High School Sports Archive: May / June 2009
Polley Produces 'Poet Pride'
Now 31, Tommy Polley's NFL career is over, but his film-making career may be just beginning.
South Wins Under Armour Lax Classic
In a game featuring six of the Baltimore Sun’s first-team All-Metro selections, the South team defeated the North, 19-16, in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium Saturday night.
Howard County Stars Will Run In Australia
The 21st Down Under Sports track and field meet will be held next month in Brisbane, Australia -- and it will include two standouts from Howard County.
Championship Completes Turnaround
St. Frances, a school often known for their great basketball program, earned its first non-basketball championship when the baseball team won the C Conference championship.
Bumbry Among Locals Chosen In Draft
Steven Bumbry, the son of the Orioles Hall of Fame center fielder Al Bumbry, was selected in the 12th round of last week's major league draft.
Hoelter's Admirable Project Paying Off
Youth in Transition School, a non-public school in Woodlawn, has helped hundreds of area students to overcome serious behavioral issues and educational challenges.
North Dominates Brooks All-Star Game
Pat Blair, who is headed to Wake Forest University, was one of 30 seniors from around the state who played in the 28th annual Brooks Robinson All-Star game at Camden Yards.
All-Star Game Going Strong After 28 Years
The 28th Crown/Brooks Robinson All-Star game will be played June 14 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Reggie Williams To Towson Catholic
It's been 26 years since Reggie Williams helped Dunbar win the 1983 national high school basketball championship, and now the former Poet All-American is coming back to coach in his hometown.
MPSSAA Honors Scholar Athletes
The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association honored eight statewide scholar athletes with $1,000 Allstate Foundation Minds In Motion Scholarships.
Robinson Kicks It With National Squad
Jalen Robinson, a sophomore next year for the Mount St. Joseph soccer team, recently returned from a trip to Germany as a member of the U.S. under-15 soccer team.
St. Paul's Carey Named Best In State
Later this summer, Jack Carey will head to Wake Forest University and continue a baseball career that now includes the 2009 state High School Player of the Year award.
Baltimore's Knapp Heads Detroit's Staff
Rick Knapp is the new pitching coach of the Detroit Tigers. He's also a Baltimore native, who grew up on the sandlots of the Reisterstown Little League program.
MIAA Championships Deliver Drama
The Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association held its lacrosse and baseball championships last week, and with nearly 7,000 fans turning out at two venues the real winners were the family, friends, students and fans who poured out to watch the games and players and coaches who took part in them.
Rousing Ending To Spring Season
Graham Bazelle of Atholton will head to Stanford University this summer to continue a running career that now includes one of the great finishes ever in Maryland track and field.
Connelly's Golf Future Is Bright
Five years after she left Northeast High in Anne Arundel County for the ultra-challenging world of collegiate golf, Stephanie Connelly returned to the Baltimore area last week to compete in the NCAA Women's Division I Golf Championships.
Historic Cricket Match For Gibbons
In what is thought to be the first cricket match played in more than 100 years involving a Maryland high school team, Cardinal Gibbons of west Baltimore took on a team of veteran cricket players from the Washington and northern Virginia area.
Student Athlete Profile: Brad Boyer
Boys' Latin senior Brad Boyer has been residing on the defensive side of the ball throughout his athletic career. And he thrives on this opportunity to mark the opponent's best player on the soccer and lacrosse fields.
Teams Vie For Conference Championships
It has come down to this -- a championship battle between the two best local high school lacrosse teams, Gilman and Calvert Hall.
High School Then & Now: Serendipity -- A Union Of Giants
Cal and Bill Ripken's Ripken Baseball empire has teamed with Kevin Plank's Under Armour company to form a relationship that figures to boost youth and high school baseball nationally.
Coping And Hoping
Westlake High School football and track star Julian Blair is battling the fog of mourning after his mother's tragic death, and his family, friends and coaches are helping him find his way.
Gilman Places Five In All-America Game
Five Gilman players will join five other Marylanders -- two from Calvert Hall and three from Georgetown Prep -- at this year's Under Armour All-America Classic lacrosse game.
Hundreds Run For A Good Cause
Despite the cool and rainy weather this past Sunday, the 16th Billy Korrow Memorial 5K Run and Fun Run drew more than 450 runners and raised more than $10,000 for the Billy Korrow Scholarship Fund at Loyola Blakefield.
Student Athlete Profile: Cody Eisner
Cody Eisner, who began boxing as a freshman, is now the welterweight contender representing Maryland in the National Golden Gloves competition in Las Vegas this July.
Bat Practice Tragedy Strikes In Two Places
There were two bizarre, and eerily similar, batting practice accidents last week -- one in Baltimore and the other in Lynchburg, Va.
Gilman-Calvert Hall Set For Tuesday
The Calvert Hall Cardinals and the Gilman Greyhounds -- both ranked in last week's Inside Lacrosse high school boys lacrosse top 25 poll -- are ready for a big showdown Tuesday at Calvert Hall.
Mount Hebron Girls Back In National News
Remember Mount Hebron High in Ellicott City, that once won 103 games in a row to set an unparalleled standard of excellence? Well, they're back.
MSJ's Atkins Notre Dame Bound
It looks like one of Baltimore's high school basketball stars could help lead Notre Dame in the Big East come 2010.
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