Submitting sports notices

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

Softball

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 http://www.hcyp.org or print out a registration form to mail in with a check.


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Fundraiser

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 http://www.marcnesbitt.com.

Football

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 columbiaravens@gmail.com. For more information, go to http://www.columbiaravens.com.

Cheerleading

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 http://www.chapelgateacademy.org. Call 410-489-4397.

Golf

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.

Lacrosse

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 gtpuls@stevenson.edu 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 http://www.howardhighschool.net/index/Lacrosse_Boys.html.

Rugby

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 http://www.howardcountymd.gov/rap. For more information, email walshpa@verizon.net.

Baseball