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SPORTS DIGEST

September 29, 2005

High Schools

Bosica commits to North Carolina

Megan Bosica, last spring's girls lacrosse All-Metro Player of the Year and one of the top recruits in the nation, has orally committed to play for the University of North Carolina. Bosica, a Mount Hebron senior, said her final decision was between North Carolina and Maryland. "At both schools, I really liked the people, and it was a really hard decision, but North Carolina had such a nice campus, and everyone was so nice," the high school All-American said. "I got that feeling. I just knew." For two straight two years, Bosica was selected as the top schoolgirl player at the US Lacrosse Women's Division National Tournament.

Pro basketball

Wizards' Blatche to miss camp

Washington Wizards rookie Andray Blatche will miss training camp while he recovers from gunshot wounds from an attempted carjacking. Also, team president Ernie Grunfeld said the team will not match the offer sheet guard Steve Blake signed with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Pro football

VooDoo to sit out 2006 AFL season

The New Orleans VooDoo will not play the 2006 Arena Football League season because of damage to the New Orleans Arena from Hurricane Katrina.

Et cetera

NCAA rejects N.D. nickname

The North Dakota Fighting Sioux will remain on the list of college nicknames the NCAA doesn't want used in postseason play. The university's appeal was rejected by an NCAA review committee because it did not have the support of the three federally recognized Sioux tribes of North Dakota.

Colleges -- Seven inductees will enter the Towson University Athletic Hall of Fame tomorrow night, headed by NFL veterans Sean Landeta and Tony Vinson. Also going into the hall will be lacrosse standouts Jen Breakey and Rob Shek; soccer goalkeeper Rich Pellegrini; record-setting swimmer Dana Novotny; and women's track star Teri Campbell. Also senior Becky Trumbo, an All-American lacrosse player, will be named the winner of the Doc Minnegan Scholarship.

Tennis -- Zina Garrison will remain captain of the U.S. Fed Cup team through 2006, the USTA announced. The United States will face Germany at the Fed Cup World Group I quarterfinal on April 22-23. Garrison debuted as the U.S. Fed Cup captain in 2003, succeeding Billie Jean King. Garrison is 2-2 as captain. She competed in the Fed Cup for eight years from 1984 to 1994, posting a 22-5 record.

College lacrosse -- UMBC will host the Katrina Relief Fund Men's Fall Lacrosse Classic on Saturday, Oct. 15, at UMBC Stadium. UMBC, Delaware, Georgetown and Princeton will participate, and each will donate $500 to the American Red Cross. An all-day pass will cost $10, which will benefit victims of the hurricane. Children 6 and under will be admitted free.

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