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Sports briefs: VHSL official Dolan to retire after 2021-22 school year
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Sports briefs: VHSL official Dolan to retire after 2021-22 school year

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HIGH SCHOOLS

Dolan to retire after 2021-22 school year

Virginia High School League associate executive director Tom Dolan will retire at the end of the 2021-22 school year, the league announced on Wednesday.

Dolan joined the VHSL in 2007 as an assistant director and has been the associate executive director since 2017. He spent 29 years as an athletic administrator, coach and teacher at Jamestown High School (1997-2007), Lafayette High (1992-97) and New Kent High (1978-92). He was inducted into the Virginia High School Hall of Fame in 2020.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

FSU tops Oklahoma in title series opener

Florida State freshmen Kalei Harding and Kaley Mudge have the Seminoles knocking on the door of a national title.

Harding homered and drove in four runs and Mudge had three hits, leading Florida State past No. 1 seed Oklahoma 8-4 in the opener of the Women’s College World Series championship on Tuesday night in Oklahoma City.

Mudge, who had 16 hits all season before the World Series, increased her WCWS total to a record-tying 13.

Sydney Sherrill added a two-run single during a five-run fourth inning for the 10th-seeded Seminoles (49-11-1), who needed a victory on Wednesday or Thursday in the best-of-three series to win their second NCAA title in four years.

NFL

Packers add veteran LB Campbell

The Green Bay Packers have added a veteran presence at inside linebacker by signing De’Vondre Campbell.

Campbell comes to Green Bay after starting all 16 games for the Arizona Cardinals last season and posting 99 tackles, including 69 unassisted. Campbell, 27, previously spent four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, who selected him out of Minnesota in the fourth round of the 2016 draft.

He recorded two sacks and seven tackles for losses last season.

49ers halt offseason program

The San Francisco 49ers cut short their offseason program by a week when coach Kyle Shanahan sent his veterans home for the summer instead of having them stay in town for a mandatory minicamp next week.

Shanahan said Wednesday he made the decision mostly because of the strong turnout for the voluntary portion of the offseason instead of as a direct reaction to a pair of significant injuries that sidelined safety Tarvarius Moore and offensive lineman Justin Skule on Monday.

Cleveland Browns chief of staff Callie Brownson

  • has been suspended by the team but will not lose her job after an arrest for drunken driving. Brownson, one of just a handful of female coaches in the league, pleaded no contest Tuesday in a Brunswick, Ohio, court to charges stemming from her arrest last month. Her license was suspended for one year, and she will have to take an intervention course.

NHL

Vegas rallies, takes 3-2 series lead

Mark Stone scored on a breakaway 50 seconds into overtime as the Vegas Golden Knights overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Tuesday night and take a 3-2 lead in their second-round series in Denver.

Max Pacioretty corralled the puck after two blocked shots on that end and fed it to Stone, who was off to the races. Stone beat Philipp Grubauer on the glove side to hush what had been a boisterous crowd.

Trailing 2-0 entering the third, the Golden Knights found another gear with Alex Tuch scoring 1:03 into the period and Jonathan Marchessault tying it up just 3:04 later.

Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Texas A&M names Schlossnagle as new coach

Texas A&M hired Jim Schlossnagle as its new baseball coach Wednesday after his 18 seasons at TCU that included five trips to the College World Series.

Schlossnagle replaces Rob Childress, whose contract wasn’t renewed after the Aggies missed the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2006.

The Horned Frogs this year shared the Big 12 regular-season title with Texas, won the conference tournament and were a No. 6 national seed in the NCAA tournament before losing at home last weekend. Schlossnagle was 734-346 at TCU.

SOCCER

Cherundolo, Pearce to be enshrined

American national team defenders Steve Cherundolo and Christie Pearce have been elected to the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame along with Bolivian forward Jaime Moreno and former D.C. United general manager Kevin Payne.

The four will be inducted Oct. 2 at the hall along with former U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra and Colin Jose Media Award winner Andrés Cantor, whose ceremonies were delayed from last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. men blank Costa Rica Brenden Aaronson scored in the eighth minute, Daryl Dike and Reggie Cannon added their first international goals and the United States beat Costa Rica 4-0 in an exhibition in Sandy, Utah.

Gio Reyna added a penalty kick in the 77th in the last preparation match for most front-line American players before World Cup qualifying in September.

  • Major League Soccer’s All-Stars will meet their top Mexican league counterparts in Los Angeles on Aug. 25 in a game that was originally scheduled to take place last year but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The game against Liga MX players at Banc of California Stadium, home of Los Angeles FC of the MLS, represents a departure from the format for the past 15 All-Star games that had the best players in MLS facing European clubs.

— From staff and wire reports

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