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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | May 5, 1999
Bull rides. More concerts. Maybe even basketball and roller hockey.The new managers of the Baltimore Arena, executives of the Philadelphia-based SMG, say they will use their national contacts to bring a wider array of sports and acts to the downtown building."
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By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2014
Four-year-old Meg Bittinger can check one item off her wish list thanks to the Howard County Recreation and Parks Department: She is learning to use a bow and arrow like her idol, Princess Merida, the heroine of the 2012 Disney movie "Brave. " Amy Bittinger, who lives in Elkridge, said her daughter "is really into princesses, but I want her to have a diversity of interests. " Archery lessons would please both of them, she reasoned, and so she became the first to register her child for the February session of Lil' Archers, an introductory class for 4- and 5-year-olds that uses rubber-tipped arrows.
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March 3, 2002
A NEWS release a couple of weeks ago from Project Open Space in Annapolis announced three more state-government grants for the county's Department of Recreation and Parks. Routine stuff, really, grinding the long-ago reported process another notch toward completion of three projects much needed here: Western Regional and Meadowbrook parks and the purchase of more ball-field acres in Elkridge. But deep down, the release referred to bucks that are earmarked for Meadowbrook - to be developed off the southeast corner of Route 100 and U.S. 29 in Ellicott City - being applied in part to an indoor arena.
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By Matt Slovin and The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2012
The Olympics are expanding and have been for decades. Ancient Olympians would hardly recognize the international competition for what it once was. While the slate of events for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro is mostly set, the drawing board is full of possibilities for 2020. The host city hasn't yet been named for 2020 - it's between Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid. Also yet to be determined is which sports, if any, will be added to the ever-growing list of events. Baseball certainly has a strong case to return.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | April 22, 1999
Two relatively inexpensive items in the $98 million capital budget drew virtually all the public comment at Tuesday evening's Howard County Council hearing: the proposed roller hockey pavilion at the former Alpha Ridge Landfill and Meadowbrook Park near Ellicott City.Dozens of western county residents came to protest plans to install lights at a $300,000 covered roller hockey pavilion planned to replace the undersized roller rink at Alpha Ridge, on Old Frederick Road, near Route 32. Half that amount is in County Executive James N. Robey's capital budget request for the coming fiscal year.
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By Nancy Menefee Jackson and Nancy Menefee Jackson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 29, 2000
Roller hockey has made its way from street corners to an organized league, as its speed attracts kids and adults alike to one of the county's newest sports. "It's a fast-paced sport, and a lot of the kids enjoy playing it," says Mike Milani, a sports supervisor for Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, which established the organization that includes instructional, minor and major leagues. "It's definitely one of the fastest-growing sports in the county." Like its cousin, ice hockey, roller hockey rewards stick-handling, as well as skill on inline skates.
BUSINESS
May 19, 1996
On a roll:Roller hockey is the fastest growing sport in the country, according to the National Sporting Goods Association. The trade group found 3.2 million people took part in roller hockey last year, up from 2.2 million in 1994 for an increase of 43 percent. The second fastest-growing sport was ice hockey, with a 29.2 percent increase, followed by in-line skating with a 22.6 percent rise. No. 4 was mountain or rock climbing, with an 18.8 percent increase, and on-road mountain biking, with a 16.5 percent gain.
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By Drake Witham and Drake Witham,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | January 10, 1996
Growing up in Rhode Island, Rick Gravel had to go just to the frozen lake behind his family's home to play hockey.Frozen lakes may be a rarity in Maryland, but the 31-year-old Greenbelt resident has found a reservoir of people interested in roller hockey."
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer | April 20, 1994
Carroll County is getting a chance to enter a high-school ice hockey program this fall.The team, to be coached by Matt Todd, will compete in the Maryland Scholastic Hockey League and play a 10-game regular season schedule, which will extend from November through late February.For the first two years, the Carroll team will be considered a recreational program. The team will be allowed to use players from any school, as long as those schools don't have hockey programs.After that, the Carroll entry must be a team with players from the same school.
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By Matt Slovin and The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2012
The Olympics are expanding and have been for decades. Ancient Olympians would hardly recognize the international competition for what it once was. While the slate of events for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro is mostly set, the drawing board is full of possibilities for 2020. The host city hasn't yet been named for 2020 - it's between Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid. Also yet to be determined is which sports, if any, will be added to the ever-growing list of events. Baseball certainly has a strong case to return.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2008
Senior Luke Jackson is a student at Bel Air High, but it says "Fallston" on his hockey jersey. That's because Fallston is the only Harford County school that plays the sport, and it draws players from around the county. Fallston, which is a club team, began its season last week. Jackson is a center who is solid defensively, good on faceoffs and has become more of an offensive weapon. When he's not on the ice, Jackson has plenty to keep him busy. He's an editor on the school paper, plays boys volleyball in the fall and is a member of the National Honor Society.
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February 19, 2005
UM-Duke rivalry pales next to Tar Heels-Devils I read with interest Jeff Zrebiec's article last Saturday about the rivalry debate regarding the Maryland and Duke basketball teams ["As Duke rival, UM no heel"]. Having been a Terrapins and North Carolina Tar Heels fan for decades and having lived in Chapel Hill for seven years in the 1990s, I find the debate somewhat amusing. Certainly, Gary Williams has brought the Maryland program back to prominence with its two Final Four appearances and NCAA title.
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March 3, 2002
A NEWS release a couple of weeks ago from Project Open Space in Annapolis announced three more state-government grants for the county's Department of Recreation and Parks. Routine stuff, really, grinding the long-ago reported process another notch toward completion of three projects much needed here: Western Regional and Meadowbrook parks and the purchase of more ball-field acres in Elkridge. But deep down, the release referred to bucks that are earmarked for Meadowbrook - to be developed off the southeast corner of Route 100 and U.S. 29 in Ellicott City - being applied in part to an indoor arena.
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By Nancy Menefee Jackson and Nancy Menefee Jackson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 29, 2000
Roller hockey has made its way from street corners to an organized league, as its speed attracts kids and adults alike to one of the county's newest sports. "It's a fast-paced sport, and a lot of the kids enjoy playing it," says Mike Milani, a sports supervisor for Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, which established the organization that includes instructional, minor and major leagues. "It's definitely one of the fastest-growing sports in the county." Like its cousin, ice hockey, roller hockey rewards stick-handling, as well as skill on inline skates.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | May 21, 1999
Her long hair framing her face, a determined Jennifer Cash worked at moving a brightly colored, liquid-filled ball past an opposing squad of players at Alpha Ridge Park's makeshift roller hockey rink.A veteran player at 11, the heavily padded, helmeted Howard County girl who raced around a converted tennis court last week is helping catapult a sport that didn't exist when she was born into one of the fastest growing pastimes in the United States.From Sun Belt states to tiny towns like North East in Cecil County, Laurel in Prince George's County and suburbs such as Owings Mills and White Marsh in Baltimore County, kids and adults are playing roller hockey on everything from converted ice rinks to the far end of the East Columbia Library parking lot."
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | May 5, 1999
Bull rides. More concerts. Maybe even basketball and roller hockey.The new managers of the Baltimore Arena, executives of the Philadelphia-based SMG, say they will use their national contacts to bring a wider array of sports and acts to the downtown building."
NEWS
By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2014
Four-year-old Meg Bittinger can check one item off her wish list thanks to the Howard County Recreation and Parks Department: She is learning to use a bow and arrow like her idol, Princess Merida, the heroine of the 2012 Disney movie "Brave. " Amy Bittinger, who lives in Elkridge, said her daughter "is really into princesses, but I want her to have a diversity of interests. " Archery lessons would please both of them, she reasoned, and so she became the first to register her child for the February session of Lil' Archers, an introductory class for 4- and 5-year-olds that uses rubber-tipped arrows.
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By LOURDES SULLIVAN | September 16, 1994
I read once, in the Reader's Digest "Humor In Uniform" section, I think, the story of the author's mother, who planted daffodils when she arrived at a new base.Her son said that was a silly thing to do, as the family would be transferred again before the daffodils came up. She answered, "Yes, but somewhere out there, someone is planting daffodils for me."I've always loved that answer, with its generous spirit and resolute faith in others. It's the very essence of the volunteer spirit: I may not benefit from my efforts, but someone, somewhere, is doing something for me. I think of this story at the beginning of the school year, when so many in our community begin tutoring, coaching, organizing and generally working hard to make life better for all of us.*The staff of the Forest Ridge Elementary School thanks Mary McGillicuddy and Claire Pacifico for their fine efforts organizing the cultural arts program at the school.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | April 22, 1999
Two relatively inexpensive items in the $98 million capital budget drew virtually all the public comment at Tuesday evening's Howard County Council hearing: the proposed roller hockey pavilion at the former Alpha Ridge Landfill and Meadowbrook Park near Ellicott City.Dozens of western county residents came to protest plans to install lights at a $300,000 covered roller hockey pavilion planned to replace the undersized roller rink at Alpha Ridge, on Old Frederick Road, near Route 32. Half that amount is in County Executive James N. Robey's capital budget request for the coming fiscal year.
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By Melinda Rice and Melinda Rice,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 27, 1998
AFTER 20 YEARS trying to get the ball rolling -- literally and figuratively -- the Riva Athletic Association expects to wrap up plans soon for a $2.5 million park at the corner of Riva Road and Route 214."We're excited this is finally going to happen," said Bill Autrey, president of the Riva Athletic Association.The association, founded about 35 years ago, provides about 1,000 children ages 5 to 16 with the chance to play in baseball, basketball and soccer leagues.Tentative plans for the county-funded park call for a nature trail; four baseball fields, three of which will be lighted; three multipurpose fields, one lighted; an outdoor basketball court; an outdoor roller hockey court; and an outdoor volleyball court.
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