Dunbar grad Justin Fields dies in car accident

Justin Fields, a cross country runner and basketball player who graduated from Dunbar last spring, was killed in a single-car accident Tuesday morning in Delaware. According to the police report, the 1998 Toyota Camry that Fields was driving failed to negotiate a curve on a Smyrna road and struck a tree head on. Fields was pronounced dead en route to the hospital. The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit, which is continuing its investigation, said speed and alcohol were not contributing factors. Fields finished 112th in the Class 2A race at the state cross country meet last fall. He played guard for the Poets basketball team.

Varsity football: After upsetting McDonogh in double overtime Saturday, Mount Saint Joseph soared 10 spots to No. 9 in this week's Maryland High School Football Media State Poll, the biggest gain by any team. Gilman (4-1) remained No. 2 behind DeMatha, a unanimous No. 1, while Old Mill, Archbishop Spalding, Howard and Calvert Hall also moved up.


For more of Katherine Dunn's blog post on the rankings, go to baltimoresun.com/varsityletters.

Varsity boys basketball: Mount Carmel senior forward David Erebor committed last week to Brown, selecting the school over Princeton. "At the end of last season, I just said 'Ivy League,' " said Erebor, who also had offers from James Madison, La Salle and Loyola Maryland. "I would like to go to a school where I can get the best [combination of] basketball and education."

For more of Matt Bracken's blog post on Erebor, go to baltimoresun.com/varsityletters.


Army-Navy football could visit untraditional sites

Maybe Chicago, San Diego, somewhere in Texas? Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said he isn't ruling out distant cities when bidding opens in coming months to host the Army-Navy football game beginning in 2018. Still, he said stadiums in Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York remain likely venues given travel costs. "It makes it difficult when you have to haul the brigade," he said.

For more from the Baltimore Sun Media Group's Tim Prudente on the bidding, go to baltimoresun.com/collegefootball.

More football: Towson announced that the Oct. 31 game against Delaware has been changed from 4 p.m. to 2 p.m.


Men's soccer: UMBC (6-2-1) won its third consecutive game with a 2-1 win over Howard (0-9-1) and improved to 100-22-25 at at Retriever Soccer Park.

Et cetera

NWSL's Spirit lends Nairn to Melbourne Victory

The Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League lent midfielder Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) to Australian club Melbourne Victory. Nairn, 25, appeared in all 20 regular-season matches in 2015 and started 19. She had five goals and four assists. The Spirit acquired Nairn in a multi-player trade with the Seattle Reign FC before the 2014 season. Nairn will return to the Spirit next season.

Ravens: Senior adviser to player development O.J. Brigance, who continues his battle against ALS, turned 46 Tuesday. He will be feted Tuesday at the Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore as part of a "Soiree with O.J. – A Rockin' Good Time!" The event is a fundraiser for the Brigance Brigade Foundation, which supports people with ALS. For more information, go to BriganceBrigade.org.

For more of Jeff Zrebiec's blog post on Brigance, go to baltimoresun.com/ravensinsider.


Baseball: The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Freedom Field at the Chicago Park District's Marquette Park. The field is the foundation's 50th multipurpose synthetic turf youth development park, marking its goal of completing 50 fields in five years.

Laurel Park: The Maryland Jockey Club will introduce rolling Super Hi 5's beginning Friday. The 50-cent wager will begin with the first race every day and the jackpot will roll over race to race until there are winning tickets with the first five finishers. If the Super Hi 5 or carryover is not hit on the last race of the day, the jackpot will roll over to the first race of the next live day of racing.

Paralympics: Markeith Price of Baltimore (T13/F13), Daniel Romanhuck of Mount Airy (T54) and Hannah McFadden of Clarksville (T54) were among the 84 athletes named by U.S. Paralympics to the team for the International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championships on Oct. 22-31 in Doha, Qatar.