Free-agent right wing Fehr returns to Caps
Eric Fehr is coming back to Washington. The Capitals have invited Fehr to training camp with the intention of signing him to a prorated one-year, $600,000 contract once he passes a physical, according to a team source. Fehr, 27, recorded 13 goals and 25 points in 21 games with HPK Hameenlinna in Finland's SM-Liiga during the lockout. The 6-foot-4, 212-pound right wing was a first-round draft pick by the Capitals in 2003 and played 230 games with Washington, recording 46 goals and 93 points, but was often sidelined by injuries to both shoulders. This summer, the Winnipeg Jets declined to submit a qualifying offer to Fehr, making him an unrestricted free agent.
—Katie Carrera, The Washington Post
Women's college lacrosse
Hannon receives preseason Atlantic Sun honors
Jacksonville senior Rachel Hannon (Archbishop Spalding) received Atlantic Sun Preseason Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors as voted by the coaches in the conference, which is sponsoring the sport for the first time. Hannon was named the 2012 National Lacrosse Conference Co-Player of the Year after she led the nation in draw controls with 131, an NCAA record. Jacksonville freshman midfielder Kelsey Wigglesworth (Towson) was named a Newcomer to Watch, while the Dolphins were picked first in the coaches' poll. Also chosen to the All-Conference preseason team were Jacksonville junior attacker Ali Hoffman (St. Mary's Ryken) and Detroit senior attacker Lindsey Saunders (Northeast).
Wasik gives Bombers OT win in franchise debut
Andrew Wasik scored 3:17 into overtime to give the Baltimore Bombers a 17-16 win in their North American Lacrosse League franchise debut against the Boston Rockhoppers at New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Mass., on Saturday night. The Bombers came back from a 14-12 deficit heading into the fourth quarter to take a 16-14 lead in the final period of regulation before the Rockhoppers (1-1) tied it at 16 on a goal by Tim Fallon with 2:47 left, sending the contest to a 15-minute, sudden-death extra session. Wasik, a transition player, also got the first goal in Bombers history and finished with four on the night. A pair of Mount St. Joseph alumni — Jordan Kenney (a former Stevenson men's assistant coach) and Devan Spilker — also scored hat tricks for Baltimore. The Bombers led 10-9 at the half. Their next game is their home debut next Sunday at 3p.m. against the Rhode Island Kingfish at Du Burns Arena.
NLL: A pair of local players led the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League to victory in their debuts with the team Saturday. Attackman Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall) finished with three goals and three assists, while midfielder Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) had a pair of assists in a 13-8 win over the visiting Buffalo Bandits. Rabil also turned the ball over a game-high eight times. Buchanan and Rabil were acquired in offseason trades. Kyle Hartzell (Salisbury) added a goal for the Wings, and Drew Westervelt (UMBC) contributed an assist.
Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series created
The Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series, consisting of several thoroughbred-only horse shows in the Mid-Atlantic region, has been formed. It will include a year-end awards banquet at Laurel Park at which horses and riders will be honored for accumulating the most points throughout the season. The first event will be the TB Celebration Show on March 13-15 at the Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, followed by the Thoroughbred Festival on April 6 at Winterplace Park in Salisbury. For more information or to register a thoroughbred, go to thoroughbredalliance.org or to Facebook at Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series.
College wrestling: Led by two pins from 133-pound Geoffrey Alexander at 133 pounds and a three-win performance from 184-pound Jimmy Sheptock at 184, Maryland (9-4) defeated Brown, Harvard and Stanford at Comcast Pavilion.
Varsity boys basketball: No. 8 John Carroll held Loyola scoreless in the final seven minutes and won, 58-40, Friday. The Dons (4-11, 1-8 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference), led by Mitch Cross with a game-high 18 points, drew within five late in the third quarter. Michael Tertsea led the Patriots (16-6, 4-3) with 14 points.
Varsity cross country: Caroline Beakes of Bethesda-Chevy Chase was named the 2012-13 Gatorade Maryland Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.
—From Sun staff and news services