Baseball

BABE RUTH WORLD SERIES: Volunteers needed for the 16-year-old World Series on Aug. 14-21. Approximately 30-40 volunteers needed for each game at Fireman's Field. Information: Barbra McWilliams, at barbramcwilliams@earthllink.net or 540-955-3830. Host families are also needed for the week of the World Series. Information: Jim Ballentine, 703-431-7262; or www.loudounbrws.com.

PLAYERS: Lower Loudoun Little League has online registration until Aug. 8 for the fall season for players ages 5-16 as of July 31, 2005. Information: www.llbaseball.com or 703-430-6019.

PLAYERS: Eastern Loudoun Babe Ruth Baseball League seeks players 13-19 for the fall season. Online registration at www.elbr.org; walk-in registration will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 21 at Ashburn Library and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 21 at Sterling Annex. Information: www.elbr.org.

Basketball

PLAYERS: Loudoun Freedom, an under-12 girls' team, seeks players for the fall season. Tryouts will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Douglass Community Center. Information: Michael Turner, michaelturner@aol.com or 703-303-0808; or www.loudounfreedom.com.

High Schools

BROAD RUN: Preseason cheerleading meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the school library. Information: Jack Kirby, athletic director, 703-779-8822.

HERITAGE: Start dates for fall sports practices: golf, 9 a.m. Monday at Westpark Golf Course; volleyball, 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 9; cross-country, 9-10:30 a.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Harper Park Middle School; football, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 13 (parent meeting, 6 p.m. Aug. 12). All athletes must have completed VHSL physical forms and have all paperwork turned in by next Thursday. Information: Athletic Director Ron Petrella, 703-669-1415.

STONE BRIDGE: Start dates for fall practices: golf, 7:30 a.m. Monday at Goose Creek Golf Course; football, 8:30 a.m. Aug. 9 (team meeting 7 p.m. Aug. 6); volleyball, 9 a.m. Aug. 9; cross-country, 9 a.m. Aug. 9 (team meeting, 7 p.m. Aug. 5); cheerleading, 10 a.m. Aug. 9. Information: Dave Hembach, athletic director, 703-779-8910.

Miscellaneous

FOOTBALL: Lower Loudoun Boys Football League will hold final registration for football players and cheerleaders 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Bill Allen Field in Sterling. Cost is $75. Information: www.llbfl.org.

FOOTBALL: Loudoun County High School Football Boosters Club and Catoctin Sports will sponsor a free clinic for Central Loudoun Youth Football League players and coaches 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 14. Information: e-mail raiderfootball03@aol.com.

HOCKEY: Loudoun County Hockey Club seeks players for 2004-05 season. Students attending Loudoun County High School are eligible. Information: Bill Barry, billbarryIII@aol.com or 703-771-1164.

RUNNING: Loudoun Special Forces Track Club seeks boys and girls ages 7-17. Practices are Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Information: Nick Savage, 703-779-8618 or sforce1@hotmail.com.

RUNNING: Mercury Speed Unlimited will host speed training programs 6-8 p.m. Monday-Aug. 6 at the National Conference Center in Leesburg. Information: Nick Savage, 703-303-4457; mercuryspeed@hotmail.com; or www.eteamz.com/mercuryspeed.

SENIOR OLYMPICS: Registration is open until Aug. 27 for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, to be held Sept. 15-30. Information: www.novaseniorolympics.com; or Cheryl Wheeler, Leesburg Senior Center, 703-771-5156.

VOLLEYBALL: Loudoun Youth Volleyball seeks players in grades six through eight for the fall season. Information: www.nvva.com; David McCandless, 703-779-7557 or coachdave510@msn.com.

Softball

PLAYERS: Ashburn Shooting Stars, a 10-and-under team, will hold tryouts 9-11 a.m. Aug. 8 and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 22 at Trailside Park. Information: Keith Ball, keith_ball@freddiemac.com or 703-723-5122.

PLAYERS: Ashburn Shooting Stars Gold, a 12-and-under team, will hold tryouts 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 8, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 12 and 1-3 p.m. Aug. 22 at Trailside Park. Information: Kim Prince, coachkim5@yahoo.com or 703-729-7553.

PLAYERS: Ashburn Shooting Stars White, a 12-and-under team, will hold tryouts 7-9 p.m. next Thursday, noon-3 p.m. Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 15 and noon-3 p.m. Aug. 21 at Trailside Park. Information: Ted Kramer, 703-930-9896 or kramer_family@adelphia.net.

PLAYERS: Ashburn Shooting Stars Black, a 14-and-under team, will hold tryouts 12:30-3 p.m. Aug. 8, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 11 and 3-5 p.m. Aug. 22 at Trailside Park. Information: Wayne Cook, waynec51@aol.com or 703-729-2924; or Rich Blessing, rblessing@orsinteractive.com or 703-729-7822.

PLAYERS: Ashburn Shooting Stars Gold, a 14-and-under team, will hold tryouts 6-8 p.m. Aug. 19, 24 and 26 at Farmwell Station Middle School. Information: Danny De la Haba. 703-858-1115.

PLAYERS: Ashburn Shooting Stars White, a 14-and-under team, will hold tryouts 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 14 and 21 at Trailside Park. Information: Bryan Tiplady, 703-858-2966 or www.eteamz.com/whitestars.

PLAYERS: Loudoun Storm, a 14-and-under team, seeks players. Information: Jeff Beach, 540-822-9188.

PLAYERS: Baseliner Blue, a 14-and-under team, seeks players. Information: John Patton, 703-444-1759.

PLAYERS: Fire & Ice, a 14-and-under team, will hold tryouts noon-2 p.m. Aug. 14, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 17, noon-2 p.m. Aug. 21 at Park View High School. Information: Debbie Polen, 703-444-1692.

PLAYERS: Fauquier Spitfire, a 16-and-under travel team, seeks players. Information: Billy Reed, 540-788-9088.

PLAYERS: Baseliners, an 18-and-under team, seeks players. Information: Mike Reed, 703-444-2194 or mikecaddie@aol.com.

PLAYERS: Ashburn Shooting Stars, an 18-and-under team, seeks players for summer season. Information: Joe Bertola, 703-444-3693; or Eamonn Murtagh, 703-758-9716.

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