The Maryland state wrestling tournament has been moved from Towson State University to the campus of Western Maryland in Westminster, according to Ned Sparks, executive director of the Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association.

The move was made because of a scheduling conflict that came up when Towson State announced that it would host the ECAC South basketball tournament, which had been moved up a week to March 1-2.

The site change will not interfere with plans by a consortium of six Maryland public television stations to broadcast the tournament.


In March the Maryland wrestling coaches will present a championship wrestling meet between the state's AA/A and B/C senior state champions.

In the case of underclassmen champions, a senior chosen by the coaches panel will be chosen to represent that weight class.


Feb. 13 was the first day that high school seniors could formally accept college football scholarship offers. Much attention was paid to a number of all-Met players who chose colleges, but some other lesser-known players also signed, including DeMatha defensive back Bobby Houston (North Carolina State), tight end John Schoeb (Navy) and wide receiver James Brown (Maryland). Churchill also had several other scholarship winners, including defensive tackle Todd Emde (Villanova), defensive tackle Jim Collishaw (Boston University) and running back Mitchell Dove (Virginia Tech). Joining Dove in Blacksburg next season will be McNamara linebacker Rich Fox and Magruder quarterback Shawn Prather.

Signing at Maryland were Poolesville running back Irvin Smith and Gaithersburg running back Charles Gassaway. Both probably will play in the defensive secondary for the Terrapins. Other local signees included Oxon Hill running back Derrick Fenner (North Carolina), Gaithersburg running back Brian Pannell (Brown) and Rockville linebacker Joe McLaughlin (Catawba).

Mike Leu has been named football coach at St. John's. He succeeds Doonie Waldron, who resigned after last season.

Leu was head coach at Cranbrook High School in Bloomfield, Mich. for the past five years and an assistant at Brother Rice of Birmingham, Mich.