Navy's Reynolds, Peterson are 1st-team All-Independent
Sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds and senior linebacker Cody Peterson were selected to the Phil Steele 2013 Postseason All-Independent first team. Reynolds set an NCAA single-season record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 29 this season, tied the NCAA record for most touchdowns in a game against a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent (seven against San Jose State), scored a program-best 42 points against San Jose State, broke a nearly 100-year-old season scoring mark at Navy with 176 points — a record set by Bill Ingram (174) in 1917 — and broke the school record for points responsible for in a season with 224. He needs one rushing touchdown to become just the fourth person in FBS history to rush for 30 or more touchdowns in a season. Peterson, Navy's defensive captain, has 135 tackles, the most by a Navy player since Rob Caldwell had 140 in 2005. He is ranked second nationally in solo tackles per game (7.7) and is tied for second nationally in tackles per game (11.3). He needs 11 tackles against Middle Tennessee State in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on Monday to make the top five of Navy's single-season tackles list. Junior offensive tackle Bradyn Heap, junior safety Parris Gaines, freshman cornerback Brendon Clements and junior punter Pablo Beltran were named to the second team.
Towson: Junior running back Terrance West (Northwestern) and senior tackle Eric Pike have been named as members of the American Football Coaches Association Football Championship Subdivision Coaches' All-America team. The leading rusher in FCS, West has gained 2,410yards on 391 carries, setting an NCAA FCS single-season record. Pike is a two-year co-captain and two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association first-team selection who set a school record by playing in 49 career games.
Fire department to give Britcher Olympic send-off
Summer Britcher, a Baltimore-born Glen Rock, Pa., resident who qualified this month for a spot on the U.S. women's luge team for the 2014 Sochi Games, will receive a grand send-off from the Baltimore City Fire Department's Engine 29 station house, where her father is a captain, on Thursday at 2 p.m. Kimmie Meissner, 2010 Olympic figure skater, and her brother, Eric Meissner, a firefighter and paramedic on Engine29, will be at the event. Several of Britcher's family members serve or have served the department.
Varsity football: Douglass quarterback Camron West won the final Ravens QB Challenge of the year at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday. At halftime of the Ravens game against the New England Patriots, West took on Patterson quarterback Kennard Pugh to see who could complete the longest pass. West hit Davon Monette with a 49-yard pass to win the challenge over Pugh's 41-yard completion to Jacob Jones.
For more of Katherine Dunn's blog post about the QB Challenge, go to baltimoresun.com/varsityletters.
Boys varsity basketball: Junior Charles Meiklejohn led No. 15 Archbishop Spalding (4-6) with 20 points in a 68-61 victory over host Gilman (5-6). ... Phil Booth scored 19 as No. 7 Mount St. Joseph defeated visiting Glenelg Country, 81-64.
Men's college basketball: Mount St. Mary's freshman guard Byron Ashe has been named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week. The 6-foot guard scored a career-high 14 points in the Mount's 92-82 loss at Penn State on Sunday. … Loyola Maryland's Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons) earned honorable mention in the Patriot League weekly awards. He averaged 26 points, 6.5 rebounds, three assists and 2.5 steals in two games.
Women's college basketball: After averaging 24 points, six rebounds and 3.5 assists in two wins, Mount St. Mary's senior Sydney Henderson earned the Northeast Conference Co-Player of the Week. In 40 minutes against host American, Henderson shot 11-for-17 from the field, including 5-for-7 from 3-point range, for a season-high 28 points. At home against UMES, Henderson finished with 20 points and eight rebounds. Henderson, who's scoring 19.2 points per game, shares the honor with St. Francis Brooklyn's Eilidh Simpson. … St. Mary's senior forward Marche Pearson was named the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week. Pearson led the Seahawks to a 2-0 mark at the Puerto Rico Division III Classic, averaging 16.5 points, five rebounds and 3.5 assists while shooting 54.2 percent from the field.
Women's college soccer: McDaniel senior defender Sam Wilson has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America College Division Scholar All-East Region team.