Russell, Kobiskie stay in stride at Laurel

Hosley leads Shuckers to second straight win

January 15, 2012|Sports Digest

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Russell, Kobiskie stay in stride at Laurel

Jockey Sheldon Russell and trainer Dane Kobiskie, who were honored between races Saturday for finishing atop the standings at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course last year, both visited the winner's circle twice Saturday at Laurel. Russell, who leads the 2012 jockey standings with nine winners after the first two weeks of the Laurel winter meeting, won Saturday aboard Promesa Doce ($8.60-third) and Proud Pearl ($10.60-sixth). Kobiskie won with Lady June Bug ($11-fourth) and The Caller ($2.10-fifth) to move into the top spot in the trainer standings. He has won five of 14 to begin the winter stand.

Minor league basketball: Terry Hosley (Maryland Bible) scored 26 points and Adrian Bowie (Maryland) had 25 as the Bay Area Shuckers (2-3) won their second game in a row, rolling to a 130-108 victory over the visiting New York City 524 (3-1) in the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League. Mike Johnson led New York with 37points. Earl Jackson had a franchise-record 17rebounds in his Shuckers debut. Bowie had 10assists.

Redskins: Team officials announced Friday that 2012 general admission ticket prices will not rise, marking the seventh consecutive season they have gone unchanged. General admission prices range from $29 to $99, according to the team. The ticket prices have increased three times since 1999 but haven't changed since 2006.

College football: Towson will hold a Football National Signing Day Celebration at Bill Bateman's Bistro at 7800 York Road in Towson on Feb.1 at 6 p.m. Coach Rob Ambrose and his staff will announce the 2012 recruiting class, the coaches will talk about each new player and a highlight video will be shown.

Ironman: Three-time Ironman world champion Craig "Crowie" Alexander will compete in the 17th annual Endurafit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon. Alexander will join more than 2,400 endurance athletes in a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run June 10 in Cambridge.

D.C. United: The club's under-15 academy team recently went to Orlando, Fla., to participate in the annual Disney Soccer Showcase. The team finished the tournament in third place with a record of 3-0-1, missing the championship game because of a two-goal differential.

TV: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will launch "SportsTalk Live," hosted by former Washington Redskins star Brian Mitchell and Ivan Carter, on Jan. 23. The live, half-hour sports talk and entertainment program, which is modeled after NBC Sports Network's "NBC SportsTalk," will air weeknights at 10:30 with encores at 12:30 a.m.

Softball: The Maryland Slowpitch Softball Association will induct 18 members into the Maryland Slowpitch Softball Hall of Fame this year. The honorees are: Joe Albert of Potomac, Bill Bradley of Port Deposit, Pat Carey of Seaford, Del., John Copenhaver of Joppa, Mike Dill of Harrington, Del., Charles Dukes of Hyattsville, Ray Duncan of Silver Spring, Karen Egan of Edgemere, Greg Gosman of Annapolis, Ed Hamel of Ellicott City, Dickie Lee of Thurmont, Jim Ports of Harford, Jim Price of Howard County, Mike Rose of Joppa, Ernie Donaldson of Pasadena, John Simpers of Havre de Grace, Ron Taylor of Edgewater and Andy Zitnay of Columbia. The induction banquet will be March 11 at the UAW hall at 1010 S.Oldham St. For tickets, call Chip Mack at 410-960-3877 or email

Harford Community College: Men's soccer player Kevin Connelly, women's soccer players Audrey Baldwin, Alex Kaputsos and Becky McManus, and volleyball player Abby Stevens were named to the Academic All-District Team for District 34 by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

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