Hall of Fame
Former Baltimore Colts running back Lenny Moore, defensive tackle Art Donovan and linebacker Mike Curtis highlighted this year's class for the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame. Former Baltimore Bullets center Wes Unseld, hurdler Renaldo "Skeets" Nehemiah (Maryland) and bowler Danny Wiseman also were honored at the induction banquet Thursday night in Glen Burnie. Former Afro-American sports writer Sam Lacy received the John Steadman Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes contributions of individuals over long careers that support and advance athletics in Maryland.
Maryland, Navy men reach conference soccer finals
Michael Sauers scored with just 13 seconds left in the first overtime period to lift the top-seeded and fourth-ranked Maryland men's soccer team (12-3-5) to a 1-0 victory over Clemson (11-6-2) in the Atlantic Coast Conference soccer semifinals Friday night in Boyds. Sauers' goal, his third of his freshman season, came off a slight touch from teammate Patrick Mullins. The Terps will look to defend their 2012 title against Virginia in Sunday's ACC championship game at 2 p.m. in Boyds.
More men's soccer: Dave Arnold's goal in the 58th minute gave top-seeded Navy (14-3-2) a 1-0 victory over fourth-seeded Bucknell (13-6-1) in the Patriot League semifinals in Annapolis. The Midshipmen will play No. 3 seed Holy Cross on Sunday at 1 p.m. for its first Patriot League title in four appearances in the final. The winner gets an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.
More men's soccer: Louisville freshman defender Michael DeGraffenreidt (Loyola High) was named to the All-American Athletic Conference second team and to the rookie team. DeGraffenreidt, The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Player of the Year last year, has made 15 starts for Louisville, including the past 13. He earned Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 30.
Women's soccer: UMBC (13-6-2) was blanked, 2-0, by Virginia Tech in the opening round of the women's soccer NCAA tournament. It was the first-ever tournament appearance for the Retrievers, who set a program record for wins in a season.
Men's basketball: Forward Allen Costley (Milford Mill) was one of five high school prospects to sign national letters of intent to play basketball at Towson. Coach Pat Skerry announced that Jordan McNeil (Mount St. Joseph), Byron Hawkins, Eddie Keith and Mike Morsell will join Costley at Towson beginning next season. … De'Anthony McCormick (Forest Park) was named Yankee Small College Conference Player of the Week. McCormick averaged 21points and 8.3 rebounds in four games for Eastern Maine Community College.
Football: Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, and fellow sophomore Myer Krah earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors. Reynolds ran for a career-high 226 yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries, while completing four of eight passes for 59 yards and a touchdown in Navy's 42-28 victory over Hawaii. His 226 yards rushing are the third most in school history by a quarterback and the most since 1997.
Cross country: Senior Becky Yep (Mount Hebron) cut more than 30 seconds off her previous best, leading Maryland to a 15th-place finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships in Bethlehem, Pa. Yep finished 40th with a time of 21 minutes, 15 seconds in the 6-kilometer event. Her time was faster than the 21:46 she posted on the same course as a freshman. … Sophomore Hassan Omar led UMBC to a ninth overall finish in the men's race. Omar placed 22nd overall with a school-record and career-best time of 30:30 over 10K.
Women's lacrosse: Louisville announced that Emily Howell (Atholton) and Casey Webbert (Gerstell) have signed to join the program. Lindenwood, in St. Charles, Mo., announced that goalkeeper Rachel Ortell (Marriotts Ridge) and defender Mackenzie Quinn (Francis Scott Key) signed early for the 2015 season. The program will compete in Division II for the first time next spring. Howell is a four-year letter-winner in lacrosse and starter since her sophomore season. She was named to the Washington Brine National All-America team (2012-13). Webbert played varsity lacrosse, basketball and soccer all four years, and garnered coaches' awards for basketball and lacrosse.