Joseph stars in Towson's second scrimmage

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Joseph stars in team's second scrimmage

Junior Derrick Joseph returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown in Towson's second scrimmage of the preseason Saturday at Johnny Unitas Stadium, then excelled at wide receiver, where he is competing for playing time. On the third possession, he scored the first offensive touchdown when he caught a 10-yard swing pass from Connor Frazier and avoided two tacklers on his way to the end zone. Later, he capped a 55-yard, four-play drive by catching a 43-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Peter Athens. Joseph finished with four receptions for 81 yards and two touchdowns. "Derrick is having one of the best preseasons of anyone I've had in my four years as the head coach," Rob Ambrose said. "We are excited about the impact he can have with our team. He deserves a lot of credit because he has committed himself to being a complete football player." Frazier and Athens appear to be the top two contenders for the quarterback job. Athens completed 11 of 15 passes for 173 yards and threw two touchdown passes. Frazier, who ran the ball well, completed five of six passes for 36 yards and a touchdown.

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Meyers wins 400 free at Paralympic swim worlds

Becca Meyers, who will be a freshman at Loyola University Maryland this year, won her second goal medal at the International Paralympic Committee Swimming World Championships on Friday night in Montreal. The Timonium native and Notre Dame Prep graduate won the 400-meter freestyle in the S13 category by nearly 23 seconds, touching the wall in 4 minutes, 35.98 seconds. Spain's Marta Maria Gomez Battelli was second in 4:58.61. The gold was Meyers' second of the games, and her third medal overall. She took top honors in the 200 individual medley Monday, and Friday night she earned a silver in the 50freestyle. Meyers, who was born with Usher syndrome, a rare disorder that affects sight and hearing, concludes her competition at the IPC Championships today with the 100-meter freestyle. Loyola swim coach Brian Loeffler is also in Montreal serving as one of the U.S. team's coaches.

College lacrosse: SUNY Cortland's Jonathon T. Foltz has been charged with second-degree gang assault in an early-morning attack Memorial Day weekend in Auburn, N.Y., according to the Auburn Citizen. Police said Foltz, 21, a rising senior defenseman listed on the Red Dragons roster as J.T. Foltz, assaulted Shane M. Maneri, 42, of Atlanta about 2:45 a.m. May 25 outside a pizzeria. Foltz is one of Cortland's top defenders — he played in 19 games last season, starting four, and led the team with 19 caused turnovers. He had eight penalties, the most on the team. ... Colorado Mesa hired Vince Smith (Johns Hopkins) as the top assistant on the Mavericks staff. He will serve as the offensive coordinator. Smith spent the past five years at Christchurch (Va.) School.

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