Digest (March 14): DNR begins annual spring trout stocking

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is preparing to release more than 300,000 brown, golden and rainbow trout throughout the state during its annual spring trout stocking. Regular spring stocking is done by department crews in lakes, rivers and streams from early March through June. In 2019, the department will stock trout in 133 locations in 18 counties. The department raises the majority of these trout in the state's hatcheries, including the Albert M. Powell Hatchery and the Bear Creek Hatchery, and through a partnership with the privately owned Mettiki Hatchery. Trout stocking is funded by revenue from fishing licenses, trout stamps and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Program. Anglers should consult the 2019 Maryland Guide to Fishing and Crabbing for specific details on daily creel limits and other important information. The department's trout stocking website, social media and email newsletters provide updated information on which locations are being stocked. In addition, anglers may call our stocking hotline for a weekly summary at 800-688-3467.



Lasota's nine goals sparkNorthwestern women's lax

Selena Lasota scored a game-high nine goals and Izzy Scane had six goals to lead No. 9 Northwestern (6-3, 1-0 Big Ten) to a 23-13 rout over host Rutgers (4-5, 0-1). The Wildcats opened with a 3-0 run, led 14-7 at the half and never trailed. The win broke a two-game losing streak.


Men's basketball: Randolph-Macon sophomore guard Buzz Anthony (Archbishop Spalding) was selected Division III All-America Second Team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Anthony is one of three sophomores to receive All-America honors and the only sophomore on Second Team. He was earlier named to the NABC All-South District First Team and 2019 Men's All-South Region First Team.

Women's basketball: Maryland junior Kaila Charles is one of five finalists for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame's Cheryl Miller Award, an honor for the nation's top small forward. Joining Charles as finalists are Bridget Carleton ( Iowa St.), Sophie Cunningham (Missouri), Jackie Young (Notre Dame) and Satou Sabally (Oregon). ... Johns Hopkins senior Lexie Scholtz was named to the Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team.

Horse racing

Handicapping tool addedto Laurel Park programs

Bettors have a new handicapping tool in their programs at Laurel Park – the weight of horses. The Stronach Group is the first Thoroughbred racetrack operator to include the weights of horses in the past performance lines of its handicapping programs. This includes Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields. The Stronach Group tracks began collecting the information last spring. The information has been shared with bettors on the track simulcasts since last summer. Horses at all Stronach Group tracks have been weighed on a scale located in the paddock areas. That information has been shared on each track's daily simulcast since last summer.

More Laurel Park: Multiple stakes winners Bonus Points, John Jones, Twisted Tom and Unbridled Juan, all of whom have shown an affinity for the local surface, will meet up in a compact but competitive edition of the $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Saturday at Laurel Park. The 34th running of the 11/8-mile Harrison Johnson for 4-year-olds and up is the first of five stakes worth $450,000 in purses on an 11-race program highlighted by the $100,000 Private Terms for 3-year-olds. First race post time is 1:10 p.m.

From Sun staff and news services