Back in Maryland, Karamanos brings home winner at Laurel

March 18, 2010|By Sports Digest

Horacio Karamanos, who last week returned to the Maryland jockey colony after spending 16 months riding in his native Argentina, guided Crafty Secret to victory in the third race at Laurel Park on Wednesday. "I am so happy to be back," said Karamanos, 36, who spent 2002 to 2008 at the major Maryland tracks, winning nearly 750 races with three riding titles at Laurel and Pimlico Race Course. "I got to spend a year and a half with my family, but Maryland is my home. I want to stay here and finish my career." Crafty Secret galloped home an easy winner, completing the mile in 1 minute, 41.55 seconds and paying $4.20. Ferris Allen trains the Crafty Prospector filly.

Soccer: Crystal Palace Baltimore announced that nine players from 2009's roster will return this season: defenders Andrew Marshall, Stephen Basso, Paul Robson and Zack Flores; midfielders Dan Lader, Val Teixeira, Neil Vranis and Pat Healey; and forward Jordan Seabrook. These players will not be back: goalkeeper Billy Chiles; defenders Shintaro Harada, Alex Ughiovhe, Olawale Adelusimi, Ryan Pierce and Eric Dougnaglo; midfielders Bryan Harkin and Larry Mark, and forwards John Barry Nusum, Machel Millwood and Kevin Gnatiko. Palace plays a preseason match Saturday at 2 p.m. against West Virginia University at UMBC Stadium. Admission is free. ... D.C. United signed former Wake Forest defender Lyle Adams to a developmental contract.

Indoor football: Mariners quarterback E.J. Nemeth was named the American Indoor Football Association Offensive Player of the Week and defensive back Armar Watson was selected as the Defensive Player of the Week.

Men's college basketball: Navy senior guard Chris Harris, who averaged 21.1 points, 2.9 3-pointers and 2.0 steals, was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 13 first team. ... St. Mary's senior guard Camontae Griffin (Dunbar) was named to the D3Hoops.com All-Region first team. St. Mary's junior point guard Alex Franz (Cardinal Gibbons) made the third team. ... Salisbury senior guard Greg Palmer was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference All-South Region third team. ... Bowie State senior forward Duke Crews was named to the NABC Division II All-Atlantic District second team.

College football: Navy's game on Sept. 18 at Louisiana Tech will start at 7 p.m.

Men's college lacrosse: Salisbury sophomore attacker Sam Bradman was named Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Metro/South Region Co-Offensive Player of the Week. ... Muhlenberg senior defender Matthew Schroeder (Loyola) was named Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Women's college lacrosse: James Madison's Kim Griffin (North Harford) was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week. ... Johns Hopkins sophomore attacker Candace Rossi was named the American Lacrosse Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

College gymnastics: Towson senior Jackie Schweitzer was named ECAC Division I Gymnastics Specialist of the Week.

College softball: Towson sophomore center fielder Erika Stasch was named CAA Player of the Week. ... Maryland sophomore Kendra Knight threw a no-hitter over six innings in a 9-1 win over Columbia at the Florida Rebel Games in Kissimmee.

College tennis: The CAC named Salisbury junior Angela Tenaglia (Reservoir) and Evan Thomas its women's and men's Players of the Week, respectively.

College track and field: Hood senior William Andrews was named CAC Athlete of the Week.

-From Sun staff and news services

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