Bassmaster Elite Creates National Attention for Cecil County

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The Bassmaster Elite, a premiere fishing tournament that travels all over the country, is here this weekend in Cecil County! Around 115 of the world’s top anglers will compete this weekend at the Chesapeake Bay for a grand prize of $100,000. “We’ve hosted two Bassmaster Opens, one in 2009 and the other in 2010, but this is the first time we’ve hosted a Bassmaster Elite.  We’re extremely pleased to welcome the Bassmaster Elite family to our shores,” says Sandy Turner, Tourism Coordinator for Cecil County Tourism. 

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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

Ocean Games Return to Ocean City

unnamedWith 10 miles of beautiful Atlantic shoreline,the famous boardwalk, Inlet Park pier, and endless shopping and entertainment, Ocean City has long been one of Maryland’s favorite vacation spots. In the last three years, OC native Corey Davis has been working to make it the site for one of the most exciting water sports competitions in the country: the Ocean Games. Continue reading

Lax Inception & Harford County are the New Hot Spot for College Recruiting

The beginning of a summer filled with top-notch girl’s lacrosse started this past weekend with the 2015 Lax Inception tournament at Cedar Lane Regional Park and Carsins Run Fields in Harford County.1409359280

Hosting age groups from current high school freshmen to seniors, the tournament is specifically for players showcasing their talent to college recruiters. Top colleges and universities varied in attendance with schools such as perennial powerhouses University of Maryland, Duke University and Penn State University to newcomers Florida Southern University and University of California Berkeley. College recruiters traveled across the country to check out some of the best competition in effort to draw these players to their campus. 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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Salisbury Emerging as a Hub for Amateur Wrestling

With events like several large United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) softball and baseball tournaments and a landmark lacrosse tournament, Wicomico County and Salisbury is becoming a major sports destination in the state of Maryland! But for the last twenty years, Salisbury has grown into one of the biggest hubs for wrestling on the East Coast.

MAWA Eastern Nationals

1,300 wrestlers participated in this year’s Middle Atlantic Wrestling Association (MAWA) Eastern Nationals in Salisbury, Md.

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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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