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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2000
In Severna Park's 20th trip to the state semifinals in the 25 years Lil Shelton has been coach, the top-ranked Falcons got a hard-earned 2-0 victory over Quince Orchard of Montgomery County to advance to Saturday's 2 p.m. Class 4A state final at Goucher vs. Walt Whitman, a 3-1 shootout winner over Westminster. Amid what has become an annual, routine show of gold and blue balloons, ribbons, jackets and sweatshirts of their fans, the Falcons (17-2) earned the chance to go after their fourth consecutive state title, eighth in the past nine years and their Maryland record 13th overall.
College Park -- Coach Kim Rivers and his Randallstown Rams became the first Baltimore County boys basketball team to repeat as a state champion with last night's 64-54 victory over the Eastern Shore's Wicomico in the Class 2A final at Comcast Center. Randallstown gave the Baltimore metro area three of the four state champions for the second year in a row, with Dunbar (1A) and Long Reach (3A) winning earlier in the day. Randallstown and Dunbar are repeat champions. It was the fourth state title overall and the third since 2001 for the No. 2 Rams (26-1)
By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | November 14, 1999
Ashley Staples is the only four-year starter Alice Puckett has had in 17 years of coaching field hockey at Fallston. Yesterday, Staples, a goalie, played in her fourth state championship final. Fittingly, she went out a champion."I do think about how lucky I am to be on a team like this, but I don't think luck has anything to do with our getting to the state championships," said Staples, after the Cougars successfully defended their Class 3A title with a 1-0 victory over Long Reach at Goucher College.
By Glenn Graham and Glenn Graham, | January 25, 2009
Severn senior forward Leanne Hug, expected back early this week after missing two weeks with an ankle injury, will be a welcome sight as the Admirals prepare for the stretch run in defending their Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference crown. The Admirals (13-3, 6-2 in the league before Friday's game against Mount de Sales) have held their own in Hug's absence with different players taking turns stepping up. In Tuesday's 54-38 victory over St. Vincent Pallotti, the team got 14 points from junior guard Leah Cranmer and 10 rebounds and three blocks from senior center Caitlin Sheehan.
By Tony Perry and Tony Perry,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 12, 1998
These are boom times for Walt Whitman, America's most famous poet.A century after his death, Whitman, the poet of democracy, the poet of the body and soul, commands a loyal and expansive following from his birthplace on New York's Long Island to the literary circles of China.His rough, rigorous, unrhymed verse, informal and impassioned, appeals to both genders, all ages and numerous nationalities."Whitman is the poet of liberty, of individual freedom," said Carol Muske-Dukes, a poet and creative writing professor at the University of Southern California.
By Rick Belz | September 26, 1991
Senior Eric Tischer curled a left-footed corner kick into the upper far corner of the net, giving top-ranked Centennial a 2-1, come-from-behind overtime victory against Walt Whitman last night.Tischer's shot came in the fifth minute of the first sudden-death period at rain-drenched Whitman and touched off a jubilant but soggy victory celebration to the right of Whitman's net."It was the first time I've scored off a corner kick during a game," Tischer said. It was his second goal of the season.
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | October 8, 1993
The audience for "Road Scholar," which opens today at th Rotunda, certainly should include readers of The Sun. That's because this is the first movie ever about a Sun writer, if you discount Meg Ryan in "Sleepless in Seattle," and Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth Perkins in "HeSaid, She Said."Not only that: Our boy actually appears on camera most of the time. He gets to ride a big red convertible and shoot machine guns! Yes: it's "Lethal Weapon IV" with Dan Rodricks in the Mel Gibson role!Oh, forgive my little joke there, folks.
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | June 30, 1992
Tom Gugliotta, the Washington Bullets' No. 1 draft pick, can empathize with Billy Hoyle, the troubled hero of the popular movie, "White Men Can't Jump."Gugliotta remembers when he was 16, a gangly 6 feet 2, 170 pounds, trying to achieve his first slam dunk on a 9-foot basket at a junior high playground near his hometown of Huntington Station, N.Y."We shoveled the snow off the court and took turns trying tdunk the ball the same way Billy Hoyle does in the movie," the All-Atlantic Coast Conference forward from North Carolina State recalled yesterday on being introduced to the local media.
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 1, 1998
Junior Erica Pearson (Walt Whitman) registered her 18th double double -- 20 points, 14 rebounds -- of the season to lead host St. Mary's to a 77-50 win over Mary Washington to capture the Capital Athletic Conference tournament title yesterday and earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III tournament.Tied at 8 after 4 1/2 minutes, the Seahawks (20-7) went on 35-16 run to take a 43-24 lead over Mary Washington (20-7) at the half. St. Mary's shot 65.5 percent from the field in the first half.
By Chuck Acquisto and Chuck Acquisto,Special to The Sun | May 27, 1994
Rain, thunder and lightning delayed the Maryland state track and field championships at Western Maryland College yesterday, costing Howard High critical points in several Class 3A field events.During a 90-minute delay, coming after an hour of Class 3A and 4A competition at Scott S. Blair Stadium, Howard lost strong chances to capture points in boys 3A competition as four seniors elected to head back to school with boys coach Dave Glenn to attend the school's senior awards banquet."The rain helped make up their minds real quick," said Howard assistant boys coach Tony Holland, who added the stay-or-go decision was left up to each athlete.
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