Part of E. Eager Street to be renamed Mack Lewis Way
A portion of East Eager Street will be renamed "Mack Lewis Way" on Tuesday at 11 a.m. on the corner of North Broadway to honor legendary city boxing trainer Mack Lewis, who died last month. An open house and reception hosted by Lewis' family will be held immediately after the ceremony at 901 N. Bond St. (The Mack Lewis Gym).
Six to vie for $50,000 Juvenile Filly Championship today
Six two-year-old fillies are entered in today's $50,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship at Laurel Park. Training in New York and the winner of her maiden start, Indian Tale (7-5) will be ridden by Harry Vega for the first time in the 71/2-furlong test. A winner by 4 1/2 lengths in her debut at Aqueduct, the Carlos Martin trainee drew the inside post. Maiden winner Love's Reason (9-5), who finished third in the Maryland Million Lassie, is second choice on the morning line. Trained by Rodney Jenkins, the Not for Love filly will carry Travis Dunkelberger. Fitzhugh LLC's Side by Side (9-2), who is two-for-two for trainer Richard Small, will have leading rider Forest Boyce at the controls. The Include filly won both her starts at Laurel on Nov. 13 and Dec. 1. Thirty-one lucky fans will be selected throughout the afternoon to choose a wrapped package from the Maryland Jockey Club giving tree. Gifts include high-definition televisions, laptop computers, digital cameras and a Nintendo Wii Sports Resort system.
More Laurel Park: Scott Lake remained two wins shy of becoming the sixth trainer to reach 5,000 wins when Anthony the Tiger finished off the board in Friday's ninth race. Lake had a horse running at Penn National on Friday. The 45-year-old has four chances to reach the milestone today, including two at Laurel Park. He has an even money entry of Radio Relay and Good General in the sixth race and one race later will saddle Nervous Marvin, a 5-2 morning-line favorite.
UMBC forward Houapeu to take part in player combine
Major League Soccer announced that UMBC forward Levi Houapeu (Watkins Mill) has been invited to participate in the 2011 MLS player combine. The Retrievers standout is one of 54 college seniors from 36 Division I schools who received an invitation.The combine will be held at Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from Jan. 7 to 11.Houapeu is the lone representative of the America East Conference. In addition, Houapeu has been selected to the 2010 College Soccer News' third-team All-America squad and the 2010 NSCAA All-Northeast Region first team. One of the nation's leaders in assists this season with 15, teammate Andrew Bulls earned NSCAA All Northeast Region second team honors.
Navy falls to Mercer, 73-68, as late layup breaks tie
Jake Gollon made a layup with 11 seconds left to break a 68-68 tie and lift host Mercer over Navy, 73-68, on Friday. Jordan Sugars led the Midshipmen (4-8) with 23 points. Jeff Smith had 22 for the Bears (3-7).
women's college basketball: Princeton held Navy scoreless for nine minutes in the second half and went on to win, 74-61. Angela Myers scored 15 of her 21 points in the first half for the Mids (5-5). The Tigers improved to 6-2. … The College of Southern Maryland will not be participating in the 2010 Charm City Classic because several players are ill.
Bowie State: Basketball players Brittney Jackson and Eric Vann are finalists for the Senior CLAA (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award. In addition to an online fan vote, voting by coaches and media will determine the winners, who will be announced March 3.
Men's college soccer: Mount St. Mary's junior forward Chris Wheeler was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Mid-Atlantic Region first team. … Johns Hopkins placed three on the NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-Mid-Atlantic Team. Earning first-team accolades were senior forward Scott Bukoski and junior defender Corey Adams. Junior midfielder Sean Coleman was named to the second team.
Women's college soccer: Frostburg State senior defender Heather Fleishell (Middletown) and sophomore forward Amanda Wharton (South Carroll) were selected to the NSCAA/Performance Subaru NCAA Division III Women All-South Atlantic Region third team. … St. Mary's sophomore Tori Eskay (Urbana) was selected to NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region second team.
Hagerstown Suns: The Washington Nationals have revealed the 2011 field staff for their Class-A Hagerstown Suns. The club will be managed by former big leaguer Brian Daubach, while former Nationals second baseman Marlon Anderson will serve as hitting coach. Chris Michalak will return as pitching coach. The Suns' 2010 manager, Matt LeCroy, has been promoted to the Potomac Nationals, the Nationals' Class-A Advanced affiliate.
Capitals: Defenseman Brian Fahey was recalled from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.
—From Sun staff and news services