Trailblazers win gold
The Mitchellville Trailblazers U-9 boys’ basketball team won the gold medal at the Potomac Valley Regional Tournament earlier this month. The Trailblazers defeated Star Youth, 40-16, in the championship game. They earlier gained victories against the Rising Stars (35-4) in the semifinals and the Fairfax Stars (47-17) in the first round of the playoffs, In pool play, the Trailblazers beat the Maryland Heels, 40-4, the Youth Stars, 39-24, and the Maryland Knights, 39-9.
Trailblazers team members included Terrell Allen, Ahmad Clark, Jeremiah Curtis, Malik Douglas, Jeffrey Dowtin Jr., Joshua Golson, Jarbari Greenwood, Trey Johnson, Kamrin Moore, Isaiah Lowman, Jahad Proctor, Kyle Rawls and Kenny Wormely. The head coach is Leroy Allen and his assistant coaches are Rhayda Thomas and Heinrod David.
Majic take second at tourney
The Lady Majic U-13 girls’ basketball team took runner-up honors at the Boo Williams Spring Invitational last weekend.
In the final, the Majic dropped a 39-34 decision to the Jacksonville Lady Rams, who finished in fifth place at the national AAU tournament last summer. The Majic cut a seven-point deficit down to two points with 36 seconds remaining, but the Rams forced a turnover and scored to hold on and win. Ataira Franklin had 11 points and five rebounds to lead the Majic in the championship game.
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The Majic earned an 82-36 victory against Family from Indiana behind 24 points and nine steals from Johnson. Franklin added 12 points, 11 rebounds and nine steals. Bryant had 13 points and five steals and Breanna Gross added 10 points. The Majic combined for 30 steals in the game.
In their last pool game, the Majic defeated the Georgia Pearls, 71-58. Franklin had 21 points and six rebounds and Vails added 13 points and 11 boards. Ulyssia Richmond had 11 points and Tracee Morgan had five points, two rebounds and two steals.
In the semifinals, the Majic knocked off the Norfolk (Va.) Express, 39-37, behind 14 points and 10 rebounds from Franklin and nine points from Vails. The Majic, under coaches Bobby Johnson and Lakita Franklin, will head to Long Island, N.Y. to play in the Silver Bullets Shootout in two weeks.
The Silver Hill Boys and Girls Club is holding baseball and T-ball registration for boys and girls for the 2006 spring season. Registration is held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Silver Hill Boys and Girls Club Clubhouse, 5011 Abbott Drive in Temple Hills. Call 301-894-4810.
Basketball tourney scheduled
Mount Calvary Catholic School will hold its first Victory in Motion Boys’ Basketball Tournament on May 19-20 at the McNamara Fine Arts Gym in Forestville. There will be team competitions in the U-8, U-9, U-10, U-11 and U-12 age categories. Call Mount Calvary at 301-735-5262 or log on to www.mtccs.org.
Hoops league seeks teams
Potomac Valley Basketball Inc. will start its second annual spring league season Saturday with divisions for ages 9 to 13. The team entry fee is $500 for eight games with the top four advancing to the playoffs. Each division will be limited to eight teams. Call Ron Burks at 301-502-2261 or log on to www.potomacvalleybasketball.com.
Cheer squads seek athletes, coaches
Top Fight Cheerleading All Stars is looking for girls and boys ages 3 1⁄2 to 18 for the 2006-07 season. The team is open to all ability levels. Tryouts will be held at noon on Sunday and 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Log on to www.topflightallstars.com or call 410-280-8708.
The Oxon Hill Boys and Girls Club is looking for volunteer cheerleading coaches. Call Tanya at 202-841-3382.
The Prince George’s Falcons are seeking experienced football coaches for the 2006 season. Call 240-687-6954 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basketball camps scheduled
The Todd Bozeman Basketball School will hold two sessions for boys and girls ages 6 to 13 at the Bowie City Gym. Sessions are scheduled for June 18-22 and July 30-Aug. 3. Log on to www.toddbozemanbasketballschool.com or send an e-mail to TBBS@aol.com.
Five-Star Basketball of Greater Washington will hold several day and overnight camps this summer. Day camps for boys will be held June 26-30 at Bowie City Gym in Bowie and July 10-14 at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville. The organization also offers two overnight camps for girls. Five-Star’s camp director this summer is Pete Stickland, a former all-state player at DeMatha High in Hyattsville. Strickland is a former NCAA Division I coach at Coastal Carolina, VMI, Old Dominion and Dayton. Call 301-762-2121 or log on to www.5starbasketball.com.
The Largo High School basketball program will offer a camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 17 from June 12-16 and June 18-22. Camp sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Call Largo coach Lewis Howard at 443-392-2646 or 301-808-8880, Rodney Ward at 202-285-9085 or Robert Pettis at 301-502-9491, or visit www.lionsbasketball.net.
Football camps planned
The second annual NFL 75 RJ Hamilton Football Camp will be held June 19-23 at Largo High School, 505 Largo Road in Upper Marlboro. The camp will include hands-on instruction from current and former NFL players including Cornelius Griffin, Keith Hamilton, Gibril Wilson and Paris Lennon. Register online at www.75rjhamiltoncamp.com or call 301-780-3162.
The Howard County Football Technique Camp will be held for players in grades 3 through 9 from July 10 to 14 at Hammond High School in Columbia. The camp includes offensive and defensive position techniques and kicking instruction. On July 15, the Howard County Football Technique Camp will hold the Scott Swope Quarterbacks and Receivers Camp at Hammond High for players in grades 3 through 12. The staff for both camps is comprised of Howard County high school coaches. Call 301-776-8962.
Football teams, players sought
The Carrollton Colts AAU youth football program is looking for players ages 6 to 14 for the fall season. The Colts also have an unlimited weight team for players in grades 6 through 9 (ages 10 to 14) who have difficulty making weight in other programs. Coaches and volunteers also are needed. Call Herb Slaughter at 301-821-3681, Marlon Richardson at 301-437-7181 or Terry Reece at 301-848-4730 or log on to www.carrolltoncolts.com.
The Maryland Titans Pop Warner football and cheerleading programs are looking for participants ages 5 to 15. The programs are based in Clinton and open to children from all communities. Call 301-960-4461, send an e-mail to email@example.com or log on to www.leaguelineup.com⁄4kids.
The Maryland Razorbacks AAU youth football and cheerleading program is looking for players ages 6 to 14 for its unlimited weight program, as well as coaches and volunteers for its 2006 season. Call Kecia or Melvin at 301-856-3112 or send and e-mail to www.marylandrazorbacks.com.
Hoops teams holding tryouts
The Prince George’s Metro Steelers, a new AAU organization, seeks players to join its U-8, U-10 and U-12 basketball teams for the spring and summer and its new AAU football program. The club will balance athletic training and an emphasis on education. Call coach Fludd at 301-736-2543 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Team Excel girls’ basketball program is planning tryouts for ages 9 to 13 for its national tournament teams. Call Hank Lloyd at 301-249-0429 or 301-237-2207 or Diane Richardson at 301-332-8018.
A Prince George’s County-based AAU basketball team is seeking players ages 13, 14 and 15-and-under. Practices take place in Landover Hills. Call 202-787-0545 or send an e-mail to at email@example.com.
Top Flight Basketball Club is looking for 12- and 13-year-old boys for AAU and YBOA league and tournament play. Players must have been born on or after Sept. 1, 1993 or must be in sixth grade and born on or after Sept. 1, 1992. Tryouts are ongoing in the Mitchellville⁄Hyattsville area. Call coach Pruitt at 301-773-7904.
The Clinton Rockers U-12 girls’ AAU basketball team is looking for players born in 1993 or after who have experience playing for AAU, school or Boys and Girls Club teams. Tryouts will be held at 7 p.m. each Friday through April. Call Patrise Robinson at 202-302-4539 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Maryland Lakers Youth Basketball Club seeks players ages 8 to 10 for AAU and YBOA league and tournament competition. Tryouts are ongoing. Call coach Kenny at 301-556-3117or coach Darryl at 240-372-3447.
The Mitchellville Mavericks seek experienced players (not 17 years of age until after Sept. 1, 2006) for their new 16-and-under travel basketball team that will compete locally and nationally. Contact coach Dwayne Johnson at email@example.com or 301-396-4261, coach Nathan White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-883-9690 or visit www.mitchellvillemavericks.com.
The Star Youth Athletics (formerly the Maryland Heat) AAU U-7 boys’ basketball team is looking for players. Boys may not turn 8 before Sept. 1 to be eligible. Call Donald Toatley at 301-793-0595 or Greg Dasher at 202-285-2010.
The Maryland Lady Crusaders U-12 girls’ basketball team is looking for players for the spring and summer AAU seasons. Girls born in 1993 or 1994 are eligible. Call coach Chase at 301-352-6966 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Da’Real Ballers, a U-14 boys’ basketball summer league team, is looking for players. The team is based in Oxon Hill. Call 301-839-8685.
The D.C. Assault AAU Basketball Organization seeks players to fill U-9 (born in 1996-97) and U-10 (born in 1995) girls’ teams. Call Vernon Diggs at 301-445-8423 (home), 202-581-3133 (work) or 202-412-8951 (cell).
The Maryland United Sports Foundation, Inc. Lady Hoopsters basketball team is looking for AAU⁄YBOA players for its U-10 girls team. Call coach Watson at 301-218-8382 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Maryland United Ballers basketball organization seeks players to join its 12-and-under AAU⁄YBOA program. Players must be born after Sept. 1, 1993 or be in the sixth grade. Call coach Tracey Cutler at 301-499-8476 or send an e-mail to TraceyCutler@myway.com.
The Beltway Ballers AAU⁄YBOA U-9 girls’ basketball team will hold tryouts for the spring⁄summer season. Log on to www.beltwayballers.com or call coach Roy at 410-977-4337. The team is based in Laurel.
The Beltway Ballers AAU⁄ YBOA boys’ basketball club is holding tryouts this month for its U-8, U-12 and U-14 teams. The club is based in Laurel, Largo and surrounding areas. Call coach Roy at 410-977-4337 or lot on to www.beltwayballers.com.
The Clinton Celtics AAU boys’ basketball team is holding tryouts for players in fifth grade or age 11. Call team manager Maxine at 240-515-7319 or coach Chris at 301-440-6257.
The Maryland Jaguars basketball club is looking for boys ages 7 to 9 for summer play. Tryouts are ongoing in the Landover⁄Mitchellville area. Call P.K. Martin at 240-375-2922.
The Bowie Xpress AAU⁄YBOA basketball club is looking for players for its U-12 boys’ basketball team. Players must have been born on or after Sept. 1, 1993 or must be in sixth grade and born after Sept. 1, 1992. Call coach Lesesne at 301-249-1459 or 301-351-5303.
The Metro Lady Stars AAU basketball club is seeking players for the upcoming season. Girls born in 1989 or 1990 are eligible. Log on to www.metroladystars.org or call coach Devonne Powell at 240-398-4352.
Baysox plan baseball camps
The Bowie Baysox, the Class AA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, will hold two baseball camps, June 21-23 and July 28-Aug. 3. The second session will include a picnic buffet and an 11:05 a.m. Baysox game against the Connecticut Defenders on Aug. 3. Call 301-464-4847 or log on to www.baysox.com⁄groups⁄camps.