BASEBALL: Upper Loudoun Little League and Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth will sponsor the fifth annual baseball opening day parade beginning at 11 a.m. April 23 on Main Street in Purcellville. Parade route starts at Loudoun Valley High School and ends at Fireman's Field. Information: Cyndie Rinek, 540-338-5368, www.ulll.org or www.glbr.org.
BASEBALL: Sterling Xplosion, a 13-and-under travel team, seeks players. Information: Bill Mason, 703-478-9090, or David Kee, 703-906-6575.
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Northwest quarterback Ike Whitaker completed 157 of 262 passes for a school-record 2,586 yards, with 28 TDs and only 10 INTs in leading the Jaguars to the Maryland 3A championship. He is The Post's Offensive Player of the Year.
North Stafford defensive lineman Cordarrow Thompson had 102 tackles, including 43 for a loss, and nine sacks in 13 games to lead the Wolverines' smothering defense. He is The Post's Defensive Player of the Year.
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BASEBALL: Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth seeks managers for 13-year-old, 14- to 15-year-old and 16- to 19-year-old divisions and all-star teams. Information: www.glbr.org.
BASKETBALL: Horizon Basketball Association seeks boys' and girls' teams in grades 8-12 for its Summer Dream League. Information: Anton Perkins, 571-434-8422, or www.horizonbasketball.com.
CHEERLEADING: DMB Sports is holding Introduction to Cheerleading (no tumbling) camp 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 5-8 at the National Conference Center. Cost $180, $165 for siblings. Information: www.dmbsports.net/camp, or 703-858-5505, Ext. 104.
FLAG FOOTBALL: NOVA youth flag football league will host its second annual NFL youth flag football camp for boys and girls ages 7-12 9 a.m.-noon June 27-July 1 in Ashburn. Cost is $149. Information: Dolores Neu, 703-729-4680, or www.novaflag.com.
FOOTBALL: Lower Loudoun will be having early registration 9 a.m.-noon April 23 at Bill Allen Field, 300 S. Sterling Blvd. All new players must show a birth certificate. Information: www.llbfl.org.
VOLLEYBALL: Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will hold high school preseason volleyball camps for grades 9-10 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and for grades 11-12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 10-Aug. 8. Cost is $65. Information: 703-771-5913 or email@example.com.
PLAYERS: SWYA Freedom, an under-11 girls' team, seeks players. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
PLAYERS: Ashburn Sting, an under-11 boys' team, seeks players. Information: Pete Hegedus, 703-858-5093 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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