Wolves fall to Outlaws in PW National Championships
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. | The Michigan City Wolves were defeated by the Creeks Outlaws from Jacksonville, Fla., 38-6, in the first round of the Division II Pee Wee bracket, Saturday at the Pop Warner Youth Football National Championship held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
The Wolves will face the Brentwood-Oakley (Calif.) Falcons this morning for one of two consolation championships.
VHS Gymnastics Fun Day Saturday
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso High School gymnastics team will run a "fun day" from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in the fieldhouse. The event is open to children aged 5 and older. The cost is $15. Registration will run from 5:30 to 6 p.m. today and Wednesday and from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday. For details, call (219) 464-8018.
Elks Hoop Shoot slated for Dec. 18
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Boys and Girls Club will be the site for a Dec. 18 qualifying round of the Elks National Hoop Shoot free-throw contest. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. It's open to children aged 8 to 13. For details, call Bob McCasland at (219) 462-5421, or go to www.elks.org/hoopshoot.
Triple Crown offers softball clinics
VALPARAISO | Triple Crown Valparaiso is offering youth softball clinics the next few weeks. A parent-daughter clinic will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $50. The clinic is for elementary-aged girls. A post-Christmas softball clinic will run from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 26 and 27. Elementary-aged kids are eligible Dec. 26, while the Dec. 27 clinic is for middle school players. Cost is $75 per player, $70 if prepaid. For details, call (219) 462-3927.
Sign-ups underway for youth coed volleyball
VALPARAISO | Sign-ups are available for Valpo Parks Department's youth coed volleyball. The eight-week program is open to first- through sixth-graders. Practices are at the Valpo Boys and Girls Club. Cost is $65 for Valpo residents, $77 for non-residents. Boys and Girls Club members pay $35 less. Registration ends Dec. 20. For details, call (219) 462-5144, or go to www.Valpo.Parks.org.
Dodgeball, kickball available at Portage Parks
PORTAGE | Registration for the Portage Park Department's winter dodgeball and kickball leagues will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 20 at the park office in Woodland Park. The cost for youth dodgeball or kickball (ages 7 to 14) is $25 for Portage residents, $35 for non-residents. Dodgeball games will be played from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9 to 20, at Oakwood Hall, while kickball games will run from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9 to Feb. 20, at Oakwood Hall. The cost for adult coed dodgeball is $150 per team. Games will be played from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays in Oakwood Hall, Jan. 9 to Feb. 20. For details, call Ralph Mundt at (219) 841-5156.
Soccer programs available at Portage Parks
PORTAGE | The Portage Park Department will conduct two winter soccer programs. Registration for the soccer academy and youth indoor soccer leagues will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 20. Both programs will run for seven weeks (Jan. 6-Feb. 23). The academy is open to children aged 7 to 14 and will take place Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. The cost is $75 for Portage residents, $85 for non-residents. The indoor league is open to children aged 3 to 6. The cost is $45 for Portage residents, $55 for non-residents. It will take place Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For details, call Ralph Mundt at (219) 841-5156.
Crown Point Babe Ruth holding baseball sign-ups
CROWN POINT | Crown Point Babe Ruth is holding sign-ups for ages 13-18 from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 25 and Feb. 8 at Crown Point Family Fun Center Dome, 1301 Merrillville Road. The cost is $200 per player which includes $25 in raffle tickets, $100 for the second player with a $300 family maximum. The 13-15 division will accept players from Crown Point, Hebron, Hobart and Merrillville. The 16-18 division will take players from Lake, Porter, Newton and LaPorte counties. Any player born in 1995 is eligible for the 16-18 programs.
For details, call Don Ernst at (219) 746-4351 or Becky Mild at (219) 306-6599.
Winter baseball workouts at the C.P. Dome
CROWN POINT | Winter baseball workouts for new and returning Babe Ruth league-age players will run for 10 weeks at the Crown Point Family Fun Center Dome, 1301 Merrillville Road. The dates are Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16 and 23. Starting times are 5 p.m. for 13 year olds; 6:30 p.m. for 14 year olds; and 8 p.m. for 15 year olds.
Cost is $200. Registration deadline is Dec. 31. For details, go to crownpointbaseruth.com.
Storm looking for part-time 8U travel baseball players
The Storm 8U part-time travel baseball team is looking for three players to complete its roster. The team will play in elite tournaments during the weekends while allowing players to play in their in-house leagues. For details, call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.
Valpo VIP Futsal Camp on Jan. 4
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso's men's soccer program will host its inaugural VIP Winter Futsal Camp on Jan. 4. The event is intended for male college-bound players. For details, go to www.ValpoSoccerVIP.com.
Rio’s Indoor Golf taking sign-ups for league
VALPARAISO | Rio’s Indoor Golf is taking sign ups for Winter League II, which starts the week of Jan. 6. For details, call (219) 465-5200.
Events scheduled at Creekside Golf Course
VALPARAISO | Creekside Golf Course and Training Center will offer Junior 202 golf instruction on Saturdays in December for children aged 12 and older. Cost is $30 per class. Linksters Academy, L'il Tigers and First Tee classes are available. Creekside has also upgraded its golf simulators. Call (219) 531-7888 for hours and tee times.
Winter softball camps at VU
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso's softball team will host a a pair of camps this winter. The hitting/pitching camp will be Jan. 19, while the all-skills camp will be Feb. 23. Both camps are available for children in grades two through 12. The cost is $65 for each camp. The hitting-pitching camp will run in two separate two-hour sessions. Additional early-bird camps for grades eight through 12 are available for an extra $40. A video swing analysis is available for an extra $30. The all-skills camp will be split into separate three-hour groups (grades two to seven and eight to 12). For details, go to www.valposoftballclinics.com.
LaPorte Lazers Black in search of players
LAPORTE | The LaPorte Lazers Black 14-and-under softball team is looking for two more players to fill its roster. For details, contact Larry Johns at (219) 363-9211 or email@example.com.
Storm 12U team needs players
The 12-and-under Storm baseball team is looking for two players to fill out its roster for the 2014 season. For details, contact Bobby at (219) 840-8918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Triple Crown 11U in need of player
VALPARAISO | Triple Crown Valparaiso's 11-and-under baseball is looking for one player to fill its roster. For details, call (219) 462-3927.