Team to be featured weekly on HTS Bays notebook

February 20, 1993|By Bill Free | Bill Free,Staff Writer

The Baltimore Bays have reached an agreement with Home Team Sports to have game highlights and player interviews shown on the regional cable network's weekly "Soccer '94" program from March 7 to July 24.

Bays general manager Ben Neil said the agreement is "a bibreakthrough for us in our first year of operation. It will mean a lot to our hopes for success."

Didier Godat, producer of "Soccer '94," said the Bays woulhave a two-minute segment on the 30-minute show.

"We have one show each week and it runs on Wednesday anFriday nights at either 7 p.m. or 11 p.m., depending on live events," said Godat. "Sometimes it could even be re-run on Saturdays, but Wednesday and Friday are the normal times. Viewers should check the station program listings."

The Bays open their season April 23 on the road against thConnecticut Wolves, and the home opener will be May 1 against the Raleigh Flyers at UMBC at 7:30 p.m.

Open tryouts

The Bays have finalized plans for their first open tryouts in the Fallston area. They will be held at noon next Saturday at Fox Meadow and at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. Interested persons should send resumes to: The Baltimore Bays, 3224 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, Md., 21224.

Youth teams

Neil said all 37 U.S. Interregional Soccer League teams have agreed to field five girls youth teams in the under-12, under-14, under-16, under-17 and under-19 age groups.

"Baltimore deserves credit for this," said Neil. "We pushed it frothe start when we found out they were going to have boys teams in the those five age groups."

The five Baltimore boys and girls youth teams will compete in thfirst USISL championships in Orlando, Fla., in August.

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