Valpo resident wins Chicago 13.1 Marathon
Benard Langat, 30, of Valparaiso was the overall winner of the Allstate Life Insurance Chicago 13.1 Marathon Saturday with a time of 1 hour, 5 minutes, 56 seconds.
For Kenyan native Langat, it was his first race back after recovering from an injury.
Meagan Nedlo, 30, of Salem, Mass., was the overall female winner with a time of 1:22:46.
Valpo Jr. Triathlon Saturday
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Jr. Triathlon will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday 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. For details, email Leslie McCall at Lwevans@hotmail.com, or go to www.thtiming.com or www.valparaisoswimclub.com.
Viking boys hoops camp next week
VALPARAISO | The Viking Boys Basketball Camp will be conducted Monday through June 20 in the main gym at Valparaiso High School. Boys who have completed kindergarten through third grade will have camp from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Boys who have completed grades four through seven will meet from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Instruction will be provided by the Valpo coaching staff and players. Cost is $40, which includes a camp T-shirt. Make checks payable to Valparaiso High School. Registration forms can be found online at www.valpo.k12.in.us.. Onsite registration will be accepted Monday. Use Door No. 5 at the back of VHS to enter for the camp.
VU women to host summer soccer camps
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso women's soccer program will host youth camps Monday through June 19 at Brown Field. The VIP High School Camp is for girls aged 14 to 18. The cost is $275 for commuters, $350 for residential campers. The Crusaders Youth Skills Camp is for girls aged 7 to 13. The event will run from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $99. The Little Crusaders Camp is for children aged 4 to 6. It will run from 6 to 7 p.m. The cost is $35. For details, call (219) 464-5041, email John.Marovich@valpo.edu, or go to www.valposoccervip.com.
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 along with 2013 Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year Nichole Steinbach (Ball State), 2013 Northern Athletic All-Conference Team member Kaitlin Baraja (Dominican) and members of the 2012 Class 3A state champion team. For details, call (219) 427-4876 or (219) 613-1017.
VU softball program offers summer camps
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University's softball program is offering three summer camps. A high school camp will run Monday through June 19. Cost is $400 (residential), $225 (non-residential) and $115 (morning sessions only). 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 to 24. For details, go to www.ValpoSoftballClinics.com.
Valpo University offers summer basketball camps
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University's men's and women's basketball teams will host youth camps this summer.
The women's team will run an overnight elite camp for incoming high school students June 18 and 19. The cost is $100. A two-day team shootout camp will run June 20 and 21 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 June 24 to 27. The cost is $115. The Valpo Basketball School will run from 9 a.m. to noon June 24 through 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.
Edge Sports Fitness starting at Bases Loaded
VALPARAISO | The Edge Sports Fitness will be offered at Bases Loaded for middle school and high school athletes starting Monday. For details, call (219) 678-4487 or visit www.basesloadedllc.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.
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.
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.
Purdue Calumet to hold summer camps
HAMMOND | Purdue Calumet men's basketball coach Dan Voudrie will hold a Day Camp for boys in grades three to eight from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through June 20. Cost for the Little Dribblers Camp is $40; cost for the Day Camp is $65. For details, contact Voudrie at (219) 989-2290 or email@example.com.
PUC women's volleyball coach Natalie Shadowen will hold a volleyball camp for boys and girls in grades six to eight from 9 a.m. to noon June 24 to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indiana Elite Gymnastics offers summer camps
WHEELER | Indiana Elite Gymnastics, 679 W. Ind. 130, will hold a "Summer Fun" Camp for gymnasts aged 4 and older from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 to 21. Campers will learn gymnastics during a mix of theme days, crafts and daily activities. Cost is $88. IEG will also offer three back handspring clinics from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22, July 13 and Aug. 10. Cost is $30. For details, call (219) 764-1019, or email IEG_ASA@aol.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.
British Soccer Camp begins June 24
PORTAGE | The Portage YMCA's British Soccer Camp will run from June 24 to 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 email@example.com.
Andrean to hold baseball camp June 24-27
MERRILLVILLE | Andrean coach Dave Pishkur, along with his staff and players, will hold a baseball camp June 24 to 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com, or go to www.soccerinthesand.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.
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.
Softball team needs pitcher, catcher
The Crown Point 16-and-under A Travel Bulldogs Softball team is looking for an A level pitcher and a catcher. Call (219) 512-4229 for a tryout.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.