Babe's Birthday Bash
Stover to receive Ruth Museum award
The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation will host its annual "Babe's Birthday Bash" on Feb. 10 and will present former Ravens kicker Matt Stover with the 2012 Babe Ruth Museum Community Service Award during the festivities. The gala, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards, will celebrate the 117th anniversary of Babe Ruth's birth in Baltimore on Feb. 6, 1895. Stover and his wife, Debbie, formed the Matt Stover Foundation in 2002, helping pool and provide generous private donations for community-based charitable organizations. Since 2007, the foundation has given more than $100,000 annually to Baltimore-area community organizations. Stover, who played for the Ravens from 1996 to 2008, holds NFL records for most seasons with 100 or more points (12), most consecutive points after touchdowns (422) and most consecutive games with a field goal (38), and he's the fifth-leading scorer in NFL history (2,004 points). Tickets cost $45 each for museum members, $55 apiece for the general public when purchased in advance and $60 each at the door the night of the event. Ten or more tickets purchased together cost $40 each. The evening will include admission to the museum's galleries; unlimited food and beverages; a silent auction; appearances by local pro and amateur athletes; and free parking at Camden Yards. For tickets and more information, call 410-727-1539 or go to BabeRuthMuseum.com.
Two double doubles not enough for Loyola women
Senior Miriam McKenzie and junior Katie Sheahin became the first women's teammates to record double doubles in the same game in Loyola history, but the Greyhounds (6-12, 2-5) lost, 70-62, at six-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion Marist (13-6, 8-0) on Friday night in a game televised nationally on ESPNU. McKenzie (Oakland Mills) finished with 16 points (12 in the second half) and a game-high 12 rebounds, and Sheahin (Good Counsel) had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman point guard Kara Marshall had 15 points on five 3-pointers. Marist has a 31-game conference winning streak.
More state women's basketball: Sharnell Huff scored 14 points, but visiting Goucher (5-12, 1-5 Landmark Conference) lost, 64-42, to Drew (6-10, 2-4).
State men's basketball: Host Drew (4-13, 2-4 Landmark) handed Goucher (3-13, 0-6) its fifth straight loss, 75-65.
Women's lacrosse: Loyola senior defender Ana Heneberry (Dulaney) was chosen as the Big East Preseason Defensive Player of the Year in voting by the league's head coaches. In addition, the Greyhounds — picked to finish third this year behind Georgetown and Syracuse — placed four on the preseason team: Heneberry, senior goalkeeper Kerry Stoothoff, senior defender Kellye Gallagher and sophomore attacker Marlee Paton. Georgetown also had four players on the 16-member preseason team, including junior midfielder Kelsi Bozel (Notre Dame Prep) and junior midfielder Sophia Thomas (Maryvale Prep).
Football: Towson's Rob Ambrose was named Football Championship Subdivision Coach of the Year and Tigers running back Terrance West (Northwestern) was named FCS Freshman of the Year by the College Sports Journal. West, junior safety Jordan Dangerfield and senior fullback Tyler Wharton were named All-Americans. Junior defensive end Frank Beltre made honorable mention.
Men's soccer: UMBC junior defender Liam Paddock was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America University Division Men's Scholar All-East Region second team. Senior defender Vince Savarese (Archbishop Curley) and senior midfielder-defender Andy Streilein made honorable mention.
Women's bowling: UMES freshman left-hander Victoria Jones (Western) was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Bowling Athlete of the Week.
Tennis: Navy's men's and women's teams were picked to finish second in the Patriot League behind Army.
Carmouche rides four winners at Laurel Park
Kendrick Carmouche, the leading rider at PARX Racing in Bensalem, Pa., made a successful trip to Maryland on Friday, winning four races from five mounts at Laurel Park. After finishing third in the opener, Carmouche won aboard 2-5 favorite Friscan ($2.80) in the fourth race, Supertripp ($19.20) in the fifth race, Follow The Leader ($3.80) in the seventh race and Maybe's Master ($7.80) in the last race. "I love riding here," Carmouche said.
Youth squash: The girls under-15 and under-13 teams representing SquashWise and Baltimore City Schools (ACCE, Civitas, Poly and ConneXions) won the consolation finals at the National Urban Squash Team Championships last weekend in New York. The boys under-15 and boys under-13 teams won the finals of the plate, or third-division, round. SquashWise, Baltimore's urban squash and education program, provides city students with long-term academic tutoring and social support, using squash as incentive for academic success.
Major League Soccer: D.C. United acquired midfielder Danny Cruz from the Houston Dynamo for a partial allocation. Cruz, 21, spent three seasons with the Dynamo and had two goals and three assists in 20 matches in 2011.
—From Sun staff and news services