High School Sports Archive: March / April 2009
Area Stars Sparkle In NFL Draft
McDonogh's Darrius Heyward-Bey and Mount Hebron's Aaron Maybin were among the top 11 players selected in the NFL draft.
Goodbye, 'Mr. Mike'
After a lifetime of coaching in the Catonsville-Arbutus area and umpiring and refereeing throughout Baltimore, Mike Massimini died last month at age 95.
Loch Raven To Honor James Smith
It has been nearly a year since the tragic death of Loch Raven High junior James Smith. On Saturday, lacrosse coach John Hanley and the Raiders will pay tribute to Smith by dedicating the school's field in his honor.
Walter Reaches Another Milestone
There isn't much Bernie Walter hasn't accomplished on the baseball field -- and now he's a 600-game winner.
Cards Fly High Again In MIAA A
Players come and go as do many contenders, but the team to beat in the MIAA A Conference baseball league is still Calvert Hall.
Athlete Profile: Morgan Koopman
Morgan Koopman, a senior at McDonogh School who will play golf at McDaniel College this fall, stands a good chance of winning the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) A conference championship for the third year in a row.
April 21: Local Lacrosse Roundup
A pair of streaks ended in high school lacrosse last week as the Calvert Hall boys team beat Loyola for the first time in six years and Broadneck's girls beat Severna Park for the first time in three seasons.
Gaels Coaches Lead McDonald's All-Americans
Mount St. Joe’s head coach Pat Clatchey will coach the West team in the McDonald’s All-American game.
Local Stars Look To Shine In Charm City Challenge
The Charm City Challenge is back. Some of the best high school basketball players in Baltimore will take on the brightest stars from rest of the country, April 5, at the Towson Center.
Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Coaches Announced
Under Armour and Corrigan Sports Enterprises announced today the coaches for the 4th Annual Under Armour All-America Senior Games.
Student Athlete Profile: Jack Carey
Very few baseball players in the Baltimore area have dominated their school's baseball program quite like St. Paul's Jack Carey.
It's An Oriole Family Affair
Timmy Bancells and Brady and Brett Ebel are the latest in a long list of sons of Orioles players, coaches and front office staff who hang out with their dads at the ballpark.
U.S. Rebounds in Charm City Challenge
Amongst an army of Maryland Terrapin fans in the crowd of nearly 2,000, James Padgett of Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. left the Towson Center Sunday night with the award for Most Valuable Player of the Ninth Charm City Challenge.
Lax Powers Open Conference Play
The MIAA A Conference lacrosse season kicked off last Friday and if opening day is any indication of what's ahead ... look out!
Seton Keough Ends Year with Tourney Win
The Seton Keough basketball team ended the season with a stunning 44-42 win over Riverdale Baptist in the finals of the Rise National Invitational, finishing the season with seven straight wins and three straight tournament championships.
Charm City Challenge Set For Sunday
Dozens of the top high school basketball players from the Baltimore area and across the country will take over the Towson Center this weekend for the ninth edition of the Charm City Challenge.
Coaches Agree With Amatucci
The March issue of PressBox featured an interview with Mark Amatucci in which he discussed the influence AAU programs have on high school basketball -- and it triggered a great deal of reaction within high school and collegiate coaching fraternities.
Delaney A Positive In Hokies' Down Season
Former Towson Catholic star Malcolm Delaney showed glimpses of becoming one of the top players in the ACC last year as a freshman, and this year he proved his worth.
Baltimore Prep Stars Battle On College's Biggest Stage
Two of Baltimore's best former high school girls basketball players will play against each other Monday night as Maryland plays Louisville in the regional finals of the women's NCAA tournament.
Butler Opens Season With No-Hitter
Towson Catholic High School junior Jessica Butler is regarded as one of the best pitchers in the state and solidified this title when she threw a no-hitter in the season opener against St. Vincent Pallotti on March 17.
Gaels Tame Stags
The MIAA A Conference is absolutely loaded this year with eight teams in the Top 15 in the rankings.
Thompson's World Expands
This is the third installment of a four-part interview with Cardinal Gibbons senior Blake Thompson.
Calvert Hall Dominates Myrtle Beach Openers
Four-time MIAA A Conference baseball champion Calvert Hall began their season in dominant fashion, with a 12-0 perfect game win over Johnstown High School (NY) at Polo Grounds Park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Student Athlete Profile: Elaine Nescio
Archbishop Spalding senior Elaine Nescio was born a softball player.
Baltimore Has Presence In Tournament
The Baltimore metropolitan area will once again be well represented in this year's NCAA Tournament.
Just Call It TitleTown
Though many of its premier players are now attending private schools, last weekend's tournament in College Park proved that basketball in the city is alive and well.
St. Frances Dominates Elrod Hendricks Invitational
Now in its third year, the Elrod Hendricks Invitational is much more than just a warm up for the upcoming season.
USA Football Coaching School
The Baltimore Ravens will host a USA Football Coaching School on Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Calvert Hall High School in Baltimore, MD.
Calvert Hall’s baseball program is looking to win their fifth straight MIAA title and 25th overall.
Loyola Offers Opportunity For Two Roland Park Seniors
Ashley Cahill and Halle Gray, co-captains for Roland Park’s varsity lacrosse team, have signed on to play NCAA Division I lacrosse at Loyola College next fall.
Kevin and Brian Cooper are looking to lead Archbishop Spalding to an MIAA Championship this season.
Alumni Profile: Thomas Zimmerman
Navy senior defenseman Thomas Zimmerman, a 2004 St. Paul's School graduate, was able to bounce back from his torn ACL and make his way back onto the lacrosse field.
AAU influence and street agents have sunk Mark Amatucci's basketball coaching career.
Student Athlete Profile: Kitty Cullen
Senior lacrosse star Kitty Cullen has been living on the McDonogh campus for the past four years and is sort of used to the idea of being away from home.
The St. Frances Panthers finished the season undefeated in conference play and won their second consecutive Baltimore Catholic League title with a 44-41 win over Loyola.
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