Hopkins' Marcello loses in D-III wrestling title match

March 17, 2013|Sports Digest

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Hopkins' Marcello loses in D-III wrestling title match

Johns Hopkins senior 141-pound wrestler Paul Marcello lost a 2-1 decision to third-seeded Adam Sheley in the championship match at the NCAA Division III championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sheley made a second-period escape and secured the title with riding time. After a scoreless first period, Sheley started in the down position and quickly worked his way free to grab a 1-0 lead. He nearly built that lead to 3-0 midway through the period as he caught Marcello's attempt at a double-leg takedown with a body lock, but Marcello fought free and the period ended with Sheley up 1-0. Marcello, who entered the tournament as the No. 5 seed, started on the bottom in the third period and worked to get free, but Sheley held him for nearly 90 seconds before surrendering the escape with 35 seconds on the clock. Marcello angled in several times to try for a takedown, including twice off restarts in the final 10 seconds, but Sheley eluded him each time. Marcello (29-9) was the first national finalist in school history and the fourth Centennial Conference wrestler to advance to the national championship match in any weight class.

Men's college basketball: Maryland announced that it will return to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., where the Terps played Kentucky to open this season. No dates or opponents have been announced. Maryland said the agreement with the arena was for multiple years. "We had a great atmosphere up there this year and Barclays Center is a first-class arena," Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said in a statement. … Former Terps coach Gary Williams was honored Saturday at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament as an "ACC Legend." He was introduced at Greensboro Coliseum during halftime of the Miami-N.C. State semifinal. Williams waved to the crowd and gave a modified fist pump in the direction of the Maryland section — his trademark. Other "legends" included former N.C. State guard Dereck Whittenburg and former Georgia Tech guard Mark Price.

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College baseball: No. 12 Florida State (17-1, 4-1 ACC) scored four runs in the sixth inning and held off a Maryland rally to defeat the host Terps, 7-6, and even the weekend series. Maryland (12-6, 2-3) got three hits from Blake Schmit, who also scored three runs, and two hits from Michael Montville and LaMonte Wade (St. Paul). Both of Montville's hits went for extra bases. The junior recorded his first triple of the season and his fifth double. The Terps handed the Seminoles their first loss of the season Friday night, 5-3. … Zach Fisher (Perry Hall) had four of Towson's 15 hits Saturday as the Tigers (10-7, 3-2) earned a 15-3 Colonial Athletic Association victory over host Hofstra (4-13, 0-5).

Major League Soccer: The host New York Red Bulls (0-1-2) dominated possession, had a 24-5 edge in shots and hit the post twice in a 0-0 tie against D.C. United (1-1-1).

NFL: The Ed Block Courage Awards Banquet is set for Monday at Martin's West. Players attending include Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt and New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram. This year's PFATS Athletic Training Staff of the Year is from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Call 410-821-6252 for tickets, tables, or information, or go to edblock.org.

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