Full field to chal­lenge ‘Chrome’ in Clas­sic

Baltimore Sun - - SPORTS -

Cal­i­for­nia Chrome heads a full field of 14 horses for the Breed­ers’ Cup Clas­sic, with the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preak­ness win­ner likely to be the pro­hib­i­tive fa­vorite in the $6 mil­lion race, which in­cludes Ar­ro­gate, Effinex and cur­rent Kentucky Derby cham­pion Nyquist. East Coast in­vader Frosted, Gun Run­ner, Jockey Club Gold Cup win­ner Hop­per­tu­nity, Keen Ice and Gold Cup win­ner Mela­tonin are also among the 14 horses ex­pected to run in the 11⁄ -mile Clas­sic, which will be shown live in prime time on chan­nel­s11and 4. The Clas­sic field is among a to­tal of 185 horses preen­tered Wed­nes­day for the $28 mil­lion, 13-race Breed­ers’ Cup world cham­pi­onships on Nov. 4 and 5 at Santa Anita Park in Ar­ca­dia, Calif. VAR­SITY FOOT­BALL: Pat­ter­son Mill’s Steve Lurz was named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week on Wed­nes­day for lead­ing the Huskies to an emo­tional win over Ris­ing Sun four days af­ter the death of line­man Isaac Pfarr. On the first play of Thurs­day night’s game, Lurz sent just 10 play­ers onto the field to honor Pfarr, a ju­nior of­fen­sive guard who died Oct. 16 from a seizure, ac­cord­ing to his fam­ily mem­bers. The Huskies went on to de­feat the Tigers, 45-26, for their sec­ond win of the sea­son. VAR­SITY GIRLS SOC­CER: Arch­bishop Spald­ing moved up from No. 25 to No. 12 in the USA To­day/ Na­tional Soc­cer Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica poll. McDonogh fell from No. 11 to No. 17. BASE­BALL: Wash­ing­ton Na­tion­als right-handed re­lief pitcher Aaron Bar­rett cleared out­right waivers this week, chose not to ac­cept an as­sign­ment to Triple-A Syra­cuse, and will be­come a free agent in­stead. Bar­rett, who had a 3.47 ERA in 90 to­tal ap­pear­ances in 2014 and 2015, un­der­went Tommy John el­bow re­con­struc­tion in Septem­ber 2015 and an­kle surgery that win­ter, then frac­tured his throw­ing el­bow while rehabilitating two months ago. He’s ex­pected to be ready for spring train­ing. LACROSSE: 2016 Mary­land grad­u­ate Tay­lor Cum­mings (McDonogh), the only three-time Te­waara­ton Award win­ner, has joined the lineup of pre­sen­ters Jan. 20-22 at the US Lacrosse Con­ven­tion at Bal­ti­more Con­ven­tion Cen­ter. Cum­mings re­cently has founded a lacrosse in­struc­tional com­pany and signed a spon­sor­ship agree­ment with Un­der Ar­mour. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, go to us­lacrosse.org/ lax­con. MEN’S COL­LEGE BAS­KET­BALL: Loy­ola Mary­land was picked in the Pa­triot League pre­sea­son poll to fin­ish sev­enth and Navy eighth. Le­high was pre­dicted to win the 10-team con­fer­ence in the vote of coaches and sports in­for­ma­tion direc­tors. Greyhounds ju­nior guard An­dre Walker tied for the fifth and fi­nal spot on the All-Pa­triot pre­sea­son team. ... Mount St. Mary’s was picked in the Northeast Con­fer­ence pre­sea­son poll to tie for fourth in the 10-team league. Fair­leigh Dick­in­son was pre­dicted to win the con­fer­ence in the vote of head coaches. Knights ju­nior guard-for­ward Earl Potts (Arch­bishop Spald­ing) made the five-player All-NEC pre­sea­son team. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE BAS­KET­BALL: Navy was picked in the Pa­triot League pre­sea­son poll to fin­ish sixth and Loy­ola Mary­land sev­enth. Buck­nell was pre­dicted to win the 10-team con­fer­ence in the vote of coaches and SIDs. Greyhounds ju­nior Bri Betz-White guard made the five-player All- Pa­triot pre­sea­son team. ... Mount St. Mary’s was picked in the NEC pre­sea­son poll to fin­ish eighth in the 10-team league. Sa­cred Heart was pre­dicted to win the con­fer­ence in the vote of head coaches. ... Steven­son was picked in the Mid­dle At­lantic Con­fer­ence Com­mon­wealth pre­sea­son poll to fin­ish third and Hood ninth. Mes­siah was pre­dicted to win the nine-team league. MEN’S COL­LEGE SOC­CER: Sopho­more Gor­don Wild scored a hat trick to lead No. 1 Mary­land (14-0-2) to a 3-2 dou­ble-over­time win over vis­it­ing Delaware (10-6-1) on Tues­day night. Wild — sec­ond na­tion­ally in goals with 14 — scored his sixth game-win­ning goal of the year in the107th minute to give the Terps (14-0-2) their 11th straight win and 21st straight match with­out a loss. Mary­land com­pleted its first per­fect home reg­u­lar-sea­son (11-0) since 2005, when it cap­tured the na­tional cham­pi­onship. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE SOC­CER: Host McDaniel (14-1-1, 7-0-1 Cen­ten­nial Con­fer­ence), ranked No. 22 in Di­vi­sion III, earned a 3-2 win over No. 16 Johns Hop­kins (12-2-2, 7-1) on Tues­day night, beat­ing the Blue Jays for the first time in 22 games since 1996. The Green Ter­ror would earn the top seed in the con­fer­ence tour­na­ment if it beats Wash­ing­ton Col­lege on Satur­day. COL­LEGE FIELD HOCKEY: Mary­land se­nior de­fender Grace Bals­don was named Big Ten De­fen­sive Player of the Week. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE VOLLEYBALL: St. Mary’s se­nior Mimi Graf (Broad­neck) was named the Cap­i­tal Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Co-Player of the Week. MEN’S COL­LEGE SWIM­MING: Frost­burg State ju­nior Chris­tian March (West­min­ster) was named Cap­i­tal Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Swim­mer of the Week. ... Wash­ing­ton Col­lege named se­niors Pat El­liott, Danny Fur­man (Calvert Hall) and Brent Hochstein cap­tains. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE SWIM­MING: Wash­ing­ton Col­lege named se­nior Ellen Maxwell (Loch Raven) and juniors Maija Adourian (Notre Dame Prep) and Katie Gor­man cap­tains. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE TENNIS: Juniors Krista Fil­iopou­los (Annapolis Area Chris­tian) and Ki­ran Pant (Mount He­bron) were named cap­tains at Wash­ing­ton Col­lege. MEN’S COL­LEGE TENNIS: Twins Jeremy Novick and Zack Novick were named cap­tains at Wash­ing­ton Col­lege. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE BOWLING: UMES grad­u­ate stu­dent Thashaina Ser­aus was named MidEastern Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Bowler of the Week. —

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.