Baseball FALL PROGRAM: A fall instructional program will be offered by the Calvert County American Little League through November. Boys and girls ages 8-16 are eligible. Information: Gary Keller, 410-535-5118, or Robert Bryner, 410-535-4527.

Basketball YOUTH REGISTRATION: Calvert County Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations through Nov. 22. Children 9-17 are eligible. Cost: $31 for the first family member and $26 for each additional member. No special requests for team placement will be accepted, siblings will be placed on the same team if they are in the same age group, and no transfer of players is allowed after team selections are made. Coaches also are needed in all age groups. Information: 410-535-1600 or 301-855-1243, Ext. 227.

COMPETITIVE LEAGUE: Under-14, under-12 and under-10 leagues for boys and girls will be offered in Calvert County this season. Open tryouts will be held in mid-November. Information: 410-535-1600 or 301-855-1243, Ext. 227.

ADULT LEAGUES: Calvert County Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for adult basketball leagues. Three age divisions: 18 and over, 28 and over, 40 and over. Rosters must have a minimum of 10 players and a maximum of 15. Cost: $670 per team with a $50 deposit. Information: 410-535-1600 or 301-855-1243, Ext. 227 or 229.

PANTHER CLINIC: The second annual Panther Ballhandling and Shooting Clinic will be held 2-5 p.m. Nov. 17 at Patuxent High School. Cost: $41, including basketball and T-shirt, workbook and handouts. Patuxent High School girls' basketball coach John McGuffin, assistant coaches and players are the instructors. Registration deadline: Wednesday ($10 fee for late registrations). Information: 301-535-1600 or 301-855-1243, Ext. 227.

COORDINATORS NEEDED: Calvert County Parks and Recreation is hiring league coordinators to supervise the 2002-03 Youth Basketball Program. They are responsible for site supervision and record-keeping of all league activities. Applicants must be 18 or older and able to work nights and weekends. Starting salary is $8 per hour. Information: Sports office, 410-535-1600 or 301-855-1243, Ext. 227 or 229.

Lacrosse CLINICS: Clinics continue through Saturday at the Athletic Clubhouse in Waldorf. The clinics are meant to introduce Charles County youths to lacrosse. Cost: $40 for all sessions or $10 apiece. Boys and girls are welcome, and adults interested in assisting are encouraged to attend. Information: Rich, 301-904-9215, or

DROP-IN LEAGUE: Junior varsity and varsity lacrosse players are wanted for a drop-in league that plays 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays. Full equipment is required. Information: Nila, 301-932-4348 or 301-870-0352, or

Running PREDICTION RUN: The sixth annual Prediction Run 5K race to benefit Special Olympics of Maryland and St. Mary's City will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 23 at the Visitors Center in St. Mary's City. The first 100 registrants will receive an event T-shirt. Runners in seven age groups will win awards, and in the 5K Prediction Run, the top five finishers with the time closest to his or her predicted time also will win awards. Registration: $15 if postmarked by Nov. 14, $20 on race day. Information: 301-737-4577 or the Chesapeake Bay Running Club site,

Softball FALL PROGRAM: The Calvert County American Little League will offer a fall instructional program through November. Boys and girls ages 8-16 are eligible. Information: Gary Keller, 410-535-5118, or Robert Bryner, 410-535-4527.

TRYOUTS: A 12-and-under select fast pitch team will conduct tryouts for the 2003 season. Information: 301-259-2302 or 301-374-9086.

ANGELS TRYOUTS: The Southern Maryland Angels 18-and-under fast pitch team will hold tryouts soon for the 2003 season. Information: Joe Cheseldine, 301-843-0218 (day) or 301-374-9937 (night).


TRYOUTS: Southern Maryland Juniors will hold tryouts for girls of all ages Nov. 17 at Northern High School. There is a $300 refundable tryout fee that must be paid at registration. Any girl under the age of 18 needs a parent or legal guardian's signature, and that person must be present at the tryout unless the paperwork is completed in advance. Information: Cheryl Lord, 410-257-6299.


YOUTH SIGN-UPS: Westlake youth wrestling sign-ups are underway for a season that will run Nov. 15-March 15. Children ages 5-14 are eligible. Cost: $65. Practices are at Westlake High School. Information: Joe Clegg, 301-392-3603.

Miscellaneous FOOTBALL PARTY: The Southern Maryland Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association will sponsor a TV football party for the Virginia Tech-Syracuse football game Saturday at the Brass Rail Sports Bar in Great Mills. All Virginia Tech football fans are invited. Information: 301-997-1192.

SPEEDWAY BANQUET: Potomac Speedway will hold its 2002 awards banquet at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Mechanicsville Firehouse. There will be a social time, banquet and dancing. The top finishers in each division will be honored. Tickets are available only at the speedway or Jay Dee Supply. Information: 301-884-4624.

KIDS KARATE: Classes will be held after school Friday at Wade Community Center in Waldorf. Children 6-12 are invited. Cost: $40 for four sessions. Information: 301-645-9291.

SOUTHERN MARYLAND EXTRA: Do you have a sports event, tryout or program you'd like people in Calvert, Charles or St. Mary's County to know about? Send your announcements, including a contact person, phone number and dates you'd like the announcement to run, to The Washington Post, Southern Maryland Extra, c/o Dan Uthman, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071. You can also fax announcements to 202-334-7685 or e-mail them to