2-week firearm deer harvest up from 2012
Hunters reported killing 36,942 deer during the statewide, two-week firearm deer season, which ended Dec. 14, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources said. This harvest represents a 2percent increase compared with the 36,127 deer killed during the 2012 season. Overall, hunters reported seeing more deer than last year in many parts of the state, but challenging weather reduced the harvest slightly. Region A deer hunters reported 4,179 deer harvested, up 5 percent; the Region B deer harvest increased 2 percent, to 32,763. Junior hunters harvested 2,303 deer during the November Junior Deer Hunt weekend, down 11 percent. Maryland's firearm deer season reopens for white-tailed and sika deer Jan. 10 in Region B only.
Boating: The Maryland DNR is calling on marina customers, staff, marine contractors and the general public to help it choose the Clean Marina of the Year. Now in its third year, the contest recognizes Maryland marinas that excel in their efforts to run a clean facility. Nominations will be grouped into four categories based on marina size and services provided. Submissions are being accepted through Jan. 3. For contest rules, go to dnr.state.md.us/boating/cleanmarina/pdfs/cleanmarina_contest.pdf.
Men's college lacrosse: Virginia midfielder Carl Walrath has been charged with felony assault of a police officer after an incident near the campus in November, according to reports. Walrath, who also is facing three misdemeanor counts, was among as many as 10 people involved in a fight about 2 a.m. Nov. 24 near the campus, the reports said. Police said that when they approached the group, Walrath punched an officer in the face and fled on foot. He was later arrested and released on bond. He is due back in court in January. Coming out of high school in 2011, Walrath was ranked the No. 5 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse. He played in nine games last season off the bench, finishing with one assist, six ground balls and one caused turnover. After the season, he was selected to the Atlantic Coast Conference all-academic team.
Soccer: Open tryouts for the Baltimore Bohemians will take place Jan. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at McDonogh. The registration fee is $35 per player, which must be paid in advance. All players will receive a numbered Bohemians T-shirt and one ticket to the first home game. To register and for more information, go to baltimorebohemians.com.
Futsal: Vinicius Teixeira, captain of the Brazilian national futsal team, will conduct a soccer skills clinic Jan. 6 at the Benfield Sportscenter in Millersville, the Denison Cabral Futsal Academy announced. The DCFA International Holiday Futsal Clinic is open to all youth soccer players ages 7 to 14. Futsal is the official five-a-side indoor soccer game and the only version of indoor soccer recognized by FIFA. For information, go to denisonsoccer.com.