Every year we at Southern Maryland Newspapers attempt to pick the winners of 12 football games each week — all of the high school games involving Southern Maryland teams as well as some assorted college and NFL games. And, for those of us on staff at the paper, the prize for winning is more …

On senior night, Chopticon wanted to send off its 15 seniors with a win, but facing a one-loss Northern Patriots team was standing in its way of doing so.


A commercial crabber I ran into earlier this week told me he found a “honey hole” on the Patuxent River this past Sunday and caught 13 bushels in record time. My own pots have had plenty of 7-plus inchers over the past few days.

Folks who spend time outdoors can’t help but be happy. It’s hard to wear a frown when smelling freshly turned earth, reeling in a big fish or watching the sunset.