Rapid Redux wins 18th in a row, nears record

Johns Hopkins ties school record for consecutive football wins

October 15, 2011|Sports Digest

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Rapid Redux wins 18th in a row, nears record

Rapid Redux, owned by Towson native Robert Cole Jr., won his 18th straight race — the eighth at Charles Town (W.Va.) Races on Friday night — and is just two away from breaking the North American record for consecutive victories. Rapid Redux covered 1 1/8 miles on the dirt in 1 minute, 51.94 seconds.

College football: Senior quarterback Hewitt Tomlin threw for 390 yards and two touchdowns and ran for one to lead Johns Hopkins (6-0, 5-0 Centennial Conference) to a 47-6 win over visiting Dickinson (2-4, 2-3). The win is the 11th straight for the Blue Jays, who tied the school record for consecutive wins. Hopkins, ranked No. 15 in Division III, has the third-longest active winning streak in all divisions of NCAA football. Tomlin became the Centennial Conference's career leader in total offense (9,154 yards) and tied the league record for career 300-yard passing games (nine). His efforts fueled a 632-yard outburst for the Blue Jays that ranks as the third-best in school history. … Senior Tariq Jones rushed for a career-high 171 yards on 33 carries to help lead visiting Bowie State (4-3, 3-2 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) to a 22-10 win at Lincoln (Pa.). The Bulldogs ended a three-game losing streak.

Towson men's basketball: Pat Skerry will be without the Tigers' top returning scorer for an undetermined amount of time this season. The first-year Towson coach announced Friday that RaShawn Polk, a senior shooting guard from Greensboro, N.C., has been indefinitely suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. "There is a greater standard of conduct associated with the privilege of being a member of the Towson men's basketball program," Skerry said in a news release. "We will not tolerate anyone not living up to their commitment." Polk averaged 11.6 points last season, third on the team behind Isaiah Philmore (who transferred to Xavier) and Braxton Dupree (who left Towson to pursue a professional career in Israel).

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More men's college basketball: The NCAA ruled recently that Jordan Latham, who transferred to Loyola from Xavier after the 2010-11 season, would not have to sit out this season as a redshirt. The former City standout will be eligible to play for the Greyhounds immediately, a source close to the situation confirmed Friday. Latham, a 6-foot-8, 249-pound power forward, was a Baltimore Sun All-Metro first-team selection in 2010. He appeared in 16 games for the Musketeers as a freshman.

Men's college soccer: No. 3 Maryland (13-1-1, 4-1-0) scored three second-half goals, including two by John Stertzer, to roll to a 4-2 victory over No. 22 Duke (7-5-1, 3-2-1) before a Ludwig Field-record crowd of 7,957.

College field hockey: No. 3 Maryland (11-2) had more shots and penalty corners than top-ranked Old Dominion (15-0) but fell to the visiting Monarchs, 5-2. … Senior Katie DeFilippo (South Carroll) scored 50 seconds into overtime to give Towson (8-6) a 1-0 victory over Appalachian State (1-12) in Philadelphia.

Boys basketball: City sophomore forward Dwayne Morgan was named to the USA Basketball men's developmental national team, which is preparing to compete for the FIBA U17 World Championship next summer in Lithuania.

Baseball: The Washington Nationals will host the Boston Red Sox in an exhibition game on April 3.

NHL: The Washington Capitals assigned goaltender Braden Holtby to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

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