Blackbirds win junior hockey season opener
The Illiana Blackbirds Tier III Junior Hockey Team defeated the Wisconsin Rampage, 7-5, on Sept. 7 in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., to win their season opener.
Nathan Aloisio had three goals and an assist, Chad Miller had four assists and a goal, and Brandon Vulpitta was the winning goalie for Illiana.
Other Blackbirds contributing included Jakob Smith (three assists, goal), Curtis Artuso (two assists), Austin Ahlers (goal), Colin O'Connor (goal), and Anthony Didiana, Joe Keenan and Adamson Thoma, who each had an assist.
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.
Youth basketball leagues starting at CMPD
CALUMET CITY | The Calumet Memorial Park District's First and Second-Grade and Third and Fourth-Grade Basketball Leagues will begin the week of Sept. 16 and run through November. Practices and games will be held on weeknights and Saturdays. The fee is $32 for residents and $37 for non-residents. Registration is being taken at the Sandridge Community Center, 600 Oglesby Ave.
For details, call (708) 862-6440.
CMPD Mini-Marathon and 5K run Sept. 22
CALUMET CITY | The Calumet Memorial Park District's 41st annual Mini-Marathon and 5K Run will be held Sept. 22. The Mini-Marathon pre-registration fee is $30, and the 5K pre-registration fee is $20. Registration is being taken at the Memorial Park Recreation Office, 612 Wentworth Ave.
For details, call (708) 862-6440 or email Anthony Comer-Hill at Anthony@MyCMPD.com.
Lady Region Elite holding basketball tryouts
GARY | Lady Region Elite Basketball will be holding tryouts for its grade 6, 7 and 8 AAU girls teams from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 28 in the Savannah Center at Indiana University Northwest. For details, call Rudy Chabes at (574) 286-7995.
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.
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.
Sauk Village offering youth coed basketball
SAUK VILLAGE | Sauk Village Parks and Recreation will hold youth coed basketball registration at the Community Center from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today. Registration will be $55 per player. Each player will receive 30 candy bars to sell. Money received will be for the player's family to keep, possibly reducing the registration cost to $25.
The league is for ages 7-14 who are Sauk Village residents. Each player will receive a basketball uniform. Each game will have qualified referees, and each team will be coached by someone 21 years old or older. At the end of the season, there will be a banquet, and each player will receive a plaque or trophy.
For details, contact Ed Sullivan at (708) 758-8328.
Lansing Swim Organization holding lessons
LANSING | The Lansing Swim Organization will hold swim lessons at the T.F. South High School pool, 18600 Burnham, for ages 5-12. Time and dates are from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 16, 18, 19, 23, 26 and 27. Cost is $90. Participants should bring a swimsuit, towel, goggles and be ready to swim.
For details, call Diane Herrera at (708) 302-6079 or go to www.teamlso.com.
Lansing Redbirds holding tryouts for 18U baseball team
LANSING | The 2014 Lansing Redbirds travel baseball program will hold tryouts for its 18U travel team from 3:15 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Lansing Old Timers Sports Complex located at 16700 Chicago Ave. The program serves players who reside in Lansing as well as those from other Illinois and Indiana communities. All participants should dress in appropriate baseball apparel, bring any necessary personal equipment, and arrive 30 minutes early for check-in.
For details, call (708) 828-1663.
South Suburban College Baseball to host golf outing
GLENWOOD | The South Suburban College Baseball Team is hosting its annual Bulldog Baseball Golf Outing, Friday at Glenwoodie Golf Course, 193rd and State Street. Registration begins at noon; shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Cost is $100 per golfer which includes golf (four-man scramble) with dinner and door prizes to follow. Dinner tickets may be purchased separately for $25. Hole sponsorships are available for $100.
Checks should be made payable to South Suburban College Baseball, 15800 South State St., South Holland. Hole sponsors should indicate what to display on the sponsorship when sending the check.
For details, contact Steve Ruzich at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2413, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
White Sox Academy holding camp at U.S. Cellular
CHICAGO | The White Sox Academy will hold its On-Field Camp for boys and girls ages 5-18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at U.S. Cellular Field. Cost is $149 per athlete. For details, call (630) 324-8221 or go to www.BullsSoxAcademy.com.
Playmakers holding 9U baseball tryouts Sept. 29
GRIFFITH | The Playmakers are holding 9U baseball tryouts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at Dave Griffin's Baseball School. For details, call (219) 922-1107 or email@example.com.
Crown Point Bulldogs holding 12U softball tryouts
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.
Calumet Memorial Park District offering flag football
CALUMET CITY | The Calumet Memorial Park District is holding flag football for ages 5-13. The program begins Sept. 17 and runs through mid-November. Fee is $30 per player. Registration is being accepted at the Sandridge Community Center, 600 Oglesby Ave. For details, call (708) 862-6440.
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.
Dance Moms of Miami holding workshops at OTSSA
CROWN POINT | Origins Dance Academy will be holding dance workshops Sept. 14 and 21 at On the Square Sports Academy. The workshops will feature Victor Smalley (Sept. 21) and Angel DeArmas (Sept. 14) of "Dance Moms of Miami. Workshops start at 9:30 a.m. for beginner/intermediate ages 7 and up, and at 11 a.m. for intermediate/advanced ages 10 and up.
For details, call (818) 642-1995, (219) 662-2632 or (219) 322-2470, or go to www.originsdance.com.
Omni to hold 'Anyone Can Do a 5K'
SCHERERVILLE | Omni Health and Fitness-Schererville will hold its Anyone Can Do a 5K, a 5K walk/run and one-mile walk, at 8 a.m. Sept. 21. For details, call (219) 865-6969 and ask for Amy (ext. 3030) or Betty (ext. 3020).
Chicago Attitude women's softball team seeks players
The Chicago Attitude women's fastpitch softball team is seeking serious and experiences current or former college palyers to play in four weekend tournaments and round-robin play June through August of 2014. There will be no games during the week. For details, contact Robert Madrigal at email@example.com.
Friends of Michael Williams Golf Tournament
GLENWOOD | Friends of Michael Williams will hold its 12th annual golf tournament Sept. 21 at Glenwoodie Golf Club, 19301 State St. Registration begins at 11 a.m., doves fly at 1 p.m., dinner is at 6 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the Neuroblastoma Children's Cancer Society. For details, call (630) 832-1847 or go to www.neuroblastomacancer.org.
Girls Chicago Elite Exposure Camp Sept. 28-29
MATTESON | Baylor Youth Basketball will host a Girls Chicago Elite Exposure Camp, Sept. 28-29 at Matteson Community Center, 20642 Matteson Ave. For details. visit www.baylorbasketball.org.
Carlton Fisk to appear at Cancer Support Golf Outing
HOMEWOOD | The Cancer Support Center will host its annual golf outing in memory of Steve Fallick, Friday at the Flossmoor Country Club. Baseball Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk will be present from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will compete against Fish on the par 3, seventh hole.
Individual tickets for golf and dinner are $325. Cost for foursomes start at $1,300. For details, call (708) 798-9171 or visit www.cancersupportcenter.org.
Crown Point Swim Club to hold kids triathlon
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Swim Club will hold a sprint kids triathlon for ages 6 and over Sept. 28 at Crown Point High School. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.crownpointswimclub.org.
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.
Darrel Chaney to appear at InnerMission dinner
Morton graduate and former major league baseball player Darrel Chaney will appear at the InnerMission Inc. benefit dinner 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Area Career Center, 5727 Sohl Ave., Hammond.
Earlier that day, InnerMission will hold its third-annual golf classic at 8 a.m. at Wicker Park Memorial Park Golf Course in Highland.
Cost for the dinner is $30; cost for golf is $65; cost for both is $75.
For details, call Scott Wells at (219) 712-5736 or email IM@thegateonline.net.