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August 11, 2009|By From Sun staff reports

Major League Lacrosse

Bayhawks' Poillon is Player of Week for 2nd straight time

Washington Bayhawks rookie Peet Poillon (UMBC) on Monday was named Major League Lacrosse Rookie of the Week for Week 13. It's the second consecutive week Poillon has received the award. The Bayhawks traveled to Boston last week for a Thursday night matchup with the Cannons. Down by seven goals, the Bayhawks outscored the Cannons 8-2 in the final quarter to win. Poillon scored the game-tying goal for the Bayhawks and recorded the winner with 3.5 seconds remaining in regulation. He also scored in the first quarter for his second career MLL hat trick. Poillon was claimed from the MLL player pool July 22 after being released by the Cannons. Poillon was drafted by Boston with the 20th pick in the 2009 college draft. In Week 12, Poillon scored four goals in his MLL debut against the Chicago Machine to earn the honor. The rookie has seven goals in two games.

Horse racing

Mine That Bird breezes in workout for $1 million Travers

Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird had his first serious move for the Grade I, $1 million Shadwell Travers at Saratoga Race Course, running a half-mile over the main track in 48.22 seconds. The move, with Jamie Theriot aboard, was the seventh fastest of 27 at the distance and admittedly faster than trainer Chip Woolley had planned. "I'm happy with it," said Woolley, who started laughing when he looked at his stopwatch. "It was a little more than I hoped for. He worked a little sharper than I wanted; I was looking for something around 50. But he looked super. Horses who are fast are going to work fast sometimes. He got over the ground good, and I couldn't ask for much more than that." Woolley said he caught Mine That Bird going the first quarter in "just under 25" as he began preparations for the 1 1/4 -mile "Mid-Summer Derby" on Aug. 29.

Golf

Records, Storck birdie way to Senior/Mid-Am title

The pairing of Joe Records and Larry Storck combined for nine birdies in a 31-32 - 63 at Crofton Country Club and won the third annual Senior/Mid-Am tournament sponsored and conducted by the Middle Atlantic Golf Association by three shots. Records (four birdies), from Baltimore Country Club, and Storck, from Hayfields Country Club, were never in trouble in winning a title they had lost two years ago in a four-way playoff. Bob Albus and Rick Southwick, from River Bend Country Club, placed second at 66, and among the three 67s in the 43-team field was the Maryland Golf & Country Club entry of Bud Brueggemann and Gary Hentz.

- From Sun staff reports

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