Digest: Hopkins grad Rewkowski, Maryland's Phipps to join Hoyas staff

Fall tournament in Bethesda to honor late Cornell player Boiardi; horse racing to begin Friday at Maryland State Fair

August 23, 2012|Sports Digest

Men's college lacrosse

Johns Hopkins grad Rewkowski, Maryland's Phipps to join Hoyas staff

The Georgetown men's lacrosse program is expected to fill its two full-time assistant coaching positions by naming Matt Rewkowski (Johns Hopkins) offensive coordinator and Brian Phipps (Maryland, Severn) an assistant in charge of goalies, three sources familiar with the search said Tuesday. Rewkowski, 29, had been the offensive coordinator at Cornell the past two seasons. He also had spent four seasons at Hofstra and one at Denver. Phipps worked as a volunteer assistant with the Terps last season. The hires follow the announcement last week that Maryland defensive coordinator Kevin Warne will take over as Hoyas head coach.

Christian Swezey, The Washington Post

More college men: Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Penn State and North Carolina will play a round-robin fall-ball tournament Oct. 7 at the Landon School in Bethesda. The Capital Lacrosse Invitational will support and promote the Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation and its mission, according to the event's website. The foundation honors George Boiardi, a Cornell player who died in 2004 after being hit in the chest with a lacrosse ball during a game. Before the tournament begins, a select group of college players will host a free youth clinic. In addition, the participating college coaches will host a "coaches corner" clinic for area youth coaches. ... Sophomore midfielder Jack Bogorowski transferred from Johns Hopkins to Lehigh, where he will reunite with older brother Derek, a senior. Also, midfielder Pat Dougherty transferred from Navy to Lehigh. ... Notre Dame midfielder Jim Marlatt (River Hill) was named Most Valuable Player of the Ocean City Summer Tournament last weekend.

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Horse racing to begin Friday at Maryland State Fair

The first live horse racing in Maryland since Preakness Day begins Friday at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium, the only fair east of the Mississippi River with thoroughbred racing. Action at the five-eighths-mile track will be held over two long weekends — Friday through Sunday and Aug. 31 through Sept. 3. First post daily is 1:05 p.m. The racing will bring the return of J.D. Acosta and Dane Kobiskie, leaders of the 2011 jockey and trainer standings, respectively. Timonium will offer a bonus to the top four trainers at the end of the meeting with points assigned for 1-2-3 finishes and number of starters; $10,000 will be divided up, with a top prize of $4,000. Admission to the racetrack is included with fair admission. Simulcasting from Saratoga and other major racing circuits will be offered on live racing days.

Men's college basketball: Washington College announced the hiring of Dorian Long as assistant coach. Long had served as an assistant coach at Neumann since 2008.

College softball: Former Maryland player and coach Jillian Callaway will return to College Park as pitching coach.

College cross country: The Johns Hopkins women were selected to win their fifth consecutive Mideast Region crown, according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division III coaches' preseason poll. The Blue Jays men are ranked third in the Mideast Region, the program's highest ranking in its history.

Redskins: Washington announced that its preseason finale Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. The game, which will take place at FedEx Field in Landover, originally was scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Mike Jones, The Washington Post

Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation: The organization announced the hiring of Tim Richardson as director of institutional advancement.

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