North Lake sport briefs: Hammond Soccer holding fall registration

2014-05-26T22:00:00Z North Lake sport briefs: Hammond Soccer holding fall registration nwitimes.com
May 26, 2014 10:00 pm

Hammond Soccer holding fall registration

HAMMOND | Hammond Soccer will hold registration for the fall season at the Hessville Youth Soccer Complex, 167th Street and New Hampshire, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 29, June 3, June 5, June 10, June 12 and June 17; and from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 21. The league is for boys and girls ages 7-14 -- must be 7 by Aug. 1, 2014.

Registration fee is $75 plus at $25 uniform fee (jersey, shorts and socks). Checks should be made payable to "Hammond Soccer Club." All fees are due at registration, where new players need to provide a copy of birth certificate, and all players need to provide two small pictures for ID cards.

For details, contact Tom Payonk at (219) 845-7947 or tompayonk@hotmail.com, Armando Garza at (219) 765-2604, or go to www.hammondsoccer.org.

Texas Hold' em Poker fundraiser Saturday

ST. JOHN | A Texas Hold 'em Poker fundraiser for St. John Girls Softball will be held Saturday at the V.F.W. Post 717, 10400 W. 93rd St. Doors ope at 5:30 p.m.; playing starts at 7 p.m. For details, call Joe Johnson at (219) 629-3174 or go to www.stjohnsoftball.com.

Schererville Heat 12U softball team seeks two players

The Schererville Heat 12U travel softball team is looking for two position players. For more information, contact Al August at (219) 689-3608 or al14aug@sbcglobal.net, or Jeff Almaraz at (219) 688-9295.

AAU state track meet June 14-15 at Andrean

MERRILLVILLE | The Hammond Track Club of Northwest Indiana will host at two-day AAU District Qualifier (State) Track and Field Championship Meet, June 14-15 at Andrean High School. Competition for ages groups 8-and-under through 12 will be on 14th; competition for age groups 13 through 18 will be on the 15th.

The top 16 athletes in each running event, the top five athletes in the field events, and the top four relays  advance to the Area 13 National Qualifier Track and Field Championships held June 26-29 at Auburn High School in Rockford.

For details, contact Joe Mis at (219) 931-6587 or joetrack@aol.com. To register, go to www.coacho.com.

Indiana Elite travel baseball seeks managers, coaches

The Indiana Elite travel baseball program is looking for interested managers and coaches for multiple ages for 2015 season.  For detials, call Jeff Myszak at (219) 545-2241.

Joyriders 14-week bicycle training program

SCHERERVILLE | The Trek Bicycle Store of Schererville, 651 U.S. 30, is starting a new Joyriders 14-week training program for people looking to get reacquainted with their bike, or intermediate bike riders who are interested to improve health and lifestyle. Training will be for 25- and 62-mile rides.

Information meetings are at 11 a.m. May 31 and at 6 p.m. June 5 at the Trek Bicycle Store in Schererville. The program begins June 11. Cost is $85. For detalis, contact Paul Jellema at (219) 322-2453 or paulj@trekbikestore.com.

Illiana Blackbirds holding summer skate sessions

The Illiana Blackbirds junior hockey team is holding summer skate sessions from men ages 16-20 at Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 N. White Oak Ave., Dyer, and at McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 N. California Ave., Chicago).

The skate sessions at Midwest will be on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. from June 3 through Aug. 19. The skate sessions at McFetridge will be on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. from June 5 through Aug. 21. Cost for attending sessions at each site is $200; cost for attending sessions at both sites is $350,

For details, contact Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or owerko@comcast.net, or go to www.illianablackbirds.com.

IU Northwest holding summer basketball camp

GARY | Indiana University Northwest and the Office of Athletics will host its fifth annual 2014 RedHawks' Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 6-18, from July 14-17 at the IU Northwest Savannah Center Gymnasium, 3400 Broadway. Times ares from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 6-12, and from 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 13-18.

Cost is $60, and $50 for each additional child. For details, call (219) 980-6793 or email redhawks@iun.edu.

College softball coaches holding camp in Munster

MUNSTER | College softball coaches from the midwest will be at Community Park on June 12 to coach and evaluate local players. Girls will graduation years of 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 are all eligible to participate. For details, call or text Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017 or www.nwisoxfastpitch.com.

River Forest looking for volleyball head coach

HOBART | River Forest High School is looking for a head coach for girls varsity volleyball. Those interested should call Dennis Leonard at (219) 962-7551, ext. 3006.

Andrean holding softball summer camp

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School softball head coach Brooke Baker-Runyon has announced dates for the Andrean Softball Summer Camp, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17.

For details or to obtain at registration form, call or text Baker-Runyon at (219) 427-4876.

South Suburban holding championship basketball camp

SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Suburban College Basketball CAmps begin June 16. The Championship Basketball Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16-19 -- cost is $105. The Championships Skills Basketball Camp runs from 1 to 4 p.m. June 23-26 -- cost is $60. For those who enroll in both camps, the cost is $140. The camps are for boys and girls ages 7-17.

For details, call John Pigatti at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2524.

Crown Point Lacrosse hosting summer youth camp

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Lacrosse will host a youth lacrosse camp June 23-26 at the Crown Point Sportsplex, 1313 E. North St. Boys and girls grades 2-8. Cost is $60 for residents and $75 for non-residents. Rental equipment is available. Pre-registration is required. Camp information and registration forms are available at www.freeteams.net/cplax.

For details, call (219) 779-9632.

Indoor ice skating at Midwest Training and Ice

DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is offering open skate from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays, and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays; and cosmic skate -- lights turned down with disco ball and music -- from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Midwest also holds preschool open gyms for ages 5 and under from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Fridays.

For details, call (219) 558-8811.

Purdue University Calumet hosting summer camps

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet will be hosting summer camps for basketball, soccer and volleyball on campus this June and July. Details and brochures for the camps can be downloaded at www.purduecalsports.com/fanzone/camps/.

For details, contact the PUC athletic office at (219) 989-2540 or athletics@purduecal.edu.

Powers-Purdue Calumet Golf Invitational on June 23

SCHERERVILLE | Purdue University Calumet will host the 34th annual Powers-Purdue Calumet Golf Invitational, June 23 at Briar Ridge Country Club. Cost for the event, which will benefit athletic and student scholarship funds, is $250 per golfer or $1,000 per foursome.

Sponsorships are available, ranging from $200 to $5,000. For details, call Janet Hero at (219) 989-2540.

Three-on-three basketball tourney in Hammond

HAMMOND | The "Who Got Game?" annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament, sponsored by Hammond councilman Anthony Higgs, will take place June 21 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park located amid Highland and Tapper avenues. Free ages divisions are 10-12, 13-15 and 16-18. Cost to enter the 19-and-over age division is $100 per four-man team.

All participants will receive a T-shirt. Trophies will be awarded to first- and second-place teams. Cash prize will be awarded to 19-and-over champions. Registration deadline is June 8.

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

Jim East offering basketball shooting lessons

MERRILLVILLE | Basketball shooting lessons are now being scheduled for May. Jim East, former boys varsity coach at Merrillville High School and member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, is the instructor. The one-on-one, one-hour lessons are for boys and girls in grades 4-12. For details, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.

Summer camps at Dave Griffin's Baseball School

GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Baseball School will hold two summer camps fro ages 7-13 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 23-26 and July 14-17. Alex Triantafillo and members of the Purdue University Calumet baseball team will help provide instruction at the camp. Cost is $125 per person per camp.

For details, call (219) 922-1107 or dgbaseball@comcast.net.

Calumet Junior Striders holding spring track tryouts

The Calumet Junior Striders Running Club is taking sign-ups for its spring track and field program. Practices are held twice a week in Lake and Porter counties. The program will help participants prepare for competition in the Hershey's Track and Field program, as well as AAU and USATF meets and national competitions.

For details, visit www.calstrider.org.

Merrillville Challenger Baseball looking for players

Merrillville Challenger Baseball is looking for special needs players -- boys and girls ages 6 and over. Those interested should call Ralph at (219) 663-7167, Tom At (219) 663-8294 or Jim at (219) 736-5253.

Four Winds Invitational 5K run/walk on June 15

SOUTH BEND | The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds casinos have announced the inaugural 5K Run and Fitness Walk, June 15 at the Blackthorn Golf Club, kicking off a week of festivities leading up to the 2014 Four Winds Invitational, a pro women's golf tournament.

The run and walk will start at 8 a.m. and 8:05 a.m., respectively, at the back entrance to the club located at 3575 Moreau Ct. Registration is being taken through June 8. Cost is $25 for the run and $20 for the walk. Late registration is $30 and $25. Participants may register at runsignup.com/Race/IN/SouthBend/FourWindsInvitational5K.

For details, contact race director Tim Firestone at tfirestone@blakhornegolf.com.

River Forest looking for varsity volleyball coach

HOBART | River Forest High School is looking for a varsity volleyball head coach. Those interested should call Dennis Leonard at (219) 962-7551, ext. 3006.

Midwest Irish 18U baseball team seeks pitcher, outfielder

The Midwest Irish 18U baseball team is looking for a pitcher and outfielder. For details, contact coach Shane Brogan at (708) 738-5609 or shane.brogan@comcast.net.

Ind. Angels 12U softball team seeks pitcher and catcher

The Indiana Angels 12U softball team is looking for a pitcher and a catcher to complete its roster. For a confidential tryout, call Al Zabrecky at (219) 781-1727.

Volleyball leagues at On the Square Sports Academy

CROWN POINT | On the Square Sports Academy is taking registration for its coed volleyball leagues. Its Monday night competitive league starts June 2; its Tuesday night recreational league starts June 3. Deposit required to guarantee a spot. For details, call (219) 808-5290 or www.otssa.com.

Baseball skills evaluation at Andrean High School

MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Baseball Academy will hold "My Pro Day", a comprehensive baseball skills evaluation for players ages 6-18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17 at Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway. For details, go to www.MyProDay.com.

Softball team seeks 16U pitcher

A 16U softball team is looking for a pitcher. The team will play in 8-10 A/B ASA/NSA tournaments in June through August. For a private tryout, call Martin at (219) 588-2017.

Registration open for mud volleyball tournament

HOBART | Registration is now open for the Hobart Jaycees Mud Volleyball Tournament, scheduled for Aug. 2-3 at the Hobart Rugby Field, 112 E. Old Ridge Road. Cost to register coed teams -- two women must be playing at all times -- is $200. For details, go to hobartjaycees.com or email community@hobartjaycees.com.

Lansing Redbirds seek 18U baseball players

The Lansing 18U Redbirds Baseball Club is looking for players to complete its 2014 summer roster. The Redbirds will play local travel teams as well as competing in area tournaments. Those interested should call (708) 828-1663.

Over 30 basketball league forming at On the Square

CROWN POINT | On the Square Sports Academy, 105 N. Court St., is looking for men over 30 who are interested in playing basketball two to three hours a week with the possibility of forming a league. Players or groups interested should call (219) 808-5290.

Crete Phoenix 12U softball team seeks players

The Crete Phoenix 12U softball team is looking to add a starting pitcher and a position player. To arrange a confidential tryout, call general manager Bill Wheeler at (708) 825-3784.

'Best of the Best' AAU girls basketball tourney July 9

HIGHLAND | Future Hoopers of America and former Washington and UIC basketball star Dejeanette Flournoy will host the "Best of the Best" elite girls basketball showcase tournament, July 9 at the Lincoln Center. The event plans to attract 40 of the top girls AAU teams from across the nation as well as many collegiate coaches.

The event is seeking sponsors. Those interested should contact Flournoy at (773) 744-0985 or bestofthebestgbshocase@gmail.com.

Elite 15U baseball team seeking players

An Elite 15U travel baseball team is looking for a few players. For team and tryout information, call Matt Hopkins at (219) 713-7992.

Lady Playmakers 12U softball team seeks two players

The Lady Playmakers 12U girls softball team is looking for two dedicated players -- in particular catcher/infielder. The team plays a full travel schedule. For a tryout, contact Billy Pierce at (219) 381-7007.

Former all-state catcher joins Diamond Kings staff

ST. JOHN | Former Crown Point all-star catcher and Butler University standout Nick Hladek is available to hitting and catching lessons at Diamond Kings. For details, call (219) 558-2273 or go to www.TrainDK.com.

Morris Elite Baseball accepting applications for coaches

Morris Elite Baseball is accepting applications for experienced coaches to add to its growing baseball organization. For details, contact Bobby Morris at (219) 677-2183 or email morrisbaseballco@gmail.com.

Hard Court Classic girls tourney at Bloom Township

CHICAGO | Bloom Township High School will host the "Hard Court Classic", a girls high school basketball tournament, on June 20-21. Cost is $200 per team. There will be a four-game guarantee. Teams may play three games on that Friday, and one game the following Saturday, or two games each day. Games starts at 9 a.m. each day. There will be a JV division if enough teams are interested.

For details, contact Ron Newquist at (708) 259-8067 or rnewquist@sd206.org.

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