North Lake sport briefs: Illiana Blackbirds holding evaluation camp

2013-05-27T22:15:00Z North Lake sport briefs: Illiana Blackbirds holding evaluation camp
May 27, 2013 10:15 pm

Russell name to ODP state soccer team

Rachel Russell of Highland has been selected to the Olympic Development Program 1999 Younger Girls 2013 State Soccer Team. She was one of 18 players from across the state chosen for the team.


Golf scramble to benefit Calumet golf teams

MERRILLVILLE | Calumet High School will hold  its second-annual golf outing scramble, June 14 starting at noon at Turkey Creek Golf Course, 6400 Harrison St. Cost is $65 per person, which includes cart, drink tickets and dinner. Businesses or individuals may sponsor a hole for $50 -- donor's sign will be displayed on one of the tee markers. Proceeds will benefit Calumet's golf teams.

For details, call Tim McGee at (219) 617-1547.


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

For further details, go to


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


Illiana Blackbirds holding evaluation camp

DYER | The Illiana Blackbirds, a tier three junior hockey team, is holding a evaluation camp at 6 p.m. June 14, at 11:10 a.m. June 15 and at 10:45 a.m. June 16 at Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave. For details, contact Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or, or go to


Midwest Training and Ice holding free hockey classes

DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is holding "Try Hockey for Free" one-day trials for ages 18 and under on Fridays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Skate rental is included. For details, call (219) 558-8811.


Midwest Wings holding soccer evaluations/tryouts

MUNSTER | The Midwest Wings Soccer Club will hold evaluations/tryouts for the 2013/2014 season at Beech Park, 8101 Beech Ave. Times and dates for U8 and U9 girls are from 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 3, 5, 10 and 12; for U8, U9 and U10 are from 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 7 and 14, and from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. June 3 and 10; for U10 and U11 girls are from 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 3, 5, 10 and 12; for U11 and U12 boys are from 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 4 and 11, and from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. June 6 and 13; for U12 and U13 girls are from 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 6 and 13, and from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. June 4 and 11; for U13 and U14 are from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. June 3, 5, 10 and 12; and for U14 and U16 girls are from 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 6 and 13, and from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. June 4 and 11.

For details, call (708) 805-1605, email or go to


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

* 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

* 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



Jim East giving basketball shooting lessons

MERRILLVILLE | Former Merrillville boys basketball coach and Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member Jim East is giving one-hour individual basketball shooting lessons for boys and girls in grades 4-12 during June and July. Openings are available in the morning and from 3 to 5:30 p.m. For cost and registration, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.


Hoosier Shootout basketball exposure tournament

INDIANAPOLIS | The Hoosier Shootout Boys Basketball Tournament for grades 8-12 will take place July 10-14 in Indianapolis. Interested teams should sign up at


Calumet College holding summer sport camps

WHITING | The Crimson Wave Summer Camps hosted by Calumet College include basketball for boys and girls in grades 1-8 from 9 a.m. to noon June 17-20, volleyball for boys and girls in grades 5-8 from 5 to 8 p.m. July 15-18, and dance for boys and girls ages 13 and up from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10. For details, call (219) 473-4214 (baseball), (219) 473-4323, or go to


Summer lessons offered at new swim school

SCHERERVILLE | Registration for swim lesson is underway for the new Aqua-Tots Swim School, to open in July at 655 East U.S. 30 next to Trek Bicycle Store. The year-round facility will feature a 58-by-22-foot heated indoor pool. For details, call (219) 232-5032.



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


Millennium Vardar holding soccer tryouts

Millennium Vardar, a premier soccer club in Northwest Indiana, will be holding open tryouts for boys and girls in U8 and U18 divisions starting in June. For details, contact Vangel Nacovski at (219) 577-5509 or


Pro U basketball camps at The Fieldhouse

MERRILLVILLE | Pro U Basketball Camps will take place at The Fieldhouse, 899 East 99th Court. The camps, which are for boys and girls in grades 3-12, include Strictly Shooting Camps from 1 to 3 p.m. June 17-19 and June 24-26; FUNdamentals Camps from 10 a.m. to noon June 17-19; and Guard and Big Man Camp from 10 a.m. to noon June 24-26.

Cost is $50 per camp, $45 per camp if enrolled in two the same week, and $30 for each additional family member. For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to


Adult and Summer Basketball League at The Fieldhouse

MERRILLVILLE | The Adult and College Summer Basketball League will be held Sunday nights at The Fieldhouse-Merrillville, 899 East 99th Court, from June 16 through Aug. 11. The cost is $495 per team or $110 for individual registration. For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to


Illiana Misfits holding rugby tryouts at Riverside

HAMMOND | The Illiana Misfits Division 3 rugby club is holding tryouts for its seven-man team every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. at Riverside Park. The club welcomes experienced and inexperienced players. Football, soccer and wrestling experience are beneficial.

For details, contact Tom Sourlis at (219) 923-6490 or


'Who Got Game?' basketball tourney in Hammond

HAMMOND | The annual "Who Got Game?" 3-on-3 basketall tournament sponsored by Hammond councilman Anthony Higgs will take place June 22 starting at 8 a.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, located at Highland and Tapper avenues. Admission is free for age divisions 10-12, 13-15 and 16-18; entry fee for 19-and-up is $100 per team. All participants will receive a T-shirt, trophies will be awarded to first- and second-place teams, and cash prize will be awarded to 19-and-up champion. Deadline to register four-player teams is June 8.

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


Crown Point Bulldogs looking for 12U softball player

The Crown Point Bulldogs 12U softball team is looking for one solid player to finish the 2013 season. For details, call Mike Greco at (219) 775-2151 or Andy Niksich at (219) 682-4476.


Seton Academy seeks basketball and cheerleading coaches

SOUTH HOLLAND | Seton Academy is seeking the fill the positions of head boys varsity basketball coach of head cheerleading coach for the 2013-2014 school year. Both candidates must have a valid Illinois teaching certificate or have ASEP/NFHS coaches certificate. Both candidates must also acquire all Archdiocese of Chicago training.

Those interested should send letter of interest and resume to or fax to (708) 333-0542.




Munster holding girls basketball camp

MUNSTER | Munster will hold a girls summer basketball camp from 3 to 4:30  p.m. June 24-27 at the MHS field house. Cost is $50. Registration deadline is June 17. For details, contact coach Matthew Backs at (219) 308-5361 or


Adult golf leagues offered at Cedar Creek

CEDAR LAKE | Cedar Creek Family Golf Center, 10483 W. 109th Ave., is offering two adult leagues: Social Golf League on Mondays and Tuesdays will tee times from 8 to 10 a.m. June 3 through Aug. 27; and a Ladies Wednesday Evening League at 5 p.m. June 5 through Aug. 28. For both leagues there is a one-time $15 league fee. Green fees for the Social Golf League are $7 to walk and $10 to ride; for Ladies Wednesday League are $9 to walk and $15 to ride.

There are no penalties in either league for missing weeks. For details, call (219) 365-2902.


Deep River Waterpark offering swimming lessons

MERRILLVILLE | Deep River Waterpark, 9001 East U.S. 30, is holding American Red Cross Learn to Swim Lessons for ages 5 and older and American Red Cross Guard Start Program for ages 11-14.

The waterpark also is offering Adult River Walking with Water Exercises, taught by a licensed aquatic exercise instructor. For details, call (219) 947-7850, ext. 604, or go to


Free combine at Ignite Sports Performance

CROWN POINT | Ignite Sports Performance will be hosting a free combine for middle school and high school athletes on June 10 at Fuel Fitness, 1516 Main St. Tests will be performed in the 40-yard days, vertical jump, broad jump, pro shuttle, three-cone drill and bench press/power ball toss. All sports are welcome. Registration deadline is June 3. For details, contact Ben Porter at (219) 595-0088 or


Crete Crust 12U softball team needs pitcher

The Crete Crush 12U Black team is looking to add a pitcher with travel-ball experience. The team is a "B" level team that will play in seven tournaments this summer and have already qualified for the NSA "B" World Series in East Peoria. For details, call Dave Smith at (219) 765-1484 or fo to


Purdue Calumet holding youth soccer camps

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet is holding a variety of youth soccer camps. They include the Little Kickers Day Camp for boys and girls ages 4-6, from 9 to 11 a.m. June 10-13, cost is $40; Little Kickers Night Camp for boys and girls ages 4-6, from 4 to 6 p.m. June 10-13, cost is $45; Soccer Day Camp for boys and girls ages 7-13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10-13, cost is $70; Soccer Night Camp for boys and girls ages 7-13, from 4 to 7 p.m. June 10-13, cost is $60; and Goalkeeper Camp for boys and girls ages 10-17, from 5 to 8 p.m. June 18-19.

For details, contact Leslie Ferguson at (219) 989-2540 or James Drzewiecki at (219) 989-8009.


Purdue Calumet holding Game Day Basketball Camp

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet will hold a Game Day Experience Basketball Camp for boys in grades 1-6, on July 15-17 at the PUC Fitness and Recreational Building, 2200 169th St., Hammond. Cost is $60.

For details, contact PUC men's basketball coach Dan Voudrie at (219) 989-2290 or


IUPUI Soccer Camp at Munster High School

MUNSTER | IUPUI will hold a soccer camp for high school-aged girls from 4 to 6 p.m. June 17-21 at the Munster High School soccer field. The camp will be led by IUPUI's women's soccer coaches. Cost is $100. Registration deadline is May 31. For details, contact Chris Johnson at (317) 274-1447 or


Leon's Triathlon slated for Sunday; Demo Day Saturday

HAMMOND | Northwest Indiana will host the 30th anniversary of Leon’s Triathlon on Sunday. Leon’s Triathlon is an Olympic distance race beginning and ending at Wolf Lake Park. It includes a .9-mile swim, 24.6-mile bike and a 6.2-mile run. Cost is $165. The triathlon will also offer team registration and relay registration. For details or to register, go to

* Leon's Triathlon will be hosting a Demo Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Wolf Lake Park. The event will showcase a variety of active lifestyle sports and products in addition to triathlon gear. There will also be training, gear and nutrition seminars by professional athletes, entertainment and food.

Interested vendors should email


Izaak Walton League holding free public events

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Izaak Walton League, 1532 East Main St., will hold a free archery clinic for all ages from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1. Instructors will teach long bow, recurve bow, Compound bow and cross bow. For details, call Tim Ferguson at (219) 924-5066.

* The league will hold its "Take Your Kid Fishing Day" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2. For details, call Matt at (219) 746-2779 or Jim Lynch at (219) 924-9645.

* The league will hold Indiana DNR Hunters Education two-day classes from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 13-14 and Aug. 17-18. To register, call District 10 DNR at (219) 879-5710 or go to


Diamond Elite holding volleyball leagues and camps

The Diamond Elite Volleyball Academy is offering summer leagues and instruction for girls entering grades 3-8 and with all levels of experience. For details, call (219) 613-3301 or go to


Zumba classes at The Diggz

HOBART | The Diggz of Northwest Indiana, 4590 W. 61st Ave., is holding Zumba dance fitness classes from 6 to 6:50 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $7 per class and $50 for 10 classes. To register, call (219) 588-5909 or go to



Jason Hawkins Basketball Camp at Bishop Noll

HAMMOND | Former Valparaiso University player and current IUN Northwest head men's basketball coach Jason Hawkins will hold a basketball camp for boys and girls ages 5-14 from 9 a.m. to noon July 29-Aug. 1 at Bishop Noll Institute. Cost is $75, or $60 if registered before June 1. For details, call (219) 781-9522 or email


IU Northwest to host Redhawks Basketball Camp

GARY | Indiana University Northwest and the Office of Athletics will host their fourth-annual Redhawks' Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 6-13. The camp will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 15-18 at the IU Northwest Savannah Center Gymnasium. Registration is $50, and $45 for each additional child from the same family.

The camp will be led by Redhawks men's coach Ryan Shelton, the winningest coach in IU Northwest history. For details, call (219) 981-4279 or (219) 980-6944, or email


Andrean High School looking for dance coach

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School is seeking a Ninerette dance coach for the 2013-2014 school year. Those interested should submit resume to athletic director Bill Mueller by email at or by mail to Andrean High School c/o Bill Mueller, 5959 Broadway, Merrillville, Ind. 46410.


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


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


Mayor's Cup 3v3 Soccer Tournament July 13-14

HAMMOND | The sixth-annual Hammond Mayor's Cup 3v3 Soccer Tournament July 13-14. 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

For details, call (219) 718-1582 or go to


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.


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


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


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



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. 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 and click on the Youth Scholarship page

For details, call Joe Puchek at (219) 789-1755 or Ed Wleklinski at (219) 810-7398.


Lansing Redbirds hosting baseball tournaments

LANSING | The 2013 Lansing Redbirds travel baseball program is hosting a tournaments for 15U travel teams at the Lansing Old Timers Sports Complex, 16700 Chicago Ave. It 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) 474-9647.


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.



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


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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