As per usual, the Baltimore County wrestling championship tournament last week was a two-day affair. Only, this year, they did away with the whole go-home, get-some-sleep, come-back portion of the event.
Russ Lingner became the Sparrows Point athletic director in the year 2000 (which, as math nerds will tell you, was not the start of the 21st century). This was the same year I started at the Dundalk Eagle.
It was a routine midseason girls basketball game between two teams with losing records, neither of which is likely to go far in the postseason. There was nothing at stake other than each team wanting to win a game and improve its overall record.
If this were last season, Dundalk likely does not rally from a 17-point third quarter deficit and almost definitely does not rally from a 10-point deficit with less than three minutes remaining to beat Joppatowne on Monday.
Patterson Mill junior defender Bethany Bruck sat through the postgame press conference and never once smiled. Her team had just lost to Sparrows Point in the Class 1A state championship game for the third straight year, and she was visibly angry and disappointed and not at all interested in …
Okay, if fate had its usual host of playoff torments in store for the Sparrows Point boys soccer team, then they would have been unleashed during the Class 1A North Region Section I final against Pikesville (otherwise known as the de facto regional championship game).
It’s been so long since the Sparrows Point girls soccer team lost a game that actually mattered, it’s still a little hard to process that the Pointers just lost a game that actually matters.