Wronowski to enter PGA Golf Pro Hall
PGA honorary president Allen Wronowski of Bel Air, the third member of the Middle Atlantic PGA Section to lead the world's largest sports organization, is one of eight inductees to be enshrined in the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame. Wronowski, 58, the PGA director of member and player development at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix in Baltimore County, will be honored March 12 at the PGA Education Center at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The inductees' names will be inscribed in granite on the back portico of the adjoining PGA Museum of Golf. Wronowski, a Baltimore native, served as The PGA of America's 37th president from November 2010 to November 2012. He has been at Hillendale since 1979, beginning as an assistant professional, then PGA head professional (1990), before being named PGA director of golf (2010). Among his mentors was the late Bill Clarke of Hillendale Country Club, making the facility the first to have employed two PGA of America presidents.
NCAA releases game times for men's lacrosse playoffs
The game times and networks for the 2013 NCAA men's lacrosse championships have been announced for Divisions I, II and III. Quarterfinal contests will be held at noon May 18 at Byrd Stadium in College Park and at 2:30 p.m. May 19 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The quarterfinal action in Maryland will air live on ESPN2, while games held in Indianapolis will be live on ESPNU. Championship weekend at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia will begin May 25. The Division I semifinals are set for 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., both airing live on ESPN2. The Divisions II and III championship matches are at 1p.m. and 4 p.m. May 26 and will be streamed live on NCAA.com. The Division I championship game will air live at 1 p.m. May 27 on ESPN. Tickets are on sale at ncaa.com/tickets. All-session tickets begin at $70, and group tickets are available.
More men's lacrosse: Dan Groot, a former captain and two time All-American midfielder at Maryland, has joined the lacrosse coaching staff at Division III Rhodes.
Women's lacrosse: Mount St. Mary's has been picked to finish third, according to the Northeast Conference preseason coaches poll. Monmouth, the defending NEC tournament champion, has been picked to finish first, followed by Quinnipiac.
Football: Navy season tickets went on sale this week. Reserved seats for the five home games are $209, season tickets for faculty and staff are $188, standing room (hill) for adults is $105 and standing room (hill) for children is $63. Season tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY or on the Navy Athletics website at navysports.com.
Nationals sign ex-pitcher Owings as first baseman
The Washington Nationals announced Wednesday the signing of Micah Owings to minor league deal with an invitation to major league camp. Owings, 30, who has spent nearly all of his six big league seasons as a right-handed starter and reliever, was signed by the Nationals as a first baseman. In 219 major league plate appearances, the right-handed batter has a .283/.310/.502 stat line with nine home runs and 35 RBIs, often as a pinch-hitting pitcher.
—James Wagner, The Washington Post
Boxing: The rematch between Brandywine's Seth Mitchell and Johnathon Banks has been postponed because of a right thumb injury to Banks, according to fight promoters, less than two weeks before the heavyweight contenders were scheduled to co-headline Adrien Broner's lightweight title defense against Gavin Rees in Atlantic City, N.J.
—Gene Wang, The Washington Post
WNBA: The Washington Mystics' 16th season will begin on the road against the Tulsa Shock on May27 at 3 p.m. in a game that will be televised on ESPN2. Washington will return for its home opener to face the Atlanta Dream and Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) on June 2 at 4 p.m.
—From Sun staff and news services