On comeback trail, Rahman to fight June 19

May 19, 2010|By Sports Digest

Boxing

Former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, a Baltimore native, will continue his comeback bid by fighting fellow American Shannon Miller next month. The bout is set for June 19 at the Niagara Falls (N.Y.) Conference Center and will be formally announced at a news conference today, promoter Nick Garone says. This will be the second fight for the 37-year-old Rahman (46-7-2) since he lost to Wladimir Klitschko in December 2008 in Germany. In his only fight since, Rahman stopped Clinton Boldridge in the first round in March. Miller (16-4-0) hasn't fought since July, when a bout against Terrell Nelson was stopped in the third round after an accidental head butt and ruled a no-contest. Miller has won only two of his past six fights.

Colleges

Frostburg State junior pitcher Britton Quayle (Severna Park, Anne Arundel CC) was named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Pitcher of the Year, and the Bobcats' Guy Robertson was named Coach of the Year. Joining Quayle on the All-AMCC first team were junior second baseman Matt Greene (South Carroll) and sophomore first baseman Doug Anuszewski (Liberty).

More baseball: Coppin State senior infielder Harry Williams, UMES senior outfielder Phil Vaughn and UMES junior designated hitter Bryan Chaikowsky were named to the All- Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference second team.

Men's lacrosse: Tufts junior attacker DJHessler (St. Paul's) was named New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Year. He was joined on the All-NESCAC first team by Amherst sophomore midfielder Evan Redwood (Gilman). Bowdoin senior defender Henry Andrews (McDonogh) made the second team. … Three Roanoke players from Mount St. Joseph — senior goalie Jake Dorsey, senior attackman Pat March and senior long-stick specialist Stephen Simmons — made the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference first team.

Women's lacrosse: Loyola's incoming class includes Ali Carpenter (McDonogh), Alison Habicht (Loch Raven) and Gretchen Mayer (Severna Park).

Men's soccer: Loyola's recruiting class includes Archbishop Curley's Oumar Ballo, Calvert Hall's Alex Bullington, Pikesville's Gary Weisbaum (a transfer from New Mexico) and Gilman's Diego McQuestion. Bullington is the grandson of Loyola's winningest men's soccer coach, Jim Bullington.

Women's soccer: Harford Community College's incoming class includes Jenna Quaranta (John Carroll/UMBC), Lindsay Malpass (C.Milton Wright) and Meredith Grieves (Perry Hall/Davis & Elkins), Alexandra Bogris (C. Milton Wright), Audrey Baldwin (Fallston), Christine O'Neill (Aberdeen) and Macie Wedra (John Carroll).

More soccer: Harford Community College women's coach Jason Muffoletto (Archbishop Curley) will add the duties of men's coach, replacing Barry Wilson, who recently resigned.

Field hockey: Caitlin Barnwell (Howard, Howard Community College) committed to Towson.

Men's tennis: Johns Hopkins senior David Maldow was named Atlantic South Senior Player of the Year.

Football: Senior wide receiver Jason Caldwell (St. Paul's) was named one of three captains at Fordham.

Rowing: William Smith sophomore oarswoman Maggie Smith (St. Paul's School for Girls) was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference National Invitational Rowing Championships all-conference team.

Et cetera

The Right Side Foundation announced that its second-annual 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk will take place Aug. 8 at Patterson Park. The event will raise money for the nonprofit organization created by Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis and his wife, Christina, to assist distressed children throughout Maryland. For more information and to register, go to RightSideFoundation.org or call Charm City Run at 410-308-1870.

Golf: Pro Football Hall of Famer Art Shell, who attended Maryland State College, will return to the Eastern Shore on June 15 and 16 to host the Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic. The event, which will benefit student scholarships for the university's PGA Golf Management program, will be at Great Hope Golf Course in Westover. Participants will include former NFL stars Elvin Bethea, Bobby Mitchell, Roger Brown and Emerson Boozer. For more information, call 410-651-8045.

—From Sun staff and news services

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