Portage tennis meeting Thursday
PORTAGE | Any boy or girl interested in playing high school tennis for Portage next season needs to attend a meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the LGI room. Enter through Door M.
Tennis programs offered at VHS
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso High School's tennis courts will be the site for open hitting sessions for prospective players and a middle school tennis program. Open-hitting sessions will run from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, except the week of July 4. Middle school tennis will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For details, email Vikings coach Tim Shideler at email@example.com.
Valpo University offers basketball camps
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University's men's and women's basketball teams will host youth camps this summer.
The women's team will offer a two-day team shootout camp Thursday and Friday for high school and junior varsity squads. The cost is $350 for one day, $500 for two days.
The men's team will run a mini-camp for children aged 5 to 7 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through June 27. The cost is $115. The Valpo Basketball School will run from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through June 27 and is for players aged 8 to 14. The cost is $165. The Valpo Basketball Academy is for players aged 8 to 14 and will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 29 through Aug. 2. The cost is $295.
For details on the boys camps, call Sherry Williams at (219) 464-5254, or go to www.valpobasketballcamps.com. For details on girls camps, contact Kari Nelson at (219) 464-5146 or Kari.Nelson2@valpo.edu.
17th annual Indian Open Friday
PORTAGE | The Portage High School Athletic Department's 17th annual Indian Open will take place Friday at Robbinhurst. Check-in and lunch is at 10 a.m., with golf at 11. Entry fee is $320 per foursome, $360 with dinner at Pepe's. For details, call Kelly Bermes (764-6051) or Diana Rivera (764-6049).
Junior program underway at Robbinhurst
PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | Robbinhurst's junior golf program runs Thursdays through July 18. For details, call (219) 762-9711.
Andrean 59er Classic scramble Friday
MERRILLVILLE | The 17th annual Andrean 59er Classic four-person scramble will start at noon Friday 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.
Dunebrook Ball Drop, golf outing Friday
LAPORTE | The annual Dunebrook Ball Drop and golf outing will take place Friday at Legacy Hills. Ball drop tickets are $5. The golf outing costs $125. For details, call (800) 897-0007, or go to www.dunebrook.org.
Marquette announces summer workout schedules
MICHIGAN CITY | Marquette Catholic has announced its summer workout schedules its fall programs. Volleyball will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; cross country will meet at 8 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and girls soccer will meet from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the Marquette Athletic Complex. For details, call (219) 873-1325, ext. 232, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purdue Calumet to hold summer camps
HAMMOND | Purdue Calumet volleyball coach Natalie Shadowen will hold a volleyball camp for boys and girls in grades six to eight from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through June 27. Cost is $40. For details, contact Shadowen at (219) 989-2540 or Natalie.Shadowen@purdue.edu.
PUC women's basketball coach Tom Megyesi will hold a Fundamental Camp for girls in grades three to eight from 9 a.m. to noon July 8 to 11. Cost is $40. For details, contact Megyesi at (219) 989-2309 or email@example.com.
Indiana Elite Gymnastics offers clinic
WHEELER | Indiana Elite Gymnastics, 679 W. Ind. 130, will offer back handspring clinics from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13 and Aug. 10. Cost is $30. For details, call (219) 764-1019, or email IEG_ASA@aol.com.
British Soccer Camp begins Monday
PORTAGE | The Portage YMCA's British Soccer Camp will run from Monday through June 28. Cost is $72 (children aged 3 to 4), $87 (4 to 5) and $114 (6 to 14). For details, call (219) 762-9622, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrean to hold baseball camp next week
MERRILLVILLE | Andrean coach Dave Pishkur, along with his staff and players, will hold a baseball camp Monday through June 27 at the high school's baseball field. Times are from 9 to 11 a.m. for boys aged 8 to 12, and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for boys aged 13 to 15. Cost is $75. For details, call (219) 887-5281, ext. 241.
Andrean to hold annual softball camp
MERRILLVILLE | Andrean softball will hold its annual summer softball camp from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 25 to 26 at the high school's varsity softball field. Coach Brooke Baker will oversee the camp. For details, call (219) 427-4876 or (219) 613-1017.
June events at Imagination Glen BMX track
PORTAGE | Imagination Glen BMX will hold events June 28 and 29. The free Olympic Day Open House will begin at 4 p.m. June 28. Races will start at 6:30. On June 29, Race for Life will begin at 5 p.m. with registration. Fees are $20 (Class or Cruiser) or $5 (Open or Strider). In case of inclement weather, festivities may be moved to Steel Wheels BMX, 709 N. Hobart Road in Hobart. For details, go to www.steelwheelsbmx.com.
Grand Prix of Tennis in Northwest Indiana
MERRILLVILLE | The Northwest Indiana Grand Prix of Tennis will consist of five junior and adult tournaments this summer and fall. Divisions include boys 18, 16, 14, 12 singles; girls 18, 16, 14, 12 singles; men's singles; men's 45 singles; women's singles; boys doubles; girls doubles; men's doubles; women's doubles, and mixed doubles. Tourney dates are the State Games of Indiana June 29 and 30 at Andrean High School, the Highland Open July 20 and 21 at Highland High School, the Northwest Indiana Summer Grand Prix Aug. 17 and 18 at a site to be determined, the Whiting Open Sept. 21 and 22 at Piatek Tennis Courts and the Grand Prix Finals Oct. 12 and 13 at a site do be determined.
At each tourney, five points will be awarded for every match won, 20 points for winning a final, 10 points for losing a final and five points for losing a semifinal. The top eight point winners in each division will qualify for the Grand Prix Finals.
Entry fee for each tourney is $10 per singles and doubles team, plus one unopened container of tennis balls. Containers will be sold on-site for $5 per can. Registration deadline is the Wednesday before each tourney. To register, go to www.tennis219.com.
Sign-ups available for summer HGCA classes
VALPARAISO | Sign-ups for Horizon Gymnastics and Cheer Academy summer classes are underway. For details, call (219) 477-6542, or go to www.HorizonGymnasticsCenter.com.
Coaching openings at Wheeler
UNION TOWNSHIP | Wheeler High School is seeking applicants for baseball, assistant baseball and junior varsity baseball coaching positions. Send resume to Randy Stelter, Wheeler High School, 587 W County Road 300, Valparaiso, IN 46385.
Andrean seeks men's basketball coach
Andrean High School is seeking a boys varsity basketball coach. Those interested should submit a resume with at least three references to athletic director Bill Mueller by email at bmueller@Andreanhs.com, or by mail to Andrean High School, c/o Bill Mueller, 5959 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410.
Flag football league at C.P. Sportsplex
CROWN POINT | A men's 8-on-8 flag football league will start June 30 at the Crown Point Sportsplex. Fee is $500 for a Crown Point-resident roster, $625 for a non-resident roster. For details, call Dave at (219) 765-4966.
VHS wrestling room raffle July 1
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso High School wrestling room raffle fundraiser will take place at 9 a.m. July 1. The prize is a trip for four to Walt Disney World. Raffle tickets are $20. A portion of the proceeds goes to helping build a wrestling room at Valparaiso. For details, call (219) 916-4446, or email email@example.com.
Portage YMCA outdoor soccer sign-ups underway
PORTAGE | Registration for the Portage YMCA's outdoor soccer program for children aged 3 to 14 will run through July 5. Cost is $28.70 for primary plus members, $41 for primary members and $82 for non-members. The program will run from July 15 through Aug. 31 at Real Life Community Church. For details, call (219) 762-9622, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Viking Football Camp in July
VALPARAISO | The Viking Football Camp for students in grades six and seven who plan to play football next season is set for 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 8 to 11. Registration will end June 28. Cost is $40. Forms are available all Valparaiso middle schools. They are to be mailed to Dave Coyle, Head Football Coach, Valparaiso High School, 2727 N. Campbell, Valparaiso, IN 46385.
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.
Portage Jr. Miss tournament July 12-14
PORTAGE | Portage Jr. Miss Softball's invite all-star tournament will run July 12 to 14. Cost is $350. For details, go to www.eteamz.com/portagejuniormiss.
Valpo Tri takes place July 13
VALPARAISO | The 11th annual Valpo Triathlon will take place at 8 a.m. July 13 at Rogers-Lakewood Park. The event includes a 1.4-mile swim, 12.4-mile bike ride and 3.2-mile run. Athletes must be at least 15 by Dec. 31, 2013, to be eligible. Pre-registration will end July 9. The cost is $60 for USA Triathlon members, $72 for non-members. For details, call (219) 462-4185, or go to www.valpotri.net.
VU softball program offers camps
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University's softball program is offering summer camps. A grade school camp will run July 15 to 17. Cost is $225 (all sessions) or $115 (morning sessions only). A camp for those in kindergarten through second grade will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 22 through 24. For details, go to www.ValpoSoftballClinics.com.
Finn Passing Academy at Andrean
MERRILLVILLE | The fourth annual Finn Passing Academy, conducted by former Andrean quarterbacks Billy, Bobby and Tommy Finn, will be held July 15 to 17 at Andrean High School. The academy, open to students entering grades five to nine in August, will run daily from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to wear shorts or sweats, a T-shirt and football shoes. They should also bring a mouthpiece, water bottle and tennis shoes in case the weather forces a move indoors. Scheduled guest speakers include Andrean coach Phil Mason, Lake Central coach Brett St. Germain and Portage coach Wally McCormack. Cost is $120. To register, go to www.finnpassingacademy.com.
Redhawks Basketball Camp July 15-18
GARY | Indiana Northwest and the Office of Athletics will host their fourth annual Redhawks Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls aged 6 to 13. The camp will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 15 through 18 at the IU Northwest Savannah Center Gymnasium. Registration is $50, and $45 for each additional child from the same family. The camp will be led by Redhawks men's coach Ryan Shelton. For details, call (219) 981-4279 or (219) 980-6944, or email email@example.com.
Frankenmuth Valpo Weekend set for July 19-20
VALPARAISO | The 16th annual Frankenmuth Valpo Weekend will take place July 19 and 20 as alumni and friends have a chance to reconnect with one another as well as meet Crusaders coaches during the event in Frankenmuth, Mich. The cost of the golf package is $175. Registration deadline is June 29. For details, go to www.valpo.edu/alumni/events/frankenmuth13.php, or call (800) 833-6792, ext. 23.
Soccer in Sand Tournament July 20
MICHIGAN CITY | The Soccer in the Sand Tournament will take place July 20 at Washington Park Beach. Cost is $275 per team. The registration deadline is July 6. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.soccerinthesand.com.
Jason Hawkins Basketball Camp at Noll
HAMMOND | Former Valparaiso University player and current IUN Northwest head men's basketball coach Jason Hawkins will hold a basketball camp for boys and girls aged 5 to 14 from 9 a.m. to noon July 29 through Aug. 1 at Bishop Noll Institute. Cost is $75. For details, call (219) 781-9522, or email email@example.com.
Hammond Optimist Youth Sports hosting World Series
HAMMOND | Hammond Optimist Youth Sports will host the 2013 Cal Ripken 12U World Series from Aug. 9 to 16 at the HOYS Complex, located at Columbia Avenue and River Drive. The HOYS Bulldogs as well as the Northern Indiana champions will be two of the 10 teams participating in the series. Those interested in sponsoring and/or volunteering for the event should contact Tim Bell at (219) 484-0568 or Doyle Godbolt at (219) 512-4543, or email hoysports.baberuthonline.com. For details, go to www.12uworldserieshammond.org.
City by the Lake Triathlon/Duathlon Aug. 9-10
MICHIGAN CITY | The fifth annual City By the Lake Triathlon and inaugural duathlon will take place Aug. 9 and 10. The kids events will take place at 5:30 p..m. Aug. 9, while the adult events start at 8 a.m. Aug. 10. For details, go to www.citybythelaketri.com.
Jim East giving basketball shooting lessons
MERRILLVILLE | Former Merrillville boys basketball coach and Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member Jim East is giving one-hour individual basketball shooting lessons for boys and girls in grades four to 12 during June and July. Openings are available in the morning and from 3 to 5:30 p.m. For cost and registration, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.