North Lake sport briefs: Peregrine Basketball Academy intro at PUC

2013-03-04T22:15:00Z North Lake sport briefs: Peregrine Basketball Academy intro at PUC
March 04, 2013 10:15 pm

Tickets remain for Hammond Sport HOF dinner

HAMMOND | Tickets are available for the Hammond Sports Hall of Fame dinner, which will be held March 12 at the Hammond Civic Center. Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance at the Civic Center, and $25 at the door. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner is at 6:30 followed by the program at 7:30 p.m. For details, call (219) 853-6378.


HOYS baseball and softball sign-ups Wednesday

HAMMOND | Hammond Optimist Youth Sports is holding baseball and softball sign-ups from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and the HOYS complex, 1245 North River Drive. Cost for T-ball (ages 5-6) is $55; cost for baseball (7-12) and softball (7-18) is $90 for first child, $85 for second and $75 for third -- $250 max for family. Payment plans available.

For details, contact Tim Bell at (219) 484-0568 (evenings) or at


Final Highland Youth Softball sign-ups today

HIGHLAND | Highland Youth Softball will hold its final sign-ups from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Large Group Instruction Room at Highland High School. For details, go to


Peregrine Basketball Academy intro at PUC

HAMMOND | The Peregrine Basketball Academy will be hosting an introductory training session March 17 at Purdue University Calumet's Fitness and Recreation Center, 173rd St. Times are from 2:30 to 4 p.m. for boys in grades 5-6, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for boys in grades 7-8, and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for high school boys. Cost is $25.

This is a kick-off event for a new elite training program that will be conducting multi-week intense sessions throughout the year.

For details, contact Dan Voudrie at (219) 989-2290 or


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. March 23. 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.


Hurricanes Senior Babe Ruth seeks players, coaches

HAMMOND | The Hammond Hurricanes 16-18 Senior Babe Ruth program is looking for more players and coaches. Sign-ups are from 4 to 5 p.m. March 13 and March 18 at the Hessville Park concession stand, 173rd and Kennedy. Players born in 1994, 1995, 1996 and before May 1, 1997 are eligible to play. For details, call Rick or Alex Ramirez at (219) 513-9272 or email


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.




Bevy of Blackhawks to appear at Bridges'

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

From 7 to 9 p.m. today, former Blackhawk goalie Murray Bannerman will appear; from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 11, Blackhawk winger Viktor Stalberg will appear; from 7 to 8:30  p.m. March 27, Blackhawk defensemen Nick Leddy will appear; and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 11, Blackhawk winger Brandon Saad will appear.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for Bannerman, $30 in advance and $40 at the door for Stalberg, $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 all events are two autographs of any two items and one photo opportunity.

For details, call (219) 924-2206.


Spring Baseball and Softball Camp at Indiana Elite

MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Elite Baseball and Softball Facility, 8224 Wright St., is teaming up with AthletiCo for an Elite Spring Training Baseball and Softball Camp, to be held Sunday and March 17, 24, 28 and 29. Times for grades K-2 are from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday and March 17 and 24, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. March 28 and 29; times for grades 3-4 are from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. Sunday and March 17 and 24, and from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. March 28 and 29; times for grades 5-9 are from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday and March 17 and 24, and from 12:30 to 2 p.m. March 28 and 29.

In addition to addressing five tools of the game, complimentary injuring screening will be offered by AthletiCo as well as a segment to educate players and parents how to prevent injuries.

Cost is $150 for the first child in a family, $75 for the second -- third child is free. For details, call (219) 779-7813 or go to


Elite Club Travel Basketball holding tryouts

MERRILLVILLE | Tryouts for the Fieldhouse-Merrillville Elite Club Travel Basketball program for boys and girls in grades 4-12 will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and March 15 at the gym, 899 East 99th Court. For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to


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 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


Midwest Stealers holding 10U baseball tryouts

VALPARAISO | The Midwest Stealers 10U baseball team is holding tryouts from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 199 550 North -- from Route 6, take State Road 149 south to 550 North, then go east on 550 North.

For details, call (219) 781-8830 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.


Trek Bicycle Store holding 10-week training program

SCHERERVILLE | Trek Bicycle Store, 651 U.S. 30, is starting a new Joyriders 10-week training program for beginner or intermediate bike riders who are interested in getting reintroduced to their bikes and help improve health and lifestyle. Orientation sign-up meetings are at 11 a.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. March 13 at the store. Cost is $85 for the program which begins March 27. For details, contact Paul Jellema at (219) 322-2453 or


Hunter's Education Safety Course at Cedar Creek

CEDAR LAKE | Lake County Parks is offering a Hunter's Education Safety Course from 6 to 9 p.m. March 15, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16 at Cedar Creek Family Golf Center, 10483 W. 109th Ave. Participants must attend both session and pass a written test. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources requires all hunters born after 1986 to take the class. All hunters, regardless of age, need this class if they wish to hunt out of state or participate in state-sponsored hunts.

Those who pass the exam will receive a certified hunter's education card that is good for life. Children 12 and younger are required to have an adult present throughout the class.

Pre-registration is required by calling (219) 947-7275.


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.


Hessville Babe Ruth holding sign-ups

HAMMOND | Hessville Babe Ruth will be holding sign-ups from 4 to 5 p.m. March 13 and 18 at the concession stand at Hessville Park. Cost is $150. For details, contact Rick or Holly at (219) 513-9272 or email


Hammond Hermits holding baseball and softball registration

HAMMOND | The Hammond Hermits Athletic Association is holding sign-ups for baseball and softball players ages 4-15, from 10 a.m. to noon today and Saturday and March 16 at Olympia Lanes, 4150 Calumet Ave. For details, call (219) 588-8506.


Diamond Queens 14U softball team seeks player

The Diamond Queens 14U softball team is looking for one more pitcher and/or utility player. For details, text (219) 577-7377 or go to


State basketball tournament at the Fieldhouse

MERRILLVILLE | The Fieldhouse-Merrillville, 899 East 99th Court, will host its boys and girls grade 4-12 Tournament of Champions state basketball tournament, which will consist of public, private and travel team divisions, March 23-24. Entry fee is $225 per team and $175 for teams in the Fieldhouse-Merrillville Winter League. Entry deadline is March 18. For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to


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


Senior bowlers sought for Plaza Thursday afternoon league

HIGHLAND | The Senior Men's Bowling League that bowls on Thursdays at noon at Plaza Lanes needs four bowlers to fill spots through April 18. For details, call Bill at (219) 9451.





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


 Crown Point taking adult softball sign-ups

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Parks Department Adult Softball Leagues are taking reservations.

The Men's League will have "C" division play on Wednesdays, "D" division play on Thursdays, and "E" division play on Mondays and Tuesdays. Teams will play double-headers each night. Fee is $575 per team. League play begins April 30. Registration deadline is March 15.

The Co-ed League will play on Sundays. Fee is $475 per team. League play begins on April 28. Registration deadline is March 15.

The Women's League will play on Mondays. Fee is $475 per team. League play begins on May 6. Registration deadline is March 15.

All teams must pay full amount or make a deposit of $100 to secure a position.

Also, the Sunday Men's Softball League is taking sign-ups Fee is $550 per team. The season will being May 19 with a preseason tournament. Registration deadline is April 1.

For details about the Men's, Women's and Co-ed leagues, call Richard Zurbriggen at (219) 663-3408 (home) or (219) 776-0654 (cell); for details about the Sunday Men's League, call James Shrader at (219) 794-4327.


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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