North Lake sport briefs: Dylan Axelrod to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard

2013-05-10T22:15:00Z North Lake sport briefs: Dylan Axelrod to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard
May 10, 2013 10:15 pm

'Who Got Game?' basketball tourney in Hammond

HAMMOND | The annual "Who Got Game?" 3-on-3 basketall tournament sponsored by Hammond councilman Anthony Higgs will take place June 22 starting at 8 a.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, located at Highland and Tapper avenues. Admission is free for age divisions 10-12, 13-15 and 16-18; entry fee for 19-and-up is $100 per team. All participants will receive a T-shirt, trophies will be awarded to first- and second-place teams, and cash prize will be awarded to 19-and-up champion. Deadline to register four-player teams is June 8.

For details, contact Higgs at (219) 937-1709, Paul Buck at (219) 688-6321 or Charles Comer at (219) 902-0649.


Hammond Optimist Youth Sports hosting World Series

HAMMOND | Hammond Optimist Youth Sports is hosting the 2013 Cal Ripken 12U World Series, Aug. 9-16 at the HOYS Complex located at Columbia Avenue and River Drive. The HOYS Bulldogs as well as the Northern Indiana champions will be two of the 10 teams participating in the series. Those interested in sponsoring and/or volunteering for the event should contact Tim Bell at (219) 484-0568 or Doyle Godbolt at (219) 512-4543, or email

For further details, go to


Munster holding girls basketball camp

MUNSTER | Munster will hold a girls summer basketball camp from 3 to 4:30  p.m. June 24-27 at the MHS field house. Cost is $50. Registration deadline is June 17. For details, contact coach Matthew Backs at (219) 308-5361 or


Free combine at Ignite Sports Performance

CROWN POINT | Ignite Sports Performance will be hosting a free combine for middle school and high school athletes on June 10 at Fuel Fitness, 1516 Main St. Tests will be performed in the 40-yard days, vertical jump, broad jump, pro shuttle, three-cone drill and bench press/power ball toss. All sports are welcome. Registration deadline is June 3. For details, contact Ben Porter at (219) 595-0088 or


Crete Crust 12U softball team needs pitcher

The Crete Crush 12U Black team is looking to add a pitcher with travel-ball experience. The team is a "B" level team that will play in seven tournaments this summer and have already qualified for the NSA "B" World Series in East Peoria. For details, call Dave Smith at (219) 765-1484 or fo to


Purdue Calumet holding youth soccer camps

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet is holding a variety of youth soccer camps. They include the Little Kickers Day Camp for boys and girls ages 4-6, from 9 to 11 a.m. June 10-13, cost is $40; Little Kickers Night Camp for boys and girls ages 4-6, from 4 to 6 p.m. June 10-13, cost is $45; Soccer Day Camp for boys and girls ages 7-13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10-13, cost is $70; Soccer Night Camp for boys and girls ages 7-13, from 4 to 7 p.m. June 10-13, cost is $60; and Goalkeeper Camp for boys and girls ages 10-17, from 5 to 8 p.m. June 18-19.

For details, contact Leslie Ferguson at (219) 989-2540 or James Drzewiecki at (219) 989-8009.


Purdue Calumet holding Game Day Basketball Camp

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet will hold a Game Day Experience Basketball Camp for boys in grades 1-6, on July 15-17 at the PUC Fitness and Recreational Building, 2200 169th St., Hammond. Cost is $60.

For details, contact PUC men's basketball coach Dan Voudrie at (219) 989-2290 or


Bicycle training program at Trek Bicycle Store

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

Orientation sign-up meetings ate 6 p.m. May 21 and 11 a.m. May 25 at the store, 651 U.S. 30. The program begins June 12. Cost is $85. For details, contact Paul Jellema at (219) 322-2453 or


NWI National Adult Baseball League opening day Saturday

HIGHLAND | The NWI National Adult Baseball Association, NWINABA, will celebrate its 10th-year anniversary today at the Highland Babe Ruth Field. First pitches will be thrown out by Jill Carpenter, whose late husband Steve Carpenter founded the league, and by Will Forrester, a local 4-year-old who has been diagnosed with leukemia. A 50/50 raffle and donations benefiting Will will take place along with several league members getting their heads shaved in his honor.

The ceremonies will start at 4 p.m.; first game of the day will be at 5:30 p.m. featuring the 2012 league champion Giants against the runner-up Blue Jays, followed by the Cubs taking on the Diamondbacks at 8 p.m. Concession stand will be available.


IUPUI Soccer Camp at Munster High School

MUNSTER | IUPUI will hold a soccer camp for high school-aged girls from 4 to 6 p.m. June 17-21 at the Munster High School soccer field. The camp will be led by IUPUI's women's soccer coaches. Cost is $100. Registration deadline is May 31. For details, contact Chris Johnson at (317) 274-1447 or


Leon's Triathlon slated for June 2; Demo Day June 1

HAMMOND | Northwest Indiana will host the 30th anniversary of Leon’s Triathlon on June 2. Leon’s Triathlon is an Olympic distance race beginning and ending at Wolf Lake Park. It includes a .9-mile swim, 24.6-mile bike and a 6.2-mile run. Cost is $165. The triathlon will also offer team registration and relay registration. For details or to register, go to

* Leon's Triathlon will be hosting a Demo Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1 at Wolf Lake Park. The event will showcase a variety of active lifestyle sports and products in addition to triathlon gear. There will also be training, gear and nutrition seminars by professional athletes, entertainment and food.

Interested vendors should email


Izaak Walton League holding free public events

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Izaak Walton League, 1532 East Main St., will hold a free archery clinic for all ages from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1. Instructors will teach long bow, recurve bow, Compound bow and cross bow. For details, call Tim Ferguson at (219) 924-5066.

* The league will hold its "Take Your Kid Fishing Day" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2. For details, call Matt at (219) 746-2779 or Jim Lynch at (219) 924-9645.

* The league will hold Indiana DNR Hunters Education two-day classes from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 13-14 and Aug. 17-18. To register, call District 10 DNR at (219) 879-5710 or go to


Diamond Elite holding volleyball leagues and camps

The Diamond Elite Volleyball Academy is offering summer leagues and instruction for girls entering grades 3-8 and with all levels of experience. For details, call (219) 613-3301 or go to


Zumba classes at The Diggz

HOBART | The Diggz of Northwest Indiana, 4590 W. 61st Ave., is holding Zumba dance fitness classes from 6 to 6:50 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $7 per class and $50 for 10 classes. To register, call (219) 588-5909 or go to




Carson Cunningham Basketball Camp June 17-20

MERRILLVILLE | The Carson Cunningham Basketball Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to noon June 17-20 at Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway. The camp will feature competitions, 5-on-5 scrimmages, ball-handing drills and instruction in basic motion offense. Cost is $70, which includes camp T-shirt.

For details, contact Cunningham at (630) 781-8820 or


Dylan Axelrod to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard

GRIFFITH | Chicago White Sox pitcher Dylan Axelrod will appear at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar 7 p.m. May 23. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes two autographs on any item. For details, call (219) 924-2206.


Jason Hawkins Basketball Camp at Bishop Noll

HAMMOND | Former Valparaiso University player and current IUN Northwest head men's basketball coach Jason Hawkins will hold a basketball camp for boys and girls ages 5-14 from 9 a.m. to noon July 29-Aug. 1 at Bishop Noll Institute. Cost is $75, or $60 if registered before June 1. For details, call (219) 781-9522 or email


IU Northwest to host Redhawks Basketball Camp

GARY | Indiana University Northwest and the Office of Athletics will host their fourth-annual Redhawks' Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 6-13. The camp will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 15-18 at the IU Northwest Savannah Center Gymnasium. Registration is $50, and $45 for each additional child from the same family.

The camp will be led by Redhawks men's coach Ryan Shelton, the winningest coach in IU Northwest history. For details, call (219) 981-4279 or (219) 980-6944, or email


Hammond Hurricanes Bowl-A-Thon at Kenwood Lanes

HAMMOND | The Hammond Hurricanes will hold their Bowl-A-Thon from 1 to 5 p.m. May 19 at Kenwood Lanes, 6309 Kennedy Ave. Cost is $20, which includes usage of the bowling alley for the duration of the event, food and pop. Cash bar is available next door at Miso's Overflow Tavern.

For details, call Alex Ramirez at (219) 513-9272 or (219) 545-0499.


Andrean High School looking for dance coach

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School is seeking a Ninerette dance coach for the 2013-2014 school year. Those interested should submit resume to athletic director Bill Mueller by email at or by mail to Andrean High School c/o Bill Mueller, 5959 Broadway, Merrillville, Ind. 46410.


Lakeshore Volleyball Tournament at Lincoln Center

HIGHLAND | The Lakeshore Volleyball Tournament will take place May 18-19 at the Lincoln Center, 2450 Lincoln St. Women's A and B divisions will start 9 a.m. May 18; Coed A and B divisions will start at 9 a.m. May 19. Cost is $150 per team. All players receive a t-shirt and breakfast. To register by May 6, call (219) 756-5656, ext. 317 or email


Andrean holding summer sport camps and workouts

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School will be offering the following summer sport camps and workouts; boys and girls tennis, girls basketball, boys basketball, baseball, football, girls soccer, goalie and striker camp, boys soccer workouts, girls and boys volleyball, girls golf, and boys and girls cross country workouts. For details, go to


Softball team needs 16U pitchers

A 16U softball team based out of Wheeler is looking for a pitcher. To set up a tryout, call (219) 510-2971.


Crown Point Bulldogs seek 12U travel softball player

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Bulldogs 12U travel softball team is looking for one solid palyer to complete its 2013 roster. For details, cotnact Mike Greco at (219) 775-2151.


Dave Griffin's Baseball School Summer Camps

GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Baseball Summer Camps for boys and girls ages 7-13 will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10-13 or July 8-11. Camp will cover hitting, fielding, pitching and base running. Participants should dress comfortably, wear tennis shoes and shorts, and bring their own lunch. Cost is $140. To register, call (219) 922-1107 or email


Hall of Fame basketball coach giving lessons

MERRILLVILLE | Former Merrillville boys basketball coach and member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, Jim East, is giving one-hour basketball shooting lessons now through May and June for boys and girls in grades 4-12.. For cost, times and registration, call (219) 308-5504 or (219) 662-8157.


Adult men's and women's basketball leagues forming

CROWN POINT | Adult men's and women's basketball leagues are forming at Fuel Fitness in Crown Point. Team fee is $500. Teams may register with league fee paid in full during open gym on Sunday. Leagues start May 19. For details, call Dave at (219) 765-4966.


Highland Athletic Department holding golf outing

HIGHLAND | The Highland Athletic Department Golf Outing will be held July 8 at Scherwood Golf Course in Schererville. Shotgun start is at noon. The outing will include golf, lunch and dinner. Cost is $100 per person, $400 per foursome. Registration deadline is June 26. For details, contact Ken Bye at (219) 922-5611 or email


Highland Babe Ruth holding 16-18 registration

HIGHLAND | Highland Babe Ruth will be holding registration for ages 16-18 from noon to 3 p.m. today at Homestead Park. Cost is $180. For details, call Ed Stowe at (219) 924-4846.


Mayor's Cup 3v3 Soccer Tournament July 13-14

HAMMOND | The sixth-annual Hammond Mayor's Cup 3v3 Soccer Tournament July 13-14. Team fee on or before the early registration deadline of June 16 is $75; fee after and through the regular registration deadline of June 30 is $100. Teams may register online at

For details, call (219) 718-1582 or go to


Adult classes offered at Midwest Training and Ice

DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is offering adult tumbling classes on Sundays from 6 to 8 p.m., adult learn to skate classes on Thursdays at 4:15 p.m., and adult learn to play hockey classes on Fridays at 10:25 p.m. For details, call (219) 558-8811.

 Region Storm 16U baseball team seeks pitcher

The Region Storm 16U baseball team is looking for a quality pitcher to complete its roster. The Storm will be playing in college exposure tournaments, including Notre Dame, in June and July. Only serious and experienced travel players should apply. For details, call or text Ken Haluska at (219) 313-4726.


Run for Boston 5K to be held June 15

LIBERTYVILLE | The Chicago Running Bloggers in partnership with Muddy Monk are honored to present the Run for Boston 5K at 9 p.m. June 15 in Independence Grove. Fees and donations will benefit "Who Says I Can't?", an organization providing quality of life improvements for amputees. For details, contact Kelly Janowski at (224) 715-8872 or


Intensity gymnastics camp starting at Midwest

DYER | Camp Intensity, a gymnastics camp incorporating all gymnastics events, is taking place this summer at Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave. For details, call (219) 558-8811 or


Rippers 16-18 travel baseball team seeks catcher

The Rippers 16-18 travel baseball team is looking for a high school-caliber catcher. The team plays its home games at Teagle Field in Crown Point and is part of Crown Point Senior Babe Ruth. For details, call Jerry Tromp at (219) 663-4316.


Indiana Playmakers 14U baseball team needs catcher

The Indiana Playmakers 14U travel baseball team, coached by former major league pitcher Brad Voyles, needs one more catcher to complete its roster. For details, contact Voyles at (920) 217-4200 or


NWI White Sox 11U softball team needs players

The NWI White Sox 2001 (11U) softball team has an immediate need for one or two solid players for the remainder of the year and possibly for the future. The team will be participating int he USSSA World Series in Orlando, Fla. on July 20-28. Must have a 2001 birth date or later. Those interested should contact Jim Wright at (219) 775-6775 or



Bowling association seeks hall of fame nominations

The Greater Calumet Area USBC is looking for men and women have had an impact on the local bowling community for its hall of fame. Nominees should be at least 45 years old and have been sanctioned league bowlers in GCA centers for at least 10 years. Nomination deadline is June 1. Hall of fame applications may be found on the HOF page of the GCA website at



Bowling association to hold scholarship golf outing

HIGHLAND | The Greater Calumet Area USBC will host its seventh-annual golf outing July 27 at Wicker Memorial Park. Entry is $80 per person. Reservation deadline is July 17. Proceeds will go toward the association's annual scholarship for graduating high school senior boys and girls.

Nominations for scholarships will be taken until June 15. Minimum requirements are a 3.0 grade-point average (B average) throughout high school and USBC Youth membership. To download an application, go to and click on the Youth Scholarship page

For details, call Joe Puchek at (219) 789-1755 or Ed Wleklinski at (219) 810-7398.


Porter County Storm baseball has spots open

The Porter County Storm has a few baseball sports available for the 2013 summer season. Any player born in 1994, 1995, 1996 and before May 1, 1997 are eligible. For details, call manager Nick Doud at (219) 331-3080.


Lansing Redbirds hosting baseball tournaments

LANSING | The 2013 Lansing Redbirds travel baseball program is hosting tournaments for 13U and 15U travel teams at the Lansing Old Timers Sports Complex, 16700 Chicago Ave. The 13U tournament will be held from May 16-19 -- cost is $375 with a three-game guarantee. The 15U tournament will be held from July 11-14 -- cost is $425 with a three-game guarantee.

The tournaments are open to all travel teams except for those classified or registered as "elite". For details, call (708) 768-8103 (13U) or (708) 474-9647 (15U).


NWI Lady Shockers softball team seeks pitcher

The NWI Lady Shockers 14-year-old "A" softball team looking for a pitcher -- position is already paid for. For details, call (219) 808-4893 or


Munster Magic 14U softball team seeks player

The Munster Magic 14U girls softball team seeks a solid player to complete its roster for the summer, which starts after the high school season. The positions are open, and playing time is earned by performance and hustle. For details, contact Tom Brown at (219) 836-4278 or


'Taking it to the Rim' tourney at Seton Academy

SOUTH HOLLAND | Beyond the G.A.M.E. presents "Taking it to the Rim", a 14U and 15U boys basketball tournament, May 25-26 at Seton Academy, 16100 Seton Drive. Entry fee is $225 per team. There is a three-game guarantee. Registration deadline is May 11. For details, call Deon Tolliver at (708) 878-9491 or email


Andrean 59er Classic scramble June 21

MERRILLVILLE | The 17th annual Andrean 59er Classic four-person scramble will start at noon June 21 at Innsbrook Country Club. Registration will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker is 1981 alum Dan Dakich. Cost is $175 for both golf and dinner, $50 for the dinner only. For details, call (219) 980-9143.


Purdue University Calumet holding summer camps

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet men's basketball coach Dan Voudrie will hold a Little Dribblers Camp for boys in grades 1-6 from 9 a.m. to noon June 10-13, and a Day Camp for boys in grades 3-8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 17-20. Cost for the Little Dribblers Camp is $40; cost for the Day Camp is $65. For details, contact Voudrie at (219) 989-2290 or

* PUC women's basketball coach Tom Megyesi will hold a Fundamental Camp for girls in grades 3-8 from 9 a.m. to noon July 8-11. Cost is $40. For details, contact Megyesi at (219) 989-2309 or

* PUC women's volleyball coach Natalie Shadowen will hold a Volleyball Camp for boys and girls in grades 6-8 from 9 a.m. to noon June 24-27. Cost is $40. For details, contact Shadowen at (219) 989-2540 or


 Crown Point Bulldogs looking for 12U softball players

The Crown Point Bulldogs 12U softball team is looking for two solid players to complete its roster. For details, call Mike Greco at (219) 775-2151.


Crown Point Parks seek softball umpires, teams

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Parks Department is looking for adult ASA slow-pitch umpires for its summer leagues. The department also has two team opening in the Tuesday Night Men's lower divisions, and one opening in the Wednesday Night Men's upper division.

For details, call Dick Zurbriggen at (219) 776-0654.


Hobart Storm 10U baseball team seeks player

The Hobart Storm 10U baseball team is looking for one player/pitcher to complete its 2013 roster. The Storm is a part-time team that allows players to play travel tournaments while playing in-house leagues at the same time. Those interested should call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.

Pioneer Open at Harborside Golf Center

CHICAGO | St. Francis de Sales High School will hold the Pioneer Open, June 17 at Harborside International Golf Center. Registration opens at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:45 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. A reception and dinner will conclude the event at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the Pier 37 Club House. Foursomes are priced at $1,000 ($250/person). Cost for dinner only is $100. Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $500. Proceeds to benefit the SFDS students.

For details, contact Rodney Lopez at (773) 731-7272, ext. 229 or at


Indiana Angels 14U softball team seeks players

The Indiana Angels 14U softball team is looking for finalize its spring and summer roster. Solid all-around players who swing a big stick are being sought. All positions are considered open and all playing time is earned. For details, call Bill Gerolimos at (219) 488-6915.


Diamond Queens 14U softball team seeks player

The Diamond Queens 14U softball team is still looking for one player. The team will offer a full season of travel at a reduced cost. For details, call (219) 577-7377 or visit


Indiana Chiefs holding 14U/15UMemorial Baseball Tournament

HAMMOND | The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond are looking for teams to participate in the inaugural Tony Klaja Memorial 14U/15U Baseball Tournament, to be held May 24-27 at Riverside Park. Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of four games.

Interested teams should contact Dave Sutkowski at (219) 852-9461, Todd Iwema at (219) 313-5996, or go to


Northlake Patriots holding Pop Warner registration

The Northlake Patriots Pop Warner program is holding football, cheer and dance registration for the 2013 season, from noon to 4 p.m. June 9 at Pulaski Park. Cost is $125 for one child, $200 for two children, $275 for three children and $350 for four or more children.

In addition, there will be a $75 fundraising fee due from each family. All new players will incur an additional $50 jersey fee. For details, call (219) 588-6076 or (219) 473-2915, or go to


Playmakers 14U baseball team seeks players

The Indiana Playmakers 14U baseball team, coaches by former major leaguer Brad Voyles, is looking for a catcher and an outfielder/pitcher. For details, contact Voyles at (920) 217-4200.


De La Salle seeks high school hockey coach

CHICAGO | De La Salle High School is looking for a varsity head hockey coach. Those interested should contact athletic director Tom White at (312) 842-7355, ext. 118 or


Crown Point Parks looking for adult softball umpires

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Parks Department is looking for adult ASA slow-pitch umpires for its summer leagues. For details, call Dick Zurbriggen at (219) 776-0654.



Indoor team practice rental at Triple Crown All-Stars

SCHERERVILLE | Triple Crown All-Stars, 2208 U.S. 41, has openings for team rentals in its indoor practice facility during the months of January through March. For details, call (219) 864-0711.


Playmakers Elite Tournament seeks 15U baseball teams

GRIFFITH | The Playmakers Elite Tournament is taking registration for 15U baseball teams. The tournament will take place July 5-7 at the Griffith High School varsity field. Cost is $450 per team. There will be a three-game guarantee. For details, contact Dave Griffin at (219) 922-1107 or







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