Submitting sports notices

The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email ( Questions? Call 410-332-6578.


The regular session of Talkin' Baseball will be held Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Bill Gilbert will discuss his book, "Now Pitching, Bob Feller." Call 410-740-1145.

Submit a Letter to the Editor for the Laurel Leader, Columbia Flier and Howard County Times

The AYRA baseball program is holding tryouts for its 10-U, U-11 and U-15 spring travel teams. Go to for details.

The 11-U team will hold tryouts Sat., Oct. 1 at noon at the baseball fields at Hammond Middle School. The team will play in the Mid-Atlantic Baseball Association league and several local tournaments. Direct questions to

The 15-U team's tryouts will be held from 2-4 p.m., Oct. 22 and 29. E-mail

The Severn 12-U tournament team is holding tryouts for the 2012 season. The tryouts will be held Sat., Oct 1 at 4 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. at Severn Danza Park field 2, 726 Donaldson Avenue, Severn. The team will participate in local tournaments and will be going to Cooperstown Dreams Park in August. E-mail or call 410-925-9026 to reserve tryout spot.

The Burtonsville Storm 9-U team will hold tryouts Sun., Oct. 2 from 3-5:30 p.m. at Columbia Park, No. 2, in Burtonsville. Interested players must be born on or after May 1, 2002. The team will compete in the Montgomery County Baseball Association travel league and regional tournaments. Email with keyword Storm9U.

The Columbia Red Storm high school division travel team is looking for players. If interested email for tryout information. Please include position(s) and experience.

Umpire classes will begin soon for anyone interested in umpiring youth baseball in Howard County and surrounding areas. These are paid positions. Call 301-776-9933, 410-916-5655, or email


Cheerleading tryouts for the Maryland Marlins are 6-7 p.m., Sept. 29. There are 11 different competition teams for ages 4 and up. Contact, or 410-796-2244.


The Howard County Recreation and Parks' Celebration of Sports golf tournament will be held Oct. 14 at Timbers at Troy. The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Fees: $85 (individual); $340 (team). Register by calling 410-313-7275 or online at


The Dazzle Dash will be held Nov. 19 for runners and Nov. 20 for walkers. This is a 1.4 mile run or walk through the Symphony of Lights. Early registration ends Nov. 1. Save $5 by registering early. Go to


The Savage Boys and Girls Club will hold tryouts for its 6th grade travel team on Tue., Oct. 4 and Thurs., Oct. 6 at Murray Hill Middle School from 6-7:30 p.m. Players are encouraged to attend both sessions. Tryouts for all other graded-based teams will be posted on the Savage website, Email for more information.