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Celebration Church's 13U boy's basketball team is looking for dedicated and hard working basketball players for its year-round team. The team will practice twice weekly throughout the year and participate in both league and tournament play. If interested in learning about tryouts and team workouts, contact Coach Chris: or 410-598-5418.

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

Please contact the appropriate coach/manager for additional questions:

Boys 4th: Ray Cary,; Boys 5th: James Walls,; Boys 6th: Mike Hewitt,; Boys 8th: Cody Toler,; Girls 8th: Michael Hargrett,


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



The Columbia Red Storm is holding tryouts for its 18/19U summer 2015 showcase/tournament baseball team Aug. 23-24 from 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. at Schooley Mill Park on field No. 2. For more information, visit or contact Rick Hart at 443-285-9771.

Western Howard County travel baseball organization forms teams for 8U through 22U. Tryouts have already begun. Here are the remaining dates and times for all age groups:

8U: Aug. 17 at 1 p.m., and Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. (all on field No. 9 at Western Regional Park); 9U: Aug. 17 at 5 p.m.; 10U: Aug. 17 at 3 p.m.; 11U: Aug. 17 at 5 p.m.; 13U: Aug. 17 at 3 p.m.; 14U: Aug. 16 at 9 a.m., and Aug. 23rd at 9 a.m.; 15U: Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. and Aug. 24 at 5 p.m.; 16U: Aug. 23rd at 9 a.m.

All older groups will be determined at a later date. All tryouts will be held at Western Regional Park. Questions should be directed to Tim Finkelston, travel baseball coordinator, at

The Atholton Youth Recreation Association (AYRA) will continue tryouts for the 2015 14U (players born after April 30, 2000) travel team on 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 or contact Rob Meissner ( with any questions.

AYRA fall 2014 baseball registration is now open. Leagues available for all player ages 5-18. Visit for details.


The 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.

The Elkridge Hurricanes will continue tryouts for its 2015 13U travel baseball team at Howard High School Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Interested played should contact coach Doug Link at or call 240-413-6912. Private workouts can be scheduled for those who can't make the listed dates.

The HCYP Raiders will be conducting tryouts for its 10U travel baseball program on Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon and on Aug. 24 from 2-4 p.m. at Field 3 at Kiwanis-Wallis Park. The HCYP Raiders program will field two teams. To be eligible to play, must be born between May 1, 2004 and April 30, 2005. For more information call 410-733-0445 or email


The 11th Annual Ellicott City Labor Day Running Classic 10K and 5K (formerly the Knights of Columbus 10K Run) is scheduled to take place on 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 No. 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. Over 350 runners completed both races last year.

Platinum sponsor, Smokin' Hot Bar & Grille of Glenwood, Md. to cater the event. They will be providing sausage, chicken and a variety of side dishes for all of our participants.


In addition to the food, there will be a DJ, random prizes, post-race massages by Howard County Chiropractic Spine & Sports Rehabilitation, snowballs, and a moon bounce for the kids. Cash awards ($75, $50, and $25 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall male and female finishers in both races) and non-cash awards will be provided in seven age group categories. The 10K run is USATF certified and is part of the 2014 RacePacket Grand Prix.

For further information including a race flyer, visit Register online at For additional information, please contact the race director, Doug Angradi at 410-531-7594 or


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 in SAC's new professionally run summer camp. Both full and half-day sessions are offered. SAC also offers extended care from 4-6 p.m. for an additional fee. Go to to register. For more information, contact

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 to register. For more information, contact

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 to 18. Teams meet for eight weeks each season for practices and weekend games. Players receive an Under Armour jersey, shorts and socks. Go to to register. Register by Aug. 15 to avoid a late registration fee. For more information, contact


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 to register. For more information, contact

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 I 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 or call 443-564-9977.

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Registration is still open for the First Tee of Howard County this fall. The program provides classes for students between the ages of 5-17. The sessions are eight weeks and range from one to two hours long, depending on the age. Clubs are provided, if necessary. Interested individuals may register online at


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



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.

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 (click on the volunteer tab).