Mack Lewis, trainer of city fighters for six decades, dies at 92


Lewis, trainer of city fighters for six decades, dies at 92

Mack Lewis, a boxing trainer who worked with thousands of fighters in Baltimore over six decades, died Friday night at Good Samaritan Hospital, his nephew, Elmer Johnson, said. Lewis had just turned 92. Lewis, who grew up near Patterson Park and played football at Morgan State, began running Mickey O'Donnell's Broadway Gym in the 1940s. He trained fighters of all ages and abilities at that facility until his supporters helped him move to a state-of-the-art gym on Bond Street. Lewis trained Vincent Pettway, who became junior middleweight champion in 1994, as well as dozens of other professional fighters.


Bundley's cause of death ruled to be cardiac arrhythmia

An 18-year-old basketball player from Bel Air who died last month during the first day of practice at Harford Community College had a cardiac arrhythmia, according to the autopsy conducted by the state's assistant chief medical examiner. In an autopsy conducted Oct. 2, the day after Devonte Bundley died, Dr. Carol Allan determined that a secondary cause of death was an "anomalous right coronary artery," or a heart defect. When reached at her office Friday, Allan declined to comment about Bundley's death.

—Don Markus

Men's soccer: Hood junior forward/midfielder Chris Mendez became the first player in program history to be recognized as an All-Capital Athletic Conference honoree with his selection to the second team. Mendez was among the league leaders in goals with 11, one shy of the single-season record and the highest single-season total for a Hood men's soccer player since the 2006 season. His 30 career points rank third in program history. … Stevenson forward Ansger Otto, the 2009 CAC Rookie of the Year, earned his second-straight first-team all-star nod and was named the 2010 Player of the Year. Otto is the first Mustang to win the CAC Player of the Year Award. The CAC scoring leader, along with second-team All-CAC choices senior defender Justin Bean (Paint Branch) and sophomore midfielder Ryan Pierce, will try to help the Mustangs capture the 2010 ECAC South Tournament title this weekend. … Salisbury seniors Justin Lambert and Mike Napolitano, as well as sophomore Jimmy Mundy, were all named to the All-CAC first team. Seniors Casey Rector and Dave Corrigan, junior Stafford Chipungu and sophomore John Vnenchak were named to the second team. The seven players selected matches 2009 and 1999 as the most All-CAC selections in program history.

Women's soccer: For the second-straight year, a Stevenson player — this time, junior midfielder Allison Humphries (John Carroll) — was picked by the conference coaches as the CAC Women's Soccer Player of the Year. Graeme Millar was honored by his peers as the CAC Coach of the Year. … Salisbury landed four players on the All-CAC squad. Junior Amanda Zyzak and sophomore Erin Mooney were first-team honorees, while junior Sarah Jessilonis and sophomore Sarah Pfundstein were named to the second team.

Women's volleyball: Host UMBC (10-16, 6-5 America East) fell to New Hampshire (10-17, 5-7) in five sets, 22-25, 25-18, 12-25, 25-16, 15-6, on Friday. … Johns Hopkins senior libero Alica Diehl and junior outside hitter Melissa Cole made the All-Centennial Conference first team. Blue Jays sophomore setter Becky Paynter (River Hill) was named to the second team. … Salisbury sophomore middle hitter Chelsea Glowacki was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Mid-Atlantic first team. … Frostburg State senior outside hitter Sarah Stephens of Oakland and junior setter Kylie Carrington were named to the 2010 American Volleyball Coaches Association Mid-Atlantic All-Region team.

Water polo: Johns Hopkins finished in the top four at the College Water Polo Association Southern Championship for the fifth consecutive season. The Blue Jays beat George Washington, 9-8, in the opening round before falling to No. 17 Princeton in the semifinals.

Swimming and diving: The Patriot League honored three athletes from Navy, freshman Zach Ingold as Male Swimmer of the Week, Laura Gorinski as Female Swimmer of the Week and Olaf Olson as Male Diver of the Week.

Women's bowling: UMES senior Kristina Frahm was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Bowling Athlete of the Week.

Laurel Park

Twixt Stakes headlines today's 9-race Veterans Day card

Veterans Day will be celebrated at Laurel Park today when members of the military get a chance to decipher a nine-race card, including the $50,000 Twixt Stakes. Six Maryland-bred fillies are entered in the one-mile Twixt. Morning-line favorite Catch a Thief (8-5) enters the race off a rousing half-length runner-up finish in Belmont's Catinca Stakes. She is three for six lifetime, with two seconds. Tim Hills ships the Flatter filly from Monmouth Park, and Harry Vega has the mount. "She got into a little bit of trouble in her last start, but once clear she came running," Hills said. "Her sire was strictly a distance horse and (Catch a Thief's) style suggests a mile should be no problem. I'm not thrilled about running her back quickly and shipping, but she's a tough filly and has a calm demeanor. It's not a big concern."J.B. Secor holds a hot hand with Maryland Million Oaks winner Baltimore Belle (5-2), who goes for her fourth straight win. Her win streak has included two wins on the turf and her Oaks victory on the main track. Vladimir Diaz will ride the daughter of Bowman's Band, who has finished first or second in seven of eight starts this year.

Military Day means free admission as well as food and drink specials for active or retired members of the armed services.

—From Sun staff and news services

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