Consistent Boston finishes third in ARCA race in Illinois
Baltimore County driver Justin Boston took third in Monday's Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, his seventh straight top-10 finish. "I was really just trying to be cautious as possible while being aggressive," Boston said. "I just tried to be consistent and not make any mistakes and let everyone else make mistakes. We had really good track position today and it paid off for us." In 17 races, Boston has earned seven top-five finishes and 14 top-10s.
Penn St. hires D. Shriver as director of lax operations
Penn State has announced that men's lacrosse volunteer assistant coach David Shriver (Boys' Latin) will serve as director of operations for the 2014 season. Shriver, who has coached for two years under Jeff Tambroni, oversees the extra-man unit and offensive personnel. The Nittany Lions' offense has improved each of the past two seasons, from 8.14 goals per game (2011) to 10.47 (2013). Shriver's father, Bob, has been the head coach at Boys' Latin for the past 34 years.
More lacrosse: Furman head coach Richie Meade has announced the addition of David Cohn (Navy) to his staff as volunteer assistant coach. Cohn, a native of Cockeysville, has spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, R.I. The team compiled a 23-6 overall record the last two seasons, including a program-best 15-3 record in 2013. Cohn played for the Midshipmen under Meade from 2004 to 2007. He has spent the past six years in the Navy as a surface warfare officer, serving in numerous division officer and officer-in-charge positions. ... After leading the United States to its seventh Federation of International Lacrosse world championship in July, Ricky Fried of Columbia has been selected to coach the 2017 U.S. women's national team, US Lacrosse announced. Team USA will seek a third consecutive world title and eighth overall.
NFL: The Detroit Lions added wide receiver Corey Fuller (Woodlawn) to their practice squad.
College football: Towson was ranked fifth — its highest Football Championship Subdivision ranking ever — in the The Sports Network poll after a 33-18 upset at Connecticut on Thursday. Running back Terrance West (Northwestern) was chosen as the Colonial Athletic Association's first Offensive Player of the Week of the season; he had two fourth-quarter touchdowns in the Tigers' first-ever win over a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent West ran for a 6-yard score at the 5:14 mark in the fourth quarter to give the Tigers a 26-10 lead before adding some insurance with a 5-yard touchdown on fourth-and-goal in the closing seconds.
Horse racing: Hugh McMahon defended his training title and jockey J.D. Acosta led all riders during the 10-day meeting at the Maryland State Fair, which ended Monday afternoon in Timonium. McMahon saddled seventeen winners, including three on closing day. The 45-year-old native of Doncaster, England, also won a $4,000 trainer's bonus for most in-the-money finishes and most starters over the stand. Acosta won 16 times during the first nine days of action but had riding commitments in Philadelphia on Monday. Defending champion Travis Dunkelberger added a winner to his total and finished second. Jonathan Joyce rode four winners on closing day to take third. Live racing in Maryland moves to Laurel Park on Sept.19. Sept. 21 features the Fall Festival of Racing, including five stakes on the grass as well as the $350,000 Frank J.De Francis Memorial Dash on the main track.
—From Sun staff and news services