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July 28, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Cadet and Junior Wrestling

15 All-America awards at nationals is state record

The Maryland national wrestling team brought home 15 individual All-America awards from the Cadet and Junior National Championships on Sunday in Fargo, N.D., the highest number in state history. Tyler Goodwin (119), Frank Goodwin (125), Bubba Scheffel (152; Southern-Garrett) and Karl Green (285; Mount St. Joseph) were double All-Americans. Tyler Goodwin made the cadet national finals in Greco-Roman competition and placed eighth in freestyle. Older brother Frank placed third in the junior Greco-Roman division and sixth in freestyle. Scheffel was eighth in cadet Greco-Roman and sixth in freestyle. Green placed fourth at the junior division in both styles. The Goodwin brothers, who attended Mount St. Joseph last year, will be attending Arundel in the fall. Also earning All-America honors were: David Mohler (84; Loyola), who placed seventh in cadet freestyle; Cole Gallagher (98; Archbishop Spalding), who finished eighth in cadet freestyle; Nathan Kraisser (112; Centennial), who was seventh in cadet Greco-Roman; Eric Friedman (112; St. Paul's), who placed fifth in cadet freestyle; Pat Prada (119; DeMatha), who placed seventh in junior freestyle; Eric Hoffman (135; Northern-Calvert), who was eighth in cadet Greco-Roman; and Brady Massaro (140; Severna Park), who finished eighth in cadet Greco-Roman.

pro Soccer

Thornton joins MLS All-Stars as injury replacement

Chivas USA goalkeeper Zach Thornton (John Carroll, Loyola College) has been selected to replace injured Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Pat Onstad on the Major League Soccer All-Star team. The MLS stars will take on Premier League club Everton on Wednesday night in Utah. Thornton is second in the league in shutouts (seven) and third in goals-against average (0.88); he went 401 minutes without allowing a goal from April 22 to May 16. He has played every minute of every league game for Chivas USA. This is the sixth All-Star selection for the 13-year MLS veteran and the first since 2003 when he was a member of the Chicago Fire.

Freedom: : Allie Long's goal in the 89th minute provided Washington (6-6-5) with a 3-2 victory over the host Chicago Red Stars (4-9-5) in Women's Professional Soccer on Sunday. Long, a midfielder entered into the game in the 74th minute for Alex Singer and scored after weaving through two defenders. Abby Wambach scored in the 35th and 56th minutes for Washington.

Et cetera

'Rachel' pleases trainer in last N.Y. workout before Haskell

Preakness-winning filly Rachel Alexandra went through a final workout at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., before taking on the boys in Sunday's Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. The 3-year-old filly breezed a half mile in 49.26 seconds, the sixth fastest of 23 workouts Monday. The filly owned by Jess Jackson and Harold McCormick will be vanned to Monmouth on Thursday or Friday. "She seems to be doing extremely well," trainer Steve Asmussen said. "We want everything to go well, and we expect it to. We have a tall task for her this week. We want to show the respect that we think it deserves. We're excited about the opportunity." The 1 1/8-mile Haskell will also feature Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird, who had his final tuneup Sunday at Monmouth. The 3-year-old colt covered five-eighths of a mile in 1:01.80.

Men's college lacrosse: : Jon Torpey, a former assistant coach at Goucher who spent the past four seasons as an associate coach at Denver, was named the top assistant at Dartmouth.

NBA: : Former Washington Wizards center Etan Thomas was traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves with two 2010 second-round draft choices to the Oklahoma City Thunder for point guard Chucky Atkins and guard Damien Wilkins. The Wizards dealt Thomas, a Tulsa, Okla., native, to Minnesota last month.

Baseball: : Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards will host a program with longtime Boston Red Sox announcer Joe Castiglione on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Castiglione will discuss his career and the 2009 season and will participarte in a question-and-answer session. The event is free with regular paid admission to the museum.

- From Sun staff and news services

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