Recreation council plans lacrosse clinic next week

NEIGHBORS

July 16, 1998|By Ed McDonough | Ed McDonough,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

SPORTS COACHES at all levels will tell you one of the keys to running a successful program is having a feeder system to help supply experienced new players.

So John Baugher and Staci Stouffer, the boys and girls varsity lacrosse coaches at Francis Scott Key High School, are joining Union Bridge Recreation Council to sponsor a lacrosse clinic next week at New Windsor Middle School. The clinic is for ages 7 to 14.

The rec council recently sponsored its first season of competitive spring lacrosse, and the season was a rousing success. About 90 boys and girls participated, and one group, the elementary school boys, were champions of their division in Western Maryland Lacrosse League.

The rec council has been running these free summer clinics for a few years as a way to send experienced players to the fledgling boys and girls teams at the high school.

The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.No fee is charged, but donations are encouraged to help pay the instructors.

All drills will be noncontact and, in case of rain, instruction will move to the school's gym, where sneakers are required.

Players who own a stick should bring one, but if your child has never played before, the rec council has several sticks to loan for the clinic.

Registration will be held at 8: 45 a.m. Monday. A parent or guardian must be present to sign registration forms, or they may pick up a form at Union Bridge Town Office.

Information: Cynda Bertier at 410-775-7892.

Union Bridge Rec Council has openings in its fall soccer program for ages 6 to 9.

Information: Nancy Owings at 410-775-7541.

Vacation Bible schools

Two groups will be offering Vacation Bible School next week.

Caring and Sharing Ministries, Taneytown's ecumenical ministerium, will offer "Dear Theophilus -- An Archaeological Dig" from 6: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 38 W. Baltimore St.

The week will culminate with a family event at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The Bible school is open to children ages 4 through sixth grade.

Information: 410-751-1203.

Taneytown Piney Creek Presbyterian Church will hold its Vacation Bible School Sunday through Thursday.The church is at 4472 Harney Road.

Information: 410-756-4368.

Family Fun Nights

You have two more weeks to take advantage of Taneytown's Family Fun Nights.

The events run 6: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. every Wednesday through July at Thunderhead Bowling Center on Old Taneytown Road.

Cost is $3 per person for up to three hours of bowling and shoe rental. Informal coaching tips are offered, and drawings, prizes and other specials are offered.

Adults must be accompanied by a child and children age 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The snack bar will TC have special prices for hot dogs, sodas and french fries.

Information: city office, 410-751-1100; or Thunderhead, 410-751-1750.

Ed McDonough's Northwest Carroll neighborhood column appears each Thursday in the Carroll County Edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 7/16/98

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