Illinois sport briefs: Homewood Small Fry holding basketball camp

2013-07-26T22:00:00Z Illinois sport briefs: Homewood Small Fry holding basketball camp
July 26, 2013 10:00 pm

Orland Park Sparks holding softball tryouts

ORLAND PARK | The Orland Parks Sparks softball program will be holding tryouts for the 2014 season at Centennial Park.

Tryouts for 10U are from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8, and from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Aug. 10; tryouts for 12U are from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and Aug. 9, and from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 10; tryouts for 14U are from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5, from 8 to 10 .m. Aug. 7, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10; tryouts for 16U are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6; tryout fro 18U are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6, and from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 10 if needed.

For details, call Joe Tholl at (708) 567-1801, Bob Landis at (847) 985-2575, or go to


Illinois Fire 98's holding softball tryouts

LANSING | The Illinois Fire 98's softball team is holding tryouts at the Fire Field, 17640 William St. at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 and Aug. 9. Players should arrive 15 minutes early. For details, or to arrange a private tryout, contact Bill Harrison at (708) 921-5024 or


Triple Crown All Stars holding baseball tryouts

HIGHLAND | The Triple All Stars are holding tryouts for their travel baseball organization Aug. 3 and 10 at Kane Field in Homestead Park. Tryouts for 9U and 10U will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; for 11U will be from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.; for 12U will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; for 13U will be from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m.; for 14 will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m.; and for 12U will be from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.

In case of rain, tryouts will be at Triple Crown All Stars in Schererville. Players should who up 20 minutes early to register. The program is also looking for coaches. For details, call (219) 864-0711.


High School Fall Baseball League taking registration

The High School Fall Baseball League has expanded to 14 locations across the Midwest. Each location plays a six-week regular season beginning Aug. 25 and running through Oct. 13. Cost is $225 per player. The deadline to register is Aug. 4. To register, go to


Triple Crown Xplosion holding 12U softball tryouts

SCHERERVILLE | Triple Crown All Stars in Schererville will be holding tryouts for their 12U softball team from 5 to 8 p.m. July 30 and Aug. 8, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3 and Aug. 10 at Campagna Academy, 7403 Cline Ave. -- the softball field is located on the south end of the property in back. Players will a 2001 birthdate or later are eligible.

For details, or to schedule a private tryout, call Dave Smith at (219) 765-1484.


NWI White Sox softball program holding tryouts

MERRILLVILLE | The NWI White Sox Softball program will be having tryouts for the 2014 season at the Andrean High School softball complex. Tryouts for 10U will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 and from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 10; tryouts for 12U will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 and from noon Aug. 10; tryouts for 14 are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 10; tryouts for 16U are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 11; tryouts for 18U are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and form 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 11.

For details, contact Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017.


Bearcat Thunder holding 16U softball tryouts

The Bearcat 16U Thunder softball team is holding tryotus from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and from 6 to 8 p.m. July 31. Pitchers are needed. For location, or to schedule a personal tryout, call Chris Evans at (219) 241-6157.


Morris Elite Baseball holding baseball tryouts

MUNSTER | Morris Elite Baseball will be holding tryouts for its teams Aug. 10 and 11 at Munster High School's baseball field. Tryouts for the 9, 10 and 11U teams for next year are from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 10; tryouts for the 12, 13 and 14U teams for next year are from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 11. For details, call (219) 677-2183 or visit


Carlton Fisk to appear at Cancer Support Golf Outing

HOMEWOOD | The Cancer Support Center will host its annual golf outing in memory of Steve Fallick, Sept. 13 at the Flossmoor Country Club. Baseball Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk will be present from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will compete against Fish on the par 3, seventh hole.

Individual tickets for golf and dinner are $325. Cost for foursomes start at $1,300. For details, call (708) 798-9171 or visit


 Playmakers holding baseball tryouts

GRIFFITH | The Playmakers are holding tryouts for their baseball teams for the 2014 season. Tryouts for the 9-year-old team are 7 p.m. Aug. 7 and 11 a.m. Aug. 10 at Dave Griffin's; tryouts for the 11-year-old teams are noon July 27, 7 p.m. July 31 and noon Aug. 4 at Dave Griffin's for Brian Clark's team; and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27 and from 1 to 3 p.m. July 28 at St. Mary's School in Griffith for Larry Babcock's team; tryouts for 12U through 16U teams will be Aug. 4 at Griffith High School -- from 5 to 7 p.m. for 12U, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for 13U, 1 to 3 p.m. for 14U, 3 to 5 p.m. for 15U, and from 9 to 11 a.m for 16U.

For details, call (219) 922-1107.


World Disc Golf Championships at Lemon Lake

CROWN POINT | The Professional Disc Golf Association will hold its World Championships Aug. 5-10 at Lemon Lake County and Hidden Lake. There is an admission fee for spectators at both parks. For details, go to


Jamal Mayers to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard

GRIFFITH | Jamal Mayers of the Chicago Blackhawks 2013 Stanley Cup champions will be appearing at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 29. General admission tickets are $30 each in advance and $40 at the door. Admission price includes one autograph on any item. For special "Stanley Cup" tickets, cost is $50 which includes two autographs on any two items.

Photos with Jamal Mayers are not guaranteed. There will be photos of Jamal Mayers skating with the cup for sale. Doors open at 4 p.m. For details, call (219) 924-2206.


World's Largest Golf Outing on Aug. 12

Eight Chicago-area courses managed by Billy Casper Golf will participate in the third annual "World's Largest Golf Outing" Aug. 12. The courses are River Oaks Golf Course (Calumet City), Chick Evans Golf Course (Morton Grove), George W. Dunne Naitonal Golf Course (Oak Forest), Highland Woods Golf Course (Hoffman Estates), Indiana Boundary Golf Course (Chicago), Orchard Valley Golf Course (Aurora), Water's Edge Golf Club (Worth) and Whisper Creek Golf Club (Huntley).

Golfer check-in at 11:30 pa.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Entry fees vary by location and include a $5 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. To register, go to


Share the Rock basketball camp at Lincoln Center

HIGHLAND | The "Share the Rock" boys basketball camp for grades 3-8 will be hold from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5-7 at the Lincoln Center. The camp will be headed by Purdue University Calumet head men's basketball coach Dan Voudrie and co-sponsored by Mercy Hill Church and New Life Christian Reformed Church.

Cost is $15, which includes lunch, t-shirt and basketball. For details, call (219) 924-4007 or visit


Silverhawks Fastpitch 14U softball team holding tryouts

CEDAR LAKE | The Silverhawks Fastpitch 14U softball team will hold tryouts from 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Aug. 3, 4, 10 and 11, and at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at 10709 W. 134th Place. For details, email


Running Up the Scoreboard 5K on Aug. 6

GRIFFITH | Bridges's Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar will be hosting its third annual "Running Up the Scoreboard" 5K, Aug. 6. The race will start at 6:30 p.m. in front of Bridges' Scoreboard, 121 N. Griffith Blvd. Registration is from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Race day registration is $25. Pre-race registration is $20 and may be done on or by stopping in at Bridges'.

Proceeds will benefit the Griffith Pantherettes dance team.


Crown Point Swim Club to hold kids triathlon

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Swim Club will hold a sprint kids triathlon for ages 6 and over Sept. 28 at Crown Point High School. For details, email or visit


Illiana Blackbirds looking for host families

The Illiana Blackbirds junior hockey team is looking for host families for the 2013-2014 season. Those interested should call Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or


Ross Township Adult Softball League holding registration

MERRILLVILLE | The Ross Township Adults Softball League is taking registrations for the upcoming 2013 fall season. The Men's League will play on Tuesday and Thursday nights. The Co-ed League will play on Wednesday nights. Cost is $600. For details, call (219) 769-2111 or online



Hunting education safety courses at Cedar Creek

CEDAR LAKE | The Department of Natural Resources will hold hunter's education safety courses Aug. 16 and 17, and Sept. 13 and 14 at Cedar Creek Family Golf Center, W. 109th Ave. Times are from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Saturdays.

For details, contact the DNR at (219) 879-5710 or go to


Ron Kittle to hold Retro Jersey Motorcycle Ride

COUNTRYSIDE | Ron Kittle's Retro Jersey Motorcycle Ride will take place Aug. 17 starting and ending at the Illinois Harley Davidson, 9950 Joliet Road. Registration is at 9 a.m.; first bike out is at 11 a.m.; last bike in is at 4 p.m. Registration is $55 per person on site and $50 before Aug. 10; VIP registration is $155 per person and $135 before Aug. 10. All registrants receive continental breakfast, ride T-shirt, sponsor giveaways, after ride party access, food and drink ticket, 100-mile ride map and free entry for one-week vacation. VIP registrants will receive '83 replica Kittle jersey, VIP group photo, a special gift and will ride with Kittle's group.

Proceeds will benefit Indiana Sports Charities, which Kittle founded in 1989. To pre-register for the ride, go to


Midwest Training new location taking registrations

CROWN POINT | Midwest Training has added a Crown Point location at 1204 Erie Court. Open registration is underway for gymnastics, tumbling and dance classes. For details, call (219) 662-8844.



Jim East giving basketball shooting lessons

MERRILLVILLE | Former Merrillville boys basketball coach and Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member Jim East is giving basketball shooting lessons through July and August. For cost and registration, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.


High school girls golf clinic at Cedar Creek

CEDAR LAKE | A high school girls golf clinic will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday at Cedar Creek Family Golf Center, 10483 W. 109th Ave. The fee is $75 for five one-hour classes. Pre-registration with payment is required. For details, call (219) 365-2902.


Baseball team seeks adult players for World Series

The Region Red Sox are looking for players for the MSBL/MABL 35+ World Series to be held Oct. 28-Nov. 2.  in Arizona. The team's sponsor is covering the team fees, lodging and uniforms. Games will be played on MLB spring training fields. Those interested should contact Mike at or


Women's rowing club seeks rowers for Chicago Sprints

Athletes are sought to form a women's rowing club to compete in the Chicago Sprints in July. No experience necessary, but rowers must know how to swim and be able to sustain high intensity cardio workouts. Early morning practices are on Wolf Lake in Hammond. For details, call Joan Crist at (219) 932-2706.



 Chicago Heights Small Fry holding golf outing

CRETE | The Chicago Heights Small Fry Golf Outing will be held Aug. 11 at Lincoln Oaks Golf Course, 395 E. Richton Road. There will be a 1 p.m shotgun start. Cost is $85, which includes lunch, range, golf, cart, dinner and two drinks. There will also be sponsorship opportunities ranging from $100 to $1,000. For details, contact Tom Estock at (708) 653-2080 or


Seton Academy seeks basketball and cheerleading coaches

SOUTH HOLLAND | Seton Academy is seeking the fill the positions of head boys varsity basketball coach of head cheerleading coach for the 2013-2014 school year. Both candidates must have a valid Illinois teaching certificate or have ASEP/NFHS coaches certificate. Both candidates must also acquire all Archdiocese of Chicago training.

Those interested should send letter of interest and resume to or fax to (708) 333-0542.



Andrean seeks men's basketball coach

Andrean High School is seeking a boys varsity basketball coach for the upcoming school year. All interested should submit a resume with at least three references to athletic director Bill Mueller by email at, or by mail to Andrean High School, c/o Bill Mueller, 5959 Broadway, Merrillville, Ind. 46410.


Midwest Training and Ice holding free hockey classes

DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is holding "Try Hockey for Free" one-day trials for ages 18 and under on Fridays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Skate rental is included. For details, call (219) 558-8811.


Illiana Misfits holding rugby tryouts at Riverside

HAMMOND | The Illiana Misfits Division 3 rugby club is holding tryouts for its seven-man team every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. at Riverside Park. The club welcomes experienced and inexperienced players. Football, soccer and wrestling experience are beneficial.

For details, contact Tom Sourlis at (219) 923-6490 or


Diamond Elite holding volleyball leagues and camps

The Diamond Elite Volleyball Academy is offering summer leagues and instruction for girls entering grades 3-8 and with all levels of experience. For details, call (219) 613-3301 or go to


 Jason Hawkins Basketball Camp at Bishop Noll

HAMMOND | Former Valparaiso University player and current IUN Northwest head men's basketball coach Jason Hawkins will hold a basketball camp for boys and girls ages 5-14 from 9 a.m. to noon July 29-Aug. 1 at Bishop Noll Institute. Cost is $75. For details, call (219) 781-9522 or email


Hammond Optimist Youth Sports hosting World Series

HAMMOND | Hammond Optimist Youth Sports is hosting the 2013 Cal Ripken 12U World Series, Aug. 9-16 at the HOYS Complex located at Columbia Avenue and River Drive. The HOYS Bulldogs as well as the Northern Indiana champions will be two of the 10 teams participating in the series. Those interested in sponsoring and/or volunteering for the event should contact Tim Bell at (219) 484-0568 or Doyle Godbolt at (219) 512-4543, or email

For further details, go to




Darrel Chaney to appear at InnerMission dinner

Morton graduate and former major league baseball player Darrel Chaney will appear at the InnerMission Inc. benefit dinner 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Area Career Center, 5727 Sohl Ave., Hammond.

Earlier that day, InnerMission will hold its third-annual golf classic at 8 a.m. at Wicker Park Memorial Park Golf Course in Highland.

Cost for the dinner is $30; cost for golf is $65; cost for both is $75.

For details, call Scott Wells at (219) 712-5736 or email













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