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Ex-Phantom Sustr signs with Avalanche

After five seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning, defenseman Andrej Sustr has signed a one-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, the player announced on Instagram.

Sustr had 10 goals and 53 assists in five seasons. He played for the Youngstown Phantoms during the 2009-10 season.

Trey Bridis signs with Diamond Hoppers


Former Youngstown State outfielder Trey Bridis has signed a contract to play with the Eastside Diamond Hoppers of the United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL), an independent league located in Michigan. Bridis went 1-for-2 with an RBI single, three walks and two runs scored in his debut against the Utica Unicorns on June 29.

Bridis finished his YSU career with a stellar senior season and was named First-Team All-Horizon League.

Bridis posted team and career highs with 42 walks and 13 home runs in 2018. Each of those totals ranked second in the league and as the second most in a single season in school history. Bridis is the only Penguin to ever record 10-plus homers and 40-plus walks in the same season. He finished his career tied for fifth in program history with 22 career home runs and tied for eighth with 79 career walks.

Three Penguins named All-American Scholars

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Three Youngstown State women’s golf student-athletes were named Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars for their impressive work in the classroom during the 2017-18 campaign.

The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50.

The Penguins who were named WGCA All-American Scholars are senior Courtney Shutt, junior Megan Creager and freshman Kara Raines. Shutt and Creager were also named the Horizon League All-Academic Team in April.

The program has now had at least three golfers earn the honor in five straight seasons. Overall, a total of 1,011 women’s collegiate golfers were recognized with this prestigious honor.

Four University of Akron women’s golfers have been named WGCA All-American Scholars for the 2017-18 season.

Senior Mallory Etcheberry capped her collegiate career with a fourth consecutive WGCA All-American Scholar honor, while junior Danielle Nicholson and freshmen Abbie Pearce and Boardman Jacinta Pikunas earned their first WGCA awards.

Blue Jackets give Jenner $15M contract


The Columbus Blue Jackets re-signed forward Boone Jenner to a four-year, $15 million contract, locking up a player who has been a stalwart presence in the team’s emergence as a playoff contender.

The contract pays the 25-year-old Jenner $3.75 million annually through the 2021-22 season, according to a person with direct knowledge of the contract who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Blue Jackets didn’t reveal the value of the deal.

Jenner was a restricted free agent who made $2.9 million in 2017-18, a season in which he missed all of training camp and the first seven games of the season with a back injury.

He ended last season with 13 goals and tied his career high with 19 assists. He piled up 12 points in March and logged a goal and two assists in six playoff games.

Georgia QB broke bone in non-throwing hand


Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm has a broken bone in his left hand but isn’t expected to miss any summer workouts.

School athletics spokesman Leland Barrow said Fromm has a “small fracture” in his non-throwing hand, though he is already throwing the football.

Head coach Kirby Smart told ESPN on Wednesday that the injury happened earlier this week.

Staff/Wire Reports

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