Following an extended drive to Buffalo, New York, which lasted upwards of 10 hours for some of the players and parents, the Southern Maryland Sabres 8-and-Under A squad prevailed in a three-day tournament last month that consisted of four games against Canadian teams.

Briefs

Last week I did my best to put away the leftover turkey and pumpkin cheesecake, but by Saturday morning, my jeans were beginning to feel a bit tight.

It’s that time of year again. Every day my mailbox is filled to the brim with catalogs from retailers attempting to lighten my wallet this Christmas. Not to alarm anyone, but there are only 21 more shopping days till the 25th.

I do so hope everyone had a chance to give thanks and spend time with family and friends on Thanksgiving. After all, being with loved ones is one of the greatest gifts of all.

There’s a small, bony and oily fish that swims in the Chesapeake Bay and up and down the Atlantic Coast called the menhaden.