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By Ryan Hood and The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2013
Kenwood's Aaron Egner hasn't played in a high school football game yet, but he's already drawn the attention of scouts. Grades permitting, Egner will be Kenwood's kicker and punter this fall. Two weekends ago, Egner showed why. The senior-to-be won the field goal competition at the invite-only Football University Top Gun camp in Dublin, Ohio July 18-20 by making 9 of 10 field goal attempts, with his lone miss being a 52-yard attempt. Top Gun is the culmination of Football University's 40-camp nationwide tour, which gathers the most elite performers from across the United States and allows them to compete.
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By Ryan Hood and The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2013
Kenwood's Aaron Egner hasn't played in a high school football game yet, but he's already drawn the attention of scouts. Grades permitting, Egner will be Kenwood's kicker and punter this fall. Two weekends ago, Egner showed why. The senior-to-be won the field goal competition at the invite-only Football University Top Gun camp in Dublin, Ohio July 18-20 by making 9 of 10 field goal attempts, with his lone miss being a 52-yard attempt. Top Gun is the culmination of Football University's 40-camp nationwide tour, which gathers the most elite performers from across the United States and allows them to compete.
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By Dave Gilmore | March 27, 2012
"Top Gun: Hard Lock" Developer: Headstrong Games Publisher: 505 Games Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC Score: 6/10*   "Top Gun" is a film that, like many others, has never received the video game treatment it deserves. To be an American alive after 1986 is to have experienced, even if briefly, the chest-puffing, high-fiving jingoistic bravado that only an F-14 piloting Tom Cruise can deliver. This ethos hasn't translated well to a "Top Gun" game ever and there hasn't been a decent game tied to the film since the original Nintendo version.
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By Seth Boster and The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2013
Gilman's Kai Locksley was invited to take part in Football University's Top Gun camp in Ohio this week, but the rising junior said he would not attend the clinic as he continues to prepare for his fall debut as the Greyhounds' quarterback. “We were really excited and honored to be invited to a camp like that,” Locksley said Tuesday, “but we decided just to visit some colleges and focus on some one-on-one footwork things back here.” Locksley, the son of Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, said campus destinations this summer include North Carolina, Florida State and “possibly” Texas A&M. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Locksley - who played as a wide receiver with Shane Cockerille at quarterback for Gilman last year - has said he has offers from Florida State, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Temple.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Staff Writer | July 25, 1993
Villa Maria, the defending men's Top Gun champion in Baltimore's Hoop-It-Up tournament, found itself in a miserable situation in the first round yesterday. Not only was Villa Maria facing two-time defending New York Hoop-It-Up champion Red Roses, but it also had only two players for the three-on-three game.Marty Johnson, Villa Maria's team captain, dropped off leading scorer Jeffrey Robinson before entering Lot B at Camden Yards to park. After finding that lot closed, Johnson had to circle the stadium to park in Lot D off Russell Street.
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By Dan Berger ' | January 19, 1996
Schooling improves when class size goes down and wor- sens when it goes up. Whether the top gun is called superintendent or CEO doesn't change a single test score.The budget impasse makes outsiders like Colin Powell, Steve Forbes, Ross Perot and Jesse Jackson look better every day.The Russians have finally put a definitive end to the Chechen rebellion. Again.The NFL vote on the Browns was put off to overtime to hype the suspense.
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By Ryan Basen and Ryan Basen,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | June 12, 1998
More than 3,200 players are expected to participate in the 10th annual Hoop-It-Up street basketball tournament tomorrow and Sunday at Camden Yards.Play begins at 9 a.m. tomorrowon 80 courts in parking areas between Oriole Park and the new Ravens stadium.The tournament runs until 5 p.m. tomorrow and resumes at 9 a.m. Sunday with several division champions being crowned at 3 p.m.A total of 800 three-on-three teams will compete in divisions determined by many factors, including age (starting at 8)
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN STAFF | August 23, 2002
At 9 a.m. yesterday, the task of turning parts of a West Baltimore mall's parking lot into a basketball theme park began in earnest. Outside Mondawmin Mall, basketball courts were being lined, merchandise and sponsor tents erected and details finalized, all for the arrival of the world's largest street basketball tournament. This weekend, about 2,000 males and females of varying skill levels will take to the blacktop as the NBA Hoop-It-Up tour makes its annual stop in Baltimore. Event organizers expect to turn 200,000 square feet of parking area into about 60 courts by the time the three-on-three, half-court tournament begins at 9 a.m. tomorrow, with games continuing until about 4 p.m. Sunday's schedule will feature continuous action from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Basically, the action is non-stop," said event director Bill Kane.
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By Danielle Rumore and Danielle Rumore,SUN STAFF | June 14, 1997
The team that won the top men's division of the Hoop-It-Up stop in Baltimore last year will defend its title as the three-on-three street basketball event makes its seventh-straight stop here this weekend..The team of Davon Kelly, James Lavala, Johnnie Williams and Kevin Herod, known as the Nite Lites, shot the lights out of the men's Top Gun division last year.The same players, who have playing experience at the college level, also won tour stops in Richmond, Va., and Miami last year.This year, games today and tomorrow at the Camden Yards parking lots are expected to draw more than 15,000 spectators and approximately 3,000 participants, organizers said.
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April 3, 1991
Reid Ryan found out last night that 44-year-old pappy Nolan is still top gun in the Ryan family.Reid, 19, a freshman at the University of Texas, gave up four runs in two innings and trailed 4-1 to his dad when he left the exhibition game between the Longhorns and the Texas Rangers at Austin, Texas. Reid yielded five hits, walked one and struck out one in his 41-pitch performance.It was the first known mound duel between a major-leaguer and his son. The only father-son combination to appear in the big leagues at the same time is Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr.Nolan brought the "senior heat" at 92 mph in the first inning, and Reid's "junior heat" was clocked at 84 mph on the radar gun.
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By Seth Boster and The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2013
As a 165-pound sophomore cornerback last season, Darius Johnson didn't back down against Archbishop Curley's 280-pound senior running back in a November game. After the Friars' Nik D'Avanzo - an All-Metro first-team selection at defensive tackle last season - took each handoff, a blitzing Johnson hit him in the gap. “He made that kid go backwards,” Crusaders defensive coordinator Keith Rawlings said about Johnson's tackles. St. Paul's won the game, 32-7. Hoping to continue his football career in college, Johnson has approached this summer with a similar tenacity.
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By Dave Gilmore | March 27, 2012
"Top Gun: Hard Lock" Developer: Headstrong Games Publisher: 505 Games Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC Score: 6/10*   "Top Gun" is a film that, like many others, has never received the video game treatment it deserves. To be an American alive after 1986 is to have experienced, even if briefly, the chest-puffing, high-fiving jingoistic bravado that only an F-14 piloting Tom Cruise can deliver. This ethos hasn't translated well to a "Top Gun" game ever and there hasn't been a decent game tied to the film since the original Nintendo version.
SPORTS
By Jeff Shain | August 25, 2011
Rosie Jones fully understands the hot seat she created for herself. Asked about the thought process that went into finalizing the U.S. Solheim Cup roster she will be taking to Ireland next month, Jones looked up from her lunch with a grin. "You mean my picks?" she said. Well, yeah. Particularly the player with just seven LPGA starts under her belt. From the outset though, Jones has acknowledged the addition of Ryann O'Toole isn't exactly conventional thinking — "a very wild pick," she called it before making the announcement late Sunday.
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By Dan Rodricks | July 20, 2011
It's not every day that you see a minister in an expensive green suit, Bible in hand, running across the sanctuary of his church, spreading his arms like a bird, then turning into an F-14 Tomcat and screaming as he takes off for heaven. But that's Dr. Shine, the Rev. Robert J. Freeman, "God's Top Gun of Deliverance. " And that's what happens in the fantastical - some might say stark, raving hilarious - rock-video montage that opened Dr. Shine's once-upon-a-time TV show on The Word Network.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2010
The clergymen stood inside the Lansdowne gun shop on Hollins Ferry Road, in front of a glass counter containing what they called the "instruments of death" responsible for turning the streets of Baltimore into a killing field. "The city is devastated by violence — gun violence," pressed the Rt. Rev. Eugene Sutton, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, whose group protested this store on Wednesday. "We're trying to get the illegal guns off the street. Too many people are dying.
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By McClatchy Tribune | September 24, 2006
NAVAL AIR STATION OCEANA, Va. -- When Navy Lt. Cmdr. David "Supafly" Faehnle flipped on the engines of his F-14 Tomcat, the 2,000 or so people sitting nearby jumped to their feet. Some trotted across the flight line to get closer to what has been the Navy's premier jet fighter. A few held up their digital cameras, using the zoom tool as they would binoculars to get a better look. They all watched as the canopy closed, sealing in Faehnle and his radar intercept officer, Lt. Cmdr. Robert "Fitz" Gentry.
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By Andre Williams | May 31, 1991
Baltimore's inaugural Diet Pepsi/Farm Fresh Hoop-It-Up three-on-three basketball tournament this weekend won't be just fun and games -- at least for the Top Gun division. For the teams in that division, it's serious business.Players of various ages, sizes and skills will play at The Brokerage tomorrow and Sunday. It may not be as thrilling as watching the National Collegiate Athletic Association Final Four or the National Basketball Association finals, but with 31 courts being set up for the 311 teams that will compete in 26 divisions, it might not be a bad way to spend another humid day.Hoop-It-Up, which was organized at Notre Dame 19 years ago with 53 teams taking part, benefits a local charity.
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January 1, 1991
Kiel Martin, who played the shady detective Johnny "J. D." LaRue on the television series "Hill Street Blues," died Friday of lung cancer at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 46. Mr. Martin was a regular performer on the Emmy-winning series. In 1987 he played a dead man given a chance to return to life in "Second Chance," a Fox television series, and in the same year he co-starred with Ann Jillian in the NBC-TV movie "Convicted: a Mother's Story."Harry Drackert, whose "dude ranches" were briefly home to playwright Arthur Miller, Mary Rockefeller and other luminaries establishing Nevada residency in order to get divorces, died Wednesday of heart failure at a Reno hospital.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | May 30, 2005
Faith of My Fathers, a made-for-TV movie about John McCain's five years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, is a case study in the way television, politics and national memory have become impossibly intertwined. In that sense, it is fitting that the A&E cable film premieres tonight on a national holiday dedicated to remembrance. But it also makes it impossible to review the production as though it were simply entertainment along the lines of, say, Elvis, the CBS made-for-TV movie about the rock idol's early years that aired this month.
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