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Baltimore City Community College defeated ASA College, 76-68, at St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday night to capture the National Junior College Athletic Association District III men's basketball championship. The Panthers, who won the Region 20 title the previous weekend, advance to Hutchinson, Kan., to compete for the NJCAA Division I national championship.

Men's award: Stevenson senior Danzel Wright was named a second-team ECAC All-Star. Wright, a MAC Commonwealth second-team selection, averaged 20.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.

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Horse racing

Vargas adds to his leading jockey totals at Laurel Park

Meet-leading jockey Jorge Vargas Jr. added two winners with Phil's Cocktail ($12.20) in the second race and Oldfashioned Club ($4) in the fifth at Laurel Park on Saturday. J.D. Acosta also won twice aboard Brighton Lane ($7.20) in the sixth and Royal Crusader ($8.80) in the eighth, and Sheldon Russell doubled on Delta Outlaw ($4.40) in the seventh and Presenter ($7.20) in the ninth. Jockeys Elvis Trujillo and Steve Hamilton were taken to Howard County Hospital for observation following a three-horse spill near the eighth pole in Race 8. Jockey Edwin Gonzalez, whose mount, Gato Dolce, broke down and caused the chain reaction spill, escaped serious injury. ... The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot swelled to $62,695.08 for today after going unsolved on Saturday's nine-race program. A total of $31,612 was wagered into the popular multi-race wager, adding to a carryover of $52,584 from Friday's program. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $583.76. Today's Rainbow 6 covers Races 4-9 highlighted by a $42,000 entry-level allowance for fillies and mares 4 and up on the main track. There will also be a carryover of $4,016.58 in the $1 Super Hi-5 for today's opener. First race post time is 12:30 p.m.

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Towson cruises to twovictories in softball tourney

The Towson University softball team used a nine-run fourth inning that was highlighted by three home runs, including a Nicole Stockinger grand slam, to beat Fairfield, 14-1, in the Tiger Clash on Saturday. The Tigers returned a short time later and rode the dominant pitching of Julia Smith-Harrington, who opened the game with 61/3 hitless innings, to defeat Mount St. Mary's, 4-0. The two victories extended Towson's winning streak to eight and raised its record to 14-3, its best mark after 17 games since 1987.

College baseball: Richard Miller hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, but Towson fell short against Ohio University , 10-9, on Saturdeay.

Women's lacrosse: US Lacrosse announced the appointment of four new members to the 2019 U.S. women's U19 national team staff. Kelly Amonte Hiller was named as head coach of the team in February. Named as assistant coaches are Ann Elliott, Brooke Matthews (Bryn Mawr coach) and Angela McMahon. Meredith Frank McGinnis will serve as the team's assistant manager, working with Lance Basler, the general manager for the U.S. national teams.

College track and field: Johns Hopkins' Alex Jebb has been named the Mideast Region men's and women's assistant coach of the year while Bobby Van Allen has been named the Mideast Region women's coach of the year. Stevenson's Erick Camodeca was named the Mideast Region Coach of the Year.

Men's hockey: Stevenson senior Mike Davis became the second Mustang to sign a professional hockey contract, signing with the Birmingham Bulls of the Southern Professional Hockey League.

Men's college swimming: Loyola Maryland senior Ben Cono qualified for the NCAA championships for the third straight season and will compete at the national meet March 21-24 in Minneapolis.

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