CUMBERLAND — The deadline for coaches to nominate players for the All-Area boys and girls basketball teams is Sunday, March 31.
Head coaches are requested to nominate players from their teams and provide season statistics for each nominee.
Boys basketball nominations should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Girls basketball nominations should be emailed to email@example.com.
Nominations may also be faxed to 301-722-5270 or can be made by calling the sports department at 301-722-4600 between 6 and 9 p.m.
Ellerslie baseball sign-ups Sunday
ELLERSLIE — The Ellerslie Athletic Association will hold baseball sign-ups on Sunday, from 4 to 5 p.m., at the Ellerslie Fire Hall.
The sign-ups are for boys and girls ages five through 12. For more information, call 301-876-0971.
Geno Smith works out with Bills
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills’ offseason search for a quarterback led them to West Virginia on Friday, where they conducted a private workout involving Geno Smith.
A person familiar with what happened told The Associated Press that Smith’s workout took place on campus in the morning. The person added the former Mountaineer had dinner the previous night with general manager Buddy Nix, assistant GM Doug Whaley, coach Doug Marrone and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.
Smith is regarded as one of the top quarterback prospects available in the NFL draft next month.
The Bills open the draft with the eighth pick, and Nix has already expressed an interest in selecting a quarterback, though he won’t be pinned down to what round.
Buffalo’s need at quarterback grew larger last week after the team released returning starter Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has since signed with the Tennessee Titans. That leaves Tarvaris Jackson as the only experienced quarterback currently on the Bills roster.
Last season, Smith threw for 4,205 yards and led the nation with 42 touchdown passes. This is the second time in a little over a week that Bills officials have watched Smith work out. Several team officials attended West Virginia’s pro day on March 14. Smith also participated in the NFL combine at Indianapolis last month.
Marrone is already very familiar with Smith. Hired by the Bills in January after four seasons at Syracuse, Marrone went 3-0 against Smith and the Mountaineers. That included a 38-14 win in the Pinstripe Bowl in December.
Smith struggled on a snowy day, going 16 for 26 for 197 yards and two touchdowns, but also gave up two safeties.
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Hoban sinks Lincoln
Katie Hoban’s 10th point at the second-overtime buzzer will continue Keyser’s historical run all the way to Charleston next week.
St. John’s brushes back pesky BW
Kaleah Harley scored 13 points and L.Tavlandes added nine to lead the defending champions, St. John’s College, to a come-from-behind 45-28 victory in the opening game of the Bishop Walsh Girls Invitational Tournament Thursday at Bishop Walsh School.
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John Urschel’s diary: Road to the NFL draft
Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel will routinely provide a look at his journey leading to the NFL draft on May 8 in a series of diary entries. The all-Big Ten, third-team AP All-American has a Master’s degree in math and was awarded the William V. Campbell Trophy as college football’s top scholar-athlete.
Attorney defends fired Dolphins trainer
An attorney for the trainer fired last month by the Miami Dolphins says his client was improperly singled out to appease a “public outcry for action” in the wake of the team’s bullying scandal.
Allegany dumps Fort Hill, 77-63
Bryce Nightengale and Mario D’Atri were just about unstoppable, and top-seeded Allegany proved to be, too, as the Campers turned away second-seeded Fort Hill for a third time this season, 77-63, to win the Class 1A West Region Section I championship Wednesday night at Campobello.
Ericka Gordon scored 23 points and Hampshire stayed away from the turnover bug to win the West Virginia Class AAA Region II finals and advance to its first state tournament in 14 years by beating Spring Mills 52-46 Wednesday in Romney.
BWGIT begins today at 3:15
The 20th Bishop Walsh Girls Invitational Tournament begins today with a full slate of games, kicking off the three-day event at Bishop Walsh School.
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