107-1 shot Wire Funds rallies to victory
Wire Funds, a Maryland-bred 4-year-old who entered Wednesday with one win in 18 starts, took the final race Wednesday at Laurel Park at odds of 107-1. Ridden by Geovany Garcia, Wire Funds was last going into the far turn, then picked his way forward and beat Alston Gunter by a half-length. "When I asked at the quarter-pole he just took off," Garcia said. Wire Funds, whose other victory came in July at Charles Town, paid $216.80 and topped a $1,226.40 exacta, $10,831.40 trifecta and $32,759.40 superfecta.
Terps women will tip off Sunday at 12:04 p.m.
The Maryland women's Sweet 16 basketball game against defending champion Texas A&M on Sunday in Raleigh, N.C., will tip off at 12:04 p.m., the NCAA announced. The Terps (30-4), seeded second in the tournament's Raleigh Regional, defeated seventh-seeded Louisville, 72-68, Monday night to reach the program's 13th Sweet 16. The Aggies (24-10) are seeded third.
Men's basketball: Jimmy Patsos was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches District I Coach of the Year by a vote of his peers after he led Loyola to a school-record 24 wins in Division I. Patsos, in his eighth season, guided the Greyhounds to their first NCAA tournament bid and MAAC title since 1994. ... Despite 23 points and 10 rebounds from Sean Farr (Dunbar), Baltimore City Community College lost, 85-64, to third-seeded CC of Rhode Island in the winners' bracket of the double-elimination National Junior College Athletic Association Division II tournament Wednesday night in Danville, Ill. The Region XX champion Panthers (24-11) were scheduled to take on Johnson County CC (16-19) at 4 p.m. Thursday. If BCCC wins, it would advance to the fifth/sixth-place game at 3 p.m. Saturday. If the Panthers lose, they would be eliminated. Carlos Smith (Forest Park) and Zafir Williams had 10 points each for BCCC, which scored the first seven points of the game but was outscored 49-31 in the second half.
Women's lacrosse: Gettysburg senior Hannah Church (Mount de Sales), who has 17 goals and four assists in five games, was added to the watch list for the Tewaaraton Award, which honors the top player in the country.
Baseball: Host Delaware (9-12) scored three runs in the third inning and ended Maryland's 13-game nonconference winning streak with a 3-1 victory. The Terps (15-7) hadn't dropped a nonleague game since Feb. 18 at then-No. 14 UCLA. Maryland's Sander Beck (3-1) matched a season high with seven strikeouts. Shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez hit a solo home run for the Terps to lead off the sixth.... Mike Ryan and eight relief pitchers combined to throw a five-hitter as visiting Towson (10-9) won its fourth game in a row, 8-2 against Delaware State (12-9-1). ... Mount St. Mary's (6-14) ended a five-game losing streak with a 10-6 win at Navy (9-10). ... Salisbury senior catcher Tyler Bennett and Washington College senior shortstop Ryan Normoyle were named to the D3Baseball.com Team of the Week.
Football: Ray Lewis III, a 5-foot-9, 185-pound running back and defensive back at Lake Mary Prep in Central Florida, has committed to Miami, the alma mater of his father, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. Lewis III led Central Florida rushers last season with 2,321 yards and scored 28 rushing touchdowns. He averaged 13.11 yards per carry. He also caught 14 passes, five of them for touchdowns. He will play safety or running back at Miami.
Softball: Paige Arnold hit a two-out, walk-off home run, lifting Coppin State (7-13) to a 5-4 victory over visiting Central Connecticut State (15-8), which won the first game, 5-0.
Men's tennis: St. Mary's sophomore John Feighner (Atholton) was named the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week. ... Johns Hopkins freshman Jensen Reiter was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week.
Women's tennis: Hood junior Nalla Tejera was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week. ... Washington College senior Jordan Finnegan was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week.
Women's track and field: Salisbury sophomore Kara Tolson (Patterson Mill) and Salisbury senior Jennifer Houghton were named CAC Athletes of the Week.
Rowing: Virginia's first varsity eight, including Morgan Joseph (Centennial) was named the first Atlantic Coast Conference Crew of the Week.
Bias, Holliday, Chenier to be inducted into D.C. Hall
The late Maryland star Len Bias and longtime Terrapins radio voice Johnny Holliday will be inducted into the Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame on May 5, it was announced Tuesday. Former Baltimore and Washington Bullets star Phil Chenier, former Baltimore Bullets player and Washington Bullets general manager Bob Ferry and Montrose Christian coach Stu Vetter will also be among those inducted. The ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Capital Hilton. For ticket information, go to pmi.ticketsocket.com or email Ann Marie Parish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
—From Sun staff and news services
Baseball: Washington Nationals infielder Steve Lombardozzi (Atholton) made his first professional outfield appearance, entering Wednesday's game in the fifth inning in left field. The Nationals are considering keeping Lombardozzi as a utility player but don't want to stunt his development by giving him the limited number of at-bats an infield backup would receive.
—Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post
Men's soccer: Former D.C. United midfielder Freddy Adu, now with the Philadelphia Union, was named captain of the U.S. under-23 national team roster for the Olympic qualifying tournament this week. United defender Perry Kitchen is the vice captain, and United goalkeeper Bill Hamid also is on the roster.
—Steven Goff, The Washington Post