Sports notices: HCYP Sharks are holding travel team tryouts

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The HCYP Sharks travel teams are holding tryouts as follows. Contact the listed coach or go to for more information.

9-U girls (fourth grade): Sept. 12-13, 5:30-7 p.m., at Veterans Elementary School. or 443-763-0390.

9-U boys (fourth grade): Sept. 18, 3-4:30 p.m., at Burleigh Manor Middle and Sept. 21, 6:30-8 p.m., at Patapsco Middle. or 443-812-0919.

10-U girls (fifth grade): Sept. 13 and 14, 7-8:30 p.m., at Veterans Elementary School.

10-UB (fifth grade): Sept. 6 and 7, 6:30-8 p.m., at Dunloggin Middle; Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-noon, at Burleigh Manor Middle. or 410-788-5338.

11-UG (sixth grade): Sept. 6 and 12, 6:30-8 p.m., at Ellicott Mills Middle. or 301-514-2091.

11-UB (sixth grade): Sept. 6, 7 and 13, 6:30-8 p.m., at Rockburn Elementary. or 410-908-0032.

12-UG (seventh grade): Sept. 11 and 18, 5-6:30 p.m., at Burleigh Manor Middle. or 410-418-9335.

12-UB (seventh grade): Sept. 11, 1-3 p.m., at Burleigh Manor Middle and Sept. 13, 7-9 p.m., at Ellicott Mills Middle. or 410-313-8966.

13-UG (eighth grade): Sept. 11 and 18, 6:30-8 p.m., at Burleigh Manor Middle. or 410-869-6086.

13-UB (eighth grade): Sept. 13 and 21, 7:30-9 p.m., at Dunloggin Middle. or 410-258-4189.

The Western Howard County Force youth travel teams will have tryouts in September for the upcoming winter season for the girls and boys fourth through eighth grade teams. Go to for the tryout schedule. (Click on the appropriate travel team in lower left of home page for schedule.)




Teams are forming to represent Howard County in the Baltimore Tennis Patrons Junior Indoor Tennis League. There are four divisions, and boys and girls, grades four through 12, are welcome. Play runs October through March on weekends only.

New player evaluations will be held 6-8:30 p.m., Sept. 15 and 2:30-5:30 p.m., Sept. 18, at the Owen Brown Tennis Club, in Columbia. Players only need to come to one session but need to come ready to hit tennis balls.

For more information, or if you cannot attend either of the evaluation sessions, call 410-296-2100 or email


Special Olympics


Special Olympics Howard County is in need of soccer coaches. The 2011 season runs from late August through October. Practices are held twice a week on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons.

Training will be provided. All new coaches must attend a volunteer orientation Sept. 11 at 1:30 p.m.

Special Olympics is a year-round sports training and athletic competition program for children and adults who have intellectual disabilities.

Call 410-740-0500.


Field hockey


Team Baltimore Field Hockey Club will hold tryouts Oct. 1 from 10-11 a.m. at Garrison Forest School in Reisterstown. The tryouts are free and open to all U-14, U-16 and U-19 players. Teams play in local and national tournaments and practice on Sunday afternoons at Garrison, starting in November. Email or call 410-531-7655. Register at

The Capitol Pegasus Field Hockey Club will hold tryouts Oct. 16 from 10-11 a.m. at Champions Field House in Rockville. Tryouts are free and open to all U-14, U-16 and U-19 players. Teams play in local and national tournaments and practice on Sunday mornings at Champions, starting in November. . Email or call 410-531-7655. Register at

The Spitfire Field Hockey Club will continue tryouts for its winter indoor U-16 and U-19 tournament teams Sept. 11 from 3-5 p.m. at the Garrison Forest School. Cost: $25. The Spitfire plays in local and national tournaments from November through March.

The club also offers fall preseason indoor skills training for U-12 and U-14 boys and girls. Younger teams tryouts are in late October.

Go to or call 301-490-9997.




The second annual Valley Mede Fun Run and 5k CureSearch race will be held Sept. 5 in Cypressmede Park, Ellicott City. The race, which starts at 9:15 a.m., will benefit CureSearch, an organization that supports children's cancer research. Entry fees: $25 (family of four or more), $10 (adults and children 11 and older), $5 (children 10 and younger). Register at Bring registration a copy of our registration form on race day. Make checks payable to CureSearch and send them c/o Ann Arnold, 3101 Story Book Court, Ellicott City 21042.

The Jimmy K 5k and one-mile walk will be held Sept. 17 at Mount St. Joseph High School. Proceeds from the race will benefit the MSJ Jimmy Knighton Scholarship Fund. Register online at or call 410-579-1716.

The 8th annual Knights of Columbus 10k run is scheduled for Sept. 3, starting at 8 a.m. at the Shrine of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City. This annual charity race is organized by the Knights of Columbus St. Louis the King Council #11898 of St. Louis Parish and helps support local charities, including the Arc of Howard County and FISH of Howard County. Cash prizes to the top finishers. This is a family event with lots of activities planned. Go to for information; register at

Bullseye Running is hosting a 9k Around the Fairway Nov. 5. This is a new fun event running the golf cart path at the Timbers at Troy golf course with a brunch in the clubhouse to follow. Go to

The CrossLife Community Church is sponsoring a Summer's End 5k Family Run/Walk, Sept. 18 at 8 a.m. Cost: $20 per person, $10 for children under 12; $40 (families of four or more). All of the proceeds will benefit the Elkridge Food Pantry. Go to


The Columbia Red Storm travel team will hold tryouts for the 2012 season from 1-3 p.m., Sept 3 and 4 and 3-5 p.m., Sept. 10 and 11 at Oakland Mills High School. The Red Storm competes in the MABA high school travel division and various tournaments. The team is currently ranked No. 1 by ECTB in the Mid-Atlantic Region for 17-U teams.

The American Legion Columbia Post 300 will hold tryouts for the 2012 Maryland Senior American Legion Summer season Sept. 10 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Centennial High School. The tryouts are open to all players who live in Howard County and were born on or after Jan. 1, 1993. A tryout form is available at Fill out the form and email it to

The Western Howard County Renegades will hold travel team tryouts as follows:

11-U: Sept. 11, 4 p.m., Alpha Ridge Park, field 3.

13-U: Sept. 10, 4 p.m., Western Regional Park, field 1.

14-U: Sept. 10, 4 p.m., Western Regional Park.

19-U: Sept. 17, 4 p.m. Glenelg High School.

17-U MABA full time travel team: email

The Savage 8-U travel team is holding practices for players interested in trying out for the 2012 squad. Practices will be held on Tuesdays from 5:45–7:45 p.m. and Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. at Savage Park, field 4. E-mail prior to attending your first practice.


Registration is now open for the HCYP fall volleyball season. Go to




The 18th annual Athelas Charity Golf Classic will be held Sept. 19 at Willow Springs Golf Course. Athelas Institute is a non-profit human service agency serving adults with intellectual disabilities for over 35 years. The goal is to raise funds, which will help provide opportunities for over 400 adults supported by Athelas Institute.

A shotgun start is scheduled at 9 a.m.; the format is Captain's Choice and prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin, longest drive and best team score. Cost: $100 (individual); $380 (foursome). Business and personal sponsorships are available. Call 410-964-1241.


Special needs


Sports Plus is offering special needs soccer Saturdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 29, from 9-10 a.m., at Talbott Springs Elementary School in Columbia. A track, field and fitness program will be held those same days from 10-11 a.m., also at Talbott Springs. Sports Plus programs are for verbal children ages 5-14 who are able to follow simple directions and who have mild to moderate autistic spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD and other developmental disabilities. Cost: $145 per child. Call 301-452-3781.

Volunteers, ages 14 and over, are needed to assist coaches and provide encouragement to the athletes. If interested, e-mail




The Central Maryland Soccer Association will sponsor two youth soccer tournaments this fall season. The Columbus Classic will be held Oct. 8-9 in Westminster; the Thanksgiving Classic will be held Nov. 25-26 in the North Point area of Baltimore County.

Both events will feature separate boys and girls competition in the single age groupings of 8 through 18; with U-8 through 12 playing 8v8 and ages 12 through 18 playing 11v11. All participating teams must be USSF youth affiliated.

Information and application forms are available at or by calling 410-363-8610.

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