North Lake sport briefs: Hessville Little League holding baseball/softball sign-ups

2014-01-24T22:00:00Z North Lake sport briefs: Hessville Little League holding baseball/softball sign-ups
January 24, 2014 10:00 pm

Northlake Patriots holding Super Bowl Saturday sign-ups

HAMMOND | The Northlake Patriots Pop Warner football and cheer program is holding Super Bowl Saturday registration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave. Football participation fee (ages 5-13) is $175; cheer participation fee (ages 5-13) is $125 -- new uniform fee of $150 if applicable. Each additional child up to three gets a $50 discount. There is a $75 mandatory fundraising fee per family.

Spring flag football registration will also be taken. Cost is $25 per child. Games will be played on April 6, 13, 27 and May 4.

For details, go to

Highland Babe Ruth and Travel Baseball sign-ups

HIGHLAND | Highland Babe Ruth and Travel Baseball will be holding registration for its 13-15 and 16-19 age leagues from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 8 and Feb. 22 at Lincoln Center in Highland. For details, contact Highland Babe Ruth president Dan Vassar at (219) 924-1945 or

All-Sports Youth Camp at B&G Club on Feb. 1

GARY | The Northshore Amateur Sports Academy will host its sixth-annual All-Sports Youth Camp from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 1 at the John Will Anderson Boys and Girls Club, 2700 West 19th Ave. Onsite registration begins at 8:45 a.m. The camp will feature autograph sessions with local celebrities, special guests, sport and physical fitness demonstrations, and more.

Proceeds from the camp will go to the Northshore Amateur Sports Academy, a non-profit organization whose aim is to provide youths the opportunity to learn sportsmanship, teamwork and citizenship. For details, contact Wallace Johnson at (219) 980-0070 or go to

Highland Youth Softball holding registration

HIGHLAND | Highland Youth Softball is holding registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 8 and Feb. 22, and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 4 at the Lincoln Center. Cost is $110 per child with a $20 raffle fee per family.

For details, contact Dave Bedka at (219) 680-7729.

NWI Iron Eagles holding football and cheer signups

The NWI Iron Eagles Youth Football and Cheer program is holding signups for the 2014 season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at the New Life Church of God, 2780 Russell St., Portage; from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at the American Legion Post 100, 1899 Central Ave., Lake Station; and from 5 to 9 p.m. March 8 at Camelot Bowling Center, 5201 U.S. Hwy. 6, Portage.

The program will hold several fundraisers to help alleviate participation fees. For details, or if interested in coaching football or cheerleading, call president Paul Cuellar at (219) 381-1345.

Hessville Babe Ruth holding registration

HAMMOND | Hessville Babe Ruth will be holding sign-ups at the Hessville Park concession stand from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 7, noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27, from noon to 2 p.m. March 8 and 9, and from 5 to 7 p.m. March 28. Cost is $150. For details, call Rick or Holly at (219) 513-9272 or email

Hidden Lake Park taking adult softball sign-ups

MERRILLVILLE | The Ross Township trustee's office is accepting registrations for the upcoming adult softball league at Hidden Lake Park. The fee is $500 per team -- early-bird special of $450 per team if signed up by April 18. The men's league plays Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings; the coed league plays on Wednesday evenings.

For details, call (219) 769-2111 or go

Hessville Little League holding baseball/softball sign-ups

HAMMOND | Hessville Little League is holding baseball/softball sign-ups at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 Mahoney Drive. Times and dates are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; and from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 1 and Feb. 8. Registration fees are $80 for Tee-Ball, $100 for baseball and softball at all levels, and $260 maximum per immediate household members with proof of residency required.  Each family (household) is required to participate in a fundraiser by purchasing and selling $50 in raffle tickets or pay a fundraising fee of $50. Parents can earn $25 by referring a new family, or $50 by bringing a new sign sponsor

The league is open to boys ages 4-12, and girls ages 4-18. Boys must be 4 by April 30, 2014; girls must be 4 by Jan. 1, 2014. For details, call president Roger Brock at (219) 670-0011, player agent Jennifer Baisley at (219) 588-5351 or secretary April Nelson at (219) 677-7016.

Hobart Youth Basketball holding spring registration

HOBART | Hobart Youth Basketball is holding registration for its spring session. The coed league is open to boys and girls in grades K-6. Cost is $65 per player. The six-game schedule runs from Feb. 8 to March 15. Every player will receive a sponsored team t-shirt and a large participation trophy. To register, call (219) 616-7166 or email

Hobart High School holding baseball skills camp

HOBART | The Hobart High School baseball program will be running a skills camp on three consecutive Sundays, Feb. 2, 9 and 16, in the high school fieldhouse. The times are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for grades 3-5, and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for grades 6-8. Registration forms can be picked up at the HHS athletic office or from Andrew Niksich at

Highland Babe Ruth and Travel Baseball holding sign-ups

HIGHLAND | Highland Babe Ruth and Travel Baseball will hold player registration for its 13-15 and 16-18 leagues from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Lincoln Center. For details, contact Dan Vassar at (219) 924-1945 or

Professional Scout Showcase at Morris Baseball and Softball

SCHERERVILLE | Morris Baseball and Softball Center, located in Omni 41 in Schererville, is holding an invitation-only Professional Scout Showcase on Feb. 9 starting at noon. The showcase will be hosted by Bill Bryk, special assistant to the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. For details, call Bobby Morris at (219) 227-5250.

Hammond Soccer holding 2014 spring sign-ups

HAMMOND | Hammond Soccer is holding sign-ups for U8, U10, U12 and U14 boys and girls traveling teams for the 2014 spring season. Sign-ups will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 Mahoney Dr. New players need a copy of their birth certificate and all players need to bring two small pictures to sign-ups. Cost is $75 for registration and $25 for uniform if needed.

Hammond Soccer is a member of the Northwest Indiana Soccer League. For details, contact Tom Payonk at (219) 845-7947 or

Highland Youth Softball registration at Lincoln Center

Munster Girls Softball holding spring/summer sign-ups

MUNSTER | Munster Girls Softball will hold registration for the spring/summer season from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Elliot Elementary School cafeteria.

HOYS holding baseball and softball sign-ups

HAMMOND | Hammond Optimist Youth Sports is holding 2014 softball, baseball and Babe Ruth baseball sign-ups at the HOYS Complex, 1245 North River Drive. Regular fee sign-up dates are from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 16 and from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17.

Cost for T-Ball (ages 5-6 -- must be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2014) is $55. Cost for baseball (ages 7-12) and softball (ages 7-18) is $95 for first child, $90 for second child and $80 for third child. Cost for Babe Ruth baseball is $125 for ages 13-15 and $175 for ages 16-18. Ten-percent discounts are available for families with registration fees totaling more than $275 for immediate family household members. Mandatory $25 per player raffle fundraiser with $50 family max also due at sign-ups. Payment plans are available for all registrations.

Munster Babe Ruth holding registration at Elliot

MUNSTER | Munster Babe Ruth baseball registration for the 13-15 and 16-18 age leagues will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Elliott Elementary School cafeteria. For details, go to

Tailgater 5K to benefit 4th Street Theater

CHESTERTON | The Tailgater 5K run/walk to benefit Chesterton's 4th Street Theater will take place 8 a.m. Feb. 2 (Super Bowl Sunday) starting on South 5th Street between Morgan and Porter Avenues. Entry fee is $25. Registration forms for mail-in registration are available at Extra Mile Fitness, 1330 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, and Fleet Feet Sports, 635 U.S. 30, Schererviille.

Online registration is at

Puma Volleyball League at St. Joseph's College

RENSSELAER | The St. Joseph's College Puma Volleyball League for grades 4-12 will be held Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Feb. 2 through Feb. 23 at the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse. Cost is $60.

For details, contact Steven Peck at (219) 866-6120 or

Region Rockers seek 14U junior high softball player

The Region Rockers are looking for a 14U girls softball player -- must be in seventh or eighth grade. Those interest should contact Tom Bainbridge at (219) 769-3033.

Former St. Joe's softball coach at Dave Griffin's School

GRIFFITH | Frank Wilkins, who has been the St. Joeseph's College girls softball coach for 13 years before retiring last spring after amassing more than 300 victories making him the school's all-time winningest coach, is now giving lessons at Dave Griffin's Baseball and Softball School, 1200 West Main St. Wilkins is also available to assist aspiring college softball players in the recruiting process.

For details, contact Wilkins at (219) 796-5214 or

Indiana Elite Baseball and Softball offering rental discounts

MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Elite Baseball and Softball Facility, 8224 Wright St., is offering a 60-percent-off discount this month for all January rentals. For details, call (219) 545-2241 or go to

Purdue University Calumet offering winter soccer camps

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet is still accepting registrations for its 2014 Winter Soccer Camps, which begin Thursday. The Peregrines will be holding a Little Kickers Camp for boys and girls ages 4-7 (cost $60) and its Goalkeepers Camp for boys and girls ages 10-17 (cost $90).

For details, contact Leslie Ferguson at (219) 989-8303 or

Indiana Chiefs of Hammond holding Sunday camps

HAMMOND | The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond will be offering Sunday Morning Baseball Camps inside the Bishop Noll fieldhouse, 1519 Hoffman St. The camp dates are Jan. 26; Feb. 2, 9 and 23; and March 2 and 9. Players ages 7-12 as of May 1, 2014 are eligible to participate from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; players age 13-15 as of May 1, 2014 are eligible to participate from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $15 per session or $75 for all six sessions if paid on or before Jan. 26. Those who register for all six sessions will receive a camp T-shirt.

To register, or for more information, call (219) 852-9461 or go to

South Shore Steelheads looking for 16U baseball players

The South Shore Steelheads 16U baseball team is looking for two players to complete its roster. The Steelheads play in tournaments throughout the Midwest as well as the Northern Illinois Metro League. For tryout information, call John Batistatos at (219) 384-6656 or go to

Basketball shooting lessons at Fieldhouse-Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | Jim East, former boys basketball coach at Merrillville High School and Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member, is giving basketball shooting lessons for boys and girls in grades 4-12 at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville in January and February. The lesson are one-hour long. For details, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.

NWI Sox looking to fill two roster spots for 12U team

The NWI Sox girls travel softball organization is looking for fill two roster spots on its "12U JW" team. Head coach of the team is Jim Wright, who has 15 years of coaching experience at the travel ball/high school levels. For tryout information, call Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017 or visit

Crown Point Babe Ruth holding baseball sign-ups

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Babe Ruth is holding sign-ups for ages 13-18 from 9 a.m. to noon today and Feb. 8 at Crown Point Family Fun Center Dome, 1301 Merrillville Road. The cost is $200 per player which includes $25 in raffle tickets, $100 for the second player with a $300 family maximum. The 13-15 division will accept players from Crown Point, Hebron, Hobart and Merrillville. The 16-18 division will take players from Lake, Porter, Newton and LaPorte counties. Any player born in 1995 is eligible for the 16-18 programs. For details, call Don Ernst at (219) 746-4351 or Becky Mild at (219) 306-6599.

NAYS holding basketball tourney at South Suburban

SOUTH HOLLAND | North American Youth Sports will hold its annual spring youth basketball tournament March 14-16 at South Suburban College. The tournament will feature 12 boys and girls grade brackets ranging from grades 4-5 to 11-12. All grades are based on the grade in which a student is currently enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year.

Entry fee is $160. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of three games. Entry deadline is Feb. 21. For details, call Allen Dandridge at (312) 498-6934 or the NAYS hotline at 1 (866) 352-5915, or go to

Indiana Angels 12U softball team seeks two players

The Indiana Angels 12U softball team seeks two players, no specific positions, to complete its roster. For details, contact Al Zabrecky at (219) 781-1727.

Storm looking for part-time 8U travel baseball players

The Storm 8U part-time travel baseball team is looking for one or two players to complete its roster. The team will play in elite tournaments during the weekends while allowing players to play in their in-house leagues. For details, call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.

Seniors sought for low-key basketball activity

Play It Again, Sam Sports is calling out for people ages 60 and over interested in participating in a low-key basketball activity. For details, contact Joe Gerlach at (219) 365-5791 or email

North Newton looking for varsity girls tennis coach

MOROCCO | North Newton High School is looking for a varsity girls tennis coach. For details, contact Tim Feddeler at

Hockey and figure skating lessons at Midwest Training

DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is offering a free month of hockey or figure skating lessons for new students. For details, call (219) 558-8811.

Indiana Bulldogs 12U baseball team seeks player

The Indiana Bulldogs 12U baseball team is looking to add one more player to its roster. The player would need to be a serious travel ball participant will availability to travel on weekends through the summer including a trip to Myrtle Beach. Workouts will start in January and will go up until the season begins. When inquiring about the roster spot, indicate where you're from, previous playing experience and positions.

Those interested should contact Bill at (219) 669-6399 or at

Lady Playmakers 12U softball team seeks pitcher

The Lady Playmakers 12U softball team is looking for a pitcher. To schedule a tryout, contact Billy Pierce at (219) 381-7007 or

College softball player sought for summer team

The Midwest Elite Diamonds 19-and-over fastpitch softball club is looking for college-rostered players to play in the summer of 2014. All positions considered, especially catcher, pitcher and lefty slapper. The team will play four local tournaments and two round robins. There will be no practices. For details, call (708) 289-3438 or email

Stateline Hitmen looking for player for 13U baseball team

The Stateline Hitmen 13U baseball team seeks an additional player, preferably a top pitcher/shortstop. Contact Paul Siska at

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