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Best pictures from the fall high school sports season

Nov 15, 2013

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As the fall high school sports season wraps up with championship play, we thought it would be a good time to look back at the best pictures from 2013. These photos show the intensity of competition as well as the joy of victory and the agony of defeat.

South River soccer players Leah Carter (5), Madison Koenig (23) and Zoe Cyphers (8) rush to celebrate with Katherine Wray, who scored a game-winning goal in overtime against Arundel. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

South River soccer players Leah Carter (5), Madison Koenig (23) and Zoe Cyphers (8) rush to celebrate with Katherine Wray, who scored a game-winning goal in overtime against Arundel. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

Gilman defensive end Melvin Keihn (15) and cornerback Troy Vincent Jr. (1) chase Archbishop Spalding quarterback Zach Abey, who dives for the pylon to score a touchdown. Gilman prevailed, 29-21. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

Gilman defensive end Melvin Keihn (15) and cornerback Troy Vincent Jr. (1) chase Archbishop Spalding quarterback Zach Abey, who dives for the pylon to score a touchdown. Gilman prevailed, 29-21. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

Archbishop Spalding forward/midfielder Colby Snyder stumbles as McDonogh forward Anna Bialczak clambers over her back. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

Archbishop Spalding forward/midfielder Colby Snyder stumbles as McDonogh forward Anna Bialczak clambers over her back. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

while Logan Edmondson follows the play. Spalding won the IAAM A Conference field hockey title in sudden death OT, 2-1. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)

McDonogh’s Elizabeth George, right, slips as she chases Spalding’s Alexis Phillips, left,
while Logan Edmondson follows the play. Spalding won the IAAM A Conference field hockey title in sudden death OT, 2-1. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)

Broadneck's Dallas Jasper, left, and Jordyn Beans celebrate after the Bruins defeated South River in Game 5 to win the 2013 Anne Arundel County volleyball championship.(Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

Broadneck’s Dallas Jasper, left, and Jordyn Beans celebrate after the Bruins defeated South River in Game 5 to win the 2013 Anne Arundel County volleyball championship.(Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

McDonogh's Brett Abel, right, battles head-to-head with Loyola's Sean Clark in the second half. The Eagles blanked the Dons, 3-0. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

McDonogh’s Brett Abel, right, battles head-to-head with Loyola’s Sean Clark in the second half. The Eagles blanked the Dons, 3-0. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

Catholic's Ellie Gonzalez sprints to the finish to win in the Girls' Elite division of the Spiked Shoe cross country Invitational at Wyman Park. (Doug Kapustin/For The Baltimore Sun)

Catholic’s Ellie Gonzalez sprints to the finish to win in the Girls’ Elite division of the Spiked Shoe cross country Invitational at Wyman Park. (Doug Kapustin/For The Baltimore Sun)

McDonogh forward Bridgette Andrzejewski (above) celebrates with her teammates behind Spalding defender Caroline Mullin, who walks off the field after time expires in the 2013 IAAM Girls' Soccer Championship at Siegert Field. The Eagles held on to win, 2-1. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

McDonogh forward Bridgette Andrzejewski (above) celebrates with her teammates behind Spalding defender Caroline Mullin, who walks off the field after time expires in the 2013 IAAM Girls’ Soccer Championship at Siegert Field. The Eagles held on to win, 2-1. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

South River goalkeeper Emily Proctor dives to stop a shot by Arundel. The Seahawks shocked the Wildcats in sudden death overtime, 3-2. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

South River goalkeeper Emily Proctor dives to stop a shot by Arundel. The Seahawks shocked the Wildcats in sudden death overtime, 3-2. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

Churchill's Luke Schaap hits a shot from the 17th fairway during the 1A/2A, 3A/4A Maryland state championship golf match at the University of Maryland Golf Course in College Park. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Churchill’s Luke Schaap hits a shot from the 17th fairway during the 1A/2A, 3A/4A Maryland state championship golf match at the University of Maryland Golf Course in College Park. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Spalding players crowd around Erin Shanahan, second from left, who scored the game-winning goal in OT, giving the Cavaliers a 2-1 win over McDonogh in the IAAM A Conference field hockey title game. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)

Spalding players crowd around Erin Shanahan, second from left, who scored the game-winning goal in OT, giving the Cavaliers a 2-1 win over McDonogh in the IAAM A Conference field hockey title game. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)

McDonogh forward Anna Bialczak slides under the legs of Spalding defender Jernelle John. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

McDonogh forward Anna Bialczak slides under the legs of Spalding defender Jernelle John. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

Broadneck's Katie Byrne makes a dig during the fifth and deciding game in which the Bruins defeated South River to win the 2013 Anne Arundel County volleyball championship. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

Broadneck’s Katie Byrne makes a dig during the fifth and deciding game in which the Bruins defeated South River to win the 2013 Anne Arundel County volleyball championship. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

Severna Park forward Daniel Kwon tumbles over Leonardtown's Matt Wolfe (on turf) as goalkeeper Trevor Young turns to chase after the ball as it heads for the front of the goal. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

Severna Park forward Daniel Kwon tumbles over Leonardtown’s Matt Wolfe (on turf) as goalkeeper Trevor Young turns to chase after the ball as it heads for the front of the goal. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

McDonogh linebacker Cameron Harrell is hit from behind as he almost intercepts a pass intended for Calvert Hall receiver Erik Evans. The Eagles beat the Cardinals, 48-13. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

McDonogh linebacker Cameron Harrell is hit from behind as he almost intercepts a pass intended for Calvert Hall receiver Erik Evans. The Eagles beat the Cardinals, 48-13. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

Severna Park's Karl Schmidt races to the ball, but Leonardtown goalkeeper Trevor Young stretches to deflect the shot in the MPSSAA boys' soccer playoffs. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

Severna Park’s Karl Schmidt races to the ball, but Leonardtown goalkeeper Trevor Young stretches to deflect the shot in the MPSSAA boys’ soccer playoffs. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

Dulaney's Darla Svoboda, left, blocks a hit from Hereford's Erin Collins in the Baltimore County volleyball championship match at Dulaney High School in Timonium. Dulaney won the match in three games. (Steve Ruark/For The Baltimore Sun)

Dulaney’s Darla Svoboda, left, blocks a hit from Hereford’s Erin Collins in the Baltimore County volleyball championship match at Dulaney High School in Timonium. Dulaney won the match in three games. (Steve Ruark/For The Baltimore Sun)

South River back Zoe Cyphers (8) heads the ball behind Arundel forward Carly LeCompte. The Seahawks beat the Wildcats in overtime, 3-2. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

South River back Zoe Cyphers (8) heads the ball behind Arundel forward Carly LeCompte. The Seahawks beat the Wildcats in overtime, 3-2. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

McDonogh forward Megan Whittle (2) struggles to get a shot off, with Archbishop Spalding goalkeeper Megan Nemecek (left) and midfielder Logan Edmondson (center) defending. The Cavaliers edged the Eagles, 1-0. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

McDonogh forward Megan Whittle (2) struggles to get a shot off, with Archbishop Spalding goalkeeper Megan Nemecek (left) and midfielder Logan Edmondson (center) defending. The Cavaliers edged the Eagles, 1-0. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

South River forward Kenidy Springer tumbles below Arundel forward/midfielder Becky Frost (1). The Seahawks shocked the Wildcats in overtime, 3-2. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

South River forward Kenidy Springer tumbles below Arundel forward/midfielder Becky Frost (1). The Seahawks shocked the Wildcats in overtime, 3-2. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

South River's Rachel Pierson, right, tries to get the ball over the block attempt by Broadneck's Sophia Shepard, left, and Francesca Howard, center, during the third game. Broadneck defeated South River to win the 2013 Anne Arundel County volleyball championship. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

South River’s Rachel Pierson, right, tries to get the ball over the block attempt by Broadneck’s Sophia Shepard, left, and Francesca Howard, center, during the third game. Broadneck defeated South River to win the 2013 Anne Arundel County volleyball championship. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

A shot attempted by McDonogh midfielder Bahar Piroz (not in picture) slices above Archbishop Curley goalkeeper Colin Brown in the second half. McDonogh prevailed, 3-1. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun Staff)

A shot attempted by McDonogh midfielder Bahar Piroz (not in picture) slices above Archbishop Curley goalkeeper Colin Brown in the second half. McDonogh prevailed, 3-1. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun Staff)

Runners break from the start in the girls' elite race during the Spiked Shoe cross country Invitational at Wyman Park. (Doug Kapustin/For The Baltimore Sun)

Runners break from the start in the girls’ elite race during the Spiked Shoe cross country Invitational at Wyman Park. (Doug Kapustin/For The Baltimore Sun)

Catonsville's Deanna Eveland, right, collides with Sparrows Point goalie Madison Anthony in the first half of their Baltimore County girls soccer championship game. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

Catonsville’s Deanna Eveland, right, collides with Sparrows Point goalie Madison Anthony in the first half of their Baltimore County girls soccer championship game. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

City Davon Collins is forced out of bounds just short of the goal line by Poly's Rashad Robinson (22) and Dashaun Horshaw (56) in the fourth quarter. City won the 125th City-Poly game, 36-14, at MT Bank Stadium. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)

City Davon Collins is forced out of bounds just short of the goal line by Poly’s Rashad Robinson (22) and Dashaun Horshaw (56) in the fourth quarter. City won the 125th City-Poly game, 36-14, at MT Bank Stadium. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)

Arundel's Tiffany Dayton-Hegedus blocks a shot in the first half vs. Broadneck. (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun)

Arundel’s Tiffany Dayton-Hegedus blocks a shot in the first half vs. Broadneck. (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun)

McDonogh celebrates winning the 2013 MIAA A Conference Boys Soccer Championship against St. Paul's School. (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun)

McDonogh celebrates winning the 2013 MIAA A Conference Boys Soccer Championship against St. Paul’s School. (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun)

McDonogh's Eramuse Momoh, in front, and St. Paul's Morgan Lussi fight for the ball in the second half. McDonogh won the 2013 MIAA A Conference Boys Soccer Championship. (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun)

McDonogh’s Eramuse Momoh, in front, and St. Paul’s Morgan Lussi fight for the ball in the second half. McDonogh won the 2013 MIAA A Conference Boys Soccer Championship. (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun)

St. Paul's BJ Mattheiss reacts after his team lost to McDonogh in the MIAA A Conference championship game. (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun)

St. Paul’s BJ Mattheiss reacts after his team lost to McDonogh in the MIAA A Conference championship game. (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun)

McDonogh's Eramuse Momoh, left, battles Gilman's Cole Sutton for a header in the second half. McDonogh defeated Gilman, 4-0, n the MIAA A Conference boys soccer semifinals. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

McDonogh’s Eramuse Momoh, left, battles Gilman’s Cole Sutton for a header in the second half. McDonogh defeated Gilman, 4-0, n the MIAA A Conference boys soccer semifinals. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

Franklin's Kiandre Burrell, left, grabs the jersey of Milford Mill's Jamaal Morant, right, during a run in the first quarter. Franklin defeated Milford Mill, 35-18. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

Franklin’s Kiandre Burrell, left, grabs the jersey of Milford Mill’s Jamaal Morant, right, during a run in the first quarter. Franklin defeated Milford Mill, 35-18. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

Bel Air's Jamie Layfield, left, celebrates with Natalie Decker after their team scored the go-ahead goal late in the second quarter. Fallston's Logan Gasior covers her face in reaction to the goal. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Bel Air’s Jamie Layfield, left, celebrates with Natalie Decker after their team scored the go-ahead goal late in the second quarter. Fallston’s Logan Gasior covers her face in reaction to the goal. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Mount de Sales celebrates its 3-2 win over Maryvale in the IAAM B Conference championship. Mary Kate Halligan (15) scored the winning goal in overtime. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)

Mount de Sales celebrates its 3-2 win over Maryvale in the IAAM B Conference championship. Mary Kate Halligan (15) scored the winning goal in overtime. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)

Bel Air's Jordan Layfield, left, and Fallston's Beth Walton fight for a loose ball in the second half. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Bel Air’s Jordan Layfield, left, and Fallston’s Beth Walton fight for a loose ball in the second half. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Killian Casson of Catonsville chips out of the sand on the second hole during the 1A/2A, 3A/4A Maryland state championship golf match at the University of Maryland Golf Course in College Park. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Killian Casson of Catonsville chips out of the sand on the second hole during the 1A/2A, 3A/4A Maryland state championship golf match at the University of Maryland Golf Course in College Park. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Westminster's Brian Kohr stiff-arms Middletown's Justin Stonestreet as he carries the ball in the first quarter. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)

Westminster’s Brian Kohr stiff-arms Middletown’s Justin Stonestreet as he carries the ball in the first quarter. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)

From left, Dulaney's Rebecca Rawlinson, Mallory Svoboda and Alexis Howatt celebrate after winning in three games against Hereford in the Baltimore County volleyball championship match at Dulaney High School in Timonium. (Steve Ruark/for The Baltimore Sun)

From left, Dulaney’s Rebecca Rawlinson, Mallory Svoboda and Alexis Howatt celebrate after winning in three games against Hereford in the Baltimore County volleyball championship match at Dulaney High School in Timonium. (Steve Ruark/for The Baltimore Sun)

Justin Feldman of Wootton shows his disappointment after putting on the 16th green during the 1A/2A, 3A/4A Maryland state championship golf match at the University of Maryland Golf Course in College Park. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Justin Feldman of Wootton shows his disappointment after putting on the 16th green during the 1A/2A, 3A/4A Maryland state championship golf match at the University of Maryland Golf Course in College Park. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Teammates Mike Fishman (left) and Bryan May of Park School catch their wind after crossing the finish line at the MIAA Cross Country Championships at Oregon Ridge Park. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

Teammates Mike Fishman (left) and Bryan May of Park School catch their wind after crossing the finish line at the MIAA Cross Country Championships at Oregon Ridge Park. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

Reservoir teammates are stunned as River Hill celebrates after a sudden death shootout in the MPSSAA Class 3A East Boys' Soccer Semifinal. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

Reservoir teammates are stunned as River Hill celebrates after a sudden death shootout in the MPSSAA Class 3A East Boys’ Soccer Semifinal. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

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