Bay Area Shuckers pro basketball team forming in Anne Arundel County

United Boxers Event Saturday includes Taylor brothers

May 17, 2011|By Sports Digest

Pro basketball

Bay Area Shuckers to be based in Anne Arundel County

The Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League announced that an expansion franchise has been awarded to the Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland. The Bay Area Shuckers, owned by Bay Area Sports LLC, will call Anne Arundel County home beginning with the 2011-12 season. The ACPBL will begin its second year of play in 2011-12. The league, which will expand from eight to 14 teams for the coming season, includes teams in Norfolk; Northern Virginia; Newark, N.J.; Long Island, N.Y.; Buffalo, N.Y.; and Hartford, Conn. The Shuckers will play a 14-game schedule beginning the week of Dec. 3 at a venue to be named; the league championship game is April 1. John Wolfe is the team's general manager. For information, go to


Hopkins, Salisbury, Frostburg earn baseball regional berths

The Johns Hopkins baseball team (25-13) earned the sixth seed in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, hosted by Kean in Lakewood, N.J. The Blue Jays will play third-seeded Alvernia (34-7) on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. This marks the fifth straight time and 18th overall that Hopkins will compete in an NCAA regional tournament. … Salisbury (29-11) will be the fourth seed in the South Regional in Millington, Tenn., and will meet third seed Piedmont on Wednesday at 7 p.m. … Frostburg State (28-13) is the fifth seed in the Mideast Regional in Marietta, Ohio, and will play fourth seed Franklin on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Football: McDaniel senior defensive lineman Sam Cox (Towson), senior quarterback Tom Massucci, junior linebacker Diego Weiner and junior defensive back Kevin White were elected captains.

Men's soccer: Broadneck's Josh Schwartz, a Baltimore Sun All-Metro second-team selection, has signed a letter of intent to play at Massachusetts. … Broadneck junior goalkeeper Cody Niedermeier, a two time Sun All-Metro second-team selection, orally committed to Maryland. … Broadneck senior Evan Camm has committed to continue his playing career at St.Mary's.

Women's soccer: UMBC announced that six freshmen will join the Retrievers next fall, including midfielder Alyssa Brummitt (Annapolis) and back Morgan Taylor (Severna Park).

School awards: Senior soccer player Marco Mangione (Calvert Hall) and senior swimmer Meredith Budner were named Towson's Male and Female Athletes of the Year, respectively. … Senior soccer player Levi Houapeu and sophomore swimmer Abbey McKenney received the same honors at UMBC.

Et cetera

United Boxers Event Saturday includes Taylor brothers

Brothers Maxell and Emmanuel Taylor are on the United Boxers Event card Saturday night at the Maryland Sportsplex in Millersville. Older brother Maxell (15-3-1, six knockouts) will face Purcell Miller (23-5-1, 18 KO's) of Washington in an eight-round super middleweight main event. Emmanuel (11-0-0, 9 KO's) will face Marcus Brashears (8-14-1, 2 KO's) of Texas in a scheduled six-rounder. In the six-round co-main event, Baltimore's Jessie Nicklow (21-2-3, 8 KO's) will face Texas' James Freeman (7-3-0, 6 KO's). The undercard includes three undefeated Maryland fighters: welterweight James Stevenson, cruiserweight Nick Kisner and light heavyweight Dale Robeson-El. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the first bell at 8 p.m. For ticket information, call 410-499-5361 or 301-873-7064.

Golf: Bulle Rock in Havre de Grace was honored in the May issues of major golf publications, being named by GolfStyles as Course of the Year Maryland and being chosen as the only Maryland course on Golf Digest's list of America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2011-2012, coming in at No. 59 after finishing 81st the year before.

Running and cycling: The Alzheimer's Association is recruiting runners and cyclists to be ALZ Stars in its endurance-training program. Runners can participate in the Baltimore Running Festival, which offers a choice of full marathon, half marathon, or four-person team relay. Cyclists can compete in the Seagull Century (100-mile or 62-mile ride) in Salisbury. Both events are Oct.15. Training begins next month. In return for fundraising to support the Alzheimer's Association, ALZ Stars will receive entry into the events, coaching and a training manual. For information, contact Damian Magarelli at 410-543-1163 or

Major League Soccer: D.C. United midfielder Branko Boškovic underwent successful surgery to repair a torn left anterior cruciate ligament and is expected to be out for six months.

—From Sun staff and news services

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