Trainers Ness, McMahon share honors at Timonium
Remnants of Hurricane Isaac streaked across the Timonium fairgrounds just before call to the post for the final race of the Maryland State Fair meeting Monday afternoon, forcing officials to cancel the race and end the program. The meeting ended with a tie for training honors between Jamie Ness and Hugh McMahon. Both saddled five winners over seven days. McMahon won a trainer's bonus of $4,000 with points based on 1-2-3 finishers and number of starters. Ness ($3,000) finished second in the chase for the trainer's bonus, while Charles Frock ($2,000) took third and Dale Capuano ($1,000) was fourth. McMahon came into the Timonium meeting fresh off his first trainer's title, which he achieved at Colonial Downs this summer. Travis Dunkelberger led the jockey standings with 10 winners, three more than Jonathan Joyce. Dunkelberger, a journeyman rider in Maryland and West Virginia, holds the distinction of once riding seven winners on one afternoon at Timonium in 2000.
London Paralympics: Trevon Jenifer, a La Plata native who lives in Huntingtown, had nine rebounds and two points as the United States defeated Spain, 63-55, in a Group A preliminary in men's wheelchair basketball. ... Jessica Long, formerly of Middle River, was part of the U.S. 4x100-meter women's swimming relay team that finished second in 4 minutes, 24.57 seconds behind Australia, which set a world record with a time of 4:20.39. Long, 20, had both lower legs amputated before age 2. ... Brad Snyder, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy who lives in Baltimore, finished sixth in the 100 breaststroke SB11 in 1:19.48. He had taken sixth place in the heat in 1:21.97. ... Washington native Kari Miller and the United States defeated Brazil, 3-0 (25-13, 25-20, 25-19), in a preliminary-round Pool B match in women's sitting volleyball.
Women's college basketball: Towson will face six local opponents, including Maryland (Dec. 11), during an 11-game nonconference schedule in 2012-13. The Tigers will open the season Nov. 10 at Manhattan before beginning their final season in Towson Center on Nov. 13 against Morgan State. Road games at UMBC (Nov. 20) and Loyola (Nov. 25) follow before the Tigers return home to close out the month of November by hosting Coppin State on Nov. 28. Towson will wrap up a three-game road trip by visiting UMES on Dec. 8.
Men's college soccer: UMBC and Navy placed three players apiece on the Holiday Inn Express BWI Classic All-Tournament team. No champion or Most Valuable Player was named because the Midshipmen and Virginia Commonwealth were unable to complete their Saturday contest as a result of lightning. Retrievers forward Pete Caringi (Calvert Hall) was joined on the All-Tournament team by sophomore defender Oumar Ballo (CCBC-Essex, Archbishop Curley) and junior goalkeeper Phil Saunders (Perry Hall). For Navy, junior forward Alex Wilson and junior backs Martin Sanchez and Zach Davis earned honors.
College football: Johns Hopkins sophomore linebacker Hani Annabi was named the Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week. ... Salisbury (1-0) rose to No. 6 in the d3football.com Top 25 poll. The Sea Gulls host third-ranked Wesley on Saturday at 6 p.m.
College field hockey: Salisbury sophomore goalie Rachel Clewer was chosen as the Capital Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Women's college volleyball: Salisbury senior setter Carley Todd was named CAC Player of the Week.
—From Sun staff and news services