Illinois sport briefs: Women's volleyball league starting at CMPD

2014-05-26T22:00:00Z Illinois sport briefs: Women's volleyball league starting at CMPD
May 26, 2014 10:00 pm

Women's volleyball league starting at CMPD

CALUMET | The Calument Memorial Park District's Women's 4-on-4 Volleyball League will run from June 9 to mid-August. Games will played on Mondays starting at 6:45 p.m. Playoffs will follow the regular season. The fee is $250 per team. Registration is being taken at the Sandridge Community Center, 600 Oglesby Ave.

For details, contact Jenn Pejka at (708) 868-2530 or

Illiana Blackbirds holding summer skate sessions

The Illiana Blackbirds junior hockey team is holding summer skate sessions from men ages 16-20 at Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 N. White Oak Ave., Dyer, and at McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 N. California Ave., Chicago).

The skate sessions at Midwest will be on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. from June 3 through Aug. 19. The skate sessions at McFetridge will be on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. from June 5 through Aug. 21. Cost for attending sessions at each site is $200; cost for attending sessions at both sites is $350,

For details, contact Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or, or go to

Indiana Elite travel baseball seeks managers, coaches

The Indiana Elite travel baseball program is looking for interested managers and coaches for multiple ages for 2015 season.  For detials, call Jeff Myszak at (219) 545-2241.

IU Northwest holding summer basketball camp

GARY | Indiana University Northwest and the Office of Athletics will host its fifth annual 2014 RedHawks' Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 6-18, from July 14-17 at the IU Northwest Savannah Center Gymnasium, 3400 Broadway. Times ares from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 6-12, and from 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 13-18.

Cost is $60, and $50 for each additional child. For details, call (219) 980-6793 or email

Texas Hold' em Poker fundraiser Saturday

ST. JOHN | A Texas Hold 'em Poker fundraiser for St. John Girls Softball will be held Saturday at the V.F.W. Post 717, 10400 W. 93rd St. Doors ope at 5:30 p.m.; playing starts at 7 p.m. For details, call Joe Johnson at (219) 629-3174 or go to

Schererville Heat 12U softball team seeks two players

The Schererville Heat 12U travel softball team is looking for two position players. For more information, contact Al August at (219) 689-3608 or, or Jeff Almaraz at (219) 688-9295.

AAU state track meet June 14-15 at Andrean

MERRILLVILLE | The Hammond Track Club of Northwest Indiana will host at two-day AAU District Qualifier (State) Track and Field Championship Meet, June 14-15 at Andrean High School. Competition for ages groups 8-and-under through 12 will be on 14th; competition for age groups 13 through 18 will be on the 15th.

The top 16 athletes in each running event, the top five athletes in the field events, and the top four relays  advance to the Area 13 National Qualifier Track and Field Championships held June 26-29 at Auburn High School in Rockford.

For details, contact Joe Mis at (219) 931-6587 or To register, go to

Joyriders 14-week bicycle training program

SCHERERVILLE | The Trek Bicycle Store of Schererville, 651 U.S. 30, is starting a new Joyriders 14-week training program for people looking to get reacquainted with their bike, or intermediate bike riders who are interested to improve health and lifestyle. Training will be for 25- and 62-mile rides.

Information meetings are at 11 a.m. May 31 and at 6 p.m. June 5 at the Trek Bicycle Store in Schererville. The program begins June 11. Cost is $85. For detalis, contact Paul Jellema at (219) 322-2453 or

Andrean to hold softball summer camp

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School softball head coach Brooke Baker-Runyon has announced dates for the Andrean Softball Summer Camp, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17. For details or to obtain at registration form, call or text Baker-Runyon at (219) 427-4876.

South Suburban to hold championship basketball camp

SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Suburban College Basketball Camps will begin June 16. The Championship Basketball Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16 to 19. Cost is $105. The Championships Skills Basketball Camp will run from 1 to 4 p.m. June 23 to 26. Cost is $60. For those who enroll in both camps, the cost is $140. The camps are for boys and girls aged 7 to 17. For details, call John Pigatti at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2524.

Thornwood girls softball program to hold 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.

Summer camps at Midwest Training and Ice Center

DYER | Summer camps in gymnastics and hockey are being held at Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave.

* Midwest Elite All Star Cheer is still accepting new members -- boys and girls ages 4 and up.

For details, call (219) 558-8811.

Lansing Redbirds seek 18U baseball players

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

River Forest seeks volleyball head coach

HOBART | River Forest High School is looking for a head coach for girls varsity volleyball. Those interested should call Dennis Leonard at (219) 962-7551, ext. 3006.

Purdue University Calumet hosting summer camps

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet will host summer camps for basketball, soccer and volleyball on campus in June and July. Details and brochures for the camps can be downloaded at For details, contact the PUC athletic office at (219) 989-2540 or

Powers-Purdue Calumet Golf Invitational on June 23

SCHERERVILLE | Purdue University Calumet will host the 34th annual Powers-Purdue Calumet Golf Invitational on June 23 at Briar Ridge Country Club. Cost for the event, which will benefit athletic and student scholarship funds, is $250 per golfer. Sponsorships are available, ranging from $200 to $5,000. For details, call Janet Hero at (219) 989-2540.

Summer camps at Dave Griffin's Baseball School

GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Baseball School will hold two summer camps for players aged 7 to 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 23 to 26 and July 14 to 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 email

Crown Point Lacrosse to host summer youth camp

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Lacrosse will host a youth lacrosse camp June 23 to 26 at the Crown Point Sportsplex, 1313 E. North St., for boys and girls in grades two to eight. Cost is $60 for residents, $75 for non-residents. Rental equipment is available. Pre-registration is required. Camp information and registration forms are available at 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 those aged 5 and under from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Friday.

For details, call (219) 558-8811.

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 with graduation years of 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 are eligible to participate. For details, call or text Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017, or go to

Calumet Junior Striders holding spring track sign-ups

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

Midwest Irish 18U baseball team seeks pitcher, outfielder

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

River Forest seek 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.

Softball team seeks 16U pitcher

A 16-and-under softball team is looking for a pitcher. The team will play in eight to 10 A/B ASA/NSA tournaments from June to August. For a 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 aged 6 to 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17 at Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway. For details, go to

Indiana Elite baseball seeks managers and coaches

The Indiana Elite travel baseball program is looking for additional managers and coaches. Those interest should call 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 Street, 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 12-and-under softball team is looking to add a starting pitcher and a position player. To arrange a 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 Illinois-Chicago 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

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, email Vangel Nacovski at or go to

Elite 15U baseball team seeks players

An Elite 15-and-under 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 12-and-under girls softball team is looking for two players -- in particular catcher/infielder. The team plays a full travel schedule. For a tryout, call 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 for hitting and catching lessons at Diamond Kings. For details, call (219) 558-2273, or go to

Morris Elite Baseball accepting applications for coaches

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

NWI Sox Fastpitch has two softball player openings

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

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

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

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.

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

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; or DLS football coach Mike Boehm at (312) 842-7355, ext. 119, or

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

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

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

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

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

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