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Digest (June 7): Terps' Blohm named freshman All-American

Maryland freshman pitcher Tyler Blohm (Archbishop Spalding) was named a Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Freshman All-American. Blohm won eight games, tied for third all time in a Maryland season and tops among freshmen in the Big Ten. The Severna Park native had a 3.48 ERA with 71 strikeouts and 35 walks in 75 innings. The left-hander held opponents to a .227 average. He was honored as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and was a two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week selection. Blohm, who was drafted last summer by the Orioles, set a career high with 10 strikeouts against top-seeded Nebraska in the Big Ten tournament. Maryland finished its season at 38-23 after an apperances in the NCAA regionals. Maryland has advanced to the NCAA tournament three out of the past four seasons.

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St. Paul's Chizmar honored as academic All-American

St. Paul's senior Billy Chizmar has been named a U.S. Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic All-American. The Crusaders' backup goalie, Chizmar was a three-sport athlete at St. Paul's who finished with a 4.72 GPA. A two-year varsity player in lacrosse, he played in seven games for the Crusaders and had a .720 save percentage. Chizmar also played football and ice hockey at St. Paul's. Academically, he was a St. Paul's scholar all four years in high school and a two-year member of the school's Cum Laude society. He plans to play lacrosse at Colby College.

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Ravens scholarships: The Baltimore Ravens awarded five area high school seniors $5,000 renewable scholarship ($20,000 over four years to each scholar) to support their college educations. The scholarship winners are: Olabisi Ayodele (Western Tech), who will attend Waynesburg; Jordan Davis (Randallstown), who will attend Xavier; Numbi Lutebula (Poly), who will attend Maryland; Jacqueline Ndayizeye (SEED), who will attend Stevenson; and Amy Zhang (Poly), who will attend Yale.

Allied sports: Hereford's Mathew Tracey and Perry Hall's Gabriella Corbett earned Allied Sports Scholarships from the Baltimore County Public Schools.

Golf

Baltimore's Classic Fiveplans tournament series

Baltimore's Classic Five Golf will start the Baltimore Match Play Championship on June 17. The tournament features four individual events that run throughout the summer. The first event, the Baltimore Match Play Championship, will be June 17-25. A qualifier will be at Clifton Park Golf Course on June 17, rounds one and two will be at Forest Park Golf Course on June 18, and rounds three and four will be at Mount Pleasant Golf Course on June 24. The finals will be at Pine Ridge Golf Course on June 25. Golfers interested in playing in the Classic Five Tournament Series can register online or find a hard-copy registration form and more information at classic5golf.com. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. Friday.

College honors: California University of Pennsylvania senior Tyler Robinson was named to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference second team for a consecutive season. He led the team with a scoring average of 75.2 strokes and had a team-best score at seven events. Robinson claimed medalist honors at a pair of events while improving his scoring average by over 1.5 strokes from last season.

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Havre de Grace's Changadvances at tennis event

Havre de Grace resident Sophie Chang, 20, faced the toughest first-round challenge of the seeded players during the seventh annual ResortQuest Pro Women's Open – a $25,000 United States Tennis Association Pro Circuit tournament at Sea Colony in Bethany Beach, Del. Chang, the No. 8 seed, defeated qualifier Safiya Carrington, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3, to advance to the second round. The tournament continues through Sunday's finals on the resort's clay courts.

NHL: The Washington Capitals released their 2017-18 preseason schedule, which includes three games at Verizon Center. The Capitals will open their preseason with two straight road games (Sept. 18 at New Jersey and Sept. 20 at Montreal) before playing at home (Sept. 22 against the St. Louis Blues). To view the full schedule, go to WashingtonCaps.com.

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