Five area stand­outs named to U19 roster

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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.

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