Some Washington Redskins players will be trading their football cleats for sneakers tonight when they take on the Westminster All-Stars in a charity basketball game slated for 6:30 at the Gill Center on the campus of Western Maryland College in Westminster.
The game, sponsored by Excel in Fitness Inc., will benefit underprivileged youth who attend the Art Monk Football Camp, which began its annual run Monday at the college.
Some of the Redskins players expected to participate along with Art Monk include Gary Clark, Alvin Walton, Brian Mitchell and Martin Mayhew. They will be taking on a group of past Carroll high school and college basketball players.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.
In other sports this week:
* South Carroll High grad Joe Goodwin is participating in the National Junior Baseball Championship this week in Boise, Idaho.
The four-team tournament (East, West, South, North) involves 64 of the best junior players (ages 16 to 18) in the United States.
Goodwin, a standout catcher/pitcher at South Carroll who was recently drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the amateur draft, will represent the East squad.
The eight-game, round-robin tournament started yesterday and will continue through Saturday. From this tournament, players will be selected for Team USA, which will represent the United States at the World Junior Championships in Monterrey, Mexico, later this summer.
* Two games are slated for 6:30 tonight in the Carroll division of the Carroll County Lacrosse Association at the Carroll County Sports Complex.
A pair of 1-0 teams will face off when Dr. Deigert's takes on Monroe Construction, while International Foreign Car, also 1-0, will take on A.P. Boone (0-1).
Deigert's opened its season Sunday with an impressive 8-1 win over A.P. Boone, while Monroe put nine goals on the scoreboard in its season-opening win over Farmers & Merchants Bank.
Travel division action will resume on Sunday, with Shannon's Saloon -- 9-7 winners over Wiley House last Sunday -- taking on Towson Sports Medicine. Game time is 4 p.m. at the complex.
The other early contest has Greene Turtle up against Monaghan's Pub in the season-opener for both clubs.
Wiley House will try to get on the winning track against Maloney's Bar in the 6 p.m. travel division game.
The lone Carroll division matchup at 6 p.m. Sunday has F & M squaring off against Manchester Contractors. Both teams are coming off season-opening losses.
* The Camp Hashawha Three Mile Trail Run, the third leg of the Westminster Road Runners' Twilight Series, starts at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Camp Hashawha -- five miles north of Westminster off Route 97.
Larry Pickett and Paul Hannsen are tied for the overall series lead in the men's division. Pickett captured the Pleasant Valley Four Mile Run, the second race in the series, with Hannsen
It was the other way around in the opening race -- the Western Maryland College Two Mile Track Run -- as Hannsen took first, with Pickett second.
Jenny Caple is the leader in the women's portion after a win in the Pleasant Valley race.
A runner's five best performances will be used to determine final placement in the series. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in both open and master's (over 40) divisions.
* Swim teams from Westminster Riding Club, Taneytown Pool and South Carroll will join host Westminster Stingrays in its first .. Relay Carnival starting at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Westminster municipal pool on Royer Road.