North Lake sport briefs: Hammond Hermits holding final baseball and softball sign-ups

2013-03-18T22:15:00Z 2013-03-18T22:51:03Z North Lake sport briefs: Hammond Hermits holding final baseball and softball sign-ups
March 18, 2013 10:15 pm

Munster Babe Ruth holding final baseball sign-ups

MUNSTER | Munster Babe Ruth will be holding final baseball registration for its 13-15 and 16-18 leagues from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Munster Town Hall, Room A. For details, contact Mike Khadivar at


Babe Ruth umpire clinic at Hammond Civic Center

HAMMOND | A National Babe Ruth Baseball umpire/coaches clinc will be held at the Hammond Civic Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Registration will be at 8 a.m. All youth league umpires and coaches, and anyone interested in becoming an umpire with national certification, are encouraged to attend. An open-book National Certification test will be given to first-time umpires. Returning umpires may become recertified, but do not have to take the test. Cost of the clinic is $25, which includes lunch, plus $40 to take the certification test or to recertify.

To RSVP or for more details, call Randy Walker at (219) 865-2437 or John Pearson at (219) 661-9923.



Hammond Hermits holding final softball and baseball sign-ups

HAMMOND | The Hammond Hermits are holding final T-ball, baseball and softball sign-ups for boys and girls ages 4-15 from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hammond Mohawks, 4040 Calumet Ave. The league's spaghetti dinner is also being held that day. For details, call (219) 588-8506.


Highland Babe Ruth holding sign-ups.

HIGHLAND | Highland Babe Ruth sign-ups are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to noon April 6 at Kane Field -- the Babe Ruth field -- in Homestead Park.


Highland Hurricanes Swim Club holding sign-ups

HIGHLAND | The Highland Hurricanes Swim Club is holding sign-ups for ages 5-18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6 and April 13 in the natatorium classroom at Highland High School, located at 41st and 5th streets -- enter through parking lot across from the high school softball field. Registration will also be taken the first week of practice, between 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 22-24.

For several weeks during the Summer season, practices will take place at Griffith High School due to renovations at the HHS pool. For details, call (219) 595-9357 or go to


Spring Break Basketball Camp at The Fieldhouse

MERRILLVILLE | Pro U will hold its Spring Break FUNdamentals of Basketball and Strictly Shooting School for boys and girls in grades 3-12 at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville, 899 East 99th Court, on March 25-27 and April 1-3. Both sessions of FUNdamentals of Basketball will run from 10 a.m. to noon; both sessions of Strictly Shooting School will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $50 per session, or $45 per session if attend two sessions the same week, and $30 for each additional camper. Team rate for 10 players is $400.

For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to


Fleet Feet Sports offering youth running training

SCHERERVILLE | Fleet Feet Sports is offering a Youth No Boundaries 5K running program for boys and girls ages 8-13. The program will focus on teaching the children the fundamentals of running, along with providing the training needed to complete a 5K (3.1 miles) run on June 22 at the Firecracker 5K in Chesterton. An information meeting is cheduled for noon April 20 at Feet Feet Sports, 635 E. U.S. 30. The program, which costs $125, begins April 27.

To register, or for details, go to


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.




Monday night adult volleyball league at OTSSA

CROWN POINT | A Monday night competitive adult volleyball league is starting at On the Square Sports Academy, 105 N. Court St., on March 25. A deposit is needed to hold a spot -- only two spots left. For details, call (219) 808-5290 or go to


Spots available for Crown Point Sunday Softball League

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Sunday Softball League still has team spots available. Cost is $550 per team. The season begins May 19 with a pre-season tournament. Teams have until April 1 to reserve a spot. For details, call league director James Shrader at (219) 794-4327.


Andrean to host softball clinic on April 6

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean softball coach Brooke Baker and her 2012 state champion 59ers team will host the Lady Niners Spring Softball Clinic for non-high school players April 6 at the high school. Times are from 2 to 4 p.m. for defense, hitting and throwing, and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for pitching. Registration fee is $75. To register, or for more information, call Brooke Baker at (219) 427-4876 or Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017.


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


Sunday 16-inch softball league looking for teams

UNIVERSITY PARK | University Park Parks and Recreation is looking for teams to participate in its Men's 16-Inch Sunday Softball League. Games will be played on the Riegel Farm and Olmsted Parks softball diamonds. League fee is $575 per team. The regular season will be at least 10 games followed by a double-elimination tournament.

The next league meeting is 6 p.m. Saturday at the Riegel Farm office, 580 Farmview Road. For details, call Greg Murray at (708) 534-6456.


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


Indiana Harbor Little League holding registration

EAST CHICAGO | The Indiana Harbor Little League is holding open registration every Saturday in March including April 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and every Wednesday in March from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kenny Lofton Baseball Complex, 144th and Elm St. This includes T-ball, baseball and softball for ages 4-18. For details, contact Mario Gomez at (219) 808-2082.


Chicago Blackhawk players to appear at Bridges

GRIFFITH | Bridges Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar, 121 N. Griffith Blvd., will host several upcoming appearances from current Chicago Blackhawk players.

From 7 to 8:30  p.m. March 27, Blackhawk defenseman Nick Leddy will appear; and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 11, Blackhawk winger Brandon Saad will appear.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door for Leddy, and $20 in advance and $30 at the door for Saad. Including with admission to both events are two autographs of any two items and one photo opportunity.

For details, call (219) 924-2206.



Northlake Patriots holding Pop Warner registration

The Northlake Patriots Pop Warner program is holding football, cheer and dance registration for the 2013 season, from 10 a.m. to noon April 6 at the East Chicago Library -- Robert A. Pastrick Branch, from 1 to 3 p.m. April 6 at the East Chicago Main Library (Harbor), and 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


Gavit coach to hold girls softball clinic

HAMMOND | Gavit softball coach Emily Smith will hold a girls softball clinic for grades 3-8 from 10 a.m. to noon April 2 at the high school, 1670 175th St. Cost is $10. A free pizza social will follow the event. Permission slips are available on the school's website and in all Hammond elementary and middle schools. For details, call (219) 933-2428, ext. 2063.





E.C. Hall of Fame seeks relatives of inductee

The East Chicago Sports Hall of Fame is seeking surviving relatives and/or friends of Henry Hardy, who is part of the 2013 induction class. For details, contact E.C. HOF founder Jim Platis at (219) 322-8012.


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.



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 individual one-hour basketball lessons for boys and girls in grades 4-12. For cost and registration, call (219) 308-5504 or (219) 662-8157.


Ross Township taking adult softball registrations

MERRILLVILLE | The Ross Township Adult Softball League is taking registrations for the 2013 season. The Men's League will play on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights; the Co-ed League will play on Wednesday nights. There will be upper and lower divisions. Cost is $600 per team. For details, call (219) 769-2111 or visit




 Cougars 12U travel softball team seeks players

The 2013 12U Cougars travel softball has two openings, all positions considered. The team will support and encourage its players to also participate in local recreational leagues. For details, contact Rich Arndt (219) 395-8198, (773) 551-1185 or



Dodgeball league starting at Indiana Elite

MERRILLVILLE | The Elite Championship Series, a 12-week coed dodgeball league, will begin play on April 7 at Indiana Elite Baseball and Softball Facility, 8224 Wright St. Registration fee for the six-on-six teams (three males, three females -- teams may have up to eight players) is $300. For details, call (219) 779-7813 or (219) 545-2241, or go to


Sunday slowpitch softball hitting league at Indiana Elite

MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Elite Baseball and Softball Facility, 8224 Wright St. -- located behind the Merrillville Lexus dealership, is taking sign-ups for its Sunday Slowpitch Softball Hitting League. Hitting and pitching lessons are also available at Indiana Elite.

For details, go to -- services are located under site's "Training Menu." For details, call (219) 779-7813 or (219) 545-2241.


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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