Dunbar’s Tony Hart drives to the basket being defended by Edmonson’s Marcus Jackson. (Photos by James Fields)

On Jan. 27 the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) track and field teams gathered at the Prince George’s County Sports Complex in Landover, Md. Some of the best high school talent in the area participated for the championship, including two outstanding athletes Elise Cooper, of the McDonogh School, and Devin Underwood of Mount Saint Joseph High School. Devin Underwood ran the final relay leg of the 1600 meter relay to secure the championship for Mt. St Joe.

McDonogh won the girls “A Conference, and the boys from Mount Saint Joseph also won their “A” Conference. 

On Jan. 26 Edmondson traveled to Dunbar to face off on the court. Basketball might be “just a game” to some, but here, it’s a fierce rivalry, with Coach Dantzler of Edmonson coming home to coach against his alma mater Dunbar. Dunbar  got off to a fast start The Red Storm of Edmondson made a run at the Poets only to fall short 69-60.