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Digest (July 25): Navy Football Fan Fest scheduled for Aug. 4

Fans are invited to the Navy Football Fan Fest on Aug. 4 from 10 a.m.-noon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium . Navy players will sign autographs on the blue side (press box side) concourse from 10-11 a.m. before moving to the field to interact with the fans and take photos from 11 a.m.-noon. Fan Fest activities will include interactive inflatable games, giveaways and live music. The first 250 kids will receive a free T-shirt. Fans attending should enter the parking lot through Gate 5 off Taylor Avenue and enter the stadium on the blue or press box side. There will be a $5 charge for parking and admission to the event is free. For more information, contact Kris Morgenthaler at whitacre@usna.edu.

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Glen Burnie promotesGibson as volleyball coach

An assistant last season, Jordan Gibson helped the Glen Burnie volleyball team become more competitive. With Caitlin Dea moving on after two seasons, Gibson has been elevated to head coach. The 2011 Southern graduate is a first-time head coach at the varsity level. She has extensive experience from her playing days at Southern High and Albright College in Pennsylvania, combined with her experience coaching at the junior varsity level and travel teams. "I wanted to stay at Glen Burnie because I started last year with those girls," Gibson said. "My heart is at Glen Burnie and I love those girls." Upon returning to the area after graduating from Albright College, Gibson landed a job as the junior varsity head coach at Bishop McNamara in Forestville. She was hired to teach Spanish in 2016 at Glen Burnie and joined the volleyball staff as an assistant last year. While Gibson was at Bishop McNamara, the Mustangs lost just one match during her first season while playing in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.

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— Bob Hough, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Varsity wrestling: Mark Jacovitte died of cancer at 68 on Saturday. Jacovitte was a head coach at Bel Air from 1974 to 1982. Jacovitte owned and operated Jacovitte Contracting from 1982 until he died and was a member of the Mid Atlantic Carpenters Union, where he was an instructor. Jacovitte was honored at the Maryland State Wrestling Tournament with a Lifetime Service to Wrestling Award for his 50 years of service to the sport.

— Randy McRoberts, Baltimore Sun Media Group

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Tickets on sale for lacrosseshrine induction banquet

Tickets are on sale for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame induction ceremony, hosted by US Lacrosse on September 29 at 6 p.m. at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley. Tickets can be purchased online at uslacrosse.org/HOF. This year's Hall of Fame ceremony features nine inductees — Kevin Cassese, Leigh Buck Friedman, A.J. Haugen, Alex Kahoe, Phyllis Kilgour, David Morrow, Ryan Powell, Denise Wescott and Tami Worley Kirby. General admission tickets are $150. Tickets for current National Lacrosse Hall of Fame members are $50.

Navy administration: Michael Paulus will join Navy as the senior associate athletic director for development. Paulus, who earned a master's degree in business from Mount St. Mary's, comes to Navy from Ole Miss , where he was the assistant athletic director for development.

College cross country: St. Mary's hired Michael Gentile as its men's and women's cross country coach.

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