Pearman steps down at Rhode Island

July 15, 2004


KINGSTON, R.I. - Belinda "Boe" Pearman, a South Hagerstown High School graduate, has stepped down as University of Rhode Island head women's basketball coach to pursue other career opportunities.

Pearman asked to be released from her duties as coach, a request the university granted on Saturday.

Pearman, an All-Atlantic Coast Conference player at the University of Maryland, was hired by URI from the ranks of professional women's basketball in 1999. She inherited a URI program coming off a 2-25 record and rebuilt it into a contender in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

"URI has been a very positive experience for me professionally and personally, and I will miss the loyal alumni and fans and wish the program continued success," Pearman said. "I am proud and thankful that both URI's women's basketball and I have returned to health."

URI Senior Associate Director of Athletics Lauren Anderson said that Pearman was passionate about the program and its success.


"We appreciate all her efforts on behalf of the women's basketball program and URI. As coach Pearman moves on to another chapter in her career, we wish her well in all her endeavors," Anderson said.


Schultz runnerup in Open

MITCHELLVILLE, Md. - Hagerstown's Dirk Schultz is making a name for himself in the second-place position of the Maryland Open record books.

Schultz fired a tournament-low 4-under 67 on Wednesday to vault into a three-way tie for first in the 83rd annual Open, held at The Country Club of Woodmore.

The Black Rock professional was knotted with Bill Rislove of Fair Oaks Golf Club and Chip Sullivan of Ashley Plantation, all at even-par 213 after three rounds.

Rislove fell by the wayside on the second playoff hole and after Schultz and Sullivan each parred the third playoff hole, Sullivan won the Open for the second time in three years when he posted a par on the fourth hole.

It was the fourth time Schultz finished in second place, a position he claimed in 1999, 2000 and 2001.

Bradshaw defeated

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. - Shepherd University's David Bradshaw, reigning West Virginia Open champion from Harpers Ferry, W.Va., was eliminated in the first round of the USGA Amateur Public Links tournament.

Bradshaw suffered a 6-and-4 loss to Sunghoon Kang of Korea in the opening match play round of the 79th Publinx, played at Rush Creek Golf Club.

Roney wins WACO Junior

Will Roney survived a shaky 5-over par over the first four holes to play par golf the remainder of the way to win the third WACO Junior tournament of the year at Beaver Creek.

Roney ended with a 77, two shots better than Alicia Grier and three better than Brandon Sheaffer and Nick Zaccaria.


Hagerstown 7, Brunswick 5

BRUNSWICK, Md. -Zack Swisher had four hits to lead the Hagerstown Braves to a win over the Brunswick Orioles in the first game their best-of-5 semifinal series. Pat Sweeney added three hits for the Braves, while Trey Cobb and John Tsikerdanos each added two.

Wayne Toms had two hits, including a grand slam, while Kevin Goode and Andy Maught each had two hits for the Orioles.


Hub City Softball

Thompson's Gas/Mike's Plumbing 26, J&L Floors 4: Greg McCoy homered twice and Jimmy Easel, Mike Repp and Joey Springer each added a home run while Scott Shank, Mike Ernde, Kevin Kretzer and Doug Keller had three hits and Easel added two for Thompson's.

Funkstown Moose/Remax 25, Jerry's Sports 15: Curty Myers homered twice while Matt Jenkins and Rick Schriver each had four hits for Funkstown.

Crazy Horse 24, Hub City Heat 15: Mike West had six hits, while Rocky Bishop, Allan Purdham and Shaun Kendle each homered for Crazy Horse.


Wash. Co. Girls Softball

Aladdin Awards 18, Accent Imaging 10: Winning pitcher Christa Cheney struck out 11 and had three hits, including a home run, to lead Aladdin. Kelly Dofflemyer, Jamie Fowler, Crystal Kline and Lisa Wetzell each had two hits for the winners.

West End Little League

VFW 11, Coca-Cola 9: Dustin Boward drove in the game-winning run in the eighth inning and Timmy Kitchen had two hits as VFW won the second-half championship on Tuesday. Dwight Boward had three hits, including a home run, for Coca-Cola.

PenMar 9-10 Tournament

Federal 19, Emmitsburg 1: Charles Cvijonovich three hits and two RBI, while Chris Burdick and Alijah Benson added three hits each for Federal. Kevin Proctor had two hits and three RBI, Cole Myers two hits and two RBI and Aaron Shaffer had two hits for the winners.

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