Digest: Matzohball run will benefit Ellicott City flood victims

The 14th annual Matzohball 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, presented by Temple Isaiah, will be held Sunday at 9 a.m., with part of the proceeds benefitting the flood victims in Ellicott City. Paired with Howard County Family Wellness Day, the events are expected to attract more than 3,000 visitors, with close to 500 participating in the Matzohball 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run. In its 13 years, the Matzohball 5K has raised more than $100,000 for Howard County causes. "It's only fitting," said Ben Levitt, president of the Temple Isaiah Men's Club, "that we expand our charity to support those in Ellicott City that have lost so much during the devastating flood." On-site registration for the Matzohball opens at 7 a.m. on Sunday with the race going beginning at 9 a.m. At 11 a.m, directly following the Matzohball, Howard County Family Wellness Day kicks off with a welcome ceremony.

Women's lacrosse


Navy's Jenna Collins setto make debut with Brave

Jenna Collins figured her lacrosse playing career would be over whenever Navy played its final game of the 2018 season. However, it turns out Collins has not hung up her stick for good just yet. The three-time Patriot League Midfielder of the Year found out a few months ago that she had been drafted by the Baltimore Brave of the fledgling Women's Professional Lacrosse League. Collins spoke with her commanding officers and discovered she could play for the Baltimore franchise this summer. As a result, the River Hill High graduate will return to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium when the Women's Professional Lacrosse League debuts today (4 p.m.) when the Baltimore Brave host the Philadelphia Fire in the opener of a doubleheader being hosted by the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse . The Bayhawks will host the Ohio Machine in the nightcap, which begins at 7 p.m.


— Bill Wagner, Baltimore Sun Media Group


Three jockeys double upon Laurel opening day

Jockeys Feargal Lynch, Forest Boyce and Sheldon Russell each rode a pair of winners as Laurel Park opened its 40-day summer meet Friday. Lynch, coming off his second consecutive Preakness Meet at Pimlico title, carried that momentum to the summer stand riding Shotdowninflames ($4.80) to victory in the fourth race and Seeking the Sunset ($8) in the sixth. Boyce, whose two Maryland meet championships came during Laurel summer and fall in 2010, took Friday's opener with Gfour ($9.40) and doubled up in the eighth on Blow the Whistle ($5.40). It was the third straight win, fifth from six races this year and 10th overall for the 6-year-old gelding, racing for just the second time at Laurel. A seven-time Maryland meet-leading jockey, most recently at Laurel's 2015 winter stand, Russell finished first with Petticoatsnpistols ($4.20) in the third race and Hurricane Bear ($3.60) in the 10th-race finale. Laurel will serve up an 11-race program today starting at 1:10 p.m. Seven races are carded for its world-class turf course over the All Along and Dahlia layouts. There will be carryovers of $1,555.22 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 (Races 6-11) and $4,179.61 in the $1 Super Hi-5 for today's opener.

National Women's Soccer League: Mallory Pugh, the rising U.S. women's national team star in her second season with the Washington Spirit , will probably miss several weeks with a right knee injury suffered in a match Sunday in Houston. The Spirit and U.S. Soccer Federation announced Thursday that their respective medical staffs are evaluating the 20-year-old attacker, who will undergo additional testing "to determine the extent of the injury." Based on initial reviews, Pugh is not likely to need surgery. However, an official diagnosis and prognosis has not yet been determined. ... The Spirit signed Schuyler DeBree as a National Team replacement player ahead of today's home game against the Chicago Red Stars. Debree replaces Nigerian international forward Francisca Ordega while she competes for her country in a pair of World Cup Qualifiers against Gambia.

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