Sports notices: Friday night cross country series starts

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The Howard County Striders/Bullseye Running Friday Night Cross Country Series on the high school cross country courses begins June 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Wilde Lake High. Adults and children are welcome.

Other races in the series are June 15 (Oakland Mills), June 29 (River Hill), July 6 (Centennial), July 20 (Reservoir) and July 27 (Hammond). Register ($5) between 5:30 and 6:30 at each race location. Run in three of the races and earn a Striders/Bullseye Running performance shirt.


The county rec department is sponsoring Phil Lang's All-Star Running Camps for ages 8-18. The camps are week long. Register at

The rec department's Cross Country Camp will be held July 9-13 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Western Regional Park. Email or call 410-313-4705.

Bullseye Running is holding its second Father's Day 8k in Elkridge at Gateway Overlook. Go to to print a registration form.

Track and field

The county rec department is holding a Track and Field camp, June 18-22, at Oakland Mills High School from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Participants will be given the opportunity to try every event and the week will conclude with an exhibition meet. Cost: $120.

Register at or by calling 410-313-7275.


Oakland Mills High School will sponsor soccer camps for players ages 5-14. The camp weeks are June 25-29 and July 16-20. The camps meet from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: $95 per week. Email or call 443-801-9881.

Field hockey

The Long Reach High School field hockey program is hosting a one-day clinic, June 13, from 4-5 p.m. at the school. The clinic is for incoming freshmen girls interested in trying out for the Long Reach team. No playing experience is necessary. Current and former Long Reach players will be on hand to review expectations for tryouts and the upcoming season. Parents are welcome to stay and ask questions.

Participants will need running shoes, water and a field hockey stick. The clinic will meet on the Long Reach track. Email questions to varsity coach

Team registration is being accepted for the Maryland Summer Field Hockey Festival scheduled for July 20-22 in Westminster. The festival is open to all travel level school, recreation and club affiliated teams.

Competition is available in the middle school (U-14), junior varsity and varsity high-school, and the Coed age 21-and-older levels. All teams are guaranteed four games, with additional play-off and championships scheduled where applicable.

Email, or call 410-363-8610. Registration forms are available at

Sports physicals

Kernan Sports Medicine is offering pre participation sports physicals for high school athletes. Cost: $30 per athlete for completion of the Kernan Sports Medicine physical form. There is an added $5 fee for each additional form. Call 410-298-0990 ext.15 to speak with a certified athletic trainer to set up an appointment. Walk-ins will not accepted.

Physicals are offered:

June 24, 9 a.m.-noon, Kernan Physical Therapy in Woodlawn.

July 22, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Central Maryland Rehabilitation in Columbia. (Must register by July 18).

Aug. 5, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., University of Maryland Orthopedic Associates in Columbia. Must register by Aug. 1).


TriColumbia announces its fifth annual Kidz Triathlon will be held July 22 as part of the Maryland Youth Triathlon Series. The Kidz Tri is for ages 7-15. Race distances are age appropriate.

For more information on the Maryland Youth Triathlon series or to register for the TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon, visit


The Maryland Juniors Volleyball Club is hosting a series of juniors volleyball summer programs. The camps and clinics were designed to meet the need of all levels of juniors volleyball players. It includes an all-skill camp, specific technique clinics, pre-high school tryout camp and a beginner's camp. Go to


The Wilde Lake Boosters will be hosting a volleyball camp for all middle schoolers. Camp will be held July 30-Aug. 3 from 9 a.m.-noon. Email questions to



The Howard County NAACP is hosting its 10th annual Golf Tournament June 11 at the Fairway Hills Golf Course. The event begins promptly with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds from the event are used to support annual scholarships to high school students, ACT-SO competitions, the Back-to-School program, health initiatives and other NAACP programs.

Opportunities for sponsorships are available ranging from $300 to $5,000 (plus). Donations of any amount are welcome. E-mail or call 410-218-2603. Registration forms are available at Fairway Hills.


Leader's Baseball Camp has multiple sessions for rising second to ninth graders, including pitching and catching. This camp includes instruction from current District 5 Coach of the Year Adam Leader and his staff, visits from professional baseball players, discussions with professional sports physical therapists that deal with arm care and a trip to an Orioles game. Go to or call 443-538-6488.


Professional Baseball Training is offering two separate weeks of camp at Howard High School. Campers will be split up by age group and have their own instructor(s). The camps run July 16-20 and 23-27. Camp options include single-day, half day, full day, full week and both weeks. The full day is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and a discount is offered for those attending full day both weeks. The half day camp is 9 a.m.-noon.

The camp levels are Rookies (rising third-fifth graders), Minors (rising sixth-eighth graders) and Majors (rising ninth-12th graders). The Majors Camp only runs from 9 a.m.-noon.

Go to, email or call 443-250-5712.


The Rich Jenkins Summer Baseball Camps offer instruction and game experience for players ages 5-15. For more information, go to or call 410-707-6387. Register by calling 410-313-7275.


Mt. Hebron High School is hosting a fastpitch hitting camp June 11-15. The camp, run by coach Chuck Struhar, is open to students in grades 3-8 (incoming ninth graders) and will focus on hitting, bunting and baserunning. Email


The Maryland Stars fastpitch camp will be held June 25-29 at Mayeski Park in Carroll County. The camp is for players ages 7-13 and is offered in two time slots (9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m.). Cost: $120 per session (if registered before June 1). Email


The Columbia Tennis Committee will host an Independence Day Tournament (July 5-8) and the Columbia Open (Sept. 13-16, 20-23). The tournaments are open to those turning 18 or older during 2012. Play will be based on the U.S. Tennis Association's National Tennis Rating Program. Men's and women's singles will be offered as will mixed doubles. Entry fee: $15 (CA members), $25 (non-members). Entry forms are available at and at the Wilde lake and Owen Brown Tennis Clubs.


The county rec department is inviting boys and girls to register for its Summer Rugby League (ages 6-18) and rugby camps (ages 7-16). Ages 6-14 play a two-hand touch version of the game; ages 15-18 play the tackle version. The teams practice twice a week from 6:30-8:30 p.m. starting the second week of June. Games are on Saturdays (mid-June to early August) at different county locations. Cost: $90. Call 410-313-4715; register at 410-313-7275.

Football and cheer

The Howard County Terps youth tackle football and cheerleading is open for registration. The Terps are for ages 5 through 14. Practices start July 30 and games begin in late August. Home games will be played on the new turf fields at Blandair Park. Register at 410-313-7275.


Register for the Ellicott City Patriots football, cheerleading or new poms squad. Ages 4-14 are welcome (four year olds are for junior cheer). Register through parks and recreation at

The cheer and poms programs need head coaches, assistant coaches, teen coaches, competition coaches, tumbling coaches, stunt coaches, dance coaches, fitness trainers and administrative helpers. Every position is open and all candidates will be interviewed. Email or call 443-851-9351 if interested in interviewing for these volunteer positions.

The football program needs head and assistant coaches and administrative helpers. Every position is considered open and all candidates will be interviewed. Several training sessions will be held. If interested email

The Patriots' website is


Volunteers are needed for the 4th annual 24 Hours of Booty charity bicycling event, which will be held Aug. 25-26 in the Columbia Gateway area. More than 600 cycling participants are expected and 200 volunteers are needed. Volunteer shifts are assigned in three- and four-hour increments and opportunities are available for individuals or groups.

The 24 Hours of Booty benefits the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

Go to to register to volunteer or to ride.


The Wilde Lake Boosters are hosting a basketball camp for middle school girls. The camp will be held July 30-Aug. 3 from 1-4 p.m. Email with questions.


HC Elite Basketball is offering two clinics and a basketball camp.

Point Guard — June 10, 12 and 14 from 5:30-8 p.m., at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex.

Shooting and Scoring Clinic — June 11, 13 and 15 from 5:30-8 p.m., at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex.

Girls basketball camp with Scott Robinson — June 25-29 at Howard High School.

See for details on the above clinics and camp.


The Chenier-Wingfield Basketball Camp, with former NBA All-Star Phil Chenier, will be held at Wilde Lake High School July 23-27 and Aug. 6-10 from 9 a.m.-3:30. Before and after care is available. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8 and older. Go to, or call 410-313-6965.


The I Got Skills Basketball Camp, with coach David Evans, will be held at Centennial High School July 9-13, 16-20 and 23-27. The camp meets from 2:15-5:15 p.m. and is for boys and girls in grades 9-12.

Email or call 410-313-2856.



Stevenson University will be hosting a boys lacrosse camp June 25-28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Mustang Stadium on the Owings Mills campus. The camp is for ages 8-15 and costs $100. Call 443-352-4298.


The Centennial Boys Lacrosse Camps will be held June 12-15 and 18-21 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The camps are for boys entering grades 2-9. Email or call 814-215-6069.


The 360º Football Academy Expo will be held July 14-15 at the Arena Club, in Baltimore. The Expo, which will be led by current and former NFL coaches, includes a combine, Kaplan test prep, a performance workout and a pool workout. Go to

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