Digest: Annapolis' Joey Hurley wins Rocktober Cup bass tournament
From Sun staff and news services|
Oct 29, 2016 | 3:00 AM
Joey Hurley of Annapolis took first place last Saturday in the third annual Rocktober Cup, a catch-and-release striped bass tournament.
Hurley's catch, made on the Eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay on a windy day, measured 28 inches.
Ron McMorrow of Annapolis (26 3/4) was second and Matthew Bright (25) of Baltimore third. Jamie Buffington (20 1/2) of Fairfield, Pa., was the top women's angler, and Alyson Kouhi (22 1/2) of Arnold was the top junior angler.
Hurley and McMorrow were entered in the team stringer calcutta along with Nicholas Garrott. The trio won calcutta C with a total stringer length of 79 5/8 inches.
Hurley also won calcuttas A (longest individual fish) and B (longest individual stringer) with his 28-inch fish, earning the team a combined $1,000 in calcutta payouts.
A year after losing at eventual national champion Villanova, the Maryland men's basketball team will take on Wake Forest in this season's "secret scrimmage" today at a neutral site in Richmond, Va., an athletic department source said Friday. It will be Mark Turgeon's first chance to see his team against outside competition. The lineup will feature six newcomers, five of whom are freshmen, as well as four new starters. Maryland, which lost four starters from last year's 27-9 team that reached the Sweet 16, opens the regular season Nov. 11 against American at Xfinity Center. The Terps had played Villanova two straight years in the closed scrimmage, reportedly beating the Wildcats before the start of the 2014-15 season on a last-second 3-pointer in overtime by former star Dez Wells in College Park. Details from last year's scrimmage varied, though Villanova was reported to have won by double digits. The Demon Deacons are coached by former Kansas star Danny Manning, who led the Jayhawks to the national championship a year after Turgeon graduated.
More men's college basketball: UMES was picked in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference preseason poll to finish eighth, followed by Morgan State at No. 9 and Coppin State at No. 10. Howard was predicted to win the 13-team league. The All-MEAC preseason second team included Bears junior forward Phillip Carr and Hawks senior forward Bakari Copeland. Eagles senior forward Terry Harris Jr. (Kenwood) made the third team. ... Hood and Stevenson were picked in the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth to finish tied for seventh. Lycoming was predicted to win the nine-team league.
Women's college basketball: UMES was picked in the MEAC preseason poll to finish fourth, followed by Morgan State at No. 5 and Coppin State at No. 7. North Carolina A&T State was predicted to win the 13-team league. Hawks redshirt junior guard-forward Moengaroa Subritzky was selected for the All-MEAC preseason first team, Bears junior guard Braennan Farrar for the second team and Eagles senior guard Keena Samuels for the third team.
College wrestling: McDaniel was picked in the Centennial Conference preseason poll to finish fifth, followed by Johns Hopkins at No. 6. Stevens Institute of Technology was predicted to win the eight-team league.
Women's college swimming: Salisbury was picked in the Capital Athletic Conference preseason poll to finish third, followed by St. Mary's at No. 4 and Frostburg State at No. 6. Mary Washington was predicted to win the six-team league.
Ravens: Outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith was fined $18,231 for his high hit in the fourth quarter on New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in Sunday's 24-16 loss. Smith, who was penalized for roughing the passer, appeared to make contact with Fitzpatrick's head. The flag, which came on a second-and-19 play, gave the Jets a first down.
More NFL: Washington waived safety Josh Evans and signed running back Mack Brown from the practice squad.
Laurel Park: Jockey Jevian Toledo capped a four-win afternoon by rallying Colts Neck Stables' Grade 2-placed homebred Name Changer in the stretch to capture Friday's featured 10th race. A 3-year-old Uncle Mo colt dropping back into optional claiming allowance company off a pair of graded-stakes efforts, Name Changer ran about 1 1/6 miles in 1 minute, 43.42 seconds over a fast main track as the 3-2 favorite in a field of nine. Toledo settled Name Changer in mid-pack while Connemara Coast took the field through opening fractions of 23.41 and 47.84 seconds. Toledo swung Name Changer to the outside after straightening for home, caught leader Dynamic Strike near the eighth pole and drew clear by 5 ¼ lengths. Dynamic Strike finished second with Yolo Mon third.
Trevor McCarthy, Maryland's leading rider this year with 137 wins, will ride today after taking off his Friday mounts following a spill Thursday at Keeneland. McCarthy was sore but escaped injury when his horse, Gervais, clipped heels on the first turn of a 2-year-old maiden special weight event.
Women's soccer: Washington Spirit defender Ali Krieger and forward Crystal Dunn were named to the U.S. national team for exhibition matches against Romania on Nov. 10 in San Jose, Calif., and Nov. 13 in Carson, Calif. ... The Spirit signed defender Whitney Church to a one-year contract; the 23-year-old played in 11 regular-season matches this year, starting seven.