Minor league basketball
Bay Area Shuckers to hold 2 open tryouts in August
The Bay Area Shuckers of the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League announced two open tryouts in August. The first will be held Aug. 11 with registration and check-in starting at 4 p.m. and tryouts 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The second will be Aug. 18. Registration/check-in will start at 6 p.m. with tryouts 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Both tryouts will be held at Leadership Through Athletics, 2900 Hammonds Ferry Road, Lansdowne. The registration fee for the tryouts is $50. Players may pre-register for a discounted fee of $40 through Aug. 10. Pre-registration may be done at bayareashuckers.com/tryout.html. Some players from the Aug. 11 tryout might be invited back for the tryout Aug. 18. These players will not be charged a fee for the 18th. Players who cannot attend the tryout on the 11th, but would like to attend on the 18th, may still attend with a registration fee.
Sparks' Howson tops Rhyne for BMGC Match Play title
John Howson of Sparks and Mountain Branch GC two-putted for par on the 18th green to claim a 1-up victory over Jeff Rhyne of Baltimore and Mount Pleasant GC in their meeting for the 14th Match Play championship of the Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation at Mount Pleasant. Howson, 53, the tournament's second-oldest title-holder, was 3-down after five holes of the scheduled 18-hole match, but got back to even at No. 17 and went ahead for the only time on the 18th green.
Kastles finish regular season unbeaten in past 30 matches
The Washington Kastles finished the World TeamTennis regular season undefeated and extended their winning streak to 30, beating the host Springfield Lasers, 25-14, on Saturday. The victory gave the Kastles their second consecutive perfect season — a first in league history. The top-seeded team now prepares for the playoffs Sept. 14-16 in Charleston, S.C. The Kastles have not lostsince July 22, 2010.
Men's college lacrosse: Several rising high school seniors committed to colleges recently. Midfielder Maximus Maxwell of Hamburg (N.Y.) High has committed orally to UMBC. Maxwell had 51 goals and 52 assists this year to lead Hamburg to a Section VI title and earn All-America honors. Maxwell also considered Marist, Hartford and Canisius. ... Midfielder Kevin Diehl (Calvert Hall) has committed orally to Quinnipiac. This spring, he was the Cardinals' sixth-leading goal scorer in their Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association championship run. Diehl plays for the Baltimore Crabs in the summer and was also selected to the Maryland Freestate Game, as well as playing for Baltimore at the Under Armour games. He considered High Point and Marquette. ... Goalie Peter Hayes of Great Valley High in Malvern, Pa., has committed orally to Mount St. Mary's. A member of Baggataway LC and Rebel Elite, he attended MVP, Tri-State and Summer Sizzle camps this summer. Hayes also considered Lafayette, Washington College and Haverford. ... Midfielder Graham Dabbs of Salisbury (Conn.) School has committed orally to Navy. An incoming postgrad from Good Counsel in Olney, Dabbs is the brother of Bryce Dabbs, a standout senior midfielder for the Midshipmen. Graham also considered Loyola, Georgetown, Mount St. Mary's, Boston University, Michigan, Johns Hopkins, Syracuse and Virginia. ... Rising junior goalie Josh Miller of Brien McMahon High in Norwalk, Conn., has orally committed to Towson. Miller earned honorable mention All-Area and team Defensive Most Valuable Player honors after leading his team to a 11-7 record last season. He also considered Penn State, Ohio State, Rutgers, Fairfield, Hofstra and Maryland.
Men's college soccer: UMBC will begin its 18-game season at home against Radford on Aug.25. The opener is the first of 10 home games. As part of the Holiday Inn Express BWI Classic, which the Retrievers will co-host with Navy, UMBC will face Virginia Commonwealth on Aug.30 and Robert Morris on Sept. 1. Another highlight is a Sept. 11 game at Maryland, which finished last season ranked ninth by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. In their first meeting since 2000, the Terps beat the Retrievers, 4-3, in double overtime last season before a record crowd of 2,513 at Retriever Soccer Park.
—From Sun staff and news services