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The Herald-Mail 2005 sports year in review part 2

December 31, 2005|Compiled by TIM KOELBLE

June



June 12 - Berkeley Springs' Tony Belt named Herald-Mail athlete of the year in track & field ... Afleet Alex wins Belmont Stakes ... Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Championship.

June 13 - Nationals win 10th straight, 3-2 over Seattle ... San Antonio beats Detroit 97-76 for a 2-0 lead in NBA Finals.

June 14 - Suns beat Lexington 10-9 to move within 2 games of Legends.

June 15 - Suns drop Lexington 8-2 and move within 1 game with 4 to play in first half ... Pistons return home and beat San Antonio 96-79 in Game 3.

June 18 - Greencastle sophomore Sarah Signore named Herald-Mail Softball Player of the Year.

June 19 - Jefferson junior Brian Collins named Herald-Mail Baseball Player of the Year ... Retief Goosen leads U.S. Open by 3 strokes.

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June 20 - Suns pitcher Gabriel Hernandez throws no-hitter in 1-0 win over West Virginia ... Michael Campbell, of New Zealand, wins U.S. Open ... San Antonio takes 3-2 lead in NBA Finals with 96-95 win over Detroit.

June 22 - Suns open 2nd half of SAL season with 8-5 win over Lakewood ... Detroit beats San Antonio 95-86 to even series, 3-3 ... NBA, Players Union agree on 6-year collective bargaining agreement.

June 24 - San Antonio wins NBA title with 81-74 victory over Detroit.

June 26 - Suns win SAL North Division first half title with 9-4 win over Lexington, Suns' first title since 2001.

JULY



July 2 - Williamsport's Rick Hare named 2005 Official of the Year by Wrestling USA magazine.

July 3 - Venus Williams defeats Lindsay Davenport for women's title at Wimbledon ... Danica Patrick wins IRL pole position at Kansas.

July 4 - Roger Federer defeats Andy Roddick for his 3rd men's title at Wimbledon ... Tony Stewart wins Pepsi 400.

July 9 - Michelle Wie shoots 1-under 70 in first round of PGA John Deere Classic.

July 10 - Wie misses cut at Deere Classic.

July 11 - Baltimore ends first half of season 2 games behind Boston in AL East ... Washington in first place in NL East at the break, 2 1/2 games ahead of Atlanta ... Hagerstown 'A' advances to PONY regionals with 9-2 win over Chambersburg 'B'.

July 12 - National defeats Federal 6-5 for District 1 9-10 title ... Valley beats American 9-5 for 11-12 title ... Bobby Abreu of the Philadelphia Phillies hits 24 home runs in first round of HR Derby and wins with 41 HRs in three rounds.

July 13 - American League wins All-Star Game, 7-5. Baltimore's Miguel Tejada is MVP.

July 14 - Lance Armstrong is overall leader at halfway point of Tour de France.

July 15 - Maugansville eliminated from District 1 11-12 Little League Tournament with 10-9 loss to Oakland.

July 16 - Jack Nicklaus retires from competitive golf following second round of British Open at St. Andrews.

July 17 - Valley 11-12 wins District 1 championship with 7-1 triumph over Oakland.

July 18 - Tiger Woods conquers The Old Course at St. Andrews for British Open championship.

July 22 - National Hockey League Players Association ratifies 6-year deal to return to ice.

July 24 - National wins Game 1 of Little League 9-10 regional tournament with 6-4 triumph over Brunswick ... Valley loses in 11-12 state tournament to Elkton, 10-1.

July 25 - Lance Armstrong wins 7th straight Tour de France ... National loses in 9-10 tournament to Brunswick, 7-6. July 26 - National wins regional tournament over Brunswick, 12-2 ... Funkstown Post 211 advances to state legion tournament with 6-0 win over Mt. Airy.

July 27 - Valley loses to Elkton 8-5 in state tournament.

July 28 - Sammy Sosa hits career home run No. 587 for 5th all-time ... Kenny Rogers is suspended 20 games for shoving cameraman.

July 30 - Arnold Palmer plays his final competitive round at the U.S. Senior Open in Dayton, Ohio.

AUGUST



Aug. 1 - Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg enshrined in baseball Hall of Fame ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Aug. 2 - Funkstown loses state tournament opener to Chaney, 6-5 ... National 9-10 wins over Elkton, 10-3 ... Rafael Palmeiro suspended 10 games for failing steroids drug test.

Aug. 3 - Funkstown defeats Chaney 3-2 and 6-5 to win legion state title.

Aug. 4 - National 9-10 loses to West Salisbury 7-1 in state final.

Aug. 5 - Lee Mazzilli fired as Orioles manager and replaced by Sam Perlozzo ... John Patterson fires first career shutout as Nationals win over Dodgers, 7-0 ... Brandon Sheaffer wins Junior Masters Tour golf title.

Aug. 6 - Hagerstown and Chambersburg each loses in PONY tournament openers.

Aug. 7 - Dan Marino and Steve Young enshrined into pro football's Hall of Fame during ceremonies in Canton, Ohio.

Aug. 8 - Hagerstown loses 17-15 to West Branch in PONY East Zone championship.

Aug. 9 - Andrea Grier wins WACO Junior golf title with a career-best 72 ... Wayne Gretzky named coach of the Phoenix Coyotes.

Aug. 12 - Funkstown 211 loses Mid-Atlantic Tournament opener to Nor-Gwyn, 7-1 ... Orioles sweep Tampa Bay.

Aug. 13 - Suns beat Greensboro 10-7 to end 5-game losing streak.

Aug. 14 - Ken Lampard leads 22nd WACO Championship by 1 stroke over Chad Bricker.

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