Submitting sports notices

The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email ( Questions? Call 410-332-6605.

Field hockey

Long Reach High School's field hockey program needs players at both the varsity and junior varsity level. If interested, email for tryout details.

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Thunder Cruzeiro (rising U-13 girls, born on or after Aug. 1, 1999) are looking for two or three hard-working players to add to the roster. Supplemental tryouts will be held the rest of the summer. Cruzeiro will play in WAGS Division 2 this fall. The team trains and plays its home games in Columbia/Western Howard County. Email if interested in trying out.


The SAC United White (U-11 girls) team is looking for players for the fall and spring. Email mstromberg13@gmail or call 410-207-5174.


The Thunder Soccer Club Spurs (U-10 boys, born after Aug. 1, 2002), coached by Kevin Cowley, will hold 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.

Ice hockey

The Long Reach ice hockey team is desperately seeking players who plan to attend Long Reach High School in the fall and want to play ice hockey. No experience is necessary just a desire to learn and have fun. The team will help with equipment. E-mail if interested.


The HCYP Raiders travel program is sponsoring teams from 8-U to 19-U for the 2013 season. The Raiders plan to have a total of 20 teams in 12 age groups, including two 12-U Cooperstown teams, an 18-U college prep team in the Eddie Brooks League and two American League team affiliations.

Go to for August tryout dates, times and locations. Email


The Howard County Youth Program is holding open registration for the 2012-13 fall and spring baseball seasons. Registration is open to boys and girls ages 5-18. Registration forms and further details are available at