Thursday, May 16, 2013
The state semifinal games will be played this weekend at Bel Air High School.
After four rounds of play, one local girls lacrosse team has been crowned a regional champion and advances to the state semifinals. The Class 1A/2A North region champion Loch Raven Raiders will travel to Bel Air High School at 8 p.m. Friday to take on West region champs Winters Mill. To earn the spot in the state semis, the girls crushed Pikesville, 20-7, earlier this week, according to the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association website. While Winters Mill has had to play a total of four games during the playoffs to earn the right to play Loch Raven, the Raiders should be fresh having earned a first-round bye and a second-round forfeit victory against Overlea. Aside from the game against Pikesville this week, Loch Raven …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The 138th running of the Baltimore tradition will be held this Saturday.
We're in the final stretch before the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Here's what you need to know. When is it? The Triple Crown race will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Pimlico. NBC (WRC, WBAL) and Horse Racing Radio Network (WSPZ-AM in Washington is the only area affiliate) will have the call, which will also be streaming on the radio network's website. The first post on the day is at 10:45 a.m. Tickets? They are still available. Infield tickets are $60. Admission to the grandstand starts at $25, with box seats starting at $110. Tickets for the infield Mug Club, which include unlimited beer, are sold out. Weather? It's forecast to be partly sunny in Baltimore Saturday, with a high of 78. …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Overlea High School made moves at the Baltimore County Track and Field Championships over the weekend and one local team has made it to their regional championship.
Playoff action continues for one area school while another made a big showing at the Baltimore County Track and Field Championship over the weekend. Lacrosse Loch Raven High School's girls (No. 4) defeated Sparrows Point (No. 1) 13-7 when they traveled to the east side school Monday afternoon. The victory has earned the Raiders the right to compete for the regional championship in Class 2A North. The girls will host Pikesville (No. 7) for a game later this week, which currently has not been scheduled according to the MPSSAA website. Other regional championship games in Class 2A around the state are set for Wednesday afternoon. If the Raiders are able to get past Pikesville they'll be headed to the State semifinal game against either …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Loch Raven High School also has baseball and softball teams in competition in the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association postseason.
Things are heating up as local high school teams vie for Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association state championships baseball, lacrosse and softball. Baseball Both Overlea High and Loch Raven have teams competing for the state championship, albeit in different classes. In Class 1A ball, Overlea (No. 5) beat Bluford Drew Jemison-Civitas (No. 12) in a 13-3 rout Friday. The Falcons move on to play at Pikesville (No. 4) this afternoon. A victory would see them play the winner of a Bohemia Manor/Western match-up later this week. Over in Class 2A, Loch Raven (No. 1) takes on Carver (No. 8) Monday afternoon at home following a first-round bye. A victory would see them play the winner of a Lake Clifton/Owings Mills contest with home…
Friday, May 10, 2013
The first round of the state championship softball tournament was played Thursday afternoon.
Round one of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association softball tournament is behind us and only one team remains standing. The Loch Raven Raiders (No. 6) travel to Lake Clifton (No. 3) this weekend after a first-round bye. Parkville (No. 5) lost a in a 14-5 upset to Towson (No. 12) Thursday afternoon while Overlea (No. 10) fell to Pikesville (No. 7) 12-2, according to brackets posted on the MPSSAA website. Play begins in the state baseball tournament this afternoon and continues in the boys and girls lacrosse tournaments where, just as in softball, only Loch Raven remains in competition.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Play also begins in the state athletics association baseball tournament Friday.
Despite a rainy Wednesday afternoon, lacrosse games affecting Parkville, Overlea and Loch Raven high schools went on and only one school advanced in the tournament. Loch Raven's boys and girls lacrosse teams both move on to compete in their respective Class 2A/1A tournaments following victories over the Overlea Falcons Wednesday afternoon. The Raiders guys (No. 9) defeated Overlea (No. 8) in a 17-0 rout and move on to play New Town (No. 1) at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Northwest Regional Park. Meanwhile, the Raiders girls (No. 4) beat Overlea (No. 5) by forfeit and move deep into the tournament following a first round bye. The first game the Raiders play will be against the winner of a contest between Sparrows Point (No. 1) and Owings Mills (No. …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Competition begins in the MPSSAA lacrosse tournaments Wednesday; Loch Raven and Overlea High schools are first round opponents in the boys' tourney.
Play begins in the MPSSAA state tournaments in boys' and girls' lacrosse and softball on Wednesday and two local schools are set to take each other on in the first round. In Boys Class 2A/1A lacrosse the Overlea Falcons (No. 8) take on the Loch Raven Raiders (No. 9) at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Overlea. The winner of the matchup will take on first-seed New Town on Friday. The Girls Class 2A/1A matchup is much the same, but because there are less teams in the tournament both Overlea (No. 5) and Loch Raven (No. 4) earned first-round byes. They play at Loch Raven on Friday afternoon. Parkville's boys (No. 11) take on Glen Burnie (No. 6) at 5 p.m. Wednesday in a class 3A/4A matchup at Glen Burnie. If the Knights advance they'll take on the winner of…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Orb won the first leg of the Triple Crown Saturday, making up major ground in the home stretch to win the Kentucky Derby.
Orb, a thoroughbred with Maryland ties, won the Kentucky Derby Saturday, setting up a potential homecoming story later this month at the Preakness. Ridden by Joel Rosario, Orb began well back in the 20-horse field, before closing very strong in the home stretch. "I was really far back," Rosario told NBC. "I said hopefully he can go faster than that. I was saying maybe I was too far back, but it was so easy." See video of the race on NBCSports.com. The horse is owned by northern Baltimore County resident Stuart S. Janney, an executive with a New York-based financial firm, according to The Sun. Orb's father, Malibu Moon, is owned by Bel Air's Pons family of Country Life Farm, The Sun reported last month. The winning time was 2:02.89, as Orb…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Watch Patch videos of Alternate Routes gym members preparing for Friday's preliminary contest at Rash Field.
White Marsh will be well-represented come Friday when hundreds of would-be American ninjas descend on the Inner Harbor for a chance to become warriors. The television series American Ninja Warrior will be filming tryouts beginning at 8 p.m. at Baltimore's Rash Field park. Tony Torres and his brother Edwin Torres, owners of Alternate Routes gym in White Marsh, believe they are ready. "It's redemption," Edwin, a 27-year-old White Marsh resident, said. The brothers Torres have twice competed in the preliminary trials for American Ninja Warrior—a competition that pits ridiculously fit men and women against a series of man-made obstacles that test physical strength, muscular endurance, balance and unyielding focus. Competitors are timed as they…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The state comptroller criticizes the president of Towson University and compares her to a movie villain.
Comptroller Peter Franchot went "Old School" on Towson University President Maravene Loeschke during a Wednesday meeting. Literally. Before calling for the resignation of Loeschke, the comptroller gave the Towson University president a political tongue lashing in absentia. Then Franchot, the Amherst graduate, dropped in a pop culture reference comparing her to the Dean Gordon "Cheese" Pritchard, head of the fictional Harrison University in the movie "Old School." Pritchard, played by Jeremy Piven, lies and schemes and connives to thwart a group of middle-age men who attempt to start their own fraternity. In this case, Franchot was worked up over how Loeschke choose to tell students she was eliminating the men's baseball and soccer programs…