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    The No. 2 seed Parkland (Ill.) CC baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat CCBC Essex, 6-5, in the second round of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II World Series on Sunday in Enid, Okla. The No. 10 seed Knights (30-25), making their first NJCAA World Series appearance since 1992, will face Scottsdale (Ariz.) in the losers' bracket today at noon. Essex beat the Fighting Artichokes, 7-6, in the opening round of the 10-team, double-elimination tournament, which ends Saturday. Trailing 3-1 entering the ninth, the Knights took a 5-3 lead when sophomore shortstop Julio Creazzola hit an RBI single, sophomore infielder Luke Schaffer (John Carroll) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Creazzola scored on an error. But Parkland walked off in the bottom half with a two-out, two-run single.

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    Weather forces Pimlico to cancel final six races

    A severe thunderstorm swept through the Baltimore area in the midafternoon, bringing heavy rain and lightning and forcing the Maryland Jockey Club to cancel the balance of Sunday's 10-race program at Pimlico Race Course. The storm produced 11/2 inches of rain in a short time, and its intensity caused the main track to be uneven in spots. After a lengthy delay, and with the forecast calling for more rain, the decision was made to cancel the final six races. Nine races are scheduled on today's Memorial Day holiday card, which concludes the 12-day Preakness Meet at Pimlico and features mandatory payouts in the 20-cent Rainbow 6, 50-cent Late Pick 5 and $1 Super Hi-5 wagers. The Rainbow 6 (races 4-9) will have a jackpot carryover of $279,837.20, with two races in the sequence scheduled for the turf and the featured $42,000 entry-level allowance for fillies and mares 3 and up going 6 furlongs on the main track in Race 8. The Late Pick 5 (races 5-9), which offers just a 12 percent takeout, begins with a carryover of $8,173.87.

    More horse racing: Jockey Alex Cintron and trainer Michael Matz teamed up for a pair of winners before Sunday's cancellation, with C C Rider ($8.40) in the second race and Daddy's Cozy ($2.40) in the fourth ... Heading into today's closing day, jockey Feargal Lynch leads all riders with nine wins, three more than Horacio Karamanos and Rosario Montanez. Trainer Kieron Magee is tops with five wins, with five trainers tied at four apiece.

    WNBA: Kristi Toliver (Maryland) had 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and Washington's backups scored 58 points to help the host Mystics overcome an 18-point deficit and beat the Minnesota Lynx, 90-78. Rookie Myisha Hines-Allen had season highs of 15 points and 13 rebounds, and fellow reserves Natasha Cloud (Maryland, Saint Joseph's) Ariel Atkins scored 14 points apiece for the Mystics (4-0). Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (Maryland) added nine points on 4-for-4 shooting in five minutes off the bench. The defending champion Lynx swept the Mystics last year in the league semifinals.

    National Women's Soccer League: The visiting Washington Spirit fell, 3-2, to the Houston Dash (3-4-4). Estefania Banini scored in the 54th minute and Ashley Hatch added a goal in the 99th for Washington (2-6-2).

    Women's college soccer: As part of her Women's Soccer Award of Excellence from Women and Girls in Soccer, Navy women's soccer coach Carin Gabarra was allotted a gift to honor an organization whose mission worked to advance women in the game of soccer. Recently, she chose to donate the $6,500 award to United Soccer Coaches and the Charlotte Moran Fund. Charlotte Moran, who died in 2009 from pancreatic cancer, served as an advocate, coach and mentor for soccer clubs and coaches across the country, and as a coaching mentor to Gabarra. "She was just special because she did this out of the goodness of her heart," Gabarra said. "She was a huge friend, advocate, role model, mentor and just hero to many of us."

    - David Broughton, Baltimore Sun Media Group

    Major League Soccer: Darren Mattocks scored in the 84th minute to help visiting D.C. United pull even with 10-man Los Angeles FC for a 1-1 draw Saturday night. Los Angeles scored in the 39th minute when Diego Rossi pounced on a loose ball in the middle of the area and buried it into the right side. LAFC went down a man in the second minute of first-half stoppage time when Dejan Jakovic was shown a red card for a reckless challenge. Los Angeles (6-3-2) has one loss in its past eight games, and D.C. (2-5-2) has one win in its past 11 road games.


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    Jockey Feargal Lynch and trainers Kieron Magee, Jerry Robb and Mary Eppler clinched individual honors on a Memorial Day holiday program to close the 12-day Preakness Meet at Pimlico Race Course. Lynch, 39, entered the nine-race program with nine wins, three more than Horacio Karamanos and Rosario Montanez and four better than Laurel Park winter-spring meet titlist Jorge Vargas Jr., the only riders within reach. A native of Northern Ireland, Lynch sealed his second straight Pimlico meet crown when Vargas finished second in Monday's opener. It is the second career riding title since coming to Maryland in the spring of 2016 for Lynch, splitting top honors with Karamanos and Kevin Gomez last year. Montanez won the second race on Be Humble ($23.80) and Karamanos took the eighth aboard Munificent ($7.80) to share second place with seven wins. Julian Pimentel , who won the seventh with Questionoftheday ($6.60) was third with six wins. Based at Pimlico, Magee entered Monday's card with five wins, one more than Robb, Eppler and Jamie Ness, who all had starters on the program. Magee, who owns or shares five meet titles at Laurel, finished second with both his starters Monday, Crystal Pier in the fourth race and Expect Indy in the fifth. Robb had one win from three starters, Lippi Lorenzo ($7.20) in the opener to earn his first Pimlico title and fourth overall. Eppler, also based at Pimlico, won with her only starter Monday, Munificent ($7.80) in the eighth race. Jamie Ness, Hugh McMahon and Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen each tied for second with four wins apiece. Racing moves to Laurel Park for the 40-day summer meet starting Friday.

    More: Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify has galloped at Churchill Downs in front of trainer Bob Baffert as the Triple Crown hopeful trains for the Belmont Stakes . Baffert arrived from Southern California to watch Justify gallop 11/2 miles Monday. The trainer says the 3-year-old colt could breeze today. Baffert says everything is going smoothly with Justify's training for the June 9 Belmont and the colt is holding his weight despite his condensed racing schedule this spring. Other possible Belmont contenders are training at Churchill, including Restoring Hope, which could be Baffert's other entry.

    Varsity girls basketball

    St. Frances' Reese among finalists for U.S. U-17 World Cup team

    St. Frances sophomore Angel Reese was named one of 18 finalists Monday for a dozen spots on the USA Basketball Women's Under-17 World Cup team. She will remain in Colorado Springs, Colo., to continue trying out through Wednesday. The final 12 should be announced Wednesday or Thursday. While 158 players tried out from Thursday through Monday at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Reese was one of just 34 who were invited. The others applied for inclusion. Should Reese make the team, she would return to the Olympic Training Center on July 4-20. The U.S. team then heads to Minsk, Belarus, to compete in the FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup on July 21-29. Reese, 6 feet 3, is a two-time first-team All-Metro selection. She averaged 17.6 points and 12.1 rebounds and had 20 double doubles this past winter for the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference champions.

    - Katherine Dunn

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    CCBC Essex's NJCAA DII World Series run ends

    The CCBC Essex baseball team fell, 13-8, to Scottsdale (Ariz.) CC in an elimination game at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II World Series in Enid, Okla. Sophomore second baseman Julio Creazzola and sophomore first baseman Luke Schaffer (John Carroll) each drove in two runs for the No. 10 seed Knights, who scored four runs in the fifth inning and three in the sixth to pull within 8-7 before the Fighting Artichokes pulled away. Essex ended its season with a 30-26 record, a Region XX Division II title, a Northeast District championship and their first NJCAA DII World Series appearance since 1992.

    Tennis: Frances Tiafoe of Riverdale in Prince George's County fell, 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (8), to No. 12 seed Sam Querrey in the first round of the French Open . Tiafoe, 20, a product of the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, entered the match ranked a career-high No. 57. Denis Kudla of Ukraine, who like Tiafoe trained at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, lost, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2, to Damir Džumhur on Sunday.

    Women's college lacrosse: Liza Barr scored five goals to help Gettysburg (21-2) secure an 11-9 victory over Middlebury (20-3) in Salem, Va., for its second straight NCAA Division III national championship. Bailey Pilder made 12 saves for the Bullets, who defeated Salisbury in the semifinals.


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    The 14th annual Matzohball 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, presented by Temple Isaiah, will be held Sunday at 9 a.m., with part of the proceeds benefitting the flood victims in Ellicott City. Paired with Howard County Family Wellness Day, the events are expected to attract more than 3,000 visitors, with close to 500 participating in the Matzohball 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run. In its 13 years, the Matzohball 5K has raised more than $100,000 for Howard County causes. "It's only fitting," said Ben Levitt, president of the Temple Isaiah Men's Club, "that we expand our charity to support those in Ellicott City that have lost so much during the devastating flood." On-site registration for the Matzohball opens at 7 a.m. on Sunday with the race going beginning at 9 a.m. At 11 a.m, directly following the Matzohball, Howard County Family Wellness Day kicks off with a welcome ceremony.

    Women's lacrosse

    Navy's Jenna Collins setto make debut with Brave

    Jenna Collins figured her lacrosse playing career would be over whenever Navy played its final game of the 2018 season. However, it turns out Collins has not hung up her stick for good just yet. The three-time Patriot League Midfielder of the Year found out a few months ago that she had been drafted by the Baltimore Brave of the fledgling Women's Professional Lacrosse League. Collins spoke with her commanding officers and discovered she could play for the Baltimore franchise this summer. As a result, the River Hill High graduate will return to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium when the Women's Professional Lacrosse League debuts today (4 p.m.) when the Baltimore Brave host the Philadelphia Fire in the opener of a doubleheader being hosted by the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse . The Bayhawks will host the Ohio Machine in the nightcap, which begins at 7 p.m.

    - Bill Wagner, Baltimore Sun Media Group

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    Three jockeys double upon Laurel opening day

    Jockeys Feargal Lynch, Forest Boyce and Sheldon Russell each rode a pair of winners as Laurel Park opened its 40-day summer meet Friday. Lynch, coming off his second consecutive Preakness Meet at Pimlico title, carried that momentum to the summer stand riding Shotdowninflames ($4.80) to victory in the fourth race and Seeking the Sunset ($8) in the sixth. Boyce, whose two Maryland meet championships came during Laurel summer and fall in 2010, took Friday's opener with Gfour ($9.40) and doubled up in the eighth on Blow the Whistle ($5.40). It was the third straight win, fifth from six races this year and 10th overall for the 6-year-old gelding, racing for just the second time at Laurel. A seven-time Maryland meet-leading jockey, most recently at Laurel's 2015 winter stand, Russell finished first with Petticoatsnpistols ($4.20) in the third race and Hurricane Bear ($3.60) in the 10th-race finale. Laurel will serve up an 11-race program today starting at 1:10 p.m. Seven races are carded for its world-class turf course over the All Along and Dahlia layouts. There will be carryovers of $1,555.22 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 (Races 6-11) and $4,179.61 in the $1 Super Hi-5 for today's opener.

    National Women's Soccer League: Mallory Pugh, the rising U.S. women's national team star in her second season with the Washington Spirit , will probably miss several weeks with a right knee injury suffered in a match Sunday in Houston. The Spirit and U.S. Soccer Federation announced Thursday that their respective medical staffs are evaluating the 20-year-old attacker, who will undergo additional testing "to determine the extent of the injury." Based on initial reviews, Pugh is not likely to need surgery. However, an official diagnosis and prognosis has not yet been determined. ... The Spirit signed Schuyler DeBree as a National Team replacement player ahead of today's home game against the Chicago Red Stars. Debree replaces Nigerian international forward Francisca Ordega while she competes for her country in a pair of World Cup Qualifiers against Gambia.

    - From Sun staff and news services


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    The Baltimore Brigade (5-2) fell, 61-53, Saturday night to the host Albany Empire (5-2). Baltimore and Albany now are tied atop the league standings. Empire quarterback Tommy Grady was named the game's Most Valuable Player for his eight-touchdown performance for Albany. Brigade quarterback Randy Hippeard threw six touchdowns to four different receivers and ran for another in the loss. The teams meet again next Saturday in Albany.

    Just 57 seconds in the game, the Empire put the first points on the board on a 44-yard touchdown pass from Grady to wide receiver Malachi Jones, putting Albany up 7-0. After a Baltimore interception and an Albany turnover on downs, the Brigade knotted the score at seven apiece with 3:13 left in the opening quarter. The second quarter featured a combined 50 points between the Brigade and Empire as both teams traded touchdowns back-and-forth over the course of the entire quarter. Hippeard accounted for all three of Baltimore's second-quarter touchdowns - two to wideout Brandon Thompkins and one to wideout Brandon Collins. Grady threw four touchdowns of his own in the second quarter, but the Brigade cut the lead to 33-31 when Mark Lewis converted on a 32-yard field goal as time expired in the first half.

    The Brigade took nearly five minutes off the clock on the opening possession of the second half before Hippeard found Collins in the endzone for the second time, giving Baltimore a 38-33 lead. A pair of touchdowns passes from Grady kickstarted a 21-0 Albany run, taking back the lead and going up 54-38 early in the fourth quarter. With just under 11 minutes left in the game, Hippeard recorded his third rushing touchdown of the season and first since Week 1, bringing the Brigade back within one possession, 54-46. Grady found wideout Joe Hills for his eighth touchdown pass of the night, the most touchdown passes by any AFL quarterback in a single game this season, to give Albany a 61-46 lead with 5:27 remaining. Baltimore tacked on another score - a 23-yard pass from Hippeard to wide receiver Milton Williams, cutting the lead to 61-53, but were unable to get a stop on the ensuing possession as Albany ran out the clock to seal the win.

    The Brigade are back in Albany next weekend, taking on the Empire on Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Times Union Center. The game will be broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network. The Brigade return to Royal Farms Arena on Friday, June 15, hosting the Washington Valor at 7 p.m.

    Horse racing: Stephen R. Ferguson's multiple graded-stakes placed gelding Rockinn On Bye snapped a 31-month losing streak with a thrilling last-to-first head victory over favored Showalter in Saturday's featured ninth race at Laurel Park . It was the first win in 28 races for 8-year-old Maryland-bred Rockinn On Bye ($6), who ran six furlongs in 1:10.77 over a fast main track in the $47,000 third-level optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds and up. Trained by Stephen Casey, Rockinn On Bye's previous victory came Nov. 1, 2015 in a starter allowance at Laurel. Since then, he placed in 14 stakes including a second in the 2017 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) and a third in the 2016 Maryland Sprint Handicap (G3). Rockinn On Bye earned $34,827 for the win, pushing his career bankroll to $529,530 with a record of 7-19-10 from 56 starts.

    - From Sun staff and news services


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    Maryland senior wrestler Youssif Hemida earned a spot on the Under-23 World Team after winning the 125-kilogram bracket at the U23 World Team Trials on Sunday in Akron, Ohio. Hemida picked up a pair of wins over Matt Stencel in the best-of-three championship round to clinch a spot on the squad, which will head to Romania for the world championships in November. The 2018 NCAA All-American posted a 7-0 record in the event, including an 11-0 technical fall victory in his second championship bout. Hemida outscored his opponents 79-19 over the course of the tournament. "I'm very proud of how Youssif is wrestling," head coach Kerry McCoy said. "He is setting goals for himself, making a plan, and executing. It's good to see him enjoy the fruits of his labor." Redshirt senior Alfred Bannister also impressed for the Terps, earning All-America honors at 70-kilograms after his sixth-place finish. Sophomore Kyle Cochran and redshirt junior David-Brian Whisler tallied three wins in the tournament, while Jahi Jones added a pair of victories. Josh Ugalde and Peter Tedesco each earned a win in the tournament.

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    Mystics can't keep pace, fall to red-hot Sun, 88-64

    Jasmine Thomas scored a season-high 25 points, hitting four 3-pointers, to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Washington Mystics , 88-64, on Sunday and remain the lone undefeated team in the WNBA. Connecticut (5-0) is off to its best start in franchise history. Alex Bentley added 15 points, Chiney Ogwumike had 11 points and nine rebounds and three blocks for the Sun. Ariel Atkins led the Mystics (5-3) with 14 points. Washington has lost three of its last four games and was missing star Elena Delle Donne for the fourth straight game because of an illness. Thomas scored four points during an 11-4 opening run and Connecticut never trailed. The Sun shot 47 percent from the field, hit 10 3-pointers and outrebounded Washington 45-31. The Mystics made just 3 of 21 (15 percent) from 3-point range.

    Arena Football League: The Baltimore Brigade (5-2) fell, 61-53, Saturday night to the host Albany Empire (5-2). Baltimore and Albany are now tied atop the league standings. Empire quarterback Tommy Grady was named the game's Most Valuable Player for his eight-touchdown performance for Albany. Brigade quarterback Randy Hippeard threw six touchdowns to four different receivers and ran for a score in the loss. The teams meet again next Saturday in Albany.

    Major League Lacrosse : Colin Heacock (Maryland, Boys' Latin) continued a hot start to his sophomore season at the professional level by scoring three goals and assisting another to lead Chesapeake to a 13-8 victory over the Ohio Machine in soggy conditions before an announced crowd of 3,154 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday night. Joshn Byrne, the 2017 Major League Lacrosse Rookie of the Year, scored two goals as Chesapeake improved to 4-2. Miles Jones had two goals and an assist for the Bayhawks, who closed the first half on a 6-0 run to take control.

    - Bill Wagner, Baltimore Sun Media Group

    National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit fell to the visiting Chicago Red Stars , 2-0, on Saturday night in a game delayed over five hours because of lightning delays. Chicago improved to 3-3-6 (15 points) as Washington fell to 2-7-2 (8 points). Chicago struck first with a goal from Australian standout Sam Kerr in the 25th minute. The Red Stars earned a free kick outside the box taken by Yuki Nagasato which skipped right in front of Spirit goalie Kelsey Wys. Kerr finished the deflected ball to give the Red Stars a 1-0 lead. Early in the second half, Nagasato doubled the lead for the Red Stars. ... Spirit midfielder Rose Lavelle has been added to the training camp roster for the U.S. women's national team as the squad preps for two friendly matches against China. The game will take place on Thursday at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, (9 p.m., Fox Sports 1) and June 12 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland (7 p.m.; ESPN2). Lavelle, who has worked her way back from hamstring injuries, has played in her past three NWSL matches, and after a 30-minute stint on Saturday against Chicago, was deemed fit enough to join U.S. camp.

    College track and field: Navy's Jamie Cook was selected as Men's Coach of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic Region by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. ... Maryland junior Greg Thompson (discus), sophomore Sam Shoultz (high jump), senior Claudia Ababio (discus), senior Emma O'Hara (throws), sophomore Dallyssa Huggins (high jump) and junior Jewel Smith (long jump) will compete at the NCAA outdoor championships in Eugene, Ore., on Wednesday. UMBC senior Tony White and freshman Kelechi Nwanaga also reached the championships in javelin.


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    Lidney Castro of Germantown won the men's singles championship and Iva Laginja of Baltimore claimed the women's singles title at the third annual Maryland State Championships, a 3-star event held this past weekend at the Maryland Table Tennis Center. Castro, formerly a member of the Brazil national team, was seeded third, but defeated top-seeded Jeffrey Zeng of Germantown in the semifinals, 4-2, and Wang Qingliang of Germantown in the final, 3-0. Wang defeated Martin Jezo of Laurel in the other semifinals, 3-0. Castro also teamed with Jezo to defeat Zeng/Wang in the open doubles final. Women's singles came down to a three-way tie between top-seeded Caroline Kajihar of Rockville, second-seeded Si Cheong of Ellicott City and unseeded Laginja. In the final grouping, Cheong defeated Kajihar, who defeated Laginja, who defeated Cheong. It went down to games, with Laginja coming out on top. Stanley Hsu, 9, of North Potomac won Under-10 and U-12 titles. Ronald Chen, 13, of North Potomac won U-15, while his brother, Spencer, 16, won U-21. Todd Klinger, 13, of Olney won U-15 and U-32 doubles with Nikhil Naravan, also 13, of Boyds. Derek Nie, 17, of North Potomac won U-18 over Klaus Wood, 16, of Ellicott.

    College football

    Ex- Ravens Ray Lewis , McNair up for Hall of Fame consideration

    The National Football Foundation released Monday the names of 76 players and six coaches from major college football who will be considered for the College Football Hall of Fame this year, including former Ravens Ray Lewis of Miami (Fla.) and Steve McNair of Alcorn State. The latest class of about 15 player and coaches will be announced Jan. 7, the day of the College Football Playoff national championship. Other nominees with local ties include Maryland linebacker E.J. Henderson , the 2002 Bednarik and Butkus award winner and only two-time consensus first-team All-American in Terps history, and Morgan State coach Eddie Hurt, who led the Bears from 1929 to 1959, during which they won 14 league championships in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. .

    Men's college basketball

    Former Terps guard Wiley transferring to Saint Louis

    Former Maryland men's basketball guard Dion Wiley will spend his final season at Saint Louis, he confirmed Sunday night on Twitter. The Oxon Hill native and former four-star recruit announced March 28 that he would be leaving the Terps as a graduate transfer. Under former Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford, the Billikens are expected to challenge for the Atlantic 10 Conference title this season. As a redshirt junior in 2017-18, Wiley started 16 games and averaged 5.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in 21.7 minutes per game, all career highs.

    - Katherine Fominykh

    Youth soccer

    14 Baltimore-area teams to compete in U.S. regionals

    After competing in the US Youth Soccer Maryland State Championships, 14 Baltimore-area soccer teams have qualified to compete in the US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships: FC USA of Perry Hall (Under-12 boys, U-15 boys); Baltimore Celtic Elite of Owings Mills (U-13 boys, U-13 girls); Brausa Blue of Rosedale (U-16 boys); Baltimore Celtic of Owings Mills (U-16 boys); Baltimore Celtic Christos of Owings Mills (U-19 boys); Pipeline Pre-Academy of Timonium (U-16 girls); Premier Navy (U-17 boys); Baltimore Celtic Premier (U-15 boys); and Baltimore Bays of Glyndon (U-18 boys). Pipeline Pre-Academy of Lutherville-Timonium (U-13 girls, U-18 girls) and OPSA Magic of Baltimore (U-15 girls) qualified from Maryland through the Eastern Regional League. The teams will be among the more than 225 top US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls teams from the 15 US Youth Soccer State Associations competing for the regional title, June 29-July 3 at the US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships in Spotsylvania, Va. For more information, go to Championships.USYouthSoccer.org/East.

    Varsity softball

    Severna Park's Kline named Md.'s Player of the Year

    Campbell Kline of Severna Park was named Gatorade Maryland Softball Player of the Year. The 5-foot-7 junior shortstop led the Falcons to a 25-2 record and the Class 4A state championship this past season. Kline produced a .750 batting average with 12 doubles, six triples, eight home runs, 53 runs scored, 39 RBIs and a 1.272 slugging percentage. She compiled a state-record 69 hits with 24 multi-hit games, and her 148 career hits is just 18 shy of the state record. Kline has volunteered locally as a peer tutor and as a youth softball coach. She is committed to play softball on scholarship at Maryland beginning in the fall of 2019.


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    The Washington Redskins will honor their 1987 replacement team that won all three games by giving them Super Bowl rings next week. The team will hold a ceremony Tuesday at its practice facility with replacement players and the general manager of the '87 NFL champions, Charley Casserly. It's an unusual move considering how divisive the replacement games were during the NFL players' strike that season. But the replacements helped Washington go 11-4 overall - one game was canceled by the walkout - before winning two playoff games and the Super Bowl over Denver. On Tuesday, the Virginia General Assembly commended the replacement members of the 1987 team. Quarterback Tony Robinson and defensive lineman Anthony Sagnella represented the players in Richmond.

    Men's college basketball

    Maryland to hold memorial service for Tucker on Thursday

    A memorial service for former Maryland men's basketball player Cliff Tucker will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the school's Memorial Chapel. A viewing will precede the service at 10 a.m. Parking will be available in Regents Drive Garage. Tucker will be interred at Suitland's Cedar Hill Cemetery. Tucker, 29, died in a single-vehicle accident May 28 as he was returning to his home in El Paso, Texas. Investigators said the tread on the right rear tire of the van that Tucker was riding in separated, causing the vehicle to lose control and roll. Tucker, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene along with two other passengers. A vigil Sunday in El Paso drew hundreds, including former Terps star and assistant Keith Booth, who coached Tucker at Maryland. A GoFundMe has been set up to support Tucker's family. His wife and daughter were both hurt in the crash, and he had a child from a separate relationship.

    - Jonas Shaffer

    More: Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri interviewed former Terp Sarunas Jasikevicius for the team's coaching vacancy, according to a report from ESPN. Jasikevicius, who played in the NBA from 2005 to 2007, coached Zalgiris of Lithuania to the EuroLeague Final Four this season.

    Varsity boys soccer

    Ex-Dulaney coach Tana takes over at Pikesville

    Former Dulaney boys soccer coach Jerry Tana will return to the sidelines after being named the new boys coach at Pikesville. Tana spent 12 seasons at Dulaney, seven as head coach, compiling a 146-52-9 record before stepping down after the 2014 season. He also has extensive coaching experience at the youth club level. Pikesville earned the program's first state title in 2016.

    - Glenn Graham

    Local golf: More than 50 players participated in the 2nd DC/Baltimore Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Benedictine on Monday at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville. The event raised $47,600 in support of the mission of Benedictine to help children and adults with developmental disabilities. The winning foursome was Gerry Esparza, Tyler Grossman, Dan Owens and Christine Turner.

    National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit signed midfielder Maddie Huster as a national team replacement player. Huster replaces Rebecca Quinn as she competes for Canada in upcoming friendlies. Huster, a rookie from Wake Forest, was a third-round selection in the 2018 NWSL draft by Washington.

    Men's college basketball: Mount St. Mary's promoted Will Holland to associate head coach and Mike Wolf to director of basketball operations, in addition to bringing on Xavier Joyner and Matt Miller as assistant coaches under new head coach Dan Engelstad.

    Women's college lacrosse: Navy assistant Gabby Capuzzi has been promoted to associate head coach. Capuzzi has served as an assistant coach for the Midshipmen since 2015, working primarily with the defense.


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    Washington Mystics star forward Elena Delle Donne , who hasn't played in a game since she logged just 13 minutes in a victory over the Minnesota Lynx on May 27, is dealing with an illness that's being closely monitored because of her history with chronic Lyme disease and is listed as questionable for today's 4 p.m. home game against the defending WNBA champion Lynx (2-5). Natasha Cloud, who started her college career at Maryland, has missed three games because of kidney stones, which as of Tuesday she had still not passed. The team recently got LaToya Sanders back after the forward missed the first five games of the season with anemia. As if that's not enough, starting guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt sat out Tuesday's practice with a sore jaw after she took a hard fall at Phoenix last week and got clocked in the face during Sunday's loss to the Connecticut Sun. Point guard Tayler Hill is still recovering from an ACL tear from last summer.

    - Ava Wallace, The Washington Post

    College football

    Report: Tom Flacco , brother of Ravens QB, transfers to Towson

    Quarterback Tom Flacco, the brother of Ravens star Joe Flacco, is set to leave Rutgers and join the Towson football team as a graduate transfer, NJ Advance Media reported Wednesday. A Tigers spokesman declined to comment on the report. The younger Flacco, a New Jersey native, joined the Scarlet Knights as a walk-on in 2017 after transferring from Western Michigan, where he appeared in 13 games over his first two seasons. He sat out this season because of NCAA transfer rules, and because he graduated from Rutgers in May, Flacco has two years of eligibility remaining. Unlike his bigger brother, the 6-foot-1 Flacco is more of a running threat. He averaged 9.5 and 7.4 yards per carry as a freshman and sophomore at Western Michigan, respectively.

    - Jonas Shaffer

    Men's basketball

    NBA pro-am Brunson League begins Sunday

    Some of the best basketball talent in the city will take part Sunday in the fifth annual summer basketball Brunson League, an NBA pro-am circuit hosted by Baltimore City Community College. Former high school stars who have played overseas, such as Patterson's Aquille Carr, Parkville's Terry Hosley and Edmondson's Stanton Kidd will play, according to the league. Some current and former NBA players could join in early July. More than 30 teams applied for 20 spots, making it the league's "biggest year," according to its organizer Sean Brunson. Regular-season games will run from Sunday to July 29 at the BCCC P.E. Center on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The first- and second-round playoffs will begin Aug. 3 and 5 and will roll into the final round and championship games, Aug. 10 and 12. On Aug. 19, there will be an All-Star game, followed by the game to close out the season, the Overseas versus NBA Community Give-Back Game, which will take place Aug. 26.

    - Katherine Fominykh

    Varsity boys soccer: Justin Gielen of DeMatha was named Gatorade Maryland Boys Soccer Player of the Year. The 6-foot, 180-pound senior forward had 23 goals and two assists this past season, leading the Stags (10-8-3) to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference tournament championship game. Gielen was the leading scorer for his club team, Baltimore Celtic, en route to the squad's 2017 Under-17 U.S. Youth Soccer national championship.

    College baseball: CCBC Dundalk named former Towson University pitching coach and Loyola Blakefield assistant Jon Karsos (Towson High) head baseball coach. Karsos, who played and coached with the Lions, replaces Kyle Campbell, who resigned at the end of the 2018 season after three years.

    Horse racing: In addition to a live program of 12 races, fans at Laurel Park will be able to watch and wager on Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify's quest for history in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. Laurel will open its doors a half-hour early at 11 a.m. for Belmont Day. First race post time at Laurel will be 12:35 p.m.

    - From Sun staff and news services


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    Towson University senior outfielder Kendyl Scott was selected in the American Softball Association's inaugural draft Wednesday night. Scott was drafted by the E1 Pro Ballers USA with the second pick in the sixth round (22nd overall). Beginning June 15, the four-team ASBA will play a six-week schedule at Satsuma High School near Mobile, Ala., with the season ending July 31.

    College track and field: Navy senior Sean Richards concluded his college career at the NCAA outdoor championships Wednesday night in Eugene, Ore., by finishing 22nd overall in the javelin with a top throw of 61.35 meters. Coppin State sophomore Joseph Amoah finished in 13th place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 20.60 seconds; Eagles sophomore Aaron Lewis didn't finish in the 110 hurdles.

    College honors: Seniors Kristen Confroy of the Maryland women's basketball team and Alex Leto of the Maryland track and field program were named the Terps' Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners.

    WNBA: Sylvia Fowles had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx ended a four-game losing streak with an 88-80 victory over the host Washington Mystics on Thursday. Elena Delle Donne returned after missing four games with an illness for Washington (5-4), which lost three of those games. She scored eight points in 26 minutes. Natasha Cloud, who started her college career at Maryland, led Washington (5-4) with 17 points, and Kristi Toliver (Maryland) had 15. The game was moved ahead three hours to accommodate the Washington Capitals' watch party for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final .

    NFL: The Washington Redskins hired Steve Ziff as chief marketing officer. A person familiar with the team's organizational structure told The Washington Post that Ziff will fill a new role at Redskins Park and is not replacing anyone. Ziff previously was the vice president of marketing and digital media for the Jacksonville Jaguars , where he handled all of the team's branding, digital media and content marketing from 2014 to 2018.

    - Kimberley A. Martin, The Washington Post

    Horse racing: In addition to a live program of 12 races, fans at Laurel Park will be able to watch and wager on Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify's quest for history in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. Laurel will open its doors a half-hour early at 11 a.m. for Belmont Day. First race post time at Laurel will be 12:35 p.m.


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    John Carroll has named Seth Goldberg athletic director and boys basketball coach, effective July 1. Goldberg has coached St. Paul's since 2006, reaching postseason play for 11 consecutive years. He also has been a physical education teacher and coach of the middle school baseball, soccer and football teams at St. Paul's. Previously, Goldberg held assistant coach positions with McDaniel, Cardinal Gibbons and Bishop O'Connell High in Arlington, Va. A New Jersey native, he attended Ithaca College and lives in Stewartstown, Pa.

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    Bears add Woods, ex-Terps McDonogh standout

    The Chicago Bears signed former Maryland and McDonogh standout Josh Woods after he took part in a three-day minicamp. Woods, who started at safety last year, will reportedly be switched to linebacker. Woods, 6 feet 1, 204 pounds, earned the attention of NFL teams last season, when in 10 games (nine starts) he had 62 tackles, 4½ tackles for loss, four pass breakups, two interceptions and a forced fumble.

    - Katherine Fominykh

    Boxing: Shabazz Brotherz Boxing is returning to Martin's West on June 29 with a card that features the sons of Hasim Rahman and his younger brother. Hasim Rahman is the former lLineal, WBC , IBO, and IBF heavyweight champion and his son Hasim Rahman Jr. (4-0) is a heavyweight contender. Sharif "C3" Rahman (2-0), the younger son of Hasim Rahman, will be returning to the ring after a TKO win in September 2017. Mushin "The Spartan" Cason (1-0), younger brother of Hasim Rahman, made his professional debut as a cruiserweight last month. Also returning to the ring is Baltimore native Tyrieshia "Lady Tyga" Douglas (13-1), the IBA bantamweight, UBF World Female super flyweight, UBF flyweight and UBF bantamweight champion. Her opponent is Helen Joseph (15-3-1) from Nigeria. As a special feature bout, Junior Olympics gold medalist Lorenzo "Truck" Simpson will step into the ring against Maurice Winslow. Simpson, 18, is the winner of six Ringside Boxing National Silver Gloves championships and the nephew of Hasim Rahman. Martin's West is at 6817 Dogwood Road in Windsor Mill. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and fights begin at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets call 443-377-2505 or 443-825-6342.

    Women's college basketball: Mount St. Mary's announced the addition of six players as part of this year's recruiting class: Taylor Addison (Howard High, Gaithersburg), Kendall Bresee (Frederick), Maqui Carrillo Ade (Rockville), Delaney Connors (West Hartford, Conn.), Michaela Harrison (Cleveland) and Alexis Wooden (Binghamton, N.Y.).

    Women's college lacrosse: Heidi Pearce is stepping down as the coach at Washington College to accept an administrative position at her alma mater, St. Andrew's, in Middletown, Del. Pearce will be the girls athletic director as well as a college counselor and admissions representative.

    Major League Soccer: D.C. United announced time changes to five matches at Audi Field. Kickoff has been moved to 8 p.m. for the opener against the Vancouver Whitecaps on July 14. Games against the New York Red Bulls (July 25), Colorado Rapids (July 28), Portland Timbers (Aug. 15) and Philadelphia Union (Aug. 29) have also moved to 8 p.m.


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    Mark Lewis kicked a 17-yard field goal with 1.6 seconds left to lift the Brigade (6-2) to a 59-56 win over the host Albany Empire (5-3) on Saturday night in a battle for sole possession of first place in the Arena Football League. Brigade quarterback Randy Hippeard was named the game's Most Valuable Player after passing for a season-high eight touchdowns. Wide receiver Brandon Thompkins totaled 159 yards and three touchdowns on a career-high and Brigade-record 17 receptions and was named Offensive Player of the Game.

     

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    Byrne leads Bayhawks past Machine and into tie for second place

    Josh Byrne had four goals and three assists to help the visiting Chesapeake Bayhawks (5-2) earn their fourth straight victory, 15-12 over the Ohio Machine (2-5) and move into a tie with the Charlotte Hounds for second place in Major League Lacrosse. Rookie midfielder Ian MacKay added four goals. Stephen Kelly (Calvert Hall) went 16-for-30 on faceoffs, including 8-for-14 in the second half. Niko Amato (Maryland) made 12 of his 19 saves in the second and third quarters for the Bayhawks, who scored nine of the game's final 14 goals after a rain delay of 1 hour, 40 minutes between the first and second halves.

    Major League Soccer: Nicolas Lodeiro ended a 362-minute Seattle scoreless drought in the 57th minute, and Magnus Wolff Eikrem headed in the winner in the 83rd as the Sounders (3-7-2) rallied to a 2-1 win over visiting D.C. United (2-6-3). Darren Mattocks had put D.C. in front in the 53rd minute with his sixth goal of the season.

    National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit (2-7-3) played a scoreless draw with Sky Blue FC (0-8-2) on Friday night in Piscataway, N.J. The best chance for either side came in the 79th minute when the Spirit's Andi Sullivan was thwarted on a penalty kick after Estefania Banini was taken down from behind in the box. Washington goalie Aubrey Bledsoe stopped seven shots on goal, including one in the 88th minute and one in the 89th. Banini led the Spirit with three total shots, including one on target in the 32nd minute. The Spirit will play Seattle Reign FC next Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds.

    Swimming: Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky of Bethesda signed her first endorsement deal since turning pro, partnering with swimwear company TYR. Ledecky made the announcement Friday, before competing in the Santa Clara, Calif., meet, which is expected to be her last event before U.S. nationals in July. Terms were not released, the company is calling the deal "the most lucrative partnership in the history of the swim industry." The move means Ledecky has secured what should be one of her biggest sponsors through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and locks in the swim gear that she'll compete in as she takes aim at matching her medal haul from the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Ledecky announced in March after her sophomore season at Stanford that she was turning pro. She competed last month in Indianapolis wearing the gear of multiple companies before apparently settling on TYR, which has sponsored the U.S. team since 2013.

    - Rick Maese, The Washington Post


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    Adam Callaway, 36, of Towson won the Maryland Half Marathon on Saturday in Fulton in 1 hour, 23.14.4 seconds. The female winner of the race, which begins and ends in Maple Lawn and winds through Howard County, was Hannah Walter, 21 of Baltimore in 1:30:26.8. Eric Schuler, 25, of Laurel won the 5-kilometer race in 18:53, and Courtney Waldhauser, 28, of Fallston was the women's champion in 21:14. Jicheng Liu, 46, of Ellicott City was second in the half-marathon in 1:27:11.6, followed by Walter, who was third overall. The second women's finisher was Amy Haas of Athens, Ohio, who was 24th overall in 1:41:32.4. The race benefits the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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    Caps' Ovechkin , Holtby to make 'Tonight Show' appearance today

    After spending the weekend partying in D.C., Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals will head to New York City to appear on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" today. The Stanley Cup champions spent Saturday at the Nationals - San Francisco Giants game, took the trophy around D.C. and ended up in Georgetown at the Milano Cafe, where they met Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. The title was the first in Capitals' history. The Stanley Cup Final had strong ratings for NBC, especially in the Baltimore market. After their TV appearance, Ovechkin and Holtby will join teammates for Tuesday's parade in D.C.

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    Late FG gives Brigade sole possession of first place

    Mark Lewis kicked a 17-yard field goal with 1.6 seconds left to lift the Brigade (6-2) to a 59-56 win over the host Albany Empire (5-3) on Saturday night in a battle for sole possession of first place in the Arena Football League . Brigade quarterback Randy Hippeard was named the game's Most Valuable Player after passing for a season-high eight touchdowns. Wide receiver Brandon Thompkins totaled 159 yards and three touchdowns on a career-high and Brigade-record 17 receptions.

    More AFL: The visiting Washington Valor (1-7) earned a 49-48 victory over the defending-champion Philadelphia Soul (4-4) on Sunday. Valor quarterback Arvell Nelson threw four touchdown passes and ran for two scores, while Roderick Henderson blocked an extra-point attempt with 52 seconds left.

    Major League Lacrosse : Josh Byrne had four goals and three assists to help the visiting Chesapeake Bayhawks (5-2) earn their fourth straight victory, 15-12 over the Ohio Machine (2-5) on Saturday night and move into a tie with the Charlotte Hounds for second place. Rookie midfielder Ian MacKay added four goals. Niko Amato (Maryland) made 12 of his 19 saves during the second and third quarters for the Bayhawks, who scored nine of the game's final 14 goals after a rain delay of 1 hour, 40 minutes.

    Major League Soccer: Nicolas Lodeiro ended a 362-minute Seattle scoreless drought in the 57th minute, and Magnus Wolff Eikrem headed in the winner in the 83rd as the Sounders (3-7-2) rallied to a 2-1 win over visiting D.C. United (2-6-3) on Saturday night. Darren Mattocks had put D.C. in front in the 53rd minute with his sixth goal of the season.

    National Professional Soccer League: FC Baltimore earned a 1-1 draw with visiting Virginia Beach on Saturday. Sebastian Refi scored on a free kick in the 31st minute to give Virginia Beach the lead, but Nate Hall answered with a goal for Baltimore in the 62nd minute, ending the club's 245-minute scoring drought.

    Golf: Matthew Barr and Ian Meyers of Fieldstone Club were the overall champions at the Golf Club at South River's member-guest tournament. Flight winners were I - Kevin Burch/Andrew Turgeron (Oak Creek); II - Lee Weigt/Buddy Hummers (Clustered Spires); III - Ken Barr/Phil Geiser (Berwick Golf Club); IV - Barr/Meyers; V - Mark Charnock/Patrick Quinn (River Creek Club); VI - Chip Mather/Scott Mather (Mount Anthony); VII - Michael Crabtree/Jerome McMahon (Mount Hawley); and VIII - John Foran/Don Foran (Glen Riddle).

    - From Sun staff and news services


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    UMBC incoming freshman guard Jose Placer (Orlando, Fla./Master's Academy) is competing for Puerto Rico in the FIBA Under-18 Americas Championships in St. Catherines, Ontario. The team is off to a 2-0 start in Group A play with wins over Panama, 84-51, on Sunday and Dominican Republic, 108-94, on Monday. Puerto Rico is set to take on defending champion United States, coached by Kansas' Bill Self in the final game of group play today. Placer has scored 10 points in each game. The quarterfinals take place Thursday and all games are televised by YouTube.com/FIBA.

    Maryland men's basketball

    Manning Jr., son of former Terps star, joining team staff

    Greg Manning Jr., a former then-Loyola College men's basketball guard and the son of former Maryland standout Greg Manning, has joined Terps coach Mark Turgeon's staff as its video coordinator, a team spokesman confirmed Monday night. The hiring of Manning, who most recently served as Siena's lead assistant coach under Jimmy Patsos, will be announced this morning. Manning was not retained by former Mount St. Mary's and new Saints coach Jamion Christian after Patsos, the former Maryland assistant and Loyola coach, resigned from the post in April amid allegations of verbal abuse. The younger Manning grew up in Ellicott City but moved to Atlanta when his father, who served for 13 years as an analyst with Johnny Holliday on the Terps' radio broadcasts, accepted a job as Georgia State's athletic director. Manning replaces Mark Bialkoski, who was promoted to director of basketball operations after Nima Omidvar left the post to become an assistant coach at South Alabama.

    - Jonas Shaffer

    Men's college lacrosse

    Pearce leaving Frostburg State to coach Allegheny

    After eight seasons as the head coach at Frostburg State, Tommy Pearce has left to become the first men's lacrosse head coach at Allegheny College in northwestern Pennsylvania. Pearce said in an email Monday that he left the Bobcats on Friday, but declined to comment further. Pearce was hired in the summer of 2009 to lead Frostburg State when the university reinstituted men's lacrosse after a 30-year hiatus. The Bobcats went 85-62 under him. After a 1-15 combined record in the Capital Athletic Conference in 2011 and 2012, the program has had a 27-18 mark that includes appearances in the past six league tournaments and a trip to the title game in 2015. Pearce will head a Gators program that was created in October. Allegheny's first season is scheduled for 2020.

    - Edward Lee

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    NBC Sports Washington to televise Caps' parade live

    NBC Sports Washington will provide live television coverage of the Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup championship parade and rally in Washington today, beginning at 10 a.m. Coverage will also be streamed live on NBCSportsWashington.com and the NBC Sports app. NBCSW will provide at least five hours of live on-site coverage from Constitution Avenue and the National Mall, beginning with a one-hour pre-parade show at 10 a.m. The parade and rally will be surrounded by commentary, analysis and interviews. Rob Carlin, Michael Jenkins and Brent Johnson will anchor coverage from the National Mall. Al Koken and Tarik El-Bashir will be reporting from parade buses with Capitals players, and Julie Donaldson, Travis Thomas and Jenkins will be positioned along the parade route and rally site. Rockville's Haley Skarupa, a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic women's hockey team, will also contribute to coverage.

    Women's college basketball: Maryland will host Georgia Tech in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Thursday, Nov. 29, at Xfinity Center. The Terps lead the all-time series over the Yellow Jackets 49-18 and have won the past six matchups. Georgia Tech went 20-14 overall last year and advanced to the Women's National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals.

    College track and field: Maryland junior Greg Thompson (discus) was named a first-team men's All-American by the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association. Coppin State sophomore Joseph Amoah (200 meters) and UMBC senior Tony White (javelin) received men's second-team honors. Terps junior Samuel Shoultz (high jump) was also named to the men's second team, while Maryland junior Jewel Smith (long jump), seniors Claudia Ababio (discus) and Emma O'Hara (hammer) and sophomore Dallyssa Huggins (high jump) received honorable mention. UMBC junior Kelechi Nwanaga (javelin) and Kentucky junior Olivia Gruver (pole vault), a Franklin graduate, received women's first-team honors. Navy senior Sean Richards (javelin) and Coppin State sophomore Aaron Lewis (110 hurdles) received honorable mention.


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    Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will host the inaugural game of the new Women's Professional Lacrosse League with the Baltimore Brave playing the Philadelphia Fire as part of a doubleheader in Annapolis with a Major League Lacrosse game June 2 at 2:30 p.m.. That contest will be the first game of a doubleheader with the Chesapeake Bayhawks hosting the defending MLL champion Ohio Machine in the nightcap at 7:30. In addition to the Baltimore and Philadelphia franchises, the WPLL will also include the New England Command, New York Fight and Upstate Pride. Baltimore will be led by coach Sonia Lamonica, who holds the same title with Towson University . A full WPLL schedule for the 2018 season will be announced later this month. The 13-game schedule will include 10 regular-season games, two semifinal games and a championship game. The Bayhawks home opener will be April 21 against the Dallas Rattlers at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

    Men's college lacrosse: Brendan McCarthy had a hat trick, but visiting Mount St. Mary's (0-3) lost, 13-10, to Richmond (2-1) on Tuesday. The Mount led 1-0 before the Spiders went on a 6-0 run. ... Loyola Maryland short-stick defensive midfielder Brian Begley was named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Team of the Week. Begley had a career-high four points, matching his career-bests in both goals and assists with two of each, in a win over Johns Hopkins. ... Towson senior faceoff specialist Alex Woodall (St. Mary's) was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week. ... Washington College senior long-stick midfielder Sam Cloud was named to the USILA Division III Team of the Week. ... Michael Kraus had five goals and two assists to lead No. 6 Virginia (3-0 ) to an 18-12 victory over host High Point (0-4). The Cavaliers broke a 9-9 score with a 4-2 run in the third quarter.

    Women's college lacrosse: After scoring a team-high five goals to lead No. 1 Maryland to a 16-14 road win over then-No. 5 Florida, senior attacker Megan Whittle earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors.

    Women's college hockey: A day after being named the Middle Atlantic Conference offensive and defensive Players of the Week, Stevenson senior Savannah Sommers was named the United Collegiate Hockey Conference Player of the Week while junior Caitie Darosa was named the Goalie of the Week.

    Panel discussion: The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism will host a panel of sports media professionals to discuss the future of the business tonight at 7 at Knight Hall's Eaton Theater on Maryland's College Park campus. Panelists will include: Matt Vita, sports editor of The Washington Post; John Ourand '89, media reporter for Sports Business Journal; Ryan Glasspiegel, media reporter for The Big Lead; Heather McDonough '04, sports producer for WRC-TV-4; former Baltimore Sun intern Rhiannon Walker '15, associate editor for ESPN's The Undefeated; and Kevin Sheehan, radio host for The Team 980. George Solomon and Kevin Blackistone of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism will moderate the discussion, which will be followed by an audience Q&A. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email bmechum@umd.edu, call 301-405-4605 or go to povichcenter.org.

    - From Sun staff and news services


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    The 18th annual Lefty Kreh Tie Fest this weekend has a new venue and extended hours, a boon to anglers young and old. What will be missing, for the first time, is the event's namesake, celebrated fisherman Lefty Kreh. Kreh, who will be 93 on Monday, is in hospice care in his home in Timonium and unable to attend the Tie Fest today and Sunday at Loews Annapolis Hotel. It's the first time the affair will be held on multiple days, and somewhere other than the Eastern Shore. Admission is $10 per day, or $15 for both. Kreh's absence led him initially to rethink the event, said Tony Friedrich, who has organized the Tie Fest from the start. "When Lefty got ill, I called a bunch of his friends and asked, 'Should I cancel the show?' The response, overwhelmingly, was to go on," Friedrich said. "They said, 'This is how you carry on his legacy, to make it bigger and better. It's not so much about walking up to Lefty and getting him to autograph your hat, which is awesome in itself; it's about the heart and soul of fly fishing. Years ago, I promised Lefty that we'd pass the torch to the next generation of fishermen - and this is us, keeping that promise." Featured are fly tying and casting demonstrations by noted anglers such as Bob Clouser, Blane Choklett, Bob Popovics and Steve Silverio; and seminars on everything from fishing for speckled trout in Tangier Sound (in the Chesapeake Bay) to fishing Alaska on a budget. Also, Jerry Kustich, a popular maker of bamboo fly rods, will hold a workshop. Vendors of fishing supplies will be on hand for attendees, who are expected to top 1,000, Friedrich said.

    - Mike Klingaman

    Pro basketball: The Baltimore Shuckers announced the signing of Stephen McCray (Milford Mill), Troy Vasco (Catonsville) and Marlin Parker (North County) as the team prepares to open training camp on Wednesday. ... The Wizards signed free agent guard Ramon Sessions to a 10-day contract. Sessions returns to the Wizards after playing in Washington (2015 and 2015-16), appearing in 110 games while averaging 9.2 points, 3.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds.

    Women's college lacrosse: No. 20 Denver defeated San Diego State , 17-12, as Julia Feiss (Bryn Mawr) scored four goals to lead the host Pioneers (3-0) past the Aztecs (2-1). Feiss scored twice over the first four minutes of play and added her third goal with 17:28 left in the half. Denver led 13-3 lead in the first half.

    Men's college basketball: Conner Delaney made a layup with 33 seconds left to lift Johns Hopkins (21-4) to a 50-49 victory over Franklin & Marshall (20-5) in a Centennial Conference semifinal at Swarthmore. The Blue Jays advance to today's championship at 7 p.m.

    College baseball: Junior AJ Lee hit a solo home run, but Maryland fell to Army, 4-3, in its home opener.

    - From Sun staff and news services


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    Colonel Sharp of Rising Sun Racing Stables made a sweeping move on the outside and powered down the stretch to a 1¾-length victory in Saturday's featured second race at Laurel Park . Colonel Sharp ($11.40), a gelded 5-year-old son of Colonel John, ran 5½ furlongs in 1:24:01 over a sloppy, sealed main track in the third-level $47,000 optional claiming allowance for 4-year-olds and up. Dan Eubanks of Rising Sun purchased Colonel Sharp for $35,000 at the Timonium winter mixed sale Dec. 5 and moved him to the barn of Hugh McMahon, who also won Saturday with Bad Nana ($7.40) in the fifth race and Wild Dreams ($4.20) in the eighth. In the day's co-features, a pair of $42,000 entry-level optional claiming allowances for 4-year-olds and up, Mens Grille Racing's Twin Valor ($4.40) picked up his second straight win, both over a sloppy, sealed track, in Race 7, while Danny Limongelli's Wild Dreams also ran his win streak to two in Race 8.

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    Terps men's soccer teamto play in tour of Europe

    Maryland's men's soccer team will embark on a WorldStrides Excel Sports tour of England during spring break from March 16-25. The trip will include friendlies against the under-23 squads of Stoke City, Leicester City and Queens Park Rangers. The Terps will also spend time in England training and visiting cultural and historical sites. The squad will kick off the trip attending the Manchester United/West Ham United English Premier League match at London's Olympic Stadium on March 17. Maryland kicks off its spring slate against USL squad Bethlehem Steel, an affiliate of the Philadelphia Union on March 6 at 7 p.m. at Ludwig Field. The Terps complete their spring schedule on April 22 at 2017 College Cup semifinalist Akron.

    Tennis: Frances Tiafoe (Riverdale) reached the first ATP World Tour semifinal of his career with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 quarterfinal win over South Korean Hyeon Chung at the ATP 250 Delray Beach Open in Delray Beach, Fla.

    College baseball: Navy junior Noah Song struck out 16 as the Mids routed Air Force, 16-1, Friday night in the Freedom Classic. ... Richmond took advantage of eight walks to defeat Towson, 7-3, Saturday. ... Washington College swept visiting Lancaster Bible, 6-2 and 4-3. ... Maryland lost to Army, 3-0.

    Men's college hockey: A day after earning his fourth Middle Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor, Stevenson senior Jacob Caffrey was named the UCHC Goalie of the Week.

    - From Sun staff and news services

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    Pine Ridge to host BMGC'swinter scramble golf event

    Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation, also known as Baltimore's Classic Five, will host the fourth in its series of scramble golf outings this winter, the Jack Frost Scramble on March 3 at Pine Ridge Golf Course. The Jack Frost Scramble will be played using the 18-hole scramble format, featuring a 9 a.m. shotgun start. In scramble format. Registration for the Jack Frost Scramble outing is open. A $240 per team (four golfers) price includes green fees, carts, breakfast, lunch and prizes. Space is limited to the first 30 teams. If golfers want to sign up as a single or twosome, contact the Pine Ridge pro shop at 410-252-1408. You will be placed on a waiting list and paired with a group if needed. In addition to the Jack Frost Scramble, one more scramble golf outing is planned this winter at BMGC courses - the Superintendent's Revenge Scramble on March 24 at Forest Park Golf Course. To register online or for more information, go to classic5golf.com/.

    Orioles : The Orioles will hold an open tryout to find ballgirls and ballboys at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on March 3. Those interested should dress casually, bring their own gloves and use the Home Plate Plaza entrance to Oriole Park on the southwest corner of the ballpark. Resumes are also recommended. Complimentary parking will be available in Lot A. In addition to being able to handle a glove and field ground balls, interested candidates should be personable, customer-service oriented and available to work the entire 2018 season.


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    The Maryland Jockey Club is hosting its spring session of the Champions Handicapping Tournament on Saturday at Laurel Park . Berths to the NTRA/DRF National Handicapping Championship, Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge and Big One tournaments are on the line, as well as guaranteed prize money to the top 10 finishers. A maximum of two entries per person will be accepted at a cost of $300 each, covering the $100 entry fee and $200 bankroll. The Champions Tournament will be capped at 300 entries. The tournament winner will have their choice of one of two berths to the NHC or a berth in the BCBC or Big One. The second-place finisher has the choice of one of the remaining three berths, the third-place finisher has the choice of the final two berths and the fourth-place finisher will receive the remaining berth. Tracks available for the tournament are Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Aqueduct, Tampa Bay Downs and Santa Anita Park through Race 6, with no mandatory races. The minimum wager is $20.

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    UMBC's Maura, Lyles earnAmerica East hoops awards

    UMBC guards K.J. Maura (Defensive Player of the Year) and Jairus Lyles (first-team all-conference) earned top America East Conference men's basketball honors. Maura was also named to the third team, while forward Joe Sherburne was named to the academic team and forward Daniel Akin was named to the rookie team.

    Men's college lacrosse: Maryland attackman Logan Wisnauskas was named Big Ten Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week. ... Stevenson senior Dominic DeFazio was named to the USILA Division III Team of the Week.

    Women's college lacrosse: Due to expected inclement weather on Friday night, the Navy women's lacrosse game against Winthrop at Tierney Field in Sparks has been postponed to Saturday at 6 p.m. The projected weather calls for a high-wind warning with wind speeds reaching 50 to 60 mph, prompting the move. Navy enters the game with a 3-1 overall record, while Winthrop is 1-2. The game will be the first for Navy at the US Lacrosse headquarters.

    Men's pro lacrosse: Major League Lacrosse will hold its college draft April 18 at the US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks.

    Women's college hockey: After recording a pair of goals in a United Collegiate Hockey Conference quarterfinal victory, Stevenson senior Monica Pozuc was named the UCHC Player of the Week.

    - From Sun staff and news services


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    Johns Hopkins advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament with a 52-39 win over La Roche on Friday. The Blue Jays host MIT in the second Round tonight at 8. Kyle Doran led the Blue Jays with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Michael Gardner added 10 points and eight rebounds. The eight rebounds for Gardner were just one shy of his career high.... Towson sophomore guard Zane Martin was named second team All-Colonial Athletic Association. ... Coppin State 's Lamar Morgan was named third team All- MEAC . ... Omari George (City) scored a game-high 27 points to lead Bowie State (14-14) to a 80-77 victory over Livingstone (12-13) in a CIAA quarterfinal at Charlotte, N.C. Thursday.

    Women: Loyola Maryland sophomore Stephanie Karcz was voted the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year and freshman Isabella Therien was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year, becoming the first Greyhounds women's players to earn major year-end awards from the Patriot League. Karcz also was named the first team and earned her second-straight defensive team award, while Therien was named to the rookie team. ... Coppin State's Genesis Lucas (first team) and Chance Graham (second team) were both named to the MEAC All-Conference Team. ... Kiara Colston scored the go-ahead basket and Kyah Proctor added a free throw as Bowie State (20-8) won 53-49 over Virginia State (23-5) in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association semifinal in Charlotte, N.C. Colston made a 3-pointer to break a 49-49 tie with 33 seconds left and Proctor went 1-for-2 from the line with two seconds left for the final score. Bowie State faces Virginia Union in the title game today at 1 p.m.

    Men's lacrosse: Due to the Nor'easter affecting travel in the region, the ninth-ranked Loyola Maryland men's game today at Holy Cross has been rescheduled for Sunday at noon. ... John Wagner scored with 1:18 left in overtime as No. 19 Marquette (3-0) won an 8-7 upset over No. 6 Ohio State (4-1) in the Midwest Classic in Pontiac, Mich. The Golden Eagles led 7-5 before the Buckeyes scored twice in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

    Women's lacrosse: No. 2 Boston College (7-0) opened with an 11-0 run and cruised 14-2 past visiting Binghamton (3-2). Goalie Lauren Daly made six saves for Boston College. ... Friday's game between No. 5 James Madison (4-0) and host Temple (3-2) has been postponed because of weather conditions. The game will be played today at 11 a.m. ... Freshman Charlotte North had her fourth hat trick, but No. 15 Duke (3-2) lost 15-5 to visiting Stanford (2-2). Ali Baiocco had a game-high five goals for the Cardinal, which took a 10-2 lead in the first half.

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    AJ Jurko scored 24 points to lead Massachusetts Institute of Technology (24-5) to a 62-54 victory over host Johns Hopkins (24-5) in an NCAA Division III men's basketball second-round game. Michael Gardner had 13 points for the Blue Jays. The Engineers outscored Hopkins, 35-25, in the second half.

    Women's lacrosse: Stevenson sophomore Carly Bowes netted four goals as the Mustangs scored the final two goals in a 12-11 non-conference victory over visiting Randolph-Macon on Saturday afternoon. The win was the third consecutive for the Mustangs (1-3) in the series, after winning back-to-back games in 2008 and 2009, and ties the all-time series at 3-3.

    Men's college lacrosse: McDaniel outscored Ohio Northern 4-0 in the fourth quarter to rally for an 11-8 non-conference victory. Micah Brooks led the Green Terror (2-2) with four goals while Carson Marshall (Glenelg) added two goals and two assists. ... St. Mary's scored five goals in each of the second and third quarters to snap its three-game losing streak with a 14-2 victory over Randolph. ... Host Washington College used a 4-0 run in the fourth quarter to break a tie and got four goals and four assists from Cooper Sloan to post a 13-10 win over visiting Frostburg State .

    College baseball: Sophomore left-handed pitcher Tyler Blohm (Severna Park, DeMatha) tossed six innings, struck out seven and allowed two runs as the Maryland held on late to defeat Coastal Carolina, 7-6, at Springs Brooks Stadium. The Terrapins (6-5) led from the first inning on and built a four-run lead, before holding on in the ninth. Maryland's offense hit a pair of home runs and had nine hits. ... Albany scored runs in the seventh and eighth innings to send Towson (1-7) to a 2-0 loss. ... Washington College swept a non-conference doubleheader against visiting Roger Williams.

    College softball: Mount St. Mary's dropped a doubleheader to Furman, 12-1 and 2-0. Kirsten Mumma had hits in both games for the Mount. ... Senior outfielder Elaina DiPrimio became the 22nd Washington College player to record 100 career hits as her team split games in the Softball Tournament, losing 8-0 to host Salisbury and beating Clarkson, 9-0.

    College track: Salisbury's men's and women's teams both finished second at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships as the Sea Gulls broke five school records.

    National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit will play their home opener on March 31 at 3 p.m. against the Orlando Pride at the Maryland SoccerPlex. The game will be featured on national TV as the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime.

    Men's college soccer: Mount St. Mary's added Yann Kouemi (Watkins Mills) and David Owens (Catonsville) to its recruiting class.

    Lacrosse fundraiser: CCBC Essex has partnered with Lace up with LAX and will hold a fundraiser March 20 during its men's and women's games to collect new children's shoes to be donated to Eastern Family Resource Center, a homeless shelter and transitional housing facility in Baltimore County. The men's lacrosse team will host Finger Lakes Community College at 4 p.m., followed by the women welcoming Frederick Community College at 6 p.m. Donations can be made at the gate or contact Rocco Geppi at rgeppi@ccbcmd.edu to make other arrangements. Cash donations will also be accepted and will be used to purchase shoes.

    St. Mary's Hall of Fame: St. Mary's College is seeking nominations for its athletic hall of fame Class of 2018. Nominations are due April 15. Nomination forms are available at smcm.edu/alumni/awards/hall-fame-legends-nomination. Email Jim Cranmer at wjcranmer@smcm.edu.

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    Redshirt senior David Cohn led a balanced William & Mary attack with 24 points, six rebounds and seven assists Sunday to help the fourth-seeded Tribe reach the Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball semifinals for the fifth straight season with an 80-66 win over fifth-seeded Towson in North Charleston, S.C. Sophomore Nathan Knight added 15 points and 11 rebounds for William & Mary (19-11), which will face top-seeded College of Charleston (24-7) tonight at 6. Sophomore Justin Gorham had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Zane Martin added 18 points and nine assists for Towson. The Tigers (18-14) shot 40.9 percent from the field and went 6-of-25 from 3-point range.

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    Lindley scores record eight goals for Loyola men in win

    Loyola Maryland men's lacrosse attackman Kevin Lindley scored eight goals, setting a Patriot League freshman record, and Pat Spencer (Boys' Latin) moved into second all-time at Loyola in points and assists as the No. 9 Greyhounds earned a 13-5 win over visiting Holy Cross (1-4, 0-2 Patriot League). Spencer scored three goals and had six assists for Loyola (3-1, 2-0). He has 199 points and 122 assists in 39 career games, trailing Gary Hanley (1978-1981) in both categories. Hanley had 160 assists and 311 points.

    Division III men: Steven Hildebrand scored in overtime to lift host Ohio Wesleyan (4-1) over No. 3 Salisbury, 12-11. Garrett Reynolds (Archbishop Curley) scored five goals for the Sea Gulls (3-2), who have lost back-to-back games for the first time since March 2015.

    Nation men: Connor Fields had three goals and two assists to help No. 1 Albany rally to an 11-9 victory over visiting Cornell (1-2). The Big Red took a 9-7 lead over the Great Danes (3-0) with 7:28 to play on a goal from Jordan Dowiak, but gave up four goals in the game's final 3:18. ... Tucker Dordevic scored four goals and No. 12 Syracuse (3-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) held off host No. 4 Virginia's fourth-quarter rally for a 12-11 win over the Cavaliers (4-1, 0-1). ... No. 6 Ohio State (5-1) outscored Detroit Mercy 5-2 in the second half for an 8-7 victory over the visiting Titans (2-4). ... Brian Wall scored in the second overtime to lift visiting Bellarmine (2-4) to a 7-6 win over No. 19 Marquette (3-1) at the Midwest Classic in Pontiac, Mich.

    Nation women: Kasey Behr scored four goals to help No. 11 Virginia (5-0, 1-0 ACC) earn a 17-16 victory over No. 7 Syracuse (3-1, 0-1). ... Olivia Jenner (McDonogh) became Duke 's all-time draw controls leader, totaling 10 to lead the No. 14 Blue Devils (4-2) to a 21-13 victory over Boston University (1-2). Jenner surpassed Emma Hamm (265) for the program record, amassing 268 draw controls in just over two seasons. ... Miranda Stinson had five goals and three assists to help host Colorado (2-2) rout No. 17 Virginia Tech, 18-3. Tristan McGinley scored two goals for the Hokies (4-2). ... Maddie Howe scored four goals to lead No. 18 Notre Dame (5-2) to a 14-9 win over host Louisville (5-2).

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    Woodbine's Snyder wins third Big Ten wrestling title

    Ohio State senior Kyle Snyder, a Good Counsel graduate and Woodbine native, defeated Michigan 's Adam Coon, 4-2, in the heavyweight final of the Big Ten wrestling championships for his third conference title, avenging his only college loss in the past three years. Snyder, a two-time national champion and Olympic champion, secured the win with a takedown in the second round of sudden victory. With four individual champions, Ohio State won the team title with 164.5 points, beating Penn State (148) and Michigan (118). The Buckeyes' Myles Martin (McDonogh) fell to Penn State's Bo Nickal, 7-5, in the 184-pound title match. Youssif Hemida finished fifth in the heavyweight division for Maryland, which placed 12th overall.

    College baseball: Senior first baseman Kevin Biondic had a career high seven RBIs and junior right-hander Hunter Parsons pitched seven shutout innings as Maryland (7-4) won its fifth straight game, 13-1 over Ball State (4-6) in Conway, S.C. Biondic went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and an RBI triple as he fell one short of the school record for RBIs in a game. ... Sophomore Bo Plagge hit a walk-off RBI single to give Towson (2-7) a come-from-behind 8-7 victory over visiting Albany (3-3).

    Major Arena Soccer League: Bo Jelovac had three goals and two assists to lift the host Syracuse Silver Knights to a 6-4 win over the Blast in the regular-season finale for both teams. Daniel Peruzzi had two goals and one assist for the Blast, who will travel back to Syracuse to start their first-round Eastern Divisional playoff series Thursday at 7:05 p.m. Game 2 is Sunday at 5:05 p.m. at SECU Arena.

    Short-track speedskating: Maame Biney of the United States captured bronze in the women's 1,000 meters and finished third overall at the World Junior Short Track Championships in Tomaszow Mazowieckei, Poland. Biney, a Ghana native who moved to Rockville at age 5 before relocating to her current residence of Reston, Va., won her second medal of the event by finishing in 1 minute, 34.592 seconds, just 0.341 of a second behind first-place finisher Kim Ji Yoo. South Korea. Biney won gold in the 500 on Saturday.


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