Pride of Maryland basketball tourney to start Tuesday

Nats plan 'major push' to sign free agent Oswalt

November 10, 2011|Sports Digest

Men's college basketball

Pride of Md. tourney to start Tuesday

The seventh annual Pride of Maryland men's basketball tournament will begin Tuesday with semifinal and final rounds Nov. 18 and 19 at Goucher and Johns Hopkins. On Tuesday, Frostburg hosts McDaniel at 8 p.m., Goucher hosts Johns Hopkins at 7:30 p.m., Stevenson visits Salisbury at 7 p.m. and Washington College hosts St.Mary's at 7:30 p.m.


'Major push' is planned to sign free agent Oswalt

The Washington Nationals have Philadelphia Phillies free-agent starting pitcher Roy Oswalt in their sights, with reporting Tuesday that the Nationals plan to make a "major push" for Oswalt, who went 9-10 with a 3.69 ERA last year despite a bad back. He fits the profile of the kind of veteran starter general manager Mike Rizzo has said he wants to acquire. "He's shown he can win in the big leagues and really lead our staff, not by having the best stuff on the staff, but by showing how to be a professional and how to be a winner and how to pitch 200 innings in a season many, many times," Rizzo said. In 2010, when he pitched for the Houston Astros, Oswalt told The Washington Post he would waive a no-trade clause to accept a deal to Washington. Oswalt is a TypeA free agent, which means if the Phillies offer him arbitration and he declines, the team that signs him must give the Phillies its first-round round draft pick as compensation.

Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post

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Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon sells out quickly

TriColumbia announced that the seventh annual Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon sold out in roughly 31/2 hours. More than 2,400 female endurance athletes will participate in a 0.62-mile swim, 171/2-mile bike ride and 3.3-mile run on Aug.19, 2012, at Centennial Lake Park in Columbia.

College football: Navy quarterback Kriss Proctor was named FBS Independent Offensive Player of the Week and the Player of the Week for independent schools. Proctor fought through an elbow dislocation in his throwing arm to help Navy end a six-game losing streak with a 42-14 home win over Troy. Before leaving the game at halftime, Proctor ran 12 times for 37 yards and two touchdowns while completing four of six passes for 127 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown.

Women's college basketball: UMBC senior guard Michelle Kurowski is one of 30 candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, which honors the nation's best women's basketball seniors who also excel in the classroom and make an impact in their communities.

College field hockey: Top-seeded Lebanon Valley (15-5) held No. 8 seed McDaniel (10-8) without a second-half shot after scoring late in the first half for a 1-0 victory in the quarterfinals of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Mid-Atlantic tournament on Wednesday.

Women's college soccer: Frostburg State used three second-half goals to break open a tie game and defeat Grove City, 4-1, in the first round of the ECAC South Region tournament. Also, Bobcats sophomore forward Adria Graham was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year. Senior midfielder Cassie Donahue and junior defender Erin Proctor join Graham on the All-CAC first team. Junior defender Liz Seligman and senior goalkeeper Michelle Buckmaster were selected to the second team. … Stevenson had four players named All-CAC, highlighted by first-team selections senior Stephanie Eyler and junior Taylor Zimmerman (John Carroll). Sophomore Jamie Matlock and sophomore Mackenzie Calhoun (Howard) were named to the second team. … Salisbury's Jim Nestor was honored as the CAC Coach of the Year, while freshman goalie Michelle Conrad was named Rookie of the Year. Conrad was joined on the All-CAC first team by senior forward Amanda Miele, junior midfielder Erin Mooney (Patuxent) and senior defenders Kira Mangone and Amanda Zyzak (Damascus). Second-team recognition went to senior midfielder Katie McMahon.

Men's college soccer: Towson sophomore forward Olakunle Banjo was named as a third-team selection on the All-Colonial Athletic Association team. … Johns Hopkins senior Corey Adams was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Year and coach Craig Appleby was named the Coach of the Year. Joining Adams on the first team was senior Sean Coleman. Freshman Rob Heuler was named to the second team. … Frostburg State junior forward Ryan Russell earned All-CAC first-team honors and was picked by the league's coaches as the CAC Player of the Year. Coach Keith Byrnes was named CAC Coach of the Year after guiding the Bobcats to an 11-3-4 overall record, a 4-2-2 league mark and a fourth-place regular-season finish. Joining Russell on the All-CAC teams are senior Jamie Flewellyn (Broadneck) and junior Shawn Baker. … Hood junior goalkeeper Will Lane was named to the All-CAC second team.

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