Digest: Towson adds Jim McCarthy as men's basketball assistant


Towson adds Jim McCarthy as men's basketball assistant

Former Northeastern men's basketball assistant coach Jim McCarthy will join the Towson coaching staff, Tigers head coach Pat Skerry announced Wednesday. McCarthy, who helped guide the Huskies to the Colonial Athletic Association regular-season title in 2012-13, was named an assistant coach and will help with Bill Coen Tom Murphy Dave Paulsen James Jones recruiting, preparing scouting reports and breaking down video of games and practices.

Football: Johns Hopkins is ranked ninth by Sporting News and 10th by Lindy's in Division III entering the 2013 season. These are the highest preseason rankings in school history. Armand Jenifer Ben Cranston Offensive lineman Armand Jenifer was named a Sporting News preseason first-team All-American; offensive lineman Ben Cranston (Loyola) made Lindy's second team.

Women's rowing: Washington College's Mike Davenport was named National Coach of the Year for Division III by the College Rowing Coaches Association. Davenport guided the Shorewomen to the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference and their first automatic berth to the NCAA championships.

Men's water polo: Johns Hopkins hired Adam Foley as assistant coach. Foley joins the Blue Jays after a two-year stint with the Trinidad and Tobago national team as the national technical director. He replaces Ivan Ivovic, who was recently hired as the head coach at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Women's bowling: The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference named recent UMES graduate T'nia Falbo as its Woman of the Year. The award, given by the MEAC senior women's administrators, celebrates the achievements of senior female athletes who have excelled in academics, athletics, service and leadership. Falbo is the third Hawk to earn the honor in the eight years it has existed. Both previous winners, Jessica Worsley (2008) and Kristina Frahm (2011), were also members of the bowling team.

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'High Heels for Hope' set for June 29 at Pine Ridge

The third annual "High Heels for Hope" Longest Drive Contest will be held June 29 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the driving range at Pine Ridge Golf Course. Proceeds from the contest, hosted by Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation, also known as Baltimore's Classic Five, will benefit House of Ruth Maryland's mission to provide victims of intimate-partner violence with services to help rebuild their lives. Contest participants must hit their drive(s) while wearing high-heeled shoes. Shoes will be provided, or competitors may bring their own (minimum 2-inch heel; no wedges or platforms). There is no preregistration. Entry fees are one ball for $5 or five balls for $20. Men's and women's prizes will be awarded. For more information, go to Classic5Golf.com.

Baseball: Historian Richard D'Ambrisi will give a presentation called "Discussion of 19th Century Baseball Evolution" on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum. The program will use reproduced uniforms, equipment, documents and books to show how baseball evolved. D'Ambrisi will explore the development of the sport in Maryland and across America, the Doubleday myth of "Who Invented Base Ball?" and the 1791 Pittsfield, Mass., baseball law. For information, contact Mary Hennemann at MaryH@BabeRuthMuseum.org or 410-727-1539 ext. 3013.

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit agreed to loan terms with German forward Conny Pohlers, a 34-year-old striker who played this season for Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg, during which she became the all-time leader in goals scored in European competition. The native of Halle, East Germany, could be available as early as Saturday when the Spirit host Western New York Flash at the SoccerPlex in Germantown at 7 p.m.

Men's soccer: Dwayne DeRosario scored three goals to help D.C. United end a club-record 12-match winless streak with a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union in a U.S. Open Cup fourth-round match before an announced 2,325 at Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown.

Christian Swezey, The Washington Post

Varsity: Glenelg Country School named Paul Weir athletic director. He has been the associate athletic director for the past three years, and he also served as the certified athletic trainer for the past 15 years.

NBA: Washington Wizards guards Bradley Beal and John Wall were selected to the 2013 USA Basketball men's national team minicamp. Beal and Wall will join 25 other players at the sessions July 22-25 in Las Vegas.

Tennis: Amy Zhu, a Michigan student who trained in College Park, lost, 6-2, 6-3, to fellow American Madison Bourguignon in first-round play at the ResortQuest Pro Women's Open, an International Tennis Federation Pro Circuit tournament, at Sea Colony in Bethany Beach, Del. In the only upset of the day, the fourth-seeded doubles duo of Charlotte Petrick of Canada and Denise Starr of Staten Island, N.Y., fell to Americans Lindsey Hardenbergh of Fairfax Station, Va., and Peggy Porter of Dallas, 6-4, 7-6.

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