Digest (Dec. 9): Whirlin Curlin springs upset at Laurel Park

Marathon Farms homebred Whirlin Curlin, fresh from a surprising maiden-breaking stakes win two weeks ago, pulled off another shocker by rallying through the stretch for a neck victory over Still Having Fun in the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity on a snowy Saturday at Laurel Park. The 36th running of the Maryland Juvenile Futurity and the 31st renewal of the Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship, both at seven furlongs for Maryland-bred/sired horses, were two of four stakes worth $375,000 on the nine-race program.

Men's college track: Mount St. Mary's Christopher Gabor finished in second place and teammate D.J. Workcuff placed third in the heptathlon at the Lehigh Fast Times Before Finals meet on Friday and Saturday.


Women's college basketball: Junior Kobe Chaney (South River) picked up her 500th career rebound as well as her 100th career block in St. Mary's 76-50 loss to Frostburg State on Saturday afternoon. ... Stevenson will hold a "Sock it to Me" drive throughout December as the Mustangs collect items todistribute to the homeless in Baltimore City for the holidays. The team will be collecting new tube socks, travel sized toiletry items, gloves and granola bars. Toiletry items include: toothpaste, tooth brushes, deodorant, razors, lip balm, hand sanitizer, tissues and soap. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Donations can be dropped off to any member of the women's basketball team or to the office of coach Jackie Boswell, located down the hall from the gymnasium. For questions, email assistant coach Katelyn Fischer at

College football: The Collegiate Sprint Football League named 13 Navy players to its All-League teams. Defensive lineman Luke Coughlin, defensive back Patrick McMahan, offensive lineman Jonathan Meier and place kicker Jared Swenson were named to the first team, while running back Mac Lavis and linebacker Sheppard Wilson were tabbed to the second team. The Midshipmen had seven players named honorable mention – Braydan Chmiel (QB), Mason Hooten (LB), Adam Krause (OL), Alex Oldham (LB), Dean Rye (LB), Bryant Schlade (DL) and Sam Shaunak (WR). ... Bowie State quarterback Amir Hall is among 10 national finalists in regional voting for the Harlon Hill Trophy as the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year. Hall is also a finalist for the Black College Football Player of the Year award. ... Stevenson senior linebacker Cory Pietrzyk and freshman kicker Ian Gould were honored as first team ECAC All-Stars, while senior Preston Addo was honored both as a wide receiver and as a return specialist.


College baseball: Coppin State will play a three-game series at North Carolina A&T to open the season (Feb. 16-18) and travel to Eastern Kentucky (March 2-4) in nonconference play in 2018. The Eagles' home opener is scheduled for Feb. 24 against Wagner at 11 a.m.

Strength and conditioning: Salisbury's Matt Nein was named the College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.

Women's college hockey: Stevenson senior Chelsea Blackburn became the first player in program history to record 100 career points but the Mustangs could not recover from a three-goal deficit in a 6-3 non-conference loss versus Buffalo State on Friday evening.

Men's college lacrosse: Former Delaware coach Bob Shillinglaw (Severna Park), who retired last spring, was honored on Friday with the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Howdy Myers Man of the Year Award. The presentation was made as part of the annual USILA Convention Luncheon in Baltimore. After guiding Towson to one of its best seasons in program history, Shawn Nadelen was named USILA Coach of the Year.

From Sun staff and news services