FSU’s Volpe offensive player of week
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Frostburg State junior quarterback Josh Volpe was named the Atlantic Central Football Conference’s offensive player of the week on Monday.
Volpe earned the honor after completing 20 of 28 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns in directing the Bobcats to a come-from-behind 33-31 win over Christopher Newport on Saturday.
Volpe led the Bobcats on an 88-yard game-winning drive in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, and tossed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Michael Fourth in 46 seconds remaining.
Freshman tight end Zach Zile was named to the ACFC Rookie honor roll after catching two passes and a third-quarter touchdown against the Captains. He also blocked a first-half punt that was returned for a touchdown.
Frostburg plays at Randolph-Macon on Saturday at 1 p.m.
BW boosters to meet
CUMBERLAND — The Bishop Walsh Athletic Association will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Plans for Vera Bradley bingo will be discussed.
Maplehurst senior winners shoot 54
FROSTBURG — Mike McLuckie, Ed Hounshell, Ron Robinette and Lynn Olsen shot a 54 to win the Monday morning Seniors tournament held at Maplehurst Country Club.
Taking second two shots behind was the team of Ted Durbin, Tim Connor, Lou Femi and Dennis Bridges and third place went to John Frank, Allan George, Ed Ruppenkamp and Sonny Bishop. They finished with a 58.
Closest to the pin winners were Ray Llewellyn (No. 2) and Tony Arnone (No. 10). Don Weser had the longest putt on No. 7.
Alco provides info on stadium procedures
CUMBERLAND — Allegany High School released the following information regarding ticket sales and gate entrances at Greenway Avenue Stadium:
For Allegany boys and girls soccer, junior varsity and freshman football during stadium reconstruction, Gate 5 (top of hill near stairs) will be open for ticket sales. The back gates will not be open for ticket sales. Spectators should use the open gate on the Greenway Avenue side.
Fans needing handicapped parking for Friday's Allegany vs. Keyser varsity football game should call the school by 2 p.m. on Friday with name and car type. You will not receive a return phone call to confirm, so please provide the complete information. If the field is wet, parking will not be available on the field.
Fraley, Mongold lead Moorefield to win
SNOWSHOE, W.Va. — Moorefield’s Quincy Fraley and Seth Mongold fired 40s to lead the field and the Yellow Jackets to victory in a five-game high school golf match at The Raven at Snowshoe on Monday.
Moorefield dominated the day and won by a whopping 30 stroke margin. The Yellow Jackets had a team score of just 166, and were followed by Pocahontas County with 196 and Highland County with 203. Tygarts Valley and Bath County had incomplete team scores.
Moorefield had four of the top five finishers overall. Fraley and Mongold tied first first, Claude Drummond was third with a 41 and Noah Carr fifth with a 45.
The Yellow Jackets (45-2) play Petersburg, East Hardy, and Tygarts Valley on Wednesday at Valley View. The Class A regional will be Monday at the Pines in Morgantown.
Ali Ghan golf tournament Oct. 4
CUMBERLAND — The 21st annual Ali Ghan golf tournament will be held Monday, Oct, 4, at noon, at the Cumberland Country Club.
The format is four-man scramble. Entry fee is $320 per game and includes lunch, golf with cart, gift, prizes, powerball, putting contest and steak dinner following play.
For more details or an entry form, call the Ali Ghan office at 301-722-5970.
Penguins extend GM Shero’s contract
PITTSBURGH — Penguins general manager Ray Shero, whose deft handling of the salary cap and midseason hiring of coach Dan Bylsma in 2009 helped Pittsburgh win its first Stanley Cup in 17 years, has agreed to a five-year contract extension that runs through the 2015-16 season.
Shero’s current five-year contract, signed at the start of the 2006-07 season, would have expired at the end of this season.
“It worked out great,” Shero said Monday of the negotiations. “It was relatively painless on my part.”
The Penguins have twice played for the Stanley Cup and won it once under Shero, an assistant general manager in the NHL for 14 seasons before being hired by the Penguins. They’ve made the playoffs in all four seasons since Shero took over after missing them the previous four under Hall of Famer Craig Patrick.
“This was an easy decision,” co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle said in a statement issued by the team. “Ray has done a tremendous job with our hockey operation — not only leading us to the Stanley Cup in 2009 but also building a team that can continue to compete for the Cup year after year.”
Steelers silent on Dixon’s status
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t saying yet how long quarterback Dennis Dixon will be out with a left knee injury, a problem that typically sidelines a player for multiple games.
Dixon, who started the first two games of the season for the suspended Ben Roethlisberger, was examined by doctors Monday and might have additional tests Tuesday. Dixon, who injured the same knee at Oregon in 2007, might not return before Roethlisberger’s four-game suspension ends.
Charlie Batch, No. 4 on the depth chart, finished up after Dixon was hurt Sunday during a 19-11 victory at Tennessee. He is currently the only healthy quarterback on the roster.
Byron Leftwich could start against Tampa Bay on Sunday, but he hasn’t played since spraining his left knee during a Sept. 2 exhibition game.
Ravens assistant coach charged with DUI
OWINGS MILLS (AP) — Authorities say Baltimore Ravens assistant offensive line coach Andy Moeller is facing drunken driving charges.
Maryland State Police say the coach was arrested after being pulled over for speeding on the Maryland beltway early Saturday.
Moeller’s attorney Andrew Alperstein says the coach will plead not guilty to seven charges, including driving under the influence and negligent driving. Ravens spokesman Kevin Byrne says the team is aware of what happened.