Submitting sports notices

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

Basketball

The Sharks Travel Basketball tryouts will begin in September at middle and high schools in Howard County. Tryouts will be held in the evening and are available for boys in third through eighth grade, along with girls in fourth through eighth grade. For exact schedules and updates visit hcyp.org. Email billnap2844@yahoo.com with questions.


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Western Howard County Basketball is accepting registrations for its recreation teams for the 2013-14 season. Tryout information for its travel teams are posted online. Go to teamsportsinfo.com to find out more.

The WHC Force Travel basketball tryouts will be held for eighth grade boys on Sept. 4 from 7-9 p.m. at Bushy Park Elementary School. Other tryouts will be held Sept. 8 (2-4 p.m. at River Hill High School) and Sept. 10 (7-9 p.m. at Folly Quarter Middle School). All tryout information is listed on the whcybasketball website. Please also check the site for changes to times or dates for the tryouts. For more information contact BJ Borden at Hbordenjr@aol.com or 443-790-4768.

Soccer

Thunder Soccer Club's rising U8 and U9 boys teams are holding tryouts by request. The teams play in NCSL and play in several tournaments. Interested players should contact Head Coach Tony Corbett at corbett433@gmail.com.

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.

Golf

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.

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.