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Sports Beat
 September 13, 2007

Sports Beat by Bill McCaffrey

It was a wild opening day for both the Redskins and Ravens and both had their ups and downs.† Let's take the Redskins win ‚§≥ Jason Campbell, he has a great arm even tho it's the most accurate, he can scramble but can he read a road map? † Portis and Betts are definite NFL caliber but the loss of Jon Jensen is a big hurt. † Where are the dancing band foursome, the Chief Zern and those darling Hogettes?† I didn't miss them did you?

Rick Snider was on my PGCTV Inside Sports show and I told him I thought the Skins were going to move to Six Flaggs Amusement Park, he said no but don't be surprised if the Skins move back to a renovated and updated RFK Stadium in the near future.† Rick thinks the Skins could go 10-6, I think more like 8-8. † ‚§¶Airless‚§? McNair and ‚§¶Big Ego‚§? Billick had their butts handed to them this past Sunday in a 27-20 loss to the Bengals. † Todd Heap dropped a game tying TD pass from Kyle Boller (who did a decent job) though for a short time.† Jonathan Ogden is through. † With all the injuries the Ravens have maybe ‚§¶Big Ego‚§? will take over the doctors work on the team like he took over the offensive coordinator duties.

Today (September 16th) the Ravens are hosting the New York Jets, game time 4:15 p.m.† Look for a big Raven win.

Monday (September 17th) the Redskins are in the City of Brotherly Love to play the Eagles in the MNF game.† Let's hope Toni C. misses his bus to Philly.

I must commend the triple Mikes (Golic, Greenberg, and Ditka) who handed the MNF Mike this past week, only ‚§¶Jaws‚§? of the MNF wrecking crew could cut it with the three Mikes. † How about those Cleveland Browns they start Charlie Frye and he‚§Ās history becoming the first NFL QB who starts on Sunday then gets a bus ticket out of town the next day going to Seattle. † Is Byron Leftwich taking Southwest Airlines to Cleveland? † Is Quinn ready to take over? † Tony Romo didn't look too bad.† Is Joe Gibbs headed back to NASCAR after this season? † Who out there remembers what former Redskin wore 0, 00, 33? † Who remembers when former Redskin Joe Tereshinski worked in the off season at Arcade Pontiac on Irving Street (DC) NW?

MARYLAND AT WAKE FOREST

Maryland plays at Wake Forest September 22nd and it should be a good game.† The ‚§¶Demon Deacons‚§? are doing better than expected and will be a big test for the Terps. † Maryland destroyed FIU 26-10 and let the dogs up after rolling ahead.

Hey Terps fans you are missing the boat if you don't get a copy of Kevin Cavanaugh (Terrapin Publishing) ‚§¶My Way, Football and Life Lessons with Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen‚§?.† It's a great book on his life and an inside look at college football and pro football. † It's a great book and I'm going to give a copy to the first five folks that send their name and address to P.O. Box 130, Pasadena, MD 21123-0130.† That's right a free copy for you to enjoy so get your letters and cards, no questions to answer and you don't have to stand on your head to get one.

Well Navy got bombed by Rutgers 41-24 and of course ‚§¶Little Ego‚§? had to blame his players.† They should win on September 22nd when they host Duke.

Towson has a big game on September 22nd when they take on Delaware at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

Towson edged Morgan State 28-21.

Salisbury rolled over SUNY-Brockport 40-14.
Randolph Macon knocked off John Hopkins 18-9.
Apprentice School beat Frostburg State 17-7.
Newberry took out Bowie State 41-7.
Moravian stuck it to McDaniel 43-14.

Michigan and Notre Dame have been major disappointments this season as have Virginia Tech and was is the common link between all three, the lack of a decent quarterback.

Other key college scores:
Georgia Tech††††††††††††††††††††††††††69†††††††††††††††††††† Sanford†††††††††††††††††††† † ††14 Appalachian††††††††††††††††††††††††††††48†††††††††††††††††††† Lenoir-Rhyne††††††††††††† †† †7 Oregon††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††39†††††††††††††††††††† Michigan††††††††††††††††††††† † 7
Penn State†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††31†††††††††††††††††††† Notre Dame††††††††††††††††††10 Hampton†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††31†††††††††††††††††††† Howard†††††††††††††††††††††††† 24 JMU††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††41†††††††††††††††††††† New Hampshire†††††††††††24 Lafayette††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 28†††††††††††††††††††† Georgetown††††††††† ††††† †† 7
Air Force†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††20†††††††††††††††††††† Utah†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12

Army defeated Rhode Island in overtime 14-7. † I wonder if Charlie Weis would like to get back to the pro's? † How many great Maryland quarterbacks can you name?† Try Jack Scarbath Bernie Faloney Al Pastrana (Travis Pastrana‚§Ās uncle) Boomer Eiason Frank Reich Send in your favorites. † Can you believe Eastern (DC) HS didn't have enough football players to field a team? † Roosevelt (Theodore that is) hosted the first high school football game (in DC) on the new field turf upgrade that will also be at Coolidge, Dunbar, Tech, Wilson and Ballou.† Oh, the Rough Riders lost to Friendship Collegiate 25-6. † Kent Island junior Eric Chandler ran for 255 yards and 3 TD's in the Bucaneers win over Cambridge-SD. † DeMatha rolled over Gilman 42-0. † Anthony Jones scored 3 TD's to lead St. Johns to† a 32-14 victory over Calvert Hall. † Maryland bound Devin Maggett hit pay dirt 4 times to lead Surrattsville to a 42-0 romp over Barinell Banks. † Josh Haden scored on runs of 80 and 52 yards to lead Friendly to a 50-12 rout of Edmondson.

Dunbar of Balti stopped Gwynn Park 27-6.

High School Scores
Arundel†††††††††††††††††††††††† 34†††††††††††††††††††† Broadneck††††††††††††††††††† 28
Catonsville††††††††††††††††††††23†††††††††††††††††††† Cardinal Gibbons†††††††††† 7
McDonough†††††††††††††††††14†††††††††††††††††††† Huntingtown††††††††††††††††† 0
Urbana††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12†††††††††††††††††††† Lackey†††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 0
Pallotti†††††††††††††††††††††††† † 26†††††††††††††††††††† HartfordTech†††††††††††††††† 6
Westlake†††††††††††††††††††† † 35†††††††††††††††††††† Calvert†††††††††††††††††† † †††††† 7
Broad Run†††††††††††††††††††† 40†††††††††††††††††††† Ballou†††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 0
Kent Island††††††††††††††††††† 33†††††††††††††††††††† Cambridge-SD†††††††††† † 26
Southern††††††††††††††††††† ††† 21†††††††††††††††††††† Largo††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 13
Good Counsel††††††††††††††† 38††††††††††††††††††††Dunbar††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12
Carroll††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 26††††††††††††††††††††Wilson††††††††††††††††††††††††† 13
Potomac††††††††††††††††††† † †† 41††††††††††††††††††††Tech†††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 12

Robles Fractures Foot, Scratched from October 6 Diego Corrales Benefit Event
Undefeated Cruiserweight Suffers Second Injury of Year Forcing Withdrawal from Card † Undefeated cruiserweight Juan Carlos Robles (9-0, 4 KOs) of Waynesboro, Va., suffered his second injury of the year yesterday, fracturing his left foot and forcing him to withdraw as the headliner on the October 6, 2007 Diego Corrales Benefit hosted by Jimmy Lange. † The rising prospect, who was scheduled to fight William ‚§¶The Storm‚§? Bailey (7-12-2, 4 KOs) at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, hurt his foot in a freak accident while stepping down wrong on a curb.

Robles was sidelined this past spring by a motorcycle accident where he suffered multiple injuries including a broken forearm and a damaged knee.† He had recovered from those injuries, although he lost his right pinky finger when he amputated the damaged digit by himself when it was not healing quick enough to his liking.

Matchmaker Joe Hensley has promised to find another great match-up for the evening's Main Event and hopes to make an announcement in the immediate future.

Meanwhile, Hensley has solidified the undercard with "War Time" George Rivera (4-1, 2 KOs) leading the charge with a return to Northern Virginia after scoring an impressive win over undefeated prospect Lawrence Jones in Springfield this past August.† The Charlottesville, Va.-native has won three in a row and will take on the always exciting John "JT" Terry (2-5, 1 KO) of Portsmouth, Va. in a four-round middleweight affair.

In other four-round action, "The Freak of Nature" Charles Norwood (2-1, 1 KO) of Roanoke by way of Washington, D.C. will tangle with Ron "The Rock" Reaves (2-0, 1 KO) of Baltimore in a middleweight contest and featherweight Angelo Ward of Baltimore will make his professional debut against James "Boo" Franks (2-3, 2 KOs) of Norfolk, Va.

The Jimmy Lange-hosted event benefiting the family of deceased former world champion Diego Corrales will be held Saturday, October 6, 2007 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. The event, a joint production between Jimmy Lange Enterprises and Ice Promotions, will feature professional boxing, live musical entertainment, a three-course meal and a silent auction.

Table seat tickets seats (includes three-course dinner) cost $350, $250 or $175; with a limited number of general admission tickets selling for $100.† To purchase tickets, call (703) 536-6060.

Terp Women Add Another Nationally Televised Game
Big Ten/ACC Challenge game at Comcast Center to air on ESPNU

The Maryland women's basketball team added another television game for the 2007-08 campaign. The Terps' inaugural appearance in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge vs. Ohio State on Nov. 30 will air in front of a national audience on ESPNU. In all, the Terrapins have been tabbed to make at least 11 television appearances in 2007-08, including seven national broadcasts. Maryland's television schedule begins with the Nov. 11 contest vs. Oklahoma in the State Farm Tip-Off Classic on ESPN2.

The Terps go on to make four national television appearances at UCLA on Nov. 25 (Fox Sports Net), vs. the Buckeyes, at Rutgers for the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 3 (ESPN2) and then again on ESPN2 at home vs. Duke on Jan. 14. Maryland's regional appearance tips off at Virginia on Jan. 18, then it finds itself in a battle at North Carolina on Jan. 26 in front of a national television audience on Fox Sports Net. Maryland's games against Virginia Tech on Feb. 4 in Blacksburg, Va., and against Virginia on Feb. 8 are on the ACC's Regional Sports Network. The Terps will travel to Duke on Feb. 17 to play on national television again on Fox Sports Net.

NCAA Field Hockey Tournament Tickets On Sale Now
Maryland will host the championship rounds on Nov. 16 & 18

Tickets for the semifinal and championship games of the NCAA Field Hockey Tournament are now on sale at the Terrapin Ticket Office at Comcast Center. The University of Maryland was selected as host of the championship, which takes place Nov. 16 and 18. Single-session tickets, as well as, all-session passes, which includes tickets for both games, are available for purchase. † All-session passes, which includes tickets for both semifinal games and the national championship game, start as low as $6. Tickets for the semifinals on Nov. 16 or the championship game on Nov. 18 begin at $4 per ticket.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Terrapin Ticket Office at 1-800-IM-A-TERP, by purchasing online at www.umterps.com or by picking up an order form at any regular-season Maryland field hockey game and can also be downloaded from the Terps' official website at www.umterps.com.

For the first time in the history of the NCAA Championship, the event will be held in the state of Maryland. The first national semifinal game on Friday, Nov. 16 begins at 5 p.m., followed by the second semifinal at 7:30 p.m. The 2007 field hockey national champion will be crowned on Sunday, Nov. 18. The game is scheduled to begin at noon. † For more information, please visit the championship's official webpage at www.umterps.com or by visiting www.ncaasports.com.

Field Hockey's O'Donnell Selected National Rookie of the Week
Terps ranked No. 2 in the nation

After another solid weekend, Maryland field hockey freshman Katie O'Donnell was selected the National Rookie of the Week by www.womensfieldhockey.com, the web publication announced on Tuesday. The Terps were also ranked No. 1 by the same magazine, but slipped to No. 2 in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Poll this week. Katie O'Donnell has registered at least two points in Maryland's six games this weekend, tallying a goal and four assists in the sweep of Ohio State (4-1) and Northeastern (6-0) in the Terrapin Invitational this past weekend. She earns the national honor for the second-straight week. O'Donnell leads the ACC and the team with eight goals, nine assists and 25 points. A member of the U.S. National Team, she's also tied for the team lead with two game-winning goals.

On Sept. 3, she was voted the ACC Player of the Week. Maryland is 6-0 for the sixth-straight year and is ranked second this week in the NFHCA National Top 20 after spending the first few weeks of the season, including the preseason, at No. 1. The two-time NCAA Champions were edged by North Carolina (6-0) for the top spot in the polls. The Terps earned 24 first-place votes and 911 total points. UNC had 23 first-place tallies, but 913 points. Wake Forest (2-2) and Duke (3-3) remained in the top 10, rated No. 5 and No. 10, respectively. Boston College (5-1) is 11th, while Virginia (3-2) is 17th this week.

Maryland is No. 1 in the www.womenesfieldhockey.com top 20 this week for the second week in a row. The Terps travel this weekend to open the ACC schedule at Boston College on Saturday, Sept. 15. Slated for a 1 p.m. start, the game can be watched on ACC Select (www.accselect.com) with a paid subscription. BC is also site of the 2007 ACC Field Hockey Championship which take place Nov. 1-4.

#1 Field Hockey Terps Down Ohio State 4-1
Four Terps score in win at Terrapin Invitational

The No. 1 Maryland field hockey team toppled Big Ten opponent Ohio State, 4-1, in the opening game of the Terrapin Invitational on Saturday afternoon at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Maryland's record improved to 5-0, while the Buckeyes fell to 2-4. In the second game of the day, American scored with time expired, to claim a 1-0 victory over Northeastern. Junior All-American Susie Rowe scored first for the Terps, off of a penalty corner and double assists by Katie O'Donnell (Blue Bell, Pa./Wissahickon) and Janneke van Leeuwen with less than seven minutes elapsed in the game. The score remained 1-0 until 24:14 into the first half, when junior Sarah Scholl knocked in her first goal of the season off of a pass by sophomore All-American Nicole Muracco.

O'Donnell and van Leeuwen combined again five minutes into the second half to assist junior Ellen Ott's penalty corner goal. Muracco went on to tally her seventh goal of the season and extend her scoring streak to five-straight games with an unassisted goal off of Ohio State goalie Lindsay Quintiliani's pads at the end of the second half to clinch the victory. For OSU, Yesenia Luces drove in the Buckeyes' only goal at the end of the first half. Open in front of the cage, Luces swept in the unassisted goal, her fifth of the season. Maryland outshot Ohio State, 24-3, and the Terps held the Buckeyes to zero shots in the second half while taking 14 of their own. Maryland also outcornered OSU 10-2, and connected on two.

In the cage, Quintiliano saved eight shots while allowing four goals for the Buckeyes. Later in the afternoon, the twelfth-ranked Eagles took on the Northeastern Huskies, defeating the Huskies 1-0 on a penalty corner goal by Savannah Graybill with no time remaining on the clock. On Sunday, Sept. 9, the field hockey action continues as Ohio State will face off against American at 1:00 p.m. followed by a match-up between the top-ranked Terps and Northeastern at 3:00 p.m. to finish the tournament.

ORIOLES WHO?

Baltimore was recently ranked #34 among sports cities in the USA.† Pretty sad for a city that once had champions plus pro hockey and basketball and was considered a good sports city. † Now the once fabled Baltimore Orioles organization is in a shambles mode, battling it out for the basement with Tampa Bay and the once sold out stadium is now drawing crowds of 7,000 or less except when the Red Sox or Yankees are in town.

What is it 18 losses in their last 21 games.† They re-up Dave Trembley and he promptly becomes one of the losingest managers in Oriole history.† When they say you can't tell the players without a score card they really mean it now with the bus station having more Orioles than Camden Yards.

Miguel Tejada is the only Oriole you could consider a star on the team.† Kevin Millar, Audry Huff, Jay Payton, Ramon Hernandez, and Corey Patterson were all considered washed up when they came to "Charm City". † The pitching staff is horrible and I look to Leo Mazzone to soon flee the Birdland.† The Oriole Way, gone forever with this crew. Whatever happened to Tony Saunders?

WE GET LETTERS

Bill, Thanks for the Coolidge score.† Your mention of the 823 Club brought back some fond memories. Jim

Bill, That was quite an achievement by Jim Wexler.† I faced Jim while playing for Eastern (we beat him) but lets face it some people have off-days.† He was good. I played with a lefthander, Dickie Smallwood, who was very humble about his career and I always liked to boost of his achievement while pitching for Duke Univ. Duke was playing Notre Dame and faced future hall of famer Carl Yastremski. Dickie struck Carl out 3 times in that game. Dickie went on to the minors but unfortunately had an elbow problem that cut short a promising pro career.††I would love to hear stories of how our era of ball players did in their careers. †Jim B.

Bill, Thanks a bunch once again for my favorite sports column and hometown updates.† WNBA New York Liberty rookie Shay Doron almost say her team go to the finals.† It will be Detroit Shock again this year for the championship against Phoenix and Diana Taurasi.† Katie Smith and the always ready Shock were just waay too much for the Mercury in the first matchup, second game Saturday afternoon on ESPN I think.† Yeah, Peyton and his Indianapolis homeboys shut up a lot of big mouths last night.† When does Tony Kornheiser's contract run out? Blessings and love to you and yours, Dale

Dale, Good report.† Toni C's contract doesn't run out soon enough. Bill

Bill, OUCH!! That's sickening! What the Hell's goin' on? Too much crack in the 'hood? What? And what a way for Coolidge to notch a win. Aint no heads held high on this one. Len Knott

Bill, Guess the Rambler's days are numbered.† Couldn't even field a team. J

Hi Bill Speaking of pretty girls at Roosevelt, wasn't there a beauty also there named Gloria Green who went there from Mc Farland?† Also, can you name some from Anacostia?† I'm probably thinking before your time.† If so, sorry.† Some of my male friends at Roosvelt were Hammie Foster, Dan Rieley, Bob Henderson, Angelo Vito and Andrew Peckham whose mom taught at the Elem. on Warder Street.† I like y our columns especially to reminisde but then as I said, I think am a bit before your time.† How about the Evening Star manager JB Hartley who I carried the paper for in the area from Kenyon, Lamont, Keefer and (black) Morris Street and Warder?† Anyone with memories such as mine? Bob Alexander

Bob, I am sure there are, at Roosevelt how about Margie Imlay, Margie Albert, Dorothy Goodman, Joan Hazard, a young lady named Ha rrison, Joyce Maholic, Dorothy German, they all were probably in school at that time.† At Anacostia Edna Schnieder, Loretta Garon, Pat Kessler, and Kay Oliphant.† Yes I believe you may be a little before my time. Bill

Bill, Happy Birthday, Mary Jo One of the greatest mysteries of our day IMO, how such a personality with all the well documented flaws can garner leadership positions with all the influences that go along with it and not be held accountable!!† Name and money?!† No doubt!† God's wrath?† No doubt one day!!† Consequences to our children and grandchildren - - heavy!† No doubt!! This piece speaks for itself.

Hey there William, How the hell are you?† I really enjoyed our visit last week and look forward to doing it again.† It was nice meeting Chuck.† He is a handsome man and a nice guy.† Must be good genes on the maternal side.† Keep the columns coming. Jim

Jim, It was a great day and talking about the old days.† Yes let's do it again soon. Bill

Bill, Just a note from me to say "hi" and let you know I am still down here in the swamp, ha.† Have not received anything from you in quite some time and did not get the last two columns from you either, just to let you know.† Hate to bother you, know your plate must be full these days but just thought you would want to know. Blessings today for you and yours, Dale

Dale, Try St.MaryToday.com or McCaffreysWorld.com for the column.

SPORTS NOTES

Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of George C. Poff, Jr. (great gentleman and lobbyist in Maryland). † Former Baltimore Colt Joe Erhmann and Stan White are assistant football coaches at Gilman in Baltimore.

Donnie Neuenberger will be my guest on my "Inside Sports" show on PGCTV this week.

I was sad to hear of Luciano Pavarotti's death, he was a great one and a super star! † If Mike Miller is stepping aside I could go for George Owings to replace him. † Mid Atlantic Umpires needs help in St. Mary's, Charles, Calvert and Prince Georges counties, if you can ‚§¶call them‚§? please call Nick Martinelli at 301-255-4372 and get more information.† I wonder if David J. will sign up?

Pro-Am boxing shows coming up:
9/27††††† Ballroom Boxing at Michael's 8th Avenue
10/12††† Jake Smiths Baltimore Pro Boxing at ‚§¶Du‚§? Burns Arena
10/19††† Gene Molovinsky's Keystone Boxing at Rosecroft Raceway

The Hall of Fame group "The Memories" have their 50th Anniversary Commorative Film ‚§¶Dreams Come True‚§? out and its great. † Is the new theme song of the NFL ‚§≥ ‚§¶In the Jailhouse Now‚§? by Webb Pierce?

Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of Ralph Angel (former principal at Buck Lodge Junior HS and Suitland HS in PG CO).

I was sorry to hear of Jane Wyman's passing at age 90, she won an Oscar and was Ronald Regan's first wife.

My pick for Congress in the first congressional district is Frank Kratovil, States attorney for Queen Anne's County.

The Shore has some super people like QA County Commissioner Gene Ransom, Delegate Norm Conway, former Delegate Wheeler Baker, former State Senator Walter Baker and Kratovil.

Remember the DC high school football doubleheaders at the then Central High School?

Where are they now?† Dixie Lee, Courtland Buell, Francis Savage, Walter Lockhardt, Charlie Folk, George Leon McCauley, and Kay Oliver ‚§¶Nerd‚§? Fletcher?

Who remembers Dolores Del Ray (Dolores Pastor)?

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