Digest (March 7): Laurel Park post time moving to 1:10 p.m.

First-race post time at Laurel Park moves to 1:10p.m. beginning Sunday. The 48-day winter meet runs through March 31. Laurel's 19-day spring meet runs April 5 to May 5. There will be a carryover jackpot of $9,329.96 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 when live racing resumes at Laurel Park with a nine-race program today. First race post time is 12:30 p.m. Friday's Rainbow 6 sequence spans Races 4-9 and includes a $40,000 maiden special weight for 3-year-olds and up going 6 furlongs in Race 6 led by 5-2 program favorite Tom Hagen and first-time starters from trainers Graham Motion , Mike Trombetta and Mark Reid. The Rainbow 6 wraps up with a $15,000 claiming event for 3-year-olds and up in Race 9 which drew a field of 11 and kicks off the national $1 Stronach 5 wager featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12 percent takeout. The wager continues with Races 10 and 11 from Gulfstream Park and Races 5 and 6 from Golden Gate Fields.

Varsity boys soccer


South River promotesArgueta to head coach

Marlyn Argueta, a 2008 South River graduate, was named as the Seahawks boys soccer coach, replacing Jeff Vincent, who stepped down after leading the program to 110 victories in 12 seasons. Argueta served as an assistant coach the past six years. "I have been working for this for so long. It is the perfect opportunity at the right time. I love soccer. I love coaching. I love South River," Argueta said. Argueta assisted Vincent on varsity for three years before leading the junior varsity team the past three seasons. In a statement announcing Argueta's hire, South River athletic director Dave Klingel praised both his former and current coaches. "We thank coach Vincent for his 12 years of service to our boys soccer program," Klingel said. "He took our program from struggling to a perennial contender. Marlyn will bring enthusiasm and knowledge to the positions. We look forward to Marlyn continuing the success of our boys soccer program.

— Brian Burden, Baltimore Sun Media Group


Maryland women open playin Big Ten hoops tourney

The top-seeded Maryland women's basketball team (26-3) will play No. 9 seeded Michigan State (20-10) today at noon in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Spartans beat Northwestern, 68-52, on Friday. The Terps' matchup will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Maryland won the Big Ten regular-season title Saturday. It marks Maryland's fourth title in five years in the league, 10th conference title under coach Brenda Frese and 20th league title in program history.

College baseball: Patrick Causa's RBI double in the top of the 10th inning lifted Mount St. Mary's over St. Bonaventure, 5-4, on Thursday. Causa recorded his third multi-hit game in a row after he went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, a double, a run scored and a home run.

College wrestling: Johns Hopkins senior 133-pounder Ricky Cavallo will compete at the NCAA Division III championships this weekend in Roanoke, Va. Cavallo, who will be making his second straight appearance in the NCAAs, will open against third-seeded Brock Rathburn of Wartburg when action gets underway today at 11am.

Varsity football: Meade announced the hiring of Mike Francis as its head coach.

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