Crete Crust 12U softball team needs pitcher
The Crete Crush 12U Black team is looking to add a pitcher with travel-ball experience. The team is a "B" level team that will play in seven tournaments this summer and have already qualified for the NSA "B" World Series in East Peoria. For details, call Dave Smith at (219) 765-1484 or fo to www.cretecrushfastpitch.com.
Bicycle training program at Trek Bicycle Store
SCHERERVILLE | Trek Bicycle Store of Schererville is starting a new Joyriders 14-training program for people looking to get reacquainted with their bikes, or intermediate riders who are interested to improve health and lifestyle. Training will be for 25- and 62-mile rides.
Orientation sign-up meetings ate 6 p.m. May 21 and 11 a.m. May 25 at the store, 651 U.S. 30. The program begins June 12. Cost is $85. For details, contact Paul Jellema at (219) 322-2453 or email@example.com.
Bulldogs Baseball and Basketball Camps coming to SSC
SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Suburban College baseball and basketball programs are accepting registrations for their summer camps.
The Bulldog Basketball Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to noon June 17-20 at Bulldog Stadium. The camp is designed for kids ages 6-14, and will be directed by SSC head coach Steve Ruzich and current players. Cost is $75. Each camper should have gym shoes, spikes, sweat clothes and bring their own equipment. For details, contact Ruzich at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2413, or email SRuzich@ssc.edu.
There will be two SSC basketball camps: a Championship Basketball Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24-27, and a Championships Shooting Camp from 1 to 4 p.m. June 17-20. Both camps are for ages 7-17 and will be directed by SSC head men's basketball coach John Pigatti. Cost is $100 for the basketball camp and $60 for the shooting camp. For details, contact Pigatti at (708) 596-2000, ext 2524, or email JPigatti@ssc.edu.
Lansing Lions holding football and cheerleading sign-ups
LANSING | Lansing Lions youth football and cheerleading is holding sign-ups for boys and girls ages 5-14 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Oak Glen Elementary, and from 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 24 at Wolcott School.
Free combine at Ignite Sports Performance
CROWN POINT | Ignite Sports Performance will be hosting a free combine for middle school and high school athletes on June 10 at Fuel Fitness, 1516 Main St. Tests will be performed in the 40-yard days, vertical jump, broad jump, pro shuttle, three-cone drill and bench press/power ball toss. All sports are welcome. Registration deadline is June 3. For details, contact Ben Porter at (219) 595-0088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
T.F. South boosters holding golf outing
CRETE | The T.F. South Athletic Booster Club's golf outing will be held June 2 at Lincoln Oaks Golf Course, 395 East Richton Road. It will be a scramble, best-ball tournament. Registration is at noon, shotgun start is at 1 p.m., dinner, raffles and awards is at 5:30 p.m. Cost for lunch, golf and dinner is $100; cost for dinner only $25. Hole sponsors are available at $100. For each sponsor a golfer brings in, $25 is deducted off the entry fee.
Registration deadline is May 18. For details, call (708) 585-2063.
IUPUI Soccer Camp at Munster High School
MUNSTER | IUPUI will hold a soccer camp for high school-aged girls from 4 to 6 p.m. June 17-21 at the Munster High School soccer field. The camp will be led by IUPUI's women's soccer coaches. Cost is $100. Registration deadline is May 31. For details, contact Chris Johnson at (317) 274-1447 or email@example.com.
Izaak Walton League holding free public events
GRIFFITH | The Griffith Izaak Walton League, 1532 East Main St., will hold a free archery clinic for all ages from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1. Instructors will teach long bow, recurve bow, Compound bow and cross bow. For details, call Tim Ferguson at (219) 924-5066.
The league will hold its "Take Your Kid Fishing Day" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2. For details, call Matt at (219) 746-2779 or Jim Lynch at (219) 924-9645.
The league will hold Indiana DNR Hunters Education two-day classes from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 13-14 and Aug. 17-18. To register, call District 10 DNR at (219) 879-5710 or go to www.dnr.IN.gov/lawenfor.
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 www.diamondelitevba.com.
Zumba classes at The Diggz
HOBART | The Diggz of Northwest Indiana, 4590 W. 61st Ave., is holding Zumba dance fitness classes from 6 to 6:50 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $7 per class and $50 for 10 classes. To register, call (219) 588-5909 or go to www.diggxnwi.com.
NWI National Adult Baseball League opening day today
HIGHLAND | The NWI National Adult Baseball Association, NWINABA, will celebrate its 10th-year anniversary today at the Highland Babe Ruth Field. First pitches will be thrown out by Jill Carpenter, whose late husband Steve Carpenter founded the league, and by Will Forrester, a local 4-year-old who has been diagnosed with leukemia. A 50/50 raffle and donations benefiting Will will take place along with several league members getting their heads shaved in his honor.
The ceremonies will start at 4 p.m.; first game of the day will be at 5:30 p.m. featuring the 2012 league champion Giants against the runner-up Blue Jays, followed by the Cubs taking on the Diamondbacks at 8 p.m. Concession stand will be available.
Purdue Calumet holding youth soccer camps
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet is holding a variety of youth soccer camps. They include the Little Kickers Day Camp for boys and girls ages 4-6, from 9 to 11 a.m. June 10-13, cost is $40; Little Kickers Night Camp for boys and girls ages 4-6, from 4 to 6 p.m. June 10-13, cost is $45; Soccer Day Camp for boys and girls ages 7-13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10-13, cost is $70; Soccer Night Camp for boys and girls ages 7-13, from 4 to 7 p.m. June 10-13, cost is $60; and Goalkeeper Camp for boys and girls ages 10-17, from 5 to 8 p.m. June 18-19.
For details, contact Leslie Ferguson at (219) 989-2540 or James Drzewiecki at (219) 989-8009.
Purdue Calumet holding Game Day Basketball Camp
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet will hold a Game Day Experience Basketball Camp for boys in grades 1-6, on July 15-17 at the PUC Fitness and Recreational Building, 2200 169th St., Hammond. Cost is $60.
For details, contact PUC men's basketball coach Dan Voudrie at (219) 989-2290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leon's Triathlon slated for June 2; Demo Day June 1
HAMMOND | Northwest Indiana will host the 30th anniversary of Leon’s Triathlon on June 2. Leon’s Triathlon is an Olympic distance race beginning and ending at Wolf Lake Park. It includes a .9-mile swim, 24.6-mile bike and a 6.2-mile run. Cost is $165. The triathlon will also offer team registration and relay registration. For details or to register, go to www.leonstriathlon.com.
Leon's Triathlon will be hosting a Demo Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1 at Wolf Lake Park. The event will showcase a variety of active lifestyle sports and products in addition to triathlon gear. There will also be training, gear and nutrition seminars by professional athletes, entertainment and food.
Interested vendors should email email@example.com.
'Taking it to the Rim' tourney at Seton Academy
SOUTH HOLLAND | Beyond the G.A.M.E. presents "Taking it to the Rim," a 14U and 15U boys basketball tournament, May 25-26 at Seton Academy, 16100 Seton Drive. Entry fee is $225 per team. There is a three-game guarantee. Registration deadline is May 11. For details, call Deon Tolliver at (708) 878-9491 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crete Phoenix 12U softball team seeks players
The Crete Phoenix 12U girls team -- a part-time travel team is looking to add two pitchers to its roster. Those interested should call Bill Wheeler at (708) 825-3784 to arrange a private tryout.
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, or $60 if registered before June 1. For details, call (219) 781-9522 or email email@example.com.
IU Northwest to host Redhawks Basketball Camp
GARY | Indiana University Northwest and the Office of Athletics will host their fourth-annual Redhawks' Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 6-13. The camp will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 15-18 at the IU Northwest Savannah Center Gymnasium. Registration is $50, and $45 for each additional child from the same family.
The camp will be led by Redhawks men's coach Ryan Shelton, the winningest coach in IU Northwest history. For details, call (219) 981-4279 or (219) 980-6944, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayor's Cup 3v3 Soccer Tournament July 13-14
HAMMOND | The sixth-annual Hammond Mayor's Cup 3v3 Soccer Tournament takes place July 13-14. Team fee on or before the early registration deadline of June 16 is $75; fee after and through the regular registration deadline of June 30 is $100. Teams may register online at www.hammondmayorscup.org.
For details, call (219) 718-1582 or go to email@example.com.
Dylan Axelrod to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard
GRIFFITH | Chicago White Sox pitcher Dylan Axelrod will appear at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar 7 p.m. May 23. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes two autographs on any item. For details, call (219) 924-2206.
Run for Boston 5K to be held June 15
LIBERTYVILLE | The Chicago Running Bloggers in partnership with Muddy Monk are honored to present the Run for Boston 5K at 9 p.m. June 15 in Independence Grove. Fees and donations will benefit "Who Says I Can't?" an organization providing quality of life improvements for amputees. For details, contact Kelly Janowski at (224) 715-8872 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intensity gymnastics camp starting at Midwest
DYER | Camp Intensity, a gymnastics camp incorporating all gymnastics events, is taking place this summer at Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave. For details, call (219) 558-8811 or www.midwesttrainingandice.com.
Lakeshore Volleyball Tournament at Lincoln Center
HIGHLAND | The Lakeshore Volleyball Tournament will take place May 18-19 at the Lincoln Center, 2450 Lincoln St. Women's A and B divisions will start 9 a.m. May 18; Coed A and B divisions will start at 9 a.m. May 19. Cost is $150 per team. All players receive a T-shirt and breakfast. To register by May 6, call (219) 756-5656, ext. 317 or email email@example.com.
Andrean High School looking for dance coach
MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School is seeking a Ninerette dance coach for the 2013-2014 school year. Those interested should submit resume to athletic director Bill Mueller by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Andrean High School c/o Bill Mueller, 5959 Broadway, Merrillville, Ind. 46410.
Adult men's and women's basketball leagues forming
CROWN POINT | Adult men's and women's basketball leagues are forming at Fuel Fitness in Crown Point. Team fee is $500. Teams may register with league fee paid in full during open gym on Sunday. Leagues start May 19. For details, call Dave at (219) 765-4966.
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 hoysports.baberuthonline.com.
For further details, go to www.12uworldserieshammond.org.
Dave Griffin's Baseball School Summer Camps
GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Baseball Summer Camps for boys and girls ages 7-13 will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10-13 or July 8-11. Camp will cover hitting, fielding, pitching and base running. Participants should dress comfortably, wear tennis shoes and shorts, and bring their own lunch. Cost is $140. To register, call (219) 922-1107 or email email@example.com.
Rippers 16-18 travel baseball team seeks catcher
The Rippers 16-18 travel baseball team is looking for a high school-caliber catcher. The team plays its home games at Teagle Field in Crown Point and is part of Crown Point Senior Babe Ruth. For details, call Jerry Tromp at (219) 663-4316.
Region Storm 16U baseball team seeks pitcher
The Region Storm 16U baseball team is looking for a quality pitcher to complete its roster. The Storm will be playing in college exposure tournaments, including Notre Dame, in June and July. Only serious and experienced travel players should apply. For details, call or text Ken Haluska at (219) 313-4726.
Indiana Playmakers 14U baseball team needs catcher
The Indiana Playmakers 14U travel baseball team, coached by former major league pitcher Brad Voyles, needs one more catcher to complete its roster. For details, contact Voyles at (920) 217-4200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult classes offered at Midwest Training and Ice
DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is offering adult tumbling classes on Sundays from 6 to 8 p.m., adult learn to skate classes on Thursdays at 4:15 p.m., and adult learn to play hockey classes on Fridays at 10:25 p.m. For details, call (219) 558-8811.
NWI White Sox 11U softball team needs players
The NWI White Sox 2001 (11U) softball team has an immediate need for one or two solid players for the remainder of the year and possibly for the future. The team will be participating int he USSSA World Series in Orlando, Fla. on July 20-28. Must have a 2001 birth date or later. Those interested should contact Jim Wright at (219) 775-6775 or email@example.com.
Seton Academy seeks basketball games for next season
SOUTH HOLLAND | Seton Academy is looking for boys and girls basketball games for the 2013-14 school year. Those interested should contact Deon Tolliver at (708) 339-8153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bowling association seeks hall of fame nominations
The Greater Calumet Area USBC is looking for men and women have had an impact on the local bowling community for its hall of fame. Nominees should be at least 45 years old and have been sanctioned league bowlers in GCA centers for at least 10 years. Nomination deadline is June 1. Hall of fame applications may be found on the HOF page of the GCA website at www.greatercalumet.com.
Bowling association to hold scholarship golf outing
HIGHLAND | The Greater Calumet Area USBC will host its seventh-annual golf outing July 27 at Wicker Memorial Park. Entry is $80 per person. Golfers who pay in full by Wednesday will receive a $5 discount. Reservation deadline is July 17. Proceeds will go toward the association's annual scholarship for graduating high school senior boys and girls.
Nominations for scholarships will be taken until June 15. Minimum requirements are a 3.0 grade-point average (B average) throughout high school and USBC Youth membership. To download an application, go to www.greatercalumet.com and click on the Youth Scholarship page
For details, call Joe Puchek at (219) 789-1755 or Ed Wleklinski at (219) 810-7398.
Lansing Redbirds hosting baseball tournaments
LANSING | The 2013 Lansing Redbirds travel baseball program is hosting tournaments for 13U and 15U travel teams at the Lansing Old Timers Sports Complex, 16700 Chicago Ave. The 13U tournament will be held from May 16-19 -- cost is $375 with a three-game guarantee. The 15U tournament will be held from July 11-14 -- cost is $425 with a three-game guarantee.
The tournaments are open to all travel teams except for those classified or registered as "elite." For details, call (708) 768-8103 (13U) or (708) 474-9647 (15U).
Purdue University Calumet holding summer camps
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet men's basketball coach Dan Voudrie will hold a Little Dribblers Camp for boys in grades 1-6 from 9 a.m. to noon June 10-13, and a Day Camp for boys in grades 3-8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 17-20. Cost for the Little Dribblers Camp is $40; cost for the Day Camp is $65. For details, contact Voudrie at (219) 989-2290 or email@example.com.
PUC women's basketball coach Tom Megyesi will hold a Fundamental Camp for girls in grades 3-8 from 9 a.m. to noon July 8-11. Cost is $40. For details, contact Megyesi at (219) 989-2309 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUC women's volleyball coach Natalie Shadowen will hold a Volleyball Camp for boys and girls in grades 6-8 from 9 a.m. to noon June 24-27. Cost is $40. For details, contact Shadowen at (219) 989-2540 or Natalie.Shadowen@purdue.edu.
NWI Lady Shockers softball team seeks pitcher
The NWI Lady Shockers 14-year-old "A" softball team looking for a pitcher -- position is already paid for. For details, call (219) 808-4893 or LadyShockers14U@gmail.com.
Munster Magic 14U softball team seeks player
The Munster Magic 14U girls softball team seeks a solid player to complete its roster for the summer, which starts after the high school season. The positions are open, and playing time is earned by performance and hustle. For details, contact Tom Brown at (219) 836-4278 or email@example.com.
Pioneer Open at Harborside Golf Center
CHICAGO | St. Francis de Sales High School will hold the Pioneer Open, June 17 at Harborside International Golf Center. Registration opens at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:45 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. A reception and dinner will conclude the event at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the Pier 37 Club House. Foursomes are priced at $1,000 ($250/person). Cost for dinner only is $100. Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $500. Proceeds to benefit the SFDS students.
For details, contact Rodney Lopez at (773) 731-7272, ext. 229 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crown Point Bulldogs looking for 12U softball players
The Crown Point Bulldogs 12U softball team is looking for two solid players to complete its roster. For details, call Mike Greco at (219) 775-2151.
Diamond Queens 14U softball team seeks player
The Diamond Queens 14U softball team is still looking for one player. The team will offer a full season of travel at a reduced cost. For details, call (219) 577-7377 or visit diamondqueensfastpitch.com.
Hobart Storm 10U baseball team seeks player
The Hobart Storm 10U baseball team is looking for one player/pitcher to complete its 2013 roster. The Storm is a part-time team that allows players to play travel tournaments while playing in-house leagues at the same time. Those interested should call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.
Indiana Angels 14U softball team seeks players
The Indiana Angels 14U softball team is looking for finalize its spring and summer roster. Solid all-around players who swing a big stick are being sought. All positions are considered open and all playing time is earned. For details, call Bill Gerolimos at (219) 488-6915.
Indiana Chiefs holding 14U/15U Memorial Baseball Tournament
HAMMOND | The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond are looking for teams to participate in the inaugural Tony Klaja Memorial 14U/15U Baseball Tournament, to be held May 24-27 at Riverside Park. Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of four games.
Interested teams should contact Dave Sutkowski at (219) 852-9461, Todd Iwema at (219) 313-5996, or go to www.hammondchiefs.com.
De La Salle seeks high school hockey coach
CHICAGO | De La Salle High School is looking for a varsity head hockey coach. Those interested should contact athletic director Tom White at (312) 842-7355, ext. 118 or email@example.com.
Playmakers 14U baseball team seeks players
The Indiana Playmakers 14U baseball team, coaches by former major leaguer Brad Voyles, is looking for a catcher and an outfielder/pitcher. For details, contact Voyles at (920) 217-4200.
Cougars 12U travel softball team seeks players
The 2013 12U Cougars travel softball has two openings, all positions considered. The team will support and encourage its players to also participate in local recreational leagues. For details, contact Rich Arndt (219) 395-8198, (773) 551-1185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel 14U baseball team looking for pitchers
A 14U travel baseball team, which will play at 10-tournament schedule, is looking for pitchers. For details, call (219) 712-7556.
Renegades 16U softball team looking for player
The Renegades 16U softball team is looking for one power pitcher/middle infielder/outfielder -- all in one. The team will play four to five tournaments next season. For details, call (219) 801-0469.
Playmakers Elite Tournament seeks 15U baseball teams
GRIFFITH | The Playmakers Elite Tournament is taking registration for 15U baseball teams. The tournament will take place July 5-7 at the Griffith High School varsity field. Cost is $450 per team. There will be a three-game guarantee. For details, contact Dave Griffin at (219) 922-1107 or email@example.com.