2nd Annual Across the Bay 10K was bigger, better, and breaking records!

Just last year, on November 8, 2015 the 2nd Annual Across the Bay 10K took place in Anne Arundel and Queen Anne’s counties catering to 25,000 participants.  Last year the race became the 6th largest 10K event in the United States and one of the only races in the world that allow runners to cross an iconic bridge. Continue reading

Check out the Capitol Polo Club!!

Equestrian sports are embedded into the spirit of Maryland.  In 1962, Maryland became the first state to adopt a state sport, naming jousting as the official sport of the State of Maryland.  While most people are unaware that the state sport is Jousting, almost everyone is aware that the Preakness Stakes takes place in Baltimore every May. Continue reading

USSSA Eastern World Series is Bigger and Better than Ever!

The USSSA Eastern World Series is back in Maryland and is bigger and better than ever.  “We are thrilled to yet again host the USSSA Eastern World Series in Wicomico County, MD. Over the course of three weeks the tournament brings players, coaches, parents and families into our county and allows us to showcase the best of what we have to offer as a sports destination” said Elle Marks, Sports Marketing Representative, Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism. Continue reading

Another Exciting Weekend for Elite Tournaments

Every year the SAC Columbia Invitational Memorial Day Tournament has grown in size and numbers, and this year was no exception.  Reaching its largest numbers to date, the tournament reached the peak of what can be supported without expanding into other facilities and counties.  According to Matt Libber, the VP of Operations and Business Development, “the tournament is currently spread over 4 counties in Maryland with over 1,000 games played in 16 different locations on 54 fields.”

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B1G Lacrosse

The official team sport of Maryland is making its Big Ten debut this weekend with the inaugural Big Ten Lacrosse Championship tournament at the University of Maryland. On Thursday night’s game, new Big Ten BIG10member (men’s lacrosse only) Johns Hopkins played Penn State, and new Big Ten member Maryland took on Ohio State.  After two competitive games, Hopkins and Ohio State came out on top, and will square off in the championship game Saturday May 2, starting at 8 pm.

When the Big Ten announced the first official Big Ten Lacrosse Championship would be held at the University of Maryland and that Johns Hopkins University would host the championship tournament the following year, lacrosse fans across the state of Maryland rejoiced. “The sport of lacrosse is embedded in the culture of the state of Maryland,” said Sean Ellenby, the Assistant Director of Media Relations at the University of Maryland.  Michael Mattia, the Deputy Director of Athletics at Johns Hopkins added to this sentiment by saying “the state of Maryland is the hub of lacrosse and there is no better way to expose the other Big Ten institutions, and jump start the inaugural season of the sport in the conference, then to see how seriously the game is taken in this state.” 

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Racquetball Fever in Howard County

This May the USA Racquetball National Championships will be held in Denver, Colorado.  For participants to reach nationals they must first compete in a regional qualifier.  This year the Mid-Atlantic Regional Qualifier was held at Laurel SportFit from April 17-19 and hosted athletes from mainly Virginia, Maryland and DC, but competitors from many other states were represented as well.  The tournment was hosted by the Maryland Washington Racquetball Association (MWRA) which is the official governing body of racquetball in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and is under charter from USA Racquetball.

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