Bayhawks acquire Dailey from Cannons
The Chesapake Bayhawks acquired former Stevenson and Winters Mill star Jimmy Dailey from the Boston Cannons on Wednesday in exchange for a 2013 fifth-round supplemental draft pick. In other moves, the Bayhawks released attackman Trevor Moore, a 10th-round supplemental draft pick out of Robert Morris last year, and traded goalie Johnny Rodriguez (Salisbury) to the Ohio Machine for a 2013 supplemental pick. Dailey, a Westminster native, led Division III last season in points (118) and assists (58), which are Stevenson records. He finished his career as the program's leader in points (329) and assists (163). Rodriguez, a Gambrills native who attended Mount St. Joseph, was Division III National Goalkeeper of the Year in 2011 with a 5.99 goals-against average and a .567 save percentage.
Sydnor to attend NJIT; Towson adds two players
Former St. Paul's basketball standout Nigel Sydnor signed with the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound point guard was a two-time All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference selection. He recently completed a postgraduate year at Marianapolis Prep in Connecticut. Sydnor selected NJIT over interest from Fresno State, Iona, Northern Colorado, Saint Peter's, Tennessee Tech and Texas State. "It's a great feeling that I'm going to a program with coaches I can trust, a great academic situation and it just feels good to have that pressure off my family for having to pay for my college," Sydnor said. "It's just a great feeling."
For more of Matt Bracken's blog post about Sydnor, go to baltimoresun.com/recruitingreport
More men's basketball: Towson has added Rafriel Guthrie, a wing player from Washington, and Marquis Marshall, a shooting guard from Reading, Pa., to its 2012-13 recruiting class. Guthrie, 6 feet 3, 200 pounds, spent this past season playing for the College of Southern Idaho; he'll be a junior at Towson and can play immediately, with two years of eligibility remaining. Marshall, 6-5, 170 pounds and the son of former Connecticut and NBA player Donyell Marshall, committed to Towson during the late signing period after starring for Berks Catholic High.
More Towson: As a tribute to Dr. Donald "Doc" Minnegan, the longtime teacher, coach, physical education department chairman and athletic director, Sept. 4 has been designated as the school's first "Doc Minnegan Day." Minnegan retired in 1977 after 50 years at Towson.
Football: Navy's game at Central Michigan this fall has been selected for a prime-time national telecast on ESPN2 and moved from Saturday, Oct. 13, to Friday, Oct. 12. Kickoff will be at 8 p.m.
Baseball: Michael Boyden pitched three scoreless innings, Brady Kirkpatrick (2-4) allowed just one hit in five relief innings, and host Maryland (22-13) recorded its school-record eighth shutout this season with a 3-0 win over West Virginia (14-20). The previous mark was seven, set in 1968. ... Senior right-hander Tyler Austin pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning to earn his third save of the year and lift Towson (17-16) to an 8-6 win over Delaware State (18-14-1). ... Despite three hits and two runs from freshman Anthony Gatto, UMBC lost, 17-8, on Tuesday at Delaware.
Softball: Salisbury freshman pitcher Rachel Johnson was named Capital Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season. ... Frostburg State junior infielder Shari Beavers was honored as the CAC Player of the Week.
Women's gymnastics: After a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Regional Championships last weekend at the University of Arkansas, Maryland climbed to No. 28 in the latest GymInfo Rankings released Monday. It is the Terps' highest ranking to end the season since 2004, when Maryland also finished the season at No. 28. Since 1996, Maryland has finished higher than 28th only once — the squad finished the 2001 season ranked 14th.
Maryland senior center Lynetta Kizer, the Atlantic Coast Conference's Sixth Player of the Year, is one of 15 prospects invited to attend the WNBA draft Monday in Bristol, Conn. ESPN2 will provide coverage and analysis of the first round beginning at 2 p.m.; ESPN3 will simulcast the entire draft. The second and third rounds will be televised on ESPNU and NBA TV.
Roller derby: The Charm City Roller Girls All Stars on Saturday became the first flat-track roller derby team to win the ProRollerDerby Invitational, a tournament that pits premier banked-track leagues against top-ranked flat-track competitors. This is the second year of the invitational, which was held in Glendale, Ariz., at Jobing.com Arena, with a $5,000 grand prize for the winners. Charm City defeated the Orange County Roller Girls of Huntington Beach, Calif., 210-128 in the semifinals before edging one of its oldest rivals, the Arizona Derby Dames, 182-167, for the championship. Charm City will return to the track Saturday at Du Burns Arena against The Chicago Outfit Syndicate.
Youth golf: The 36-hole IJGT Battle at Bulle Rock Golf Club, featuring the top junior golfers from the East Coast, will be held Saturday and Sunday in Havre de Grace. One of three spring majors held by the International Junior Golf Tour, the tournament is open to players 9-19 in three divisions: boys 15-19, boys under-14 and girls Under-19. The IJGT, in association with "Bunkers in Baghdad," will collect new and used golf balls to send to U.S. troops abroad. Participants, families and spectators are encouraged to donate golf balls during the event. For information, call call 800-792-9143.
—From Sun staff and news services