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Submitting sports notices

Email sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. on Monday.

Golf

The First Tee of Howard County's fall session is almost here. Registration is open at http://www.thefirstteehowardcounty.org.

Athelas Institute Inc., a Columbia-based non-profit human service organization providing housing, job and individual support to adults with intellectual disabilities, will be hosting its 20th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 16 at Willow Springs Executive Golf Course in West Friendship. The tournament is for all skill levels, with prize giveaways and lunch. Call 410-964-1241 Ext. 107 or e-mail plowens@athelasinstitute.org for more information, including sponsorship opportunities, or register at http://www.athelasinstitute.org.

Baseball

The Columbia Red Storm will hold tryouts on Sept. 7 at Oakland Mills High School to recruit current high school age players, 19 and under, for the upcoming 2014 summer season. Pitchers and catchers report at 8:45 a.m. All other players report at 9:30 a.m. Interested players who are unable to attend tryouts or have any questions should e-mail 3ofharts.md@verizon.net. For more information on Columbia Red Storm baseball, visit leaguelineup.com/columbiaredstorm.

The regular meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens in Columbia. The speaker will be Tom Dunkel, who will discuss his book "Color Blind." Call 410-740-1145 for more information.

The Christian Athletic Association is starting a new 12U travel baseball team for 2014. The CAA Knights will be holding tryouts on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. at their home field, located at 2100 Westchester Ave. in Catonsville. The Knights are looking for experienced players who would like to compete at a high level, improve their skills and develop attributes like leadership, commitment, motivation and sportsmanship. The team plays in the Baltimore County Major League, and has won back-to-back league championships. Interested players should call 410-300-4561 or email jamesbeyer@verizon.net.

Cycling

In a little less than two weeks, riders will take to the Columbia "Booty Loop" for the Fifth Annual 24 Hours of Booty at the Columbia Gateway Business Park. The family-friendly cancer charity cycling event, beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 and running until 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, is accepting online registration through Aug. 24 and in-person registration at the event. To register as a participant or volunteer, go to http://www.24hoursofbooty.org and click on Columbia.

Soccer

Team registration is currently being accepted for the Central Maryland Soccer Association's 17th Annual Columbus Soccer Classic. The event is scheduled to take place the weekend of Oct. 12 and 13 at venues in and around Bel Air. The Classic is open to all USSF-affiliated school, recreation and club teams in the Mid-Atlantic region. Competition is available for both boys and girls teams in the single age groupings of U8 through U14 and the dual ages of 16U and 18U. The tournament features round-robin competition, with all teams guaranteed a minimum of three games and the possibility of playoffs. Register at cmsasoccer.com by Monday, Sept. 30 or e-mail scorenews@aol.com for more information.

The SAC United Premier White U13 Girls team ('00-'01) is holding supplemental tryouts on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Glenelg Country School and Thursday, Aug. 22 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Covenant Park field #6. Email mbonner@umd.edu to RSVP. The team is looking to add one or two field players and a goalkeeper to its roster.

Running

The 10th Annual Ellicott City Labor Day Running Classic 10K and 5K trail run is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31 at 8 a.m. at the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City. The race is presented by the Knights of Columbus St. Louis the King Council in Clarksville and helps support local charities, including the Arc of Howard County and FISH of Howard County. Smokin' Hot Bar & Grille of Glenwood will provide sausage, chicken and a variety of side dishes. There will also be a DJ, random prizes and cash prizes for top finishers, post-race massages by Howard County Chiropractic Spine & Sports Rehabilitation, snow balls and a moonbounce for the kids. For more information, call 410-531-7594 or email KnightsOfColumbus10kRun@verizon.net, or go to http://www.kc11898.com. Register at http://www.active.com.

Basketball

HCYP Sharks travel basketball tryouts will begin the first week in September. Go to hcyp.org and click on basketball for more details.

Tennis

The Columbia Association's Wilde Lake Tennis Center will host the Championships at Columbia from Sept. 12-15 (Men and Womens Singles and Mixed Doubles) and Sept. 19-22 (Men and Womens Doubles). The tournament is open to players 18 and older with NTRP or Club ratings between 3.0 and 4.5+. Register at any CA tennis facility or at http://www.columbiatennis.com by Sept. 7 for the first weekend or Sept. 14 for the second weekend. Entry fee is $15 for CA members, $25 for non-members. For more information call 410-730-3767.

Special Olympics

Athlete registration for fall sports is open at somdhc.org. Sign up as soon as possible for bowling, distance running, flag football, soccer and volleyball. Interested volunteers should email info@somdhc.org and attend a volunteer orientation on Sept. 5 (7-8:30 p.m.) or Sept. 28 (10-11:30 a.m.) at the Special Olympics of Howard County office in Columbia. Email JanetandWalter@comcast.net for more information on volunteering.

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