All three Triple Crown races will be televised by NBC

Stanwick leads way as No. 2 Virginia men rout Mount, 22-6

February 23, 2011|By Sports Digest

Horse racing

All three Triple Crown races will be televised by NBC

NBC will broadcast all three jewels of horse racing's prestigious Triple Crown, renewing the rights to the Preakness and reacquiring rights to the Belmont Stakes. As previously announced, NBC and Churchill Downs Inc. renewed rights to the Kentucky Derby. This marks the first time that all three races will be on one network since NBC aired them in 2005. Like NBC's agreement with Churchill Downs, the deals announced Tuesday give NBC exclusive rights to the Preakness and Belmont through 2015. The agreements include coverage of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and other Preakness Day and Belmont Day programming on Versus.

College lacrosse

Stanwick leads way as No. 2 Virginia men rout Mount, 22-6

Steele Stanwick (Loyola) had three goals and five assists for No. 2 Virginia in a 22-6 home win over Mount St. Mary's. The Cavaliers (2-0) started the game with seven unanswered goals and at one point in the first quarter scored three goals in 28 seconds. Andrew Scalley (Archbishop Spalding) led the Mountaineers (0-1) with two goals, which extended his streak of games with at least one point to 18.

Men's honors: Salisbury junior midfielder Sam Bradman and Frostburg State freshman keeper Thomas Issermoyer (Liberty) were named Capital Athletic Conference Players of the Week.

Women's honors: Maryland senior defender Brittany Poist (North Carroll) was named Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Week. … Stevenson senior attack Megan Weiss and York sophomore defender Jordan Hall (South River) were named CAC Players of the Week.

College basketball

Ex-Terp Pearman leads St.Mary's to 1st-round upset

David Pearman (Oakland Mills), a former walk-on at Maryland, had 22 points and eight rebounds to lead visiting Salisbury (12-14, 6-10) to a 77-64 victory over York (17-9, 11-5) in the first round of the CAC men's tournament. The Sea Gulls will play Wesley in the semifinals on Thursday.

More Division III men: Hood fell, 88-82, to host Mary Washington (16-9, 9-7) in the opening round of the CAC tournament. Tyler Snoots had 23 points and eight rebounds for the Blazers (13-13, 8-8).

Division III women's games: Kelsey Murphy led host York (14-12, 10-6) with 19 points as the Spartans earned a 74-61 victory over St. Mary's (11-14, 7-9) in the first round of the CAC tournament. … Jamie Roberts had 11 for the Seahawks. In another CAC game, Angie Owens had 17 points and 10 rebounds to power Wesley (15-11, 9-7) to a 65-48 victory over Frostburg State (12-14, 9-7 CAC). Mindy Sharp had 16 points and eight rebounds for Frostburg.

Women's honors: Lincoln point guard Cynthia Johnson (Poly) was named to the CIAA All-Rookie team. … Johns Hopkins senior forward Lyndsay Burton and coach Nancy Funk were named Centennial Conference Player and Coach of the Year, respectively. Junior guard Chantel Mattiola joined Burton as a first-team selection, and junior guard Stephanie Fong made the second team.

Men's honors: Bowie State forward Rasheem King was named to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association All-Rookie team. … Johns Hopkins junior guard Tim McCarty was named to the Capital One Academic All-America third team.

Junior college men: Baltimore City Community College will be the No. 3 seed in the Region XX Division II tournament, hosted by Hagerstown Community College on Thursday through Sunday. The Panthers (18-10) will play No.6 Potomac State (16-12) at 2 p.m. Friday.

More colleges

Ex-Raven Brown to coach Va. Tech outside linebackers

Former Ravens linebacker Cornell Brown will take over for assistant Jim Cavanaugh as Virginia Tech outside linebackers coach and help out with defensive linemen. Brown, who played defensive end for the Hokies from 1993 to 1996, was a member of the Ravens' Super Bowl championship team.

Baseball: St. Mary's junior Michael Victory and Frostburg State senior catcher Corey Carr were named CAC Players of the Week.

Swimming: Mount St. Mary's sophomore Courtney Griffith (Westminster) and freshman Patricia Yam were named to the All-Northeast Conference team.

—From Sun staff and news services

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