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HFA: Do Ravens Have Room for Andre Johnson?

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July 14, 2014

  The Houston Texans’ star wide receiver Andre Johnson, 32, has apparently demanded a trade to another team via his agent.   A few years ago, general manager Ozzie Newsome and the rest of the Ravens’ front office would’ve been all in on acquiring the all-pro wide-out. They...

Looking Ahead: 2015 Off-season Truly Make-or-Break for O’s

(Credit: Gregory Shamus, Getty Images) Contracts of Matt Wieters and J.J. Hardy are both huge decisions the Orioles will be faced with in the offseason

July 2, 2014

      Looking Ahead: Make or Break Off-season for the Orioles in 2015 By Ben Holmes   July 3, 2014   Catonsville, Md.--Despite losing three of four games in a series with the dismal Tampa Bay Rays, the Baltimore Orioles are yet again scraping togeth...

Raptors Slide to Walk-Off Win

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May 9, 2014

  The Montgomery College varsity baseball team beat the College of Southern Maryland Hawks 7-6 in a tight game that came down to the last moments.   The Raptors started the game strongly, with big contributions from freshman starting pitcher Gus Gill and a more consistent offense...

Raptors Happy to be Their Own Grounds Crew

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April 23, 2014

  To the players on Montgomery College’s baseball team, conditioning their field is just as much a task as the plays they make on it.   But Raptors manager Dan Rascher and his team prefer it that way. “Every club does those things-on all levels of baseball,” said Rascher. “The...

Raptors Drop Two Against FCC, Have Lost Four Straight

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April 21, 2014

  The Raptors’ dugout had been silent through three innings. Noise of rallying finally broke through when starting shortstop Nick Kuczarski darted for second base from first, sliding into what looked to be scoring position.   Instead, Kuczarski was called out by the umpire, and w...

Raptors Record Best Offensive Inning of Season in Doubleheader Sweep

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April 8, 2014

GAME ONE: By Dubray Kinney The Montgomery College varsity baseball team defeated the Burlington County Barons 10-4 in the first game of a doubleheader. After a number of delays and cancellations due to bad field conditions, the Raptors finally took their home field on a Sunday afternoon, facing the B...

Owners of Controversial Mascots: Be a ‘Hero,’ Even if You’re Not One

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April 2, 2014

To some, the concept of remaining ‘politically correct’ at all costs (monetary or otherwise) is an easy sacrifice to make--given that times and consensus opinions have become overwhelming over the last decade or so.   However, when speaking of political correctness in the boundaries of a team or co...

Lee-Pender Case Dismissed, Further Investigation Ensues

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March 25, 2014

After a quick hearing, the case’s prosecutor and the judge agreed upon voluntary dismissal of Shaun’Bredrk Lee-Pender’s charges, with the purpose of further investigation by senior prosecutors.   The prosecutor also acknowledged that the case was dismissed due to a lack of substantial evidence.   If new evi...

Unique Start to Raptors Spring Training

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March 12, 2014

Just before their annual spring training trip to Central Florida, Montgomery College’s baseball team finally got a chance to practice outside on the diamond in Germantown.   Since March 1, the Raptors have had six of their seven scheduled spring games cancelled due to winter weather conditions. The single game they’ll play in Md. before he...

HFA’s Take: A Nation Incognito

Richie Incognito (left) has been under fire publicly for bullying accusations 

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February 16, 2014

I was a fish out of water throughout middle school and most of high school in Brunswick, Md. A liberal, open-minded, somewhat shy Jewish city boy, without a square of camo-gear on my wardrobe.   I found the “southern” (or redneck, or hillbilly, or whatever you prefer) culture of life in Bruns...

Limited Possibilities Podcast is Back!

February 13, 2014

This week, Ben Holmes and Sean Endicott talk about Michael Sam's announcement with guest speaker Will Smink:

Men, Women Raptors Continue to Roll, Advance to Tournament

D'Angelo Vaughn hits a floater in the lane for two.

February 12, 2014

[laboratory_slideshow slide_page="raptors-play-in-game-chesapeake" slidetype="slides" limit="11"] Photo Credit: Devaughn Phillip Women’s  Coach Gasque’s Raptors (10-4) continued their solid play against a struggling Anne Arundel squad (1-13), defeating the Pioneers 117-48. Virtually every facet of the game was controlled by t...

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