Andro Smith added to E.C. Sport HOF induction class
Andro Smith, who played football for East Chicago Washington and helped the Senators claim a share of the state title when they tied Clinton 6-6 in the 1933 North-South Mythical State Championship Game, has been included in the East Chicago Sports Hall of Fame 2013 induction class.
Also, five HOF members have been moved to the "Legends" wing: Vic Molodet (E.C. Washington, basketball), John Dull (E.C. Washington, basketball), Drake Morris (E.C. Washington, basketball), E'Twaun Moore (E.C. Central, basketball) and Kawaan Short (E.C. Central, football and basketball).
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.
Northlake Patriots Pop Warner playing flag football
HAMMOND | The Northlake Patriots Pop Warner Association will be hosting its first annual flag football league starting this Sunday at Pulaski Park. Games featuring players ages 5-15 will be participating from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The four-week Sunday season runs through May 19. Concessions will be available.
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.
Griffith Baseball Diamond Club holding golf outing
HIGHLAND | The Griffith Baseball Diamond Club is holding is annual golf outing May 4 at Wicker Memorial Park Golf Course, 8554 Indianapolis Blvd. Registration is at 11 a.m.; shotgun start is at noon. Cost is $80, which includes four-man scramble, longest putt and closest to the pin contests, door prizes, raffles and an awards and dinner social at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar in Griffith.
For details, call Dave Hoese at (219) 798-8270, Paul Lipski (219) 791-3998 or Rick Kuna at (219) 718-5734.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.andreanhs.com.
Andrean is also holding cheerleading tryouts for girls in grades 9-12 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. May 1-2 and from 9 a.m. to noon May 4. For details, contact Karen Kendara at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 May 12. 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 email@example.com.
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 and May 4 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. 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.
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.
Annual Hub Run taking place May 5
CROWN POINT | The 33rd annual Hub Run 5K/2K race will start at 2 p.m. May 5 at the Crown Point square courthouse. For details, or to register, call (219) 663-5810 or go to www.slymca.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 www.midwesttrainingandice.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 www.greatercalumet.com.
Baggin' for Baseball tourney to benefit Indiana Chiefs
HOBART | Tuesday Night Baggers will present "Baggin' for Baseball" a cornhole tournament to benefit the Indiana Chiefs of Hammond, Sunday at the Hobart Elks Lodge, 3580 W. 61st Ave. Cost is $40 per team -- 70-percent payout. Registration is from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; bags fly at 11 a.m. For details, contact Jerry Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian Pillar at email@example.com.
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 basketball shooting lessons now through May. For cost, times and registration, call (219) 308-5504 or (219) 662-8157.
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. Golfers who pay in full by May 1 will receive a $5 discount. 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.
Scherwood Ladies Golf League seeks new members
SCHERERVILLE | The Scherwood Ladies 18-Hole Golf League is seeking new members. The league meets every Thursday morning at 8 a.m. from May 2 through Sept. 26. Those interested should leave their name and phone number at the Pro Shop.
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).
Pole Festival this weekend at Studio Venus
MERRILLVILLE | Studio Venus, 8101 Polo Club Drive, will hold a Venus Pole Festival, today and Sunday. Today, there will be pole fitness workshops; on Sunday, there will be a free pole jam, showcases as well as pole dancing competition where local semi-finalists compete in a elite division in the Midwest Pole Competition.
For details, call (219) 756-POLE or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 LadyShockers14U@gmail.com.
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 email@example.com.
'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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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.
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.
First Tee of Hammond open house today
HAMMOND | First Tee of Hammond's open house will run from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Lost Marsh Golf Course. For details, call (219) 228-2528, or go to www.thefirstteehammond.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 diamondqueensfastpitch.com.
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 www.hammondchiefs.com.
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 www.eteamz.com/northlakepatriotspopwarner.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.