H-F Racquet and Fitness Club holding open house
HOMEWOOD | The H-F Racquet and Fitness Club, 2920 W. 183rd St., will continue its 40th anniversary celebration with two free Community Open House Days from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 2 and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 3. On those days community members will have free entry to the club with a valid photo ID. Included with free access to the center will be a variety of fitness classes offered that day. For details, go to www.hfracquetandfitness.com.
Table tennis tournament at Highland Lincoln Center
HIGHLAND | The 10th-annual South Shore Sports/Butterfly Open table tennis tournament will be held at the Highland Lincoln Center, 2450 Lincoln St., on Oct. 26-27. The four-star tournament is expected to host 230 players. The tournament will feature the Nate Wasserman Junior Championships. Admission is free. Games will played from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on both days. For details about the tournament, contact Dan Seemiller at (574) 261-4545 or go to www.sbttc.org.
Crete Phoenix holding 12U softball tryouts
LYNWOOD | The Crete Phoenix girls softball program will hold open tryouts for its 12U tournament team from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at Ho-Chunk Sports Complex, 10 Southland Dr. All positions are available, but pitchers are a priority. For details, call manager Bill Wheeler at (708) 825-3784.
Recreational indoor soccer at Hallmark SportsClub II
MERRILLVILLE | Hallmark SportsClub II, 8328 Colorado St., is offering indoor recreational soccer for ages 7 to 70 through April. Registration is open for Session 1 Youth (start Nov. 2), High School (Friday), Adult (Oct. 27) and Futsal (Nov. 9) leagues. To register, call (219) 927-2629 or go to www.hallmarksportsclubii.com.
Vernard Hollins to direct boys basketball showcases
Former Fort Wayne North Indiana All Star Vernard Hollins, who played professionally in Europe and Mexico, will be conducting a pair of Fall Boys Basketball Showcases, Oct. 26 at the new Sportone Parkview Fieldhouse in Ft. Wayne, and Nov. 3 at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. Boys in grades 7-12 may find more information and register online at the Indiana Basketball News website www.inbnews.com.
Olympic gold medalist featured at softball clinic
WESTVILLE | Olympic gold medalist Michelle Venturella, head softball coach at UIC, will join Lowell High School coach Pete Iussig and Calumet College coach Stephanie Zimney for a softball clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24 at Westville High School. Cost is $60. There are no age requirements. For details, contact Gil Arzola at (219) 309-3662 (cell) or (219) 462-8191 (home), or email email@example.com.
Try hockey for free at Midwest Training and Ice Center
DYER | As part of the NHL's "Come Play Hockey Month," Midwest Training and Ice Center is offering an opportunity for ages 3 and up to try hockey for free from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 2. Pre-registration is required at www.tryhockeyforfree.com.
Former Bears to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard
GRIFFITH | Former Bears Adrian Peterson and Bobby Douglass are scheduled to appear at Bridges Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar. Peterson will appear from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, and Douglass will appear from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 4. Admission is free both appearances, but there here will be a $10 charge of each item brought to be signed. 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.
Midwest holding call-outs for competitive cheer program
DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., will be holding call-outs for its half-season cheer teams from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 and from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 3. Half-season teams are for athletes who have missed all-star team tryouts as well as newer athletes who want to try cheer before making the full year commitment. For details, call (219) 558-8811.
Baseball camps at Dave Griffin's Sport Complex
GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Sport Complex is holding Saturday baseball camps featuring Trent Howard, who played in the Baltimore Orioles organization, and Purdue University Calumet recruiting coordinator Alex Triantafillo, from Nov. 2 through Dec. 7. Times for ages 8-11 are from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; times for ages 12-14 are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $95 per person. For details, call (219) 922-1107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Women's volleyball league starting Nov. 18
CALUMET CITY | The Calumet Memorial Park District's Women's 6-on-6 Volleyball League will begin Nov. 18 and run until mid-April. Games are played on Monday evenings and reffed by officials. The fee is $375 per team. Registration is being taken at the Sandridge Community Center, 600 Oglesby Ave. For details, contact Jenn Pejka at (708) 868-2520 or email Jenn@MyCMPD.com.
Millennium Vardar holding soccer tryouts
MERRILLVILLE | Millennium Vardar, a premier soccer club in Northwest Indiana, will be holding open tryouts for U8 through U18 boys and girls Oct. 26, 27 and Nov. 3 at St. Elijah Church. For times and further details, call Vangel Nacovski at (219) 577-5509 or go to www.millenniumsoccer.org.
Harlem Globetrotters coming to Hammond Civic Center
HAMMOND | The world famous Harlem Globetrotters and their "Fans Rule" World Tour are coming to the Hammond Civic Center on Jan. 4. Fans will be allowed to vote for the rules the game will be played under. The options include Hot Hand Jersey (the designated player wearing the jersey is awarded double points for each basket made); Make of Miss (each team starts the quarter with two players before players get added or removed based on made or missed shots); and Trick Shot Challenge (coaches may challenge the opposing team three times during the game to make a trick shot -- a make is good for five points; a miss awards the other team five points). Online voting is open at harlemglobetrotters.com/rule. Tickets are $13, and may be purchased at the Civic Center, by calling (866) 468-3401 or by going to harlemglobetrotters.com or www.ticketweb.com.
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.
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, 46320-2358. Nomination forms are available at the Civic Center and online at www.hammondsportshallofgame.com.
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
HOBART | 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.
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 Tinley 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.
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 Friday through Oct. 28. For details, contact Seton Academy athletic director Deon Tolliver at (708) 339-8153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
De La Salle seeks sophomore basketball 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.
Crown Point Lacrosse seeks 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. Sunday 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.
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
CROWN POINT | 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.