After 12 years at Hereford, the state cross country championships are moving to Western Maryland College Nov. 9. There is nothing wrong with the course at Hereford, but building renovations made locker and restroom logistics difficult. Some area teams will get the opportunity to run on the new state course Sept. 25, at the Westminster Invitational.
* The Anne Arundel County spring softball season really begins Sept. 28. That's when the county outdoor fast-pitch clinics start (noon-2 p.m.) at the multi-court facility near the Brooklyn Park Library.
The first date is reserved for beginners and those needing a refresher course in fundamentals. Advanced players wishing to assist are encouraged to attend. The rain date is Oct. 5, and the clinics continue each Saturday until December.
Participants should bring glove, ball, catcher and lawn chair for the lecture portion of the clinic. For more details, contact Jack Crandell (789-5744), Joe Cunningham (255-8932), Paul Tewey (761-1254) or Ron Schelhouse (969-5628).
* The Calvert Hall baseball team of coach Joe Binder will head to Florida next April 13-18 to play in the prestigious Colonial Classic in Orlando. The Cardinals will join 15 other nationally ranked teams from New York, New Jersey, California, Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida. All have been in the top 30 of the annual Easton Sports national high school poll.
* Frederick lost to Northern-Calvert last weekend, 15-8, without standout running back Richard Snowden, who gained 1,466 yards last season. The senior is sitting out the first five games because of academic problems.
* Severna Park will hold its annual Odd vs. Even year alumni soccer match Saturday, Sept. 21 (9 a.m.), preceding the girls (11 a.m.) and boys (1:30 p.m.) varsity contests against visiting North County. Alumni should contact John Camm (787-0592) to participate. A reception will follow the boys game.