David MacCubbin has been hand-making steel string acoustic guitars for nearly 15 years in the basements and garage of his Cockeysville home. MacCubbin spends more than 100 hours on each guitar, meticulously poring over each detail. On a recent afternoon, he let me spend some time with him as he worked on the back struts and the sides of a guitar. More below…
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To hear him tell it, Essien Ture loves basketball more than most things. That’s why it was devastating when the Hammond High School junior found out last spring that he would have to have part of his right leg amputated due to blood clots.
But his love for the game led him forward, and despite needing a prosthetic, he still made Hammond’s varsity team in the fall. Ture’s perseverance has led him to be honored at the Ed Block Courage Awards on Monday, March 16.
Every Tuesday and Friday after school at Mt. Hebron, a small group of students gathers in the cafeteria. The lunch tables are sidelined and the floor is covered in rubber tarp. It’s Mt. Hebron Break Dance practice.
The team has been getting more attention lately for performing during halftime at school sporting events, surprising many of their classmates with their impressive movements and routines.
But as the great LeVar Burton often said, “You don’t have to take my word for it…”
In the past year, Howard County Times Sports has profiled four high school teams in an all-access documentary series. And this winter, River Hill’s wrestling team — helmed by alumnus coach Brandon Lauer, who was undefeated through 111 matches and three state championships in high school — was the focus of the latest piece.
We followed the team through a practice and preparations for one of their biggest matches of the year, a rivalry dual bout with Glenelg. More on the production below.
It’s been one year since the shooting at Zumiez at The Mall in Columbia that left three people dead —- two store employees and the shooter. Follow the events on the day of the shooting and the days following, and read more about how the community has coped since here.
With the return of the cold also comes the return of winter sports. Baltimore Sun Media Group’s photographers are indoors once again, covering boys and girls basketball, as well as wrestling. Here’s some of the best shots from the first full week of the winter season.
I admit I didn’t know what I was getting into last May when I started working on a historical documentary of Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville. It started as a view from the cupola — the small dome atop the school — then it became a look at the architecture. Finally, it was decided that it should cover the full scope of the history of the Catholic all-girls school.
From there, several interviews were conducted, footage was shot, the school’s archivist was consulted, photos were repurposed and editing commenced. Read on below for some of the specifics of how the documentary was produced.
It’s been a long time coming for Marriotts Ridge varsity field hockey. In its ninth season, the Mustangs have captured a spot atop the final county standings — albeit a three-way tie shared with Atholton and Glenelg.
But standing in the way on the road to the title was a late-season game against the Howard Lions, whose season included a four-game win streak.
Coach Stacie Gado and her girls allowed Howard County Times Sports to document the team’s preparations for the Howard game in the next installment of our continuing “all-access” series.