College Championships Abound in Maryland

There were three different college conference championships held in Maryland this past weekend: the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships, the Capital Athletic Conference Men’s & Women’s Swimming Championships and the Maryland JUCO Basketball Championships.

Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex hosted the MEAC Championships this year. The Championships started on Thursday and wrapped up on Saturday. The weekend belonged to the Hampton women and the Norfolk State men. Both teams earned identical scores of 161.5 points to win the conference title.

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Upgrades Get the Green Light at Maryland International Raceway

Improvements are currently underway at one of Maryland’s most popular racetracks, Maryland International Raceway, just in time for the start of the 2012 season.  The IHRA sanctioned track hosts dozens of events every season, with at least one event happening every weekend from March through November.  With the track getting a lot of use, the Miller family, owners of MIR since 1989, thought it was time to give the raceway a bit of an upgrade.

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A Classic Park Gets a Modern Twist

As the Orioles prepare to celebrate 20 years at Oriole Park at Camden Yards this season, the stadium is getting a bit of a makeover.  It was announced back in December that renovations would start taking place this off season to make the stadium into more of a year-round facility.  Subtle improvements to the stadium started prior to the 2011 season on the lower concourse.

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Inside or Out, Winter Sports Thrive in Maryland

The ice and snow our region received this past weekend was a welcome sight for some athletes, but it didn’t leave other athletes out in the cold, either. On Saturday, the University of Maryland track and field team hosted its annual Terrapin Invitational indoor track and field meet at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex. Twenty-three collegiate teams competed in the all-day event.

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Region’s Top Wrestlers Take to the Mat

The sports scene around the state the past few weeks has been dominated by the purple and black, but the Baltimore Ravens weren’t the only star attraction in town this past weekend. One of the state’s largest high school dual wrestling tournaments took place this past Friday and Saturday at Archbishop Spalding High School.  The Cavalier Duals, now in its fourth year, draw some of the top schools from Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

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Baltimore Benefits From Ravens’ Success

The Baltimore Ravens have worked hard all year to earn a spot in the NFL playoffs as one of the top-seeded teams.  The motivation was to secure home-field advantage. The Ravens fell one game shy of home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, but they did earn a first round bye and a home game against the Houston Texans in the Divisional Round of the playoffs this coming weekend.  For the Ravens, a home game means an advantage on the field, but for the city and state it means dollars being pumped into the local economy.

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High School Sports Shine in Holiday Spotlight

Sports fans had a lot to look forward to this holiday season: the NBA was finally starting its season, the NFL was wrapping up its regular season and college bowl games were getting underway.  But if you are a fan of high school sports, Maryland was the place to be for the holidays. Two major high school sporting events took place in Maryland during the last week in December, the Governor’s Challenge and the Chesapeake Bowl.

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