Digest: Ex-Mount star Kearse named to U.S. Select hoops team

Hopkins again atop Centennial Conference preseason football poll

August 02, 2012|Sports Digest

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Former Mount star Kearse named to U.S. Select hoops team

Former Mount St. Mary's basketball standout Mychal Kearse was named to the U.S. Select team set to compete in the William Jones Cup in Tienmu, Taipei, from Aug. 18 to Aug. 26. The United States will compete against national teams from Japan, the Philippines, Qatar, Lebanon, South Korea, Iran, the United Arab Emirates and Taiwan. The games will be broadcast on ESPN. Since leaving the Mount, Kearse has played professionally overseas for CSU Sibiu in Romania, Kahraba in Lebanon and Akita NH in Japan.

College football: Johns Hopkins picked up 14 of 20 first-place votes and totaled 153 points to grab the top spot in the Centennial Conference preseason poll for the fourth consecutive year and the seventh time in the past nine years. McDaniel (68 points) placed eighth.

Golf: Ryan Dornes of Lancaster, Pa., shot even-par 70 to tie Bethesda Country Club's Keegan Boone at 2-over 142 and take a share of the second-round lead at the Under Armour/Steve Marino Championship at the Bethesda course. Bryana Nguyen (Atholton) and Elyse Smidinger (Arundel) are tied for the Girls Division lead at 4-over 144 heading into the final round. Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the event features 72 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from 16 states and four countries. The Boys Division plays the course at 6,735 yards while the Girls Division plays the course at 5,890 yards. Dornes will play with co-leader Boone in today's final round. Jonathan Carr of Rockville and Jake Leavitt of Woodstock are tied for fifth at 5-over 145.

D.C. United Women: United Women earned third place at the league championships in Ottawa, Ontario, over the weekend. On Friday, the eventual champion Ottawa Fury defeated United Women, 1-0, to hand the team their first league loss of the summer and eliminate them from championship contention. United Women won Sunday's third-place match against Quebec City on penalty kicks. Late-season signing Jen Skogerboe scored her first goal in her second appearance with the team to tie the game at 1-1 in the 53rd minute, and the game would be decided in penalty kicks.

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