Ex-Terp Logan Aronhalt to play for third-tier team in Italy

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July 16, 2013|Sports Digest

Maryland men's basketball

Guard Aronhalt to play for third-tier team in Italy

Former Maryland guard Logan Aronhalt has signed a contract to play basketball in Italy next season, he tweeted. He will play for Unione Cestistica Casalpusterlengo, which finished third last season in Divisione Nazionale A, the country's third-highest tier of competition. Aronhalt played one season for the Terps after transferring to Maryland as a graduate student. As a fifth-year senior, he averaged six points per game and shot 43.4 percent from 3-point range. The native of Zanesville, Ohio, scored a season-high 26 points and shot 7-of-12 from beyond the 3-point arc in the Terps' 69-58 loss at Boston College on Feb. 19. Aronhalt also made five of seven 3-pointers and scored 15 points in a 86-70 victory over Niagara in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.

Swimming

Surhoff takes silver in relay; Conger golden in 200 back

Austin Surhoff (St. Paul's) of Cockeysville won a silver medal in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay in the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, on Monday night. Surhoff — son of former Oriole B.J. Surhoff — was on a team with Michael Weiss, Michael Wynalda and Matt Barber that finished in 7 minutes, 13.58 seconds, which was eight seconds behind first-place Russia. The medal was one of five that the United States won Monday, including a gold-medal performance from Rockville's Jack Conger (Good Counsel), who trounced the competition in the 200-meter backstroke, finishing in 1:55.47. American Jacob Pebley took bronze in the race. The United States also won silver and gold in the women's 800-meter freestyle. Pool competition concludes today, starting at 11 a.m. and airing on ESPN3.com.

Et cetera

Busko wins age group again in New York City triathlon

Billy Busko, who ran cross country at Dulaney High, won his second straight New York City Triathlon on Sunday for the 45-49 age group. Busko, 49, won in a time of 2:09:48. Earlier this year, the New York banker qualified for next month's Triathlon World Championships in Henderson, Nev.

Don Markus

Auctions: The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation is holding an auction for people to bid on a sports experience that includes a rare tour of the Sports Legends Museum's private archives for four people and lunch at Dempsey's Brew Pub & Restaurant in the Warehouse at Camden Yards. Bidding starts at 9 a.m. today and ends at 8 p.m. Friday. The starting bid is $750, and subsequent bids are in increments of $15. The public does not have access to the museum's archives, which includes several items such as a bat Babe Ruth used in 1927 when he set baseball's single-season home run record, game-worn shoulder pads of Pro Football Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas, and Cal Ripken Jr.'s bat, Orioles cap and sweatband from the 2001 All-Star Game in which he was named Most Valuable Player. More information is available at baberuthmuseum.org.

College baseball: Archbishop Curley rising senior Zack Ridgely committed to play baseball at Radford. Ridgely, an All-Metro first-team selection in the spring, batted. 385 with 11 doubles and seven stolen bases as a junior. A left-handed pitcher and outfielder, he was 3-3 with 59 strikeouts in 42 innings on the mound.

Major League Soccer: Maryland alumni Omar Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Galaxy and Graham Zusi of Sporting Kansas City were selected for the final 20-man MLS All-Star roster Monday. Gonzalez, who played with the Terps from 2006 to 2008, is a defender, and Zusi, who played for the Terps from 2005 to 2008, is a midfielder. Defender Kyle Beckerman (Arundel), who plays for the U.S. national team and Real Salt Lake, was also selected for the team, which will play AC Roma in the All-Star Game on July 31 in Kansas City.

Women's track and field: Former UMES sprinter Lenora Guion-Firmin won gold, silver and bronze at the European Athletics U23 Championships on Friday and Saturday. Guion-Firmin, a three-time All-American who left UMES in the spring, ran to a first-place finish in the 400-meter run, second in the 200-meter and third in the 4x400-meter relay.

College basketball: Loyola guards Denzel Brito and Eric Laster will play in a college summer tour, playing five games against European teams next summer. Brito, a redshirt junior, and Laster, a sophomore, will visit Belgium, England and the Netherlands in August 2014.

National Women's Soccer League: Forward Jessica McDonald scored in the 30th and 34th minutes to help Seattle Reign FC (4-9-3) rally to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Spirit (1-10-4) on Sunday night in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,855 at Starfire Stadium. Spirit midfielder Diana Matheson scored on a penalty kick in the 13th minute.

Junior golf: The American Junior Golf Association will head to Maryland as 96 of the nation's top junior golfers compete in the Junior All-Star at Talbot next week at Talbot Country Club in Easton. Talbot Country Club, founded in 1910, is the oldest golf club on the Delmarva Peninsula. This is the first year the club has hosted an AJGA event. The practice round will be held Monday; tournament rounds will be played next Tuesday through July 25. Tee times for all three rounds will run 7:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. off the No. 1 tee. Guests are welcome to attend, and admission is free. For more information, go to ajga.org.

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