Submitting sports notices

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


Waterloo Elementary School is hosting a Family Fit 5k and Fun Run 1k, Sat., March 17 at Centennial High School. Check in begins at 7:45 a.m.; the run/walk begins at 9 a.m. The event is being held to raise money for two cancer related funds — the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and the Children's Roads to Recovery. Race day registration is $15 per family (checks should be made out to the chosen fund.)

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The Howard County Junior Striders spring track registration is open. Practice starts March 26 and will be held Monday and Thursday evenings through May 21. There are two locations: sprinters and field event athletes born 2005 and before will practice at Oakland Mills, distance runners born in 2005 and before and all participants born in 2006 or 2007 will practice at Atholton. Register at the youth page at or at Email

Field hockey

Freedom HKY (formerly Spitfire Field Hockey), a competitive, year-round field hockey club run by former national team players, will hold tryouts for its 2012 spring outdoor teams on March 15 and 22 at the University of Maryland College Park and March 25 and April 1 at Western Regional Park.

Freedom fields boys and girls teams for U-10 through U-14 and women's teams for U-16 and U-19.

Select teams practice up to twice a week and will play in spring and summer competitive tournaments.


Sports physicals

In conjunction with Howard County General Hospital, the River Hill High School Boosters are offering sports physicals April 17 from 6-9 p.m. Advance registration is preferred; the cost is $25. Registration forms are available at Email questions to


The Glenmont Tennis League is a summer recreational tennis league for adult women. Meet new players and just have fun. Applications are due by April 1. For an application, email or call 410-730-6565.


The Cindy LaRue League, an informal co-rec softball league, is looking for players age 19 and older —especially couples and women — from all parts of Howard County. This is slow-pitch, non-competitive softball played on Sunday afternoons at Wilde Lake Middle School from late April to August. Athletic skill not required. Everyone plays. Registration fee: approximately $20 per person. E-mail or call 410-461-6712.


The Ellicott City Patriots Cheer and brand new poms squad is looking for head coaches, assistant coaches, teen coaches, competition coaches, tumbling coaches, stunt coaches, dance coaches, fitness trainers and administrative helpers.