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Baseball coaches are filling rosters fast

Email notices to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. Monday

Baseball

The 16U Western Howard County Renegades are looking for players, a catcher in particular. This team is fully sponsored, so there are no parent fees. The team participates in the Mid-Atlantic Baseball Association along with additional tournaments. Email inquiries to smejharding@comcast.net.

The regular session of "Talkin' Baseball" will take place Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens. Our speaker will be John Lord, who will discuss his book, "Bill Giles and Baseball." Call 410-740-1145 for more information.

Atholton Youth Recreation Association (AYRA) fall 2014 baseball registration is now open. Leagues are available for all players ages 5-18. Visit ayra.com for details. The season runs from Sept. 2 through Oct. 26.

Running

The 11th annual Ellicott City Labor Day Running Classic 10K and 5K (formerly the Knights of Columbus 10K Run) is scheduled for Aug. 30 at 8 a.m. at the Shrine of St. Anthony. The annual charity race is presented by the Knights of Columbus St. Louis the King Council #11898 of St. Louis Parish, Clarksville, Md.

This event helps support local charities, including the Arc of Howard County and FISH of Howard County, and in the last 10 years, it has raised over $50,000, which was donated to many local charities.

For further information including a race flyer, visit kc11898.com. Register online at active.com. For additional information, call 410-531-7594 or email KnightsOfColumbus10kRun@verizon.net.

Football

Registration is now open for fall football and cheer for the Columbia Ravens. Plenty of spots are available for participants ages 5-10. Participants ages 5-14 are eligible to register. For more information, visit columbiaravens.com.

Basketball

The Savage Boys and Girls Club announces the travel basketball tryouts schedule for the 2014-15 season. Tryouts will be held as follows:

Boys — 4th grade: Sept. 9 and 11, 6-8 p.m., at Hammond Middle; 5th grade: Sept. 10, 6-8 p.m. at Hammond Middle, Sept. 11, 6-8 p.m. at Patuxent Valley Middle; 6th grade: Sept. 8-9, 6-8 p.m. at Patuxent Valley Middle; 8th grade: Sept. 8, 7-9 p.m. at Hammond Middle; Sept. 9, 7-9 p.m. at Murray Hill Middle; Sept. 10, 7-9 p.m. at Patuxent Valley Middle.

Girls — 8th Grade: Sept. 8 and 10, 7-9 p.m. at Murray Hill Middle.

The organization is still seeking coaches for a boys 7th grade team, and girls teams in grades 4-7. If interested, contact Mike Hewitt at mike.hewitt@verizon.net.

Contact the appropriate coach/manager for additional questions:

Boys 4th: Ray Cary, lee_nyesha@yahoo.com

Boys 5th: James Walls, jvwalls4@gmail.com

Boys 6th: Mike Hewitt, mike.hewitt@verizon.net

Boys 8th: Cody Toler, codytreball@gmail.com

Girls 8th: Michael Hargrett, mhargret@icloud.com.

Celebration Church's 13U AAU boy's basketball team is looking for dedicated and hard working players for its year-round team. The team will practice twice weekly throughout the year and participate in both league and tournament play. The goal of the program is to get each player ready for high school basketball via training, focused practices and competitive play. If interested in learning about tryouts and open workout prior to tryouts, contact Coach Chris Uzzell at cuzze11@comcast.net or 410-598-5418.

The HCYP Sharks are having travel team tryouts as follows.

3rd grade boys: Dave Crabtree, davidlcrabtree@gmail.com

Sept. 11, 6-8 p.m. at Burleigh Manor Middle School; Sept. 16, 6-7:30 p.m. and Sept. 22, 6-7:30 p.m. at Patapsco Middle School.

4th grade boys: Frank Minni, fminni@verizon.net

Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m. and Sept. 15, 6-7:30 at Ellicott Mills Middle School.

4th grade girls: Christy McCauley, cmccauley11@msn.com

Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m., Sept. 10, 6-7:30 p.m. and Sept. 11, 6-7:30 p.m. at Patapsco Middle School.

5th grade boys: Anthony Tookes, atookes06@gmail.com

Sept. 4, 6-8 p.m. and Sept. 9, 6-7:30 p.m. at Ellicott Mills Middle School; Sept. 11, 7-9 p.m. and Sept. 18, 7-9 p.m. at Lake Elkhorn Middle School.

5th grade girls: Jim Huelskamp, jim@techperm.com; TBD

6th grade boys: Bill Napolitano, billnap2844@yahoo.com

Sept. 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Ellicott Mills Middle School; Sept. 11, 7-9 p.m. at Wilde Lake Middle; Sept. 15, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sept. 17, 7-9 p.m. at Ellicott Mills Middle School.

6th grade girls: Neal Bonner, nealbonner@comcast.net

Sept. 23, 6-7:30 p.m. and Sept. 30, 6-7:30 p.m. at Burleigh Manor Middle School.

7th grade boys: Steve Michelotti, steve.michelotti@gmail.com

Sept. 2, 6-8 p.m., Sept. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Sept. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Dunloggin Middle School.

7th grade girls: Paul Stanton, paulstanton6@gmail.com

Sept. 30, 6-8 p.m. and Oct. 2, 6-8 p.m. at Lime Kiln Middle School.

8th grade boys: Chad Hollwedel, chadhollwedel@gmail.com

Sept. 8, 8-10 p.m. at Dunloggin Middle School; Sept. 10, 8:30-10 p.m. at Long Reach High School; Sept. 15, 8-9:30 p.m. and Sept. 17, 8-9:30 p.m. at Dunloggin Middle School.

8th grade boys: Bill Phillips, billterp00@yahoo.com

Sept. 2, 8-10 p.m. and Sept. 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Dunloggin Middle School; Sept. 11, 8:30-10 p.m. at Long Reach High School.

8th grade girls: Tierney Ahearn, ahearn6@verizon.net

Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m. at Burleigh Manor Middle School; Sept. 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sept. 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Patapsco Middle School.

Lacrosse

Tryouts for the Ravens Lacrosse Club 2016-2020 teams are Sept. 6 from 3-6 p.m. at Bryn Mawr School. Experienced female LAX field players and goalies graduating from high school in 2016-2020 are eligible. 2021 players are also welcome. See ravenslax.org for details and pre-registration requirements.

Soccer

Soccer Association of Columbia is now registering players for the fall 2014/spring 2015 clinic season. The league is open to players from ages 4 to 6. Gender-based teams meet for eight weeks each season on Saturday mornings and focus on skills, teamwork and the basics of soccer. Go to sackick.com to register. For more information, contact asksac@sac-hc.org.

SAC is now registering players for the fall 2014/spring 2015 recreation high school league. The league is open to players from U15 to U18. Teams meet for eight weeks each season for practices and weekend games. Go to sackick.com to register. For more information, contact asksac@sac-hc.org.

The SAC Juniors Program is a fun-filled introduction to soccer. SAC offers six, one-hour weekday or weekend sessions for ages 3 to 4 throughout the year in Howard County. Players receive an Under Armour jersey. Topics include body awareness, agility, balance and ball control. Go to sackick.com to register. For more information, contact asksac@sac-hc.org.

SAC is now registering players for fall recreation technical training. SAC offers eight-week sessions at a cost of $100 for players from U7 to U12. Late registrations are accepted. Go to sackick.com to register. For more information, contact asksac@sac-hc.org.

SAC is now registering players for fall recreation and travel goalkeeper training. SAC offers eight-week sessions at a cost of $125 for players U7-U19. Late registrations are accepted. Go to sackick.com to register. For more information, contact asksac@sac-hc.org.

The Thunder SC Juventus U15 boys team is looking for committed and hard working players to add to its roster for the 2014-15 season. This is a NCSL Division 1 team located in Columbia. The team practices three times a week and plays two to three tournaments each season in addition to the regular NCSL league play. The team's coach Stefan Draganov played soccer professionally and holds a UEFA "A" coaching license.

If interested, email chonata13@yahoo.com or call 443-564-9977.

Golf

The fall session for The First Tee of Howard County begins Sept. 9 and runs for eight weeks. Registration is still open. For more information, visit thefirstteehowardcounty.org or call 410-730-1114.

Field hockey

Warhawks Club Field Hockey is holding tryouts for its professionally coached, select winter indoor tournament teams on Sept. 14 at GOALS in Catonsville. The club's U14, U16 and U19 teams play in-state and out-of-state national-level tournaments November through February, while also practicing twice a week at the Meadowbrook Athletic Center or GOALS. Tryout cost is $30. The club will also offer a U10 and U12 winter indoor program.

Visit warhawksfieldhockey.com to register for tryouts or for more information.

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