Frostburg football player Sheely died from head trauma, father says

Assateague to reopen today

August 31, 2011|By Sports Digest


Frostburg player died from head trauma, father says

The father of a 22-year-old football player for Frostburg State who died Sunday told The New York Times that his son died from "severe head trauma." Derek Sheely, a fullback from Germantown, died late Sunday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He was injured Aug. 22. "I don't know how it happened," Kenneth Sheely, Derek's father, told the Times. "It doesn't really matter how it happened, personally. It's not going to change the situation with Derek. But I want to let it be known that he didn't have some kind of heart condition or other kind of condition. It was severe head trauma."

Women's basketball: Brenda Frese, who is entering her 10th year as the women's basketball coach at Maryland, has agreed to a multiyear contract extension, the school announced Tuesday. The extension keeps Frese at Maryland through June 2017. She could earn up to four additional years if the Terrapins meet benchmarks athletically and academically. "Coach Frese has been the driving force in putting Maryland women's basketball in a position of national prominence during her time here in College Park," athletic director Kevin Anderson said. Frese, who has a record of 221-81 (.732) in her nine seasons, brought the Terps their first national title in 2006. Maryland has finished in the top four of the Atlantic Coast Conference in four of the past five years and won the 2009 ACC title.

Men's soccer: Loyola goalkeeper Kyle Wittman (Calvert Hall), a graduate student, was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week after a 1-0 victory at Adelphi. …. UMBC freshman forward Jordan Becker was chosen as America East Rookie of the Week.

Field hockey: Maryland senior midfielder Jemma Buckley has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week.

Women's volleyball: Karolina Sawaniewicz posted a team-high 10 kills to lead visiting Towson (4-1) to a 25-18, 25-19, 25-17 victory over La Salle. … UMBC rallied to defeat host UC Riverside, 23-25, 25-21, 26-24, 25-17, on Monday.

Et cetera

Assateague to reopen today; Blast to start vs. Syracuse

The Maryland Park Service will reopen Assateague State Park today after closing it because of Hurricane Irene. Campers with reservations that began before today may return to the campground at 8:30 a.m. but must check in at the ranger station office upon arrival. Campers with reservations beginning today may check in beginning at 2 p.m. Several Maryland State Parks have already reopened. Park staff continues to work through the challenge of tree damage and power outages in some of the harder-hit regions to reopen the remaining parks. The service will update the status of the State Parks at Park visitors can also contact MPS customer service at 800-830-3974.

Indoor soccer: The Blast will open its 2011-12 Major Indoor Soccer League season at 1st Mariner Arena on Nov. 11 when it hosts the expansion Syracuse Silver Knights. Game time is set for 7:35 p.m. The MISL playoffs will begin with the semifinals March 9-11, featuring the top two teams from each division meeting in a home-and-home series with a mini game to decide the series after the second game if needed. The championship will follow the same format March 16-18. The higher seed gets to decide which game it hosts.

Varsity football: Gilman jumped three spots to No. 47 in this week's ESPN High School Powerade Fab 50 national poll. The Greyhounds opened their season with a 68-9 romp over Maryland Christian, a team of home-schooled students who finished 13-0 last season and had a win over Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference runner-up Archbishop Curley.

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Golf: Jon Corliss, PGA teaching professional at Heron Ridge Golf Club in Virginia Beach, Va., shot a 3-under-par 102 over 27 holes at Suburban Club in Pikesville to win the Middle Atlantic Senior PGA Professional Championship and the MAPGA Senior Championship, both by two strokes. Tim White, PGA head pro at Lake Chesdin Golf Club in Chesterfield, Va., and John McNaney, PGA life member, tied for second at 1-under in both events.

WNBA: Lindsay Whalen scored 21 points on 10- of-12 shooting to guide the host Minnesota Lynx to a 73-56 rout of the Washington Mystics. Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) had 13 points for the Mystics.

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