Local ties prevalent in LXM, Adrenaline games
Sam Bradman (Salisbury) scored a game-best five goals, and Team STX rallied to a 14-13 win over Maverik United in the LXM Pro Tour lacrosse season opener Saturday at Orange Coast College in Orange County, Calif. Four players finished with three or more goals in the tightly played contest. Former Chesapeake Bayhawk Johnny Christmas had four goals for Maverik, and Kyle Harrison (Johns Hopkins, Friends) added two assists for Team STX, which led 8-6 at halftime. In the Adrenaline All-American Game, featuring 50 incoming NCAA Division I, II and III players, the South team defeated the North, 20-13. South attackman Lucas Gradinger, who has committed to Maryland, took home Most Valuable Player honors with four goals and two assists. Attackman Wilkins Dismuke, who will head to Johns Hopkins in the fall, led North with four goals.
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Potts, Naeth win Ironman 70.3 EagleMan in Cambridge
World-class pros Andy Potts (Colorado) and Angela Naeth (Canada) won the EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon in Cambridge on Sunday with times of 3 hours, 47 minutes, 46 seconds and 4:14:06, respectively. More than 2,400 athletes and 50 professionals representing 26 countries and 48 U.S. states participated.
Rice to face McCarthy for state Amateur golf title
Andrew Rice of Baltimore Country Club, who had two lopsided victories Saturday, was extended almost to the limit in winning twice more to reach the final of the 92nd Maryland State Amateur championship at the CC at Woodmore. He holed a 25-foot putt on the 18th green to outlast Scott Ehrlich (University of Maryland GC), after the two had halved 13 of the first 17 holes, then rallied to overtake Billy Wingerd, the 2004 champion, from Mountain Branch GC, winning three holes in the middle of the back nine for a 2-and-1 decision. The scheduled 36-hole championship match against Virginia junior Denny McCarthy will be Tuesday. McCarthy has yet to go beyond the 15th green in beating four straight opponents.
Futsal: The U.S. national team won the Four Nations Tournament in Newcastle, England, by defeating Poland, 4-2. Pat Healey (Calvert Hall, Towson University) scored the final goal and recorded two assists in the win. The U.S. team completed the tournament undefeated after defeating England and Malaysia earlier in the week. Futsal is an indoor version of association football with five players on each team.
—From Sun staff and news services