Illinois sport briefs: Calumet Memorial Park District offering Yoga classes

2014-06-23T17:00:00Z 2014-06-23T18:15:01Z Illinois sport briefs: Calumet Memorial Park District offering Yoga classes
June 23, 2014 5:00 pm

Chicago Heights Small Frey holding golf outing

CRETE | Chicago Heights Small Fry will hold its golf outing Aug. 24 at the Lincoln Oaks Golf Course, 395 E. Richton Rd. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Cost is $85, which includes lunch, range, golf, cart, dinner and drinks. Sponsorships range from $100 to $1,000.

For details, contact Tom Estock at (708) 653-2080 or

Lansing Old Timers holding baseball tournament

LANSING | The Lansing Old Timers Baseball Tournament will take place July 17-22 at the Lansing Old Timers Sports Complex, 16500 Chicago Ave. The tourney is for 8U, 9U and 11U in-house all-star teams or part-time travel teams with 25 games or less. Cost is $400 per team -- $450 if not paid by June 30. Three games are guaranteed if eight teams entered in division.

For details, contact Brian Modjeski at (708) 418-0908 or

Crete Phoenix holding girls softball team tryouts

CRETE | Tryouts for the Crete Phoenix Girls Softball 10U, 12U and 14U travel teams will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 at Crete Elementary, 435 North St. Players trying out must be 10 or under, 12 or under or 14 or under as of Dec. 31, 2104.

For details, call or text Bill Wheeler at (708) 825-3784 or go to

Jose Canseco to sign autographs at Baseball Card Exchange

SCHERERVILLE | American League MVP, Rookie of the Year, six-time all-star and two-time World Series champion Jose Canseco will be signing autographs from noon to 2 p.m. July 5 at the Baseball Card Exchange, 2412 U.S. Hwy. 41, Schererville. Autographs are $29 each; autographs on a jersey of bat are $39 each; inscriptions are $10 each.

To purchase tickets in advance, call (219) 515-6907 or go to

Bishop Noll holding youth football camp

HAMMOND | Bishop Noll Institute, 1519 Hoffman St., will hold a youth football camp for players entering grades 3-8, July 7-10 at the school's football field. Times for the non-contact camp are from 3 to 4:15 p.m. for grades 3-5, and from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. for grades 6-8. Cost is $30 per camper or $50 for two campers.

Campers will receive a T-shirt and combine card. There will be prizes for outstanding performers. For details, contact Paul Douglass at (260) 413-2955 or

Lost Marsh holding 2-Man Golf Championship

HAMMOND | Lost Marsh Golf Course will hold its Men's 2-Man Champions Saturday and Sunday. Day 1 will be a 2-Man Best Ball; Day 2 will be a 2-Man Scramble. Fifty-percent handicap applies will all participation from the silver tees. Entry fee is $90, which includes game, food, lunch, skins games and event cash prizes -- does not include green fees/cart.

For details, call (219) 932-GOLF.

Bishop Noll holding conditioning workouts for football

HAMMOND | Bishop Noll students are advised that conditioning workouts for football have begun. The next two workouts will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and Thursday at the school. Players should enter from Chicago Avenue, and attend as many workouts as possible. Those attending should bring running clothes and football/soccer shoes if possible. Incoming freshmen and transfer students are encouraged to attend.

For details, contact head football coach Paul Douglass at (260) 413-2955 or

Basketball Hall of Fame golf outing Wednesday

KOKOMO | Sharon Versyp, Indiana's 1984 Indiana Miss Basketball and 2010 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, will be the featured guest when the HOF hosts its annual fundraiser golf outing Wednesday at the Chippendale Golf Club.

Registration will be at 11:15 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at noon. Following the round, players will be treated to a buffet meal in the clubhouse. To register, or for more details, contact the HOF at (765) 529-1891 or email

Summer camps at Dave Griffin's Baseball School

GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Baseball School will hold a summer camp for ages 7-13 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 14-17. Alex Triantafillo and members of the Purdue University Calumet baseball team will help provide instruction at the camp. Cost is $125 per person per camp.

For details, call (219) 922-1107 or

Wado-Ki Karate offered by CMPD

CALUMET CITY | Classes for Wado-Ki Karate, a style of the ancient Okinawan martial art specifically designed by Sensei Roger Jerome (ninth-degree black belt) and Sensei Dotty Jerome (eighth-degree), are being held for ages 6 to adult on Wednesdays from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, 612 Wentworth Ave. The next session will run from June 25 to Aug. 27. The fee is $40 for residents and $45 for non-residents. For details, call (219) 862-6443.

Diamond Kings holding MLB Summer Skills Baseball Camp

SCHERERVILLE | The Diamond Kings MLB Summer Skills Baseball Camp for ages 6-14 will be held at the Schererville League Baseball Fields, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 1-2. Former professional and collegiate players and coaches from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs and Windy City Thunderbolts will instruct hitting, pitching, fielding and game situations, and run skill competitions for prizes. Each player will receive an MLB skills cmap t-shirt. Lunch will be provided both days.

Cost is $95 per player. Team discounts available. Deadline to sign up is June 25. To register, go to, or call (219) 558-2273.

Region Storm 17U baseball team seeks players

The Region Storm 17U baseball team is looking for a shortstop or outfielder for this coming summer season. Serious and experienced travel players should contact Ken Haluska at (219) 313-4726 or

IU Northwest holding summer basketball camp

GARY | Indiana University Northwest and the Office of Athletics will host its fifth annual 2014 RedHawks' Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 6-18, from July 14-17 at the IU Northwest Savannah Center Gymnasium, 3400 Broadway. Times ares from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 6-12, and from 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 13-18.

Cost is $60, and $50 for each additional child. For details, call (219) 980-6793 or email

Summer camps at Midwest Training and Ice Center

DYER | Summer camps in gymnastics and hockey are being held at Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave.

* Midwest Elite All Star Cheer is still accepting new members -- boys and girls ages 4 and up.

For details, call (219) 558-8811.

River Forest seeks volleyball head coach

HOBART | River Forest High School is looking for a head coach for girls varsity volleyball. Those interested should call Dennis Leonard at (219) 962-7551, ext. 3006.

Purdue University Calumet hosting basketball camps

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet Athletics will be hosting summer camps.

* Soccer: The Goalkeeper Academy for boys and girls ages 10-17 will run from 5 to 7 p.m. June 24-26, cost is $75 per camper; The Take Flight Academy for boys and girls ages 5-6 will run from 10 a.m. to noon June 27-26, cost is $60 per camper; The Junior Girls Academy for girls ages 7-12 will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27-29, cost is $90 per camper.

* Volleyball: The Summer Volleyball Camp will run from July 14-18. Times are from 9  to 11 a.m. for grades K-4, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for grades 5-8, and from 2:30 to 5 p.m. for high school. Cost is $100 for grades K-4, and $120 for grades 5-12.

For details, or to download a brochure, visit the camps page on the Purdue Calumet athletics website at

Individuals may also contact the PUC athletics office at (219) 989-2540 or via email at

Summer Basketball League at The Fieldhouse

MERRILLVILLE | The Summer Basketball League at The Fieldhouse-Merrillville, 899 East 99th Court, for boys and girls in grades 3-8 will start June 24. Girls in grades 4-8 and boys in grades 3-6 will play on Tuesdays, boys in grades 7-8 will play on Wednesdays, and boys in high school will play on Sundays.

The league will consist of eight games plus a single-elimination tournament. Cost is $495 per team or $125 per individual. For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to

Powers-Purdue Calumet Golf Invitational on June 23

SCHERERVILLE | Purdue University Calumet will host the 34th annual Powers-Purdue Calumet Golf Invitational on June 23 at Briar Ridge Country Club. Cost for the event, which will benefit athletic and student scholarship funds, is $250 per golfer. Sponsorships are available, ranging from $200 to $5,000. For details, call Janet Hero at (219) 989-2540.

Indoor ice skating at Midwest Training and Ice

DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is offering open skate from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays, and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays; and cosmic skate -- lights turned down with disco ball and music -- from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Midwest also holds preschool open gyms for those aged 5 and under from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Friday.

For details, call (219) 558-8811.

Midwest Irish 18U baseball team seeks pitcher, outfielder

The Midwest Irish 18-and-under baseball team is looking for a pitcher and outfielder. For details, contact coach Shane Brogan at (708) 738-5609 or

River Forest seek varsity volleyball coach

HOBART | River Forest High School is looking for a varsity volleyball head coach. Those interested should call Dennis Leonard at (219) 962-7551, ext. 3006.

'Best of the Best' AAU girls basketball tourney July 9

HIGHLAND | Future Hoopers of America and former Washington and Illinois-Chicago basketball star Dejeanette Flournoy will host the "Best of the Best" elite girls basketball showcase tournament July 9 at the Lincoln Center. The event plans to attract 40 of the top girls AAU teams from across the nation as well as many collegiate coaches. The event is seeking sponsors. Those interested should contact Flournoy at (773) 744-0985 or

De La Salle seeks 2014 football opponents

CHICAGO | De La Salle High school is looking for a Week Two 2014 football season opponent for all three levels -- freshman, sophomore and varsity -- on either Sept. 5 or 6. De La Salle is willing to host or travel. For details, contact DLS athletic director Tom White at (312) 842-7355, ext. 118, or; or DLS football coach Mike Boehm at (312) 842-7355, ext. 119, or

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