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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer | December 18, 1993
For seventh-ranked Walbrook, last night's game in the Function at the Junction Mixer at Coppin State was supposed to provide the ultimate test.The Warriors were facing a Potomac team that not only had advanced to the Class 3A state finals the last two seasons, but also had the height to shut off Walbrook's inside game.It took the Warriors awhile to make adjustments, but the ones they made propelled them to a 53-50 overtime win."They were bigger than us and they were blocking our shots, so we had to force them out of the zone," said Walbrook's Travone Broadway, who led his team with 13 points.
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SPORTS
By Chuck Acquisto and Chuck Acquisto,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 27, 1996
With Potomac senior forward Regan Carter having her offensive way for 15 points early in the first half, Wilde Lake coach Kelly Storr knew who to turn to during a critical second-quarter timeout in last night's Class 2A South region quarterfinal.Up just 17-16, Storr employed a box-and-one defense to stop Carter and assigned Wildecats sophomore forward Bridget White (10 rebounds) the unenviable task of shadowing the Braves premier scorer (25.0 ppg).All White did was hold Carter scoreless during a critical nine-minute juncture that saw Wilde Lake eventually build a 16-point second-half lead.
SPORTS
By Lonny Weaver and Lonny Weaver,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 10, 1996
March is probably the best time for Carroll fishing fans to catch a tiger muskellunge from the nearby Potomac River. You will find them at the mouths of the larger feeder streams and rivers that flow into the Potomac as these sharp-toothed trophies feed on suckers.Maryland began stocking hybrid tiger muskies in the mid and upper Potomac in 1989 by crossing male northern pike with female true muskellunge. The result is an extremely aggressive fish of large size with little or no reproductive capacity.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | August 3, 1995
OLDTOWN -- State officials closed yesterday the Oldtown Toll Bridge, the only privately owned toll bridge in Maryland and one of few in the United States, because of safety concerns.The 58-year-old wooden span, which links Oldtown with Green Spring, W. Va., across the north branch of the Potomac River, was closed because of "serious structural deficiencies" resulting from age and constant pressure from the river's flow, said Joseph Walter, chief engineer for the Maryland Public Service Commission.
NEWS
By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 17, 1991
POTOMAC -- The view from Mitch and Bill's Exxon in these days of economic distress includes an occasional hint of trouble in this wealthy enclave, the telling of a worrisome tale usually involving exotic cars.When the Jaguars and the BMWs and the Ferraris pull in to fill up, the driver is likely to be Ted Koppel or Sugar Ray Leonard or the actress Linda Carter or Arnold Schwarzenegger or a big-time Capitol Hill lobbyist.Under a proposal still pending in Annapolis, automobiles would be hit with a 2 percent personal property tax. For the cars driven by these celebrities -- Mr. Koppel drives a fire-engine-red Mercedes 500, according to station owner Mike Mitchell -- that tax would be hefty.
SPORTS
By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,Staff Writer | November 14, 1993
OXON HILL -- In a game pitting two teams making their first playoff appearances, No. 7 Southern (10-1) held on for a 14-12 Class 2A quarterfinal victory over Potomac (9-2) of Prince George's County.With the win, fifth seed Southern will play host to eighth seed Dunbar on Friday in Harwood in the semifinals. No. 12 Dunbar (9-2) was a 22-10 victor over No. 4 Overlea (10-1) on Friday night.Yesterday, it was speed against power as Southern jumped out to an early 14-0 lead.B. J. Summers (20-for-123 rushing)
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | April 11, 1993
The Potomac River, to this point, seems to have escaped the recent diesel-fuel spill on Sugarland Run with minimal damage to its fish and wildlife, according to Ken Penrod, a bass guide and conservation chairman for the Maryland B.A.S.S. Federation.Penrod, who spends virtually every day between late March anNovember on the Potomac guiding bass fishing parties orparticipating in volunteer work with state and federal fisheries groups, said that by Thursday there was little remaining evidence of the spill below Little Falls near Washington.
SPORTS
By Lonny Weaver and Lonny Weaver,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 18, 1997
On my first cast of the day, I scored a bulls-eye on a submerged stump. Bass pro Bob Parker attempted to conceal his amusement while nudging his boat toward the Mattawoman Creek shoreline so that we could free my lure. It was the first of a series of mishaps and the beginning of a great largemouth bass safari.If I had to limit all my bass fishing to a single spot, the choice would be this section of the lower Potomac River. Most bass fans finger this area as the East Coast's finest largemouth waters.
SPORTS
By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer | March 18, 1993
COLLEGE PARK -- Second-ranked Southern began this season in an uncharacteristically slow fashion, winning four of its first seven games.Yesterday, however, in the state Class 3A title game against Potomac of Prince George's County, the Bulldogs ended it in a blur.Southern used intense pressure to create fast-break opportunities, breaking open a close game in the third-quarter and coasting to a 70-57 win at Cole Field House.The victory was the Bulldogs' 13th straight, and 17th in their final 19 games.
NEWS
By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Staff Writer | June 24, 1992
James Grafton Gore pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Baltimore yesterday to cutting more than 20 mature, government-owned trees near his Potomac home in 1988.Authorities had charged in criminal and civil complaints that the Gore family cut the trees to get a better view of the Potomac River and to improve their satellite television reception.Mr. Gore pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of destruction of trees on lands reserved for public use. He could receive a maximum penalty of one year in jail and $100,000 in fines when he is sentenced before District Judge Frederic N. Smalkin Sept.
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