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Past articles by Pat:

Liberty High School edges Century to claim Carroll Cup for 2020-21 athletic year

Liberty claimed the Cup for the third time in school history, and the first in five years. → Read More

Carroll Varsity Roundup (May 27): Century baseball takes down Liberty as Hunter Rose smacks grand slam

Carroll County high school sports roundup for May 27, 2021. → Read More

Carroll Varsity Roundup (May 25): Manchester Valley girls lacrosse gets past South Carroll

Carroll County high school sports roundup for May 25, 2021. → Read More

Carroll Varsity Roundup (May 20): Liberty tennis teams continuing impressive winning streaks

Carroll County high school sports roundup for May 20, 2021. → Read More

‘Can’t wait to get back’ as spring high school sports practice underway in Carroll County

High school athletics were altered and later modified to allow for games to resume, but the spring athletes missed an entire season compared to their fall and winter counterparts. → Read More

Carroll Varsity Roundup (March 24): South Carroll field hockey rallies past Winters Mill

Carroll County high school sports roundup for March 24, 2021. → Read More

‘Unique’ season underway as Carroll County football teams adjust to spring setting, COVID concerns

Here’s a team-by-team look at Carroll County Athletic League football as it they maneuver through March and April. → Read More

Wrestling, indoor track putting together Carroll County Athletic League championship events

Westminster High School is set to host the county wrestling tournament over two days. Feb. 9 will be weight classes 106 through 145, and Feb. 11 will be 152-285. → Read More

Walkie Talkies, a senior group from South Carroll area, relishes ‘wonderful’ chance to get outdoors

Organizer Bob Corbin said there are new faces from time to time, but most weeks the regulars make sure to show up. He’s hoping more members take advantage of the weather and get outside when they can. → Read More

South Carroll wrestling continues to roll with county win over Liberty

Last year’s Carroll County Athletic League champion got pins from Ryan Athey (120 pounds), Brandon Athey (160), Austin Gidge (182), and Jackson Moore (220). → Read More

What to watch this week in Carroll County Athletic League winter sports

COVID-19 has impacted the schedule to this point, with basketball and wrestling having to postpone and shuffle varsity and junior varsity boys and girls contests to give athletes and coaches time to quarantine or isolate. → Read More

South Carroll girls basketball hoping ‘Year Three’ is a successful one, now off to 3-0 start

Sophomore guard Shannon McTavish led the way with 14 points, seven rebounds, and four steals, while senior Bethany Fowler added 12 points and Sarah Vaught, another senior netted 11 points and grabbed six boards. Olivia Reardon, also a senior, pitched in with 11 points. → Read More

Carroll County restaurants, hotels eligible for more COVID-19 relief funding

The restaurant relief fund will be open starting Jan. 12 at noon, when establishments can apply online at, until Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. Applicants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. → Read More

Navigating the pandemic: Carroll County government dealt with ‘unprecedented’ COVID-19 challenges in 2020

By late March, Wantz and his fellow commissioners and county officials were meeting virtually rather than in-person. Some returned to the county government building for meetings while others stayed home or in another work location. → Read More

Health department data shows another death, 41 new COVID-19 cases in Carroll County

Thursday’s coronavirus-related metrics from the health department showed nine new cases from congregated living facilities and one fatality in that group, a 65-over resident of Copper Ridge. The county also had 32 confirmed community cases according to Thursday’s data. → Read More

New tutoring center in Eldersburg aiming ‘to make each and every student self-reliant’

These days, Kumon centers exist in five continents and help more than 4 million students. Shaikh said the goal is for them to become self-learners. → Read More

‘Light at the end of the tunnel’: Carroll County’s health officer, commissioners discuss COVID-19 vaccine

Ed Singer joked with the commissioners that he feels like a “grim reaper” when he joins their weekly meetings to share coronavirus information, but talking about a vaccine bucked that trend. Singer said the state’s first round of vaccines consists of some 150,000 doses, as Gov. Larry Hogan announced in early December. → Read More

New Windsor mayor ‘couldn’t have asked for a better day’ at annual food, donation drive

The Mayor on the Square for 2020 finished with more than 2 tons of food, Roop said, along with more than $2,000 for the food bank to use. → Read More

The Shepherd’s Staff Festival of Trees to take place online this year

Auction items will be available for bid online beginning Friday, Nov. 27 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 6, at → Read More

Early success is ‘such a blessing’ for owners of Fat Enids Barbecue in TownMall of Westminster

Brandy Scott's southern style of cooking, combined with husband DeShaun Scott’s barbecue skills, has customers waiting for close to 45 minutes during lunch and dinner rushes for plates of brisket, fried catfish, seafood, and chicken platters, pulled pork sandwiches, all-day breakfast items, plenty of side dishes, and decadent desserts. → Read More