Double gold-medal winner Beth Botsford and her new family,… (Photo courtesy of Beth Botsford )
Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame
Native Dancer, five others to be inducted in November
Racehorse Native Dancer, swimmer Beth Botsford, baseball-football players Tommy Brown and Brian Jordan, lacrosse player and coach Bob Scott and figure skater Kimmie Meissner will be inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 13 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. In addition, the Hall will present the John Steadman Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes the contribution of individuals over a long career of supporting and advancing athletics in the state of Maryland, to the late Earl Banks, who was the football coach at Morgan State. For tickets, which cost $60 and include dinner and open bar, go to mdsahof.com and click on the tab for 2014 banquet tickets. Tickets purchased through the website can be paid for using PayPal.
Loyola's Conrad remains nation's top-ranked senior
Virginia-bound Ryan Conrad (Loyola Blakefield) retains the No. 1 ranking in his class and sits atop the Top 50 Young Gun Seniors rankings, as featured in the Inside Lacrosse recruiting issue. Conrad played attack and midfield in his junior season, accumulating 33 goals and 22 assists with 68 ground balls. North Carolina-bound attackman Timmy Kelly (Calvert Hall) moved up from No. 3 to No. 2. Maryland-bound attackman-midfielder Curtis Zappala from Episcopal Academy (Pa.) climbed from No. 16 to No. 4.
Towson alum West likely to start for Browns Sunday
With running back Ben Tate out two to four weeks with a sprained knee, the Cleveland Browns are expected to start rookie Terrance West (Towson, Northwestern) on Sunday against the visiting New Orleans Saints. West, a third-round draft pick, rushed for 100 yards on 16 carries Sunday but was replaced by Isaiah Crowell in most short-yardage and goal-line carries. West said entering the opener that he was motivated by Tate saying in August that no one in the running back room scared him, words in the midst of a position competition that West naturally took to heart. "It's competition," West said. "We're all competing. We push each other, each and every day. We're competing. We come out each and every day to compete. No one has a spot right now on the roster. That's what we're out here to do, come out and earn a spot. I can come out here, work hard, and make it hard for the coaches. That's all I can do, control what I can control." Coach Mike Pettine said West proves himself regularly in practice and strives to improve every area of his game. He noted major gains made in West's receiving skills. "I think the more guys you can have like that, the better," Pettine said.
Owls coach Wilson honored; Civil War baseball game set
Westminster's Brad Wilson has been named the season's first Ravens' High School Coach of the Week after the Owls' 21-19 victory at Middletown on Friday night ended the Knights' 36-game winning streak, the longest active streak in Maryland. Wilson is in his 11th season with the Owls.
Civil War-era baseball: An 1862-style game will be played from noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Charlestown retirement community on the field in front of Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at 715 Maiden Choice Lane in Catonsville. Retirees and semipro players will compete in vintage uniforms in a game played under period rules to honor the Orioles' season, patriotism and the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner." A Francis Scott Key impersonator will throw out the first pitch, re-enactors will lead cheers and a brass band will play. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets.
College football: Two Navy juniors, quarterback Keenan Reynolds and cornerback Quincy Adams, were honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Reynolds was named Offensive Player of the Week and Adams Defensive Player of the Week.
Men's college soccer: Sophomore Jake Heroux headed in his first career goal in the 88th minute to lift Loyola Maryland (2-2) to a 1-0 win at Drexel (2-2).
Women's college soccer: Anne Arundel Community College (2-3) and Howard Community College (3-1-0) are ranked sixth and seventh, respectively, in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III poll.
Major League Soccer: Lloyd Sam scored through the legs of goalkeeper Bill Hamid in the 90th minute to lift the host New York Red Bulls (9-8-10) to a 1-0 win over short-handed D.C. United (14-9-5). United's Fabian Espindola received a red card in the 32nd minute for a rough challenge on Dax McCarty.