Major League Lacrosse
Bayhawks' Turner named Defensive Player of Week
Chesapeake Bayhawks goalie Kip Turner (Severn) earned Major League Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance in the Bayhawks' 14-13 victory over the Boston Cannons on Saturday night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. "This is a well-deserved honor for Kip and our entire team," general manager Brian Reese stated. "Kip had some extra motivation playing against his former team and came up with some huge saves, especially at the end of the game, to help seal the win." Turner made nine saves in the fourth quarter and tallied a season-high 17 saves in total as the Bayhawks won their fifth straight game. In the final five minutes, he made five saves to preserve the lead, including a save of a shot with just seconds left. Turner ranks fourth in the MLL with an 11.10 goals-against average.
Ex-Bayhawk: Former Baltimore Bayhawks goalie Chris Sanderson has suffered a setback in his 31/2-battle with brain cancer, according to his CaringBridge.com website. His wife, Brogann, wrote on Chris' journal Monday under the title "Time to Say Goodbye": "It is impossible to predict how long Chris has to live, but I can tell you that he is deteriorating quickly."
Locals among 16 from MAPGA vying for national championship
Sixteen PGA professionals from the Middle Atlantic PGA Section have qualified to compete in the 312-player field in the PGA Professional National Championship. Rounds began Sunday and will end Wednesday at the Bayonet and Black Horse courses in Seaside, Calif. Competitors include Wayne DeFrancesco (2001 Professional National Championship winner ) from Woodmont Country Club in Rockville; Jim Estes from Olney Golf Park in Olney; Mark Evenson from Suburban Club in Pikesville; David Hustsell (2011 Professional National Championship winner), PGA director of instruction at The Elkridge Club; Tom Michaels from Suburban Club in Pikesville; and Brendan Post of Clubgolf in Gaithersburg. All earned berths through the 2011 MAPGA Section Professional Championship. The Professional National Championship features a $550,000 purse. After the first 36 holes, the field will be trimmed to the low 70 scorers and those tied for 70th place. The champion's name will be inscribed on the Walter Hagen Cup, and he will receive $75,000. The winner also receives an exemption to participate in the 2013 PGA Championship, the 2013 PGA Cup and six PGA Tour events.
Gywnn Oak's Reese wins in Potomac bass event
Marvin Reese of Gwynn Oak weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 8 ounces to win $2,364 in the co-angler division at the Walmart Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division event on the Potomac River. David Hooker of Stafford, Va., and John Hutchins of Warrenton, Va., each weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to tie for the win in the boater division. Each took home $3,546. "I was fishing about 20 minutes south of takeoff," said Hooker. "I was slow rolling half-ounce ChatterBaits in grass beds. I had about 15 pounds by 9 o'clock. The early morning bite was really good, but by about 11:30 things slowed way down. I think I only caught two fish after noon." The next Shenandoah Division tournament is scheduled for July 21 on the James River in Richmond, Va. After the fifth Shenandoah Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct.11-13 regional championship on Kerr Lake in Henderson, N.C. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
Olympic men's track: Coppin State junior Jibri Victorian (Laurel) is one of 28 athletes who will compete in the 400-meter hurdles trials Thursday at 6 p.m. in Eugene, Ore. The top three finishers who have met the Olympic A qualifying standard will represent the United States in the Olympics in July in London.
D.C. United: Chris Pontius, Joe Willis, Marcelo Saragosa, Bill Hamid, Daniel Woolard and Perry Kitchen will appear at the Community Soccer Series event at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds today from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Stephen King will be on hand 3-4:30 p.m. at the Boy Scout Day Camp at Bowie State.
Women's college gymnastics: Towson will rejoin the East Atlantic Gymnastics League for the 2013 season. Towson was a charter member of the EAGL from 1996 to 2004. After the 2004 season, Towson left for the Eastern College Athletic Conference, in which it won six championships.
Capital Athletic Conference: Southern Virginia University will join the conference as a full member beginning July 1, 2013, increasing the number of full-member schools in the CAC to seven.
Navy football: Senior defensive end Collin Sturdivant and senior offensive linemen Josh Cabral and Matt Couch will be signing autographs and passing out posters and schedule cards Friday night at Camden Yards before the Orioles game against the Cleveland Indians. The players will sign on the concourse in front of the Warehouse from 5p.m. until the top of the second inning.
—From Sun staff and news services