Forest Park Golf Course opens today
VALPARAISO | Forest Park Golf Course will open its front-nine holes for play today. The course will open at 7:30 a.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. weekends through April. This weekend, rates are $15 for 18 holes with a cart, $10 without a cart. For details, call (219) 531-7888.
Portage Twp. Softball League deadline Monday
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. Monday. Cost is $475. For details, call (219) 762-1623, ext. 31.
Indiana Dawgz seek post players
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | The Indiana Dawgz are looking for post players for their 14-and-under AAU boys basketball team. Open tryouts will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Courts of NWI.
Cheer practices start Tuesday at Horizon
VALPARAISO | Registration is under way for Horizon Gymnastics and Cheer Academy's All-Star Cheer season. Practices start Tuesday. They will also be held on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the spring.
Registration for the late spring session of classes are available. Classes will run April 8 through June 1. Children aged 18 months to 18 years old are eligible. Open gym runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. A session for preschool children runs from 10:45 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. For details, call (219) 477-6542, or go to www.horizongymnasticscenter.com.
Pitching lessons offered at Bases Loaded
VALPARAISO | Kassey Reynolds Jones is offering Perfect Pitch Softball pitching lessons at Bases Loaded, 884 North 100 West. The clinic will focus on fundamentals and safe mechanics. All students will receive a certificate of speed. Camps will be on Sundays from 4 to 5 p.m. through April 21. Cost is $30 per session. All ability levels are welcome. For details, email Reynolds at email@example.com.
Ringing in Spring April 6
VALPARAISO | The Ringing in Spring 5K/10K run, 5K prediction walk will take place at 9 a.m. April 6 at the Valparaiso YMCA. For details, go to www.ringinginspring.com.
Andrean to host softball clinic April 6
MERRILLVILLE | Andrean softball coach Brooke Baker and her team will host the Lady Niners Spring Softball Clinic for non-high school players April 6 at the high school. Times are from 2 to 4 p.m. for defense, hitting and throwing, and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for pitching. Registration fee is $75. To register or for details, call Baker at (219) 427-4876 or Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017.
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.
Valparaiso soccer rosters due April 17
VALPARAISO | Rosters are available for the Valparaiso Park Department's adult soccer leagues. Roster deadline is April 17. The cost is $725 plus non-resident fees. Individuals can sign up for $75 (resident) or $87 (non-resident). For details, call (219) 462-5144, or go to www.valpoparks.org.
Rally for a Cure April 20 at Robbinhurst
PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | Robbinhurst Golf Club will host the second annual Rally for a Cure at noon April 20. The event is a two-person, nine-hole scramble. Money raised will benefit Rally for a Cure and the Susan B Komen Foundation. For details, call (219) 762-9711.
Valpo T-ball sign-ups under way
VALPARAISO | Sign-ups for the Valparaiso Park Department's T-ball league will run through May 10. Children aged 4 to 5 are eligible. Teams play five weeknight games and three Saturday games. For details, call (219) 462-5144, or go to www.valpoparks.org.
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.
Indiana Chiefs to hold baseball memorial tournament
HAMMOND | The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond are looking for teams to participate in the inaugural Tony Klaja Memorial 14-and-under baseball tournament, to be held May 24 to 27 at Riverside Park. Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of four games. Interested teams should contact Dave Sutkowski at (219) 852-9461, Todd Iwema at (219) 313-5996, or go to www.hammondchiefs.com.
Leon's Triathlon slated for June 2
HAMMOND | Northwest Indiana will host the 30th anniversary of Leon’s Triathlon on June 2.
Leon’s Triathlon is an Olympic distance race beginning and ending at Wolf Lake. It includes a .9-mile swim, 24.6-mile bike and a 6.2-mile run. Participants can register through May 5 for $155, or register late up until race day for $165. The triathlon will also offer team registration and relay registration.
For details or to register, go to www.leonstriathlon.com.
Valpo Jr. Triathlon June 15
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Jr. Triathlon will take place at 9 a.m. June 15 at Valparaiso High School. Children aged 6 to 14 are eligible. The event features a 75-yard swim, 5K bike ride and 1K run for athletes aged 6 to 10 and a 150-yard swim, 10K bike ride and 3K run for athletes aged 11 to 14. Cost is $25 by April 25, $30 by May 15 and $40 after June 7. For details, email Leslie McCall at Lwevans@hotmail.com, or go to www.thtiming.com or www.valparaisoswimclub.com.
Andrean 59er Classic scramble June 21
MERRILLVILLE | The 17th annual Andrean 59er Classic four-person scramble will start at noon June 21 at Innsbrook Country Club. Registration will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker is 1981 alum Dan Dakich. Cost is $175 for both golf and dinner, $50 for the dinner only. For details, call (219) 980-9143.
VU volleyball team to host summer camps
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso University women's volleyball team will host two summer camps. The annual summer camp will run July 8 to 11 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The camp is open to children in grades three to 12. Cost is $420 for overnight campers, $335 for commuters.
The program will also be part of a combination volleyball/soccer camp from Aug. 5 to 7. The camp is open for children in grades kindergarten through eight. The cost is $100 for both sports, $75 for volleyball only. For details, call (219) 464-5323; email Carin.Avery@valpo.edu, or go to www.valpovolleyballcap.com.
Indiana Angels 14U softball team seeks players
The Indiana Angels 14-and-under softball team is looking to finalize its spring and summer roster. All positions are open. For details, call Bill Gerolimos at (219) 488-6915.
Players, coaches needed for American Legion team
VALPARAISO | Players and coaches are needed for an American Legion summer baseball team. Players from Porter County aged 19 and under are eligible. For details, contact Joe Kusiak at (219) 508-9323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duneland Masters swimmers meet weekday mornings
CHESTERTON | The Duneland Masters Swim Team practices from 5:15 to 6:45 a.m. weekdays at the Chesterton Middle School pool. For details, go to www.USMS.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.
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.
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.