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August 6, 1991
An attorney for a group trying to bring professional baseball back to Wilmington, Del., after a 40-year hiatus says the odds are good the effort will succeed."
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By Jon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2014
Triple-A Norfolk 1B Christian Walker had three home runs in his last 10 games entering Saturday, giving him 24 homers and 90 RBIs on the season. Both lead all Orioles minor leaguers. Walker is hitting .308 with 10 extra-base hits and 13 RBIs for the Tides. … OF Quintin Berry saw a 28-game road on-base streak end Friday night in a 5-3 win over Gwinnett. Berry is batting .295 with a .390 OBP and 22 stolen bases in 28 chances. His on-base percentage is third among qualifying International League players.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 15, 1997
After 41 races in Maryland, Mary's Buckaroo competed outside the state for the first time yesterday, rallied from last and won the $100,000, six-furlong Wilmington Handicap at Delaware Park in Stanton.Trained by Mary JoAnne Hughes, the son of Roo Art and Mary Bo Peep prevailed by 1 1/4 lengths under Maryland-based Mario Verge and paid $6.40 to win.It was the 6-year-old's 14th triumph and increased his earnings to $598,433.Pub Date: 6/15/97
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By David Driver, For The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Josh Hader was about 5 when he joined his Anne Arundel County youth baseball team on the field at Camden Yards in a pregame ceremony. A youth league standout, Hader went on to become a star pitcher at Old Mill High in Millersville and couldn't believe his good fortune when he was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles after his senior year. He made his minor league debut in 2012 in the Gulf Coast League and with Aberdeen and began the 2013 season as the No. 13 prospect in the Baltimore farm system, according to Baseball America.
FEATURES
July 7, 1991
The Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Festival, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday at Rockwood Museum in Wilmington, Del., will offer high-wheeled bicycles, an organ grinder, Victorian crafts and fashions, old-time music, hot-air balloons, an antique show and an old-fashioned baby parade. For children there will be clowns, puppets, a mime circus artist, a storyteller and a traveling zoo. The manor house will be open for free tours. Homemade ice cream and other food will be on sale. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $1 for ages 5 to 16. Shuttle service is free from Merchants Square.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | July 2, 2005
WILMINGTON, Del. - MBNA Corp.'s imprint touches so much of this riverside city, some locals joke that the credit-card giant "owns" it. So, when the world's largest independent credit-card lender announced Thursday that it was being bought by Charlotte, N.C.-based Bank of America Corp. for $35 billion in cash and stock, just about everyone in town was talking about what would become of the company, Wilmington and the "First State," as tourism signs proudly proclaim. "Delaware is a small place.
SPORTS
By Gary Lambrecht | March 21, 2003
Tonight's game What: NCAA tournament South Regional first round Site: Gaylord Entertainment Center, Nashville, Tenn. Time: 9:55 approximately TV/Radio: Chs. 13, 9 or ESPN2/WIYY (97.9 FM) Line: Maryland by 8 The teams Maryland: No. 6 seed, 19-9; finished tied for second in Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season standings; 20th NCAA tournament appearance, including 10th straight. UNC-Wilmington: No. 11 seed, 24-6; won second straight Colonial Athletic Association title; fourth NCAA tournament appearance.
NEWS
July 11, 1991
Three men charged in the last of a series of violent shotgun robberies in Delaware and Maryland earlier this year have pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Del., to multiple bank-robbery charges.Michael Montell Boston, 22, of the 100 block of Conley Drive in Annapolis; Hubert Julian Pope, 27, a Philadelphia resident who once lived in Waldorf; and William Francis, 20, of the Bronx, N.Y., are to be sentenced Sept. 4, Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Prettyman said yesterday.
SPORTS
By Special to The Sun | February 3, 1991
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Matt Fish had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Reggie Veney also scored 16 to lead North Carolina-Wilmington to an 87-76 victory over Navy in a Colonial Athletic Association game last night.The game marked the last meeting between the two schools because Navy is leaving the CAA after this season.UNC-Wilmington (9-11, 4-4) scored its last 18 points on free throws. For the game, the Seahawks made 27 of 34 free throws (79 percent).The Midshipmen (6-14, 2-6) held a 34-28 halftime lead, and led until Veney made a three-pointer with 17:29 left to give the Seahawks a 38-37 lead.
FEATURES
By Tim Warren and Tim Warren,Sun Travel Editor | June 2, 1991
When I tell people that I'm headed for the beach in North Carolina, the response invariably is something like, "Oh, I just love the Outer Banks -- such a wonderful place." When I explain that no, I'm headed farther south, to the Wilmington area, the reaction is just as predictable: a blank look that suggests at best a vague idea where Wilmington is, and no image of what it is like.That's too bad. For I have found, after more than 25 visits to the Wilmington area, that it's the best-kept secret in North Carolina.
SPORTS
From Sun staff reports | February 11, 2014
Senior forward Jerrelle Benimon posted his nation-best 16th doubledouble Monday, with 17 points and 16 rebounds. But he shot 4-for-12 and went 9-for-14 overall from the free-throw line, as the Tigers (16-9,7-3 Colonial Athletic Association) lost to UNC-Wilmington, 66-53, losing ground on Delaware in the CAA standings. The Tigers shot just 15 percent from 3-point range and 35 percent from the field, while the Seahawks (7-19, 1-10 CAA) shot 39 percent from beyond the arc and 41 percent overall.
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By Rich Scherr, For The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2014
Even on a day when his team can muster little else on offense, Towson coach Pat Skerry knows he can always count on forward Jerrelle Benimon. "Jerrelle's usually a pretty good guy to get the ball to," Skerry said. "Good things tend to happen. " Facing a UNC Wilmington team intent on shutting down Towson's outside shooters, the reigning Colonial Athletic Association player of the year stepped up with 20 points - including 16 in the second half - and 17 rebounds, as the host Tigers held off UNC Wilmington, 60-53, before an announced 1,750.
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Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2013
River Hill senior forward Jake Turney, an All-Metro second-team selection last year, has made a commitment to play soccer at UNC Wilmington. This season, Turney has six goals and six assists to help lead the No. 2 Hawks to an 11-1 mark. UNC Wilmington, a Division I school that competes in the Colonial Athletic Association, has a 6-4-1 record this season.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2013
More than 1,200 passengers on five different Amtrak trains traveling between Wilmington and Perryville were delayed for hours or forced to transfer trains on Monday night after a line of thunderstorms damaged the railroad's signaling system, according to an Amtrak spokesman. Among them were 287 passengers on train 165 who were transferred to a different train after about four hours struck on the tracks, said Craig Schulz, the spokesman. The storms took down trees and wires along the railroad's Northeast corridor beginning at 9:49 p.m., forcing Amtrak officials to respond to stations in Baltimore, Wilmington and Washington to assist passengers as the system was brought back online, Schulz said.
EXPLORE
June 17, 2013
Elizabeth Riney and Shaun Smith were united in marriage Dec. 1, 2012 at Old St. Joseph's Church in Philadelphia, Pa. Monsignor Thomas Cini, VG of St. Ann's Church, in Wilmington, Del., officiated. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Susan Riney of Yardley, Pa. The groom is the sone of Gregory and Phyllis Smith of Havre de Grace. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Michael Riney. The maid of honor was Meredith Riney of Philadelphia, Pa, the bride's sister. Bridesmaids were Allison Riney of Yardley, Pa, sister of bride; Megan Riney of Dallas, Texas, cousin of bride; Leanne Karr of Philadelphia, Pa., Stacie McSpadden of Havre de Grace, Jennifer Smith of Philadelphia, Pa., and Jaclyn Woehnker of Sea Bright, N.J., friends of bride.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | May 24, 2013
Et cetera Fisher lifts Towson past UNC Wilmington in CAAs Third baseman Zach Fisher homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs to lead fourth-seeded Towson to a 13-11 victory over top-seeded UNC Wilmington on Thursday in the CAA baseball tournament in Harrisonburg, Va. The Tigers (27-28) will face either William & Mary or James Madison in the winners' bracket at noon today, while the Seahawks (37-20) will play an elimination game at 3:30 p.m. today. Fisher hit a grand slam in the sixth that put Towson ahead to stay and then added a two-run shot in the eighth that proved to be the difference in the game.
SPORTS
By SunSpot Staff | January 19, 2004
Junior center Derrick Goode (Archbishop Spalding) rebounded a missed shot and hit a short jumper in the lane as time expired to lead Towson to a 57-55 Colonial Athletic Association victory over league-leading North Carolina Wilmington in the Towson Center on Monday night. The victory was the Tigers' third straight home win and it ended the Seahawks' four-game winning streak. UNC Wilmington (9-6 overall, 4-2 CAA), the two-time defending league champion, had beaten the Tigers (6-9, 3-3) five times in a row. With the score tied at 55-55, a blocked shot by sophomore Lawrence Hamm (Harrisburg H.S./Harrisburg, Pa.)
FEATURES
July 5, 1992
What could be better than a good old-fashioned ice cream festival? That's what you'll find at Rockwood Museum in Wilmington, where the stage is set for a turn-of-the-century fair Saturday and July 12 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.Inside, the mansion will be decorated for a Fourth of July party of the 1890s, while outside the grounds will be filled with Victorian crafts, antiques and hot air balloons. You can hear a 19th century band concert, watch glass blowing or attend an old-fashioned medicine show.
FEATURES
By Dave Rosenthal | May 15, 2013
Congratulations to Tim Marcin, winner of Washington College 's Sophie Kerr Prize, worth $61,192 this year. The 22-year-old  from Wilmington, Del., who is headed to Northwestern University, plans to pursue a sports writing career. That's a worthy goal -- to follow in the footsteps of luminaries such as Ring Lardner and Roger Angell. (I'd even toss John McPhee into the crowd.) According to the college, he submitted "poems whose subjects included teen romance, the music of Bob Dylan, and up-close perceptions of his father's well-worn coat, and the red stitches on a baseball.
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