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Baseball

Registration open -- Savage Boys and Girls Club spring registration is open for recreational baseball and softball. The club holds evaluations to form balanced teams; players of all skill levels are welcome. Volunteer coaches are also needed. www.SavageBGC.org.

Seeking players -- Chesapeake Men's Senior Baseball League is seeking teams and players for its adult baseball league's 25+ and 38+ divisions. To be placed in a player pool and assigned to a team: www.chesa peakemsbl.com.

Seeking players -- The Western Howard County Renegades Travel Baseball 8-U and 9-U teams are seeking players. Both teams play home games in Howard County and will be playing in the MABA Travel League. For 8-U, bernard.dittman@ngc.com; 9-U, smejharding@comcast.net.

Seeking players -- Maryland Blue Jays are seeking players to form travel teams in the 8-U and 12-U age groups. Plans for the spring season include league play in the Mid-Atlantic Baseball Association for the 8-U team, and the Baltimore Metro League for the 12-U team, as well as a trip to Cooperstown, N.Y., for the 12-U's. Michael Johnson, mdblue jays@yahoo.com.

Tryouts -- The Howard County Youth Program 15-U Metro Raiders travel baseball team is holding tryouts for the spring season. Brian Branthover, 301-854-2456.

Seeking players -- Ponce de Leon Baseball League is seeking players ages 30 and older of all skill levels. Games are played in Howard, Carroll and Anne Arundel counties. 410-531-9434.

Umpires -- Training begins today for those interested in umpiring spring and summer youth baseball in Howard County. 301-776-9933 or 410-916-5655.

Basketball

League -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is accepting registration for recreational basketball leagues. Play is to begin next month. The fee is $99 for each child ages 11 to 14 and includes an eight-week season, referees and awards. Girls play from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and boys play from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Registration or information: 410-313-7275, or Mike Blevins, 410-313-4720.

Tryouts -- Maryland Stingers Basketball Club is holding tryouts this month for 14-U/eighth-grade and 15-U/ninth-grade boys AAU basketball teams. Teams are coached by two former Division I college players. 410-531-1865.

Fitness

Appreciation days -- Columbia Association will hold Member Appreciation Days at its fitness facilities to thank members for their support. Planned are raffles, light refreshments, gifts, a chance to take a guest (no charge) and participate in additional programs and classes, including Aqua Yoga. The program will be at Columbia Gym on Saturday (410-531-0800); and Supreme Sports Club on April 5 (410-381-5355).

Golf

Accepting applications -- First Tee Howard County is accepting applications for all levels and sessions. The spring season is to begin next month. The organization provides facilities and educational programs for young people with the goal of promoting values and character development through golf. 410-730-1114.

Hockey

Beginners welcome -- Howard Huskies have openings for players ages 4 to 17 in the 2007-2008 season of the Rec/Developmental Program. No tryouts are necessary. Openings also are available for skaters and goalies ages 4 to 8 and 9 and 10, and skaters ages 11 and 12 and 15 to 17. Beginners and those seeking to revive skills are welcome. Coaches are USA Hockey-certified. www.howardhuskies.org.

Youth in-line hockey -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is offering fast-paced middle school and high school in-line hockey leagues on its rinks at Alpha Ridge Park in Marriottsville. Teams play a 12-game schedule, including playoffs. The cost is $100 a child, with a discount rate of $70 if a parent or guardian volunteers as a head coach. Programs are to begin March 26 for middle-schoolers and March 30 for high school students. Play runs through mid-June. Players will be placed on teams based on age and skill level. Team assignment requests are available only for siblings and head coaches' children. The fee includes a T-shirt. 410-313-4674.

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