Fan Appreciation Day to be next Saturday
Maryland football fans can get a close-up glimpse of the team next Saturday when the Terps hold Fan Appreciation Day at Byrd Stadium. Terrapins fans can view that day's practice, which will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and gather autographs from players who will be available immediately after the session. Fans who wish to attend the event may park in Lot 1 and enter the stadium though Gate I (west side) which will open at 8 a.m. Players will be available for autographs after practice along the rails at the bottom of sections 23-26 (in front of Tyser Tower).
Hutsell to compete in MAPGA Pro Championship
Elkridge Club professional David Hutsell will be in the field for the Middle Atlantic Section of the PGA of America's Professional Championship, to be held at the recently renovated Trump National Golf Club's Championship and River courses Monday to Wednesday. A field of 180 will be split between the two courses the first two days. After that, the field will be cut to the low 72 and ties for Wednesday's final round on the Championship course. In addition to this being the MAPGA's largest field event, it is also the largest purse at approximately $70,000, with the winner taking home more than $10,000.
Loch Raven, Bays alum Moses joins Austrian club
Seth Moses, who led the Loch Raven boys soccer team to the Class 1A state championship as a junior in 2009, has signed a multiyear contract with the Austrian professional club Cashpoint SCR Altach. Moses, who graduated from Loch Raven this spring, is a longtime member of the Baltimore Bays Soccer Club and also was invited to the U.S. Under-18 national team camp. After scoring 10 goals and adding seven assists as a junior for the Raiders' state title team — and earning first-team All-Metro honors — he suffered a foot injury in the first week of his senior year and missed most of his season. Moses played forward, midfield and defense in high school, but he was a center midfielder with the Bays. "He's as good of a soccer player technically as we've had here," Bays coach Steve Nichols said. "He's also a pit bull. He has a passion for the game and takes things personally. The sky is the limit for him. He has a chance to do something big and an opportunity for bigger and better things ahead."
Western looking to fill head coach opening
Western High School officials are seeking applicants for a head varsity girls basketball coach. The Doves have been one of Baltimore's most successful programs and one of the most successful in the state, with 14 state tournament appearances and two titles. They have won five city titles and five regional titles in the past six years with three state title-game appearances. Western is the oldest all-girls public school in the United States. Candidates should submit a letter of application, resume and professional coaching references by mail, email or fax to Western principal Alicia Trusty, Western High School, 4600 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21209 or email@example.com or 410-396-7492. The deadline for applications is Aug.29.
Strasburg strikes out 5 in second rehab outing
Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg threw 33 pitches in three innings of a rehab start for host Potomac on Friday, allowing two hits, no runs, no walks and striking out five against Myrtle Beach. Returning from Tommy John ligament-replacement surgery, Strasburg threw 26 of his pitches for strikes and hit 99 mph on the radar gun; he has eight strikeouts and no walks in his two rehab outings combined, totaling 42/3 innings.
College baseball: Johns Hopkins coach Bob Babb will head to St. Petersburg, Russia, on Tuesday for nine days to serve as a representative of the U.S. State Department as a coach and instructor with a Russian baseball program, the St. Petersburg North Stars. Babb will teach coaches the fundamentals of the game.
Pro Basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers have scheduled a dance team prep session for next Saturday and Dance Team auditions for Aug. 21. Both sessions will be held at the Howard County Sports Center, 6742 Dorsey Road. For more information, email DanceTeam@BayAreaShuckers.com, visit the Dance Team's Facebook page at facebook.com/shuckersdanceteam or visit the Shuckers website at BayAreaShuckers.com.
—From Sun staff and news services