Hoops Tourney 2012 bracket

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CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Times-News is participating in a Hoops Tourney 2012 bracket contest that will give participants a chance to win a $1,500 gift certificate from Dick’s Sporting Goods.

The contest is based on NCAA men’s college basketball tournament games played from March 13 through April 3. The window for making your picks is short, starting after the NCAA field is announced Sunday evening and ending at noon Tuesday, March 13.

Although the game is not currently open for picks, you may sign up for an account in advance in preparation for game winner selections. Once registered, all you need to play is your email address.

To register in advance, visit the Times-News website at www.times-news.com and click on the Hoops Tourney 2012 box. There is no entry fee to play.

Fort Hill playoff tickets available online

CUMBERLAND — Advance tickets for the Fort Hill-Western STES Maryland Class 1A Girls Basketball State Tournament game set for Friday, 9 p.m., at the RAC Center on the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Campus, are available online.

Those wishing to purchase tickets should visit www.mpssaa.org, click on the ad for championship tickets and choose the link for the girls championships.

Tickets are good for one day. All tickets must be printed and brought to the arena for admittance.

Pop Warner football, cheer sign-ups Saturday

CUMBERLAND — Football and cheerleading sign-ups for the Pop Warner League’s Cumberland Tigers is scheduled for Saturday, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the facility room in Martin’s in Queen City Center.

Any boy or girl between the ages of six and 15 are eligible to register.

Area schedules, rosters requested

CUMBERLAND — Area high school athletic directors or head coaches of spring sports teams are requested to provide the Times-News with copies of their team schedules and rosters.

Schedules and rosters may be emailed to mburke@times-news or mmathews@times-news.com, faxed to 301-722-5270, or mailed to the Times-News Sports Department, P.O. Box 1662, Cumberland, Md., 21501.

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