New men's basketball league coming to Jessup

Submitting sports notices

The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578.



A new men's basketball league will be held at the Maryland Juniors Sports Center, 8221 Preston Ct., Jessup. The league begins Aug. 15 and runs Monday nights (7, 8 and 9 p.m.) through Oct. 3. Cost: $525 per team. Register by Aug. 12 by calling 443-602-4441.


Field hockey

The Howard/Carroll Officials Association is looking for individuals interested in officiating high school field hockey. Training will be provided during the week of Aug. 15. Email karendye@comcast.net or call 410-804-8053.


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 summersend5k.org.

The Howard County Junior Striders cross country program registration is available at http://www.striders.net or http://www.bullseyerunning.com. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays for eight weeks at Centennial High School beginning Aug. 30. Beginners and experienced runners from first through eighth grade are welcome.

Table tennis/chess

The Howard County/Carroll County Table Tennis Club will host a table tennis and chess day camp in the Carrolltown Center, in Eldersburg, Aug. 22-26. All ages and levels of play are welcome. The full-day camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break. Email philvandus@aol.com or call 301-580-9842.


The Western Howard County Fever girls fastpitch travel program continue tryouts for all age levels in August at Western Regional Park, field 3. The Fever will field eight teams. The tryout dates are:

10-U: 3-5:30 p.m., Aug. 13 and 28.

12-U: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Aug. 14; 12:30 p.m.-3, Aug. 28.

14-U: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Aug. 14; 12:30-3 p.m., Aug. 21.

16-U: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Aug. 21 and 28.

18-U: 12:30-3 p.m., Aug. 13, 14, 20 and 21.

Email colosimom@comcast.net or call 443-756-0608.

Registration is open for ages 5-17 for the HCYP girls fastpitch fall season. This is an instructional program for 8-U, 10-U and 12-U players and includes a competitive older league primarily for high school players not playing year-round but looking toward spring tryouts. Register at http://www.hcyp.org or print out a registration form to mail in with a check.


Quick Stix registration is underway for girls seven-a-side fall lacrosse league. Three divisions of competition will include high school, middle school and elementary (grades 4-5).

Sign up as an individual or with a team (maximum of 15 players).

League play, by division, will follow a set schedule. Each team will play one game every Sunday afternoon from Sept. 18 to Oct. 23 between 1 and 4 p.m. at Bates Heritage Park in Annapolis. Register online at http://www.quickstix.com. Call 410-573-1414, Ext. 111.

Bowie Boys and Girls Club girls lacrosse fall program will be held Sundays from Aug. 21-Oct. 30. Girls ages 5-18, regardless of ability level, are encouraged to participate. Please go to http://www.bbgc.com or call 202-674-6040.


Registration for Columbia Ravens Football is open for ages 5-14. Go to http://www.columbiaravens.com. In addition, the organization seeks qualified, committed individuals to coach, especially at the Pit Bull (ages 5-6) and 14-U levels. Interested parties should contact the director of football at columbiaravens@gmail.com.

Flag football

The Bulldog Flag Football League is registering teams and individuals for its season which runs from Sept. 18-Dec. 18, including post-season and tournament games. The leagues plays on Sundays in Baltimore, Howard and Anne Arundel counties. The league offers 9-man and 8-man IE ($500 plus officials fees) and 5-man ($350 plus officials fees). Call 410-409-4866 or register at http://www.eteamz.com/mdbulldogflagfootball.


The 15U Metro Spartans are holding tryouts on Sunday, Aug. 14 and 21 and Saturday, Aug. 27, at 2:30 p.m. For information, visit the team website, http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?sid=113999188&url=omspartans, fill out the registration form and email it to bbcoach2011@yahoo.com.

The HCYP Raiders travel baseball program is sponsoring 20 teams from 8U to 19U for the 2012 season. Highlights for the 2012 season are HCYP's return to 8U baseball, two 12U Cooperstown teams, an 18U college prep team in the Eddie Brooks League and two American Legion team afffiliations. Go to http://www.hcyp.org for details on August tryout dates, times and locations, or email hcypraiders@comcast.net.

The Greater Glen Burnie Patriots 12-U travel team will hold tryouts Aug. 14 at 1 p.m. at Rippling Woods Elementary School, field 5. For information or to schedule a make-up date, call 443-618-1156.

The Western Howard Renegades 2012 travel teams will hold tryouts as follows:

8-U: Aug. 20, 10 a.m.; Aug. 24, 6 p.m.; Aug. 27, 10 a.m. Western Regional Park, field 2.

10-U: Aug. 21, 12:30 p.m., Western Regional, field 1.

11-U: Aug. 20, 2 p.m., Western Regional, field 1; Sept. 11, 5 p.m., Alpha Ridge, field 3.

12-UA and B: Aug. 14, 6 p.m., Western Regional, field 1.

13-U: Aug. 20, 4 p.m., Western Regional, field 1; Sept. 10, 4 p.m., Western Regional, field 1.

14-U: Aug. 27, 4 p.m., Western Regional, field 1; Sept. 10, 4 p.m., Western Regional, field 2.

The current Savage 10-U travel team (11-U next year) continue tryouts at 4 p.m., Aug. 14 and 21 at Savage Park. The team will play a limited fall league schedule, the MABA Spring League and tournaments. Email neilj28@gmail.com or call 301-252-3490.


The Savage 13-U travel team will hold tryouts at Savage Park, field 5, at 6 p.m., Aug. 11, 14, 18 and 21. The team will play several local teams and a tournament this fall along with a full schedule and six tournaments in the spring.


The regular meeting of Talkin' Baseball will be held Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Austin Gisbiel will discuss his book "Safe at Home". Call 410-740-1145.

The 13-U Western Howard County Renegades will hold tryouts for next year's team Aug. 20 and Sept. 10. Tryouts begin both days at 4 p.m. Email 13URenegades@comcast.net for details.

The Sykesville travel program is looking for players for its 9-U, 10-U, 11-U, 12-U, 13-U, 14-U and high school eligible divisions (ages 15-19) teams. The age cutoff date is April 30, 2012. Interested players must attend open tryouts Aug.7, 21, and 28 at Freedom Park in Sykesville. For exact times and more information to go http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=sykesvilletravel or call 410-404-5796.

The 2012 Columbia Sun Devils 13-U travel team will hold open tryouts for the 2011-12 season Aug. 21 from 4-6:30 p.m. at Meadowbrook Park field 3. The Sun Devils are looking for highly motivated players. The team's website is http://www.leaguelineup.com/columbiasundevils. Call 301-351-1379 with questions.


Baltimore Bays (U-13 girls) is looking for additional players and a goalie for the 2011-2012 season. The team is based in Howard County and plays in the WAGS league. Interested players should email kgriffin@naimichael.com or call 301-442-3620.