Digest: Brigade beat Soul, 54-35, extend first-place lead in AFL

The Baltimore Brigade (5-1) defeated the visiting Philadelphia Soul (3-3), 54-35, on Friday night at Royal Farms Arena, extending their lead in the Arena Football League standings to 11/2 games over the Albany Empire. Brigade quarterback Randy Hippeard passed for 210 yards and three touchdowns and defensive back Virgil Gray had six solo tackles and four pass breakups. With the Brigade leading 40-28 with just over a minute remaining in the game, linebacker-wide receiver Lamark Brown scored a pair of touchdowns within a 12-second span. Brown scored on a 2-yard run and followed it up with an 8-yard interception return on the following possession. The Brigade are on the road next weekend, facing the Albany Empire on June 2 at 7 p.m.



Memorial service for Edell to be held June 8

A memorial service for Dick Edell, a Hall of Fame lacrosse coach who died May 2, will be held at 3 p.m. on June 8, at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. Register at dickedellmemorial.com. Edell coached at Calvert Hall, the University of Baltimore and Army before coaching Maryland for 18 years and leading the Terps to three NCAA title game appearances.

— Mike Klingaman

Men's college basketball

G.G. Smith reunites with his father at High Point

G.G. Smith is headed for a family reunion. The former Loyola Maryland men's basketball coach has joined the staff of his famous father, Tubby, as an associate head coach at High Point, the school announced Friday. "G.G. brings a lot of experience to our staff, especially as head coach for the last five years, and we're happy to have him on board," said Tubby Smith, a St. Mary's County native who took the job at the Big South Conference school in March. He was fired after just two seasons at Memphis. The Panthers went 14-16 last season, losing to Longwood, 68-55, in the first round of their conference tournament. Before taking the helm in Baltimore five years ago, G.G. Smith was an assistant coach on Jimmy Patsos' Loyola staff for six seasons. But after taking over for Patsos in 2013, he went 56-98 at Loyola and failed to lead the Greyhounds to a winning record or higher than sixth in the Patriot League , resulting in his resignation in March.

— Katherine Fominykh

Et cetera

Salisbury's Tucker named top DIII defensive player

The Salisbury men's lacrosse team got a boost before Sunday's NCAA Division III tournament final against Wesleyan at 1 p.m. at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., when Kyle Tucker was named the top DIII defensive player for the second year in a row by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. The senior defenseman received the William C. Stiles Memorial Award given to the outstanding defensive player and is the first player to earn that distinction in back-to-back seasons since former Sea Gulls defenseman Eric Martin (2003-04). Senior defenseman and Sea Gulls teammate Will Nowesnick joined Tucker on the USILA All-American first team for the second straight year. Salisbury placed two more players on the second team in junior midfielder Corey Gwin and senior short-stick defensive midfielder Troy Miller. Earning honorable-mention status were seven Stevenson players in junior attackman JT Thelen and sophomore attackman Ethan Christensen, senior midfielders Harrison Faecher and Kyle Karsian, senior defenseman Austin Howard, sophomore faceoff specialist Justin Burnette (Owings Mills) and sophomore goalkeeper Sam Ross; a pair of Sea Gulls in senior midfielder Garrett Reynolds (Archbishop Curley) and senior long-stick midfielder Cory Berry; and Frostburg State senior midfielder Adam Gross (South River).

— Edward Lee

Horse racing: The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover swelled to $261,279.44 for today's 10-race program after going unsolved Friday at Pimlico Race Course. Today's Rainbow 6 spans Races 5-10 and features three turf races. ... Journeyman Alex Cintron, a perennial leading rider in Maryland, earned the first win of his latest comeback guiding Establo G&G's Maru's Raven to a 1¼-length victory in Friday's fourth race at Pimlico. For the 30-year-old Cintron, it was his first victory since Nov. 17, 2017 at Laurel Park , two days before he suffered serious injuries to his face and knee and a broken shoulder blade in a spill at Laurel Park.

College baseball: Mount St. Mary's fell, 3-1, to Wagner (37-17, 21-7) in a Northeast Conference tournament elimination game. Junior shortstop Patrick Causa led the Mountaineers (21-33, 15-15) offense, going 2-for-3 with a single, a home run, and an RBI.

Men's college track and field: Coppin State's Aaron Lewis and Joseph Amoah qualified for today's NCAA quarterfinal in the 110-meter hurdles and 200 dash, respectively, with their performances in the first round of the NCAA East Prelims.

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