Digest: Douglass alum Wiley to coach U.S. men's track team at Junior Pan Am Games

Men's track and field

Douglass alum Wiley to coach Team USA at Junior Pan Am Games

Baltimore native Cliff Wiley has been named the head men's coach for Team USA at the 2013 Junior Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, USA Track & Field announced Friday. This is the Douglass alumnus' first appointment as a head coach after serving USA Track & Field teams as the head manager of the 2004 IAAF World Junior Championships. Wiley, currently the head girls track and field coach at Washington High School in Kansas City, Kan., will lead a squad of approximately 40 16- to 19-year-olds. As a former elite athlete, Wiley qualified for the 1980 Olympic team in the 200 meters and was a two-time national champion at 400 meters. He won international titles at the 1981 Athletics World Cup and 1983 Pan American Games.

College baseball

Reed, Terps hand No. 12 Florida State its first loss, 5-3

 Left-handed starter Jimmy Reed held 12th-ranked Florida State to two earned runs and five hits over eight innings to power host Maryland (12-5, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) to a 5-3 victory over the previously unbeaten Seminoles on Friday night at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium. The game turned in the Terps’ favor in the sixth inning. After Seminoles starter Brandon Leibrandt retired the first hitter of the inning, Jordan Hagel singled up the middle and advanced to second on a wild pitch. K.J. Hockaday (John Carroll) walked forcing a call to the bullpen for Florida State. With Kyle Convissar (Severna Park) up, the Terps executed a double steal, moving the runners to second and third. As Florida State’s defense closed in to prevent the squeeze, Convissar hit a 1-2 pitch back up the middle to score Hagel and Hockaday and put the Terps ahead 3-2. The Seminoles (16-1, 3-1) got the run back in the eighth to tie the game. In the bottom of the inning, Hagel led off with a triple. Hockaday walked to give the Terps runners at the corners. After Hagel scored on wild pitch, LaMonte Wade (St. Paul) doubled to right-center to score Hockaday from second to make it 5-3. Kevin Mooney (North Harford) relieved Reed in the ninth and promptly struck out Casey Smit. Mooney got the next two batters to record the first save of his career. Reed improved to 3-1. Florida State’s Brandon Johnson took the loss, falling to 1-1. Hagel had three hits, including a triple.

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Bilney leads UMBC to 18-4 rout of Mount in women's lacrosse

Kristen Bilney (Mount Hebron) scored a game-high five goals to lead host UMBC (5-2) to an 18-4 victory over Mount St. Mary's (1-7). UMBC used a 5-0 run in the first half and a 6-0 run in the second half to tally nine goals per half.

Division III women's lacrosse: Monica Parcell converted a free-position shot with 12.3 seconds left to break a 13-all tie as visiting McDaniel (3-1) won, 14-13, against St. Mary's (2-5). Julia Jacobs (St. Mary's) led the Green Terror with a career-high five goals. Parcell and Paige Messersmith (Dulaney) added three goals each. Taylor Sartor (Loch Raven) paced St. Mary's with a hat trick. ... Marissa Meiklejohn (Old Mill) scored twice to lead visiting Stevenson (4-1) to its fourth straight victory, 7-5, over Occidental (4-5). The Tigers scored 51 seconds into the game, but Meiklejohn answered 1:13 later. She would score again to give the Mustangs a 2-1 lead. After two consecutive goals by Occidental, Kellie McLaughlin scored her first career goal to tie the game at halftime, 3-3. Stevenson scored three of the first four goals of the second half. Leah Warner (Northeast) scored 25 seconds into the second half for a 4-3 Mustangs lead. She also assisted on a goal by Tori Wagner (Fallston) with 17:40 left for a 6-4 Stevenson lead.

Wrestling: Johns Hopkins senior Paul Marcello continued his run at the NCAA Division III championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as he topped fourth-seeded Jake Fredricksen of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 5-3, in the 141-pound quarterfinals to move into today's semifinals. Marcello is the first Johns Hopkins wrestler ever to advance to the semifinals. ... McDaniel's Ryan O'Boyle was named Centennial Conference Rookie of the Year.

Baseball: Peter Bowles had four hits, including two doubles, and drove in five runs to lead visiting Towson (9-7, 2-2) to a 14-4 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Hofstra (4-12, 0-4). The Tigers matched their season high with 16 hits. Mike Volpe improved to 3-0 as he pitched six innings and allowed three runs on eight hits with two walks and three strikeouts. ... Jay Knight hit a walk-off single to right field in the 10th inning to give Mount St. Mary's (4-9) a 9-8 win against Lehigh (9-6). The Mountain Hawks tied the game on Tyler Brong's two-out, three-run homer in the ninth.

Men's tennis: For the second consecutive week, UMBC freshman Justin Carter, a Randallstown resident who attended National Connections Academy, has been named America East Conference Player of the Week.

Roxanne Alban

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Maryland to hold panel on diversity in journalism

The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland will host a panel discussion on diversity in sports journalism on March 27. The 7 p.m. event at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism will cover the lack of minority sports editors, the dearth of women and minorities in the sports blogosphere, and what can be done to make the sports page and media as a whole more diverse. Panelists include TNT's David Aldridge, USA Today's Mary Byrne, The Shadow League's Keith Clinkscales, Maryland professor David L. Andrews and SB Nation's Kevin Lockland. Kevin Blackistone, the Shirley Povich chair in sports journalism, will be the moderator. The event in Knight Hall's Richard Eaton Auditorium is free and open to the public. For more information, email events@povichcenter.org or call 301-405-4605.

Soccer: The final tryouts for the Baltimore delegation traveling to the August JCC Maccabi Games in Orange County, Calif., are scheduled for 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The tryout will take place at the Owings Mills JCC at 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. Teams are being formed in the Girls 16U and the Boys 14U and 16U age levels. Applicants must be age 13 by Aug. 1 or still be 16 years old by the same date. For additional information, call Paul Lurie at 410-559-3546, email plurie@jcc.org or visit jcc.org/maccabi.

Ice skating: Solo skaters and teams of all ages from Maryland, Washington, Virginia and Delaware will perform in the "Reach for the Stars" 2013 Invitational on Sunday March 17 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Piney Orchard Ice Arena in , 8781 Piney Orchard Parkway, Odenton. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call Linda Monney at 410-672-7013, ext. 15.

 

 

 

 

 

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