Monday, March 4, 2013
Thomas served as the team's acting coach this season and has been promoted.
Aki Thomas, who served as UMBC's acting men's basketball coach this season, was given the full-time job on Monday. Thomas took over as the acting head coach of the men's team on Oct. 10, 2012, just before the official start of practice, according to a news release. He had been an assistant coach under previous head coach Randy Monroe for five seasons. “I have been impressed with Coach Thomas’ basketball acumen, as well as his positive approach with our student-athletes,” said athletic director Dr. Charles Brown in a statement. “He has all the tools to be an outstanding head coach.” UMBC finished the regular season with a 7-22 record in the regular season and a 5-11 mark in the America East. That's most victories overall and in conference …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
According to a report, Rich Flemming was shot and killed in Philadelphia this past weekend.
Rich Flemming, who played one year of basketball at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, was shot and killed on Sunday in Philadelphia. The 24-year-old Flemming was shot three times, at before 6 p.m. Sunday, according to a story in the story in the Fairfield (CT) Minuteman. He was pronounced dead shortly afterwards at the Temple University Medical Center. The story said that Philadelphia police had made an arrest, but the information on that wasn't available as of Wednesday morning. Flemming played for UMBC in the 2008-09 season after transferring from Fairfield. He averaged 6.7 points and 4.5 rebounds in 23 games as UMBC made it to the America East championship game where it lost to Binghamton in March 2009. UMBC dismissed …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
UMBC beats Stony Brook before a record crowd of 2,905 at the RAC Arena Wednesday afternoon.
On weeknights, UMBC usually plays at home. But one of its more popular basketball programs comes the starting times are shifted. The popularity showed again Wednesday when the Retrievers took on Stony Brook in a "Midday Madness" game where they brought in hundreds of local elementary and middle school students. They helped make up a record crowd of 2,905 at the RAC Arena and watched UMBC top the Sea Wolves, 70-59. The crowd was loud and raucous, and it certainly seemed to help the injury-plagued Retrievers, who needed some help after losing three straight, close games. It was a record for women's basketball at the arena. "It was a great atmosphere," UMBC coach Phil Stern said in the post-game press conference. Senior guard Brittany …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The school's After Prom Party Committee is looking for student volunteers.
The winter sports season is underway at Catonsville High, and the school is looking for some student volunteers to help. Help is needed at the basketball and wrestling concessions. Students who need service hours could fill them there. Here are the dates the school needs help: Those interesed in helping out should contact JoAnne Birkmeyer at email@example.com.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Local players have chance to show talent to pro team on Saturday, Aug. 11.
This Saturday, local players with basketball talent can showcase their skills for the Bay Area Shuckers as the local American Professional Basketball League team forms its roster for the 2012-2013 season. The Shuckers are holding a tryout this Saturday, Aug. 11, at Leadership Through Athletics, at 2900 Hammonds Ferry Rd. in Lansdowne. Registration/check-in starts at 4:00 p.m. and tryouts will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The registration fee for the tryouts is $50. All players trying out will receive a free Bay Area Shuckers 2012 Tryouts t-shirt. For more information on the Bay Area Shuckers or the tryouts, contact John.Wolfe@BayAreaShuckers.com.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Final home games are against Golden Ring Middle School and General John Stricker Middle School.
The 8th grade basketball teams at Arbutus Middle School are playing their last two games of the season, both of them at home, according to coach Ben Fusco. The teams play against Golden Ring Middle School this afternoon, with girls playing at 4 p.m. and boys playing at 5 p.m. Adult admission is $3 and student admission is $2, with proceeds being donated to cancer charities.