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Sports Beat
 February 14, 2007

Sports Beat by Bill McCaffrey

Gene Molovinsky and his Keystone Boxing are bringing a top boxing show to Suitland High School on February 17th with the pro boxing starting at 8 pm and some outstanding amateur fights at 6:30 pm including Gary Russell, Jr.

The pro card matches are:
Phil Brown vs. Donnell Chivers (Hwy ⤳ 6rd)
Reginald Taylor vs. Nick Collins (168-4rd)
Ron Boyd vs. Corey Goodwin (131-4rd)
Jerrell Mason-Jackson vs. Marcus Upshaw (172-6rd)
Tyrell Samuel vs. Jorge Lars (127-6rd)
And the main event pitting the undefeated
Tim Coleman (6-0) vs. Julio Lanzas (147-6rd)

This is a super card at the home of the Maryland State High School 4A champs the Suitland Rams ⤳ Don⤁t miss it! Raymond ⤦Bubbles? Jackson will handle the ring announcing. Another top pro/am boxing event comes up on March 10th when Jake Smith's Baltimore Pro Boxing hosts the card at the Pikesville Armory. Maybe one of the most exciting shows in "Ballroom" HISTORY. MARCH 8TH,2007.

The return of a local legend "IRISH" Carson McCrourrey (12-2). After years of inactivity, tough fighting Irish Carson returns to battle in the main event of the 90th show in Ballroom history. Danny Kisner, who has been in the boxing game since childhood - an established amateur - but instead of lacing on the pro leather set his mission on training younger fighters. But never out of the ring... he has finally determined that life's mission would be unfulfilled without testing the waters of the pro style - see him in his first pro fight - promising to be special moment. For folks that like brawls, you'll love this. Also, major prospect Cory Cummings will test his mettle in a eight round light heavyweight bout. A true specimen of fitness and power in the ring... returning to the Ballroom.

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Tony ⤦Tiger? Thompson is the number one rated heavyweight by the NABF and number seven by the WBC. Other highly rated area fighters in the NABF include: Crusierweight⤲12⤲Darnell ⤦Ding-a-Ling Man? Wilson Lightweight ⤳ 5⤲Ray Narh Light Heavyweight ⤳ 7 ⤳Keith Holmes Whatever happened to ⤦Has been? Rahman? Is he still fighting? Watch out for up and coming Angelo ⤦The Attack Gunner? Attick.


Well, its Spring training time and there is a lot of hope in Oriole land and it could be a good year or a bad one if some of the players turn out to have been one year wonders or flops. Let⤁s look at the pitching, hopefully Leo Mazzone will return to the days of yesteryear when he was turning out top arms for the Atlanta Braves and not like last season when he fizzled out (could it have been the Braves had better talent)? I think the Orioles made a good move by adding these arms Steve Trachsel, Jaret Wright, Danyz Baez, Jamie Walker, and Scott Williamson (these alone are a vast improvement over last years group). Tough losing Kris Benson, Erik Bedard, Daniel Cabrera, Adam Loewen, Chris Ray, Todd Williams, Chad Bradford, and Kurt Birkins should give the Birds a decent staff.

The Orioles have two legitimate major league stars in Miguel Tejada and Brian Roberts. Some decent players in Jay Gibbons, Kevin Millar, Chris Gomez, Aubrey Huff and Jay Payton. Ramon Hernandez probably won⤁t duplicate the nest season he⤁s ever had in the majors and become a journeyman. Corey Patterson is in the same boat. Melvin Mora is also a question mark. It will surprise me if Adam Stern makes it.

The Birds have also changed radio stations because they didn⤁t like the criticism of WBAL on air personalities. Well they got one in the station that sucks up, a minor league one at best and I understand Harpo, ⤦Downtown Brown?, Giggles and ⤦The Bartender? are in the running to work the games, come on are the Orioles really going to diss then with these flunkies? Next week we⤁ll look at the Washington Nationals. Gilbert Arenas said he was going to lay a 50 point performance against Portland but hey 0-8 from 3-point land and 8 points overall is a far cry from 50 points. Arenas ought to keep his BIG mouth shut and remember he⤁s not Michael Jordan. Also it was a WWE tryout at Wiz practices when journeyman centers Brendan Haywood and Etan Thomas clashed for a third time (2-1 Thomas favor).

This weekend the NBA All-Star game will be held in Las Vegas in a meaningless, who cares affair just like the NFL⤁s ProBowl and the NHL All-Star game as far as I am concerned the Major League All-Star Baseball game is the ONLY real All-Star game. The Chesapeake Tide Arena football team opens April 1st at Marlboro⤁s Shoe Place Arena against the New England Surge.

Doron, Langhorne Voted Academic All-District
Both move on to national ballot for Academic All-America honors

Maryland Terrapins Shay Doron and Crystal Langhorne have been voted to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District 2 team. Both were named to the first team and move on to the national Academic All-America ballot. The teams are voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). A student-athlete must be at least a sophomore in academic standings and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.20.

It is the third-straight year senior Shay Doron has been selected to the academic all-district team, the second time she's been named to the first team. Doron was a second team Academic All-American last season, as well.

In her final semester at the University of Maryland , Doron is the team's third leading scorer (12.2 ppg) this season and is second on Maryland 's all-time scoring list (1,783 points). A three-time All-ACC honoree, the preseason Wade Trophy, Naismith and Wooden Award candidate is a Criminology & Criminal Justice major and boasts a 3.67 GPA.

Crystal Langhorne the only junior on the first team, was on the second team last year. A two-time All-ACC selection, earning first team nods last year, she is the team's leading scorer (14.6 ppg) and rebounder (7.6 rpg). She leads the nation in field goal shooting (.729), while also sporting a 3.4 GPA as a communications major. Langhorne was recently selected one of 20 Midseason Wooden All-Americans and is also a preseason candidate for the Wade Trophy and Naismith Award.

Bulldogs Ranked 7th in NCAA South Atlantic Region

Bowie State University received good news today as the NCAA Division II Men⤁s Basketball Committee released this week⤁s Division II men⤁s basketball regional rankings. The Bulldogs make their first appearance in the South Atlantic Region Poll, coming in as the 7th ranked team.

Bowie State will face the Falcons of Saint Augustine⤁s College (the 6th ranked team in the region) ⤳ Thursday (2/8) in Raleigh . The top eight teams in each of the eight regions will receive an invitation to the opening round of the NCAA Division II Championships.

For additional information about Bowie State men's basketball, contact the Office of Sports Information at (301) 860-3574 or log on to


01 Augusta State 18-3 13-2
02 Clayton State 13-2 9-2
03 Virginia Union 11-4 9-4
04 Lenoir-Rhyne 13-5 10-5
05 Armstrong Atlantic State 14-6 8-5
06 Saint Augustine⤁s 15-5 14-3
07 Bowie State 13-5 9-5
08 Presbyterian 13-6 11-5
09 Wingate 13-6 9-4
10 Virginia State 11-6 9-6

BSU's Goodrich Scores 41 In Bulldogs Victory

With points scored at a rapid pace, the CIAA men⤁s contest between Bowie State and Saint Augustine ⤁s College resembled an NBA game. When the final buzzer sounded, the Bulldogs had outscored the Falcons 116-104.

The win pulled the Bulldogs (14-5, 10-5 CIAA) within one game of the Falcons (15-6, 11-4 CIAA), who led the CIAA standings entering the game. Both teams were ranked in the South Atlantic Region with the Falcons sixth and the Bulldogs seventh. The victory also extended the Bulldogs' win streak to five games and snapped the Falcons' three-game win streak.

The Falcons were coming off a huge weekend road win over CIAA powerhouse Virginia Union, but the Bulldogs opened an early 21-point lead and led 63-48 at halftime. The Falcons set a season-high for most points scored and most points allowed in the first half this season.

Saint Augustine⤁s drew to within five (85-81) on Robert Shuler⤁s free throw with 7:03 remaining in the second half but never caught the Bulldogs in an entertaining contest. The Falcons outscored the Bulldogs in the second half 56-53.

Senior Gil Goodrich, Bowie State ⤁s electrifying point guard, scored 41 points on 11-of-18 shooting including 6-of-10from behind the arcto lead five Bulldogs in double figures. Goodrich also made 13-of-16 free throws and dished out eight assists. Senior Tyronne Beale backed Goodrich with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Junior Jason Ingram scored 17 and fellow juniors Orlando Wright and Joshua Johnson added 13 points each.

Nicholas King was deadly from the outside as he led the Falcons with a career-high 35 points including 10-of-20 field goals and 11-of-13 free throws. King was four-of-10 from behind the 3-point line. Antonio Fitzgerald added 26 points and nine assists, and Shuler scored a career-high 16 points.

Bowie State Pounds Shaw 86-68

Bowie State University senior Tyrone Beale poured in a game-high 31 points and guided the Bulldogs to an 86-68 road win at Shaw University . Shaw⤁s record drops to 3-20 overall, 1-15 in the CIAA and 1-7 in the East.

BSU's Bulldogs were hot in the first 20 minutes, knocking down 17-of-32 (53.1 percent) from the floor while holding the Bears to just nine-of-37 (24.3 percent) from the field. Shaw turned the ball over 11 times in the first half which Bowie State turned into 17 points. Shaw did manage to win one statistical category, outrebounding the visitors 29-17 but trailed 38-25 at the break.

Shaw's field goal shooting greatly improved in the second half, jumping up to 60.0 percent by hitting 15-of-25 from the floor, which included six-of-10 from behind the arc. So far this season, whenever Bowie State shoots 50 percent or better, the Bulldogs have a perfect 11-0 record. In tonight⤁s game, BSU hit that sweet spot, hitting 35-of-70 from the field. Free throw shooting was also a plus for Bowie State with the Bulldogs making 12-of-13 on the night.

Other than Beale's 31 points, senior Gil Goodrich added 14 points and a season-high 12 assists. Juniors Jason Ingram and Orlando Wright chipped in 13 and 10 points respectively for the Bulldogs.

Robert Espinosa led the Shaw Bears with 17 points and tied for a team-high eight rebounds. Shaw U⤁s Melvin Smith came off the Bears bench to score 13 points and Damola Obadina along with Kelvin Williams added another 11 points each.


Shaw University held Bowie State University to a season-low 12 first half points and cruised to a 65-39 victory. Shaw improves its record 15-8 overall, 11-5 in the CIAA and 6-2 in the Eastern Division.

The Lady Bulldogs of Bowie State scored first but the Lady Bears went on an 8-0 run to put Shaw ahead to stay. Both teams shot poorly in the first half with Shaw hitting only six-of-20 from the field (30.0 percent). Bowie State connected on a season-low four field goals (out of 27 attempts) in the first half, which translated into 14.8 percent. The first 20 minutes of action featured three technical fouls, all on Bowie State . To further complicate things, BSU⤁s Lady Bulldogs missed all 10 of its first half 3-pointers, converted just four-of-10 from the charity stripe and went the final 6:39 without a field goal.

Shaw dominated on the glass as well, outrebounding Bowie State 53-34 with Nicky Souter pulling down a game-high 11 rebounds. Souter also led both teams in scoring with a game-high 13 points. There was one negative thing about Shaw. The Lady Bears committed 31 turnovers, which accounted for almost half of Bowie State ⤁s points. Erika Bailey hit 10-of-13 free throws and finished the game with 12 points for the Lady Bears.

Junior Tyruh Lusby came off the Bowie State bench to lead the Lady Bulldogs with nine points. Junior Allyson Swailes and sophomore Tracy Cole added six points each for Bowie State . Swailes led the Lady Bulldogs with nine rebounds.


Register on-line at by March 1 to get a 10% Early Bird Discount on the Summer 2007 Big Train Baseball and Softball Camps. Big Train baseball camps for ages 5-13 offered the weeks of June 18 to July 30. Advanced Development baseball camps for ages 9-12 on Cabin John Field # 2 offered weeks of June 18, June 25, and July 23. Softball camps for ages 8-13 offered weeks of June 25 and July 16. Softball camp for High School girls offered week of June 25. Before and after-care available every week. Big Train 2007 Family Season Passes half-price for families of campers.Manager Sal Colangelo has done a great job with the camp these last two years, and 2007 promises to be the best Big Train summer camp ever. Your kids will be coached by the Big Train stars they watch at night.Dr. Maura Ryan, head coach at Paint Branch High School , will again run our softball camps.


Special Appearance by the McTeggarts at Killanrey House
Monday February 19th 2007
call for details: 410-798-8700

The McTeggarts have been unable to play their most recent dates here at Killarney House as Jimmy's wifeKathleenhas been recovering followinga lung transplant. Kathleen is doing better now and Jimmy has been able to get back on the road with Mick. If you can, please come and join us on the 19th and spend a wonderfulevening with the McTeggarts.

Don't forget the March 24th Washington Slow Pitch Hall of Fame Commission⤁s 27th Anniversary Awards Banquet at the Edward Douglass White Hall Knights of Columbus in Arlington , Virginia . For information call 703-754-1403 or 703-244-7132.

The 19th Annual Skills USA Bowl-a-Thon on March 10th at the Lord Calvert bowling alley in Huntingtown, its sponsored by the Calvert Career Center. This is a great event. For information contact Mrs. Robin Brady at 410-535-7323 or email

Butch McAdams has retired as basketball coach at Maret.

Villa Julie College is joining the Capital Athletic Conference. Severna Park High School (known for firing coaches) has fired lacrosse Men's coach Jim Beard all he⤁s done for the school is a 50-8 record and two State Championships in 3 years.

Hey, what's the rumor I hear that Governor Martin O'Malley is on Senator Hillary Clintons short list for Vice President?

I hope the likes of Mickey Vernon, Cecil Travis, Gil Hodges, and Lefty O'Doul one day make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Next Rogers Hornsby Society meeting will be Feb 28th.

Our deepest sympathy goes to the families of the following:
Hank Bauer (great OF with NY Yankees and Orioles Manager when they won the 1966 World Series with a 4 game sweep of the Dodgers).
Eddie Feigner (great fast softball legend who had the famous ⤦King and his Court?).
Richard Kimmel ( BCC High School graduate)
Steve Barbar (Blair HS grad and the Baltimore Orioles first 20 game winner since the return in 1954 to the American League).
Judge George Gallagher (GWU graduate).
Francine Marie Kavel (Crossland HS grad).
Robert A Gingell (Western HS and GWU grad).
Cornelius G. Harrell, Jr. (Georgetown Prep, where he was a great athlete and Georgetown U).
Ruth Kelly Brown ( Holy Trinity School grad and former C&P Telephone Company operator).
Brian R. McCleskey (George Mason HS grad).
John Cusworth Walker III (Landon Prep grad).
Robin Jean Cuffe (W-L HS grad).
Thomas A. Scanlon (McKinley Tech grad also attended St. Anthony's and was a teammate of Frank Shore).

Speaking of Frank Shore it⤁s almost time for the National Multiple Sclerosis MS Walk on April 14 and 15. Join Captain Frank Shore ⤁s Mark team (named after his late son Mark who had MS). Send a donation to Captain Frank Shore , make check payable to MS-Mark's team to help make the walk a big success. Go get them Frank!


Bill, How does Governor O'Malley look to you? Also when is the Lenny Moore event honoring his son that is held every year? Carole Stewart Baltimore & New Port Richey Florida

Dear Carole, I think Governor O'Malley is on his was to becoming one of the great Governors of not only Maryland but of the entire USA . Call Patrick Pannella at 410-465-3263 or 410-230-6223 for information on Lenny's event. Bill

Bill, How will the Baltimore Orioles do this season? Pat Little

Dear Pat, Better than last season. Look for Steve Traschel to win between 15 and 20 games this season and play a major role on the team. (Len, bid high on him). Bill

Bill, I thought I saw Don S. going into Night Dreams on Cordell Avenue in Bethesda . By the way do you remember Tommy Hunt and Gary Jawish? Cpl. Dan Dutchman

Dear CP, I know Don Saccardi would not be caught in one of those places. Hunt, Jawish and Harry Dizzelhurst were three of the toughest guys I ever knew. Bill

Dear Bill, I know you knew a lot of girls in the Bethesda area, name some you thought were on the A list. Leon McCauley

Dear Leon, Is this really you? Anyway here⤁s the ones I liked best ⤳ Marilyn Jacobs, Ruthie Cochran, Sue Williams, Gail Kavanaugh, Lynda Calhoun, Betty Lee Kelly, and Bobbie Cuellers. By the way where is Shags McGowan these days? Bill


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