The Medical Examiner's office in Baltimore released a toxicology report saying Roderick Bower's body showed no evidence of drugs or alcohol, according to a report from the Montgomery County Police Department.
Bower, the 17-year-old goalkeeper of Walter Johnson's boys' lacrosse team, was killed in an auto accident on May 22 in Potomac. His death came just 10 hours before his team's first state semifinal game.
The investigation into his death is still ongoing.
Headley Lifts Judges
Handley forward Nick Headley's preferred left-footed shot had been repeatedly stymied by Broad Run's defense for most of yesterday's Virginia AA Region II boys' soccer semifinal in Ashburn.
But in the 92nd minute, Headley gathered the ball, curled to his right and created the most wide-open scoring opportunity of the game. His low shot gave the eighth-ranked Judges a 1-0 double overtime victory over the fourth-ranked Spartans (16-3-1) and a spot in the state tournament.
"When you play a great team like [Broad Run] you can't waste opportunities," Headley said. "We were lucky enough to find it [the net] real late."
Handley (19-2) will host Charlottesville on Friday in the Region II final.
Bullis Taps Ex-Terp
Bullis has hired former University of Maryland women's basketball standout Jazz Parazic as its varsity girls' basketball coach. Parazic takes over for former Bullis All-Met Kira Orr, who resigned last month to pursue coaching opportunities on the collegiate level.
Parazic also was hired to coach Bullis's middle school girls' team, various other sports teams and to teach physical education. She was Maryland's first women's basketball all-American in 1983, played on the 1984 Yugoslavian Olympic team and for the WNBA's New York Liberty.
"We are very excited about Jazz joining the Bullis faculty," Bullis Athletic Director Mike Delgrande said. Prior to the hiring process, "I didn't know a lot about her, but many of our parents know of her. We think that with her collegiate and professional playing experience, she will be a good match for Bullis."
Six Set for Colorado
USA Basketball will announce today that six Washington area players will be among 48 selected to compete at its Youth Development Festival from June 16 to June 20 at its facility in Colorado Springs.
Among the local players expected to compete on the East regional team are St. John's All-Met guard-forward Marissa Coleman, Theodore Roosevelt All-Met center Katrina Wheeler, Riverdale Baptist guard Yolanda Lavender, St. John's guard Brittany Mitch, Lake Braddock forward-center Abby Robertson and Bishop McNamara forward Iman McFarland.
-- Drew vanEsselstyn, Kerry Flagg, Judith Evans