North Lake sport briefs: Highland SC to host Soccer Palooza

2013-08-06T22:15:00Z 2013-08-07T04:06:06Z North Lake sport briefs: Highland SC to host Soccer Palooza
August 06, 2013 10:15 pm

Highland Soccer Club holding Soccer Palooza

HIGHLAND | The Highland Soccer Club will hold its annual Soccer Palooza form special needs kids ages 4-19 from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Meadows Park, 9400 Southmoor Ave. The free event is open to kids from all areas, not Highland residents. All participants will receive a T-shirt and a trophy. A certificate for lunch will be provided by Culver's of Highland for all participants.

To register, or to become a corporate sponsor, contact Pat Krull at (219) 924-5121 or, or Mike Wagner at (219) 781-3205 at


South Shore Steelheads schedule baseball tryouts

HOBART | The South Shore Steelheads 14-and-under travel baseball team will hold tryouts from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 18 at City Ball Park. Players must be 14 or younger by April 1, 2014.

The 15U team will hold tryouts at 10 a.m. Saturday at City Ball Park. The 16U tryouts will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at City Ball Park.

For details on 14U, call Dave (14 U) at (219) 545-1422; 15U contact Dan Zanolla at 219 (781-4915) or, and 16U contact John Batistatos at (219) 384-6656 or The team's website is


NWI All Star Game and home run derby at Steel Yard

GARY | The NWI National Adult Baseball Association will hold its annual home run derby and all-star game Saturday at the U.S. Steel Yard. All league members are eligible to participate int he derby which starts at 1 p.m. Cost is $10 to enter.

The all star game is at 4 p.m. Admission is free. No outside food or drink will be allowed in the park. Concession stands will be open.


Dyer Babe Ruth sign-ups today

DYER | Dyer Babe Ruth will hold its final fall ball sign-ups for players aged 12 to 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Babe Ruth field. Cost is $90.


Triple Crown Xplosion holding 12U softball tryouts

SCHERERVILLE | Triple Crown All Stars in Schererville will be holding tryouts for their 12U softball team from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Campagna Academy, 7403 Cline Ave. -- the softball field is located on the south end of the property in back. Players will a 2001 birthdate or later are eligible.

For details, or to schedule a private tryout, call Dave Smith at (219) 765-1484.


Illiana Blackbirds holding junior hockey tryouts

ST. JOHN | The Illiana Blackbirds junior hockey team is holding tryouts for ages 16-20 from 12:50 to 5:40 p.m. Aug. 24 and Aug. 25 at Midwest Training and Ice Center. The tryout fee is $60. To reserve a spot, contact Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or


Hammond Rotary/YMCA gold outing at Lost Marsh

HAMMOND | The annual Hammond Rotary/Hammond YMCA Golf Outing will be held Sept. 11 at the Lost Marsh Golf Course. Registration and continental breakfast will start at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start (scramble format) at 9 a.m. Buffet lunch with prizes to follow after golf. Cost is $110 or $400 for a foursome. Sponsorships are $500 (major), $250 (food) and $100 (hole). For details, call (219) 845-1507, ext. 229.


Lady Playmakers to hold 12U softball tryouts

HAMMOND | The Lady Playmakers 12U travel softball team is holding tryouts at 5 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Caldwell Sports Complex, located at 173rd and Parrish Avenues. For details, or to schedule a personal tryout, call Billy Pierce at (219) 381-7007.


Triple Crown All Stars holding baseball tryouts

HIGHLAND | The Triple All Stars are holding tryouts for their travel baseball organization Saturday at Kane Field in Homestead Park. Tryouts for 9U and 10U will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; for 11U will be from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.; for 12U will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; for 13U will be from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m.; for 14 will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m.; and for 15U will be from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.

In case of rain, tryouts will be at Triple Crown All Stars in Schererville. Players should who up 20 minutes early to register. The program is also looking for coaches. For details, call (219) 864-0711.


Silverhawk Fastpitch holding 14U softball tryouts

CEDAR LAKE | Silverhawks Fastpitch is holding 14U travel tryouts at 6 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Cedar Lake Softball Complex -- take U.S. 41 south to 133rd Street and turn left, make right at Osburn and turn left at second stop sign. Players should arrive 15 early to complete paper work. To email for paper work forms to compete beforehand, go to


Adult indoor softball league forming at The Dome

CROWN POINT | Adult indoor softball leagues are forming at the Crown Point Family Fun Center Dome. Co-ed league starts Sept. 3; men's league starts Sept. 5. Cost is $500 per team. For details, call Dave at (219) 765-4966.


Catcher camp at Dave Griffin's Baseball School

GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Baseball School will hold a catcher camp for ages 11-18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17. Professional player Chris Ciatti will be the instructor. For details, call (219) 922-1107 or email



Indiana Chiefs holding baseball tryouts

The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond will be holding tryouts for their 13-, 14- 16- and 17-year-old teams will be Sunday at Andrean High School. Tryouts for the 13- and 14- year-old teams will be at 9 a.m. Tryouts for Coach Jim Tucker's 16-year-old team will be at 11 a.m.; tryouts for Coach Dave Sutkowski's 17-year-old team will be at 12:30 p.m.

Rain date for any of the above tryouts will be Aug. 18. Players are encouraged to pre-register online for any of the above tryouts. For more details and to pre-register, call (219) 852-9461 or go to



Bulldogs 16U 'A' softball tryouts slated

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Bulldogs 16U 'A' travel softball team will hold tryouts from 6-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-noon Sunday on field No. 7 at the C.P. softball complex, located at 113th Ave. and U.S. 231. For details, call Sam at (219) 512-4229.


Indiana Warriors holding 12U baseball tryouts

CROWN POINT | The Indiana Warriors 12U baseball team is holding tryouts at 10 a.m. Saturday and Aug. 17 at the Lakes of Four Seasons baseball fields. For details, call (219) 613-7675.


Triple Crown Threat holding 16U softball tryouts

SCHERERVILLE | The Triple Crown Threat 16U travel softball team will be holding tryouts for the upcoming season from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Rohrman Park, 6750 Rohrman Road. For details, contact Mark Debartolo at (219) 484-1269 or


Indiana Elite holding travel ball tryouts

MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Elite Baseball Softball Facility, 8224 Wright St., is holding travel baseball and softball tryouts. For baseball, 16U tryouts will be at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 11 at Lake Central High School; 15U tryouts will be 10 a.m. Aug. 11 at Lake Central; 13U tryouts will be held at 9:15 a.m. Aug. 11 at Lake Central; 12U tryouts will be held 6 p.m. today at Indiana Elite and noon Aug. 11 at Lake Central; 11U tryouts will be held 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Lake Central, 7 p.m. Thursday at Indiana Elite, and 1:45 p.m. Aug. 11 at Lake Central; tryouts for 10U will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 11 at Lake Central; tryouts for 9U will be 4:45 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 11 at Lake Central.

Softball tryouts for 16U will be 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Lake Central, and 7:45 p.m. Aug. 11 at Indiana Elite; tryouts for 14U will be 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at Indiana Elite and noon Aug. 11 at Lake Central.

For details, call (219) 545-2241 or go to


 Hobart Baseball Club holding tryouts

HOBART | The Hobart Baseball Club is holding tryouts Aug. 18 and Aug. 25 at Hobart High School. Times are 10 a.m. for ages 8, 9 and 10, and 11 a.m. for ages 11 and 12. For details, call (219) 840-8918.


3 on 3 basketball at Back to School Jamboree

GARY | Elementary, middle school and high school students are being sought to enter a 3 on 3 basketball tournament as part of the annual Back to School Jamboree to be held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Savannah Center at Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway. Pre-event registration fee is $30 per team -- registration on site is $45.

To register, call (219) 887-2046.


Triple Crown Valparaiso holding 17-18 baseball tryouts

VALPARAISO | Tryouts for the Triple Crown 17-18 baseball team will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Triple Crown Valparaiso, 2902 Cascade Drive. The team is for players who have the talent and desire to play in college. The coach is Rich Bafia. For details, call (219) 462-3927.


Andrean Football holding fundraising social Friday

CROWN POINT | Andrean Football is hosting a fundraising social to kick-off the season at 6 p.m. Friday at the American Legion, 1401 N. Main St. Summer-casual attire. Catered menu and drinks included, as well as music, free wine tasting, raffles, auctions and more. Cost is $40 -- pay at the door. For details, call (219) 730-7685 after 5 p.m.


Merrillville football team holding golf outing

CROWN POINT | The Merrillville High School football team will hold its inaugural outing Aug. 17 at Summertree Golf Course. The outing is open to anyone. The event will begin at 8 a.m. Lunch will be a 1 p.m. Cost is $60. To register, contact Zach Sliwa at (219) 510-5830 or


Dyer Fire holding 12U and 16U travel softball tryouts

DYER | The Dyer Fire are holding 12U and 14U travel softball tryouts at Northgate Park Field One -- the park is located one block south of Main Street on Calumet Avenue. The times are at 6 p.m. Friday and Aug. 16, and 11 a.m. Sunday and Aug. 18. For at personal tryouts, contact Jeff Elbaor at (219) 805-3185 or


Region Storm holding tryouts for 17U baseball team

The Region Storm is holding invitational-only tryouts for its 17U baseball team which went 26-8 this season with two college tournament championships. For consideration, contact Ken Haluska at (219) 313-4726 or Only serious and experienced travel players should inquire.




Indiana Angels holding softball tryouts

The Indiana Angels are holding tryouts for their 16U and 12U fastpitch softball teams.

Tryouts for the 16U team will be at 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 9000 Taft St., Merrillville behind Living Hope Church. For details, call Bill at (219) 488-6915 or email

For details, call Al at (219) 781-1727, Jim at (219) 765-3462 or email


Morris Elite Baseball holding baseball tryouts

MUNSTER | Morris Elite Baseball will be holding tryouts for its teams at Munster High School's baseball field. Tryouts for the 9, 10 and 11U teams for next year are from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday; tryouts for the 12, 13 and 14U teams for next year are from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. For details, call (219) 677-2183 or visit




NWI White Sox softball program holding tryouts

MERRILLVILLE | The NWI White Sox Softball program will be having tryouts for hte 2014 season at the Andrean High School softball complex. Tryouts for 10U will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 10; tryouts for 12U will be from noon Aug. 10; tryouts for 14 are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 10; tryouts for 16U are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 11; tryouts for 18U are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and form 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 11.

For details, contact Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017.



South Shore Steelheads holding baseball tryouts

HOBART | The South Shore Steelheads 14U travel baseball team will holding tryouts from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 18 at Hobart's City Ball Park. Players must be 14 or younger by April 1, 2014. For details, call Dave at (219) 545-1422.


Catholic Charities to hold annual golf outing

SCHERERVILLE | The Catholic Charities annual golf outing will be held Aug. 26 at Briar Ridge Country Club. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.; shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Cost per golfer is $150, which includes green fees, range balls, club handling, a golf cart, breakfast, lunch and prizes. Sponsorships are available, ranging from $150 to $10,000. Sponsorships for prize donations or monetary contributions are also available.

For details, contact Jackie at (219) 886-3549 or



 Crown Point Babe Ruth holding fall sign-ups

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Babe Ruth fall ball league sign-ups will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Crown Point Fun Center Dome, 1301 Merrillville Road, for players 12-14 and 15-18. Cost is $125 for Crown Point players and $145 for non-residents. The 12-14-year-olds will be playing at the Babe Ruth field, and the 15-18-year-olds will be playing at the Legion field.

For details, call Don Ernst at (219) 746-4351, Becky Mild at (219) 306-6599 or John Pearson at (219) 682-4351.




Ross Township Adult Softball League holding registration

MERRILLVILLE | The Ross Township Adults Softball League is taking registrations for the upcoming 2013 fall season. The Men's League will play on Tuesday and Thursday nights. The Co-ed League will play on Wednesday nights. Cost is $600. For details, call (219) 769-2111 or online








Crown Point Swim Club to hold kids triathlon

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Swim Club will hold a sprint kids triathlon for ages 6 and over Sept. 28 at Crown Point High School. For details, email or visit


Illiana Blackbirds looking for host families

The Illiana Blackbirds junior hockey team is looking for host families for the 2013-2014 season. Those interested should call Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or





Hunting education safety courses at Cedar Creek

CEDAR LAKE | The Department of Natural Resources will hold hunter's education safety courses Aug. 16 and 17, and Sept. 13 and 14 at Cedar Creek Family Golf Center, W. 109th Ave. Times are from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Saturdays.

For details, contact the DNR at (219) 879-5710 or go to


 Jim East giving basketball shooting lessons

MERRILLVILLE | Former Merrillville boys basketball coach and Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member Jim East is giving basketball shooting lessons through July and August. For cost and registration, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.




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










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
















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