By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | November 11, 1995
If someone had told Bobby Hallet in August that Sparrows Point would be playing in next week's Class 1A state title game, the Pointers' first-year coach would have told that person to "see a doctor."After all, Hallet inherited a team that lost its leading scorer and starting goalie. And only 14 players showed up for the Pointers' first practice back on Aug. 15.None of that seemed to matter last night as Sparrows Point, a team that Hallet declared "the hottest in the area," romped past Williamsport, 7-2, in a state semifinal matchup at North County.
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
CLEVELAND -- Televisions in the Orioles' clubhouse have shown the Little League World Series recently, and the major leaguers have been paying attention. But no Orioles player may be more interested than 22-year-old second baseman Jonathan Schoop. This month marks the 10th anniversary of when Schoop's Pabao Little League club from his native Curacao beat Thousand Oaks, Calif., 5-2, to become the first Caribbean team to win the Little League World Series. Schoop picked up the save in that title game.
By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | February 22, 1996
The Francis Scott Key Eagles left the court at halftime last night a little confused by what visiting Williamsport was throwing at them at both ends of the court.They returned a different team, taking the initiative in the second half and giving the Wildcats a taste of their own medicine.The Eagles put the clamps on defensively and rattled off the first 13 points in the third quarter to turn a six-point deficit into a lead they would never relinquish, pulling away with a 60-41 win over Williamsport.
Sports Digest | August 9, 2014
Baseball Mussina to enter Little League Hall Former Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina will be enshrined in the Little League Museum's Hall of Excellence on Aug. 24 at the 68th Little League World Series in Williamsport Pa. The ceremony will be held before the world championship game, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Mussina will be the 48th person enshrined. Mussina, from nearby Montoursville, Pa., was elected in 2001 to the Little League International board of directors. He's in his sixth year as a Little League coach and his 17th as an MLL volunteer board member.
By Steven Kivinski | March 18, 1993
Junior Kelley Gibson scored 25 points in leading Easton to a 51-42 victory over the Williamsport Wildcats (19-6) of Washington County in last night's Class 1A state girls championship final at UMBC.Tamara Coursey added 10 points and five steals for the state champs from Talbot County, and teammate Lee Wildasin scored six points.Easton (22-2) couldn't expand the lead to more than six in the first half and led at halftime, 27-22, following a Gibson three-pointer at the buzzer.Gibson, a 5-foot-11 center, was anything but one-dimensional as she picked up six blocks, six rebounds and five steals.
By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,Sun Reporter | August 17, 2007
Folks in Salisbury figure their town is more than just a rest stop for beach-goers. They've got a baseball team to prove it. The kids from West Salisbury have reached the 2007 Little League World Series, which begins today in Williamsport, Pa. One of 16 teams in the international tournament, West Salisbury - the Mid-Atlantic champion - plays Chandler, Ariz., the West winner, in a first-round game at 3 p.m. tomorrow. The game will be televised on Channel 2 (ABC). It's the first trip to Williamsport for West Salisbury (16-4)
By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Contributing Writer | November 14, 1992
WILLIAMSPORT -- Williamsport scored the first 11 points of its volleyball match with Francis Scott Key. The Eagles, on the other hand, scored eight points the entire match.Defending state champion and top seed Williamsport dominated play throughout on the way to a 15-1, 15-2, 15-5 victory over second seed Francis Scott Key in the Class 1A, Region II title match last night.Williamsport (14-2) advances to the state semifinals on Tuesday at Centennial High. This is Williamsport's third straight regional title, and the Wildcats are shooting for their fourth state title in six years.
By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Staff Writer | March 13, 1993
Fallston's offense disappeared early, and despite a second-half surge the Cougars fell to defending champ Williamsport, 41-39, for the second straight year in the girls Class 1A state championships last night.The Cougars, who trailed 6-0 early in the semifinal, missed their final four shots, including a three-point attempt by Lori Heffley with two seconds left that rattled around the rim and popped out.With 1:38 left, the Cougars tied the game at 38 on Pam Toth's free throw. But the Cougars (18-5)
By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | March 9, 1996
COLLEGE PARK -- Williamsport took out five years of state tournament frustration on an unsuspecting Havre de Grace squad, coasting to a 74-54 victory in a Class 1A semifinal last night at Cole Field House.The Warriors (18-6), ranked No. 10 in the metro area, were in the game for a quarter, but had no answer for a 25-9 pounding that included four three-pointers during a second-quarter blitz. The Wildcats (22-5), backed by their first 20-win season since 1969, will face Cambridge-South Dorchester in today's championship game at 1 p.m. Williamsport won its only championship in 1948, but it was the modern history that was rubbing a sore spot raw. The team had lost four semifinal games in the past five years, and senior twins Brad and Alan Moore were trying for a third straight time.
By BILL ORDINE | August 13, 2008
Baltimore baseball fans have an internal clock that normally tells them to shut it down by this time of the summer and turn their rooting interest to the Ravens and the NFL. A decade of losing seasons at Camden Yards has had its effect, though the 2008 Orioles have done a better job of holding fans' attention. But there's certainly no postseason in the offing. However, before you pack away the diamond dreams for the season, you might want to check in on the Maryland representatives in the Little League World Series.
By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
Not since Brooks Robinson has any Arkansan been more welcome in Maryland than David Wrightam. And in the tiny Western Maryland hamlet of Williamsport, he may be getting top billing -- at least since last Friday, when he visited the town's Desert Rose Cafe in answer to a challenge from Howard County Executive and Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Ken Ulman. It seems Ulman was on a campaign swing through Western Maryland last week when he stopped at the Desert Rose and noticed a U.S. map owner Rose Harris had hanging on the wall.
By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
Nick Adenhart never played for the Orioles, but five years after the Maryland native's untimely death at age 22, he still has a lasting impact inside the Orioles' clubhouse. Orioles right-handed pitchers Darren O'Day and Miguel Gonzalez, two undrafted free agents who have both developed into successful major leaguers since Adenhart's death, played with the Los Angeles Angels' top pitching prospect in that organization's minor league system. Both cherish their brief friendships with Adenhart that were forged through their time in the minor leagues.
By Mike Frainie, For The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2012
- The Arundel volleyball team had seen this story before. Unfortunately for them, it again doesn't have a happy ending. Sherwood defeated Arundel 27-25, 25-14,25-13 to win in the Class 4A state volleyball championship at the University of Maryland's Ritchie Coliseum. Sherwood's Alex Holston, who will play volleyball at Florida next year, has been the major reason the Wildcats have been eliminated from the state tournament the past three years. Sherwood defeated Arundel in the semifinals in 2010, and the state championship last season.
By Tom Worgo, Baltimore Sun Media Group | November 13, 2012
Loch Raven's visit to the Class 2A state semifinals didn't last long. Forty-six minutes after opening introductions, the Raiders had to fight back tears as they walked off the court. They were ushered out quickly by Williamsport, 25-4, 25-5, 25-7, yesterday at the University of Maryland's Ritchie Coliseum. "We were really overmatched," said second-year coach Matt Smith, whose program was making its second straight appearance after a four-year absence. "Williamsport was faster, taller.
BY DEWEY FOX | August 3, 2012
The Aberdeen IronBirds (17-27) fell in extra innings Thursday night, losing 6-5 to the host-team Williamsport Crosscutters. With the score tied, 5-5, in the bottom of the 10th, Williamsport plated the game-winning run. Aberdeen's Creede Simpson was 1-for-5 with one RBI and one run, while teammate Sam Kimmel was 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Lucas Herbst was 2-for-5 with one RBI in the loss, and fellow IronBird Gregory Lorenzo was 1-for-4 with one RBI. Joel Hutter, Will Howard, Anthony Vega and Scott Kalush all scored once for Aberdeen.
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | July 8, 2011
James Edgar "Jamie" Byron Sr., a former businessman and mayor who was a member of a political family with deep roots in Western Maryland, died July 2 of heart failure at his home in Shepherdstown, W.Va. The former Williamsport and Hagerstown resident was 83. Mr. Byron was born the second of five boys in Williamsport, Washington County, where he was raised. He was the son of William Devereux Byron II, a Western Maryland Democrat who served in the House of Representatives. He was 14 when his father was killed in an Eastern Air Lines crash in Jonesboro, Ga., in 1941, and his mother, Katharine Edgar Byron, was appointed to complete his term.
By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1996
The Francis Scott Key Eagles have been there before.And that's what they're counting on tomorrow afternoon when ** they get another chance to solve the Williamsport mystery in the Class 1A state final set for 2: 30 at Catonsville Community College.The No. 6 Eagles (16-1) have lost two matches in the past two seasons, both coming against their Monocacy Valley Athletic League rivals from Washington County.The first came in last year's state final, when the young Eagles got their first look at the big arena in Catonsville.
By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | October 23, 1996
The last time Francis Scott Key's volleyball team met Monocacy Valley Athletic League rival Williamsport, both teams were vying for the 1995 Class 1A state title at Catonsville Community College.A veteran Williamsport team avenged a regular-season sweep by the Eagles to win in four games. That was the only loss for the Eagles last season, and they haven't lost since, going 12-0 and winning the county tournament this year to earn a No. 4 ranking in the metro area.Tomorrow night at Key, the two teams will meet again with the MVAL title on the line.
By Kayla Cross Bawroski, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2010
For a family event that involves baseball, outer space, parades (and is free), head out to Williamsport, Pa., this weekend to watch the 2010 Little League World Series, which has been hosted by the small Pennsylvania town as it has been since 1947. "Carl E. Stotz saw his nephews playing baseball and thought it would be nice if they had a team and a league to play on competitively," said Erin Kriner, a spokeswoman for the event, which begins Friday and continues throughout next week.
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