July 22, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services


Turnovers doom Mystics in 82-70 loss to Fever

Tamika Catchings scored a season-high 28 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and was 14-for-14 from the free-throw line as the Eastern Conference-leading Indiana Fever defeated the host Washington Mystics, 82-70, on Tuesday night. Catchings also had three steals as the Fever (12-3) used its pressure defense to force the Mystics into committing 20 turnovers and turn a five-point, fourth-quarter lead into its seventh double-digit win of the year. Lindsay Harding led the Mystics (7-7) with 17 points but also had seven turnovers. Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) added 15 points.


Ex-Towson star Helmick named to All-America second team

Former Towson shortstop Gary Helmick (Northeast) was named to the College Baseball Insider All-America second team, selected by Helmick, a Severn native, was a first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection and earned first-team All-East honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association. Currently playing for the Rookie-level Bluefield Orioles of the Appalachian League, Helmick was the leading hitter in the CAA with a .430 average.

Loyola: : Men's lacrosse coach Charley Toomey announced the addition of four players to the 2009-10 roster: goalie Michael Bonitatibus of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and defensemen Thomas Hart of Bethesda, Scott Ratliff of Marietta, Ga., and Reid Action of Toronto.

Coppin State: : The men's track and field team was named to the 2009 All-Academic Team by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Eagles are one of 67 teams honored by the USTFCCCA for having a team grade-point average above 3.0 and were the only squad from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference to be recognized. Coppin State had a team GPA of 3.045.


Congressional's Tallent shares first-round lead at senior event

Pat Tallent, from Congressional Country Club, carded a second-round 1-over-par 71 to climb into a share of the lead with clubmate and first-round pace-setter Ben Brundred at 142 in the 63rd annual Middle Atlantic Senior Amateur championship at Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown. The cut came at 157, and 24 players will play today's final round.

Maryland State Women's Amateur Championship: : Medalist Hoeun Lee (74), from Beaver Creek CC in Hagerstown, defeated McKenzie Cutter, from Waldorf, 4 & 3, while last year's finalists, Caroline Sweet and Lisa Schlesinger, lost in the first round at Old South CC in Lothian.

U.S. Junior Amateur Championship qualifying: : Denny McCarthy of Burtonsville finished double bogey, bogey to end at 74 for a 36-hole total of 146 to easily qualify for match play in the championship at Trump National GC in Bedminster, N.J.

Youth baseball

Cal Ripken World Series field features two Maryland teams

Ripken Baseball, the host organization for the Babe Ruth League's 2009 Cal Ripken World Series, announced the schedule for the 10th annual tournament. The event, which consists of 10 teams from the U.S and six international teams, will take place from Aug. 14 through Aug. 22 at the Ripken Academy in Aberdeen. Among the teams in the field are Maryland's Bel Air Braves and Upper Montgomery Athletic Club.

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