Digest: Blast defender Lookingland honored as Player of Week

Film, programs to honor anniversary of Ruth's birth; Loch Raven's Waithe earns award after record triple jump

February 06, 2013|Sports Digest

Major Indoor Soccer League

Blast defender Lookingland honored as Player of Week

The Major Indoor Soccer League announced that Blast defender Mike Lookingland (Loyola High) has been named the league's Player of the Week. Lookingland had three goals, one assist and three blocks as the Blast eked out a pair of victories against Syracuse last weekend. Lookingland, the 2012 MISL Defender of the Year, scored a goal Friday, giving his side an 8-2 lead in the second quarter, and blocked a shot while helping the Blast's defense limit the Silver Knights to four goals on 22 shots. The veteran then scored both of the Blast's first-quarter goals and added an assist in an 11-6 victory against Syracuse on Saturday at 1st Mariner Arena. Joining Lookingland on the Team of the Week is teammate William Vanzela, who was in goal for both of the Blast's victories this weekend. Vanzela, who sits second in the MISL with an 8.51 goals-against average, recorded 28 saves in the two victories this weekend, allowing just seven goals. The Blast's Adauto Neto and Tony Donatelli received honorable mention.

Babe Ruth Museum

Film, programs to honor anniversary of Ruth's birth

The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation announced several events that will celebrate the 118th anniversary of Ruth's birth in Baltimore on Feb. 6, 1895. The foundation will premiere a short film, "'O' Say Can You See: The Star Spangled Banner in Sports," at the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum on Saturday. Additionally, the annual Babe's Birthday Bash will take place Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sports Legends Museum. On Saturday, in addition to the film premiere, author Morris Eckhouse will host a special program about Ruth's "Called Shot," one of baseball's most mythic and iconic moments, at 11 a.m. at the Birthplace. Eckhouse has written and spoken about sports for more than 30 years and is the co-author of seven books. A birthday cake celebration in honor of Ruth will take place at 12:30 p.m., followed by an additional historical program at 1:30p.m.


Loch Raven's Waithe earns award after record jump

Shippensburg sophomore Steve Waithe (Loch Raven) was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week office after another record-setting effort in the triple jump. For the third consecutive meet, Waithe achieved a new personal best and school record Saturday at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York, landing a mark of 50feet, 51/2inches. He finished ahead of jumpers from Texas A&M, Clemson, Houston and Rutgers. Waithe also improved his national seeding to fourth in Division II. He has now been honored twice this season by the league.

Men's lacrosse: Johns Hopkins will broadcast each of its eight regular-season home games at HopkinsSports.com. Stu Johnson, the voice of Hopkins athletics, will provide the play-by-play, while former Blue Jays players Drew Dabrowski and Pat Miller will provide analysis. Johns Hopkins games will no longer air in the Baltimore area on terrestrial radio.

Women's lacrosse: Salisbury opens the season at No. 2 in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association poll, behind Trinity (Conn.), which defeated the Sea Gulls in last season's national championship game. Salisbury begins its season Feb. 23 when it hosts Stevenson.

Women's basketball: Drexel raced to a 15-point halftime advantage in a 62-48 victory over host Towson Tuesday night. The Tigers (7-14, 1-9 Colonial Athletic Assocation) had three players score in double figures, including 14 points each from guards Dominique Johnson and Tanisha McTiller. Drexel (15-6, 8-2) scored eight of the first nine points and led, 29-14, at halftime. Johnson tied her season high with five rebounds. Michelle Peebles finished with 13 points and seven rebounds in the loss.

Wrestling: Navy freshman Mathew Miller (John Carroll) was named Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Wrestler of the Week after claiming the 174-pound title at the All-Academy Wrestling Championship last weekend.

Women's swimming: Mount St. Mary's senior Courtney Griffith was selected as the Northeast Conference Co-Swimmer of the Week. It is the third time in her career that Griffith has earned the conference's weekly honor.

Women's gymnastics: Maryland junior Katy Dodds was voted East Atlantic Gymnastics League Specialist of the Week after two first-place finishes Saturday. Against North Carolina, Dodds scored a 9.900 on vault for the third consecutive meet and tallied a season-high 9.850 on floor to tie teammate Ally Krikorian and the Tar Heels' Haley Watts for first. It is the second time this season Dodds has earned the honor.

Women's bowling: UMES senior Anggie Ramirez was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week.

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