Godbolt pitches White Sox to South Hammond BR title
HAMMOND | Michael Godbolt came one pitch away from a no-hitter while leading the South Hammond White Sox past the SH Cubs 10-0 Saturday in the SH Babe Ruth championship.
Godbolt, 15, had a 1-2 count on Tyler Zorbaugh with two outs in the seventh. Zorbaugh managed to drive a hard grounder between third and short which was fielded by White Sox shortstop John Velezquez ranging to his right. Velezquez, who made several outstanding plays during the game to preserve the no-hitter, fired the ball to first but couldn't retire a head-first sliding Zorbaugh.
Goldbolt struck out 14 while walking two.
Emery to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard Wednesday
GRIFFITH | Ray Emery, goalie for the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup champions, will appear at Bridges's Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar, 121 N. Griffith Blvd., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are on sale on. VIP tickets are $75 each and include being called up first to meet Emery, two autographs, a guaranteed seat if arrived by 6 p.m., an 8-by-10 photo of Emery holding the Cup to get signed, and a guaranteed photo with Emery. General admission tickets are $50, which includes two autographs from Emery.
For details, call (219) 924-2206.
Munster Mustangs holding youth football camp
MUNSTER | The Munster Mustang football program will host a camp for boys entering grades 3-7 from 1 to 3 p.m. July 15-18 at the Munster High School football fields. The fee for the camp is $50, which includes a camp T-shirt. The camp will be a non-contact and will focus on skills and fundamentals. Advance registration is required. For details, call (219) 836-3206.
Boys and girls summer basketball league at The Fieldhouse
MERRILLVILLE | The Fieldhouse-Merrillville will hold a summer basketball league for boys and girls in grades 4-8. The league will start on July 9. Girls in grades 4-8 and boys in grades 4-6 play on Tuesdays; boys in grades 7-8 play on Wednesdays. Cost is $475 per team or $110 per individual. To register, call (219) 738-2424 or go to www.thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.
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.
Trek Bicycle Store to hold Tire Fry bike rides
SCHERERVILLE | Trek Bicycle Store of Schererville will be putting on a pair of "Trek Tire Fry" bike rides in July. They will consist of a metric century (62 miles) on July 13 and a full century (100 miles) on July 14that will utilize roads in Northwest Indiana and Northeast Illinois. The rides will have support vehicles on course as well as food and support stops along the routes. An after-ride party including food, water, music and beer will be included.
Registration is $50 per event or $85 for both events. For details, go to www.trekbikestore.com.
Ron Kittle to hold Retro Jersey Motorcycle Ride
COUNTRYSIDE | Ron Kittle's Retro Jersey Motorcycle Ride will take place Aug. 17 starting and ending at the Illinois Harley Davidson, 9950 Joliet Road. Registration is at 9 a.m.; first bike out is at 11 a.m.; last bike in is at 4 p.m. Registration is $55 per person on site and $50 before Aug. 10; VIP registration is $155 per person and $135 before Aug. 10. All registrants receive continental breakfast, ride T-shirt, sponsor giveaways, after ride party access, food and drink ticket, 100-mile ride map and free entry for one-week vacation. VIP registrants will receive '83 replica Kittle jersey, VIP group photo, a special gift and will ride with Kittle's group.
Proceeds will benefit Indiana Sports Charities, which Kittle founded in 1989. To pre-register for the ride, go to www.indianasportscharities.org.
Midwest Training new location taking registrations
CROWN POINT | Midwest Training has added a Crown Point location at 1204 Erie Court. Open registration is underway for gymnastics, tumbling and dance classes. For details, call (219) 662-8844.
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. Friday 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. Friday 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 Monday through Wednesday, 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.
Pro softball player Mel Dumezich to appear at Bridges'
GRIFFITH | Former Whiting and Texas A&M All-American and current Chicago Bandits professional softball player Mel Dumezich will be at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sport, 121 N. Griffith Blvd. signing autographs from 7 to 9 p.m. July 8. There is no admission charge and the autographs are free. There will be photos for sale.
For details, call (219) 924-2206.
Baseball team seeks adult players for World Series
The Region Red Sox are looking for players for the MSBL/MABL 35+ World Series to be held Oct. 28-Nov. 2. in Arizona. The team's sponsor is covering the team fees, lodging and uniforms. Games will be played on MLB spring training fields. Those interested should contact Mike at email@example.com or www.regionredsox.com.
Women's rowing club seeks rowers for Chicago Sprints
Athletes are sought to form a women's rowing club to compete in the Chicago Sprints in July. No experience necessary, but rowers must know how to swim and be able to sustain high intensity cardio workouts. Early morning practices are on Wolf Lake in Hammond. For details, call Joan Crist at (219) 932-2706.
Homewood to hold cycling events on July 7
HOMEWOOD | The Village of Homewood will hold "Bike the Dixie" and the "Downtown Homewood Classic" July 7.
Bike the Dixie, a free event which will run from 8 to 11 a.m., is a non-competitive five-mile loop through the neighborhoods. The Homewood Classic, which will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., is a competitive race drawing professional and amateur cyclists from around the midwest.
For details, go to www.homesweethomewood.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.
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.
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 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.
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 girls basketball camp
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.