Digest: Perry Hall students are VIPs for anti-bullying boxing card at Du Burns

Friday fundraiser in Reisterstown to help family of former Anne Arundel County resident and Syracuse lacrosse player Schimoler, who died in August

October 18, 2012|Sports Digest

Boxing

Perry Hall students are VIPs for anti-bullying card

Jake Smith's Baltimore Boxing Promotions announced that it has donated a first-row VIP table to Perry Hall High School students for Saturday's "Bully Beatdown" fight card at Du Burns Arena. A shooting on the first day of school there Aug. 27 critically injured student Daniel Borowy; a Baltimore County grand jury has indicted 15-year-old Robert W. Gladden Jr. on 29 counts in the incident. All the guests from Perry Hall will be seated ringside for a special evening of Olympic-style boxing and anti-bullying awareness. All attendees will receive pamphlets about stopping bullying, and a number of local pro fighters will speak to the crowd about the issue throughout the evening. Advanced general admission tickets for $20, floor seating at $30 and VIP seats for $50 are available by calling 410-375-9175 or logging on to baltimoreboxing.com. VIP ticket holders have exclusive access to meet five-time world champion Vinny Paz. Paz defeated the likes of Hall of Famer Roberto Duran (twice), Lloyd Honeyghan, Gilbert Dele, Greg Haugen and Dana Rosenblatt. Headlining the card is a three-round East Coast Middleweight Championship matchup between former University of Oklahoma wrestling standout Jerome Featherstone of Baltimore and Keith Samuels. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the first bout is scheduled for 8:15 p.m.

Lacrosse

Friday fundraiser to help Schimoler family

The Simmons Lacrosse Foundation will hold a fundraiser Friday night in Reisterstown for the family of the late John Schimoler, a former Anne Arundel County resident and Syracuse player who died unexpectedly in his sleep in August at age 50. The foundation, Lacrosse Hall of Famer Roy Simmons Jr.'s charity organization, is hosting the benefit for Schimoler at 3 Quail Covey Court in Reistertown from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. (This is a private home; parking is limited.) The suggested door donation is $60 per person or $100 per family. The event will feature a silent auction, and proceeds will benefit the John Schimoler Family Education Fund. Schimoler, a Long Island native who moved to Maryland after graduating from Syracuse, was part of the Orangemen's 1983 NCAA championship team. The brother of former Cornell great Paul Schimoler, he was active in youth lacrosse in Maryland outside his work in construction in the Baltimore and Washington areas. For more information on the fundraiser, go to simmonslacrossefoundation.com.

Varsity: St. Paul's defenseman Travis Wood, a Johns Hopkins recruit, was named "Most Likely to Dominate" at his position after the Oct. 8 conclusion of the inaugural invitation-only Project 9.9 camp at St. Paul's. The camp was co-founded by former Hopkins All-American Paul Rabil and former Baltimore Bayhawk and Thunder star Mark Millon. Staff also included Lacrosse Hall of Fame defenseman Pat McCabe, former Chesapeake Bayhawks defenseman Kyle Hartzell (Salisbury), former Loyola All-American faceoff specialist-midfielder John Schiavone and Hopkins lacrosse strength and conditioning coach Jay Dyer.

Inside Lacrosse

College: Loyola's Charley Toomey, Salisbury's Jim Berkman, the Chesapeake Bayhawks' Dave Cottle, Lehigh's Kevin Cassese and Colorado State's Alex Smith are in the running for Lacrosse Magazine's Best Men's Coach. Voting will close Oct.29 at 3 p.m.

Division II: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., has announced the addition of men's lacrosse for 2014. A national search is under way for a head coach. Lynn joins 46 Division II schools in sponsoring varsity men's lacrosse. With Lynn's addition and the approval by the member presidents in late November, the Sunshine State Conference would officially sponsor men's lacrosse for the 2014 season. Currently, league members participate in the Deep South Conference in lacrosse.

Et cetera

Catonsville's Highsmith to join Fairmont State HOF

Fairmont (W.Va.) State will induct former basketball star Haywood Highsmith (Catonsville) into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday. Highsmith was a post player for the Falcons from 1985-86 to 1988-89 and is the school's all-time leader in blocked shots with 439 (more than 200 more than second place on the list), and led the nation in blocked shots with 145 during his sophomore season. Highsmith had 1,639 career points and 1,045 career rebounds.

College football: Navy freshman quarterback Keenan Reynolds was chosen as the Division I Bowl Subdivision Offensive Player of the Week. ... Salisbury sophomore punter Kyle Hamby was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week. Reynolds, making his first career start, threw for 134 yards and three touchdowns while running for 59 yards in leading Navy to a 31-13 victory over Central Michigan. Reynolds was the first freshman to start at quarterback at Navy since Jim Kubiak in 1991, and his three touchdowns passes were the most by a Navy quarterback since Chris McCoy threw three against Colgate in 1997.

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