Submitting sports notices

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


DUthe2 Duathlon will be held Aug. 7 at Western Regional Park. This is a run/bike/run event. Sign up at

Submit a Letter to the Editor for the Laurel Leader, Columbia Flier and Howard County Times


Field hockey


The Howard/Carroll Officials Association is looking for individuals interested in officiating high school field hockey. Training will be provided during the week of Aug. 15. Email or call 410-804-8053.


The Spitfire Field Hockey Club holds tryouts for its U-19 U.S. Field Hockey National Festival team Aug. 7 from 9 a.m.- noon at Western Regional Park. The club will take a team to the premier hockey event over the Thanksgiving weekend. Go to or call 410-707-6711.


Cross country


The Howard County Junior Striders cross country program registration is available at or Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays for eight weeks at Centennial High School beginning Aug. 30. Beginners and experienced runners from first through eighth grade are welcome.




Baltimore Bays (U-13 girls) is looking for additional players and a goalie for the upcoming season. The team is based in Columbia and plays in WAGS league. Interested players should email or call 301-442-3620.


The SAC Extreme (U-18 girls) is looking for additional players for 2011-12. The team will participate in college showcase tournaments and WAGS spring play. Interested players should email or call 301-957-8809.