Con­tin­gency plans set for high school foot­ball state cham­pi­onships

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The state foot­ball cham­pi­onships could be played a week later this year if Navy hosts the Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship at Navy-Marine Corps Me­mo­rial Sta­dium in An­napo­lis on Dec. 3. The state fi­nals are sched­uled to be played at Navy-Marine Corps Me­mo­rial Sta­dium for the first time af­ter be­ing moved from M&T Bank Sta­dium be­cause the Ravens in­stalled a nat­u­ral grass field over the sum­mer. The games are now set for Dec. 1, 2 and 3. How­ever, if Navy’s foot­ball team, which is in first place in the West Divi­sion of the AAC, hosts the con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship, the state fi­nals would be moved to Dec. 8, 9 and 10. Ad­vanc­ing teams would have two weeks to pre­pare for the fi­nals. The Class 3A fi­nal would be played Thurs­day, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. The Class 4A fi­nal would be Fri­day, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The Class 1A fi­nal would be Satur­day, Dec. 10 at 3:30 p.m., fol­lowed by the 2A fi­nal at 7 p.m. POM­PEY FOUN­DA­TION TRIB­UTE: The Pete Pom­pey Foun­da­tion is host­ing a ben­e­fit night of dinner and en­ter­tain­ment Fri­day at the Gala Cen­ter in Wind­sor Mill. The event, ti­tled “Thoughts Mat­ter: Mu­sic and Mem­o­ries,” will go from 8 p.m. to mid­night and will in­clude an open buf­fet and DJ to pro­vide the en­ter­tain­ment. The foun­da­tion is ask­ing for a $40 do­na­tion, and pro­ceeds will go to­ward build­ing the Pete Pom­pey Life Skills Cen­ter in Bal­ti­more. The mis­sion for the cen­ter is to pro­vide a safe place off the streets for youth while teach­ing them valu­able life skills. Leg­endary coach and ed­u­ca­tor Pete Pom­pey died Jan. 22 of pneu­mo­nia and had been liv­ing with Alzheimer’s dis­ease since the sum­mer of 2011. He was 75. Pom­pey spent 31 years as a foot­ball and bas­ket­ball coach at Dun­bar and Ed­mond­son, and was an ed­u­ca­tor for 37 years. Novem­ber is Na­tional Alzheimer’s Dis­ease Aware­ness Month. For more in­for­ma­tion on the event or how to make a do­na­tion, con­tact Pom­pey’s daugh­ter, Rhonda McNair, at 443-473-9651 or go to the Pete Pom­pey Foun­da­tion page on Facebook. VAR­SITY GIRLS SOC­CER: Arch­bishop Spald­ing (13-2-3) re­mained No. 6 in the USA Today/Na­tional Soc­cer Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica Su­per 25. Notre Dame Prep (11-3-3) fell from No. 21to No. 25. ORI­OLES: The club an­nounced that it will play an ex­hi­bi­tion March 31 at 3 p.m. at Har­bor Park in Nor­folk, Va., against its Triple-A af­fil­i­ate, the Tides. The Ori­oles played in Nor­folk in 2012 and 2014. The Florida por­tion of Ori­oles’ ex­hi­bi­tion sea­son will end March 30 with a home game against the Detroit Tigers at Ed Smith Sta­dium in Sara­sota. Tick­ets will go on sale March 4 at 10 a.m. HAR­NESS RAC­ING: Eight in­vi­ta­tional and stakes pac­ers will com­pete in the first $100,000 Po­tomac Pace on Tues­day at Rose­croft Race­way in Fort Wash­ing­ton. Sham­balla, the only horse to de­feat su­per­stars Al­ways B Miki and Wig­gle It Jig­gleit in the same race, and Mach It So, who fin­ished sec­ond be­hind Al­ways B Miki at Mead­ow­lands Satur­day, were en­tered for the one-mile pace on the five-eighths-of-a-mile oval. Also en­tered are Wak­iza­shi Hanover, Dealt a Win­ner, Key­stone Ve­loc­ity, All Bets Off, Mel Mara and Split The House. MA­JOR­LEAGUE SOC­CER: D.C. United ac­quired Ar­gen­tine mid­fielder Lu­ciano Acosta on a per­ma­nent trans­fer from Boca Ju­niors af­ter the ex­pi­ra­tion of his one-year loan agree­ment. He will oc­cupy a des­ig­nated player spot for the ma­jor­ity of his con­tract. Tar­geted al­lo­ca­tion money will be used to buy down his salary bud­get charge for the 2017 sea­son. COL­LEGE FOOT­BALL: West Vir­ginia Wes­leyan se­nior run­ning back Michael An­der­son (Howard) was named Of­fen­sive Player of the Year in the Moun­tain East Con­fer­ence. An­der­son was joined on the All-MEC­first team by West Vir­ginia Wes­leyan se­nior de­fen­sive back Jabari Weems (McDonogh) and Concord ju­nior de­fen­sive back Jeremiah John­son (Perry Hall). The sec­ond team in­cluded Fair­mont State se­nior quar­ter­back Cooper Hibbs (Arun­del), Fair­mont State ju­nior run­ning back Terrell Charles (Howard), Shepherd fresh­man run­ning back Bran­don Hlavach (Eastern Tech), Shepherd se­nior of­fen­sive line­man Jacob Kingston of Pasadena, Shepherd ju­nior of­fen­sive line­man Bran­don Wooten (North Har­ford), Fair­mont State sopho­more line­backer Jerry Iweh (Perry Hall) and Shepherd fresh­man de­fen­sive back Chris Jones (Mil­ford Mill). Shepherd’s Monte Cater was named Coach of the Year. ... The Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship will be tele­vised na­tion­ally on ABC. The game will be Dec. 3 at noon at the home site of one of the con­fer­ence’s di­vi­sional win­ners. MEN’SCOLLEGEBASKETBALL: Tow­son signed 6-foot-3 guard Travis In­gram Jr. of I.C. Nor­com in Ch­e­sa­peake, Va., to a let­ter of in­tent. In­gram played for the Bal­ti­more Elite Am­a­teur Ath­letic Union pro­gram. ... UMES fresh­man for­ward Tyler Jones was named Mid-Eastern Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Rookie of the Week. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE BAS­KET­BALL: Keena Sa­muels had a game-high 17 points, but Cop­pin State (0-3) fell, 77-46, to host Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton (2-1). The Colo­nials opened with a 16-6 lead and cruised. MEN’S COL­LEGE LACROSSE: Loy­ola Mary­land named se­nior de­fense­man Jack Car­ri­gan, se­nior mid­fielder Ryan Fournier, se­nior at­tack­man Zack Sirico and se­nior mid­fielder Brian Sher­lock cap­tains. Sher­lock will be the first three­time cap­tain in recorded school history; Car­ri­gan was a cap­tain in 2016. ... Tow­son has put sea­son tick­ets on sale. Prices are set at $40 for adults, $25 for youth (ages 2-12) and $25 for se­nior cit­i­zens (65 and over). Tick­ets can be pur­chased at oss.tick­et­mas­ter.com/ aps/ tow­son/ EN/ buy/ quick­buy/247 or by call­ing 1-855-TU-Tiger. —

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