Copeland is Penn's second sole football captain since 1977

Basketball player Mitchell signs letter of intent to play at Maryland

April 13, 2012|Sports Digest

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Copeland is Penn's second sole football captain since 1977

Defensive lineman Brandon Copeland (Gilman) was selected as Pennsylvania's second sole captain since 1977. Copeland, who is from Sykesville and is the grandson of former Colts defensive end Roy Hilton, will enter his senior season as a two-time All-Ivy League first-team selection.

Men's college basketball: Maryland's recruiting class officially added a fourth member Thursday when Charles Mitchell signed his letter of intent. Mitchell, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Wheeler High in Marietta, Ga., committed to the Terps in March before Maryland's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament opener against Wake Forest. He joins Houston center Shaquille Cleare, Fredericksburg, Va., guard Seth Allen, and Wrentham, Mass., small forward Jake Layman in Maryland's 2012 recruiting class. Damonte Dodd, a 6-foot-9 power forward from Queen Anne's County High, hasn't yet signed his letter of intent. Mitchell,'s No. 92 prospect nationally in the 2012 class, picked the Terps over offers from Cincinnati, Florida, Florida State, Seton Hall and Tennessee.

Women's college basketball: Towson received signed letters of intent from 5-foot-10 combo guard Alliyah Berger of Archbishop Carroll and 5-7 guard Dominique Johnson of Riverdale Baptist.

Women's college lacrosse: Allison Terry (Catholic), the Division III leader in goals per game, scored five and Molly Murray (Aberdeen) and Ashley Cumberland (Kenwood) each scored two as Notre Dame (Md.) won, 15-4, against host Trinity. The Gators (3-2) have won four straight.

Men's college track and field: Navy sophomore Zack Duncavage was honored as the Patriot League Field Athlete of the Week after breaking the school's discus record at the Army-Navy Outdoor Star Meet on Saturday with a throw of 181 feet, 6 inches.

Pimlico Race Course: For the fourth straight year, trainer John Salzman Jr. won the first race for 2-year-olds in Maryland. Thursday, he did it with Brenda's Way, who rallied from off the pace under Jonathan Joyce and drew off to a commanding 73/4-length victory in the third race, a maiden test for juvenile fillies. The bay daughter of Weigelia completed the 41/2-furlong distance in 54.78 seconds and paid $6.60 as the 2-1 betting choice.

More horse racing: The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation will host "An Evening with Graham Motion" May 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. Motion, a Fair Hill-based horse trainer whose Animal Kingdom won last year's Kentucky Derby, will give insight on his career and conduct a question-and-answer session. Tickets are $75 and are available for purchase by contacting Whitney Edmonds at, or by calling 410-727-1539, ext. 3033.

Women's football: The Baltimore Charm of the Lingerie Football League will hold tryouts for the 2013 season April 22, beginning with 1 p.m. registration and lasting until 6 p.m., at the Frederick Indoor Sports Center. The LFL is moving its season from fall-winter to spring-summer and will resume play in April 2013.

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