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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2010
McKenzie Hannahs never expects to see her name in the headlines. A defender in three sports, the Fallston senior resigned herself long ago to doing her job consistently well in the shadow of her high-scoring teammates. That role, however, has paid off in a way that none of her peers can match -- with four straight state championships. Hannahs might be the first athlete in state tournament history to win titles in three distinctly different sports -- basketball, lacrosse and soccer -- over four successive seasons.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
A four-year starter, Catonsville's All-Metro first-team forward Jennifer Nonn enjoyed a banner junior season with the exception of one thing - it's end. She scored 21 goals and added 10 assists to help lead the No. 5 Comets to their first Class 4A state title game, but they fell to Whitman, 2-0. For Nonn, it was tough to take then, but motivating now. The Comets have a number of players back to make another run under first-year coach Gary Lynch,...
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June 30, 2011
The Catonsville Junior B team defeated North County, 13-8, to win the Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association state championship. Catonsville advanced to the state title game after beating Lutherville-Timonium, 7-4, in the MYLA league championship game. After losing its first game of the season, Catonsville reel off 12 straight victories in the MYLA league. Head coach Bob Krabbe's squad was anchored by a stellar defense that included longsticks Chris Krabbe, Jake Bredeck, Patrick O'Ferrall and Tommy Sadler, backed by goalie Ben Ames.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
On the ride home from M&T Bank Stadium after the state football final in December, Franklin's players rocked the bus in celebration of their first championship. As the bus rolled onto the Beltway from Interstate-83 heading toward Reisterstown, the Indians cranked it up a notch, just as they had in breaking a 7-7 tie to beat Linganore, 20-7, for the Class 3A title. "When we saw we had a police escort and a fire truck, we were like, 'That's crazy.' Everybody went a little crazy," said wide receiver Steven Smothers, who caught the tiebreaking third-quarter touchdown from Jacquez Adams on fourth-and-20.
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By Randy McRoberts | June 3, 2011
It was a good weekend at Morgan State University for track and field athletes from Aberdeen and Perryville high schools at the Maryland State Track and Field championships. Perryville senior Cody Richardson led the way, winning the lone state title among the locals, while a handful of other top five performances highlighted the action. After placing fourth in the 110 hurdles in 15.25, Richardson won the Class 1A state title in the 300 hurdles in 39.01. Richardson also turned in an 11th place effort in the long jump.
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By Ross Leonhart, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2010
Michael Spahr threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Jude Merkel on the opening drive of the second half to lift Urbana to a 6-0 victory over Wise in the Class 4A state championship game Friday night at M&T Bank Stadium. The Hawks of Frederick County, led by first-year coach Ryan Hines, finished their season at 13-0 as they took home the program's fourth state title. It was the ninth shutout by Urbana's defense this season. "We just kept our heads up. Coach told us to believe," Merkel said.
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By Todd Karpovich, Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2011
— It was almost symbolic that Digital Harbor converged together as one on the floor of the University of Maryland's Comcast Center after winning the Class 2A state championship Saturday against Easton. What began as a roster filled with talented transfers ended in one giant, unified heap at center court. After a tight three quarters, Digital Harbor pulled away near the end for a 64-46 victory. It was the second state championship appearance and victory for the Rams, who won the Class 1A title in 2009.
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By Mike Frainie, For The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2013
Carver A&T coach Ralph Olson started the year with a simple goal for his volleyball team. He wanted seven wins. He had to revise his goals upward twice during the year, but it was the 14th win that eluded the Wildcats. That would have been a state championship. The Wildcats (13-6) battled hard, but came up short of Olson's latest goal, bowing to Allegany County's Fort Hill 25-12, 25-23, 25-12 in the Class 1A state volleyball championship game at the University of Maryland's Ritchie Coliseum.
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By Jeff Seidel, Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2012
The Hereford girls have won six straight Baltimore County indoor track and field championships and regional titles three of the past four winters. But the Bulls had never captured a state title. The No. 3 Bulls ended that drought Tuesday night when they outlasted Milford Mill to win the first indoor state title in school history. The Bulls scored 65 points to beat the Millers (54) and win the Class 3A championship at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex. "This has been our goal all season," Hereford coach Brad Duvall said.
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By Jeff Seidel, Special To The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2011
Aberdeen is going to look back at Saturday's Class 3A state title game as one that slipped away. The second-ranked Eagles took the lead in the final minute but they turned the ball over three times, missed a few game-tying shots and watched Frederick score the game's final six points to capture a 76-71 victory at UMBC's RAC Arena. Aberdeen ran into trouble when guards Jimmia McClucksey fouled out with 41 seconds left in the fourth period after scoring 13 points. Point guard Lakeia Hayden (seven assists)
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By Rich Scherr, For The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
Jen Bleakney Atholton, forward, senior Bleakney became one of the area's top offensive threats last season, finishing with 22 goals and 19 assists. She will continue her career next season at Syracuse. Elizabeth George McDonogh, forward, senior The returning All-Metro second-team player had 12 goals and 20 assists, helping lead the Eagles to the IAAM A Conference final. She will attend Princeton next year to play lacrosse. Linnea Gonzales Patterson Mill, midfielder, senior Gonzales had 36 goals and 22 assists last season, leading the Huskies into the Class 1A state final.
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By Jeff Seidel, For The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association confirmed Thursday it is planning to return the cross country state championship meet to Hereford this year. Construction at the school forced last year's title meet to be moved to McDaniel College in Carroll County. MPSSAA executive director Ned Sparks said Thursday that construction seems to be progressing well, and Hereford has given tentative assurances that everything's going to be ready for the Nov. 8 event. Sparks said the final decision will come in early September although it's on the MPSSAA's cross country bulletin that the state title meet is going back to Hereford.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
Long Reach graduate Robert Carter on Friday was named Gatorade Maryland  Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Carter, an All-Metro first-team selection , helped the Lightning win the Class 3A state championship  by winning the 110-meter hurdles in 14.22 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 37.74 seconds. His hurdles performances ranked among the nation's top 100 high school performances in 2014. He also ran on the winning 400- and 800-meter relay teams. “Rob is the hardest-working athlete I've ever coached in 32 years,” Long Reach coach Pete Hughes said in a statement.
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By Jeff Seidel, For The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
Lawrence Cager Calvert Hall, junior * Cleared 6 feet, 8 inches in high jump for the second straight season * Won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association championship meet after capturing the high jump indoors * Cager, who also played on the football team, competed in high jump for the first time this season Robert Carter Long Reach, senior * Combined with Tosin Oyewole to score 60 of Long Reach's 68...
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By Jeff Seidel, For The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
The Long Reach and Pikesville boys track and field teams won state titles on Saturday in the championship meet at Morgan State. The Manchester Valley girls also took home a team title, but all three teams took different paths to their crowns. For the No. 6 Lightning, it was their second straight Class 3A state crown, after winning the indoor title. Robert Carter and Tosin Oyewole carried the team, which scored 68 points, ahead of No. 5 Wilde Lake (50.5). Both Carter and Oyewole won two events and ran together on two first-place relays.
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By Trevor Hass and The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
Pikesville senior Daniel Lewis won the Class 1A 110-meter hurdles and set a school record at the state track and field championships on Saturday at Morgan State. He completed the 110 hurdles in 15.25 seconds, breaking his personal record and the school record of 15:38. “All the instruction I gave him is 'You are the top seed. Go out there and run your race, and you're going to win,'” Pikesville head coach Adam Hittner said. “That's exactly what he did. He happened to run not just his race, but his best race.” Lewis, who will attend UMBC in the fall and plans to become a lawyer, continued his recent dominance.
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By Todd Karpovich, For The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2013
For 48 minutes, Severna Park forward Daniel Kwon found himself constantly trailed by a Blake defender, with little space to create scoring chances in Friday night's Class 4A state championship game at UMBC. Kwon, however, found a seam early in the second half, took a short cross from Griffin Kowalewski and drove the ball with his left foot into the center of the goal to provide the No. 3 Falcons with a 1-0 victory and third state title in program history. "Griffin played a really good ball down the middle, I just faked it with my right and then put it away with my left foot," Kwon said about the goal.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
Reservoir senior catcher Danny O'Hagan sees the season like a fastball headed straight down the middle of the plate. The No. 3 Gators (7-0) returned every starter from last year, added versatile Mount St. Joseph transfer Joe Kearney and have a dominant pitcher in Cody Morris. O'Hagan believes it can all add up to a special year as the team bids for the program's first state title. A four-year varsity player and three-year starter, O'Hagan bats leadoff and is the team's defensive glue behind the plate.
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