Baseball

BABE RUTH WORLD SERIES: Volunteers needed for the 16-year-old World Series Aug. 14-21. Approximately 30-40 volunteers needed for each game at Fireman's Field. Information: Barbra McWilliams, at barbramcwilliams@earthlink.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 next Sunday 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. tomorrow in the school library. Information: Athletic Director Jack Kirby, 703-779-8822.

HERITAGE: Start dates for fall sports practices: golf, 9 a.m. tomorrow 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 Thursday. Information: Athletic Director Ron Petrella, 703-669-1415.

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

Miscellaneous

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.

RUNNING: Mercury Speed Unlimited will host speed training programs 6-8 p.m. tomorrow-Friday 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.

Soccer

PLAYERS: Warrenton Youth Soccer Club is establishing a TOPSoccer program in Fauquier County for children with learning and/or physical disabilities. Information: Jschlenker@eei.org or www.Warrentonysc.org,

PLAYERS: Loudoun Youth Soccer Association seeks players ages 4-18 and players with disabilities for TOPSoccer program. Registration forms at www.lysa.net. Information: 703-777-9977.

PLAYERS: Ashburn Sting, an under-11 boys' team, seeks players born on or after Aug. 1, 1993. Information: Pete Hegedus, 703-858-5093 or STINGCoachPete@msn.com; or www.eteamz.com/ashburnsting.

PLAYERS: Ashburn Wildfire, an under-11 girls' team, seeks players born on or after Aug. 1, 1992. Information: Russ Shipman, 703-327-2460 or coach@ashburnwildfire.net.

PLAYERS: Fauquier Fury, an under-11 girls' team, seeks players. Information: Don Shaw, 540-347-1202.

PLAYERS: Sterling Hurricanes, an under-11 girls' team, seeks players. Information: Doug Rogers, 703-406-9275 or hurricanes@dkrogers.com.

PLAYERS: Dulles Fusion, an under-12 boys' team, seeks players. Information: Andrew Tiblin, 703-450-3818 or atiblin@megapipe.net.

PLAYERS: Loudoun Cyclones, an under-12 boys' team, seeks players age 11 on or after Jan. 1. Information: Doug Fleming, 703-729-4915, DLFlaw@aol.com or www.eteamz.com/loudouncyclones.

PLAYERS: Loudoun Lightning Black, an under-12 boys' team, seeks players born between Aug. 1, 1990, and July 30, 1991. Information: D.B. Combs, 703-729-7203 or combsdb@ aol.com; Al Magnotti, 703-858-7665 or amagnotti@aol.com.

PLAYERS: Loudoun Rangers, an under-12 boys' team, seeks players. Information: Samir Shaban, 703-724-9451 or sshaban@aol.com.

PLAYERS: Loudoun Revolution, an under-12 boys' team, seeks players. Information: Coach Whiteman, 703-771-2090 or Swhiteman@aol.com.

PLAYERS: Sterling Diplomats, an under-12 boys' team, seeks players born after Aug. 1, 1991. Information: Roy Coupland, 703-433-1219, or Steve Herndon, 703-801-4800.

PLAYERS: Loudoun County Shooting Stars, an under-12 girls' team, seeks players with travel team experience. Information: Coach Bill Bragg, 703-858-1364 or drwbragg@earthlink.net.

Softball

PLAYERS: Ashburn Shooting Stars, a 10-and-under team, will hold tryouts 9-11 a.m. next Sunday 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. next Sunday, 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. Thursday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, 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. next Sunday, 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, will hold tryouts 1-4 p.m. Saturday and 6-8 p.m. Aug. 12 at Fox Ridge Park, and 3-6 p.m. Aug. 21 at Cool Spring Elementary School. Rain date is noon-3 p.m. Aug. 22 at Cool Spring. Information: Mark Aubel, 571-258-1025 or mark.aubel@rsico.com; or www.loudounstorm.com.

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.

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