Former Maryland basketball star Walt Williams (right) sits… (Mitch Stringer, USA TODAY…)
Walt Williams to bike 100 miles for 'Team Walt'
Former Maryland men's basketball player Walt Williams will bike 100 miles in the Catoctin Challenge, a two-day mountain ride that starts Saturday. Williams, who is participating in honor of the 20th anniversary of his father's death, is hoping to recruit other cyclists and hundreds of sponsors to join "Team Walt" as he tries to raise $50,000 for Camp Greentop and the Walter A. Williams Sr. Fund. Williams works as a financial adviser at The Legacy Wealth Management Group at UBS and has been involved with Boys and Girls Clubs, raising awareness and money for charities and people with disabilities, especially children, so they have access to outdoor recreation. For more information, go to leagueforpeople.org.
For third straight day, Md. loses, then wins
For the third straight day, Maryland lost the first game and then bounced back with a win in its second in the Heartland Classic baseball tournament in Norman, Okla. After losing, 10-4, to Ohio in the first game Thursday, Maryland had 15 hits in a six-inning, 10-0 victory over Colorado to finish 3-3 in pool play. Justin Morris (DeMatha) was 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored against Colorado. Zach Howeth (St. Michaels) was also 3-for-4 in the game, while Brady Acker (Atholton) was 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBIs. Zach Correa (St. Michaels) earned the victory after pitching three scoreless innings in relief of starter Taylor Bloom (Riverdale Baptist). In the loss to Ohio, Maryland pitcher Chase Brewis (Riverdale Baptist) gave up seven runs (two earned), four hits and three walks in two innings. Andrew Yacyk Seth Schubert Maryland, which finished as the No. 5 seed, will play No. 4 seed Georgia in the elimination round at 4:30 p.m. today. Maryland beat Georgia, 3-0, in pool play Tuesday. If Maryland wins against Georgia, the team will face No. 1 seed Texas at 8 p.m. for a spot in Saturday's championship game. Maryland lost to Texas, 11-1, in pool play Wednesday.
Century's Julian Woods named best in state in boys track and field
Century's Julian Woods was picked as the Gatorade Maryland Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Woods, a senior who made The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro first team for indoor track and outdoor track and field this year, played a big role in the Knights' winning the Class 2A state championships in both seasons. Woods won three individual events — 110-meter hurdles, 300 hurdles and long jump — and anchored the Knights' winning 4x200 relay team during the outdoor state championships last month. He also finished second in the 400 hurdles at Penn Relays, and his time ranked eighth among those of prep competitors in the United States this year. Woods will compete in track and field at Mount St. Mary's beginning this fall. He is a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year award, which will be announced later this month.
Girls basketball: De'Janae Boykin (C.H.Flowers) had a double double (12 points, 12 rebounds) as the United States routed Argentina, 98-28, in the FIBA Americas U16 championships Thursday in Cancun, Mexico. Taylor Murray (Annapolis Area Christian) was 0-for-2 on 3-pointers in the game. The United States (2-0) will play Costa Rica (0-2) in the final game of pool play at 3 p.m. today.
Major League Lacrosse: Chesapeake Bayhawks defenseman Michael Evans (Johns Hopkins) was moved from the two-game injured-reserve list to the active roster.
Golf: Matt Sughrue of Arlington, Va., and Bethesda Country Club shot the back nine in 30 to cap a 6-under-par 66 and earn the medals for low score and low amateur in sectional qualifying at Musket Ridge Golf Club in Myersville for the U.S. Senior Open championship. The other places in the 92-man field went to Sean Knapp, Oakmont, Pa., 69, and George Forster, Villanova, Pa., 70. ... Tyler Silberberg, a Columbia resident and recent Wilde Lake graduate, tied for second place in the 80th Frank Emmet Schoolboy tournament at Mount Vernon (Va.) CC. Luke Schaap, a Churchill sophomore, won with a three-day total of 211, followed by Silberberg and Brent Bubes, Landon School, at 214.
Track and field: Matthew Centrowitz (Broadneck) qualified as the top seed for Saturday's 1,500-meter run final at the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. Centrowitz won his preliminary heat in 3 minutes, 40.91 seconds, which was the fastest time of any runner in Thursday's action. ... Coppin State's Jibri Victorian failed to advance to the semifinals of the 400 hurdles when he fell after hitting the seventh hurdle in his preliminary heat. He did not finish the race. .... Coppin State freshman Alaric Coker (Milford Mill) finished 17th overall in the semifinals of the junior 800meters. Coker, who competed in the third heat, finished sixth in his heat, in a time of 1:56.86.
—From Sun staff and news services