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Oct. 19, 2017 - Severn School senior basketball player LJ Owens has announced that he has accept a scholarship offer from William & Mary University. Owens, who averaged 22 points, 5.8 points and 2.1 assists last winter is considered one of the top players in the MIAA B Conference. He had more than 20 scholarship offers and selected the Indians from a group of finalists which included Delaware, St. Joseph’s and Quinnipiac.

Oct. 18, 2017 - No. 10 Archbishop Spalding took a 2-0 halftime lead and then held on for a 3-2 win over Bryn Mawr in IAAM A Conference field hockey action. Margot Lawn led the Cavaliers with 2 goals and Kristen O’Neill scored the other. Jillian Rocco and Ashley Feary scored for the Mawrtians.
Oct. 18, 2017 - Jules Walter delivered 7 kills and Lexi Childress served 10 aces as C. Milton Wright defeated Fallston, 3-1, in UCBAC girls volleyball.
Oct. 5, 2017 - Demolition got underway this week on the seating area and press box at St. Paul’s School’s Tullai Field, making way for a new and enlarged grandstand and press box, as well as locker rooms, team facilities, and viewing plazas at each end of the field. The facility is expected to be completed in time for the spring season.
Oct. 3, 2017 - McDonogh School senior basketball star Noah Locke announced Tuesday night that he will play his college basketball at the University of Florida, during a Facebook Live video. Locke, who had narrowed his choices down to Michigan, Ohio State, Providence and Xavier, is rated the nation’s 66th over prospect in his class.
Sept. 30, 2017 - Harford Tech football is now 5-0 in 2017. The undefeated Cobras celebrated their homecoming on Friday with a 45-0 rout of Capital Christian. Quarterback Ryan Hunt had a pair of touchdown passes, one each to Jordan Bright and Laday Cooper. Tech also rushed for two scores as Kyle Cicone and Jalen Dangerfield both reached the end zone.
Sept. 29, 2017 - No. 7 C. Milton Wright became the first team to get a result against top-ranked Archbishop Curley in boys soccer, pushing the Friars to the limit in gaining a 2-2 double-overtime draw, on the road Friday at Curley.
Sept. 28, 2017 - Jasmine Dickey, who averaged 23.8 points in helping the Catonsville girls basketball team win a 4A state championship last winter, has made a verbal commitment to play her college basketball at the University of Delaware. Dickey scored 23.8 points per game and nearly averaged a double-double with her 9.7 rebounds per contest. Drexel and Hartford were also final choices for the Comet senior.
Sept. 25, 2017 - Brady O'Conner, a key component in Calvert Hall's run to the 2016 MIAA A Conference soccer championship and a freshman on the George Washington University soccer team, was named the Atlantic 10's Co-Rookie of the Week last week. He scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over the New Jersey Institute of Technology and is now tied for the team lead with three goals, all of which have been game-winners.
Sept. 25, 2017 - Chesapeake-AA field hockey completed its matches against Howard County A Tier opponents with a perfect 3-0 record, as the #4 Cougars defeated #11 River Hill, 2-0. Rachel Fleig and Bridgette Tayman scored the goals. Goalkeeper Eve Vickery, and defenders Logan Beal, Leah Evans, Riley Sullivan and Madison Hoyer keyed the shutout.
Sept. 24, 2017 - John Carroll grad and 2015 VSN Football Offensive Player of the Year Keith Rawlings has Yale University off to a 2-0 start. In Week 1, Rawlings, a sophomore quarterback completed 20-of-26 for 308 yards and four touchdowns to lead a 56-28 rout of Lehigh. The performance earned him Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week honors. He was also College Football Performance honorable mention for National Performer of the Week. The following week he passed for one score and rushed for another in a 49-24 win over Cornell.
Sept. 20, 2017 - Charm City Charities will host a FREE Basketball Coaches Clinic on Sept. 23, from 8:30am-2:15pm, at Calvert Hall. The clinic is open to all area basketball coaches, but there is only room for 50 attendees. The event will feature 5 hours of instruction and demonstration, lunch and Q&A with the speakers. Scheduled to present are Mike Jones of DeMatha, Steve Wojciechowski of Marquette University, Herman Harried of Lake Clifton, Pete Strickland of the Irish National Team, Shawnta 'Nut' Rogers of Charm City Basketball, Pat Clatchey of Mount St. Joseph and Steve Turner of Gonzaga. The first 50 individuals to email can reserve a spot. Or, click here for details.
Sept. 14, 2017 - One time John Carroll boys basketball standout Mike Maczko has been named the new men's head basketball coach at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Maczko spent last season as an assistant at Post University and has also coached at Georgia Tech, and Johns Hopkins University. Click here to read more Maczko.
Sept. 14, 2017 - Gilman and Johns Hopkins alum Kevin Boland, Jr. has been named the new boys varsity lacrosse coach at Glenelg Country School. Bolland, who played professionally for several seasons in Major League Lacrosse (MLL) was an assistant coach with the Dragons in 2016. In addition, GCS announced the appointment of Brandon Ballard as the school’s new wrestling coach. Previously, Ballard has coached at North County High School in Anne Arundel County and South Dakota State University.
Sept. 10, 2017 - The Francis Scott Key football team has scored 90 combined points in its first two games, in defeating North East-Cecil and Berkley Springs (WV) and the Eagles are 2-0 for the first time in 14 years. Friday night FSK will try to make it three in a row when it visits Patterson Mill in Hartford County.
Sept. 8, 2017 - Baltimore Polytechnic senior star Demetrius Mims will head west to California at the conclusion of his high school basketball career, announcing his verbal commitment to play at Long Beach State, a Division I program in the Big West Conference. Mims averaged 14.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game last year.
Sept. 6, 2017 - St. Frances’ top-ranked football team is getting an unexpected bye this weekend, as the Panthers trip to Florida to play the nation’s No. 1 team, IMG Academy, has been postponed because of the pending landfall of Hurricane Irma in Florida. The storm has also caused the postponement or cancellation of sporting events throughout the Sunshine State, including the NFL season-opener between the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. St. Frances and IMG are hoping to reschedule the contest at the end of the year. No. 2 Archbishop Spalding also cancelled its game in Florida with Bishop Moore.
Sept. 3, 2017 - VSN joins the local high school sports community in mourning the loss of Sherwood athletic director Walter Hardy, who died suddenly on Saturday. Hardy had spent the last two years as AD at John F. Kennedy High School, following a highly successful 17-year stint as the boys head basketball coach at Paint Branch High School, where his team won the 1999-2000 Maryland 3A state title. He was 50 years old.
Sept. 3, 2017 - John Carroll grad Kurt Rawlings, the 2015 VSN Offensive Football Player of the Year, has been named the starting quarterback at Yale University, after winning the job during training camp. Rawlings, a sophomore, broke the Bulldog lineup late last fall, coming off the bench to throw a pair of touchdown passes against Colgate and then leading Yale to an upset win over rival Harvard. The Bulldogs open their season Sept. 16 at Lehigh.
Sept. 2, 2017 - How the VSN Football Top 20 Fared This Week No. 1 St. Frances def. Bishop Sullivan (VA), 28-9 No. 2 Archbishop Spalding def. No. 9 Annapolis, 56-14 No. 3 McDonogh def. LaSalle (PA), 21-9 No. 4 Franklin def. Woodlawn, 52-0 No. 5 Broadneck def. Bowie, 56-0 No. 6 Mount St. Joseph def. Cardinal O’Hara (PA), 40-8 No. 7 Old Mill lost to North Point, 42-0 No. 8 Howard def. No. 16 Glenelg, 34-0 No. 10 Calvert Hall def. Dundalk, 42-7 No. 11 Milford Mill lost to Tuscarora, 38-14 No. 12 St. Vincent Pallotti lost to Archbishop Carroll (DC), 26-6 No. 13 Long Reach def. Oakland Mills, 29-28 No. 14 Mervo def. Dulaney, 26-12 No. 15 Arundel def. Perry Hall, 53-34 No. 17 Dunbar lost to Allegany, 49-42 No. 18 River Hill def. Atholton, 16-0 No. 19 Westminster def. Urbana, 14-7 No. 20 Havre de Grace def. National Academy, 37-0
Aug. 30, 2017 - The Concordia Prep boys' soccer team, which has moved up to the MIAA B Conference this fall after winning the 2016 C Conference championship, may be ready for the A Conference, if the first week of the season is any indication. The Saints opened with a 3-1 win over Archbishop Spalding on Monday and followed that up with a 1-1 draw with John Carroll on Wednesday.
Aug. 26, 2017 - Saturday's scheduled varsity football game between host McDonogh and visiting St. Vincent Pallotti was cancelled because Pallotti did not have enough eligible players under the MIAA heat acclimatization standards.
Aug. 26, 2017 - Calvert Hall football coach Donald Davis recorded his 100th career victory in the Cardinals' season-opening 45-0 win over Silver Oak Academy at Calvert Hall. Davis has just begun his 11th season at his alma mater after spending four years as the head coach at now defunct Cardinal Gibbons School.
Aug. 22, 2017 - Aberdeen graduate Stephanie Jones, a sophomore for the University of Maryland Women’s basketball team, scored 14 points, Monday, to help Maryland to a 121-34 win over Uganda at the World University Games in Tawain. The Terps are representing the United States in the event.
Aug. 18, 2017 - Brett St. Martin, a rising senior for the Mount St. Joseph soccer team, has made a verbal commitment to play his college soccer for the University of Maryland. St. Martin, his plays for his father Mike St. Martin, is a center back and helped anchor a St. Joe defense that produced 10 shutouts while going 14-3-2 last fall and reaching the MIAA A Conference semifinals. St. Martin scored five goals and had four assists in 2016.
Aug. 17, 2017 - Baltimore players will help anchor the defensive front at the Under Armour All-American Football Game, to played in Orlando, Fla. in January. McDonogh's P.J. Mustipher, who committed to Penn State this month, has announced he will play in the contest, joining St. Frances defensive end Eyabi Anoma in the nationally televised all-star contest.
Aug. 15, 2017 - Former Archbishop Curley and Temple University linebacker Avery Williams is turning heads in the Houston Texans' training camp, where he is attempting to make the roster as an undrafted rookie free agent. In a joint practice with the New England Patriots, at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, Williams drew praise for three jarring hits during a punt coverage drill. This came after Williams had two tackles and forced a fumble in Houston’s first preseason game, Aug. 9, against the Carolina Panthers.
Aug. 10, 2017 - After a one-year hiatus from Baltimore area high school football, former Gilman head coach Biff Poggi has officially returned, announcing that he will be the co-head coach at St. Frances Academy, along aside his long-time Gilman assistant Henry Russell, who guided the Panthers to the MIAA A Conference championship last fall. After 19 years and 13 MIAA A Conference championships, Poggi and the majority of his staff departed Gilman following the 2015 season. He invested significant resources into bolstering the St. Frances program before accepting a position as an assistant coach on the staff of Jim Harbrough at the University of Michigan, while his former staff led the Panthers to their first A Conference crown.
Aug. 8, 2017 - Megan Callahan, who spent the last 20 years as the field hockey head coach at Johns Hopkins University has taken over as the new athletic director at St. Timothy’s School, replacing Kara Carlin, who departed this summer for a similar post at Friends School. Callahan, who won 223 games and three Centennial Conference titles at Hopkins, will also replace Carlin as the field hockey coach at St. Tim’s.
Aug. 6, 2017 - McDonogh football defensive tackle P.J. Mustipher has made an oral commitment to play his college football at Penn State University. Mustipher is a 4-star prospect who is rated the No. 4 0verall prospect in Maryland and the No. 6 rated play in the nation at defensive tackle. Earlier this summer, he attended the invitation-only recruiting camp The Opening in Oregon, for the top 150 players in the nation. The 6-5, 290 Mustipher picked Penn State over a group of finalists that included Maryland, Notre Dame, Tennesse and Michigan State.
Aug. 5, 2017 - St. Frances wide receiver Randy Fields, a rising senior, took to Twitter Sunday evening to announce his verbal commitment to play his college football at the West Virginia University. A three-star prospect, Fields is rated the No. 23 overall prospect in the state of Maryland by
Aug. 1, 2017 - One-time River Hill football standout Michael Campanaro, who has battled injuries throughout his brief NFL career with the Baltimore Ravens, passed his physical and has been cleared to begin practicing with the team. Campanaro, who has appeared in just 11 games over his first three seasons is battling for a roster spot as a wide receiver and kick returner.
July 31, 2017 - Branden Albert, who played his high school football at Glen Burnie, announced his retirement from the NFL, after nine seasons. Albert, a left tackle who appeared in two Pro Bowls, was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars in March from the Miami Dolphins. He played three seasons in Miami and six seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.
July 27, 2017 - "Baltimore Boys," the ESPN Films 30 for 30 feature on the famed Dunbar basketball teams of the early 1980's, is scheduled to premier on Aug. 8, 2017. The documentary was produced by former McDonogh School football sensation now turned filmaker Bobby Sablehaus. Sabelhaus was one of the most highly recruited quarterback prospects in the history of Maryland high school football while at McDonogh from the early to mid-1990's. Consider one of the best, if not the best high school basketball team ever, the Poets, coached by Bob Wade and featuring legendary players such as Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues, Reggie Lewis, Reggie Williams and David Wingate went 59-0 over a two year stretch (1981-1983) and won a national championship.
July 26, 2017 - The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has released its 2018 rule changes for spring sports – Baseball, Softball and Track & Field. Changes for Boys Lacrosse are also expected soon. Read about it here via the MPSSAA.
July 25, 2017 - The Capital Gazette's Bob Hough reports on the recent trip by Northeast High School student athletes Pat Martinek and Jayda Griffin to the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit in Indianapolis.  Read more.
BREAKING... June 26, 2017 - Mount St. Joseph basketball player Jalen Smith, the 2016-17 VSN Boys Basketball Player of the Year has committed to the University of Maryland. Read more.
June 25, 2017 - C. Milton Wright rising junior Lauren Meyers, who help lead the Mustangs to the 3A State Softball Championship this spring, hit a game-winning two-run home run in the championship game of the USSSA U18 State Tournament at Rockburn Park on Saturday.
June 21, 2017 - John Carroll lacrosse, which has won three consecutive MIAA B Conference championships, has been approved to return to the MIAA A Conference, considered by most as the nation's top high school lacrosse league, for the first time since 1993. The Patriots have been undefeated in league play the last two years. Moving to the A Conference has been the program's goal since it hired head coach Brian King away from Hereford four years ago where he won five state championship in six years. Since King's arrival, John Carroll is 56-25 overall.
June 20, 2017 - Calvert Hall's Jacob Kelly was named the Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year and McDonogh's Maddie Jenner was named the paper's All-Metro Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year. Both players received similar honors from VarstiySportsNetwork last week. In addition, Severna Park's Dave Earl was named All-Metro Boys Lacrosse Coach of the Year and Paige Walton and Brian Reese of Glenelg Country School were named All-Metro Girls Lacrosse Coaches of the Year. Click the following links for the Sun's profiles on Kelly and Jenner as well as its complete lacrosse All-Metro teams: Jacob Kelly | Dave Earl | Maddie Jenner | Paige Walton and Brian Reese | 2017 All-Metro Boys Lacrosse | All-Metro Girls Lacrosse
June 19, 2017 - Archbishop Spalding rising senior Chase Goff qualified for the 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Tournament, shooting a 68 to top an 87-player field in a qualifying event at the U.S. Naval Academy Golf Course. He will compete in the U19 Division the week of July 17 at Flint Hills National Golf Club in Kansas. South River’s Joseph Gaulin shot a 71 in the same event and qualified as an alternate for the Junior Amateur. Read more in the Baltimore Sun.

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