Digest (June 30): Randy Hippeard throws five TD passes, but Brigade upended

The Baltimore Brigade (7-4) lost, 49-48, to the Philadelphia Soul (7-4) on Saturday night at Wells Fargo Center . Brigade quarterback Randy Hippeard threw five touchdowns to four different receivers and added his fifth rushing touchdown of the season. Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh was named the game's Most Valuable Player for his seven-touchdown performance. Brigade wide receiver Demetres Stephens, playing in his third game with the team, caught two second-half touchdown passes. The Brigade play their final home game of the regular season next Saturday at 3 p.m. at Capital One Arena in Washington. The game will be broadcast live on Monumental Sports Network, NBC Sports Washington, AFL Now and Facebook Watch.



FC Baltimore clinchesNPSL playoff berth

FC Baltimore posted a 13-0 victory over visiting Legacy 76 to move into a tie for first in the Mid- Atlantic Division of the Northeast Conference of the National Premier Soccer League. FC Baltimore improved to 6-2-1 and clinched a playoff berth in its inaugural season. Joshua Fawole scored six goals to pace the victory, while Avione Flanagan added two. Tunde Akinlosotu, Tre Pulliam, Lucas Mendes, Sean Clarke and Jade Mesia all scored. Fawole leads the team with nine goals this season. FC Baltimore host Charlottesville Alliance FC on Friday at 7 p.m. at CCBC-Essex in its regular-season finale.


National Women's Soccer League : The Washington Spirit 's home game at Audi Field on Aug. 25 against Portland Thorns FC has been changed to an 8 p.m. kickoff. The game was scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff, and has been moved back to accommodate the national TV schedule for the NWSL Game of the Week. Washington's first match at the new state-of-the-art stadium in Southwest D.C. will be televised on ESPNEWS. ... The Spirit acquired Portland Thorns FC's natural first round pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft in exchange for a 2018 international roster spot and future considerations.

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Bayhawks to honor victimsof Capital Gazette shootings

The Chesapeake Bayhawks Independence Day celebration on Monday will include a pregame ceremony to honor the victims of Thursday's shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper offices. Gov. Larry Hogan, Senate President Mike Miller, Hourse Speaker Mike Busch, Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh and Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley will take part in an on-field dedication prior to the Major League Lacrosse game between the Bayhawks and Boston Cannons on Monday at 6 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium .

Lacrosse: Mark Greenberg, a two-time first-team All-American defenseman at Johns Hopkins, was selected as a member of the Class of 2019 for the Jewish Sports Heritage Association. The induction ceremony will be held April 28 at Temple Israel of Lawrence in New York. Greenberg helped lead Hopkins to national championships in 1978, 1979 and 1980. He won the Enners Award as the nation's oustanding player in 1980.

Washington College : The Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame will welcome five new inductees and honor the 1996 field hockey team during a reception and ceremony on Oct. 6. The athletes are: George Atterbury, 1997 (lacrosse); Dan Gerbasi, 1999 (baseball, soccer); Chris Jamke, 1990 (basketball); Chris McGlone, 1998 (lacrosse); and Arturo Solis, 2007 (tennis).

Baseball camp: UMES is hosting a Nike baseball camps July 8-11 on campus in Princess Anne for ages 9-18. Registration is open for both overnight and extended day campers. New Hawks coach Brian Hollamon will lead the Nike camp that is managed by U.S. Sports Camps. To register, go to or call 1-800-645-3226.

Baseball discussion: The regular meeting of Talkin' Baseball will take place on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. The speaker will be Ken Mars, who will discuss his book, "Baltimore Baseball: First Pitch to First Pennant, 1858-1894." Call 410-992-1186 for details.


Track and field camp: Mount St. Mary's will host a throws and pole vault camp from July 20-22 for high school athletes ages 14-18. The camp will offer specialized coaching, specific strength exercises, and video analysis in small group settings. For more information, email Tim Nickas at or go to

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