NDP's Meyers earns 4th gold at world meet
Notre Dame Prep junior Becca Meyers finished off a stellar week at the World Deaf Swimming Championships in Coimbra, Portugal, on Saturday by winning her fourth gold medal and setting another meet record. Meyers, who was born deaf, swept all three individual events she entered in the third annual championships — the 200-meter, 400 and 800 freestyle races — and she twice lowered world championship records in both the 400 and the 800. In addition, she was part of the United States 800 freestyle team that set an overall deaf world record. In the seventh and final day of competition Saturday, Meyers defeated Anna Tovsta, the Ukranian who holds the overall deaf world record, to win the 400 freestyle in 4 minutes, 31.70 seconds. That time lowered the championship meet mark Meyers had set with her 400 split in Thursday's 800-meter race. Tovsta, who set her overall record of 4:27.82 two years ago, finished in 4:36.41. Earlier in the meet, Meyers set championship records for the 800 freestyle in the qualifying heat and in the final, cutting more than 15 seconds off that mark by finishing in 9:16.22 in the final. On Friday, she swam the anchor leg of the 800 freestyle relay to finish in 8:49.55 as she and Peggy Liang, Kristin Ates and Samantha Elam edged out the previous world record of 8.50.09, set two years ago by the Russian team. Meyers, who helped NDP win the IAAM A Conference championship earlier this year and swims for Loyola Blakefield Aquatics, also won a bronze medal two years ago at the Deaflympics in Taiwan.
Youse's Orioles collect another national title
Youse's Orioles won the 20-and-under national championship today, beating New Orleans, 5-2, in Johnstown, Pa. It's the Orioles' scout team's eighth championship in the past nine years. The Orioles, coached by Tim Norris, went 6-0 in the tournament, and Brad Markey (C. Milton Wright) was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. Several Oriole farmhands, including L.J. Hoes, Steve Johnson and Steve Bumbry, have played for Youse's Orioles.
Nationals: Days after his ugliest moment at Double-A Harrisburg, Bryce Harper created his best yet with a mammoth, two-run walk-off home run Friday night to lift the Washington Nationals affiliate to a 3-2 victory over Trenton, a New York Yankees affiliate. Harper, who was ejected from Wednesday's game for slamming his helmet after a strikeout, blasted his third home run in 116 Harrisburg at-bats at the perfect time. With one out in the bottom of the ninth, after teammate Leonard Davis had singled, Harper walked to the plate with the Senators trailing 2-1. Harper, at 18 the youngest player in Double-A, clobbered the seventh pitch he saw from Trenton reliever Ryan Pope to straightaway center field, a titanic drive that soared over the batter's eye behind the fence.
—Adam Kilgore,The Washington Post
Mixed reviews for Mids at Blue & Gold scrimmage
The Navy football team conducted its annual Blue & Gold scrimmage Saturday afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in front of more than 3,000 fans. "There was good and bad today on both sides of the football," Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "There were way too many turnovers. We have to take care of the ball. We had too many penalties, which is something we are usually pretty good at, and the defense gave up too many big plays. We have to clean up some things on both sides of the ball. We have three weeks to get better." The offense scored four touchdowns on the day against the defense, with the first-team offense scoring three times and the second team offense once. Senior quarterback Kriss Proctor ran the ball seven times for 29 yards and two touchdowns while completing six of 13 passes for 81 yards and two interceptions. Navy will conduct its final two-a-day of fall camp Monday at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
—From Sun staff and news services