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For the love of Birds, dreams do come true
Whenever the Baltimore Orioles are on the West Coast or play a late game, I can always count on hearing from Dot Yeager the next day, and on Tuesday, Sept. 18 she was money in the bank once more.
Mountain Ridge hoping for happy Homecoming
There is no time like the present and there is no time like Homecoming to gain your first win of the season, and since it is presently Homecoming at Mountain Ridge High School that is what the Miners aim to do tonight.
It is what it is; time to come to grips with it
No, the view hasn’t been pretty, as just three weeks and 18 games into the season involving the six Western Maryland high school football teams, we’ve seen seven games end with the 35-point running clock rule in effect. There has been one game when the winning team scored 70 points, one when the winner scored at least 60, four when the winner scored at least 50 and six when the winner scored at least 40.
Just another game? Don’t buy that one
Maryland football coach Randy Edsall says he has nothing but fond memories of his time as the Connecticut football coach.
Charm City a most happy city
These are strange September days in Baltimore. The Orioles are in a pennant race and the Ravens have an offense, with the parting of both seas taking place just in a nick of time.
You know Bruce; we all know Bruce
Bruce Widdows’ football idol as a kid was his brother-in-law, Allegany great Jim Daum, which, given the time Bruce grew up, is not surprising since Daumie loved all kids and all kids loved Daumie. But neither is it surprising that Bruce would have looked up to his brother-in-law and his game because Jim Daum was one of the toughest football players in the history of Cumberland football.
Cleveland still blames Modell, but it shouldn’t
Baltimore and Cleveland are so similar to one another and, for various reasons — in civics, culture, demographics and sports — are often linked to one another. Certainly Art Modell, who died Thursday morning at the age of 87, is a major reason why.
Valentine has good reason to feel this way
Embattled and embittered Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said last week that the Baltimore Orioles are lucky, and, really, who can dispute it, despite it being impossible to cite even one bolt of lucky lightning striking this season to suddenly transform the Orioles from the AL East team destined to lose 100 games into the team that was one game out of first place on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 4.
Campers learning nobody rises alone
Those of whom braved the smothering heat and the sun’s grumpy refusal to go down on Friday night for the first high school football game of the season at Greenway, had likely heard all summer that the Allegany Campers mean business this fall. What they saw was the first of what Allegany plans on being many installments of playing to its adopted “Take it Personal” mantra on the heels of 5-5 and 3-7 seasons. Regrettably for the Southern Rams, they were viewed by the boys in blue as the first past offender, even though Allegany hasn’t lost to Southern in 12 years.
Campers rout Rams, 56-6
It didn’t take long for the Allegany Campers, but for the Southern Rams it seemed like it would never end, as the Campers established their dominance from the opening kickoff in opening their season with an overwhelming 56-6 victory Friday night at Greenway Avenue Stadium.
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