Digest: Bays Dynasty U-12 soccer team ranked No. 1 in nation

Tryouts announced for Baltimore JCC teams that will compete in 2013 Maccabi Games

January 06, 2013|Sports Digest

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Bays Dynasty soccer ranked No. 1 in nation

The under-12 Bays Dynasty boys soccer team has been ranked No. 1 nationally, according to gotsoccer.com. The squad earned the ranking by winning four of the largest fall tournaments in the Northeast, posting a clean 16-0 tournament record, while remaining undefeated in league play. "With gotsoccer.com currently ranking thousands of teams throughout the United States, this achievement is something in which this team can take great pride. From their start in the U-9 age group, these boys have demonstrated a strong work ethic and dedication to the game. This ranking is a testament to their hard work," said Dynasty coach Mike Lookingland, Bays youth U-8 to U-12 coordinator. Added Steve Nichols, Bays director of coaching: "The Dynasty is one of the more talented youth teams I have seen. Under Mike's excellent direction, they have developed into great individual players as well as into a great, cohesive team. This group of players continues the Bays' strong tradition and will make the Bays, and our youth national teams, much better in the near future."

More youth soccer: Tryouts for the U-16 girls and U-14 and U-16 boys Baltimore Jewish Community Center delegation teams, which will travel to the 2013 Maccabi Games in Orange County, Calif., Aug. 4-9, are scheduled for March 3 (2 p.m. to 5p.m.) and March 10 and 17 (3 p.m. to 5 p.m.). March 24 will be the inclement weather date. Please report to the JCC on March3 for a short information meeting between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Come dressed for outside play. Athletes must be age 13 by Aug. 1 or still be 16 years old on the same date. All tryouts will take place at the JCC's Owings Mills Campus on the upper athletic fields. Tryout updates will be posted at jcc.org/maccabi. For additional Baltimore Maccabi information, call Paul Lurie at 410-559-3546; or email the soccer coaches at pikesoccer@aol.com (Mike), coachchinsky@gmail.com (Rebecca) or jonathandavidnelson@gmail.com (Jon).

Men's soccer: D.C. United announced that goalkeeper Bill Hamid has been called up to the U.S. men's national team for training camp and a Jan. 29 friendly against Canada in Houston at 9 p.m. on ESPN2. The match, occurring at the end of the annual January camp, will open the team's 2013 campaign and is the only game before the Hexagonal Round of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

Fishing: Sarah Widman of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will discuss fishing penalty systems in place for recreational and commercial fishermen and poachers at the monthly meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road in Catonsville. Use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors open at 6:45. Admission is free. Visitors are welcome. Contact Mark DeHoff at mcdehoff@netzero.com for information.

Minor league basketball: The host Bay Area Shuckers (4-2) maintained their American Professional Basketball League Colonial Division lead with a 128-124 overtime win Saturday over the Winchester Storm (2-3). Terry Hosley (Parkville, Maryland Bible) led the Shuckers with 38 points, Rocky Coleman (Walbrook, Towson University) added 33, and Gus Chase had 31 points.

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