PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Olympic gold medalist featured at softball clinic

2013-11-11T17:00:00Z 2013-11-12T02:34:07Z PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Olympic gold medalist featured at softball clinic nwitimes.com
November 11, 2013 5:00 pm

NWI Exiles surge past Chicago Riot, 29-27

HOBART | In what may be the biggest comeback in club history, the Northwest Indiana Exiles Rugby Club rallied from a 24-0 halftime deficit to defeat the previously undefeated Chicago Riot 29-27 Saturday at the Hobart Rugby Pitch.

Winger Kyle Morris raced 40 yards for a try to tie the game at 27-27 late in the second half before Dan Biby, who sustained a busted up nose and banged up shoulder during the game, kicked the two-point conversion -- his third of the game -- to put the Exiles up for good.

Morris had scored a previous try, and John Juzwicki Jr. and Josh Huddleson each scored trys for the Exiles.

Share the Rock basketball camp a Hobart MS

HOBART | The Share of Rock Basketball Camp for kids in grades 3-8 will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hobart Middle School, 36 East 8th St. Purdue University Calumet men's coach Dan Voudrie and Hobart High School boys coach Mike Black will be heading the cap. The camp is geared toward all skill levels including beginners. The camp is free. For details, or to register, visit www.ShareTheRock.org.

LaPorte Lazers softball tryouts Sunday

LAPORTE | The LaPorte Lazers 14-and-under softball team will hold tryouts from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. For details, contact Heather Penziol (penziol4@gmail.com/608-3088) or Rachael Pearish (laportefastpitch@gmail.com/851-0852).

Olympic gold medalist featured at softball clinic

WESTVILLE | Olympic gold medalist Michelle Venturella, head softball coach at Illinois-Chicago, will join Lowell High School coach Pete Iussig and Calumet College coach Stephanie Zimney for a softball clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24 at Westville High School. Cost is $60. There are no age requirements. For details, contact Gil Arzola at (219) 309-3662 (cell), (219) 462-8191 (home) or email garzola212@comcast.net.

Turkey Trot takes place Nov. 28

PORTAGE | The Portage Township YMCA's Turkey Trot 4-mile run, 5K fun and 1K kids run will take place Nov. 28. The kids run will be at 7:15 a.m., the 4-mile run at 7:30 and the fun run at 7:35. For details, go to www.thtiming.com or www.ymcaofportage.org.

Reception to honor former local football, wrestling coach

INDIANAPOLIS | All former football players and wrestlers who were guided by Donald Keith Morran while he coached at North Newton and Munster high schools in the mid-1970s are invited to attend a reception honoring Morran's retirement. The event will start at 5:45 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Education/Social Work Building Indiana University School of Education, at IUPUI, 902 W. New York St., ES 3116, Room 2127. Morran is retiring from Professor of Counseling Psychology and Program Director of Counseling Psychology at IUPUI. To RSPV, or to send a letter to be included in a scrapbook if unable to attend, email Surprisekeith33@yahoo.com.

Events scheduled at Creekside Golf Course

VALPARAISO | Creekside Golf Course and Training Center will offer Junior 202 golf instruction on Saturdays through 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.

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.

Duneland Flyers to field a 11U baseball team

CHESTERTON | The Duneland Flyers are looking for players to be a part of an 11-and-under baseball team. For details, call Kirk Turner at (219) 921-0086 or (219) 916-1321.

Hobart Storm seeks 8U baseball players

The Hobart Storm is in need of four 8-and-under baseball players for its part-time travel team. Players may play for in-house town leagues and play for the Storm in elite tournaments during the weekends. For details, call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.

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