Cumberland Times-News

February 15, 2013

Sports Roundup - 02/15/2013


Cumberland Times-News

Eddie Rogers JV play opens Feb. 18

FROSTBURG — The 13th annual Eddie Rogers JV Memorial Basketball Tournament will be held Monday, Feb. 18 and Thursday, Feb. 21 at Mountain Ridge High School. The late Rogers, who died Jan. 30, 2000, was a starting point guard on the Westmar junior varsity team. Proceeds from the tournament go toward a scholarship in his name.

On Monday, Frankfort will play Southern Fulton at 6 p.m., followed by Mountain Ridge vs. Hampshire at 7:30, with both games being played in the main arena. Winners of the first-round games will play in the championship Thursday, 6 p.m., in the main gym, with the losers of Monday’s game playing in the auxiliary gym Thursday at 6 p.m.

The Rogers freshman tournament will be played on the same days, with Southern and Fort Hill playing Monday at 6 p.m., and Mountain Ridge playing Frankfort at 7:30 p.m. with both games being played in the auxiliary gym. The second round of the freshman tournament is also Thursday at Mountain Ridge.

Lucchino

predicts sellout streak could end

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Red Sox president Larry Lucchino says he thinks the team’s sellout streak at Fenway Park will end in April, a month shy of 10 years of a packed ballpark.

Lucchino said Thursday at Red Sox spring training the 793-game streak which began May 15, 2003, could be snapped possibly as early as the second game of the season — April 10 against the Orioles.

Lucchino also defended Boston’s method of counting attendance — tickets distributed.

“We didn’t gerrymander a new definition (of sellout),” he said. “We took the definition that was in place and had been in place 10, 20 years before us and was commonplace among many clubs in baseball.”

The Red Sox finished last in the AL East last year with a record of 69-93 and have not made the playoffs since 2009.