Wolves win opener; Steelers and Red Devils lose
The Michigan City Wolves Junior Pee Wee team defeated the Bedford Junior Bulldogs (N.H.) 38-6 during the first round of the Division II national competition Saturday at the Pop Warner Super Bowl at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.
The Wolves will take on the Manoa Panioles (Hawaii) in the semifinals at 8:30 a.m. today.
The Southlake Red Devils Pee Wee team lost the Gilbert/Chandler Spurs (Ariz.) 14-6 during the first round of the Division II national competition. The Red Devils will play the Evergreen Bulldogs (Wash.) at 10:30 a.m. today in a consolation game.
The Gary Steelers Junior Midget team lost to the West Volusia Wolves (Fla.) 20-16 during the first round of the Division II national competition. The Steelers will play the Redondo Beach Seahawks (Calif.) at 1:15 p.m. today in a consolation game.
Gymnastics Fun Day Saturday
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso High School gymnastics team will host a Fun Day from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in Viking Gym. Children aged 5 and older will receive gymnastics instruction and take part in games, contests and other activities. Cost is $12 until Monday, $15 after. Enroll at the VHS athletic office, or call (219) 464-8018 for details.
Middle school girls hoops camp Dec. 12-13
PORTAGE | A middle school girls basketball "Tip Off" camp will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13 at Fegely. The free event is for Portage students.
Youth coed volleyball registration under way
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Parks Department is starting a coed youth volleyball league. Registration runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 21 at the Valpo Parks Office. The league, to be conducted at the Boys and Girls Club of Valparaiso, is open to second- through fifth-graders. The season will run Jan. 7 through March 2. Games will begin Jan. 26. Practices will be held on Wednesdays or Thursdays with games on Saturdays. Cost is $55 for Valpo residents, $65 for nonresidents. The fee includes an annual Boys and Girls Club membership. Anyone with an active membership will receive a $25 discount. For details, go to www.valpoparks.org, or call (219) 462-5144.
Adult, junior golf classes available at Creekside
VALPARAISO | Creekside Golf Course and Training Center offers both adult and junior golf classes in December. Junior classes for children aged 3 to 18 will take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays this month. Prices range from $15 to $30. For Ladies Only adult classes will run at 8 a.m. Mondays, afternoon clinics will be available at 3 p.m. Wednesdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays. Cost is $15 per class. For details, go to www.nancybender.com, or call (219) 531-7888.
Baseball, softball skill sessions offered
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Parks youth program and Valparaiso University's baseball and softball teams have joined to offer youth baseball and softball lessons. The one-hour sessions will run on Sundays through Jan. 20. Each lesson is $1. No registration is required. For details, go to www.valpoparks.org, or call (219) 462-5144.
Morandini to hold indoor winter baseball camp
LYNWOOD | Former major league player Mickey Morandini will hold a winter baseball camp Jan. 6 at the Ho Chunk Baseball facility, 19800 S. Stony Island. There will be five camps from which to choose: Majors (boys and girls aged 10 to 12), Big League (13-14), Coaches, Pee Wees (5-7) and Minors (8-9). Registration form and more information are available at www.illianathunderbolts.com.
Portage Tribe 12U baseball team seeks players
The Portage Tribe 12-and-under baseball team is seeking players for the 2013 baseball season. Players must live in Northwest Indiana. Those interested should call (219) 309-6546.
Triple Crown TCE seeks 18U baseball players
Triple Crown TCE, an 18-and-under baseball team, is looking for players. Those interested should call Rich Bafia at (219) 678-0493.
Indiana Raiders seek utility player
The Indiana Raiders 10-and-under fast-pitch softball travel team is in need of a No. 1 pitcher and a utility player. To set up a tryout, call Karen Kobialka at (219) 508-6530.
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.
Triple Crown taking team practice reservations
VALPARAISO | Triple Crown Valparaiso is taking reservations for winter team practices. For details, call (219) 462-3927, or go to www.triplecrownvalpo.com.
Storm seeks players for 10-and-under baseball team
The 10-and-under Storm part-time travel baseball team is looking for players, who will still be allowed to play in Little League/Cal Ripken. For an individual tryout, call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.
Crown Point Bulldogs softball team seeks pitcher
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Bulldogs 16-and-under travel "A" softball team is looking for a pitcher. For tryout details, call (219) 512-4229.
Porter County Storm seeks baseball managers/coaches
CHESTERTON | The Porter County Storm is in need of a manager and assistant coaches for its 16-and-under White baseball team. Interested candidates should email their experience and a brief explanation of why they are seeking the position to Nick Doud at email@example.com.
Southshore Steelheads need a player
The Southshore Steelheads 13-and-under travel baseball team is looking for a player to complete its 2013 spring/summer roster. For details, contact coach Dave Cooper at (219) 545-1422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indiana Playmakers seek 9U baseball players
The Indiana Playmakers 9-and-under baseball team seeks players for next year. Those interested should contact George at (773) 908-5445.
Baseball/softball bat speed course offered
VALPARAISO | A bat speed training course for both baseball and softball will be offered for players aged 10 to 23 at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. weekdays. For details, call Eric Snyder at (219) 241-9167.