Hershey center Aucoin gets 2-year extension from Caps

Towson's Baker-Brice Co-Player of Week in CAA

March 09, 2010|By Sports Digest

Center Keith Aucoin signed a two-year contract extension with the Washington Capitals. Aucoin, who helped lead Hershey to the American Hockey League championship last season, leads the AHL in scoring this season with 84 points.

Duckpins: The Women's National Duckpin Association's opening event this season, May 28-30 at Turner's Dual Lanes in Hagerstown, will have a $5,000 first prize, making it the highest-paying women's competition in history. The event is expected to draw nearly 100 of the top women's bowlers in the United States, including Baltimore's No. 3-ranked Janet Sauter and No. 4 Andrea Lanahan. Melissa Mahoney of Baltimore will try to defend her title.

Indoor football: E.J. Nemeth completed 19 of 25 passes for 258 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in leading the Mariners to a 55-48 win over the Harrisburg Stampede in their season opener Saturday night in Harrisburg. Nemeth added two rushing scores and 16 yards on the ground.

College soccer: Navy senior goalkeeper Beth Reed has been named one of 58 student-athletes nationally and just one of six Division I women's soccer players to be awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. A mechanical engineering major, Reed has a 3.95 grade-point average.

College baseball: Navy right-hander Johnny Schoberl was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week after pitching five shutout innings with no walks and six strikeouts to earn his first-career win. ... Stevenson junior pitcher-outfielder Jeff Bihy (Eastern Tech) was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

College softball: UMBC freshman pitcher Heather Brown (Northeast) was named America East Rookie of the Week after earning two wins. ... Salisbury senior catcher Lauren Brenneman was named CAC Softball Player of the Week. ... Washington College sophomore outfielder Leigh Carbutt was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week.

- From Sun staff and news services

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