Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Holy Redeemer teams win playoff games

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The Holy Redeemer varsity girls’ basketball team improved to 8-0 with a 32-13 victory against Mary of Nazareth on Sunday in the first round of the District Tournament. Brianna Lawton led the way with 10 points. Tiffany Padgett and Megan Scribner each had seven points. Monica Llerena added four points, and Stephanie Beatty and Alyssa Howard each had two points. Rebecca Brown and Lauren Buckholtz also contributed in the victory.

JV girls win

The Holy Redeemer JV girls’ basketball team was a 28-24 winner against St. Pius X in the first round of the playoffs. Ali Andrews led Holy Redeemer with nine points. Kelly Gorman added eight points and Daryn Robinson had four. Erin Bistany added three points and AnnaLena Pirovic and Emma Davis each had two points. Sophia Galvan and Caitlyn Brown led the way on defense, and Margerie Snider and Jamie McCauley each had several rebounds.

Beltsville-Adelphiholds registration

The Beltsville-Adelphi Boys and Girls Club is holding registration for spring sports. Register online at or in person from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings at the club, 11705 Robey Ave. in Beltsville. Spring sports include clinic soccer for ages 4-7, soccer for ages 7-18, T-ball for ages 5-7, coach-pitch baseball for ages 7-9, baseball for ages 10-14 and softball for ages 7-14. Registration ends Feb. 15. The annual membership fee per family is $40.

Cheerleadingsessions available

The Beltsville-Adelphi Boys and Girls club is holding cheerleading technique and skills sessions for ages 5 to 16 each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For information, send an e-mail to or log on to

Award to recognizesportsmanship

The Chesapeake Tide of the Continental Indoor Football League have instituted a new program for youth athletes, the Tide Pride Youth Sportsmanship Award. The award will be given to an area youth athlete who most exemplifies the spirit of their game by showing sportsmanship toward teammates and opponents. The award is open to athletes in any sport.

Finalists for the award will be recognized at the Tide’s Youth Sports⁄Students Night on May 31 at Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro. The winner will be announced at halftime of that night’s Tide game and will receive a trophy, an official CIFL ball autographed by the Tide and a photo taken with the Tide.

To be eligible, athletes must have participated in a sport in 2007 or 2008. Nominations will only be accepted from youth sports organizations, and should include the athlete’s name and team name, as well as a paragraph describing the athlete’s display of sportsmanship. Nominations are due by March 7 and should be e-mailed to

The Tide will begin their second season in the CIFL with a home game March 21 against the defending league champion Rochester (N.Y.) Raiders. The team was 7-5 and made the playoffs last year in its inaugural season.

Coaches sought

The Prince George’s Stags Youth Organization is seeking coaches for cheerleading and flag football. Send inquiries to or call 301-386-4844 or 240-676-4844.

The Beltway Ballers AAU⁄YBOA basketball team is looking for head and assistant coaches for several teams. Call Roy at 410-977-4337. The team is based in Laurel and surrounding areas.

Flag football registration scheduled

The Prince George’s Stags Youth Organization is holding registration for ages 5 to 14 for spring flag football, cheerleading and tackle football. Call 301-386-4448 or 301-282-0054.

Football clinic planned

An NFL-sponsored JPD Football Clinic takes place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays March 31 through April 17 at Lanham Boys and Girls Sports Park, 7700 Good Luck Road in Lanham. Call 240-676-4844.

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

Basketball teamsholding tryouts

Air Flight Basketball is looking for experienced players ages 10-11 and 15-17 for the spring and summer travel seasons. Call Harold Heard at 301-350-0232 or log on to⁄airflight.

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

The Bowie XPress U-8, U-9 and U-10 boys’ basketball teams are seeking players for local and national play. Players should be in second, third or fourth grade. Call Brian Jamison at 301-352-8271, send an e-mail to or log on to

Future Players Basketball Organization is seeking boys ages 8 to 10 for the 2008 AAU⁄YBOA season and tournament⁄league play. Practices will be held in the Forestville and Suitland areas. Call Rob Haskins at 202-439-5307 or Harvey Williams at 240-602-7776 or log on to⁄futureplayersbasketball.

The Maryland Beltway Lady Cougars AAU organization will hold evaluations for players ages 8 to 13 on Saturday and Sunday at DuVal High School. Call Cornell Barnes at 301-350-8637, Omar Hazel at 202-701-4987 or Keith Devoe at 301-675-2496.

Soccer teams seek players

The U-13 Freestate Tornadoes travel soccer teams seeks one or two committed players for the spring season. An open tryout will be held on Saturday. Call coach Gary Worthman at 301-352-3365 or send an e-mail to

The PGC Galaxy boys’ soccer team is looking for players ages 10 to 12. Skill sessions are held from 6 to 7 p.m. Fridays at the North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster Street in Brentwood. The fee is $40 for seven weeks. Send an e-mail to Sabrina at

The College Park Hornets, aU-11 MSI Classic League girls’ soccer team, is seeking players. The team emphasizes skills, fitness and game strategy. Contact Gail Belshay at

The Calverton Fireballs U-15 girls’ soccer team is looking for experienced players. The team plays in the Baltimore Beltway Soccer League and is for players born on or after Aug. 1, 1992. Call Diane or Harley Cahen at 301-699-2224 or send an e-mail to