes to offer a quote from 1985 alum Rod Strickland.
SPORTS
By BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF | January 17, 2006
Ari, Ardmore, Pa.: Why if Chris Mcray was at Cornerstone along with Travis Garrison was he not suspended as well? They both violated the same team rule. Heather A. Dinich: I'm still trying to figure this one out. A lot of people have been asking about it. I put in a request just two seconds ago (2:15 p.m. Tuesday) to speak with Gary about it. If I can't get him on the phone this week, I'll ask him at Friday's media availability if we have it. We usually do the day before a game. When last asked about it, Gary said Chris was there, but that's all. We should've followed up on it right then.
SPORTS
By Kevin Cowherd, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2011
Roscoe Smith is calling from the noisy University of Connecticut team bus that is headed to the airport for the flight to Houston and today's Final Four meeting with Kentucky in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. His cell phone crackles as the 6-foot-8 freshman forward from Baltimore talks about his first year playing for coach Jim Calhoun and this magical run the Huskies are on. But when asked about the state of mind of this UConn team, which has won nine games in 19 days — five to win the grueling Big East tournament and four in the NCAA West regional — Smith's voice comes in loud and clear.
NEWS
By Devon Spurgeon and Devon Spurgeon,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1999
Most high school quarterbacks do not worry about getting kicked off the team for good behavior.But at Oak Hill Academy, the quarterback prays that he does not go the way of the starting offensive line and get freed days before a big game.Oak Hill, near Laurel, is the District of Columbia's maximum-security detention center for violent juvenile delinquents. Almost a third of its inmates are awaiting trial on murder charges or have been convicted of murder. It is also home to what may be the best team in the district's high school football league, the Tigers.
SPORTS
January 8, 1992
Nationally top-ranked Dunbar (12-0, 2-0) had little trouble yesterday in defeating Loyola, The Baltimore Sun's No. 8 team, 93-47, in a Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference Division I game.Dunbar forward Donta Bright led four teammates in double figures with a triple double. He scored 26 points, converting 12 of 16 field goals, pulled down 15 rebounds and blocked 10 shots.Keith Booth scored 19 and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Michael Lloyd added 16 for the Poets.Steve Kraning led Loyola (8-5, 1-2)
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