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 hoysports.baberuthonline.com.
For further details, go to www.12uworldserieshammond.org.
Hammond Soccer holding sign-ups for ages 7-14
HAMMOND | Hammond Soccer is having soccer sign-ups for boys and girls ages 7-14 from 5 to 7 p.m. today through Thursday, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hessville Youth Soccer Complex. Teams play home games at the complex and away games in Northwest Indiana.
Registration fee is $75; uniform fee (if needed) is $25. New players need a copy of their birth certificate. All players need to provide two small pictures for player ID cards. Season starts in mid-August and runs through October. For details, contact Tom Payonk at (219) 845-7947 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.hammondsoccer.org.
E'Twaun Moore to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard
GRIFFITH | Former E.C. Central and Purdue basketball star and current Orlando Magic guard E'Twaun Moore will be at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar from 8 to9 p.m. June 29. There is no admission charge and autographs are free. There will be photos for sale. For details, call (219) 924-2206.
Pro badminton action at Whiting Community Center
WHITING | The Indiana Racquets will take on the Seattle Smash in National Badminton League action 2 p.m. July 5 at Whiting Community Center, 1938 Clark St. The dual will feature two-time Olympian and five-time Czech champion Petr Koukal, three-time Dutch champion Eric Pang, and 2011 U.S. National champion Ilian Perez. Admission is free.
The NBL Pro-Am will take place a 10 a.m. July 5 at the center. It is limited to eight amateurs, who will play a round-robin doubles tournament with a blind-drawn pro. Entry fee is $100.
On July 1-3, Pang will hold a three-day badminton camp for juniors and adults. It will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. for ages 9-13, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for ages 14-18, and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for adults. Cost is $75 per person.
To further details about the team match, and/or to register for the pro-am or camp, go to www.playNBL.com.
E'Twaun Moore Basketball Camp at E.C. Central
EAST CHICAGO | The E'Twaun Moore Basketball Camp for boys and girls in grades 4-9 will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28-29 at East Chicago Central High School, 1100 W. Columbus Drive. Cost is $40 for East Chicago residents (must show proof of residency -- i.e. school ID or report card); $60 for non-residents. Registration will be taken from 8:30 to 10 a.m. during the first day of camp.
For online registration, or for more information, go to www.etwaunmoorebasketballcamp.com.
Grand Prix of Tennis in Northwest Indiana
MERRILLVILLE | The Northwest Indiana Grand Prix of Tennis will consist of five junior and adult tournaments throughout the summer and fall. Divisions include boys' 18, 16, 14, 12 singles; girls' 18, 16, 14, 12 singles; men's singles; men's 45 singles; women's singles; boys' doubles; girls doubles; men's doubles; women's doubles; and mixed doubles. Tourney dates the State Games of Indiana June 29-30 at Andrean High School, the Highland Open July 20-21 at Highland High School, the Northwest Indiana Summer Grand Prix Aug. 17-18 at a site to be determined, the Whiting Open Sept. 21-22 at Piatek Tennis Courts; and the Grand Prix Finals Oct. 12-13 at a site do be determined.
Each tourney, five points will be awarded for every match won (not including walkovers), 20 points for winning a final, 10 points for losing a final and five points for losing a semifinal. Top eight point winners in each division will qualify for the Grand Prix Finals.
Entry fee for each tourney is $10 per singles and doubles team, plus one unopened container of tennis balls. Containers will be sold on-site for $5 per can. Registration deadline is the Wednesday before each tourney. To register, go to www.tennis219.com.
Flag football league at C.P. Sportsplex
CROWN POINT | A men's 8-on-8 flag football league starts June 30 at the Crown Point Sportsplex. Fee is $500 for Crown Point-resident roster and $625 for non-resident roster. For details, call Dave at (219) 765-4966.
Andrean holding annual summer softball camp
MERRILLVILLE | Andrean Softball will be holding its annual summer softball camp from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 25-26 at the high school's varsity softball field. Head coach Brooke Baker will be overseeing the camp along with 2013 MAC Conference freshman of the year Nichole Steinbach (Ball State), and 2013 Northern Athletic All-Conference Team member Kaitlin Baraja (Dominican), and members from the 2013 class 3A state champion softball team. For details, call (219) 427-4876 or (219) 613-1017.
Asia's Dance Factory holding summer camp
GARY | Asia's Dance Factory summer camp for ages 7 to adult from June 24 though July 26 at the Hudson-Campbell Sports Center. the curriculum will focus on jazz, hip hop, leaps/turns and contemporary styles of dance. The camp will also feature experienced instructors and special guest instructors. To register, go to www.asiasdancefactory.com.
Dylan Axelrod to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard
GRIFFITH | Chicago White Sox pitcher Dylan Axelrod will be appearing at Bridges' Scoreboard from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 24. He will be signing autographs and taking photos with fans. Admission is free. There will be photos and baseballs for sale. Those who purchase those items may get them signed for free. For those who bring their own items, autograph cost is $15 for one item and $25 for two.
For details, call (219) 924-2206.
River Forest Athletic Department holding golf outing
HOBART | The River Forest Athletic Department will hold a golf outing at 8 a.m. Saturday at Indian Ridge CC. For details, call Dennis Leonard at (219) 962-7551, ext. 3006.
SS Steelheads need two 15U baseball players
The South Shore Steelheads 15U basketball team is looking for two players to complete its roster for the 2013 season. The Steelheads are an elite travel team that competes in tournaments throughout the midwest. Those interested should contact John Batistatos at (219) 384-6656 or email@example.com.
United Girls Softball, Inc. holding all-star tournaments
The United Girls Softball, Inc. is holding all-star tournaments July 19-21 for "C" division teams in the following divisions: 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U. For details, call (219) 322-1217.
Finn Passing Academy at Andrean
MERRILLVILLE | The fourth annual Finn Passing Academy, conducted by former Andrean quarterbacks Billy, Bobby and Tommy Finn, will be held July 15-17 at Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway.
The academy, open to students entering grades 5-9 in August, runs daily from 9 a.m. to noon. It will focus on the essentials needed to run a successful passing game, as well as the leadership skills that great quarterbacks possess, qualities all three of the Finns were known for during their careers.
Participants are asked to wear shorts or sweats, a t-shirt and football shoes. They should also bring a mouthpiece, water bottle and tennis shoes in case the weather forces a move indoors. Scheduled guest speakers include Andrean coach Phil Mason, Lake Central coach Brett St. Germain and Portage coach Wally McCormack.
To register, go to www.finnpassingacademy.com. Cost is $120.
Jim East giving basketball shooting lessons
MERRILLVILLE | Former Merrillville boys basketball coach and Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member Jim East is giving one-hour individual basketball shooting lessons for boys and girls in grades 4-12 during June and July. Openings are available from 9 a.m. to noon and from 3 to 5:30 p.m. For cost and registration, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.
South Suburban College holding basketball camps
SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Suburban College Championship Basketball Camps for boys and girls ages 7-17 are scheduled for this month. The Championship Shooting Camp runs from 1 to 4 p.m. June 17-20; cost is $60. The Championship Skills Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24-27; cost is $100. Cost for both camps is $130.
For details, call John Pigatti at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2524.
Lansing Old Timers holding baseball tournament
LANSING | The Lansing Old Timers will host a baseball tournament for ages 8U, 9U and 11U from July 18 to July 23 at the Lansing Old Timers Complex, 16500 Chicago Ave. In-house all-star teams and part-time travel teams (less than 25 games together) are eligible -- no metro or full-time travel teams. Team fees are $350 through June 30, and $425 after.
The format will consist of three-game pool play plus championship. Basic Little League rules for Pee Wee, Minors and Major levels will be employed. Teams may have a maximum of 15 players. Birth certificates and proof of insurance required.
For details, contact Brian Modjeski at (708) 418-0908 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rob James at (708) 895-7357 or email@example.com.
Andrean to hold baseball camp June 24-27
MERRILLVILLE | Andrean head baseball coach Dave Piskur along with his staff and players will hold a baseball camp June 24-27 at the high school's baseball field. Times are from 9 to 11 a.m. for boys ages 8-12, and form 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for boys ages 13-15. Cost is $75. For details, call (219) 887-5281, ext. 241.
Andrean seeks men's basketball coach
Andrean High School is seeking a boys varsity basketball coahc for the upcoming school year. All interested should submit a resume with at least three references to athletic director Bill Mueller by email at bmueller@Andreanhs.com, or by mail to Andrean High School, c/o Bill Mueller, 5959 Broadway, Merrillville, Ind. 46410.
Dave Griffin's Baseball School Summer Camps
GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Baseball Summer Camp for boys and girls ages 7-13 will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diamond Kings holding baseball skills camp
ST. JOHN | Diamond Kings is holding a MLB Summer Skills Baseball Camp for ages 6-14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 1-2 at Heartland Park. Professional and collegiate baseball players and coaches will instruct hitting, pitching, fielding and game situations, as well as run skill competitions for prizes. Each player will receive a camp T-shirt. Lunch will be provided both days. Cost is $85 per player. Registration deadline is June 23.
To register, call (219) 558-2273 or go to www.TrainDK.com.
Midwest Training and Ice holding free hockey classes
DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is holding "Try Hockey for Free" one-day trials for ages 18 and under on Fridays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Skate rental is included. For details, call (219) 558-8811.
Purdue University Calumet holding summer camps
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet 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 email@example.com.
* 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 Natalie.Shadowen@purdue.edu.
Hoosier Shootout basketball exposure tournament
INDIANAPOLIS | The Hoosier Shootout Boys Basketball Tournament for grades 8-12 will take place July 10-14 in Indianapolis. Interested teams should sign up at www.hoosiershootout.com.
Summer lessons offered at new swim school
SCHERERVILLE | Registration for swim lesson is underway for the new Aqua-Tots Swim School, to open in July at 655 East U.S. 30 next to Trek Bicycle Store. The year-round facility will feature a 58-by-22-foot heated indoor pool. For details, call (219) 232-5032.
Millennium Vardar holding soccer tryouts
Millennium Vardar, a premier soccer club in Northwest Indiana, will be holding open tryouts for boys and girls in U8 and U18 divisions starting this month. For details, contact Vangel Nacovski at (219) 577-5509 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Illiana Misfits holding rugby tryouts at Riverside
HAMMOND | The Illiana Misfits Division 3 rugby club is holding tryouts for its seven-man team every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. at Riverside Park. The club welcomes experienced and inexperienced players. Football, soccer and wrestling experience are beneficial.
For details, contact Tom Sourlis at (219) 923-6490 or Tsourlis@comcast.net.
Crown Point Bulldogs looking for 12U softball player
The Crown Point Bulldogs 12U softball team is looking for one solid player to finish the 2013 season. For details, call Mike Greco at (219) 775-2151 or Andy Niksich at (219) 682-4476.
Seton Academy seeks basketball and cheerleading coaches
SOUTH HOLLAND | Seton Academy is seeking the fill the positions of head boys varsity basketball coach of head cheerleading coach for the 2013-2014 school year. Both candidates must have a valid Illinois teaching certificate or have ASEP/NFHS coaches certificate. Both candidates must also acquire all Archdiocese of Chicago training.
Those interested should send letter of interest and resume to email@example.com or fax to (708) 333-0542.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. For details, call (219) 781-9522 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 www.hammondmayorscup.org.
For details, call (219) 718-1582 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.greatercalumet.com and click on the Youth Scholarship page
For details, call Joe Puchek at (219) 789-1755 or Ed Wleklinski at (219) 810-7398.
Lansing Redbirds hosting baseball tournaments
LANSING | The 2013 Lansing Redbirds travel baseball program is hosting a tournaments for 15U travel teams at the Lansing Old Timers Sports Complex, 16700 Chicago Ave. It 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) 474-9647.
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.
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.