Jockey Pino moves into tie for 13th in wins
With a victory in Thursday's eighth race at Laurel Park, jockey Mario Pino moved into a tie for 13th on the all-time list with Hall of Famer Eddie Delahoussaye. Both riders have 6,384 career winners after Pino, an Ellicott City resident, guided Filare L'Oro ($7.80) to an allowance score in the final jumps. "To tie a legend like that is an amazing feeling," said Pino, who rode Hard Spun to on the board finishes in the 2007 Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Breeders' Cup Classic. His next career goal is to land in the top 10 all-time before retiring; he is 87 wins away from passing Earlie Fires and moving into that elusive company. He still must maneuver ahead of Larry Snyder (6,388 wins) and Sandy Hawley (6,450) before setting sights on the recently retired Fires (6,470). "I am not getting many opportunities right now so it is going to take some time," added Pino, who has surpassed 200 wins 11 times during his career. "But that is racing. I have no complaints about my career. I am healthy and feel like I can ride another couple years." Pino, who turned 50 on Sept. 8, won his first race aboard Ed's Desire on January 16, 1979, at Bowie Race Track and has nearly 5,000 victories at Laurel Park, Pimlico Race Course, Bowie and Timonium.
Mount's Dennis named Rookie of the Year in NEC
Mount St. Mary's men's soccer player Zoncher Dennis is the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year, the conference announced. Dennis was also named to the all-conference first team, while seniors Ian Hendrie and Chris Wheeler were selected to the second team.
More men's college soccer: No. 25 Salisbury saw its season end Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament as Neumann (13-4-1) advanced past the Sea Gulls (13-3-4) on penalty kicks, 5-4, after the teams played to a 0-0 draw. … Maryland placed an Atlantic Coast Conference-high six players on the All-ACC team. Senior Casey Townsend was named to the first team for a second consecutive season. He joins junior John Stertzer as the Terps' first-team representatives. Sophomores Sunny Jane and Patrick Mullins, and juniors Taylor Kemp and London Woodberry, were chosen to the second team.
Women's college soccer: Washington College seniors Kelsey Newborn, Kira Pancotti and Corinne Welker (Annapolis), junior Gabby Antalffy (Sparrows Point) and sophomores Kathleen Maleski and Brittany Weaver represent the team on the Centennial Conference academic honor roll. … Johns Hopkins senior Erica Suter (River Hill) was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Year, while coach Leo Weil received his second Coach of the Year honor from the conference. Senior Jessica Hnatiuk and freshman Hannah Kronick join Suter as first-team selections, while seniors Kristen Redsun and Paulina Goodman, as well as sophomore Pamela Vranis, earned second-team honors.
College football: Navy senior guard John Dowd was named to the Academic All-District II first team. … Johns Hopkins placed a school-record nine players on the Academic All-District II team; the selections are the most of any NCAA Division III school in the nation. The players are: senior running back Nick Fazio, senior linebacker Ryan Piatek, senior offensive lineman Doug Drummond, senior wide receiver Sam Wernick, senior defensive end Kale Sweeney, senior offensive lineman Roland Massimino, senior cornerback Sam Eagleson, senior defensive lineman Brian Peters and senior safety Michael Milano.
College field hockey: Hood junior defender Michelle Buhrman was chosen to the All-Capital Athletic Conference second team. … Frostburg State junior goalkeeper Maggie Edwards was named second-team All-CAC. … St. Mary's forward Paige Decker (River Hill) was named CAC Co-Rookie of the Year. … Salisbury senior forward Courtney Webster was honored as the CAC Player of the Year. Teammates joining Webster on the All-CAC first team include senior forward Alison Bloodsworth; junior midfielder Kristina Fusco (Fallston); senior defenders Shannon Hanratty (Broadneck) and Tara McGovern; and senior goalie Anna Cooke. Second-team recognition was given to senior forward Caitlin Walker (Fallston) and junior defender Amber Holland.
Boxing: Jake Smith's Baltimore Boxing Promotions will host a special charity card tonight at DuBurns Arena. The card features amateur bouts between the area's top young fighters along with a full evening of entertainment, including music, food, drinks, silent auctions, raffles and giveaways. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Breast Cancer Foundation. Tickets are available at baltimoreboxing.com or by calling 410-375-9175 or 443-848-6059. General admission is $20, and VIP tickets are $50. Doors open at 6:30p.m., and the first bout is scheduled for 8 p.m.
—From Sun staff and news services