Gary Adornato

Gary Adornato

Gary Adornato began covering high school sports with the Baltimore Sun in 1982, while still a mass communications major at Towson University, and in 2003 became one of the first journalists to cover high school sports online while operating MIAASports.com, the official website of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association. Later, Adornato pioneered market-wide coverage of high school sports with DigitalSports.com, introducing video highlights and player interviews while assembling an award-winning editorial staff. In 2010, he launched VarsitySportsNetwork.com which became the premier source of high school media coverage in the state of Maryland. In 2022, he sold VSN to The Baltimore Banner and joined SBLive Sports as the company's East Coast Managing Editor.

Largo's Cam Ward named 2024 Gatorade Maryland Boys Basketball POY
Maryland

Largo's Cam Ward named 2024 Gatorade Maryland Boys Basketball POY

Largo's Cam Ward has been named the 2023-24 Gatorade Maryland Boys Basketball Player of the Year, it was announced on Thursday. The 6-foot-8, 205-pound junior

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Watch: Severna Park's Jackson Merrill collects first major league hit
Maryland

Watch: Severna Park's Jackson Merrill collects first major league hit

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – San Diego Padres' 20-year old rookie Jackson Merrill, who played his high school baseball at Severna Park High School, ripped a line single

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NCAA Tournament: University Prep grad Melvin Council Jr. leads Wagner to opening win
New York

NCAA Tournament: University Prep grad Melvin Council Jr. leads Wagner to opening win

DAYTON, OHIO – Melvin Council Jr., a one time University Prep (New York) star, poured in 21 first half points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out seven

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Watch: Anthony Edwards monster slam dunk
Georgia

Watch: Anthony Edwards monster slam dunk

Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards became an internet sensation following his monster slam dunk in the second-half of the Wolves 114-104 victory over

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Severna Park grad Jackson Merrill may debut in Padres opener
Maryland

Severna Park grad Jackson Merrill may debut in Padres opener

One of the top prospects in all of major league baseball is 20-year old Jackson Merrill, a Maryland native and 2021 graduate of Severna Park High School.

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Lake Mary's Noah Grubbs invited to 2025 US Army All-American Bowl
Florida

Lake Mary's Noah Grubbs invited to 2025 US Army All-American Bowl

Lake Mary quarterback Noah Grubbs, a member of the Class of 2026, after competing in a recent US Army Bowl combine, received and invitation to play in the 2025

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Cam Albury carriers Northeast-AA to its first MPSSAA state championship
Maryland

Cam Albury carriers Northeast-AA to its first MPSSAA state championship

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND – In heroic effort not previously seen in the Northeast-AA High School athletic history, senior Cam Albury scored 25 points, including 15

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Hammond girls finish “perfect season” with MPSSA 2A state title
Maryland

Hammond girls finish “perfect season” with MPSSA 2A state title

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND – The Hammond girls basketball team had not appeared in a state championship game since 2002 and had not won one since 1965. That all

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Turner sisters carry Clarksburg girls to first MPSSAA state crown (video)
Maryland

Turner sisters carry Clarksburg girls to first MPSSAA state crown (video)

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Maryland lands a commitment from 4-Star linebacker CJ Smith
Virginia

Maryland lands a commitment from 4-Star linebacker CJ Smith

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Calvert Hall basketball coach Gary Neal resigns
Maryland

Calvert Hall basketball coach Gary Neal resigns

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Seattle Mariner Tyler Locklear, an Archbishop Curley grad, impressing in spring training
Maryland

Seattle Mariner Tyler Locklear, an Archbishop Curley grad, impressing in spring training

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