Illinois sport briefs: Lansing Lions holding football and cheer sign-ups

2014-05-05T22:00:00Z 2014-05-09T19:08:10Z Illinois sport briefs: Lansing Lions holding football and cheer sign-ups nwitimes.com
May 05, 2014 10:00 pm

Lansing Lions holding football and cheer sign-ups

LANSING | The Lansing Lions, who are now part of the United Youth Football League, are holding football and cheer registration for grades K-8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17 at Nathan Hale Elementary, 19055 Burnham Ave.

For details, contact president Terry Earp at (708) 439-0347, or go to www.lansinglionsil.com.

Thornwood girls softball program to Alumni Day

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Thornwood High School Girls Softball Program will host its inaugural Alumni Day at 1 p.m. June 1 at the school's varsity softball field, 17101 South Park Ave. All former administrators, coaches, players, managers, families and supporters of the program are welcome to attend. An alumni game will be included in the activities.

For details, call Mark Anderson at (708) 225-4725.

Lansing Redbirds seek 18U baseball players

The Lansing 18U Redbirds Baseball Club is looking for players to complete its 2014 summer roster. The Redbirds will play local travel teams as well as competing in area tournaments. Those interested should call (708) 828-1663.

Summer camps at Dave Griffin's Baseball School

GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Baseball School will hold two summer camps fro ages 7-13 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 23-26 and 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 dgbaseball@comcast.net.

National Adult Baseball Association holding opening day

HOBART | The Northwest Indian National Adult Baseball Association will be holding the 2014 opening day ceremonies at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hobart Little League Complex, 2301 W. Old Ridge Rd. Immediately following, the 2013 NWINABA champion Blue Jays will take on league runner-up Cubs at 5:30 p.m.; Phillies will play the Dodgers at 8 p.m.

Crown Point Lacrosse hosting summer youth camp

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Lacrosse will host a youth lacrosse camp June 23-26 at the Crown Point Sportsplex, 1313 E. North St. Boys and girls grades 2-8. Cost is $60 for residents and $75 for non-residents. Rental equipment is available. Pre-registration is required. Camp information and registration forms are available at www.freeteams.net/cplax.

For details, call (219) 779-9632.

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 ages 5 and under from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Friday.

For details, call (219) 558-8811.

Former Cub and Sox players at signing benefit

SCHERERVILLE | The Baseball Card Exchange, 2412 U.S. Hwy. 41, will hold an autograph signing event from 4 to 6 p.m. May 17 featuring former Chicago Cub Milt Pappas and former Chicago White Sox Carlos May 17. For each autograph, customers must make a donation of two non-perishable food items to Alicia's House food pantry. Monetary donations are also accepted.

For details, go to www.bbcexchange.com or www.aliciashouse.org.

College softball coaches exposure camp in Munster

MUNSTER | College softball coaches from the midwest will be at Community Park on June 12 to coach and evaluate local players. Girls will graduation years of 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 are all eligible to participate. For details, call or text Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017 or www.nwisoxfastpitch.com.

Calumet Junior Striders holding spring track tryouts

The Calumet Junior Striders Running Club is taking sign-ups for its spring track and field program. Practices are held twice a week in Lake and Porter counties. The program will help participants prepare for competition in the Hershey's Track and Field program, as well as AAU and USATF meets and national competitions.

For details, visit www.calstrider.org.

Soderholm, Popovich to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard

GRIFFITH | Former Chicago Cub Paul Popovich and former Chicago White Sox Eric Soderholm will be signing autographs and taking photos with fans from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar. Advance ticket sales are $20, which includes four autographs. Tickets at the door will be sold for $10 per autograph. All ages welcome.

To order tickets over the phone with credit card, call (219) 924-2206.

Share the Rock Basketball Camp postponed until June 14

GARY | The Share the Rock Basketball Camp originally scheduled for today at the Hudson Campbell Sports Center, 455 Massachusetts St., has been postponed until June 14.

There is no cost for the youth camp, and all participants will receive lunch, a backpack, and a T-shirt. To register, go to www.Sharetherock.org.

Midwest Irish 18U baseball team seeks pitcher, outfielder

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

Babe Ruth Baseball umpire/coaches clinic May 18

CROWN POINT | A final National Babe Ruth Baseball umpire/coaches clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 in the dome of the Crown Point Family Fun Center, 1301 Merrillville Road. Registration will start at 8 a.m. All youth league umpires and coaches, and anyone interested in becoming an umpire with national certification, are encouraged to attend. An open-book National Certification test will be given to first-time umpires. Returning umpires can become recertified, but do not have to take the test. The cost of the clinic alone is $25, which includes lunch, plus $45 to take the certification test or to recertify.

To "RSVP" or for more information, call Randy Walker at (219) 856-2437 or John Pearson at (219) 661-9923.

Illiana Blackbirds holding spring training hockey camp

DYER | The Illiana Blackbirds will hold a Junior Hockey Spring Camp from 3 to 8:15 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave. The camp will include meals, off-ice instruction and detailed daily customized summer workout program. Cost is $150. Major credit cards accepted -- subject to $3 processing fee.

To register, email shimps33@yahoo.com or owerko@comcast.net, or go to illianablackbirds.com.

River Forest looking for 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.

Girls on the Run to hold Spring 5K on May 17

HIGHLAND | The Girls on the Run Spring 5K will be held May 17 at Highland High School. Happy hair and face painting will be at 8 a.m.; the race starts at 10 a.m. For details, call www.gotrofnwi.org.

Volleyball leagues at On the Square Sports Academy

CROWN POINT | On the Square Sports Academy is taking registration for its coed volleyball leagues. Its Monday night competitive league starts June 2; its Tuesday night recreational league starts June 3. Deposit required to guarantee a spot. For details, call (219) 808-5290 or www.otssa.com.

Softball team seeks 16U pitcher

A 16U softball team is looking for a pitcher. The team will play in 8-10 A/B ASA/NSA tournaments in June through August. For a private tryout, call Martin at (219) 588-2017.

Baseball skills evaluation at Andrean High School

MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Baseball Academy will hold "My Pro Day", a comprehensive baseball skills evaluation for players ages 6-18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17 at Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway. For details, go to www.MyProDay.com.

Indiana Elite baseball looking for managers and coaches

The Indiana Elite travel baseball program is looking for additional managers and coaches. Those interest should contact Jeff Myszak at (219) 545-2241.

Over 30 basketball league forming at On the Square

CROWN POINT | On the Square Sports Academy, 105 N. Court St., is looking for men over 30 years old who are interested in playing basketball two to three hours a week with the possibility of forming a league. Players or groups interested should call (219) 808-5290.

Crete Phoenix 12U softball team seeks players

The Crete Phoenix 12U softball team is looking to add a starting pitcher and a position player. To arrange a confidential tryout, call general manager Bill Wheeler at (708) 825-3784.

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

HIGHLAND | Future Hoopers of America and former Washington and UIC 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 bestofthebestgbshocase@gmail.com.

Millennium Soccer Association holding spring registration

The Millennium Soccer Association is holding sign-ups for its spring youth soccer program for boys and girls ages U6-U12. For registration information, contact Vangel Nacovski at fodbal@aol.com or go to www.millenniumsoccer.org.

Elite 15U baseball team seeking players

An Elite 15U travel baseball team is looking for a few players. For team and tryout information, call Matt Hopkins at (219) 713-7992.

Lady Playmakers 12U softball team seeks two players

The Lady Playmakers 12U girls softball team is looking for two dedicated players -- in particular catcher/infielder. The team plays a full travel schedule. For a tryout, contact Billy Pierce at (219) 381-7007.

Former all-state catcher joins Diamond Kings staff

ST. JOHN | Former Crown Point all-star catcher and Butler University standout Nick Hladek is available to hitting and catching lessons at Diamond Kings. For details, call (219) 558-2273 or go to www.TrainDK.com.

Morris Elite Baseball accepting applications for coaches

Morris Elite Baseball is accepting applications for experienced coaches to add to its growing baseball organization. For details, contact Bobby Morris at (219) 677-2183 or morrisbaseballco@gmail.com.

NWI Sox Fastpitch has two softball player openings

The NWI Sox Fastpitch Softball organization is seeking one player each for its 10U and 12U JW team. For details, call/text Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017 or go to www.nwisoxfastpitch.com.

Storm looking for part-time 8U travel baseball player

The Storm 8U part-time travel baseball team is looking for player to complete its roster. The team will play in elite tournaments during the weekends while allowing players to play in their in-house leagues. For details, call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.

H-F seeks freshman, sophomore football opponents

FLOSSMOOR | Homewood-Flossmoor is seeking football games on the freshman and sophomore levels for Week One of the 2014 season. Dates and times are negotiable. Those interested should contact Craig Buzea at cbuzea@hf233.org.

Playmakers 15U baseball team looking for two players

The Playmakers 15U baseball team is looking for two players. The team is coached by former major league pitcher Brad Voyles. For a private tryout, call Voyles at (920) 217-4200 or Dave Griffin's Baseball School at (219) 922-1107.

Crete Crush looking for 14U softball pitcher

The Crete Crush 14U travel softball team is looking for an experienced travel ball pitcher. For details, contact Joe Cash at (219) 201-9806 or cashmjch@sbcglobal.net.

Indiana Angels 12U softball team seeks players

The Indiana Angels 12U softball team seeks two players, no specific positions, to complete its roster. For details, contact Al Zabrecky at (219) 781-1727.

Cheer Tryout Prep Classes at Midwest locations

Midwest Training will being its Cheer Tryout Prep Class, which instructs on the basics of cheer, motions, jumps and more. Classes will be held at both the Dyer and Crown Point locations. For details, call Michelle at (219) 558-8811.

Indiana Playmakers looking for 9U baseball players

The Indiana Playmakers 9U baseball team is looking for two additional players who must be able to play multiple positions. Those interested should contact Anthony at (219) 776-6211 or ahoole00@pnc.edu.

Hard Court Classic girls tourney at Bloom Township

CHICAGO | Bloom Township High School will host the "Hard Court Classic", a girls high school basketball tournament, on June 20-21. Cost is $200 per team. There will be a four-game guarantee. Teams may play three games on that Friday, and one game the following Saturday, or two games each day. Games starts at 9 a.m. each day. There will be a JV division if enough teams are interested.

For details, contact Ron Newquist at (708) 259-8067 or rnewquist@sd206.org.

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 whitet@dls.org; or DLS football coach Mike Boehm at (312) 842-7355, ext. 119, or boehmm@dls.org.

Region Rockers seek 14U junior high softball player

The Region Rockers are looking for a 14U girls softball player -- must be in seventh or eighth grade. Those interest should contact Tom Bainbridge at (219) 769-3033.

Former St. Joe's softball coach at Dave Griffin's School

GRIFFITH | Frank Wilkins, who has been the St. Joseph's College girls softball coach for 13 years before retiring last spring after amassing more than 300 victories making him the school's all-time winningest coach, is now giving lessons at Dave Griffin's Baseball and Softball School, 1200 West Main St. Wilkins is also available to assist aspiring college softball players in the recruiting process.

For details, contact Wilkins at (219) 796-5214 or coachwilkins1@yahoo.com.

South Shore Steelheads looking for 16U baseball players

The South Shore Steelheads 16U baseball team is looking for two players to complete its roster. The Steelheads play in tournaments throughout the Midwest as well as the Northern Illinois Metro League. For tryout information, call John Batistatos at (219) 384-6656 or go to www.southshoresteelheads.com.

NWI Sox looking to fill two roster spots for 12U team

The NWI Sox girls travel softball organization is looking for fill two roster spots on its "12U JW" team. Head coach of the team is Jim Wright, who has 15 years of coaching experience at the travel ball/high school levels. For tryout information, call Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017 or visit www.nwisoxfastpitch.com.

Seniors sought for low-key baseball activity

Play It Again, Sam Sports is calling out for people ages 60 and over interested in participating in a low-key basketball activity. For details, contact Joe Gerlach at (219) 365-5791 or email jjgerlach@att.net.

North Newton looking for varsity girls tennis coach

MOROCCO | North Newton High School is looking for a varsity girls tennis coach. For details, contact Tim Feddeler at tfedderler@nn.k12.in.us.

Hockey and figure skating lessons at Midwest Training

DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is offering a free month of hockey or figure skating lessons for new students. For details, call (219) 558-8811.

College softball player sought for summer team

The Midwest Elite Diamonds 19-and-over fastpitch softball club is looking for college-rostered players to play in the summer of 2014. All positions considered, especially catcher, pitcher and lefty slapper. The team will play four local tournaments and two round robins. There will be no practices. For details, call (708) 289-3438 or email ditrfp73@aol.com.

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