'Redux' retirement home still up in air
Rapid Redux is still retired, but his retirement home has yet to be determined. On Thursday, owner Robert Cole said the horse would not race again, and trainer David Wells said Rapid Redux would be going to the Kentucky Horse Park. But Wells said Friday that he learned that the part of the Kentucky Horse Park he had been speaking to was actually the Secretariat Center, which retrains racehorses for post-racing careers. Once Wells sorted that out Friday, he said he did not think it was an appropriate place for Rapid Redux, who set the North American record for consecutive victories with 22. "I don't think he is able to have another career," Wells said. "He is just starting to get arthritis in his ankles and he has some cartilage issues. What he needs is to be turned out in a field to eat grass and just be a horse. And I'd really like him to be somewhere where people could come see him and get excited about him." Wells said he will sort through other options.
Terps sent to losers' bracket in NCAA softball regional
The Maryland softball team fell to No. 23 Texas Tech, 6-1, Friday after leading early, then battling in a tie game through the top of the sixth inning in the NCAA Regionals at the University of Washington. The Terps (34-21) outhit the Red Raiders 6-4, but Texas Tech (41-15) rallied with a four-run bottom of the sixth. The Terrapins will play 16th-seeded Washington (36-17) or Harvard (33-13) today at 6:30 p.m. in the double-elimination tournament. Maryland starting pitcher Kendra Knight allowed four hits and three earned runs.
Softball honors: Salisbury senior pitcher Erika Brittingham, junior outfielder Lindsay McCabe and sophomore first baseman Harley Hill were named to the NCAA Newport News Regional All-Tournament team. ... McDaniel freshman Caroline Brehm was chosen to the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association All-East region second team. Brehm and sophomore outfielder Amy Baumgardner earned spots on the Newport News Regional All-Tournament team.
Baseball: Freshman right-hander Brett Collacchi pitched his first complete college game and second-seeded Salisbury (33-8) scored five first-inning runs on its way to a 9-3 elimination-game win over sixth-seeded Messiah (20-25) in the NCAA Division III Newport News Regional. The Sea Gulls advanced to play third-seeded Shenandoah later in the day. ... Tyler Austin earned his sixth save of the season as Towson (25-29, 14-15) kept its Colonial Athletic Association playoff hopes alive with an 11-10 victory over visiting James Madison (16-33, 10-19). ... Johns Hopkins junior first baseman Jeff Lynch and senior starting pitcher Alex Eliopoulos were named to the D3baseball.com All-Mid-Atlantic second team. Washington College senior shortstop Ryan Normoyle made the third team. ... Salisbury senior catcher Tyler Bennett, sophomore outfielder Bill Root and junior starting pitcher Andrew Levy made the D3baseball.com All-South second team. Salisbury senior designated hitter Chris Connor and Wesley senior starting pitcher DJ Keckler (Fallston) made the third team.
Men's golf: Navy shaved 16 strokes off its first-round score to post a 22-over-par 306 in the second round of the NCAA Golf Regional in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Midshipmen are 13th with a 60-over par 628 (322-306) and trail 12th-place Ohio State by 26 strokes.
Men's soccer: Vincent Caltabiano (Mount St. Joseph) was named an assistant coach at Washington College after spending the past two seasons as a graduate assistant at Stevenson, his alma mater.
Men's lacrosse: Towson's Shawn Nadelen and Lehigh's Kevin Cassese were named co-head coaches for the South Team at the annual North-South Senior Lacrosse All-Star Game on May 25 in Cambridge, Mass. Nadelen will coach the defense and Cassese the offense.
Women's lacrosse: Amherst junior Marta Randall (Hereford) was named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Berkshire region first team.
Football: Navy senior linebacker Matt Warrick was named to Phil Steele's Preseason All-Independent team.