Women's college basketball
Frese's 2-year-old son Tyler being treated for leukemia
Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese said her 2-year-old son Tyler was recently diagnosed with leukemia and is undergoing treatment at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, according to a report in The Diamondback, the student newspaper at the university. "As you can imagine, the initial reaction is pretty traumatic," Frese told reporters at the team's media day Tuesday. Her family's pediatrician diagnosed the disease immediately, which Frese said "pretty much saved his life that day." Tyler, who has a twin brother, Markus, is doing "extremely well," according to Frese. "It's a very curable battle that he will win," said Frese, who still plans to be with the team all season.
Men's college basketball
Washington College all-time scoring leader Scallion dies
Nicholas J. Scallion, Washington College's all-time leading scorer, died Tuesday night at his home in Hagerstown. "Nifty Nick," as he was known as a player from 1948 to 1952, scored 2,087 points during his four years with the Shoremen, earning All Mason-Dixon Conference honors each season. He had a career scoring average of 24.5 points and led his team to the Mason-Dixon Conference Tournament in 1950 and 1952. Scallion coached boys basketball at Crisfield and South Hagerstown, winning a state championship at each school. He also was a longtime high school basketball and volleyball official. Scallion was inducted into the Washington College Hall of Fame's second induction class in 1982 and into the Washington County Sports Hall of Fame in 2002 for his coaching achievements at South Hagerstown.
Big East: Georgetown guard Austin Freeman was named Big East Preseason Player of the Year by a vote of the league's head coaches. Syracuse freshman forward-center Fab Melo was chosen Preseason Rookie of the Year. Freeman, a three-year starter, was an All-Big East second-team pick last season after averaging 16.5 points and connecting on 52.5 percent of his field-goal attempts for the Hoyas, who were 23-11 overall and 10-8 in conference.
UMBC men top No. 23 Penn State on goal in 99th minute
Sophomore midfielder Milo Kapor scored on a 26-yard shot in the 99th minute, as visiting UMBC defeated 23rd-ranked Penn State, 2-1. Junior midfielder Andrew Bulls (McDonogh) gave the Retrievers a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute, tapping in his own rebound after breaking in along from the midfield stripe. Penn State (8-5-1) tied the score on a goal by Corey Hertzog in the 77th minute, but UMBC (7-4-2) dominated the overtime period and cashed in with 1:11 to play. Freshman forward Pete Caringi III (Calvert Hall) controlled a ball around the 25-yard line and laid it back. Kapor dribbled and fired to the far right post and the ball hooked in just under the crossbar.
More men's soccer: Senior midfielder Stefan Froedert scored the winning goal in the 78th minute as host Towson (8-4-1, 2-4-1) ended a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Northeastern (4-6-3, 2-2-3) . The Huskies took the lead in the 22nd minute, and the Tigers tied the score in the 60th, when junior forward Liam Maloney converted a free kick from 24 yards. Froedert's goal, his first in college, came on a cross from sophomore midfielder Phil Martinelli (Marriotts Ridge).
Women's soccer: A pair of header goals just over three minutes apart lifted host Johns Hopkins (12-3), ranked No.22 in DivisionIII, to a 2-0 victory over No.18 College of New Jersey (12-2-1).
Football: A limited number of $65 tickets to the Dec. 11 Army-Navy game in Philadelphia will be placed on sale Friday at 10a.m. at ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. There is a limit of six tickets per purchase. Reserved parking is also available for purchase. … Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs is one of 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in the Football Bowl Subdivision; CLASS stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School. Voting at seniorclassaward.com/vote/football will continue through Dec.6.
Water polo: Johns Hopkins has the top seed for this weekend's Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III Eastern Championship in New London, Conn. … Navy senior Luke Baldwin and junior Darren McKay were named CWPA Southern Division Player and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively.
Women's volleyball: Johns Hopkins junior outside hitter Melissa Cole was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week.
Women's cross country: Frostburg State junior Anne Patron (Dulaney) was named Capital Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week.
Men's cross country: Salisbury senior Chris Barnard was selected as the CAC Athlete of the Week.
Men's golf: Stevenson senior Brian Spinazzola (Boys' Latin) was named CAC Golfer of the Week.
Investigation expected to find River Hill player eligible
The Howard County school system is investigating the possibility that River Hill (6-1) used an ineligible football player this season. However, county coordinator of athletics Mike Williams said Wednesday that school officials told him that the player was expected to be ruled eligible. "We expect it to be determined that he's appropriately there and eligible to play," said Williams, characterizing the investigation as a "nonissue." The residence of the player was the focus of an investigation. A pupil personnel worker at the school reported the possible infraction in mid-October. If the student is determined to be an out-of-district athlete, River Hill could appeal the decision with documentation that it went through the proper procedure before the season started to verify that all its student-athletes were eligible to compete based on academic and residency requirements.
—Andrew Conrad, Columbia Flier
Women's soccer: The Washington Freedom exercised the option on U.S. national team forward Abby Wambach for 2011. This season, she led Freedom with 13 goals and eight assists. The team also agreed to deals with Nikki Marshall, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kristi Eveland, Jill Gilbeau, Beverly Goebel, Christie Welsh and Erin McLeod.
Men's soccer: American midfielder Maurice Edu (Maryland) scored headers for both sides as the Rangers kept up their unbeaten start to Champions League play with a 1-1 draw against Valencia in Glasgow, Scotland. Edu leaped to head in Vladimir Weiss' corner to give the Scottish side the lead after 34 minutes, but less than a minute into the second half, Edu glanced a header into his own net from Tino Costa's free kick.
—From Sun staff and news services