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St. Frances' Eric Cobb qualifies, set to enroll at South Carolina

It’s been more than two months since Eric Cobb committed to South Carolina, but the former St. Frances big man finally got word late last week that he’d be able to enroll at the university and play for the Gamecocks this season.

“I was waiting for my [test] scores,” Cobb said Wednesday. “I knew they would come through.”

Cobb, a 6-foot-9 ½, 275-pound center, said that he would’ve gone to prep school...

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Four area boys soccer teams advance in U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships

Four Baltimore area teams that qualified for the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships, taking place this week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have advanced through the preliminary round in their respective age divisions.

In under-13 play, Baltimore Celtic Darby went 3-0 in round-robin play to advance to the championship game, set to play California-based EC Real Galaxy on Saturday.

In under-15, Fewster FC...

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Five area boys teams primed for Youth Soccer National Championships

Five area boys soccer teams are set to compete in the  U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships, set for July 21-26 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Baltimore Celtic Club qualified teams from four age groups (under-13, -14, -16, -17) and Baltimore-based Fewster FC advanced in the under-15 division.

Round-robin play will go from July 21-23 with the championship rounds set for July 25-26.

Former Baltimore Blast...

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Eight area boys earn US Lacrosse honors

Eight area boys were recognized by US Lacrosse this week, five selected as 2015 US Lacrosse High School All-Americans and three others making the All-Academic Team.

In all, nearly 600 players nationwide were recognized for their efforts on and off the field.

A US Lacrosse All-American is a player who exhibits superior skills and techniques and possesses exceptional game sense and knowledge, while...

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Dulaney hoops star Scott Harrelson set to play at Hagerstown Community College

Recent Dulaney grad Scott Harrelson, an All-Metro second-team selection in boys basketball as a senior, has signed to play at Hagerstown Community College.

The 6-foot-4 forward, who also was named Baltimore County's Player of the Year, averaged 23 points, 12 rebounds and three assists for the Lions in his senior year.

"We're very excited to have Scott," Hagerstown first-year coach Matt Ryan said. ...

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SC's Kelly picks Maryland

For budding high school football recruits, the summer heading into their senior year can be an important time to secure collegiate offers to play.

South Carroll's Silas Kelly was in such a position.

Already with pledges from Albany and Eastern Michigan — both Football Championship Subdivision schools — Kelly was hoping to get more attention when he attended a one-day camp at University of Maryland...

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