Charity ride through Md. begins today
Kris Bailey helped organize a charity bike ride that will cover 365 miles throughout Maryland, mostly because she saw a need that struck close to home. Never mind that the proceeds from the five-day event will go to aid women in Cambodia, Asia, and Malawi, Africa, each thousands of miles away. Bailey saw mothers and daughters in difficult circumstances, with the same hopes as the women in her life. "The moms, they have kids, they have husbands, they want to feed their kids, provide for their family, have access to health care," Bailey said. "They want the same things we want as moms, but just by virtue of the fact of where they were born, they cannot provide it." Women Who STAND/Baltimore, a volunteer advocacy group, will begin the charity ride today with 13 bikers, starting in the mountains of Maryland and traveling down through Annapolis, before finishing at Fort McHenry on Sunday. The event, called Ride/365, is raising money for World Relief educational programs serving women and children affected by human trafficking and HIV/AIDS in Cambodia and Malawi. Last year's program raised $40,000 in donations, Bailey said, and this year's had reached $35,000 as of Tuesday.
Old Mill, McDonogh, Meade move up in state poll
Old Mill, McDonogh and Meade all moved up in this week's Maryland High School Football Media State Poll while Gilman, which did not play last weekend, remained at No. 2 behind DeMatha. Old Mill, with its 35-21 win over Arundel, rose from No. 8 to No. 6. McDonogh, which improved to 4-0 with a 35-0 win over Penn Charter (Pa.), jumped from No. 11 to No. 8. Meade beat South River, 45-24, and went from No. 10 to No. 9. River Hill dropped from No. 9 to No. 10, while Calvert Hall fell from No. 12 to No. 17, Arundel went from No. 13 to 19, Dunbar from 19 to 22, and St. Paul's from No. 22 to 24. Franklin and Westminster dropped out of the Top 25 although Franklin is still receiving votes. Archbishop Curley also received votes.
Goretti senior Geben commits to Notre Dame
St. Maria Goretti senior Martin Geben, who was named the 2012-13 Baltimore Catholic League Player of the Year, recently committed orally to play basketball at Notre Dame. Geben, a 6-foot-9 native of Lithuania, averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds in his junior season at St. Maria Goretti. Geben becomes the second BCL Player of the Year to commit to Notre Dame in recent years. Former Mount St. Joseph standout guard Eric Atkins, a two-time recipient of the award, is a senior starting point guard for the Fighting Irish.
Football: Navy's Sept. 28 game at Western Kentucky has been moved to 2 p.m., and the game will air on ESPNews. ... McDaniel senior Joe Rollins (Surrattsville) was named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
Men's lacrosse: Siena has named former UMBC assistant Rob Cross its offensive coordinator and assistant coach. Along with the stint with the Retrievers from 2007 to 2009, Cross previously served as an assistant coach and ran the offenses at Mercyhurst (2006), Harvard (2010), Rutgers (2011) and Delaware (2012-2013).
Men's soccer: Junior back Jordan Becker's unlikely goal with 7:57 remaining in the second overtime period gave host No. 21 UMBC (6-0-0) a 3-2 victory over Navy (1-3-2).
Women's soccer: Junior Hannah Kronick was named National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III Player of the Week for the second straight week, as well as Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week after totaling three goals in wins against Stevenson and Washington College last week.
Volleyball: Johns Hopkins junior Meagan Donohoe was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week after posting 25 kills in a 3-2 win over vs. No. 21 Salisbury last week. ... St. Mary's sophomore outside hitter Autumn Fisher collected her first career Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week honor.
Men's cross country: UMBC is ranked No.13 in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Mid-Atlantic poll after a fourth-place finish at the Navy Invitational.
Women's cross country: Mount St. Mary's junior Kristen Galligan was named Northeast Conference Athlete of the Week.
Cockeysville's Schulze to return to Golf Channel