College Football

Digest: Former Towson kicker Sam Hurwitz signs with AFL's Washington Valor

The Washington Valor signed former Towson kicker Sam Hurwitz. Hurwitz grew up in Bethesda and attended Towson after transferring from Arizona. During the 2015 season with the Tigers, Hurwitz converted 11 of 13 field-goal attempts, including a long of 46 yards. Hurwitz will make his Arena Football League debut Saturday at 7 p.m. at Verizon Center against the Cleveland Gladiators.

PGA Tour Champions


Daly to play in major at Caves Valley in July

Two-time PGA Tour major champion John Daly has committed to playing in the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Caves Valley in Owings Mills this summer, the tournanment announced Thursday. The fourth major championship of the PGA Tour Champions season will be held July 11-16. Daly, 51, is in his second full season on the Champions tour. He earned his first career Champions victory at the Insperity Invitational in March by one stroke over Tommy Armour III and Kenny Perry. Daly, a five-time PGA Tour winner, has won two majors — the 1991 PGA Championship and 1995 Open Championship. Volunteer opportunities are still available at Caves Valley. Go to to register. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to or call the championship office at 410-648-4610.


College football

Navy standout safety Gilman to transfer

Standout safety Alohi Gilman will transfer from Navy. Gilman, who was an honorable mention All-American Athletic Conference selection as a freshman last season, announced the news on Twitter late Wednesday night and confirmed it to Baltimore Sun Media Group on Thursday. Gilman played in all 14 games (12 starts) last season and was second on the team in tackles with 76. He also had five pass breakups and two fumble recoveries.

— Bill Wagner, Baltimore Sun Media Group

More Navy: Bryce McDonald has been elevated from director of football operations to offensive tackles coach, Preston Pehrson (Broadneck) has been promoted from recruiting coordinator to director of player personnel, Brian Blick was named director of football operations and Omar Nelson, commentator on the Navy Radio Network, was named recruiting coordinator.

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6 area seniors earn Minds in Motion scholarships

Six high school senior scholar-athletes from the Baltimore area were among 14 statewide honored at the Allstate Foundation/Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association's 10th annual Minds in Motion Scholarship Luncheon at M&T Bank Stadium. Veronica Chen (Carver A&T), Vicente Iglesias (Towson), Peter Kannam (City), Courtney Klapka (North Harford), Lauren Murphy (Mount Hebron) and Haley Tiller (Reservoir) were the area recipients. Each received scholarship awards of $1,000, provided by the Allstate Foundation. To qualify, students must have at least a 3.25 unweighted GPA and play at least one interscholastic sport during their four years of high school. Also recognized were Brett Culhane (Lackey), Omolola Sanusi (Seneca Valley), Conner Houtman (Parkside), Paul Seibert (Clear Spring) Morgan Rush (North-Garrett), Nehemiah Stewart (Huntingtown) Jamie Sullivan (Bowie) and Katie Zehner (Bethesda-Chevy Chase). The event took place inside the Ravens' locker room at M&T, and each recipient had his or her own locker stall and nameplate with high school playing gear and awards inside.


—Glenn Graham

Baseball: The Roland Park Baseball Leagues, the oldest continuously operating youth baseball league in Baltimore, will induct three members into a new RPBL Hall of Fame on Saturday. Inductees are Louise Macsherry, Charles Macsherry and David Mock. Ceremonies begin at 3p.m. at Springwell Senior Living Community, 2211 W. Rogers Ave. At 4:30, a dedication ceremony for RPBL's new Mount Washington diamond will be held nearby. For more information, go to

NHL: The Washington Capitals re-signed left wing Nathan Walker to a two-year, two-way contract. Walker, 23, had 11 goals and 12 assists in 58 games with the Hershey Bears, the Capitals' American Hockey League affiliate, during the 2016-17 season.

Men's college basketball: Brandon Spayd was named strength coach at Navy. Spayd spent last season as director of performance in strength and conditioning at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He previously served six seasons in the same department at Penn State.