Saturday, May 18, 2013
Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, finished fourth.
Oxbow, a 15-1 longshot, went nearly wire-to-wire to win the 138th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday giving trainer D. Wayne Lukas the all-time lead in Triple Crown race victories with 14. The bay colt, ridden by 50-year old Gary Stevens and owned by Calumet Farm, took the lead early from Goldencents and won the $1 million Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown by 1 ¾ lengths holding off Itsmyluckyday and Mylute in 1:57.54. Oxbow also ended hopes for a Triple Crown winner for another year. Orb, the winner of the Kentucky Derby, never got started from his No. 1 post position and finished a disappointing fourth. "I get paid to spoil dreams," Lukas said after the race. "You can’t mail it in, it’s a different surface, a different …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The 138th running of the Baltimore tradition will be held this Saturday.
We're in the final stretch before the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Here's what you need to know. When is it? The Triple Crown race will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Pimlico. NBC (WRC, WBAL) and Horse Racing Radio Network (WSPZ-AM in Washington is the only area affiliate) will have the call, which will also be streaming on the radio network's website. The first post on the day is at 10:45 a.m. Tickets? They are still available. Infield tickets are $60. Admission to the grandstand starts at $25, with box seats starting at $110. Tickets for the infield Mug Club, which include unlimited beer, are sold out. Weather? It's forecast to be partly sunny in Baltimore Saturday, with a high of 78. …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Both the Annapolis High girls and boys lacrosse teams lost their first playoff games on Wednesday.
Postseason play for the Panthers ended the same night it started for the Annapolis High School boys and girls lacrosse teams, who were both No. 13 seeds. The No. 4-seeded Arundel High boys beat Annapolis, 14-7, on their home field in Gambrills on Wednesday. Check out the photo gallery from the boys lacrosse game from photographer Todd Breese. The Annapolis girls traveled to Broadneck, where they lost 17-7. The girls team features 13 seniors this year. SHARE: Feel free to add your own photos from the playoff games or give a shoutout to your favorite Annapolis High lacrosse player by leaving a comment.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Both Annapolis boys and girls teams are No. 13 seeds.
The brackets are set and the high school lacrosse postseason will begin on Wednesday. The Annapolis girls will play at Broadneck and the boys will play at Arundel in the first round—both Annapolis teams are No. 13 seeds. The boys and girls teams from South River are among the favorites from Anne Arundel County after earning high seeds in the Class 4A/3A East region. Leondardtown is the top seed in the girls East region, while Northern High in Calvert County is the top seed on the boys side. Here's a look at how other teams from Anne Arundel County are positioned in the 4A/3A bracket. CLASS 4A/3A EAST REGION Arundel: The Arundel boys are the No. 4 seed and will host Annapolis. The girls team is the No. 8 seed and will host Great Mills. …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Dressed in "Where's Waldo" attire, the Johnnies lost to midshipmen in a 4-1 match on Saturday.
Bucking a trend, the U.S. Navy triumphed over the favored St. John's College in a traditional match of croquet on Saturday. The Navy midshipmen's 4-1 victory over the so-called Johnnies is just its sixth in the 31-year history of the two teams in the battle for the prized Annapolis Cup. According to The Capital-Gazette, the Navy last won a match against St. John's College in 2005. More than 2,000 spectators attended the match, crowding around the lawn of St. John's College in downtown Annapolis. The occasion regularly draws fans wearing attire inspired by era of The Great Gatsby, many of whom enjoyed a casual picnic lunch at the game. Instead of their traditional painters outfits, the Johnnies came dressed this year in red-and-white …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Jacob Landis began his journey on April 3 at a big sendoff party hosted by his employer, Whole Foods in Annapolis.
An Annapolis man who lost his hearing as a child has set out on a massive bike trip to every major league baseball stadium. Jacob Landis, 23, set out this month from Annapolis to visit stadiums in an effort to raise money and awareness for those who are in need of cochlear implants. The cost of these operations can go as high as $100,000. The journey began on April 3 at a big sendoff party hosted by Landis' employer, Whole Foods in Annapolis. The party was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube this week. Landis is scheduled to complete his journey in Miami by September 24. Read more about Landis' journey in our March feature on him. Patch contributor Donna L. Cole contributed to this article.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The college will host the 31st annual match and festivities Saturday on the front lawn.
Players from St. John's College and the U.S. Naval Academy gathered on the lawn at the college Tuesday for practice in preparation for the weekend's big croquet match. The college will host the 31st annual match Saturday between the two institutions on the front lawn in what has become a local rite of spring. The winner will take home the coveted Annapolis Cup. The "Johnnies" have taken the cup home 25 times out of the last 30 games. Drew Menzer, St. John's imperial wicket or team captain, said his team has gathered a variety of players who enjoy taking competitive risks. Their strategy this year relies on some outside-the-box thinking, he said. "We practice aggressive, difficult, high-risk plays, and often choose the one that has the …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A former marine and Naval Academy graduate who ran in the Boston Marathon already is planning his next big race.
Runner Mosi Smith, who returned home safe from the Boston Marathon on Monday, already is back to work at Fleet Feet Sports in downtown Annapolis, less than 24 hours after the explosions. Smith, a former marine, and a triathlete, said he and his teammates in the U.S. Naval Academy Marathon Team had completed their runs by the time he heard about the explosion. They were all celebrating several blocks away when the attack occurred. While on the phone with a fellow runner, Smith said his friend heard the explosion and hung up. Smith then went outside and saw the chaos in the streets. "My main concern definitely was just ensuring the midshipmen were all accounted for and OK—and they were. We all got back around 3 a.m.," Smith said. Three …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Mike Gimbel, a local runner who has run the marathon eight times, said today's explosions hit the most crowded portion of the course. Click here for video of the explosions.
An explosion Monday at the Boston Marathon came at the worst place at the worst time, according to a Maryland runner who has participated in the prestigious race numerous times. Mike Gimbel, who has run the Boston Marathon eight of the last 10 years, said the area of the explosion near Boylston Street is one of the most populated areas. "The majority of the fans and police are located in that area," said Gimbel. "There's 23,000 runners and everyone is there, some times 100 deep, trying to see their loved ones finishing the race. It's the place to be; it's the highlight of the race." Gimbel was scheduled to run the race again this year but withdrew after a leg injury. "I've run it so much, the last time I was there I knew where the potholes…
Friday, April 5, 2013
"Learning to dish it out and take it at an early age is Navy tradition," the narrator says.
A black-and-white clip from the 1960s shows children of Naval Academy personnel boxing in front of a cheering crowd during a match in Annapolis. The clip, which is now in the public domain and uploaded to YouTube this week, features kids ages 5-14 duking it out with boxing gloves in an old Navy tradition, the Navy Junior Boxing Finals' peewee league. "These bantams are game little scrappers," the narrator said. "Learning to dish it out and take it at an early age is Navy tradition." According to the official US Navy Boxing website, the 44th annual junior boxing finals took place in 1963. The video shows the 42nd annual match, which would date the video at 1961. The website also states that the Navy Junior Boxing Program was started around …