Navy, Towson hold intrasquad scrimmages

August 15, 2010|By Sports Digest


Freshman running back DeRon Ames, a walk-on from Snow Hill, had 14 carries for 35 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown run, in Towson's intrasquad scrimmage. "All of our running backs are pretty banged up right now," coach Rob Ambrose said. "So we came into this scrimmage knowing that DeRon was going to get a lot of work in the scrimmage. He really responded and he ran well. … DeRon is like the 'Energizer Bunny.' He keeps going and going and he runs very hard." Bart Blanchard, a transfer quarterback from The Citadel, completed four of eight passes for 72yards. Junior quarterback Chris Hart, who transferred from Georgia Military College, was 8-for-15 for 98 yards and a touchdown pass.

Navy football: The offense scored three touchdowns and kicked two field goals on 15 possessions in the Midshipmen's first full scrimmage of fall camp, in front of more than 4,000 fans at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. "It was a typical first scrimmage," coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "I thought the first defense did a good job and there were too many penalties offensively. I thought it was a good day overall." Senior Ricky Dobbs completed 10 of 20 passes for 179yards and two touchdowns, and junior Kriss Proctor was 9-for-13 for 97 yards. The offense managed just 238 yards on the ground on 67 carries. Sophomore slot back Jon Howell led the way with 41 yards on three carries, and sophomore fullback Austin Beaty rushed for 24 yards on five carries. Junior linebacker Max Blue led the defense with seven tackles, freshman nose guard Barry Dabney had six stops and senior linebacker Trey Grissom was in on five tackles.

Men's basketball: Bowie State is among four historically black colleges and universities that will compete in the Fresh Coast Basketball Tournament in Milwaukee on Nov. 26-27.

Women's basketball: Junior guard Meghan Tait and junior guard-forward Sally O'Donnell were named Washington College's captains for the 2010-11 season.

Laurel Park

Fascinating Rhythm delivered a shocker in Saturday's feature at Laurel Park when she rallied to take the $50,000 Jameela Stakes. Sent to the post at odds of 17-1, the horse trained by Richard Small won for the first time in two years and for the first time on the grass with her late closing effort under jockey Rosemary Homeister Jr. The More Than Ready mare completed the six-furlong distance in 1 minute, 11.1 seconds and paid $36. Her rally came at the expense of another long shot, Kosmos Buddy, who finished second. The $17,124 trifecta was completed by Onearmedbandit. "I really liked the filly when I worked her last week," Homeister said.

Other races: Bowie-based trainer Chris Grove shipped five horses to Laurel on Saturday, and four of them won. Grove took races three, four, five and six with Hello Easy Street ($5.60), Firefighter ($3.80), Joepaul'streasure ($4.40) and Pride Park ($9.80), respectively. Julian Pimental rode Hello Easy Street, and Malcolm Franklin rode the final three horses. In the seventh race, Franklin won again, this time aboard first-time starter Sweet Susan ($4.80) for trainer Tim Tullock. He closed out the card with his fifth winner, Checks Cashed ($17.80) for trainer Fran Campitelli.

Pro soccer

Crystal Palace Baltimore (6-10-6) earned a 2-1 victory over the Carolina RailHawks at Poly to move to within two points of FC Tampa Bay for the eighth and final playoff spot in USSF Division 2 with eight games remaining. Tsuyoshi Yoshitake opened the scoring for the home side in the 21st minute, and Gary Brooks put Baltimore up 2-0 four minutes into the second half. Matt Watson scored the Carolina goal with 14 minutes to play. Palace, which earned its first home win since May 22, will face the Rochester Rhinos on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Calvert Hall.

Major League Soccer: Eric Alexander scored his first career goal, and FC Dallas beat host D.C. United, 3-1, to stretch its road unbeaten streak to nine, tying the MLS record. David Ferreira and Jeff Cunningham also scored for FC Dallas (8-2-9). Jair Benitez's own goal in the 79th minute was the only tally for United (3-14-3), which has lost five straight, including the past two under interim coach Ben Olsen. No United player has scored in three games.

New York-Penn League

The Aberdeen IronBirds broke up a State College Spikes no-hit bid in the ninth inning but were shut out for the first time this season in a 1-0 loss. Tyler Waldron started the game for the Spikes and pitched five innings. Ryan Beckman pitched a perfect sixth inning. Brooks Pounders pitched no-hit innings in the seventh and eighth but gave up the lone IronBirds hit to pinch hitter David Anderson to start the ninth inning, a double down the first base line.

Et cetera

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