Digest: State foosball tournament set for this weekend in Jessup


State tournament scheduled for Friday through Sunday

The Maryland State Foosball Championships will be held at the Holiday Inn Columbia in Jessup from Friday through Sunday. More than 150 players are expected to vie for the $12,000 prize. Competitors who wish to participate should arrive before 10 a.m. Saturday. Admission for spectators is free. For information, go to mdfoosball.com, call 410-905-5074 or email Marylandfoosball@gmail.com.

College lacrosse

Former Gilman standout Holman gets ACC award

North Carolina senior attackman Marcus Holman (Gilman) was named Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week. Holman had two goals and six assists for the Tar Heels, the most assists in a game by a Tar Heel since April 12, 1997.

Conferences: The Atlantic Sun Conference will debut men's lacrosse as an NCAA Division I championship sport in the spring of 2014. Schools that will field teams are Jacksonville, Mercer, Furman (affiliate), High Point (affiliate), Richmond (affiliate) and Virginia Military Institute (affiliate). Furman and Richmond will play their inaugural seasons in 2013-14. The six teams will play a single round-robin schedule, along with the championship to be scheduled in May 2014.

Commitments: Boys' Latin junior midfielder Brady Dashiell has committed orally to play at Furman. ... Senior midfielder Wyatt Wood of Cathedral High in Indianapolis has committed to Maryland.

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Mount's Wiggins named NEC's Rookie of the Week

Mount St. Mary's freshman Shivaughn Wiggins was named the Northeast Conference men's basketball Rookie of the Week. Wiggins has four NEC Rookie of the Week honors this season, matching him with Chris McGuthrie for the most all time by a Mount player.

Women's basketball: Iman Scott had team-highs of 21 points and 14 rebounds and teammate Tiara France added 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists to lead No. 7 Baltimore City Community College to a 78-50 win over No. 10 Prince George's Community College in the opening round of the Maryland JUCO Conference Tournament.

Football: Bowie State released its 2013 schedule, which includes the home opener Sept. 21 against Concord and home games against St. Augustine's, Chowan, Virginia Union and Lincoln. The season opener will be a road game Sept. 7, the Bulldogs' first game ever against Saint-Anselm. The Bulldogs also have away games against Johnson C. Smith, Winston-Salem State, Virginia State and Elizabeth City.

Wrestling: Maryland junior Jimmy Sheptock was named Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week, an honor he has won outright or shared three times this season.

Field hockey: Courtney Barnwell (Howard), who will graduate this spring, has signed to play at Towson.

Track and field: Salisbury senior thrower Chelsea Tavik (Seton Keough) was named Capital Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week. ... Tom Fisher has resumed his role as head coach of the St. Mary's men's and women's cross country programs.

Et cetera

"Meet the Mascots" set for Sports Legends Museum

The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation will host its second annual "Meet the Mascots" program Feb. 23 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m at Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. The family-oriented program will feature a "behind the mask" discussion from popular local mascots, including the Ravens' Poe, the Oriole Bird, Doc (Towson University), Louie from Bowie (Bowie Baysox) and Wild Stang (Stevenson University). Fans also will have the opportunity to meet the Baltimore Ravens real-life birds, Rise & Conquer, courtesy of the Maryland Zoo. The event is free with the price of admission to Sports Legends Museum. Paid parking is available in the North Warehouse Lot behind the museum. For more information, contact John Ziemann at 410-727-1539, ext. 3023, or JohnZ@BabeRuthMuseum.org.

Women's soccer: The Washington Spirit announced its 11-game home schedule for the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League. The home opener at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown will be April 20 against the Western New York Flash and Olympic gold medalists Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd. The Spirit will face the Portland Thorns FC with Alex Morgan and Rachel Buehler on May 4 and will close the regular season Aug. 18 against Sky Blue FC and its star, U.S. national team captain Christie Rampone. The Spirit also announced the signing of 23-year-old defender Kika Toulouse. Toulouse, a graduate of the U.S. Under-23 women's national team, attended Virginia and played at Bishop O'Connell in Arlington, Va.






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