Bayhawks' Kimmel named MLL Offensive Player of the Week

Navy, Army to play today for NCAA baseball tourney berth

May 24, 2011|By David Zurawik | Z on TV

Major League Lacrosse

Bayhawks' Kimmel honored after six-point game

Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielder Michael Kimmel, a second-year player out of Johns Hopkins, was named Offensive Player of the Week by Major League Lacrosse on Monday. He totaled six points on four goals and two assists as the Bayhawks beat the Hamilton Nationals, 14-10, on Thursday. The Bayhawks will play the Boston Cannons on June 4 at Harvard Stadium after a league-wide bye this weekend.

Colleges

Navy, Army to play today for NCAA baseball tourney berth

With Army and host Navy splitting a doubleheader, the Patriot League baseball championship, and the automatic bid to the NCAA DivisionI tournament, will be decided today at 1p.m. Navy (32-23-1) won the first game, 4-3, behind Ben Nelson, who allowed three runs (two earned) in 81/3 innings. Army (22-25) took the second game, 6-3.

More baseball: Johns Hopkins sophomore shortstop Kyle Neverman was named to the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Region All-Tournament team.

Basketball: Baltimore City Community College signed Sean Farr, who was an All-City performer in basketball at Dunbar and also earned All-Metro first-team honors in football as a senior in 2009. Farr, 6 feet 4, 200 pounds, averaged 18points and eight rebounds during his senior year with the Poets before attending Hargrave Military Academy.

Football: Towson assistant coach Canute Curtis will be inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 8. Curtis, a three-year starter at rush linebacker, started 36games from 1993 to 1996 and was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year in '96, when he set the Mountaineers' single-season sack record of 16.5. He holds the career mark of 34.5.

Soccer: UMBC's soccer complex has been renamed Elite Tournaments Field at UMBC Soccer Stadium. Elite Tournaments, a company dedicated to hosting organized soccer tournaments for U9 through U19 teams throughout the country, was founded by Mike Libber (Archbishop Curley), who played fullback for the Retrievers from 1994 to 1996.

Men's outdoor track and field: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute senior Ja'Mar Watson (Glenelg) will throw the hammer at the NCAA Division III championships Thursday through Saturday in Delaware, Ohio. … UMES finished third in the Mid-Atlantic Region according to rankings released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association. The Hawks are ranked the top team in Maryland.

Women's outdoor track and field: Johns Hopkins senior Christina Valerio and sophomore Annie Monagle also will compete at the Division III championships. Valerio will run the 5,000 and 10,000 meters. Monagle will run the 800 meters. … Salisbury sophomore Chelsea Tavik (Seton Keough) is entered in the shot put.

Women's bowling: UMES' Anggie Ramirez and Martha Perez were named Team Finalists for the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award, given out by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine.

Wrestling: Maryland juniors Kyle John and Corey Peltier were named to the Division I Individual All-Academic team by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

Administration: Towson named Lindsay Peck director of operations for the Tiger Club.

Et cetera

Preakness TV audience is best locally in second quarter

At its peak Saturday, the Preakness was seen in 231,000 area homes Saturday, according to Nielsen Media Research figures provided by WBAL-TV. NBC's coverage aired on the Hearst-owned affiliate here. According to WBAL, the Preakness was the most-viewed program in Baltimore so far during the second quarter (April, May and June).

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Varsity: Five local athletes — Rachel Davis, Annapolis; Marissa Friedman, Owings Mills; Selena Guerrero-Martin, Poly; Corey Koller, Southern; and Daniel Shear, Pikesville — were among the eight winners of the Maryland Public Schools Secondary Athletic Association's Minds in Motion scholarships. Each will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

—From Sun staff and news services

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