Chaney to be inducted into International Boxing Hall
Former Baltimore boxer George "K.O." Chaney will be inducted as an old-timer into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on June 8 in Canastota, N.Y. Chaney, who was born here in 1892, had a 137-38-4 record with 78 knockouts during a career as a featherweight and lightweight that lasted from 1910 to 1926. The left-hander was ranked by Boxing Illustrated in 1993 as the fourth-hardest puncher pound-for-pound in history. The Maryland State Athletic Commission is looking for relatives of Chaney, who died here in 1958. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact executive director Patrick Pannella at 410-230-6223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Four-run sixth propels Maryland over VCU, 5-2
Host Maryland (17-8) scored four times in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie on the way to a 5-2 victory over Virginia Commonwealth (20-5). After surrendering two hits and a run in the first inning, junior pitcher Bobby Ruse held the Rams to two hits over the next five innings with two strikeouts to earn his third win of the season. After the first, Ruse retired 15 of the next 19 batters he faced.
Men's basketball: Morgan State seniors Justin Black and Ian Chiles were named first-team All-Americans as part of the sixth annual Boxtorrow Division I All-American team. ... UMBC guard Rodney Elliott (John Carroll) was named a finalist for the Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year award.
Women's lacrosse: Loyola Maryland junior Annie Thomas was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I South Offensive Player of the Week.
Varsity boys basketball
City guard Bond commits to Eastern Michigan
City senior guard Timmy Bond, who earned All-Metro first-team honors after helping lead the No.1 Knights (27-0) to the Class 3A state championship, committed Sunday night to play basketball at Eastern Michigan. Bond originally signed to play at Jacksonville, but he decommitted after the program didn't renew the contract of coach Cliff Warren last month. The versatile 6-foot-5 Bond, a three-year starter, averaged 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists per game this season. Defensively, he averaged six steals and three blocked shots. In the Knights' state title win over Westlake, Bond finished with a game-high 16 points and shot 4-for-5 from 3-point range.
35-day spring meet at Pimlico to begin Thursday
Live racing in Maryland shifts to Pimlico Race Course on Thursday, for the spring meeting. The headline event of the 35-day stand is the 139th running of the $1.5 million Preakness, the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, on May 17. Live racing takes place four days a week on a Thursday-through-Sunday schedule before the Preakness and then Friday, Saturday and Sunday (plus Memorial Day). The meet will end June 7, Belmont Stakes Day. The marquee meet of the Maryland racing season will feature 25 stakes races for purses totaling $4,680,000.
Minor league basketball: The No. 3-seeded Bay Area Shuckers (11-5) will host the No. 6-seeded NoVa Hawks (7-9) in a first-round American Professional Basketball League playoff game Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Kilby Center at Annapolis Area Christian School in Severn.
Youth football: Coach Rob Ambrose and the Towson coaching staff will host their sixth-annual Tiger Football Coaching Clinic for high school and youth football coaches Saturday at approximately noon. For further information, contact Jon Dahlquist at 410-704-3170 or email@example.com.