Courtney Kalisz, three others to join Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame

Courtney Kalisz, then 17, won a silver medal in the 200 butterfly at the Pan American Games in 2007.
Courtney Kalisz, then 17, won a silver medal in the 200 butterfly at the Pan American Games in 2007. (Christopher T. Assaf / Baltimore Sun)

Courtney Kalisz, James A. "Jim" Pusateri, John Ferrari and Russell "Kim" Williams will be inducted into the Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame on Oct. 24. Kalisz, who will be inducted as an honor swimmer, attended Fallston and competed for the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, where she set 31 Maryland state records and broke 12 national age-group records. The other three will go in as honor contributors. Pusateri, who died in 2007, was a Baltimore-born, Highlandtown-raised swimming official who was chair of Maryland Swimming Inc. and the Officials Committee of Maryland Swimming. Ferrari was Maryland Swimming's officials chair and general chair. Williams was a co-founder of the Baltimore City Swim Club who brought life lessons of swimming to the previously underserved African-American community in Baltimore and the surrounding counties. For information about the ceremony, email Hall of Fame Committee chairman John Cadigan at jcadigan@nbac.net.



Kyle Snyder to redshirt in Olympic wrestling bid

Ohio State wrestler Kyle Snyder will redshirt next season in an effort to earn a spot on the U.S. team headed to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Snyder, a Woodbine resident who attended Good Counsel, was the NCAA runner-up at 197 pounds as a freshman last year, helping the Buckeyes win their first national team title. Snyder's biggest breakthrough came this month at the U.S. world team trials. He upset 2012 Olympic champion Jake Varner to earn a spot in the world championships. Snyder went undefeated and was a three-time state high school champion at Good Counsel. He spent his senior year at Colorado at the United States Olympic Training Center. Snyder will have three years of eligibility at Ohio State starting in 2016-17.


Basketball: Lycoming forward Chris Wallace (Calvert Hall) and Maryland swingman Jared Nickens, both rising sophomores, will play for the USA East Coast team on an eight-day European tour in August. The team will face FIBA opponents from Europe and Africa.

Baseball: Right-hander Mike Shawaryn (Maryland) allowed one run on five hits in three innings of relief in the U.S. collegiate national team's 5-1 loss to Chinese Taipei in Cary, N.C. He struck out two and walked one.

Women's lacrosse: Lehigh announced its nine-player recruiting class, which includes South River midfielder Kellie Gough.

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Farr to consult on design for San Francisco regatta

Sailboat designer Bruce Farr of Annapolis is coming out of retirement to consult on the design for a modernized version of the 12-meter class that will be sailed in the San Francisco Yacht Racing Challenge starting in July 2017. Farr has extensive experience in one-design boats, including the just-completed Volvo Ocean Race 65-footers. He also was part of the team that designed the fiberglass Kiwi Magic 12-meter that was used in the 1986-87 America's Cup challenger trials. The boats for the SFYRC, founded by former America's Cup executive Tom Ehman, will be called Super 12s. While capturing the classic look of the yachts that were sailed in the America's Cup from 1958-87, they will have updated keels and rigs. Farr said the hulls of the Super 12s will be built with a combination of fiberglass and carbon fiber.

Men's soccer: Kyle Beckerman (Arundel) and Omar Gonzalez (Maryland) are among six players from the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup who will play in the 2015 games next month. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann released the roster Tuesday. A repeat title this year would earn the United States a berth at the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia. If another nation wins the Gold Cup, it would meet the Americans in a playoff for the Confederations Cup berth.

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit signed Nigerian forward Ngozi Okobi, pending receipt of her P-1 visa and international transfer certificate. Okobi had three points in Nigeria's tie with Sweden at the Women's World Cup this month.

WNBA: Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and Emma Meesseman scored 20 points apiece and the host Washington Mystics (5-2) earned an 84-80 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks, who are off to the worst start in franchise history at 0-5. Ivory Latta added 13 for Washington (5-2), which did not make a field goal in the final five minutes of the game but went 11-for-16 from the free-throw line. It was a career-high for Ruffin-Pratt. Los Angeles was without two-time league Most Valuable Player Candace Parker, Kristi Toliver (Maryland) and Alana Beard. Toliver is expected to return soon after the Slovak Republic was eliminated in the EuroBasket tournament.

NHL: The Washington Capitals will wear a third jersey modeled after the team's original red jersey for select home games during the 2015-16 season. The jersey closely resembles the one worn from 1974-75 through 1994-95. The original Capitals wordmark is featured on the front of the jersey with six stars above it and five stars beneath the numbers on each sleeve. The Capitals will wear blue pants and red helmets with their third jerseys. The new third jersey will replace the white third jersey the Capitals wore from 2011-12 to 2014-15.

Baseball: Jim Sargent will discuss his book "Yesterday's Tiger Heroes" at the regular meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" on July 13 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. For information, call 410-740-1145.

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