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Boys and girls state lacrosse championships set for Tuesday, Wednesday

The pairings for the boys and girls state lacrosse championships have been set for Tuesday and Wednesday at Stevenson.

Tickets can be purchased online for the lacrosse finals and other state championships through the MPSSAA's website. Click here for details. The lacrosse title games will also be live-streamed for a fee on the National Federation of High School Sports network.

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State semifinal lacrosse schedule set for this weekend

The schedule has been set for this weekend's boys and girls lacrosse state semifinals. The winners will advance to the state title games Tuesday and Wednesday at Stevenson University.

The two regional finals between Southern and Queen Anne's were rescheduled for today, because an accident forced the Bay Bridge to be closed yesterday.

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At Gaithersburg High School

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Former Patterson guard Gary Blackston headed to Prairie View A&M

Patterson guard Gary Blackston was talented enough to play Division I basketball coming out of high school. But the 6-foot-2, 180-pound combo guard had to make alternate plans because of his transcript.

“Going to JUCO, it’ll definitely make a man out of you,” said Blackston, a second-team Baltimore Sun All-Metro selection in 2015. “You have to perform at a high level. It’s a lot of pressure.”

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Mount Saint Joseph star forward Jalen Smith to take first official visit to Maryland

Mount Saint Joseph junior forward Jalen Smith, a five-star prospect who was named the state's Gatorade Player of the Year in boys basketball last season, reportedly will take his first official visit to Maryland.

Smith told that the visit will be in early June. He already has visited College Park unofficially several times.

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Alum Will Bartz named new basketball coach at Gilman

Gilman has named alumnus Will Bartz its new varsity basketball coach, replacing former coach Owen Daly.

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5 local girls named Under Armour lacrosse All-Americans in final wave

Notre Dame Prep's Grace Haus, Garrison Forest's Samantha Fiedler, Glenelg's Courtney Renehan, Catonsville's Kayla Wood and Century's Kylie Davis were named Under Armour All-Americans Monday in the fourth and final wave of players selected for the 12th annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game in July.

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