Sports Saturdays


Explore Baltimore! The Book Thing

Saturday, March 12th, 2022 by Ronnie Gruseck

What: Free books 

Where: 3001 Vineyard Lane, Baltimore, Maryland, 21218 

When: 9 am- 5pm, Saturday and Sunday

Reviewed By: Amelia Dunat

The Book Thing warehouse is a book lover’s dream. All of the books in this vibrant volunteer-run used book “store” are free! Yes, you heard correctly; almost any type of book you could possibly want is available here for free. Although open just once a month, this place is wonderful and an asset to the Baltimore community. If you have the time to spare to sift through hundreds of books (paperbacks and hardcovers), you are certain to come across many hidden treasures. There are even textbooks and magazines! Although not necessary, it’s encouraged for visitors to bring some of their own books to donate; even if it’s just one or two.  

My favorite about this place is that you will never know what you will find. New selections are added each week. The titles are organized by genre, and most of the books are in good condition. You can also contact them via their website if you’re interested in being a volunteer. Be sure to check out Book Thing as you surely won’t be leaving empty-handed, and keep in mind that parking can be a challenge as it tends to be filled quickly, so try to time your visit well! 

WLOY has been a supporter of The Book Thing for a long time. After their terrible fire in 2016, we helped organize and run a fundraising concert, donations and raffles ultimately bringing in over $10,000 to support their rebuilding.



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After The Whistle: Loyola Men’s Soccer vs. Army

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 by Stefan Joyce

On Friday, November 10th, the top-seeded Loyola Greyhounds men’s soccer team faced off against fifth-seed Army West Point in the Patriot League Championships. Kyle Wenning and Stefan Joyce, hosts of the After the Whistle sports show on WLOY, were at Ridley Athletic Complex to provide some commentary on the game and get fan reactions during the action. Although the Greyhounds didn’t come away with the win, Kyle and Stefan still had a memorable time on a rainy Friday night cheering on the Hounds.

Don’t forget to tune into After the Whistle with Stefan, Kyle, and Austin on Mondays from 12-1 p.m and Fridays from 2-3 p.m!

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Greyhounds Basketball Preview

Monday, November 14th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

Another season of Greyhounds basketball is officially underway as both the men and women’s teams began their season this weekend. The men’s team suffered a hard fought loss to A-10 opponent Duquesne by a score of 65-60 on Friday. However, the women notched their first win of the season in blowout fashion over Lipscomb 74-30.

The men’s team was lead by senior big man, Jarred Jones and junior point guard Andre Walker. The Greyhound tandem each dropped 21 points, but it was not enough to prevail over a tough Dukes team. Junior Chancellor Barnard put up a strong effort on the defensive end as he had a team high 5 blocks. The Greyhounds got limited help off the bench as they only had a combined 3 bench points compared to Duquesne’s 23. The Greyhounds also had a difficult time from the free throw line as they shot 47% from the charity stripe. The men will look to bounce back in their home opener tonight at 7:30 against the Millersville Marauders. (more…)



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What did the world look like in 1908?

Friday, November 4th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday The Chicago Cubs just won their first World Series title since 1908.
Let’s try that again…
THE CHICAGO CUBS
              WON
THE WORLD SERIES!

Here is what the world looked like 108 years ago, the last time they won.

 

    • Life expectancy was 47 years
    • There were only 8,000 cars and 144 miles of paved roads
    • The maximum speed limit was 10 mph
    • Gas cost $0.15 per gallon
    • Minimum wage was $0.22
    • A Hershey bar cost $0.02
    • There were only 46 states
    • Theodore Roosevelt was president
    • World War 1 had not happened yet
    • The NBA did not exist

     

    Congratulations to the 2016 Chicago Cubs on finally breaking the curse of the Billy Goat!



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Tebow Time is Back

Monday, October 31st, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

Just when you thought Timothy Richard Tebow was out of the spotlight, the former Heisman Trophy winner is back competing in professional sports. This time around, Tebow will be trading in his football cleats for baseball spikes.

On September 8, 2016 Tebow signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets in an attempt to fulfill his dreams of becoming a major league baseball player. Before signing his contract with the Mets, Tebow did not play competitive baseball since high school. The Mets assigned Tebow to play for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. (more…)



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Loyola Men’s Soccer Continues to Cruise

Friday, October 7th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

For the first time in the history of Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer, head coach Steve Nichols has recruited a nationally ranked recruiting class. After a couple of disappointing losses to open the season, this young, reenergized team has come into it’s own and is taking the Patriot League by storm.

Ever since Loyola’s 2-1 victory over the University of Pittsburgh, this team cannot be stopped. The Hounds are perfect in Patriot League play with a 3-0 record and they have won four consecutive games overall. (more…)



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Coan and Gialamas Take Rio by Storm

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

On September 7th McKenzie Coan and Alyssa Gialamas, two juniors on the women’s swimming and diving team, embarked on a journey of a lifetime to Rio for the 2016 Paralympic games. This will be the girl’s second appearance in the Paralympics as they also competed in the 2012 games in London.

Coan was dominant in her events as she swept the individual freestyle golds. She collected her first career gold medal in the S7 50 free. She also went on to capture the gold in the S7 400 and the S7 100 freestyle as well. Coan did not stop there. She also was apart of the 400 freestyle relay team, which won silver in the event. Coan finished the Paralympic games with 4 medals. (3 gold, 1 silver)

Gialamas had an outstanding Paralympic games as well. She placed sixth in her strongest event, the S5 50m backstroke turning in a time of 47.96. She also finished tenth in the S5 100 free. Gialamas rounded out her performance in the games by posting a 3:15.04 in the S5 200 free. This was good enough for seventh place in the event.

To compete in the Paralympic games is an incredible accomplishment to begin with, but to have the success that these girls had is something to be proud of. Congratulations girls on an experience of a lifetime!



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Football is Back in Baltimore!

Friday, September 16th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

With the 2015 injury riddled season in the rear view mirror, the Baltimore Ravens are finally back to full strength and looking forward to the season. The Ravens have a number of players returning who missed a significant portion of last season including quarterback Joe Flacco, wide receiver Steve Smith Sr, and running back Justin Forsett. To go along with free agent acquisitions Mike Wallace and Eric Weddle, the Ravens have reloaded for the 2016 campaign as they look to rebound after a disappointing season last year. (more…)



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Baltimore Ballers

Friday, April 29th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

Baltimore gets a lot of hype for developing some of the best lacrosse talent in the nation, but what is underappreciated is the amount of talent that Baltimore has generated on the hardwood. From NBA scoring champion, to FIBA World Champion, to NCAA Champion, Baltimore has produced a number of guys who have gone on to have success at the next level around the world.

Carmelo Anthony: Arguably the most famous athlete from Baltimore is New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. Anthony is a 9 time all-star, 2 time Olympic Gold Medal winner, and he led the NBA in scoring in 2013. Anthony started his career at Towson Catholic High School before transferring to Oak Hill Academy. Anthony went on to attend Syracuse University in 2003 where he led his team to an NCAA championship in his only year at the school. Anthony was selected No. 3 overall in the 2003 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. Anthony spent the first 8 years of his career in Denver before getting traded to the Knicks in 2011. Anthony has done a terrific job giving back to the Baltimore community as well. He hosts an annual 3-on-3 tournament called “Melo’s H.O.O.D.” (Holding Our Own Destiny). The purpose of this event is to help fund the revitalization of the local community center for the youth. He also founded “The Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center”, which he donated $1.5 million to the Living Classrooms Foundation. (more…)



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President’s Cup

Friday, April 15th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Free baseball at Camden YSports Saturdayards? You heard that right! Come down to Oriole Park on Saturday April 16th at 1 pm to watch the 6th annual President’s Cup.

The President’s Cup is run by City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young and it features some of the best high school baseball talent in Baltimore.

If you cannot make it to the game, you can listen to it on wloy.org or 1620 AM. Brendan Pierce and Bobby Trosset have the call

 



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