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Lacrosse

The D1 Finish Line girls lacrosse clinic will take place July 24-25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carroll Community College. The camp features a powerhouse lineup of coaches, including two-time Tewaarton winner Katie Schwarzmann, and will focus on developmental aspects of the game. Register at http://www.difinishline.com or call 443-864-7343.

Team registrations are now being accepted for the 2014 Summer Breeze Boy's Club Lacrosse Tournament scheduled for the weekend of June 18-20 in Westminster.


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The event is open to all teams in the mid-Atlantic region. Competition is available in the AA, A and B level brackets. The event features round-robin bracket competition, guaranteeing all teams a minimum of four games with additional playoffs where applicable.

Summer Breeze is sponsored by the Sandlot Lacrosse and NWA Lacrosse programs, and is a regional qualifier for the 2014 IMG National Lacrosse Championships scheduled for Nov. 21-23 in Bradenton, Florida.

Additional information is available at usamateursports.com/summer_breeze or by e-mailing mark_slater@attach.net or mascom13@aol.com.

Basketball

Registration is open for Chapelgate Christian Academy basketball camps this summer. From July 7-11 and August 11-15, Coach Frick Frierson, current high school and college players, and alumni will teach player skillset development and Christian character through speakers, contests, games and skill stations. Contact Frierson for more information at 301-221-6442 or ffrierson@chapelgateacademy.org.

HYBA is now accepting registration for the Fall Friday Night Basketball Program. The league is played on Fridays in September and October, and is open to boys and girls ages 5-18. To register, visit HYBA.org, or call 410-461-7694.

Baseball

The regular meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" will be held July 5 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens. The speaker will be Dave Zirin, who will discuss his book, "Game Over: How Politics has Turned the Sports World Upside Down." For more information, call 410-740-1145.

Football/Cheer

Registration is now open for fall football and cheer for the Columbia Ravens. Athletes ages 5-14 are eligible to participate. The organization is also looking for cheer coaches for the upcoming season, which begins in July. For more information, visit http://www.columbiaravens.com.

Registration is now open for fall football, poms and cheer for the Ellicott City Patriots. Participants ages 5-14 can enroll. Register through Howard County Recreation and Parks or ecpatriots.com. The organization is also looking for coaches for poms, cheer and football for the upcoming season, which starts in August. Contact Glenn Nicastro at ellicottcitypatriots@gmail.com or 443-864-0028 for further information.

The EC Patriots are also looking for choreographers, tumbling coaches, competition coaches and team administrators. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Email ecpspirit@gmail.com to get more information and arrange an interview.

Running

Registration is now open for the 34th annual Howard County Striders' Women's Distance Festival 5K on July 27 at 7:30 a.m. at the Howard Community College Athletic Center. The event is part of the Maryland RRCA WDF Grand Prix, and will include women-specific sized technical shirts and a Luluemon tote bag. Pre-race warm-up and taping available, as are massage therapists for post-race muscle relaxation. Food and water is provided. Register before July 25 for best price. Packet pickup is at Feet First Sports in Columbia Friday July 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again on race day.

Soccer

Registration is now open until Aug. 31 for the Elkridge Youth Organization Fall Soccer Program. Reduced fees run through the end of July. Those interested are encouraged to register early as spots fill up fast. EYO soccer is a coed, recreational program that places an emphasis on instruction, fitness and fun. Games are played at Rockburn Park, and all players ages 4-18 are welcome. There are no tryouts required for the recreational leagues and all players are afforded substantial playing time. To register, or for more information, visit eyosoccer.org, or send an email with "EYO" in the subject line to eyosoccer@yahoo.com.