Sports: Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Sports update on Handley’s Michael Brown signing a professional contract to play basketball in Croatia, Valley League Baseball, Nationals, and the Orioles.

Jeimer Candelario’s home run call on Fox Sports Radio 1450 WFTR.

Keibert Ruiz’s two run homer to make extend the lead to 7-3 on 1450.

Former Handley basketball star signs professional contract

Former John Handley High School basketball standout Michael Brown signed a one year contract to play professionally for GKK Sibenka Sibenk of the Croatian Premijer League.

Brown recently graduated from Mount Olive where he played Division II basketball.

He had a strong start to his collegiate career earning conference freshman of the year and continued his success through his senior year.

Last season he was named a 3rd team all American and first team all conference and all region which helped him gain the attention of professional teams.

In the Croatian Leagues’ standings, Sibenka finished in the middle of the pack of 12 teams.

They look to take a step forward with Brown, who will be one of three Americans on the roster.

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Winchester Public Schools expands walk zones

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Winchester Public Schools will join numerous departments across the country with expanded Walk Zones for the upcoming school year in response to the ongoing bus driver shortage.

Households included in the Walk Zones will get to school by either walking, biking, or riding with a family member.

The change will primarily impact students at Virginia Avenue and Quarles and a smaller group at Daniel Morgan and Handley.

The areas chosen have safe walking paths, sidewalks, and crosswalks while avoiding four lane roads and train tracks.

The City of Winchester is also working with the school district to employ additional Crossing Guards and add crosswalks and signage.

If you have questions or concerns, WPS is hosting two Transportation Walk and Talks at 6:30 pm on July 19th at Quarles Elementary and on July 20th at Virginia Avenue.

Students with an IEP requiring transportation will still be able to take the bus.

For more information on the Walk Zones, click here.

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