Digest: Ellicott City's Lee leads MAPGA girls 15-18 division

August 10, 2012|Sports Digest

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Ellicott City's Lee leads MAPGA girls 15-18 division

Casey Bannon of Alexandria, Va., leads the boys 16-18 division and Ellisa Lee of Ellicott City leads the girls 15-18 division at the Mid-Atlantic PGA Junior Tour Championship on the Kingsmill's Woods course in Williamsburg, Va. Bannon shot a 2-under-par 70 and leads Wonsuk Rhee of Vienna, Va., by a stroke. Edward Owen of Baltimore and Trey Razzetti of Glen Allen, Va., shot 72 and are tied atop the boys 14-15 division. Sam Jung of Chantilly, Va., shot 72 and leads Nicholas Mejia of Woodstock by two strokes in boys 12-13. Lee shot a 74 and is two shots in front of Nicole Flores of Brambleton, Va. In girls 12-14, Lena Capoccia of Bethesda shot 79 and leads Graysen Bright of Rockville by one stroke.

Men's golf: Danny Balin of Rockville shot an opening-round 5-over-par 77 at the PGA Championship at the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C. "I didn't hit the driver very well the first nine holes today," said Balin, who is 11 shots off the pace. "But I kind of found it on the last six or seven holes, which helped me out a little bit. Hopefully tomorrow morning I'll be able to get out there, play a good round and maybe give us a chance to make the cut."

Major League Lacrosse: The Chesapeake Bayhawks will activate faceoff specialist Alex Smith (Boys' Latin) for Saturday's 7 p.m. game against the visiting Denver Outlaws. Smith, who ranks fifth in Major League Lacrosse history with 861 career faceoff wins, has not played in a game this season while recuperating from offseason shoulder surgery. The winner of Saturday's game will earn the top seed in the playoffs.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United acquired defender Mike Chabala, 28, from the Portland Timbers for a first-round pick in the 2014 supplemental draft. United midfielder Kurt Morsink, 28, who hadn't appeared in a league game this season, retired to become the club's scouting coordinator.

--Steven Goff, The Washington Post

NBA: The Washington Wizards announced that Jerry Sichting will join Randy Wittman's staff as an assistant coach. Sichting, 55, averaged 6.9 points and 3.3 assists as a guard over 10 NBA seasons. He worked as an assistant coach for Wittman in Minnesota and also was an assistant at Golden State.

NHL: Megan Eichenberg was hired as communications coordinator of the Washington Capitals.

Men's college lacrosse: Gilman rising sophomore attackman Andy Matthews (Gilman) has committed orally to North Carolina. A left-hander, Matthews was the leading scorer on the Greyhounds' junior varsity championship squad this spring, also playing JV football and varsity soccer. A member of Maryland Lacrosse Club, he made stops at Baltimore Summer Kickoff and Maryland and Princeton team camps. Matthews also considered Duke, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Penn State and Ohio State.

Women's college lacrosse: Navy named Corey Donohoe (North Harford) a full-time assistant coach. Donohoe, who will focus on offense and have a role in recruiting, was a volunteer assistant last season, when the Mids went 18-3. Donohoe replaces former assistant coach Kristen Waagbo (Mount Hebron), who left to take an assistant coaching job at Duke, her alma mater.

College baseball: Maryland hired Robert Vaughn as an assistant coach. Vaughn, who played at Kansas State for John Szefc, the Terps' new head coach, will also serve as the recruiting coordinator. Vaughn was a volunteer assistant with the Wildcats, where he coached the catchers and was in charge of base-running instruction.

--From Sun staff and news services

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