Digest: Montrose Christian basketball coach Vetter to resign

STX Putting Championship to be held next month in Baltimore

May 30, 2013|Sports Digest

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Montrose Christian coach Vetter to resign

Stu Vetter, one of the winningest high school basketball coaches of all time, will step down from his position at Montrose Christian in Rockville at the end of the summer. The move comes after 14 seasons as coach of the Mustangs, where Vetter guided current NBA players Kevin Durant, Greivis Vasquez (Maryland) and Linas Kleiza, and established one of the preeminent high school teams in the area. Vetter, 61, said Wednesday that he wrestled with the thought of resigning throughout last season but didn't come to the decision until after the 2012-13 campaign following talks with his family and several trips to see a handful of his former players. Vetter said his resignation does not mean he is retiring from coaching. "It's the right time to step down," Vetter said in a telephone interview. "At this stage of my life, I want to spend more time with my family and pursue other coaching, camp and business opportunities. It's been a great 14 years and we've established ourselves as one of the best programs in the country, which is something I take pride in." He said he still plans to hold his annual basketball camp at Montrose Christian this summer and eventually to expand the program. Durant weighed in on Vetter's decision by Twitter, writing that it is "tough to see my high school coach, Stu Vetter, resign. Great teacher of the game, a no nonsense guy and a great motivator! Great career SV!" Since his coaching career began in 1975 at Flint Hill Prep, Vetter has amassed 878 victories and three national titles (USA Today/ESPN Rise) in leading Flint Hill Prep, St. John's Prospect Hall, Harker Prep and Montrose Christian. He's also produced more than 150 Division I college players and was inducted into the Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.

Brandon Parker, The Washington Post


STX Putting Championship to be held next month

Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation and Baltimore-based golf club manufacturer STX will partner for a second year to host the STX Baltimore Putting Championship. Golfers interested in competing in the putting championship can participate in the qualifying round June 23 or June 24 at any of Baltimore's Classic Five Golf Courses: Pine Ridge, Mount Pleasant, Forest Park, Clifton Park and Carroll Park. The finals will take place June 26 at Mount Pleasant. All proceeds benefit the junior program at each of the Classic Five Courses. For more information, visit Classic5Golf.com.

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U.S. Open tennis playoffs begin Saturday in College Park

The U.S. Open National Playoffs return to the Tennis Center at College Park this weekend with four days of qualifying tournaments for tennis hopefuls in the Mid-Atlantic region. The tournament, held Saturday to Tuesday, is one of 13 regional events that allow any player 14 or older to compete for a spot in the U.S. Open. Winners of the men's and women's singles regional qualifying events will earn a chance to play in the U.S. Open qualifying tournament, held the week before the U.S. Open in August, to earn a wild-card spot in the tournament. National Playoffs mixed doubles champions receive a wild-card spot in the U.S. Open. The finalists from each sectional qualifying tournament will advance to the U.S. Open National Playoffs; the men's and women's singles championship will be held Aug. 16-19 and the mixed doubles championship Aug. 21-24. All three tournaments will take place in conjunction with the New Haven Open at Yale.

Major League Lacrosse: The Chesapeake Bayhawks traded a seventh-round pick in the 2014 Collegiate Draft pick to the Rochester Rattlers for defenseman Andrew Sellers (Salisbury, Archbishop Curley) and waived defenseman Tim Kaiser (Loyola High).

Maryland women's basketball: The Terps' Atlantic Coast Conference slate for the 2013-14 season is highlighted by home-and-home matchups with Georgia Tech and Syracuse, as well as a home game against Notre Dame. With the addition of three teams this season, Maryland will play only Georgia Tech and Syracuse twice. The Terps will face the 12 other teams once each. Three 2013 NCAA tournament teams will make their way to College Park in Syracuse, Florida State and Notre Dame. In addition to Georgia Tech, Clemson, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh will come to Comcast Center. Maryland will face Boston College, Duke, Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Virginia once on the road.

From Sun staff and news services

Wizards: As expected, Washington will be one of 22 teams to participate in the NBA Summer League at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas from July12-22. The Wizards have been part of the summer league in Las Vegas since its inception in 2004. This season, the event will have a new format, with the teams playing five games from July 12-16, followed by a single-elimination tournament to determine a champion July 22. The schedule and rosters will be announced later, but the Wizards will field a team that is expected to feature the third overall pick from the June 27 draft. The Wizards went 3-2 last summer in Las Vegas as Bradley Beal averaged a team-high 17.6 points made the all-tournament team. They have an all-time record of 20-21 at the Las Vegas summer league. Beal and John Wall will also be in Las Vegas from July 22-25 as participants in Team USA minicamp as it auditions players for the 2014 World Cup in Madrid.

Michael Lee, The Washington Post

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