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Harvard’s Cole Toner, UMass’s Tajae Sharpe taken in fifth round of NFL Draft

Toner was picked by the Cardinals and Sharpe was selected by the Titans.

01sonoteworthy- Merrimack softball player Emily Kurkul of Bridgewater. (Merrimack)


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Bridgewater’s Emily Kurkul earned Northeast-10 Player of the Week honors after hitting .538 for the Merrimack softball team.

01socatch- Marisa Hourihan. (Northeastern University)


Marisa Hourihan constructed quite a career in goal at Hanover High and Northeastern

Record-setting netminder still driven to succeed as a labor foreman for Boston-based J. Derenzo Co.

01nonoteworthy- Bates College athlete Tyler Harrington. (Bates College)


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

North Reading’s Chris Harrow was named the New England Collegiate Conference’s Player of the Year for men’s tennis.

01nocatch- Lou DiStasi. (Family handout)


Chelmsford’s Lou DiStasi back in the game, as a competitor

Former Colby College two-sport standout recently completed his first Boston Marathon and tackles Spartan races.

01nocollege- Salem State baseball player Richard Fecteau. (Salem State)


Richard Fecteau, Salem State’s hit machine

The four-year starting infielder from Newbury debuted at .357 as a freshman; and his average has only gone up as a Viking.

01wenoteworthy- ***WARNING: LO RES, do not use for more than 1.75 columns *** Brandeis baseball player Benjamin Bavly of Newton. (Brandeis)


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Ashland High grad Jackie Connors registered a school-record eight assists for the Worcester State women’s lacrosse team in a 21-10 win.

01wecatch- former Hopkinton High baseball player Tyler Call, his wife Nora, their son Connor, and Yorkshire Terriers, Lily and Tiny Tim. (Family handout)


Hopkinton High grad made the right call with Southern Connecticut baseball

Hitting out of the leadoff spot, Tyler Call led Owls to Division 2 World Series in 2005

Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff.


Fans unhappy after Doug Flutie eliminated from ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Flutie and Karina Smirnoff were sent home at the end of the Week 6 show.

Northeastern assistant Dave McLaughlin named Dartmouth men’s basketball coach

Big Green tab BC High grad and former Stonehill head coach to revive its Ivy program.

UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma left a plane Saturday after feeling ill.

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UConn coach Geno Auriemma is hospitalized

Auriemma, 62, was taken to a hospital for observation with an undisclosed illness.

Miami running back Mark Walton, making a catch against Pittsburgh linebacker Mike Caprara, is also under investigation for impersonating a law enforcement officer.


University of Miami RB suspended after DUI arrest

Mark Walton was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.

24wecatch- Former Red Sox pitchers Jeff Plympton (left) and Ken Ryan (right) at Fenway Park.


Plainville native Jeff Plympton is still making his pitch

Former King Philip, UMaine, and Red Sox hurler is teaching kids how to play the game the right way.

24wecollege- Tufts University pitcher Erica County. (Tufts University)


County now No. 1 in the circle for Tufts women’s softball

Arlington High grad has earned position as the ace for three-time defending NCAA Division 3 champions.

24socollege- Northeastern baseball player Jake Farrell of Westwood. (Northeastern)


Xaverian grad a good fit in Northeastern lineup as a freshman

Westwood’s Jake Farrell delivered an RBI single in first at bat as a collegian for the Huskies.

24socatch- Lisa Nolan Fennessy. (Family handout)


Volleyball prowess at Brockton High set her up for success

A Boxer Hall of Famer, Lisa (Nolan) Fennessy went on to a stellar career on the court at Northeastern

24nonoteworthy- David Bedoya. (handout)


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Somerville’s David Bedoya placed 68th overall in the 120th running of the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:34.55.

Mr. Washington of Syracuse University, driving around Dana Barros of Boston College during the Big East tournament at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Dwayne ‘Pearl’ Washington, 52, college hoop legend

Mr. Washington’s signature move was the crossover dribble — the ‘‘shake-and-bake’’ — that froze defenders.

Steve Addazio raves about BC’s new coordinators

Addazio sees better times ahead with Scot Loeffler (offense) and Jim Reid (defense) on board.

ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 7: Sony Michel #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs leaps over Derrick Baity #29 of the Kentucky Wildcats in the fourth quarter of the game on November 7, 2015 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won the game 27-3. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

UMass to play Georgia in football and basketball

The Minutemen will travel to Athens for a football matchup in November 2018.

FILE - In this March 10, 1984, file photo, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, right, and Syracuse player Dwayne Washington (31) watch as Georgetown University took control in overtime of the Big East Conference championship basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, current and former players, and others associated with the program continue to rally in support of former Orange star Dwayne Pearl Washington, who’s afflicted with brain cancer. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine, File)

Ex-basketball star Pearl Washington dies of cancer

The flashy Washington starred at Syracuse and played three seasons in the NBA.

Mr. Campbell helped Steve Jobs at a time when Apple veered toward bankruptcy.

Bill Campbell, 75; football coach became mentor at Apple, Google

Mr. Campbell, who coached football at Columbia University, later was a management guru for Steve Jobs and other Silicon Valley luminaries.

Mr. Whitelaw was a mentor to athletic administrators and conference staff.

Scotty Whitelaw, 88, former ECAC commissioner

Mr. Whitelaw oversaw expansion in the college sports conference during his 17-year tenure.

Connecticut's Moriah Jefferson smiles after being congratulated by UConn coach Geno Auriemma, right, after the San Antonio Stars selected Jefferson with the second pick in theWNBA basketball draft, Thursday, April 14, 2016, in Uncasville, Conn. (Cloe Poisson/Hartford Courant via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

UConn coach Geno Auriemma hospitalized with undisclosed illness

UConn’s 62-year-old women’s basketball coach wasn’t feeling well when he deboarded a flight Saturday morning in Hartford.

17wecollege- Former Babson swim coach Rick Echlov. (Babson College)


Rick Echlov made a big splash in Babson pool

Newton North grad retires after a successful, and fulfilling 32-year run as school’s swim coach.

17nocollege- Colby College baseball player Soren Hanson. (Colby College)


Billerica’s Soren Hanson has matured into his captaincy at Colby

The Belmont Hill grad has a job lined up in China, but first, he’d like to give pro ball a shot.

17nonoteworthy- Danvers High grad Caitlin McBride. (Merrimack College Athletics)


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

North Reading’s Ryan O’Boyle wrapped up his wrestling career at McDaniel College with a 107-18 record.

17socollege- Babson College goalie Jamie Murray. (Babson College)


Babson goalie’s spring break: 4 games in the ECHL

After a record-breaking collegiate career, Scituate’s Jamie Murray signs with San Jose Sharks.

Duke faced Syracuse in one of the NCAA semifinal games held at Gillette Stadium in 2009.

Gillette Stadium to host NCAA men’s lacrosse championships

All three divisions will hold title games in Foxborough in 2017 and 2018.

Quinnipiac defenseman Chase Priskie skated away as North Dakota celebrated a 5-1 win in Saturday night’s NCAA Frozen Four championship.

Quinnipiac lost Frozen Four title game to ‘the better team’

Bobcats coach Rand Pecknold said his team “didn’t defend well enough” in Saturday’s loss to North Dakota.

North Dakota defenseman Keaton Thompson sliced through a pair of Quinnipiac defenders.

North Dakota ices Quinnipiac to win Frozen Four final

Drake Caggiula had two goals as North Dakota claimed its eighth title and first since 2000.

Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey won the Hobey Baker Award Friday night.

Awards fall short of ultimate prize for BC, Harvard

After an abrupt end to their seasons, the future is uncertain for Thatcher Demko and Jimmy Vesey.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - APRIL 07: Kevin McKernan #27 of the Quinnipiac Bobcats celebrates his goal in the first period against the Boston College Eagles during semifinals of the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Championships at Amalie Arena on April 7, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Frozen Four

Quinnipiac goes for NCAA hockey title Saturday

The lone Bay Stater on the roster, Kevin McKernan put Bobcats on the board first in Thursday’s semifinal against BC.

Harvard Crimson's Jimmy Vesey skates with the puck during their NCAA tournament hockey game against the Boston College Eagles in Worcester, Mass. Friday, March 25, 2016. (Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe)

Hobey Baker winner Jimmy Vesey eager to explore all 29 NHL teams

With an eye on free agency Aug. 15, Harvard senior shoots down report that he will sign with Bruins.

10wenoteworthy- ***WARNING: LO RES, do not use for more than 1 column *** Tony Scibelli/Emmanuel lacrosse (Westborough). (Emmanuel College)


GlobeWest: Noteworthy

Newton South graduate John Jennings belted three homers in a three-game span for the UMass Amherst baseball team.

10nocatch- Reading High grad Justine Lyons (bottom) with the international team, working with colleagues with Shooting Touch, in Rwanda. (handout)


Reading High grad touching lives on and off the court

A nurse in the intensive care unit at Mass. General, Justine Lyons also works for non-profit Shooting Touch, helping to empower youth around the world through basketball

10wecatch- ***warning: image lo res, do not use for more than 2 columns *** Former Bates College second baseman Jim Sylvia, along with pics of Sylvia, his son Will, and former Bates coach Chick Leahey and his wife, Ruth. (handout)


Belmont’s Jim Sylvia walked into prominence on the diamond at Bates

A real estate developer now residing in Newton, he carries principles of teamwork, cooperation into business deals, coaching youth sports.

10nocollege- Denison swimmer PJ Fallon. (Denison)


Marblehead’s PJ Fallon touches the wall as NCAA champion at Denison

St. John’s Prep grad helps power Big Red swimming team to Division 3 title.

10nonoteworthy- Salem State baseball player Mike Davis. (Salem State)


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Freshman shortstp Courtney Erickson of Everett is hititng .646 for the Trinity College women’s softball team.

03sonoteworthy- Andrew Mackiewicz. (Penn State)


Penn State pointman: Westwood’s Andrew MacKiewicz repeats as fencing champ

With his 15-11 comeback win in men’s final, sophomore is the ninth back-to-back sabre champion in NCAA history.

10sonoteworthy- Molly Atkinson. (Fitchburg State)


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

In his third season as baseball coach at Oklahoma, Brockton native Pete Hughes earned his 600th career win April 1st against Texas.

10socatch- Former Marist College pitcher Brendan Chapin. (Marist Athletics​)


For starters, Brendan Chapin recalls Babe Ruth World Series in Quincy

All-tourney honors propelled Weymouth native to success at Catholic Memorial and later Marist College.

10wecollege- Denison University swimmer Ryan Fleming of Lincoln. (Denison Athletics)


An All-American finish for Lincoln swimmer at Denison

Senior Ryan Fleming placed in five events, helping power Big Red to NCAA Division 3 title


North Dakota strikes late to advance to first NCAA final in 11 years

Nick Schmaltz scores on a rebound with less than a minute remaining.

Apr 7, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Boston College Eagles forward Ryan Fitzgerald (19) and teammates react as they lose to the Quinnipiac Bobcats during the semifinals of the 2016 Frozen Four college ice hockey tournament at Amalie Arena. Quinnipiac Bobcats defeated the Boston College Eagles 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Quinnipiac denies BC hockey at Frozen Four

Top-ranked Bobcats edge Eagles in national semifinals.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 05: Breanna Stewart #30 of the Connecticut Huskies waves during the trophy ceremony after their 82-51 victory over the Syracuse Orange to win the 2016 NCAA Women's Final Four Basketball Championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 5, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Returning UConn players say they’re ready to take baton

The Huskies say loss of their senior stars will serve as motivation.

Boston, MA - 01/08/16 - (1st period) Boston College head coach Jerry York. Boston College takes on Providence College at Kelley Rink. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Mark Majewski, Topic: 09BC-PC hockey, LOID: 8.2.1141586366.


BC, Quinnipiac are great unknowns to each other

The hockey powers have never met, but they’ll learn quickly as they face off in the national semifinals.

Quinnipiac's Travis St. Denis (26) celebrates his goal against UMass Lowell during the third period of the NCAA men's East Regional championship hockey game on Sunday, March 27, 2016, in Albany, N.Y. Qunnipiac won 4-1. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)


A capsule look at the Frozen Four matchups

Quinnipiac takes on BC, and North Dakota faces Denver, in the national semifinals Thursday.

Boston College players come off the bench to celebrate beating Minnesota-Duluth 3-2 during their NCAA tournament hockey game in Worcester, Mass. Saturday, March 26, 2016. (Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe)

BC warming up to idea of playing Quinnipiac in Frozen Four

The two New England schools will face off Thursday in Florida for the right to play in the national championship.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 05: Morgan Tuck #3 and Moriah Jefferson #4 of the Connecticut Huskies embrace as they take the bench in the fourth quarter against the Syracuse Orange during the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Women's Final Four Basketball Championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 5, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Connecticut won 82-51. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Shira Springer | Fair Play

Women’s sports are sending a message, loud and clear

Too often we talk about what women’s sports isn’t, but instead we should respect them for what they are.