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Posted 6/26/24

Firecracker Kids' Triathlon

There’s still time to register kids for a day of fun, fitness, and fireworks in the Gerry Boyle Firecracker Kids’ Triathlon.

The race will take place …

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Dorchester sports briefs


Firecracker Kids' Triathlon

There’s still time to register kids for a day of fun, fitness, and fireworks in the Gerry Boyle Firecracker Kids’ Triathlon.

The race will take place July 4 at the Robbins Family YMCA in Cambridge. Register at

United Way Golf Tournament

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore recently hosted their Annual United Way Open Golf Tournament, bringing golfers and supporters from the Lower Eastern Shore. This event raised over 15k to support UWLES direct programs and their nonprofit partners who provide essential resources across Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties, impacting one in three neighbors annually.

The following teams were awarded prizes: Top 3 Net Score Teams: 1st Place – Avery Hall Insurance, 2nd Place – BBSI, and 3rd Place – Delmarva Power, Top 3 Gross Score Teams: 1st Place – Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury, 2nd Place – UMES, and 3rd Place – Holloway Funeral Home. Additional prize winners can be seen on UWLES’ social media.

For more information on the event or future sponsorship opportunities, contact Diana Mosteller at or 410-742-5143.

Hare is Snow Hill head coach

Brady Hare has been named the new head baseball coach at Snow Hill High School. Coach Hare has been instrumental in mentoring the SHHS Baseball team under Coach Lampman since 2017.

NDHS Volleyball

The North Dorchester High School volleyball team will hold skills clinics this summer, from July 16-18 and July 23-25. This will be at the NDHS gym from 4-6 p.m. each day.

Tryouts will begin on Aug. 14 this year. They usually take place for two to three days, a statement from the team said, and regular practices start as soon as the teams are picked. Times for this will be announced as soon as possible.

To participate in the clinics and/or tryouts, girls must complete the online athletic packet and have a current physical on file. Both can be found on the DCPS website.


Eastern Shore Jousting Association will hold a joust at the Annual Talbot County Fair on July 13 starting at 12 p.m. at Talbot Agricultural & Education Center, 10659 Hiners Lane, Easton.

Jousting is Maryland's Official State Sport. Open to the public to watch.

Gate Admission benefits Talbot County Fair. Please bring your own chairs. For more information, contact Karen A. Callahan at 410-310-8934.

Recreation and Parks

The Dorchester County Recreation and Parks will offer the following activities:

  • Co-Ed Adult Softball League

Organizers are looking for players/teams to play in a co-ed softball league that begins July 8.  Player fee is $25. League and umpire fee to be determined. All fees due by June 28. Maximum of 12 teams.

If you or someone you know is interested in playing, have them contact Bobby Robinson at 443-521-0579.

  • Dajani’s Tennis Camp

June 24–28 at the Glasgow Tennis Courts. Monday–Friday. Fee $85.

Beginners (ages 3–8) 8 –9 a.m.

Beginners/Intermediate 9:15–10:30 a.m.

High School/Advanced 10:30–12 p.m.

Players may be adjusted to different sessions based on availability. Follow “Glasgow Tennis Courts & Dorchester County Recreation & Parks” for weather cancellations on Facebook.

Pictures will be taken for shot review and may be posted on social media. Bring tennis gear, water and sunscreen.

  • Pool Memberships

Family and Individual membership are available at Recreation & Parks for the 2024 Pool Season. The cost for a family membership will be $120 (up to four immediate family members) $30 each additional member. Individual memberships $65.

County Pool

Admission – Children (9 and younger) $2, Ages 10 and older $3. Pool Phone is 410-221-8535. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions available at the pool. The pool will be open until Aug. 18.

  • Pool Parties

Dates for private family/organizations pool parties during the summer will be accepted by contacting Dorchester County Recreation and Parks at 410-228-5578. Booking a party requires a $50 deposit.

  • Swim lessons – taught by Coastline lifeguards

Ages 5 and older (Must be 5 by June 17, 2024).  Fee is $25 per person/per session

Lessons are from 11-11:30 a.m.

Session II – July 29-31 and Aug. 5–7

  • Family Swim Lessons – taught by Coastline lifeguards

Ages 5 and older (Must be 5 by June 22, 2024).

Fee is $10 per person/per session / Limit four people per family/Maximum of seven families. Lessons are from 10:15-11 a.m.

Session II: July 13, 20 and 27

  • Summer Soccer Clinic

This program is designed to introduce children ages 5 to 13 as of June 10, 2024 to the sport of soccer. Basic skills, fun abilities and drills taught by accredited and knowledgeable instructors.

There is a limit of 30 participants per group

Ages 5–7 - 5:45-6:30 p.m.

Ages 8-13 - 6:45-7:30 p.m.

Remaining clinic dates at Christ Rock Ball Park: June 26; July 1, 3, 8 and 10

The cost of this clinic will be $30 per child.

Online Registration:

Dorchester County Recreation & Parks online registration website is operational. Residents are asked to review the upcoming spring youth and adult programs. To register online, visit

Taylors Island Boat Docking Challenge

The 2024 Taylors Island Boat Docking Challenge is set for Aug. 25 at the Slaughter Creek Marina. All proceeds go to Taylors Island Volunteer Fire Company.

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