Former Mount St. Joseph coach Drew Bowden, president of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Lacrosse Foundation, has organized a 2 1/2 -week tour for the Australian under-19 world lacrosse team.
The team, whose members will board in the homes of players from St. Paul's, is scheduled to play teams from Connecticut and from the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association.
"They'll be here for seven days, then in Connecticut for five, then back here for five," said Bowden. "It's basically a tune-up for the under-19 World Games, and they're looking to come and do some sight-seeing as well in Washington, D.C., and New York.
"We're going to also organize a trip to see the NCAA semifinals on May 27, and the finals on May 29."
Local games, slated for approximately 3:45 p.m., are against St. Paul's on May 15, and McDonogh two days later.
Under consideration is a game against a team of MIAA all-stars as a preliminary to the May 19 MIAA championship game. Players from the two schools involved in the title game will not play in the preliminary game.
Bowden still is looking for games for Friday, May 26, and Sunday, May 28. Bowden can be reached at (410) 539-0000.
"These kids are drawn from throughout all of Australia, and as I understand it, there are some very good players," said Bowden. "Their coach really wanted to play against some quality competition."
Junior grid day
The Maryland State Football Coaches Association will conduct its junior workout camp on May 21 at the University of Maryland. Many college recruiters will be attend. For information, call Jerry Franks at Northern High in Calvert County, (410) 257-1537.
Hickey School football
The Hickey School, a 1A-sized program, begins its first year of varsity football during the 1995-1996 school year and needs opponents for Sept. 8 or 9, 29 or 30, and Oct. 20 or 21. Contact athletic director Jerry Phipps, (410) 668-3300, Ext. 3366.
In accordance with NCAA sanctions, the Baltimore Neighborhood Basketball League will begin play of unlimited men's and women's leagues on June 17. League games will be played at Mervo and will conclude on Aug. 5 with the championship game.
The BNBL also will conduct leagues for boys and girls at various sites in Baltimore City, with league play beginning on June 5 and concluding on Aug. 3 with the championship game.
Registration for all leagues will run until April 28. For more information on the adult leagues, call Cornell Greene at (410) 396-7019 or Leon Howard at (410) 396-7606, and for the youth leagues, call Howard or Sherron Bogues at (410) 396-0848.