It’s 2019. Practically 2020 (a year I believed i would never live to see). Yet trying to find online information about Baltimore County sports — primarily schedules and scores — is still a bit of a mess.
The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) went to an open playoff system for all team sports but one in 1995. That meant every school qualified for the regional playoffs, no matter how dismal their season.
Over the years I have periodically received emails with odd requests such as covering the Dundalk ice hockey team and covering events in Dublin, London and other areas in Great Britain and Europe.
The just-concluded 2018-19 school year marks the 15th year of the Peninsula Cup; the athletic competition between Dundalk, Patapsco and Sparrows Point n which a trophy — that aforementioned cup — is awarded to whichever school has the best overall record against the other two schools.
Three individual — well, duos —regional titles lifted the Sparrows Point tennis team to its first regional championship last weekend at PolyTechnic.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: as we enter the spring sports season, Sparrows Point holds a narrow lead over Dundalk and the Owls — c’mon, people, I never should have even gotten this far.