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November 21, 2007
PFLAG co-founder honored by county Colette Roberts, co-founder and chairwoman of the Howard County chapter of PFLAG - Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - was honored by the Howard County Human Rights Commission for her leadership in promoting respect for diversity. The mission of PFLAG is to support the families of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered children and to help eradicate discrimination. The Rev. Robert A.F. Turner, founder and president of the African American Coalition of Howard County and pastor of St. John Baptist Church since 1993, was also honored for his role as a community leader and his support of human rights.
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September 10, 2012
The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Mondays. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Questions? Call 410-332-6606. Soccer Soccer Association of Columbia travel The Soccer Association of Columbia's Boys U-9 Premier Blue team is off to an impressive 7-0 start to their season capped by winning the U-9 Premier Division of the OBGC Capital Cup. The team finished first in group stage play with hard fought victories over Bethesda SC Blue and Waldorf Orange.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | July 19, 1994
Soccer Association of Columbia officials attempted to quell concerns that a proposed seven-field soccer complex with a stadium and lights at Howard Community College would disrupt the surrounding community.Michael Curry, the soccer association's publicity coordinator, spoke at a Hickory Ridge village board meeting last night. He addressed concerns about parking, traffic, litter, lighting and times of operations, saying the organization is willing to work out any problems that arise with nearby residents.
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November 21, 2007
PFLAG co-founder honored by county Colette Roberts, co-founder and chairwoman of the Howard County chapter of PFLAG - Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - was honored by the Howard County Human Rights Commission for her leadership in promoting respect for diversity. The mission of PFLAG is to support the families of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered children and to help eradicate discrimination. The Rev. Robert A.F. Turner, founder and president of the African American Coalition of Howard County and pastor of St. John Baptist Church since 1993, was also honored for his role as a community leader and his support of human rights.
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By Fritz McCormick and Fritz McCormick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 24, 1996
Howard County's population will swell by about 10,000 today as 258 teams arrive for the 21st annual Columbia Invitational Soccer Tournament, providing an economic boost for the area.The Soccer Association of Columbia sponsors the competition, which tournament Executive Director Louise Waxler called the largest sporting event in the county. Competitions tomorrow through Monday will use almost 40 sports fields across the county and nearby areas such as Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County.The event promises to be a boon for local merchants, who have augmented their staffs to prepare for the crowds.
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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer | October 22, 1992
FC Columbia falls in tourneyThe FC Columbia under-13 premier boys soccer team lost to rival Richmond, 3-2, on a goal in the final two minutes of play that eliminated it from the Virginia Beach Columbus Day Tournament.Columbia scored a 2-0 win over the Kernersville (N.C.) Comets and a 1-0 win over the Delaware state champion Strikers to advance to the quarterfinal round.There, they got goals from Chris O'Shea and Stuart Kessler, with Eric Folkemer picking up an assist. Although FC needed only a tie to advance to the semifinals, it was unable to hold off the Strikers in the final moments of the game.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | December 11, 2002
Howard County is one of Maryland's soccer meccas, with roughly 8,000 players competing in every nook and cranny of open space. Now, long-awaited extra space appears to be on the way, thanks to an agreement reached Monday night to end a long legal struggle that threatened to indefinitely postpone construction of the largest privately owned soccer complex in the state. The Soccer Association of Columbia/Howard County, which had approval from the county Planning Board for 10 fields, agreed instead to build eight fields now and wait three years before applying for the rest.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | June 15, 1994
A soccer complex at Howard Community College would benefit the institution, the community and the nearly 4,000 children who play in leagues in Columbia, a nationally recognized soccer hotbed, said advocates of the proposal at a hearing last night."
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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer | November 5, 1992
The Maryland Majestic under-13 girls soccer team remained unbeaten and unscored upon in Washington Area Girls Soccer League Division III play last weekend with a 4-0 win over the Chantilly (Va.) Classic.Bridget White had two goals, and Amanda Berman and Natalie Cox added one each.The Majestic has outscored its opponents, 41-0.* Under-10 -- The Columbia Fury defeated the Gunston (Va.) Shooting Stars, 3-1, in a Washington Area Girls Soccer League game Sunday.* Under-14 1/2 -- The Columbia Cougars dropped a 2-1 decision last weekend to the Braddock Road (Va.)
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | June 21, 1994
Columbia resident John Ellinger has been more than your average flag-waving, chanting soccer spectator during the first two World Cup tournament games at RFK Stadium, Sunday and last night.Mr. Ellinger, the director of coaching for the Soccer Association of Columbia, has been assigned by U.S. Soccer, the country's governing body for the sport, as one of two officials to compile technical reports on the five games at RFK Stadium through July 2.In that role, the Long Reach village resident is dissecting player formations on the field, styles of play and goal-attacking and defending strategies used by Norway, Mexico, Netherlands and Saudi Arabia in order to prepare strategic reports for U.S. Soccer.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | December 11, 2002
Howard County is one of Maryland's soccer meccas, with roughly 8,000 players competing in every nook and cranny of open space. Now, long-awaited extra space appears to be on the way, thanks to an agreement reached Monday night to end a long legal struggle that threatened to indefinitely postpone construction of the largest privately owned soccer complex in the state. The Soccer Association of Columbia/Howard County, which had approval from the county Planning Board for 10 fields, agreed instead to build eight fields now and wait three years before applying for the rest.
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By LOWELL E. SUNDERLAND | September 8, 2002
THE WOMEN'S SOCCER Association of Columbia, a league that was one the first of its kind in Central Maryland and has functioned independently for nearly 25 years, has decided to let the county's Department of Recreation and Parks administer its affairs. The reason seems to be a combination of growth and shortage of volunteers to cope with the multiple pains of budgeting, scheduling, rainouts, officiating and field booking, said Janell Coffman, a sports supervisor for the rec department and assistant women's soccer coach at the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville.
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By LOWELL E. SUNDERLAND | May 26, 2002
BACK IN 1998 or so, one of the buzz phrases rampant in American soccer was that somewhere out there, probably in disadvantaged neighborhoods of the big cities, the next Pele was lurking and was only 9 or 10 or 11. The pros began culling, especially, sections of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and other cities with large Latino populations that essentially were outside the largely Caucasian, middle- and upper-middle class leagues that still constitute American...
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | December 20, 2001
When you tune in to Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, don't expect to see Howard County. Palm Beach it isn't. But what Howard does claim is a lot of very comfortably well-off residents. So well-off, in fact, that only six counties in the nation have a higher median household income, according to Census Bureau 1998 wealth and poverty estimates released today. Howard County's median household income was a stunning $72,187, according to the estimates, which combine records such as tax returns with updated 1990 Census data.
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By Nancy Menefee Jackson and Nancy Menefee Jackson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 1, 2000
The Soccer Association of ColumbiaM-wHoward County experienced something of a female revelation starting a couple of years ago. One of the first youth soccer groups in Maryland to include girls, virtually from its 1970s founding, the club saw its girls program struggling. In addition to losing players in the under-11 and under-12 age brackets because of normal pressures of the age, some better players were trickling away to clubs in Baltimore and Bethesda. Last year, the club took what its president, Jim Carlan, calls a deliberate philosophical turn: "We decided we're going to put the women's program in the women's hands.
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By Rick Crow and Rick Crow,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 28, 2000
After a quarter-century, Bill Simstill remembers the rain. "It rained the whole weekend - all that mud and uniforms to be washed," said Sim, director of the first Columbia Invitational Soccer Tournament, played 25 years ago this weekend. "The sun didn't come out until the final championship game on Monday." Jim Carlan remembers being on the telephone, desperate, two days before kickoff on that Memorial Day weekend, trying to line up one last team. "Shrine of the Little Flower in Baltimore, I think it was," he said.
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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer | April 20, 1993
The Columbia Spirit under-15 soccer team began its Washington Area Girls Soccer League season Sunday with a scoreless tie against the defending regional champion Braddock Road Astros.Spirit keeper Mandy Robbins kept her team in the game with a half-dozen acrobatic saves.The game was a defensive battle, with both teams getting only ......TC handful of scoring opportunities. Spirit striker Abby Bausmann's shot with five minutes left sailed just wide of the net, and each team had a corner kick, the only ones of the game, in the final two minutes.
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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer | November 24, 1992
The Baltimore Baseball Club, representing the Howard County Adult League, lost to the eventual champion, San Diego, in the semifinal round of the Men's Senior Baseball League World Series in Tempe, Ariz.The team went 5-1 in the American Over-40 Division, winning it for the second straight year. The BBC then defeated defending national champion Chicago North, 5-1, in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs behind the pitching of Tom "Bear" Baron and timely hitting of Warren Scudder and Kevin Nashold.
NEWS
By Lowell E. Sunderland | May 28, 2000
You might wonder how Howard County began growing into such a soccer hotbed, especially in and around Columbia, which until the late 1960s wasn't even a brick much less a town pushing 100,000 in population. This is how. Blame Dan Bennett, who, his soft Virginia drawl emanating through a Puckish grin, attributes the real reason to "some guys who didn't speak right, because we figured they knew all about soccer." Understand now, y'all, he intended no insult. Back in 1970 or so, he was simply looking for kids his 14-year-old son could play with.
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By Lowell E. Sunderland | April 23, 2000
THE WOMEN'S Soccer Association of Columbia, which is about 20 years old and one of only two such leagues for past and present college-level female players in Maryland, has developed an unanticipated problem: graying hair. Molly McDermott, the association president and a B League player originally from Dallas, said the association's most competitive league is losing players to age and needs replacements or additions. She said the youngest player in that five-team A League, with teams from Columbia and elsewhere in Central Maryland, is 26. The league's players, some of whom have been together as long as the association has existed, average about 40, with the oldest 57. "I think people just aren't hearing about us," McDermott said.
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