Submitting sports notices

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


The Howard County Striders/Bullseye Running Friday Night Cross Country Series on the high school cross country courses begins June 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Wilde Lake High. Adults and children are welcome.

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Other races in the series are June 15 (Oakland Mills), June 29 (River Hill), July 6 (Centennial), July 20 (Reservoir) and July 27 (Hammond). Register ($5) between 5:30 and 6:30 at each race location. Run in three of the races and earn a Striders/Bullseye Running performance shirt.


The county rec department is sponsoring Phil Lang's All-Star Running Camps for ages 8-18. The camps are week long. Register at

The rec department's Cross Country Camp will be held July 9-13 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Western Regional Park. Email or call 410-313-4705.

Bullseye Running is holding its second Father's Day 8k in Elkridge at Gateway Overlook. Go to to print a registration form.

Track and field

The county rec department is holding a Track and Field camp, June 18-22, at Oakland Mills High School from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Participants will be given the opportunity to try every event and the week will conclude with an exhibition meet. Cost: $120.

Register at or by calling 410-313-7275.


Oakland Mills High School will sponsor soccer camps for players ages 5-14. The camp weeks are June 25-29 and July 16-20. The camps meet from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: $95 per week. Email or call 443-801-9881.

Field hockey

The Long Reach High School field hockey program is hosting a one-day clinic, June 13, from 4-5 p.m. at the school. The clinic is for incoming freshmen girls interested in trying out for the Long Reach team. No playing experience is necessary. Current and former Long Reach players will be on hand to review expectations for tryouts and the upcoming season. Parents are welcome to stay and ask questions.

Participants will need running shoes, water and a field hockey stick. The clinic will meet on the Long Reach track. Email questions to varsity coach

Team registration is being accepted for the Maryland Summer Field Hockey Festival scheduled for July 20-22 in Westminster. The festival is open to all travel level school, recreation and club affiliated teams.

Competition is available in the middle school (U-14), junior varsity and varsity high-school, and the Coed age 21-and-older levels. All teams are guaranteed four games, with additional play-off and championships scheduled where applicable.

Email, or call 410-363-8610. Registration forms are available at