PLAYERS SOUGHT: The Crush 12-and-under select baseball club (players must not turn 13 before next Aug. 1) is looking for quality players for the 2005 season. Tryouts will be held this fall. Most games are played in the Southern Maryland area. Information: 410-257-9162.

HUGHESVILLE BASEBALL ASSOCIATION: Accepting applications for the fall season from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 28. Registrations will be at Hughesville Fire Station. Detailed information and registration forms are available at


BASKETBALL REFEREES NEEDED: The Tri-County Sports Officials Association is looking for officials to referee games in St. Mary's County. If interested, call Gene Pellillo, basketball commissioner, at 866-475-2355, 301-475-2355 or 301-863-9543.

MARYLAND BASKETBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION: Recruiting officials to cover high school games in Southern Maryland and Anne Arundel County and recreational games (adult and youth) in the Washington region. Classes begin in October. For more information, call Chris Sole, 301-899-7346.


BENEFIT TOURNAMENT: A benefit for the "Ryan's Dream" Playground Fund at Calvert Country School in Prince Frederick is scheduled Sept. 20 at Marlborough Golf Club. The cost is $85 per person, which includes greens fees, cart, lunch and prizes. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Proceeds will help build a second handicapped-accessible playground for the Tiny Tots program (ages 3-5) at the school. Sponsors and silent auction items are needed. Registration forms can be downloaded at Call Jennifer O'Malley at 301-717-3516 or e-mail for more information.


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. Information: or call Larry Hart, 301-472-4346.


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 the fall. Tournament championships include the Whitewater Classic Cup (2004) and Crofton Shootout (2003). Information: Coach Rik Sneeuwjagt, 410-414-5582, or

RISING U11 SOCCER PLAYERS WANTED: The CSA Bravehearts are looking for boys born on or after Aug. 1, 1993, to play the 2004-05 season. The Bravehearts are a Maryland "premier" travel team that competes in the National Capital Soccer League. For tryouts or information: Mark Fisher, 301-802-3159 or

SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Season begins Aug. 31 at 5:30 p.m. at Calvert Middle School. Season will run through Oct. 26. Information, Anne Harmon, 410-535-2857 or or Robin Sanders 410-535-7387.

U-16 CSA FUSION: WAGS V first-place champion (Fall U-17 -- girls born after July 31, 1987) is looking for a few 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

WALDORF FIRE U16 D-3: WAGS team is looking for players for its 2004-05 season. Girls must be born on or after Aug. 1, 1988. Call Rodney Fugitt at 301-843-9496.


FALL SOFTBALL: SYB Optimist of Lusby will hold registration for girls' league. Registration is open to girls ages 9-16. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Cove Point Park Pavilion. Fee $40. For more information, call Bob Oakley, 410-610-8688.

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

GIRLS' SOFTBALL: Open registration for fall softball for girls ages 7-12 in Northern Calvert Little League. 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 Information: or 410-286-0227.

HUGHESVILLE SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION: Accepting applications for the fall season from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 28. Registrations will be at Hughesville Fire Station. Detailed information and registration forms are available at


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.

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 the adult program for those 19 and older. Clinics are being held throughout the summer at Chopticon, Great Mills and St. Mary's Ryken high schools. Space is limited. Information: 301-904-9091 or register at

ST. MARY'S COUNTY TENNIS: Fall mixed doubles league, open to all levels with an open sign-up. Sign up this month for junior after-school program through Recreation and Parks Department. Junior Youth Clinic at Breton Bay starts Aug. 28 and 30. Fundraiser Mixed Doubles Tournament, St. Mary's College, Compass Format, on Sept. 11 and 12. St. Mary's County Tennis Championships, St. Mary's College and Leonardtown High School, Oct. 9-11 and Oct. 16-17. For more information,

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

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