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Best of high school sports: Week of March 3-8

Mar 10, 2014

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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.

While you’re at it, the Howard County Times is looking for a new cover photo for its sports Facebook page. Check out the nominees and take a vote here.

Aberdeen's Nazje Norton puts up a shot as Milford Mill's Qierra Murray stretches to attempt the block during Saturday night's playoff game at Aberdeen. (Matt Button/BSMG)

Aberdeen’s Nazje Norton puts up a shot as Milford Mill’s Qierra Murray stretches to attempt the block during Saturday night’s playoff game at Aberdeen. (Matt Button/BSMG)

Oakland Mills's Jaron Smith receives a kiss from his mother Sarah Smith after he defeated Century's Wes Dantzler in the finals of the 2A/1A 160 pound weight class during the state wrestling tournament at University of Maryland's Cole Field House on Saturday, March 8. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Oakland Mills’s Jaron Smith receives a kiss from his mother Sarah Smith after he defeated Century’s Wes Dantzler in the finals of the 2A/1A 160 pound weight class during the state wrestling tournament at University of Maryland’s Cole Field House on Saturday, March 8. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Aberdeen's Nazje Norton and Milford Mill's Kelli Smoot battle as they go for the loose ball during Saturday night's regional playoff game at Aberdeen. (Matt Button/Aegis staff)

Aberdeen’s Nazje Norton and Milford Mill’s Kelli Smoot battle as they go for the loose ball during Saturday night’s regional playoff game at Aberdeen. (Matt Button/Aegis staff)

Aberdeen's Katie Sanderson stretches for the block as Milford Mill's Qierra Murray puts up a shot during Saturday night's regional playoff game at Aberdeen. (Matt Button/Aegis staff)

Aberdeen’s Katie Sanderson stretches for the block as Milford Mill’s Qierra Murray puts up a shot during Saturday night’s regional playoff game at Aberdeen. (Matt Button/Aegis staff)

Polytechnic's Jasmine Smith, left, puts up a shot past Atholton's Sage Mayhew. (Matt Hazlett/BSMG)

Polytechnic’s Jasmine Smith, left, puts up a shot past Atholton’s Sage Mayhew. (Matt Hazlett/BSMG)

Dulaney's Jacob Asher fights to maintain a neutral position against Mt. Hebron's Connor Strunk, top, in a bout for 3rd place in the 4A/3A 152 pound weight class during the state wrestling tournament at University of Maryland's Cole Field House on Saturday, March 8. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Dulaney’s Jacob Asher fights to maintain a neutral position against Mt. Hebron’s Connor Strunk, top, in a bout for 3rd place in the 4A/3A 152 pound weight class during the state wrestling tournament at University of Maryland’s Cole Field House on Saturday, March 8. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Oakland Mills's Diamond Lee puts up a shot shot as Marriotts Ridge's Jenna Kerr, left, defends on the play during a girls basketball regional playoff game at Oakland Mills High School on Wednesday, March 5. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Oakland Mills’s Diamond Lee puts up a shot shot as Marriotts Ridge’s Jenna Kerr, left, defends on the play during a girls basketball regional playoff game at Oakland Mills High School on Wednesday, March 5. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Reservoir's Mason Kilcarr flexes his muscles as he celebrates victory over North Hagerstown's Hunter Faith in the finals of the 4A/3A 132 pound weight class during the state wrestling tournament at University of Maryland's Cole Field House on Saturday, March 8. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Reservoir’s Mason Kilcarr flexes his muscles as he celebrates victory over North Hagerstown’s Hunter Faith in the finals of the 4A/3A 132 pound weight class during the state wrestling tournament at University of Maryland’s Cole Field House on Saturday, March 8. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Atholton's Chelsea Mitchell watches on as her team tries to recover in the last few seconds of double overtime. (Matt Hazlett/BSMG)

Atholton’s Chelsea Mitchell watches on as her team tries to recover in the last few seconds of double overtime. (Matt Hazlett/BSMG)

Marriotts Ridge's Carly Miller makes a lunging attempt to save the ball from going out of bounds during a girls basketball regional playoff game at Oakland Mills High School on Wednesday, March 5. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Marriotts Ridge’s Carly Miller makes a lunging attempt to save the ball from going out of bounds during a girls basketball regional playoff game at Oakland Mills High School on Wednesday, March 5. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Atholton's Francesca Venegas puts up a shot after a break away. (Matt Hazlett/BSMG)

Atholton’s Francesca Venegas puts up a shot after a break away. (Matt Hazlett/BSMG)

Atholton stands for the playing of the national anthem. (Matt Hazlett/BSMG)

Atholton stands for the playing of the national anthem. (Matt Hazlett/BSMG)

Reservoir's Aaron McDonald jumps over City's Juwan Grant on his way to the hoop during the 3A East regional championship boys basketball game at Reservoir High School on Friday, March 7. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Reservoir’s Aaron McDonald jumps over City’s Juwan Grant on his way to the hoop during the 3A East regional championship boys basketball game at Reservoir High School on Friday, March 7. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Reservoir's Joe Kearney, left, has his shot tipped away by City's Juwan Grant during the 3A East regional championship boys basketball game at Reservoir High School on Friday, March 7. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Reservoir’s Joe Kearney, left, has his shot tipped away by City’s Juwan Grant during the 3A East regional championship boys basketball game at Reservoir High School on Friday, March 7. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

South Carroll's Jake Pooton jumps into the arms of his coach as he celebrate victory over Fallston's Austin Rutkowski in the finals of the 2A/1A 182 pound weight class during the state wrestling tournament at University of Maryland's Cole Field House on Saturday, March 8. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

South Carroll’s Jake Pooton jumps into the arms of his coach as he celebrate victory over Fallston’s Austin Rutkowski in the finals of the 2A/1A 182 pound weight class during the state wrestling tournament at University of Maryland’s Cole Field House on Saturday, March 8. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Atholton's Chelsea Mitchell falls to the ground. (Matt Hazlett/BSMG)

Atholton’s Chelsea Mitchell falls to the ground. (Matt Hazlett/BSMG)

Reservoir's Aaron McDonald gets set to throw down a dunk in the waning seconds of the game to help secure victory over Glenelg during the 3A East regional boys basketball playoff game at Reservoir High School on Thursday, March 6. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Reservoir’s Aaron McDonald gets set to throw down a dunk in the waning seconds of the game to help secure victory over Glenelg during the 3A East regional boys basketball playoff game at Reservoir High School on Thursday, March 6. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Atholton's Margaret Tatum, center, draws contact from Reservoir's Danaysha Turner, left, as she tries to drive between her and teammate Zelor Massaquoi during the 3A East regional girls basketball playoff game at Reservoir High School on Thursday, March 6. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

Atholton’s Margaret Tatum, center, draws contact from Reservoir’s Danaysha Turner, left, as she tries to drive between her and teammate Zelor Massaquoi during the 3A East regional girls basketball playoff game at Reservoir High School on Thursday, March 6. (Brian Krista/BSMG)

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