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Fall sports registration heating up

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

Basketball

HYBA is now accepting registrations for the fall Friday Night Basketball Program, played in September and October for boys and girls ages 5-18. To register, go to HYBA.org, or call 410-461-7694.

Golf

The First Tee of Howard County is holding its 13th annual charity outing Aug. 8 at Fairways Hills Golf Club. Lunch and dinner is provided. There is a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. First Tee is seeking foursomes to participate, and would also like the support of local businesses in the community for sponsorship purposes. Funds raised go to providing the First Tee experience to almost 1,000 children. Tickets are $200 and can be purchased online at thefirstteehowardcounty.org or at 410-730-1114. If interested in sponsorship, ask for David Nesbitt.

Lacrosse

Zingos Lacrosse Club will hold open tryouts for the 2014-15 season. This year, the Club will have teams for high school graduating years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (U15), 2020 (U13), 2021 (U13), 2022/23 (U11) and U9 age groups. Tryouts are Aug. 16-17 and Aug. 23-24 at Glenelg Country School. For more information visit zingoslax.com.

The Glenelg Boosters Sports Camp is offering camp instruction in girl's lacrosse, field hockey and boy's and girl's soccer to close out the summer 2014. For more information, go to glenelgboosters.com or call 410-313-5535.

Biking

Volunteer registration is now open for the 7th Annual 24 Hours of Booty Columbia. This year's charity cycling event is scheduled to roll on the Columbia Gateway Business Park loop from 2 p.m. Aug. 23 to 2 p.m. Aug. 24, when participants will be riding and raising funds to help fight cancer.

Approximately 170 volunteers are needed to support this year's Columbia ride in the following areas: packet pick-up, pre-event course preparation and maintenance, course marking/signage, food and beverage, campground management, hospitality, and parking and traffic control. Volunteer shifts are assigned in three- and four-hour increments, and opportunities are available for individuals and groups. All volunteers must register online at 24hoursofbooty.org (click on the volunteer tab). For questions, contact 24 Hours of Booty at 877-365-4417.

Baseball

The Atholton Youth Recreation Association (AYRA) will conduct tryouts for the 2015 14U (players born after April 30, 2000) travel team on Aug. 10 from 1-3 p.m. at Atholton High School and Aug. 16 from 10-12 at Schooley Mill Park. The team will play in the spring MABA travel league as well as 3-4 tournaments throughout the season. For more information visit AYRA.com or contact Rob Meissner (meissner6@verizon.net) with any questions.

The regular meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" will take place Aug. 9 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens in Columbia. The speaker will be Jimmy Keenan, who will discuss his book, "The Lystons: A story of one Baltimore Family and our National Pastime." Call 410-740-1145 for more information.

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 ayra.com for details.

AYRA 14U tryouts will be Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. at Atholton High School, and Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at Schooley Mill Park.

AYRA fall 2014 baseball registration is now open. Leagues available for all player ages 5-18. Visit ayra.com for details. Early bird discount is available until July 26.

Season runs from Sept. 2 through Oct. 26. AYRA, established in 1953, provides a youth baseball program central to Clarksville, Columbia, Fulton, Maple Lawn, North Laurel, Savage and Simpsonville communities.

Football/Cheer

The Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks HC Terps youth cheerleading and football program is open for fall 2014 registration for 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 other local schools.

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

Registration is now open for fall football and cheer for the Columbia Ravens. Children age 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 columbiaravens.com.

Registration is now open for fall football, poms and cheer for the Ellicott City Patriots. Children ages 5-14 can enroll. Register through Howard County Recreation and Parks, or ecpatriots.com. The organization is also looking for coaches for poms, cheer and football for the upcoming season, which starts in August. Contact Glenn Nicastro at ellicottcitypatriots@gmail.com or 443-864-0028 for further information. There will be an open house on July 24 at the Rec and Parks building in Columbia between 6 and 9 p.m.

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

Soccer

Soccer Association of Columbia is now registering players for SAC Training Academy Summer Camps scheduled throughout the summer. Players of all abilities, ages 5-14, can take part. Both full and half-day sessions are offered. SAC also offers extended care from 4-6 p.m. for an additional fee. Go to sackick.com to register. For more information, contact asksac@sac-hc.org.

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

Soccer Association of Columbia is now registering players for the Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Recreation season. The league is open to players from ages 6-18. Teams meet for eight weeks each season for practices and weekend games. Players receive an Under Armour jersey, shorts and socks. 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 3-4 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.

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