Jockey McCarthy breaks tibia, out 8-10 weeks
Apprentice rider Trevor McCarthy will miss eight to 10 weeks with a broken left tibia, according to his agent, Scott Silver. McCarthy was injured Thursday morning at Laurel Park during training when a horse he was working wheeled and dropped the jockey. The 18-year-old will have surgery Monday. "It really wasn't a bad fall," Silver said. "It was the way he landed." McCarthy, who finished second in the recently completed Laurel Park winter meet, won six races during the opening week of the Pimlico Race Course spring stand, including three on April 4. He began the day ranked 12th in North America with 69 victories. "The timing isn't great because we had our sights on the Eclipse Award," Silver said. "But the doctors are telling us it should be a quick healing process. Hopefully he'll be back on horses in six weeks."
More horse racing: Horse Player NOW will receive the Special Award of Merit at the Alibi Breakfast on May 16 at Pimlico Race Course for its positive impact on the industry. Founded by Jeremy Plonk and Joe Kristufek, Horse Player NOW has provided handicapping tips, picks and analysis to more nearly 20 racetracks since 2009. Its Night School offers free online fan education, and the organization will be offering Wagering 101 advice in the Pimlico infield on Preakness weekend for the fourth consecutive year. Daily Racing Form writer Jay Privman will receive the David F. Woods Award for his article about trainer Doug O'Neill. Daily Racing Form photographer Barbara Livingston won the Jerry Frutkoff Preakness Photo Award. WBAL-TV sports director Gerry Sandusky and Horse Racing Radio Network's Mike Penna will receive the Old Hilltop Award for covering thoroughbred racing with excellence and distinction.
Hopkins upsets No. 15 U.Va. in women's lacrosse, 9-8
Jenna Reifler (Roland Park) scored the game-winner off a feed from Taylor D'Amore with 19 seconds left in the game as visiting Johns Hopkins (8-5) earned a 9-8 upset over No. 15 Virginia (7-8). The Cavaliers came back from being down 7-4 to tie the score at 8 with 4:23 left in the game. Liz Colgan (Notre Dame Prep) made nine saves for the Cavaliers.
More women's lacrosse: Four area sophomore attackers were added to the watch list for the Tewaaraton Award, which goes to the nation's best player: Middlebury's Ellen Halle (Hereford), 33 goals and 19 assists in 10 games; Penn State's Maggie McCormick (Liberty), 26 goals and 20 assists in 11 games; Princeton's Erin McMunn (Winters Mill), 26 goals and 19 assists in 10 games; and Denver's Jill Remenapp (Century), 25 goals, 49 assists in 14 games.
Men's lacrosse: St. John's senior goalkeeper Jeff Lowman (Severna Park), who is tied for 10th in Division I in saves per game (12.7) and ranks 12th in save percentage (.575), was added to the Tewaaraton watch list.
Women's basketball: Maryland senior Tianna Hawkins is one of 12 players who will attend the WNBA draft Monday at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn. Hawkins ended her Terps career No. 11 on Maryland's all-time scoring list with 1,595 points and No. 3 in rebounds with 1,086. ESPN2 telecast the first round starting at 8 p.m.; ESPNU will air the second and third rounds beginning at 9 p.m.
Baseball: CCBC-Catonsville sophomore right-hander Wade Gies pitched CCBC-Catonsville's second no-hitter of the season and eighth in program history Tuesday in an 11-0 victory over CCBC-Dundalk. He faced the minimum of 24 hitters in the eight-inning gem, allowing only two base runners on a walk and an error. Gies struck out seven.
Football: Navy rising sophomore nose guard Bernie Sarra was named the winner of the Vice Adm. William P. Mack Award as the most improved player during spring football drills as voted on by the coaching staff. The only other nose guard to win the 38-year-old award was Enoch Blazis in 1986.
Women's swimming: Towson junior Kaitlin Burke (Loch Raven) was named Colonial Athletic Association Swimmer of the Year. Teammate Hannah Snyder was a Co-Rookie Swimmer of the Year. The Tigers' Pat Mead was named Coach of the Year for the sixth time.
Women's soccer: Rising sophomore Riley Barger (Bryn Mawr) scored twice and rising sophomore Ashley Spivey (McDonogh) once to lead host Maryland to a 3-0 victory over AFC Torino USA on Wednesday night. AFC Torino was the 2012 Women's Professional Soccer League Eastern Conference South champion.
—From Sun staff and news services