The Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament wrapped last night as Delaware defeated William and Mary to take the crown. This was the first time the tournament was held at the Baltimore Arena. CAA officials are hoping the excitement from this year’s tournament will springboard into the future as the tournament is slated to return to Charm City for the next two years. With the conclusion of the 4 day tournament The Baltimore Sun takes a look back at some of the highlights from this year’s contest.
The winter sports season came to a close for many high school teams in the Baltimore area over the weekend. For a few, there was excitement; for many, disappointment. See it all in this week’s edition of the best in high school sports photography, brought to you by Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers.
A police officer forcibly escorted Baltimore Sun photo editor Chris Assaf away from the scene of a police-involved shooting on Feb. 21. He had been taking pictures from outside the police lines, but an officer told him he had to move back further. Assaf protested, stating he was within his First Amendment rights to be where he was standing. Another officer then forced him to move. The Sun is posting all of Assaf’s images from the shooting scene as well as photos taken by Sun photographer Lloyd Fox, who witnessed and documented the incident.
Lt. Eric Kowalczk, the chief spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department, said the department has opened an internal investigation into the allegation. He declined to comment more specifically on the incident, “because we have an investigation and we don’t want to prejudice that.”
Warning: Some graphic images appear in this gallery.
The Oakland Mills High School boys basketball coach and team gave the Howard County Times an exclusive look into one of the top teams in Howard County sports – from the locker room, to the court, we follow the Scorpions in their last regular-season game at home on Friday, Feb. 21 against Centennial High School. Head coach Jon Browne was also wired for sound during the game.
From Howard County to Baltimore County to Harford County, photographers for the Baltimore Sun’s community papers cover many high school sporting events each week. Here is a roundup of some of the best sports action shots from the week of Monday, Feb. 17 through Friday, Feb. 21.
An anklet decorated with bells jingles as Priyanka Jayanti, a dancer with the Laurel-based Jayamangala School of Dance, stamps her bare feet. The jingling grows louder as Jayanti, 20, quickly leaps toward her fellow dancers, sweeping her arms into the air and extending her fingers toward the ceiling. Jayanti is rehearsing “Prayer to the Sun God,” one of the dances she and nine other Jayamangala dancers will perform Saturday at the Atlas Intersections Festival, an annual arts festival in Washington, D.C., with more than 100 performing groups.
The Desert Cafe, in Baltimore’s Mount Washington Village, has had some tough years with business, hit hard by the economy, competition and a lack of nearby parking. But owner Blake Wollman is also the proprietor of The Wild Pea Hummous, which has only managed to grow in that time. The photos here show the cafe – empty at lunch time on a recent Friday – and the bustling office space where Wollman and his team make and package all of their hummus varieties.