Five area standouts named to U19 roster
Five Baltimore-area players are among the 34player roster selected by coach Kelly Amonte Hiller for the U.S. under-19 women’s lacrosse team that will compete during the Spring Premiere at Stanford University from Jan. 25-27. Baltimore area players on the team are: Sarah Cooper, defense, Lutherville, Notre Dame Prep; Elizabeth Hillman, midfield, Fallston, Bel Air; Madeleine Jenner, attack, Annapolis, McDonogh ; Olivia Rubin, midfield, Lutherville, Bryn Mawr; and EmmaSchettig, midfield, Woodbine, McDonogh. The U.S. is building towards next summer’s Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s U19 World Championship, which will be held Aug. 1-10, 2019 in Peterborough, Canada. The United States has won four of the six previous FIL Women’s U19 championships held (1999, 2003, 2007, 2011) while Australia (1995) and Canada (2015) have each won once. For more information, go to teamusa.uslacrosse.org. against Balimore’s Mack Allison IV (8-1-1). The card will feature a showcase of fighters from the region, including the sons of Hasim Rahman, the former Lineal, WBC, IBO, and IBF heavyweight champion. His eldest son, Hasim “Gold Blooded” Rahman Jr. (6-0, 4 KOs), will take on Kenderick Houston (1-3-1). Sharif “C3” Rahman (3-0, 2 KOs), Rahman’s younger son, will be returning to the ring after a win by unanimous decision this June. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the first bout at 7 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to shabazzbrotherzboxing.com.
HORSE RACING: Stronach Stables’ Awesome D J overcame some prerace jitters to take a commanding lead into the stretch and register a 4¾-length triumph in his career debut Friday at Laurel Park. A chestnut son of multiple Grade 1 winner Awesome Again co-bred by Stronach’s Adena Springs and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kaster, Awesome D J ($6) ran 1 mile in 1:36.60 over a fast main track in the $40,000 maiden special weight for 2-year-olds. Trained by Dale Capuano, Awesome DJ dropped apprentice Weston Hamilton in the post parade and briefly got loose before being caught and reunited with his rider. Live Oak Plantation homebred Win Win Win followed up his maiden victory last month with another impressive performance, approaching a track record in Friday’s co-featured eighth race, a $42,000 entry level optional claiming allowance for 2-year-olds. The time was a 10th of a second off the Laurel course record for 51⁄ furlongs of 1:02.20 set by 6-year-old Siralfredthegreat Oct. 6. ... Saturday’s program features three stakes for Maryland-bred/sired horses. In addition, fans can have breakfast with Santa from 9:30 to noon in the second-floor clubhouse sports bar, get a free 2019 Maryland Jockey Club calendar.