Ex-Towson Catholic guard Delaney returning to Va. Tech

ACC's leading scorer comes back for senior year

May 08, 2010|By Baltimore Sun reporter

Virginia Tech guard Malcolm Delaney, who attended Towson Catholic, has decided to withdraw his name from the NBA draft. Delaney did not hire an agent and therefore is eligible to return to the Hokies. "I have decided to come back to Virginia Tech for my senior season," said Delaney, who led the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring in 2009-10 and was a unanimous selection to the All-ACC first team. "I learned that I would not have been a first-round pick, and I want to work hard to become a better basketball player. I am coming back because I have the opportunity to earn my degree at the end of the first semester and` I want to, along with my fellow seniors, help lead Virginia Tech to a Final Four." Underclassmen who declare for the NBA draft and do not sign with an agent had until Saturday to remove their names from the draft and retain their college eligibility.


Christmas, balanced attack lead way in exhibition rout

Newly acquired attackman John Christmas scored four goals to lead a balanced attack as the Chesapeake Bayhawks routed Team England, 27-3, in its opening exhibition game Friday night at Severn. Returning attackman Andrew "Buggs" Combs (Maryland) also scored four goals for the Bayhawks, who led 13-3 at halftime. All-Pro midfielder Kyle Dixon and second-year midfielder Peet Poillon (UMBC) each scored three goals for the Bayhawks, who had 10 players factor in the scoring. "I thought we looked sharp. Overall, I thought we were unselfish and aggressive offensively," coach John Tucker said. Faceoff specialist Alex Smith won 23 draws, and the Bayhawks had 41 ground balls to dominate possession. The Bayhawks open their regular season Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis when they take on the Long Island Lizards at 7 p.m. Ticket information is available at www.thebayhawks.com

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Jacobs, Stick victorious in Preakness 5K

Steve Jacobs, 27, of Linthicum won the Preakness 5K at Pimlico Race Course, finishing in 17 minutes, 42 seconds. Luke Holman was second,, 39 seconds behind. Sherry Stick of Eldersburg was the female winner in 19:36. Nearly 600 runners participated in the race, which started on the Pimlico oval and ended in the infield.

Golf: David Hutsell, a PGA assistant professional at Elkridge Club, and amateur Chris Baloga won the MAPGA Pro-Scratch on Friday at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville. The team combined for an 8-under-par 64 on the North course. Tied for second at 66 were Tim White (PGA head professional at Lake Chesdin Golf Club) and Corey Campbell, and Brendon Post (PGA director of instruction at ClubGolf) and Jeff Lim-Sharpe. Two more teams tied at 67: Steve Papanek (PGA assistant pro at Kenwood Country Club) and Dick Schmidt, and Jody Rokisky (PGA head pro at Holly Hills Country Club) and Sean Boshdosh.

Soccer: American defender Oguchi Onyewu (Sherwood) could play Sunday for the first time since a knee injury in October. He is among 23 players selected for AC Milan's Serie A game at Genoa.

College baseball: The winning streak came to an end at 32 games for the Johns Hopkins baseball team with a loss in the nightcap to Salisbury by a score of 6-4 on a windy day in Salisbury. The Blue Jays won game one, 4-2, in extra innings on a Dave Kahn home run. Hopkins is 39-4 on the season, while Salisbury is 27-10. The 2010 Blue Jays hold the second-longest winning streak in school history, one win short of the 2004 team. Game one entered the eighth inning with the score tied at 2. The Blue Jays scored in the second inning on a John Swarr sacrifice fly. Swarr tied the game in the sixth on an RBI double. The Sea Gulls scored both of their runs in the fourth on a bases loaded single by Ryan Smith that scored two runs. Kahn gave Hopkins a two-run lead with a homer over the left-field fence in the first extra frame. Ryan Scherich, who relieved starter Sam Eagleson in the seventh inning, pitched a 1-2-3 eighth to seal the win. Scherich earned the win to improve to 2-0 on the season. Eagleson pitched six innings, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out four. Mark Peterson took the loss for Salisbury by allowing two runs on two hits in one-third of an inning of work. The Blue Jays had seven hits and one error in the first game, while Salisbury had four hits and no errors.

Women's track and field: Johns Hopkins coach Bobby Van Allen was named Centennial Conference Coach of the Year for the outdoor season.

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