LaVale Lions final sign-ups today
LAVALE — The LaVale Lions pee wee football team will hold final signups for players and cheerleaders tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the LaVale Library.
Limited roster spots are available.
For more information, call 240-727-2979.
CAYFL coaches meet tonight
CUMBERLAND — The regularly scheduled meeting for all Division I and II coaches of the Cumberland Area Youth Football League will be tonight, 7 p.m., at the Cumberland Outdoor Club.
New by-laws and nominations for officers will be the subjects of the meeting.
Old Big East chooses its new name
NEW YORK (AP) — The current Big East will be called the American Athletic Conference starting next season.
The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.
The Big East football schools were in need of a new name after they agreed to let seven basketball schools break away from the conference to start a new league this summer to be called the Big East. In return, the football schools received about $100 million of a $110 million pot the league had accumulated in recent years from exit and entry fees and NCAA basketball tournament revenue.
The American Athletic Conference will have 10 members in its first season: Rutgers, Louisville, Connecticut, South Florida, Cincinnati, Central Florida, Memphis, Houston, SMU and Temple.
The Big East will now be a basketball-centric conference with old Big East members Georgetown, Villanova, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Marquette, DePaul and Providence, along with Xavier, Butler and Creighton.
Minnesota hires FIU’s Richard Pitino
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has picked 30-year-old up-and-comer Richard Pitino to take over for Tubby Smith.
The university announced on Wednesday evening that it has reached an agreement to bring Pitino to the Golden Gophers after one season at Florida International. Athletic director Norwood Teague says full terms of the contract will be finished later in the week.
In his lone season at Florida International, Pitino led the Panthers to an 18-14 record, the school’s first winning season in 13 years. He turns 31 in September, fitting the profile of the young, up-and-comer that Teague has preferred to hire in the past.
Smith was fired last week after six seasons at Minnesota. He was hired at Texas Tech on Monday.
49ers sign Asomugha for one year
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers made it official with free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (NAHM’-dee AH’-suhm-wah), signing him to a one-year contract Wednesday that could pay him as much as $3 million.
Asomugha and the reigning NFC champions reached agreement on the deal Tuesday.
The 31-year-old Asomugha, a former college star at Cal, spent his first eight seasons with Oakland.
LaVale Lions final sign-ups today
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Bobcats, Catamounts drop twinbills
Salisbury scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth to hand Frostburg State its first loss, then pounded out 20 hits in the second for a 4-3, 19-4 sweep of their Capital Athletic Conference baseball twinbill on Saturday.
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BJ Curtis fires 795
BJ Curtis rolled a 300 game on his way to a 795 series at White Oaks to lead area scoring. Darren Durbin was just one pin back with 794, also at White Oaks. Troy Smith shot 782 at The Bowler, Cary Lowery had 772 at White Oaks and Aaron Courtney shot 300 on his way to 763 also at White Oaks. Mike Sipple rolled the third 300 of the night in White Oaks Industrial League during a very high scoring week.
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Allegany survives, wins region thriller
The Allegany Campers refused to take no for an answer Saturday afternoon, and in a game full of twists and turns, heroes off the bench and dramatic overtime endings, beat Manchester Valley in double overtime, 63-62, for the Class 1A West Region championship and a trip to next week’s state tournament.
Southern does it again!
Something felt awfully familiar with the Southern girls basketball team Saturday, but the Lady Rams are right at home with familiarity and are extremely satisfied with the status quo that comes with winning their second straight Maryland 1A West Region title.
McDonogh holds off Good Counsel, 39-37
McDonogh took a 31-16 lead into halftime, and looked to have complete control before Good Counsel cut the lead down to 10 points by the start of the fourth and got to within two points at the end, a 39-37 McDonogh win in the championship game of the Bishop Walsh Girls Invitational Tournament.
Martz, Shaffer win state titles
Mountain Ridge’s Adam Martz put the finishing touches on a perfect season by winning a state championship, and Southern Garrett’s Austin Shaffer also returns home a state champ after a big weekend at the Class 1A-2A State Wrestling Championships at the University of Maryland.
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