Blue Jays to face Cubs in for NABA championship game
GARY | The NWI National Adult Baseball Association will hold its 2013 championship game at 4 p.m. Saturday at the U.S SteelYard. The game will feature American League champion the Blue Jays vs. National League champion the Cubs.
Admission is free and concessions will be available. No outside food or drink will be permitted. The game will be streamed live on AM 1230 WJOB.
Illiana Blackbirds to hold opener on Oct. 12
DYER | The Illiana Blackbirds will hold their season-opener when they take on the Ft. Wayne Federals in Minnesota Junior Hockey League action starting at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Midwest Training and Ice Center. General admission seating is $6. For details, go to illianablackbirds.com.
Wado-Ki Karate session starting at CMPD
CALUMET CITY | The next session of Wado-Ki Karate from the Calumet Memorial Park District will be from Oct. 9 to Nov. 27. Classes for both youth and adults will held from 5;45 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Fee is $40 for residents and $45 for non-residents. Registration is being taken at the Memorial Park Recreation Office, 612 Wentworth Ave.
For details, call (708) 862-6443.
Playmakers looking for 9U and 13U baseball players
Dave Griffin's Playmakers are looking for 9U and 13U baseball players. For details, call (219) 922-1107.
Dyer Kickers and Chicago Fire offering soccer training
DYER | The Dyer Kickers are teaming up with the Chicago Fire to offer soccer training from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Central Park, located at Calumet Avenue and 213th Street. Participants should bring a ball and water. For details, call Jim Holechko at (708) 334-0524 or Kevin Selinger at (219) 308-6754.
Hammond Sports HOF nomination deadline is Oct. 30
HAMMOND | Oct. 30 is the deadline to nominate candidates for the 2014 Hammond Sports Hall of Fame induction consideration. To be considered, candidates must be nominated on an official Hammond Sports Hall of Fame nomination form to be submitted to the Office of Parks and Recreation at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave., Hammond, Ind. 46320-2358.
Nomination forms are available at the Civic Center and online at www.hammondsportshallofgame.com.
Former Chicago Bears to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard
GRIFFITH | Former Chicago Bears Mike Hartenstine, Adrian Peterson and Bobby Douglass are scheduled to appear at Bridges Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar. Hartentine will be there from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 10, Peterson will appear from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 20, and Douglass will appear from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 4.
Admission is free for all appearances. There will be no charge for autographs from Hartenstine and Douglass; there will be a $10 charge of each item for Peterson to sign. Photos of the players will be sold for $10 each. Peterson will also be signing copies of his book "Don't Dis My Abilities", which will be sold for $20. For details, call (219) 924-2206.
Baseball hitting leagues starting at Diamond Kings
ST. JOHN | Diamond Kings Baseball and Softball Complex will start its 2013 Indoor Baseball Hitting Leagues the week of Oct. 28. The eight-week league will include 9U/10U, 11U/12U, Junior High and High School divisions. Cost is $85 per player. Deadline to register four-player teams is Oct. 25.
For details, call (219) 558-2273 or www.TrainDK.com.
Hobart Storm seeks 9U travel baseball players
The Hobart Storm 9U travel baseball teams are looking for players to complete its 2014 roster. For details, or to schedule an individual tryouts, contact Kyle at (219) 545-9011.
For ND star Reggie Brooks appearing at Bridges'
GRIFFITH | Notre Dame 1992 All-American running back Reggie Brooks will be appearing at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 during the Notre Dame vs. Air Force football game. Admission is free. Photos of Brooks will be on sale for $10 to be signed for no extra charge. Fans may bring their own items to be signed for $10 each. For details, call (219) 924-2206.
Matt Lovasko Memorial Disc Golf Tournament on Oct. 6
CEDAR LAKE | The Matt Lovasko Memorial Disc Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 6 at Lemon Lake County Park. The 12th annual tournament is in memory of Lovasko, one of the top amateurs in the nation who died in an apartment fire Sept. 19, 2001. For details, called Jay Svitko at (219) 771-3472.
Nationals Premier Softball Team looking for players
The Nationals Premier College Softball Team is looking for girl players ages 15-18, primarily a pitcher, a shortstop/outfielder and a catcher. The team is based out of Tinly Park. For details, contact Larry Brzezinski at (708) 243-0186 or NATIONALSGOLD@aol.com, or go to NATIONALSSOFTBALL.com.
Brooke Baker holding softball pitching clinic at Triple Crown
SCHERERVILLE | Former Purdue University star Brooke Baker will be conducting at Monday night softball pitching clinic on six consecutive Mondays starting Nov. 11 at Triple Crown All Stars. All ages and levels are welcome. Beginners will learn basic fundamentals; advanced players will be taught how to add movement to their pitches, conditioning and participate in competitive drills. Campers will be selected on a first come basis.
For details, call or text Brooke Baker at (219) 427-4876 or Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017.
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 baseball activity. For details, contact Joe Gerlach at (219) 365-5791 or email email@example.com.
T.F. South cheerleaders holding Spirit Clinic
LANSING | The T.F. South varsity cheerleading squad will host a Spirit Clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 for girls in grades K-8. Registration is $25 and will include cheer instruction and dance routines by the Rebel varsity cheerleaders and coaching staff. Each registration will receive a lunch, camp, t-shirt and admittance to the Oct. 25 T.F. South football game vs. Lemont.
Registration deadline is Oct. 9. For a registration form, go to tfd215.org/south. For details, email TFSCheerCoaches@yahoo.com.
Girls basketball teams sought for Lady Sting tournament
SOUTH HOLLAND | Seton Academy is seeking seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball teams for its Lady Sting Junior High Tournament to be held Oct. 25-28. For details, contact Seton Academy athletic director Deon Tolliver at (708) 339-8153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
De La Salle seeks sophomore b-ball team for tourney
CHICAGO | De La Salle Institute is looking for one boys sophomore basketball team to compete in its Christmas tournament on Dec. 26-28. For details, contact Tom White at (312) 842-7355, ext. 118 or email@example.com.
Andrean High School seeks assistant wrestling coach
MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School seeks an assistant wrestling coach for the upcoming season. All interested should submit a resume with at least three references to athletic director Bill Mueller by mail at at Andrean High School, c/o Bill Mueller, 5959 Broadway, Merrillville, Ind. 46410, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hobart High School seeks assistant swimming coach
HOBART | Hobart High School is looking for a boys and girls assistant swimming coach for the 2013-2014 school year. Those interested should call (219) 942-8521, ext. 8035.
Men's basketball leagues at Fuel Fitness
CROWN POINT | Men's 30 and Over and Men's Open Basketball leagues are starting a Fuel Fitness in Crown Point. The Open League is on Monday nights starting Oct. 14; the 30 and Over League is on Thursday nights starting Oct. 17. Cost for either league is $550 per team.
There will be open gym from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 7 at Fuel Fitness for teams to register and practice. There is a $5 player fee for open gym.
For details, call (219) 765-4966.
Flag football league starting at C.P. Family Fun Center
CROWN POINT | Men's 5-on-5 Saturday Flag Football is starting Oct. 26 at the Crown Point Family Fun Center Dome. Cost is $550 per team. For details, call (219) 765-4966.
Crown Point Lacrosse seeks boy and girl players
CROWN POINT | Crown Point Lacrosse is holding 2014 season team registration. Youth teams will be offered at the U9, U11, U13 and U15 levels. A girls JV team has been added. Crown Point residency is not required. Boys JV and Varsity teams require athletes to attend Crown Point High School
Registration will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 and Oct. 20 at the Crown Point Civic Center, 101 South East St. Sign-up information and registration documents are available at www.freeteams.net/cplax. For details, call (219) 779-9632.
Bags league/tournament starting at OTSSA
CROWN POINT | Players are sought for Friday night bags leagues/tournaments at On the Square Sports Academy. There will competitive and recreational levels with cash and prizes. Sign-ups are required a week in advance to secure a spot. For details, call (219) 808-5290.
Illiana Blackbirds offering partner/sponsor opportunities
ST. JOHN | The Illiana Blackbirds Tier III Junior Hockey Team, which plays its home games at Midwest Training and Ice Center, is offering partner/sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming season. For details, contact Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or email@example.com.
Indiana Chiefs seek a couple of 13U baseball players
The Indiana Chiefs 13U baseball team is looking for two additional players to complete its 2014 roster. Players interested should have experience in pitching, playing middle infield or the outfield. The team will play a local schedule beginning in April along with a competitive summer travel schedule, which includes a tournament in Florida.
For details, call Jim Nohos at (219) 313-6680.
Crown Point Bulldogs seek 12U softball players
The Crown Point Bulldogs 12U travel softball team is looking for one quality athlete to complete its roster. For details, call Mike Manhatton at (773) 550-4466.
Standout college pitchers at Diamond Kings
ST. JOHN | Former collegiate pitching standouts Sarah Funston (softball) and Keith Greer (baseball) are available for pitching lessons at Diamond Kings Baseball and Softball Training Complex. For details, call (219) 558-2273 or go to www.TrainDK.com.
Stateline Hitmen looking for player for 13U baseball team
The Stateline Hitmen 13U baseball team seeks an additional player, preferably a top pitcher/shortstop. Contact Paul Siska at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Triple Crown Xplosion seeks one more 12U softball player
SCHERERVILLE | Triple Crown All Stars in Schererville is looking to add a quality athlete to complete their TC Xplosion 12U girls fastpitch roster. For details, contact Dave Smith at (219) 765-1484 or email@example.com.
Playmakers forming 12U fall ball baseball team
The Playmakers 12U fall ball baseball team, which will play a six-week schedule, is looking for players. For details, contact Dave at (219) 922-1107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elite 18U travel baseball team seeks players
An elite 18U travel baseball team is accepting applicants for the 2014 season. The team will play locally and out of town. Players will have full access to baseball facilities for practice and games. For details, contact manager Bob Kelley at Bkelley685@comcast.net.
Basketball shooting lessons from HOF coach
MERRILLVILLE | Basketball shooting lessons giving by Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame coach Jim East are being scheduled for September at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville. The individual one-hour lessons are for boys and girls 4-12. For details, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.
NWI White Sox Fastball Softball has openings for teams
The NWI White Sox Fastpitch Softball Program still has a couple of openings for its 10U and 12U teams. For a tryout, or further details, call or text Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017 or (219) 427-4876.
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 email@example.com.