Illinois sport briefs: T.F. South cheerleaders holding Spirit Clinic

2013-10-25T22:00:00Z Illinois sport briefs: T.F. South cheerleaders holding Spirit Clinic
October 25, 2013 10:00 pm

Lou Boudreau Room re-dedication today at Thornton

HARVEY | Thornton Township High School and the Thornton Alumni Legacy Fund are inviting all alumni and friends to attend the red-dedication of the Lou Boudreau Room 2 p.m. today in the school's gymnasium. Many local and national dignitaries are expected to attend. For details, contact Kay Rampke at (708) 225-4094 or


Shooting turkeys with basketballs at CMPD

CALUMET CITY | Calumet Memorial Park District will hold a Family Turkey Shoot where kids ages 8-15 and a parent 21 or older compete in basketball drills from prizes, included frozen turkeys. The event will be held Nov. 16 at the Sandridge Community Center, 600 Oglesby Ave. Registration begins at noon with competition immediately following. For details, contact Anthony Comer-Hill at (708) 862-6440 at email


Homewood-Flossmoor holding winter sport tryouts

FLOSSMOOR | Homewood-Flossmoor High School has announced dates and times for its winter athletic tryouts.

* BOYS BASKETBALL: Nov. 11, Freshmen (8 to 10 a.m. South Gym), Sophomores (8 to 10 a.m. North Gym), Varsity (6 to 8 p.m., 10 a.m. to noon South Gym); Nov. 12, Freshman (3:15 to 6 p.m. South Gym), Sophomores (3:15 to 6 p.m. North Gym), Varsity (6 to 7:15 a.m., 6 to 8 p.m. South Gym).

* GIRLS BASKETBALL: Nov. 4-5, Freshmen (3:15 to 6 p.m. Sweatbox), Sophomores (6 to 8 p.m. South Gym), Varsity (5 to 7 a.m., 3:15 to 6 p.m. South Gym).

* CHEERLEADING (Freshmen transfers): 3:15 to 6 p.m. Oct. 29-30 North Gym.

* GIRLS GYMNASTICS: 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. Nov. 12-14 North Gymnastics Room.

* BOYS DIVING: 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 25-26; 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 27 Natatorium.

* BOYS SWIMMING: 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 25-26; 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 27 Natatorium.

*WRESTLING: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 11; 3:15 to 6 p.m. Nov. 12-13.

For details, call (708) 335-5524 or go to


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


Highland Parks to hold 38th-annual Pumpkin Plod

HIGHLAND | Highland Parks and Recreation will hold its 38th-annual Pumpkin Plod 10K run and 5K walk starting at 9 a.m. Nov. 28. The start and finish for both courses, respectively, will be Kennedy Avenue under the Ridge Road overpass and Lawndale Avenue adjacent to the Lincoln Center. Pre-registration fees for 10K runners are $20 when including a long sleeve race shirt and $15 without race shirt; for 5K walkers, $15 with shirt and $5 without. Pre-registration ends at 10 p.m. Nov. 25. Race-day registration will add a $5 late fee. For details, call (219) 838-0114 or go to


Angels 12U softball team seeks one more quality player

The Angels 12U softball team is looking for one more quality player to complete its roster. For details, call (219) 781-1727.


Andrean High School hosting six-week baseball camp

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School is hosting a six-week baseball camp for players in grades 1-12 starting Jan. 19. Andrean head coach Dave Piskur will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Sessions offered included advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and baserunning. Space is limited. Registration is under way. For details, call 1 (800) 622-4487 or go to


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., today and Sunday. 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


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.


Fall indoor baseball hitting leagues at Diamond Kings

ST. JOHN | The Diamond Kings Indoor Hitting Leagues will be beginning the week of Nov. 4. Divisions include 9/10U, 11/12U, Junior High and High School. Teams will consist of four players. Games will be five innings long with each player getting five swings an inning in efforts to score points from targets placed in the batting cage. Individual stats will be kept for each player. Championship teams and MVPs will be placed on Diamond Kings' Wall of Fame.

Games are played once a week during a Monday-Saturday window. The leagues will help teams schedule games to accommodate other athletic and school activities. Deadline to register for the seven-week league is Friday. Cost is $340 per team or $85 per player.

To register, go to For details, call (219) 558-2273 or go to


Fleet Feet to hold No Boundaries Runner Program

Fleet Feet Sports will hold its Holiday No Boundaries Beginner Runner Program. The 12-week 5K training schedule will be held Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. at Fleet Feet Sports Schererville starting Nov. 9; and Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:15 p.m. at Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness in Chesterton starting Nov. 12. Information meetings will be at 1 p.m. today at Fleet Feet Sports and Omni Health and Fitness in Chesterton. Cost of the program is $125. For details, call (219) 864-1000.


Hobart Storm holding 8U and 11U baseball tryouts

HOBART | The Hobart Storm is holding tryouts for its 8U and 11U baseball teams this Sunday. For details, call either Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920 or Jeff Fisk at (219) 616-4456.


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, today 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


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


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


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


Bobby Douglass to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard

GRIFFITH | Former Bears quarterback Bobby Douglass will appear at Bridges Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 4. Admission is free 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. 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


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


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 today, Sunday and Nov. 3 at St. Elijah Church. For times and further details, call Vangel Nacovski at (219) 577-5509 or go to


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 Tickets are $13, and may be purchased at the Civic Center, by calling (866) 468-3401 or by going to or


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 Wednesday

HAMMOND | Wednesday 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


Baseball hitting leagues start Monday at Diamond Kings

ST. JOHN | Diamond Kings Baseball and Softball Complex will start its 2013 Indoor Baseball Hitting Leagues on Monday. 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 Friday. For details, call (219) 558-2273 or


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, contact Kyle at (219) 545-9011.


For ND star Reggie Brooks appears today 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. today 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, or go to


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


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


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


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


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




















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