PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Ringing in Spring April 6

2013-03-25T17:00:00Z 2013-03-26T06:34:05Z PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Ringing in Spring April 6 nwitimes.com
March 25, 2013 5:00 pm

Valparaiso softball rosters due Wednesday

VALPARAISO | Rosters are available for the Valparaiso Park Department's adult softball and soccer leagues. Roster deadline for men's and women's softball is Wednesday. The cost is $590 plus non-resident fees. Soccer 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.


Training session meeting Wednesday

WESTVILLE | An informational meeting for athletic training sessions will take place at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday in Room 21 at Westville High School. Athletes in grades seven through 12 are eligible to take part in 25 sessions running April through July at Westville. Sessions will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. or 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in April and May. June and July times will be announced at a later date. The cost is $25 per athlete. For details, call coach Alex Tomsheck at (219) 785-2531.


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. April 2 at The Courts of NWI.


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. through Friday.  For details, call (219) 464-9621, ext. 283.


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 joneskassey@yahoo.com.


Portage Township 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 j.kusiak@comcast.net.


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.

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