Baseball tryouts for 2015 season scheduled

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AYRA 11U travel baseball tryouts have been announced for the spring 2015 season for Aug. 5 and 7 from 6-8 p.m., and Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. Tryouts are held at Hammond Middle School, Field No. 1. Visit for details.


The D1 Finish Line girls lacrosse clinic will take place July 24-25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carroll Community College. The camp features a powerhouse lineup of coaches, including two-time Tewaarton winner Katie Schwarzmann, and will focus on developmental aspects of the game. Register at or call 443-864-7343.


Registration is open for Chapelgate Christian Academy basketball camps this summer. From Aug. 11-15, Coach Frick Frierson, current high school and college players, and alumni will teach player skillset development and Christian character through speakers, contests, games and skill stations. Contact Frierson for more information at 301-221-6442 or

HYBA is now accepting registration for the Fall Friday Night Basketball Program. The league is played on Fridays in September and October, and is open to boys and girls ages 5-18. To register, visit, or call 410-461-7694.


The Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks HC Terps youth cheerleading and football program is open for fall 2014 registration for youth ages 5-14. Practices start July 28 and games begin in late August. Practice is held at the East Columbia Library in Owen Brown and local schools.

The HC Terps are also accepting applications for cheerleader volunteer head coaches, assistant coaches and choreographers. If interested, contact Sandra Lambert at, or 410-313-4715.

The organization offers training to ensure coaching staff is prepared with a focus on safety and athletic development for cheerleaders.

Registration is now open for fall football and cheer for the Columbia Ravens. Participants ages 5-14 are eligible to participate. The organization is also looking for cheer coaches for the upcoming season, which begins this month. For more information, visit

Registration is now open for fall football, poms and cheer for the Ellicott City Patriots. Participants ages 5-14 can enroll. Register through Howard County Recreation and Parks or The organization is also looking for coaches for poms, cheer and football for the upcoming season, which starts in August. Contact Glenn Nicastro at or 443-864-0028 for further information.

The EC Patriots are also looking for choreographers, tumbling coaches, competition coaches and team administrators. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Email to get more information and arrange an interview.


Registration is now open for the 34th annual Howard County Striders' Women's Distance Festival 5K on July 27 at 7:30 a.m. at the Howard Community College Athletic Center. The event is part of the Maryland RRCA WDF Grand Prix, and will include women-specific sized technical shirts and a Luluemon tote bag. Pre-race warm-up and taping available, as are massage therapists for post-race muscle relaxation. Food and water is provided. Register before July 25 for beset price. Packet pickup is at Feet First Sports in Columbia Friday July 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again on race day.


Registration is now open until August 31 for the Elkridge Youth Organization Fall Soccer Program. Reduced fees run through the end of July. Those interested are encouraged to register early as spots fill up fast. EYO soccer is a coed, recreational program that places an emphasis on instruction, fitness and fun. Games are played at Rockburn Park, and all players ages four to 18 are welcome. There are no tryouts required for the recreational leagues and all players are afforded substantial playing time. To register, or for more information, visit, or send an email with "EYO" in the subject line to

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