Towson starts Wardell Turner Scholarship Endowment

Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner of Nanticoke, Md., died Nov. 24 in Afghanistan.
Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner of Nanticoke, Md., died Nov. 24 in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army Garrison Fort Drum)

The Towson University athletics department has established the Wardell Turner Scholarship Endowment in honor of Army Sgt. Maj. Wardell Turner, who was killed in action Nov. 24 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Turner was serving in a NATO role advising Afghan security forces when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Turner was a four-year letter winner at defensive back for the Tigers football team and graduated in 1989 with a degree in management. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a defensive back who is in good academic standing and demonstrates leadership, selfless service and commitment. Coach Rob Ambrose will award the scholarship. For more information or to contribute to the endowment, contact Towson senior associate director of athletics Dan Crowley at 410-704-4185 or email him at dcrowley@towson.edu.

Men's college lacrosse: Stevenson will hold a prospect day Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for high school graduates in the 2017 and 2018 classes. The camp will include a tactical skills session, full-field scrimmages, campus tours and a recruiting Q&A seminar. The cost is $125. Participants must provide their own equipment. For details, contact Tim Puls at 443-352-4298 or gtpuls@stevenson.edu.


Major League Soccer: Alvaro Saborio knocked in a loose ball on a free kick in the 92nd minute and host D.C. United beat New York City FC, 2-1, to secure an Eastern Conference playoff spot. D.C. (14-12-6) ended its six-game winless stretch to move into a first-place tie with the New York Red Bulls. NYC FC (10-15-7) had won three straight games.

Laurel Park: There will be Super Hi 5 and Rainbow 6 carryovers when racing resumes today. Friday's program at Laurel was the first to have rolling Super Hi 5's. A carryover of $1,220 from the fifth race produced a $9,043 payoff in the sixth race. A $1,150 carryover in the second race produced a payoff in the third race of $5,789. Today's first race will have a Super Hi 5 carryover of $5,090. Today will also have a Rainbow 6 carryover of $5,941.46.

Boys volleyball: Annapolis Volleyball Club will hold tryouts for boys in fourth through 12th grades Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Benfield Sportscenter and Oct. 11 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pip Moyer Recreation Center. For details and to preregister, go to annapolisvolleyballclub.com.

Varsity golf: Gilman named Mike Wallace coach. Wallace has been an assistant coach since 2006. He replaces Don Rogers, who was head coach from 2004 to 2015; Rogers will remain on staff as an assistant.


No. 2 Old Mill 30, Chesapeake-AA 6: Miles Gaither scored two first-quarter touchdowns to pace the Patriots to their fifth straight victory. Brad Marshall ran for a 4-yard touchdown for Old Mill. Quentin Ford ran for 56 yards and a touchdown for the Cougars. Trace Sullivan and Tim Steele had four tackles apiece.

Glen Burnie 24, South River 13: The Gophers won their first game of the season as Dami Adekunjo ran for 168 yards on 26 carries and scored twice. Taylor Johnson ran for 103 yards on 11 attempts and also scored two touchdowns.


St. Paul's 1, Archbishop Spalding 0: Leading goal scorer Willie Bernlohr returned after missing several games because of injury but the Cavaliers (4-8-1) were shut out against the Crusaders (8-3).


Archbishop Spalding 4, St. John's-Catholic Prep 2: Brianna Starr scored a hat trick and Madeline Stevenson added a goal to lead the Cavaliers past the winless Vikings. Ally Brimmer and Katie Martin each had an assist. Jillian Savageau made five saves.

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