PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Haircuts to support VHS baseball team

2013-03-04T17:00:00Z 2013-03-05T01:55:04Z PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Haircuts to support VHS baseball team nwitimes.com
March 04, 2013 5:00 pm

Lady Viking Soccer sign-ups Thursday

VALPARAISO | Sign-ups for Lady Viking Soccer will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Blythe's. Girls in grades one through 12 are eligible. For details, call (219) 252-2631, email info@ladyvikingsoccer.org, or go to www.ladyvikingsoccer.org.


Midwest Stealers baseball tryouts Thursday

VALPARAISO | The Midwest Stealers 10-and-under baseball team will hold tryouts from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 199 550 North -- from U.S. 6, take Ind. 149 south to 550 North, then go east on 550 North. For details, call (219) 781-8830, or email jtjj2201@frontier.com.


South Haven Little League sign-ups Saturday

SOUTH HAVEN | The South Haven Little League Baseball Organization will hold its final registration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the South Haven Boys and Girls Club, 723 Long Run Road. Birth certificate is required at registration. Cost is $105, which doesn't include fundraiser. For details, call Phil Saylor at (219) 331-0033.


Baseball spring training at Bases Loaded

VALPARAISO | Baseball spring training for boys ages 8-12 will be offered on three consecutive Wednesdays -- March 6, 13 and 20 -- at Bases Loaded, 884 North 100 West. Players will work on hitting, fielding, pitching and catching in small groups. To register, call (219) 678-4487.


K of C bean bag event Saturday

PORTAGE | The Knights of Columbus Council No. 9114's bean bag event will start at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nativity of Our Savior's school hall. Cost is $15 per person or $30 a team. For details, call (219) 617-3766, or go to www.kofc9114.org.


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 don't 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 details, call Randy Walker at (219) 865-2437 or John Pearson at (219) 661-9923.


Porter County Storm baseball sign-ups Saturday

CHESTERTON | The Porter County Storm Baseball Program will hold sign-ups from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Westchester Intermediate School. Players born in 1994, 1995, 1996 and prior to May 1, 1997, are eligible to play. Cost is $275. For details, go to www.portercountystorm.com.


Haircuts to support VHS baseball team

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso baseball team will sponsor a Cut-A-Thon from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Locks of Fun, 155 W. Lincolnway. Haircuts are $10 for kids, $15 for adults. Raffle tickets for prizes will also be sold. Walk-ins are welcome for haircuts, or call (219) 548-7059 for an appointment. All proceeds go to the baseball program.


24th annual bowl-a-thon Sunday

PORTAGE | The Portage Township YMCA's 24th annual bowl-a-thon will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Camelot Lanes. Participants are asked to raise $50 in pledges for the event. For details, call (219) 762-9622 or email amber@ymcaofportage.org.


Phoenix Softball 10U seeks pitcher

The Phoenix Softball 10-and-under travel team is looking to add a pitcher with a 2002 or after birth date to its roster. The team will play an ASA A/NSA A-B schedule. To arrange a tryout, email Jim Smith at Jim.Smith@mistrasgroup.com, or call (219) 712-2303.


Creekside offers golf sessions

VALPARAISO | Creekside Golf Course and Training Center is offering several sessions in March. For Ladies Only will meet at 9 a.m. Mondays; the Wednesday Afternoon Clinic will start at 2 p.m., and the Saturday Afternoon Clinic will begin at 3. Cost is $15 for each class. Also, a Ping Promo Day will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23. For details, call (219) 531-7888, or go to www.valpoparks.org.


Creekside offers youth golf classes

VALPARAISO | Creekside Golf Course and Training Center is offering several youth sessions for players aged 3 to 18 on Fridays and Saturdays in March. Junior 101 and 202 classes are for players aged 9 to 18; Lil' Tigers is open to players aged 3 to 5, and  Linksters Academy is open to players aged 6 to 8. Prices range from $15 to $30. Also, First Tee sessions are available. Players aged 7 to 12 will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. March 23 through 28. The tuition is $110. For details, call (219) 531-7888, or go to www.valpoparks.org.


Volunteers needed for mini pack-a-thon

VALPARAISO | The annual Shamrock Shuffle mini pack-a-thon will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays Monday through March 29. Hours will extend to 7 p.m. March 14 and 19. For details, call (219) 464-9621, ext. 283.


Northern Indiana Basketball Series in March

The Northern Indiana Basketball Series will host tournaments for boys teams in grades four to eight Saturday at West Noble High School, March 16 at John Glenn High School and March 23 at Wawasee High School. Entry fee is $165. Each tournament has a three-game guarantee. For details, contact Larry Wright at (260) 403-0115 or l.wright@palelitebasketball.com.


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


Valpo VIP Soccer Day Camp March 17

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso University men's soccer program wil run its initial VIP Day Camp of the year March 17. For details, email jeff.oleck@valpo.edu, or go to www.valposoccerVIP.com/mens.


State basketball tournament at the Fieldhouse

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




NWIWSL is looking for players

VALPARAISO | The Northwest Indiana Women's Soccer League is looking for players who are at least 25 years old. Games are on Saturday afternoons. Registration deadline is March 24. For details, email NWIWSL@gmail.com, or go to www.facebook.com/NWIWSL.


All-Star Angels to hold cheerleading call-outs

WHEELER | The All-Star Angels will hold call-outs for their competitive cheer teams April 14 at their gym, located at 679 W. Ind. 130. Times for ages 8-and-under will be from noon to 2 p.m., for 9-11 from 2 to 4 p.m., for 12-14 from 4 to 6 p.m. and for 15-18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Boys and girls of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. For details, call Jess at (219) 448-1364 or Bethany at (219) 617-5238, or go to www.indianaelitegymnastics.com.


Portage Township Softball League sign-ups under way

PORTAGE | Registration is being accepted for the Portage Township women's and men's softball leagues. Leagues will begin April 15. The registration deadline is 3 p.m. April 1. Cost is $475, $425 if paid by March 15. For details, call (219) 762-1623, ext. 31.


Free running club meets Tuesdays

PORTAGE | A free community running club meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays in the Portage Township YMCA lobby. The event is a one-hour run. Runners aged 14 and older are eligible. No membership is needed. For details, call (219) 762-9672, or go to www.ymcaofportage.org.


Spring, summer soccer sign-ups under way

VALPARAISO | Sign-ups are open for the Valparaiso Park Department's spring and summer youth soccer programs. Children aged 3 to 12 are eligible. The seasons run in April (Coed), June (Kick-Start) and August (Back to School). Cost is $45 for Valparaiso residents, $57 for non-residents in Coed and Back to School. The cost of Kick-Start is $30 for Valpo residents, $42 for non-residents. Register at www.valpoparks.org. or from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the park office. For details, call (219) 462-5144.


Sign-ups under way for Cal Ripken Rookie League

VALPARAISO | Sign-ups are being taken for the Valparaiso Parks Department's Cal Ripken Rookie League, which is open to children aged 7 and 8. The cost is $60 for Valparaiso residents, $72 for non-residents. Registration deadline is May 10. For details, call (219) 462-5144, or go to www.valpoparks.org.


Portage offers free walking club

PORTAGE | The Portage Township YMCA and the City of Portage have combined to run a free walking club, which takes place at 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays. During inclement weather, the YMCA track will be used for the session. No membership is needed. For details, call (219) 762-9672, or go to www.ymcaofportage.org.


Portage Y offers Thursday night volleyball

PORTAGE | Thursday night volleyball is available from 7 to 9 at the Portage Township YMCA. The cost is $10 for non-members. Players aged 14 and older are eligible. For details, call (219) 762-9672, or go to www.ymcaofportage.org.


Former MLB pitcher giving lessons at Triple Crown

VALPARAISO | Former Cubs and White Sox pitcher Steve Trout is available for both small group and individual pitching lessons at Triple Crown Valparaiso. For details, call (219) 462-3927.


Gump's taking reservations for lessons

KOUTS | Gump's Baseball/Softball School is taking reservations for private lessons or team rentals. For details, call Andy Rasala at (219) 766-3109.

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