Men's college lacrosse
Smith, McRoy help Delaware win opener
Senior attackman Eric Smith (Boys' Latin), junior midfielder Connor McRoy (Archbishop Spalding), senior midfielder Nick Diachenko and sophomore attackman Brian Kormondy scored two goals apiece as Delaware defeated High Point, 12-10, in the host Panthers' DivisionI debut. The game marked the official start of the Division I men's lacrosse season, which the Blue Hens have traditionally played in for the past decade. "I am happy with the effort even if I am not happy with the result," said High Point coach Jon Torpey, a Calvert Hall graduate who spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Goucher. "Delaware is a really good team, and our guys fought the entire game. We had a couple defensive lapses, and that was the difference in the game. We really appreciate the support from everyone who came out. It was a great atmosphere." Dan Lomas scored five goals for High Point. Delaware led 7-4 at the half.
Also: Lehigh beat host Mount St. Mary's, 14-8, in a six-quarter scrimmage, the Mount's final preseason competition before its season opener Feb. 12 at Maryland. ... Towson was picked fifth in the Colonial Athletic Association preseason poll. Defending conference champion Massachusetts earned the top spot, and Penn State was second, and Drexel and Hofstra tied for third. Junior defenseman John Fennessy was the Tigers' lone representative on the preseason All-CAA team.
Varsity boys basketball
St. Frances-Spalding game suspended Friday night
An incident at St. Frances during Friday night's boys basketball game against Archbishop Spalding resulted in the game being suspended at halftime after the visiting Cavaliers alleged some electronic items were stolen from their locker room. "Two phones were missing and [Spalding coach] Derrick [Lewis] said his kids didn't want to play the second half," St. Frances coach Nick Myles said Saturday morning. St. Frances had a 17-15 lead going into halftime when the game was halted. Myles, who is also the athletic director at St. Frances, is working with Spalding athletic director Jeff Parsons to find an open date to reschedule the game next week, and it is expected to be picked up where it left off at halftime. With the regular season ending Friday, the only days both teams have available next week are Tuesday and Thursday. St. Frances (24-4) is ranked No. 1 and in first place in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference (12-1) and Baltimore Catholic League (10-1). The No. 6 Cavaliers (18-7) are tied for second in the MIAA (10-3) and third in the BCL (7-3). Administrators from both leagues have a meeting planned today to discuss the consequences of Friday's incident. The Baltimore Police Department was reportedly called at the time of the incident, but no further information was available.
Ravens' Brigance to receive Community Service Award
The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation will present former Raven O.J. Brigance and his wife, Chanda, with its Community Service Award at the annual "Babe's Birthday Bash" on Friday at Sports Legends Museum. The event, from 5:30p.m. to 9 p.m., will celebrate the 118th anniversary of Babe Ruth's birth in Baltimore on Feb. 6, 1895. O.J. Brigance, a member of the Ravens team that won the Super Bowl in January 2001, has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He works for the Ravens as a senior adviser for player development. Tickets to the event are $45 each for members of the museum, $55 apiece for the general public when purchased in advance and $60 each at the door the night of the event. Ten or more tickets purchased together are discounted at $40 each. For more information, call Whitney Edmonds at 410-727-1539 ext. 3033 or go to baberuthmuseum.org.
Baseball: ESPN reporter and former Baltimore Sun Orioles beat reporter Tim Kurkjian will headline the Maryland Baseball Leadoff Banquet on Friday at Under Armour headquarters in Baltimore. The price of a ticket is $100 for Home Run Club members and former players, and $125 for the general public. Table pricing is to be determined. The banquet will begin at 7p.m. and include a live and silent auction, dinner and an address from Kurkjian, a Maryland graduate. Contact director of baseball operations Matt Swope at firstname.lastname@example.org for event information.
College baseball: Dwight Wilcox has joined the Washington College coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach. Wilcox played for the Shoremen for two years after transferring to Washington College from Anne Arundel Community College.
Minor league basketball: Terry Hosley (Parkville/Maryland Bible) scored 36 points as the host Bay Area Shuckers (7-3) earned a 124-117 victory against the Metropolitan All-Stars (10-2) in the American Professional Basketball League. Gus Chase (St. Frances) added 31 points, and Danny Thompson (Mount St. Mary's) had 18 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks.
—From Sun staff and news services