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September 26, 2014
Congratulations to Steve Almond for speaking the culturally unspeakable by suggesting that we should question the fundamental nature of the game of football ( "Fans are part of the football problem," Sept. 24). In high school in the '60s, I played and enjoyed the game at an all-boys school where the varsity players were explicitly touted as "men of character" because they showed how "tough" they were. I kept my resentment of that to myself at the time but since I have come to see that my enjoyment and subsequent chagrin stemmed from the realization that football really brought out the worst in me - the adrenaline rush of permissible aggressive violence in front of a crowd.
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September 26, 2014
Congratulations to Steve Almond for speaking the culturally unspeakable by suggesting that we should question the fundamental nature of the game of football ( "Fans are part of the football problem," Sept. 24). In high school in the '60s, I played and enjoyed the game at an all-boys school where the varsity players were explicitly touted as "men of character" because they showed how "tough" they were. I kept my resentment of that to myself at the time but since I have come to see that my enjoyment and subsequent chagrin stemmed from the realization that football really brought out the worst in me - the adrenaline rush of permissible aggressive violence in front of a crowd.
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SPORTS
By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | September 14, 1999
Centennial High School has suspended 14 varsity soccer players for an Aug. 31 hazing incident that resulted in injuries to two freshman junior varsity players.In an exercise called "butts up," most of the 12 freshmen on the junior varsity team were lined up facing the back wall of the school building and forced to bend over and hold their ankles while varsity players punted soccer balls at them from close range, according to a statement from Centennial principal Lynda Mitic, who issued the suspensions.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2011
Arden Smith is a soft-spoken sophomore forward playing in her first year of varsity for the Broadneck girls soccer team. But her right foot boomed loudly Thursday at South River. Smith cleanly struck a shot from 18 yards that quickly found the top-right corner of the Seahawks' net, providing the overtime golden goal that gave the No. 15 Bruins a 2-1 upset win over No. 10 South River in Anne Arundel County play. Sophomore Caitlyn Shea sent a long ball from midfield to junior Emily Lord, who settled and then nudged a short pass across to Smith.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,Staff writer | August 21, 1991
For Samuel Din, who has played field hockey for a quarter-century and has spent the last seven years looking for a head coaching job, thesearch is over.Din will get his chance this fall with the field hockey team at Wilde Lake High School.He replaces Terry Smith, who stepped down after seven years. Smith guided the Wildecats into the regional playoffs six times."He (Din) is very enthusiastic, very knowledgeable, and we're very excitedabout him," said Carol Satterwhite, Wilde Lake's athletic director.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Sun Staff Writer | October 21, 1994
When Becky Towns cut into the middle of the field with the ball dancing at her stick, raced past two North Carroll defenders and sent a perfect pass to Carrie Herb for a good shot at the end of a Westminster fast break, it was obvious she was no ordinary field hockey player.Only a freshman, she was playing in her first varsity game against then eighth-ranked North Carroll just two weeks ago. She showed nerves of steel for a 14-year-old rookie, displayed super stickwork and agility and appeared always under control, even though going at full speed.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | August 13, 1992
COLLEGE PARK -- It was five years ago, but Scott Rosen remembers it as if it were yesterday: His first days as a Maryland freshman football player were "overwhelming."Now a Terps co-captain, Rosen and the other seniors will try to make the transition from high school to college easier for incoming freshmen by serving as their Big Brothers.The Big Brothers relationship is one of the things that new coach Mark Duffner initiated at Holy Cross and brought with him here.Rosen is Big Brother to Latroy Askew, a defensive back from Fairfax, Va., who is clearly apprehensive.
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By Pat O'Malley | September 2, 1999
Annapolis Panthers1998 record: 2-15Coach: Karla McMahon, 10th seasonTop players: Meghan Fisher, Sr., outside hitter; Misty Waters, Jr., setter; Ashley Bland, Sr., outside hitter; Christy Kehoe, So., setter.Outlook: Following the 14-2 banner season of 1997, the Panthers slipped badly in '98 the result of graduation losses. McMahon is optimistic her team can turn it around this season with serving and the blend of two experienced varsity players in Fisher and Waters with a young nucleus. "We don't have a lot of height and middle blocker, but we hope to make it for that with hustle and strong serving, " said McMahon.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2003
A 47-year-old Westminster man was charged yesterday with buying beer and liquor for a sleepover party attended by members of the Westminster High School girls' basketball team - and with having sex with one of the girls at the gathering. Randall S. Matthews, who surrendered yesterday morning at the Maryland State Police barracks in Westminster, faces 16 counts of providing alcohol to underage drinkers - a charge called "contributing to the condition of a child." Nine girls who attended the party were suspended from the basketball team for the balance of the season for allegedly violating the Carroll school system's alcohol policy.
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By GLENN GRAHAM and GLENN GRAHAM,SUN REPORTER | November 9, 2005
At the start of the volleyball season, Glenelg coach Don Beall let his athletic director know that attendance will likely be down some. It was for good reason. With sister combinations all over the court - Brooke, Sabrina and Amber Winterling, along with Allison and Dana Gittings - the No. 3 Gladiators have racked up plenty of wins with just slightly less applause. "He asked why would attendance be down, and I told him because we have all these sisters on the team. So parent-wise, we're down [six]
NEWS
June 14, 2011
By Andrew Conrad It was not a banner spring for local varsity sports. Two Howard County lacrosse teams and several individual track athletes won state titles, but it came up empty in all the other spring sports: baseball, softball and tennis. Luckily, at the junior varsity level, young athletes were preparing for the success of next year's teams and beyond. We asked all of the county's athletics and activities managers to spread word to their JV coaches that we were gathering details on the exploits of their teams this spring, and this is what we found out about the Columbia teams.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2010
Severna Park has a long, glorious field hockey history because it has had an exceptional number of talented players. That trend continues with Marissa Balleza, a sophomore forward, who led the team in scoring with 21 goals and eight assists in 18 games going into Wednesday night's 4A state semifinal game against Westminster at Franklin. Balleza, who has a 3.7 grade-point average and whose classes are all in the honors program, also is a member of the Falcons' tennis team, for which she plays No. 1 doubles.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2008
Jen Zoltoski is expected to make her 2008 soccer debut in the coming days. It will be an emotional and satisfying moment for the John Carroll senior. Zoltoski, who plays defense, had to recover from surgery on both legs this summer. She suffered from pain in both legs while playing lacrosse last spring and eventually was diagnosed with compartment syndrome, a condition that results when pressure within the muscles builds to dangerous levels. This prevents nourishment from reaching nerve and muscle cells.
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By GLENN GRAHAM and GLENN GRAHAM,SUN REPORTER | November 9, 2005
At the start of the volleyball season, Glenelg coach Don Beall let his athletic director know that attendance will likely be down some. It was for good reason. With sister combinations all over the court - Brooke, Sabrina and Amber Winterling, along with Allison and Dana Gittings - the No. 3 Gladiators have racked up plenty of wins with just slightly less applause. "He asked why would attendance be down, and I told him because we have all these sisters on the team. So parent-wise, we're down [six]
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF | December 3, 2004
Tyra Breaux, New Town girls basketball coach Pam Wright wanted her Titans to get an early look at how tough the competition can be as they move up to the varsity level for the first time. After the Owings Mills school opened its doors last fall, the Titans went 15-1 in their first season together as a junior varsity program. Wright decided the Titans needed an early introduction to high-caliber varsity competition, so she invited Milford Mill, a team second only to Baltimore County champ Woodlawn last season, over for a scrimmage last Friday.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2003
Most of the coming soccer season will be lost for four Centennial girls varsity soccer players who were among 12 students cited for underage drinking at a back-to-school dance Thursday night. Eleven of the students attend Centennial and one attends Mount St. Joseph High School, said Centennial principal Lynda Mitic. The 11 Howard County students will be suspended five to 30 days from classes and be ineligible to compete in extracurricular activities for 70 calendar days. For the soccer players, that means missing the regular season and most of the postseason.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer Rich Scherr contributed to this article | September 2, 1992
At Lansdowne High School, Fridays might not be the sam this fall.The football stadium lights, for which many community members worked so tirelessly, may go unused. Pep rallies have been put on hold. The pompons remain in storage.Because of a lack of interest from students and a concern for the safety of the players, Lansdowne High officials might announce today that they won't field a football team this season.Last Tuesday, there was a "99 percent" likelihood that there would be no varsity football team, school co-athletic director Ed Walker said.
NEWS
By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2003
A 47-year-old Westminster man was charged yesterday with buying beer and liquor for a sleepover party attended by members of the Westminster High School girls' basketball team - and with having sex with one of the girls at the gathering. Randall S. Matthews, who surrendered yesterday morning at the Maryland State Police barracks in Westminster, faces 16 counts of providing alcohol to underage drinkers - a charge called "contributing to the condition of a child." Nine girls who attended the party were suspended from the basketball team for the balance of the season for allegedly violating the Carroll school system's alcohol policy.
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