Columbia Triathlon director Vigorito severely injured in biking accident

Ironman World Championship

Columbia Triathlon director severely hurt in Hawaii

Rob Vigorito, founder of the Columbia Triathlon Association and race director for CTA events, was seriously injured in a bicycle accident Wednesday in Kona, Hawaii. He was there for Saturday's Ironman World Championship. While trying to avoid a truck that had pulled in front of him on the Queen K Highway, Vigorito wound up going over his handlebars and into the truck. According to an e-mail sent by his wife, Sharon, he has nine broken ribs, several that are multiple breaks. He also has a fractured scapula, a collapsed lung and a cut lip. "The thought is that he will be in pretty severe pain for about a month," Sharon wrote. Vigorito has been transferred to a trauma center in Honolulu, in part to help with the pain management and in case any surgery is required. "We are thankful he does not have a head or neck injury and is not dead," Sharon wrote.

Carol Gralia, Columbia Flier

College football

Morgan State QB Williams receives national honor

Redshirt freshman quarterback Delonte Williams was named the Sports Network/Fathead.com National Freshman of the Week after running for three touchdowns, throwing for 100yards and scoring on a two-point conversion in Morgan State's 27-14 victory over North Carolina A&T on Saturday. Williams completed seven of 12 passes, as the Bears finished with 361 total yards. Williams' three touchdowns were the most by a Bear since Chad Simpson ran for three against Savannah State in 2007.

Maryland: The Terps' game at Boston College on Oct. 23 will begin at 1 p.m. and be shown online on ESPN3.com, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday.

Navy: Quarterback Ricky Dobbs was named one of the Manning Award Stars of the Week after completing eight of 19 passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns and running for 100 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-27 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday. His final touchdown pass came with 42 seconds to go.

Colleges

Towson soccer player Mangione wins CAA award

Towson senior midfielder Marco Mangione (Calvert Hall) was named a co-recipient of the Colonial Athletic Association men's soccer Player of the Week award after scoring three goals and adding an assist in a 1-1 week. He's the second-leading scorer in the CAA with 23 points.

Women's soccer: St. Mary's freshman goalkeeper Kelsey Wirtz (Hereford) was named Capital Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, and Frostburg State sophomore forward Amanda Wharton (South Carroll) was named the Offensive Player of the Week.

Field hockey: Kristie Blumer's fifth goal of the season 66:01 into the game lifted Towson (6-8) to a 3-2 win over visiting Pacific. Tabi Hatch had two goals and an assist for the hosts. Whitney Clugston made three saves to earn the win.

Volleyball: UMBC freshman Ali Goc was named America East Rookie of the Week.

Gymnastics: Jim Hayes, formerly an assistant coach at Rhode Island and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was named an assistant at Towson.

Swimming: Jun Yamaguchi was selected as Frostburg State's coach. He was an assistant at DePauw the past three seasons.

Varsity

N. Harford's Brinkman named Ravens Coach of the Week

Fresh off North Harford's comeback win over Fallston on Friday, Hawks coach Ken Brinkman has been named the Ravens High School Coach for the Week. Brinkman guided North Harford to a 36-35 victory over the previously undefeated Cougars. The Hawks were down by a point after running back Brandon Bayer scored on a 4-yard run with 47 seconds remaining. Brinkman called for a two-point conversion, and Bayer ran the ball into the end zone. "The way Brandon had been running the ball in the second half — he was just running with a mission," Brinkman said. "I thought I could put it on his shoulders."

Et cetera

Arenas' beard coming off; Pikesville's Kraus advances

Nick Young predicted it, Brendan Haywood requested it, and Gilbert Arenas finally confirmed it: The beard is on its way out. That scraggly, unkempt facial hair, which has been the subject of much discussion, will soon be a thing of the past. Arenas walked up the stairs after practice on Monday and Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis was waiting to greet him with a hug and a smile. Leonsis made a comment about Arenas' beard. Arenas grinned and said, "I'm cutting it. I'm cutting it." Leonsis, who sports a goatee, then rubbed his chin and asked Arenas if he would at least keep the goatee. "Like me?" Leonsis said, then lowered his head and raised his right fist in the air as if he was staging some protest. "You know, for solidarity." Arenas laughed as he traded some shaving advice with Leonsis, then rubbed his beard some more and said, "I'm cutting it. This was a preseason look."

Michael Lee, The Washington Post

Golf: Andrea Kraus of Pikesville and Lisa Schlesinger of Laytonsville each won a first-round match in the U.S. Women's Senior Amateur championship in Fort Myers, Fla. Kraus lost an early 4-up advantage by the 14th hole, then won the next three for a 3-and-1 triumph over Carol Sarkissian of Covina, Calif., while Schlesinger turned 4-up and breezed to a 5-and-3 victory over Diane Buhl of Kissimmee, Fla.

Baseball: Former Orioles radio play-by-play announcer Josh Lewin won't be back for a 10th season as the Texas Rangers' television play-by-play man next season. Lewin is the San Diego Chargers' radio play-by-play voice.

—From Sun staff and news services

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