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Sports notices: Softball teams holding tryouts

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The Western Howard County Fever girls fastpitch travel program will hold tryouts at Western Regional Park on field 3 as follows:

10-U: noon-2:30 p.m., Aug. 12 and 19. Email

11-U: noon-2:30 p.m, Aug. 11 and 25; 6:30-8:30 p.m., Aug. 15. Email

12-U: 2:30-5 p.m., Aug. 12; noon-2:30 p.m., Aug. 19. Email

13-UC: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Aug. 8; noon-2:30 p.m., Aug. 26. Email

13-U: noon-2:30 p.m., Aug. 12; 2:30-5 p.m., Aug. 18 and 19. Email

14-U: noon-2:30 p.m., Aug. 12; 2:30-5 p.m., Aug. 18 and 19. Email

15-U: 9:30-noon, Aug. 12 and 19. Email

16-U: 9:30-noon, Aug. 12 and 19. Email

18-UB: noon-2:30 p.m., Aug. 19 and 25. Email

18-UA: 2:30-5 p.m., Aug. 11 and 18. Email

Private tryouts may also be offered by individual coaches.

The Fever's teams play fall ball, practice indoors during the winter, play in national events as well as college showcases for the high school age teams.

Call 410-365-1404 or 443-756-0608 with questions.

The Maryland Chill fastpitch softball organization, located in Ellicott City, field teams in every age group from 10-U to 18-U. Maryland Chill teams play in tournaments in the Mid-Atlantic region and have played in national tournaments. Tryouts for the 2012-13 season are:

10-U: 10:30-noon, Aug. 11; 6-8 p.m., Aug. 13. Raindate: 9-10:30 a.m., Aug. 18.

12-U: 10:30-noon, Aug. 11; 6-8 p.m., Aug. 15. Raindate: 9-10:30 a.m., Aug. 18.

14-U: noon-2 p.m., Aug. 11; 6-8 p.m., Aug. 16. Raindate: 10:30-noon, Aug. 18.

16-U: 9-10:30 a.m., Aug. 11; 6-8 p.m., Aug. 14. Raindate: 10:30-noon, Aug. 18.

18-U: 9-10:30 a.m., Aug. 11; 6-8 p.m., Aug. 14. Raindate: noon-2 p.m., Aug. 18.

All tryouts will be held at the Chill field, 5005 Waterloo Road, Ellicott City. Go to

The HCYP Patriots girls fastpitch travel program will hold tryouts 6-8 p.m. at Kiwanis-Wallas Park, in Ellicott City as follows. Please pre-register at

18-U B: Aug. 14, field 7.

16-U B/C: Aug. 15, field 7.

14-U B (primarily 1999 team): Aug. 8, field 7.

14-U B/C: Aug. 16, field 7.

12-U B/C: Aug. 14, field 12

10-U/9-U: Aug. 16, field 9.

The Maryland Stars Girls Fastpitch program will continue tryouts for their 2012-13 teams Aug. 12 and 19 at Mayeski Park, Sykesville. The Stars have teams for 10-U through 18-U. Teams play 2-4 tournaments in the fall and 10-12 during the spring/summer seasons. Details are at or by calling 443-745-3177.

Terror Fastpitch will hold softball tryouts for girls age 10 and under to age 18 on Aug. 12 and 19. Tryouts will be held at Heritage Farm Park, Devilbiss Bridge Road, Walkersville, MD. The times are:

10-U and 12-U: 9–10:15 a.m.

14-U and 16-U: 10:30–11:45 a.m.

18-U: 12–1:15 p.m.

Players please bring your equipment and arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled start times to complete paperwork and warm up. Pitchers and catchers should plan on staying an additional 15 minutes.

All interested players should try to make both tryout dates but if they can only make one, please notify one of the Terror coaches. For more information, go to


The Centennial Fun Run will end its summer series on Tues., Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. (note the earlier start). There will be a Partners' Relay, pizza party and awards ceremony. The Fun Run takes place in the Centennial neighborhood. Call 410-465-7735 or go to


The Thunder Soccer Club Spurs (U-10 boys, born after Aug. 1, 2002) will be holding supplemental tryouts in August. The Spurs will play in the CMSSL and in several tournaments. Interested players should email

The Soccer Association of Columbia U-12 girls select team will hold supplemental tryouts from 6-7:30 p.m., Aug. 16 and 21 at Centennial High School. There are openings for four to five girls and the team is particularly looking for goalie experience. It is only necessary to attend one tryout. Email if interested in trying out.

Registration ends Aug. 15 for the Elkridge Youth Organization fall soccer program. Register early as some leagues fill up. EYO soccer is a co-ed recreational program that places emphasis on instruction, fitness and fun. Games are played at Rockburn Park. Players ages 4-18 are welcome; there are no tryouts for the recreational leagues.

To register, go to or send an email with EYO on the subject line to


The Elkridge Youth Organization 12-U travel team is holding tryouts Aug. 11 (9 a.m.-noon, general session), Aug. 12 (1-4 p.m.), Aug. 18 (9 a.m.-noon) and Aug. 19 (1-4 p.m., general session). All tryouts will be held at Rockburn Park, field 8. Players must be born on or after May 1, 2000 and must attend at least one general session but may attend more. Email

The Elkridge Hurricanes 11-U travel team will conduct tryouts Aug. 12 from 1-3 p.m. at Rockburn Park, field 7. Interested players must not be 12 years old as of May 1, 2013. Email if planning to try out. The team will play a limited fall schedule and compete in the MABA spring league and a number of local tournaments next summer.

The 9-U Catonsville Cubs travel team will hold tryouts for the 2013 season Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. and Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. at St. Timothy's Church, 200 Ingleside Ave., Catonsville. Tryouts are open to any baseball player who will be 9 years old as of May 1, 2013. Email or call 410-446-9059.

The AYRA travel teams are holding tryouts:

10-U: 10 a.m., Aug. 11 and 25 at Hammond Middle School, field 1.

11-U (born after April 30, 2001): 2 p.m., Aug. 12 and 19, at Hammond Park.

12-U (born after April 30, 2000): 2 p.m., Aug. 12 and 19 at Hammond Park. The team will play spring MABA travel league and three to four tournaments. Email

13-U: 2 p.m., Aug. 18 at Schooley Mill Park, field 3.


Western Howard County Renegades travel baseball teams (9-U through 22-U) participate in the MABA, Baltimore Metro, Eddie Brooks and Maryland Collegiate Baseball League. Tryouts will continue through September. For a complete list of tryout dates (and updates), click on the Travel Baseball Tryouts link on the left hand side of Email with questions. All tryouts are at Western Regional Park.

9-U: Aug. 12, 4 p.m. (field 2); Aug. 16, 6 p.m. (field 2); Aug. 19, 4 p.m. (field 1); Aug. 23, 6 p.m. (field 2).

10-U Deluliis: Aug. 12, 1 p.m.; Aug. 19, 3 p.m. (all field 2).

11-UA Finkelston: Aug. 19, 1 p.m.

11-UB Elliott: Aug. 19, 1 p.m.

12-U Roschella: Aug. 11, 9 a.m.; Aug. 12, 5 p.m.; Aug. 18, 9 a.m. and possibly Aug. 26, 5:30 p.m. (all field 1).

13-U: Aug. 16, 6 p.m., (field 1).

14-U Harding Sun: Aug. 25, 3 p.m. (field 1).

15-U Greenway: Aug. 19, 9 a.m. (field 2); Aug. 18, 7 p.m. (field 1).

The regular meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" will take place at 9 a.m., Aug. 11 at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Jim Hawking will discuss his book, "Baseball Broadway and the Brotherhood." Call 410-740-1145.

The Savage Boys & Girls Club 2013 travel teams are holding tryouts Aug. 12 and 19 at Savage Park as follows:

8-U: field 4, noon-3 p.m.

9-U: field 3, noon-3 p.m.

10-U: field 3, 3-6 p.m.

11-U: field 2, noon-3 p.m.

12-U: field 2, 3-6 p.m.

13-U: field 5, 3-6 p.m.

14-U: field 5, noon-3 p.m.

15-U (and higher): to be determined.

Email or call 301-873-5780.


The Burtonsville Athletic Association is holding tryouts for its fall travel teams for the U-9 though U-14 age groups. Fall rec league registration is also being accepted. Go to


The Maryland Roughriders club team will hold tryouts for the summer 2013 teams Sept. 9 and 16 from noon-6 p.m. at CCBC-Catonsville. The Roughriders will field six teams: U-13, U-15, U-16 (two teams), U-18 Select and U-18 Elite. The tryout times are:

U-18 Elite and Select: noon-3 p.m., Sept. 9 and 16.

U-13, U-15 and U-16s: 3-6 p.m., Sept. 9 and 16.

To register go to


The Teach My Daughter to Play Basketball Clinic will be held Aug. 23-25 at Lake Elkhorn Middle School, in Columbia. The clinic is for girls ages 9-13. Evening sessions (6:30-8:30 p.m.) will be held Aug. 23 and 24; Aug. 25 is a morning session (10 a.m.-noon). Applicants may attend one, two or all three sessions. Cost: $40 per session. Go to or email


The fourth annual Celebration of Sports Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 5 at the Timbers at Troy Golf Course. The tournament is held in conjunction with the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks' Celebration of Sports. Sept. 28 is the entry deadline. Cost: $85 (per individual), $340 (per team). Register by calling 410-313-7275, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or online at

Table tennis/chess

The Howard County/Carroll County Table Tennis Club will host a table tennis and chess day camp in the Carrolltown Center in Eldersburg Aug. 20-24. All ages and levels of play welcome. The full-day camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a half-hour lunch break. For an application, email or call 301-580-9842.


HCYP is registering for its fall volleyball season for girls and boys. The season begins Sunday, Sept. 9. Go to for more information and registration.

Maryland Juniors Volleyball Club is hosting volleyball fall clinic. Go to for detailed information and application form.


Columbia Ravens Football is registering players for a 14-U unlimited weight team. The team will be compete against other unlimited teams in the surrounding counties. To participate, players cannot be over 14 years old as of Aug. 1. Email or go to

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