Digest: McDonogh grad Martin, Woodbine's Snyder win NCAA wrestling titles

Ohio State sophomore Kyle Snyder, a Woodbine native who went to high school at Good Counsel in Olney, defeated two-time defending national champion Nick Gwiazdowski of North Carolina State with a takedown in overtime to win the 285-pound NCAA national championship Saturday night in New York.

Snyder beat No. 3 seed Ty Walz of Virginia Tech, 10-6, in a semifinal Friday to advance to the final against top-seeded Gwiazdowski. In September, Snyder completed a stunning run through the world championships in Las Vegas, beating Russian Abdulsalam Gadisov at 213 pounds to become the youngest winner at worlds in U.S. history.


Buckeyes freshman Myles Martin (McDonogh) captured the 174-pound championship with an 11-9 decision over Penn State's Bo Nickal. Martin, the No. 11 seed who came into the NCAA championships after a third-place showing at the Big Ten championships, earned an 8-2 decision over unseeded Lelund Weatherspoon of Iowa State in a semifinal Friday.

Penn State won its fifth team championship in six years. Oklahoma State was second, and Ohio State was third.

More college wrestling: Navy senior Mathew Miller (John Carroll) pinned Iowa's Sammy Brooks in the quarterfinals Friday before losing a 5-4 decision to North Carolina State's Pete Renda in the semifinals to earn fifth place in the 184-pound ladder.

Women's college basketball: Taylor McCarley scored a team-high 16 points but UMBC women's basketball team's season ended Saturday with a 67-48 loss to host Youngstown State in the Women's Basketball Invitational quarterfinals in Youngstown, Ohio. The Penguins (21-12) trailed 19-12 at the end of the first quarter but used a late first-half run to lead 31-26 at halftime. McCarley hit a jumper to open the third quarter to cut the deficit to three, but that was as close as UMBC (18-14) got.

College swimming and diving: Johns Hopkins junior Shirley Chan broke the program record en route to winning the consolation final of the 200 butterfly on the third day of the NCAA Division III championship Friday. The Blue Jays collected 47 points and remained in fifth place with 149 total points. The men were in fourth place.

Men's college basketball: Salisbury junior guard Gordon Jeter was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-Middle Atlantic District second team.

Women's college lacrosse: Harford Community College (1-0) remained third in last week's National Junior College Athletic Association coaches' poll. Howard CC (2-0) moved from fifth to fourth, and Anne Arundel CC (2-0) moved from unranked to fifth.

Men's college lacrosse: The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association named Hood sophomore goalie John Hoffman Division III South Defensive Player of the Week. ... CCBC-Essex (5-0) fell from second to third in the NJCAA coaches' poll behind Nassau CC (5-0) and Onondaga CC (2-1). Howard CC (2-1) remained fifth and Anne Arundel CC (2-2) sixth. Harford CC (3-2) is tied for 10th with Finger Lakes CC (3-2).

Women's college basketball: Stevenson sophomore forward Sara Tarbert received Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-America honorable mention.

College baseball: Outfielder Marty Costes (Archbishop Curley) hit two home runs and right-hander Taylor Bloom (Riverdale Baptist) of Crofton threw his second straight complete game to lead visiting Maryland (8-10) to an 8-4 victory over No. 23 Cal State Fullerton (11-7) on Saturday night.

College softball: No. 8 Salisbury (14-3) swept its doubleheader against visiting Houghton (5-9) in a pair of five-inning games. Senior pitcher Annah Brittingham allowed two base runners and struck out a career-high 11 for her first career no-hitter in the Sea Gulls' 10-0 win in the first game, and Salisbury scored nine runs in the second inning in an 11-0 victory in the second game. … UMBC freshman left fielder Morgan Peyou was named America East Rookie of the Week.

Gymnastics: Four Towson gymnasts were selected to the All-East Atlantic Gymnastics League teams. Sophomore Tyra McKellar and freshman Mary Elle Arduino received first-team honors, while sophomore Gabriella Yarussi and freshman Aysia Sharif earned second-team honors. … Incoming Maryland freshman Kirsten Peterman was named to the Canadian National Team to participate at the Pacific Rim Championships this April, as announced by Gymnastics Canada on Thursday.

Track and field: Matthew Centrowitz (Broadneck) won his heat of the men's 1,500-meter run Friday in 3 minutes, 47.15 seconds to advance to today's final at the indoor track and field world championships in Portland, Ore.

Girls lacrosse: Maryland-bound Brindi Griffin turned in another stellar performance, scoring five goals to lead top-ranked McDonogh to a 12-2 victory over Milton (Ga.) in a lightning-delayed game in Vero Beach, Fla. The win marked the 136th straight for the Eagles, who move to 3-0 this season. Griffin had a natural hat trick in the second half, scoring team goals eight, nine and 10.


Horse racing: Sonny Inspired held off a late rally by Any Court Inastorm at Laurel Park to win the $75,000 The Ben's Cat. The 5-year-old gelded son of Artie Schiller finished the 6 furlongs in 1:11.23 under jockey Jevian Toledo.