Ex-Oriole Mussina to enter Little League Hall of Excellence

Retired pitcher to be honored in Williamsport on Aug. 24

August 09, 2014|Sports Digest


Mussina to enter Little League Hall

Former Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina will be enshrined in the Little League Museum's Hall of Excellence on Aug. 24 at the 68th Little League World Series in Williamsport Pa. The ceremony will be held before the world championship game, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Mussina will be the 48th person enshrined. Mussina, from nearby Montoursville, Pa., was elected in 2001 to the Little League International board of directors. He's in his sixth year as a Little League coach and his 17th as an MLL volunteer board member.

Men's college lacrosse

Committee to discuss possible shot-clock rule

The No. 1 topic in men's college lacrosse this offseason is whether the NCAA will trade its "timer on" rule for a hard shot clock. Three men with local ties — North Carolina coach Joe Breschi (Loyola High), Delaware coach Bob Shillinglaw (Severna Park) and Mount St. Mary's associate athletic director Mike Hardisky (Towson State) — will be part of the nine-member NCAA rules committee that will decide whether to make that change, along with several other possible tweaks. The panel meets Monday through Wednesday in Indianapolis. In response to complaints about stalling and slow play, the committee adopted a "timer on" rule two years ago that gives teams 30 seconds to get a shot on goal once a stall warning is issued. A true shot clock, similar to the one used in the NBA, is one possible answer to criticisms of that rule.

Transfer: Midfielder Spencer Parks (St. Paul's) will transfer to Towson after two seasons at North Carolina, Inside Lacrosse tweeted.

Coaching: ASA College, a junior college in Brooklyn, N.Y., has hired former King's College offensive coordinator Shaun Church (Salisbury) as the school's second-ever head coach.

Jon Fogg


Meyers set 400-meter freestyle world record

Becca Meyers of of Timonium broke the world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle S13 race Thursday at the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif. Meyers, a student at Franklin & Marshall, swam her morning preliminary in 4 minutes, 25.31 seconds, besting the five-year-old mark of 4:28.64. Meyers went on to win the gold medal during the evening final with a 4:25.58. Retired Navy Lt. Brad Snyder of Baltimore swam a 1:03.66 in the men's 100 fly S11 and a 26.42 in the men's 50 free S11 for back-to-back golds. Jessica Long of Baltimore won the women's 400 free S8 in 4:42.91.

Et cetera

SAT date change conflicts with varsity games

The College Board moved the SAT date this year from the first Saturday of November to the second Saturday, Nov. 8, which will conflict with some state championships and the last regular-season football games in the MIAA A Conference, including the Gilman-McDonogh rivalry game. The test also will be given Oct. 11 and Dec. 6.

Katherine Dunn

Varsity basketball: Two years after enrolling at John Carroll, guard Kimbal Mackenzie has committed to Bucknell, picking the Bison over offers from Loyola Maryland, Siena and UMBC. Mackenzie was a Baltimore Sun All-Metro second-team selection.

Matt Bracken

USA basketball: Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay (Archbishop Spalding) received a spot on the U.S. national team after Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant withdrew from the team.

College football: Bucknell running back C.J. Williams (Calvert Hall) was named to the All-Patriot League preseason team.

Katherine Dunn

Women's college lacrosse: Former Virginia All-American Jessica Morgan (McDonogh) has been hired as coach at George Mason.

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