2012: THE YEAR IN REVIEW
Wednesday, 26 December 2012 12:27

photo by Roland Dorsey

Steel mill travails, land controversies led year’s stories

The year began in worry at the Sparrows Point steel mill; workers had been laid off just before Christmas, and a cash shortage at RG Steel left prospects for a callback uncertain. After a moment’s optimism and a short-lived restart of operations at the plant, the bad news started and didn’t stop:  RG went into bankruptcy (though not before seeking to award millions in bonuses to top managers), and the mill was sold not to another steelmaker, but to a partnership planning to sell off the mill’s equipment. A promise by purchasers Hilco and ELT to seek a buyer who might restart plant operations ended with the sale of the cold mill’s equipment to North Carolina-based Nucor this month.
    After more than a century, the end of steel, it seems, is upon us.
    Meanwhile,  land use controversies — at the former Seagram’s distillery, the Sparrows Point Country Club, North Point Government Center and elsewhere — abounded, and (as is often the case) we got nailed with a storm or two — including Hurricane Sandy.
    The news wasn’t all bad, however. The Heritage Fair weathered heavy winds to attract the usual crowds and to put on its highest-profile entertainment lineup yet, and a panoply of local citizens gave The Eagle plenty of good things to report

 

 The end of an era comes to the Sparrows Point steel mill

by Nicole Rodman 

    It was a difficult year for local steelworkers as they faced months of layoffs and shutdowns, followed by the likely permanent closure of the Sparrows Point steel mill.
    The year began on a low note as steelworkers, still laid off after the mill’s Dec. 23, 2011 shutdown, faced an uncertain new year. The shutdown, and subsequent layoffs, were caused primarily by a lack of capital to purchase raw materials. Weeks into the new year, on Jan. 6, the hot mill, too, was shut down after processing a few last orders. Likewise, the plant’s L furnace remained on hot idle.
    On Jan. 15, good news for some steelworkers as 250 employees were called back to the L furnace, wire mill and hot mill. The restart was made possible by an infusion of cash from Cerberus Capital Management and RG parent company Renco.
    The lack of contracts at the end of 2011 led to a “controlled shutdown” of the tin mill at the beginning of March. A quiet period in March and April ended on May 14, as United Steelworkers Local 9477 president Joe Rosel told members that the plant would again begin layoffs in mid-May. The layoffs were due to a lack of funds (or credit) to purchase raw materials.
    As the month came to an end, on RG Steel filed for bankruptcy. Reports indicated that the steelmaker owed creditors nearly $1 billion. Baltimore County executive Kevin Kamenetz announced the formation of the Sparrows Point Partnership, an initiative designed to attract new business to the Sparrows Point peninsula.
    As RG Steel and its creditors wrangled in court over the details of the liquidation of the bankrupt company’s assets, steelworkers, Dundalk residents and others balked as a judge approved $20 million in bonuses for RG executives on July 18.
    On July 21, two foreign steelmakers and one domestic steelmaker filed paperwork to bid on the steel mill complex. A July 31 auction of the Sparrows Point steel mill was postponed by a week as the company, and the union, worked feverishly to find a buyer.When the auction was finally held on Aug. 7, however, not one of the three steelmakers who have filed papers to bid showed up. With the lack of a stalking-horse (initial) bidder, there was no set minimum for bidders. Because of this, as well as lack of interest from steelmakers, the Sparrows Point steel mill property was ultimately purchased for $72.5 million by Michigan-based liquidator Hilco Industrial and St. Louis-based redevelopment corporation Environmental Liability Transfer (ELT). The sale was approved in court on Aug. 15.
    The sale price of $72.5 million was far below the $810 million paid by Russian steelmarker Severstal for the property in 2008.
    While the sale of the mill property to a liquidator and redeveloper seemed the end for the mill, union officials and workers held out hope that an operator could still be found for the steel mill. Meanwhile, laid-off workers scrambled to apply for unemployment and other benefits after it was announced that employee benefits would end on Aug. 31.
    The sale of the steel mill to Hilco and ELT was finalized on Sept. 14. Weeks later, at the beginning of October, new owners Hilco and ELT announced plans to place the steel mill back up for sale. Indicating that they would accept bids until Dec. 21, the new owners signaled that they were interested in finding a new operator to restart the mill.
    However, it was not to be.
    On Dec. 12, nine days before the Dec. 21 deadline set forth by Hilco, reports emerged that the cold mill complex had been sold to North Carolina steelmaker Nucor.
    Nucor announced plans to disassemble the cold mill and use the parts to repair and supplement their cold mills across the U.S.
    With the most modern and profitable part of the Sparrows Point steel mill gone, the prospect of ever restarting the mill again looked grim.
    As the end of 2012 approached, former steelworkers received gifts of holiday food boxes from United Way.
    However, the Christmas present that workers had truly hoped for — the restart of operations at the mill — looked to be a holiday miracle that would not come to pass.

 

AROUND TOWN  

JANUARY




Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts senior Breanna Durst’s dramatic paintings took honors in the YoungArts national competition.

The Boulevard Diner was featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” featuring Guy Fieri.

Msgr. Joseph Lizor conducted a final Mass on Jan. 30 before retiring after 53 years in the priesthood, including 15 years as pastor at St. Luke Roman Catholic Church.

 

FEBRUARY

Exchange students from Xian, China, arrived at Patapsco High School for a six-week stay. Patapsco students were slated to visit China in May.


With a critical yes vote from 6th District Del. John Olszewski Jr., the Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill allowing same-sex marriages in the state. The bill was later passed by the state Senate and singed into law by Gov. Martin O’Malley. It was challenged in a referendum and was approved by voters in November.


CCBC Dundalk marked African American History Month by welcoming Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns, a history of the “Great Migration” of African Americans out of the South in the 20th Century
Other local remembrances included an event honoring educators at the Sollers Point Multipurpose Center and a tribute to pioneering singer Marian Anderson at the Fleming Senior Center.

MARCH



Joe Falbo was named Citizen of the Year by the Optimist Club of Dundalk. CCBC president Sandra Kurtinitis was honored as Humanitarian of the Year.

Dundalk honored its Irish roots at the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Sauer Dump was listed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a Superfund site, 27 years after the unauthorized landfill was discovered.

Candidates in the 2nd District Republican Congressional primary came to Dundalk for a debate at the Del Capri on German Hill Road. Eagle editor Steve Matrazzo was among the panel questioning the candidates.

 

 

 

 

 

IN MEMORIAM


Among the hundreds of deaths we noted this year were those of the following prominent citizens and former residents:


The Rev. Dr. Edythe C. Marshall, 86, first female Presbyterian minister in Baltimore, on Jan. 13.

Msgr. Richard E. Parks, 80, longtime pastor at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, on Feb. 19.

Elizabeth S. Day, 91, music teacher and pianist, who performed at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and recorded both jazz and religious music CDs, on March 30.

Miles H. Meyer, 80, insurance executive, competitive sailor and community volunteer, on April 26.

Richard N. Novotny Sr., 67, executive director of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfisherman’s Association, on July 1.

Robert E. Marsheck
, 89, local businessman and wrestling coach, and a member of the Greater Dundalk Sports Hall of Fame, on Aug. 12.

Alice M. Mondie, 90, pioneering Turner Station businesswoman and community activist, on Sept. 23.

Fred Thiess Sr. (pictured), 71, president of the Wells-McComas Citizens Improvement Association, the Greater Dundalk Community Council and the New 7th Democratic Club, aide to state Sen. Norman Stone and longtime local recreation leader, on Oct. 22.

Janet Wood, 74, community activist known for her work on issues surrounding the Norris landfill and Hart-Miller Island; also an aide to Sen. Stone, on Nov. 29.

 

 

APRIL

Almost two years after the murder of popular Hops Inn owner Lee Martin, the last of the four people convicted of involvement in the crime was sentenced. Jaclyn Martin, the victim’s wife, was sentenced to 60 years, as her brother, Robert Garner, had been earlier. Two other men, Sturm Riley Davis and Brandon Roth, had already been sentenced to lesser terms.


Four local educators –Kimberly Geho of Eastwood Elementary Magnet School, Marjorie McGarry of Holabird Middle School, Allison Jackson of Sparrows Point High School and Albert Shulley of CCBC Dundalk – were honored by the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce as the area’s outstanding teachers for 2012.

Project Clean Stream put up a display in Veterans Park showing items retrieved during an April 14 cleanup, including furniture, tires, a television and a computer monitor (both of which are environmentally unsafe as trash) and ... a toilet.

 

 

 

 

MAY

North Point Police Precinct 12 officers David Dillard and Daniel Topper were named Officer of the Year by the Optimist Club of Dundalk.

The trend of metal theft reached a new low when a wheelchair ramp was stolen from outside a house on Frames Road.

Students and senior citizens joined local artists in displaying their work in Veterans Park at the 46th annual Dundalk Art Show.

Unresolved debt by its owner led to the auction of Eastpoint Mall. The mall had been earlier placed in receivership, and new owner LNR Property, the holder of the original debt, assured locals that the mall would remain open for business.

As many as 500 dead fish floated to the surface of Bullneck Creek on May 23. State environmental officials blamed the fish kill on low oxygen levels due to an algae die-off.

JUNE

The Dundalk-Patapsco Historical Society held the grand opening of its War of 1812 bicentennial exhibit, headlined by two paintings by Thomas Ruckle, depicting the Battle of North Point and the assembly of troops at Hampstead Hill.

Sparrows Point’s Lauren McCusker was awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant. She planned to use the award to pursue academic work in South Korea.

Fifty-five U.S. Navy and Marine Corps volunteers visited Todd’s Inheritance to pitch in with maintenance and renovation of the historic site.

$13 million in grant money for upgrades at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant was approved by the Maryland Board of Public Works.

Seagirt Marine Terminal welcomed a shipment of Chinese-made Super-Post Panamax cranes for its new 50-foot berth. Fully assembeld, the cranes stand 400 feet tall.

 

STORMY WEATHER

 


    Hurricane Sandy made national headlines because of the destruction it did to the New York and New Jersey area, but did limited damage to our area.
    Low-level areas did receive some flooding issues but nothing compared Tropical Storm Isabel. Power loss was not a major issue locally for this storm.
    The one that did the most damage to the Dundalk area in 2012 was the June derecho. A series of severe thunderstorms passed through Maryland causing damage. Some homes and businesses in the area were without power up to a week.
    The storm tore through the area just before midnight on June 29 and hammered the Heritage Fair. Some fair officials feared it wouldn’t be able to open for the second day, but Heritage Association president Joe Falbo credited the effort of volunteers that got it cleaned up and ready to open in time for the highly-anticipated Joan Jett concert.
    “We put our heads together and thought, if we worked real hard, we could open by 6 p.m. [Saturday],” Falbo said in June.
    — Ben Boehl
 

 

 

JULY

Dundalk celebrated the Fourth of July with the annual parade, featuring the usual bands, floats, color guards and dignitaries -- plus a wedding -- and the 37th annual Heritage Fair, featuring entertainment headliners Joan Jett and Dennis DeYoung, former lead singer of Styx. An overnight windstorm caused damage at the fairground and nearly derailed Saturday’s festivities -- including the Joan Jett concert -- but a massive local volunteer response saved the day. The patriotic celebrations were not without controversy, as commercial advertising flyovers at the fireworks show were the subject of local complaints.


Patapsco High grad Trey Weatherholtz made his national television debut on MTV’s “The Real World.”

Work began on a replacement for the deteriorated mural at Turk’s Cleaners on Dundalk Avenue.

After 52 years in medicine, well-known local physician Dr. Leonard Zullo retired from practice.

Environmental issues were on the local agenda as the state announced a containment proposal for chromium contamination at the Dundalk Marine Terminal, cleanup plans for the Seagram’s distillery site were announced, and residents complained of odors coming from the Gray Manor Pumping Station.

AUGUST


Local funeral director Charles Kaczorowski showed off a Baltimore Orioles-themed casket in an ESPN promo.

Locals brought out their treasured heirlooms for St. Helena’s second annual Antiques Appraisal Day.

One boat already abandoned along Stansbury Road was joined by a second, prompting action by Baltimore County Code Enforcement and the state Department of Natural Resources. The agencies promised action after identifying the owners of both boats.

The newly-formed Patapsco High School Alumni Association began its first big membership drive.

SEPTEMBER

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dundalk’s role in the War of 1812 was celebrated at the annual Defenders Day festivities, featuring a re-enactment of the Battle of North Point.

A Maryland Lottery ad featuring the former Penn Fruit building at Merritt Park Shopping Center began airing locally.

Dundalk solemnly remembered the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks with a ceremony at Heritage Park that concluded with a candlelight vigil.

The Dundalk Eagle was named Best Neighborhood Newspaper in the Baltimore City Paper’s annual “Best of Baltimore” issue.

 

WHAT NEXT FOR SEAGRAM’S?

    The slow redevelopment of the former Seagram’s distillery property on Sollers Point Road was one of the major stories covered by The Eagle this year.
    The year began in February as another fire broke out at the Seagram’s property on Feb. 9.
    The February blaze was just one of a dozen suspected arson fires set on the property since 2008.
    In March, Seagram’s owner John Vontran began attending community meetings proposing a “swap” of the Seagram’s property for the North Point Government center property.
    In return for receiving the Government Center property, Vontran vowed to build a new police station, recreation facilities and government offices on the Seagram’s site.
    After much public outcry, however, Vontran pulled the proposal.
    Later that month, Vontran announced plans to file for a county permit to raze the Seagram’s complex. As he explained, he planned to build a senior housing complex on the site.
    That month, Vontran also took advantage of the 2012 Baltimore County Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP), filing to rezone the property from commercial to residential/office use.
    By June, the CZMP was well underway. On June 12, citizens gathered at a public meeting at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts to express both support and (for most) displeasure at the proposed zoning
change.
   
As the zoning process continued, Vontran turned his attention to his participation in the Maryland Department of the Environment’s (MDE) Voluntary Cleanup Program.
    At a public meeting on July 17, Vontran and MDE representatives set forth a plan of cleanup for the former Seagram’s site. 
    Just a month later, on Aug. 18, Vontran’s resolve to see the Seagram’s buildings razed was strengthened after a 19-year-old man fell to his death after trespassing in one of the buildings on the property.
    The rezoning of Seagram’s was finally settled as the Baltimore County Council voted to approve the rezoning at a council meeting on Aug. 28.
    Though the property was now zoned for Vontran’s proposed senior center, the county would not issue a razing permit for the property until MDE approved Vontran’s cleanup plan for the site.
    During an interview with The Eagle on Dec. 13, Vontran indicated that, while he is “physically and financially ready” to raze the buildings, he was still awaiting MDE’s approval on his cleanup plan.
    As the year ended, Vontran, and the community, were still waiting for the demolition of the dilapidated buildings on the Seagram’s site.
   
— Nicole Rodman

 

 

OCTOBER

Dundalk Renaissance Corp. executive director Amy Menzer and Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts principal Ryan Imbriale were tapped as rising leaders; Imbriale was named an Emerging Leader by the education professional organization Phi Delta Kappa, while Menzer was named on the The Daily Record’s 50 “leading women” in Maryland.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and state Del. John Olszewski Jr. were among those kicking off the Southeast Road Reconstruction Project, slated to include major reconstruction of Broening Highway.

The federal Americorps public-service program announced plans to house a training program in the vacant Sacred Heart of Mary School building. The plan included $2 million in renovations to the building.

 

NOVEMBER

Incumbent Democrats President Barack Obama, Sen. Benjamin Cardin and Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger were all re-elected, and Marylanders (who gave the state’s Electoral College votes to Obama) voted in favor of same-sex marriage, the state Dream Act, and expanded gambling in referendum votes. Dundalk-Edgemere voters, however, differed with their fellow Marylanders by giving a slim majority to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and overwhelmingly voting against the Dream Act and same-sex marriage questions.

Richard “Dick” Dods was inducted into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame for his service as a community volunteer.

Dundalk High alumni were invited back for one last look inside their alma mater, as the countdown to the opening of the new Dundalk-Sollers Point Tech campus began.

Military veterans and civilian well-wishers gathered in Veterans Park to mark Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

Dundalk Eagle editor Steve Matrazzo spoke about the future of journalism in the digital age as part of CCBC Dundalk’s Communications Week activities.

Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash, famed as the creator and voice of the beloved character Elmo, left the show amid allegations of sex with a minor.

DECEMBER

Dundalk kicked off the Christmas season with the Holiday Hoopla, including a Christmas parade, a “cookie tour” of Dundalk Village businesses and a visit from Santa Claus in Heritage Park.

The Maryland State Highway Administration announced plans for major work on Merritt Boulevard, including repaving and landscaping.

Community resentment was high as Baltimore County made two major decisions affecting Dundalk without prior notice or consultation. In a period of less than 24 hours, the county school system announced plans to close Eastwood Elementary Magnet School and move its students to Norwood Elementary and Holabird Middle schools, which would be reorganized as part of the plan; and the county government announced plans to offer the North Point Government Center site, which houses government offices, recreation programs and North Point Police Precinct 12, for sale on the open market. Under plans announced by the county, the police station would be moved to the Eastwood site, but concrete plans for other programs housed at the Government Center remain unclear.
 

 

 

2012 YEAR IN REVIEW - SPORTS

by Bill Gates

    Regional titles. There sure were a lot of them in 2012.
    Start with Sparrows Point High, the tiny high school athletic juggernaut in Edgemere. Pointer girls won three regional titles in the fall season alone: field hockey, soccer and volleyball.
    It was the first regional title for the Pointer field hockey team, and the first since 1999 for the volleyball squad. For the soccer team, it was routine: second consecutive regional title and eighth since 2002.
    Still no state title, though. The Pointers would probably swap all those regional crowns for one state trophy.
    Local wrestlers won five regional titles in one day at the Class 1A/2A North championship tournament. Bringing home crowns were James Krug, Shane Hammer and Teddy Cadd of Sparrows Point, and Dundalk’s Alfred Martinez and Wayne Maddox.
    Another Owl, junior James Gonzales, finished the year with three regional titles by himself. Gonzales won Class 2A North track and field crowns in the triple jump and 1,600 meters, then won the Class 2A North boys cross country title.
    Dundalk High’s German Bu won the Class 2A North regional title in the pole vault. He was the only one to make the opening height, but the only thing the record book will note is he won the championship.
    One team came heart-breakingly close to winning a regional title: the Sparrows Point boys soccer team lost to Havre de Grace in the regional tournament when a clearing kick by a Pointer player bounced off the back of a Warrior and into the Sparrows Point goal for the winning score in overtime.
    Dundalk High is moving back up to Class 3A starting in the fall, just in time for the opening of the new state-of-the-art Dundalk-Sollers Point Tech high school facility.
    With the opening of the new school just months away, how about we hear something definite on a new stadium to go with it ...
    Other noteworthy events from the year past:

    The Dundalk High football team reached the regional playoffs for the fourth consecutive year, the long-est streak by a local team; beat Chesapeake High for the first time in seven years; and won a playoff game for the first time in school history by beating Owings Mills 21-13 in the Class 2A North regional semifinals.

    The Sparrows Point field hockey team posted the best record in school history at 11-1, then beat Loch Raven 2-0 for the first regional playoff win in school history.

    The Patapsco football team ended a 29-game losing streak with a come-from-behind 14-11 win over Baltimore Maritime Academy in the season opener. The Patriots would start 3-0 for the first time since 1998 and finish the season 4-6.

    Mount Vernon High of Virginia wins the fourth annual Dundalk Duals wrestling tournament. Sparrows Point takes second, the highest-ever finish by a local school, while the host Owls are fourth. Three area wrestlers are tops in their weight class: Patapsco’s Andy Frasier and Sparrows Point’s Shane Hammer and Ted Cadd.

    Sparrows Point wrestler James Krug won the 182-pound title at the Overlea Invitational and was named the tournament’s outstanding wrestler for the upper weights. By the end of the season, Krug had added Baltimore County and Class 1A/2A North regional titles before finishing fifth in the state tournament.
    Two long-running road races (pun intended) located in Dundalk were both absent from the schedule in 2012. The annual Super Bowl 5K race ended because it was no longer needed by its sponsor, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4, to raise money for the Police Memorial Fund. The annual July 4 6K race wasn’t held due to unspecified problems with race coordinator Charm City Run. The Super Bowl 5K won’t be held in 2013; the fate of the July 4 6K remains to be seen.

    Patapsco boys basketball player Rowland Hailey became the third Patriot to score over 1,000 career points. He finished with 1,033 points.

    Dundalk High wrestler Wayne Maddox won the county championship at 285 pounds. It was the first individual county title for an Owl wrestler since 1997.

     Former Patapsco High wrestling, baseball and boys soccer coach Dave Ingle was inducted into the Baltimore County Wrestling Hall of Fame.

    The Maryland Slow-Pitch Softball Association, housed in the Southeast Regional Recreation Center, inducted 18 new members in 2012. Edgemere resident Karen Eagan was the only inductee from Dundalk.

  Dundalk High graduate Tracey Carrington was named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) women’s basketball all-rookie team after averaging 7.4 points and 5.3 rebounds for Morgan State University.

    The Patapsco girls lacrosse team found itself the top-ranked public school team in the state by Laxpower.com after opening the season 2-0. The Patriots reign at the top was brief.

    Five women from Dundalk — Vicki Miller, Stephanie Goins, Jessica Franz, Shannon Jessup and Tiffany Runk — were on the CCBC Essex women’s lacrosse team that ended a seven-year, 36-game losing streak with an 18-10 win over Notre Dame in the season opener.

    Dundalk High junior Alex Brilhart tossed a no-hitter against Owings Mills in a 9-0 Owl baseball win. And it’s not that the Golden Eagles were an easy out; they later beat Dundalk — and Brilhart — in the regional playoffs.

    Patapsco beat Sparrows Point in boys lacrosse 9-5. It was the first Pointer loss to one of its local rivals since losing to the Patriots in 2006.

    Sparrows Point beat Patapsco in baseball 9-2 for its first win over the Patriots since 2007.

    Statistical oddity: the Dundalk softball team finished the regular season with a 12-8 record, and all 12 wins were by the 10-run rule.


    James Gonzales of Dundalk won the Baltimore County title in the triple jump after being seeded ninth.

    Bernard Zaworski, 85, of Leslie Road won two gold medals at the Eastern Shore Senior Olympic games in April. He swears he has now retired from competition.

    The Edgemere-Sparrows Point Extreme cheerleading under-8 and under-15 squads won national titles at the Battle of the Capital national championships in March.

    Sparrows Point grad Katie Eagan was named to the All-Maryland JuCo women’s lacrosse first team after finishing fourth in the nation in scoring with 73 goals for CCBC Catonsville.

    Dundalk American Legion Post 38 fielded a baseball team for the first time in 10 years.
                
    The Dundalk Seniors over-60 softball team won the Division C title of the Baltimore Beltway Senior Softball League, earning a promotion to Division B for 2013.

    The Reds repeated as champions of the Dundalk-based Eastern Baltimore County over-40 baseball league by defeating the Tigers in the league title game for the second year in a row, 6-5.

    Laura Brazil of Nottingham, a former teacher and coach at Patapsco High, won the Dundalk Pond Skipper 5K race in October. That is, she took first place overall, ahead of all the male runners.

    Towson University proposes ending its men’s soccer program, which has been coached since the 1980’s by Patapsco High graduate Frank Olszewski.

    The Harlem Superstars made an appearance at CCBC Dundalk, “defeating” a team of local media figures, celebrities and players by a score of 113-99. Pretty sure some kind of fix was in.

    Dundalk High boys soccer player Shawn Geary was named to the All-Maryland first team, as well as the All-Baltimore County first team. He was also the Buffalo Wild Wings Athlete of the Month for October.

    Patapsco High teacher Lori Powers completed a 140-mile Ironman Triathlon in Wilmington, N.C. in October.

    The CCBC Essex women’s soccer team, coached by former Dundalk High boys soccer coach (and Sparrows Point High faculty member) Geoff Holland, won a regional title for the first time since 1993. Dundalk High grad Paige Augustyniak was named to the All-Region XX tourament first team, and Patapsco grad Eleni Loukas was named to the All-Tournament second team.

    And the Peninsula Cup for the 2011-12 school year goes to ... Sparrows Point High, for the sixth year in a row and the eighth time in the nine-year history of the Cup.

‘Dundalk Eagle’ High School Athletes of the Season

Winter : DHS girls basketball team Rowland Hailey, PHS basketball
Maci Zellers, SPHS girls lacrosse

Spring: James Gonzales, DHS track and field


Fall: Luah Talo, DHS football
Brittani LaFollette, SPHS field hockey 

 

 Greater Dundalk Sports Hall of Fame inductees

Linda Bauer-John, soccer player and coach
Ed Burchell, football and lacrosse
George Yeager, football and baseball
(2011 inductees)