Boone Grove physicals Wednesday
PORTER TOWNSHIP | The Boone Grove High School athletic department will offer physicals from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday for students entering grades six through 12 who plan to participate in athletics during the upcoming school year. Forms my be picked up at any Porter Township School Corporation school office or by downloading it off the PTSC website. The cost is $20 per student, $50 for families with more than two students. For details, call (219) 988-4481 or (219) 462-1966.
Valparaiso YMCA golf outing Thursday
VALPARAISO | The 22nd annual Valparaiso YMCA golf outing will take place Thursday at The Course at Aberdeen. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physicals this week in Portage
PORTAGE | The Portage Township YMCA, in conjunction with St. Mary Medical Center, will offer physicals this week. The schedule is: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Portage High School West, and 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Portage High School West.
Porter County Storm offers fall league
CHESTERTON | The Porter County Storm is offering a fall ball league to players born in 1994, 1995, 1996 and prior to May 1, 1997, who are interested in playing for the Storm in 2013. Cost is $150 for new players, $120 for players who played in 2012. The season will begin in mid-August and consist of doubleheaders on the weekends. Registration ends Thursday. For details, contact Nick Doud at (219) 331-3080 or email@example.com.
Junior golf tourney Friday
PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | Robbinhurst Golf Course will hold a junior tournament open to boys and girls aged 7 to 18 at 8 a.m. Friday. Multiple flights are available. Entry fee is $20, which includes a tee gift and bottle of water. Prizes and trophies will be awarded per flight. There will be a separate chipping and putting contest after the tournament. For details or to register, call Andrew or Lindsey Elderkin at (219) 762-9711.
LaPorte Lazers holding softball tryouts Saturday
LAPORTE | The LaPorte Lazers will hold softball tryouts for their 14U and 16U teams Saturday at Lions Field No. 2. Tryouts for the 14U team will be from 3 to 5 p.m.; tryouts for the 16U team will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For details, call (219) 851-0852 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valpo ATA offers summer camp
VALPARAISO | The Valpo ATA Black Belt Academy will offer a Summer Weapons Camp from Aug. 6 through 9. Students will learn how to use Ssahng Nats (kamas or sickles) and Oh Sung Do (broad sword). They will also learn how to respond appropriately when bullying turns violent, and receive Agent G dog tags and wrist bracelets. Cost is $100 for ATA students, which includes weapons. Cost for non-ATA students, who also receive a uniform and belt, is $125. In both cases, there is a discount of $25 for each additional family member. Deadline is Thursday. For details, call (219) 462-5000, or email email@example.com.
Indiana State Championship Qualiﬁer Saturday
PORTAGE | Imagination Glen BMX Park, 2190 Ind. 149, will host its annual Indiana State Championship Qualifier on Saturday. Registration will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with racing immediately following. This is a double points race. Fees for racing are $20 Class or Cruiser, $35 for Class and Cruiser, and $5 Open. USA BMX membership is required.
Imagination Glen BMX Park will host its 12th annual Pro 1 BMX SuperCamp Aug. 9 through 12. The camp will offer BMX instruction to all levels of rider.
Also, the Indiana State Championship Pre-Race will be Sept. 22, followed by the Indiana State Championship finals and pot luck Sept. 23.
For details, call go to steelwheelsbmx.com, or call (219) 406-9833.
Healthy Hustle Saturday
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Porter Health Care System will host the Healthy Hustle 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday at its regional hospital, located at 85 E. U.S. 6, just west of the Ind. 49 bypass. Entry fee is $20, $25 on race day. For details, go to www.porterhealth.com.
Midwest Stealers slate baseball tryouts
VALPARAISO | The Midwest Stealers will hold tryouts for their 10-and-under, 11U and 12U baseball teams for the 2012-2013 season from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 4 at Kirchhoff Park. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miles for Missons 5K run/walk Saturday
VALPARAISO | The third annual Miles for Missions 5K run/walk will be held at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Heartland Christian Center, 170 S. Ind. 49. The course includes grass, gravel and paved roads. Trophies will be awarded to the top three in each age group as well as overall and masters categories. There will be food, post-race massages and ice cream as well as door prizes. The race benefits local and overseas missions efforts, including Convoy of Hope, Hillcrest Children's Home and Mission of Mercy. Register at www.hcc3d.com, or contact Linda Murkve at (219) 309-5449 or email email@example.com.
Porter County Storm tryouts this weekend
CHESTERTON | The Porter County Storm are inviting players born in 1994-1996 and before May 1, 1997, to participate in one of two tryouts: from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Westchester Intermediate School. To register for a tryout, contact manager Nick Doud at (219) 331-3080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NWI Shockers to hold 11U baseball tryouts
The Northwest Indiana Shockers will hold 11-and-under baseball tryouts from 10 to 11:30 a.m. or from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas Jefferson Middle School baseball field in Valparaiso; and from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at Rohrman Park, 6750 Rohrman Park, Schererville. Catchers should bring gear. For details, go to email@example.com.
Coast to Coast tryout, hitting camp Saturday
RENSSELAER | Coast to Coast Baseball will hold a tryout and hitting camp Saturday at St. Joseph's College. The events are open to children aged 10 to 18. The tryouts will start at 10 a.m. Players who are accepted can choose to represent the country in a competition in Puerto Rico or work with top pro and college scouts at either the Florida or Arizona camp locations. The hitting camp is at 2 p.m. For details, call (740) 373-4455, or go to www.CoastToCoastAthletics.com.
Southshore Steelheads tryouts Saturday
HOBART | The Southshore Steelheads' 13-and-under travel baseball team will conduct tryouts for the 2013 season from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at City Ball Park. Any player interested in trying out should call coach Dave Cooper at (219) 545-1422.
Valpo Parks to host softball clinic
VALPARAISO | Veteran area softball coach Gil Arzola will conduct a softball clinic in conjunction with the Valpo Parks from Monday through Aug. 16 at Tower Park. Arzola will have high school and college players helping instruct during the clinic. The clinic is designed to teach the fundamentals of pitching, throwing, catching and batting. The schedule is: 6-and-under, Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m.; 8U, Tuesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; 10U, Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $35 for residents, $45 for non-residents. Register at the parks department, 3210 N. Campbell St., or by calling (219) 462-5144.
Walker's World basketball camp slated
SOUTH HAVEN | Walker's World youth basketball camp will run from noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Aug. 2 at the Boys and Girls Club of Porter County. The camp, for players aged 6 to 18, will be run by Westville boys basketball coach Rob Walker. The cost is $30, which includes a $25 annual club membership. For details, contact Ron Ranta at (219) 759-2565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VU men's hoops team to host camps
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University's men's basketball team will host the Valpo Basketball Academy from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Aug. 3. It's open to children aged 8 to 14. The cost is $295. For details, call Sherry Williams at (219) 464-5254, or go to www.valpobasketballcamps.com.
Wheeler has coaching vacancies
UNION TOWNSHIP | Wheeler High School is seeking coaching applicants for junior varsity football, JV boys soccer and middle school football. Interested candidates can call Randy Stelter at (219) 759-2561, ext. 2237.
YMCA hoops league sign-ups under way
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso YMCA is taking sign-ups for its adult men's basketball league. A league will play Thursday nights, while the B league will play Sunday nights. Cost is $450 per team, $400 if paid before the first game. For details, call Cody Bischoff at (219) 462-4185, ext. 235.
Golf activities available at Creekside
VALPARAISO | Several programs are available for adults at Creekside Golf and Training Center. A Fore Ladies Only clinic will run from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday (On Course Experience). The cost is $15. Get Golf Ready will run from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday (Chipping and Woods) and Monday (Putting and Irons). Cost is $35 for each class.
Programs are available for junior golfers. Masters Academy is open to players aged 12 to 16 and will run from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Cost is $30 per class or $90 per session.
For details, call (219) 531-7888, or go to www.valpoparks.org.
Around the Clock Tournament this weekend
PLYMOUTH | The Around the Clock Tournament will take place Friday through Sunday. The event is for men's slow-pitch softball teams.
Also, an All-Niter tourney will take place Aug. 24 through 26. For details, call Ed at (574) 780-6865.
Summer weapons camp at Valpo ATA
VALPARAISO | Valpo ATA will offer a summer weapons camp for athletes aged 7 and older Monday through Aug. 2, and Aug. 5 through 9. Students can choose between camps from 10 a.m. to noon, or 2 to 4 p.m. Cost is $100 for ATA students, $125 for everyone else. For details, email email@example.com.
Fall Baseball sign-ups begin Monday
VALPARAISO | Registration for Valparaiso Parks Fall Baseball will run Monday through Aug. 17. The league is open to children aged 7 to 10. The cost is $55 for Valparaiso residents, $65 for non-residents. The season will begin the week of Sept. 10. Games will be played weekday evenings and Saturdays at Westide Park. For details, call (219) 462-5144, or go to www.valpoparks.org.
Grassel to raise funds for American Cancer Society
CHESTERTON | Chesterton's Kelly Grassel will raise money for the American Cancer Society for the second consecutive year. The defending state champion is taking part in the American Junior Golf Association's "Birdies for Charity" program. Throughout her prep season (Aug. 1-Oct. 1), donations can made for every birdie Grassel makes in her rounds. Last year, Grassel raised more than $2,000. For details, go to www.ajga.org, click on “AJGA Programs”, “leadership links” and "find a junior” to locate her name.
Adult softball registration under way
PORTAGE | Registration for the Portage Parks' fall adult softball leagues will run until Aug. 3. Cost is $325, $375 if paid after Aug. 3. A captain's meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Woodland Park's Sycamore Hall. For details, go to www.facebook.com/portageparks, or call (219) 762-1675, ext. 308.
Illiana Bulldogs tryouts Sunday
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Illiana Bulldogs will hold tryouts for their 10-and-under baseball team from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at South Suburban College's softball field. For details, call (219) 380-6781, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Baseball League offers eight locations
The High School Fall Baseball League has expanded to eight locations: Northwest Indiana, Porter County, Chicago South, Dayton, Ohio, Indianapolis, I-70, Bloomington and Louisville. The wooden bat league is for players who will be in grades nine through 12 this fall. Each league will play in a six-week regular season, including a league championship tournament. League champions will earn a birth into the "HSFBL Championship Tournament."
There will also be a "HSFBL All-Star Exposure Game," and each league will participate in a "College Game Day" at a partner college/university where players will meet the college coaching staff and tour the campus.
Portage Township taking softball sign-ups
SOUTH HAVEN | The Portage Township Department of Parks & Recreation is accepting sign-ups for coed and men's softball leagues as well as a mushball league at Fessler Fields at Haven Hollow Park. Cost is $340 per team. Rosters can be picked up at the Portage Township Trustee's Office, 3484 Airport Road in Portage. Sign-up deadline is 3 p.m. Aug. 10. Coed will play on Tuesdays, mushball on Wednesdays and men on Thursdays. For details, call (219) 762-1623, ext. 25.
Calumet College golf outing Aug. 10
HAMMOND | Calumet College's golf outing will take place Aug. 10 at Lost Marsh. Registration and lunch will be at 11 a.m., shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and dinner at 7. Cost is $150 for golf, lunch and dinner, $110 for golf only and $40 for dinner only. For details, contact either Peter Haring (219-473-4323, email@example.com) or Ashley Lake (219-473-4326, alanke22ccsj.edu).
Portage Tribe to hold baseball tryouts
PORTAGE | The Portage Tribe will hold 14-and-under baseball tryouts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at Portage High School. Players need to bring street shoes as well as spikes and all other baseball equipment. For details, call (219) 406-0380.
Fall Fun Shoot Aug. 11
WHEATFIELD | The Northwest Indiana Chapter of Waterfowl U.S.A. will host a Fall Fun Shoot starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 11 at the Oakwood Gun Club in Wheatfield, one mile south of Ind. 10 on Ind. 49. Early entry is $60. Same-day entries are $65. Prizes include $500 for the top gun of the 100 bird program. A raffle for deer, duck and dove hunts will also be held. For details or to enter, call Paul at (219) 771-1013 or John at (219) 465-7039.
Portage Junior Miss sign-ups under way
PORTAGE | Registration for Portage Junior Miss Softball's fall league takes place until Aug. 18. The cost is $50 per player. Games will begin Sept. 9. For details, go to www.eteamz.com/portagejuniormiss.
Triple Crown Threat to hold softball tryouts
VALPARAISO | Tryouts for the 10-and-under and 12U Triple Crown Threat travel softball teams will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at Bicentennial Park Field No. 1. For details, call (574) 876-0301.
Valpo schools to hold fun runs
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso middle school students are invited to participate in summer fun runs from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 9. The group will meet at Thomas Jefferson Middle School outside the commons door (No. 6), which is located by the parking lot between the middle school and elementary school on the 1600 block of Roosevelt Road. Parents are welcome to participate. For details, contact Molly Joll at (219) 477-2071 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Amanda Nunnelly at email@example.com.
YMCA offers gymnastics
PORTAGE | The Portage Township YMCA is offering summer gymnastics for children aged 2 and older. For details, go to www.ymcaofportage.org.
Bring your own bike
PORTAGE | Portage Township YMCA members meet from 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays to bike the Rails to Trails. The program is free.
YMCA hosts a running club
PORTAGE | The Portage YMCA is hosting a running club on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. Runners, who must be age 14 or older, should meet in the lobby.
Free tennis takes place Mondays, Saturdays
VALPARAISO | Free tennis gatherings are available Saturday mornings at 9 and Monday evenings at 5 in Valparaiso. Matches will take place mainly at Valparaiso High School. For details, call Karen Malecha at (219) 464-9506.
Lacrosse lessons at Westside Park
VALPARAISO | Lacrosse lessons for players aged 8 to adult are being offered at Westside Park at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and at 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Gear may be rented or borrowed. For details, call Roger at (219) 861-5102 (work) or (518) 810-5217 (cell), or call Valpo Parks at (219) 462-5144.
Boilermaker half-marathon Oct. 20
WEST LAFAYETTE | The inaugural Purdue Boilermaker half-marathon and 5K will take place Oct. 20. For details, go to purduehalf.com.