Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The 29-year-old pitcher has not yet pitched in the majors.
The Baltimore Orioles are reportedly calling up a homegrown arm. MASN reports right-handed pitcher Zach Clark, a University of Maryland, Baltimore County graduate, is en route from Triple-A Norfolk to Seattle and will be recalled by the Orioles. The Orioles are in the middle of a three-game series there against the Mariners. Clark, 29, is already on the Orioles' 40-man roster, but a move will have to be made to get him on the active 25-man roster. The pitcher signed with the Orioles in 2006 as an undrafted free agent. He agreed to terms in a UMBC parking lot, according to the MASN report. In eight seasons in the minors, Clark is 50-46 with a 3.71 ERA. Clark isn't the only local to don the black and orange lately. Pitcher Steve Johnson, a …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Pete Caringi III is a finalist for national soccer honor.
UMBC soccer player Pete Caringi III is one of 34 collegiate soccer players named as a finalist for the 2012 Soccer News Net College Boot award, recognizing the men's college player of the year. Caringi is the son of UMBC soccer coach Pete Caringi Jr. For this award, the editors of each of the sites in the Soccer News Net network nominated as many as five local players for the honor, and each of them is eligible for the regional player of the year award. In addition, fans from around the United States can vote for the best collegiate player through Dec. 22. That voting will take place on Big Apple Soccer, Chicagoland Soccer News, LA Soccer News, New England Soccer News, Philly Soccer News and Dallas Soccer News and DC Soccer News which …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has inspired a movement in some states to allow it.
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is part of the inspiration behind a bill being considered in Virginia that would allow home-schooled students to play public school sports. The legislation being considered is nicknamed the “Tebow bill”, according to the Washington Post. According to the article, Tebow played public school football despite being home-schooled in Florida. Maryland home-schooled students are not allowed to play public school sports, according to Maryland State Department of Education spokesman Bill Reinhard. In the 2009/10 school year, the latest that data is available, there were 23,287 home-schooled students in Maryland–or 2.7 percent-out of 852,211 total, Reinhard said. Sixteen states allow home-schooled students to …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
School's out mid-June, so why are we talking about this now? Most camps and summer activities already have started registration. Have you made plans yet?
As a former day camp director, I can tell you that the fight for spots can sometimes be torturous for us moms. I'm the kind of mom that doesn't think too far ahead. Summer is still months away, right? Well, as a working mom, I have to start thinking about what to do with the kids now. There are tons of options out there, summer camps, VBS, sports activities, art programs and more. Sometimes it's hard to find the time to sit down and sort them out. Plus, I have to organize family vacations, trips to the grandparents and still plug in whatever else may pop up. To be honest, I haven't even begun. So why not start the conversation now? Maybe this will force me to get my butt in gear.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Highlighting some of the top performers I've covered for Patch and how valuable they are to their respective teams.
So far in my column I’ve touched on the topics of hard-working referees and awe-inspiring coaches, but now I’d like to turn to your attention from those appetizers toward the main course of what I want to do as a columnist, the prime rib or Chilean sea bass (if you’re avoiding red meat as a New Year’s resolution) if you will—the players. I’m going to fill you in on a few of the standout hoopsters that I’ve covered over the past month or so that are, for lack of a better term, worth the price of admission. So instead of wasting $10 at the bowling alley or seeing Little Fockers on a Friday night, I encourage you to come check out these players. Tyson Smith, guard, Owings Mills Watching the junior guard play in a few games this year, I find…
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Levi Houapeu still leads a capable offensive attack for the Retrievers, but injuries, defensive lapses and a difficult schedule have made for a sometimes rocky start to 2010.
UMBC forward Levi Houapeu sat despondent in the visitor's locker room in Stony Brook, N.Y., last November, reeling from an America East Conference championship game loss after a season that began with nine straight wins. The loss visibly shook the nation's top scorer in 2009 (15 goals and 13 assists), but Houapeu was sure of one thing: He wouldn't be leaving the Retrievers for the professional ranks, despite his stock never being higher. So when major league soccer's Portland Timbers came calling this summer, it wasn't hard for Houapeu to say thanks, but no thanks. "One of the reasons I came back is because I love playing for coach [Pete] Caringi and coach [Anthony] Adams," Houapeu said a few days after scoring his seventh goal of the …