Baseball

BABE RUTH WORLD SERIES: Volunteers needed for the 16-year-old World Series Aug. 14-21. Approximately 35 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 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 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Douglass Community Center. Information: Michael Turner, michaelturner@aol.com or 703-303-0808; or www.loudounfreedom.com.

High Schools

HERITAGE: Start dates for fall sports practices: volleyball, 9 a.m.-noon Monday; cross-country, 9-10:30 a.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Harper Park Middle School; football, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 13 (parent meeting, 6 p.m. next Thursday). 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: football, 8:30 a.m. Monday (team meeting 7 p.m. Friday); volleyball, 9 a.m. Monday; cross-country, 9 a.m. Monday (team meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday); cheerleading, 10 a.m. Monday. 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: 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.

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 6-8 for the fall season. Information: www.nvva.com; David McCandless, 703-779-7557 or coachdave510@msn.com.

Soccer

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: Reston Raptors, an under-11 boys' team, seeks players. Information: David, 703-406-4711 or dtazbin@aol.com.

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: Herndon Renegades, an under-12 boys' team, holds tryouts. Information: Lucas Cook, 703-430-7115 or Ascrfan@yahoo.com.

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.

PLAYERS: Fauquier Excel, an under-13 boys' team, seeks players. Information: Kelly Hill, 540-351-0386 or kellyh63@earthlink.net; or Mike Hanback, 540-347-7376 or mhanback@erols.com.

PLAYERS: Herndon Renegades, an under-13 boys' team, seeks players. Information: Lucas Cook, 571-274-1255 or ASCRFAN@yahoo.com.

PLAYERS: Loudoun Rangers, an under-13 boys' team, seeks goalkeeper. Information: Samir Shaban, 703-724-9451 or sshaban@aol.com.

PLAYERS: Reston Rangers, an under-13 boys' team, seeks players. Information: Kessie Naidoo, 703-421-7968 or naidoos@speakeasy.net.

PLAYERS: Sterling Fireballs, an under-13 girls' team, seeks players born between Aug. 1, 1990, and July 31, 1991. Information: Ken DeVaughn, 703-444-4993.

PLAYERS: VISTA Fire, an under-13 girls' team, seeks players born on or after Aug. 1, 1991. Information: Paul O'Connell, holyx@hotmail.com; or www.LeagueLineup.com/LFCFire.

PLAYERS: Warrenton Sparklers, an under-13 girls' team, seeks player born after Aug. 1, 1991. Information: Coach Woulfe, 540-364-1904 or woulfe@infionline.net.

PLAYERS: ASC Dragons, an under-14 boys' team, seeks players born on or after Aug. 1, 1989. Information: Ed Chapman, 703-729-4506 or ascdragons@aol.com.

PLAYERS: Ashburn Rangers, an under-14 boys' team, seeks players. Information: Coach Shaban, 703-724-9451 or sshaban@aol.com.

PLAYERS: Loudoun Volcanoes, an under-14 boys' team, seeks players born after Aug. 1, 1989. Information: Joe Farran, 703-771-1232 or copestrano@aol.com, or manager Kim Mill, 703-777-2553.

PLAYERS: ASC Panthers, an under-14 girls' team, seeks players born between Aug. 1, 1990, and July 31, 1991. Information: Bob Gray, 703-314-9977 or ASCPanthers@yahoo.com.

PLAYERS: Ashburn Eclipse, an under-14 girls' team, seeks players. Information: Alfred McCusker, 703-729-3432 or asmccusker@aol.com.

PLAYERS: Leesburg Rage, an under-14 girls' team, seeks players born on or after Aug. 1, 1990. Information: Matt O'Connell, 703-729-9535 or matt@oconnellclan.org.

PLAYERS: Loudoun Premier, an under-14 girls' team, seeks players. Information: Bill Bragg, 703-858-1364.

PLAYERS: Sterling Riptide, an under-14 girls' team, seeks players for fall season. Information: Julie Fisher, 703-444-2961.

PLAYERS: VISTA Blue Thunder, an under-14 girls' team, seeks players. Information: Walid Amer, 703-729-8683 or bills20007@aol.com.

PLAYERS: Sterling Explosion, an under-15 girls' team, seeks players. Information: Bill Hunt, 703-435-1934 or Pheeboky1@aol.com.

PLAYERS: Sterling United, an under-15 boys' team, seeks players born on or after Aug. 1, 1988. Information: Carol Wishnow, 703-444-0533 or carol@wishnow.net.

PLAYERS: Ashburn Arsenal, an under-17 boys' team, seeks players born after Aug. 1, 1987. Information: Coach Shaban, 703-724-9451 or sshaban@aol.com.

PLAYERS: Sterling Stealth, an under-17 boys' team, seeks players. Information: Arni Sepehri, 703-713-0002, 703-862-1678 or 703-265-5628.

PLAYERS: Loudoun Clash, an under-18 girls' team, seeks players. Information: Bob Shatarsky, 703-777-2799.

PLAYERS: Seeking women 21 and older for weekend recreational play. Information: Rosie, 540-882-3969 or dunnva@aol.com.

PLAYERS: Adult open coed recreational team seeks players for fall season. Games will be played in Cascades on Sunday mornings. Information: Bob Kuhfahl, bkuhfahl@yahoo.com or 703-729-6640.

PLAYERS: Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services seeks players for spring adult coed season. Cost: $450 a team. Information: Nick Alsop, 703-771-5211 or nalsop@loudoun.gov.

PLAYERS: Lansdowne women's soccer league and men's soccer club seek players 18 and older for games 3-5 p.m. Saturdays (men) and 3-7 p.m. Sundays (women) at National Conference Center. Cost: $60, women; $50, men. Information: 703-858-5505, Ext. 104, www.dmbsports.net/womensoccer.html or www.dmbsports.net/mensoccer.html.

Softball

PLAYERS: Ashburn Shooting Stars, a 10-and-under team, will hold tryouts 9-11 a.m. 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. Sunday, 6-8 p.m. next Thursday 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. today, 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. Sunday, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday 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 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. next Thursday 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: 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: Manassas Blaze, a 16-and-under team, seeks players. Information: Rick Maestas, 703-851-4107 or Maestas7@aol.com; or www.manassasblaze.org.

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. Information: Joe Bertola, 703-444-3693; or Eamonn Murtagh, 703-758-9716.

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