NASCAR: Six races in three days in August at Dover

DOVER — Dover International Speedway sat silent when its spring NASCAR weekend in May was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.That will hardly be the case in August, as officials from Dover International Speedway announced on Wednesday that the “Monster Mile” will host an unprecedented NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader at the track on Aug. 22 […]

Delmarva Shorebirds cancel 2020 season

SALISBURY — Major League Baseball has officially informed Minor League Baseball that it will not be providing its affiliated MiLB teams with players for the 2020 season. That means there will not be a minor league season for the Delmarva Shorebirds. The verdict is especially bitter, as the team was set to open their 25th […]

Perseverance Swim — Father’s Day 2020

CAMBRIDGE — It all started with a vision: What would it feel like to swim the length of the Choptank River, from its mouth at Tilghman Island, back to Cambridge, all 17 miles of it as the seagulls fly?This, of course, required training and discipline, building up strength and lasting longer in the water; with […]

Junior Achievement to host 34th tournament

BERLIN — Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JAES) is gearing up to host their 34th Annual Golf Tournament on July 1, 2020 at the War Admiral Glen Riddle Golf Course in Berlin. The tournament is presented by BBSI and sponsored by many other local businesses on the Eastern Shore. “I’ll admit that we weren’t […]

DNR reports stripers, perch, spot are biting

ANNAPOLIS — Warm, sunny days continue as we approach the longest daylight hours of the year. Main bay water temperatures warmed considerably to the mid 70s and will continue rise the next week.Some of the deeper waters from Swan Point to Bloody Point are starting to show unsuitable oxygen conditions for bay fish. With rivers […]

Team practices will resume on August 12

ANNAPOLIS — State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon has announced the availability of member schools to re-engage student-athletes in outdoor participation. Dr. Salmon, in her remarks on June 10, said school practices may begin in accordance with the appropriate timeline for high school sports as described in COMAR 13A.06.03, which is currently Aug. 12.“The […]

Rotary Club hears Ironman update

CAMBRIDGE — Rotarian Angie Hengst, race director for Ironman Maryland, gave the Rotary Club of Cambridge an update on the Eagleman and Ironman races. She told the members that, for the safety of everyone, the June Eagleman race has been rescheduled to be run the same day as Ironman, Sept. 19. Ms. Hengst said the […]

25 years later, Perdue Stadium still glows

SALISBURY — Long before an era when brand-new minor league ballparks became in vogue, the Delmarva Shorebirds built something to last. Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, which first opened its gates in 1996, is currently the fourth-oldest park in the 14-team South Atlantic League. Despite nearly a quarter-century of use, the “Big Chicken Wing” is still […]

Triathlons will be held together in the fall

CAMBRIDGE — Ironman triathlon organizers announced last week that after assessing event scenarios, “and to best meet the needs of our athletes and the Cambridge community, we are pleased to share the 2020 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman triathlon is now scheduled to take place on September 19, 2020 and will be held in conjunction with the […]

Opportunities increase for outdoor recreation

ANNAPOLIS — Given the announcement of the governor’s Roadmap to Recovery, the administration expanded opportunities earlier this month for outdoor exercise and recreation in the state and on Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) properties. BEACHESDNR-owned beaches were opened and outdoor exercise such as walking, jogging, running, swimming, and fishing are permitted, however:• Guidance on […]