Showalters, KidsPeace to host 5K/walk Sat. in Canton
Orioles manager Buck Showalter and his wife, Angela, have teamed up with KidsPeace to host the third annual KidsPeace Trick-or-Trot 5K run/one-mile walk Saturday in Canton. The event is open to all ages and features Halloween activities in addition to the race. The entry fee for the run is $35, which includes an Under Armour T-shirt for the first 400 registered runners. Families who plan to do the mile walk will pay $20 and are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes. Pets are also invited and are welcome to be dressed for Halloween as well. Foster families and children walk at no charge. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the race will start at 9 a.m. The top three registered teams that raise the most money will be eligible to win gift certificates, a complimentary wine tasting, 2013 Orioles tickets and more. In addition, there will be prizes for top runners, age group winners and most creative Halloween costumes for adults, children and pets. After the race, participants can join the Showalters and the Oriole Bird at O'Donnell Square. All proceeds from the event benefit KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland. To register online, go to kidspeace.org. For more information, contact Gina Seyfried at 410-964-9329 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former Dulaney forward Darley commits to UMBC
Will Darley, a 6-foot-8, 190-pound forward, has committed to play basketball at UMBC. Darley averaged 21 points and seven rebounds as a senior at Dulaney last winter. He played in the Amateur Athletic Union with Crusader Nation over the summer and is currently doing a postgrad year at Fishburne Military Academy in Waynesboro, Va.
More men's basketball recruiting: Ahmaad Wilson, a 6-foot, 175-pound combo guard, committed Monday to Central Connecticut State. The Randallstown senior picked the Blue Devils over Liberty. Wilson, who played AAU ball this summer with Baltimore Supreme, averaged 17 points, five rebounds and four assists for Owings Mills as a junior. He's the second Baltimore-area player committed to Central Connecticut State, joining Mount Carmel forward Rashard Todd. John Carroll grad Malcolm McMillan is a sophomore guard with the Blue Devils.
For Matt Bracken's full reports on Darley and Wilson, go to baltimoresun.com/recruiting.
Division III football: Salisbury junior defensive back Greg Stanton was named Empire 8 Defensive Player of the Week. Also, Sea Gulls sophomore punter Kyle Hamby of Laurel was selected as the Beyond Sports Network Punter of the Week.
Field hockey: After 45 minutes of scoreless play Monday night, No. 6 Maryland (13-4) got goals from Jill Witmer, Janessa Pope and Steffi Schneid — all off penalty corners — for a 3-0 victory over visiting American (8-9).
Women's volleyball: For the second week in a row and fourth time this season, UMES outside hitter Saitaua Iosia was honored as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week. ... Towson junior outside hitter Katy Buck (Mount de Sales) earned Colonial Athletic Association Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Steele Stanwick agrees to deal with Under Armour
Steele Stanwick, a Loyola High graduate and the 2011 Tewaaraton Award winner at Virginia as the nation's top player, has signed an endorsement contract with Under Armour. The Baltimore native, now playing for the Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse, joins a roster of Under Armour-endorsed lacrosse athletes that includes former Maryland attackman Grant Catalino, who signed last fall. Under Armour has also partnered with Trilogy Lacrosse, adding Trilogy CEO and founder Ryan Boyle (Gilman) and national directors Matt Striebel, Mitch Belisle and Greg Downing to Under Armour's team. Trilogy Lacrosse runs youth camps and clinics nationwide.
Washington's Kohorn is top Illinois girls soccer coach
Paul Kohorn, who is spending this fall as an assistant coach for the Washington College women's team, has been named the Girls Soccer High School Coach of the Year by the Illinois High School Association for the second time in the past three years. Last spring, Kohorn guided the Lisle High girls team to a record of 15-11. Starting five freshmen and just one senior, the team lost seven of its first nine games before winning 13 of its next 15, finishing fourth in the state tournament.
More soccer: Loyola University junior goalkeeper Thurman Van Riper and freshman Larry Ndjock were chosen as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively. ... Loyola senior Nichole Schiro is the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week.
Football: The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation will host an educational program about the history of football in the state of Maryland on Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. "A Look Back in Time: Football in Maryland" will detail the rich history of local football programs, including Navy, Army, Notre Dame, Maryland and the Baltimore Colts and Ravens. The program is free with museum admission.
—From Sun staff and news services