Sports

Coach, sixth man provide local Catholic connections to UMBC’s historic basketball team 

UMBC's history-making appearance in the NCAA men's basketball tournament included a sixth man from Archbishop Spalding High School and a coach who's an Annapolis parishioner.
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Pregame prayer, solid teamwork clinched win for Loyola, says nun-chaplain

A religious sister who is the longtime chaplain of the Loyola University Chicago men's basketball team credited the pregame prayer and the players' solid teamwork for the Ramblers' thrilling, last-second 64-62 win over the University of Miami in the NCAA Tournament on March 15.
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The Archdiocese of Baltimore, pro sports and the Sabbath

The era of “blue laws” restricted most business operations on Sunday. In the city, that meant Major League Baseball and National Football League games could not start before 2:05 p.m.
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St. Frances Academy takes record-setting eighth BCL title, 52-50, over Mount St. Joseph

A 52-50 victory over Mount St. Joseph March 4 gave the Panthers their record-setting eighth BCL tournament championship, one more than the Gaels and Calvert Hall.
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St. Frances Academy builds improbable athletic powerhouse

St. Frances Academy in Baltimore is exploring new territory in interscholastic athletics, as its boys’ basketball team hopes to follow football and girls’ basketball and finish atop area rankings.
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Baltimore Catholic League enjoying historic season

The 24 boys on the McDonald’s All-American team include two from the Baltimore Catholic League.
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Captain of men’s Olympic hockey team played for Catholic schools

Brian Gionta, captain of the U.S. men's Olympic ice hockey team, competed in the 2006 Winter Games and played on three NHL teams, but his skating roots go back to his Catholic high school and college teams.
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IND adds to its tradition with fifth straight basketball win over Mercy, 39-30

The Institute of Notre Dame followed seniors Ja'Lyn Armstrong and Madison Dubose to their fifth straight win over Mercy High as more than 3,000 watched the 52nd annual rendition of their basketball showcase event.
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IND, Mercy seniors bring different perspectives to their final installment of ‘The Game’

The Institute of Notre Dame and Mercy High School are gearing up for “The Game” Feb. 2, when they will play their 52nd annual basketball showcase at Towson University’s SECU Arena.
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Charm City Challenge features BCL’s best prospects

Some of the nation’s premier high school basketball programs and players will be on display Dec. 2 at UMBC’s RAC Arena, site of the inaugural Charm City Challenge.
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Calvert Hall takes its fourth straight Turkey Bowl, 27-6, over Loyola Blakefield

A seasoned Calvert Hall football team was not about to let its seniors conclude their high school careers with anything less than another victory over Loyola Blakefield.
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St. Frances Academy rolls to another A Conference football title

St. Frances Academy in Baltimore completed its total dominance of the local scene Nov. 19, when the Panthers scored five second-half touchdowns in 13 minutes to run by Gilman School, 44-7, in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship game
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