Blankenship steps down as Washington College's women's lacrosse coach
Julika Blankenship is stepping down as coach at Washington College after five seasons to accept the same position at Division II Queens University of Charlotte. Blankenship was 49-32 with the Shorewomen. She was named the Centennial Conference Coach of the Year in 2011 and led the Shorewomen to conference tournament appearances in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Golf: Kyle Gebhart of Ocean City Yacht & Country Club and Jake Leavitt of Cattail Creek CC each shot 4-under-par 68 at the CC at Woodmore to share the medal in qualifying for the Maryland State Amateur. Billy Wingerd, Mountain Branch GC, one of four former champions in the field, followed at 69. With the low 31 and defending titlist Josh Eure of Crofton CC advancing to match play, there was a 12-for-9 playoff at 75 for the final places. Two rounds of match play Friday and Saturday, weather permitting, will reduce the group to two players for a scheduled 36-hole final Sunday.
Women's college bowling: Kristina Frahm, who helped UMES to three national championships as a player and two as a coach, stepped down as the Hawks' coach to return home to Illinois to pursue a career in accounting. "This was a really tough decision, but one that I know is right," said Frahm, whose team won the U.S. Bowling Congress Collegiate Championship two months ago.
Women's college track and field: UMES senior Lenora Guion-Firmin advanced to today's 400-meter final at the NCAA outdoor championships in Eugene, Ore., by finishing her semifinal in 52.03 seconds.
—From Sun staff and news services