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By SANDRA MCKEE | November 4, 2008
During Friday's Dunbar-Edmondson game, a helicopter delivered Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen to the game. "You made quite an entrance," he was told. "I'm hard to miss anyway," he replied. He had come to see several players he was interested in recruiting, Dunbar's Tavon Austin obviously among them. (For more, go to baltimoresun.com/varsityletters)
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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 MILTON KENT | September 9, 2007
Welcome to the latest Sun blog, a space for thoughts and commentary on high school sports and the people who play, coach and administer them. The postings here typically will be ideas that might fall short of a full column, but nonetheless are worth exploring. And, rest assured, unlike some television stations that have jumped lately into high school coverage, we won't be advocating booing opponents here. That said, three cheers to Channel 11 weather forecaster Sandra Shaw for spending part of her morning Friday at Catonsville with the field hockey and boys and girls soccer teams, as well as some football players.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,katherine.dunn@baltsun.com | November 3, 2009
And then there were five. The ranks of unbeaten football teams dwindled by nearly half this week as Poly, Atholton and Chesapeake-Baltimore County suffered their first marks in the loss column. That leaves Arundel, River Hill, Joppatowne, Boys' Latin and Forest Park. Each is 9-0 and can claim an undefeated regular-season title with a win this weekend. Here's a look at how they remained perfect and who they must beat to stay that way. No. 1 Arundel: : All-Metro quarterback Billy Cosh threw for six touchdowns in a 62-21 rout of Meade to boost his state career record for passing TDs to 100. He has 43 for the season.
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By KATHERINE DUNN | November 11, 2008
It's not every day you see field hockey games with scores of 5-1, 4-3 or 6-0. It's even more surprising to see those numbers in the state finals. There were so many goals scored Saturday at Washington College that records were tied or broken all day. The daylong tally of 20 goals was the highest ever for the state finals. In the past, teams had reached 15 goals three times, most recently in 1997. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.com/varsityletters)
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By MILTON KENT | October 13, 2007
Is it just me or does anyone else wonder what Michelle Wie's life would have been like if she had played on her high school golf team instead of trying to play with adults? Wie, who turned 18 on Thursday, is an exceptional talent, to be sure, and might, at some point, become for the women's golf tour what Tiger Woods has become for men's golf. But it's also increasingly obvious that she has been rushed onto the world stage before her game and her ability to process the highs and lows of the game are ready.
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | January 18, 1998
It was Dec. 15, 1997. The time was 2 p.m. Mary and John Troutman walked to the mailbox and found what they were looking for."We pulled out the mail, and there as a letter from Yale," said John Troutman. "The next thing we were doing was putting the letter up to the sun, and you could see looking though the envelope, 'Welcome to Yale' ."Their eldest daughter, Katie, a Wilde Lake senior, was in.Mary and John took out all the letters from the mailbox except one. A few minutes later, Katie and her sister, Annie, a sophomore at Wilde Lake, arrived home.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF | October 19, 1999
Colleen Tighe is a student of every sport she plays. As the only deaf player in the action, she wants to know how to handle the unexpected without her coach's instructions.In the heat of competition, Tighe doesn't have time to look to the bench for help. She has to rely on her knowledge, her instincts and a few hand signals from her teammates.Her coaches at Carver A&T invariably find themselves hollering to her, but they have to wait for a break to get her attention. Only then can interpreter Leslie Basil pass along their advice.
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May 17, 1992
Name: Brent BlackHonored by The Carroll County Sun for: Winning the discus (139-9) and the shot put (47-2 1/4 ) events at the county championships Monday at Western Maryland CollegeAge: 18Residence; hometown: WestminsterEducation: Senior at Westminster High; graduate of East Middle School; graduate of Charles CarrollFamily: Mother: Liz, employed at the Motor Vehicle Association in Westminster; father: Henry, state police officer; sister: Denise, attends Towson...
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,katherine.dunn@baltsun.com | August 29, 2009
Before Parkville's football team kicks off its first home game, the Knights will rename their field in honor of Joseph Anthony Yates Sr., Baltimore County's first African-American football coach. The dedication of Yates Field will take place Sept. 12 at 12:30 p.m. before Parkville's game against Lansdowne. Yates, who died in 2006 at the age of 83, coached the Knights from 1971 to 1981. Yates' legacy is not about coaching but character, said Ron Belinko, coordinator of athletics for Baltimore County, who coached football at Overlea at the time.
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By GLENN GRAHAM | December 16, 2008
Among those in attendance for host Walbrook's 73-66 win over D.C.-based Cesar Chavez, Friday night was Memphis coach John Calipari, who watched the Warriors' Roscoe Smith score 35 points, grab 11 rebounds, block eight shots and dish out three assists. Smith is one of the most highly touted juniors in the nation, and he's drawn interest from most of the major college programs. Calipari was in the area because his Tigers were playing at Georgetown on Saturday afternoon. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.
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By GLENN GRAHAM | December 2, 2008
Archbishop Spalding grad Christine Nairn has fit right in as the youngest member of the U.S. under-20 women's soccer team. Nairn was a second-half replacement in Sunday's 3-0 quarterfinal win over England, notching two assists in the victory. When on the field, Nairn, who will attend Penn State in the spring, has taken all the team's corner kicks and free kicks. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.com/varsityletters)
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By KATHERINE DUNN | November 11, 2008
It's not every day you see field hockey games with scores of 5-1, 4-3 or 6-0. It's even more surprising to see those numbers in the state finals. There were so many goals scored Saturday at Washington College that records were tied or broken all day. The daylong tally of 20 goals was the highest ever for the state finals. In the past, teams had reached 15 goals three times, most recently in 1997. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.com/varsityletters)
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By SANDRA MCKEE | November 4, 2008
During Friday's Dunbar-Edmondson game, a helicopter delivered Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen to the game. "You made quite an entrance," he was told. "I'm hard to miss anyway," he replied. He had come to see several players he was interested in recruiting, Dunbar's Tavon Austin obviously among them. (For more, go to baltimoresun.com/varsityletters)
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By GLENN GRAHAM | October 3, 2008
Meade quarterback Raymond Cotton wears No. 17, and so does the Washington Redskins' Jason Campbell. Cotton is set to go to Auburn, and Campbell had an illustrious career at the Southeastern Conference powerhouse. Both guys are 6 feet 4 - big, athletic quarterbacks with strong arms. The similarities are obvious, so I asked Cotton whether Campbell was the quarterback he most looked up to. He said: "No, he's a real good quarterback and everything, but 17 was just the number one of my coaches gave me."
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By MILTON KENT | October 13, 2007
Is it just me or does anyone else wonder what Michelle Wie's life would have been like if she had played on her high school golf team instead of trying to play with adults? Wie, who turned 18 on Thursday, is an exceptional talent, to be sure, and might, at some point, become for the women's golf tour what Tiger Woods has become for men's golf. But it's also increasingly obvious that she has been rushed onto the world stage before her game and her ability to process the highs and lows of the game are ready.
SPORTS
By MILTON KENT | September 9, 2007
Welcome to the latest Sun blog, a space for thoughts and commentary on high school sports and the people who play, coach and administer them. The postings here typically will be ideas that might fall short of a full column, but nonetheless are worth exploring. And, rest assured, unlike some television stations that have jumped lately into high school coverage, we won't be advocating booing opponents here. That said, three cheers to Channel 11 weather forecaster Sandra Shaw for spending part of her morning Friday at Catonsville with the field hockey and boys and girls soccer teams, as well as some football players.
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