Socci named Patriots play-by-play announcer
Bob Socci, who has called radio play-by-play for Navy for the past 16 years, has been named radio play-by-play announcer for the New England Patriots on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Socci, who replaces Gil Santos, will join color commentator Scott Zolak (Maryland) in the booth. Santos retired after the 2012 season after 36 seasons of calling Patriots games. Socci, 45, of Milton, Mass., is the lead announcer for CBS Sports Network's coverage of Patriot League college basketball and calls games for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox.
Gaels' Williams to play for U.S. All-Stars in Capital Classic
Mount St. Joseph senior guard Kameron Williams will be one of 10 players on the U.S. All-Stars basketball team at Sunday's 40th annual Capital Classic in Virginia. Williams, a three-time All-Metro first-team selection, averaged 21 points, three rebounds and two assists per game as the Gaels won the Baltimore Catholic League title this season. Headed for Ohio State, the 6-foot-2, 175-pound guard scored more than 2,000 points in three seasons at Mount St. Joseph. Aquille Carr, a two-time All-Metro Player of the Year who played his senior season at Princeton Day, will play on the Capital All-Stars squad in the featured game against the U.S. All-Stars at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va. The U.S. All-Stars and Capital All-Stars are scheduled to play in the second game of a doubleheader at 4 p.m. The District All-Stars will play the Suburban All-Stars at 2 p.m.
Football: Poly graduate and former Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Antonio Freeman will be the honorary chairman of the 56th Big 33 Football Classic on June 15 at 7 p.m. at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa.. Freeman, who played for Maryland in the 1990 game, amassed 7,251 receiving yards, caught 477passes and scored 61 touchdowns in his eight-year NFL career.
More football: Kenwood named Andrew Goldbeck coach. Goldbeck, a former quarterback at Towson University, served as an assistant at Boys' Latin the past four years. He was an All-Metro player at Calvert Hall in the early 2000s.
Girls basketball: Chanel Wright-Green resigned as Kenwood's coach after four seasons to pursue other opportunities. Wright-Green, who was an All-Metro player at Western in the 1990s, leaves the Bluebirds with a record of 44-40, including 16-6 in 2012-13.
Bare Hills' Johnstone in Pro Squash's world tourney
Wade Johnstone, head squash pro at the Bare Hills Racquet and Fitness Club in Baltimore, will compete with seven other finalists in the Pro Squash Tour's world championship tournament May 3-5 at the Detroit Athletic Club. This season on tour, Johnstone reached the finals of the PST Bottini Fuel World Open in Tuxedo Park, N.Y., and placed third in PST's Pittsburgh Open. Originally from Perth, Western Australia, he started playing squash at age 12. Johnstone earned a scholarship to the Victoria Institute of Sport and is a level 2 U.S. Squash certified coach and an Australian level 2 NCAS elite coach. He is also a member of the Professional Squash Coaches Association of Australia and the Maryland State Squash Racquets Association.
NHL: The Washington Capitals re-signed right wing Eric Fehr to a two-year contract. He will earn $1.4 million in 2013-14 and $1.6 million in 2014-15. Fehr, 27, has eight goals, eight assists and 10 penalty minutes in 39 games this season, and he leads the team in plus/minus (+14). The Capitals also re-signed left wing Aaron Volpatti to a two-year contract. He'll earn $550,000 in 2013-14 and $600,000 in 2014-15. Volpatti, 28, has one goal, one assist and 33 penalty minutes in 31 games.
Running: The fifth annual Nate Bruckenthal Memorial Run will be held Saturday at the Coast Guard Yard on Hawkins Point Road in Baltimore. There will be a 5-kilometer run, a walk and a free children's run. The event is dedicated to Nathan Bruckenthal, a Coast Guardsman who died April 24, 2004, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. All proceeds will support the Nate Bruckenthal Open Door Baby Pantry, a new-and-used baby goods pantry that helps young military families obtain free baby items. For more information, go to active.com/running/baltimore-md/5th-annual-nate-bruckenthal-memorial-run-2013.
Tennis: The Columbia Association's Wilde Lake Tennis Center on Cross Fox Lane will host the USTA Columbia NTRP Open on June 7-10. The USTA-sanctioned tournament is open to USTA members 18 and older with ratings between 3.0 and 4.5+. Men's and women's singles and doubles events are offered, and players may enter up to two events. This tournament is part of the USTA/Maryland NTRP Points race. Register at tennislink.usta.com and use tournament number 300031913. The entry deadline is June 2. The fees are $38.13 for singles and $20 for doubles. For information, email tournament director Jeff Fowle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrity golf: The Horsey Family Youth Foundation will hold its annual Celebrity Golf Classic at Heritage Shores Golf and Country Club next month. Tippy Martinez, Reggie Branch, Raleigh McKenzie, Bruce Laird, Tony Collins, Dave Johnson and others will participate. On May 22, there will be a meet-and-greet with the celebrities along with dinner and a live/silent auction; football, baseball and NASCAR items will be auctioned. On May 23, the celebrities and participating teams will golf. For information, call Dale Webb at 302-359-6124.
Golf: The Middle Atlantic PGA is offering a "near golf" experience at Maryland Day on Saturday at the College Park campus' La Plata Beach. Festivities will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be an inflatable dinosaur target called "GolfZilla," and PGA golf pros will provide free lessons.
Youth soccer: The registration deadline for the US Club Soccer 2013 Maryland Cup is May 1. The event is scheduled for the weekend of June 1 and 2 at UMBC and adjacent venues.
—From Sun staff and news services