Howard Huskies offer new Cross-Ice Program

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.


Ice hockey

The Howard Huskies new Cross-Ice Program starts Aug. 29 and runs through February. The program is for ages 8 and under and there are three on-ice sessions a week. Cost: $395. Free loaner equipment is available. Go to http://www.howardhuskies.org.


Field hockey

The Spitfire Field Hockey Club will hold tryouts for its winter indoor U-16 and U-19 tournament teams Aug. 21 and Sept. 11 from 3- 5 p.m. at Garrison Forest School. Cost: $25. 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 http://www.spitfirehockey.org or call 301-490-9997.


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 http://www.kc11898.com for information; register at http://www.active.com.

Bullseye Running is hosting a 9k Around the Fairway, 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 http://www.bullseyerunning.com.

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.


Cheerleading tryouts for open spots on Maryland Marlins All-Stars will be held Aug. 25, from 6-7 p.m. There are 12 teams are available for ages 4 and up. Email supersquads@hughes.net or call 410-796-2244.


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. 28.

12-U: 12:30 p.m.-3, Aug. 28.

14-U: 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. 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.

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 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 andrewjperlin@gmail.com prior to attending your first practice.

The Elkridge Hurricane travel teams will hold tryouts Aug. 20, 21, 27 and 28 at Rockburn Branch Park, Howard and Long Reach high schools. Teams will be forming at the 8-U, 9-U, 10-U, 11-U, 12-U, 13-U, 14-U, 15-U and 16-U levels. Click on the baseball tab at http://www.eyosports.org or email eyobaseball@yahoo.com.

Freedom Firebirds 18-U tournament team will hold tryouts on Aug. 21 and 28 from 1:15 3:15 p.m. at Freedom Park, field 5, 970 Raincliffe Road, Sykesville. Email tjsandcjs@comcast.net or call or 410-245-5404.

The 15-U Metro Spartans continue tryouts Aug. 21 and 27, at 2:30 p.m. Fill out a registration at http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?sid=113999188&url=omspartans, and email it to bbcoach2011@yahoo.com.

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

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 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, which continue Aug. 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.



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.


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 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.