Parkville and Overlea Advance to Boys Regional Finals

– photo courtesy of Overlea Falcons MBasketball Facebook page-

Parkville and Overlea are in the boys basketball regional finals as they defeated two local schools to get to the finals of their regions.

The Knights improved to 22-0 with an 89 to 65 win over Dundalk in the 4A playoffs. Parkville recently won the Baltimore County title last week.

Also Overlea defeated Sparrows Point in the 2A Regional Semifinals 77 to 22 on Monday.

Parkville will play the winner of Catonsville/Dulaney on Wednesday and the Falcons will host the winner of Carver Vo-Tech/Dunbar also on March 2.

Two Separate Dundalk Fires Take One Life & Seriously Injure a Woman

Baltimore County Fire Department reported a woman died and another was seriously injured in two separate Dundalk electrical fires on Sunday.

The first fire took place in the 7000 block of Dunhill Road in Dundalk and took the life of Vesta Irene Cooper, 92, She was declared dead at the scene at her home in after the fire started on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 1:30 p.m.

Fire crews were called for a dwelling fire with rescue. A neighbor who called 911 reported the house on fire and an elderly female possibly trapped.

Crews arrived within three minutes of dispatch, entered the home and found the victim in the living room.

Fire investigators determined this was an accidental fire that began with a damaged electrical cord.

Later that night, a 72-year-old woman was critically injured in a Sunday night two-alarm apartment fire. She was transported to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Fire and Police units were dispatched at 11:38 p.m. to an apartment fire in the 6900 block of Mornington Road in Dundalk. Fire crews found smoke and fire in the living room of one unit; a second alarm was called due to multiple rescues.

Responders found the critically injured victim in the bathroom. Eight other patients were treated for minor injuries; four of those were transported to hospitals.

Fire investigators determined this was an accidental fire caused by electrical failure of a series of connected extension cords.

Two Men Killed in Dundalk Crash on Eastern and Merritt

Baltimore County police reported a driver of a 2007 Honda Civic was traveling northbound on the ramp from Merritt Boulevard onto Eastern Avenue in Dundalk when the Civic struck a utility pole.

The crash was reported on Thursday, Dec. 16, at approximately 2:30 a.m.

The driver, 19-year-old Joshua Bandoo and 20-year-old Colby Boyd, a passenger in the vehicle, were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Three additional passengers were transported to area hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The circumstances surrounding this crash remain under investigation by members of the Baltimore County Police Department

Dundalk Man Arrested in Porch Package Theft

A Dundalk man was arrested in Harford County and charged in a porch package theft.

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office reported an arrest was made after packages were stolen from the Belcamp area.

John Brock, 37, was arrested at his Dundalk home on Thursday night.

Brock was taken to the Harford County Detention Center where he was charged on multiple counts of theft.

He was later released on his own recognizance after his initial appearance with the District Court Commissioner.

The investigation is continuing, and additional charges are still pending.

Dundalk Falls Short in State Title Game

The Dundalk Owls season came to an end as they were defeated by Mervo from Baltimore City 22 to 13 in the 4A/3A Football State Title Game.

The Owls appeared they were on their way to their first state football title as they jumped out to a 13 to 0 lead over Mervo. Dundalk’s defense was dominant in the first half as the Owl’s defense recovered a touchdown on Mervo’s first offensive series. Then Dundalk stopped Mervo on two different drives near their goal line.

Mervo final scored a touchdown on the Owl defense in the final two minutes, but the game changed when Mervo blocked a punt for a touchdown in the final seconds to take a 14 to 13 lead at half.

Dundalk had a golden opportunity in the beginning of the second half as they recovered a bad snap on a punt in Mervo’s redzone. The Owls could not score as Stokes was sacked on third down and Owls missed the field goal.

Mervo came back on the next series with two big pass plays that resulted in a touchdown and a two-point conversion that extended the Mervo lead to 22 to 13.

Dundalk’s offense got into Mervo territory but couldn’t score. The Owls would not score in the second half as they had a fumble at the Mervo one-yard line. Stokes also threw two endzone interceptions in the fourth quarter on the last two drives.

The Owls were able to score their only offensive touchdown in the first quarter as Quarterback Calvin Stokes scored on a 1-yard touchdown run. That was set up by Stokes’ 20-yard fourth down pass to Marcus Nicholson on the previous play.

This was the second state title appearance for the Owls as they lost to Damascus in 2015.

Santa Detail Has Returned to Dundalk

-photo courtesy of Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company-
The Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company has released its schedule for its Santa detail in the Dundalk neighborhoods.

All visits are subjected to change with weather and service calls. Santa starts his tour 5 p.m. on weekends and 6 p.m. on weeknights

If residents live on a small street/court and or dead end, they are asked to go the nearest corner to see Santa.

To view a full map or for more information go to their website.

Sunday November 28, 2021
Main Streets: Cornwall Rd, Mornington Rd, Fairgreed Rd, Sollers Point Rd, Belclare Rd.

Main Streets: Stansbury Rd, Rettman Ln, Wills Rd, Flood Rd

Main Streets: 7795 and 7701 Peninsula Expy

Main Streets: Cove Rd, Stansbury Lake Dr, Canvasback Rd, Bufflehead Rd

Monday November 29, 2021
Main Streets: Delvale Ave, Willow Spring Rd, Maxwell Ave, Sollers Point Rd, Portship Rd, Martell Ave

Main Streets: Martell Ave, Bayard Ave, School Ave, Eastfield Rd, Searles Rd

Main Streets: Searles Rd, Moorgate Rd, Stanhope Rd, Kirkleigh Rd, Merritt Blvd

Thursday December 2, 2021
Main Streets: Dunmanway, Dunmore Rd, Dunran Rd, Mornington Rd, Liberity Pwky, York Way, Sollers Point Rd

Main Streets: Shipway, Trading Pl, Center Pl, Dunmanway.

Saturday December 4, 2021

Main Streets: Willow Spring Rd, Oak Ave, Pine Ave, Colgate Ave, Baltimore Ave, Woodley Ave

Main Streets: Liberty Pkwy, York Wy, Shipway Rd, Portship Rd, Kinship Rd, Broadship Rd

Main Streets: 101 and 103 Center Place

Main Streets: Maryland Ave, Woodland Ave, Centre Ave, Avon Ave.

Tuesday December 7, 2021
Main Streets: Holabird Ave, Brentwood Ave, Rail Way Ave, Bethlemhem Ave, Delvale Ave, 48th St.

Main Streets: Holabird Ave, Wise Ave, Trappe Rd, Merritt Blvd, Vesper Ave, Searles Rd, Four Georges Ct

Thursday December 9, 2021
Main Streets: Sollers Point Rd, Walnut Ave, Main St, Peach Orchard Ln, Avondale Rd, Fleming Dr.

Main Streets: Bullneck Rd. Longpoint Rd, Dundalk Ave, Cornwall Rd, Peach Orchard Rd.

Saturday December 11, 2021
Main Streets: Church Rd, Kavanagh Rd, Harold Rd, Codd Ave, Dineen Rd, Ewald Ave, Guy Way.

Main Streets: Haselmere Rd, Kavanagh Rd, Kelmore Rd, Quentin Rd, Sandy Plains Rd, Paulette Rd.

Monday December 13, 2021
Rain Date
Tuesday December 14, 2021

Main Streets: Walford Dr, Charlesmont Rd, Lockwood Dr, East Collingham Dr, West Collingham Dr.

Main Streets: Trappe Rd, Duke Rd, Wallace Rd, North Point Rd, Charlesmont Rd

Thursday December 16, 2021
Main Streets: 45th St., 48th St, 51st St, German Hill Rd, Wilson Ave.

Main Streets: Manchester Rd, German Hill Rd, Beverly Rd, Mildred Ave, Lolalan Rd, Edsworth Rd.

Saturday December 18, 2021
Main Streets: North Point Rd, Willow Rd, Spruce Rd, Cedar Rd, Maple Rd, Gum Rd.

Main Streets: German Hill Rd, Plainfield Rd, Oakwood Rd, Ashwood Rd, W Woodwell Rd.

Sunday December 19, 2021
Main Streets: Grange Rd, Park Haven Rd, Gray Haven Rd, North Boundry Rd, Diehlwood Rd.

Main Streets: Park Haven Rd, Gray Haven Rd, Beach Rd, Evergreen Rd, Midway Ave, Seabright Ave.

Main Streets: Short Rd, Wise Ave.

Main Streets: Oakleigh Beach Rd, Watervale Ave, Pin Oak Ave, Kirkland Rd, Drexel Rd.

Tuesday December 21, 2021
Main Streets: Liberty Pwky, Dunbran Rd, Dunran Rd, Logan View Dr, Belclare Rd, Dunhaven Rd, Dundalk Ave.

Main Streets: North Point Rd, Elton Ave, Dalton Ave, Carson Ave, Riddle Ave, Fairview Ave.

Thursday December 23, 2021
Rain Date

For a full listing of holiday events go to

Dundalk Football Receives National Mention

The Dundalk Owls received national attention during the Ravens/Browns game on NBC Sunday night.

During an introduction from a commercial break, a video was shown of Dundalk’s 40 to 6 win over Arundel.

NBC announcer Mike Tirico explained the team is going to play for the state title this Thursday at Navy, but the audio sounded like he called the team “Dunlack”.

The Dundalk High Football Twitter page shared the video.

Dundalk Christmas Tree Lighting Returns

The 3rd annual Dundalk Christmas Tree Lighting will be held Saturday, Dec. 11 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Poplar Place Center at the corner of Wise Avenue and Merritt Boulevard.

The event is free and will have snacks, drinks, hats, gloves and toys.

Bubble blowing-fire shooting Purkey Party Pumper firetruck will lead the Parade of Santa and Mrs. Claus accompanied by Elf on the Shelf, the Grinch, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Erl Lion, and friends! Children are invited to the North Point Library for crafts from 4:30-5:30pm. Santa arrives at 5:45pm (Poplar Place), and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus are from 6-7 p.m.

*Baltimore County Police will help attendees cross from the Library to the Shopping Center

The event is being hosted by the Eastern Regional LIONS CLUB.

For more information, go to the Dundalk Christmas Tree Lighting Facebook page.

For a full listing of holiday events go to

Dundalk Football Going to State Title Game After Win

Owls to play Mervo for state title after 40 to 6 win

photo courtesy of Dundalk Football Twitter page-

The Dundalk High School football team is back in the state title game as the Owls defeated Arundel High 40 to 6 at home on Friday night in 4A/3A state semifinals.

There was a little controversy before the game as Arundel High retweeted out “We are going to give Dundalk a Black Friday”.

The Dundalk Football Twitter page retweeted the comment and Dundalk wrote “Black Friday” as they shared a picture of the team celebrating under the scoreboard.

The win sends the Owls to the 4A/3A Championship game. This is their first title game appearance since they lost to Damascus in 2015.

Dundalk has never won a state title in football and they have an opportunity next Thursday at 7.

The Owls will play Mervo for the championship at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.