PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Morgan Twp. Summer League sign-ups today

2014-02-07T17:00:00Z 2014-02-09T01:29:11Z PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Morgan Twp. Summer League sign-ups today nwitimes.com
February 07, 2014 5:00 pm

Morgan Twp. Summer League sign-ups today

MORGAN TWP. | The Morgan Township Summer League will hold T-ball, baseball and softball sign-ups from 8 a.m. to noon today in the Morgan Township Gym foyer. Children aged 6 to 16 are eligible. For details, call Craig Kenworthy at (219) 464-3794.

State Park Little League registration today

CHESTERTON | Registration for State Park Little League baseball and softball will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Chesterton Town Hall. For details, go to www.stateparklittleleague.com.

Portage Junior Miss registration slated

PORTAGE | Registration for Portage Junior Miss Softball will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Feb. 22 at Willowcreek Middle School. T-ball and coach pitch divisions are $60, all others $90. Additional siblings are $50 each. For details, call (219) 406-8287.

Valpo Americans sign-ups today

VALPARAISO | Registration for Valpo Americans Little League will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. today in the high school fieldhouse lobby. Registration forms can be printed off the league website, www.eteamz.com/valpoamericansbaseball. For residence eligibility, sponsorship or other details, call Max at (219) 916-2379.

Crown Point Babe Ruth sign-ups today

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Babe Ruth will hold sign-ups for players aged 13 to 18 from 9 a.m. to noon today 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.

Portage adult softball sign-ups underway

PORTAGE | Registration for the Portage Parks Department's spring and summer adult softball leagues is being taken at the park office, 2100 Willowcreek Road. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Cost is $525, which includes a $100 deposit. For details, go to www.inportageparks.com, or call Ralph Mundt at (219) 841-5156.

Indiana Chiefs of Hammond to hold Sunday camps

HAMMOND | The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond will offer Sunday Morning Baseball Camps inside the Bishop Noll fieldhouse, 1519 Hoffman St. The camp dates are Sunday as well as Feb. 23, and March 2 and 9. Players aged 7 to 12 as of May 1, 2014, are eligible to participate from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; players aged 13 to 15 as of May 1, 2014, are eligible to participate from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $15 per session. To register, call (219) 852-9461, or go to hammondchiefs.com.

NWI Iron Eagles to hold football and cheer sign-ups

The NWI Iron Eagles Youth Football and Cheer program will hold sign-ups from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at the New Life Church of God, 2780 Russell St., Portage; from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at the American Legion Post 100, 1899 Central Ave., Lake Station, and from 5 to 9 p.m. March 8 at Camelot Bowling Center, 5201 U.S. 6, Portage. The program will hold several fundraisers to help alleviate participation fees. For details, or if interested in coaching football or cheerleading, call president Paul Cuellar at (219) 381-1345.

HGCA mid session starts Feb. 17

VALPARAISO | Registration is being taken for Horizon Gymnastics and Cheer Academy's mid session which will run Feb. 17 through March 29. Registration times are 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. Also, open gym takes place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday for grade-school-age children. For details, call (219) 477-6542, or go to www.horizongymnasticscenter.com.

Play 4 Kay event Feb. 22 at VU

VALPARAISO | A local Play 4 Kay Event will take place at 1:35 p.m. Feb. 22 during the women's basketball game between Valparaiso and Oakland. The Crusaders will celebrate cancer survivors as part of their fifth annual Pink Zone game. A father-daughter special will be offered. Each daughter that attends the game with her father will receive a replica jersey and team-autographed photo. Cost is $10 for the father-daughter pair and $4 for each additional daughter. For details, email Renee.Turpa@valpo.edu.

Winter softball camp at VU

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University's softball team will host an all-skills camp Feb. 23 for players in grades two through 12. The cost is $65. The camp will be split into separate three-hour groups (grades two to seven, and eight to 12). For details, go to www.valposoftballclinics.com.

Illiana Ravens to hold women's football tryouts

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The Illiana Ravens women's football team will hold tryouts from 8:30 to 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Ho-Chunk Sports and Expo Center, 10 Southland Drive. For details, call Bob at (219) 741-3434, or go to illianaravens.com.

Self-defense seminar Feb. 28 at Valpo ATA

VALPARAISO | Valpo ATA Black Belt Academy will offer a self-defense seminar from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Cost is $10. For details, call (219) 462-5000, or email valpoata@gmail.com.

Portage YMCA offers programs

PORTAGE | The Portage Township YMCA will offer youth floor hockey for children aged 6 to 13. It will begin with a four-day clinic, running from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 24 to 27. The league will begin March 3. Open dodgeball is open to players aged 10 and older and will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Open men's basketball will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Open volleyball for players aged 14 and older will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays. The open sessions are free to Y members, $5 for Portage residents who attend with a Y member and $10 for everyone else. For details, call (219) 762-9962, or go to www.ymcaofportage.org.

Valpo YMCA offers youth volleyball league

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Family YMCA is offering a youth volleyball league for children aged 4 to sixth grade. Registration runs through Feb. 28. The league will begin March 10. Cost is $26 for YMCA members, $52 for non-members. For details, call (219) 462-4185, or go to www.valpoymca.org.

Softball pitching lessons at The Courts

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Perfect Pitch will conduct softball pitching lessons on Thursdays in February at The Courts of Northwest Indiana. Sessions will run from 6 to 7 p.m. For details, contact Kassey Jones at (219) 546-2626 or joneskassey@yahoo.com.

Umpire/coaches clinic March 15 at Hammond Civic Center

HAMMOND | A national Babe Ruth Baseball Umpire/Coaches Clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15 at the Hammond Civic Center. Registration will start 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 can become recertified, but do not have to take the test. Cost of the clinic alone is $25, which includes lunch, plus $40 to take the certification test or to recertify. For details, call Randy Walker at (219) 865-2437 or John Pearson at (219) 661-9923.

Chicago Fire soccer school runs March 15-16

PORTAGE | The Portage Parks and Recreation Department will host the Chicago Fire Spring Break Indoor Soccer School on March 15 and 16 at Woodland Park's Oakwood Hall. Children aged 6 to 16 are eligible. The cost is $50. For details, go to www.youthelitesoccer.com/event/show/67499032.

Storm seeks part-time 8U travel baseball players

The Storm 8-and-under part-time travel baseball team is looking for one or two 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.

Hoosier Baseball League in need of players

The Hoosier Baseball League is looking for players and new teams for the upcoming season. The league is open to men aged 28 and older. For details, go to www.hoosierbaseballleague.com.

Triple Crown Threat, Outcasts seek players

Two Triple Crown softball teams are in need of players. The Outcasts, a 14-and-under club, needs a pitcher. The Threat, an 18-and-under team, needs a utility player and pitcher. For details, call (219) 462-3927.

Triple Crown Threat baseball team seeks player

The Triple Crown Threat 16-and-under baseball team is in need of a catcher. Those interested should call (219) 462-3927.

Triple Crown Nightmare seeks player

VALPARAISO | The Triple Crown Nightmare 12-and-under softball team is looking for an additional player to complete its roster. For details, call George Pate at (219) 746-9209.

Michiana Sports Medicine comes to Bases Loaded

VALPARAISO | John Coddington of Michiana Sports Medicine will teach the essentials of throwing mechanics at Bases Loaded, LLC, 884 North 100 West. For details, call (574) 287-8040.

Triple Crown Threat teams need players

The Triple Crown Threat 10- and 12-and-under softball teams need players. The 10U team needs a pitcher, while the 12U team needs a catcher. For details, call Josh at (574) 876-0301.

Indiana Angels softball team seeks two players

The Indiana Angels 12-and-under softball team seeks two players, no specific positions, to complete its roster. For details, call Al Zabrecky at (219) 781-1727.

South Shore Steelheads seeks 16U baseball players

The South Shore Steelheads 16-and-under baseball team is in need of two players. The Steelheads play in tournaments throughout the Midwest as well as the Northern Illinois Metro League. For tryout information, call John Batistatos at (219) 384-6656, or go to www.southshoresteelheads.com.

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