PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Valparaiso Y to host indoor soccer clinics

2013-09-13T17:00:00Z 2013-09-14T04:33:03Z PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Valparaiso Y to host indoor soccer clinics nwitimes.com
September 13, 2013 5:00 pm

Valpo Vipers tryouts today

VALPARAISO | Tryouts for the 2014 Valpo Vipers 10-and-under travel baseball team will take place at 1 p.m. today at the Aberdeen baseball field. For details, email Joe Despoy at valpovipers@comcast.net.


Indiana Breakers to hold baseball tryouts

WASHINGTON TWP. | The Indiana Breakers will hold 11-and-under baseball tryouts from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today at Washington Township School. For details, call (219) 314-3873.


Softball pitching clinic at Courts

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Perfect Pitch will conduct a four-week softball pitching clinic from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sundays beginning Sunday at The Courts. Cost is $30 per session. For details, contact Kassey Jones at (219) 546-2626 or joneskassey@yahoo.com, or Korey Eckley at (219) 331-9251 or koreyeckley@gmail.com.


VU to hold softball camps

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso University softball program will hold individual and team camps. The fall experience camp, open to athletes in grades nine to 12, will be Sunday on campus. It is designed to allow participants to experience a day in the life of a Valpo softball player. Campers will get a T-shirt and lunch, and will have the opportunity to play two games. Cost is $130. The 14U/12U team camps will be held Oct. 19 and 20 at Imagination Glen Park in Portage. Teams are guaranteed at least four games. A college coach or player will be available to help instruct during two of each team's games. The cost of the team camp is $475 per team. For details, go to www.valposoftballclinics.com, or call (219) 464-5047.


Triple Crown Vikings to hold baseball tryouts

VALPARAISO | The Triple Crown Vikings will hold 11-and-under baseball tryouts from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Triple Crown Valparaiso. For details, call Tom Milroy at (219) 688-6308.


Valparaiso Y to host indoor soccer clinics

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso YMCA will host indoor soccer clinics Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 24 through Oct. 10. Sign-up deadline is Friday. Cost is $20 for members, $40 for nonmembers. For details, go to www.valpoymca.org.


Viking boys basketball clinic starts Sept. 30

VALPARAISO | The Viking Shooting Clinic will run from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 at Valparaiso High School. The camp is open to boys in grades three through eight. Cost is $30. Enter Door No. 5 to participate in the camp. For details, email mthomas@valpo.k12.in.us.


Blackhawk Open rescheduled for Sept. 21

LAPORTE | The Westville High School athletic department's Blackhawk Open golf outing has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 21 at Legacy Hills Golf Course. Cost is $60 per golfer. For details, contact athletic director Ken Shilt at (219) 785-2531, ext. 1223, or kshilt@westville.k12.in.us.


Conquer Chiari Walk Across America event Sept. 21

HIGHLAND | A Conquer Chiari Walk Across America will take place at noon Sept. 21 at Wicker Memorial Park. Race-day registration will start at 10 a.m. A minimum $25 donation is suggested. For details, call (219) 650-4050 or (219) 322-6196 (evenings only), or email tina.putnam@aireyagency.com, todd.collins@aireyagency.com or p.dyoung@sbcglobal.net. Chiari Malformation is a neurological disorder where the brain descends out of the skull and puts pressure on the spine.


Scarecrow Stampede, Scamper Sept. 28

WANATAH | The Scarecrow Stampede 5K run/walk and Scarecrow Scamper kids race will take place Sept. 28. The Stampede will start at 8 a.m., while the Scamper will be at 9:30 a.m. Children aged 2 to 9 are eligible for the Scamper. Cost is $20, $25 on race day, for the Stampede, while it's $12, $15 on race day, for the Scamper. For details on the Stampede, call (219) 476-5960, or email jnewby77@msn.com. For the Scamper, call (219) 733-2039. Both events can be accessed at www.scarecrowfest.org.


Northwest Indiana Heart Walk Sept. 28

CHESTERTON | The American Heart Association will sponsor a Northwest Indiana Heart Walk from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 28 at Coffee Creek Center. For details, call (219) 996-4958, email Ryan.Johnson@heart.org, or go to northwestindianaheartwalk.com.


Crown Point Swim Club to hold kids triathlon

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Swim Club will hold a sprint kids triathlon for ages 6 and over at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at Crown Point High School. For details, email cpsctriathlon@yahoo.com, or go to www.crownpointswimclub.org.


Adult fall hoops league at Portage Y

PORTAGE | The Portage YMCA will offer a men's adult fall basketball league, beginning Sept. 29. Games will run 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Players must be at least 18. Cost is $400, $350 if paid by Sept. 29. For details, call (219) 762-9622, or go to www.ymcaofportage.org.


Junior Achievement Golf Classic Sept. 30

MICHIGAN CITY | Junior Achievement of LaPorte County's inaugural Golf Classic will take place at noon Sept. 30 at Pottawattamie Golf Club. Registration deadline is Friday. Cost is $125 per person or $500 for a foursome. For details, contact Lisa Scheller at (219) 873-3002 or lisa.scheller@ja.org.


Night hikes offered at Taltree Arboretum

VALPARAISO | Taltree Arboretum and Gardens will host hikes at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Cost is $7 for those 13 to 54, $4 for seniors (55 and older) and children (5 to 12). For details, go to www.taltree.org.


Pumpkin Festival 5-mile run/5K walk Oct. 5

WESTVILLE | The 15th annual Pumpkin Festival 5-mile fun run/5K walk will take place at 8 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Westville High School parking lot. Race-day registration will start at 7 a.m. Both events are for adults. Youth races, 100- and 400-meter dashes, will take place at 1 p.m. at Prairie Meadow Park. For details, contact Jane Bachman at (219) 785-4147 or janebachman@yahoo.com.


Run For Our Parks Oct. 13 at Soldiers Memorial

LAPORTE | The LaPorte Park and Recreation Department will host its second annual Run For Our Parks 10K/5K at 9 a.m. Oct. 13 in Soldiers Memorial Park. Entry fee is $20 through Sept. 27, $25 after. Registration may be taken by phone at (219) 326-9600, online at active.com or at the park office, located at 250 Pine Lake Ave.


Youth basketball clinic at Portage Y

PORTAGE | The Portage YMCA will offer youth basketball clinics from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 and from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20. Children in grades one through six are eligible. Cost is $14 for primary plus members, $20 for primary members and $40 for non-members. For details, call (219) 762-9622, or go to www.ymcaofportage.org.


Transitions Equestrian Center open house Oct. 26

LAPORTE | Transitions Equestrian Center's open house will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. The center is located at 2525 E. 850 N. For details, call Melissa Ashcraft at (269) 923-9088; email transitionshorses@gmail.com, or go to www.transitionsequestriancenter.com.


Monster Dash Halloween Run Oct. 27

VALPARAISO | The inaugural Monster Dash, the newest special event of Fit City and Valpo Parks, will be held Oct. 27. Activities include a 1K Family Fun Run and a 5K race, beginning and ending at Central Park Plaza. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite super hero, villain or fairy tale character for the costume fun run. The 1K costs $15, the 5K, $25 or $30 for both. For details, go to www.ValpoParks.org.


Gymnastics classes available at Portage YMCA

PORTAGE | Gymnastics classes are available for children at the Portage YMCA. For details, call (219) 762-9622, or go to www.ymcaofportage.org.


Indiana Raiders in need of two softball players

The Indiana Raiders 12-and-under travel softball team, primarly based in Porter and LaPorte counties, is in need of two players to complete its roster. To set up a tryout, call Karen Kobialka at (219) 508-6530.


Players needed for South Shore Steelheads

The South Shore Steelheads' 14-and-under travel baseball is looking for players for next season. For details, contact coach Dave Cooper at (219) 545-1422 or coop_365@msn.com.


Hobart Storm in need of baseball players

The Hobart Storm 8-and-under travel baseball team is in need of three players to complete its 2014 roster. For details, call Lucke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.


Region Storm to hold tryouts for 17U baseball team

The Region Storm will hold tryouts for its 17-and-under baseball team. For consideration, contact Ken Haluska at (219) 313-4726 or kennyhaluska@comcast.net.


Learn volleyball from the Crusaders

VALPARAISO | Children in grades one to six can learn and play volleyball this winter in an eight-week program conducted by the Valparaiso University Crusaders team. All practices and games are held at the Valparaiso Boys & Girls Club. Registration ends Dec. 20. For details, go to www.ValpoParks.org.

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