BASEBALL

REGISTRATION: The Arlington Babe Ruth Cal Ripken Division is accepting applications for the spring season for players ages 4-12 residing inside the Beltway. Play begins in early March. For more information, contact Tom Lubnow at 703-354-1135 or arlbaberuth@yahoo.com, or see www.eteamz.com/arlingtonbaberuth.

SOCCER

COACH WANTED: The Arlington Magic, an Old Dominion Soccer League Division 3 under-12 girls' travel team, is looking for a new paid coach. For more information, contact Mike Fleming at 703-533-3999.

TRYOUTS: Cugini Soccer, an Italian soccer club and school that trains in Reston, is conducting tryouts for its third annual "Soccer in Italy" program scheduled for June, 2003. Cugini is affiliated with Italian club AC Perugia. Girls and boys born from 1989-1993 are eligible. For more information, contact Fabio Diletti at 866-792-9433 or info@cuginisoccer.com. Also see www.cuginisoccer.com.

U-18 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The LMVSA Patriots, a Washington Area Girls Soccer League Division II team, seeks two field players. The Patriots are based in the Alexandria-Mount Vernon area. For more information, contact Coach Mike Rodgers at 703-922-7999 or patriotmlr@aol.com.

U-13 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Alexandria Explosion, a Washington Area Girls Soccer League team, seeks several players for ongoing tryouts. The team trains year-round. For more information, contact Rick Regensburg at 703-329-1288 or AlexandriaExplosion@worldnet.att.net.

U-12 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: Team America Select, a Washington Area Girls Soccer League Division 1 team, seeks several players. For more information, contact John Tupy at 703-924-9483, 703-813-4800 or tupsters@aol.com.

U-12 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Chantilly Flames, an under-12 girls' team, seeks players for ongoing tryouts for the spring season. For more information, contact Carlos Montenegro at 703-620-5800 or see www.chantillyflames.com.

U-10 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Herndon Blaze, an Old Dominion Soccer League team, seeks committed players for ongoing tryouts. The team offers indoor speed and agility training and an experienced coach. For more information, contact Mary Colas at 703-620-1501 or MaryEColas@aol.com. Also see www.eteamz.com/herndonblaze.

U-10 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Herndon Hurricanes, an under-10 girls' travel team, seeks players at all positions for ongoing tryouts. For more information, contact Walt Heuer at 703-787-9449 or WHeuer9760@aol.com.

REGISTRATION: McLean Youth Soccer is offering early registration for new and returning players on its website, www.McLeanSoccer.org. The league is open to boys and girls from kindergarten through 12th grade. The season runs from March 24 through June 8. For more information, contact Eileen Hopkins at 703-506-8068 or SoccerMcL@aol.com.

SOFTBALL

TRYOUTS: The Firestorm, a Northern Virginia 14-and-under select girls' team, seeks an experienced pitcher and a position player for the spring 2003 season. For more information, contact Coach Gary Seigel at 703-255-0387 or seigel@cox.net.

TRYOUTS: The 12-and-under Vienna Stars will be conducting tryouts throughout the winter for the spring and summer 2003 roster. Workouts will be Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. beginning in January. The team will be coached by George Mason assistant head coach Erica Ayers. For more information, contact her at 703-993-3813 or see www.viennastars.com.

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