August 25, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services


Q&A session with Wigginton set for ESPN Zone Thursday

Infielder Ty Wigginton will participate in a free question-and-answer session at the ESPN Zone at noon Thursday. He also will sign autographs. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m.


UMBC men's basketball team to open at home vs. Morgan

The UMBC men's basketball team will open its 2009-10 season by hosting 2009 NCAA tournament participant Morgan State Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m. at the RAC Arena. The 25th all-time meeting between the Retrievers and the Bears will begin UMBC's 13-game nonconference schedule. Three days later, UMBC will host Loyola at 7 p.m., and the Retrievers will face Coppin State at home at 7 p.m. Nov. 24.

Men's soccer: : Loyola hired Crystal Palace Baltimore FC midfielder Bryan Harkin as a volunteer assistant coach. Harkin, who was an All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference player at Fairfield in 2001 and 2002, spent three seasons as a Mount St. Mary's women's assistant.

Field hockey:: Johns Hopkins was picked to finish third in the Centennial Conference in a vote of the conference's head coaches. Five-time defending champion Ursinus garnered 10 first-place votes and 100 points to earn the top spot. Gettysburg was picked second with 86 points and Hopkins third with 85. Washington College (64) was fifth and McDaniel (34) ninth.

Volleyball:: The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament will be held at Coppin Center Nov. 20-22 and will be at Coppin State's new Physical Education Complex in 2010 and 2011. ... Hagerstown Community College is ranked 10th in the National Junior College poll.

Trainer: : St. Mary's hired Jessica Pope as an assistant athletic trainer.

Et cetera

Former Raven Ndukwe dealt by Dolphins to Chiefs

The Miami Dolphins traded offensive linemen Andy Alleman and Ikechuku Ndukwe, a former Raven, to the Kansas City Chiefs for a 2010 draft choice. Ndukwe, who played in five games for the Ravens in 2006, started 15 games at right guard for Miami last season after an injury to Donald Thomas. Alleman played in 15 games and made four starts last season.

Triathlon:: Laurie Hug, 44, of Ambler, Pa., won the Aflac Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon on Sunday at Centennial Park with a time of 1 hour, 29 minutes, 13 seconds. Kristin Andrews, 28, of Bethesda was second in 1:32:03, followed by Shandra Richardson, 29, of Gainesville, Va., 1:33:29; Suzy McCulloch, 29, of Columbia, 1:33:39; and Christy Lausch, 37, of Mount Airy, 1:35:46.

Varsity: : The National High School Baseball Coaches Association selected Calvert Hall's Carlo Crispino Stadium as the District 2 Field of the Year, one of eight national winners.

Golf: : Maryland defeated Virginia, 1 1/2-8 1/2, in the inaugural Middle Atlantic PGA Capital Cup, a Ryder Cup-style event for juniors over the weekend at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville.

- From Sun staff and news services

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