Digest: Pino's win in Erie puts him alone in 10th on all-time list

Caps' Ovechkin reportedly to join Dynamo Moscow of KHL

September 19, 2012|Sports Digest

Horse racing

Pino's win in Erie puts him alone in 10th on all-time list

Jockey Mario Pino moved into sole possession of 10th place on the all-time wins list with a victory aboard Incredibly Smart in the second race at Presque Isle Downs in Erie, Pa. The win was number 6,471 for Pino, one more than Hall of Famer Earlie Fires. Pino, 51, is an Ellicott City resident who has spent most of his career in Maryland. Fires rode until he was 61, retiring in 2008.

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Ovechkin reportedly to join Dynamo Moscow of KHL

According to Russia's Sport-Express, Washington Capitals star left wing Alex Ovechkin will sign with Dynamo Moscow of Russia's KHL. Ovechkin played for Dynamo from 2001-02 through 2004-05 before he began his NHL career. What will be interesting to see is how Ovechkin and other NHL players seeking work in Europe will be affected by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Yahoo Dmitry Chesnokov reported that players who have signed overseas haven't received IIHF transfer cards, which essentially allow them to play in the KHL, Czech Extraliga or any other European League.

Katie Carrera, The Washington Post

Baseball: Team Maryland, a Baltimore-based group of high school senior baseball players, finished as semifinalists in the Perfect Game/EvoShield National Championships in Glendale, Ariz. One of 56 teams competing, Maryland emerged as the No. 1 seed out of pool play with a 5-0 record before losing Monday's semifinal, 2-1, to Southern California on a tiebreaking two-out triple in the top of the seventh inning. The team, based in Baltimore, lost its semifinal game, 2-1, when the Southern California Bombers Black broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the seventh inning with a two-out triple to score what turned out to be the winning run. Maryland was one of just three teams from east of the Mississippi River. The team was made up of rising seniors and juniors from around the state, including pitchers Eli Ginsburg (Hereford), J.D. Caulkins (Archbishop Curley) and Toby Overstreet (North County); outfielders Greg Hauck (North County) and Andy Szamski (Eastern Tech); catcher Brian Parreira (Broadneck); and first baseman Nick Fisher (Chesapeake-AA).

Sandra McKee

Varsity football: Westminster makes the biggest move in this week's media Maryland high school state poll, climbing to No. 15 from No. 20 after Friday night's 49-14 win at unranked Linganore. Including the Owls, five of the nine Baltimore-area teams in the Top 25 moved up as Dunbar jumped three spots to No. 20 and No. 11 Arundel, No. 18 Catonsville and No. 23 Atholton each moved up one. No. 2 Gilman, No. 5 Calvert Hall, No. 6 River Hill and No. 14 Old Mill held their ground. Good Counsel retained the top spot.

Katherine Dunn

Women's college basketball: Maryland junior forward Alyssa Thomas was named to the Wade Trophy watch list by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Thomas, the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, was one of 12 finalists last spring for the award, given to the Division I Player of the Year.

Women's college soccer: Former John Carroll girls soccer standouts Morgan Fraczkowski, a sophomore defender at Wilmington University in Delaware, and Gina Maiorana, a freshman goalkeeper at Seton Hall, are off to fine starts this season. Last week, Fraczkowski was named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Player of the Week after scoring four goals in three games. Maiorana, sharing the goalkeeping duties at Seton Hall, is 5-1 with four shutouts as the Pirates are off to a 6-4 this season.

Glenn Graham

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