Highland Parks to hold 38th-annual Pumpkin Plod
HIGHLAND | Highland Parks and Recreation will hold its 38th-annual Pumpkin Plod 10K run and 5K walk starting at 9 a.m. Nov. 28. The start and finish for both courses, respectively, will be Kennedy Avenue under the Ridge Road overpass and Lawndale Avenue adjacent to the Lincoln Center. Pre-registration fees for 10K runners are $20 when including a long sleeve race shirt and $15 without race shirt; for 5K walkers, $15 with shirt and $5 without. Pre-registration ends at 10 p.m. Nov. 25. Race-day registration will add a $5 late fee.
For details, call (219) 838-0114 or go to highlandparks.org.
AAU District Cross Country Meet at Sunset Hill
VALPARAISO | The Hammond Track Club, Calumet Region Striders and Porter County Park Recreation will host the 2013 District Cross Country Championship Meet on Nov. 10 at Sunset Hill, 775 Meridian Road and U.S. 6. Distances for the boys and girls divisions are 2K for ages 8-and-under, 3K for 9-10 and 11-12, 4K for 13-14 and 5K for 15-18. Cost is $20.
Pre-registration may be done at www.thtiming.com. Those not pre-registered should arrive an hour early of their race to register. Check-in time is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. First race starts at 10 a.m.
For details, contact Joe Mis at (219) 931-6587 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sue Brown-Nickerson at (219) 929-6862 or email@example.com.
Angels 12U softball team seeks one more quality player
The Angels 12U softball team is looking for one more quality player to complete its roster. For details, call (219) 781-1727.
Andrean High School hosting six-week baseball camp
MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School is hosting a six-week baseball camp for players in grades 1-12 starting Jan. 19. Andrean head coach Dave Piskur will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Sessions offered included advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and baserunning. Space is limited. Registration is under way.
For details, call 1 (800) 622-4487 or go to www.USBaseballAcademy.com.
Fall indoor baseball hitting leagues at Diamond Kings
ST. JOHN | The Diamond Kings Indoor Hitting Leagues will be beginning the week of Nov. 4. Divisions include 9/10U, 11/12U, Junior High and High School. Teams will consist of four players. Games will be five innings long with each player getting five swings an inning in efforts to score points from targets placed in the batting cage. Individual stats will be kept for each player. Championship teams and MVPs will be placed on Diamond Kings' Wall of Fame.
Games are played once a week during a Monday-Saturday window. The leagues will help teams schedule games to accommodate other athletic and school activities. Deadline to register for the seven-week league is Friday. Cost is $340 per team or $85 per player.
To register, go to www.traindk.com/hittingleagues.htm. For details, call (219) 558-2273 or go to www.TrainDK.com.
Fleet Feet to hold No Boundaries Runner Program
Fleet Feet Sports will hold its Holiday No Boundaries Beginner Runner Program. The 12-week 5K training schedule will be held Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. at Fleet Feet Sports Schererville starting Nov. 9; and Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:15 p.m. at Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness in Chesterton starting Nov. 12. Information meetings will be at 1 p.m. today at Fleet Feet Sports and Omni Health and Fitness in Chesterton. Cost of the program is $125. For details, call (219) 864-1000.
Boys and Girls Fall Basketball League at the Fieldhouse
MERRILLVILLE | The Fieldhouse-Merrillville will hold its Fall Basketball League for boys and girls in grades 3-12 this week. Girls in grades 4-8 will play Sundays; boys in grades 3-5 will play Sundays and Wednesdays; boys in grades 6-12 will be played Mondays. For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to www.thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.
Hobart Storm holding 8U and 11U baseball tryouts
The Hobart Storm is holding tryouts for its 8U and 11U baseball teams Sunday. For times and locations, call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920 or Jeff Fisk at (219) 616-4456.
Table tennis tournament at Highland Lincoln Center
HIGHLAND | The 10th-annual South Shore Sports/Butterfly Open table tennis tournament will be held at the Highland Lincoln Center, 2450 Lincoln St., today and Sunday. The four-star tournament is expected to host 230 players. The tournament will feature the Nate Wasserman Junior Championships. Admission is free. Games will played from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on both days. For details about the tournament, contact Dan Seemiller at (574) 261-4545 or go to www.sbttc.org.
For ND star Reggie Brooks appearing at Bridges'
GRIFFITH | Notre Dame 1992 All-American running back Reggie Brooks will be appearing at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar from 4 to 6 p.m. today during the Notre Dame vs. Air Force football game. Admission is free. Photos of Brooks will be on sale for $10 to be signed for no extra charge. Fans may bring their own items to be signed for $10 each. For details, call (219) 924-2206.
Stateline Hitmen looking for player for 13U baseball team
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Bobby Douglass to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard
GRIFFITH | Former Bears quarterback Bobby Douglass will appear at Bridges Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 4. Admission is free but there here will be a $10 charge of each item brought to be signed. Photos of the players will be sold for $10 each. For details, call (219) 924-2206.
Crete Phoenix holding 12U softball tryouts
LYNWOOD | The Crete Phoenix girls softball program will hold open tryouts for its 12U tournament team from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at Ho-Chunk Sports Complex, 10 Southland Dr. All positions are available, but pitchers are a priority. For details, call manager Bill Wheeler at (708) 825-3784.
Olympic gold medalist featured at softball clinic
WESTVILLE | Olympic gold medalist Michelle Venturella, head softball coach at UIC, will join Lowell High School coach Pete Iussig and Calumet College coach Stephanie Zimney for a softball clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24 at Westville High School. Cost is $60. There is no age requirements. For details, contact Gil Arzola at (219) 309-3662 (cell) or (219) 462-8191 (home), or email email@example.com.
Recreational indoor soccer at Hallmark SportsClub II
MERRILLVILLE | Hallmark SportsClub II, 8328 Colorado St., is offering indoor recreational soccer for ages 7 to 70 through April. Registration is open for Session 1 Youth (start Nov. 2), High School (Friday), Adult (Sunday) and Futsal (Nov. 9) leagues. To register, call (219) 927-2629 or go to www.hallmarksportsclubii.com.
Vernard Hollins to direct boys basketball showcases
Former Fort Wayne North Indiana All Star Vernard Hollins, who played professionally in Europe and Mexico, will be conducting a pair of Fall Boys Basketball Showcases: Saturday at the new Sportone Parkview Fieldhouse in Ft. Wayne, and Nov. 3 at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. Boys in grades 7-12 may find more information and register online at the Indiana Basketball News website www.inbnews.com.
Try hockey for free at Midwest Training and Ice Center
DYER | As part of the NHL's "Come Play Hockey Month," Midwest Training and Ice Center is offering an opportunity for ages 3 and up to try hockey for free from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 2. Pre-registration is required at www.tryhockeyforfree.com.
Baseball camps at Dave Griffin's Sport Complex
GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Sport Complex is holding Saturday baseball camps featuring Trent Howard, who played in the Baltimore Orioles organization, and Purdue University Calumet recruiting coordinator Alex Triantafillo, from Nov. 2 through Dec. 7. Times for ages 8-11 are from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; times for ages 12-14 are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $95 per person. For details, call (219) 922-1107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Shore Steelheads looking for 14U baseball player
The South Shore Steelheads 14U travel baseball team is looking for a player to complete its roster for the 2014 season. Players must be 14 or younger by April 30, 2014. Those interested should contact Dave Cooper at (219) 545-1422 or email@example.com.
Harlem Globetrotters coming to Hammond Civic Center
HAMMOND | The world famous Harlem Globetrotters and their "Fans Rule" World Tour are coming to the Hammond Civic Center Jan. 4. Fans will be allowed to vote for the rules the game will be played under. The options include Hot Hand Jersey (the designated player wearing the jersey is awarded double points for each basket made); Make of Miss (each team starts the quarter with two players before players get added or removed based on made or missed shots); and Trick Shot Challenge (coaches may challenge the opposing team three times during the game to make a trick shot -- a make is good for five points; a miss awards the other team five points). Online voting is open at harlemglobetrotters.com/rule. Tickets are $13, and may be purchased at the Civic Center, by calling (866) 468-3401 or by going to harlemglobetrotters.com or www.ticketweb.com.
Midwest holding call-outs for competitive cheer program
DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., will be holding call-outs for its half-season cheer teams from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 and from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 3. Half-season teams are for athletes who have missed all-star team tryouts as well as newer athletes who want to try cheer before making the full year commitment. For details, call (219) 558-8811.
NWI White Sox Fastball Softball has openings for teams
The NWI White Sox Fastpitch Softball Program still has a couple of openings for its 10U and 12U teams. For details, call or text Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017 or (219) 427-4876.
Millennium Vardar holding soccer tryouts
MERRILLVILLE | Millennium Vardar, a premier soccer club in Northwest Indiana, will be holding open tryouts for U8 through U18 boys and girls today, Sunday and Nov. 3 at St. Elijah Church. For times and further details, call Vangel Nacovski at (219) 577-5509 or go to www.millenniumsoccer.org.
Team seeks premier 16U softball pitcher
A premier 16U softball team is looking for a pitcher to complete its 2014 roster. For details, call Kenny at (219) 510-2971.
Hammond Sports HOF nomination deadline is Wednesday
HAMMOND | Wednesday is the deadline to nominate candidates for the 2014 Hammond Sports Hall of Fame induction consideration. To be considered, candidates must be nominated on an official Hammond Sports Hall of Fame nomination form to be submitted to the Office of Parks and Recreation at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave., Hammond, Ind. 46320-2358. Nomination forms are available at the Civic Center and online at www.hammondsportshallofgame.com.
Playmakers looking for 9U and 13U baseball players
Dave Griffin's Playmakers are looking for 9U and 13U baseball players. For details, call (219) 922-1107.
Jim East giving basketball shooting lessons
MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member and former Merrillville varsity head coach Jim East is giving one-hour shooting lessons for boys and girls in grades 3-12 through October and November at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville. For details, call either (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.
Hobart Storm seeks 9U travel baseball players
HOBART | The Hobart Storm 9U travel baseball teams are looking for players to complete its 2014 roster. For details, or to schedule an individual tryouts, contact Kyle at (219) 545-9011.
Nationals Premier Softball Team looking for players
The Nationals Premier College Softball Team is looking for girl players ages 15-18, primarily a pitcher, a shortstop/outfielder and a catcher. The team is based out of Tinley Park. For details, contact Larry Brzezinski at (708) 243-0186 or NATIONALSGOLD@aol.com, or go to NATIONALSSOFTBALL.com.
Brooke Baker holding softball pitching clinic at Triple Crown
SCHERERVILLE | Former Purdue University star Brooke Baker will be conducting at Monday night softball pitching clinic on six consecutive Mondays starting Nov. 11 at Triple Crown All Stars. All ages and levels are welcome. Beginners will learn basic fundamentals; advanced players will be taught how to add movement to their pitches, conditioning and participate in competitive drills. Campers will be selected on a first come basis. For details, call or text Brooke Baker at (219) 427-4876 or Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017.
Seniors sought for low-key baseball activity
Play It Again, Sam Sports is calling out for people ages 60 and over interested in participating in a low-key baseball activity. For details, contact Joe Gerlach at (219) 365-5791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hobart Storm looking for 12U baseball players
HOBART | The Hobart Storm 12U baseball team is looking for serious players from Northwest Indiana. For details, call Bobby at (219) 840-8918.
Hobart High School seeks assistant swimming coach
HOBART | Hobart High School is looking for a boys and girls assistant swimming coach for the 2013-2014 school year. For details, call (219) 942-8521, ext. 8035.
Hobart Storm looking for 8U baseball players
HOBART | The Hobart Storm 8U travel baseball team is looking for three players to complete its 2014 roster. For details, call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.
Indiana Chiefs seek a couple of 13U baseball players
The Indiana Chiefs 13U baseball team is looking for two additional players to complete its 2014 roster. Players interested should have experience in pitching, playing middle infield or the outfield. The team will play a local schedule beginning in April along with a competitive summer travel schedule, which includes a tournament in Florida. For details, call Jim Nohos at (219) 313-6680.
Crown Point Bulldogs seek 12U softball players
CROWN POINT The Crown Point Bulldogs 12U travel softball team is looking for one quality athlete to complete its roster. For details, call Mike Manhatton at (773) 550-4466.
Standout college pitchers at Diamond Kings
ST. JOHN | Former collegiate pitching standouts Sarah Funston (softball) and Keith Greer (baseball) are available for pitching lessons at Diamond Kings Baseball and Softball Training Complex. For details, call (219) 558-2273 or go to www.TrainDK.com.
Playmakers forming 12U fall ball baseball team
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South Shore Steelheads holding 14U baseball team
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Indiana Angels looking to add softball players
The Indians Angels 10U and 12U fastpitch softball teams are looking for players. For details about the 12U team that needs two position players, call Al Zabrecky at (219) 781-1727 or Jim Pappas at (219) 765-3462. For details about the 10U team that needs a few players, including pitchers, call Missy at (219) 313-9920. For details, go to email@example.com.
Triple Crown Xplosion seeks one more 12U softball player
SCHERERVILLE | Triple Crown All Stars in Schererville is looking to add a quality athlete to complete their TC Xplosion 12U girls fastpitch roster. For details, contact Dave Smith at (219) 765-1484 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
APEX Baseball holding invitation-only 17U workouts
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Elite 18U travel baseball team seeks players
An elite 18U travel baseball team is accepting applicants for the 2014 season. The team will play locally and out of town. Players will have full access to baseball facilities for practice and games. For details, contact manager Bob Kelley at Bkelley685@comcast.net.
Region Storm holding tryouts for 17U baseball team
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