Sports notices: Rec teams holding tryouts and signups

Sports notices

July 26, 2011

Submitting sports notices

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Cross country

The Howard County Junior Striders cross country program registration is available at or Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays for eight weeks at Centennial High School beginning Aug. 30. Beginners and experienced runners from first through eighth grade are welcome.

The Striders' cross county race scheduled for July 22 at Reservoir High was postponed due to the weather conditions. It has been rescheduled for Thursday, Aug. 4. The other two races in the series are July 29 at Hammond High and Aug. 12 at Oakland Mills. The races begin at 6:30 p.m. Adults and kids are welcome. Go to


The Oakland Mills Boosters is hosting a summer soocer camp at Oakland Mills High School Aug. 1-5. Call 443-801-9881.

Baltimore Bays (U-13 girls) is looking for additional players and goalie for the upcoming season. The team is based in Columbia and plays in WAGS league. Interested players should email or call 301-442-3620.

The SAC Extreme (U-18 girls) is looking for additional players for 2011-12. The team will participate in college showcase tournaments and WAGS spring play. Interested players should email or call 301-957-8809.

Field hockey

The Spitfire Field Hockey Club holds tryouts for its U-19 U.S. Field Hockey National Festival team Aug. 7 from 9 a.m.- noon at Western Regional Park. The club, ranked #16 nationally, will take a team to the premier hockey event over the Thanksgiving weekend. Go to or call 410-707-6711.


Cheerleading tryouts for the Maryland Marlins All-Stars will be held Aug. 11 from 6-7 p.m. Eleven teams are available of different ages and skill levels. Go to marylandmarlinscom or call 410-796-2244.


Registration is open for ages 5-17 for the HCYP girls fastpitch fall season. This is an instructional program for 8-U, 10-U and 12-U players and includes a competitive older league primarily for high school playres not playing year-round but looking towards spring tryouts. Register at or print out a registration form to main in with a check.

The HCYP Patriots fastpitch travel teams are holdinig tryoutsat Kiwanis-Wallas Park as follows:

10-U: noon-2 p.m., field 7, Aug. 7; 6-7:30 p.m., field 9, Aug. 8.

12-U: 2-4 p.m., field 7, Aug. 7; 6-7:30 p.m., field 12, Aug. 9.

14-U: 4-6 p.m., field 7, Aug. 7; 6-7:30 p.m., field 7, Aug. 10.

16-U: 6-8 p.m., field 7, Aug. 7; 6-7:30 p.m., field 7, Aug. 11

18-U: 6-8 p.m., field 7, Aug. 9.

Go to for details.

The Lakeshore Lightning 18U travel showcase team will hold tryouts at Old Mill High School Aug. 13 and 20 from 10 a.m-noon and Aug. 14 from 1-3 p.m. E-mail or call 410-360-9530.

The Maryland Stars girls fastpitch program will hold tryouts Aug. 7, 14 and 21 at Mayeski Park in Sykesville. The Stars have teams at the 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18-U level. Go to or call 443-745-3177.

The Maryland Cyclones U-12 fastpitch team is holding tryouts from 6-8 p.m., Aug. 10 and 12 at Good Counsel High School in Olney.


Registration for Columbia Ravens Football is open for ages 5-14. Go to In addition, the organization seeks qualified, committed individuals to coach, especially at the Pit Bull (ages 5-6) and 14-U levels. Interested parties should contact the director of football at

The Maryland Middle School Combine will be held July 30-31 at Mount St. Joseph High School. This middle school exposure camp will be coached by football coaches from the MIAA, WCAC and public high schools. Cost: $30. Go to or call 202-270-6712. 

High school football officials and timers are needed in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Anyone who is 18 prior to Sept. 1, 2011 is eligible. No officiating experience is required. Knowledge of the rules and officiating will be provided during training sessions, which start in July. Email or go to for details.


The Savage 9-U travel team will hold tryouts for the fall/spring team Aug. 6, 7 and 14. All tryouts will start at 4 p.m. at Savage Park, field 3. Email for more information.

The regular meeting of Talkin' Baseball will be held Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Austin Gisbiel will discuss his book "Safe at Home". Call 410-740-1145.

The 13-U Western Howard County Renegades will hold tryouts for next year's team Aug. 20 and Sept. 10. Tryouts begin both days at 4 p.m. Email for details.

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