Chaney's basketball career at Virginia Tech is over

Verizon Center to host its first UFC event in October

August 11, 2011|By Sports Digest

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Chaney's career at Virginia Tech is over

Virginia Tech forward Allan Chaney has been denied medical clearance to return to practice and competition by the Virginia Tech sports medicine department because of continued complications from a cardiac condition. Chaney, a junior from Baltimore who attended high school in Connecticut and transferred to Virginia Tech from Florida in 2009, sat out the 2009-10 season because of NCAA transfer rules, then passed out during exercise in April 2010 and was diagnosed with myocarditis. He has been restricted from activity since. "Allan Chaney has been through a great deal in the last year and a half," coach Seth Greenberg said. "Everyone involved in our basketball program feels for him. Unfortunately, this rare condition will prevent him from continuing his career here at Virginia Tech. We will do everything in our power to assist Allan as he goes through his next procedure and support him in every way possible."

Men's soccer: UMBC junior goalkeeper Phil Saunders (Perry Hall) and sophomore forward Pete Caringi III (Calvert Hall) were named to the inaugural Best 11 squad from the United States Youth Soccer National Championships on July 26-31 in Phoenix after helping Baltimore Bays Chelsea to the Under-19 title. The Best 11 recognizes the best players in each gender age group, irrespective of their field position, as voted by coaches of the participating teams in that age group. … Peter Kaminskas, the youth development director and executive director Freestate Soccer Alliance, was named a volunteer assistant coach at Washington College.

Women's soccer: Navy senior defender Kate Herren was named captain.

Women's lacrosse: Washington College named Juli Liebig, a former goalie at Longwood, as an assistant coach. … Amherst rising junior midfielder Marta Randall (Hereford) was named a Division III New England All-Star.

Field hockey: Washington College named former college goalkeepers Kaitlyn McEnroe and Courtney Seiders as assistant coaches. McEnroe played at Bates and Seiders at Ohio.

Men's cross country: Mount St. Mary's is predicted in the Northeast Conference preseason poll to finish seventh.

Tennis: Djerdj Matkovic, a 2007 McDaniel graduate, was promoted to men's and women's head coach by Hood.

Women's gymnastics: Six Towson students made the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women All-Academic team: recent graduates Emily Hill and Megan Wooden (Perry Hall), rising junior Maria Braune and rising sophomores Macalla Curtis, Alexa Davis and Sasa Golob.

Women's track and field: Alexandra Dystant (Arundel) and Heather Silveira (Chesapeake-BC) are among 11 students added to Hood's roster for this school year.

Et cetera

Verizon Center to host its first UFC event in October

Demetrius Johnson will challenge Dominick Cruz for the Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight title when Washington hosts its first UFC event Oct. 1 at Verizon Center. After a UFC event sold out the 8,500-seat Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., in January 2010, Monumental Sports & Entertainment — which operates both arenas — began discussing the possibility of bringing UFC, the world's largest mixed martial arts promotion company, to the District, according to Sheila Francis, Monumental's director of event and venue communications. The primary logistical issue was finding a weekend date on which Verizon Center wasn't already booked. Francis said the Oct. 1 event will use the arena's entire seating capacity. The show will be broadcast live on Versus.

Steve Yanda, The Washington Post

Little League baseball: The state champion Berlin All-Stars, who were eliminated in the Little League Mid-Atlantic championship Friday, will be honored at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Peach Parade from Tripoli Street to the Taylor House.

More youth baseball: The state-champion Hickory Fountain Green Hornets U-9 travel team lost, 10-7, in the semifinals of the Mid-Atlantic Regional last weekend in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Youth football: Tom LaNeve of Preston and the Mid-Atlantic Flag League was named to the USA Football Youth Flag Football Committee.

WNBA: Washington Mystics guard Alana Beard will miss the rest of the season because of a left foot injury suffered during training camp. She aggravated it during practice last week.

Women's soccer: The Chesapeake Charge's Albert Oni, former Mercy coach and current assistant coach at Towson University, was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Year in the Women's Premier Soccer League. Defenders Jess Hnatiuk (John Carroll) and Emily Janss were named to the All-East first team, and forward Kristen Schmidbauer (Glenelg) and goalkeeper Yewande Balogun made the second team.

Glenn Graham

Horse racing: The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association elected the following to three-year terms on its board of directors: owners Howard M. Bender, Christine E. Bricker, H. Neil Glasser, Arnold A. Heft, Richard J. Hoffberger, Michael F. Horning, R. Larry Johnson and Richard J. Meyer and trainers W. Robert Bailes, Dale Capuano, Linda S. Gaudet, Christopher W. Grove, Timothy L. Keefe, Lawrence E. Murray and Katharine M. Voss.

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