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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Writer | October 9, 1994
The first Potomac Challenge, matching senior golfers from Maryland and Virginia, will be held Thursday and Friday at the Country Club of Fairfax.The Maryland team will come from the Free State Seniors Association.The format calls for 12 players for each side in two nine-hole pairings each day, with one point for each match. Thursday's play will be alternate shot and fourball and Friday's team aggregate and individual. Two 70-over golfers must play for each side in each nine-hole match and will go head-to-head in the singles.
By Tara Finnegan | July 25, 1991
Roland Run Club in Towson won the Baltimore Junior Interclub League title Tuesday, extending its league domination to a decade.Roland Run had 67 wins in 96 matches to clinch the overall title for the 10th straight year and also won the boys and girls titles.Roland Run pro Rieck Foelber said the key ingredient for the junior tennis success is home-grown talent."They're mostly just club kids who started young and started with the club program," Foelber, a 12-year pro at the club, said.Playing for Roland Run this year were Mark Levy, Mike Miller and Vasanth Santosham in 17-and-under boys; Wheatley Marshall, Trish Cummings and Julie Cooper in 17-and-under girls; Jason Mersey, DonSpies and Brooks Marshall in 13-and-under boys; and Shireen Santosham, Sarah Barnett and Lanie Pappas in 13-and-under girls.
By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | April 2, 2001
Worlds converged yesterday, as they do every year, at Roedown Farm in southern Anne Arundel County. At least three Rolls-Royces motored over the soggy grass, but so did muscular pickups. Folks in cashmere sipped champagne, while those in jeans hoisted cups of cheap beer. The diverse crowd mingled easily at the Marlborough Hunt Races, a 27-year-old spring tradition where tailgating ranks with the steeplechase competition, in which thoroughbreds leap over fences. "It's an interesting mix of people," said Jeff Smith, as he sat on a blanket with a box of pretzels, a scone's throw from platter after platter of catered delicacies.
By CANDUS THOMSON | June 27, 2004
The Twin Rivers Sportsman's Club has been around since 1973, hunting the same leased tract in Somerset County for all that time. Members, most of them from the Baltimore area, have done a first-rate job keeping their 900 acres neat and their hunting activities safe. But on Wednesday, Twin Rivers, along with about 40 other clubs with Eastern Shore land leased from the state, will be evicted. To say the majority of the 1,700 hunt club members are upset would be an understatement. "We keep it up. We keep the roads passable.
By JOHN STEWART | July 19, 1992
The Middle Atlantic PGA -- as part of its ongoing effort to promote the game in general, and PGA services in particular -- has scheduled a seminar for representatives of Maryland and Virginia facilities without a PGA professional and course developers.The program, expected to attract about 70 people, will be held Tuesday at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal, Va.Rich Williams, from the national PGA office, will discuss the work of a PGA member and what such a member can do for a club.
June 4, 1994
Thanks for the memories, Sun readers. We received almost 50 responses on the Sundial telephone information service when we asked for anecdotes from those who lived during World War II and found bright spots of humor that helped pull them through the bad times.Even taking into account that the fish grows larger each time the story is told, this selection of remembrances represents the tales we heard from men who fought and women who tended the home front.One shoe waylaid amid hugs and kissesI was working for the war department in downtown San Francisco on VJ-Day.
By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | November 29, 1996
In medieval Europe, St. Hubert of Liege was hunting one day when he came upon a stag with a crucifix between its antlers. Then he heard a voice warning him to turn to Christ. And then he began blessing hounds before a hunt.No deer were to be seen in Glyndon yesterday, but plenty of Jack Russell terriers, Labradors, and bassets were gathered.Dozens of people braved the cold yesterday to participate in the pious practice of blessing the hunt at St. John's in the Valley Episcopal Church.Founded by St. Hubert -- the patron saint of hunters -- during Good Friday hunts, the ceremony has become a 104-year Thanksgiving tradition in the area.
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2014
Alerted by a phone call one recent Sunday, Stephen Pieper drove his black pickup the few miles from his farm in White Hall to Monkton, where he arrived too late to stop a man from plowing under the corn on 95 acres of land he'd leased for decades. Pieper, who leases more than 1,000 acres in Baltimore and Harford counties, said $100,000 worth of corn was destroyed by the farm's new owner — the CEO of Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group. David Smith, who heads the nation's largest independent TV broadcast company, had no choice, his attorney said.
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | November 13, 1994
EXLINE -- Babe Ruth came to these parts to hunt wild turkeys. So did radio's Amos and Andy. Boxer Gene Tunney came, too, and bagged a pheasant or two. And President Franklin D. Roosevelt -- not to mention five other presidents -- spent a lazy afternoon here fishing.They are among the many statesmen, athletes and entertainers, not to mention executives and others, who have hunted or fished among the wooded ridges and ravines of the 3,240-acre Woodmont Rod and Gun Club, a outdoorsman's paradise near Sideling Hill in mountainous western Washington County.
AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 12, 2013
The second in the Historical Society of Harford County's tours of historically significant or interesting buildings and homes in Harford County will take place this Sunday, March 17, at the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club in Monkton. The clubhouse will be the focus of the day's tour, according to the society. Designed by prominent New York Architect James O'Connor, the clubhouse was built on the foundation of an older structure destroyed by fire. The public is welcome to stop in and see the home of the second oldest recognized foxhunting club in the United States.
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