Baseball

SOUTHERN MARYLAND VIPERS: The 16-and-under select team is looking for skilled players. Information: Paul, 301-246-4779.

PLAYERS WANTED: The Waldorf Traveling Indians are forming a select team for 13-year-olds. Players must not turn 14 before Saturday. The team will play more than 35 games this summer. The schedule will include several local tournaments. Information: Howard Youmans, 301-645-1555 or 703-516-2255.

Bowling

PINEFIELD LADIES BOWLING LEAGUE: Looking for members for its Wednesday league, which bowls at 9:30 a.m. at AMF Waldorf Lanes. An organizational meeting will be held at 10 a.m. . League bowling starts Aug. 25. Information: Shelly Cusic, 301-932-7283.

Cheerleading

WALDORF WILDCATS YOUTH ATHLETIC ORGANIZATION: Registration is open for the 2004 cheerleading season. Information: www.waldorfwildcats.com.

WANTED: Baton twirlers. American Salute Majorettes is recruiting all ages to join the corps for baton twirling and possible pompom instruction. No experience necessary. Information: Donna, 301-932-9437.

Football

SOLOMONS STEELERS FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING: Registration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at BGE Sports Fields, across from Southern Middle School. Teams: Flag, Pee Wee, 65-pound, 75-pound, 85-pound, 95-pound, 115-pound, Unlimited (sixth-eighth grade). Information: 410-586-3629 or www.solomons-steelers.com.

WALDORF REDSKINS YOUTH FOOTBALL: Registration from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Aug. 15 at the Chaney Building in Waldorf for ages 8-15 weighing 75 to 150 pounds. Information: Coach Paul, 240-882-4159, or Coach Earnest, 703-963-6153.

High School Sports

MCDONOUGH HIGH SCHOOL: Coaches will hold a meeting for parents of players who are interested in participating in a fall sport at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium. Athletes and their parents will review the procedures and policies for athletic participation. To participate in a sports program, the athlete must complete the following forms: physical form, verification of residency, proof of insurance, emergency card and statement of acceptance of student-parent handbook. Forms may be obtained at the meeting or in the main office during business hours (from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays). The following sports begin practice Aug. 14: football, cheerleading, 8-10 a.m.; pompoms, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m.; boys' soccer, 8-10 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.; girls' soccer, 4-6 p.m. The following sports begin practice Aug. 16: field hockey, 8-10 a.m. and noon-2 p.m.; golf, 3-5 p.m.; volleyball, 10 a.m.-noon and 3-5 p.m.; cross-country, time TBA.

NORTHERN HIGH SCHOOL: At 8 a.m. Aug. 11 the varsity and junior varsity football teams will be issued equipment in the school gym. The girls' soccer team will have a meeting for players and parents at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 in the school cafeteria. The following sports will begin practice Aug. 14: cross-country (school track, 8 a.m.); field hockey (school field, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.); golf (Mellomar Golf Park, 11 a.m.); boys' soccer (school field, 8-10 a.m. and 6-8 p.m.); girls' soccer (school field, 9-11:30 a.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.); volleyball (school gym, 9 a.m.). The freshman football team will be issued equipment at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 in the gym.

LA PLATA HIGH SCHOOL: Will host a fall sports preseason meeting for students and parents at 7 p.m. next Thursday in the auditorium. Students trying out for a fall sport and their parents should attend the meeting. Topics will include eligibility clearance procedures. Fall sports practices and tryouts begin Aug. 14. A current physical must be on file, and students must be cleared by the athletic director before they begin tryouts.

WESTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL: Coaches will hold a meeting for parents of players who are interested in participating in a fall sport at 7 p.m. next Thursday in the school gymnasium. Students must have a physical and submit participation forms to Coach Zaccarelli by Aug. 13. Practices will begin for the following sports at 8 a.m. Aug. 14 at the school: football, cheerleading, field hockey, volleyball, cross-country and girls' soccer. The golf team will hold its first practice at 8 a.m. Aug. 16 at Potomac Ridge Golf Links in Waldorf, and the boys' soccer team will hold its first practice at 8 a.m. Aug. 16 at the school. Information: Coach Zaccarelli, 301-645-8857.

Hockey

BOWIE HOCKEY CLUB: Youth hockey registration for the 2004-05 season from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Bowie Ice Arena. The registration is for the instructional program and the recreation team program. The club is open to boys and girls ages 4-18. Players of all skill levels are welcome. No tryout is necessary. Information: 301-262-9271 or www.bowiehockey.org.

Running

CHAPTICO CLASSIC 5K AND 10K ROAD RACE AND FUN WALK: Aug. 28 to benefit Alternatives for Youth and Families. $30 donation. Register by calling 301-884-0312 or sign up on race day beginning at 7 a.m. Register and start at Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall on Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico.

CHESAPEAKE BAY RUNNING CLUB YOUTH TRACK PROGRAM: The club will host a youth track program at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through Aug. 25 at Chopticon High School. It also will host a no-frills all-comers meet (running events only) Wednesday. Information: www.cbrcmd.org or contact Larry Hart, 301-472-4346.

Soccer

CALVERT COUNTY CLINICS: Conducting a series of clinics. All clinics cost $31 per session and will be held at Hollowing Point Park, with each session beginning at 6 p.m. Ages 4-7 and beginning players meet Monday, Tuesday and Aug. 9 and 10; ages 8-14 and intermediate players meet Wednesday; ages 8-14 and advanced players meet Aug. 11. Information: sports office, 410-535-1600 or 301-855-1243, Ext. 2227 or 2229, or e-mail douglasjones@comcast.net.

CALVERT COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION: Accepting registration for upcoming fall season through tomorrow. . The program will have leagues for boys and girls ages 6 to 18. Coaches are also needed. Information: 410-535-1600 or 301-855-1243, Ext. 2227 or 2229.

CALVERT FREEDOM: Under-11 girls' team is seeking two or three girls who are skilled, committed and want to have fun playing soccer. Players must be born on or after Aug. 1, 1992. Information: Don Ritts, 410-257-5143.

CRUSH TEAM: Looking for two players born on or after Aug. 1, 1989. Will become a WAGS GU-15 D5 Team in fall. Tournament championships include the Whitewater Classic Cup (2004) and Crofton Shootout (2003). Information: Coach Rik Sneeuwjagt, 410-414-5582 or sneeuwjagt@comcast.net.

SOCCER PLAYERS WANTED: The CSA Bravehearts are looking for boys born on or after Aug. 1, 1993, to play in the 2004-05 season. The Bravehearts are a dedicated Maryland premier travel team that competes in the National Capital Soccer League. For tryouts or information: Mark Fisher, 301-802-3159 or towers@erols.com.

SOUTHERN MARYLAND HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PREP CAMP: From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 9-13 in Calvert County. Specific site will be determined. Coaches from colleges and universities of varying sizes and academic strengths will spend four full days scouting, lecturing on recruiting and evaluating each player. Camp is limited to 50 high school players, including incoming freshmen. Information, 410-586-8242 or e-mail exceedsoccer@comcast.net.

ST. MARY'S UNITED U-11 GIRLS' TRYOUT: Travel team will be conducting tryouts for the 2004-05 season from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Father Andrew White School. Registration begins 15 minutes before start time. Players must be born on or after Aug. 1, 1993. No player born on or after Aug. 1, 1995, is eligible for WAGS play. Information: Kathy Birkholz, 301-997-1355 or k2birkholz@aol.com, or Alan Buster, 301-997-1056 or abuster@starpower.net.

FITNESS CAMP: Herb Gainey, men's coach at St. Mary's College of Maryland, will host a high school soccer fitness camp Monday through Aug. 6 at Northern High School. Hours are 6-8 p.m. The cost is $50. Information: Coach Gainey, 240-895-4321, or www.seahawksoccer.com.

U-16 CSA FUSION: WAGS V first-place champion (Fall U-17 -- girls born after July 31, 1987) is looking for girls to join a successful program. Tournaments played over Labor Day and Columbus Day and WAGS in the spring. National license coach Doug Jones. Information: 410-535-6227 or douglasjones@comcast.net.

Softball

CHRISTIAN CO-REC: Calvert recreational adult league playing Sundays from late August through early October. Information: Julie, 410-586-9123 or mcsoftball@prodigy.net.

COED REC LEAGUE: Seeking teams interested in a fall league. League fee $426 per team. Registration deadline is Monday. Information: 410-535-1600 or 410-855-1243, Ext. 2227 or 2229.

GIRLS' SOFTBALL: Open registration for fall softball for girls ages 7-12 in Northern Calvert Little League. Player training and skill-development clinic one weeknight per week, one game per weekend. Divisions: 7-10 coach-pitch for inexperienced players and 9-10 and 11-12 player-pitch. Season: mid-August to October. Cost: $75. Space is limited. Register at www.eteamz.com/ncllfallsoftball. Information: ncllfallball2004@yahoo.com or 410-286-0227.

FALL SOFTBALL LEAGUE: The Charles County Department of Public Facilities will conduct registration for fall adult softball leagues through tomorrow. League sizes are limited. Information: 301-932-3470 or 301-870-2778 weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. or www.charlescountyparks.com.

FAST-PITCH SOFTBALL TRYOUTS: The Southern Maryland SLAM softball organization will hold tryouts in Waldorf in mid-August for the 2004-05 season. Register online at www.slamsoftball.org. Information: slamsoftball@comcast.net.

Tennis

CHARLES COUNTY RECREATIONAL LEAGUE: Matches will be played from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Westlake High School. Fee is $10 plus can of balls per person each six-week season. Information: Michelle, 301-233-2280.

SMTA CHESAPEAKE TENNIS FEST: Aug. 7 in Charles County. Players of all levels are invited to participate in the round-robin non-elimination event. Fee is $10 plus can of balls per person ($15 per event to have balls provided). Registration deadline is Tuesday. Information: 301-884-5683, e-mail yahmo@smta.com or online at www.smta.com.

SMTA CHAMPIONSHIPS TOURNAMENT: Aug. 21-22 in Charles County. Fee is $10 plus can of balls per person ($15 per event to have balls provided). Registration deadline is Aug. 17. Information: 301-884-5683, e-mail yahmo@smta.com or visit www.smta.com.

SOUTHERN MARYLAND TENNIS AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION: Sponsors summer tennis clinics and lessons for all ages run by a certified teaching professional. Little tennis is for ages 4-9, junior tennis for ages 10-18 and adult program for those 19 and older. Clinics are being held at Chopticon, Great Mills and St. Mary's Ryken high schools. Space is limited. Scholarships are available for students eligible for free- or reduced-fee lunches. Information: 301-904-9091 or register at www.smtef.org.

WICOMICO SHORES RECREATIONAL LEAGUE: Takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays. Fee is $10 plus can of balls per person each six-week season. Information: Marthe, 301-274-0158.

Volleyball

COED ADULT VOLLEYBALL: From 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 9-12. Registration is $75. Instruction for all skill levels. Director is Cheryl Lord. St. John Vianney Catholic Family Life Center in Prince Frederick. Information: Sandy, 410-414-9099.

OPEN GYMS: Available to all incoming high school girls who are interested in playing the sport. College players are welcome. from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Windy Hill Middle School.

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