Digest (Jan. 25): Maryland to host walk-on football tryouts

Maryland will host its semi-annual walk-on tryout Monday at 4 p.m. at Maryland Stadium. For more information, go to or contact Dan Pallante at

Annapolis TD Club banquet: Navy's D.J. Palmore will be presented with the Tony Rubino Memorial Silver Helmet Award as the Most Outstanding Player at the Naval Academy after leading the team with 12½ tackles for loss and three fumble recoveries last season. Maryland receiver DJ Moore will receive the Louis L. Goldstein Gold Helmet Award as the University of Maryland Most Outstanding Player after setting a single-season school record for receptions in 2017. Moore and Palmore will be honored during the 64th annual Touchdown Club of Annapolis football awards banquet Feb. 15 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Annapolis. Go to for tickets.



Convention Center hostingworld-class fencing event

Olympic and world medalists will headline a field of 170 fencing competitors this weekend as Team USA takes on athletes from nearly 30 nations at the Baltimore Women's Sabre World Cup. Competition will begin on Friday at 10 a.m. and conclude Sunday in the Grand Ballroom at the Baltimore Convention Center. Tickets and a full schedule are available at

Bass fishing: Maryland pro Bryan Schmitt (Deale) surprised even himself on Thursday. The six-year FLW Tour veteran caught a five-bass limit weighing 24 pounds, 11 ounces, to take the lead on opening day of the season at the FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee. The event features a field of 376 of the world's best bass-fishing professionals and co-anglers casting for top awards of up to $125,000 cash in the pro division and up to $25,000 cash in the co-angler division.

Horse racing: Matt Schera's John Jones, back to his multiple stakes-winning form to end an abbreviated 2017 campaign, will attempt to carry that momentum into the new year in Saturday's $100,000 Native Dancer at Laurel Park. The 50th running of the Native Dancer for 4-year-olds and up and the 35th running of the Nellie Morse for fillies and mares 4 and older, both run around two turns at about 11/16 miles, are among four $100,000 stakes on the 10-race program. Also on the card are the seven-furlong Frank J. Whiteley for 3-year-olds and six-furlong Marshua for 3-year-old fillies. ... Katherine Ball's homebred Julerette, a winner of three straight races, will make her Maryland debut as the 2-1 program favorite in the $100,000 Nellie Morse. Trained by Kentucky-based Ben Colebrook, Julerette spent last winter in South Florida where she was winless in three starts for trainer David Fawkes including her most recent stakes attempt, the seven-furlong White Pearl, last February.

Boat show: The Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show returns to the Baltimore Convention Center this week with doors open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Saturday and 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $14 for adults, free for active military members with identification, and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. For more details, go to or call 646-370-3593.

Men's college hockey: Stevenson freshman Carl Lyden, who had three points in two games last week, was named the United Collegiate Hockey Conference Rookie of the Week.

Women's college basketball: Loyola Maryland sophomore Stephanie Karcz was named Player of the Week and freshman Isabella Therien the Rookie of the Week by the Patriot League.

Indoor soccer: The Major Arena Soccer League, which includes the Baltimore Blast, announced that in its 2018-2019 season each team will play a 24-game schedule, with 12 at home and 12 on the road. The MASL also announced the regular season will run an estimated four months, beginning the weekend of Dec. 1, 2018.

From Sun staff and news services

Outdoors: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking public feedback for possible regulations on blue crabs, cobia, commercial license targets, fishery management plans, gear (stinger hooks), license free fishing areas, striped bass and trout. Go to the regulations page for information on each proposal at Comments are needed by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 20 and can be emailed to

Baseball: The Bowie Baysox will host a Hot Stove Luncheon on Jan. 26 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Annapolis. Former Baysox and current Orioles outfielder Austin Hays and pitcher Jimmy Yacabonis will attend along with 2017 Baysox infielder Erick Salcedo. ... The regular meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" will be held on Feb. 3 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way. Columbia, MD. Ralph Peluso will discuss his book, "512". Call 410-992-1186 for more information.