High School Sports Archive: June / July 2006
Velocity Sudent Athlete Spotlight: Asya Bussie
Asya Bussie entered Seton Keough High School last fall amidst a lot of hype, and the Gators came through and advanced to the conference finals. The 6-4 soph is ready to take on the hype and expectations once again this season.
HS Confidential: Yetter's Young Swimmers Shine at NBAC
The wall next to the indoor pool at Meadowbrook Swim Club is filled with pictures of NBAC Olympians, and coach Paul Yetter sees plenty of talenty in his current swimmers to add to that collection as he looks to the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Texas-Sized Homecoming for Reed
For Texas head trainer Jamie Reed, playing the Orioles was like coming home. Reed spent nearly 20 years in the Orioles organization, he is a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Annapolis, and he will be inducted into the Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame this fall.
Velocity Student Athlete Spotlight: Perry Wright
Entering his junior year at the Cardinal Gibbons School, shooting guard Perry Wright is ready to step on to the big stage.
Walter Lives and Breathes Baseball
Bernie Walter is one of the most successful high school baseball coaches in the country. In 33 years at Arundel, he's been named National Coach of the Year three times, won 566 games, 15 regional championships and 10 state championships.
Local Swimmers Shine at NBAC Mid Summer Classic
Katie Hoff and her fellow North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmers tuned up for next month's U.S. National Championships at the NBAC Mid Summer Classic meet.
Velocity Student Athlete Spotlight: Donte Greene
Towson Catholic basketball captain Donte Greene participated in the 2006 FIBA Americas Championship for the U18 Men’s National team this summer. Greene represented Baltimore well, helping the U.S. team win the championship.
Jonathan Graham Follows in Father’s Footsteps
Before Ernie Graham broke the single-season scoring record at Maryland in 1978, he was pumping in the points at Lake Clifton and Dunbar. Now, he's the proud father of a freshman-to-be as Jonathan Graham, 14, heads to Calvert Hall.
Carmelo Continues Hoops Tradition
Fresh off signing a new contract with the Denver Nuggets, Carmelo Anthony returned home to give back to the community where he grew up by hosting the second Holding Our Own Destiny (H.O.O.D.) festival at the Cloverdale playground.
HS Confidential: Gilman Gridiron Grads Give Back
Former Gilman teammates Victor Abriamiri, Stan White, Jr. and Ambrose Wooden are all playing Division I college football and savoring the friendships that have gotten stronger as the years have passed.
Velocity Student Athlete Spotlight: Dino Gregory
After playing a supporting role to Louis Birdsong, Mount St. Joseph's Dino Gregory is primed to take on the spotlight. The 6-foot-7 Gregory has verbally committed to Maryland and will be the only returning starter for the Gaels this season.
H.S. Confidential: Brooks Robinson All-Star Game
The 25th Brooks Robinson High School All-Star Game at Camden Yards provides a memorable experience for local high school baseball stars.
Velocity Student Athlete Spotlight: Gerrard Sheppard
After averaging 10 points and five rebounds per game as a sophomore at McDonogh, Gerrard Sheppard has elected to step up his offensive skills and is currently putting them on display in McDonogh's summer basketball league.
Lewis' Impact on Hoops Reaches Far
Anthony "Dudie" Lewis has been the director of the Cecil-Kirk recreation center in East Baltimore for the last 30 years. But to so many, he's been so much more.
Velocity Student Athlete Spotlight: Lindsay Conway
A three-sport athlete, Lindsay Conway played varsity soccer, basketball and lacrosse for the Resevoir High School Gators during her senior year and starred in the classroom as well.
Maryland Players Shine at Under Armour Lax Classic
Towson University became the epicenter for lacrosse's elite over the weekend as the sport's best high school players converged on Johnny Unitas Stadium on June 18 for the nation's premiere prep showcase, the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic.
Velocity Student Athlete Spotligh: Steve Bumbry
Steve Bumbry has had few problems meeting the expectations placed on the son of a pro athlete. The Dulaney senior was a three-time All-Metro outfielder.
Talking Steroids with Local Draft Picks
Keith Mills discusses the impact of steroids on the game with recently MLB draft picks Neil Davis and Steve Clevenger.
Big Names in the Brooks Robinson All-Star Game
Steve Bumbry and Drew Black will share the outfield in the Brooks Robinson All-Star Game.
When Floyd and Teixeira Got The Call
Five years ago a pair of neighbors, both graduates of Mount St. Joseph High School, heard their names called in the MLB Draft within minutes of one another.
Velocity Student Athlete Spotlight
Archbishop Spalding's Lauren O'Malley led the No. 1 ranked Archbishop Spalding Cavaliers to the IMIAA Softball Championship in both her Junior and Senior years.
High School Confidential: Montgomery Co. to World Cup
Montgomery County's Oguchi "Goochie" Onyewu will anchor the U.S. team's back line as the first Maryland native to play in the World Cup.
Velocity Student Athlete Spotlight: Joe Valleggia
Calvert Hall senior Joe Valleggia hit over .450 for the second straight year, and was an integral part of two championship seasons and 38 consecutive wins.
High School Confidential: Rosie Rides Like No Other
When most high school senior girls were trying to squeeze into their prom dresses two weeks ago, Rosie Napravnik was slipping on the blue and white silks of Michael Gill's racing stable and winning.
Rockwell Closes Career in Style
Chris Rockwell, Gillman's No. 1 golfer for four years, birdied his last two holes in the MIAA A Confereance team championship to lead the Greyhounds to victory.