When it comes to high school football in Baltimore, the city has seen more than its share of great talent pass through. As the current season approaches, there are many players who are on their way to becoming some of the all-time greats who will be talked about generations from now. Some of these players are already receiving national recognition by being nominated to play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which showcases many of today’s top high school football players. Four players from the Baltimore area will be involved with the Read the rest of this entry »
The City of Baltimore has a rich basketball history and has seen basketball stars make their name on the local high school scene. While the city does not have its own professional basketball team, this does not mean that youngsters in Baltimore do not love the game of basketball. Since so many people in the area play the game, it is fun to think about some of the characteristics that players need in order to be considered for inclusion on the all-time team. Here are a couple of characteristics that are important for anyone under consideration for inclusion on the Read the rest of this entry »
This season’s football prospects in Baltimore are a promising group of young athletes. The top of the list is filled with skill position players on both sides of the ball. Here’s a look at a few of the standouts.
Stefon Diggs is at the top of the list. A six foot one wide receiver coming out of Olney, MD, and having already committed to the University of Maryland, Diggs has his sights set on excelling on the national Read the rest of this entry »
Carmelo Anthony ; is a NBA player for the New York Knicks nicknamed “Melo”. He was originally born in Brooklyn New York, but when he was eight years old, his family moved to Baltimore. Melo is a 4x All Star, 3x All-NBA Third Team, 1x All NBA Second Team, Rookie Challenge MVP, and a 1x Champion with Syracuse.
Aquille Carr ; This 5 ft 7 point guard had the best freshman season ever in Baltimore. Averaging 25.5 points, 8 assists, and 5.3 Read the rest of this entry »
The sport of Basketball has been a mainstay activity for boys for more than a century now, but we can’t overlook the fact that women have also taken giant leaps in the sport. With the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and high school/college basketball on the rise, it is not a surprise that women’s basketball is growing in Maryland. The sport has grown to such a high level that local television shows will have a College and High School Women’s Basketball Recap on a weekly basis. This show will Read the rest of this entry »
For all the latest news in the city of Baltimore, and for the high school scores and recaps from all teams, the best place to turn to is the local news, in whatever region of the city (or county) you live in. If you are looking for a specific division of high school sports, depending on where your child plays and where their school is located, you can also turn to the internet, to get a full recap of all the men’s basketball scores for that division, as well as for all other Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re a high school student in Baltimore you may have seen one of those Direct TV specials about getting into college on an athletic scholarship and how unlikely it is don’t be discouraged! There are plenty of great schools in the Baltimore area offering scholarshipshere’s a look at a few of our favorites:
University of Maryland: Obviously the big state school has the most prospects in terms of scholarships but it’s going to be a tougher sell than some of Read the rest of this entry »
Just one year removed from asserting himself atop the Baltimore high school basketball scene, University of Kansas point guard Josh Selby had to wait a little longer than most incoming freshman before taking his talents to the hardwood. Suspended 9 games to start the season as a result of an eligibility compromising relationship with NBA star Carmelo Anthony’s business manager, Bay Frazier, who is also a Baltimore native.The 1 ranked recruit in nation according to Rivals.com (5 according to both ESPN and Scout.com), Selby has seen the floor early and often since serving his suspension. The results, however, have been mixed. Despite Selby’s lofty projections, running the point with perfection can hardly be expected out of any true freshman, as point guards typically take more time to develop, adapting to the pace of the game and often running set offenses with more moving parts. Not to say Selby hasn’t had his share of highlights, the problem thus far has been consistency. Scoring a season high 21 points in only 27 minutes in his first contest of the season, Jayhawks fans were optimistic Selby might sail smoothly through his rookie campaign. But with 3 games in January alone in which he failed to reach 5 points or 5 assists, Selby has looked mortal compared to his superhuman hype. Read the rest of this entry »
Perhaps underreported in the world of high school aged sports, many young, talented athletes showcase their gifts in relative anonymity. Among the elite of this segment of young men and women is the Maryland Christian football program, a collection of homeschooled youth of high school age competing against the best the rest of the nation has to offer, with similar educational background. Maryland Christian football recently took home the National Homeschool Football Association’s National Championship title, knocking off North Georgia in the final game of the season by a decisive score of 35-2.In a battle of unbeatens, the Maryland Christian Saints took a commanding lead at the half, entering the locker room up 28-0. North Georgia was actually the second straight unbeaten team to fall victim to the Saints’ balanced all-around attack. Lighthouse Christian saw their clean sheet suddenly stained with a 38-6 defeat at the hands of Maryland Christian. Read the rest of this entry »
It seems like yesterday Kim English was an integral part of the Baltimore high school basketball scene, starting his freshman year at Towson Catholic, later moving on to Randallstown where he captured the 2007 State AA Championship. English would finish up his pre-collegiate career at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg Mass, where he would earn team MVP honors, though it was at Randallstown where he earned his bragging rights. Randallstown was coming up consecutive state titles, so perhaps it was even more special to English, who was in his first year at the school. After all, at Randallstown teams that down win the tournament constitute a down year.After a year up North, English had plenty of college offers at which he could continue his playing career, including Tennessee, Florida State, Seton hall, among others, though English would elect to play for up and coming coach Mike Anderson at the University of Missouri. The decision paid immediate dividends as English earned playing time right out of the game, appearing in all 38 Tiger contests helping the team to an improbably run to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, a feat few preseason pundits would have predicted. English notched 17 points in Round 2 of the tourney, helping the Tigers to stave off elimination against Marquette, including clutch free throws down the stretch. Read the rest of this entry »