Mary­land as­sis­tant leav­ing for FSU

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - SPORTS -

Much was made last year about John Pa­puchis com­ing home when coach Mike Lock­sley hired him last year as Mary­land’s spe­cial teams and in­side lineback­ers coach. Pa­puchis had grown up in the area and had start­ing his coach­ing ca­reer at a cou­ple of high schools in Mont­gomery County be­fore mov­ing up to the col­lege ranks.

As things turned out, the home­com­ing proved to be short-lived.

Pa­puchis has left Col­lege Park, a team spokesman con­firmed Satur­day. Ac­cord­ing to Ya­hoo Sports, Pa­puchis will join the staff of newly hired Florida State coach Mike Norvell, who is bring­ing the well-trav­eled and well-re­garded as­sis­tant to Tallahasse­e to coach spe­cial teams and de­fen­sive ends.

The de­par­ture from Mary­land comes a few days af­ter na­tional sign­ing day, when Pa­puchis played a role in the sign­ing of line­backer Ruben Hyp­po­lite, who was the team’s sec­ond-high­est re­cruit be­hind fives­tar wide re­ceiver Rakim Jar­rett.

Pa­puchis could not be reached im­me­di­ately for com­ment. — Don Markus

Ma­jor Arena Soc­cer League: Jonatas Melo scored both goals for the Bal­ti­more Blast in a 7-2 loss to the Florida Trop­ics on Satur­day af­ter­noon. The Blast (2-3) con­tinue their Florida swing today when they play the SeaWolves in Or­lando.

Horse rac­ing: Lim­ited View, who snapped a 10-race los­ing streak in her pre­vi­ous start, con­tin­ued to run to her mul­ti­ple stakeswin­ning form with a front-run­ning fourlength tri­umph in Satur­day’s fea­tured eighth race at Lau­rel Park.

Owned by Fred Wasser­loos, Ge­orge Green­walt and trainer John Salz­man Jr., Lim­ited View ($11.80) went 7 fur­longs in 1:22.09 over a fast main track to cap­ture the third-level op­tional claim­ing al­lowance and give jockey For­est Boyce, aboard for the first time, her 800th ca­reer win.

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