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Sports Digest | December 23, 2011
Youth lacrosse Martin named director of Charm City league Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler , founder of the nonprofit Charm City Youth Lacrosse League, and league president Miles Harrison announced Thursday that Jody Martin has been named executive director of the league. Martin has served as men's division director at USLacrosse since the organization's inception in 1998 and was director of membership and chapters at the Lacrosse Foundation from 1994 to 1998.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2011
Generations of kids have spent summer evenings pounding their cleats and sliding into home on a West Baltimore baseball field. Now, a longtime youth baseball organization is hoping to refurbish the fields on which it has instilled teamwork and responsibility in those children for more than half a century. James Mosher Baseball, Maryland's oldest continuously operating league for African-American children, started in 1960 to keep kids occupied in the summer. But after decades of play, its fields need help.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Staff Writer | April 15, 1992
For years, many inner-city youngsters have had to wait until summer to live out their major-league baseball fantasies. But for a privileged group of Baltimore fourth- and fifth-graders, the summer game is getting an early start.Beginning April 25, the Baltimore Baseball League will begin a nine-week season with play at recreation centers throughout the city. But instead of wearing uniforms bearing names of the Orioles, Mets or other major-league teams, participants will represent 24 elementary schools in Baltimore in a program is designed to serve as a model for other cities.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 21, 1998
The Baltimore Police Department kicked off its spring soccer league yesterday afternoon at a municipal park that was once a haven for drug dealers.More than 500 children packed Frank C. Bocek Park, on East Madison Street at the edge of some of East Baltimore's most dangerous neighborhoods. Provident Bank of Maryland donated $25,000 to pay for referees and uniforms."I came to have fun," said Shatel Veazy, 10, a fifth-grader at Frederick Elementary School. "I have no experience with soccer, but I like to kick things."
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By Craig Timberg and Craig Timberg,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1996
A story about Howard County parks in the Howard edition of The Sun yesterday incorrectly characterized county officials' position on volunteers helping to maintain playing fields. Although school officials are reluctant to let volunteers help maintain school fields, county officials say they encourage volunteer help on county park fields.The Sun regrets the error.Howard County youth leagues -- strained by new fees for use of county fields -- will get a temporary, partial reprieve under a plan announced yesterday by County Executive Charles I. Ecker to cut the fees in half for 1997.
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By Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas and Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 29, 1996
AFTER THE January we've had, it is tough to think about spring sports -- much less start planning for them.Nevertheless, the Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association is having several registration sessions in February for baseball, softball and T-ball.Parents of boys and girls ages 5 to 16 are invited to sign up at Brooklyn Park Elementary School at these dates and times: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 17 and 24; and noon until 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 18 and 25.Registration fees are $30 for one child, $50 for two children and $5 for each additional child in the family.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | August 25, 1993
When the Baltimore Bays resume play in the U.S. Interregional Soccer League next spring, they will play in the newly established Northeast Division, which expands the USISL to 64 teams, coast to coast. That was one of several announcements made yesterday by the Bays.Others included the formation of a 12-team inner-city soccer league this fall; acquisition of Toshiba, a Fortune 50 company, as a major sponsor; the pursuit of the USISL championship indoor tournament in February; the first annual Bays-Easter Seals Marathon Tournament at Bobby McAvan's Maryland Sports Arena in September; and affiliation with Soccer Blast U.S.A.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1996
County taxpayers will pick up the $8,000 tab for youth baseball league umpires who did not receive checks when the man responsible for hiring and paying game officials did not do so, Recreation and Parks officials said yesterday.Baltimore County police arrested Larry Frederick Smith, 43, of the 1000 block of Spa Road, Annapolis, on charges he stole $10,000 from the county youth baseball league. He was being held yesterday at the Anne Arundel detention center on $2,500 bail on the felony theft charge.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | October 11, 1994
After years of planning and building and one name change, Freedom Park opens officially at 4 p.m. today.County and state officials, the Liberty High Marching Band and the Freedom Recreation Council players and coaches will celebrate the opening of the park, which will be home to about 6,000 children participating in several athletic programs.The 125-acre park at Raincliffe Road near Route 32 in Sykesville is "the result of a lot of hard work by many citizens and county and state officials," said Del. Richard N. Dixon, a Carroll Democrat who initiated the project in 1989 at the request of Thomas Lee, a volunteer coach in the Sykesville Youth League.
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By JEFF SEIDEL and JEFF SEIDEL,Special to The Sun | August 30, 2006
The Anne Arundel Youth Football Association has begun requiring all its volunteer coaches to wear identification badges and to take a class on handling threats or violence from parents or players. Security concerns were raised after a shooting last fall during a prep game at Annapolis High School. The season for more than 4,000 players ages 6 to 15 begins this weekend with new rules on punting, a new playoff system for the youngest athletes and a more exciting location for at least half its championship games.
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