Holy Family's Victoria Reuscher (Cheltenham) was honored as the CACC pitcher of the week. Receiving an honorable mention was Philadelphia University righthander Nicole Troisi (Norristown).
SOCCER: John "Clarkie" Souza, 91, died Sunday in a nursing home in Dover, Pa.
He was one of last three living players from the 1950 U.S. World Cup team that upset England, 1-0, a game that still stands as the high point for U.S. international soccer. The other two survivors are former Temple and Penn State coach Walter Barr and goaltender Frank Borghi. Souza was born on July 12, 1920, in Fall River, Mass.
In their first road game of 2012 Monday night, the Union took an early lead but couldn't hold on to it.
The Portland Timbers ran roughshod over the Union after Gabriel Gomez's 51st minute free-kick goal, dealing the Union a 3-1 defeat in their season opener.
Portland controlled most of the possession in a scoreless first half. Kris Boyd scored the winning goal the 66th minute, thumping a header past Union goalie Zac MacMath.
BOXING: Lamont Peterson said he is ready to defend his WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles against British challenger Amir Khan in a rematch of their disputed fight last year.
The fight is scheduled for May 19 in Las Vegas.
IDITAROD: Dallas Seavey won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, becoming the youngest musher to win the nearly 1,000-mile race across Alaska.
Seavey turned 25 on March 4, the day the race officially started. The previous youngest winner was the race's only five-time champion, who won his first Iditarod at age 26 in 1977. Rick Swenson, now 61, is in this year's race, and was running in the middle of the pack.
AUTO RACING: An appeals panel upheld penalties against crew chief Chad Knaus for failing opening-day inspection at the Daytona 500.
TENNIS: Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka needed barely more than an hour to beat Julia Goerges, 6-3, 6-1, and second-seeded Maria Sharapova routed Roberta Vinci, 6-2, 6-1, to reach the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Openin Indian Wells, Calif. Azarenka will play fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, who advanced when American wild-card Jamie Hampton retired with cramping in the third set trailing, 3-6, 6-4, 3-0.
- Associated Press