Digest: Tell a Great Story wins by a nose at Delaware Park

Moore, Morgan to meet in singles final at Sea Colony

June 16, 2013|Sports Digest

Horse racing

Tell a Great Story wins by a nose at Delaware Park

Sagamore Farm's Tell a Great Story prevailed over Ile St. Molly in the $75,125 Go For Wand Stakes at Delaware Park on Saturday in Wilmington. The Go For Wand Stakes is a prep for the 1 1/16-mile $300,000 Grade II Delaware Oaks on July 13. With Forest Boyce (Garrison Forest) astride, Tell a Great Story, a Maryland-bred conditioned by Ignacio Correas IV, defeated Ile St. Molly by a nose, finishing in 1minute, 40.80 seconds. Alli Leigh, with Jeremy Rose, finished third 11½ lengths behind the top pair. Tell a Great Story raised her record to three wins from five starts with earnings of $103,820.

Tennis

Moore, Morgan to meet in singles final at Sea Colony

The finals of the singles draw at the third annual ResortQuest Pro Women's Open at Sea Colony in Bethany Beach, Del., as Jessica Moore of Australia and Brianna Morgan of Beverly Hills, Calif., advanced to today's showdown at 11a.m.. In the semifinals, Morgan, a Florida sophomore, upset No. 2 seed and Indianapolis native Brooke Austin in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0, while Moore, the No.1 seed, outlasted 17-year-old Peggy Porter, a Dallas native, 6-1, 3-6, 7-5. Porter, however, was able to enjoy her first title on the tour with a doubles victory with Lindsey Hardenbergh of Fairfax Station, Va. The duo topped Denise Muresan of Lincolnshire, Ill., and Jacqueline Wu of Holmdel, N.J., 6-1, 6-4.

Et cetera

Stadium in Boyds named for Maureen Hendricks

Before kickoff of the Washington Spirit-Western New York Flash match Saturday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, the teams, facility officials and guests celebrated the naming of the SoccerPlex's championship stadium after women's soccer pioneer Maureen Hendricks. Hendricks and her husband, John, played a key role in funding and organizing the creation of the Maryland SoccerPlex, which opened in October 2000 in Montgomery County. Elizabeth

Major League Soccer: D.C. United's winless streak in MLS regular-season play continued Saturday night in Canada after a 2-1 loss to Toronto FC. Dewayne De Rosario put United up 1-0 in the 19th minute of play, but Toronto answered quickly, as Robert Earnshaw scored 11 minutes later to tie the game at 1. The decisive goal came in the 41st minute, after Toronto attempted a free kick in United's half of the pitch. United's Daniel Woolard attempted to head the ball out of danger, however it ended up in his team's own net. D.C. United remains winless in its past 13 regular-season matches since winning, 1-0, on March 9 against Real Salt Lake. The team is in last place in the Eastern Conference.

Baseball: Towson senior catcher Andrew Parker (Cardinal Gibbons) and senior pitcher Mike Volpe have signed free-agent contracts with the Atlanta Braves organization.

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