Prosecutor: Man drank for hours before Adenhart crash


Prosecutor: Man drank for hours before Adenhart crash

A man charged with murder in a drunken-driving crash that killed rookie Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, a Washington County native, and two others in April 1999 spent hours drinking tequila and beer with his stepbrother at three bars before getting behind the wheel of his parents' minivan, a prosecutor said Tuesday in Santa Ana, Calif. Andrew Gallo, 23, knew the dangers of driving under the influence because he was convicted of the offense in 2006 and signed court papers indicating he understood that if he killed someone while driving drunk he could be charged with murder, Deputy District Attorney Susan Price told jurors in her opening statement. "The evidence will show that this case is about an evening of pure indulgence and a night of total disregard," Price said.


UMBC men's basketball team adds Manhattan transfer

Former Manhattan forward Laurence Jolicoeur, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound native of Queens, N.Y., has enrolled in graduate school at UMBC and will compete in his final year of intercollegiate eligibility for the Retrievers men's basketball team, coach Randy Monroe said. He played in 68games and started 39 for the Jaspers, averaging 4.6 points and 2.7 rebounds.

Women's soccer: After being named Capital Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, Frostburg State sophomore Amanda Wharton (South Carroll) was named ECAC South Offensive Player of the Week.

Cross country: Mount St. Mary's freshman Matt Pacheco (Atholton) was named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week. … Saint Francis junior Chris Mills (Western Tech) was named Northeast Conference Athlete of the Week. … McDaniel senior Lindsay Wilson (Seton Keough) was named Centennial Conference Runner of the Week.

Field hockey: Salisbury (4-0) is ranked No. 1 in the first regular-season National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll of the season. Messiah is second. The Sea Gulls were ranked first in the preseason poll. … Host Washington College (2-2) scored one goal in each half and outshot visiting Goucher 28-3 en route to a 2-0 nonconference win over the Gophers (1-3).

Et cetera

Grilli, Mattison team up to win Two-Woman championship

Michelle Grilli of Lutherville and Chestnut Ridge Country Club and Mary Mattison of Ijamsville and Blue Mash Golf Course combined for a 4-under-par 68 and won the Two-Woman Team championship of the Maryland State Golf Association at Hayfields Country Club. Mattison had four birdies — a 60-foot putt at the fourth hole and Nos.10-11-12 to seal the verdict — and Grilli, two. The 22-year-olds are recent university graduates, Mattison from Campbell and Grilli from Princeton. Vicki Huggins and Becky Wedemeyer of Montgomery Country Club placed second with 71 in the 33-team field.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United signed Spanish-born wing Carlos Varela, who began a trial with the club Aug. 24. Varela, who turns 33 today, is an 18-year veteran of the Swiss Super League. He will be available for selection pending receipt of his international transfer certificate.

—From Sun staff and news services

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