This summer the world is watching Rio, and we at Maryland Sports are no different. 12 Marylanders are competing in the Olympics, 11 for Team USA and one for Team Jamaica. From the opening
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ceremony we could see the presence of our Maryland Olympians when Michael Phelps (Baltimore) led Team USA in the parading of countries. Continue reading
Last weekend, Under Armor and Corrigan Sports help execute another flawless weekend of lacrosse that highlighted the best players in the country at three different ages. The weekend featured the Under Armour All-American games, which showcases the top 44 recent graduates from the North and South for both men’s and women’s lacrosse. Then the usual Under Armour Underclassmen games were split this year into two division Command and Highlight. The command division was created to include rising high school freshman and also included rising sophomores from 11 regions. While the highlight division, featured the top rising juniors and seniors from the same 11 regions. The 11 regions are Baltimore, Long Island, Midwest, New England, New Jersey, Philadelphia, South, Southwest, Upstate New York, DC, and West. Throughout the whole weekend, over 1000 athletes competed in this wonderful event put on by Corrigan Sports and Under Armour.
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
Laxin’ Out Loud is a girls youth lacrosse tournament hosted by Top of the Bay Lacrosse at Calvert and Cedar Lane Regional Parks. Cecil and Harford Counties- the locations of both parks- played hosts to around 6,000 avid girls lacrosse players and their families, mainly from the Mid-Atlantic states. My fellow summer intern Adam and I were offered the opportunity to work the tournament at Calvert Regional Sports Park, getting to experience first hand everything that goes into executing a well run tournament. One of our TEAM Maryland partners, Cindy Cantor with Cecil County Parks & Recreation, took Adam and I under her wing as we got to witness first hand the fruits of her labor- securing the land, developing a site plan, building Calvert Regional and recruiting events- come to fruition.
With the start of summer officially around the corner, lacrosse tournaments around the state of Maryland are heating up. Different parts around the United States are well-known for certain sports, and in the Mid-Atlantic area lacrosse is certainly the sport to watch. In early June, major lacrosse tournaments took place where young players could develop their skills and display their skills in front of college coaches.
One of the tournaments that were held earlier this month was the Salisbury Summer Face-off. It featured different age groups for both boys and girls. James Simmons who is the Assistant Tourism Manager for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism mentioned, “The great thing about this event is the venue. The games will take place at Salisbury University – who just won the DIII Men’s Lacrosse National Championship, their 11th Lacrosse National Championship within the last 25 years. It is a phenomenal experience for these teams to get to play on the same facilities that such a storied program plays on as well. That has been a great draw for the event. Everyone knows about Salisbury Lacrosse and it is paying dividends for the event. They know that they could be the next one spotted by the legendary Coach Berkman.”
Crowd gathers as the first ever Salisbury Summer Face-off takes place in Wicomico County.
For the second consecutive year, the ISSA Eastern Shore Championships made its way back to the Eastern shores of Maryland. Wicomico County and Ocean City were dual hosts this September when 37 teams traveled to Eastern Maryland for the Championships this year. “Wicomico County was very proud to host the ISSA Eastern Shore Championships again for a second year,” said Elle Marks, Sports Marketing Representative for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks, & Tourism. “After a successful tournament last year, we wanted this year’s tournament to be even better!”
Visiting teams came from Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and even as far as Ontario, CA to compete.
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