St. Mary's sailing team wins national sloop title

St. Mary's College in Southern Maryland went to a national sailing championship earlier this month and brought home its first national athletic title from the Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association Sloop Nationals.

The team from the college in St. Mary's City qualified for the competition by winning the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association championships last month.


Sailing for St. Mary's were All-America Tim Healy of Niantic, Conn., Bob Oberg of Westmont. N.J., and Peter S. Thompson of Annapolis.

Resident goose season


Bill Harvey, manager of the Department of Natural Resources waterfowl program, said last week that the hunting season in September for resident Canada geese resulted in a kill of about 1,500 birds.

The season, which began on an experimental basis this year to help control nuisance birds in western shore counties, attracted 1,070 hunters of about 2,100 issued permits.

Harvey said the hunt reduced the resident population of Canada geese between 9 percent and 20 percent.

Topo maps

The DNR, through the Maryland Geological Survey, has topographic maps of state counties on sale for hunters, bikers or hikers who want to know the lay of the land.

County maps, on which one inch equals about a mile, are $5 each.

All maps are available by mail or at the Maryland Geological Survey, 2300 St. Paul St., Baltimore, 21218-5210. Call (410) 554-5505.