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Best pictures from spring 2014 high school sports

May 30, 2014

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The spring 2014 high school sports season wrapped up this past weekend. The Darkroom turns back the clock to take a look at some of the best pictures taken by the Baltimore Sun Media Group during the term. These images not only show the intense competitive nature of the athletes, but also the creative approaches taken by the various photographers in documenting these events.

McDonogh's Elizabeth George, left, puts a shot into the net past North Harford goalie Haley Ensor during the second half as the Eagles earned their 105th consecutive victory. (Doug Kapustin/For The Baltimore Sun)

McDonogh’s Elizabeth George, left, puts a shot into the net past North Harford goalie Haley Ensor during the second half as the Eagles earned their 105th consecutive victory. (Doug Kapustin/For The Baltimore Sun)

Bel Air's Christopher Davis competes in the 3A boys triple jump during the 2014 track and field state championships at Morgan State University. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Bel Air’s Christopher Davis competes in the 3A boys triple jump during the 2014 track and field state championships at Morgan State University. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

AJ Barretto, right, intercepts the ball in front of Haverford Ford's Shane McBride during the 2014 PNC Lacrosse Invitational at Ridley Athletic Complex. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

AJ Barretto, right, intercepts the ball in front of Haverford Ford’s Shane McBride during the 2014 PNC Lacrosse Invitational at Ridley Athletic Complex. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

South River's Madison Carter, center, tries to get around Broadneck's Natalie Hendricks, left, and Ellie McNulty, right, in the first half. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

South River’s Madison Carter, center, tries to get around Broadneck’s Natalie Hendricks, left, and Ellie McNulty, right, in the first half. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

Starting pitcher Jordan Carr of Archbishop Spalding wipes shaving cream from his face after being pied following his team defeating Calvert Hall in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference Championship. (Patrick Smith/For The Baltimore Sun)

Starting pitcher Jordan Carr of Archbishop Spalding wipes shaving cream from his face after being pied following his team defeating Calvert Hall in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference Championship. (Patrick Smith/For The Baltimore Sun)

Marriotts Ridge's Abby Thornton returns a shot during her consolation round match at the MPSSAA State Tennis Championships at Cole Tennis Courts at the University of Maryland. (Scott Serio/For BSMG)

Marriotts Ridge’s Abby Thornton returns a shot during her consolation round match at the MPSSAA State Tennis Championships at Cole Tennis Courts at the University of Maryland. (Scott Serio/For BSMG)

Relay runners are silhouetted in late afternoon light as they crouch during the 2014 track and field state championships at Morgan State University. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Relay runners are silhouetted in late afternoon light as they crouch during the 2014 track and field state championships at Morgan State University. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Calvert Hall second baseman Tyler Webster, left, drops a foul ball hit by a Mount St. Joseph batter after colliding first baseman Andrew Kilcoyne in the second inning. (Steve Ruark/For BSMG)

Calvert Hall second baseman Tyler Webster, left, drops a foul ball hit by a Mount St. Joseph batter after colliding first baseman Andrew Kilcoyne in the second inning. (Steve Ruark/For BSMG)

No. 1-ranked McDonogh celebrates after winning against No. 6-ranked Roland Park in the IAAM A Conference girls lacrosse tournament held at Stevenson University. (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun)

No. 1-ranked McDonogh celebrates after winning against No. 6-ranked Roland Park in the IAAM A Conference girls lacrosse tournament held at Stevenson University. (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun)

Catonsviile third baseman Chris Jay dives but can't catch this single by Eastern Tech's Riley Hodge in the fourth inning. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Catonsviile third baseman Chris Jay dives but can’t catch this single by Eastern Tech’s Riley Hodge in the fourth inning. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Boys' Latin's T Moyer, left, knocks the ball away from Calvert Hall's Will Lansinger, right, in the fourth quarter. Boys' Latin defeated Calvert Hall, 12-5. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

Boys’ Latin’s T Moyer, left, knocks the ball away from Calvert Hall’s Will Lansinger, right, in the fourth quarter. Boys’ Latin defeated Calvert Hall, 12-5. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

C. Milton Wright's Lauren Cavanaugh, left, is fouled by Century's Kylie Davis in the second half. C. Milton Wright defeated Century, 14-13. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

C. Milton Wright’s Lauren Cavanaugh, left, is fouled by Century’s Kylie Davis in the second half. C. Milton Wright defeated Century, 14-13. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

Western Tech's Darius Howe reacts to hitting the sand while competing in the 2A boys triple jump during the 2014 track and field state championships at Morgan State University. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Western Tech’s Darius Howe reacts to hitting the sand while competing in the 2A boys triple jump during the 2014 track and field state championships at Morgan State University. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

River Hill's Nic Zhu returns a shot during the MPSSAA State Tennis Championships at Cole Tennis Courts on the University of Maryland campus in College Park. River Hill's Nic Zhu and Prateek Swamykumar defeated Tuscarora's Nathan Homon and Luke Shuck 7-6, 6-3 to win the boys doubles title. (Scott Serio/For BSMG)

River Hill’s Nic Zhu returns a shot during the MPSSAA State Tennis Championships at Cole Tennis Courts on the University of Maryland campus in College Park. River Hill’s Nic Zhu and Prateek Swamykumar defeated Tuscarora’s Nathan Homon and Luke Shuck 7-6, 6-3 to win the boys doubles title. (Scott Serio/For BSMG)

Atholton's Briana Taborn makes a throw in the 3A girls shot put event during the 2014 track and field state championships at Morgan State University. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Atholton’s Briana Taborn makes a throw in the 3A girls shot put event during the 2014 track and field state championships at Morgan State University. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Spalding attack Emily Cooper, who scored seven goals in the game (front) collides into Bryn Mawr midfielder Julia Feiss while attempting to gain ball possession in an IAAM girls' lacrosse game. The Cavaliers lost the lead in regulation but scored again in overtime to prevail, 12-9. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

Spalding attack Emily Cooper, who scored seven goals in the game (front) collides into Bryn Mawr midfielder Julia Feiss while attempting to gain ball possession in an IAAM girls’ lacrosse game. The Cavaliers lost the lead in regulation but scored again in overtime to prevail, 12-9. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

Fallston's Steven Ernst, left, and Keegan Teluk celebrate their championship win over North Carroll. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Fallston’s Steven Ernst, left, and Keegan Teluk celebrate their championship win over North Carroll. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Milford Mill's Medinah Spencer, left, and Long Reach's Taylor Selber clear a hurdle, nearly in sync, in the 3A girls 100 hurdles during the 2014 track and field state championships at Morgan State University. The two finished first and second, respectively. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Milford Mill’s Medinah Spencer, left, and Long Reach’s Taylor Selber clear a hurdle, nearly in sync, in the 3A girls 100 hurdles during the 2014 track and field state championships at Morgan State University. The two finished first and second, respectively. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Severna Park players celebrate after winning the MPSSAA 3A/4A Girls Lacrosse Championship game between Severna Park and Catonsville at UMBC Stadium in Catonsville. (Scott Serio/For BSMG)

Severna Park players celebrate after winning the MPSSAA 3A/4A Girls Lacrosse Championship game between Severna Park and Catonsville at UMBC Stadium in Catonsville. (Scott Serio/For BSMG)

North Harford infielder Braden Stinar, right, stretches out to make an amazing catch during a game against La Plata high school at Joe Canon Stadium in Hanover. (Daniel Kucin Jr./For The Baltimore Sun)

North Harford infielder Braden Stinar, right, stretches out to make an amazing catch during a game against La Plata high school at Joe Canon Stadium in Hanover. (Daniel Kucin Jr./For The Baltimore Sun)

Manchester Valley celebrates its win over Fallston in the Championship 1A-2A Lacrosse finals at UMBC. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Manchester Valley celebrates its win over Fallston in the Championship 1A-2A Lacrosse finals at UMBC. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Dulaney teammates Isabel Griffith, left, and Kristin Meek hold each other up as they catch their breath following an exhausting run in the 4A girls 3200 meter run during the 2014 track and field state championships at Morgan State University. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Dulaney teammates Isabel Griffith, left, and Kristin Meek hold each other up as they catch their breath following an exhausting run in the 4A girls 3200 meter run during the 2014 track and field state championships at Morgan State University. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Fallston coach Matt Parks is covered in a cooler of water after his team dwon the 1A-2A state championship. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Fallston coach Matt Parks is covered in a cooler of water after his team dwon the 1A-2A state championship. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Roland Park's Cece Finney, left, and McDonogh's Olivia Jenner, vie for the ball in a face-off in the first half. No. 1-ranked McDonogh won against No. 6-ranked Roland Park. (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun)

Roland Park’s Cece Finney, left, and McDonogh’s Olivia Jenner, vie for the ball in a face-off in the first half. No. 1-ranked McDonogh won against No. 6-ranked Roland Park. (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun)

Reservoir's Jon Mierzwa dives on top of the pile to celebrate with his teammates and winning pitcher Cody Morris after the final out in the Class 3A State Championship win over North Harford at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. (Matt Button/BSMG)

Reservoir’s Jon Mierzwa dives on top of the pile to celebrate with his teammates and winning pitcher Cody Morris after the final out in the Class 3A State Championship win over North Harford at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. (Matt Button/BSMG)

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