Submitting sports notices

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


The First Tee of Howard County will be opening its winter 2012 sessions in February. The PLAYer session, for students ages 7 and older, will be taught in four-week increments. The PAR session (age 9 and older) is by invitation only and will be offered for eight weeks. There will also be a re-evaluation opportunity, by invitation only, for participants who have not passed their PAR/Birdie (age 11 and over) exams.

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Registration and additional information may be obtained from or by emailing

Winter session, spring and summer applications can be obtained at Fairway Hills Golf Course, 5100 Columbia Road, Columbia. Call 410-730-1114.




The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is accepting registration for the Howard County Boys High School Rugby League and the Girls High School Rugby Program, ages 14-18. High school boys and girls can now play the full tackle version of rugby. Both experienced players and novices are welcome. Play this international sport against teams and schools from surrounding counties at different locations. Practices will be weekday evenings beginning mid-January. Matches start in March and end in late May. Co-sponsored by the Potomac Rugby Union. Cost: $125. The program begins Jan. 23. Register at 410-313-7275.




The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is accepting registration for the indoor Howard County Winter Baseball Tune-Up (ages 8-16). This program focuses on positional break down, defensive fielding, hitting and some base running. Players are divided into groups based on ability and age. Cost: $110. The program begins Jan. 15. Register by calling 410-313-7275.

Tryouts will be held for the Elkridge Hurricane 13-U Metro travel team Jan. 29, 1-2:30 p.m. at the Mid-Atlantic Sports Complex, 301 Najoles Road, Millersville. E-mail


The regular meeting of Talkin' Baseball will take place Jan. 14 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Bob Luke will discuss his book, "The Most Famous Woman in Baseball: Effa Manley and the Negro Leagues." Everyone is welcome.


Classes for anyone interested in umpiring youth baseball in the Baltimore-Washington area will begin Jan. 30. Call 410-916-5655 or 301-776-9933 (evenings).