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February 15, 2010
In an ideal world, sportsmanship would be expected just as much of the fans as it is of the players ("Terps' Vasquez answers insults," Feb. 13). And in an institute of higher learning, one would expect even a little more from the fans. Unfortunately, University of Maryland's star guard Greivis Vasquez continues to endure racially-tinged taunts and jibes. If, indeed, many a truth is said in jest, then the implications of these jeers may reflect a xenophobic undercurrent that seems to be plaguing society, especially in the aftermath of 9/11.
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By Janene Holzberg and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
The Howard County Library System will hold its seventh annual Choose Civility symposium "The Ball's in Your Court: Can Civility and Sports Co-Exist?" from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Miller branch in Ellicott City. Korva Coleman of National Public Radio will moderate a panel discussion exploring teamwork, leadership, role models, sportsmanship and competition in kindergarten through 12th grade. Joe Ehrmann, a former Baltimore Colts defensive lineman who is now a sports educator with Coach for America, a minister and the author of "InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives," will be the featured speaker.
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NEWS
May 29, 1991
The Anne Arundel County Board of Officials for girls lacrosse have selected Annapolis High School as recipient of the group's first sportsmanship plaque.The voting, done by the 14 officials who worked county games this spring, was based on a system where points were given for the local varsity and junior varsity teams, coaches and fans who best exhibited sportsmanship."It seems in the papers this year, besides the highlights, we've read of a lot of problems with sportsmanship in girls lacrosse," saidBonnye Lang, the commissioner of the board of officials.
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September 24, 2013
This past Friday evening, I attended a varsity football game at Atholton High School. As a regular attendee for six years of high school football games, I experienced a surprisingly offensive evening like never before. The problem wasn't the players or the fans on either team. It was the atmosphere generated by the school itself. From the Howard County Public School System website, it states that one of the objectives for athletics is to "channel student energies toward developing useful citizenship skills.
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By Nancy Noyes | March 27, 1991
At the annual meeting of the U.S. Yacht Racing Union in Newport, R.I., on Sunday, Annapolitan Scott Steele received the W. Van Alan ClarkJr. Trophy, USYRU's national sportsmanship award, one of its most prestigious distinctions.The trophy is presented annually to the American sailor who best exemplifies the ideals and traditions of good sportsmanship. It was inaugurated in 1986 to encourage sportsmanship at every level of the sport.Steele, a well-known champion boardsailor who won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympics in boardsailing's first year as an Olympic event, is a native Annapolitan.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | May 28, 1996
Atholton High School won Howard County's second annual Sportsmanship Cup last week in recognition of the sportsmanship displayed by players, coaches, parents and spectators during the school's athletic events this year.The cup was presented to the school during Thursday's meeting of the Howard County school board. While the board does not recognize state athletic championships, "We feel this is the one honor we want to present in front of the Board of Education," said Donald Disney, the county's coordinator of athletics.
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By Stan Rappaport | May 26, 1999
Howard High School has won the county's Sportsmanship Cup award in recognition of the sportsmanship displayed by its players, coaches, parents and spectators during the school's athletic events this year.The cup will be presented to Howard by Don Disney, county athletics coordinator, at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the county school board meeting."We're extremely proud to receive this prestigious award, and it's a credit to the Howard High School community, especially the fans, athletes and coaches," said Howard principal Mary Day.Atholton earned the Sportsmanship Cup award the last three years.
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By Pat O'Malley | March 1, 1992
To many fans and players, sportsmanship is like the National Anthem.They can recite the Seattle Mariners lineup, but don't know all the words to the Star Spangled Banner.They know the word "sportsmanship," but don't ask them what it means.Talk to student/athletes and ask them about sportsmanship and youmight get the answer, "There doesn't seem to be any. If you are better, the other team and their fans hate you."My opinion is that the kids of the 1990s look at sportsmanship as shaking hands after verbally and physically trying to the hurt the other guy. Because they shake hands, they think it makes all the underhanded shenanigans right.
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By Pat O'Malley | January 18, 1991
While we all closely watch the war in the Persian Gulf, let's take alook at the state of high school sports in the county with Coordinator of Physical Education Paul Rusko.First of all, this sportsmanship priority started by the county this year in conjunction with the National Federation of High Schools sounds nice and looks good in print, whether it be on posters or pamphlets.Certainly the intent is honorable, but does it get results? I don't think so, and I don't understand why we need to bring attention toa problem that isn't there.
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By SALLY BUCKLER | June 22, 1995
Glenelg High School measures its success one student at a time. Monday night at the County Council meeting, however, Principal Jim McGregor was measuring the success of the whole student body.He accepted a plaque from Council President Charles Feaga to honor the school for receiving the first Sportsmanship Cup awarded by the Howard County Board of Education.The cup is given in recognition of the school whose teams have shown high-quality sportsmanship on and off the field. In this first year the cup has been presented, athletic directors and principals at all Howard County high schools voted to give the first Sportsmanship Cup to Glenelg High.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 24, 2013
Harford Community College student Brandon Wolf was named the 2013 Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winner by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. As a national award winner, Wolf has been invited to attend a special recognition ceremony during the Arthur Ashe Kids' Day inside Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, N.Y., during the U.S. Open in August. Wolf grew up in a family that stressed the philosophy of helping others and he has been a supportive teammate who has helped to strengthen the team.
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By Sandra McKee | August 23, 2012
Archbishop Curley wrestling coach Gregg Kessler resigned Wednesday to pursue a new career with a consulting firm. Kessler taught and coached at the school for six years, building an 84-21 record. Last year's team was one of the best. The Friars finished 16-4 in dual meets, had three Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champions and were 10th overall at the National Prep tournament. The school also won its first MIAA sportsmanship award and Kessler was honored with the Maryland Wrestling Officials Association sportsmanship award.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2011
Maryland student leaders and administrators have joined in the most serious effort in years to try to change the fan culture surrounding the Duke basketball game. The goal is to limit profanity inside Comcast Center and end postgame scuffles with police along Route 1. With the No. 5 Blue Devils in town Wednesday night, proponents of the change have organized a pep rally and other activities, created new cheers, and plan to distribute free apparel they hope will replace T-shirts that feature lewd slogans.
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By Michael Hill | July 7, 2010
Let me be clear that I love soccer, and have for a long time. It was the 1966 World Cup final, England's overtime victory over Germany, that turned a serious flirtation into a committed relationship. I didn't miss World Cup finals after that, even when it meant buying a ticket to a smoky auditorium for a blurry closed-circuit broadcast. With the World Cup final approaching this weekend, I should be at the heights of ecstasy. But right now I'm feeling a bit broken-hearted. Instead of succumbing to the allure of David Villa and Wesley Sneijder as I watch this year's tournament, I find myself thinking more and more about J. P. Hayes.
NEWS
June 4, 2010
Serena Williams threatening to injure a line ref over a call she didn't like. Pitcher Dallas Braden mixing it up with Alex Rodriguez because the slugger "disrespected" him by crossing the pitcher's mound. Gilbert Arenas bringing guns into a basketball locker room. The American sports scene in recent years offers no shortage of players behaving stupidly, immaturely, gracelessly. We wring our hands, but we should not be surprised. Take young men and women — often barely out of school — shower them with millions of dollars and endless adulation, and what do you expect?
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2010
Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Lang, a retired Howard County high school coach whose winning teams earned her a place in the Howard High School Athletic Hall of Fame, died of pneumonia Monday at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital Center. The Ellicott City resident was 90. She was the first full-time female physical-education teacher to be employed by Howard County. Born in Morgantown, W.Va., she earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from West Virginia University, where she also earned a master's degree.
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By Kevin Sherrington and Kevin Sherrington,Dallas Morning News | March 17, 1991
DALLAS -- The picture is one of the most famous in sports Muhammad Ali, his right arm pulled across his body, as if he were about to backhand his fallen opponent; Sonny Liston, helpless, struggling to raise his head from the canvas; Ali, eyes afire, daring him to succeed.Nearly 30 years later, the foggy details of the physical beating have all but dissipated. But Ali's brutal postscript remains as vivid as the photograph.An image often is more indelible than the recording of victory or defeat.
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By Mike Klingaman | mike.klingaman@baltsun.com | March 9, 2010
For a few hours, Michael Vick left his controversial past behind. On Monday, at the Chick Webb Recreation Center, youngsters surrounded the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback, begging for an autograph, a photo or some welcome tips about football. Put aside, for the moment, was Vick's 2007 conviction for running a dogfighting ring in which pit bulls were killed. Monday, he was one of 28 NFL players in town for an Ed Block Courage Awards reception at the East Baltimore rec center. It wasn't just kids who were drawn to Vick.
NEWS
February 15, 2010
In an ideal world, sportsmanship would be expected just as much of the fans as it is of the players ("Terps' Vasquez answers insults," Feb. 13). And in an institute of higher learning, one would expect even a little more from the fans. Unfortunately, University of Maryland's star guard Greivis Vasquez continues to endure racially-tinged taunts and jibes. If, indeed, many a truth is said in jest, then the implications of these jeers may reflect a xenophobic undercurrent that seems to be plaguing society, especially in the aftermath of 9/11.
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