Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Registrations ongoing, Assault wins pair

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Fort Washington Little League is registering boys and girls ages 4 to 18 for T-ball, baseball and softball. Children living in Camp Springs, Clinton, Forestville, Fort Washington, Morningside, Oxon Hill, Suitland, Temple Hills and Andrews Air Force Base are eligible. Register online at⁄fwll or until March 1. You can also register in person from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9; 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 10; 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 and 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 9801 Livingston Road in Fort Washington. Call 301-567-9799.

The Clinton Boys and Girls Club is looking for baseball, softball and soccer coaches. Candidates must be ASEP Certified and undergo a background check. The club is also seeking athletes ages 5 to 16 for all spring sports. For registration information and details on the club’s coaching requirements, call Wanda Sledd at 301-856-6581 or visit

The Fort Washington Area Recreation Council Boys and Girls Club is holding cheerleading registration for children ages 5 to 16 (ages 5 to 7 for peewee cheerleading). Register online at Volunteer coaches are also needed for cheerleading, soccer and baseball. Call Katina McCluney (cheerleading) at 301-272-5405 or sports director Lou Avery at 301-742-2512.

The Allentown Boys and Girls Club is holding basketball and spring cheerleading registration from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10000 Glen Way in Fort Washington. Volunteer coaches are also needed. Call Cindy Robinson at 301-248-7307.

Assault wins pair

The D.C. Assault U-11 boys’ basketball team won games over the weekend in both the Potomac Valley League and Metro Sixers League against the Ivey 23 U-12 Terps, 40-33, and U-11 Team Turner, 32-14. Aaron Thomas, Adam Hamilton, Develle Phillips, Isaiah Martin, Jamal Wright, Jamar Arrinbell, Jiar Watson, Jordan Barr, Justin Route, Michael Jackson, Ra’mond Hines and Stevon Douglass led the Assault in both games.

Basketball events planned

The Maryland Ruff Riders are hosting the Hoops Explosion youth basketball tournament the weekend of Feb. 22-24. The tournament is open to all boys and girls basketball teams in the U-8 through U-14 age groups. Registration is $250 per team. There will be a DJ, raffles, fish fry, and free entertainment. Call Steve Jiggetts at 240-463-5577.

The first March Madness Challenge Tournament for U-10 through U-12 boys will be held March 1-2 in Forestville. AAU age qualification rules apply. Each team is guaranteed three games. Call James Knox at 240-765-9132 or send an e-mail to or The registration deadline is Feb. 18.

The Maryland Invitational Basketball Tournament seeks U-9 through U-14 boys’ teams to participate Feb. 15-18 at the Capital Sports Complex, 6417 Marlboro Pike in District Heights. Call 301-366-5404 or visit

Cheerleaders sought

The Maryland Ruff Riders are holding tryouts for their cheerleading squad for girls ages 11 through 14. The squad cheers for all Ruff Rider basketball teams, travels, and competes in local cheerleading competitions and stresses academics and community service. Call Lisa Davis at 202-538-6469.

Track clubs seek athletes

The Southern Maryland Striders Track and Field Club will hold practices for the upcoming outdoor season beginning April 14 at Surrattsville High School in Clinton. The club, for ages 7 to 14, is a member of the AAU and USATF and competes locally, regionally and nationally. Practices are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Call Gary Kilgore at 301-418-1019 or visit

The Vision Elite Track Club is enrolling youth athletes ages 5 to 14 for the upcoming indoor track and field season. Coaches are also needed. Vision Elite is a member of the USATF and AAU governing bodies of track and field. Call coach Tonya Manago at 202-494-4377 or send an e-mail to

Basketball players sought

The Maryland Ruff Riders are holding tryouts for three basketball teams: U-13 girls, a new U-8 boys’ team and a U-14 boys’ team. The club stresses academics and community service. For the U-13 girls’ team, players must be 13 or in seventh grade and should call Mike Briscoe at 301-752-1463. For the U-8 boys’ team, players must be 8 or in second grade and should call Bob Cunningham at 240-604-6905. For the U-14 boys’ team players must be 14 or in eighth grade and should call Harry Howerton at 202-369-5834. Log on to the club Web site at

The Maryland Stallions boys’ travel basketball team is seeking players for its U-10, U-11, U-13, U-14 and U-16 programs. Call John Lewis at 301-466-3818 or send an e-mail to