Submitting sports notices

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


HCYP girls fastpitch softball registration is underway. HCYP's recreational softball program welcomes all girls, ages 6-17, from beginners to experienced players. Practices begin in March and games will be played from early April to early June. Register at or print out a registration form to mail in with a check.

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A fundraiser for Marc and Erin Nesbitt will be held Feb. 16 at CoHo Grill, in Hobbit's Glen golf course, at 5 p.m. Read about Marc at


Columbia Ravens Football, Inc. is seeking qualified, committed individuals to coach in its youth tackle football program, for players ages 5-14, for the spring indoor and fall outdoor seasons. Interested parties should email the director of football at For more information, go to


The Chapelgate Christian Academy Cheerleading Clinic will be held March 3 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Chapelgate Christian Academy, 2600 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville. The clinic is open to girls in grades 1-8. Participants will be grouped by grade. Cost: $35 (includes T-shirt and pizza lunch). Space is limited; register early. Registration must be received by Feb. 20. Forms are available at Call 410-489-4397.


The 22nd annual Howard County General Hospital Benefit Golf Classic will be held May 21 at Turf Valley Resort. Registration and a putting contest begin at 10:30 a.m. Call 410-740-7840.

The George E. Sonnefeld Foundation will award at least one $2,500 scholarship to an area high school senior golfer. Applications are available at school guidance offices or by calling 410-841-5670.


The Baltimore Hawks will hold tryouts for their summer lacrosse club team Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-noon, at Mustang Stadium on the Owings Mills Campus of Stevenson University. The Hawks will hold tryouts for players graduating in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Tryout fee: $40 (non-refundable). Email or call 443-352-4298.

Registration is underway for the Lions Pride Howard Boys Lacrosse Clinic scheduled for March 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Howard High School. Sign-in will begin at 10:30 a.m. near the tennis courts. All participants need a helmet, gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads, mouth piece, cleats, stick and reversible jersey. The clinic is open to boys currently in grades 6-8 and is free to Howard County residents. Registration information is available at


Practices have begun for the Hurricane Express Rugby Football Club. Players ages 14-18 are needed for both the girls and boys teams. Experienced players and newcomers to rugby are all welcome. Register at For more information, email